Most Popular Detective Agency Movies and TV Shows
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2. Republic of Doyle (2010–2014)
60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law.
3. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Not Rated | 100 min | Film-Noir, Mystery
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Votes: 142,022 | Gross: $2.11M
4. Imitation of Life (1959)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
An aspiring actress befriends a black widow, but trouble arises when the latter is rejected by her daughter, who tries to pass for white.
Votes: 13,573 | Gross: $13.99M
6. Baywatch Nights (1995–1997)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
7. Stolen Kisses (1968)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After being discharged from the army, Antoine Doinel centers a screwball comedy where he applies for different jobs and tries to make sense of his relationships with women.
8. Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990 TV Movie)
96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
There's a crisis in Rhymeland! All the Rhymies (the characters from Nursery Rhymes) are disappearing! Gordon Goose, son of Mother Goose, and Little Bo Peep set off to find them.
9. Tropical Heat (1991–1993)
60 min | Action, Drama
Nick Slaughter, an ex-RCMP and DEA agent, who had dropped out of society after being fired from his job, relocates to the Florida town of Key Mariah to start a detective service. In the ... See full summary »
12. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)
60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »
13. My Favorite Brunette (1947)
Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.
15. Pitfall (1948)
Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Married insurance adjuster John Forbes falls for femme fatale Mona Stevens while her boyfriend is in jail and all suffer serious consequences as a result.
16. Hounds (2018)
Max is a Jack Russell dog genetically modified for criminal purposes so he is able to talk. Running away from the criminals whom he is working he is wounded and saved by detective ... See full summary »
19. Checkmate (1960–1962)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.
20. Harmonium (2016)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama
Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.
Votes: 1,665 | Gross: $0.02M
22. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.
23. Fighting Man of the Plains (1949)
Approved | 94 min | Adventure, Romance, Western
Former bandit Jim Dancer becomes marshal of a Kansas town and cleans up the criminal element - with the help of his old pal, Jesse James.
25. Adele's Dinner (1978)
102 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing ... See full summary »
26. Love at Large (1990)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 1,068 | Gross: $1.44M
27. Deadly Circuit (1983)
120 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
Beauvoir, lonely, aging private detective, is put on the bloody track of beautiful Catherine Leiris who kills and robs her rich husband(s) on their wedding night. Although he never ... See full summary »
28. The Black Bird (1975)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.
29. Deception (2003 TV Movie)
R | 88 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Erin, a struggling actress, has little faith in men. She works for a detective agency, her job is to seduce married men and let their wives catch them in the act. But lately, Erin is been ... See full summary »
30. The Big Noise (1944)
Approved | 74 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
During World War II Stan and Ollie find themselves as improbable bodyguards to an eccentric inventor and his strategically important new bomb.
49 min | Animation, Action, Crime
September 1998: A recent spate of unusual suicide incidents where several high school girls fell to their death, but left no suicide note and had apparently no reason to commit suicide. In ... See full summary »
32. There's That Woman Again (1938)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Mystery
Bill Reardon, a private detective, is working on a case involving stolen items from a local jewelry store. The case takes a different turn when Bill's prying wife wants to help catch the crook.
33. Phantom Raiders (1940)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.
34. Gunfight at Comanche Creek (1963)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Western
In 1875 a murderous outlaw gang breaks criminals from jail, uses them to help in crimes, and then kills them for the reward, when it goes high enough.
35. Private Eyes (1953)
Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
After being punched in the nose, Sach finds out that he has the ability to read minds. Slip and the gang start up a detective agency try to cash in on Sach's new powers.
36. Stroker and Hoop (2004–2005)
TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
John "Stroker" Strockmeyer and Hoop Schwartz are a duo of inept private investigators, living in contemporary Los Angeles. They dress in 1970s-fashion and face surreal mysteries.
37. Knee High P.I. (2003 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy
Hank Dingo (Martin Kleeba) is the world's smallest private detective with the world's biggest ego. A rough, tough gumshoe full of attitude, he doesn't crack cases... he smashes them! Hank ... See full synopsis »
61 min | Animation, Action, Crime
August 1995: Mikiya first meets Shiki in a white kimono during a snowing day. Later on, at the high school freshmen ceremony, Mikiya sees Shiki in the crowd and chases after her, ... See full summary »
40. Nightwalker: Midnight Detective (1998– )
Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
Mankind is threatened by a race of creatures called the Nightbreed, people who have, either willingly or through deception, succumbed to supernatural beings. And hunting them down is a man ... See full summary »
42. TimeSplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)
T | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In 2401, humanity is at war with relentless aliens, TimeSplitters. Space marines Cortez and Hart travel through time to stop the aliens in various spots, including Wild West, zombie-infested Gothic church and Blade Runner-esque future.
43. Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! (1963)
Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Crime
Police detective Tajima, tasked with tracking down stolen firearms, turns an underworld grudge into a blood-bath. Suzuki transforms a colorful pot-boiler into an on-target send-up of cultural colonialism and post-war greed.
44. Sam Steele and the Junior Detective Agency (2009)
G | 87 min | Family
13-year-old Sam Steele Jr. forms his own private detective agency to emulate his father, Des Moines detective Sam Steele, and helps track down a jewel thief.
46. The Gumshoe Kid (1990)
R | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Clumsy but zealous Jeff Sherman has received his first case from his family's detective agency. The case turns out to be protecting an attractive lovely witness from the mob.
47. The People at Universal (1991)
110 min | Drama
This is a dark comedy that takes place in an urban jungle, where each has to ensure its own survival. No one is bad, but all acting for his own benefit and without measure if their actions ... See full summary »
48. Criss Cross (2001)
Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Thriller
When maverick private eye Nick Slaughter is hired by the seductive and mysterious Liora Burke to investigate a dubious life insurance claim, almost everyone involved tells him it's nothing ... See full summary »
49. Bang Bang (1967)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
Sheila's uncle has just died ;many of his relatives come,but ,much to their displeasure, it's his niece who inherits his private detective agency.But she must first go through a training in... See full summary »