Stream These 10 Movies Featuring Young Detectives With Your Kids
There's nothing like a good mystery movie — specifically on a cold and rainy day! — to inspire your mini sleuthers to be inquisitive and curious (I'll never forget pretending to be a "spy" for weeks after the first time I saw Harriet the Spy as a kid!). We've rounded up some of our favorite mystery flicks that your kids are sure to love, specifically featuring young kids and teens — and in some cases, young adults — who solve mysteries.
Scroll through to see which mystery movies you can stream with your kids now.
What It's About: "While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord."
*To note: this movie is rated PG-13!
Harriet the Spy
What It's About: "Harriet M. Welsch is probably the world's most accomplished 11-year-old spy. Harriet dreams of being a writer, and her nanny and best friend Golly told her to start by writing down everything she sees."
What It's About: "Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever, a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world. As they race to stop the global dog-pocalypse, the gang discovers Scooby has a secret legacy and epic destiny."
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
What It's About: "It's Girl Power, detective-style when rebellious skateboarder and teen sleuth Nancy Drew leads her new chums into investigating a mystery involving a potentially haunted house."
Get a Clue
What It's About: "Thirteen-year-old fashionista Lexy Gold prides herself on getting the inside scoop for her school's gossip column. But when her English teacher, Mr. Walker, goes missing, Lexy takes the lead on what could be the story of the century, teaming up with her friends to find out what really happened to Mr. Walker."
What It's About: "Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star."
What It's About: "Zoinks! Two years after a clash of egos forced Mystery Inc. to close its doors, Scooby-Doo and his clever crime-solving cohorts Fred, Daphne, Shaggy and Velma are individually summoned to Spooky Island to investigate a series a paranormal incidents at the ultra-hip Spring Break hot spot. Concerned that his frightfully popular resort might truly be haunted, Spooky Island owner Emile Mondavarious tries to reunite those notoriously meddling detectives to solve the mystery before his supernatural secret scares away the college crowds. Scooby and the gang will have to overcome their personal differences and forget everything they think they know about fake ghouls and phony creatures to crack the case, save themselves and possibly the world. Ruh-roh!"
What It's About: "When ace detective Harry Goodman goes missing, his son embarks on a journey with Detective Pikachu to find him. Chasing clues together through the neon-lit streets of Ryme City they encounter a diverse cast of Pokemon characters and uncover a shocking plot that could threaten the whole Pokemon universe."
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
What It's About: "Scooby-Doo once again joins his pals Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphne as they stumble into another seemingly supernatural mystery. In addition to facing off against various monsters that are tormenting their town, the gang must deal with television journalist Heather Jasper-Howe, who is out to discredit their investigations."
Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket
What It's About: "While vacationing on picturesque Nantucket, a crafty teenage mystery writer contends with two thieves as she tries to solve a ghostly conundrum."