Investigation Movies

List of the best investigative movies selected by our site visitors: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Da Vinci Code, The Commuter, Anon, Mute, Bent, Hellraiser: Judgment, A Simple Favor, BlacKkKlansman, Sunset.

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

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:33
CharactersHackers, Journalists, Partners, Serial killers, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
StyleBy books, Fascinating, Disturbing, Depressive, Smart

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.

The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryUSA, Malta, France, United Kingdom
Duration02:29
PlotMystery, Conspiracies, Adventure, Investigation, Mystery
PlaceFrance, Paris
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Smart

When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.

The Commuter (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersHired assassins, Musicians, Snipers, FBI
PlotMoney, Mystery, Investigation, Experiments, Martial Arts, Cheating
PlaceTrains
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Heavy

A businessman, on his daily commute home, gets unwittingly caught up in a criminal conspiracy that threatens not only his life but the lives of those around him.

Anon (2018)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, crime, detective
CountryGermany, USA
Duration01:16
CharactersDetectives, Hackers, Serial killers, Strong women
PlotInvestigation, Technology, Internet
PlaceNight Clubs
TimeFuture
StyleDystopian, Action, Exciting

Set in a near-future world where there is no privacy, ignorance or anonymity, our private memories are recorded and crime almost ceases to exist. In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Frieland stumbles onto a young woman who appears to have subverted the system and disappeared. She has no identity, no history and no record. Sal realizes it may not be the end of crime but the beginning. Known only as 'The Girl', Sal must find her before he becomes the next victim.

Mute (2018)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration02:09
CharactersBartenders, Doctors, Mute, Good people
PlotInvestigation, Technology, Revenge, Love, Missing people, Justice
PlaceBerlin, Germany
TimeFuture
StyleNetflix, Cyberpunk, Action, Exciting, Disturbing, Worth watching

A mute man with a violent past is forced to take on the teeming underworld of a near-future Berlin as he searches for his missing girlfriend.

Bent (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrethriller, crime
CountrySpain, USA
Duration02:07
CharactersDetectives, Police, Models
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison

On his latest private investigation, a shamed former cop connects a murder case to a government conspiracy involving rogue agents from a top spy agency.

Hellraiser: Judgment (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrehorror
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersBrothers, Detectives, Maniacs, Demons, Serial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleCreepy, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

Detectives Sean and David Carter are on the case to find a gruesome serial killer terrorizing the city. Joining forces with Detective Christine Egerton, they dig deeper into a spiraling maze of horror that may not be of this world.

A Simple Favor (2018)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:25
CharactersSisters, Single mothers, Artists
PlotMissing people, Investigation, Mystery, Blackmail, Death, Cheating
PlaceLake, Small cities
StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, Fascinating

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.

BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersJews, Police, Partners, Students
PlotInvestigation, Sects, Weapon, Dancing, Political, Freedom, On real events
PlaceOffice, USA
StyleOscars, Makes me think, Heavy, Fascinating

Colorado Springs, late 1970s. Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer, and Flip Zimmerman, his Jewish colleague, run an undercover operation to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

Sunset (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryHungary, France
Duration01:58
PlotInvestigation
PlaceTrains
TimeNight
StyleWomens in main roles

Set in Budapest in 1913, when the city was considered to be at the heart of Europe. 20-year-old Irisz Leiter, arrives in the Hungarian capital after spending her younger years in an orphanage, hoping to work as a milliner in the legendary hat store that belonged to her late parents. She is suddenly confronted with her past and starts searching for answers about her family before stumbling upon dark secrets.

The Tale (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersParents, Horses, Trainers
PlotInvestigation, On real events
PlaceCollege
StyleHeavy, Disturbing, Makes me think

An investigation into one woman’s memory as she‘s forced to re-examine her first sexual relationship and the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive.

Zodiac (2007)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.7)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:38
CharactersSerial killers, Teens, Writers, Journalists, Maniacs
PlotInvestigation, Love, War, On real events
PlaceSea
StyleAtmospheric, Action, 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.

Operation Finale (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersJews, Special agents, Spy, Lawyers, Horses
PlotOn real events, Investigation, Revenge, Dancing, Money, Soccer, Chase
PlaceAircraft
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction

In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.

Hold the Dark (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:24
CharactersHunters
PlotInvestigation, Survival
PlaceAlaska
StyleNetflix, Tense, Disturbing, Exciting

In the grim Alaskan winter, a naturalist hunts for wolves blamed for killing a local boy, but he soon finds himself swept into a chilling mystery.

I Still See You (2018)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:05
PlotMystery, Ghosts, Investigation, Supernatural, Death, Apocalypse, Fear
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleCreepy, Tense

A spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller. Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious classmate, Kirk, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead-and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer.

UFO (2018)
Mark4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersGeniuses, Mathematicians, Students, Friends, FBI
PlotUFO, Investigation
StyleExciting, Makes me think

A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.

The Warning (2018)
Mark3 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration00:46
CharactersPolice, Mathematicians
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural, Curses

Ten-year-old Nico receives a threatening letter and now his life is in danger. No one seems to believe him except one person that he doesn't know.

The Happytime Murders (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:02
CharactersDetectives, Partners, Revived toys, Serial killers, FBI
PlotInvestigation, Death, Weapon, Cars

In a world where human beings and puppets live together, when the members of the cast of a children's television show aired during the 1990s begin to get murdered one by one, puppet Phil Philips, a former LAPD detective who fell in disgrace and turned into a private eye, takes on the case at the request of his old boss in order to assist detective Edwards, who was his partner in the past.

Sherlock Gnomes (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:08
CharactersGnomes, Detectives, Dogs, Squirrel
PlotInvestigation
PlaceLondon, England
StyleFor children, By comics, Cute

Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renown detective, Sherlock Gnomes, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

Cover Versions (2018)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genredetective
CountryUSA
Duration01:22
CharactersMusicians
PlotInvestigation
StyleDisturbing

On the eve of their biggest gig ever, the members of synth-rock band Starfoxy throw a rager that ends with a fan mysteriously dead in the pool.




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