Top Ten Best Detective Movies

The Top Ten
1 Seven

Great movie! This should definitely be higher than number 10. It deserves better. Since this is one of the best detective movies out there, it should be number 1 or barely number 2! But surely, many people who haven't seen this film, a lot more than those who have seen Sherlock Holmes, just vote for Sherlock.

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

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

2 The Silence of the Lambs

Based on the famous detective, this horrible, mysterious novel has been improved in the movie with its portrayal of murder and a violent childhood. Palpitating!

3 Sherlock Holmes

As a Sherlockian, I was a bit puzzled about which story of Arthur Conan Doyle it would relate to. This film dazzled me. Thanks to Guy Ritchie for making it. This particular plot is not from Sir Doyle's corpus, but it justifies in the best possible way what Sherlock Holmes was.

Acting was splendiferous!

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

4 Vertigo
5 The Maltese Falcon

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 a 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 there will 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!

6 Chinatown

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

Chinatown is the greatest. Period.

7 L.A. Confidential
8 Zodiac
9 The French Connection
10 Memories of Murder
The Contenders
11 The Big Lebowski
12 Memento
13 The X-Files: I Want to Believe

A great movie! It's not just a cheap detective story. It's a deep, very tender, and philosophical thing. The X-Files is 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 a double plot! Great character storyline between Mulder and Scully! Love them!

14 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

This movie just 'overthrows' its previous sequel. The storyline is more complicated and complex but also very genius and smart, with plenty of comedy scenes too. Holmes and Watson's relationship is more 'intensified' here.

And this movie also convinces me more that Robert Downey Jr. is very suitable for playing Sherlock Holmes. People say that he is not good just because Robert is American, not British 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, he has the most genius mind that ever existed. That's why, to me, Robert Downey Jr. is the most perfect Sherlock Holmes.

15 Minority Report
16 Laura
17 Blade Runner
18 Bad Boys II

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

19 Rear Window
20 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
21 The Heat
22 Rush Hour 3

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

23 In the Heat of the Night
24 Bad Boys
25 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
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