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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty
Plot: amateur detective, female detective, elderly, riddles and clues, murder, mystery writer, crime, who done it, mystery, writer's life, investigation, writing, trap, crimes, artists and showbiz, deadly, incompetent police
Time: 20th century, 80s, 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 crimes, murder, mystery, riddles and clues, investigation, crime and who done it mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Murder, She Wrote: Rosemary & Thyme (2003), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Jonathan Creek (1997), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012), Father Brown (2013). 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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: countryside, private detective, amateur detective, police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, crime, who done it, fighting crime, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
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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, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ 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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, murder, riddles and clues, prodigy, partners, investigation, crime, crimes, unlikely partners, partners against crime, wizards and magicians, imaginary ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, female detective, riddles and clues, maid, crimes, crime, murder, aristocracy, assistant, jazz, heroine ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, serious, captivating, intellectual, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, priest, riddles and clues, who done it, village life, murder, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ 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, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, murder mystery, who done it, crimes, murder investigation, female detective, mystery, whodunit ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: suspenseful, witty, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: lawyer, courtroom, uncover truth, legal, hotshot lawyer, courtroom drama, legal action, mystery, elderly, who done it, power relations, false accusation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: georgia, usa, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, police detective, who done it, murder, murder investigation, riddles and clues, female detective, partners, writer's life, resourceful, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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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, riddles and clues, intelligence, private detective, crimes, prodigy, partners, law enforcement, mind game, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (1977)
Genre: Family, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries is a television series which aired for three seasons on ABC. The series starred Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as amateur sleuth brothers Frank and Joe Hardy, respectively, and Pamela Sue Martin as girl ...
Style: realistic, feel good, serious, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, mystery, young heroes, who done it, crime, mysterious character, crimes, riddles and clues, angel, investigation, righting the wronged, friendship ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, clever, serious, suspenseful, mind bending ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, investigation, missing child, murder mystery, murder investigation, murder victim ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Crime drama set in the 1960s about an old-school detective trying to come to terms with a time when the lines between the police and criminals have become blurred.
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: crimes, bodies, partners against crime, crime, one last case, riddles and clues, mystery, hippie, countryside, police chief, murder, who done it ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: europe, england
⇓ 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, tense, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, police detective, forensics, murder, who done it, uncover truth, fighting crime, danger, crime, mystery, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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True Detective (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
Story: An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.
Style: clever, bleak, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, police detective, crime, crimes, partners, partners against crime, investigation, murder, uncover truth, who done it, troubled ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, murder investigation, mind game, riddles and clues, homicide detective, unconventional method, uncover truth, crimes, crime investigation, crime solving, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: clever, atmospheric, stylized, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, forensics, mind game, workplace, partners against crime, unconventional method, partners, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ 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: stylized, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, millionaire, cons and scams, mystery, romance, partners, couples, danger, couple relations, partners against crime, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
⇓ 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: mind bending, realistic, suspenseful, clever, serious
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, riddles and clues, private detective, crime, deadly, mystery, partners against crime, who done it, murder investigation, police investigation ...
Time: year 1957, 1950s
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, law enforcement, dishonesty, amateur detective, investigation, murder, legal, forgery, false accusation, deadly, courtroom drama, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
⇓ 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: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: courtroom, murder, who done it, mystery, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly, power relations, amateur detective, courtroom drama, legal, intrigue ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, crime, danger, policewoman, murder, investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, mystery, workplace, workplace situations, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: miami, usa, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, human nature, crime, murder investigation, murder, crimes, who done it, village, police chief ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, bleak, emotional, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, missing person, murder, race against time, who done it, murder investigation, deadly, chases and races, crime, crimes, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: investigation, deadly, danger, amateur detective, murder, police investigation, who done it, crimes, crime, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, clever, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, hotel, murder, crimes, crime, friendship, adult virgin, who done it, golden years, mystery ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Quincy M.E. (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Quincy, M.E. is an American television series from Universal Studios that aired from October 3, 1976, to September 5, 1983, on NBC. It stars Jack Klugman in the title role, a Los Angeles County medical examiner. Inspired by the book Where Death ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, realistic
Plot: murder, coroner, crime, crimes, legal, law enforcement, police detective, partners against crime, uncover truth, anti heroes, life is a bitch, legal investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, police investigation, danger, deadly, law enforcement, multiple suspects, mystery, crime, crimes, riddles and clues, who done it, laboratory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 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: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, murder investigation, deadly, law enforcement, multiple suspects, police investigation, private detective, investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, crime ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: mind bending, twists and turns, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, miss marple, hidden identity, law enforcement, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, inspector, gun ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: monastery, murder, danger, who done it, crimes, crime, riddles and clues, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, police investigation, police detective ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%