Most Popular "Amateur Sleuth" Titles
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1. Grantchester (2014– )
60 min | Drama, Mystery
Adapted from book series by James Runcie; Cambridgeshire clergyman Sidney Chambers finds himself investigating a series of mysterious wrongdoings in his small village of Grantchester.
2. Nancy Drew (2007)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.
3. 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.
4. Ghostwriter (1992–1995)
TV-Y7 | Family, Mystery
The show is about a group of teens who goes around solving neighborhood crimes and mysteries in New York City as young detectives with the help of a very secretive friend: Ghostwriter! ... See full summary »
5. 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.
6. The Ruby in the Smoke (2006 TV Movie)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In Victorian England, a young woman searches for a priceless ruby and uncovers even greater mysteries.
7. 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.
8. 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.
10. 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 »
11. 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.
12. 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 »
15. Star of Midnight (1935)
90 min | Romance, Comedy, Mystery
A dancer disappears from a theather and then William Powell and society beauty Ginger Rogers solve the murder.
16. By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2005)
105 min | Comedy, Mystery
The Beresfords investigate mysterious deaths at an old people's home.
17. White Lie (1991 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama
A New York official (Hines) avenges his Southern father's racial slaying with the assistance of a doctor (O'Toole) probing her past.
18. The Flintstone Comedy Show (1980– )
Not Rated | 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 »
19. 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.
20. 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.
23. 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.
24. 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 »
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 »
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
The Secret of Chimneys
89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An attempt to bring a famed stately home back to its former glory is marred when a visiting Austrian diplomat is shot to death decades after the disappearance of a priceless diamond.