Movies and TV shows like Murder, She Wrote

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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
 6.9
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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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty
Plot: female detective, amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, crime, elderly, writer's life, mystery writer, investigation, mystery, writing, trap, crimes, artists and showbiz, deadly, incompetent police
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa

Most similar movies to Murder, She Wrote

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, murder, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, who done it and crime mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Murder, She Wrote: Rosemary & Thyme (2003), Father Brown (2013), Matlock (1986), Castle (2009), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, amateur detective, who done it, fighting crime, female detective, murder, gardener, murder investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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100%
 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, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, priest, uncover truth, who done it, clergy, riddles and clues, society, murder, crimes, danger, church ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 6K
Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock. The show, produced by The Fred Silverman Company, Dean Hargrove Productions, Viacom Productions and Paramount ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: hotshot lawyer, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, courtroom drama, legal action, mystery, elderly, legal investigation, murder, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, police detective, female detective, murder investigation, writer's life, who done it, partners, resourceful, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, who done it, murder mystery, uncover truth, murder, female detective, whodunit, murder investigation, crimes, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, investigation, prodigy, partners, crime, partners against crime, crimes, unlikely partners, wizards and magicians, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, murder mystery, crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, whodunit, crimes, multiple suspects, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, murder, crimes, aristocracy, heroine, private investigator, maid, evidence ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful, clever, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, missing child, murder mystery, murder investigation, attempted murder ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 24K
Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Columbo is a friendly, verbose, disheveled-looking police detective who is consistently underestimated by his suspects. Despite his unprepossessing appearance and apparent absentmindedness, he shrewdly solves all of his cases and secures all ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, cynical, captivating, witty ...
Plot: police detective, murder, mind game, murder investigation, riddles and clues, homicide detective, uncover truth, crime solving, crime investigation, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: clever, serious, mind bending, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, murder, train, riddles and clues, private detective, partners against crime, deadly, crime, mystery, who done it, murder investigation, investigation ...
Time: 1950s, year 1957
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A painter, believed to be dead, returns to make allegations that a gallery owner is selling counterfeits of his work. Later, the artist is murdered.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, serious, clever ...
Plot: courtroom, murder, deadly, law enforcement, dishonesty, investigation, false accusation, forgery, legal, amateur detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: A Victorian-era Toronto detective uses then-cutting edge forensic techniques to solve crimes, with the assistance of a female coroner who is also struggling for recognition in the face of tradition, based on the books by Maureen Jennings.
Style: clever, atmospheric, serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, forensics, uncover truth, partners against crime, boss and employee, mind game, workplace, unconventional method, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, edwardian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, private detective, riddles and clues, intelligence, prodigy, sherlock holmes, crimes, partners, mind game, law enforcement, police investigation, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 5K
Hart to Hart (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Hart to Hart is an American television series, starring Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as Jonathan and Jennifer Hart, a wealthy couple who moonlight as amateur detectives. The series was created by writer Sidney Sheldon and produced by Aaron ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, partners, romance, partners against crime, cons and scams, love and romance, couple relations, danger, millionaire ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The peacefulness of the Midsomer community is shattered by violent crimes, suspects are placed under suspicion, and it is up to a veteran DCI and his young sergeant to calmly and diligently eliminate the innocent and ruthlessly pursue the guilty.
Style: atmospheric, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, murder investigation, human nature, police chief, murder, crime, crimes, who done it, village ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, forensics, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, fighting crime, police detective, mind game, mystery, crime, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 23K
Cold Case (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, police investigation, victim, uncover truth, crime, murder investigation, rage, evidence, police, cold case, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1920s, 1910s, 2000s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, atmospheric, clever, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, couple relations, partners against crime, crimes, odd couple, couples, partners, amateur detective, newlyweds, who done it, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, crime, dedicated lawyer, desire for fame, uncover truth, who done it, intrigue, private detective, courtroom drama, amateur detective, power relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: policewoman, forensics, crime, police investigation, danger, murder, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, workplace situations, workplace, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
Story: Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon, only to find change is afoot, nothing is ...
Style: clever, realistic, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: investigation, doctors and patients, riddles and clues, social relations, crimes, mystery, danger, murder, homecoming, doctor, surgery, forensics ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: At Bertram's Hotel (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Miss Jane Marple is staying at an elegant hotel from her childhood compliments of her nephew Raymond. Also there is international adventurer Bess Sedgwick and Lady Selena Hazy (Joan Greenwood in her next to last performance). A doorman working at ...
Style: captivating, serious, clever, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, hotel, crime, crimes, friendship, adult virgin, who done it, golden years, mystery ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, clever
Plot: private detective, investigation, who done it, mysterious character, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, police detective, partners, mystery, criminal, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Forgotten is a television series which premiered on September 22, 2009 on ABC. On November 9, 2009, ABC ordered five additional episodes of the series, bringing the first season's total to eighteen episodes. The final two episodes of The ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, bleak, emotional, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, missing person, murder, investigation, who done it, race against time, murder investigation, deadly, crime, chases and races, unsolved crime, ex law enforcer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: murder, amateur detective, deadly, danger, police investigation, investigation, crime, uncover truth, who done it, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, who done it, riddles and clues, crime, mystery, danger, crimes, police investigation, law enforcement, deadly, multiple suspects, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 8.4
 1K
Ellery Queen (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Ellery Queen is an American television detective mystery series based on the fictional character Ellery Queen. It aired on NBC during the 1975-76 television season and stars Jim Hutton as Ellery Queen, David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: murder, murder investigation, deadly, law enforcement, multiple suspects, police investigation, investigation, private detective, crimes, partners against crime, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 153 min.
Story: An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, miss marple, law enforcement, who done it, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, hidden identity, pearl necklace, poison ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: murder, hospital, doctor, police detective, police investigation, partners against crime, who done it, amateur detective, partners, law enforcement, crime, workplace situations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%