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The Best PG Detective Movies

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List of PG detective movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best PG detective moviess and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest PG detective movies of all time is. This list of popular PG detective moviess includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top PG detective movies isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great PG Detective films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific PG Detective film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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  • 1
    Bruce Willis, Emma Roberts
    69
    10

    Released2007

    Directed byAndrew Fleming

    Nancy Drew is a 2007 American mystery comedy film loosely based on the popular series of mystery novels about the titular teen detective. It stars Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew, with Josh Flitter and...  more

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  • 2
    Roy Scheider, Ken Kercheval
    26
    10

    Released1973

    Directed byPhilip D'Antoni

    The Seven-Ups is a 1973 American dramatic thriller film produced and directed by Philip D'Antoni. It stars Roy Scheider as a crusading policeman who is the leader of The Seven-Ups, a squad of...  more

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  • 3
    Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman
    24
    13

    Released1974

    Directed bySidney Lumet

    This film is a 1974 British Technicolor mystery film directed by Sidney Lumet, starring Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, and based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. ...  more

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  • 4
    Charles Bronson, Doug Atkins
    14
    9

    Released1975

    Directed byTom Gries

    Breakheart Pass is an American 1975 western adventure film that stars Charles Bronson, Ben Johnson, Richard Crenna, and Jill Ireland. The movie was based on the novel by Alistair MacLean of the same...  more

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  • 5
    Ralph Waite, Aubrey Peeples
    15
    11

    Released2009

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk, David M. Evans

    Ace Ventura, Jr.: Pet Detective is a 2009 telefilm, and the third installment in the Ace Ventura film series. It is a direct to video spin-off sequel to the films Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Ace...  more
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    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin
    18
    16

    Released2009

    Directed byHarald Zwart

    The Pink Panther 2 is a 2009 American detective comedy film directed by Harald Zwart. It is the eleventh installment in the The Pink Panther film series and the sequel to the 2006 film The Pink...  more
  • 7
    Chevy Chase, Steve Martin
    14
    11

    Released1982

    Directed byCarl Reiner

    This film is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and Rachel Ward, the film is both a parody of, and an homage to, film noir and the pulp detective movies of the...  more

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  • 8
    Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds
    14
    11

    Released1984

    Directed byBlake Edwards, Richard Benjamin

    City Heat is a 1984 American film starring Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds, and directed by Richard Benjamin. The film was released in North America on December 1984. The pairing of Eastwood and...  more
  • 9
    Elizabeth Taylor, Pierce Brosnan
    8
    5

    Released1980

    Directed byGuy Hamilton

    The Mirror Crack'd is a 1980 British mystery film based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novel The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side and directed by Guy Hamilton. It starred Angela Lansbury, Kim...  more
  • 10
    Teri Garr, E.G. Daily
    7
    5

    Released1982

    Directed byCaleb Deschanel

    The Escape Artist is a 1982 film starring Griffin O'Neal and Raúl Juliá. It was based on a book by David Wagoner, and was the directorial debut of Caleb Deschanel. It was the final film of both Joan...  more
  • 11
    Donald Sutherland, Christopher Plummer
    8
    8

    Released1979

    Directed byBob Clark

    This film is a 1979 British-Canadian mystery thriller film directed by Bob Clark. It features the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who are embroiled...  more

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  • 12
    Alfred Hitchcock, Bruce Dern
    9
    9

    Released1976

    Directed byAlfred Hitchcock

    Family Plot is a 1976 American dark comedy/thriller film that was the final film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The film was based on Victor Canning's novel The Rainbird Pattern, which Ernest Lehman...  more
  • 13
    Suzanne Barnes, Michael Galeota
    2
    4

    Released1996

    Directed byEric Hendershot

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  • 14
    Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch
    6
    5

    Released1968

    Directed byGordon Douglas

    Lady in Cement is a 1968 detective film, directed by Gordon Douglas and starring Frank Sinatra, Raquel Welch, Dan Blocker, Martin Gabel and Richard Conte. A sequel to the 1967 film Tony Rome, and...  more
  • 15
    Derrick Shore, Irene Santiago
    2
    5

    Released1999

    Directed byEric Hendershot

    A Kid Called Danger is a 1999 crime family film written and directed by Eric Hendershot....  more
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  • 16
    Ann-Margret, James Cromwell
    10
    12

    Released1978

    Directed byRobert Moore

    The Cheap Detective is a 1978 American satirical comedy film written by Neil Simon and directed by Robert Moore. It stars Peter Falk as Lou Peckinpaugh, a detective in the Humphrey Bogart mold. The...  more
  • 17
    Meryl Streep, Roy Scheider
    0
    5

    Released1982

    Directed byRobert Benton

    Still of the Night is a 1982 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Benton and starring Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Joe Grifasi and Jessica Tandy. It was written by Benton and David...  more
  • 18
    Peter Mayhew, Megan Henning
    0
    5

    Released2008

    Directed byJames Kerwin

    Yesterday Was a Lie is a 2008 neo-noir film written and directed by James Kerwin and starring Kipleigh Brown, Chase Masterson, John Newton, and Mik Scriba. In publicity materials, the film has been...  more
  • 19
    Will Geer, Barbara Harris
    0
    7

    Released1975

    Directed byDean Hargrove

    The Manchu Eagle Murder Caper Mystery is a film directed by Dean Hargrove released on March 1975....  more
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  • 20
    Yvonne De Carlo, Michelle Phillips
    0
    7

    Released1980

    Directed byRobert Day

    The Man with Bogart's Face is a 1980 comedy film, released by 20th Century Fox and based on a novel of the same name. Andrew J. Fenady, author of the novel, produced the film and wrote the screenplay....  more
  • 21
    Susannah York, Saeed Jaffrey
    6
    7

    Released1990

    Directed byStephen Bayly

    Just Ask for Diamond is a 1988 British comedy crime film directed by Stephen Bayly and starring Colin Dale, Saeed Jaffrey and Dursley McLinden. It is based on The Falcon's Malteser, the first book of...  more
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  • 22
    Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers
    6
    8

    Released1976

    Directed byRobert Moore

    This film is a 1976 American mystery comedy film with a cast featuring Eileen Brennan, Truman Capote, James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Elsa Lanchester, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith,...  more
  • 23
    Bette Davis, Maggie Smith
    7
    12

    Released1978

    Directed byJohn Guillermin

    This film is a 1978 British film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel of the same name, directed by John Guillermin and adapted by Anthony Shaffer. The film features the Belgian detective...  more
  • 24
    Orson Welles, Jeff Chandler
    8
    15

    Released1957

    Directed byJack Arnold

    Man in the Shadow is a CinemaScope crime film starring Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander, and John Larch....  more
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  • 25
    Lily Tomlin, Art Carney
    2
    9

    Released1977

    Directed byRobert Benton

    The Late Show is a 1977 neo-noir, mystery film written and directed by Robert Benton and produced by Robert Altman. It stars Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche, and Joanna Cassidy. A...  more