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1. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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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.

Creator: Rob Thomas | Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

Votes: 51,330

2. The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo (1996–1999)

30 min | Crime, Family, Mystery

7.7
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This show is about a girl named Shelby who lives with her grandfather in an inn-type place. When she is done with her chores, she works at the police station helping with small things, and ... See full summary »

Creator: Alan Goodman | Stars: Irene Ng, Pat Morita, Adam Busch, Preslaysa Edwards

Votes: 257

3. Whiz Kids (1983–1984)

60 min | Adventure

7.0
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The adventures of a group of young kids who are amateur computer experts and detectives.

Creators: Philip DeGuere Jr., Bob Shayne | Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Todd Porter, Jeffrey Jacquet, Andrea Elson

Votes: 198

4. Emil and the Detectives (2001)

111 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Writers: Erich Kästner, Franziska Buch | Director: Franziska Buch | Stars: Tobias Retzlaff, Anja Sommavilla, Jürgen Vogel, Maria Schrader

Votes: 613

5. Encyclopedia Brown (1989– )

55 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

7.8
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Leroy "Encyclopedia" Brown is a ten-year-old boy genius who puts his talents to work fighting crime in the small town of Idaville. With his friend Sally nearby to protect him from Bugs ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Bremner, Laura Bridge, Dion Zamora, Taylor Negron

Votes: 53

6. Clubhouse Detectives (1996)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

6.5
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A bunch of kids have to solve a murder

Writer: Eric Hendershot | Director: Eric Hendershot | Stars: Michael Ballam, Michael Galeota, Jimmy Galeota, Suzanne Barnes

Votes: 289

7. The Mysterious Boy (2013)

88 min | Adventure, Family

6.8
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His secret will become their adventure.

Writers: Hana Jusic, Daniel Kusan, Drazen Zarkovic | Director: Drazen Zarkovic | Stars: Antonio Parac, Karlo Maloca, Vanja Markovinovic, Toma Budanko

Votes: 161

8. In the Name of Sherlock Holmes (2011)

99 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.8
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The movie follows two boys, Holmes and Watson in their investigation into the disappearance of the city's children that eventually leads to a dark journey into the supernatural.

Writers: Dániel Hamvas, Mark Kis-Szabo, Tamás Sipos | Director: Zsolt Bernáth | Stars: Szénási Kristóf, Ungvár Ádám, Kugler Nikolett, Tibor Gáspár

Votes: 79

9. Diamonds on Wheels (1974 TV Movie)

84 min | Comedy, Family

6.1
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Three kids get mixed up with jewel thieves and stolen diamonds in a 24-hour road rally.

Writers: Pierre Castex, William Robert Yates | Director: Jerome Courtland | Stars: Patrick Allen, George Sewell, Derek Newark, Dudley Sutton

Votes: 42

10. The Whiz Kid and the Mystery at Riverton (1974 TV Movie)

60 min

6.4
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Writers: Herman Groves, Clifford B. Hicks | Director: Tom Leetch | Stars: Eric Shea, Clay O'Brien, Kim Richards, Edward Andrews

Votes: 31

11. Thriller Restaurant the Movie (2010)

Animation, Horror

5.6
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At the spooky western styled mansion turned restaurant "Thriller Restaurant," Kuroka and Ryu disappear. After their disappearance others start to disappear at the restaurant. Rumors soon ... See full summary »

Creators: Yoshikazu Takai, Kumiko Katô | Director: Masayuki Ochiai | Star: Ayano Kudô

Votes: 29

12. The Whiz Kid and the Carnival Caper (1976 TV Movie)

120 min | Family, Mystery

7.2
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Writers: Herman Groves, Clifford B. Hicks, Tom Leetch | Director: Tom Leetch | Stars: Eric Shea, Clay O'Brien, Kim Richards, Richard Bakalyan

Votes: 33

13. Operacija Barbarossa (1990 TV Mini-Series)

25 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

8.9
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Stars: Kruno Martinovic, Marko Alinovic, Ivan Barlovic, Etta Bortolazzi

Votes: 30

14. The Green Notebook (1949)

78 min | Crime, Family

5.4
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Writers: Josef Mach, Václav Rezác | Director: Josef Mach | Stars: Eduard Linkers, Svetla Svozilová, Stanislav Neumann, Otto Krcka

Votes: 5

15. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #10.76 (1979)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Today, Herry Monster experiences difficulty reading signs that aren't directly in front of him, so Olivia takes him to see the eye doctor.

Stars: Linda Bove, Jim Henson, Will Lee, Bob McGrath

16. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Return of Sherlock Holmes (2013)

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Murdoch finds his investigation into a nanny's disappearance assisted by the man who considers himself the real Sherlock Holmes.

Creators: R.B. Carney, Cal Coons, Maureen Jennings, Alexandra Zarowny | Director: Gail Harvey | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris

Votes: 70