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1. Veronica Mars (2004– )

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

8.3
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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: 65,329

2. Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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The series follows Frankie Drake, a female private detective operating in Toronto in the 1920s.

Stars: Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard, Sharron Matthews

Votes: 1,093

3. Honey West (1965–1966)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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After the death of her father, Honey West took over his high-tech private detective firm, assisted by rugged Sam Bolt and her pet ocelot Bruce.

Stars: Anne Francis, John Ericson, Bruce, Irene Hervey

Votes: 538

4. Baywatch Nights (1995–1997)

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

3.8
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Baywatch veteran Mitch Buchannon moonlights as a P.I. with his two friends Garner and Ryan. In season 2, Diamont replaces Garner, and Mitch's cases suddenly take a hard turn towards supernatural horror.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Angie Harmon, Eddie Cibrian, Donna D'Errico

Votes: 1,222

5. Piranha (1995 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.8
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The private investigator Maggie McNamara from Lyon Investigation is hired by the wealthy J.R. Randolph to find his niece that has disappeared with her boyfriend. Maggie seeks out the lonely... See full summary »

Director: Scott P. Levy | Stars: William Katt, Alexandra Paul, Monte Markham, Darleen Carr

Votes: 1,748

6. Miss Sherlock (2018– )

47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic literary characters, the series follows Dr. Wato-san Tachibana and Sara Shelly "Sherlock" Futaba, an eccentric police consultant who uses deduction to solve strange cases in modern-day Japan.

Stars: Yûko Takeuchi, Shihori Kanjiya, Ken'ichi Takitô, Tomoya Nakamura

Votes: 684

7. Secret Pleasures (2002)

R | 90 min | Drama, Romance

4.6
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An attractive woman detective, expert in cases of conjugal infidelity is hired by a mysterious millionaire, unaware that she will get involved in a feverish love triangle to gather all the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Paul Girard | Stars: Kim Yates, Rick Majeske, Nikki Fritz, Everett Rodd

Votes: 302

8. Love at Large (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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Vampish miss Dolan hires hardboiled P.I. Harry Dobbs to tail her shady boyfriend. Harry realizes that the man leads a double life but then his client disappears. Harry teams up with his own tail, P.I. Stella Wynkowski, to clear things up.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Tom Berenger, Elizabeth Perkins, Anne Archer, Kate Capshaw

Votes: 1,083 | Gross: $1.44M

9. Trenchcoat (1983)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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An aspiring mystery writer becomes accidently embroiled in an international plot during a two-week stay in Malta.

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Margot Kidder, Robert Hays, David Suchet, Gila von Weitershausen

Votes: 437 | Gross: $4.30M

10. The Sixth Time (2017)

109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.5
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A private detective engages in a sexually-charged relationship with a real estate broker.

Director: Maarit Lalli | Stars: Pihla Viitala, Antti Luusuaniemi, Dick Idman, Arja Saijonmaa

Votes: 348

11. Spider-Woman, Agent of S.W.O.R.D. (2009– )

TV-14 | 10 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.3
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After the failed alien invasion of Earth, revenge-seeking P.I. Jessica Drew, a.k.a. Spider-Woman, is recruited by S.W.O.R.D., an agency specialized in eliminating alien threats, to track down the remaining aliens disguised as humans.

Stars: Jolynn Carpenter, Nicolette Reed, Andy Mackenzie, Stephanie K. Thomas

Votes: 465

12. Snoops (1999)

45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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In this detective series with a comical note, Glenn Hall runs an unconventional flashy Private Detective agency in Los Angeles, and means business above all, never mind the rules, if she ... See full summary »

Stars: Gina Gershon, Paula Jai Parker, Edward Kerr, Danny Nucci

Votes: 218

13. Framed for Murder (2007 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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When a woman falsely accused of murdering her husband is released from prison after eight years, she hires a private investigator, determined to find out who framed her. However, she does not realize that the killer is about to do it again.

Director: Douglas Jackson | Stars: Elisa Donovan, Susan Walters, Perry King, Claire Brosseau

Votes: 454

14. Bikini Bound (2004 Video)

68 min | Adventure

7.9
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Two lowlifes are squatting in a mansion, searching for a hidden treasure. When beautiful Amber inherits the home and unexpectedly shows up to move in, the treasure hunters grab the buxom ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Amber Michaels, Shannan Leigh, Cleo Nicole, Goldie Blair

Votes: 9

15. Sweethearts of the U.S.A. (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

5.0
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While working in a defense plant, Patsy (Merkel) is rendered unconscious-or at least, more unconscious than usual. While knocked out, she dreams that she's a fearless detective, teamed with... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Una Merkel, Harry Parke, Donald Novis, Lillian Cornell

Votes: 56

16. Jeff Gordon, Secret Agent (1963)

Action, Comedy, Crime

4.7
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Director: Raoul André | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Perrette Pradier, Daniel Emilfork, Clément Harari

Votes: 29

17. The Undercover Woman (1946)

Approved | 56 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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A lady investigator from San Francisco,invited with her wisecracking friend to a society event on a Western ranch in the country,gets involved trying to get information on the husband of ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Stephanie Bachelor, Robert Livingston, Isabel Withers, Helene Heigh

Votes: 16

18. Absconding (2005 Video)

61 min | Adventure, Crime

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A secretary at City Hall discovers her supervisor is about to walk off with a valuable stamp called 'The Damsel of Freedonia' worth three million dollars which the city had purchased as an ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Shannan Leigh, Jenni Lee, Karina Santos, Ariel Anderssen

19. Time Stand Still: A Carol Reed Mystery (2006 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

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In her third detective adventure, Englishwoman in Sweden, Carol Reed, investigates a haunted house that holds dark secrets not necessarily of supernatural kind.

Stars: Sarah Anne Williams, Björn Larsen, Ann Nyström, Sue Anderson

20. Fate by Numbers (2007 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

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In a neo-noir dystopian future, private detective Alice Sanger is hired to steal a briefcase. It's a set up and she's shot. She recovers and tries to figure out who played her and why. The corporates or the revolutionaries?

Director: Paul van der Meer | Stars: Mark Janicello, Janusz Madej

21. Unreported World (2000– )
Episode: India's Love Cheat Detectives (2018)

24 min | Documentary

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Nelufar Hedayat travels to Delhi and goes undercover with a female-owned private detective agency to examine a huge rise in the number of private investigators tasked with exposing love cheats in India.

Director: Charlie Mole | Stars: Nelufar Hedayat, Krishnan Guru-Murthy

22. Lilyhammer (2012–2014)
Episode: Tiger Boy (2014)

TV-MA | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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New years eve. Frank sees a girl in trouble, but when he decides to intervene, he's the one who needs help.

Director: Simen Alsvik | Stars: Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Steinar Sagen, Robert Skjærstad

Votes: 263



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