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1. Republic of Doyle (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law.

Stars: Allan Hawco, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O'Brien, Marthe Bernard

Votes: 1,890

2. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.9
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A struggling young actress with a six year-old daughter sets up housekeeping with a homeless black widow and her light-skinned eight year-old daughter who rejects her mother by trying to pass for white.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

Votes: 11,025

3. Partners in Crime (2015)

55 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain.

Stars: Jessica Raine, David Walliams, James Fleet, Matthew Steer

Votes: 1,123

4. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.8
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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.

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 12,714 | Gross: $10.98M

5. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

Votes: 287

6. Sweating Bullets (1991–1993)

60 min | Action, Drama

8.1
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Nick Slaughter, an ex-RCMP and DEA agent, who had dropped out of society after being fired from his job, relocates to the Florida town of Key Mariah to start a detective service. In the ... See full summary »

Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ian Tracey, Ari Sorko-Ram

Votes: 1,181

7. Partners in Crime (1983– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Agatha Christie's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunit mysteries.

Stars: Francesca Annis, James Warwick, Reece Dinsdale, Arthur Cox

Votes: 398

8. Stolen Kisses (1968)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

Votes: 8,655

9. Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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There's a crisis in Rhymeland! All the Rhymies (the characters from Nursery Rhymes) are disappearing! Gordon Goose, son of Mother Goose, and Little Bo Peep set off to find them.

Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Harry Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Bonsall, Elayne Boosler

Votes: 560

10. Peppermint Candy (1999)

129 min | Drama

7.9
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Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Yeo-jin Kim, Jung Suh, So-ri Moon

Votes: 5,264

11. Pitfall (1948)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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Insurance executive John Forbes falls for femme fatale Mona Stevens while her boyfriend is in jail and he suffers serious consequences as a result.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr

Votes: 1,526

12. Serangoon Road (2013– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Serangoon Road is a detective noir series set against the tumultuous backdrop of 1960s Singapore.

Stars: Don Hany, Joan Chen, Maeve Dermody, Alaric Tay

Votes: 482

13. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.6
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore

Votes: 1,843

14. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 171

15. Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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A con-man and a accountant-wanna-be private eye team up to fight crime.

Stars: Ben Vereen, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Romanus, Larry Manetti

Votes: 268

16. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 2,214

17. Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners - Overlooking View (2007)

49 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.2
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September 1998: A recent spate of unusual suicide incidents where several high school girls fell to their death, but left no suicide note and had apparently no reason to commit suicide. In ... See full summary »

Director: Ei Aoki | Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Takako Honda, Ayumi Fujimura

Votes: 1,030

18. The Right Temptation (2000)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.4
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A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating; dire complications follow.

Director: Lyndon Chubbuck | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Rebecca De Mornay, Dana Delany, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 945

19. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Western

6.6
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Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element - with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Randolph Scott, Bill Williams, Victor Jory, Jane Nigh

Votes: 329

20. Deadly Circuit (1983)

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Michel Serrault, Isabelle Adjani, Guy Marchand, Stéphane Audran

Votes: 1,738

21. Love at Large (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins, Anne Archer, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 901 | Gross: $1.44M

22. Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (2009)

G | 87 min | Family

5.1
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13-year-old Sam Steele Jr. forms his own private detective agency to emulate his father, Des Moines detective Sam Steele, and helps track down a jewel thief.

Director: Tom Whitus | Stars: Luke Perry, M. Emmet Walsh, Jacob Hays, Darren Kennedy

Votes: 98

23. Dinner for Adele (1978)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.8
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When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Michal Docolomanský, Rudolf Hrusínský, Milos Kopecký, Václav Lohniský

Votes: 908

24. Deception (2004 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.3
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Erin, a struggling actress, has little faith in men. She works for a detective agency, her job is to seduce married men and let their wives catch them in the act. But lately, Erin is been ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Roy | Stars: Dina Meyer, Steve Bacic, Gary Hudson, Anna Silk

Votes: 163

25. The Big Noise (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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During World War II Stan and Ollie find themselves as improbable bodyguards to an eccentric inventor and his strategically important new bomb.

Director: Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Doris Merrick, Arthur Space

Votes: 725

26. Stroker and Hoop (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Stars: Jon Glaser, Timothy 'Speed' Levitch, Paul Christie, Mary Birdsong

Votes: 997

27. Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Western

6.2
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In 1875 a murderous outlaw gang breaks criminals from jail, uses them to help in crimes, and then kills them for the reward, when it goes high enough.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Audie Murphy, Ben Cooper, Colleen Miller, DeForest Kelley

Votes: 341

28. Criss Cross (2001)

88 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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When maverick private eye Nick Slaughter is hired by the seductive and mysterious Liora Burke to investigate a dubious life insurance claim, almost everyone involved tells him it's nothing ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Firstenberg | Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ari Sorko-Ram, Cynthia Belliveau

Votes: 37

29. Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners, A Study in Murder: Part 1 (2007)

Animation, Action, Crime

7.3
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August 1995: Mikiya first meets Shiki in a white kimono during a snowing day. Later on, at the high school freshmen ceremony, Mikiya sees Shiki in the crowd and chases after her, ... See full summary »

Directors: Takuya Nomura, Takuya Nomura | Stars: Maaya Sakamoto, Ken'ichi Suzumura, Takako Honda, Hiroki Touchi

Votes: 715

30. Private Eyes (1953)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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After being punched in the nose, Sach finds out that he has the ability to read minds. Slip and the gang start up a detective agency try to cash in on Sach's new powers.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Robert Osterloh

Votes: 206

31. Phantom Raiders (1940)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Joseph Schildkraut, Florence Rice

Votes: 217

32. The People at Universal (1991)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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This is a dark comedy that takes place in an urban jungle, where each has to ensure its own survival. No one is bad, but all acting for his own benefit and without measure if their actions ... See full summary »

Director: Felipe Aljure | Stars: Álvaro Rodríguez, Jennifer Steffens, Robinson Díaz, Ani Aristizábal

Votes: 410

33. Sam Steele and the Crystal Chalice (2011)

90 min | Family

7.1
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When Sam Steele Junior gets a term paper assignment on a visit by the Soviet Premier to the Midwest in the late 1950s he's less than enthused. But when he learns it may lead to treasure, ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Whitus | Stars: Jacob Hays, Kevin Sorbo, Dee Wallace, Mik Scriba

Votes: 16

34. The Gumshoe Kid (1990)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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Clumsy but zealous Jeff Sherman has received his first case from his family's detective agency. The case turns out to be protecting an attractive lovely witness from the mob.

Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Jay Underwood, Tracy Scoggins, Vince Edwards, Arlene Golonka

Votes: 34

35. Secret Agent OO Soul (1990)

Comedy

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Director: Julius LeFlore | Stars: Billy Dee Williams, Amanda LeFlore, Jaime Cardriche, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

Votes: 112

36. Bang Bang (1967)

95 min | Romance, Adventure, Comedy

4.3
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Director: Serge Piollet | Stars: Sheila, Brett Halsey, Gaia Germani, Franco Fabrizi

Votes: 29

37. Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Adventure, Crime, Family | Announced

The ACME Detective Agency, attempts to thwart and capture V.I.L.E. ringleader and former ACME agent Carmen Sandiego.

38. Soundtrack of Passion (2009)

100 min | Action, Crime, Romance

5.8
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Vita, an employee of a private spy agency, is handed a case of tapping into and listening to the mysterious life of a new "client". By day, her work on the case seems all the more routine; ... See full summary »

Director: Nikolay Lebedev | Stars: Sergey Belyaev, Anatoliy Belyy, Sergio Braude, Aleksandr Bukharov

Votes: 76

39. Timesplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.6
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In 2401, humanity is at war with relentless aliens, TimeSplitters. Space marines Cortez and Hart travel through time to stop the aliens in various spots, including Wild West, zombie-infested Gothic church and Blade Runner-esque future.

Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Anna Burford, Kevin Clarke, Imme Dahlberg

Votes: 521

40. Knee High P.I. (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy

5.5
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Hank Dingo (Martin Kleeba) is the world's smallest private detective with the world's biggest ego. A rough, tough gumshoe full of attitude, he doesn't crack cases... See full synopsis »

Director: J.B. Rogers | Stars: Martin Klebba, Walker Howard, Jim O'Heir, Ion Overman

Votes: 94

41. The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama

8.3
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A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Bette Davis, Doug McClure, Eric Braeden, Joan Van Ark

Votes: 299

42. The Rios Detective Agency: A New Beginning! (2011 Video)

40 min | Short, Adventure

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After her sister Valerie quits the family detective agency - she tired of being stripped, bound, gagged and having a dildo inserted in her private area by crooks she was investigating - ... See full summary »

Directors: Eric Holman, Eliot Shear | Stars: Melanie Rios, Carly Banks

43. Carnival (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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"Chick" Thompson is a puppet-master in a traveling carnival whose wife dies in childbirth and leaves him with an infant son he names "Poochy." His father-in-law and the baby's grandfather ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Lee Tracy, Sally Eilers, Jimmy Durante, Florence Rice

Votes: 16

44. Partners in Crime (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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A retired lady judge who opens a private detective agency and her ex-con associate try to track down $750,000 in bank robbery loot.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Lee Grant, Robert Cummings, Harry Guardino, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 12

45. Private Detective (1939)

Approved | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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When they are forced to work together, rival detectives fall in love.

Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Jane Wyman, Dick Foran, Gloria Dickson, Maxie Rosenbloom

Votes: 100

46. The Catcher (1972 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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An ex-cop and a Harvard graduate team up to become bounty hunters.

Director: Allen H. Miner | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Jan-Michael Vincent, Anthony Franciosa, Catherine Burns

Votes: 12

47. I Follow in My Father's Footsteps (1999)

88 min | Comedy

6.5
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Director: Rémi Waterhouse | Stars: Jean Yanne, Guillaume Canet, Laurence Côte, Yves Rénier

Votes: 351

48. Cool and Lam (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | Mystery

7.1
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Light-hearted pilot for a proposed CBS detective series featuring character created by Erle Stanley Gardner (under the pseudonym of A.A. Fair). Penny-pinching, rotund Bertha Cool runs a ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Billy Pearson, Benay Venuta, Maurice Manson, Margaret Field

Votes: 8

49. Intertect (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Adventure

7.6
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A retired spy with world-wide connections sets up an international detective agency. His first case is to rescue a woman and her son from murderous terrorists.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Pamela Franklin, David Soul, Bernard Fox

Votes: 5

50. Crimen imperfecto (1970)

88 min | Comedy

4.8
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Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, José Luis López Vázquez, Rosanna Yanni, Jesús Puente

Votes: 44