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1. Better Call Saul (2015–2022)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 356,784

2. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 528,256 | Gross: $165.36M

3. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

Votes: 1,265,267 | Gross: $116.90M

4. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 171,961

5. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

Votes: 6,568

6. The Gentlemen (2019)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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51 Metascore

An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong

Votes: 281,587

7. Crooked House (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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59 Metascore

In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 20,995

8. Into the Wild (2007)

R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.1
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73 Metascore

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, Marcia Gay Harden

Votes: 594,472 | Gross: $18.35M

9. Jessica Jones (2015–2019)

TV-MA | 56 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.

Stars: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss

Votes: 200,220

10. Veronica Mars (2004–2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 69,380

11. Magnum P.I. (2018– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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An ex-Navy SEAL returns from Afghanistan and uses his military skills to become a private investigator in Hawaii.

Stars: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill

Votes: 10,282

12. The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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70 Metascore

In 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair of private eyes investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer

Votes: 299,939 | Gross: $36.26M

13. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Votes: 321,039 | Gross: $80.07M

14. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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50 Metascore

Supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 322,074 | Gross: $75.98M

15. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 23,677

16. Synchronic (2019)

R | 102 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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64 Metascore

Two New Orleans paramedics' lives are ripped apart after they encounter a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Jamie Dornan, Katie Aselton, Ally Ioannides

Votes: 24,044

17. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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63 Metascore

A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy

Votes: 224,920 | Gross: $58.01M

18. Perry Mason (2020– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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In booming 1932 Los Angeles, a down-and-out defense attorney takes on the case of a lifetime.

Stars: Matthew Rhys, Juliet Rylance, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham

Votes: 16,755

19. The Big Sleep (1946)

Passed | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.9
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a wealthy family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Votes: 82,712 | Gross: $6.54M

20. Fantasy Island (2020)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.9
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22 Metascore

When the owner and operator of a luxurious island invites a collection of guests to live out their most elaborate fantasies in relative seclusion, chaos quickly descends.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell

Votes: 43,197

21. The Golden Child (1986)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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37 Metascore

A private detective specializing in missing children is charged with the task of finding a special child whom dark forces want to eliminate.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Eddie Murphy, J.L. Reate, Charles Dance, Charlotte Lewis

Votes: 54,135 | Gross: $79.82M

22. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.6
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57 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 602,791 | Gross: $209.03M

23. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 194,700 | Gross: $39.02M

24. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 183,182 | Gross: $79.10M

25. C.B. Strike (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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War veteran turned private detective Cormoran Strike solves brutal murders with the help of his trusted assistant Robin Ellacott.

Stars: Tom Burke, Holliday Grainger, Kerr Logan, Killian Scott

Votes: 12,550

26. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 98,999 | Gross: $8.11M

27. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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83 Metascore

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 190,754 | Gross: $156.45M

28. Odd Thomas (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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45 Metascore

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Leonor Varela, Matthew Page

Votes: 50,408

29. Matlock (1986–1995)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 7,079

30. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 309,536 | Gross: $8.49M

31. Charlie's Angels (1976–1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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A wealthy mystery man named Charlie runs a detective agency via a speakerphone and his personal assistant, John Bosley. His detectives are three beautiful women, who end up in a variety of difficult situations.

Stars: Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett, Jaclyn Smith, David Doyle

Votes: 11,757

32. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

Votes: 128,601 | Gross: $36.66M

33. Stumptown (2019–2020)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A sharp-witted Marine veteran becomes a private investigator in Portland, Oregon, where she takes care of her brother who has Down syndrome.

Stars: Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus

Votes: 10,195

34. French Exit (2020)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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56 Metascore

An aging Manhattan socialite living on what's barely left of her inheritance moves to a small apartment in Paris with her son and cat.

Director: Azazel Jacobs | Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges, Tracy Letts, Valerie Mahaffey

Votes: 4,563

35. Shakespeare & Hathaway: Private Investigators (2018– )

Not Rated | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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An oddball couple of private detectives named Luella Shakespeare and Frank Hathaway investigate crime in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Stars: Mark Benton, Jo Joyner, Patrick Walshe McBride, Amber Aga

Votes: 2,874

36. Angel Heart (1987)

X | 113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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61 Metascore

A private investigator is hired by a man who calls himself Louis Cyphre to track down a singer named Johnny Favorite. But the investigation takes an unexpected and somber turn.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 84,151 | Gross: $17.19M

37. Original Sin (2001)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.1
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33 Metascore

A woman, along with her lover, plans to con a rich man by marrying him, earning his trust, and then running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she falls in love with him.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie, Thomas Jane, Jack Thompson

Votes: 55,338 | Gross: $16.25M

38. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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52 Metascore

A private detective's protected female witness is murdered, prompting him and the victim's boyfriend to investigate the crime that leads to a corrupt politician and a crooked football team owner.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

Votes: 97,340 | Gross: $59.51M

39. Death Note (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.4
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43 Metascore

A high school student named Light Turner discovers a mysterious notebook that has the power to kill anyone whose name is written within its pages, and launches a secret crusade to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Nat Wolff, LaKeith Stanfield, Margaret Qualley, Shea Whigham

Votes: 80,575

40. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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46 Metascore

A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 187,838 | Gross: $48.02M

41. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.5
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48 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 433,946 | Gross: $186.85M

42. Wander (I) (2020)

R | 94 min | Thriller

4.9
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54 Metascore

After getting hired to probe a suspicious death in the small town of Wander, a mentally unstable private investigator becomes convinced the case is linked to the same 'conspiracy cover up' that caused the death of his daughter.

Director: April Mullen | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Tommy Lee Jones, Katheryn Winnick, Heather Graham

Votes: 7,961

43. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A pastry chef with the power to bring dead people back to life solves murder mysteries with his resurrected childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.

Stars: Lee Pace, Anna Friel, Chi McBride, Jim Dale

Votes: 55,151

44. Pain & Gain (2013)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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45 Metascore

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 207,799 | Gross: $49.88M

45. Bride of Chucky (1998)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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48 Metascore

Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile

Votes: 54,937 | Gross: $32.40M

46. Greta (2018)

R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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54 Metascore

A young woman befriends a lonely widow who's harboring a dark and deadly agenda toward her.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Jane Perry

Votes: 31,111 | Gross: $10.52M

47. Unknown (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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56 Metascore

When a man awakens from a coma only to discover that someone has taken on his identity, he teams up with a young woman to prove who he is.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 255,569 | Gross: $63.69M

48. The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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49 Metascore

A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 18,478 | Gross: $3.44M

49. The Great Gatsby (1974)

PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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43 Metascore

A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Bruce Dern, Karen Black

Votes: 24,370 | Gross: $6.74M

50. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

Votes: 4,865



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