A Movie Watchlist for Fans of ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’


Where the Crawdads Sing

The Hollywood blockbuster ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ enthralled the audience with its stunning visuals, plots, and storyline. The 2022 film is set in the mid-20th century and follows Kya Clark, a young woman from the marshes of North Carolina who becomes the prime suspect in a mysterious murder. The film is based on the best-selling novel Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens.  Mingling romance, drama, and mystery into one story, the author has crafted a masterpiece. 

Though critics were there to point out the loophole, the movie still gained acclaim from a wider audience. The twists and turns of the story kept the audience engaged. The movie plot was unique and the visual execution was exceptional. There are many other movies like Where the Crawdads Sing that are a great combination of mystery and drama. If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, here is a list of movies you should also watch before 2023 ends.

Murder on the Orient Express 

Murder on the Orient Express is also an adaptation of a best-selling novel authored by Agatha Christie. The 2017 movie flared up the classic novel with advanced cinematography. The story’s main protagonist is Detective Hercule Poirot, who investigates a mysterious murder on the express train. Like Where the Crawdads Sing, Murder on the Orient Express also takes viewers on a suspenseful journey. When a wealthy American passenger is mysteriously murdered, Poirot finds himself in trouble when he investigates the matter from a diverse group of passengers, each with their own secrets. The intricate plot, impressive visuals, and the star-studded cast including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Judi Dench make it a must-watch movie for everyone. 


If Where the Crawdads Sing’s visuals and picturesque period locations impressed you, the haunting and psychological thriller Marrowbone is going to chill you. Directed by Sergio G. Sanchez, the film follows four siblings Jack, Jane, Billy, and Sam, who seek refuge in an isolated old house named Marrowbone. External and supernatural forces test siblings’ bond as they struggle to conceal their true identities and overcome the trauma of their past. The mystery, suspense, and unexpected twists in the movie keep the audience on the edge of their seats. The filmmakers superbly blur the line between reality and illusion, gradually revealing the truth. If you have not watched the movie yet, make sure to watch it before the year ends. Believe us, you won’t regret it! 

The Girl on the Train

Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel The Girl on the Train has been revived into a psychological thriller movie that explores the complexities of perception, obsession, and memory. Directed by Tate Taylor, the film follows Rachel Watson, played by Emily Blunt, a woman who gets into trouble in a missing person investigation. On her daily commute, Rachel becomes a key witness to a couple’s life and is drawn into a dark web of secrets and lies. The movie navigates between multiple perspectives, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. The suspenseful plot, intense psychological conflict, and layered characters in ‘The Girl on the Train’ keep the audience engaged as they start their suspense-filled journey.   

Lost Girls

Hello feminists, this one is for you! Based on the real-life story from Robert Kolker’s book, ‘Lost Girls’ is a woman-centric true crime story. Remember the Long Island serial killer case? The movie follows the real-life mystery of the Long Island case and highlights the determined and desperate journey of Mari Gilbert, played by Amy Ryan, who searches for her missing daughter Shannan. Her pursuit of the truth exposes her to a world inhabited by sex workers and a string of unsolved murders. The film delves into the lives of marginalized individuals and exposes the systematic failures that perpetuated their vulnerability. The film masterfully sheds light on class disparities and complexities of justice and the enduring strength of mother’s love is an icing on the cake.  

The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window is an adaptation of A.J. Finn’s novel that analyzes crime from a female perspective. The movie is a cinematic exploration of suspense, paranoia, and fractured reality. Directed by Joe Wright, the film follows Dr. Anna Fox, an agoraphobic woman who observes her seemingly perfect neighbors through her widow. The story takes an interesting twist when she witnesses an incident that she believes to be a crime in the neighboring house. As she struggles to uncover the truth, Anna’s own perception of reality turns vague. The psychological thriller keeps the audience engaged with its storyline and characters. Watch the movie to solve the mystery and explore the depths of the human psyche.     

Dark Places

Have you watched a movie based on the content of Gillian Flynn? The New York best-selling author Gillian Flynn’s content has been picked up for various movies and television series. Dark Places is also an adaptation of Flynn’s novel that takes viewers on a haunting journey. The film’s protagonist Libby Day is a lone survivor of a massacre that claimed the lives of her family. Libby is entangled in a problem when a group of amateur investigators investigate the murders and force her to revisit the harrowing night of her family’s murder. The story navigates between the present and the day of the brutal crime. The thriller and emotionally charged narrative immerse the audience in suspense. Add the movie to your watchlist and explore the impact of unresolved mysteries on human psychology.    

The Bottom Line

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