Movies and TV shows like Sherlock

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Sherlock (2010)
 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, witty, clever, serious, psychological, exciting, talky, suspenseful, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, partners, crime, sherlock holmes, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence, danger, mysterious character, talented, escapades, scheme, resourceful, murder mystery, verbal byplay, teamwork, antisocial behavior, eccentricity, doctor, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard

Most similar movies to Sherlock

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, mystery, murder, crime, riddles and clues and partners mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Sherlock: Elementary (2012), Castle (2009), House (2004), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Lie to Me (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 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, serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, prodigy, crimes, partners, law enforcement, mind game, friendship, police investigation, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, entertaining, humorous, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, prodigy, partners, sherlock holmes, hotshot hero, murder, intelligence, adventure, mystery, scheme ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 132K
Castle (2009)
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: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, who done it, murder, murder investigation, partners, writer's life, resourceful, female detective, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 370K
House (2004)
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: cynical, psychological, clever, witty, talky ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, antisocial behavior, mastermind, doctors and patients, riddles and clues, loner, patient, surgery, teamwork, unconventional method ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, crime, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 8.0
 103K
Lie to Me (2009)
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, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, talented, riddles and clues, deception, human nature, research, team, crimes, dishonesty, interrogation, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
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: captivating, exciting, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, special agents, crimes, intrigue, master criminal, danger, investigation, mind game, manipulations, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.1
 136K
Criminal Minds (2005)
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: psychological, serious, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, murder, special agents, intelligence, team, profiler, law enforcement, serial killer, danger, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.0
 58K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: witty, humorous, offbeat, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, investigation, odd, intelligence, ex law enforcer, prodigy, mastermind, crimes, crime, unconventional method, murder, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, entertaining, intellectual, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, mind game, hotshot hero, mystery, verbal byplay, master villain, partners against crime, escapades, intelligence, detective inspector, steampunk ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
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, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, forensics, police detective, policewoman, family relations, female detective, partners, best friends, crime, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, mastermind, who done it, partners against crime, ego clash, murder, adventure, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.3
 109K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, light, captivating ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, unlikely partners, partners, crime, cons and scams, intelligence, dishonesty, mastermind, expert, chases and races, law enforcement, deal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 151K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, police investigation, investigation, serial killer, partners, danger, murder, psychic, talented, coworker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.7
 14K
The Finder (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: witty, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, escapades, crime, hotshot, talented, crimes, search, expert, teamwork, peril, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 17K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, intellectual, captivating, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: fbi, prodigy, intelligence, investigation, riddles and clues, talented, crime, professor, investigator, hallucinations, law enforcement, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
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: clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, forensics, mind game, workplace, partners against crime, unconventional method, boss and employee, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, edwardian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.4
 77K
Psych (2006)
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: intellectual, humorous, not serious, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, intelligence, buddies, partners, who done it, resourceful, investigation, crime, unconventional method, best friends, friendship, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
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: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, prodigy, riddles and clues, crime, mystery, partners against crime, murder, partners, law enforcement ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.3
 49K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, friendship, supernatural, buddies, supernatural ability, law enforcement, murder investigation, secret, laboratory, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jonathan Creek (1997)
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, murder, riddles and clues, partners, investigation, prodigy, crime, unlikely partners, wizards and magicians, partners against crime, deadly, shyness ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, scientist, murder, danger, teamwork, expert, mystery, police detective, evidence, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 37K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: prison, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, disappearance, alcatraz, island, manhunt, prison life, police investigation, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Person of Interest (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Person of Interest follows former CIA paramilitary operative, John Reese, who is presumed dead and teams up with reclusive billionaire Finch to prevent violent crimes in New York City by initiating their own type of justice. With the special ...
Style: captivating, exciting, serious, clever, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, hacker, computer system, hi-tech, partners against crime, fighting crime, crimes, secret, artificial intelligence, privacy invasion, inventions and discoveries, computers and web ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
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: realistic, serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, crimes, crime, couple relations, mystery, health situation, ego clash, deadly, multiple suspects, dying, adventurer ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
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: realistic, tense, captivating, serious, clever ...
Plot: riddles and clues, ex law enforcer, investigation, murder, fighting crime, deadly, partners, law enforcement, danger, who done it, crimes, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 19K
Magnum, P.I. (1980)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Magnum, P.I. is an American television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 in first-run broadcast on the American CBS television network. According to the ...
Style: exciting, stylized, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, escapades, adventure, crime, private detective, partners, buddies, navy, mystery, rivalry, lifestyle, mysterious man ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 60K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: talky, clever, touching, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, student, private detective, investigation, teenage life, danger, high school, sheriff, teacher, ex couple relations, private investigator, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: private detective, rivalry, danger, investigation, friendship, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, friends, escapades, partners against crime, mystery ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 6K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intellectual, captivating
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, priest, riddles and clues, murder, village life, who done it, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%