Movies like Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
 7.6
 574K
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, twists and turns, witty, stylized, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, adventure, steampunk, sherlock holmes, investigation, partners, prodigy, intelligence, hotshot hero, murder, master criminal, talented, clue, scheme, verbal byplay, mystery, arrest, conspiracy, crimes, friendship, plot twist, fight scenes, coffin, odd ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
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, danger, murder, investigation, mystery, riddles and clues and chase mostly in Mystery, Adventure and Crime genres. Some movies like Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock (2010), Inferno (2016), Elementary (2012), Angels & Demons (2009), 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: 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, adventure, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe, switzerland, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.1
 777K
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 ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, mind game, prodigy, mastermind, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, british, partners, friendship, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 6.2
 154K
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: ancient mystery, adventure, conspiracy, religions or cults, danger, memory loss, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, conspiracy theory, museum, chases and races, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: italy, europe, florence italy, florence, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.9
 100K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 6.7
 268K
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: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, vatican, religions or cults, symbolism, danger, investigation, illuminati, secret society, professor, ancient, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, geneva switzerland, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: christianity, holy grail, ancient mystery, adventure, uncover truth, riddles and clues, conspiracy, investigation, secrets, vatican, obsessive quest, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, holy land, france, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, scenic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, girls' night, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, adventure, archaeologist, treasure, riddles and clues, adventurer, artifact, map, journey, ancient, search, expedition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1770s, 11th century, 70s ...
Place: usa, philadelphia, washington d.c., new york, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.3
 83K
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: partners, buddies, intelligence, private detective, crimes, who done it, best friends, investigation, friendship, talented, photographic memory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friendship, danger, private detective, amateur detective, investigation, rivalry, mastermind, adventure, mystery, friends, riddles and clues ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 80s ...
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, egypt
⇓ 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: private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, mastermind, who done it, ego clash, adventure, partners against crime, murder, rivalry, misfit partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ 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, investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, danger, partners against crime, crimes, escapades, partners, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ 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, suspenseful, stylized, exciting, mind bending ...
Plot: private detective, boat chase, treasure chest, river, doctor, chase, mystery, adventure, crime, crimes, treasure, investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, mystery, crimes, crime, conspiracy, sherlock holmes, track down, danger, slasher, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s, victorian era, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ 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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, adventure, deadly, chase, espionage, undercover, conspiracy, working undercover, who done it, chaos and mayhem, kidnapping, riddles and clues ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Adventures of Arsene Lupin (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance
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, stylized, captivating, exciting
Plot: treasure hunt, hotshot hero, thief, mysterious character, master criminal, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, adventure, criminal heroes, danger, romance, transformation ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s, 19th century
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ 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, murder, multiple suspects, who done it, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 338K
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, suspenseful, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, car chase, revenge, robbery, master criminal, safecracker, hacker, gold, betrayal, cons and scams, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 90s
Place: venice, los angeles, italy, europe, austria ...
⇓ 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, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, ballet, monk, mystery, submarine, memory loss, investigation, riddles and clues, romance, gays and lesbians, crimes, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspense, intense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sherlock holmes, adventure, uncover truth, investigation, deadly creature, private detective, crimes, prodigy, riddles and clues, danger, partners, master criminal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
 7.3
 585K
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, breathtaking, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, perfect crime, cons and scams, mind game, scheme, outsmarting, teamwork, illusionist, fbi, manipulations, deception, mastermind ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new orleans, las vegas, new york, paris france, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.5
 66K
Mordecai (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, danger, dishonesty, special agents ...
Time: year 1943, year 1945
Place: england, london, moscow russia, hong kong, greece ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: atmospheric, scary, mind bending, tense, serious ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, murder, mysterious character, private detective, deadly, danger, partners against crime, deadly creature, supernatural, crimes, nosy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, partners against crime, mind game, private detective, partners, friends, amateur detective, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, 1870s
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Miss Fisher & 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: captivating, twists and turns, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: riddles and clues, mind game, murder mystery, imprisonment, young girl, tribe, private detective, escapades, investigation, talented, disappearance, crimes ...
Time: 1920s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Three Musketeers (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Spain, Panama, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The young D'Artagnan arrives in Paris with dreams of becoming a king's musketeer. He meets and quarrels with three men, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, each of whom challenges him to a duel. D'Artagnan finds out they are musketeers and is ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, semi serious, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swashbuckler, heroes, musketeer, sword fight, adventure, romance, fight, extramarital affair, partners, buddies, heroic mission, cons and scams ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, 19th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, england, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, batman, chaos and mayhem, explosion, double life, police detective, tragic villain, disguise, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Three Investigators and the Secret of Skeleton Island (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Mystery
Country: Germany, South Africa
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In "The Three Investigators and The Secret of Skeleton Island" the cult detective trio from Rocky Beach, California, fall into a breath-taking mixture of adventure, thriller and mystery. Only by a hairs-breadth did they escape with their ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, exciting, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: amateur detective, ancient mystery, investigation, adventure, treasure hunt, mystery, escapades, youth, partners, save the day, legend, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Light years from Earth, 26 years after being abducted, Peter Quill finds himself the prime target of a manhunt after discovering an orb wanted by Ronan the Accuser.
Style: humorous, exciting, futuristic, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: outer space, good versus evil, save the world, spacecraft, space travel, team, creature, adventure, superhero, imaginary, space and aliens, heroes ...
Time: future, 80s, year 2014, year 1988, 2010s
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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, stylized, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: adventurer, superhero, steampunk, vampire, save the world, secret service, adventure, immortality, heroic mission, danger, alternate reality, good versus evil ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: venice, europe, kenya, siberia, mediterranean sea ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Ford "Mr. Rock n' Roll Detective" Fairlane is experiencing problems, and it's not with the opposite sex. One of them is that all the rock stars pay him with drum sticks, koala bears, food processors and bicycle shorts. Another ...
Style: not serious, humorous, realistic, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, showbiz, heavy metal, law enforcement, mystery, show business, partners, crimes, goofy hero, deadly ...
Time: 80s, 1990s, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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