Detective and Mystery Fiction Movies

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2. Vidocq (1923)

François Vidocq has deserted to go back to his wife and kids, so he becomes a thief. Unfortunately, he finds she had become Manon-la-blonde, mistress of a rich man named Ouvrard, and his ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Kemm | Stars: René Navarre, Elmire Vautier, Rachel Devirys, Genica Missirio

Votes: 8

4. Vidocq (1967)

26 min | Adventure

As a former convict, Vidocq uses his knowledge of criminals and their methods to solve crimes.

Stars: Bernard Noël, Alain Mottet, Geneviève Fontanel, Jacques Seiler

Votes: 42

5. Vidocq (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Paris, 1830: Vidocq is killed by a mirror masked man. A thief turned investigator, he was working on a case of men hit by lightning, burning up. A beautiful woman was involved. After Vidocq's death, his biographer tries to solve the case.

Director: Pitof | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Guillaume Canet, Inés Sastre, André Dussollier

Votes: 20,106

8. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach

Votes: 3,257

9. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 1,005

10. The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: George C. Scott, Rebecca De Mornay, Ian McShane, Neil Dickson

Votes: 923

11. Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A detective tries to unravel the strange circumstances surrounding the death of a young actress.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Patric Knowles, Maria Montez, Maria Ouspenskaya, John Litel

Votes: 134

12. Shock (1958–1959)
Episode: Mystery of Marie Roget (I) (1959)

Comedy, Horror, Mystery

The Advisor presents the 1942 movie "Mystery of Marie Roget" on WITI Channel 6, Milwaukee Wisconsin.

Star: Bob Hersh

13. Suspense (1949–1954)
Episode: The Purloined Letter (1952)

30 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In 1880 France, wealthy Danielle is determined that her husband, Victor, becomes a success in politics. She pays 2 million francs to the elderly Premiere Marcord to name Victor the minister... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Mary Sinclair, Arnold Moss, Edgar Stehli, Douglass Watson

Votes: 8

14. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980– )
Episode: The Case of the Purloined Letter (1979)

Mystery

With safe Lord Brompton someone steals an old letter from the period of "sins of youth" Lord, now that could seriously damage his career. Summoned to help Sherlock Holmes comes to the ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Geoffrey Whitehead, Donald Pickering, Patrick Newell, Tony Caunter

15. Edgar Allan Poe's Murder Mystery Dinner Party (2016– )
Episode: The Purloined Letter (2016)

Comedy

Confounded by another murder, the authors start to unravel some clues, all while Lenore's soup gets cold.

Director: William J. Stribling | Stars: Sean Persaud, Sinead Persaud, Mary Kate Wiles, Sarah Grace Hart

16. A Study in Scarlet (I) (1914)

Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes solves a murder rooted in the Mormon trek of 1850.

Director: George Pearson | Stars: James Bragington, Fred Paul, Agnes Glynne, Henry Paulo

Votes: 7

17. A Study in Scarlet (II) (1914)

20 min | Mystery, Short

This is the first of the Sherlock Holmes' stories by the famous English author. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes and his friend, Dr. Watson, receives an invitation from Mr. Gregson, ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Ford | Stars: Francis Ford, John Ford, Grace Cunard, Harry Schumm

Votes: 8

18. A Study in Skarlit (1915)

Comedy, Short

A private detective faces off against a master criminal.

Directors: Fred Evans, Will Evans | Stars: Fred Evans, Will Evans

19. A Study in Scarlet (1933)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Thriller

In London, a secret society led by lawyer Thaddeus Merrydew collects the assets of any of its deceased members and divides them among the remaining members. Society members start dropping ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Anna May Wong, June Clyde, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 709

20. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)
Episode: A Study in Scarlet (1968)

TV-MA | 48 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

When a man is found poisoned in an abandoned building with the word "RACHE" written in blood on the wall. LaStrade confidently declares, "Cherchez la femme!"

Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Peter Cushing, Nigel Stock, Joe Melia, George A. Cooper

Votes: 109

21. Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet (1983)

G | 50 min | Animation, Family, Mystery

The great detective investigates a murder that has a far flung revenge motive.

Stars: Peter O'Toole, Earle Cross, Judy Nunn, Ron Haddrick

Votes: 90

22. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: A Study in Pink (2010)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

War vet Dr. John Watson returns to London in need of a place to stay. He meets Sherlock Holmes, a consulting detective, and the two soon find themselves digging into a string of serial "suicides."

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs

Votes: 25,431

23. Who Dunit Theater (2015– )
Episode: A Study in Scarlet (2015)

120 min | Mystery

Spurlock Holmes, Sherlock's older brother discusses the classic Detective Movie "A Study in Scarlett) plus chapter 3 of the "Drums of Fun Manchu".

Director: Joel Stephens | Star: Leo Barron Hicks

24. Elementary (2012– )
Episode: A Study in Charlotte (2016)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a gathering of mushroom aficionados are found dead, Holmes and Watson must explore an array of botanists, biochemists, academics and stoners for a poisoner.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 577

25. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: A Study in Pink (2016)

TV-PG | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Freddie Pink, William's childhood friend, calls on Murdoch to solve a crime, she becomes his chief suspect. It takes the brilliance of both detectives to get at the truth.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Jonny Harris, Lachlan Murdoch

Votes: 115

26. Sherlock Holmes Begins: A Study in Scarlet

Mystery | Announced

A young English army doctor shot in battle in 1880 returns to London to recover and finds a roommate: a brilliant 27-year-old detective named Sherlock Holmes. The first Sherlock Holmes story ever written.

27. A Scandal in Bohemia (1921)

70 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

Holmes and Watson match wits with an opera star intent on blackmailing a king.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Eille Norwood, Hubert Willis, Joan Beverley, Alfred Drayton

Votes: 8

28. Sherlock Holmes (1951)
Episode: A Scandal in Bohemia (1951)

Mystery

To Sherlock Holmes, she is always THE woman - Irene Adler, that is, the lady the King of Bohemia is so worried about.

Stars: Alan Wheatley, Raymond Francis, Iris Vandeleur, Alan Judd

29. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)
Episode: A Scandal in Bohemia (1984)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes finds himself evenly matched when he is employed by the King of Bohemia to retrieve an indiscreet photograph from the American actress and singer, Irene Adler.

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Gayle Hunnicutt, Wolf Kahler

Votes: 851

30. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )
Episode: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes I: A Scandal in Bohemia (1985)

Mystery

The King of Bohemia is about to marry, most advantageously - and so does not want his former mistress making trouble with a compromising photograph. Can Sherlock Holmes be of assistance?

Star: Vincent Price

31. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: A Scandal in Belgravia (2012)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock must confiscate something of importance from a mysterious woman named Irene Adler.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 32,220

32. Father Brown, Detective (1934)

Unrated | 68 min | Mystery

Father Brown is trying to stop a known theft taking 10 diamonds and showing he is wrong in the eyes of god.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Walter Connolly, Paul Lukas, Gertrude Michael, Robert Loraine

Votes: 32

33. The Detective (1954)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Works of art are disappearing, stolen by a master thief, a master of disguise. Father Brown has two goals: to catch the thief and to save his soul.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Peter Finch, Cecil Parker

Votes: 1,107

34. Father Brown (1974)
Episode: The Hammer of God (1974)

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Bullying, womanizing, and despised lord of the manor Col. James Bohun is found outside his brother's church with his skulled smashed in.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Kenneth More, Graham Crowden, William Russell, Geraldine Moffat

Votes: 58

35. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )
Episode: Father Brown, Series I: The Secret Garden (1982)

Mystery

When a headless body is found in a garden, and then a severed head is found in the same garden a short time later, people assume that one goes with the other. Father Brown isn't so sure.

Stars: Kenneth More, Ferdy Mayne, Peter Dyneley, Cyril Luckham

36. Father Brown (2013– )
Episode: The Hammer of God (2013)

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

The brother of the vicar of the village where Father Brown has his parish church is a cad and a wastrel. When he's found near the church tower with his head smashed by a very small hammer, ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Barber | Stars: Bryony Afferson, Sam Hoare, Mark Williams, Barry Sloane

Votes: 327

37. Father Brown (2013– )
Episode: The Blue Cross (2013)

TV-PG | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When the notorious thief Flambeau declares his intention to steal a valuable blue cross from the church, Father Brown, against the advice of Valentine, decides to take it to safety to ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Barber | Stars: Mark Williams, Alex Price, Hugo Speer, Sorcha Cusack

Votes: 199

39. The 39 Steps (1935)

Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery, Thriller

A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Robert Donat, Madeleine Carroll, Lucie Mannheim, Godfrey Tearle

Votes: 46,877

40. The 39 Steps (1959)

Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In London, a diplomat accidentally becomes involved in the death of a British agent who's after a spy ring that covets British military secrets.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Brenda de Banzie, Barry Jones

Votes: 1,629

41. The Thirty Nine Steps (1978)

PG | 102 min | Crime, History, Mystery

In March 1914, a mining engineer named Richard Hannay tries to prevent Prussian Agents from executing a political assassination designed to trigger World War I.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Robert Powell, David Warner, Eric Porter, Karen Dotrice

Votes: 2,054

44. The 39 Steps (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

Richard Hannay, a mining engineer on holiday from the African colonies, finds London socialite life terribly dull. Yet it's more then he bargained for when secret agent, Scudder, bursts ... See full summary »

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Rupert Penry-Jones, Lydia Leonard, David Haig, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 1,827

46. The Thirty Nine Steps

Thriller | Announced

A contemporary setting of John Buchan's classic novel - Engineer Richard Hannay finds himself caught up with analyst Kate Maybury, as they race against the clock to save the country from the Thirty Nine Steps.

47. The 39 Steps

Thriller | Announced

A remake of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock thriller.

Director: Robert Towne

48. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (2000)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Poirot comes out of retirement when his industrialist friend is brutally murdered a short while after a local widow who was suspected of killing her husband commits suicide.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Oliver Ford Davies, Malcolm Terris

Votes: 1,478

49. Red Harvest

Comedy, Horror | Announced

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Director: Zach Klinefelter | Stars: Benjamin Barton, Zach Klinefelter, Jesse Babcock, Gonzo