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 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor

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    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Cary Grant

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    Sleepy Hollow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

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    Ace Ventura: Pet Detective is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Dan Marino

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    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan

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    Laura is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Gene Tierney, Clifton Webb, Judith Anderson

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    Murder on the Orient Express is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Lauren Bacall

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    Courage Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington

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    Brick is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

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    Devil in a Blue Dress is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Denzel Washington, Poppy Montgomery, Don Cheadle

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    A Low Down Dirty Shame is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    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 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

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    The Name of the Rose is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Sean Connery, Christian Slater, Ron Perlman

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    Manhunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Brian Cox, Garcelle Beauvais, Joan Allen

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    The Spirit is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Scarlett Johansson, Eva Mendes, Samuel L. Jackson

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    The Pink Panther 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons

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    Kiss Me Deadly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Cloris Leachman, Nat King Cole, Jack Elam

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    The Curse of the Jade Scorpion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Charlize Theron, Woody Allen, Helen Hunt

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    Death on the Nile is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Angela Lansbury

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    The List of Adrian Messenger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum

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    Gone Baby Gone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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    Young Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Sophie Ward, Michael Hordern, Brian Oulton

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    Harper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall, Janet Leigh

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    The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Blythe Danner

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    Murder by Decree is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, John Gielgud

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    Nancy Drew is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts, Rachael Leigh Cook

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    The Return of the Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Herbert Lom

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    Murder by Death is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness

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    Gorky Park is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    William Hurt, Lee Marvin, Brian Dennehy

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    Night Moves is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Gene Hackman, James Woods, Melanie Griffith

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    Twilight is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Reese Witherspoon, Susan Sarandon, Paul Newman

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    The Great Mouse Detective is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Vincent Price, Basil Rathbone, Frank Welker

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    True Crime is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Lucy Liu, James Woods

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    Thunderheart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Val Kilmer, David Crosby, Sam Shepard

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    Exit to Eden is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Rosie O'Donnell, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Delany

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    Basic is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Roselyn Sánchez

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    Abbott and Costello Meet the I... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, William Frawley

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    Just Cause is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris

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    Mississippi Burning is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Willem Dafoe, Gene Hackman, Frances McDormand

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    Blood Work is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Anjelica Huston, Jeff Daniels

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    Gleaming the Cube is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Christian Slater, Tony Hawk, Ed Lauter

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    The Cheap Detective is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Ann-Margret, James Cromwell, Madeline Kahn

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    Appointment with Death is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Carrie Fisher, Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud

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    Farewell, My Lovely is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Sylvester Stallone, Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling

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    Klute is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Sylvester Stallone, Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland

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    City Heat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Madeline Kahn

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    The Oxford Murders is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Anna Massey

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    Confessions of a Nazi Spy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of All Detective Movies

    Edward G. Robinson, George Sanders, Paul Lukas

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