Private Investigators in Tinseltown

The opinion of most people is that the life of a private investigator is all glamorous, exciting, and full of risks and danger. While some times this can be true, it’s not the reality of the day to day life of a P.I. in the real world.

This common opinion of a private investigator comes mostly from the plethora of Hollywood films based around the life of P.I.’s and a fictionalized version of reality. Sports cars, shootouts, dark alleys, beautiful women, gangsters, cool clothes, guns, too much whiskey and fancy bars! It all looks great on the big screen!

So it’s time to have some fun with this and have a look at some of the best private investigator films of all time.

Humphrey Bogart P.I.
Humphrey Bogart stared in many investigation films

Here is a list of what we think are some of the best P.I. films. They are all worth a look!

The Long Goodbye (1973)

Night Moves (1975)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Chinatown (1974)

Farewell, My Lovely (1975)

Klute (1971)

Fletch (1985)

Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)

The Big Sleep (1946)

Just for today, instead of trying to kill off the reality of a private investigator, we will choose to bask in the glory of what is know as the “Hollywood P.I.” and all the entertainment and excitement that comes with it.

You never know, you might just spot a local investigator in a real car chase speeding past your house trying to “get his man”. Sometime it really does happen and on occasion it can feel a little Hollywood. So let’s keep it that way for today!

Classic Hollywood P.I.
Hollywood style P.I.

Marc Pikrt is a Licensed Private Investigator and runs the Gold Coast based Paradise Investigations.

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