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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
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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 whose husband has vanished. The investigation proves strange indeed, involving six missing midgets, villainous monks, a Scottish castle, the Loch Ness monster, and covert naval experiments. Can the sleuths make sense of all this and solve the mystery
Style: witty, humorous, clever, atmospheric, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, psychotronic, sexy, talky ...
Plot: private detective, ballet, monk, mystery, submarine, memory loss, investigation, loch ness monster, friendship, romance, friends, crimes, prodigy, missing person, gays and lesbians, hidden identity, disorder, mastermind, journal, artists and showbiz, mysterious character, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, dancing, train ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s, 70s, victorian
Place: scotland, england, europe, london, germany, britain

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Most similar movies to The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, clever and witty films with plots about crimes, mystery, investigation, murder, private detective, deadly and chase mostly in Mystery, Crime and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes: Without a Clue (1988), The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976), Zero Effect (1998), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Murder by Decree (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Without a Clue (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is as dashing as ever, but with a little secret: Dr. Watson is the brains behind the operation. When Reginald Kincaid, the actor he has hired to play Holmes becomes insufferable, Watson fires him and tries to go out on his own, but ...
Style: parody, humorous, entertaining, light, satirical ...
Plot: private detective, farce, mystery, investigation, sherlock holmes, comedy of errors, who done it, disorder, hidden identity, doctor, actor, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london
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100%
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: hypnosis, kidnapping, sherlock holmes, investigation, chase, private detective, friendship, obsession, redemption, baron, drug addiction, cocaine ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: europe, england, london, vienna, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Zero Effect (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Daryl Zero is a private investigator. Along with his assistant, Steve Arlo he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Though a master investigator, when he is not working, Zero doesn't know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes ...
Style: witty, cynical, realistic, semi serious, sincere ...
Plot: investigation, mystery, private detective, murder, accountant, fall in love, blackmail, whodunit, crimes, mistrust, disorder, gain trust ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, san francisco, portland oregon
⇓ 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 ⇓
100%
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, slasher ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, mystery, crimes, conspiracy, sherlock holmes, track down, private detective, good versus evil, woman in danger, who done it ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s, 70s, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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
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50%
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 ⇓
44%
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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After spending decades living in the shadow of his more famous and successful sibling, Consulting Detective Sigerson Holmes (Wilder) is called upon to help solve a crucial case that leads him on a hilarious trail of false identities, stolen ...
Style: parody, realistic, not serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, mastermind, family relations, disorder, desire for fame, partners, mystery, hidden identity, misfit partners, partners against crime, amateur detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s
Place: scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Sherlock: Case of Evil (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: mind bending, serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: sherlock holmes, murder, drug dealing, riddles and clues, investigation, private detective, mind game, conspiracy, crimes, rivalry, mystery, partners against crime ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic ...
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 ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson get involved with Balkan terrorists to save Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria from an assassination at the opera house and prevent World War I.
Style: mind bending, talky, clever, witty, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, terrorism, law enforcement, mystery, dishonesty, undercover, crimes, rivalry, who done it, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, edwardian era
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Late Show (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Over-the-hill gumshoe in Los Angeles seeks to avenge the killing of an old pal, another detective who had gotten himself involved in a case concerning a murdered broad, stolen stamps, a nickel-plated handgun, a cheating dolly, and a kidnapped ...
Style: clever, twists and turns, witty, suspenseful, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, crimes, investigation, loss of partner, partners against crime, dishonesty, partners, elderly, mystery, aging, odd couple, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A cameraman is knocked over during a football game. His brother in law as the king of the ambulance chasing lawyers starts a suit while he's still knocked out. The cameraman is against it until he hears that his ex-wife will be coming to see ...
Style: witty, humorous, cynical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: american football, hospital, friendship, lawsuit, insurance, insurance fraud, cons and scams, odd couple, workplace, infidelity, disability, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: cleveland ohio, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Detective Philip Marlowe tries to help a friend who is accused of murdering his wife.
Style: neo noir, cynical, stylized, atmospheric, witty ...
Plot: private detective, murder, betrayal, gangsters, nudity (full frontal - brief), disfigurement, bribery, friendship, missing person, investigation, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 ⇓
34%
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Avanti! (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A successful businessman goes to Italy to arrange for the return of his tycoon-father's body only to discover dad died with his mistress of long standing.
Style: humorous, touching, semi serious, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: romance, family problems, opposites attract, nothing goes right, love affair, island, couples, disorder, unlikely couple, fall in love, death in the family, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, europe, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Study in Terror (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, slasher, scary ...
Plot: private detective, serial killer, prostitute, murder, partners against crime, amateur detective, crimes, track down, investigation, law enforcement, mystery, police detective ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1880s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Goodbye Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Police investigate when a man having an affair with his brother's wife disappears suddenly.
Style: sexy, neo noir, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: betrayal, infidelity, murder, femme fatale, mystery, investigation, dishonesty, love and romance, obsession, police detective, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, austria, los angeles, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.
Style: tense, scary, serious, suspenseful, psychotronic
Plot: private detective, ghost, investigation, undercover, swamp, mind game, partners against crime, crimes, supernatural ability, mysterious character, supernatural, rivalry ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Duplicity (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Two romantically-engaged corporate spies team up to manipulate a corporate race to corner the market on a medical innovation that will reap huge profits and enable them to lead an extravagant lifestyle together.
Style: twists and turns, sexy, clever, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: undercover, rivalry, manipulation, intrigue, romance, love affair, espionage, battle of the sexes, uninhibited rivalry, spy, surveillance, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, dubai, london, miami, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Murder by Death (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lionel Twain invites the world's five greatest detectives to a 'dinner and murder'. Included are a blind butler, a deaf-mute maid, screams, spinning rooms, secret passages, false identities and more plot turns and twists than are ...
Style: parody, feel good, surprise ending, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: old mansion, private detective, murder, butler, riddles and clues, mystery, dark and stormy night, who done it, guest, reward, suspect, haunted by the past ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Charade (1963)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After Regina Lampert falls for the dashing Peter Joshua on a skiing holiday in the French Alps, she discovers upon her return to Paris that her husband has been murdered. Soon, she and Peter are giving chase to three of her late husband's World ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, humorous, exciting, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: age difference, murder, cia, funeral, woman in danger, romance, chase, mystery, divorce, perfect crime, cons and scams, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1944
Place: paris france, france, alps, europe, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: private detective, murder, sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, mystery, who done it, prodigy, crimes, life is a bitch, hotshot hero, lookalikes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...
Style: witty, humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, date night, girls' night
Plot: mistaken identity, romance, false identity, social differences, comedy of errors, friendship, couples, disorder, diary, country house, victorian england, love story ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret recipe. To prove it was murder, she enlists the services of private eye Rigby ...
Style: parody, neo noir, witty, humorous, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, murder, femme fatale, investigation, life is a bitch, crimes, faked death, recruit, power relations, warden, uncover truth, nostalgia ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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 ⇓
26%
The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: CW Briggs is a veteran insurance investigator, with many successes. Betty Ann Fitzgerald is a new employee in the company he works for, with the task of reorganizing the office. They don't like each other - or at least that's what they ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, feel good, atmospheric ...
Plot: hypnosis, insurance investigator, investigation, crimes, workplace, unlikely criminals, love and romance, power relations, false accusation, heist, justice, magician ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, istanbul turkey, madagascar, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Plot: dark humor, murder, private detective, christmas, actor, investigation, thief, lifestyle, disorder, dishonesty, mistaken identity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%