Private Eye Movies

Top 50 Mystery Movies

top50.pi.picHollywood has followed the trials and tribulations of private eyes for eight decades. They may not always get their man–or woman–but audiences can always count on P.I.s like Sam Spade and Jake Gittes to show them the heart of crime. Discuss Private Eyes

The Thin Man

1934; William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan, and Cesar Romero

The Maltese Falcon

1941; Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Elisha Cook Jr., and Lee Patrick

Murder My Sweet

1944; Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, and Otto Kruger

The Big Sleep

1946; Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Elisha Cook, Jr. and Martha Vickers


1958; James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Barbara Bel Geddes


1974; Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston, Diane Ladd, and Burt Young

Blade Runner

1982; Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, William Sanderson, Daryl Hannah

Devil in a Blue Dress

1995; Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals, and Maury Chaykin


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