Most Popular "Private Investigator" Titles
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1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
2. Better Call Saul (2015– )
TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama
The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Saul Goodman, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
3. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
4. Inherent Vice (2014)
R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
5. Into the Wild (2007)
R | 148 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
6. A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
7. Pain & Gain (2013)
R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
8. Jack Reacher (2012)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.
9. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A defense attorney has a crisis of conscience when he represents a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to beat the system.
10. Fracture (2007)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An attorney, intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.
11. Unknown (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man awakens from a coma, only to discover that someone has taken on his identity and that no one, (not even his wife), believes him. With the help of a young woman, he sets out to prove who he is.
13. Devil's Knot (2013)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual.
14. 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.
15. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)
R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.
16. Cape Fear (1991)
R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
17. Original Sin (2001)
R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp. Remake of François Truffaut's 1969 film 'Mississippi Mermaid'
18. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with a deadly Chinese crimelord trying to get his brother out of prison.
19. One for the Money (2012)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.
20. The Imposter (2012)
R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Thriller
A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.
21. Bored to Death (2009–2011)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.
22. Klute (1971)
R | 114 min | Mystery, Thriller
A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.
24. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
25. The Great Gatsby (1974)
PG | 144 min | Drama, Romance
A Midwesterner becomes fascinated with his nouveau riche neighbor, who obsesses over his lost love.
26. Matlock (1986–1995)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
27. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.
28. The Big Sleep (1946)
Approved | 114 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.
29. McQ (1974)
PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Police Lieutenant Lon McQ investigates the killing of his best friend and uncovers corrupt elements of the police department dealing in confiscated drugs.
31. The Ultimate Gift (2006)
PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance
A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.
33. Terriers (2010– )
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business.
34. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.
35. Shaft (1971)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Cool black private eye John Shaft is hired by a crime lord to find and retrieve his kidnapped daughter.
36. Lord of Illusions (1995)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
During a routine case in L.A., NY private investigator Harry D'Amour stumbles over members of a fanatic cult, who are waiting for the resurrection of their leader Nix. 13 years ago, Nix was... See full summary »
38. Shattered (1991)
R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Dan Merrick comes out from a shattering car accident with amnesia. He finds that he is married to Judith who is trying to help him start his life again. He keeps getting flashbacks about ... See full summary »
39. Vega$ (1978–1981)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Dan Tanna is a private investigator in the gambling town of Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas can be seedy or glamorous, depending upon the point of view. This show is also notable for perhaps ... See full summary »
40. The Big Bang (2010)
R | 101 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective is hired to find a missing stripper. A simple job turns complicated when everyone he questions ends up dead.
41. Say It Isn't So (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Romance
Young orphan Gilly (Klein) finds out his lover Jo (Graham) may actually be his biological sister. After they break up he discovers he's not related and travels across the country to stop ... See full summary »
42. Blood Ties (2006– )
60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
This gritty supernatural drama centers on Vicki Nelson a former homicide cop turned private investigator and Henry Fitzroy a 470 year old vampire. Together they form a unique team solving cases and dealing with the supernatural world.
43. Winnebago Man (2009)
85 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Jack Rebney is the most famous man you've never heard of - after cursing his way through a Winnebago sales video, Rebney's outrageously funny outtakes became an underground sensation and ... See full summary »
44. Secret Pleasures (2002)
R | 90 min | Drama
An attractive woman detective, expert in cases of conjugal infidelity is hired by a mysterious millionaire, unaware that she will get involved in a feverish love triangle to gather all the ... See full summary »
45. Give 'em Hell Malone (2009)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A tough as nails private investigator (Malone) squares off with gangsters and their thugs to protect a valuable secret. Malone goes through hell to protect the information but he dishes some hell as well...
46. Consenting Adults (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Richard and Priscilla Parker's lives take a turn for the better when Eddy and Kay move into the house next door. Eddy's a risk taker and shows his new neighbours how to enjoy life at the ... See full summary »
47. Zero Effect (1998)
R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!
48. Mr. Wrong (1996)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy
A single and lonely woman finds the seemingly perfect man to date, but soon regrets it when his deranged and possessive other personality emerges and worst still, she cannot convince anyone else of his Jekyll/Hyde true nature.
49. I Love Your Work (2003)
R | 111 min | Drama, Mystery
The film follows fictional movie star Gray Evans through the disintegration of his marriage, his gradual mental breakdown, and his increasing obsession with a young film student who reminds... See full summary »
50. 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 »