Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
There is no doubt that Knives Out director Rian Johnson is an avid Agatha Christie fan, as he has even stated that the film is inspired by her classic murder mystery stories.
Of all of her stories, Murder on the Orient Express is arguably the most similar to Johnson’s film, telling the story of a murder that takes place aboard a train stopped by heavy snow.
What follows is a tapestry of twists, turns, and thrilling investigation by renowned detective Hercule Poirot, as he tries to figure out the perpetrator on a train packed with suspects.
Murder on the Orient Express holds up as one of the best murder mystery movies of all time. This fact is even more impressive when you take into account the novel it was based on published in 1934 and the film that adapted it came out back in 1974.
If you’re looking for a more modern version, there is even a remake that recently released in 2017. Just keep in mind that it doesn’t really do too much different and that some of the performances don’t really come off as well as the original.