Movies and TV shows like Veronica Mars

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Veronica Mars (2004)
 8.4
 72K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, clever, talky, neo noir, exciting, tense, humorous ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: amateur detective, student, investigation, female detective, private investigator, private detective, youth, teenage life, parents and children, spy, friendship, teacher, ex couple relations, high school, sheriff, father daughter relationship, mystery, evidence, crimes, wealth, peer pressure, female protagonist, loss of friend, family relations, reporter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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 captivating films and TV series with plots about investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, danger, police investigation and deadly mostly in Mystery, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Veronica Mars: Nancy Drew (2019), House of Anubis (2011), Pretty Little Liars (2010), Nancy Drew (2007), Castle (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
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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, twists and turns, light, exciting ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: amateur detective, who done it, private detective, murder, investigation, crimes, mystery, old love, lawyers and clients, family relations, parents and children, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 8K
Nancy Drew (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Young Nancy Drew makes plans to leave her hometown for college after high school graduation, but finds herself drawn into a supernatural murder mystery.
Style: captivating, enigmatic, bleak, tense, non-linear ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, teenager, paranormal, friendship, mystery, murder, secrets, homicide detective, supernatural, love and romance, crime investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
House of Anubis (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 15 min.
TV show
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, light, semi serious, humorous, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: boarding school, boarding school life, school, young heroes, friends, disappearance, teenage life, high school, investigation, youth, adventure, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Pretty Little Liars (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic, neo noir
Audience: teens, girls' night, family outing, teen drama
Plot: high school, friends, blackmail, friendship, threat, youth, best friends, gossip and rumors, high school life, mysterious character, teenage life, popularity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 5.8
 20K
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, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: amateur detective, young heroes, riddles and clues, chase, who done it, private detective, disorder, family relations, single parent, hollywood, investigation, surveillance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.2
 158K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: female detective, romancing partners, police detective, riddles and clues, homicide detective, police investigation, investigation, writers, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, homicide detective, female protagonist, policewoman, forensics, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 139K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, biting, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, love triangle, friends, small town, school, youth, murder, friendship, teenage life, gang, mysterious death, crimes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
Movie in collections
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, female detective, investigation, police detective, murder, who done it, uncover truth, fighting crime, riddles and clues, mystery, mind game, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room (2015)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
TV show
Story: A sleuthing garage sale maven suspects foul play when her friend dies in an old house with a cursed reputation. Even though police evidence - and even webcam footage of the death – point to natural causes – this mysterious death in a cursed” ...
Style: serious, captivating, enigmatic, tense, suspense ...
Plot: who done it, investigation, amateur detective, murder, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, riddles and clues, couples, strong female presence, supportive spouse, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 233K
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, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, neighbor, paranoia, arrest, loneliness, voyeurism, amateur detective, murder, suspicion, investigation, mystery, bad guy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 14K
Strike (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A war veteran turned private detective operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, his unique insight and background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, ironic, talky ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, female partner, partners, private investigator, multiple suspects, mind game, riddles and clues, antisocial behavior, expert, police investigation, loner ...
Time: 2010s
Place: oxford university, england, britain, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 12K
In Plain Sight (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, witty, serious
Plot: policewoman, u.s. marshal, testimony, law enforcement, dysfunctional family, crimes, witnessing a crime, partners, cop witness relations, track down, parents and children, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 11K
Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, amateur detective, clergy, uncover truth, priest, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, law enforcement, church, police investigation, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.1
 891K
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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, mind game, riddles and clues, prodigy, genius, sherlock holmes, mastermind, british, intelligence, murder mystery, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
 7.8
 66K
iZombie (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, semi serious, cynical, surreal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, zombie, supernatural ability, hidden identity, morgue, supernatural, partners against crime, murder, law enforcement, police investigation, fighting crime, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Marvel's Jessica Jones (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 56 min.
TV show
Story: After a tragic ending to her short-lived super hero stint, Jessica Jones is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases involving people with extraordinary abilities in New York City.
Style: exciting, semi serious, serious, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, investigation, private detective, superhero, super powers, lawyer, good versus evil, adventure, escapades, superheroine, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 109K
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, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, talented, intelligence, prodigy, law enforcement, mastermind, unconventional method, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, realistic, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: countryside, who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, investigation, private detective, murder, partners against crime, murder investigation, amateur detective, gardener, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 19K
The Lying Game (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: twin sister, teenage life, twins, youth, murder, investigation, lifestyle, foster child, female protagonist, amateur detective, impersonating, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 179K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, outsmarting, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, serial killer, murder, justice, special agents, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 27K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, who done it, murder investigation, homicide detective, victim, police investigation, uncover truth, police officer, riddles and clues, strong female lead ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 1940s, 60s, 90s ...
Place: philadelphia, 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, humorous, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, journalism, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, high school life, teenage life, teenager, mentor, police investigation, teacher student relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 8.0
 73K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Adrian Monk was once a rising star with the San Francisco Police Department, legendary for using unconventional means to solve the department's most baffling cases. But after the tragic (and still unsolved) murder of his wife Trudy, he ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, odd ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, mastermind, police investigation, prodigy, unconventional method, mental illness, talented, murder, intelligence, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 684
Open Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: In the wake of her father's disappearance, 16-year-old Dylan Blake falls in with the wrong crowd, gets arrested, and earns court-ordered community service volunteering at Open Heart Memorial, the hospital where her mother and sister are ...
Style: realistic, touching, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: hospital, friendship, investigation, missing person, teenage life, uncover truth, love and romance, youth, amateur detective, mystery, crimes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: What starts as a YouTube video going viral, soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past. Everyone has secrets. Everyone tells lies. Everyone is ...
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, realistic, slasher ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, high school, who done it, characters killed one by one, youth, psychopath, murder, massacre, teenage life, maniac, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, atlanta
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 4K
Cult (2013)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: After a rash of disappearances and a likely murder, an inquisitive, young female production assistant on a wildly popular television show called Cult joins a journalist blogger in investigating the rabid fans of the series who might be re-creating ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: tv show, investigation, riddles and clues, amateur detective, media, crimes, youth, young heroes, investigative journalism, missing brother, mind control, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, werewolf, supernatural power, witch, youth, family relations, family in danger, suburban life, lifestyle, neighbor, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.2
 3K
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, bleak, suspense, brutal, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: serial killer, amateur detective, female detective, murder, investigation, psychopath, woman in danger, police investigation, mystery, uncover truth, teenage life, schoolgirl ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: Jennifer Shannon (Lori Loughlin) has a gift for finding rare treasures hidden in garage sales that she can resell at her consignment store, Rags to Riches, and for get her involved in the criminal investigations that happen at the very second-hand ...
Style: serious, captivating, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, murder, crimes, uncover truth, amateur detective, who done it, mystery, suspicion, strong female presence, riddles and clues, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%