Movies like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
 7.5
 390K
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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: exciting, cynical, intellectual, witty, clever, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, mind game, hotshot hero, mystery, master villain, verbal byplay, escapades, partners against crime, intelligence, sherlock holmes, detective inspector, steampunk, assassin, fight scenes, investigation, conspiracy, twists & turns, talented, adventure, crimes, heroes, friends, killings, partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, germany, switzerland, paris france

Most similar movies to Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about murder, mentor, storytelling, betrayal, danger, dialogue and chase mostly in Thriller, Action and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2010), Elementary (2012), Now You See Me (2013), Inferno (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 543K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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: captivating, exciting, humorous, intellectual, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, investigation, sherlock holmes, prodigy, partners, hotshot hero, murder, intelligence, clue, adventure, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 689K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: captivating, clever, witty, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, sherlock holmes, partners, crime, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 92K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, realistic, talky
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, crimes, prodigy, partners, law enforcement, mind game, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 546K
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, twists and turns, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scheme, mind game, manipulations, fbi, teamwork, heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, mastermind, cons and scams, deception, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.2
 140K
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: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, ancient mystery, adventure, memory loss, museum, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, chases and races, race against time, religions or cults, amnesia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.4
 83K
The Losers (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, cia, escapades, teamwork, mercenary, revenge, vengeance, robbery, sniper, black ops, hospital, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, latin america, pentagon, puerto rico, dubai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hands of a Murderer (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Action, Adventure
Country: 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: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: adventure, chaos and mayhem, who done it, siblings relations, mystery, crimes, criminal heroes, riddles and clues, private detective, espionage, danger, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
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: talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, amateur sleuth, partners, dishonesty, deadly, investigation, danger, mystery, partners against crime, uncover truth, crimes, crime ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.0
 850
Sherlock (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.
Style: realistic, mind bending, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: sherlock holmes, drug dealing, murder, obsessive quest, private detective, rivalry, chase, criminal heroes, deadly, law enforcement, ego clash, investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.8
 587K
Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
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: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agent, british secret service, secret service, 007, explosion, secret service agent, secret agents, james bond, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, istanbul turkey, england, asia, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, boat chase, river, treasure, treasure chest, doctor, chase, mystery, adventure, crime, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.9
 838K
Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, technology, adventure, prodigy, heroes, terrorism, good versus evil, weapon system, millionaire, androids and robots, self sacrifice, assistant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, middle east, afghanistan, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 138K
Vantage Point (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination attempt, terrorism, bomb, betrayal, chase, secret service, president, assassination, uncover truth, investigation, danger, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, realistic ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, ballet, monk, memory loss, submarine, mystery, investigation, mastermind, prodigy, journal, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: scotland, england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.2
 673K
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: China, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.
Style: exciting, witty, stylized, semi serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, hotshot hero, millionaire, explosion, good versus evil, army, scientist, deception, gadget, androids and robots, president ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1990s, 20th century, 2010s
Place: tennessee, usa, malibu california, pakistan, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, sherlock holmes, friendship, rivalry, danger, mastermind, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, adventure, mystery, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, future ...
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Hong Kong, Austria
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: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: espionage, spy, conspiracy, mission, danger, undercover, rivalry, heroes, master villain, chases and races, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: morocco, vienna, europe, austria, langley virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.1
 1.2M
The Avengers (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When an unexpected enemy emerges and threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, captivating, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, superhuman powers, heroes, good versus evil, save the world, heroic mission, imaginary, giant, monster, alien invasion, teamwork, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, battleship, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Movie in collections
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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, danger, secret agents, corruption, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, europe, madrid, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 5.1
 31K
Alex Cross (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, twist ending, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, vengeance, ex military, track down, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, indonesia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.5
 29K
Sleuth (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.
Style: talky, intellectual, psychological, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: rivalry, mind game, crimes, manipulation, verbal byplay, one on one, dialogue driven, outsmarting, mistaken identity, dishonesty, fear, game playing ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 8.0
 534K
Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas, Italy
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: casino, chase, espionage, torture, double agent, british secret service, 007, spy, heroic mission, escapades, poker, james bond ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: montenegro, italy, europe, south africa, bahamas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now 007 must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, chase, espionage, spy, race against time, gadget, world domination, undercover, 007, secret agents, danger, top secret ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: battleship, hamburg germany, china, england, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: danger, heroic mission, save the world, robot, kidnapping, mad scientist, adventure, good versus evil, transformation, heroes, battle, apocalypse ...
Time: future, 30s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
Place: nepal, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, mine, himalaya
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 5.4
 28K
Big Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK, Finland, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Air Force One is shot down by terrorists, leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness. 13-year old Oskari is also in that wilderness, on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk by tracking down a deer, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, humorous, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: president, wilderness, survival, adventure, unlikely partners, in the woods, partners, secret service, conspiracy, on the run, escape, parachute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: finland, europe, pentagon, norway, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Watson are on the trail of a criminal and scientific mastermind who seems to control monsters and creations which defy belief.
Style: rough, exciting, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, adventure, partners, master criminal, heroes, deadly, private detective, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, who done it, hotshot hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.8
 353K
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, suspense, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, british secret service, secret service, secret agent, 007, james bond, heroic mission, assassin, car chase, secret mission, undercover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: north africa, big ben london, rome italy, austria, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Spain, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, biting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, fbi, car race, chases and races, chase, heist, thief, car theft, villain, law enforcement, master criminal, presumed dead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, london, germany, england, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: rivalry, private detective, sherlock holmes, deadly, partners, friends, friendship, uncover truth, escapades, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 234K
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: suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, mind bending, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, manipulations, uncover truth, life turned upside down, mysterious character, investigation, danger, coma, hidden identity, crimes, mystery, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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