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Top Ten Favorite AGATHA CHRISTIE Movies



About two years ago, I had posted my ten favorite movies based upon some of Agatha Christie's novel. Two years later, my tastes have changed a bit. Here is my new list:


TOP TEN FAVORITE AGATHA CHRISTIE MOVIES



1. "Death on the Nile" (1978) - Peter Ustinov made his debut as Hercule Poirot in this intriguing mystery about the detective's investigation into the death of a wealthy Anglo-American bride on her honeymoon, during a cruise down the Nile River. Directed by John Guillerman, David Niven co-starred.





2. "Evil Under the Sun" (1982) - Peter Ustinov portrays Hercule Poirot for the second time in this witty and entertaining mystery about the detective's investigation into the murder of a famous stage actress. Guy Hamilton directed.





3. "Five Little Pigs" (2003) - Poirot investigates the 15 year-old murder of a famous, philandering artist in order to clear the name of his widow, who had been hanged for killing him. David Suchet and Rachael Stirling starred.





4. "Murder on the Orient Express" (1974) - Albert Finney starred as Hercule Poirot in this classic, all-star mystery about Hercule Poirot's investigation of the death of a mysterious wealthy American aboard the famed Orient Express. Sidney Lumet directed.





5. "A Murder Is Announced" (1986) - Joan Hickson stars as Jane Marple in this superb adaptation of Christie's story about an unusual newspaper announcement that leads curious village inhabitants to a supper party and a murder. John Castle co-starred.





6. "After the Funeral" (2006) - When a man disinherits his sole beneficiary and bequeaths his wealth to others just prior to his death, Poirot is called in to investigate. David Suchet and Geraldine James stars.





7. "Towards Zero" (2007) - Geraldine McEwan starred as Jane Marple in this excellent adaptation of Christie's 1944 novel about the investigation of the murder of a wealthy, elderly woman.





8. "Sad Cypress" (2003) - Poirot races against time in this haunting tale to prove whether or not a young woman was responsible for the murder of her aunt and the latter's companion.





9. "Cards on the Table" (2005) - In this fascinating mystery, Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of a mysterious dinner host named Mr. Shaitana, in which four of the suspects may have committed a previous murder. David Suchet and Zoë Wanamaker starred.





10. "The Mirror Crack'd" (1980) - Four years before she stepped into the role of television sleuth Jessica Fletcher, Angela Landsbury portrayed Jane Marple in this entertaining mystery about a visiting Hollywood star filming a movie in St. Mary's Mead. Guy Hamilton directed.
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