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1. Prime Suspect (1991– )

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 4,809

2. Prime Suspect 3 (1993– )

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 2,254

3. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.

Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 2,637

4. Prime Suspect 2 (1992– )

Approved | 203 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield, Jack Ellis

Votes: 2,363

5. Person of Interest (2007)

97 min | Thriller

5.4
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Three professional women have disappeared from a small New England town in a period of just 18 months. Sheriff Nickie Welles, who has learned that state budget cutbacks will soon eliminate ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Ward | Stars: Julie Bell, Donna Carney, Cuyle Carvin, Kevin Cummings

Votes: 48

6. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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Screwball comedy has wealthy mystery writer Paula Bradford using her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason, Eric Blore

Votes: 1,204

7. The Penguin Pool Murder (1932)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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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.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Edna May Oliver, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Mae Clarke

Votes: 704

8. There's That Woman Again (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.3
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Bill Reardon, a private detective, is working on a case involving stolen items from a local jewelry store. The case takes a different turn when Bill's prying wife wants to help catch the crook.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Melvyn Douglas, Virginia Bruce, Margaret Lindsay, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 59

9. Murder on a Bridle Path (1936)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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After Hildegarde proves that the accidental riding death on a Central Park bridle path is really murder, she's faced with a plethora of red herrings and a real killer.

Directors: William Hamilton, Edward Killy | Stars: James Gleason, Helen Broderick, Louise Latimer, Owen Davis Jr.

Votes: 259

10. Murder on the Blackboard (1934)

71 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A pretty young music teacher is bludgeoned to death in Hildegarde's school, where she's reunited with Oscar, but the autopsy report says she was dying from poison too.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Gertrude Michael

Votes: 413

11. The Plot Thickens (1936)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A priceless Cellini silver cup is stolen from a local museum with both Hildegarde and Oscar on the case.

Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: James Gleason, Zasu Pitts, Owen Davis Jr., Louise Latimer

Votes: 162

12. Murder on a Honeymoon (1935)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies.

Director: Lloyd Corrigan | Stars: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Lola Lane, George Meeker

Votes: 457

13. Bigger and Better (1930)

TV-G | 19 min | Comedy, Short

5.9
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The boys get jobs in a department during summer vacation so they'll be near the girls.

Director: Edgar Kennedy | Stars: Mickey Daniels, Grady Sutton, David Sharpe, Mary Kornman

Votes: 18

14. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: A Rose by Any Other Name (1997)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The family of a recently widowed older woman suspect the man she's involved with is a fortune hunter, so they hire Hetty to expose him.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 28

15. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Blood Relations (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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While visiting a cousin whom she hasn't seen in years, Hetty investigates an elderly woman's complaints of a ghostly dog while Robert works to expose a home repair fraud.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 26

16. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Digging for Dirt (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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An elderly woman ignores eviction notices for the condemned apartment building she lives in as she hopes to prove that it was not built to code.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 27

17. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: For Love nor Money (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Hetty's brother-in-law Frank asks Hetty to search for his lady friend's daughter, who has disappeared.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 28

18. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Helping Hansi (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Hetty goes undercover in a posh retirement condo in order to find out who is harassing German immigrant Hansi Bauer into selling his share.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock, Frank Mills

Votes: 23

19. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Mind over Muscle (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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After the husband of Hetty's hairdresser is beaten badly in a pub bathroom by the owner of a fitness center, a total stranger, Hetty's hired to investigate.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 26

20. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Runaways (1996)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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When the mentally challenged daughter of a local mayor runs away from the institution she lives in with her challenged boyfriend, they come across a dead body.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 35

21. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Safe as Houses (1996)

TV-PG | 50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The foster mother of a runaway teenage mother and her infant son hires Hetty to locate the girl and find out if she's the serial arsonist who's been plaguing the area.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 43

22. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: The Astral Plane (1996)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The daughter of an elderly, recently widowed woman feels that her mother is being bilked by a phony spiritualist and hires Hetty to expose her.

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 33