Best new Police & Detective movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

After several recent Sherlock Holmes reboots, it is clear that the classic detective film has regained its popularity. These are the good old-fashioned police work on the big screen stories that we liked the best. From classic whodunnits to creepier serial killer hunting movies. Perhaps the genre is better suited for the small screen, but that does not mean no good new genre films are made. Here a list of the greatest.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best detective movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Bill Condon, David Fincher & Denis Villeneuve our new detective genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

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Popular actorsIan McKellen, Emma Watson & Ethan Hawke
Trending moviesMr. Holmes, True Story & The Program

Anticipated 2017 detective movies to watch

    Murder on the Orient Express (Wednesday November 22, 2017)

    Murder on the Orient Express film poster Director
    Kenneth Branagh
    Johnny Depp
    Michelle Pfeiffer
    Judi Dench

    Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, one of the world's most beloved detectives is returning to the big screen in 2017! The ensemble cast looks pretty promising, with names like Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench and Penelope Cruz......Read more

    Wind River (Thursday September 21, 2017)

    Wind River film poster Director
    Taylor Sheridan
    Jeremy Renner
    Elizabeth Olsen
    Jon Bernthal

    Taylor Sheridan, the writer of 2016's hit Hell or High Water, comes with a story about a killing that has taking place at Native American Reservation. A FBI agent teams up with a local tracker. It is set to premiere at Sundance 2017....Read more

Best detective movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

2010's best rated detective movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    Gone Girl (Friday October 3, 2014)

    Gone Girl film poster Director
    David Fincher
    Ben Affleck
    Rosamund Pike
    Neil Patrick Harris

    Disappearance of a woman draws huge media attention and a lot of it is turned to her husband when the rumors of his being involved...Read more

    Prisoners (Friday September 20, 2013)

    Prisoners film poster Director
    Denis Villeneuve
    Hugh Jackman
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Viola Davis

    A man, upon the disappearance of his daughter and her friend decides to take matters in his own hands by pursuing the suspect...Read more

    In The Shadow (Thursday September 13, 2012)

    In The Shadow film poster Director
    David Ondrícek
    Ivan Trojan
    Sebastian Koch
    Sona Norisová

    Based in the Czechoslovakia of 1950s, the story depicts a simple robbery case that is investigated by a police captain but just...Read more

    Inherent Vice (Friday January 9, 2015)

    Inherent Vice film poster Director
    Paul Thomas Anderson
    Joaquin Phoenix
    Josh Brolin
    Owen Wilson

    The film is set in Los Angeles 1970, where a cop who is deep down into the addiction of drugs, investigates the disappearance of a...Read more

    A Walk Among the Tombstones (Friday September 19, 2014)

    A Walk Among the Tombstones film poster Director
    Scott Frank
    Liam Neeson
    Dan Stevens
    David Harbour

    A rich drug kingpin is shaken by the abduction and subsequent murder of his wife, so he hires a private investigator to look into...Read more

    The Face of an Angel (Friday June 19, 2015)

    The Face of an Angel film poster Director
    Michael Winterbottom
    Daniel Brühl
    Kate Beckinsale
    Valerio Mastandrea

    A murder draws the attention of a journalist and a documentary film maker so they both set out to follow the story of that murder...Read more