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.
Story: An unassuming mystery writer turned sleuth uses her professional insight to help solve real-life homicide cases.
Style: clever, realistic, suspenseful, witty, serious
Plot: female detective, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, crime, elderly, amateur detective, investigation, crimes, mystery, mystery writer, trap, writer's life, writing, writers, artists and showbiz, strong female presence, deadly, incompetent police
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine

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, riddles and clues, investigation, who done it and deadly mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Murder, She Wrote: Rosemary & Thyme (2003), Matlock (1986), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Castle (2009), Columbo (1971). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: countryside, investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, private detective, female detective, murder, amateur detective, gardener, murder investigation, partners against crime, fighting crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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100%
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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: courtroom drama, hotshot lawyer, lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, legal action, mystery, elderly, murder, false accusation, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder mystery, who done it, uncover truth, murder investigation, whodunit, female detective, murder, crimes, law enforcement, female protagonist ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
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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, realistic, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious
Plot: police detective, police investigation, investigation, partners, romancing partners, writers, female detective, murder, law enforcement, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
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 8.2
 26K
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, witty, cynical, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, murder, crime investigation, mind game, riddles and clues, homicide detective, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, clever, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, private detective, investigation, crime, riddles and clues, murder, crimes, private investigator, aristocracy, heroine, murderer, evidence ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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, who done it, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, danger, priest, riddles and clues, law enforcement, murder, church, friendship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, murder, amateur detective, prodigy, partners, crime, crimes, investigation, unlikely partners, partners against crime, wizards and magicians, mystery ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, crimes, who done it, mystery, uncover truth, investigation, missing child, law enforcement, murder mystery, murder investigation, husband wife relationship ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ 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, crime, investigation, murder, riddles and clues, murder mystery, whodunit, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, who done it, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, partners, crimes, intelligence, prodigy, police investigation, law enforcement, friendship, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: mind bending, clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, murder, train, riddles and clues, private detective, who done it, deadly, crime, mystery, partners against crime, miss marple, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 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, rough, clever, mind bending ...
Plot: courtroom, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, artists and showbiz, courtroom drama, investigation, legal, forgery, crime, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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, murder investigation, multiple suspects, law enforcement, who done it, village, murder, human nature, whodunit, police chief, crime ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, suspenseful, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, crimes, mystery, partners, romance, partners against crime, love and romance, cons and scams, couple relations, danger, millionaire ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, crime, riddles and clues, police investigation, uncover truth, partners against crime, forensics, mind game, workplace, unconventional method, crimes, boss and employee ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, edwardian era ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A librarian with a sharp mind for murder, Aurora Teagarden is known around her small town as a master sleuth. When her friend Jane unexpectedly dies and leaves Aurora everything in her will, she also leaves a troubling murder mystery haunting her ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, disturbing
Plot: murder, amateur detective, uncover truth, mystery, danger, crimes, riddles and clues, small town, murder investigation, strong female presence, deadly, break in ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, clever, serious ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, miss marple, murder, hidden identity, law enforcement, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, mystery, impersonation, cake ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crimes, danger, murder, code breaking, innocence, deadly, intelligence, mystery, trial ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: private detective, investigation, mysterious character, partners against crime, police detective, who done it, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, whodunit, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, clever, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, hotel, friendship, crime, crimes, deadly, adult virgin, who done it, golden years ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Diagnosis Murder (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, father son relationship, police detective, police investigation, who done it, partners against crime, crime, homicide detective, friendship, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: semi serious, clever, atmospheric, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, couple relations, amateur detective, odd couple, couples, partners, newlyweds, who done it, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, clever, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, investigation, fighting crime, uncover truth, who done it, murder, police detective, law enforcement, mind game, crimes, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, village, law enforcement, siblings relations, uncover truth, mystery, village life, crimes, riddles and clues, who done it, stepdaughter, cane ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, mind bending, clever, serious
Plot: amateur detective, miss marple, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, poison
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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: private detective, riddles and clues, murder, murder mystery, investigation, crimes, crime, mystery, dishonesty, deadly, multiple suspects, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ 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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, mind bending
Plot: courtroom, murder, intrigue, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, who done it, desire for fame, rivalry, media, private detective, legal ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, realistic, stylized, serious
Plot: investigation, social relations, crimes, doctors and patients, riddles and clues, murder, homecoming, mystery, doctor, danger, crime, forensics ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, realistic, semi serious, offbeat
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, friendship, mystery, who done it, crimes, african american, feminism, small business, crime solving, female boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%