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1. 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.

Writers: Everett Freeman, Vick Knight, Herbert Clyde Lewis, Frederick Stephani | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore

2. 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.

Creators: Perry Chafe, Allan Hawco, Malcolm MacRury | Stars: Allan Hawco, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O'Brien, Marthe Bernard

3. Imitation of Life (1959)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama, Romance

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.

Writers: Eleanore Griffin, Allan Scott, Fannie Hurst | Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Lana Turner, John Gavin, Sandra Dee, Susan Kohner

4. Serangoon Road (2013– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Serangoon Road is a detective noir series set against the tumultuous backdrop of 1960s Singapore.

Creator: Paul D. Barron | Stars: Don Hany, Joan Chen, Maeve Dermody, Alaric Tay

5. Stolen Kisses (1968)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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Antoine Doinel joined the army but has just been discharged. The film tells his reunion with Christine Darbon, the girl he was in love with before the beginning of the film, and his ... See full summary »

Writers: François Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Bernard Revon | Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Claude Jade, Delphine Seyrig, Michael Lonsdale

6. Partners in Crime (2015– )

Mystery | Pre-production

Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence, solve mysteries in 1950s Britain.

Stars: Jessica Raine, Matthew Steer, David Walliams, Paul Brennen

7. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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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

8. 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 »

Creator: Sam Egan | Stars: Rob Stewart, Carolyn Dunn, Ian Tracey, Ari Sorko-Ram

9. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, on death row in San Quentin, tells reporters how he got there: taking care of his private-eye neighbor's office, Ronnie is asked by the irresistible ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

10. Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime (1983– )

45 min | Crime, Mystery, Comedy

7.3
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Dame Agatha Christie 's husband-and-wife sleuthing team take on a series of short whodunits.

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

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

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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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 across Rhymeland to find ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Curtiss, Linda Engelsiepen, Hilary Hinkle | Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Harry Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Bonsall, Elayne Boosler

12. Tenspeed and Brown Shoe (1980– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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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

13. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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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.

Creator: Eric Ambler | Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

14. Pitfall (1948)

86 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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John Forbes is a family man who's tired of the 9 to 5 humdrum of his job an insurance company executive. Life gets a little more exciting for him when he calls upon femme fatale Mona ... See full summary »

Writers: Jay Dratler, Karl Kamb | Director: André De Toth | Stars: Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr

15. Love at Large (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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A down and out private detective (Berenger) is asked by a beautiful woman (Archer) to follow her lover (Young) because she thinks he may be planning to kill her. Due to her poor description... See full summary »

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

16. 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 »

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

17. 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.

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

18. Deadly Circuit (1983)

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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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 »

Writers: Michel Audiard, Jacques Audiard, Marc Behm | Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Michel Serrault, Isabelle Adjani, Guy Marchand, Stéphane Audran

19. Deception (2004 Video)

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 »

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

20. The Big Noise (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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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.

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

21. Peppermint Candy (1999)

129 min | Drama

8.0
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Consists of five phases of a man's life about why he committed suicide in the end.

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

22. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)

Passed | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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.

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

23. Stroker and Hoop (2004–2005)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Meet Stroker, a private eye still mastering the art of sleuthing, and his partner Hoop, self-proclaimed master of disguise. Together with their disobedient talking hatchback C.A.R.R., ... See full summary »

Creators: Chris 'Casper' Kelly, Jeffrey G. Olsen | Stars: Jon Glaser, Timothy 'Speed' Levitch, Paul Christie, Mary Birdsong

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

G | 87 min | Family

4.9
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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.

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

25. 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.

Writer: Darren Lemke

26. 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 »

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

27. 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.

Writers: Earle Snell, Raymond L. Schrock, Kay Krausse | Director: Noel M. Smith | Stars: Jane Wyman, Dick Foran, Gloria Dickson, Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom

28. 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.

Writers: William R. Lipman, Jonathan Latimer | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Joseph Schildkraut, Florence Rice

29. Sam Steele and the Crystal Chalice (2011)

90 min | Family

6.2
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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 »

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

30. The People at Universal (1991)

110 min

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Felipe Aljure, Manuel Arias, Guillermo Calle | Director: Felipe Aljure | Stars: Álvaro Rodríguez, Jennifer Steffens, Robinson Díaz, Ani Aristizábal

31. 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 »

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

32. Criss Cross (2001)

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 »

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

33. Timesplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Anna Burford, Kevin Clarke, Imme Dahlberg

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

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy

5.4
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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 »

Writers: David Capper, Kevin Lipski | Director: J.B. Rogers | Stars: Martin Klebba, Walker Howard, Jim O'Heir, Ion Overman

35. Megamol (1994)

Comedy

6.2
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Writers: Eddie Rodriguez, Humilde 'Meek' Roxas | Director: Eddie Rodriguez | Stars: Sharon Cuneta, Andrew E., Charito Solis, Gloria Sevilla

36. Johtaja Uuno Turhapuro - pisnismies (1998)

102 min | Comedy

4.9
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Writer: Ere Kokkonen | Director: Ere Kokkonen | Stars: Vesa-Matti Loiri, Marjatta Raita, Santeri Kinnunen, Heikki Nousiainen

37. Carnival (1935)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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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 »

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

38. The Catcher (1972 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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An ex-cop and a Harvard graduate team up to become bounty hunters.

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

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

88 min | Comedy

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

40. Partners in Crime (1973 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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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.

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

41. 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.

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

42. Crimen imperfecto (1970)

88 min | Comedy

4.9
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Writers: Pedro Masó, Antonio Vich | Director: Fernando Fernán Gómez | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, José Luis López Vázquez, Rosanna Yanni, Jesús Puente

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

120 min | Drama

8.2
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A retired lady judge runs a private detective agency, helped by an ex-con and various parolees.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link, David Shaw | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Bette Davis, Doug McClure, Eric Braeden, Joan Van Ark

44. Cool and Lam (1958 TV Movie)

30 min | Mystery

7.4
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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 »

Writers: Erle Stanley Gardner, Edmund L. Hartmann | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Billy Pearson, Benay Venuta, Maurice Manson, Margaret Field

45. Secret Agent OO Soul (1990)

Comedy

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

46. 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.

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

47. Bang Bang (1967)

95 min | Romance, Adventure, Comedy

3.8
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Writers: Marie-Helen Bourquin, Albert Simonin | Director: Serge Piollet | Stars: Sheila, Brett Halsey, Gaia Germani, Franco Fabrizi

48. Night Waitress (1936)

Approved | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Helen Roberts, who's on probation, goes back to work as a waitress at Torre's Fish Palace, a San Francisco waterfront dive. The customers are low characters trying to make time with Helen ... See full summary »

Writers: Marcus Goodrich, Golda Draper | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Margot Grahame, Gordon Jones, Vinton Hayworth, Marc Lawrence

49. 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

50. The Pilgrim Lady (1947)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Dennis Carter (Warren Douglas), the head of a detective agency, and his secretary, Henrietta Rankin (Lynne Roberts), get involved in the murder of a scandal-peddling, blackmailing radio ... See full summary »

Writer: Dane Lussier | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Lynne Roberts, Warren Douglas, Alan Mowbray, Veda Ann Borg