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.
4. Prime Suspect 7: The Final Act (2006– )
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.
5. 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.
6. The Falcon in Danger (1943)
Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, War
Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.
7. 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.
9. 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 »
10. 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 »
12. 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.
13. 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 »
14. Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 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.
15. Dead Man's Folly (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
16. 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.
17. 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 »
19. 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.
20. Fast and Furious (1939)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
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.
21. 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.
22. 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.
23. 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.
24. The Falcon's Adventure (1946)
Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds. Her father's murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida... See full summary »
25. 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.
27. The Chinese Ring (1947)
Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Soon after a Chinese princess comes to the US to buy planes for her people, she is murdered by a poison dart fired by an air rifle.
28. Fast Company (1938)
Approved | 75 min | Romance, Comedy, Mystery
A husband and wife team who are in rare books and are skillful at recovering stolen volumes for insurance companies become involved in the murder of a fence.
29. 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.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)
Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A con man who stages phony "lucky legs" beauty contests and leaves town with the money is found with a surgical knife in his heart by Mason.
34. 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.
35. 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.
37. 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 »
38. 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.
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. 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.
41. The Crucifer of Blood (1991 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A beautiful young woman asks Holmes to help her father, a former army captain and hopeless opium addict break free of the curse surrounding a stolen treasure.
42. Mr. Moto Takes a Vacation (1939)
Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Disguised as an Austrian 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.
43. The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)
Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An improbable stuttering bishop from Australia asks for Perry's help in proving the identity of the legitimate heir to a millionaire.
44. The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Perry interrupts his vacation plans when an ex-girlfriend, now newly married, asks him to help her with murder and bigamy charges.
45. The Dragon Murder Case (1934)
Approved | 67 min | Mystery
The Stann family gives a small party prior to daughter Bernice's marriage to socialite Monty, but all of the guests seem to be against the match.
46. 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.
47. The Saint in Palm Springs (1941)
Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Inspector Fernack asks Simon to watch over an old friend who's carrying $200,000 worth of priceless stamps, but the friend is killed and the stamps stolen.
48. The Penguin Pool Murder (1932)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Shady stockbroker and abusive husband Gerald Parker is found dead in the penguin pool of a NYC aquarium after being knocked cold by his wife's boyfriend.
49. The Casino Murder Case (1935)
Passed | 82 min | Mystery
After socialite Lynn Llewwllen receives an anonymous threat, he is poisoned at his uncle's casino, and although he recovers, his wife is murdered by the same killer.