Best Detective Fiction Movies List Films
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Best Detective Fiction Movies List

A list of all detective fiction movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. This detective fiction movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more. This list of detective fiction films also contains detective fiction movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This detective fiction films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best detective fiction movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This detective fiction movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Rock the vote by upvoting your favorite items. If they get enough votes they rise to the top.

List of detective fiction films includes detective fiction movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. You can share this on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook and more to see what your social network would vote to the top.

These are the top films in the detective fiction genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the detective fiction genre in it. Be it the motifs of the detective fiction genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

If you're not a fan of Some Girls Do or Shadow Lake, then vote those down so that the list takes your preferences into account. If we missed any detective fiction movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous detective fiction movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about detective fiction movie lists.
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the detective fiction movies. List includes photos and detective fiction movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

Lonely Street and Murder She Purred: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

Whether you're at home and want to watch these detective fiction movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good detective fiction movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest detective fiction movies, here is the full detective fiction movies list, ordered from best to worst.
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    Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams, Jude Law

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    Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Ewa Fröling

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    Thelma Todd, Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez

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    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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    Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Poppy Montgomery

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    Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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    Christopher Plummer, Peter Sellers, Catherine Schell

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    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

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    Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling

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    Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Daniels

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Naseeruddin Shah, Dalip Tahil

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    Helen Mirren, Peter Sellers, Sid Caesar

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    William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy

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    Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness

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    Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul

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    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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    Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Robin Tunney

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    Noomi Rapace, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre

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    Freddie Jones, Michael Hordern, Sophie Ward

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    Vincent Price, Frank Welker, Basil Rathbone

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    Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

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    Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Sid Caesar

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    James Stewart, Myrna Loy, William Powell

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

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    Basil Rathbone, Hillary Brooke, Milburn Stone

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    Basil Rathbone, Reginald Denny, Evelyn Ankers

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    Melanie Griffith, Gene Hackman, James Woods

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    Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Donald Sutherland

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    John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Sheldon Leonard

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    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

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    Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill, Nigel Bruce

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    Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson, Charles S. Dutton

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    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    new! Lee Van Cleef, Sidney Blackmer, Vera Ralston

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    Robert Morley, Bud Tingwell, Flora Robson

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    Charlize Theron, Woody Allen, Helen Hunt

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    Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Mike Mazurki

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    James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill

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    Myrna Loy, William Powell, Otto Kruger

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    Michael Shannon, Amy Ryan, Paul Adelstein

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    Jon Pertwee, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale

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    Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Anna Massey

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    Josh Hartnett, Lee Byung-hun, Elias Koteas

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    Christopher Lee, Frank Thornton, Miklós Rózsa

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    Naomi Watts, Tom Skerritt, Martin Donovan

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