100 best detective movies

A list of the best detective films, selected by visitors to our site: Inception, Zootopia, Shutter Island, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Prestige, Gentlemen of Fortune, Now You See Me 2, Now You See Me 3, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Se7en, Coco, The Silence of the Lambs, Gone Girl, The Hateful Eight, The Devil's Advocate, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Game, Men in Black II, I, Robot, The Sixth Sense
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28
CharactersHackers, Spy, Scammers
PlotAdventure, Puzzles, Skirmishes, Fight, Virtual Reality
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleInteresting, Popular, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.

Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersAnimals, Gangsters, Strong women, Rabbits, Police
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Chase, Conspiracies
PlaceUSA, Laboratory
StyleFor children, Popular, Smart, For a cozy evening

Determined to prove herself, Officer Judy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case - even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.

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: 8.1
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:10
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Harry Potter, Pupils, Friends
PlotMagic, Fighting Evil, Mystery, Ghosts, Damn things
PlaceSchool, Forest, England

Harry, Ron and Hermione continue their quest to vanquish the evil Voldemort once and for all. Just as things begin to look hopeless for the young wizards, Harry discovers a trio of magical objects that endow him with powers to rival Voldemort's formidable skills.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05
CharactersMagician, Scammers, Twins, Brothers, Wizards
PlotLove, Magic, Puzzles, Relationship, Obsession
PlaceCourt, England, London
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Popular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:24
CharactersGangsters
PlotPrison Break
StylePopular

A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...

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Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France

A third installment of the 'Now You See Me' franchise. Plot undisclosed.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:25
CharactersSuperhero, Spy, Magician, Scammers, Bodyguards
PlotRobbery, Magic, Martial Arts, Fight, Chase
PlacePrison, Aircraft
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Smart, Tense

One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:08
CharactersMafia, Geniuses, Heroes, Police, Sherlock Holmes
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Conspiracies, Mystery
PlaceEngland, London
Time19th century
StyleExciting, Steampunk, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Police, Partners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Chase, Mystery
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Psychological problems, Action

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective, music
CountryUSA, Mexico
Duration01:27
CharactersDogs, Childrens, Musicians, Family, Popadants
PlotLove, Adventure, Music, Death, Life after death
PlaceVillage, Mexico
StylePopular, Cute, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector, and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers, Cannibals
PlotInvestigation
StyleBy books

Clarice Starling is a top student at the FBI's training academy. Jack Crawford wants Clarice to interview Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist who is also a violent psychopath, serving life behind bars for various acts of murder and cannibalism. Crawford believes that Lecter may have insight into a case and that Starling, as an attractive young woman, may be just the bait to draw him out.

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: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21
CharactersHired assassins, Cowboys, Hunters, Captives, Warriors
PlotWar, Survival, Skirmishes, Snow, Pads
PlaceWild West, Mountains, Hotels, USA
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Fascinating, Heavy, Tense

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:24
CharactersDemons, Killers, Lawyers
PlotLove, Superpowers, Supernatural, Success, Fate
PlacePrison, Court, Hospitals, USA, Office
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Atmospheric, Smart, Intellectual

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:40
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Prison Break, The escape, Friendship, Death
PlaceHotels
StyleExciting, Beautiful, Atmospheric, Fancy, Worth watching

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

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: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:28
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Special agents, Friends, Partners
PlotUFO, Alien invasion, Saving the World
PlaceSpace, USA
StyleMarvel, Exciting, Light

Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay – who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the MIB, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy – to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:55
CharactersRobots, Scientists, Cyborgs, Inventors, Androids
PlotArtificial Intelligence
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk, Serious

In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may be in danger.

Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantastic, thriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
CharactersChildrens, Doctors, Psychologists, Clairvoyants, Psychiatrists
PlotLove, Superpowers, Mystery, Death, Supernatural
PlaceUSA
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Action, Twisted plot

A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
CharactersWarriors, Presidential
PlotSurvival, Death, Love triangle, Mystery, Competitions
PlaceParty
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious, Disturbing

Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:17
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Strong women, Scientists, Lawyers
PlotLove, War, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts
PlacePrison, Village, Aircraft, Court
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending

Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:36
CharactersTeens, Strong women, Heroes, Friends, Losers
PlotLove, Survival, Fight, Virtual Reality, Revolution
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Serious

Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:57
CharactersGay, Giants, Clowns, Friends
PlotDeath, Fear
PlaceUSA
StyleTense, Epic, Creepy

27 years after overcoming the malevolent supernatural entity Pennywise, the former members of the Losers' Club, who have grown up and moved away from Derry, are brought back together by a devastating phone call.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia
Duration02:08
CharactersPolice, Sherlock Holmes, Partners, Detectives
PlotAdventure, Investigation, Friendship, Mystery, Mystery
PlacePrison, England, London
Time19th century
StylePopular, Exciting, Steampunk, Fascinating, Smart

Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:56
PlotTime travel, Travel, Mystery, Fulfillment of desires, Dreams
PlaceHospitals, USA
StyleDeep Meaning, Fancy

An aspiring painter meets various characters and learns valuable lessons while traveling across America.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50
CharactersMagician, Police, Friends, Wizards
PlotLove, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Investigation
PlaceCastle, Mansions
StyleUnexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Atmospheric, Fascinating

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersMonsters, Programmers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotTime travel, Karate, Computer games, Computers, Technology
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Psychedelic, Intellectual

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:51
CharactersDogs, Dragons, Rabbits, Sisters, Talking dogs
PlotTime travel, Adventure, Travel, Chess, Time machine
PlaceSea, Ships, Fantastic worlds, Parallel worlds, Castle
StyleBeautiful landscapes

In the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland", Alice Kingsleigh returns to Underland and faces a new adventure in saving the Mad Hatter.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersRobots, Gangsters, Cyborgs, Bodyguards, Disabled people
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Martial Arts, Revenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceLaboratory
TimeFuture
StyleInteresting, Unexpected ending, Exciting, Spectacular, Gloomy

A brutal mugging leaves Grey Trace paralyzed in the hospital and his beloved wife dead. A billionaire inventor soon offers Trace a cure — an artificial intelligence implant called STEM that will enhance his body. Now able to walk, Grey finds that he also has superhuman strength and agility — skills he uses to seek revenge against the thugs who destroyed his life.





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