Agatha Christie died in 1976, but the literary treasure trove of 82 detective novels and 19 plays she left behind are as alive as ever. Lately, her mysteries have been adapted into numerous lush movies and miniseries that give her intricate plots the HD treatment. Most recently, screenwriter Sarah Phelps teamed up with the BBC for her third Christie adaptation: The ABC Murders, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Expect to see Armie Hammer and Gal Gadot at the center of a murder scene in an upcoming adaptation of Death on the Nile.
Christie's novels have spurred a pop culture ecosystem of their own. Murder on the Orient Express, for example, has been made into two feature films, three television adaptations, a stage performance, and a computer game.
Not all adaptations are created equal, though. Here are the best Christie detective stories to watch, and where to watch them.