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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: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, crime, wizards and magicians, partners, partners against crime, prodigy, unlikely partners, mystery, journalist, journalism, crimes, deadly, imaginary, media, shyness, illusion, whodunit, stage magician, british, british humour
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe

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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), Father Brown (2013). 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, multiple suspects, police investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, murder investigation, murder, who done it, crimes, village, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 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, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: priest, amateur detective, investigation, village life, village, partners against crime, police detective, partners, haunted by the past, murder, murder investigation, who done it ...
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, elderly, mystery writer, murder, female detective, mystery, crime, who done it, trap, writer's life, investigation ...
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: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic
Plot: police investigation, crime, murder, countryside, who done it, mystery, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners against crime, riddles and clues, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intellectual, captivating
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, riddles and clues, priest, crimes, danger, law enforcement, murder, village life ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, twists and turns ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, uncover truth, murder, law enforcement, crimes, murder mystery, mystery, who done it, whodunit, murder investigation, village ...
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, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, murder mystery, crimes, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ 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: semi serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: antique dealer, cons and scams, criminal heroes, crime, crimes, dishonesty, heist, escapades, dealer, amateur detective, investigation, whodunit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, witty, tense
Plot: murder, mystery, police detective, partners against crime, crime, unlikely partners, buddy cop, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
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, suspenseful, clever, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, journalism, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, supernatural ability, deadly, law enforcement, psychological thriller, suicide by drowning ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ 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, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, amateur detective, crime, hotel, crimes, murder, friendship, mystery, who done it, deadly, golden years ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: clever, witty, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, partners, crime, mastermind, friendship, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, british, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: bleak, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: forensics, crime investigation, riddles and clues, mystery, murder, partners, danger, law enforcement, medical profession, crime, partners against crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Plot: police detective, riddles and clues, crime, police investigation, mystery, maverick, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, who done it, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, northern england
⇓ 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: clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, amateur detective, crime, partners against crime, mystery, murder mystery, crimes, partners, odd couple, couple relations, riddles and clues ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: murder, crime, partners against crime, mystery, unlikely partners, law enforcement, partners, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ 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: semi serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, amateur detective, crime, mystery, partners against crime, private detective, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 203
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: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: murder, crime, mystery, who done it, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues, deadly, rivalry, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: suspenseful, semi serious, humorous, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, private detective, crime, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, danger, deadly, law enforcement, partners, multiple suspects ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, crimes, danger, code breaking, mystery, crime investigation, deadly, post war, incompetent police ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, train, private detective, murder, riddles and clues, mystery, crime, partners against crime, murder investigation, who done it, deadly, investigation ...
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, mystery, crime, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, suspenseful, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: monk, priest, mystery, monastery, investigation, amateur detective, clergy, crime, murder, danger, riddles and clues, multiple suspects ...
Time: middle ages, 12th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 153 min.
Story: An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, who done it, hidden identity, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, clothesline, attic, police detective ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues, deadly, multiple suspects, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, murder investigation, murder mystery, missing child, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, law enforcement, secret marriage ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, priest, crimes, crime, clergy, united kingdom, criminal heroes, mystery, good versus evil, riddles and clues, religions or cults, danger ...
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: talky, serious, clever, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, mystery, investigation, crime, who done it, estate, crimes, deadly, golden years, betrayal, manipulations ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Inspector Lewis (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.
Style: serious, clever, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: police detective, sergeant, murder, police investigation, crime, mystery, crime solving, criminal, crime investigation, crimes, law enforcement, wisdom of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Blue Murder (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Blue Murder is a British crime drama television series based in Manchester. Shown on ITV from 2003 until 2009 when it was cancelled by the network, it starred Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, single parent, family relations, police detective, child, police, single mother, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester england, manchester
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%