What are the best movies inspired by detective books?

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    #1Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes is an action adventure movie that follows the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his partner Watson as they battle with a nemesis who is set to destroy England. It was directed by Guy Ritchie in 2009.

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    David Ortiz
    Written on October 12, 2018
    "This is one of the classical genius of his time and the generations after. The world-renowned novel as well as the brain behind it sir Arthur Conan Doyle is the sole reason why I read and aspired to be a detective. This deliverance unto me made me into who I am as of today."
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    #2The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2011 crime mystery movie starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

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    Joan Martin
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This was a really great movie and did the novels justice when it was adapted. I really like th eactors that play as well as the scenes in the movie"
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    #3Mystic River

    Mystic River

    Mystic River is a mystery crime movie directed by Clint Eastwood starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, and Kevin Bacon in 2003. Based from Dennis Lehane's novel, it won the Academy Awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. 

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    Craig Kim
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "The movie has a lot of good quality and the castings were great as well. It proved to give an adequate expression of the story."
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    #4To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

    To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

    To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 crime-drama film about a lawyer who defends a black man against a rape charge. It was based on the novel by Harper Lee. The movie was directed by Robert Mulligan which stars Gregory Peck and John Megna.

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    Lawrence Schneider
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This classic is a really great rid but also a grand movie because of the way it was presented during a time of great tension between residents of a nations."
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    #5No Country for Old Men

    No Country for Old Men

     No Country for Old Men is a dramatic crime thriller motion picture that stars Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin. It was written and directed by Ethan and Joel Coen and premiered on May 19, 2007, in Cannes Film Festival.

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    Brenda Barnes
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This was a very inspiring law themed movie!"
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    #6The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code is a mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard. Released in 2006, this movie was based on the Dan Brown novel with the same title. It starred Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, and Paul Bettany.

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    Juan Meza
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "When it comes to mystery religious lore and legends will always trump every mystery there is out there! It is simply magnificent to uncover and to have our imagination play such things in our heads."
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    #7The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones

    The Lovely Bones is a drama film released by Paramount Pictures. Released in 2009, The Lovely Bones was directed by Peter Jackson and features Saoirse Ronan, Matt Damon, Stanley Tucci and Rachel Weisz in the lead roles.

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    Timothy Wong
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "This is a very tragic story of a girl and I might say I wish we do have a living sherlock holmes to prevent crimees like this from happening."
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    #8The Godfather

    The Godfather

    The Godfather tells the intimate story of the Corleone family at the core of the Italian-American in the 40s. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel of Mario Puzo which won three Oscar awards and seven nominations. 

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    Amber Chen
    Written on July 9, 2018
    "One of the greatest crime movies ever created and adpated into."

Summary

Best What are the best movies inspired by detective books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Sherlock Holmes Movies 13 Paid
2The Girl with the Dragon TattooMovies 10 Paid
3Mystic RiverMovies 9 Paid
4To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)Movies 8 Paid
5No Country for Old MenMovies 6 Paid
6The Da Vinci CodeMovies 4 Paid
7The Lovely BonesMovies 3 Paid
8The GodfatherMovies 1 Paid
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