Most Popular "Female Detective" Titles

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year












































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Writer: Gillian Flynn | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

2. Castle (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

3. The Fall (I) (2013– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented female Detective ... See full summary »

Creator: Allan Cubitt | Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Sarah Beattie, Niamh McGrady

4. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

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

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Dann Florek, Ice-T

5. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama | Active

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Creators: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan, Len Cariou

6. The Mentalist (2008– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

7. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Writers: Hillary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

8. Orphan Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Creators: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

9. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

10. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

11. Ocean's Twelve (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
58 Metascore

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.

Writers: George Nolfi, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones

12. Major Crimes (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

'The Closer' spin-off series which follows Capt. Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

13. Murder, She Wrote (1984– )

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Mystery writer finds herself investigating murders that occur around her.

Creators: Peter S. Fischer, Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

14. Top of the Lake (2013 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 350 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham

15. Date Night (2010)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
56 Metascore

In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

Writer: Josh Klausner | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

16. The Closer (2005–2012)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

17. Deception (I) (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
31 Metascore

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.

Writer: Mark Bomback | Director: Marcel Langenegger | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Bruce Altman

18. The Killing (2007–2012)

57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Creator: Søren Sveistrup | Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

19. Republic of Doyle (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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

20. Without a Trace (2002–2009)

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

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano

21. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

22. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Writer: Tony Gayton | Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

23. Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner... Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

Creator: Tim Kring | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor, Steve Valentine

24. The International (I) (2009)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
52 Metascore

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

Writer: Eric Warren Singer | Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen

25. Riders (2002)

R | 83 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Slim, Otis, Frank and Alex (three boys and a girl) form a group of snowboard and skate young bank robbers. They are known as masters of the runaway art. Slim, the thinking head hatched a ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Ezra, Gérard Pirès | Director: Gérard Pirès | Stars: Natasha Henstridge, Stephen Dorff, Bruce Payne, Steven Berkoff

26. Dressed to Kill (1980)

X | 105 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Writer: Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

27. Nancy Drew (2007)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
53 Metascore

Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

Writers: Andrew Fleming, Tiffany Paulsen, Mildred Wirt Benson | Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Emma Roberts, Tate Donovan, Max Thieriot, Craig Gellis

28. Sliver (1993)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who... See full summary »

Writers: Ira Levin, Joe Eszterhas | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Polly Walker

29. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
47 Metascore

When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

Writers: Nelson DeMille, Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman | Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

30. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Creators: Barbara Avedon, Barbara Corday | Stars: Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen, Martin Kove

31. Don't Say a Word (2001)

R | 113 min | Crime, Thriller

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
38 Metascore

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

Writers: Andrew Klavan, Anthony Peckham, Patrick Smith Kelly | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak

32. Chain Reaction (1996)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

Writers: Arne Schmidt, Rick Seaman, Josh Friedman, J.F. Lawton, Michael Bortman | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward

33. Greedy (1994)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as ... See full summary »

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo

34. Profiler (1996–2000)

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

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF ... See full summary »

Creator: Cynthia Saunders | Stars: Ally Walker, Julian McMahon, A Martinez, Robert Davi

35. The Forgotten (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of volunteers help find the identities of John & Jane Does who were murdered.

Creator: Mark Friedman | Stars: Christian Slater, Michelle Borth, Anthony Carrigan, Bob Stephenson

36. Prime Suspect (2011–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Active

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.

Creators: Alexandra Cunningham, Lynda La Plante | Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Peter Gerety

37. Mardaani (2014)

113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A cop's search for a missing teenage girl leads her to the depraved world of child trafficking. What follows is a cat-and-mouse game between the fearless cop and a ruthless mafia kingpin.

Writer: Gopi Puthran | Director: Pradeep Sarkar | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Gautam Babbar, Probir Dutt

38. Frankenstein (2004 TV Movie)

88 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Two hundred years after Mary Shelley's novel the brilliant but mad Doctor has sustained his creature and himself over two centuries through genetic experimentation. In present-day America ... See full summary »

Writers: Dean R. Koontz, John Shiban | Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Parker Posey, Vincent Perez, Thomas Kretschmann, Adam Goldberg

39. Vexed (2010 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Comedy, Crime | Active

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Two Detectives Jack and Georgina who share chemistry but have complicated personal lives.

Creator: Howard Overman | Stars: Toby Stephens, Ronny Jhutti, Roger Griffiths, Miranda Raison

40. The Alphabet Killer (2008)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY.

Writer: Tom Malloy | Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Timothy Hutton, Tom Malloy

41. Diabolique (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Writers: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Don Roos | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates

42. The Killing Gene (2007)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

Writer: Clive Bradley | Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George, Ashley Walters, Tom Hardy

43. The Kate Logan Affair (2010)

85 min | Drama

4.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A young psychologically unstable young police woman named Kate Logan and a married Frenchman find themselves caught up in a dramatic twisted affair.

Writer: Noël Mitrani | Director: Noël Mitrani | Stars: Alexis Bledel, Laurent Lucas, Noémie Godin-Vigneau, Serge Houde

44. Certain Prey (2011 TV Movie)

85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Minneapolis Deputy Police Chief, Lucas Davenport, has to face off against a duo unlike any he's ever encountered; a lethal hit woman and a ferociously cunning killer determined to hunt him down.

Writers: John Sandford, Chris Gerolmo | Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Mark Harmon, Lola Glaudini, Tatiana Maslany, Kate Greenhouse

45. Goodbye Lover (1998)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Ben and Sandra are hot and provocative lovers, but Sandra is unfortunately married to Ben's younger brother Jake, and soon Jake will find out about Ben.

Writers: Ron Peer, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker, Ellen DeGeneres

46. True Crime (1995 Video)

R | 94 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which ... See full summary »

Writer: Pat Verducci | Director: Pat Verducci | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Dillon, Bill Nunn, Michael Bowen

47. UC: Undercover (2001–2002)

60 min | Drama, Action

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Add a Plot

Creators: Shane Salerno, Don Winslow | Stars: Oded Fehr, Vera Farmiga, Bruklin Harris, Jon Seda

48. King (2011– )

Crime, Drama

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

As a Homicide Detective, Jessica King (Amy Price-Francis) sees things that everyone else misses: in crime scenes... See full synopsis »

Creators: Greg Spottiswood, Bernard Zukerman | Stars: Amy Price-Francis, Alan Van Sprang, Gabriel Hogan, Tony Nardi

49. Love the Hard Way (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama, Crime, Romance

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
42 Metascore

The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

Writers: Shuo Wang, Peter Sehr, Marie Noelle | Director: Peter Sehr | Stars: Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, Jon Seda, August Diehl

50. Murder She Said (1961)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When Miss Marple reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found.

Writers: Agatha Christie, David D. Osborn, David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, James Robertson Justice