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: My Son, A Little Trip to Heaven, Knives Out, In August of 1944, Shutter Island, The Woman in the Window, The Usual Suspects, Enola Holmes, Gone, Haunter.

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

Genre
Country
My Son (2021)

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.

A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
Markimdb: 6
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIceland, USA
Duration01:30

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.

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.

In August of 1944 (2001)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryRussia, USA, Belarus
Duration01:58

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.

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.

The Woman in the Window (2021)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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

The Usual Suspects (1995)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:46

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.

Enola Holmes (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.

Gone (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

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.

Haunter (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryCanada, France
Duration01:37

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.

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Malta
Duration01:39

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

Julia's Eyes (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, detective
CountrySpain, Mexico
Duration01:58

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

Jigsaw (2017)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:23

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.

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.

The Little Things (2021)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

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 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981)
Markimdb: 8.6
Genreadventure, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:34

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.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreadventure, crime, 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.

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.

High and Low (1963)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryJapan
Duration02:23

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

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.

Searching (2018)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration02:32

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.

A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryDenmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration02:10

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.

The Kid Detective (2020)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, drama, detective
CountryCanada

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.

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.

Rear Window (1954)
Duration01:52

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.

The Body (2012)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySpain
Duration01:48

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.

Game Night (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

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.

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.

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.

Wind River (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada, USA

An FBI agent teams with the town's veteran game tracker to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation.




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