Movies like Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
 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, humorous, intellectual, witty, clever, stylized, atmospheric, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, investigation, sherlock holmes, prodigy, partners, hotshot hero, murder, intelligence, clue, adventure, mystery, scheme, verbal byplay, arrest, talented, black magic, steampunk, crimes, plot twist, friendship, fight scenes, coffin, odd, master criminal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, 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 realistic, suspenseful, serious and exciting films with plots about crimes, murder, investigation, mystery, danger, chase and deadly mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock (2010), Elementary (2012), Inferno (2016), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), The Da Vinci Code (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, intellectual, witty, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, mind game, hotshot hero, mystery, master villain, verbal byplay, escapades, partners against crime, intelligence, sherlock holmes, detective inspector ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, clever, witty, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, sherlock holmes, partners, crime, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, talky
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, crimes, prodigy, partners, law enforcement, mind game, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 140K
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: exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: danger, ancient mystery, adventure, memory loss, museum, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, chases and races, race against time, religions or cults, amnesia, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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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, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: exciting, twists and turns, clever, serious, suspense ...
Plot: holy grail, christianity, adventure, investigation, riddles and clues, ancient mystery, secret, artifact, uncover truth, ancient, search, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: holy land, europe, france, zurich switzerland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.3
 546K
Now You See Me (2013)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Style: surprise ending, clever, entertaining, twists and turns, breathtaking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: scheme, mind game, manipulations, fbi, teamwork, heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, mastermind, cons and scams, deception, wizards and magicians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: las vegas, new orleans, new york, usa, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: sherlock holmes, private detective, ballet, monk, memory loss, submarine, mystery, investigation, mastermind, prodigy, journal, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: scotland, england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: rivalry, private detective, sherlock holmes, deadly, partners, friends, friendship, uncover truth, escapades, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: adventure, chaos and mayhem, who done it, siblings relations, mystery, crimes, criminal heroes, riddles and clues, private detective, espionage, danger, rescue ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 250K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: 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: exciting, intellectual, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: riddles and clues, religions or cults, danger, investigation, conspiracy, scientist, ancient, search, professor, mystery, secret society, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, geneva switzerland, harvard university, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.8
 46K
Veronica Mars (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown - just in time for her high school reunion - in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.
Style: suspenseful, witty, light, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, who done it, murder, investigation, crimes, danger, mystery, parents and children, lawyers and clients, old love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, sherlock holmes, friendship, rivalry, danger, mastermind, amateur detective, investigation, private detective, adventure, mystery, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1870s, victorian era, future ...
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, witty, exciting ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: private detective, intelligence, buddies, partners, who done it, resourceful, investigation, crime, unconventional method, best friends, friendship, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 850
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: realistic, mind bending, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: sherlock holmes, drug dealing, murder, obsessive quest, private detective, rivalry, chase, criminal heroes, deadly, law enforcement, ego clash, investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, clever ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, adventure, partners, master criminal, heroes, deadly, private detective, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, who done it, hotshot hero ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
The International (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An interpol agent and an attorney are determined to bring one of the world's most powerful banks to justice. Uncovering money laundering, arms trading, and conspiracy to destabilize world governments, their investigation takes them from Berlin, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: interpol, chase, murder, district attorney, investigation, political corruption, gunfight, lawyer, unlikely criminals, special agents, rivalry, cover up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, italy, berlin germany, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ 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, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, boat chase, river, treasure, treasure chest, doctor, chase, mystery, adventure, crime, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Action, 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: dark humor, humorous, twists and turns, absurd, funny ...
Plot: thief, neo noir, murder, christmas, private detective, actor, investigation, lifestyle, disorder, dishonesty, mistaken identity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, mastermind, who done it, adventure, murder, ego clash, partners against crime, danger, misfit partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.4
 83K
The Losers (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A tale of double cross and revenge, centered upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team-Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar -find themselves the target of a lethal ...
Style: exciting, humorous, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, cia, escapades, teamwork, mercenary, revenge, vengeance, robbery, sniper, black ops, hospital, fight scenes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bolivia, latin america, pentagon, puerto rico, dubai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 234K
The A-Team (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, team, mercenary, on the run, adventure, cia, chases and races, machismo, vengeance, crimes, partners, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: mexico, florida, iraq, frankfurt germany, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, atmospheric, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, hypnosis, redemption, private detective, kidnapping, chase, friendship, obsession, investigation, crime, heroic mission, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 7.8
 587K
Skyfall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: When Bond's latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory, the new Chairman of ...
Style: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, espionage, secret agent, british secret service, secret service, 007, explosion, secret service agent, secret agents, james bond, chases and races, vengeance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: china, istanbul turkey, england, asia, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, scary, gothic
Plot: sherlock holmes, serial killer, private detective, prostitute, murder, jack the ripper, deadly, law enforcement, track down, police detective, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1880s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.4
 79K
The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
Plot: serial killer, investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, track down, crimes, deadly, writer's life, murder, poet, murder mystery, buried alive ...
Time: 19th century
Place: usa, baltimore, maryland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: captivating, intellectual, witty, exciting, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, inventions and discoveries, adventure, escapades, lust, unconventional method, inventor, leonardo da vinci, visionary, architect, magical, painting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, florence, europe, rome italy, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.1
 31K
Alex Cross (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, twist ending, suspense, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: murder, serial killer, psychopath, crimes, vengeance, ex military, track down, rivalry, uninhibited rivalry, chases and races, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, detroit, usa, indonesia, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: 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, scary, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, murder, sherlock holmes, slasher, mystery, crime, jack the ripper, crimes, track down, deadly, good versus evil, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: london, england, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Accidental Spy (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A fun-filled story about an ordinary guy about to kick into an action-packed adventure. Jackie Chan plays a bored and unsuccessful salesman who never thought his life would amount to anything. All that changes one day when he becomes an instant hero ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroic mission, goofy hero, amateur detective, private detective, espionage, good versus evil, adventure, one man army, kung fu classic, organized crime, robbery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, china, hong kong, turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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