Movies like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
 7.4
 446K
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.
Style: clever, witty, stylized, exciting, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, suspenseful, intellectual, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, steampunk, mind game, intelligence, sherlock holmes, talented, private detective, murderer, hotshot hero, detective inspector, partners against crime, investigation, outsmarting, villain, master criminal, conspiracy, mystery, adventure, private investigator, battle of wits, escapades, expert, uncover truth, heroes, friends ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, victorian
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france, germany, switzerland

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Most similar movies to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, exciting and serious films with plots about murder, danger, mystery, conspiracy, chase, storytelling and adventure mostly in Mystery, Action and Adventure genres. Some movies like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Angels & Demons (2009), Now You See Me (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, intelligence, sherlock holmes, steampunk, investigation, private detective, prodigy, master criminal, adventure, partners, talented, clue ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
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97%
 9.1
 891K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, mind game, riddles and clues, prodigy, genius, sherlock holmes, mastermind, british, intelligence, murder mystery, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
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86%
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, clever, mind bending, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, conspiracy, riddles and clues, holy grail, investigation, adventure, uncover truth, christianity, secret society, mystery, secrets, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.7
 289K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, psychotronic ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, illuminati, religions or cults, secret society, investigation, ancient, murder, professor, secrets, symbolism, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, vatican, europe, italy, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 7.2
 642K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, outsmarting, mind game, perfect crime, cons and scams, teamwork, scheme, mastermind, illusionist, magic trick, fbi, con artists ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.6
 160K
Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: feminist film, funny, romantic, mysterious, exciting
Audience: teen drama
Plot: female detective, feminism, runaway teen, victorian england, amateur detective, sherlock holmes, private detective, child prodigy, female protagonist, teenage love, breaking the fourth wall, master of disguise ...
Time: victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 173K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: ancient mystery, conspiracy, riddles and clues, adventure, religions or cults, memory loss, treasure hunt, conspiracy theory, biohazard, museum, graphic violence, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, istanbul turkey, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 109K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, talented, intelligence, prodigy, law enforcement, mastermind, unconventional method, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Hands of a Murderer (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Action, Adventure
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sherlock Holme must track down his nemesis Professor Moriarty after the villain kidnaps Holme's brother Mycroft. The evil doctor is forcing his captive to decode highly classified military documents.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, serious
Plot: mind game, crimes, adventure, undercover, mystery, criminal heroes, chase, law enforcement, espionage, partners, investigation, private detective ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friendship, investigation, private detective, amateur detective, adventure, mystery, sherlock holmes, friends, crimes, young heroes, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s, 80s, future
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene of the crime is Whitechapel, the same London district notorious for the recent attacks of Jack the Ripper. Three monks are found dead, the apparent victims of a vampire - now, someone else is out for blood. Or is it something else? As ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, enigmatic, realistic
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, curse, crimes, partners against crime, escapades, partners, murder ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: victorian england, murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, partners against crime, mind game, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, partners, friends, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1870s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.0
 333K
Jack Reacher (2012)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When a gunman takes five lives with six shots, all evidence points to the suspect in custody. On interrogation, the suspect offers up a single note: "Get Jack Reacher!" So begins an extraordinary chase for the truth, pitting Jack Reacher ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: investigation, ex military, loner, sniper, lone wolves, murder, tough guy, crimes, dishonesty, drifter, frame up, female partner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, pennsylvania, ohio, baghdad iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 1.0M
Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Style: exciting, witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, technology, heroes, adventure, prodigy, intelligence, millionaire, self sacrifice, weapon system, assistant, good versus evil, androids and robots ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, malibu california, middle east, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Sign of Four (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mary Morstan has received a pearl in the post every year since her father's disappearance; this leads Holmes and Watson to the truth about a secret pact between four convicts during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Style: realistic, exciting, mind bending, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, doctor, river, chase, mystery, adventure, crimes, treasure, treasure chest, riddles and clues, missing person, investigation ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to unravel a mysterious curse that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, his heir, Sir Henry, begs Holmes to save him from the terrifying ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, mind bending, tense, stylized ...
Plot: murder, sherlock holmes, investigation, nosy, curses spells and rituals, crimes, supernatural, private detective, deadly creature, mysterious character, partners against crime, crime solving ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 684K
Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Turkey
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, secret agents, james bond, spy, british intelligence, heroic mission, 007, mission, spy hero, secret service, british secret service, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey, china, england, asia, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. One thing hasn't changed however: Holmes' crime-solving talents. Holmes and Dr. Watson take on the case of a beautiful woman ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, ballet, monk, mystery, memory loss, submarine, investigation, loch ness monster, friends, disorder, mastermind, journal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1880s, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe, britain, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, corruption, fighting the system, manhunt, escapades, uncover truth, agent as target, secret service ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, langley virginia, europe, london, turin italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A detective investigates a forgery ring in historical Korea. In the 19th year of Jeonjo’s reign, Kim Min, Joseon’s top detective, who used to be a King’s secret messenger, has been banished to a remote island for some unclear reasons. The only ...
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, adventure, private detective, missing person, escapades, mystery, island, martial arts, track down, crimes, partners, forgery ...
Time: 18th century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate - an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF.
Style: breathtaking, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: cia agent, spy, mission, espionage, cia, secret agents, conspiracy, tough guy, fistfight, heroic mission, villain, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, london, vienna, europe, morocco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Three Musketeers (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is ...
Style: humorous, witty, stylized, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swashbuckler, heroes, musketeer, sword fight, adventure, romance, fight, extramarital affair, partners, partners against crime, rivalry, buddies ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, england, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: steampunk, superhero, adventurer, vampire, save the world, heroic mission, secret service, adventure, immortality, alternate reality, good versus evil, master villain ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: venice, europe, africa, italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 6.8
 260K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, chase, conspiracy, investigation, mysterious character, coma, lone hero, hidden identity, disorder, life turned upside down, escape ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: spy, secret agents, mission, espionage, female spy, terrorist, top secret, frame up, courage, teamwork, cia, undercover ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: dubai, hungary, san francisco, mumbai india, russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
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Arabesque (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, talky, twists and turns ...
Plot: espionage, murder, gangsters, spy, political intrigue, professor, politics, intrigue, dishonesty, investigation, justice, assassination ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, europe, oxford university, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, tough guy, spy, one against many, secret agents, on the run, uncover truth, tough heroes, agent as target, fighting the system, conspiracy, espionage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: russia, europe, berlin germany, germany, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an ...
Style: exciting, sexy, humorous, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: ninja, martial arts, female fighter, female martial artist, island, master warrior, fight, competition, friendship, tournament, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 431K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: james bond, secret agents, secret service, spy, espionage, british secret service, undercover, computer cracker, 007, heroes, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: united kingdom, london, rome italy, tokyo, mexico city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, History, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1782, King Jeong-jo of Joseon asks detective K to investigate a series of murders related to a case of corruption within the government.
Style: captivating, entertaining, thought provoking, twists and turns, intense ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, investigation, killing spree, antisocial behavior, uncover truth, rivals, crimes, private detective, adventure, conspiracy, murder mystery, mystery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%