Private investigation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant private investigation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out captivating, tense, suspense, humorous, light and enigmatic films and TV shows about / with private investigation, investigation, crime investigation, uncover truth, murder investigation, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, murder and homicide detective plots mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as private investigation: Summer of 84 (2018), Detective Anna (2016), The Oddsockeaters (2016), The Unknown Girl (2016), This Means War (2012), Nancy Drew (2019), Enola Holmes (2020), Keanu (2016), Sisyphus (2021), Murder on the Orient Express (2001).

List of private investigation movies

 6.7
 37K
Summer of 84 (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Summer is usually a time for fun and games, but some teens get much more danger than they bargained for after beginning to suspect their neighbor is a serial murderer.
Style: suspense, ambiguous ending, enigmatic, tense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: group of friends, murder, murder mystery, serial killer, murder suspect, child killer, friendship, basement, neighbor, psycho killer, child protagonist, teenage boy ...
Time: year 1984, 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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 8.0
 513
Detective Anna (2016)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Russia
TV show
Story: Nineteen-year-old Anna, living at the end of the nineteenth century in the town of Zatonsk, unexpectedly discovers that she possesses supernatural powers. The spirits of the dead literally haunt her, begging to help. Aided by her visions, Anna ...
Style: captivating, mysterious, twists and turns, breathtaking, intellectual ...
Plot: investigation, female detective, murder, supernatural ability, ghost, partners against crime, death, clairvoyance, romance, danger, family relations, crimes ...
Time: 19th century
Place: russia
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The Oddsockeaters (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: ODDSOCKEATERS are small invisible creatures, responsible for socks that go missing when we only have one left from a pair. But unlike them, Seed’s gang wants to have a pair. In the end, they began their fight between two sets of values.
Style: 3d animation, humorous, colourful, light, surreal ...
Audience: pre-teens, preschoolers, kids, family outing
Plot: russian, gang of thieves, mad scientist, heist, collector, rebellion, private investigation, secretly observing, presumed dead, rivalry, trapped, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: prague, central europe, prague czech republic
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The Unknown Girl (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jenny, a young doctor who feels guilty after a young woman she refused to see winds up dead a few days later, decides to find out who the girl was, after the police can't identify the young woman.
Style: psychological, suspense, unusual plot structure, contemplative, visually appealing
Plot: psychological drama, doctor patient relationship, female protagonist, doctor, patient, female doctor, teenage boy, psychosomatic illness, strong female lead, strong female character, private investigation, medical student ...
Time: 2010s
Place: belgium
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 6.3
 180K
This Means War (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.
Style: romantic, buddy comedy, sexy, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: love triangle, dating, online dating, secret agents, single woman, spy, surveillance, happy ending, rivalry, friendship, secret service, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, london, hong kong
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 6.4
 6K
Nancy Drew (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, bleak, tense, non-linear ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, teenager, danger, friendship, paranormal, murder, interracial, love and romance, mystery, secrets, supernatural ...
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 6.6
 145K
Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: feminist film, romantic, funny, mysterious, exciting
Plot: female detective, victorian england, runaway teen, amateur detective, feminism, sherlock holmes, private detective, teenage love, breaking the fourth wall, child prodigy, female protagonist, master of disguise ...
Time: victorian era
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 6.3
 47K
Keanu (2016)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
Style: buddy comedy, absurd, parody, funny, satirical ...
Plot: hitman, gunfight, kitten, car chase, african american, hit by a car, brothers, gun fight, strip club, gangsters, gangs, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.1
 2K
Sisyphus (2021)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: South Korea
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
Story: An unfathomable incident introduces a genius engineer to dangerous secrets of the world — and to a woman from the future who's come looking for him.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: engineer, threat, hi-tech, technology, advanced technology, uncover truth, nanotechnology, private investigation, experimental technology, science and technology, investigation, murder investigation ...
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Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A gang of sharp witted street kids save Sherlock Holmes from an accusation of murder and help to foil an audacious robbery.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: sherlock holmes, accused of murder, street kid, murder investigation, crime investigation, private detective, murder mystery, homicide detective, uncover truth, private investigation, crime solving, sleuth ...
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Murder on the Orient Express (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's classic whodunit speeds into the twenty-first century. World-famous sleuth Hercule Poirot has just finished a case in Istanbul and is returning home to London onboard the luxurious Orient Express. But, the train comes to a ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, tense, mind bending, captivating ...
Plot: murder, train, private detective, revenge, conspiracy, riddles and clues, investigation, mysterious character, mystery, on the road, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, belgrade
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 8.4
 10K
Grand Hotel (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Spain
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Grand Hotel is a Spanish drama television series directed by Carlos Sedes and starring Yon Gonzalez and Amaia Salamanca. It first aired on Antena 3 in Spain on 11 October 2011 and on Sky Arts 1 in the UK on 18 November 2012. The series, filmed at ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, heartbreaking
Plot: investigation, love and romance, hotel, intrigue, crimes, high society, master and servant, love affair, maid, society, social differences, workplace ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: spain
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Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) is a British Comedy Drama series, produced by Working Title Films for BBC One. It is a remake of the 1960s television series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) and stars Vic Reeves as Hopkirk and Bob Mortimer as Randall, ...
Style: humorous, captivating, enigmatic, suspense
Plot: ghost, supernatural power, private investigator, partner, private detective, supernatural, paranormal investigation, partners against crime, investigation, detective agency, crime investigation, private investigation ...
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 7.8
 2K
Jack Irish (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover – the complete man ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, private investigation, investigation, cold case, crimes, crime investigation, uncover truth, murder investigation, life is a bitch, mystery, unsolved crime, murder mystery ...
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Above the Shadows (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young woman who has faded to the point of becoming invisible must find her way back with the help of the one man who can see her.
Style: unusual plot structure, captivating, touching, tense
Plot: invisibility, invisible, invisible man, wrestler, mixed martial arts, machismo, parents and children, family relations, supernatural ability, supernatural power, private detective, private investigation ...
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 7.2
 10K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, who visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, tense, mystical, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, monster, kidnapping, child in peril, private investigation, mysterious disappearance, paranormal investigation, abduction, supernatural horror, family problems ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.3
 35K
Safe (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 356 min.
TV show
Story: After his daughter goes missing, a widower begins uncovering the dark secrets of the people closest to him.
Style: twists and turns, captivating, suspense, witty, compassionate ...
Plot: missing daughter, missing person, parents and children, security, neighbor, investigation, father, suspect, private investigation, female detective, father daughter relationship, mysterious disappearance ...
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 7.3
 5K
Take Two (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Sam Swift, the former star of a hit cop series whose epic breakdown is broadcast to the public and sends her to rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing lone-wolf private investigator Eddie Valetik as research for a ...
Style: captivating, light, sweet, feel good
Plot: private detective, investigation, partners, celebrity, crimes, mentor, couples, private investigator, private investigation, partners against crime, crime investigation, lifestyle change ...
Place: los angeles
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 7.2
 293
Half a life (2009)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young woman is found raped and bludgeoned to death. Her father can’t reconcile himself with her death, and even less with the fact that the murderer was never found. Half of his life he continues the search. Finally, after more than 20 years, as ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: crime investigation, dead girl, loss of daughter, murder, unsolved crime, police officer, rapist, father daughter relationship, investigation, uncover truth, murder investigation, private investigation ...
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 7.4
 8K
Still Life (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.
Style: sincere, realistic, semi serious, captivating, offbeat
Plot: self discovery, loneliness, introspection, workplace situations, obsession, workplace, misfit, social worker, social misfits, solitude, investigation, solitary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
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Good Morning, Verônica (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Brazil
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: While hunting for a dating-site predator, an underused cop discovers a husband and wife with a horrific secret — and a web of conspiracy hiding it.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: domestic violence, suicide, police, female protagonist, abuse, private investigation, female detective, murder mystery, family relations, witness, cold case, crime investigation ...
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My Life Is Murder (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Investigator Alexa Crowe, cannot help fighting the good fight – whether it is solving murders or combatting the small frustrations of everyday life. Fearless and unapologetic, Alexa's unique skills and insights into the darker quirks of human ...
Style: non-linear, humorous, colourful, light, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: investigator, investigation, police detective, crime solving, female detective, crimes, murder, murder mystery, private investigation, whodunit, crime investigation, secrets ...
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Agatha Raisin (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Burnt out on office politics, Agatha Raisin retires early to a picturesque village in the Cotswolds and soon finds a second career as an amateur detective investigating mischief, mayhem, and murder in her deceptively quaint town.
Style: captivating, witty, feel good, emotional, ironic ...
Plot: female detective, british humour, amateur detective, mystery, murder mystery, crimes, crime, murder, suburbs, murder investigation, amateur sleuth, sleuth ...
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Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, UK, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a world where people collect pocket-size monsters (pokemon) to do battle, a boy comes across an intelligent monster who seeks to be a detective.
Style: entertaining, stylized, buddy comedy, exciting, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pokemon, amnesia, adventure, friendship, heroes, journey, odd couple, escapades, self sacrifice, chase, investigation, fantasy world ...
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 5.9
 6K
The Warning (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Nico receives a threatening letter and now his life is in danger. No one seems to believe him except one person that he doesn't know.
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: bullying, curse, mathematician, murder mystery, murder, death threat, murder investigation, supernatural, mother son relationship, supernatural power, deadly, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
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Mare of Easttown (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.
Style: suspense, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, small town life, homicide detective, small town, murder, investigation, murder mystery, crime investigation, dysfunctional family, therapist, crimes, private investigation ...
Place: pennsylvania
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The Murdoch Mysteries (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In 1890s Canada, a police inspector applies the latest scientific methods of deduction, much to the chagrin of his superiors.
Style: tense, captivating
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder investigation, crime solving, private investigation, fighting crime, homicide detective, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, forensics, crimes ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s
Place: canada
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Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New ...
Style: enigmatic, neo noir, suspense, melancholic, captivating
Plot: private detective, murder investigation, investigation, interracial romance, crime investigation, tourette's syndrome, racial segregation, conspiracy, murder, social injustice, politics, organized crime ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: brooklyn new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, usa, united states ...
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Winter Potato Dumplings (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Crime comedy set in a village somewhere in Bavaria, centering around a village policeman's attempt to solve a murder case, his chaotic private life and the dysfunctional relationship with his wacky father.
Style: funny, light, humorous, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional family, police officer, father son relationship, private detective, characters killed one by one, police, friendship between men, family relations, private investigation, friendship, crime solving, justice ...
Place: bavaria
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Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter - Lifetime (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When David Lindholm, Sweden's most famous police officer, found shot in bed identifies herself quickly with his young wife Julia. Julia is threatened with life imprisonment for murder, both her ​​husband and her missing four year old son ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, crimes, crime, murder, race against time, dishonesty, deadly, journalism, murder investigation, homicide detective, crime investigation, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe
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