Movies and TV shows like Veronica Mars

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Veronica Mars (2004)
 8.4
 59K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: witty, talky, touching, offbeat, humorous, clever, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, student, investigation, high school, youth, teenage life, danger, sheriff, crime, crimes, social relations, parents and children, family relations, newspaper, ex couple relations, resourceful, reporter, teacher, heroine, determination, private investigator, social differences, college, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, southern california

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Most similar movies to Veronica Mars

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, crime, who done it and riddles and clues mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Veronica Mars: Riverdale (2016), Nancy Drew (2007), Elementary (2012), Castle (2009), Crossing Jordan (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.8
 45K
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: witty, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, amateur detective, murder, who done it, mystery, neo noir, drugs/alcohol, verbal byplay, investigation, crime, high school reunion, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.5
 73K
Riverdale (2016)
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, suspenseful, biting, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: small town, high school, friendship, teenage life, investigation, friends, youth, love and romance, parents and children, crimes, family relations, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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, realistic, feel good, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, teen comedy
Plot: chase, amateur detective, investigation, young heroes, riddles and clues, danger, private detective, single parent, who done it, family relations, disorder, hollywood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.9
 89K
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, talky, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, crime, private detective, prodigy, intelligence, partners, crimes, law enforcement, unconventional method, mastermind, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 8.2
 130K
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, investigation, police detective, partners, writer's life, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, murder, reluctant partners, workplace situations, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, captivating ...
Plot: riddles and clues, crime, fighting crime, investigation, crime investigation, medical examination, murder investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 9.2
 658K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, witty, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, crime, mind game, partners, mastermind, riddles and clues, friendship, intelligence, danger, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.4
 17K
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, twins, twin sister, teenager, foster child, high school, investigation, crimes, deadly, youth, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 75K
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: humorous, intellectual, not serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, buddies, intelligence, amateur detective, partners, best friends, resourceful, investigation, police, unconventional method, crime, police station ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: clever, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: investigation, high school, drugs/alcohol, mystery, neo noir, uncover truth, journalism, high school life, teenage life, crimes, dishonesty, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, countryside, amateur detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, fighting crime, investigation, partners against crime, murder, police detective, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, elderly, mystery writer, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, who done it, trap, writer's life, female detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.9
 30K
Bored to Death (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
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: talky, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: private detective, friendship, amateur detective, urban, neo-noir, buddies, investigation, riddles and clues, city life, dishonesty, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 8.0
 57K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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: offbeat, humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, prodigy, mastermind, ex law enforcer, intelligence, odd, crime, obsession, riddles and clues, crimes, mental illness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Scream: The TV Series (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, scary, twists and turns, semi serious, realistic
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: serial killer, teenage life, youth, small town, danger, massacre, high school, psychopath, murder, obsession, mystery, who done it ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 5K
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, intellectual
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, law enforcement, village life, police investigation, priest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, riddles and clues, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, danger, suicide, private investigator, murder mystery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, mastermind, sherlock holmes, who done it, partners against crime, adventure, mysterious character, ego clash, murder, friendship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The adventures of Mma Ramotswe, a Motswana woman who starts Botswana's first female-owned detective agency.
Style: clever, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, friendship, mystery, who done it, crimes, feminism, african american, undercover, female boss, auto repair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 147K
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: crimes, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, investigation, police investigation, danger, murder, serial killer, crime, psychic, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, murder mystery, crimes, partners, odd couple, couple relations, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dr. Watson, finds a mystery in an empty house, while Holmes and he later solve the mysteries of an abbey grange, the Musgrave ritual, a second stain, a man with a twisted lip, the priory school, and a half-dozen plaster busts of Bonaparte.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, mystery, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, best friends, workplace, forensics, suspicion, crime, partners, policewoman, family relations, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Charlie's Angels (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Charlie's Angels is a remake developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar for ABC, based upon the 1976 series of the same name created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts. The series ran on ABC from September 22 to November 10, 2011. A remake of the ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, sexy, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: partners, heroes, undercover, working undercover, best friends, investigation, friendship, crimes, friends, career change, private detective, private investigator
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 8.4
 10K
Terriers (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, private detective, investigation, private investigator, lawyer, crime, recovering alcoholic, ex-cop, buddies, crimes, friends, small time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.2
 7K
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, imaginary, family in danger, youth, parents and children, suburban life, monster, boyfriend, lifestyle, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.4
 93K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, talky, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, investigation, murder, neo noir, mystery, amateur detective, drugs, drug dealing, puzzle, twists & turns, drug lord, loner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
King & Maxwell (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Sean King and Michelle Maxwell aren't your typical pair of private investigators. As discredited Secret Service agents, their unique skills often give them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. He's charming and always one ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, secret service, fbi, partners against crime, crime, private investigator, detective agency, intrigue, investigation, crimes, partners, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.3
 10K
21 Jump Street (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: 21 Jump Street is an American police procedural crime drama television series that aired on the Fox Network and in first run syndication from April 12, 1987, to April 27, 1991, with a total of 103 episodes. The series focuses on a squad of ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: undercover, crime, hidden identity, high school, youth, teenage life, society, fighting crime, undercover agent, working undercover, police investigation, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Amateur detective Miss Jane Marple investigates the murder of a young woman whose body is found in the library at Gossington Hall, home of Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Bantry.
Style: twists and turns, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, murder investigation, murder mystery, missing child, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, law enforcement, police detective ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%