In 2006, Hallmark aired the television movie, Murder 101 (not to be confused with Mystery 101). The movie, about a criminology professor and a private detective who solve murders, was a hit with audiences and was followed by additional movies in the Murder 101 series.

If you’re not familiar with the movies, don’t worry, in this post, I am taking a look at the Murder 101 pictures to provide details about the series. So, if you have never watched the films, you want to know more, or you simply want to play catch up, this is the post for you.

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The Murder 101 movies in order

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To date, there are four Murder 101 movies. If you wish to watch the movies in order, you should watch them as follows:

  • Murder 101 (2006)
  • Murder 101: College Can Be Murder (2007)
  • Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses (2007)
  • Murder 101: The Locked Room Mystery (2008)

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Are all of the Murder 101 movies part of the same series?

All four Murder 101 movies are part of the same series, with Dick Van Dyke in the role of Dr. Jonathan Maxwell and Barry Van Dyke as Private Detective Mike Bryant.

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Who are the cast of the Murder 101 movies?

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Notable cast members in the Murder 101 movie series include Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Shane Van Dyke, Carey Van Dyke and Wes Van Dyke. Non-Van Dykes include Kimberly Quinn and Challen Cates.

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Who directed the Murder 101 movies?

Dean Hargrove directed Murder 101, while John Putch directed College Can Be Murder, and David S. Cass Sr. directed If Wishes Were Horses and The Locked Room Mystery.

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What is the best Murder 101 movie?

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The Murder 101 films tend to be viewed as being of a similar quality. If you like one entry in the series, then you will enjoy the next and so on.

According to IMDb, the Murder 101 films are ranked (from best to least-best) as follows:

  • Murder 101: College Can Be Murder (2007) – 6.5/10
  • Murder 101: The Locked Room Mystery (2008) – 6.3/10
  • Murder 101: If Wishes Were Horses (2007) – 6.2/10
  • Murder 101 (2006) – 6.0/10
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