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A list of all the best detective movies ever made. This detective movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of detective films also contains detective movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. 

Some of the greatest movies of all time have been detective movies. With the mix of action, suspense, and drama, there are few genres that are more popular with movie buffs. From gritty action movies to old noirs, there's nothing more gripping and entertaining than a good detective movie. of Besides, who wouldn't want to see David Fincher's Seven with Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, and Gwyneth Paltrow? The same goes for the Roman Polanski classic film noir Chinatown with Jack Nicholson.

This list is for movies that center on or feature detectives solving mysteries, police tracking down criminals, or murder investigation. If you're looking for general drama movies, head on over to The Best Dramas on Amazon Prime and The Best Drama Films on Netflix Instant

All sorts of directors have taken on Detective movies. Examples include Clint Eastwood, Peter Sellers, and Alfred Hitchcock.

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Vertigo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of All Detective Movies
Vertigo James Stewart, Kim Novak, Alfred Hitchcock

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The Maltese Falcon Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

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Sleepy Hollow Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of All Detective Movies
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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Laura Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Judith Anderson

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Murder on the Orient Express Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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Courage Under Fire Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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Brick Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

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Devil in a Blue Dress Denzel Washington, Poppy Montgomery, Don Cheadle

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A Low Down Dirty Shame Jada Pinkett Smith, Salli Richardson, Charles S. Dutton

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Backdraft is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of All Detective Movies
Backdraft Robert De Niro, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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The Name of the Rose Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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Manhunter Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais, Joan Allen

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The Spirit Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson

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The Pink Panther 2 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons

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Kiss Me Deadly Cloris Leachman, Nat King Cole, Jack Elam

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The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Charlize Theron, Woody Allen, Helen Hunt

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Death on the Nile Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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The List of Adrian Messenger Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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Gone Baby Gone Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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Young Sherlock Holmes Sophie Ward, Michael Hordern, Brian Oulton

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Harper Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh

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The X-Files Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Blythe Danner

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Murder by Decree Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud

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Nancy Drew Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts, Rachael Leigh Cook

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The Return of the Pink Panther Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom

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Murder by Death Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness

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Gorky Park William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy

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Night Moves Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith

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Twilight Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Paul Newman

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The Great Mouse Detective Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Frank Welker

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True Crime Clint Eastwood, Lucy Liu, James Woods

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Thunderheart Val Kilmer, David Crosby, Sam Shepard

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Exit to Eden Rosie O'Donnell, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Delany

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Basic John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, William Frawley

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Just Cause Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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Mississippi Burning Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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Blood Work Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Daniels

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Gleaming the Cube Christian Slater, Tony Hawk, Ed Lauter

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The Cheap Detective Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Madeline Kahn

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Appointment with Death Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud

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Farewell, My Lovely Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling

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Klute Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

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City Heat Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn

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The Oxford Murders John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Anna Massey

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Confessions of a Nazi Spy Edward G. Robinson, George Sanders, Paul Lukas