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 captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious and witty films and TV shows about / with female detective, crimes, murder investigation, investigation, murder, female protagonist, police detective, murder mystery, crime investigation and police 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: Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Castle (2009), The Fall (2013), Cold Case (2003), Unforgettable (2011), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012), Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020), The Closer (2005), Enola Holmes (2020), Lucifer (2016).

List of female detective movies

Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, forensics, murder investigation, homicide detective, friends, investigation, policewoman, female protagonist, best friends, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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 8.1
 160K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: writers, investigation, partners, romancing partners, female detective, police detective, police investigation, homicide detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 104K
The Fall (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, police detective, female detective, police investigation, crimes, policewoman, coworker, forensics, violence against women, law enforcement, victim, misogyny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland, united kingdom, belfast
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 7.6
 27K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, tense, suspense ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, who done it, murder investigation, police officer, homicide detective, uncover truth, mentor, victim, police, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 60s, 90s, 50s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.8
 19K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting
Plot: police detective, female detective, photographic memory, policewoman, police, partners, prodigy, partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, investigation, murder, private detective, private investigator, riddles and clues, heroine, aristocracy, crimes, murderer, evidence, maid ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When Eliza Scarlet’s father dies, he leaves her penniless, but she resolves to continue his detective agency. To operate in a male-dominated world, though, she needs a partner... step forward a detective known as the Duke. Eliza and The Duke ...
Style: colourful, entertaining, captivating, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, family outing, girls' night
Plot: female detective, victorian england, private detective, crime investigation, female police detective, detective agency, forensics, investigation, policewoman, crimes, adventure, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, future
Place: london
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 7.7
 26K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: captivating, twists and turns, sincere, realistic, tense ...
Plot: crime investigation, homicide detective, police investigation, female detective, policewoman, investigation, police detective, interrogation, crimes, workplace romance, murder, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 165K
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, exciting, funny, romantic, mysterious
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: victorian england, female detective, sherlock holmes, amateur detective, feminism, runaway teen, breaking the fourth wall, private detective, runaway, female protagonist, child prodigy, teenage love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, future
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 313K
Lucifer (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, entertaining, colourful, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: supernatural, devil, immortality, lucifer, demon, fallen angel, hell, murder investigation, immortal, homicide detective, female detective, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, witty
Plot: female detective, policewoman, homicide detective, forensics, police investigation, murder investigation, mystery, fighting crime, crimes, workplace situations, partners against crime, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, uncover truth, murder investigation, whodunit, murder, amateur detective, female protagonist, sleuth, crimes ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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 7.4
 31K
Marcella (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: neo noir, tense, captivating, enigmatic, suspense ...
Plot: female detective, serial killer, female protagonist, murder, british police, murder investigation, homicide detective, female police detective, police investigation, ex husband ex wife relationship, police, female nudity ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century
Place: london
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 57K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, supernatural, investigation, friendship, law enforcement, supernatural ability, murder investigation, crimes, female detective, morgue, immortal, laboratory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
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Beauty and the Beast (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: fairy tale, touching, sentimental, captivating, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: beast, opposites attract, unlikely couple, superhuman powers, female detective, beauty and the beast, love and romance, fall in love, impossible love, couples, monster, ex soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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The Mysteries of Laura (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, mischievous children, police station, police investigation, ex husband, family relations, crimes, partners, female protagonist, single parent, policewoman ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Candice Renoir (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: Candice Renoir had put her career on standby for 10 years. When she returns from Singapore to resume service in a port town in the south of France, she feels a bit “rusty”. Despite the obvious defiance of her unit and a cynical superior who ...
Style: captivating, realistic, feel good, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: female detective, police investigation, policewoman, police, workplace situations, family relations, police detective, law enforcement, crimes, female protagonist, new job, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 14K
Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, female detective, murder, murder mystery, british police, who done it, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
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Scott & Bailey (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: policewoman, police detective, female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, female partner, friends, relationship vs career, law enforcement, best friends, crimes, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: england, united kingdom, manchester, europe
Is relevant ?
Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: captivating, exciting, twists and turns, tense, light
Plot: female detective, private detective, crime solving, investigation, adventure, chase, uncover truth, interwar period, intelligence agency, murder, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 1920s, future
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 14K
Major Crimes (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Major Crimes explores how the American justice system approaches the art of the deals as law enforcement officers and prosecutors work together to score a conviction. Los Angeles Police Captain Sharon Raydor heads up a special squad within the LAPD ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns
Plot: female detective, homicide detective, policewoman, police detective, female protagonist, law enforcement, crimes, coworker, murder investigation, police, police investigation, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, realistic, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: countryside, who done it, female detective, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, private detective, gardener, friendship, murder investigation, partners against crime, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
Is relevant ?
 8.4
 72K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: witty, touching, neo noir, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, private investigator, student, female detective, private detective, youth, teenage life, friendship, female protagonist, parents and children, high school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, suspenseful, witty, realistic, serious
Plot: who done it, female detective, investigation, murder, writers, mystery, riddles and clues, elderly, amateur detective, crimes, trap, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: usa, maine, new york
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Agatha Raisin (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, 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, feel good, emotional, witty, entertaining ...
Plot: female detective, amateur detective, murder mystery, sleuth, mystery, crimes, murder, amateur sleuth, private investigation, murder investigation, suburbs, crime investigation ...
Is relevant ?
Shakespeare & Hathaway - Private Investigators (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Frank Hathaway, a hardboiled private investigator, and his rookie sidekick Lu Shakespeare form the unlikeliest of partnerships as they investigate the secrets of rural Warwickshire's residents.
Style: feel good, witty, captivating, ironic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: private investigator, investigation, female detective, partners, eccentricity, adventure, mystery, unconventional method, murder mystery, female police detective, british police, sleuth ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: britain
Is relevant ?
 7.9
 603
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: mysterious, captivating, twists and turns, intellectual, breathtaking ...
Plot: female detective, investigation, murder, supernatural ability, death, ghost, partners against crime, clairvoyance, romance, crimes, murder investigation, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: russia
Is relevant ?
 8.3
 110K
The Killing (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, gloomy, serious, tense, neo noir ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, murder mystery, murder investigation, female detective, murder, who done it, crime investigation, crimes, strong female character, policewoman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, washington d.c.
Is relevant ?
 6.6
 8K
Rosewood (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: captivating, tense, twists and turns, serious, philosophical
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female detective, pathologist, police detective, laboratory, murder investigation, crimes, doctor, analysis, heart condition, family relations, partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: miami, usa
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Minority Report (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: tense, exciting, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: female detective, police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, friendship, psychic power, changing the past or future, brother sister relationship, crimes, love and romance, death, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: washington d.c., usa
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