Tag: private detective

Sunny (2011) 7.8

Sunny (2011)

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Storyline:New high-school transfer student Na-Mi comes from a small town in Jeolla Province to her new school in the capital city of Seoul. When she is nervous, her small town dialect comes out & she starts to sha...

Silver City (2004) 6

Silver City (2004)

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Storyline:Set against the backdrop of a mythic "New West," a satire that follows grammatically-challenged, "user-friendly" candidate Dicky Pilager, scapegrace scion of Colorado's venerable Senator Jud Pilager, during ...

The Crooked Web (1955) 6.1

The Crooked Web (1955)

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Storyline:Cafe owner Stan Fabian joins Joanie Daniel and her "brother" Frank in a scheme to unearth a "fortune in stolen gold buried by Frank" in Germany during World War II, and Stan is unaware that Joanie and Frank ...

The Late Show (1977) 5.5

The Late Show (1977)

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Storyline:Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun...

The Thief Lord (2006) 5.8

The Thief Lord (2006)

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Storyline:A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gan...

A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994) 5.6

A Low Down Dirty Shame (1994)

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Storyline:A black detective becomes embroiled in a web of danger while searching for a fortune in missing drug money. During the course of his investigation, he encounters various old connections, ultimately confronti...

Motherless Brooklyn (2019) 7.2

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

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Storyline:Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums...

The Fellowship of the Frog (1959) 6.0

The Fellowship of the Frog (1959)

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Storyline:Both Scotland Yard and an amateur American sleuth are tracking a master criminal known as The Frog. This moniker refers to the bulging-eyed mask worn by the evildoer, and is reflected by the frog icons painf...

The Missing Person (2009) 6.1

The Missing Person (2009)

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Storyline:Private detective John Rosow is hired to tail a man on a train from Chicago to Los Angeles. Rosow gradually uncovers the man's identity as a missing person; one of the thousands presumed dead after the 9/11 ...

Unfaithfully Yours (1948) 7.8

Unfaithfully Yours (1948)

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Storyline:Before he left for a brief European visit, symphony conductor Sir Alfred De Carter casually asked his staid brother-in-law August to look out for his young wife, Daphne, during his absence. August has hired ...

The Thin Man (1934) 7.7

The Thin Man (1934)

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Storyline:A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.User Reviews: Waiter, will you serve the nuts? ...I mean, will you serve the guests the nu...

Chinatown (1974) 7.9

Chinatown (1974)

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Storyline:Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair, Gittes is swe...

Adventures of a Private Eye (1977) 6.5

Adventures of a Private Eye (1977)

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Storyline:Christopher Neil stars in the second of the saucy Adventures...comedy series. The Adventures of a Private Eye is a 1977 British sex comedy film starring Christopher Neil, Suzy Kendall, Harry H. Corbett and ...

Under Suspicion (1991) 6.0

Under Suspicion (1991)

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Storyline:In the late 1950s, British police officer Tony Aaron resigns from the force after sleeping with Hazel, wife of the man whose house he was supposed to guard. In his new job as a fake private investigator, he ...

Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) 6.6

Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)

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Storyline:In a fantastical 1940s where magic is used by everyone, a hard-boiled detective investigates the theft of a mystical tome.User Reviews: The year: 1948. Magic is everywhere, the hallmark of progress. Hardboil...

Primal Scream (1987) 3.7

Primal Scream (1987)

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Storyline:In the future, a private detective tries to stop a large corporation from mining an element whose side effects include igniting human flesh and destroying internal body parts.User Reviews: What an "unus...

The Maltese Falcon (1941) 8.1

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

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Storyline:Spade and Archer is the name of a San Francisco detective agency. That's for Sam Spade and Miles Archer. The two men are partners, but Sam doesn't like Miles much. A knockout, who goes by the name of Miss Wo...

Who’s Harry Crumb? (1989) 5.8

Who’s Harry Crumb? (1989)

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Storyline:Harry is the latest generation of the Crumbs, famous and extremely talented detectives. Unfortunately talent seems to have skipped a generation and Harry is reduced to "gumshoe" work at a remote branch of th...

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) 7.7

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

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Storyline:'Toon star Roger is worried that his wife Jessica is playing pattycake with someone else, so the studio hires detective Eddie Valiant to snoop on her. But the stakes are quickly raised when Marvin Acme is fo...

The Lies She Loved (2017) 6.4

The Lies She Loved (2017)

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Storyline:Yukari Kawahara (Masami Nagasawa) works at a drink manufacturer. She works hard and achieves recognition for her work. Yukari Kawahara is dating research doctor Kippei Koide (Issey Takahashi). They have live...

Blood Simple (1984) 7.6

Blood Simple (1984)

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Storyline:Texas bar owner Julian Marty, who is generally regarded as not a nice person, hires shady private detective Loren Visser, who is able to obtain what Marty requests evidence - in this instance, photographic -...

Pour la peau d’un flic (1981) – IMDb 6.5

Pour la peau d’un flic (1981) – IMDb

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Storyline:In Paris, the ex-cop Choucas is a private detective that works with a mysterious partner, Tarpon, and the secretary Charlotte. He is presently working in an embezzlement case of an employee of the pharmacist...

Crooked House (2017) – IMDb 6.3

Crooked House (2017) – IMDb

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Storyline:In this classic Agatha Christie detective story, former diplomat Charles Hayward has returned from Cairo to London to become a private detective. When Aristide Leonides, a wealthy and ruthless tycoon, is poi...

Veronica Mars (2014) 6.8

Veronica Mars (2014)

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Storyline:Former teenage private eye and now an aspiring New York City lawyer, Veronica Mars gets one phone call from ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls and she gets pulled right back into the seedy underbelly of Neptune, Cal...