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, suspense, tense, disturbing, humorous and psychological films and TV shows about / with private investigation, investigation, murder investigation, murder, uncover truth, crime investigation, crime solving, mystery, crimes and murder mystery plots mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, South Korea and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as private investigation: Summer of 84 (2018), Take Two (2018), Detective Anna (2016), Rememory (2017), The Pledge (2001), My Life Is Murder (2019), The Serpent (2021), Ghost Team (2016), Brazen (2022), The Platform (2019).

List of private investigation movies

 6.7
 42K
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, slasher, ambiguous ending, enigmatic, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, group of friends, friendship, murder suspect, murder, basement, murder mystery, surveillance, child killer, teenage boy, psycho killer, private investigation ...
Time: year 1984, 80s, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
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 7.1
 6K
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, feel good, sweet, light
Plot: private detective, investigation, partners, crimes, celebrity, crime investigation, partners against crime, private investigation, private investigator, couples, lifestyle change, actress ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.0
 614
Detective Anna (2016)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy, 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, intellectual, breathtaking, tense
Plot: investigation, female detective, death, murder, supernatural ability, murder investigation, twists and turns, clairvoyance, ghost, partners against crime, private investigation, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: russia
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 6.1
 17K
Rememory (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that's able to record and play a person's memory.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, melancholic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: guilty conscience, widow, death of brother, private investigation, professor, invention, murder, investigation, memories, flashback sequence, empathy, parallel universe ...
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 6.8
 59K
The Pledge (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A police chief about to retire pledges to help a woman find her daughter's killer. Based on a story by Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, twists and turns, investigation, child murder investigation, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, small town, obsession, promise, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: nevada, turkey
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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: captivating, non-linear, colourful, confusing, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female detective, crime investigation, murder investigation, investigator, investigation, murder mystery, unsolved crime, escapades, uncover truth, private investigation, secret, friends ...
Time: future
Place: australia
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 7.6
 44K
The Serpent (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 458 min.
TV show
Story: The remarkable story of how murderer Charles Sobhraj was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, neo noir
Plot: serial killer, tourist, manhunt, police investigation, private investigation, death, incompetent police, crimes, murder investigation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, corrupt official, murder ...
Time: 70s
Place: thailand, bangkok thailand, india, nepal, paris france ...
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 4.8
 2K
Ghost Team (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A paranormal-obsessed man mounts his own investigation into the beyond with his depressed best friend, misfit nephew, a cable access medium and an overeager security guard.
Style: captivating, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, psychotronic
Plot: paranormal investigation, paranormal investigator, private investigation, ghost hunter, friendship, depression, depressed man, ouija board, belief in ghosts, spiritualist, investigation, medium ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.1
 12K
Brazen (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mystery writer Grace Miller has killer instincts when it comes to motive - and she'll need every bit of expertise to help solve her sister's murder.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Plot: murder, investigation, crime investigation, life is a bitch, secret life, private investigation, sister, double life, uncover truth, crime solving, sisters, death of sister ...
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 7.0
 224K
The Platform (2019)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two people per level. An unknown number of levels. A platform with food for all of them. Are you one of those who think too much when they are up? Or of those who have no guts when they are down? If you discover it too late, you will not live out of ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, futuristic, psychological ...
Plot: struggle for survival, food shortage, prison, social differences, rivalry, confined, social relations, survival, cannibalism, fear, human flesh, society ...
Time: future
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As Above, So Below (2014)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a team of explorers ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.
Style: dark, suspenseful, scary, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: found footage, supernatural, underground, catacomb, survival, archaeology, ghost, ancient mystery, confined, treasure hunt, escapades, tunnel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, iran
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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, surreal, entertaining, light, colourful ...
Audience: pre-teens, family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: russian, gang of thieves, mad scientist, heist, collector, secretly observing, presumed dead, private investigation, singer, identical twins, brother sister relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, central europe
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 6.3
 188K
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, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, dating, spy, romance, happy ending, relationships, cia agent, friendship, surveillance, secret agents, secret service, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, london, hong kong
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 6.6
 9K
Nancy Drew (2019)
Genre: 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, tense, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, teenager, homicide detective, friendship, mystery, supernatural, murder, paranormal, unsolved crime, crime investigation, love and romance ...
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 6.6
 180K
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, funny, romantic, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: victorian england, sherlock holmes, female detective, amateur detective, runaway teen, feminism, runaway, private detective, fight, strong female lead, female protagonist, breaking the fourth wall ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, edwardian era, future
Place: scotland yard, london, england
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 6.2
 49K
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: funny, buddy comedy, absurd, satirical, parody ...
Plot: kitten, hitman, gangsters, gunfight, car chase, brothers, cat, dumb, fight scenes, gang, african american, chase ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Small Town Crime (2017)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Mike Kendall, a disgraced ex-cop, is fighting a losing battle with the bottle. When he finds a woman left for dead at the side of a road, Kendall turns private eye to track down her killers, taking one last shot at redemption.
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, suspenseful, neo noir ...
Plot: redemption, prostitute, ex-cop, investigation, murder, violence, death, family, life is a bitch, society, crimes, disorder ...
Place: utah
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 7.7
 743
Mad Dog (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Choi Kang-Woo is a former detective, but he now works as a veteran insurance investigator. He leads a team that attempts to reveal insurance fraud cases.
Style: suspense, disturbing, captivating, tense
Plot: insurance investigator, investigation, private investigation, crime solving, uncover truth, forensics, crime investigation, teamwork, sleuth, rivalry
Place: korea
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Detectives of Seonam Girls' High School (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: There are a lot of dark secrets at Seonam Girls High School, but nothing is too difficult to solve for the school's Sherlockian group of private investigators. Mentored by their teacher Ha Yeon Joon, these beautiful and intelligent sleuths use ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: investigator, school, teenager, crime solving, amateur sleuth, private investigation, lifestyle, teenage life, teamwork, secret revealed, teenage girl, private investigator ...
Place: korea
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Detective School Q (2003)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The story began in a classroom of a middle school. Our main character, Kyu, when called by the guidance counselor, declared that he wanted to be a detective. He took the entrance exam to Dan Detective School where talented people from the whole ...
Style: entertaining, captivating, feel good, semi serious
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, detective agency, private investigation, private detective, crime investigation, sleuth, friendship, ambitious man, unsolved crime, homicide detective, adventure ...
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Vampire Detective (2016)
Genre: Crime, Fantasy
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Private detective Yoon San gets turned into a vampire one day while he was out on a duty. As he meets various clients and cracks cases for them, he also uncovers the mystery surrounding him as well as the secrets from his past.
Style: suspense, tense, serious, enigmatic, captivating ...
Plot: vampire, private detective, investigation, private investigation, uncover truth, murder investigation, crime solving, mystery, cold case, supernatural power, supernatural ability, homicide detective ...
Place: korea
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Life Risking Romance (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Je-In is a mystery novel writer. She chases after a serial killer with her longtime friend Rok-Hwan. Rok-Hwan is a detective. A handsome and mysterious man, Jason, appears in front of them. 
Style: humorous, disturbing, tense, romantic, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, investigation, tailing a suspect, female writer, male female relationship, creative block, crime investigation, multiple suspects, secret identity, private investigation, romance, rivalry ...
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 6.5
 2K
Natasha (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Seventeen year old Natasha, a daughter of a murdered police inspector, tries to discover her father's killers.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense
Plot: uncover truth, investigation, murder investigation, private investigation, sleuth, fighting crime, murderer, crime solving, cold case, amateur sleuth, family tragedy, unsolved crime ...
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Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Nancy Drew, a smart high schooler with a penchant for keen observation and deduction, stumbles upon the haunting of a local home. A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve the mystery, make ...
Style: captivating, enigmatic, disturbing, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: teenage girl, sleuth, teenager, small town, haunted house, secret passageway, murder investigation, hidden room, secret, riddles and clues, private detective, crime 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: suspense, tense, captivating
Plot: sherlock holmes, sleuth, accused of murder, street kid, murder investigation, private detective, crime investigation, homicide detective, murder mystery, private investigation, crime solving, uncover truth ...
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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, tense, suspenseful, mind bending, thought provoking ...
Plot: train, murder, private detective, revenge, investigation, riddles and clues, conspiracy, mystery, mysterious character, sleuth, law enforcement, who done it ...
Time: 21st century
Place: istanbul turkey, former yugoslavia, belgrade
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 8.3
 11K
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: hotel, crimes, love and romance, investigation, intrigue, high society, master and servant, love affair, power relations, guest, maid, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, edwardian era, 90s
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: enigmatic, humorous, captivating, suspense
Plot: ghost, supernatural power, private investigator, private detective, supernatural, crime investigation, detective agency, investigation, paranormal investigation, partners against crime, private investigation, crime solving ...
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 7.2
 44K
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: suspense, captivating, witty, tense, talky ...
Plot: twists and turns, missing person, parents and children, missing daughter, neighbor, father daughter relationship, investigation, father, female detective, suspect, mystery, mysterious disappearance ...
Time: 2010s
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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: captivating, funny, humorous, light
Plot: dysfunctional family, father son relationship, police officer, police, private detective, characters killed one by one, friendship between men, private investigation, family relations, small town life, riddles and clues, male protagonist ...
Place: bavaria
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