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1. Mr. Holmes (2015)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Mystery

67 Metascore

An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes deals with early dementia, as he tries to remember his final case, and a mysterious woman, whose memory haunts him. He also befriends a fan, the young son of his housekeeper, who wants him to work again.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan

Votes: 60,720 | Gross: $17.74M

2. Nancy Drew (2019– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.

Stars: Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Tunji Kasim

Votes: 4,088

3. Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

A bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings, Nancy and her pals set out to solve a mystery, make new friends, and establish their place in the community.

Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Sophia Lillis, Zoe Renee, Mackenzie Graham, Andrea Anders

Votes: 3,449

4. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

Votes: 21,759

5. Marple (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An elderly spinster living in the village of St. Mary Mead, helps her friends and relatives solve mysterious murders.

Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Julia McKenzie, Stephen Churchett, Isabella Parriss

Votes: 5,794

6. Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The normally friendly village of Lymston is plagued by vile anonymous letters. When a mother of three takes her own life, following such a letter, Ms. Marple is not at all convinced things are as they seem.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Michael Culver, Elizabeth Counsell, Deborah Appleby

Votes: 1,505

7. 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: 205,106 | Gross: $102.83M

8. Murder She Said (1961)

Unrated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the Police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow, James Robertson Justice

Votes: 6,353

9. Murder at the Gallop (1963)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson

Votes: 5,162

10. Murder Most Foul (1964)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Miss Jane Marple (Dame Margaret Rutherford) joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

Director: George Pollock | Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell, Andrew Cruickshank

Votes: 4,772

11. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

63 Metascore

In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 54,374

12. Crooked House (2017)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

59 Metascore

In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 17,046

13. Shetland (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Alison O'Donnell, Steven Robertson, Erin Armstrong

Votes: 10,284

14. Veronica Mars (2004–2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After her best friend is murdered, and her father is removed as county Sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Stars: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III

Votes: 66,601

15. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 12,333

16. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 92,719 | Gross: $8.11M

17. Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases of eccentric, but sharp, Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (David Suchet).

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 36,916

18. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

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

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 10,247

19. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)

TV-PG | 306 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The last installment of Sherlock Holmes' investigations.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Rosalie Williams, Edward Hardwicke, Charles Gray

Votes: 6,950

20. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

When the latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth.

Director: Brian Mills | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Raymond Adamson, Alastair Duncan

Votes: 4,621

21. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 103 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robin Hunter, Alf Joint

Votes: 3,414

22. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.

Director: Guy Slater | Stars: Joan Hickson, Timothy West, Fabia Drake, Clive Merrison

Votes: 1,620

23. Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.

Director: John Davies | Stars: Joan Hickson, Geraldine Alexander, John Moulder-Brown, Frederick Treves

Votes: 1,555

24. Charlie's Angels (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

52 Metascore

Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.

Director: McG | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bill Murray

Votes: 174,171 | Gross: $125.31M

25. Wind River (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones

Votes: 196,506 | Gross: $33.80M

26. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 4,412

27. Riptide (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The cases of a private investigations agency run by three Vietnam War veterans, armed with toughness, their own helicopter, and the third's technical ability.

Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray, Jack Ging

Votes: 2,295

28. Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.

Stars: Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos, John Hancock

Votes: 2,305

29. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

TV-PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama

Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

Votes: 2,387

30. Matlock (1986–1995)

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

Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney, who charges one hundred thousand dollars to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny, as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday, Nancy Stafford

Votes: 6,276

31. Kojak (1973–1978)

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

A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 6,417

32. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The globe-trotting adventures of amateur detectives Jonathan and Jennifer Hart.

Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, Lee Wilkof

Votes: 6,071

33. Remington Steele (1982–1987)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The cases of a female private detective partnered with a former thief who assumes the role of a fictitious detective in the business.

Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, Doris Roberts, James Read

Votes: 7,243

34. Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff, Barbara Franceschi

Votes: 1,878

35. Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

During a stay at one of London's most elegant and venerable hotels Miss Marple uncovers a sinister undercurrent of corruption and murder beneath Bertram's stuffy veneer.

Director: Mary McMurray | Stars: Joan Hickson, Caroline Blakiston, Helena Michell, James Cossins

Votes: 1,530

36. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell, Robert Lang

Votes: 1,629

37. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A friend of Miss Marple's sees a woman being strangled in a passing train. When police cannot find a body and doubt the story, Miss Marple enlists professional housekeeper, Lucy Eyelesbarrow, to go undercover.

Director: Martyn Friend | Stars: Joan Hickson, Juliette Mole, David Beames, Mona Bruce

Votes: 1,719

38. Miss Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (1989 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While on vacation at a resort hotel in the West Indies, Miss Marple correctly suspects that the apparently natural death of a retired British major is actually the work of a murderer planning yet another killing.

Director: Christopher Petit | Stars: Joan Hickson, Donald Pleasence, Adrian Lukis, Sophie Ward

Votes: 1,691

39. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: They Do It with Mirrors (1991 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Miss Marple is invited to the manor house of an old friend, it is not long before a puzzling murder puts her mind to work.

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Jean Simmons, Joss Ackland, Faith Brook

Votes: 1,324

40. Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Claire Bloom, Barry Newman, Norman Rodway

Votes: 1,414

41. Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)

153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Stars: Joan Hickson, Ursula Howells, Samantha Bond, Simon Shepherd

Votes: 1,795

42. The Inner Circle (1946)

Approved | 57 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

A private detective finds himself with a perfect new secretary. But after a notorious gossip columnist turns up murdered, she may prove too good to be true.

Director: Philip Ford | Stars: Adele Mara, Warren Douglas, William Frawley, Ricardo Cortez

Votes: 342

43. Agent Carter (2015–2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In 1946, Peggy Carter is relegated to secretarial duties in the Strategic Scientific Reserve (SSR). When Howard Stark is accused of treason, he secretly recruits Peggy to clear his name with the help of his butler, Edwin Jarvis.

Stars: Hayley Atwell, James D'Arcy, Enver Gjokaj, Chad Michael Murray

Votes: 71,642



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