Films about investigators

Films about investigators
List of the best films about investigators, selected by visitors to our site: Knives Out, Shutter Island, In August of 1944, Murder on the Orient Express, Julia's Eyes, Prisoners, The Sixth Sense, Boîte noire(Black Box), The Usual Suspects, Gone.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryRussia, USA, Belarus
Duration01:58

The movie is set in Belarus, where a team of counter-intelligence officers is given only three days to find a German radio operator posing as a Soviet soldier, behind soviet lines, on the eve of a major offensive.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Malta
Duration01:39

Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, detective
CountrySpain, Mexico
Duration01:58

The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:33

    When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

    Markimdb: 8.2
    Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:47

    A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people.

    Markimdb: 7.2
    Genrethriller, drama, detective
    CountryFrance

    A young and talented black box analyst is on a mission to solve the reason behind the deadly crash of a brand new aircraft.

    Markimdb: 8.5
    Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
    CountryUSA, Germany
    Duration01:46

    Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord's almost supernatural prowess.

    Markimdb: 5.9
    Genrethriller, drama, detective
    CountryUSA
    Duration01:31

    Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. Returning home from work one morning, Jill discovers that Molly has vanished, and she is certain that the same man who previously abducted her has returned for revenge.

    Markimdb: 7.6
    Genrethriller, drama, detective
    CountryUSA, Russia
    Duration02:32

    After David Kim's 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter's laptop.

    Markimdb: 7.8
    Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
    CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
    Duration02:33

    This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

    Markimdb: 7.7
    Genrethriller, crime, detective
    CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA

    An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.

    Markimdb: 8.1
    Genrethriller, drama, detective
    CountryUSA
    Duration02:29

      With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

      Markimdb: 5.9
      Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
      CountryCanada, France
      Duration01:37

      A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

      Markimdb: 6.6
      Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime, detective
      CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

      While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.

      Markimdb: 6.3
      Genredrama, crime, detective
      CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
      Duration02:11

      A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.

      Markimdb: 6.8
      Genrethriller, comedy, crime, detective
      CountryUSA, Canada
      Duration02:25

      Stephanie, a dedicated mother and popular vlogger, befriends Emily, a mysterious upper-class woman whose son Nicky attends the same school as Miles, Stephanie's son. When Emily asks her to pick Nicky up from school and then disappears, Stephanie undertakes an investigation that will dive deep into Emily's cloudy past.

      Markimdb: 5.7
      Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
      CountryUSA, Canada
      Duration02:23

      Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.

      Markimdb: 7.8
      Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
      CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
      Duration02:00

      As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

      Markimdb: 8.4
      Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
      CountryJapan
      Duration02:23

      An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

      Markimdb: 6.8
      Genredrama, crime, detective
      CountryUSA

      Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New York's power brokers.

      Markimdb: 8.6
      Genreadventure, crime, detective
      CountrySoviet Union
      Duration02:34

      The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1981 Soviet film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was the third installment in the TV series about adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. A potent streak of humour ran through the film as concerns references to traditional British customs and stereotypes, ensuring the film's popularity with several generations of Russophone viewers. Other features of this best entry in the series include excellent exterior shots which closely match the novel's setting in the Dartmoor marshland, as well as an all-star cast: in addition to the famous Livanov -Solomin duo as Holmes and Watson, the film stars the internationally acclaimed actor/director Nikita Mikhalkov as Sir Henry Baskerville and the Russian movie legend Oleg Yankovsky as the villain Stapleton.

      Markimdb: 5.4
      Genrethriller, crime, detective
      CountryRussia

      Petersburg at the end of the 19th century was embraced by a massive enthusiasm for the occult sciences and esotericism. British medium Olivia Reed arrives in the capital of the Russian Empire on tour and gathers crowds of people at her public spiritualistic sessions. At this time, a series of ritual mysterious murders takes place in the city. Girls are abducted on the streets, their mutilated bodies are found in various parts of the city. The investigation is carried out by a young police officer Rostov and his assistant Ganin. With each new victim, things are becoming more confused. Suspicion leads Rostov to Olivia, and he decides to turn to her in the hope that her genuine or imaginary ability to summon the spirits of the dead can help to get on the trail of the killer.

      Markimdb: 7
      Genrethriller, crime, detective
      CountryDenmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
      Duration02:10

      An old note is found in a bottle in Jutland which has travelled across the ocean for a long time. The note is hard to decipher, but when the Danish investigators from Section Q receive it, the odd personalities within the section find a new angle on it and try to unveil yet another old and diabolic case even though the lead is cold.

      Markimdb: 7.7
      Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:21

      Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.

      Markimdb: 8.5
      Genrethriller, detective
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:52

      Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.

      Markimdb: 7.6
      Genrethriller, crime, detective
      CountrySpain
      Duration01:48

      A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.

      Markimdb: 5.2
      Genrecomedy, crime
      CountryFrance

      Rayane is a scared and clumsy young cop who is constantly mocked by other cops. The day his doctor wrongly tells him that he has only thirty days to live, he understands that this is his last chance to become a hero within his police station and impress his colleague Stéphanie. The eternal fearful man then turns into a real hothead who will take all the risks to catch a big drug lord...

      Markimdb: 8.4
      Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:56

      When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits – but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

      Markimdb: 8.5
      Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:53

      Leonard Shelby is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

      Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
      CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany

      When a man's only son goes missing, he travels to the town where his ex-wife lives in search of answers. To play a man whose life is clouded by mystery, McAvoy will not be given a script of dialogue.

      Markimdb: 6.1
      Genrethriller, drama
      CountryCanada, Belgium

      Three stories about the world of opioids collide: a drug trafficker arranges a multi-cartel Fentanyl smuggling operation between Canada and the U.S., an architect recovering from an OxyContin addiction tracks down the truth behind her son's involvement with narcotics, and a university professor battles unexpected revelations about his research employer, a drug company with deep government influence bringing a new "non-addictive" painkiller to market.

      Markimdb: 6.1
      Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
      CountrySouth Korea

      Two rival detectives with different methods try to solve the murder of a missing girl after discovering her mutilated body in the tidelands of Incheon.

      Genredrama, crime, biography
      CountryNetherlands

      Television journalist Bas Haan creates his own monster when, in his investigation into the Deventer murder case, he is increasingly drawn into the camp of those who accuse 'the handyman' of murder. A media-smear campaign is the result of his TV report which turns the life of 'the handyman' and his wife into a true nightmare. Disconcerted by this 'trial by media' Bas decides to fight the conspiracies with the facts, but to his frustration the image is stronger than reality. He goes to extremes to get the truth out: has anyone been wrongly accused by the judges or is there an innocent victim?

      Markimdb: 6.9
      Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:08

      Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.

      Markimdb: 8.3
      Genredrama
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:59

      Newspaper magnate, Charles Foster Kane is taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. As a result, every well-meaning, tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event.

      Markimdb: 6.8
      Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
      CountryUSA

      When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, lead investigator Greg Harper struggles to balance the pressure of the investigation and troubles with his wife, Jackie. Facing a recent affair, great strain is put on the family that slowly gnaws away at Jackie's grip on reality. But after a malicious presence manifests itself in their home and puts their son, Connor, in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

      Markimdb: 8
      Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
      CountrySpain
      Duration01:49

      "The Invisible Guest” turns on a young businessman who wakes up in a hotel room locked from the inside with the dead body of his lover next to him. He hires a prestigious lawyer, and over one night they work together to clarify what happened in a frenetic race against time.

      Markimdb: 8.4
      Genredrama, crime, detective
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Duration01:38

      The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.

      Markimdb: 5.8
      Genredetective, military
      CountryRussia
      Duration01:45

      Leningrad, February 1942. A German air raid has destroyed Block A of the Institute of Experimental Medicine where lethal viruses are researched. The containers with those viruses have disappeared. Severe frosts prevent the outbreak of an epidemic in the besieged city. However, spring is approach- ing and the thaw will set in soon. A young lady doctor, Maritskaya, and an NKVD officer have only 72 hours to prevent a disaster. Life and death, love and betrayal are interlaced in the rapidly unfolding events...

      Markimdb: 6.7
      Genrethriller, drama, crime
      CountrySweden, Belgium

      The captivating story of Sweden's greatest judicial scandal ever, about one man who sacrificed everything in his hunt for the truth.

      Markimdb: 6.9
      Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
      CountrySouth Korea
      Duration01:22

      In Cheonan, a serial murder case takes place, but the case becomes more and more of a mystery. Only Tae-suk, a cop, immediately senses that all the cases are by the same killer and starts investigation. One day, Dong-soo, a gang boss, got attacked by a suspicious man, and Tae-suk realizes that this man is the serial killer, K. Now, Dong-soo becomes the only witness and a survived victim from K.

      Markimdb: 5.7
      Genredrama, crime, detective
      CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

      After suffering a personal tragedy, and desperate for justice, Jacob Kanon, a veteran New York City police detective, embarks on the search for a twisted killer who is leaving a bloody trail of elaborate murders across Europe.

      Markimdb: 7
      Genrethriller, drama, detective
      CountrySpain, United Kingdom, USA, France
      Duration01:35

      Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

      Markimdb: 7.2
      Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
      CountryUSA, Canada
      Duration01:26

      Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the story of murder and deceit.

      Markimdb: 5.7
      Genrethriller, crime, detective
      CountryUSA

      An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

      Markimdb: 7.5
      Genredrama, detective
      CountryUSA
      Duration01:44

      In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.

      Markimdb: 7.8
      Genreaction, thriller, comedy, detective
      CountryUnited Kingdom, France
      Duration02:01

      Top London cop, PC Nicholas Angel is good. Too good. To stop the rest of his team from looking bad, he is reassigned to the quiet town of Sandford, paired with simple country cop, and everything seems quiet until two actors are found decapitated. It is addressed as an accident, but Angel isn't going to accept that, especially when more and more people turn up dead.

      Markimdb: 8.2
      Genrethriller, drama, detective
      CountryUSA
      Duration02:10

      Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together.




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