Movies like Young Sherlock Holmes

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Young Sherlock Holmes
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 an Egyptian cult, they move to stop it.
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic, entertaining, stylized, intense, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: adventure, mystery, murder, friendship, chase, boarding school, cult, revenge, school, sword fight, amateur detective, violence, good versus evil, mentor, investigation, childhood, imagination, fantasy world, unlikely friendships, crimes, crime, wizards, secrets, sacrifice, sherlock holmes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, future, 80s, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, london, europe, egypt

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and interesting films with plots about dialogue, mentor, storytelling, chase, catastrophe, runaway and danger mostly in Mystery, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like Young Sherlock Holmes: Murder by Decree (1979), The Sign of Four (1987), Lady in White (1988), Cloak & Dagger (1984), Mortal Thoughts (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Harry, Ron and Hermione walk away from their last year at Hogwarts to find and destroy the remaining Horcruxes, putting an end to Voldemort's bid for immortality. But with Harry's beloved Dumbledore dead and Voldemort's unscrupulous ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, dark, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: adventure, magic, good versus evil, coming of age, teleportation, friendship, family, werewolf, witch, transformation, dark fantasy, book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, year 1998
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, dark ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: boarding school, adventure, magic, school, good versus evil, witch, coming of age, family, friendship, werewolf, maze, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, 1990s, year 1994
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   83%
    User:   89%
 
Murder by Decree
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, serial killer, murder, crime, conspiracy, private detective, police investigation, investigation, murder mystery, secrets, stylish, corruption ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1930s, 1880s, victorian era ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   77%
    User:   62%
 
The Sign of Four
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, serious, interesting, talky ...
Plot: mystery, adventure, chase, crime, murder, private detective, mentor, dialogue, runaway, investigation, complex characters, twists & turns ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   76%
    User:   90%
 
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Returning for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts, Harry is stunned to find that his warnings about the return of Lord Voldemort have been ignored. Left with no choice, Harry takes matters into his own hands, training a small group of students – ...
Style: exciting, serious, stylized, suspenseful, dark ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, school, adventure, magic, witch, good versus evil, coming of age, family, rebellion, transformation, best friends, prophecy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1995, year 1996, 1990s ...
Place: england, europe, london, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   75%
    User:   72%
 
Lady in White
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Locked in a school closet during Halloween 1962, young Frank witnesses the ghost of a young girl and the man who murdered her years ago. Shortly afterward he finds himself stalked by the killer and is soon drawn to an old house where a mysterious ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: small town, murder, mystery, halloween, supernatural, serial killer, ghost, coming of age, vengeance, bullying, death, revenge ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 80s, year 1962
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   87%
 
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Ignoring threats to his life, Harry returns to Hogwarts to investigate – aided by Ron and Hermione – a mysterious series of attacks.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, semi serious, fairy tale, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, boarding school, school, witch, magic, family, good versus evil, friendship, prejudice, book, dark fantasy, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1992, 1990s, year 1993
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   88%
 
Cloak & Dagger
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Family, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 11-year-old Davey's mother is dead and his father doesn't spend nearly enough time with him. So the boy loses himself in video games--and even has an imaginary friend, a super-resourceful secret agent. When he accidentally comes into ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: espionage, adventure, family, spy, murder, imaginary friend, good versus evil, chase, anti heroes, video game, spies, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   69%
    User:   79%
 
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Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: exciting, entertaining, captivating, intellectual, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, mystery, adventure, sherlock holmes, murder, hotshot hero, verbal byplay, investigation, riddles and clues, plot twist, fight scenes, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   68%
    User:   74%
 
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: As Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as 'Property of the Half-Blood Prince', and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, serious, stylized, dark ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, school, magic, boarding school, good versus evil, witch, betrayal, werewolf, coming of age, family, death, book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1996, 1990s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   72%
 
Something Wicked This Way Comes
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a small American town, a diabolical circus arrives, granting wishes for the townsfolk, but twisted as only the esteemed Mr. Dark can make them. Can two young boys overcome the worst the devil himself can deal out?
Style: atmospheric, stylized, scary, gothic, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, small town, witch, supernatural, maze, coming of age, childhood, devil, greed, friendship, dark fantasy, father son relationship ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 80s
Place: illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   55%
 
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
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: humorous, witty, clever, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: mystery, private detective, investigation, hidden identity, mysterious character, submarine, crime gone awry, romance, greed, prodigy, mentor, secrets ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era
Place: scotland, england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   57%
 
Mortal Thoughts
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A loathsome man ends up dead, but it's not clear who's to blame. If ever a person got what he deserved, it's James Urbanksi, an abusive drunk who steals from his wife, Joyce, and promises her close friend Cynthia Kellogg that ...
Style: suspenseful, talky, psychological, suspense, tense ...
Plot: betrayal, investigation, murder, mystery, crime, crime gone awry, friendship, death, police investigation, murder mystery, crumbling marriage, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   66%
 
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D.O.A.
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dexter Cornell, an English Professor becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his student, Sydney ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mystery, murder, police investigation, vengeance, destiny, race against time, neo noir, hospital, protagonist as suspect, writer's life, college, twists & turns ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia, austin texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   54%
 
Sherlock Holmes
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, serious, suspenseful, exciting, clever ...
Plot: adventure, hotshot hero, mystery, private detective, investigation, life philosophy, dialogue, riddles and clues, runaway, crimes, technology, partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
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, entertaining, intellectual, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotshot hero, verbal byplay, mystery, fight scenes, master villain, private detective, mind game, riddles and clues, partners against crime, conspiracy, twists & turns, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   47%
 
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Hogfather
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 185 min.
Story: It's the night before Hogswatch, usually a time of joy on Discworld, but there are suspicious going-on and the criminal underworld is abuzz. The beloved Hogfather - the jolly bearer of glee and pork-related gifts for children everywhere - has ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, light, fairy tale ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: death, fantasy world, family, magic, dark fantasy, christmas, children, curses spells and rituals, wizards, imagination, assassin, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
The Mummy Returns
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Rick and Evelyn O'Connell, along with their 8 year old son Alex, discover the key to the legendary Scorpion King's might, the fabled Bracelet of Anubis. Unfortunately, a newly resurrected Imhotep has designs on the bracelet as well, and ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, entertaining, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: mummy, adventure, treasure hunt, immortality, good versus evil, treasure, chase, destiny, sword fight, archaeology, deadly creature, magic ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: egypt, africa, england, europe, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   51%
 
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 10K
The Deep
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A pair of young vacationers are involved in a dangerous conflict with treasure hunters when they discover a way into a deadly wreck in Bermuda waters...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underwater, treasure hunt, adventure, treasure, chase, shark, voodoo, ocean or sea, chases and races, beautiful scenery, mad scientist, justice ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
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 83K
Scooby-Doo
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The Mystery Inc. gang have gone their separate ways and have been apart for two years, until they each receive an invitation to Spooky Island. Not knowing that the others have also been invited, they show up and discover an amusement park that ...
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, idiotic, sexy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: island, friendship, mystery, family, resort, amateur detective, adventure, college, good versus evil, crimes, danger, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   44%
 
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: mystery, partners against crime, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, partners, rivalry, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   47%
 
 6.8
 45K
Veronica Mars
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: witty, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, mystery, private detective, investigation, crime, neo noir, verbal byplay, drugs/alcohol, amateur detective, murder mystery, alternate universe, dialogue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 7.0
 313K
Super 8
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no ...
Style: suspenseful, sentimental, serious, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing
Plot: small town, alien, adventure, mystery, childhood, friendship, monster, train, coming of age, deadly creature, aliens, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, future, year 1958 ...
Place: ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   52%
 
The Beastmaster
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Dar, is the son of a king, who is hunted by a priest after his birth and grows up in another family. When he becomes a grown man his new father is murdered by savages and he discovers that he has the ability to communicate with the animals, which ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, scary, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, sword fight, good versus evil, vengeance, magic, village, superhero, animals, death, blood, heroic mission, fantasy world ...
Time: 80s, future
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   47%
 
 6.3
 33K
The Invisible
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After an attack leaves him in limbo -- invisible to the living and also near death -- a teenager discovers the only person who might be able help him is his attacker.
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense, bad ending ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: high school, teenager, ghost, chase, death, race against time, hospital, redemption, mystery, missing person, romance, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 6.4
 11K
Switchback
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.
Style: suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, murder, vengeance, murder mystery, twists & turns, missing person, crime, chase, treasure hunt, police investigation, revenge ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
A Perfect Getaway
Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: For their honeymoon, newlyweds Cliff and Cydney head to the tropical islands of Hawaii. While journeying through the paradisaical countryside the couple encounters Kale and Cleo, two disgruntled hitchhikers and Nick and Gina, two wild but ...
Style: tense, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, scenic ...
Plot: survival, murderous pair, manipulation, mystery, escapades, cheating, chase, paranoia, twists & turns, wilderness, surveillance, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   39%
 
 6.0
 833
Sherlock
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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: partners against crime, crime, private detective, mystery, drug dealing, investigation, mind game, crimes, rivalry, criminal heroes, murder, chase ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   51%
 
Conan the Barbarian
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A film adaptation of the classic sword and sorcery hero, Conan the Barbarian. A horde of rampaging warriors massacre the parents of young Conan and enslave the young child for years on The Wheel of Pain. As the sole survivor of the childhood ...
Style: epic, stylized, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cult, adventure, vengeance, good versus evil, slavery, mythology, sword fight, magic, brutality, revenge, violence, blood ...
Time: ancient history, 80s, prehistoric times, stone age
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   50%
 
Bunny Lake Is Missing
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: mystery, investigation, school, kidnapping, police investigation, police, missing child, imaginary friend, single parent, incest, mind game, secrets ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: england, london, europe, kindergarten, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   44%
    User:   44%
 
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