We all grew up loving Sherlock Holmes, didn’t we? There is something so charming about detectives. They are, of course, doing good to the society by going after the truth. But that is not the only reason we find them irresistible on-screen. It is because detectives themselves are quite mysterious and we often find them more intriguing than the cases they’re investigating. In any case, here is the list of top investigating and detective movies of all time. On this list, you will find films that deal with crime investigation and murder investigations. You can stream some of these really good detective movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
20. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Fans and critics were waiting for this one from David Lynch with bated breath, especially since it was touted as a sequel (and prequel) to his iconic TV show, ‘Twin Peaks’, which had a cliff-hanger ending that confused audiences, who were hoping to find some answers. And Lynch, in true Lynchian fashion, not only refrained from answering any of the questions that arose from the show; he confused the audiences with more questions as he raised the stakes and made the mysterious world of ‘Twin Peaks’ darker and more disturbing. It created a huge furore at Cannes with incessant boos from the American press while the European critics hailed it as a masterpiece. With time, the dust has settled and contemporary film-writers have hailed it as a work of art, some even calling it Lynch’s best work.
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19. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Another film starring an ensemble of stars, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ is the kind of espionage/detective/spy film without the thrills and shocks of murder investigations but is more of a silent, dark and mysterious take on the genre. An impeccable adaptation of John le Carre’s novel of the same name, ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ follows a group of British Intelligence officers who try to find a Soviet mole on their team. The film is known for its dense and complex plot. ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ gives a sense of paranoia as director Alfredson very brilliantly connects the dots to solve the puzzle. The film stars Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Toby Jones, Tom Hardy, and Benedict Cumberbatch in lead roles.