A list of all the best 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 movies. If they get enough votes they rise to the top.
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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.
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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 movies, here is the full detective fiction movies list, ordered from best to worst.
Directed by: Alfred L. WerkerThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a 1939 mystery-adventure film. It is a pastiche featuring... more
Directed by: John HustonThe Maltese Falcon is a 1941 Warner Bros. film noir based on the novel of the same name by... more
Directed by: David FincherSeven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars... more
Directed by: W. S. Van DykeAfter the Thin Man is a 1936 American film, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and James... more
Directed by: William FriedkinThe French Connection is a 1971 American dramatic thriller film directed by William Friedkin... more
Directed by: Jonathan DemmeThe Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime... more
Directed by: Roy William NeillSherlock Holmes Faces Death is the sixth film in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce series of... more
Directed by: Tim BurtonSleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a... more
Directed by: John RawlinsSherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror is the third film in the Basil Rathbone/Nigel Bruce... more
Directed by: Carl FranklinDevil in a Blue Dress is a 1995 American neo-noir mystery film directed by Carl Franklin and... more
Directed by: Jack SmightHarper, released in the UK as The Moving Target, is a 1966 film based on Ross Macdonald's... more
Directed by: Alfred HitchcockFamily Plot is a 1976 American dark comedy/thriller film that was the final film directed by... more
Directed by: Carl ReinerThis film is a 1982 comedy-mystery film directed by Carl Reiner. Starring Steve Martin and... more
Directed by: Michael AptedGorky Park is a 1983 film based on the novel Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith. It was directed... more
Directed by: Roy William NeillTerror by Night is a 1946 Sherlock Holmes film, the thirteenth to star Basil Rathbone and... more
Directed by: Guy HamiltonThe Mirror Crack'd is a 1980 British mystery film based on Agatha Christie's Miss Marple novel... more
Directed by: Daniel AlfredsonThe Girl Who Played with Fire is a 2009 Swedish thriller film directed by Daniel Alfredson,... more
Directed by: Jean-Jacques AnnaudThe Name of the Rose is a 1986 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, based on the book of the... more
Directed by: Guy RitchieSherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the... more
Directed by: W. S. Van DykeAnother Thin Man is a 1939 American film that is the third film in the six-volume series, The... more
Directed by: Gerald ThomasCarry On Screaming is the twelfth in the series of Carry On films to be made and was released... more
Directed by: W. S. Van DykeShadow of the Thin Man is the fourth of the six The Thin Man films. It was released in 1941... more
Directed by: Roy William NeillThe Pearl of Death is a 1944 Sherlock Holmes film starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel... more
Directed by: Hal Ashby8 Million Ways to Die is a 1986 American crime film. This was the final film directed by Hal... more
Directed by: Niels Arden OplevThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film based on the novel of... more