For some time now we are seeing a rise in the number of movies with murder themes, investigations and mysteries to be solved. A phenomenon that we can attribute to the success of ‘Punales por la espalda’, which deals with it in a fun and even self-conscious way to maintain a necessary freshness apart from a well-developed intrigue.

A film of this type always goes well, especially if it is shot with pleasure, and that is why there was so much desire to see ‘Stabs in the Back: The Mystery of the Glass Onion’. For this reason, in order not to lose enthusiasm, we have rescued three murder mystery movies with a particularly funny note that can be found streaming. Tapes of all times with doses of guaranteed enjoyment.

‘The new case of inspector Clouseau’ (‘A Shot in the Dark’, 1964)

Directed by: Blake Edwards. Cast: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, Herbert Lom, George Sanders, Tracy Reed.

After the success of ‘The Pink Panther’, Blake Edwards was given the chance to make a sequel. But not only did he decide to ignore the aforementioned “panther” in favor of making a new mystery around Inspector Clouseau, but the film wasn’t originally written for the detective. Instead, he adapts a French play with a murder at its center.

This changes the setting and the mystery to be solved for Clouseau, making a less detective film and more gruesome, with the inspector investigating the possible guilt of a young woman who may have killed her lover. The movie manages to be fresher as well as darker than its predecessor, as well as devilishly funny thanks to an excellent Peter Sellers. A stupendous adventure.

‘A corpse for desserts’ (‘Murder by Death’, 1976)

Directed by: Robert Moore. Cast : Alec Guinness, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Peter Falk, Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote.

Probably few films have marked Johnson more when it comes to making his own whodunit than ‘A Corpse for Desserts’, able to make his parody of this kind of film and at the same time work perfectly as a . Creating fabulous pastiches of different memorable fictional investigators, he creates an interesting constellation of detectives for a wild case.

A whole cult movie, with a taste for the grotesque and great intelligence in everything it claims. Neil Simon’s script is delicious, and Robert Moore finds the best way to make it work. He ends up being rounded off thanks to a great cast that is completely delivered to the proposal, as delicious as it is twisted.

‘The game of suspicion (Cluedo)’ (‘Clue’, 1985)

Direction: Jonathan Lynn. Cast: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd, Lesley Ann Warren.

They are no longer so peculiar about making movies around such particular intellectual properties as board games, but it was quite remarkable to make one around ‘Cluedo’. But, in part, it had the perfect base to be a movie , playing with the keys of the Agatha Christie brand mystery with its multiple plot twists and twisted and perfectly suspicious characters (after all, it takes elements from ‘Ten little blacks’). .

Sharing script duties with John Landis, Jonathan Lynn creates a fun post-dessert entertainment session. With an excellent cast and parodic ambitions, he captures the chaotic and accusatory nature of the game while still crafting a terrific intrigue that sustains the whole. He is totally likeable from start to finish.