They have reputations and they like mystery, whether it’s solving a crime or any other kind of seemingly impossible question. Many series and movies have surrendered to its charms and have made the detective genre a success.
Since the very creation of the Hollywood industry, the cinema has housed some of the most important detectives in the world, such as the great Sherlock Holmes.
Over time, both criminal investigators, private detectives and special agents have been replacing this classic detective figure with a more updated version.
Numerous series and movies featuring these tough and cunning heroes and heroines have become fan favorites and viewers around the world have been captivated by them. that mysterious unresolved issue that has left you with the intrigue until the end.
7 series and movies starring well-known detectives:
The X-Files (1993)
We meet the star duo of paranormal investigations. There are many detective couples in pop culture, but without a doubt these are the queen and the king. This iconic team of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) will be our FBI special agents who will tackle unsolved cases related to paranormal phenomena.
This binomial is based on perfection since, on the one hand, we have a staunch believer, Mulder, and on the other, the skeptic, Scully. He will constantly generate theories about aliens and otherworldly experiences, while she will prefer to base her beliefs on what science can prove.
Despite these great differences, the special agents push and motivate each other, thus being able to see all possible angles of a case, successfully solving all crimes and protecting innocent lives.
Its 11 seasons are available on Disney +.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
What can we say about Sherlock Holmes? He is he Most famous fictional detective of all time, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is famous for his keen observations and powers of deduction, using both forensic science and logical reasoning to solve countless cases of his own.
Of course, what would Shelock be without his beloved Watson: an ordinary man and the heart of Sherlock’s head.
In recent yearsBenedict Cumberbatch has brilliantly played the character in the British series Sherlock and Robert Downey Jr. has become a luxury actor as the eccentric Holmes in both films.
In the case of the series Watson will be played by Martin Freeman (Fargo, The Office, The Hobbit) and in the movies by Jude Law (The Aviator, The Grand Budapest Hotel), little right eye of director Guy Ricthie, who directs these films.
we leave you the links to both the series and the movies on Prime Video (series) and HBO Max:
The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005, 2008, 2012)
Yes, it seems strange that Batman (Nolan’s) has a place in this report. However, there is a mythical figure that we can frame within this detective theme. And it is that, Commissioner Jim Gordon is an essential part of Nolan’s trilogy.
Gotham’s most notorious cop has been Batman’s most trusted ally during his long career as a vigilante. Through thick and thin, Gordon has always had Batman’s back and vice versa.
Also what to say about the superb performance of Gary Oldman in the role of Jim Gordon. If any defect could be given to the character, it is that his relationship with Batman is not as warm as it usually is in other versions. However, considering the dark circumstances of the characters, it works perfectly for the narrative that Nolan built throughout the trilogy.
Their love for his family, his loyalty to peace in the city, and his near-incorruptibility they make Jim Gordon the perfect protector.
You have the first available on HBO Max and the last two on Movistar +.
Murder on the Orient Express/Death on the Nile (2017, 2022)
Recently, Kenneth Branagh has brought the famous Hercule Poirot back to the big screen., showing us all the essence of this character. Created by Agatha Christie in the 1920s, we see again not one, but two films, the perfect gentleman Belgian detective.
Before Branagh, he was played by leading actors such as Albert Finney, Peter Ustinov, Ian Holm, Alfred Molina, Orson Welles and John Malkovich.
The eccentric and highly intelligent Poirot is very fond of punctuality and has obsessive-compulsive tendencies, which often helps you notice minuscule details that you might otherwise have missed. A perfect combination that makes him become the best detective, possibly in the world.
This is demonstrated in the version he made of Murder on the Orient Express and the recent one, Death on the Nile. Both are available on Disney +.
Murder She Wrote (1984)
Let’s go with one of the mythical. And it is that, Angela Lansbury, apart from the multitude of roles of her in the cinema, theater and television, if for something she is recognized for playing Jessica Fletcher, the protagonist of the CBS series, “Murder, She Wrote“, for 12 seasons.
It should be noted that this series is inspired by the character of Miss Marple by Agatha Christie.
Despite the dozens, if not hundreds, of cases she solved, Jessica Fletcher was only an amateur detective. She was a retired English teacher whose true passion was writing mysteries.
Coincidentally, he lived in a coastal town in Maine (Cabot Cove), where we don’t know why, there were many murders. But the Jessica’s powers of observation and her ability to ask the right questions, led to the resolution of each and every one of them.
Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1994)
This film, known to almost everyone, came out in theaters almost at the same time as “Dumb and Dumber” (1994) and “The Mask” (1994), catapulting his star character, Jim Carrey, to the top.
And it is that who does not know one of the least detective detectives that exists in the cinema. Eccentric to the max, an animal lover and with an intelligence, although it may not seem like it, far superior to that of the policeAce Ventura will cause the biggest laughs.
As its own title states, just like him when he introduces himself, Ace Ventura is a detective specializing in pets, who will get to work when he is called to investigate the disappearance of a football team mascot (a dolphin).
Detective Conan (1996)
Finally let’s go with one of the most famous animated detectives in the world. And it is that, Shinichi Kudo, a master detective of seventeen years, had it all. He could solve any case that came his way and in record time.
After an episode in which some men intoxicate the young man, he will become a primary school student. To investigate the man and his accomplices, Kudo poses as the pseudonym Edogawa Conan (Taken from the Japanese writer Edogawa Maimu and the British writer Conan Doyle).
In each episode, Conan will solve a different case in each episode, in the style of all good detective series, giving clues for the viewer to try to guess who the villain is, while trying to keep his true identity a secret.
You have 1 season available on Prime Video and on the other hand, up to 3, on Pluto TV.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism