Movies and TV shows like Monk

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Monk (2002)
 7.9
 62K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: witty, offbeat, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: private detective, crimes, odd, unconventional method, investigation, intelligence, crime, prodigy, ex law enforcer, murder, mastermind, talented, police investigation, riddles and clues, obsession, mental illness, hotshot, investigator, expert, fear, mental disorders, depression, loss of loved one, obsessive compulsive disorder, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, usa, california

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, law enforcement, mystery, murder, crime and riddles and clues mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Monk: The Mentalist (2008), Psych (2006), Perception (2012), Elementary (2012), Sherlock (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 159K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: police investigation, crimes, partners against crime, serial killer, partners, investigation, murder, danger, fighting crime, crime, psychic, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 8.3
 81K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, witty, not serious, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, intelligence, private detective, investigation, crimes, best friends, friendship, talented, who done it, photographic memory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.5
 18K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, fbi, intelligence, prodigy, investigation, talented, genius, professor, hallucination, crime, crimes, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.9
 99K
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 ⇓
73%
Movie in collections
 9.1
 763K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, psychological, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, sherlock holmes, mind game, mastermind, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, british, friendship, genius ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 8.2
 115K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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, light, captivating, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, art thief, unlikely partners, intelligence, fbi, partners, mastermind, expert, deal, crimes, dishonesty, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.1
 137K
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 ⇓
57%
 7.8
 134K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
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: intellectual, witty, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, fbi, police investigation, special agents, search, teamwork, expert, killings, partners, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 15K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, captivating, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, murder investigation, bodies, female protagonist, relationship vs career, investigation, medical, ambitious, coworker, who done it, murder, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 3K
Dirk Gently (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
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, captivating, exciting, touching, offbeat ...
Plot: private detective, time travel, mystery, investigation, investigator, imaginary, danger, friendship, disorder, partners, odd, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
60%
 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 ⇓
75%
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%
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 ⇓
19%
 8.2
 32K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, witty
Plot: police investigation, frame up, uncover truth, police detective, ex convict, investigation, murder, hotshot, workplace, law enforcement, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 398K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, cynical, dark humor, witty, psychological ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, mastermind, hospital, loner, antisocial behavior, doctors and patients, patient, treatment, unconventional method, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 14K
The Finder (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: exciting, witty, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, talented, partners against crime, peril, teamwork, crime, expert, crimes, riddles and clues, partners, lawyer, team ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 22K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
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: female detective, police investigation, police detective, crimes, policewoman, fighting crime, murder, investigation, workplace romance, couples, interrogation, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Death in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: semi serious, realistic, stylized, captivating, touching
Plot: police detective, island, police investigation, multiple suspects, crimes, lifestyle change, law enforcement, coworker, new job, british humour, misfit, unhappy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Women's Murder Club (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, serious, witty, suspenseful
Plot: female detective, policewoman, homicide detective, police investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, female friendship, crime, mystery, workplace situations, crimes, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, riddles and clues, mastermind, who done it, murder, ego clash, adventure, partners against crime, misfit partners, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, clever, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, danger, crimes, riddles and clues, mystery, partners against crime, amateur detective, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Movie in collections
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: realistic, serious, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, mind game, mastermind, who done it, prodigy, crime, partners against crime, murder, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 11K
The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, murder, suspicion, dishonesty, outsmarting, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
23%
The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.
Style: suspenseful, witty, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, uncover truth, partners, riddles and clues, mystery, law enforcement, deadly, social relations, crimes, murder, under the surface ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forced him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who has a gift for ...
Style: serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, forensics, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, investigation, crime, murder, deadly, police investigation, partners against crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 3K
Endgame (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Endgame is a Canadian drama television series that premiered on the Showcase Television network on Monday, March 14, 2011. The series is developed and produced by Thunderbird Films. The series follows former World Chess Champion Arkady Balagan, a ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense
Plot: talented, prodigy, chess, law enforcement, investigation, mystery, fear, russian, crimes, mental illness, hotshot, maid ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 ⇓
22%