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1. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.7
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit."

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 14,738 | Gross: $0.00M

2. The Singing Detective (2003)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

5.6
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45 Metascore

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 7,278 | Gross: $0.34M

3. Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Film noir parody with a detective uncovering a sinister plot. Characters from real noirs appear as scenes from various films are intercut.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Rachel Ward, Alan Ladd, Carl Reiner

Votes: 17,359 | Gross: $16.96M

4. Trixie (2000)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.0
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26 Metascore

An eccentric, unconventional woman whose naive aspirations to rise from her job as a security guard to full-fledged private eye lead her into a tangled PL: mess.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Emily Watson, Dermot Mulroney, Nick Nolte, Nathan Lane

Votes: 1,313 | Gross: $0.29M

5. Lazarus: Apocalypse (2014)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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Lazarus: APOCALYPSE revolves around the character of George A. Lazarus (Ray Capuana, Emerging Past), an insurance investigator who schedules routine interviews with twelve employees and ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Churchill | Stars: Natalie Victoria, Ray Capuana, Kevin Eugene Franklin, James Duval

Votes: 59

6. A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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The story's hero (played by Jim Metzler) has lost much of his spine and the love of his life, due to cancer. He's in remission; but decimated in body, shattered in mind, and separated from ... See full summary »

Director: Stefani Ames | Stars: Jim Metzler, Victor Love, Kay Lenz, Norma Maldonado

Votes: 264

7. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A rather loose adaptation of the P. D. James novel. Cordelia Gray, the survivor of a partnership in a detective agency, is asked by the assistant of James Calendar to investigate the ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Petit | Stars: Billie Whitelaw, Paul Freeman, Pippa Guard, Dominic Guard

Votes: 92

8. The Gumshoe Kid (1990)

R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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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: 36

9. Goodnight, My Love (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Comedy, Mystery

7.0
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A down-on-his-luck private eye and his partner, a dwarf, are drawn into a tangle of missing persons and murder in 1940s Los Angeles.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Richard Boone, Michael Dunn, Barbara Bain, Victor Buono

Votes: 116

10. Le poulpe (1998)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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A private investigator (nicknamed Octopus after his long arms) travels to the small town of Angernaud with his bisexual girlfriend to collect the money he spent for the reconstruction of ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Clotilde Courau, Stéphane Boucher, Julie Delarme

Votes: 572

11. Once a Hero (1987– )

60 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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The creator of comic superhero Captain Justice, Abner Bevis, is in a rut, repeating old storylines. The comic's owners want to kill the strip off due to falling sales, and children are ... See full summary »

Stars: Josh Blake, Jeff Lester, Caitlin Clarke, Robert Forster

Votes: 21

12. From Hollywood to Deadwood (1988)

R | 90 min | Crime, Mystery

5.8
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Two loser detectives need to score a case or give it up. Finding a missing starlet leaving a trail of blackmail and murder may be too much for them.

Director: Rex Pickett | Stars: Scott Paulin, Jim Haynie, Barbara Schock, Jurgens Doeres

Votes: 56

13. The Lady from Sockholm (2005)

71 min | Comedy, Mystery, Crime

7.5
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A sock puppet detective unravels a case involving the disappearance of high-end hosiery.

Directors: Evan Lieberman, Eddy Von Mueller | Stars: Chris Clabo, Eric Goins, Melanie Parker, R.T. Steckel

Votes: 39

14. Lady .38 (2013)

22 min | Short, Drama

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Veronica Dupree (Alyssa Roehrenbeck) is a down on her luck female detective in the 1940s. Will she sink or swim with the help of her long-time beau Eddie (Philip De Lorenzo), and friends, ... See full summary »

Directors: John Branch, Philip De Lorenzo | Stars: John Branch, Anzelina Coodey, Gary Corbin, Philip De Lorenzo

15. M.O.V.I.E. (1986 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Detective hired to sneak into mob base navigates underworld, twin molls.

Votes: 20

16. Ian Fleming & Raymond Chandler (2006 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.8
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Director: John Cork | Stars: Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming

Votes: 16

17. Fuzzy Days, Noir Nights (2012– )

Mystery

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A botched case leaves Decorated Detective and former P.I. Richard L. Plante to leave the big city and drown his sorrows in a small but quickly-developing town of Brenford East Shamsbury. ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian A.V. Petrozza, Katie Uhlmann, Buddy Hickman, Vince Petrozza

18. MacGuffin (2006)

Short, Drama

5.7
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A cynical private detective is hired to retrieve a rare stolen coin, but he's not the only one looking for it. Inspired by the fiction of Raymond Chandler.

Director: Dan Gallagher | Stars: Richard Cutting, Kelli Biggs, Steve Beall, Casey Jones

Votes: 243