Investigation Movies

List of the best investigative movies selected by our site visitors: Knives Out, Gone Girl, Zodiac, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Midnight in the Switchgrass, The Girl in the Fog, The Invisible Guest, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 11:14.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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Country
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Family, Writers, Lawyers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Intrigue, Inheritance, Death, Chase
PlaceMansions, Country houses, Estate
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Fascinating, For men

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: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:29
CharactersPolice
PlotTreason, Abduction, Investigation, Intrigue, Mystery
PlaceUSA, Office, New York
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersManiacs, Teens, Serial killers, Writers, Journalists
PlotLove, War, On real events, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceSea
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Disturbing

The true story of the investigation of the "Zodiac Killer", a serial killer who terrified the San Francisco Bay Area, taunting police with his ciphers and letters. The case becomes an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, Serial killers, Strong women, Journalists, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Heavy, Smart, Explicit scenes

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: 4.3
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Truckers, FBI, Beautiful girls
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Investigation, Cheating, Human trafficking
StyleAction, Womens in main roles

FBI Agent Karl Helter and his partner Rebecca Lombardo are very close to busting a sex-trafficking ring. When they realize their investigation has crossed the path of a brutal serial killer, they team up with a Texas Ranger to put an end to the infamous 'Truck Stop Killer'.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, Germany, France
Duration02:08
CharactersTeachers, Psychiatrists, Reporters
PlotInvestigation, Fog, Sects
PlaceVillage, School, Mountains, Italy
TimeNew Year
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric

Based on the bestselling novel by Donato Carrisi, THE GIRL IN THE FOG is a gripping and chilling thriller that brings us to a hazy mountain village where enigmatic Detective Vogel is investigating on the sudden disappearance of fifteen-year-old Anna Lou. But with the case at the heart of a media storm, the fine line between the police and criminals begins to blur and soon everyone becomes a suspect.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:49
CharactersKillers, Lawyers, Businessmen, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Death
PlaceCourt, Spain
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Tense

"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: 6.1
Genreadventure, crime, detective
CountryAustralia
CharactersHeroes, Friends, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceAustralia
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Soulful, Fascinating

After freeing a young Bedouin girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, an Australian adventuress, together with her devoted police detective friend, begins to unravel a decade-old mystery concerning priceless emeralds, an ancient curse and the disappearance of the girl's mother and massacre of her tribe.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
Duration02:27
CharactersManiacs, Hackers, Nephews
PlotInvestigation, Love with age difference, Mystery, Fear
PlaceSweden
StyleAction

Swedish thriller based on Stieg Larsson's novel about a male journalist and a young female hacker. In the opening of the movie, Mikael Blomkvist, a middle-aged publisher for the magazine Millennium, loses a libel case brought by corrupt Swedish industrialist Hans-Erik Wennerström. Nevertheless, he is hired by Henrik Vanger in order to solve a cold case, the disappearance of Vanger's niece

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

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: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPsychopath, Doctors
PlotPuzzles, The escape, Investigation, Split personality, Chase
PlaceSea, Islands, Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart

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: 6.8
Genrethriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersArtists, Sisters, Single mothers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Mystery, Missing people, Cheating
PlaceLake, Small cities
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Disturbing

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: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:00
CharactersWriters, Nurses
PlotWar, Investigation, False accusations
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StyleSad ones, By books, Touching

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: 8.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersChildrens, Doctors, Psychologists, Clairvoyants, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Superpowers, Mystery, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

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: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryRussia, USA, Belarus
Duration01:58
CharactersSpy, Scouts
PlotWar
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II
StyleAtmospheric

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
CharactersDogs, Killers, Thieves, Cooks, Lawyers
PlotTime travel, Travel, Prison Break, Abduction, Revenge
PlaceTrains, Mountains
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

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

Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Reporters
PlotRevenge, Investigation
PlaceHospitals, Cemetery, London
TimeHoneymoon
StyleTense, Disturbing

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersSerial killers, Strong women, Single mothers, Nurses, Mothers
PlotOn real events, Abduction, Investigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlaceCourt, USA, Los Angeles
StylePsychological problems, Action, To cry, Fascinating, Heartbreaking

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: 6.8
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Military, Soldier, Taxi drivers
PlotLove, War, Money, Investigation, Obsession
PlaceGhetto, Beach, New York
TimeWorld War II
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Serious, Noir

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: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration02:32
CharactersTeens, Parents
PlotLoneliness, Death, Depression, Cancer, Social Media
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Disturbing

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: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersKillers
PlotPuzzles, Revenge, Investigation, Lost memory
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot, Philosophical

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.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:46
CharactersGangsters, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Puzzles, Cheating
PlaceUSA
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Smart

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA
CharactersIndians, FBI
PlotInvestigation, Friendship, Death, Weapon, Snow
PlaceMountains
TimeWinter
StyleUnexpected ending, To cry, Tense, Depressive, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:10
StyleNumbers in the title

A disturbing psychological thriller based on the classic novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving an anonymous invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.

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

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.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:11
CharactersDogs, Horses, Scientists, Writers, Lawyers
PlotDancing, Money, Investigation, Political, Jealousy
PlaceEngland, Hotels, Mansions
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Tense

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: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31
CharactersSerial killers, Sisters
PlotSurvival, Investigation, Pursuit, Missing people, Justice
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart, Tense, Serious

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: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountrySweden, Belgium
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Journalists, Terminally ill
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Friendship, Fear, False accusations
PlaceCourt, Psychiatric hospitals, Sweden
StylePsychological problems, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense, Depressive

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

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, drama
CountryCanada, Belgium
CharactersPolice, Criminals
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StyleAction

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: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
CharactersHired assassins, Sherlock Holmes, Child Prodigies
PlotFight, Investigation, Mystery
StyleExciting

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





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