List of All Detective Movies Films

List of All Detective Movies

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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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    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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    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Val Kilmer, David Crosby, Sam Shepard

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    Exit to Eden

    Rosie O'Donnell, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Delany

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    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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    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

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