Movies to Watch If You Like the Kid Detective (2020)

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The Missing Person (2009)

Starring: Michael Shannon, Frank Wood, Amy Ryan, Linda Emond
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama

The Missing Person is a 2009 American comedy-drama-mystery film written and directed by American independent filmmaker Noah Buschel and starring Michael Shannon and Amy Ryan.
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47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

Starring: Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Adventure, Drama, Horror

Teenager Mia (Sophie Nélisse) and stepsister Sasha (Corinne Foxx) have just moved to a new school.
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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

In 1934, renowned Belgian detective Hercule Poirot solves a theft at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.
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I See You (2019)

Starring: Aaron Perilo, Toni Torres, Brian Kimmet, Benjamin J. Cain Jr.
Duration: 1h 18mins
Genres: Thriller

Ten-year-old Justin Whitter is abducted while riding his bicycle through a local park. Greg Harper (Jon Tenney) is made lead detective on the case.
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Inheritance (2020)

Starring: Lily Collins, Simon Pegg, Connie Nielsen, Chace Crawford
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In 2008, Archer Monroe (Patrick Warburton), the patriarch of a wealthy and powerful political family in New York City, passes away suddenly.
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Deadly Illusion (1987)

Starring: Billy Dee Williams, Vanity, Morgan Fairchild, John Beck
Duration: 1h 27mins
Genres: Adventure, Crime, Mystery

Hamberger is a freelance private eye without a license and without a car, who hangs out at delis looking for potential work.
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Come and Find Me (2016)

Starring: Annabelle Wallis, Aaron Paul, Garret Dillahunt, Zachary Knighton
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

When two people, David and Claire, leave a bus at the same stop, David follows Claire. She accuses him of stalking her.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård
Duration: 2h 38mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 psychological crime thriller film based on the 2005 novel by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson.
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Mystery Team (2009)

Starring: Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza
Duration: 1h 37mins
Genres: Comedy, Crime, Mystery

The Mystery Team consisting of "Master of Disguise" Jason Rogers (Donald Glover), "Boy Genius" Duncan Wheeler (DC Pierson), and the "Strongest Kid in town" Charlie Day (Dominic Dierkes) began with three children who styled themselves as detectives, solving mostly kid-related mysteries such as missing cats or a lost baseball, but also gaining some local fame.
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Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

In a run-down neighborhood in Dorchester, Boston, four year-old Amanda McCready has been abducted along with her favorite doll, Mirabelle. P. I.
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Veronica Mars (2014)

Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Chris Lowell
Duration: 1h 47mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Veronica Mars is a 2014 American neo-noir mystery film produced and directed by Rob Thomas, who co-wrote the script with Diane Ruggiero.
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American Woman (2018)

Starring: Sienna Miller, Sky Ferreira, Kentucker Audley, Christina Hendricks
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Drama, Mystery

In 1998, in a rural small-town Pennsylvania, Deb Callahan is a 33-year-old single mother residing with her teenage daughter, Bridget, and Bridget's infant son, Jesse.
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

Starring: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Action, Crime, Drama

In 1991, Detective Matthew "Matt" Scudder (Liam Neeson) is in a car with his partner, who urges him to get help and expresses his concern that Scudder is not a reliable backup.
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The Nice Guys (2016)

Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer
Duration: 1h 56mins
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime

In 1977 Los Angeles, a young boy named Bobby admires a magazine centerfold of porn star Misty Mountains, when Misty herself crashes her car through the boy's house and dies afterwards.
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Wander (2020)

Starring: Katheryn Winnick, Heather Graham, Tommy Lee Jones, Aaron Eckhart
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Thriller

Arthur Bretnik is a mentally unstable conspiracy theorist and private eye with a traumatic past.
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The Business of Strangers (2001)

Starring: Stockard Channing, Julia Stiles, Frederick Weller, Mary Testa
Duration: 1h 24mins
Genres: Drama, Thriller

Julie Styron (Channing) is a middle-aged business woman flying out of town to attend an important meeting.
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Prisoners (2013)

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo
Duration: 2h 33mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery

In Pennsylvania, Keller Dover, his wife Grace, son Ralph, and daughter Anna celebrate Thanksgiving with their friends Franklin and Nancy Birch, and their daughters Eliza and Joy.
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Searching (2018)

Starring: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

David Kim lives in San Jose, California with his daughter Margot. His wife Pamela was diagnosed with lymphoma and died before Margot entered high school.
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Carry on Abroad (1972)

Starring: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Joan Sims
Duration: 1h 28mins
Genres: Comedy

The film opens with pub landlord and frequent holidaymaker Vic Flange (Sid James) openly flirting with the sassy saucepot widow Sadie Tompkins (Barbara Windsor) as his battleaxe wife, Cora (Joan Sims), looks on with disdain.
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Basic Instinct (1992)

Starring: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Duration: 2h 7mins
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct is a 1992 neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas.
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