Investigation Movies

List of the best investigative movies selected by our site visitors: Knives Out, The Little Things, The Mauritanian, Strangled, Intuition, The Vanished, The Last Full Measure, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, Spenser Confidential, Lost Girls.

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

Knives Out (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CharactersFamily, Writers, Detectives, Maids, Dogs, Lawyers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Cheating, Intrigue, Chase
PlaceEstate, Mansions
StyleFascinating, Exciting, Atmospheric, 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.

    The Little Things (2021)
    CharactersKillers, Sheriffs, Serial killers, Maniacs, Dogs
    PlotInvestigation, Chase, Cheating, Missing people, Fear, Pursuit
    PlaceUSA, Hotels, Los Angeles, Deserts

      Deputy Sheriff Joe "Deke" Deacon joins forces with Sgt. Jim Baxter to search for a serial killer who's terrorizing Los Angeles. As they track the culprit, Baxter is unaware that the investigation is dredging up echoes of Deke's past, uncovering disturbing secrets that could threaten more than his case.

      The Mauritanian (2021)
      Markimdb: 7.3
      CharactersPrisoner, Lawyers, Terrorists, Gods
      PlotOn real events, Investigation, False accusations
      PlaceUSA, Prison, Germany, Beach, Deserts, Aircraft
      TimeNew Year
      StyleBy books

        A detainee at the U.S military's Guantanamo Bay detention center is held without charges for over a decade and seeks help from a defense attorney for his release.

        Strangled (2020)
        Markimdb: 7
        Genrethriller, drama, crime
        CharactersSerial killers

          In 1960s socialist Hungary, a serial killer targeting young women torments a small town and the determined detective on his trail. Based on true events.

          Intuition (2020)
          Markimdb: 5.3
          CharactersDetectives, Police
          StyleNetflix, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

            Police officer Pipa works on her first big case while simultaneously investigating her boss, who is suspected of murder. The prequel to "Perdida".

            The Vanished (2020)
            Mark7 (imdb: 5.6)
            CharactersParents, Sheriffs
            PlotMissing people, Investigation, Love, Intrigue
            StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

              A family vacation takes a terrifying turn when parents Paul and Wendy discover their young daughter has vanished without a trace. Stopping at nothing to find her, the search for the truth leads to a shocking revelation.

              The Last Full Measure (2020)
              Markimdb: 6.8
              Genredrama, military, history
              CharactersHeroes, Military, Lawyers
              PlotInvestigation, Cancer, Death, On real events
              PlaceHospitals, Jungle
              StyleAction, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

                The incredible true story of Vietnam War hero William H. Pitsenbarger, a U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen medic who personally saved over sixty men. Thirty-two years later, Pentagon staffer Scott Huffman investigates a Congressional Medal of Honor request for Pitsenbarger and uncovers a high-level conspiracy behind the decades-long denial of the medal, prompting Huffman to put his own career on the line to seek justice for the fallen airman.

                Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
                Mark6 (imdb: 6.1)
                Genreadventure, crime, detective
                CharactersHeroes, Friends
                PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Mystery
                StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Romantic

                  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.

                  Spenser Confidential (2020)
                  Markimdb: 6.2
                  Genreaction, crime, detective
                  PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts, Skirmishes, Conspiracies, Fight
                  StyleExciting, Disturbing, By books

                    Spenser, a former Boston patrolman who just got out from prison, teams up with Hawk, an aspiring fighter, to unravel the truth behind the death of two police officers.

                    Lost Girls (2020)
                    Markimdb: 6.1
                    Genrethriller, drama, detective
                    CharactersSerial killers
                    PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Missing people, On real events
                    StyleDepressive, Tense, Disturbing, For single girls, By books

                      When Mari Gilbert's daughter disappears, police inaction drives her own investigation into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search brings attention to over a dozen murdered sex workers.

                      The Rhythm Section (2020)
                      Markimdb: 5.3
                      Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
                      CountryUnited Kingdom, Spain, USA
                      CharactersHired assassins, Journalists, Spy, Bodyguards, Terrorists
                      PlotInvestigation, Death, Martial Arts, Motorcycles, Fight
                      PlaceEngland, Hotels, New York, Mountains, Aircraft, Forest
                      StyleUnexpected ending

                        After the death of her family in an airplane crash on a flight that she was meant to be on, Stephanie Patrick discovers the crash was not an accident. She then seeks to uncover the truth by adapting the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible.

                        Offering to the Storm (2020)
                        Markimdb: 6.2
                        Genrethriller, crime
                        CountrySpain, Germany
                        CharactersSerial killers
                        PlotInvestigation, Mystery
                        StyleTense, Disturbing

                          Inspector Amaia Salazar confronts the origins of her nightmares as she unfolds the darkest secrets of the Baztan valley. Part 3 in the Baztan Trilogy.

                          The Paramedic (2020)
                          Markimdb: 5.6
                          CharactersDogs, Students, Hackers, Criminals
                          PlotInvestigation, Death, Depression, Money, Missing people, Computers, Obsession, Love triangle, Abduction, Viruses, Loneliness, Gambling, Fight
                          PlaceTrains, Hospitals
                          TimeNew Year

                            Unable to face his new reality in a wheelchair, Ángel develops a deadly obsession with the woman who left him and unleashes a sinister revenge plot.

                            The Empty Man (2020)
                            Markimdb: 5.7
                            Genrehorror, detective
                            CountryUSA, South Africa, United Kingdom
                            PlotSupernatural, Investigation, Missing people, Sects, Mystery, Consciousness, Mystery
                            StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Interesting, Gloomy, Disturbing

                              After a group of teens from a small Midwestern town begin to mysteriously disappear, the locals believe it is the work of an urban legend known as The Empty Man. As a retired cop investigates and struggles to make sense of the stories, he discovers a secretive group and their attempts to summon a horrific, mystical entity, and soon his life—and the lives of those close to him—are in grave danger.

                              Rebecca (2020)
                              Markimdb: 6
                              Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, detective
                              CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
                              PlotInvestigation, Obsession, Mystery
                              PlaceEngland, Estate
                              StyleTense, Disturbing

                                After a whirlwind romance with a wealthy widower, a naïve bride moves to his family estate but can't escape the haunting shadow of his late wife.

                                Free Country (2020)
                                Markimdb: 6.8
                                CharactersJournalists, Serial killers
                                PlaceSmall cities
                                StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

                                  Former East Germany, 1992. Patrick Stein and Markus Bach, two very different police officers, are commissioned to investigate the disappearance of two female teenagers in a remote area of the country. Did they run away from home or did something more terrible happen to them?

                                  The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020)
                                  Markimdb: 6.2
                                  CharactersMonsters, Werewolf
                                  PlaceSmall cities, Mountains

                                    A stressed-out police officer struggles not to give in to the paranoia that grips his small mountain town as bodies turn up after each full moon.

                                    Spell (2020)
                                    Markimdb: 5.3
                                    CharactersFamily, Witch
                                    PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Death, Witchcraft, Pursuit
                                    StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Creepy, Smart

                                      A father survives a plane crash in rural Appalachia, but becomes suspicious of the elderly couple who take him in to nurse him back to health with the ancient remedies.

                                      Wander (2020)
                                      PlotInvestigation, Death, Obsession, Conspiracies
                                      PlaceSmall cities
                                      StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating, For men, Unexpected ending, Smart

                                        After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter.

                                        Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)
                                        Markimdb: 5.3
                                        Genrefantasy, comedy, family
                                        CountryUSA, Mexico, United Kingdom
                                        StyleAction, Tense, Disturbing

                                          In late 1967, a young orphaned boy goes to live with his loving grandma in the rural Alabama town of Demopolis. As the boy and his grandmother encounter some deceptively glamorous but thoroughly diabolical witches, she wisely whisks him away to a seaside resort. Regrettably, they arrive at precisely the same time that the world's Grand High Witch has gathered.