Movies and TV shows like Jonathan Creek

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Jonathan Creek (1997)
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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 of a prominent artist, she happens across a man named Jonathan Creek. Jonathan makes a living inventing magical tricks for magician Adam Klaus, and has a brilliantly lateral mind.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, wizards and magicians, prodigy, partners, crime, unlikely partners, partners against crime, crimes, journalism, imaginary, media, shyness, deadly, mystery, magician, journalist, illusion, whodunit, stage magician, british, british humour
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe

Most similar movies to Jonathan Creek

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about crimes, mystery, murder, riddles and clues, investigation, crime and deadly mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Jonathan Creek: Midsomer Murders (1997), Grantchester (2014), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Inspector George Gently (2007), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, murder investigation, crime, murder, crimes, who done it, village, riddles and clues ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
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100%
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: amateur detective, priest, village life, investigation, murder, village, partners against crime, partners, haunted by the past, police detective, who done it, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: 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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, witty
Plot: amateur detective, female detective, elderly, riddles and clues, murder, mystery writer, who done it, mystery, crime, writer's life, investigation, writing ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ 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: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, partners, generation gap, multiple suspects, deadly, sergeant, police chief, countryside, hippie, law enforcement ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, female detective, mystery, whodunit, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, crime, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ 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, intellectual, captivating, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, priest, who done it, riddles and clues, village life, murder, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: witty, clever, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, partners, sherlock holmes, crime, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, stylized, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, workplace, mind game, forensics, partners against crime, unconventional method, boss and employee, who done it ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, edwardian era, 1890s ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lovejoy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: The series concerns the adventures of the eponymous Lovejoy, played by Ian McShane, a likeable but roguish antiques dealer based in East Anglia. Within the trade, he has a reputation as a "divvie", a person with an almost supernatural ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Plot: antique dealer, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, escapades, crimes, dealer, dishonesty, heist, treasure, apprentice, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, witty
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, forensics, crime, riddles and clues, unlikely partners, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Riddle (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.
Style: psychological, serious, clever, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, mystery, supernatural ability, deadly, law enforcement, journalism, amateur detective, amateur sleuth, pub ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 248
Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, partners, investigation, police detective, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1930s France, Superintendent Larosière has a passion for beautiful women and solving cases, while hapless young inspector Lampion just tries to keep up. Later series, are set in the mid-'50s, where suave Commissioner Laurence unravels ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, crime, crimes, investigation, mystery, partners against crime, who done it, riddles and clues, odd couple, partners, womanizer, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mystery!: Campion (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Campion is a television show made by the BBC, adapting the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. Two series were made, in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter Davison as Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, law enforcement, crime, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, private detective, partners, danger, multiple suspects, deadly ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Silent Witness is a British crime thriller series focusing on a team of forensic pathology experts and their investigations into various crimes.
Style: rough, bleak, realistic, serious, bloody ...
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, partners, murder, law enforcement, danger, medical profession, rules and policies, workplace, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: clever, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, couples, deadly, fighting crime, working undercover, crime, partners, amateur detective, private detective, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, crimes, riddles and clues, partners against crime, couples, partners, odd couple, newlyweds, amateur detective, who done it, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: clever, serious, captivating, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, hotel, murder, crime, crimes, friendship, who done it, mystery, golden years, deadly ...
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, mind bending, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, law enforcement, partners, prodigy, murder, mystery, crime, uncover truth, crimes ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Commander Adam Dalgliesh is consulted by one of his literary heroes when Peverell Press staff fall victim to a rash of hate mail. When the body of an editor is discovered and another member of the venerable firm is found dead soon after, Dalgliesh ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, police investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, rivalry, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Touch of Frost (1992)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A Touch of Frost is a television detective series produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV from 1992 until 2010, initially based on the Frost novels by R.D. Wingfield. Writing credit for the three episodes in the first 1992 series went to Richard ...
Style: realistic, sincere, witty, clever, serious ...
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, deadly, respect, police investigation, rivalry, who done it, mystery, overbearing, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: murder, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, deadly, crime, partners against crime, mystery, who done it, murder investigation, law enforcement ...
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, stylized, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, code breaking, murder, crimes, danger, incompetent police, deadly, housewife, post war, intelligence ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Father Brown (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Father Brown was a Catholic priest who doubled as an amateur detective in order to solve mysteries.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: amateur detective, priest, criminal heroes, mystery, rivalry, danger, society, deadly, religions or cults, clergy, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: When one of the more venerable members of the Bellona Club passes away in the reading room, Lord Peter Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes. But the more he investigates, the more complicated things seem.
Style: mind bending, suspenseful, serious, clever, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, who done it, crime, manipulations, crimes, golden years, mystery, investigation, betrayal, deadly, estate ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Mystery!: Cadfael (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Cadfael is the name given to the TV series of The Cadfael Chronicles adaptations produced by British television company ITV Central between 1994 and 1998. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK, and starred Sir Derek Jacobi as the ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: monk, priest, investigation, monastery, mystery, clergy, murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, crime, danger ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Plot: murder, monastery, police detective, police investigation, danger, riddles and clues, who done it, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, village ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: mind bending, serious, twists and turns, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crimes, mystery, who done it, missing child, investigation, law enforcement, murder mystery, murder investigation, police inspector ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%