Most Popular "Detective Series" Titles
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2. Pushing Daisies (2007–2009)
TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A pie-maker, with the power to bring dead people back to life, solves murder mysteries with his alive-again childhood sweetheart, a cynical private investigator, and a lovesick waitress.
5. Torchy Gets Her Man (1938)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A notorious counterfeiter passes himself off as a Secret Service agent to Steve and gets him to unwittingly help him bilk the racetrack out of tens of thousands.
6. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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 »
7. Sweating Bullets (1991–1993)
60 min | Action, Drama
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 »
8. Torchy Runs for Mayor (1939)
Approved | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Torchy conducts a one woman campaign against a corrupt mayor and crime boss, and when the reform candidate is murdered, she takes up the banner.
13. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006 TV Mini-Series)
182 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Approaching retirement, Jane Tennison investigates the murder of a missing girl. But the cracks soon begin to show as Jane struggles with an alcohol problem and the death of her father.
14. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)
100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
15. The Detectives (1993–1997)
50 min | Comedy, Crime
In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... ... See full summary »
17. Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)
Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Disguised as a German archaeologist, Moto helps unearth the priceless crown of the legendary Queen of Sheba and sans disguise defends it from a variety of thugs and criminals.
19. Cracker (2006 TV Movie)
109 min | Crime, Drama
Fitz returns to Manchester after living 10 years in Australia with his wife and youngest son. He is soon drawn into the investigation of a British soldier who may have been traumatized by his years serving in Northern Ireland.
20. Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)
94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.
21. Fast and Furious (1939)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Rare book dealers Joel and Garda take a summertime jaunt to the seashore where he becomes involved in a beauty pageant as investor and judge much to her chagrin.
22. Smart Blonde (1937)
Approved | 59 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Female reporter Torchy Blane teams with her cop boyfriend Lt. Steve McBride to solve the killing of an investor who just bought a popular local nightclub.
23. Charlie Chan in Honolulu (1938)
Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
While Charlie is distracted with the birth of his first grandchild, son Jimmy impersonates his father in order to investigate a murder aboard a freighter in the harbor.
25. Charlie Chan at Treasure Island (1939)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror
Charlie's investigation of a phony psychic during the 1939 World Exposition on San Francisco's Treasure Island leads him to expose a suicide as murder.
26. The Secret Adversary (1983 TV Movie)
PG | 115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.
27. Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)
Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The U.S. government asks Mr. Moto to go to Puerto Rico to investigate diamond smuggling after an earlier investigator is murdered.
28. The New Adventures of Charlie Chan (1957– )
30 min | Mystery
Chinese-American detective Charlie Chan is called in to help solve baffling cases, aided by his #1 son. The first five episodes were filmed in the US, then production switched to the UK for the rest of the series.
29. The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)
Approved | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
Posing as an insurance investigator, Tom Lawrence investigates a murder of a teacher disguised as a suicide at a women's college.
30. Charlie Chan in Reno (1939)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Mary Whitman, an old friend of Charlie's in Reno for a divorce, finds herself accused of murdering the woman her husband planned to marry after the decree became final.
31. MacGruder and Loud (1985– )
60 min | Drama, Crime
Malcolm MacGruder and Jenny Loud are two cops, who are partners. Now they fall in love and get married. It seems that regulations state that if two cops are married, they cannot be partners... See full summary »
32. Torchy Blane in Panama (1938)
Approved | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Torchy, Steve, and Gahagan are on the trail of a bank robber aboard an ocean liner traveling from New York to L.A. via the Panama Canal.
34. The Gay Falcon (1941)
Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Falcon investigates jewel thieves who are working with hard up socialites to defraud insurance companies. First of the Falcon series.
36. Dark Alibi (1946)
Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A public defender enlists Charlie to exonerate one of his clients, an ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder, scheduled for execution in nine days.
37. Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940)
Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Charlie tries to discover the identity of a strangler who strikes multiple times on a cruise ship bound from Honolulu to California.
38. The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
Approved | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
The Falcon and reporter Ann Riordan try to solve a string of murders after an ex-wrestler, released from jail, goes looking for his girl friend.
39. Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981 TV Movie)
120 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case.
40. Murder Over New York (1940)
Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When Charlie's old friend from Scotland Yard is murdered when they attend a police convention in New York, Chan picks up the case he was working on.
41. The Falcon's Brother (1942)
Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Tom Lawrence, Gay's brother, takes over for his injured sibling in a case which involves Nazi espionage and political assassination.
42. Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder.
43. The Trap (1946)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.
44. Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)
Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
An escaped convicted murderer hides out at a New York wax museum where he hopes to get plastic surgery, which will help him revenge himself on Charlie Chan.
45. A Date with the Falcon (1942)
Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the second film of the series (and not a second part of anything), Gay Lawrence, aka The Falcon, is about to depart the city to marry his fiancée, Helen Reed, when a mystery girl, Rita ... See full summary »
46. Beneath the Lies (2014– )
30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Within the city of Kampala, lies a seedy underbelly of blackmail, drug trafficking, child prostitution and exploitation of women run by an unknown racket.
47. Dead Men Tell (1941)
Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A treasure map in four pieces, the ghost of a hanged pirate, a talking parrot, and a ship full of red herrings complicate Charlie's search for a murderer on board a docked ship.
48. Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)
60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
On the trail of a singer who killed the man she loved in Honolulu, Charlie finds her stabbed to death when he ultimately catches up to her in Rio.