Most Popular "Detective" Titles
- Movies or TV
- IMDb Rating
- In Theaters
- Release Year
2. NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (2003– )
12 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.
3. Peppermint (2018)
16 | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.
Votes: 17,702 | Gross: $35.42M
4. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )
6 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime
Jake Peralta, an immature, but talented N.Y.P.D. detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.
5. Chicago P.D. (2014– )
16 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.
8. Lucifer (2015– )
16 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.
11. Die Hard (1988)
16 | 132 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 698,322 | Gross: $83.01M
12. Bones (2005–2017)
12 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.
13. The Dark Knight (2008)
16 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.
Votes: 1,994,028 | Gross: $534.86M
14. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
16 | 164 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Votes: 348,815 | Gross: $92.05M
17. Skyscraper (2018)
12 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A security expert must infiltrate a burning skyscraper, 225 stories above ground, when his family is trapped inside by criminals.
Votes: 61,973 | Gross: $67.80M
18. The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home. Dylan McDermott stars in this chilling portrait of all-American evil.
Votes: 3,581 | Gross: $0.01M
19. Den of Thieves (2018)
12 | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
Votes: 58,557 | Gross: $44.95M
21. Goodfellas (1990)
16 | 146 min | Crime, Drama
The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.
Votes: 873,662 | Gross: $46.84M
22. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
12 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
Votes: 165,733 | Gross: $102.83M
23. Get Out (I) (2017)
16 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
Votes: 349,051 | Gross: $176.04M
25. Law & Order (1990–2010)
6 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
26. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
12 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
27. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
16 | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,080,249 | Gross: $120.54M
28. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
12 | 164 min | Action, Thriller
Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.
Votes: 1,346,447 | Gross: $448.14M
29. Bad Santa (2003)
12 | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.
Votes: 124,628 | Gross: $60.06M
30. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
12 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.
31. Watchmen (2009)
16 | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
Votes: 442,333 | Gross: $107.51M
32. Gone Girl (2014)
16 | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
Votes: 731,241 | Gross: $167.77M
33. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
16 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A young FBI cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.
Votes: 1,088,532 | Gross: $130.74M
34. The Equalizer (2014)
16 | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
Votes: 288,492 | Gross: $101.53M
35. The Departed (2006)
16 | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 1,041,432 | Gross: $132.38M
36. Psych (2006–2014)
6 | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.
37. Nocturnal Animals (2016)
16 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.
Votes: 192,667 | Gross: $10.64M
38. Poirot (1989–2013)
6 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
40. Prisoners (2013)
16 | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
Votes: 506,081 | Gross: $61.00M
41. Suspiria (1977)
98 min | Horror
An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.
42. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
16 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.
43. Batman Begins (2005)
12 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.
Votes: 1,157,843 | Gross: $206.85M
45. The Girl on the Train (2016)
16 | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
Votes: 143,032 | Gross: $75.40M
47. Death Wish (2018)
16 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.
Votes: 40,823 | Gross: $34.02M
48. Shutter Island (2010)
16 | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer, who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 969,285 | Gross: $128.01M