Movies and TV shows like Monk

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Monk (2002)
 8.0
 64K
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, crime, intelligence, murder, police investigation, ex law enforcer, talented, mastermind, riddles and clues, obsession, mental illness, prodigy, hotshot, investigator, expert, depression, loss of loved one, fear, mental disorders, mental disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder ...
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, murder, mystery, riddles and clues and crime mostly in Crime, Drama and Mystery genres. Some movies like Monk: The Mentalist (2008), Psych (2006), Perception (2012), Sherlock (2010), Elementary (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
 162K
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: crimes, partners against crime, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, partners, murder, fighting crime, danger, crime, psychic, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 8.3
 83K
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, humorous, witty, not serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, intelligence, private detective, crimes, who done it, best friends, investigation, friendship, talented, photographic memory, police station ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, fbi, intelligence, prodigy, investigation, genius, talented, professor, hallucination, crime, crimes, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 9.1
 777K
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, mind game, prodigy, mastermind, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, british, partners, friendship, murder mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 100K
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, partners, crimes, intelligence, prodigy, sherlock holmes, law enforcement, friendship, police investigation, mind game ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 8.1
 138K
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 investigation, police detective, romancing partners, investigation, partners, female detective, writers, murder, law enforcement, unlikely partners, who done it, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 8.2
 116K
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, captivating, light, 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 ⇓
85%
 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, suspenseful, cynical, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, murder investigation, mind game, crime investigation, murder, homicide detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime solving, unconventional method, crimes, police investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 136K
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: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: forensics, riddles and clues, partners against crime, fbi, police investigation, special agents, search, crime investigation, teamwork, expert, killings, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, touching, captivating
Plot: island, police detective, police investigation, multiple suspects, crimes, lifestyle change, british humour, coworker, law enforcement, new job, unhappy, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspenseful, realistic, witty, serious
Plot: who done it, female detective, murder, riddles and clues, crime, elderly, amateur detective, investigation, mystery, crimes, mystery writer, trap ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, riddles and clues, whodunit, murder mystery, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, who done it, crimes, murder investigation ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, who done it, law enforcement, whodunit, murder, police chief, crime, village, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, bodies, murder investigation, female protagonist, who done it, investigation, ambitious, relationship vs career, medical, murder, law enforcement, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, crimes, who done it, african american, feminism, undercover, female boss, crime solving ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 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, touching, exciting, talky ...
Plot: private detective, time travel, investigation, mystery, investigator, imaginary, danger, friendship, unconventional method, odd, disorder, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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: police investigation, female detective, crimes, policewoman, police detective, fighting crime, murder, investigation, interrogation, couples, workplace romance, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.3
 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, partners against crime, workplace, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 404K
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, witty, psychological, dark humor ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, patient, human nature, mastermind, hospital, treatment, antisocial behavior, loner, doctors and patients, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.7
 15K
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%
 8.0
 109K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, uncover truth, deception, human nature, investigation, talented, crime investigation, crimes, team, psychology, dishonesty, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ 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, suspenseful, witty, serious
Plot: female detective, policewoman, homicide detective, police investigation, forensics, riddles and clues, female friendship, crime, fighting crime, crimes, mystery, workplace situations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, investigation, sherlock holmes, riddles and clues, mastermind, who done it, ego clash, adventure, partners against crime, murder, rivalry, misfit partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
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, riddles and clues, danger, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, mystery, amateur detective ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 8.6
 17K
Endeavour (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, police investigation, talented, crime, british, crimes, investigator, intelligence, police, who done it, murderer, coworker ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
12%
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: forensics, riddles and clues, serial killer, crime, crimes, law enforcement, investigation, police investigation, murder, deadly, police, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.5
 12K
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, coworker, suspicion, dishonesty, outsmarting, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, sherlock holmes, mastermind, mind game, partners, prodigy, crimes, law enforcement, murder, riddles and clues, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: suspenseful, realistic, serious, clever
Plot: private detective, investigation, who done it, mysterious character, partners against crime, police detective, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, whodunit, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: witty, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous
Plot: partners against crime, uncover truth, police investigation, riddles and clues, partners, mystery, social relations, crimes, murder, deadly, law enforcement, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%