Female detective movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant female detective movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, captivating and exciting films and TV shows about / with female detective, crimes, crime, law enforcement, police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, police, murder and policewoman plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female detective: Lucifer (2015), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Forever (2014), Castle (2009), Cold Case (2003), The Fall (2013), Murder, She Wrote (1984), The Mysteries of Laura (2014), Rosewood (2015), Beauty and the Beast (2012).

List of female detective movies

 8.2
 125K
Lucifer (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the ...
Style: captivating, humorous, entertaining, biblical
Audience: teens
Plot: murder investigation, female detective, fallen angel, supernatural, immortality, hell, demon, devil, psychologist, police detective, lapd, good versus evil ...
Place: los angeles
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Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, forensics, crimes, police detective, policewoman, family relations, female detective, partners, best friends, crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 8.3
 49K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, friendship, buddies, supernatural ability, supernatural, law enforcement, laboratory, secret, female detective, murder investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 132K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, who done it, murder, murder investigation, partners, writer's life, resourceful, female detective, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 7.6
 22K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, female detective, victim, uncover truth, crime, evidence, rage, police, cold case, interrogation, policewoman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1940s, 1930s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 8.2
 63K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When the Police Service of Northern Ireland are unable to close a case after 28 days, Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson of the Metropolitan Police Service is called in to review the case. Under her new leadership, the local detectives must ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, police investigation, female detective, forensics, law enforcement, victim, crimes, policewoman, evidence, coworker, psychological thriller ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty
Plot: amateur detective, female detective, elderly, riddles and clues, murder, mystery writer, who done it, mystery, crime, writer's life, investigation, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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The Mysteries of Laura (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Laura Diamond, a brilliant NYPD homicide detective balances her “Columbo” day job with a crazy family life that includes two unruly twin boys and a soon-to-be ex-husband — also a cop — who just can't seem to sign the divorce papers. ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, humorous, realistic, captivating
Plot: police investigation, police station, female detective, crimes, single parent, ex husband, family relations, partners, parents and children, disorder, mischievous children, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 6.6
 6K
Rosewood (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. is a brilliant private pathologist who uses wildly sophisticated technology and his drive to live life to the fullest to help a tough-as-nails detective and the Miami PD uncover clues no one else can see.
Style: tense, captivating, serious, philosophical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: laboratory, female detective, pathologist, police detective, african american protagonist, murder investigation, analysis, heart condition, crimes, family relations, partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami
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Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Detective Catherine Chandler is a smart, no-nonsense homicide detective. When she was a teenager, she witnessed the murder of her mother at the hands of two gunmen and herself was saved by someone – or something. Years have passed and while ...
Style: touching, captivating, suspenseful, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, beast, unlikely couple, superhuman powers, love and romance, couples, heroes, fall in love, female detective, ex soldier, monster, physical appearance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Toronto’s only female private detective in the 1920s takes on the cases the police don’t want or can’t handle. From airplanes and booze running to American G-men, Communists and union busters, Frankie’s fearless sense of adventure gets her ...
Plot: female detective, private detective, investigation, crime solving, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, female partner
Time: 1920s
Place: canada
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 7.2
 159
Cold as Summer (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A female detective investigates the case of a young mother whose infant left behind has died.
Plot: female detective, abandoned baby, lesbian interest, investigation, sex scene, female nudity, smoking, beach, solitude, child murder investigation
Place: southern france, south of france
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Minority Report (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Minority Report follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Set in Washington, D.C., it is 10 years after the demise ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, changing the past or future, psychic power, based on movie, changing the future, brother sister relationship, murder investigation, police investigation, psychic
Time: future
Place: washington d.c.
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 6.7
 4K
Deception (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A detective goes undercover to investigate the murder of her best friend.
Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: undercover, female detective, police detective, murder investigation, lifestyle, working undercover, who done it, uncover truth, police investigation, law enforcement, high society, heir heiress ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, female detective, crime, murder, maid, crimes, aristocracy, jazz, heroine, assistant ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: australia
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 7.9
 6K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, female detective, criminal, crime investigation, mystery, police detective, murder mystery, british police, right hand man, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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 6.8
 15K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: policewoman, police detective, police investigation, partners, prodigy, fighting crime, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime, haunted by the past, photographic memory, female detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.2
 88K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Killing is an American crime drama television series based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. Set in Seattle, Washington, the series follows the various murder investigations by homicide detectives Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder.
Style: psychological, serious, gloomy, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, who done it, multiple suspects, murder, riddles and clues, female detective, female protagonist, parents and children, coworker, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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 8.7
 48K
The Bridge (2011)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, crime, mind game, serial killer, murder, partners against crime, riddles and clues, buried truth, multiple suspects, forensics, police investigation, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, murder mystery, who done it, crimes, female detective, mystery, whodunit, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
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 7.6
 21K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: policewoman, police investigation, murder, crimes, fighting crime, workplace romance, couples, police, police detective, mind game, investigation, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Flikken Maastricht (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Former Amsterdam police detective Floris Wolfs has been transferred to the police department of the south-Dutch country town Maastricht. His metropolitan experience nicely complements the local expertise of his new country colleagues, who know the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, law enforcement, police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, forensics, female detective, crime
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, amsterdam
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Taxi Brooklyn (2014)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Caitlin "Cat" Sullivan is an NYPD detective working in Brooklyn. After her driving privileges are suspended, she relies on Leo Romba, a highly skilled Brooklyn cab driver from France. Leo becomes Cat's driver and a consultant on her ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: law enforcement, chase, partners against crime, partners, fighting crime, odd couple, crimes, car chase, female detective, murder investigation, friends, taxi ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Ashes to Ashes (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crime drama series featuring Life On Mars' DCI Gene Hunt. After being shot in 2008, DI Alex Drake lands in 1981, where she finds herself in familiar company.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, tense, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, police detective, fighting crime, uncover truth, crime, power relations, confined, mystery, tough law enforcer, superior, reluctant partners, female protagonist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
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 7.5
 15K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Marcella is shocked to the core of her being when her husband Jason leaves her unexpectedly, confessing he no longer loves her. Heartbroken, Marcella returns to the Met’s Murder Squad. Ten years ago Marcella gave up her fast-tracked police career ...
Plot: female protagonist, murder investigation, murder, female detective, police, serial killer, british police, ex husband ex wife relationship, policewoman, police investigation, woman, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
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Scott & Bailey (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: D.C. Rachel Bailey and D.C. Janet Scott have a robust and engaging friendship which enables them to draw upon each other’s strengths and investigate murders for the Manchester Metropolitan Police.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Plot: police detective, policewoman, partners against crime, female detective, police, friends, female partner, law enforcement, best friends, police investigation, crime, relationship vs career ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, manchester, europe
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Murder by Numbers (2002)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Tenacious homicide detective Cassie Mayweather and her still-green partner are working a murder case, attempting to profile two malevolently brilliant young men: cold, calculating killers whose dark secrets might explain their crimes.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, high school, mind game, perfect crime, fbi, evidence, haunted by the past, psychopath, crime, police investigation, secret, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, computer system, hi-tech, partners against crime, crimes, fighting crime, artificial intelligence, secret, inventions and discoveries, heroes, computer genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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The Happytime Murders (2018)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.
Plot: puppet, puppetry, adult humor, private investigator, murder mystery, whodunit, fbi agent, female detective, discrimination, death, violence, murder investigation ...
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Harvest of Fire (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In a small Amish community, three barns are burnt down almost simultaneously. FBI agent Sally Russwell is sent in to investigate this possible hate crime. What she finds however is a community that little trust for outsiders or "The ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, tense
Plot: culture clash, rescue, arson, fbi, crimes, investigation, fish out of water, law enforcement, unlikely partners, special agents, partners, police ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iowa
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