We really need more brilliant crime thrillers that are filled with unexpected plot twists and a kick-ass detective trying to uncover the crime. We have to be honest some of these detectives have made us wonder what it would be like to be them? Whether you’ve had these feeling like us or not, you can’t skip watching these movies if you love this genre.
Probably one of the most famous detectives of all time and based on the book by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is Sherlock Holmes. In the film series, Robert Downey Jr. plays Sherlock Holmes and Jude Law plays Dr John Watson, Sherlock’s best friend, assistant, and flatmate. Holmes is an eccentric but brilliant detective in the late 1890s in England. This 2009 film is the first film in this franchise. The lastest one is set to release later this year.
He is a Belgian detective created by British writer Agatha Christie. Poirot is one of Christie’s most beloved character and he is featured in various movies that have been based on Agatha Christie’s novels. Murder on the Orient Express features Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot. This film requires this world-renowned detective to investigate a murder on the luxury Orient Express train service. A sequel to this film titled Death On The Nile is set to release later this year.
Detective Benoit Blanc played by Daniel Craig has been assigned to solve the death of a patriarch from a wealthy but dysfunctional family in the film Knives Out. Benoit Blanc strikes the perfect balance of seriousness and comedy. He is a complex character to figure out and that’s exactly what makes him so intriguing.
Inspector Jacques Clouseau
He is a fictional character from Blake Edwards’s The Pink Panther series. In the 2006 film The Pink Panther, Inspector Jacques Clouseau is played by Steve Martin. In this comedy-mystery film, Inspector Clouseau has been assigned a case that revolves around the murder of a famous football coach and the theft of the most famous Pink Panther diamond.
She is a fictional amateur sleuth created by Edward Stratemeyer. In the 2007 movie Nancy Drew, Emma Roberts plays the titular character of Nancy Drew. In this film, Nancy moves with her father to Los Angeles for the sake of his work. This teen soon gets wrapped up in solving a murder mystery involving a movie star.