Movies and TV shows like Sherlock

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Sherlock (2010)
 9.2
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Sherlock
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: clever, witty, captivating, psychological, serious, talky, twists and turns, classic literature, exciting, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, friendship, partners, crime, eccentricity, mastermind, murder mystery, resourceful, verbal byplay, prodigy, mind game, british, crime scene, sociopath, mystery, murder, riddles and clues, doctor, crimes, friends, against the rules, buddies, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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House
Drama, Mystery
USA
44 min.
 8.8
Agatha Christie's Poirot
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
UK
100 min.
 8.6
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Most similar movies to Sherlock

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, mystery, investigation, murder, deadly, crime and riddles and clues mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Sherlock: Elementary (2012), House (2004), Murdoch Mysteries (2008), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), The Blacklist (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 7.9
 89K
Elementary
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: talky, serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty
Plot: investigation, private detective, verbal byplay, crime, prodigy, mystery, mind game, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, crimes, partners, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   95%
    User:   91%
 
 7.6
 532K
Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: exciting, entertaining, captivating, intellectual, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, mystery, adventure, sherlock holmes, murder, hotshot hero, verbal byplay, investigation, riddles and clues, plot twist, fight scenes, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
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System:   67%
    User:   87%
 
 8.8
 359K
House
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, medicine, treatment, doctor, doctors and patients, cure, prodigy, health, medical profession, surgery, misdiagnosed, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   72%
 
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Murdoch Mysteries
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: serious, twists and turns, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, partners against crime, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, riddles and clues, law enforcement, partners, manipulations, mind game, boss and employee ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, edwardian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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System:   56%
    User:   100%
 
Agatha Christie's Poirot
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, private investigator, whodunit, mystery, crime, murder, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, murder mystery, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   53%
    User:   85%
 
 8.1
 145K
The Blacklist
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, crime, special agents, unlikely partners, mystery, manipulations, mind game, crimes, investigation, profiler, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   79%
 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988), The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993) and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), collectively known as Sherlock Holmes, are a series of ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sherlock holmes, who done it, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, partners against crime, adventure, mysterious character, ego clash, murder, mastermind, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   64%
 
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 8.0
 100K
Lie to Me
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, human nature, lie, crime investigation, investigation, psychology, talented, team, hidden truth, riddles and clues, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   100%
 
 8.4
 75K
Psych
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, intellectual, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, private detective, clairvoyant, buddies, police station, investigation, police, partners, best friends, who done it, unconventional method, intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   67%
 
Rizzoli & Isles
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, female protagonist, police investigation, crimes, homicide detective, best friends, murder investigation, suspicion, search, career, friendship between women ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   83%
 
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: private detective, mystery, investigation, crime, mind game, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   80%
 
 8.2
 130K
Castle
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: investigation, police investigation, murder, who done it, murder investigation, mother son relationship, reluctant partners, whodunit, writer's life, female detective, verbal byplay, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   75%
 
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: mystery, partners against crime, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, partners, rivalry, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   100%
 
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 8.1
 130K
Criminal Minds
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, special agents, fbi, law enforcement, danger, deadly, intelligence, team, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   100%
 
Murder on the Orient Express
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
Style: suspenseful, talky, stylized, thought provoking, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, murder, murder mystery, crime, whodunit, train, multiple suspects, train ride, who done it, justice, twists & turns, mysterious character ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: london, new york, istanbul turkey
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System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, entertaining, intellectual, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotshot hero, verbal byplay, mystery, fight scenes, master villain, private detective, mind game, riddles and clues, partners against crime, conspiracy, twists & turns, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   75%
 
Crossing Jordan
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   100%
 
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of three gables, the dying detective, a golden pince-nez, the red circle, a mazarin stone, and a cardboard box.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: private detective, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, crimes, ego clash, adventurer, couple relations, danger, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   100%
 
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Death on the Nile
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, atmospheric, talky, mind bending, serious ...
Plot: murder, mystery, crime, investigation, murder mystery, lawyer, cruise, private detective, ship, lake or river, police investigation, adaptation ...
Time: 1930s
Place: egypt, england, washington d.c.
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System:   21%
    User:   20%
 
The Murder Room
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: crime, amateur detective, museum, private detective, mystery, protagonist as suspect, investigation, legal investigation, manipulations, mind game, murder, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   23%
 
 6.5
 28K
Sleuth
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, suspense, enigmatic, psychological ...
Plot: mind game, verbal byplay, dialogue driven, writers, one on one, game playing, fear, manipulation, rivalry, brutality, greed, murder mystery ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   20%
 
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: private detective, mystery, serial killer, crime, investigation, who done it, crimes, deadly, sherlock holmes, hotshot hero, murder, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   19%
 
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Miss Jane Marple is staying at an elegant hotel from her childhood compliments of her nephew Raymond. Also there is international adventurer Bess Sedgwick and Lady Selena Hazy (Joan Greenwood in her next to last performance). A doorman working at ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, mystery, crime, who done it, hotel, crimes, deadly, golden years, murder, investigation, friendship ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   17%
 
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 8.3
 31K
Life
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty
Plot: uncover truth, crime, police detective, frame up, mystery, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, murder, partners against crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   16%
 
Silent Witness
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: crime, partners against crime, investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, workplace situations, danger, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   20%
    User:   17%
 
 7.2
 162K
Fracture
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A husband is on trial for the attempted murder of his wife, in what is seemingly an open/shut case for the ambitious district attorney trying to put him away. However, there are surprises for both around every corner, and, as a suspenseful game of ...
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: investigation, manipulation, murder mystery, mystery, obsession, perfect crime, guilt, revenge, courtroom drama, adultery, murder, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   19%
    User:   21%
 
Jonathan Creek
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, murder, crime, investigation, journalism, riddles and clues, wizards and magicians, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
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System:   19%
    User:   100%
 
Trial & Retribution
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Story: Trial & Retribution is a feature-length ITV police procedural television drama series that began in 1997. It was devised and written by Lynda La Plante as a follow-on from her successful television series Prime Suspect. Each episode of the Trial ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime, police investigation, police detective, murder, police station, who done it, crimes, danger, courtroom, deadly, law enforcement, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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System:   19%
    User:   22%
 

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Murder, She Wrote
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, female detective, crime, murder, who done it, mystery writer, trap, elderly, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
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System:   19%
    User:   15%
 
The Night Manager
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 358 min.
Story: Former British soldier Jonathan Pine navigates the shadowy recesses of Whitehall and Washington where an unholy alliance operates between the intelligence community and the secret arms trade. To infiltrate the inner circle of lethal arms dealer ...
Style: serious, suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, hotel, moral ambiguity, murder, secret service, undercover agent, manager, corruption, british, crimes, violent, violence ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england, london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   19%
    User:   18%
 
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