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Best Detective Fiction Movies List

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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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    Christopher Plummer, Peter Sellers, Catherine Schell

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    Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey

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    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness

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    Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, Poppy Montgomery

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    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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    Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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    Basil Rathbone, Reginald Denny, Evelyn Ankers

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    Basil Rathbone, Hillary Brooke, Milburn Stone

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    Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Daniels

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    new! & added by carlybobarly Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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    Thelma Todd, Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez

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    Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill, Nigel Bruce

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    Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Donald Sutherland

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    Christopher Lee, Frank Thornton, Miklós Rózsa

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Naseeruddin Shah, Dalip Tahil

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    Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul

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    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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    Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh

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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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    William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy

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    Boris Karloff, Lou Costello, Bud Abbott

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    Jon Pertwee, Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale

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    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Sheldon Leonard

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    Noomi Rapace, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre

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    Robert Morley, Bud Tingwell, Flora Robson

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    Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Robin Tunney

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    Basil Rathbone, Evelyn Ankers, Nigel Bruce

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    Bob Hope, Peter Lorre, Dorothy Lamour

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    Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan, Kim Novak

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    Basil Rathbone, Billy Bevan, Nigel Bruce

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    Jeffrey Jones, John Candy, Shawnee Smith

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    Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Sid Caesar

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    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

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    Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling

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    Helen Mirren, Peter Sellers, Sid Caesar

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    Vincent Price, Frank Welker, Basil Rathbone

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    Freddie Jones, Michael Hordern, Sophie Ward

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    Basil Rathbone, Ida Lupino, George Zucco

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    Melanie Griffith, Gene Hackman, James Woods

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    Christopher Plummer, Donald Sutherland, John Gielgud

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    Basil Rathbone, George Zucco, Henry Daniell

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    Myrna Loy, William Powell, Otto Kruger

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    Ava Gardner, Myrna Loy, Donna Reed

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    Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne

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