Movies like Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
 7.6
 594K
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, clever, odd, exciting, humorous, witty, atmospheric, suspenseful, intellectual, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, intelligence, steampunk, sherlock holmes, investigation, prodigy, partners, adventure, master criminal, talented, hotshot hero, clue, murder, crimes, mastermind, expert, friendship, weirdo, outsmarting, scheme, deduction, verbal byplay, hotshot, unconventional method ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london, scotland yard

Most similar movies to Sherlock Holmes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, murder, danger, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery and conspiracy mostly in Mystery, Adventure and Crime genres. Some movies like Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock (2010), Inferno (2016), Angels & Demons (2009), Elementary (2012), The Da Vinci Code (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, twists & turns, intelligence, talented, private detective, sherlock holmes, murderer, hotshot hero, partners against crime, investigation ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, victorian
Place: england, london, paris france, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.1
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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, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, mind game, prodigy, genius, sherlock holmes, british, mastermind, partners, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 6.2
 164K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: conspiracy, ancient mystery, adventure, religions or cults, danger, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, memory loss, conspiracy theory, museum, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 6.7
 279K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, intellectual, psychotronic ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, illuminati, religions or cults, secret society, symbolism, ancient, search, danger, investigation, professor, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, vatican, europe, italy, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 103K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, odd, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, law enforcement, talented, prodigy, mastermind, intelligence, unconventional method, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Malta, France, UK
Duration: 149 min.
Story: When the curator of the Louvre is found murdered in the famed museum's hallowed halls, Harvard professor, Robert Langdon and cryptographer, Sophie Neve must untangle a deadly web of deceit involving the works of Leonardo da Vinci.
Style: twists and turns, clever, exciting, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: riddles and clues, ancient mystery, conspiracy, holy grail, adventure, christianity, uncover truth, investigation, religions or cults, secret society, secrets, symbolism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1st century
Place: vatican, paris france, holy land, france, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, riddles and clues, murder mystery, investigation, murder, whodunit, murder investigation, who done it, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friendship, private detective, investigation, amateur detective, danger, adventure, mystery, sherlock holmes, friends, who done it, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 80s ...
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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National Treasure (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. The chest's whereabouts may lie ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, serious, clever, scenic ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, riddles and clues, treasure, archaeologist, adventurer, treasure hunter, obsessive quest, artifact, heroic mission, archaeology, map ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1770s, 18th century, 19th century ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, boston, new york, washington d.c. ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 8.3
 87K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, private detective, best friends, intelligence, friends, who done it, investigation, friendship, talented, crime, photographic memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: private detective, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, partners against crime, who done it, victorian england, adventure, ego clash, murder, expert ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 349K
The Italian Job (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Italy, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Charlie Croker pulled off the crime of a lifetime. The one thing that he didn't plan on was being double-crossed. Along with a drop-dead gorgeous safecracker, Croker and his team take off to re-steal the loot and end up in a pulse-pounding, ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, car chase, master criminal, revenge, robbery, mentor, hacker, gold, safecracker, caper, betrayal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: venice, italy, los angeles, europe, austria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The theatrical movie spin-off of the ABC’s Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries will follow Essie Davis’ private detective as she embarks on a global adventure to find missing treasure, solve murders and break aviation records... After freeing a ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Plot: treasure hunt, riddles and clues, artifact, female detective, private detective, mind game, murder mystery, disappearance, young girl, imprisonment, missing person, escapades ...
Time: 1920s, year 1929, year 1918
Place: australia, melbourne australia, scotland yard, jerusalem, palestine ...
⇓ 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, crime, crimes, conspiracy, sherlock holmes, track down, danger, strong violent content, woman in danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sherlock Holmes (2010)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Watson are on the trail of a criminal and scientific mastermind who seems to control monsters and creations which defy belief.
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sherlock holmes, adventure, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, deadly creature, prodigy, private detective, riddles and clues, master criminal, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.9
 965K
Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Style: exciting, witty, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, technology, heroes, adventure, prodigy, self sacrifice, weapon system, millionaire, good versus evil, intelligence, terrorism, androids and robots ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, malibu california, usa, middle east, afghanistan ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Hands of a Murderer (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Action, Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sherlock Holme must track down his nemesis Professor Moriarty after the villain kidnaps Holme's brother Mycroft. The evil doctor is forcing his captive to decode highly classified military documents.
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, suspenseful
Plot: deadly, partners against crime, chase, crime, mystery, chases and races, conspiracy, chaos and mayhem, who done it, working undercover, kidnapping, riddles and clues ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england
⇓ 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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, realistic
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, partners against crime, partners, crimes, escapades, danger, murder ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
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Mortdecai (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Art dealer, Charles Mortdecai, searches for a stolen painting rumored to contain a secret code that gains access to hidden Nazi gold.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escapades, treasure hunt, art dealer, chase, cons and scams, stolen painting, painting, crimes, track down, special agents, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: year 1945, year 1943
Place: england, london, hong kong, greece, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, monk, ballet, loch ness monster, mystery, memory loss, submarine, investigation, friends, romance, crimes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe, germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to unravel a mysterious curse that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, his heir, Sir Henry, begs Holmes to save him from the terrifying ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, serious ...
Plot: murder, sherlock holmes, investigation, nosy, curses spells and rituals, partners against crime, crimes, mysterious character, deadly, deadly creature, private detective, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: private detective, murder, sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, who done it, mystery, lookalikes, deadly, prodigy, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Queen of Mystery (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Yoo Seol-Ok liked mystery novels and wanted to become a detective, but she gave up her dream after marrying. Now, she is a housewife with a husband who works as a prosecutor. She meets Ha Wan-Seung. He is a passionate detective and they decide to ...
Style: exciting, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: investigation, assistant, riddles and clues, talented, killings, crimes, police inspector, peril, good versus evil, adventure, murder mystery, partner ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Sherlock (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: suspenseful, clever, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: murder, drug dealing, sherlock holmes, investigation, mind game, private detective, riddles and clues, chases and races, ego clash, chase, crimes, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Adventures of Arsene Lupin (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: As the daring thief Arsène Lupin (Duris) ransacks the homes of wealthy Parisians, the police, with a secret weapon in their arsenal, attempt to ferret him out.
Style: serious, captivating, exciting, stylized
Plot: hotshot hero, thief, mysterious character, treasure hunt, master criminal, criminal heroes, adventure, danger, haunted by the past, romance, falling in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century, 1880s, 1910s ...
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: boat chase, private detective, treasure chest, doctor, river, chase, mystery, adventure, crime, crimes, treasure, rivalry ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, india, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
11%
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: To prevent a world war from breaking out, famous characters from Victorian literature band together to do battle against a cunning villain.
Style: exciting, atmospheric, offbeat, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: steampunk, adventurer, superhero, save the world, secret service, adventure, vampire, immortality, heroic mission, danger, alternate reality, good versus evil ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1890s
Place: venice, europe, siberia, england, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, History, Mystery
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1782, King Jeong-jo of Joseon asks detective K to investigate a series of murders related to a case of corruption within the government.
Style: thought provoking, entertaining, captivating, twists and turns, suspense ...
Plot: joseon dynasty, killing spree, antisocial behavior, uncover truth, investigation, murder mystery, conspiracy, mystery, private detective, adventure, crimes, rivals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: victorian england, murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, investigation, partners against crime, mind game, mystery, amateur detective, partners, danger, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.2
 1.3M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: dark, exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, heroes, haunted by the past, disguise, fighting crime, undercover, crime fighter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, tibet
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%