Movies about detectives and detectives

Movies about detectives and detectives
List of the best movies about detectives and detectives selected by visitors to our site: Shutter Island, The Body, The Invisible Guest, My Son, A Little Trip to Heaven, Knives Out, In August of 1944, The Woman in the Window, The Usual Suspects, Enola Holmes.

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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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: 7.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:48
CharactersLovers
PlotLove, Revenge, Investigation, Mystery, Missing people
PlacePrison
StyleUnexpected ending, Action, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Serious

A woman’s body disappears mysteriously from the morgue without a trace. Police inspector Jaime Peña investigates the strange occurrence with the help of Álex Ulloa, the widower of the missing woman.

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.

Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Germany
PlotInvestigation, Missing people

When a man's only son goes missing, he travels to the town where his ex-wife lives in search of answers. To play a man whose life is clouded by mystery, McAvoy will not be given a script of dialogue.

Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIceland, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersScammers, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Death, Weapon, Snow, Confrontation
PlaceBeach, Cemetery, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Twisted plot, Smart, Serious, Disturbing

Insurance investigator Abraham Holt travels to a tiny town in rural Minnesota to look into a particularly unusual insurance claim stemming from a horrific car accident. As Holt examines the scene of the wreck, it all seems a bit too perfect. And when he interviews Isold Mcbride and her shifty husband, Fred -- the impoverished beneficiaries of the massive, recently initiated life-insurance policy -- he begins to suspect that something is amiss.

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: 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: 5.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSpy
PlotDeath, Mental disorders, Tracking
StyleBy books, Womens in main roles, Disturbing

An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

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: 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.

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: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:37
CharactersTeens, Serial killers, Family
PlotDeath, Supernatural, Life after death, Recurring day, Mystery
PlaceParallel worlds, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Tense, Depressive, Serious, Disturbing

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

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: 6.7
Genrethriller, detective
CountrySpain, Mexico
Duration01:58
CharactersDisabled people, Blind, Surgeons
StylePsychological problems, Action, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Depressive

The story of a woman who is slowly losing her sight whilst trying to investigate the mysterious death of her twin sister.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:23
CharactersSnipers, Serial killers, Criminals, Detectives
PlotSurvival, Abduction, Motorcycles, Survival, Money
PlaceCemetery
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense

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.

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: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersDogs, Maniacs, Serial killers, Killers, Sheriffs
PlotInvestigation, Pursuit, Chase, Missing people, Cheating
PlaceDeserts, Hotels, USA, Los Angeles
StyleUnexpected ending, Action

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.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genreadventure, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:34
CharactersPolice, Detectives
PlotAdventure, Investigation
PlaceForest, Estate
TimeMiddle Ages
StylePopular

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1981 Soviet film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Hound of the Baskervilles. It was the third installment in the TV series about adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson. A potent streak of humour ran through the film as concerns references to traditional British customs and stereotypes, ensuring the film's popularity with several generations of Russophone viewers. Other features of this best entry in the series include excellent exterior shots which closely match the novel's setting in the Dartmoor marshland, as well as an all-star cast: in addition to the famous Livanov -Solomin duo as Holmes and Watson, the film stars the internationally acclaimed actor/director Nikita Mikhalkov as Sir Henry Baskerville and the Russian movie legend Oleg Yankovsky as the villain Stapleton.

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: 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
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryCanada
CharactersTeens, Students
PlotAbduction, Fight, Money, Investigation, Loneliness
PlaceSchool, Canada, Small cities
StyleFor single girls

A once-celebrated kid detective, now 31, continues to solve the same trivial mysteries between hangovers and bouts of self-pity. Until a naive client brings him his first 'adult' case, to find out who brutally murdered her boyfriend.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration02:23
CharactersDrivers
PlotRevolution, Chase, Missing people
PlaceJapan
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Tense, Makes me think

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryDenmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:10
CharactersKillers, Police
PlotAbduction, Investigation, Religious, Depression, Conspiracies
PlaceSchool
StyleExciting, Tense, Disturbing

An old note is found in a bottle in Jutland which has travelled across the ocean for a long time. The note is hard to decipher, but when the Danish investigators from Section Q receive it, the odd personalities within the section find a new angle on it and try to unveil yet another old and diabolic case even though the lead is cold.

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: 7.6
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: 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.

Duration01:52
CharactersDisabled people, Photographers, Girlfriends, Nurses
PlotInvestigation, Loneliness
StylePsychological problems, Action, Smart, Disturbing

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that a man across the courtyard may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his high society fashion-consultant girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his visiting nurse Stella to investigate.

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: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersScammers, Brothers, Businessmen
PlotLove, Puzzles, Survival, Investigation, Birthday
PlaceMexico, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Intellectual

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nearly a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:08
CharactersFriends, Smugglers
PlotAdventure, Skirmishes, Abduction, Investigation, Friendship
TimeNight
StyleExciting, Fascinating

Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.





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