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1. Sherlock (2010–2017)

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

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 830,482

2. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

57 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 593,266 | Gross: $209.03M

3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

48 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes is on the trail of criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, who is carrying out a string of random crimes across Europe.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 427,685 | Gross: $186.85M

4. The Lost Room (2006)

TV-PG | 270 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery

A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.

Stars: Peter Krause, Julianna Margulies, Peter Jacobson, Dennis Christopher

Votes: 29,912

5. Lie to Me (2009–2011)

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

About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies.

Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

Votes: 112,844

6. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 146,672 | Gross: $5.72M

7. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

96 Metascore

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Votes: 150,969 | Gross: $2.11M

8. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that the couple he is spying on will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 101,853 | Gross: $4.42M

9. The Net (I) (1995)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

51 Metascore

A computer programmer stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those around her in great danger.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Dennis Miller, Diane Baker

Votes: 61,858 | Gross: $50.73M

10. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984– )

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

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 20,420

11. House (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 422,642

12. The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed (1979)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After WWII is over, a young officer Volodya Sharapov returns to Moscow to work in MUR - Moskovskiy Ugolovny Rozysk (Moscow Criminal Police). There he meets Gleb Zheglov who is a chief of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Vladimir Vysotskiy, Vladimir Konkin, Sergey Yurskiy, Aleksandr Belyavskiy

Votes: 4,278

13. Columbo (1971–2003)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 29,606

14. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1981)

TV-PG | 154 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in his country house, Dr James Mortimer asks Sherlock Holmes for help to save Sir Henry Baskerville, the only known heir, from the curse that haunts Baskerville family.

Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Borislav Brondukov

Votes: 5,657

15. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1980)

67 min | Crime, Mystery

Doctor Watson moves in with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes and they get a case to solve. A young heiress seeks Holmes' help when she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather after her sister dies under mysterious circumstances.

Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Borislav Brondukov

Votes: 3,563

16. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (1980)
Episode: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Hunt for the Tiger (1980)

65 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dr. Watson executes Sherlock Holmes' will, who faced death after exposing Moriarty and his gang in the previous episode.

Directors: Igor Maslennikov, Viktor Sergeev | Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Borislav Brondukov

Votes: 2,031

17. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (1980)
Episode: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: Mortal Fight (1980)

64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After upsetting the criminal underground in 'the Master Blackmailer' case, Sherlock Holmes has to face his archenemy: Prof. Moriarty.

Directors: Igor Maslennikov, Viktor Sergeev | Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Borislav Brondukov

Votes: 2,345

18. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1980)
Episode: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Bloody Inscription (1980)

PG-13 | 67 min | Crime, Mystery

When a murder happens with a bloody inscription and a ring left behind, puzzled Scotland Yard detectives go to Sherlock Holmes for help.

Director: Igor Maslennikov | Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Borislav Brondukov

Votes: 2,338

19. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (1980)
Episode: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: King of Blackmailers (1980)

64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Mycroft Holmes hands Sherlock Holmes the case of the Master Blackmailer.

Directors: Igor Maslennikov, Viktor Sergeev | Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Valentina Panina

Votes: 2,100

20. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Treasures of Agra (1983)

151 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

Holmes and Dr. Watson help a young lady who is receiving anonymous letters 10 years after her father passed away under shady circumstances. They find themselves in an enigma involving a treasure, murder and a love interest for Watson.

Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Borislav Brondukov

Votes: 2,741

21. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: The Twentieth Century Approaches (1987)

85 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

Retired Sherlock Holmes and practicing Dr. Watson come back together to solve a puzzle in the beginning of the 20th century.

Stars: Boris Klyuev, Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy, Aleksandr Romantsov, Elena Safonova

Votes: 2,523

22. Sherlock Holmes 3

Action, Adventure, Mystery | Pre-production

The plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Eddie Marsan, Jude Law, Jared Harris

23. Spasmo (1974)

R | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller

Christian (Robert Hoffman) and his girlfriend are taking a walk on a deserted beach when they discover a woman's body lying. A closer look proves that she's alive. The next day Christian ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Robert Hoffmann, Suzy Kendall, Ivan Rassimov, Adolfo Lastretti

Votes: 1,641

24. Death Note (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 256,209

25. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 191,030 | Gross: $39.02M

26. Zootopia (2016)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

78 Metascore

In a city of anthropomorphic animals, a rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox must work together to uncover a conspiracy.

Directors: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush | Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate

Votes: 446,824 | Gross: $341.27M

27. 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 killed by lightning. His biographer tries to solve the case.

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

Votes: 21,344

28. Outland (1981)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

A federal marshal stationed at a mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy. He gets no help from the workers or authorities when he finds himself marked for murder.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle, James Sikking

Votes: 27,918 | Gross: $17.37M

29. Frequency (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

An accidental cross-time radio link connects father and son across 30 years. The son tries to save his father's life, but then must fix the consequences.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jim Caviezel, Shawn Doyle, Elizabeth Mitchell

Votes: 102,985 | Gross: $45.01M

30. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 432,611 | Gross: $45.06M

31. Mindhunters (2004)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

33 Metascore

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater, Eion Bailey

Votes: 58,609 | Gross: $4.48M

32. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 542,248 | Gross: $64.62M

33. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

46 Metascore

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott

Votes: 121,870 | Gross: $75.07M

34. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

52 Metascore

When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench

Votes: 219,559 | Gross: $102.83M

35. Anon (I) (2018)

TV-MA | 100 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

In a world without anonymity or crime, a detective meets a woman who threatens their security.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Clive Owen, Afiya Bennett, Morgan Allen, Jeffrey Men

Votes: 39,420

36. Counter Investigation (2007)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Thriller

A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.

Director: Franck Mancuso | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lucas, Agnès Blanchot, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 3,094

37. Project Blue Book (2019–2020)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A tough US Air Force officer and a skeptical scientist investigate UFO and alien conspiracies as Cold War paranoia spreads.

Stars: Aidan Gillen, Michael Malarkey, Laura Mennell, Ksenia Solo

Votes: 11,133

38. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 1,010,788 | Gross: $23.34M

39. The Boston Strangler (1968)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A series of brutal murders in Boston sparks a seemingly endless and increasingly complex manhunt.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin

Votes: 8,628

40. Flypaper (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

37 Metascore

A man caught in the middle of two simultaneous robberies at the same bank desperately tries to protect the teller with whom he's secretly in love.

Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 32,004 | Gross: $0.00M

41. 11.22.63 (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Stars: James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay, Chris Cooper

Votes: 75,705

42. The Expanse (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In the 24th century, a disparate band of antiheroes unravel a vast conspiracy that threatens the Solar System's fragile state of cold war.

Stars: Wes Chatham, Dominique Tipper, Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Votes: 117,330

43. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 432,689 | Gross: $102.52M

44. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 497,614 | Gross: $165.36M

45. Ten Little Indians (1987)

137 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A psychological thriller based on the novel by Agatha Christie. Ten strangers are forced to come face to face with their dark pasts after receiving invitation to an isolated island off the coast of England.

Director: Stanislav Govorukhin | Stars: Vladimir Zeldin, Tatyana Drubich, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Aleksey Zharkov

Votes: 2,434

46. Nine Dead (2009)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Nine strangers are kidnapped and forced to figure out the connection they have to each other as one has to die every ten minutes.

Director: Chris Shadley | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, William Lee Scott, John Terry, James C. Victor

Votes: 12,791

47. Inferno (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime