Movies and TV shows like Ellery Queen

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Ellery Queen (1975)
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Ellery Queen (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Ellery Queen is an American television detective mystery series based on the fictional character Ellery Queen. It aired on NBC during the 1975-76 television season and stars Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard Queen, and Tom Reese as Sgt. Velie. Created by the writing/producing team of Richard Levinson and William Link, the title character "breaks" the fourth wall to ask the audience to consider their solution.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, murder investigation, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation, crime, mystery, private detective, who done it, law enforcement, police investigation, deadly, multiple suspects, partners against crime, writers, nypd, post world war two, whodunit, father son relationship, sergeant, breaking the fourth wall, audience participation
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Ellery Queen

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, crime, mystery, law enforcement, deadly and who done it mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Ellery Queen: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001), Banacek (1972), Partners in Crime (1983), Death of an Expert Witness (1983), Murder, She Wrote (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: private detective, investigation, who done it, police detective, mysterious character, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, whodunit, mystery, legal, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
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Banacek (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Banacek is an American detective TV series starring George Peppard that aired on the NBC network from 1972 to 1974. The series was part of the rotating NBC Wednesday Mystery Movie anthology. It alternated in its time slot with several other shows ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, theft, crimes, polish, crime, insurance, urban, chauffeur, murder, polish american, insurance fraud ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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67%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, clever, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, couples, crime, partners, crimes, mystery, odd couple, amateur detective, partners against crime, newlyweds, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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100%
Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: murder, danger, law enforcement, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, police investigation, laboratory ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: who done it, female detective, murder, mystery, riddles and clues, crime, investigation, amateur detective, elderly, mystery writer, writers, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In 1930s France, Superintendent Larosière has a passion for beautiful women and solving cases, while hapless young inspector Lampion just tries to keep up. Later series, are set in the mid-'50s, where suave Commissioner Laurence unravels ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous
Plot: whodunit, investigation, murder, crimes, murder investigation, murder mystery, partners against crime, mystery, who done it, odd couple, partners, womanizer ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
Style: clever, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, murder, riddles and clues, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, murder investigation, multiple suspects, who done it, whodunit, murder, law enforcement, village, crime, police chief, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Commander Adam Dalgliesh is consulted by one of his literary heroes when Peverell Press staff fall victim to a rash of hate mail. When the body of an editor is discovered and another member of the venerable firm is found dead soon after, Dalgliesh ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, rivalry, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, danger, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, realistic, clever, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: countryside, who done it, female detective, riddles and clues, investigation, murder investigation, private detective, partners against crime, mystery, amateur detective, murder, gardener ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, monastery, danger, crimes, village, who done it, riddles and clues, crime, deadly, police investigation, police detective, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mystery!: Campion (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Campion is a television show made by the BBC, adapting the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. Two series were made, in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter Davison as Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, suspenseful, humorous
Plot: investigation, murder, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, private detective, deadly, danger, law enforcement, partners, crime, mystery, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: twists and turns, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, riddles and clues, murder mystery, amateur detective, murder investigation, female detective, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, village, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, investigation, female detective, fighting crime, murder, who done it, uncover truth, police detective, crimes, mind game, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, mystery, investigation, unlikely partners, police detective, riddles and clues, law enforcement, partners against crime, partners, crimes, deadly, partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Lady Against the Odds (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A private detective becomes involved in a new cast when her partner's guardian is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: murder, deadly, crime, private detective, custody, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, mystery, female detective, guardian, industrialist ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, father son relationship, who done it, police detective, partners against crime, police investigation, crime, homicide detective, friendship, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder, uncover truth, amateur detective, crimes, danger, who done it, mystery, suspicion, crime, riddles and clues, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense ...
Plot: museum, mystery, mind game, investigation, uncover truth, dishonesty, law enforcement, crimes, deadly, protagonist as suspect, police detective, murder ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, who done it, crime, mystery, partners against crime, deadly, miss marple, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s, year 1957, 50s
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, serial killer, crime, crimes, law enforcement, murder, investigation, police investigation, deadly, police, evidence ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Kojak (1973)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Kojak is an American television series starring Telly Savalas as the title character, bald New York City Police Department Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak. It aired from October 24, 1973, to March 18, 1978, on CBS. It took the time slot of the ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, police, fighting crime, danger, crimes, police investigation, who done it, honest law enforcer, rivalry, law enforcement, investigation, greek ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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22%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, mind bending
Plot: murder, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, clergy, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner. Inspired by the book Where Death ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: legal, crime, crimes, murder, coroner, law enforcement, police detective, mystery, deadly, partners against crime, anti heroes, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Lynley TV Series
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, sincere, mind bending ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, mystery, fighting crime, social differences, law enforcement, workplace, partners, crime, crimes, murder, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
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22%
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Aspe (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In each episode of this Flemish whodunit based on the books of Pieter Aspe, a serious crime - usually one or more murders in the author's home town Bruges - gets investigated by the grumpy but brilliant chief inspector Pieter Van In and his ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, police investigation, police detective, fighting crime, partners, law enforcement, partners against crime, who done it, deadly, whodunit, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, bruges, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
False Accusation (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 172 min.
TV show
Story: A quiet spring morning a man leaves prison after spending most of his adult life there. The man is convicted of murder, not once but twice.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, psychological
Plot: murder, police investigation, crimes, mystery, deadly, law enforcement, partners, release from prison, crime, police procedural, flashback, decapitated body ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, fighting crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, amateur detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
A Taste for Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Sir Paul Berowne (Bosco Hogan) - a prominent Government Minister - turns to his old friend Adam Dalgleish following a series of threatening letters delivered to his London home. The minister's wife is in an adulterous affair with a prominent ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, fight back, foe turned friend, multiple suspects, law enforcement, mystery, assassination attempt, crimes, deadly, police investigation, danger, crime ...
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The third installment of the “Law & Order” franchise takes viewers deep into the minds of its criminals while following the intense psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve its crimes.
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: law and order, prosecutor, murder investigation, deadly, crimes, partners, murder, workplace situations, power relations, mind game, crime, judiciary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%