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Favorite Detective Movies

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posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 09:07 PM
Angel Heart is my favorite detective movie. It's classic film noir, and it has a multi-layered story. It's a film about a man losing his soul, forgetting that he's lost it, and going on a long journey to find the truth. When he finds the truth, it's devastating. There's a very strong undercurrent of deep meaning throughout the film; I don't claim to understand it all. I believe it represents the journey that many people would be on if they honestly tried to find themselves.

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 09:08 PM
48 Hours.

Comedy, but still detective-esque.

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 09:12 PM
Can't remember watching Angel heart, is it good?

For pure laughs, Gadget man lol.

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 09:18 PM
Angel Heart.....great
Maltese Falcon......great great great great great great

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 09:32 PM
Is sci fi kay?

The Hidden and Fallen.

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 09:39 PM
The Pink Panther. AKA Inspector Jacques Clouseau
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posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 09:44 PM
a reply to: Profusion

Maybe he is looking for nirvana?

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 09:49 PM
Sherlock with Benedict Cumberbatch.

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 10:11 PM
Angel Heart is an excellent movie. Loved Micky Rourke and loved the surreal, David Lynchian feel.

I'd say Chinatown is my fav detective movie.

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 10:38 PM
Diehard with Bruce Willis.

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 10:58 PM
My favorite comedy detective movie is The Pink Panther, 1963, Peter Sellers.

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 10:58 PM
Ah, so many good ones

Hard for me to pick a favorite movie, but Sherlock Holmes (Rathbone) and Columbo would have to rank near the top.

The Thin Man movies were a great combination of you gotta pay attention and some good laughs.

I loved Banacek's "how the heck did they do that?" approach.

Head and shoulders above the rest, though, is Perry Mason. The movies were OK, but the TV series was phenomenal. I've seen them all several times, but there are so many and they are so complex some times that I still forget how some of them end. They come on twice a day around here and I watch whenever I can. In fact, I'm watching one now. I've seen this episode at least three times. Almost 1/2 hr. in, I remember basically what's going on, but I forgot who is guilty. That happens more often than I'd like to admit. I try to follow the clues, and I still get it wrong.

I hope I'm getting Alzheimer's. I'd hate to think I was always this stupid.

posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 10:59 PM
No Country for Old Men


But it was much more than just a detective/crime thriller.
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posted on Sep, 6 2016 @ 11:57 PM
I have to go with Se7en.

Maybe a bit nihlistic at the end but overall a well acted film centering around two detectives and a serial killer...

posted on Sep, 7 2016 @ 12:53 AM
Some good ones I know so far.


Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes films.

I know a lot more good mystery / 'non-detective detective' films I suppose.
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posted on Sep, 7 2016 @ 03:21 AM
My all-time favorite is definitely "Midnight Run".

I also love Columbo, and I'll check out Perry Mason, thanks for the recommendation VicVonD. Maltese Falcon and Seven both great detective movies. Also good thinking mentioning Die Hard EchoesInTime.

Does 'The Usual Suspects' count? More of a crime drama/reveal/huge twist ending movie I suppose. I'm a fan of the Dirty Harry films (Dirty Harry, The Enforcer, Sudden Impact, and The Dead Pool). They're cheesy, but gotta love watching Clint shoot bad guys.

posted on Sep, 7 2016 @ 09:15 AM
My all time favorite is The Usual Suspects.

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posted on Sep, 7 2016 @ 09:44 AM
Think 'The Wicker Man' has got to be up there when it comes to police detective dramas - it's a corker of a film!

posted on Sep, 7 2016 @ 11:02 AM
"Death On the Nile"

"Evil Under the Sun"

"Murder On the Orient Express"


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