murder-mystery-movies

The Goonies
"The Goonies," a 1985 young-hearted adventure flick, had everything from pirates to mobsters to infinite amounts of ice cream. Now a classic cult movie, it turns 22 this year. Much of the cast have gone on to big success in the decades since they first romanced audiences with the Goon Docks and "One-Eyed Willy." From left, Jonathan Ke Quan as Data; Sean Astin as Michael "Mikey" Walsh; Josh Brolin as older brother Brand Walsh; Corey Feldman as Clark "Mouth" Devereaux; and, Jeff Cohen as Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen. [ABC News]

Young Sherlock Holmes
What if Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a story where Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson met as adolescents? What if he made it a very suspenseful mystery that explanied may of the great sleuth's character traits and stylistic characterisics? What if...well, he did not, but screenwriter Chris Columbus, director Barry Levinson, and producer Steven Spielberg do bring us a fine film that does these things called Young Sherlock Holmes. Young Sherlock Holmes is the meeting of fantasy film and classic literature, and it is a meeting that coexists very nicely. [IMDB]

Nancy Drew
is a fictional character, the heroine detective of a popular mystery series. The series was created and outlined in detail in 1930 by Edward Stratemeyer, founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, with the first manuscripts written by Mildred A. Wirt Benson and edited by Stratemeyer's daughter Harriet Stratemeyer Adams. Mildred Benson continued writing the Nancy Drew books, and it was later found that she wrote the first 22 books. [Wikipedia]

Inspector Gadget
is a clumsy, absent-minded, and oblivious detective, Inspector Gadget is a human being with with various cyborg "gadgets" built into his anatomy. Gadget's main nemesis is the mysterious Dr. Claw, leader of an evil organization known as MAD. [Wikipedia]