Highest-Rated Movies about 'Investigation', Sort by Popularity


The Ring (1998), Crime Story (1993), Deadline (2004), Red Riding: 1980 (2009), Cure (1997), The Challenger Disaster (2013), Red Riding: 1983 (2009), Death Line (1972) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Investigation movies.


The Ring (1998)

When her niece is found dead along with three friends after viewing a supposedly cursed videotape, reporter Reiko Asakawa (Nanako Matsushima) sets out to investigate. Along with her ex-husband, Ryuji (Hiroyuki Sanada), Reiko finds the tape, watches it -- and promptly receives a phone call informing her that she'll die in a week. Determined to get to the bottom of the curse, Reiko and Ryuji discover the video's origin and attempt to solve an old murder that could break the spell.

reporter, ex-husband, teenager, niece, friend, creepy, frightening

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Crime Story (1993)

A Hong Kong detective (Jackie Chan) teams with a police veteran (Kent Cheng) to rescue a wealthy businessman from kidnappers.

inspector, asian-american, businessman, kidnapper, criminal, airy, amusing

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Deadline (2004)

In 2000, Illinois Gov. George Ryan ordered a moratorium on the death penalty after university students uncovered new evidence proving the innocence of 13 men on death row. This documentary follows the hearings held by a panel Ryan appointed to study the issue and interviews activists, scholars and prisoners, while examining the history of the American death penalty. As Ryan's time in office comes to an end, he must decide what steps to take to reform the judicial system.

governor, student, author, warden, judge, activist, engaging

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Red Riding: 1980 (2009)

Detective Peter Hunter returns to Yorkshire to investigate the town's high murder rate. The local police have done little to find the killer, and he soon realizes corrupt police officers are doing everything they can to stop his progress.

police chief, police detective, businessman, prostitute, police officer, chilling, gripping

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Cure (1997)

A Tokyo detective (Koji Yakusho) investigates a series of murders committed in exactly the same way by people who seem to have no connection.

detective, killer, police officer, victim, creepy, chilling, frightening

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The Challenger Disaster (2013)

Physicist Richard Feynman (William Hurt) investigates the cause of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster.

physicist, nobel laureate, astronaut, scientist, criminal, intense, patriotic

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Red Riding: 1983 (2009)

The disappearance of a young girl leads a Yorkshire detective (David Morrissey) to believe that he may have helped convict the wrong man of murder three years earlier.

lawyer, disabled person, police detective, police chief, mother, bleak, suspenseful

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Death Line (1972)

A police inspector (Donald Pleasence) discovers that descendants of survivors of a cave-in in the early 1900s are eating London subway riders.

government official, passenger, survivor, gory, frightening, frenetic, shocking

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Revelations: Paradise Lost 2 (2000)

Filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky chronicle the appeals process of three men indicted for the murders of three children in Robin Hood Hills.

murder suspect, arkansas, murder, investigation, prejudice, justice, 1990s

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Witnesses (2003)

A detective and a journalist (Alma Prica) investigate the murder of a Serb living in a Croatian town.

gunman, soldier, daughter, police detective, widow, brother, bleak

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Save the Green Planet! (2003)

Lee Byeong-gu (Shin Ha-kyun) is convinced that there are aliens from Andromeda among us, plotting to destroy Earth. He believes that Kang Man-shik (Baek Yun-shik), the head of a chemical production company, is their leader, and he kidnaps him. Holing up in his secret lair, Byeong-gu interrogates and tortures the supposed alien, hoping that he will confess to his crimes against humanity and call off the planned destruction of the planet before it is too late.

executive, girlfriend, police officer, inspector, dark, gory, frenetic

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My Scientology Movie (2015)

Filmmaker Louis Theroux is denied admittance into the Church of Scientology's headquarters, setting into motion a clever, confrontational and funny plan to try and reveal the inner workings of the mysterious organization.

scientology, investigation

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Black Friday (2004)

In March 1993, Islamic militants execute a series of devastating bomb blasts that rocks Mumbai, India, and kills more than 300 people.

police officer, terrorist, witness, investigator, prisoner, police chief, brutal

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Murder! (1930)

Actress Edna Druce is found dead, and fellow thespian Diana Baring (Norah Baring) can't explanation why she's holding the murder weapon. Diana seems destined for conviction and the death penalty, but juror Sir John Menier (Herbert Marshall) thinks she's innocent. An actor himself, Sir John collects clues and revisits the crime scene in an attempt to clear Diana, but his noble efforts might finger another performer with ties to Edna and Diana's touring company.

activist, murderer, lawyer, juror, actress, actor, dark

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Citizen X (1995)

Russian police-detective Viktor Burakov (Stephen Rea) spends eight years tracking serial killer Andrei Chikatilo.

police detective, serial killer, communist, psychiatrist, forensic expert, somber, dark

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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998)

Scooby (Scott Innes) and the rest of the Mystery, Inc., crew encounter creepy characters at a haunted house on a Louisiana bayou.

scooby-doo, daphne, fred, ghost, shaggy, friend, zombie

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Sputnik (2020)

Summoned to a secluded research facility, a controversial young doctor examines a cosmonaut who returned to Earth with an alien parasite inside of him.

doctor, astronaut, survivor, bleak, dark, disturbing, frightening

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Monday (2000)

A man attempts to reconstruct events of the past few days after he wakes up disoriented in a hotel room.

girlfriend, fortuneteller, gangster, moll, japanese man, dreamy, wild

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The Departed (2006)

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

mobster, criminal, cop, informant, girlfriend, wife, dark

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Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

lawyer, wife, defendant, prosecutor, nurse, witness, gripping

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The Most Terrible Time in My Life (1994)

Intrepid Japanese detective Maiku Hama is on the case in this adventure. Hama is suave, macho, and cold but he is a total klutz. His attempts at machismo always fall flat. When he's out on a case he spends more time getting beaten up than he does solving the case.

detective, waiter, criminal, brother, client, campy, frenetic

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Vertigo (1958)

A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

detective, wife, friend, dead person, police officer, suspenseful, gripping

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A Separation (2011)

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

bank employee, wife, pregnant woman, nurse, senior citizen, daughter, powerful

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Carry on Spying (1964)

A British spy (Kenneth Williams) and his pupils are sent to recover a secret formula stolen by an agent of STENCH.

spy, agent, scientist, criminal, airy, amusing, hilarious

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Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) solve racetrack-related murders with their 4-year-old son and dog, Asta.

retiree, wife, police detective, reporter, jockey, commissioner, engaging

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The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Detective Philo Vance sifts through clues and comes up with seven possible suspects in the murder of a sportsman.

detective, niece, brother, rival, competitor, murder suspect, suspenseful

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Victim (1999)

What starts off as a kidnapping becomes something far more horrific than detective Pit (Tony Leung Ka Fai) could ever have expected. Manson Ma (Ching Wan Lau), a computer programmer, is reported missing by his family, only to turn up in a house that was once the site of a gruesome murder-suicide. With the perpetrator still on the loose, Pit keeps an eye on Ma and his wife, Amy (Amy Kwok). The programmer, meanwhile, starts exhibiting strange behaviors, as if something inside him has changed.

computer programmer, police detective, wife, executive, ghost, gripping, creepy

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The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

criminal investigator, judge, love interest, newlywed, chilling, dark, engaging

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table embark on a surreal, low-budget search for the Holy Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

king arthur, knight, virgin, rabbit, giant, god, hysterical

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Sherlock Jr. (1924)

A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

sherlock holmes, projectionist, young woman, rival, father, thief, lighthearted

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