5 Best Agatha Christie Adaptations, If You Already Watched A Haunting in Venice

5 Best Agatha Christie Adaptations, If You Already Watched A Haunting in Venice
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Do you love solving mysteries? There's no better companion than Agatha Christie.

The first lady of detectives, Agatha Christie, gave us the most charismatic detectives – Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. The world that the author created is characterized by vivid images and expressive details, which is why it is so well adapted to the big screen.

If you have already seen A Haunting in Venice and want more, we have just the thing for you.

1. Murder on the Orient Express, 2017

One of Agatha Christie's most famous novels has been adapted for the screen several times, but few of Kenneth Branagh's predecessors have managed to assemble such a star-studded cast.

That fact alone was enough to make the film a sensation, but Branagh also managed to turn a familiar plot into a stunning cinematic performance with luxurious costumes and sets.

2. Poirot, 1989-2013

There is a legend that the initiator of the creation of the series was the daughter of Agatha Christie herself. If this is true, then she was right – the show remained at the peak of popularity for 25 years, earning a large number of prestigious film awards and worldwide love.

David Suchet, who played the role of the detective, prepared for the filming with a pedantry that his character could well envy: he read all the books and wrote down all the characteristics of Poirot so that his image on the screen would not contradict the author's idea.

The series became a true classic not only among adaptations of Christie's novels, but also in detective genre in general.

3. Death on the Nile, 2022

Kenneth Branagh clearly liked the role of the detective, so he takes up the case again. Despite the fact that the original plot has undergone some changes, the main story remains recognizable. However, fans will be pleasantly surprised by the director's non-trivial discoveries, which allows to keep the intrigue until the end.

This time, the focus is not on the psychological portrait of the suspects, but on the work of the detective, who will catch even the most cunning criminal.

4. The Little Murders of Agatha Christie, 2009-…

Bright and witty, this show reinterprets familiar plots in its own way and introduces new storylines. This approach gives viewers a chance to look at old cases with a fresh eye.

And for the most observant, the writers have hidden a reference to the original plot in each episode's title.

5. Miss Marple, 1984-1992

The filming of the show about Agatha Christie's favorite character took place from 1984 to 1992, and all the time the leading role was played by Joan Hickson, who became the perfect Miss Marple.

Joan Hickson was already 78 years old when she started acting in the show, but this did not prevent her from devoting herself to the work with enthusiasm and creating an image that was loved by more than one generation of Agatha Christie fans.