Top Ten Best Detective Movies

The Top Ten
1 Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes Product Image

One Hell of an ensemble in this movie! Robert Downey Jr, Mark Strong, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Kelly Reilly and Eddie Marsan among others.

As a Sherlockian I was bit puzzled which story of Arthur Conan doyle it would relate. This film dazzled me, Thanks "Guy ritchie" for making it, This particular plot is not from Sir Doyle's corpuses. But it justifies in best possible way of what Sherlock Holmes was

Acting was splendiferous!

My favorite character is also Sherlock Holmes. The acting of Robert Downey Jr. & Jude law is very impressive. I give five star to this movie. It's a awesome movie. It must be seen by everyone. Please please please watch it.

You would think that everything that could be done with the Sherlock stories has been done, but this film is like a breath of fresh air. Watched it three times now.

2 Seven Seven Product Image

Great movie! This should definitely be higher than number 10, it deserves better. Since this is one of the best detective movies out there. Should be number 1 or barely number 1! But sure is many people who don't have seen this film, a lot more that have seen sherlock holmes so they just vote sherlock.

Good atmosphere, story and twist at the end. All the actors deliver great performances. Must see for anybody, anywhere.

Damn great movie you must see it the great ending best acting from morgan freeman and brad pitt

It's an incredible movie! It's got Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, how can you beat that

3 The Silence of the Lambs The Silence of the Lambs Product Image

Based on famous detective, horrible, mysterious novel that the movie has improved these character of murder and violence childhood. palpitating!

Just awesome! Love this movie!

Come on guys! Why can't it be among "the top tens" 😦

4 Vertigo Vertigo Product Image
5 The Maltese Falcon The Maltese Falcon Product Image

THE ONLY WAY, you can keep up with this movie is by rewind and review! You won't get it if you watch it all the way through without interruption. Well that's my opinion anyway! I'm in my late 60s now and just got around to viewing it about 10 years ago and it blew me away. I instantly became of fan of Bogart after multiple decades of wondering why his adoration seemed timeless. He was absolutely off the charts in this movie. I remember hearing only Jack Nicholson could do any Bogart remakes and that's a big negative! I doubt if they'll ever be a remake of this movie... you will never improve on it, never! I only wish the young murder mystery fans will check it out!

This list proves that it is mainly younger adults and kids that do most of the internet surfing. Most of the probably haven't even HEARD of The Maltese Falcon, let alone seen it. Falcon, Chinatown and The Big Sleep should be jockeying for positions 1-3 on this list. Bad Boys?!? Really? And Shawshank, while a great PRISON film is NOT a detective film, so how is it even a"contender" in this category?!?

Whoever said that it's mainly younger adults that do internet surfing, why shouldn't they vote for what they want? I have no issiue on people voting for Bad Boys and Sherlock Holmes franchises. Will Smith and Robert Downey Jr have charisma, that's why people vote for them. It's old farts spamming the crap on this lists for ancient movies that won't be relevent for modern audiences.

This is a silly list. Dumb movies like Sherlock Holmes and Bad Boys II ranked above Chinatown and The Maltese Falcon. Go figure.

6 Chinatown Chinatown Product Image

This is by far the best detective movie. Think about the complex plot, all the way to the twist at the end. Its excellent.

I would Chinatown as number 1

Chinatown is the greatest. Period

A classic

7 L.A. Confidential L.A. Confidential Product Image
8 Zodiac Zodiac Product Image
9 The French Connection The French Connection Product Image
10 The X-Files: I Want to Believe The X-Files: I Want to Believe Product Image

It's a real classic of T.V. shows. It was balanced movie, with great characters and basic aim with humanity. I really need them back

A great movie! It's not just a cheap detective, it's a deep, very tender and philosophical thing... The X Files the best!

Do I really need to say why? I mean, Mulder, Scully, does anybody need anything else? I don't think so! I need them back!

One of the best movies with double plot! Great characters' storyline between Mulder and Scully! Love them!

The Contenders
11 The Big Lebowski The Big Lebowski Product Image
12 Memories of Murder Memories of Murder Product Image
13 Memento Memento Product Image
14 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Product Image

This movie is just 'overthrow' its previous sequel. The storyline is more complicated, more complex, but also very genius, very smart, and there's a lot comedy scene too. Holmes and Watson relationship is more 'intensified' here.
And this movie also convince me more that Robert Downey Jr. Is very suitable played as Sherlock Holmes. People say that he is not good just because Robert is American, not British just like the rest of the actors who have played Holmes. I love Robert Downey Jr because of his role as Sherlock Holmes, he doesn't look smart from his appearance but deep down in his head is the most genius mind that ever existed. That's why, to me, Robert Downey Jr. Is the most perfect Sherlock Holmes.

Really enjoyed the acting, the story was great as well. I also thought that the slow motion camera work on some of the action was a great touch, especially when it showed what was about to happen, and how he planned everything. These movies are brilliant.

Awesome Movie! A Must watch movie! I love the hero and the screenplay is unbelievable. Brilliant director! I would like to watch this movie some more time. Great work!

Basically I'm Sherlock Holmes fan. I have complete seasons of The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.

15 Minority Report Minority Report Product Image

GOOd and Fast Movie

16 Laura Laura Product Image
17 Blade Runner Blade Runner Product Image
18 Bad Boys II Bad Boys II Product Image

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence make such comedy magic. Who needs Janet Scott and Rachael Baily when you can have Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett?

19 Rear Window Rear Window Product Image

Really good scenes and very classical... Sood 1

20 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Product Image
21 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption Product Image

No one could have predicted the climax of this movie while seeing it.. The best movie ever made.. Truly Inspirational as well.. May the entire team that made this movie rest in peace

I agree The Shawshank Redemption is one of the best films I have seen three times and would watch again. It is inspirational.

Great movie. I have seen three times. Must watch category

Best movie ever made

22 The Heat The Heat Product Image
23 In the Heat of the Night In the Heat of the Night Product Image
24 Rush Hour 3 Rush Hour 3 Product Image

I laughed my ass off the whole way through this film! It's amazing!

25 Copycat Copycat Product Image

One of the best thrillers I've seen. It's creepy but very addictive. Great film!

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