Movies and TV shows like Murder, She Wrote

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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, witty, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: who done it, writers, female detective, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, amateur detective, elderly, mystery, crimes, strong female lead, intelligence agency, women, supernatural, sherlock holmes, murder mystery, female protagonist, old woman, counselor, crime solving, chess, tea, bicycle, garden, living alone ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine, new york

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Most similar movies to Murder, She Wrote

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, mystery, investigation, riddles and clues, who done it and law enforcement mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Murder, She Wrote: Rosemary & Thyme (2003), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Matlock (1986), Columbo (1971), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: realistic, feel good, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: who done it, countryside, riddles and clues, murder, friendship, female detective, private detective, investigation, gardener, partners against crime, murder investigation, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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100%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: murder mystery, who done it, female detective, whodunit, riddles and clues, uncover truth, murder investigation, twists and turns, murder, amateur detective, female protagonist, sleuth ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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91%
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Matlock (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, serious, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, legal, crimes, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, courtroom, uncover truth, legal action, mystery, legal investigation, lawyers and clients, jury ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Columbo (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, captivating, cynical, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, murder, crime solving, murder investigation, crime investigation, mind game, police protagonist, riddles and clues, basset hound, crimes, police ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Body in the Library (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 156 min.
TV show
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, clever, suspenseful
Plot: riddles and clues, murder mystery, amateur detective, library, female detective, mysticism, father in law, murder investigation, investigation, crimes, law enforcement, mystery ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, captivating, serious, clever, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, private investigator, female detective, private detective, murder, riddles and clues, heroine, murderer, evidence, crimes, aristocracy, australian ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: murder, whodunit, murder investigation, police detective, who done it, multiple suspects, investigation, human nature, crimes, detective inspector, law enforcement, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 90s, 2010s ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, clergy, amateur detective, uncover truth, law enforcement, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, priest, social relations, friendship, church ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, riddles and clues, prodigy, amateur detective, partners against crime, partners, unlikely partners, investigation, mystery, illusion, journalist, police ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: whodunit, private detective, investigation, murder mystery, murder, who done it, murder investigation, riddles and clues, private investigator, multiple suspects, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: writers, investigation, female detective, crime investigation, romancing partners, partners, homicide detective, police investigation, police detective, riddles and clues, resourceful, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, private detective, who done it, partners against crime, police detective, mysterious character, murder, mystery, whodunit, riddles and clues, private investigator, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 153 min.
TV show
Story: An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.
Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, female detective, murder mystery, mysticism, murder, inheritance, strangulation, birthday, sister, impersonation, crimes ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Mark Sloan is a good-natured, offbeat physician who is called upon to solve murders.
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: police detective, murder, doctor, hospital, police investigation, partners against crime, who done it, homicide detective, friendship, crimes, law enforcement, amateur detective ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: realistic, serious, clever, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, riddles and clues, mysticism, train, murder, sarcophagus, murder investigation, mystery, partners against crime, who done it, inheritance ...
Time: 50s, year 1957
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Raisin (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Burnt out on office politics, Agatha Raisin retires early to a picturesque village in the Cotswolds and soon finds a second career as an amateur detective investigating mischief, mayhem, and murder in her deceptively quaint town.
Style: captivating, witty, feel good, emotional, entertaining ...
Plot: female detective, amateur detective, sleuth, murder mystery, mystery, crimes, murder, private investigation, murder investigation, amateur sleuth, suburbs, investigation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, talky, suspenseful, serious, sad ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, investigation, talented, female partner, unconventional method, prodigy, riddles and clues, mastermind, partners, private detective, intelligence, resourceful ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Murdoch Mysteries (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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: atmospheric, clever, stylized, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, partners against crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, police investigation, workplace, forensics, murder investigation, twists and turns, unconventional method, mind game, who done it ...
Time: edwardian era, victorian era, 19th century, future, 1890s
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: rough, mind bending, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, lawyer, intelligence agency, flirting, artists and showbiz, uncover truth, mystery, dedicated lawyer, law enforcement, crimes, dishonesty, who done it ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, realistic, humorous, clever, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, murder mystery, newlyweds, couples, riddles and clues, couple relations, who done it, partners against crime, odd couple, amateur detective, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, writers, lawyer, intelligence agency, power relations, writer's life, private detective, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
TV show
Story: The residents of a quiet English village begin to receive nasty, threatening letters. The wife of the local vicar calls in her friend Miss Marple to investigate.
Style: serious, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, mysticism, village, riddles and clues, village life, siblings relations, who done it, uncover truth, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, sleeping pill ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: tense, serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, murder mystery, murder, partners against crime, priest, village, partners, police detective, who done it, clergy, haunted by the past, amateur detective ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Ellery Queen (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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: clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: crimes, police, murder investigation, murder, nypd, writers, multiple suspects, law enforcement, investigation, private detective, police investigation, partners against crime ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, suspense ...
Plot: female detective, police detective, policewoman, police officer, who done it, murder investigation, uncover truth, mentor, police, victim, homicide detective, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 50s, 80s, 90s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, mental illness, private detective, talented, mastermind, murder, prodigy, police investigation, unconventional method, riddles and clues, intelligence, obsessive compulsive disorder ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: murder mystery, private detective, multiple suspects, murder, whodunit, investigation, crimes, mystery, dishonesty, conspiracy, secretly observing, mother son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: murder, investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, who done it, suspicion, strong female presence, riddles and clues, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Vera (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: A sharp detective with a messy life, DCI Vera Stanhope patrols her “patch” of northeast England, pursuing the truth in cases of murder, kidnapping, and blackmail. Vera is obsessive about her work and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: murder, murder mystery, female detective, police investigation, crime investigation, police detective, who done it, british police, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, right hand man ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s, contemporary
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In 1930s France, Superintendent Larosière has a passion for beautiful women and solving cases, while hapless young inspector Lampion just tries to keep up. Later series, are set in the mid-'50s, where suave Commissioner Laurence unravels ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, slasher
Plot: whodunit, murder investigation, investigation, murder mystery, crimes, murder, mystery, who done it, partners against crime, odd couple, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%