Detective series movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant detective series movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out detective series, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized and semi serious films and TV shows about / with crimes, murder, investigation, crime, police, deadly, police detective, mystery, law enforcement and private detective plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres shot in UK, USA, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as detective series: Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989), Dick Francis: In the Frame (1989), Investigation Held by ZnaToKi (1971), MacGruder and Loud (1985), Beneath The Lies (2014), The Detectives (1993), Dangerous Davies (1981), Cracker (2006), Partners in Crime (2015), The Famous Five (1978).

List of detective series movies

Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Canada
Story: A fool-proof formula for picking winning horses on a computer disc is the Maguffin sought by Cleveland and others.
Style: detective series
Plot: nephew, horse trainer, computer program, landlady, father son conflict, falling to death, stable, compulsive gambler, fax machine, racetrack, acrophobia, kidnapping ...
Place: ireland
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Dick Francis: In the Frame (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Ireland, Canada
Story: After two friends have their houses looted of expensive paintings and vintage wine collections, Cleveland finds those responsible when he travels to Germany.
Style: detective series
Plot: exploding house, car chase, greed, investigator, passport, gambling, false accusation, entrepreneur, motor scooter, horse race, art forgery, break in
Place: germany
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Investigation Held by ZnaToKi (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
TV show
Story: Soviet detective television series.
Style: detective series
Plot: police, police detective, soviet army, crime investigation, police investigation, murder investigation, crime solving
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MacGruder and Loud (1985)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: MacGruder and Loud is an American crime drama from Aaron Spelling Productions that aired on ABC in 1985. The series stars John Getz and Kathryn Harrold as married police officers Malcolm MacGruder and Jenny Loud in a Los Angeles Police ...
Style: detective series
Plot: police officer, police partner, secret door, policewoman, female police officer, wedding, secret passageway, marriage, secret marriage, husband wife relationship, secret love, police ...
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Beneath The Lies (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Uganda
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Within the city of Kampala, lies a seedy underbelly of blackmail, drug trafficking, child prostitution and exploitation of women run by an unknown racket. When the lies beneath each relationship are exposed and loyalties are tested, only death and ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, contemplative, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: theft, love, female assassin, betrayal, female villain, african, greed, hollywood, drugs, blackmail, family man, hypocrisy ...
Time: year 2016, year 2014
Place: africa, uganda
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The Detectives (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: The absurd adventures of two defective detectives, who - despite unbelievable incompetence - somehow manage to solve their cases (or be nearby when the cases are solved) and retain their jobs.
Style: sitcom, detective series
Plot: parody, police detective, constable, inspector, comanche indian, partner, duo, incompetence, clumsy, farce, british humour
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Dangerous Davies (1981)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case.
Style: detective series
Plot: police, murder, canal, fortune teller, ambassador, police brutality, rape, trailer, cold case, mobile home, sex shop, police detective
Place: london
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Cracker (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After living in Australia for the past decade, Fitz and Judith return to Manchester in 2004 for their daughter Katie's wedding. Drinking too much at the reception, Fitz stumbles through a rambling toast, which only embarrasses the bride. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, criminal psychologist, murder, who done it, police investigation, tough law enforcer, unlikely criminals, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, doctors and patients, neck breaking, broken neck ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern ireland, manchester
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Partners in Crime (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a 1950s Britain rising from the ashes of the Blitz into the grip of a new Cold War, our beekeeping duo stumble into a world of murder, undercover agents and cold war conspiracy. Tuppence is a woman who sees adventure round every corner, ...
Style: atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, partners, crime, private detective, post war, mystery, investigation, crimes, odd couple, conspiracy, couple relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, london
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The Famous Five (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Family
Country: UK
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: The Famous Five is a British television series based on the children's books of the same name by Enid Blyton. It was broadcast on ITV over two series in 1978 and 1979. It was produced by Southern Television in 26 half-hour episodes.
Style: detective series
Plot: amateur sleuth, friendship, tough girl, strong female lead, family relations, children, strong female character, dog
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Prescription: Murder (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
Style: clever, suspenseful, talky, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, police investigation, swimming pool, investigation, alibi, psychiatrist, police detective, mistress, couples, crimes, dishonesty ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
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Pushing Daisies (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, surreal, fairy tale ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: impossible love, loneliness, back from the dead, unfulfilled love, murder, death, dog, supernatural ability, supernatural, private detective, partners, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 182 min.
TV show
Story: Helen Mirren returns for the final time as Jane Tennison in the long-awaited Prime Suspect 7. Retirement looms for Detective Superintendent Tennison, but as her career draws to a close, the body of a missing schoolgirl is found, and the hunt for her ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, detective series
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, law enforcement, crimes, mystery, haunted by the past, murder, suspicion, career, alcohol abuse, teacher student romance, chief of police ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england
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Prime Suspect 3 (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 207 min.
TV show
Story: Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police. Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison moves to a new district and is put in charge of a vice investigation instead of ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, detective series
Plot: pimp, policewoman, murder, street kid, police detective, suicide attempt, abortion, blackmail, child abuse, social worker, cover up, cross dressing ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england, manchester, wales, london
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Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, witty, suspenseful, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder investigation, murder, crime investigation, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Secret Adversary (1983)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tommy and Tuppence (Prudence) meet in London after having served in World War I. Recently "demobed", short of money, and with no job prospects, they decide to become adventurers for hire. Soon, they are employed by the ...
Style: detective series
Plot: agatha christie, childhood friend, english countryside, childhood friends, british, megalomaniac, secret agent, amateur detective, whodunit, maid, secret organization, world war one ...
Time: 1920s
Place: london
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Murder in Three Acts (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, detective series
Plot: murder, private detective, murder mystery, celebrity culture, who done it, uncover truth, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, estate, manipulation, dishonesty, mystery ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, los angeles
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Inspector Clouseau (1968)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Detective Inspector Jacques Clouseau is borrowed from the Surete on special assignment for Scotland Yard in hopes that a fresh outlook will help the government recover the loot from the Great Train Robbery, which is being used to underwrite a new ...
Style: not serious, realistic, humorous, detective series
Plot: undercover, investigation, gang, heist, bank, partners, deadly, crimes, criminal heroes, dishonesty, master criminal, on the run ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, scotland yard, europe, scotland, france ...
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Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, multiple suspects, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
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The Crucifer of Blood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A beautiful young woman asks Holmes to help her father, a former army captain and hopeless opium addict break free of the curse surrounding a stolen treasure.
Style: detective series
Plot: train station, curse, footprint, wheelchair, opium, opium den, jewelry, british raj, steam engine, shot in the back, throat slitting, treasure ...
Time: victorian era, 1880s
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Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, detective series, eurospy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, private detective, betrayal, murder, kgb, espionage, anti communism, spy, cold war, danger, dishonesty, race against time ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, finland, latvia, texas, sweden ...
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Sweating Bullets (1991)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, Mexico
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tropical Heat is a Canadian action series produced in cooperation with Mexico and Israel that aired between 1991 and 1993. The plot revolves around private investigator, ex-DEA agent Nick Slaughter who after arriving in the fictional resort town of ...
Style: stylized, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, resort, private investigator, detective agency, travel agent, owner, ex law enforcer, outsmarting, investigation, partners, outside help, sexual tension ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: florida, usa
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