100 best detective movies

A list of the best detective films, selected by visitors to our site: Inception, Zootopia, Shutter Island, The Prestige, Gentlemen of Fortune, Now You See Me 2, Now You See Me 3, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Coco, Gone Girl, The Hateful Eight, The Devil's Advocate, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Game, Insurgent, Allegiant, It Chapter Two, Sherlock Holmes, Interstate 60, The Illusionist
Inception (2010)
Markimdb: 8.8
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:28

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.

Zootopia (2016)
Markimdb: 8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:32

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.

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 Prestige (2006)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:05

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.

Gentlemen of Fortune (1971)
Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:24

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

Now You See Me 3 (2022)
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Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France

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

Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:25

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.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom, Australia
Duration02:08

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.

Coco (2017)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrefantasy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

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.

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.

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The Hateful Eight (2015)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, western, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:21

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

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:24

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

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:40

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.

The Game (1997)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

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.

Allegiant (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

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.

Insurgent (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, action, melodrama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:36

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

It Chapter Two (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:57

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.

Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:08

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.

Interstate 60 (2002)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, drama, adventure, detective
CountryCanada, USA
Duration01:56

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

The Illusionist (2006)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Czech Republic
Duration01:50

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.

Upgrade (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:28

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.

Now You See Me (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:55

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

The Hunger Games (2012)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:22

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains. Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. The world will be watching.

Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration01:45

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.

Arrival (2016)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA, Canada, India
Duration02:32

Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat.

Cloud Atlas (2012)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, drama, adventure, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore
Duration02:52

A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

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.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Watchmen (2009)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrefantastic, action, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:42

In a gritty and alternate 1985 the glory days of costumed vigilantes have been brought to a close by a government crackdown, but after one of the masked veterans is brutally murdered, an investigation into the killer is initiated. The reunited heroes set out to prevent their own destruction, but in doing so uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger.

Chip 'n' Dale Rescue Rangers (1989)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrecomedy, adventure, family, cartoon, detective
CountryUSA, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Japan, United Kingdom

Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers is an animated series produced by Walt Disney Television Animation. Created by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove, it featured the established Disney characters Chip 'n' Dale in a new setting. The series premiered on the Disney Channel on March 4, 1989, after a preview episode was aired on August 27, 1988. The series premiered with a two-hour movie special, Rescue Rangers: To the Rescue, which was later broken up into five parts to air as part of the weekday run. The final episode aired on November 19, 1990.On September 18, 1989, the series entered national syndication. From 1998 to 1999, reruns of the show were aired as a part of the Disney Afternoon line up.




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