Movies and TV shows like Jonathan Creek

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Jonathan Creek (1997)
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Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, riddles and clues, amateur detective, prodigy, investigation, partners, partners against crime, unlikely partners, crimes, mystery, journalist, journalism, media, shyness, wizards and magicians, whodunit, stage magician, illusion, magician, investigative reporter, magician's assistant, british, deadly, imaginary, british humour ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe

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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, mystery, murder, investigation, law enforcement, riddles and clues and deadly mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Jonathan Creek: Grantchester (2014), Agatha Christie's Marple (2004), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Midsomer Murders (1997), The Last Detective (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: murder mystery, investigation, priest, murder, police detective, partners, who done it, village, partners against crime, haunted by the past, amateur detective, village life ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1953
Place: england, united kingdom, europe
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Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: who done it, riddles and clues, murder mystery, female detective, murder investigation, amateur detective, uncover truth, whodunit, murder, female protagonist, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: post world war two, 50s
Place: england, europe, united kingdom
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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, mystery, female detective, murder, riddles and clues, amateur detective, investigation, elderly, writers, crimes, trap, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: maine, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, who done it, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, multiple suspects, whodunit, village, detective inspector, law enforcement, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 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, fighting crime, police investigation, uncover truth, amateur detective, law enforcement, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
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100%
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Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: who done it, amateur detective, clergy, uncover truth, priest, riddles and clues, investigation, murder, law enforcement, church, police investigation, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, united kingdom
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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, murder, murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, whodunit, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, private investigator ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, mind game, riddles and clues, prodigy, genius, sherlock holmes, mastermind, british, intelligence, murder mystery, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
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75%
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Lovejoy (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, captivating, exciting, humorous ...
Plot: antique dealer, escapades, dishonesty, criminal heroes, crimes, heist, cons and scams, dealer, con men, amateur detective, investigation, apprentice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bletchley Circle (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, investigation, crime investigation, crimes, code breaking, murder, post war, intelligence, innocence, mystery, court ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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: serious, tense, realistic, witty, suspenseful
Plot: murder, police detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, partners, partners against crime, mystery, crimes, buddy cop, forensics, shrewd, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sherlock holmes, investigation, riddles and clues, mastermind, partners against crime, who done it, adventure, ego clash, murder, talented, expert ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: private detective, who done it, investigation, police detective, mysterious character, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, whodunit, mystery, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Little Murders of Agatha Christie (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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: semi serious, suspenseful, realistic, humorous
Plot: whodunit, murder investigation, investigation, murder, crimes, murder mystery, partners against crime, who done it, mystery, partners, law enforcement, odd couple ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: france
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86%
The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: mystery, partners against crime, whodunit, riddles and clues, unlikely partners, law enforcement, under the surface, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, partners, detective inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inspector Morse (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Morse is a detective drama based on Colin Dexter's series of Chief Inspector Morse novels. The series starred John Thaw as Chief Inspector Morse and Kevin Whately as Sergeant Lewis, as well as a large cast of notable actors and ...
Style: realistic, sincere, talky, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: police detective, crime investigation, murder, police investigation, detective inspector, rapist, murderer, multiple suspects, shrewd, crimes, law enforcement, partners ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, australia, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: realistic, clever, serious, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, police investigation, crime investigation, sergeant, murder investigation, multiple suspects, murder, crimes, law enforcement, suspicion, investigator, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: mind bending, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mind game, mastermind, law enforcement, prodigy, crimes, partners, mystery, partners against crime, who done it, riddles and clues ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
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50%
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Silent Witness (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, partners, law enforcement, crime investigation, medical profession, workplace, rules and policies, crimes, partners against crime ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mystery!: Campion (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
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: humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: investigation, murder, mystery, private detective, partners, crimes, law enforcement, riddles and clues, multiple suspects, amateur detective, detective inspector, whodunit ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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100%
Inspector George Gently (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, clever, realistic
Plot: murder investigation, police investigation, crimes, who done it, police detective, partners, partners against crime, law enforcement, chief of police, murder, whodunit, riddles and clues ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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33%
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
TV show
Story: Hetty Wainthropp Investigates is a genteel British crime/comedy drama television programme that aired from 1996 to 1998 on BBC One. Patricia Routledge starred as the titular character, Derek Benfield as her patient husband Robert, Dominic Monaghan ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, village, female detective, investigation, private detective, village life, homeless, police detective, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners against crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 153 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, hidden identity, mystery, murder investigation, poison, police detective ...
Place: europe, england
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100%
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Murder in Suburbia (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Murder in Suburbia was a British detective drama that ran for two series in 2004 and 2005.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, tense, suspense ...
Plot: murder, investigation, police detective, partners against crime, mystery, partners, fighting crime, murder investigation, crime investigation, police investigation, forensics, homicide detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Doctor Blake Mysteries (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: Dr Lucien Blake left Ballarat as a young man. But now he finds himself returning to take over not only his dead father's medical practice, but also his on-call role as the town's police surgeon, only to find change is afoot, nothing is ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: investigation, forensics, doctors and patients, social relations, crimes, murder, homecoming, mystery, riddles and clues, doctor, murder mystery, crime investigation ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: serious, clever, captivating, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, riddles and clues, hotel, murder, crimes, friendship, golden years, mystery, who done it, adult virgin, old age ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ...
Style: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, odd ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, mastermind, police investigation, prodigy, unconventional method, mental illness, talented, murder, intelligence, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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100%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: female police detective, murder, police detective, unlikely partners, investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime, partner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, united kingdom
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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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, serial murder, policewoman, journalism, crimes, riddles and clues, supernatural ability, law enforcement, amateur detective, serial killer, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, realistic, captivating, clever, semi serious ...
Plot: countryside, who done it, riddles and clues, female detective, investigation, private detective, murder, partners against crime, murder investigation, amateur detective, gardener, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%