Investigation Movies

List of the best investigative movies selected by our site visitors: Knives Out, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Invisible Guest, Midnight in the Switchgrass, Death on the Nile, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, Gone Girl, I Am All Girls, Spenser Confidential, Shutter Island.

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

Genre
Country
Knives Out (2019)
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.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration02:27

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

The Invisible Guest (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
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.

Midnight in the Switchgrass (2021)
Markimdb: 4.3
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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'.

Death on the Nile (2022)
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Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Malta, United Kingdom

Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecrime, detective
CountryAustralia

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.

Gone Girl (2014)
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.

I Am All Girls (2021)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Africa

A special crimes investigator forms an unlikely bond with a serial killer to bring down a global child sex trafficking syndicate.

Spenser Confidential (2020)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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.

Shutter Island (2010)
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.

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Atonement (2007)
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.

Changeling (2008)
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.

Buried (2010)
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.

Memento (2000)
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.

Hot Fuzz (2007)
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.

11:14 (2003)
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.

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
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.

Doubt (2008)
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.

The Hidden Face (2011)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryColombia, Spain
Duration01:32

A Spanish orchestra conductor deals with the mysterious disappearance of his girlfriend.

The Ghost Writer (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration02:08

A writer stumbles upon a long-hidden secret when he agrees to help former British Prime Minister Adam Lang complete his memoirs on a remote island after the politician's assistant drowns in a mysterious accident. In director Roman Polanski's tense drama, the author realizes that his discovery threatens some very powerful people who will do anything to ensure that certain episodes from Lang's past remain buried.

Regression (2015)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySpain, Canada, USA
Duration02:16

Minnesota, 1990. Detective Bruce Kenner investigates the case of young Angela, who accuses her father, John Gray, of an unspeakable crime. When John unexpectedly and without recollection admits guilt, renowned psychologist Dr. Raines is brought in to help him relive his memories and what they discover unmasks a horrifying nationwide mystery.

Manhattan Night (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07

Porter Wren is a Manhattan tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy, and anything that passes for the truth. At home, he is a dedicated husband and father. But when Caroline, a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon, he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail--one that threatens his job, his marriage, and his life.

The Ring (2002)
Duration01:55

It sounded like just another urban legend: A videotape filled with nightmarish images, leading to a phone call foretelling the viewer's death in exactly seven days. As a newspaper reporter, Rachel Keller was naturally skeptical of the story, until four teenagers all met with mysterious deaths exactly one week after watching just such a tape. Allowing her investigative curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video... and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery of the Ring.

Reasonable Doubt (2014)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryCanada, Germany
Duration01:31

When up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden commits a fatal hit-and-run, he feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal who was found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch's worst fears come true when he realizes that he acquitted a guilty man, and he soon finds himself on the hunt for the killer before more victims pile up.

The Girl in the Fog (2017)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly, Germany, France
Duration02:08

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.

Cypher (2002)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:35

An unsuspecting, disenchanted man finds himself working as a spy in the dangerous, high-stakes world of corporate espionage. Quickly getting way over-his-head, he teams up with a mysterious femme fatale.

Lost Highway (1997)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, detective
CountryFrance, USA
Duration02:14

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.

Mystic River (2003)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Australia
Duration02:18

A story about friendship and loyalty, guilt and vengeance, and the fateful affect the past has on the present.

The Life of David Gale (2003)
Duration02:10

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Crooked House (2017)
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.




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