Movies about detectives and detectives

List of the best movies about detectives and detectives selected by visitors to our site: Murder on the Orient Express, Anon, Bent, Hellraiser: Judgment, The Happytime Murders, Sherlock Gnomes, The Snowman, Jigsaw, Pokémon Detective Pikachu, The Poison Rose.

In the top there are new films of 2020, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.5)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryMalta, USA
Duration01:39
CharactersKillers, Detectives, Dogs, Soldier, Lawyers, Thieves, Cooks
PlotTime travel, Abduction, Investigation, Revenge, Snow, Money, Prison Break, Justice
PlaceTrains, Mountains
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

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

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.

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.

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.

The Snowman (2017)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Sweden
Duration02:36
CharactersDetectives, Serial killers, Sisters
PlotInvestigation, Snow, Weapon, Divorce, Missing people
PlaceNorway
TimeWinter
StyleUnexpected ending

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous looking snowman.

Jigsaw (2017)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersDetectives, Snipers, Serial killers, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Survival, Abduction, Death, Investigation, Motorcycles, Money, Obsession, Viruses
StyleUnexpected ending

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.

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrefantastic, fantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:25
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation
StyleFor children, For winter evenings, For a group of friends, By games

In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (Pokémon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.

The Poison Rose (2019)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 4.7)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUSA, Italy
Duration02:06
CharactersDetectives, Heroes
PlotInvestigation, Chase
StyleAction, Depressive, Fascinating, For men, Tense, Disturbing

A down-on-his-luck PI is hired by his old flame to investigate a murder. But while the case at first appears routine, it slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crimes, suspects and dead bodies.

Goldstone (2016)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, crime
CountryAustralia
Duration01:59
CharactersDetectives, Bikers, Old man
PlotInvestigation, Missing people, Funeral
PlaceSmall cities, Australia, Deserts
StyleNoir

GOLDSTONE, the award-winning new feature from Australian auteur Ivan Sen (Mystery Road), is a complex and stylish crime thriller that explores themes of racism, human trafficking, police corruption, corporate malfeasance, and the trampling of indigenous people’s rights. On the trail of a missing person, troubled indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen, Mystery Road) finds himself in the small mining town of Goldstone, where he is arrested for drunk driving by local cop Josh (Alex Russell, CBS’s “S.W.A.T.”). When Jay’s motel room is blasted with gun fire, it becomes clear that something larger is at play. While struggling to overcome their mutual distrust, Jay and Josh uncover a web of crime and corruption, which leads directly to the town’s cold-blooded Mayor (two-time Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook) and its smarmy gold mine director (David Wenham, Lord of the Rings).

The Purity of Vengeance (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryDenmark, Germany
Duration01:54
CharactersDetectives, Police
PlotInvestigation

Copenhagen, Denmark, 2018. A frightening discovery is made in an old apartment. The subsequent investigation of Department Q members leads them to an infamous institution for girls that was suddenly closed in the early sixties.

The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:22
CharactersDetectives, Maniacs, Criminals, Serial killers, Gangsters, Mafia, Dogs
PlotRevenge, Rivalry, Motorcycles, Funeral, Chase, On real events
PlaceKorea
StyleExciting, Tense, Fascinating

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.

Murder Mystery (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6)
Genrecomedy, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersDetectives, Billionaires, Family
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Death, Money, Chase
PlaceYachts
StyleFor relax, Netflix, Fascinating

After attending a gathering on a billionaire's yacht during a European vacation, a New York cop and his wife become prime suspects when he's murdered.

Dark Figure of Crime (2018)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:37
CharactersDetectives, Criminals, Police, Serial killers
PlotMystery, Investigation
PlaceKorea, Prison
StyleAction, Tense, Fascinating

Hyeong-min, a prominent police detective, and Tae-oh, a killer who has confessed to multiple murders, maintain a fierce psychological confrontation.

Bungo Stray Dogs: Dead Apple (2018)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.2)
Genreaction, fantasy, comedy, cartoon, detective
CountryJapan
Duration01:45
CharactersDetectives, Mafia, Friends
PlotInvestigation, Superpowers, Supernatural, Adventure

Power users around the world are suddenly committing suicide one after another, in all cases after a strange fog appears at the scene. At a request from Ango Sakaguchi, the Armed Detective Agency head out to investigate Tatsuhiko Shibusawa, a power user who calls himself "collector," and a man suspected of being tied to the incident.

Terrified (2018)
Mark5.4 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrehorror
CountryArgentina
Duration01:24
CharactersDetectives
PlotInvestigation, Supernatural

Police commissioner Funes and three researchers of supernatural phenomena investigate inexplicable events that are occurring in the suburbs of Buenos Aires.

The Emperor of Paris (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrethriller, adventure, crime, history
CountryFrance
Duration01:50
CharactersDetectives, Criminals, Killers
PlaceParis, France
Time19th century
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Interesting

Paris, France, early 19th century. The legendary convict François Vidocq lives in disguise trying to escape from a tragic past that torments him. When, after an unfortunate event, he crosses paths with the police chief, he makes a bold decision that will turn the ruthless mastermind of the Parisian underworld against him.

Agatha and the Truth of Murder (2018)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersDetectives, Writers
PlotDivorce, Investigation
StyleDisturbing

England, December 1926. Although her personal life is in tatters, the famous writer Agatha Christie decides to leave everything behind to help unravel an unsolved murder committed on a train six years ago, unable to imagine the disproportionate consequences that such a selfless act will cause.

Secret Obsession (2019)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.3)
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersManiacs, Detectives
PlotObsession, Lost memory, Mystery, Investigation, Cheating
StyleNetflix, Tense, Disturbing, Action, Worth watching

Newlywed Jennifer is brutally attacked at a dark rest stop. While healing from her injuries, she can’t recall anything from her past, including the ordeal. Her husband, Russell , is just thankful she’s alive and eager to get her home. As he reintroduces her to their secluded mountain estate, Detective Page pursues Jennifer’s assailant — his own daughter went missing and was never found. The same fate now awaits Jennifer, unless someone realizes that her loving caretaker is actually her captor.




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