Movies and TV shows like Veronica Mars

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Veronica Mars (2004)
 8.3
 64K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective father. In each episode, Veronica solves a different stand-alone case while working to solve a more complex mystery. The first two seasons of the series each had a season-long mystery arc, introduced in the first episode of the season and solved in the season finale. The third season took a different format, focusing on smaller mystery arcs that would last the course of several episodes.
Style: touching, witty, clever, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, talky, offbeat, exciting, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, student, private detective, investigation, danger, teenage life, parents and children, sheriff, spy, friendship, teacher, ex couple relations, private investigator, high school, youth, mystery, evidence, crimes, wealth, serial rapist, peer pressure, father daughter relationship, female protagonist, loss of friend, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california

Most similar movies to Veronica Mars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, murder, mystery, danger, deadly and crime mostly in Mystery, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Veronica Mars: Nancy Drew (2007), Riverdale (2017), Castle (2009), Elementary (2012), Sherlock (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 48K
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, danger, crimes, mystery, parents and children, old love, lawyers and clients, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
96%
 5.9
 18K
Nancy Drew (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Intrepid teenage private eye Nancy Drew heads to Tinseltown with her father to investigate the unsolved murder of a movie star in this old-fashioned whodunit based on Carolyn Keene's popular series of books for young adults. But can the ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, teens, pre-teens, teen comedy, chick flick
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, single parent, investigation, chase, who done it, danger, young heroes, family relations, disorder, private detective, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.2
 94K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, biting, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, friends, teenage life, friendship, youth, love triangle, murder, investigation, parents and children, crimes, danger ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 8.1
 134K
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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, who done it, investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, murder, writer's life, murder investigation, female detective, partners, resourceful, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 7.9
 96K
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, prodigy, crimes, partners, mind game, law enforcement, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 9.1
 725K
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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, mastermind, crime, prodigy, sherlock holmes, mind game, riddles and clues, partners, british, friendship, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.3
 18K
The Lying Game (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Emma, a kind-hearted foster kid who can't catch a break, finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton, who - unlike Emma - was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, murder, lifestyle, investigation, youth, twin sister, amateur detective, impersonating, missing person, foster child, twins, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monahans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick ...
Style: serious, suspenseful
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, danger, youth, family in danger, imaginary, werewolf, neighbor, monster, boyfriend, police detective, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Based on the Pretty Little Liars series of young adult novels by Sara Shepard, the series follows the lives of four girls — Spencer, Hanna, Aria, and Emily — whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison. One year ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, family outing
Plot: secret, best friends, youth, high school, friendship, blackmail, threat, haunted by the past, disappearance, gossip and rumors, murder, leader ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Assassination of a High School President (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After the theft of copies of SAT exams from a principal's office, teenage reporter Bobby Funke sets out to unmask the thief. Bobby prints an article fingering Class President Paul Moore as the thief, shredding the youth's reputation. But ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, mystery, crimes, teenage life, high school life, teacher student relationship, mentor, teenagers, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 23K
Moonlight (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mick St. John is a captivating, charming and immortal private investigator from Los Angeles, who defies the traditional blood-sucking norms of his vampire tendencies by using his wit and powerful supernatural abilities to help the living.
Style: witty, serious, suspenseful, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vampire, dangerous attraction, vampire human love, investigation, supernatural romance, reporter, impossible love, crimes, fall in love, friends, supernatural, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, 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, investigation, murder, crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, crimes, murder mystery, multiple suspects, whodunit, danger, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 154K
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: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, fighting crime, investigation, danger, partners, murder, crimes, serial killer, psychic, crime, talented ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, clever, semi serious, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: countryside, private detective, riddles and clues, investigation, amateur detective, who done it, fighting crime, murder, partners against crime, murder investigation, police investigation, police detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious, witty
Plot: female detective, amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, elderly, crime, mystery writer, mystery, writer's life, investigation, writing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, murder, police detective, uncover truth, who done it, forensics, fighting crime, law enforcement, deadly, mystery, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, massachusetts, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 5.5
 1K
Death Clique (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a friendship rivalry between three high school girls escalates into a shocking act of violence, and soon one of them is dead. Now the dead girl's mom is determined to find her missing child... and get justice for her ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, disturbing, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, rivalry, friendship, high school, jealousy, social relations, uninhibited rivalry, manipulations, dishonesty, youth, police investigation, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.8
 209K
Disturbia (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kale is a 17-year-old placed under house arrest after punching his teacher. He is confined to his house, and decides to use his free time spying on his neighbors. Things start to get weird when guests enter the Turner's house and don't ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, amateur detective, murder, bad guy, arrest, investigation, loneliness, suspicion, mystery, troublemaker ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 30K
Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 28 min.
Story: Jonathan Ames, a young Brooklyn writer, is feeling lost. He's just gone through a painful break-up, thanks in part to his drinking, can't write his second novel, and carouses too much with his magazine editor. Rather than face reality, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, intellectual ...
Plot: private detective, friendship, outside help, gain trust, uptight character, lifestyle change, marijuana, victim, suspicion, scheme, lifestyle, struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 9.0
 453K
True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, realistic, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.0
 163K
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: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, secret, master criminal, investigation, intrigue, special agents, mind game, danger, manipulations, crimes, unlikely partners, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Rockford Files (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Rockford Files is an American television drama series starring James Garner that aired on the NBC network between September 13, 1974 and January 10, 1980, and has remained in syndication to the present day. Garner portrays Los Angeles-based ...
Style: witty, captivating, realistic, serious, sincere
Plot: private detective, crime, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, investigation, private investigator, police detective, ex convict, answering machine, trailer home, socialite ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 10K
In Plain Sight (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: In Plain Sight is an American dramatic television series on USA Network. The series revolves around Mary Shannon, a Deputy United States Marshal attached to the Albuquerque, NM, office of the Federal Witness Security Program, more commonly known as ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, witty
Plot: policewoman, u.s. marshal, danger, testimony, law enforcement, partners, track down, cop witness relations, partners against crime, crimes, chases and races, witnessing a crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: realistic, mind bending, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, media sensation, clergy, amateur detective, deadly, law enforcement, religions or cults, investigation, private detective, society, school, college ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.5
 588
Aim High (2011)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Story: A web series centered around a high school student with a double life as a teenage spy.
Style: humorous, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: teens
Plot: double life, high school, teenager, heroes, spy, social relations, youth, working undercover, danger, undercover, young heroes, government agency ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, code breaking, danger, crimes, suspicion, cover up, innocence, housewife, deadly ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 6K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, priest, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, riddles and clues, church, murder, society, police investigation, village life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 2K
True Crime (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which inspire her to do her own detective work. When she starts snooping ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, bleak, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, murder, investigation, police corruption, danger, amateur detective, psychopath, child murder, female detective, police investigation, crime, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
Story: House of Anubis is a jointly Nickelodeon British, American, and Belgian mystery television series based on the Dutch-Belgian television series Het Huis Anubis aired in the Netherlands and Belgium. The series was created by Hans Bourlon and Gert ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens, family outing
Plot: boarding school life, friends, school, teenage life, disappearance, young heroes, investigation, riddles and clues, boarding school, youth, popularity, suspicion ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.4
 50K
CSI: Miami (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve grisly murders. The series mixes deduction, gritty subject matter, and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, crime, police investigation, danger, policewoman, murder, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, workplace situations, workplace, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%