Since 1997, there has been an animated Detective Conan movie released during Golden Week each year. With the exception of the first movie, all Detective Conan movies have been among of the highest-grossing movies in the year it was screened in Japan.
List of movies
|Movie||Title||Original airdate||English airdate||Plot|
|1||The Time-Bombed Skyscraper||April 19, 1997||October 3, 2006|
| The first movie, known as Detective Conan: The Time-Bombed Skyscraper (名探偵コナン 時計じかけの摩天楼, Meitantei Conan: Tokei-jikake no matenrō) in Japan, was screened on April 19, 1997, directed by Michihiko Sawa and written by Kazunari Kochi. It was released by FUNimation in 2006, and short of standard name changes, there was no significant changes to the English adaptation.
|2||The Fourteenth Target||April 18, 1998||November 20, 2007|
| The second movie, known as Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target (名探偵コナン 14番目の標的, Meitantei Conan Jūyon banme no Tagetto), in Japan, debuted on April 18, 1998, and the English version was released in 2007. Directed by Kanetsugu Kodama and written by Kazunari Kochi, it was about a case in which people close to Kogoro Mouri were attacked in a way similar to The A.B.C. Murders. This movie achieved a distributor's income of 1.05 billion yen. It was released by FUNimation as a DVD in 2007. Although the storyline remained the same, due to character name changes, there have been significant changes in the explanation of the names used.
|3||The Last Wizard of the Century||April 17, 1999||December 29, 2009|
| The third movie, Detective Conan: The Last Wizard of the Century (名探偵コナン 世紀末の魔術師, Meitantei Conan Seikimatsu no Majutsushi), debuted on April 17, 1999. It was again written and directed by Kanetsugu Kodama and Kazunari Kochi respectively. This movie was on a newly-discovered Fabergé egg that was subject to Kaitou Kid's warning—and a murder case that involves the descendant of Rasputin. This movie achieved a distributor's income of 1.45 billion yen.
|4||Captured in Her Eyes||April 22, 2000||December 29, 2009|
| The fourth movie, Detective Conan: Captured in Her Eyes (名探偵コナン 瞳の中の暗殺者, Meitantei Conan Hitomi no Naka no Ansatsusha), was first screened on April 22, 2000. Directed and wrote by the same staff of the previous two movies, Captured in Her Eyes was about how Ran Mouri became entangled in a series of murder cases where police officers were victims, and when a failed murder attempt gave her amnesia and made herself another target of the killer. This movie achieved a box office income of 2.5 billion Japanese yen.
|5||Countdown to Heaven||April 21, 2001||January 19, 2010|
| The fifth movie, Detective Conan: Countdown to Heaven (名探偵コナン 天国へのカウントダウン, Meitantei Conan Tengoku e no Kauntodaun), was first screened on April 21, 2001. Keeping the director and writer of previous movies, in this movie the murder of a developer, the bombing of the latest development of the development, together with the Black Organization and Ai Haibara's suspicious phone calls, brought it box office receipts of 2.9 billion yen.
|6||The Phantom of Baker Street||April 20, 2002||February 16, 2010|
|The sixth movie, Detective Conan: The Phantom of Baker Street (名探偵コナン ベイカー街の亡霊, Meitantei Conan Beikā Sutorīto no Bōrei), was first shown on April 20, 2002. This movie was written by famed scriptwriter Hisashi Nozawa, but kept Kanetsugu Kodama as director. This movie was a double story: in real life, the murder of a IT magnate's chief programmer, while in the virtual world, a virtual reality game that Conan and friends played, their lives were in danger. This movie brought 3.4 billion yen at the box office.|
|7||Crossroad in the Ancient Capital||April 19, 2003|
| The seventh movie, Detective Conan: Crossroad in the Ancient Capital (名探偵コナン 迷宮の十字路, Meitantei Conan Meikyū no Kurosurōdo), was first screened on April 19, 2003. The writer was again Kazunari Kochi while Kanetsugu Kodama was kept as the director. Staged in Kyoto, this movie concerned the unmasking of a gang of antique robbers. This movie brought box office income of 3.2 billion yen.
|8||Magician of the Silver Sky||April 17, 2004|
| The eighth movie, Detective Conan: Magician of the Silver Sky (名探偵コナン 銀翼の奇術師, Meitantei Conan Gin-yoku no Majishan), premiered on April 17, 2004. This was the first of Yasuichiro Yamamoto's Detective Conan movies, but Kazunari Kochi stayed as the writer. The movie was about a poisoning case on an airliner, and since the pilot and co-pilot were also affected, Conan Edogawa and Kaitou Kid were forced to take care of the lives of the passengers. The movie brought box office income of 2.8 billion yen.
|9||Strategy Above the Depths||April 19, 2005|
| The ninth movie, Detective Conan: Strategy Above the Depths (名探偵コナン 水平線上の陰謀, Meitantei Conan Suiheisenjō no Sutoratejī), was first screened on April 19, 2005. The movie kept the previous movie's director and writer. Set on a cruise ship and integrating the murder of the shipbuilder, a shipwreck disaster, and part of Ran Mouri and Shinichi Kudo's past, this movie resulted in 2.15 billion yen.
|10||The Private Eyes' Requiem||April 15, 2006|
| The tenth movie, Detective Conan: The Private Eyes' Requiem (名探偵コナン 探偵たちの鎮魂歌, Meitantei Conan Tantei-tachi no Requiem) was announced on December 15, 2005 and was released on April 15, 2006, debuting at the number one position in the Japanese box office and remained there for three consecutive weeks. As of May 28, 2006, it earned 2.3 billion yen in the Japanese box office. Directed by Taiichiro Yamamoto and written by Kazunari Kochi, it was about Conan's investigation of an old murder case as Ran and friends were held hostage. Important people such as Heiji Hattori, Kaitou Kid and Saguru Hakuba have all appeared in this movie.
|11||Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure||April 21, 2007|
|The eleventh movie, Detective Conan: Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure (名探偵コナン 紺碧の棺, Meitantei Conan Konpeki no Jorī Rojā), was first released on April 21, 2007. Written by Kazunari Kochi and directed by Kanetsugu Kodama, the movie was about the murder of treasure hunters and the alleged loot left by pirate Anne Bonny on a Japanese island. This movie brought in 2.53 billion yen.|
|12||Full Score of Fear||April 19, 2008|
| The twelfth movie, Detective Conan: Full Score of Fear (名探偵コナン 戦慄の楽譜, Meitantei Conan Senritsu no Furu Sukoa) was announced on February 20, 2008, and released on April 19, 2008, debuting at the number one position in the Japanese box office. It is unknown how long it remained there at this time. There have been reports that the advertising for the film was limited, yet normal for a Detective Conan movie. It was reported that (an estimate of) 350,000 people watched the movie in its opening weekend alone. As of May 5, 2008 the movie has earned over 420.03 million yen. It is twelfth on 2008's Top Domestic Movies at Japanese Box Office. This movie brought in 2.42 billion yen
|13||The Raven Chaser||April 18, 2009|
| The thirteenth movie, Detective Conan: The Raven Chaser (名探偵コナン 漆黒の追跡者, Meitantei Conan Shikkoku no Cheisaa?) was previewed at the end of the twelfth movie and was released on April 18, 2009. This movie is about the Black Organization, the first since movie 5. In the movie, a new member of the Black Organization, Irish, manages to find out Conan's identity, putting everyone around him in danger. In the box office, the movie made over 3.4 billion yen, making it the highest grossing movie in the Detective Conan series.
|14||The Lost Ship in the Sky||April 17, 2010|
| The fourteenth movie, Detective Conan: The Lost Ship in the Sky (名探偵コナン 天空の難破船, Meitantei Conan Tenkuu no Rosuto Shippu) was released on April 17, 2010. The movie made 3.19 billion yen, making it the fourth highest grossing movie in the Detective Conan series. The movie marks the first movie appearance of characters such as Jirokichi Suzuki, and is a Kaitou Kid movie.
|15||Quarter of Silence||April 16, 2011|
|The fifteenth movie, Detective Conan: Quarter of Silence (名探偵コナン 沈黙の15分, Meitantei Conan Chinmoku no Quootaa) was released on April 16, 2011. It was the fifth highest grossing international movie. It came fifth even though it was showing in only one territory.|
|16||The Eleventh Striker||April 14, 2012|
|The sixteenth movie, Detective Conan: The Eleventh Striker (名探偵コナン 11人目のストライカー, Meitantei Conan Juuichininme no Sutoraikaa) was released on April 14, 2012. Early information releases indicate this movie will be themed around the sport of soccer.|
- ^ Anime News Network (ANN) entry for The Time-Bombed Skyscraper
- ^ ANN entry for The Fourteenth Target
- ^ ANN entry for The Last Wizard of the Century
- ^ ANN entry for Captured in Her Eyes
- ^ ANN entry for Countdown to Heaven
- ^ ANN entry for The Phantom of Baker Street
- ^ ANN entry for Crossroad in the Ancient Capital
- ^ ANN entry for Magician of the Silver Sky
- ^ ANN entry for Strategy Above the Depths
- ^ ANN entry for Private Eyes' Requiem
- ^ ANN entry for Jolly Roger in the Deep Azure
- ^ ANN entry for Full Score of Fear
- ^ ANN entry for The Raven Chaser