Movies and TV shows like Sherlock

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

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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 captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, mystery, murder, riddles and clues, crime and law enforcement mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Sherlock: Elementary (2012), The Mentalist (2008), Perception (2012), Lie to Me (2009), House (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, partners, crimes, intelligence, prodigy, sherlock holmes, law enforcement, friendship, police investigation, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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68%
 8.1
 160K
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: intellectual, exciting, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, partners, murder, fighting crime, danger, crime, psychic, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.5
 18K
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, exciting, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, fbi, intelligence, investigation, prodigy, talented, genius, professor, hallucination, crime, crimes, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 108K
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, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, uncover truth, deception, human nature, investigation, talented, crimes, crime investigation, team, psychology, dishonesty, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.6
 572K
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: captivating, exciting, humorous, clever, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, steampunk, sherlock holmes, investigation, adventure, partners, prodigy, intelligence, hotshot hero, murder, master criminal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.7
 401K
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: clever, cynical, witty, dark humor, captivating ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, patient, mastermind, antisocial behavior, hospital, loner, doctors and patients, riddles and clues, unconventional method, treatment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 8.0
 63K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 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, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, crimes, odd, unconventional method, investigation, intelligence, crime, ex law enforcer, police investigation, murder, mastermind, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.3
 82K
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: exciting, humorous, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: buddies, partners, intelligence, private detective, crimes, who done it, best friends, investigation, friendship, talented, photographic memory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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, artificial intelligence, partners against crime, hacker, hi-tech, computer system, crimes, fighting crime, computer genius, mysterious character, privacy invasion, unconventional method ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, riddles and clues, whodunit, murder mystery, uncover truth, who done it, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.0
 183K
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: tense, captivating, exciting, serious, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, danger, unlikely partners, manipulations, investigation, mind game, partners, terrorism, law enforcement, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 115K
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, captivating, light, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, art thief, unlikely partners, intelligence, fbi, partners, mastermind, expert, deal, crimes, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 8.1
 137K
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, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, romancing partners, investigation, partners, female detective, murder, writers, murder investigation, law enforcement, unlikely partners, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 151K
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, special agents, crimes, murder, crime, law enforcement, team, investigation, profiler, serial killer, intelligence, forensics ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.3
 52K
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: atmospheric, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, law enforcement, supernatural, female detective, laboratory, crimes, supernatural ability, murder investigation, crime, friendship, morgue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, prodigy, partners, crimes, crime, investigation, wizards and magicians, unlikely partners, partners against crime, shyness ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, clever, intellectual, cynical, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, twists & turns, steampunk, mind game, private detective, hotshot hero, talented, conspiracy, detective inspector, mystery, verbal byplay, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe, germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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: private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, mastermind, who done it, partners against crime, ego clash, murder, adventure, danger, talented ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, mastermind, mind game, mystery, prodigy, crimes, uncover truth, partners against crime, crime, murder ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: exciting, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, talented, partners against crime, teamwork, peril, crime, expert, crimes, riddles and clues, lawyer, partners, hotshot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 135K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, fbi, police investigation, special agents, search, crime investigation, teamwork, expert, killings, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 26K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, witty, suspenseful, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, mind game, crime investigation, murder, homicide detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 3K
Endgame (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Endgame is a Canadian drama television series that premiered on the Showcase Television network on Monday, March 14, 2011. The series is developed and produced by Thunderbird Films. The series follows former World Chess Champion Arkady Balagan, a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, tense
Plot: talented, prodigy, chess, law enforcement, investigation, mystery, fear, russian, crimes, eccentricity, hotshot, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, clever, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, murder, crimes, aristocracy, private investigator, heroine, murderer, evidence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia
⇓ 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: female detective, police investigation, partners against crime, female protagonist, forensics, policewoman, best friends, homicide detective, police detective, coworker, murder investigation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.9
 305K
Fargo (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, captivating, witty, cynical ...
Plot: crimes, small town, neo noir, police investigation, psychopath, snow, crime, killings, small town life, policewoman, law enforcement, americana ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1979, year 2006, 70s ...
Place: minnesota, usa, north dakota
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 3K
Dirk Gently (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
Story: Dirk Gently is a British comedy detective drama TV series based on characters from the Dirk Gently novels by Douglas Adams. The series was created by Howard Overman and stars Stephen Mangan as holistic detective Dirk Gently and Darren Boyd as his ...
Style: humorous, captivating, exciting, touching, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, time travel, mystery, investigation, investigator, imaginary, danger, friendship, disorder, partners, talented, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 45K
Scorpion (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new ...
Style: intellectual, captivating, serious, realistic, based on true events ...
Plot: genius, problem solving, science, prodigy, computers and web, computer hacker, computer genius, boy genius, save the world, partners against crime, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, serious, psychological, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, danger, crimes, police detective, mystery, scientist, murder, investigator, teamwork, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The Bletchley Circle follows the journey of four ordinary women with extraordinary skills that helped to end World War II. Set in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to their normal lives, modestly setting aside the part they played in ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crimes, danger, code breaking, murder, mystery, innocence, intelligence, trial, deadly ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%