Movies and TV shows like Monk

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Monk (2002)
 8.0
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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 developed an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Now working as a private consultant, Monk continues to investigate cases in the most unconventional ways.
Style: odd, witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious, mad
Plot: riddles and clues, private detective, investigation, police investigation, unconventional method, talented, intelligence, mastermind, mental illness, murder, prodigy, crime, investigator, obsession, expert, crimes, hotshot, ex law enforcer, depression, fear, loss of loved one, mental disorders, mental disorder, private investigator, obsessive compulsive disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa

Most similar movies to Monk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and witty films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, crime, murder, mystery, law enforcement and riddles and clues mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Monk: The Mentalist (2008), Psych (2006), Perception (2012), Sherlock (2010), Castle (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, partners against crime, partners, murder, outsmarting, serial killer, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.3
 86K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: exciting, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, private detective, best friends, intelligence, friends, who done it, investigation, crimes, friendship, talented, photographic memory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.5
 19K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, odd, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, fbi, investigation, genius, schizophrenia, law enforcement, intelligence, prodigy, talented, hallucination, crime, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 9.1
 824K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, psychological, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crime, mind game, prodigy, genius, british, mastermind, sherlock holmes, partners, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 142K
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, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, female detective, romancing partners, investigation, homicide detective, police investigation, writers, law enforcement, murder, partners, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.9
 102K
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, odd, suspenseful, serious, talky ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, law enforcement, prodigy, talented, intelligence, mastermind, unconventional method, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 120K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, fbi, genius, art thief, unlikely partners, intelligence, partners, law enforcement, talented, expert, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 8.2
 29K
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, witty ...
Plot: police detective, homicide detective, mind game, murder, murder investigation, crime solving, crime investigation, riddles and clues, unconventional method, uncover truth, basset hound, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 7.8
 142K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, intellectual, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, riddles and clues, crime investigation, fbi, partners, police investigation, murder investigation, police detective, special agents, search, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Detective Inspector Richard Poole is transferred to Sainte Marie, an island in the Caribbean. Totally unsuited to the Caribbean way of life, Richard hates the sun, sea and sand and isn't used to the Sainte Marie style of policing. Working with ...
Style: realistic, stylized, captivating, semi serious, light ...
Plot: island, police investigation, police detective, crimes, lifestyle change, whodunit, murder investigation, law enforcement, coworker, multiple suspects, suspicion, new job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, mystery, murder, crime, investigation, amateur detective, elderly, mystery writer, writers, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, crime, riddles and clues, murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, murder, murder investigation, who done it, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 8.7
 419K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, witty, cynical, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, dark humor, patient, talented, mastermind, human nature, hospital, riddles and clues, peril, intelligence, loner ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.7
 15K
The Finder (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: witty, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: riddles and clues, partners against crime, investigation, talented, teamwork, crime, peril, team, escapades, hotshot, weirdo, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.1
 16K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, investigation, law enforcement, bodies, unconventional method, murder investigation, medical examiner, female protagonist, medical, talented, ambitious ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, South Africa, Botswana
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, who done it, private detective, friendship, mystery, crimes, african american, feminism, brother sister relationship, small business, female boss ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 3K
Dirk Gently (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: Dirk Gently is a British comedy detective drama TV series based on characters from the Dirk Gently novels by Douglas Adams. The series was created by Howard Overman and stars Stephen Mangan as holistic detective Dirk Gently and Darren Boyd as his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, touching, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, time travel, investigation, mystery, investigator, imaginary, danger, friendship, unconventional method, disorder, riddles and clues, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, police investigation, who done it, multiple suspects, whodunit, murder, law enforcement, village, crime, police chief, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 7.6
 23K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, police detective, policewoman, crimes, murder, fighting crime, crime investigation, workplace romance, investigation, interrogation, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 33K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, odd, witty
Plot: police detective, frame up, ex convict, police investigation, uncover truth, investigation, murder, suspicion, partners against crime, workplace, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, tense, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, investigation, female detective, fighting crime, murder, who done it, uncover truth, police detective, crimes, mind game, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 12K
The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This Crime series follows Matt Passmore as Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongfully accused by his ex-captain of having an affair with his wife. After receiving his payout, Jim decides to moves to a small ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, hotshot hero, crimes, police investigation, multiple suspects, ex law enforcer, coworker, suspicion, outsmarting, dishonesty, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 112K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, deception, investigation, uncover truth, crime investigation, human nature, talented, outsmarting, expert, crimes, interrogation, psychology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Psych: The Movie (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The ambitious friends come together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own. A comedic thrill-ride follows, as the wild and unpredictable Psych team pursues the bad guys, justice … and, of course, food!
Style: humorous, witty, not serious, twists and turns, intellectual ...
Plot: clairvoyant, unconventional method, detective agency, photographic memory, investigation, private detective, police, police station, crimes, sarcasm, friendship, deception ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 68K
Veronica Mars (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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 ...
Style: touching, witty, clever, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, private investigator, private detective, investigation, student, youth, danger, teenage life, parents and children, spy, friendship, ex couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, partners against crime, who done it, adventure, ego clash, murder, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, witty, serious
Plot: female detective, policewoman, forensics, homicide detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, murder investigation, female friendship, crime, fighting crime, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: realistic, clever, suspenseful, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, police investigation, fighting crime, uncover truth, riddles and clues, amateur detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, crimes, danger, mystery ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.6
 19K
Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: The early days of a young Endeavour Morse, whose experiences as a detective constable with the Oxford City Police will ultimately shape his future.
Style: intellectual, serious, realistic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, british, talented, crime, crimes, investigator, intelligence, murderer, police, uncover truth, coworker ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mastermind, mind game, uncover truth, murder, who done it, riddles and clues, mystery, prodigy, crimes, partners ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%