Most Popular "Amateur Sleuth" Titles
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2. Frantic (1988)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In a hotel room in Paris, a doctor comes out of the shower and finds that his wife has disappeared. He soon finds himself caught up in a world of intrigue, espionage, gangsters, drugs and murder.
Votes: 42,080 | Gross: $17.64M
3. Sacrifice (II) (2016)
Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Sacrifice is the story of consultant surgeon, Tora Hamilton, who moves with her husband, Duncan, to the remote Shetland Islands, 100 miles off the north-east coast of Scotland. Deep in the ... See full summary »
5. The Lady Vanishes (1938)
Not Rated | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller
While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.
6. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery
Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
Votes: 13,499 | Gross: $10.98M
7. Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick (2015 TV Movie)
TV-G | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Aurora, or Roe, Teagarden's acquaintance from the hobby group, "Real Murders", dies, Roe is bequeathed a big old house and a small fortune. Roe soon discovers that her generous ... See full summary »
9. Garage Sale Mystery (2013 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama
Jennifer Shannon can always find a diamond in the rough, when it comes to garage sales, that is. Whether it's a new antique to sell at her consignment shop, an Atari game for her son or a ... See full summary »
10. The Shadow in the North (2007 TV Movie)
94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Sally Lockhart and friends investigate the disappearance of a steamship, a magician who is threatened by thugs, a psychic with dark visions, and heartless industrialist.
12. The Detective (1954)
Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.
13. The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980– )
Not Rated | 10 min | Animation, Comedy
Fred and Barney have new positions as police officers, Wilma and Betty have jobs as newspaper reporters at The Bedrock Gazette with Captain Caveman. Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm are teenagers and ... See full summary »
14. Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders (2016 TV Movie)
84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Antiques expert Jennifer Shannon thinks two clues found at the scene of a murder are really clues from a mystery novel.
15. Compromising Positions (1985)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.
Votes: 843 | Gross: $12.53M
16. Black Widow (2008 TV Movie)
85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A photo journalist begins to suspect her best friend Danny's new love interest could be linked to the murders of wealthy men.
17. Adventures in Appletown (2008 Video)
PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Will and Clayton witness a murder, but out of fear decide not to tell anyone. They and their friend Betsy, whose father has been wrongfully accused of the crime, go on a journey to find the... See full summary »
18. Hue and Cry (1947)
82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »
21. Star of Midnight (1935)
Approved | 90 min | Romance, Comedy, Mystery
When a dancer disappears from a theater, her former lover asks lawyer Clay Dalzell to investigate, leading him on a trail of murder and deception.
23. Mystery Woman: In the Shadows (2007 TV Movie)
82 min | Mystery
While searching for a KGB double agent who was about to be exposed by another Russian spy-turned-successful author, mystery bookstore owner Samantha Kinsey and her secretive friend and ... See full summary »
24. The Darklings (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A bed-ridden teen believes he has witnessed the murder of a neighbor by another neighbor. He then recruits friends to attempt to prove the death when no body is found.
25. Shubho Mahurat (2003)
150 min | Crime, Mystery
An actress mysteriously dies after the "Shubho Mahurat," a celebration of the first shot of the film. A journalist and her perceptive aunt investigate.
26. The Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Shady stockbroker and abusive husband Gerald Parker is found dead in the penguin pool of a NYC aquarium after being knocked cold by his wife's boyfriend.
27. Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? (1971)
GP | 90 min | Crime, Mystery
A prostitute is murdered on the streets of a tough, low-income neighborhood. A diabetic retired boxer who knew her is appalled by the lack of interest shown in the case by the police or ... See full summary »
29. Murder on the Blackboard (1934)
71 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A pretty young music teacher is bludgeoned to death in Hildegarde's school, where she's reunited with Oscar, but the autopsy report says she was dying from poison too.
31. Murder on a Bridle Path (1936)
Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
After Hildegarde proves that the accidental riding death on a Central Park bridle path is really murder, she's faced with a plethora of red herrings and a real killer.
32. Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Mystery
When a close friend of the Drew family is accused of murder in a rural community, Nancy, aided by boyfriend Ted, helps her lawyer father expose the real killers.
34. The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper (1976 TV Movie)
120 min | Family, Mystery
Daffy Fernald loses her brother's toy rocket when it flies into a storm drain. She knows Alvin will be upset if he finds out, so she climbs into the dark tunnel to search for it. She spots ... See full summary »
The Dennis O'Keefe Show (1959–1960)
It's Only Money
When Sarge is questioned for passing a counterfeit note, Hal turns amateur criminologist and investigates his new neighbors, convinced that they must be printing fake money.
Terra Nova (2011)
TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Josh grudgingly admits to Boylan he must honor Mira's marker-calling when asked to steal a drug from mother's hospital. Skye's skepticism makes him demand proof first that Kara can be ... See full summary »
Armchair Detectives (2017– )
44 min | Crime, Drama, Game-Show
In the first edition of the genre-busting game show three amateur sleuths watch as police in the fictional town of Mortcliff investigate the murder of a local artist. Hosted by Susan Calman.