This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Agatha Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time with over 4 billion copies in print. In 1955 Christie was the first recipient of the Grand Master Award, the highest honor of the Mystery Writers of America.
There have been numerous television movies and series based on her work, but this list is restricted to feature films. Most follow the exploits of Hercule Poirot or Miss Jane Marple, and all are sorted by year of release.
It was inside the pages of "Black Mask" magazine (1920-51) that Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe were born, and this pulp fiction playground went on to greatly influence American cinema. In fact, Tarantino's film "Pulp Fiction" was originally titled "Black Mask".
While many writers flourished in this genre, the list below concentrates solely on the works of Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, and James Cain. I have endeavored to include all films based on their novels or stories, all screenplays, and anything derivative of their work. For instance, Hammett wrote only one "Thin Man" novel, but I have included all six films. While this list is heavy on noir and hard-boiled private eyes, it is not exclusively either. For example, "Black Bird" is here because it's a Sam Spade parody, not because of who wrote it, and 1982's "Hammett" is here because - honestly - what other list would it qualify for?
A listing of all instalments of the Jesse Stone film series starring Tom Selleck, based on the 9 detective novels written by Robert B. Parker between 1997 and 2010 about a troubled former LAPD detective who starts a new life as the police chief of the small town of Paradise, Massachusetts.