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 suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, captivating and atmospheric films and TV shows about / with female detective, police detective, crimes, crime, law enforcement, police investigation, murder investigation, police, policewoman and murder plots mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as female detective: Deception (2013), Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017), Cold as Summer (2002), Minority Report (2015), The Fall (2013), Rizzoli & Isles (2010), Beauty and the Beast (2012), Unforgettable (2011), The Mysteries of Laura (2014), The Killing (2011).
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The Fall (2013)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
UK
60 min.
 8.2
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Crime, Drama, Mystery
USA
60 min.
 7.6
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The Happytime Murders (2018)
Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
USA, China
91 min.
 5.3
Deadwind (2018)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Finland, Germany
45 min.
 7.2

List of female detective movies

 6.6
 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, realistic, captivating
Plot: female detective, undercover, police detective, murder investigation, estate, law enforcement, police investigation, uncover truth, who done it, working undercover, heir heiress, maid ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, female protagonist, mother daughter relationship, crime solving, female partner, investigation
Time: 1920s
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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, lesbian interest, abandoned baby, investigation, beach, female nudity, solitude, child murder investigation, smoking, sex scene
Place: 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, based on movie, psychic power, brother sister relationship, psychic, police investigation, murder investigation, changing the future
Time: future
Place: washington d.c.
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 8.2
 59K
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, forensics, police detective, female detective, police investigation, psychological thriller, law enforcement, crimes, evidence, coworker, therapy, journalist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, europe
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, best friends, workplace, forensics, suspicion, crime, partners, policewoman, family relations, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
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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, suspenseful, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: opposites attract, superhuman powers, beast, love and romance, unlikely couple, heroes, experiment, physical appearance, crimes, genetic engineering, female detective, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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 6.8
 14K
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 investigation, prodigy, police detective, fighting crime, crimes, partners, law enforcement, female detective, squad, partners against crime, photographic memory ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, 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, humorous, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: police investigation, police station, crimes, single parent, ex husband, female detective, family relations, parents and children, partners, disorder, crime, mischievous children ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 8.3
 85K
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, gloomy, serious, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, who done it, crime, murder, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, female protagonist, female detective, street kid, law enforcement, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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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: captivating, tense, philosophical, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: pathologist, female detective, police detective, african american protagonist, murder investigation, laboratory, analysis, heart condition, partners, crimes, family relations, ambition ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, miami
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 8.7
 44K
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, captivating, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, mind game, police detective, partners against crime, murder, riddles and clues, forensics, buried truth, multiple suspects, police investigation, videotaping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, sweden, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark
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 8.2
 130K
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, partners, writer's life, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, reluctant partners, workplace situations, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 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: supernatural, immortality, devil, murder investigation, psychologist, good versus evil, police detective, lapd, police, female detective, fallen angel, nightclub owner ...
Place: los angeles
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, elderly, mystery writer, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, who done it, trap, writer's life, female detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, 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, clever, exciting, serious, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, hi-tech, computer system, inventions and discoveries, fighting crime, partners against crime, secret, computers and web, vigilantism, artificial intelligence, computer genius ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 48K
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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, supernatural ability, friendship, buddies, supernatural, law enforcement, crime, laboratory, curses spells and rituals, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
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, death, violence, discrimination, female detective, fbi agent, whodunit, murder investigation ...
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 7.5
 27K
Blue Bloods (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Frank Reagan is the New York Police Commissioner and heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police chief, law enforcement, family life, crimes, family relations, police brutality, police detective, price of justice, family tradition, district attorney, police protagonist, female detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 7.6
 21K
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, victim, crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, murder, female detective, cold case, police, murder investigation, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 5.3
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, investigation, murder, police corruption, amateur detective, female detective, child murder, mystery, psychopath, danger, crime, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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Cagney & Lacey (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mary Beth Lacey and Chris Cagney are teamed up as NYPD police detectives. Their opposing personalities (one is tough and the other sensitive) mesh to make this one of the great crime-fighting duos of all time.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, female detective, crime, partners against crime, reluctant partners, tough law enforcer, mystery, drug dealing, fighting crime, legal action, police investigation, price of justice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.9
 1K
King (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Story: King is a Canadian police drama which premiered April 17, 2011 on Showcase. The series stars Amy Price-Francis as Jessica King, a veteran police officer who gets promoted to head of the Major Crimes Task Force in Toronto after her predecessor has a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime, policewoman, crimes, law enforcement, honest law enforcer, female detective, police, task force, who done it, high heels ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Top of the Lake (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A woman haunted by her past, Detective Robin Griffin, investigates complex and unsettling cases.
Style: clever, captivating, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: missing child, police investigation, police detective, crime, bodies, disappearance, sexual abuse, self discovery, life is a bitch, multiple suspects, policewoman, surprising revelation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
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Prime Suspect (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Prime Suspect is an American police procedural television drama series that premiered on NBC on September 22, 2011. It stars Maria Bello as Detective Jane Timoney. The series is a "re-imagining" of the original British series Prime ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic, based on british tv series
Plot: crime, police detective, investigator, homicide detective, female detective, policewoman, tough law enforcer, police station, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: partners against crime, verbal byplay, urban, fighting crime, female detective, taxi driver, murder investigation, crime, car chase, taxi, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Those Who Kill (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: serial killer, profiler, crime, police investigation, missing person, homicide detective, female detective, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, criminal psychologist, step parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.4
 4K
Motive (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A cat-and-mouse series with a twist on the everyday whodunit, "Motive" centers on Angie Flynn, a detective on a backwards chase for clues to a killer that has already been revealed to viewers. The series, filmed in Vancouver, is an ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, fighting crime, crime, police investigation, police, female protagonist, female detective, murder investigation, murder, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, vancouver
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 4.4
 425
Charismata (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As a rookie detective struggling to find acceptance in a police department defined by a culture of bullying and intolerance, things go from bad to worse when the chief suspect in a series of brutal ritualistic murders takes a personal interest in ...
Plot: ritual murder, female detective, tongue cut out, throat slitting, broken mirror, hallucination, confession, female nudity, picking a lock, police interrogation, satanic ritual, forensics ...
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 7.2
 2K
Deadwind (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Finland, Germany
Duration: 45 min.
Story: When Sofia Karppi, a detective in her 30's who is trying to get over her husband's death, discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life again.
Plot: murder, female detective, police, teenager, revenge, childhood trauma, missing person, family business, stalker, stalking, past, murder investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland, helsinki finland
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