98% of people can't name these '70s mystery movies from just one scene. Can you?

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Mystery movies are a mix of suspense and thrill. Some of the best were made in the 1970s. This quiz has images from 50 of the most iconic mystery films from that decade. Can you name each of the movie titles, based on just one scene? Take this quiz and find out!

The Return of The Pink Panther is the 4th of 11 movies in the Pink Panther series. Peter Sellers plays the role of Inspector Clouseau, who is again on the case to find the national treasure of a fictional country, Lugash.

Murder on the Orient Express is based on the 1934 novel by Agatha Christie, one of her most popular. The movie had a good reception and was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, winning 1.

The Long Goodbye is a mystery based on a 1953 novel of the same name. The movie, however, takes place in "modern" 1970s, as opposed to the novel's 1940s/1950s. The Long Goodbye is a movie of identity where a morally ethical man is put in a bad place, surrounded by bad people. Critical reviews were negative.

Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? is based on a novel of the same name. The movie follows the investigation of chefs who are murdered, based on their best dishes. Robert Morley won several awards, including Best Supporting Actor at the LA Film Critic Association Awards and National Society of Film Critics Awards. He was nominated for a Golden Globe.

This dystopian thriller, Soylent Green, features Charleton Heston as a detective investigating the murder of a businessman. In a world of decay, the population survives on a processed food called soylent green, which is later identified as being processed remain of humans.

Chinatown is based on California's early 20th-century water wars. It was chosen by the Library of Congress for preservation, due to its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again is the third movie in the highly-popular Pink Panther series. Due to the physical nature of the film, Peter Sellers would use a stunt double in his place to help ease his heart condition.

The Andromeda Strain is based on Michael Crichton's novel about scientists investigating an extraterrestrial organism. Noted for its special effects and use of split screen, the movie was also praised by Crichton fans for how closely it followed the book's plot.

Three Days of the Condor is about a CIA researcher whose co-workers are murdered while he is away from the office. The movie was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film Editing and the writers received an Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay.

Dirty Harry is possibly the most well-known American police inspector. The movie, based in San Francisco, was based on an equally well-known and true-life case of The Zodiac Killer.

Escape to Witch Mountain is a fantasy-mystery produced by Walt Disney Productions. The movie was based on a novel and inspired remakes and sequels.

The Cheap Detective is a parody of the typical PI classics of the dime-store pulp era. A bumbling detective follows clues, has mishaps, and somehow captures viewers' hearts. The movie is noted for its high-profile participation from Neil Simon as the writer, Robert Moore as director, and an ensemble cast featuring Madeline Kahn and Dom Delouise.

Revenge of the Pink Panther was the sixth movie in the Pink Panther series. The movie was also Peter Sellers last as Detective Clouseau. Sellers would die two years after the movie's release.

Murder by Death is a satirical parody of the popular whodunit mystery. Several famous detectives, such as Hercule Poirot, Charlie Chan and Sam Spade, are invited to a country house with an associate. Then the shenanigans begin.

Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones star in Eyes of Laura Mars. The film is a mystery-thriller, known for its use of red herrings and a popular twist ending.

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is an informal look into the intimate side of Sherlock Holmes. It is one of the first adaptations of the character to look at a perspective other than Watson's. The film was received with mixed reviews, due to a lack of the "adventure" typical in a Holmes tale.

The Cat o' Nine Tales, while well received in Europe, was a complete flop in the United States, leading director Dario Argento to admit his overall dissatisfaction with the film. The title, which is a reference to cats or a whip, represents neither. Instead, it is a reference to the number of leads the movie's protagonist will follow to solve the mystery.

Gumshoe, set in Liverpool, England, is the directorial debut of British director Stephen Frears. Eddie Ginley is a bingo-caller and comedian who dreams of being a private eye. His dreams are curiously met on his birthday.

Rock Hudson and Angie Dickinson star in this humorous mystery, Pretty Maids All in a Row. The movie was later selected by Quentin Tarantino as one of the 10 best movies of all time.

The Carey Treatment earned extreme reviews, as the movie touches on a hot topic of a botched illegal abortion. Due to long episodes of dialogue and poor acting, the movie would be considered a flop.

Featuring Bill Cosby and Robert Culp, Hickey & Boggs was often noted as being too dark for its day. This duo of PIs was hired to find a missing woman. Instead, they found more death than luck in their search.

In Pulp, Michael Caine plays a dime-store detective pulp writer who is hired to ghostwrite the biography of a mystery celebrity. Instead, Caine must piece together a murder mystery.

Sleuth is a British thriller mystery starring Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier, who both were nominated for Academy Awards. The movie received glowing ratings from critics and viewers alike.

In They Only Kill their Masters, James Garner is a tough small-town police chief in Southern California who is investigating the death of one of the town's citizens. His top suspect is the citizen's Doberman Pinscher. The movie was followed by numerous made-for-TV sequels.

An heiress turned hippie and an ex-schoolteacher turned detective are featured in A Very Missing Person. This made-for-TV movie still maintains a 70s cult fan base, although relatively forgotten among more popular mysteries of the time.

The Last Sheila plays out like a parlor-esque mystery game aboard a yacht. While the reception for The Last Sheila was positive, a curious comment by Raquel Welch shows that at least one actor was not satisfied. Noting that she did well in the movie, she also said, "but being good in a bad movie doesn't do anything for your career."

Burt Reynolds plays PI Shamus McCoy, who is hired to solve a theft of diamonds. Thugs stay a step ahead of McCoy, often turning to thuggery to thwart solving the crime, which leads McCoy right back where he started.

The Conversation follows a surveillance expert (Gene Hackman) who has the moral dilemma of recording audio evidence about a murder. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, the movie had a great reception and is still considered a classic psychological mystery.

Farewell, My Lovely is based on the 1940 novel and had previously been filmed in the 40s under the name Murder, My Sweet. Robert Mitchum would go on to play the protagonist, Philip Marlowe, three years later in The Big Sleep.

The Legend of Lizzie Borden is a made-for-TV movie chronicling the famous trial of Lizzie Borden, who was accused of killing family members with an axe. The film was made for American and European audiences, with the European version 4 minutes longer and featuring Lizzie Borden nude during the murders.

Night Moves was considered a neo-noir mystery thriller upon its release, which wasn't as successful as anticipated. However, a cult following has grown since video and DVD releases in later decades.

One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing is a comedy-mystery set in the 1920s, about a museum that has had a dinosaur skeleton gone missing. The same dinosaur skeleton model was later used in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope.

The Drowning Pool is based on a novel of the same name and the sequel to the movie, Harper. Despite mixed reviews, the film was nominated for Best Picture of the Year by the Edgar Allen Poe Awards.

The Seven Percent Solution is based on the 1974 novel of the same name. The movie features Sherlock Holmes and his partner, Dr. Watson. Watson is convinced that, due to Holmes addiction to cocaine, he has become delusional.

The Big Sleep was the second adaptation of the novel written in 1939. However, the 1978 version featured extreme differences in directly approaching themes of homosexuality, pornography, and nudity.

The Late Show is a typical murder mystery, featuring a PI who is investigating the murder of his partner. The movie had a great reception - it was nominated for and won several awards, such as the Best Motion Picture Screenplay at the Edgars.

Death on the Nile is based on one of Agatha Christie's most famous books of the same name. Featuring the detective Hercule Poirot, most of the movie takes place on the Nile, with little regard for accuracy in the depiction of Egypt. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design.

Return from Witch Mountain is the sequel to Escape to Witch Mountain, also produced by Walt Disney Productions. The movie reprises the same theme of humanoid extraterrestrials with telekinetic powers.

The North Avenue Irregulars is a 1979 comedy-crime drama, pitting a newly arrived California minister against the local mob. The film was produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was releases in the United Kingdom as Hill's Angels.

Klute features two 1970s all-stars - Donald Sutherland and Jane Fonda. The movie follows a detective and a high-priced prostitute as they solve a missing person's case.

Darker than Amber is based on the novel of the same name and follows the exploits of Travis McGee. It is only 1 of 2 McGee novels adapted to film and was the last screen appearance for actress Jane Russell.

Frenzy is a British thriller, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The movie is celebrated as Hitchcock's last great movie. The movie is about a serial killer. Although two famous serial killer mysteries are mentioned - Jack the Ripper and the Christie Murders - the movie is actually based on Neville Heath.

The Perfume of the Lady in Black follows the Italian horror genre, featuring elements of mystery, slasher, and sometimes the supernatural. The film was directed by Francesco Barilli and features Mimsy Farmer as Silvia.

Don't Look Now features Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie as two parents who recently lost a child. The film depicts the relationship and internal struggle of a parent's loss and life thereafter.

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage is considered an Italian slasher in the giallo genre. The movie is the first in the Animal Trilogy, considered a benchmark film in its genre. The film had a huge box-office reception and was nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award.

What Have You Done to Solange? is about a teacher-student love affair that coincides with the death of another female student. As a killer seeks vengeance on students, the teacher is coming under scrutiny as a potential suspect. While audiences soon grew tired of the giallo genre shortly after its release, the movie still had a positive reception.

Bad Ronald is about an awkward high schooler who accidentally kills his sister and, with his mother's help, tries to cover up the murder. The made-for-TV movie was later ranked #90 in the book What Were They Thinking? The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History.

Mimsy Farmer stars in the third movie of the Animal Trilogy. Despite the popularity of the series and giallo genre, the movie itself did not receive much praise. However, Mimsy Farmer was credited by critics who applauded her acting.

Black Sunday was inspired by the 1972 Munich Massacre at the Olympics. A terrorist plot utilizing a Goodyear Blimp with explosives on a suicide mission is set to attack the Miami Orange Bowl. U.S. and Israeli intelligence try to prevent the attack. The movie was later mentioned by Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill: Volume 1. Despite extremely high expectations, the movie did not receive much acclaim after its release.

And Soon the Darkness follows two British women who go bicycling in France, only to run into a killer. The movie did moderately well at the box office, despite a lot of negative reviews from critics.

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