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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, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, murder, mystery, crime, investigation, journalist, journalism, riddles and clues, wizards and magicians, crimes, partners, partners against crime, prodigy, unlikely partners, deadly, imaginary, media, shyness, illusion, stage magician, whodunit, british humour, british
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 murder, mystery, crimes, riddles and clues, investigation, law enforcement and deadly mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Jonathan Creek: Grantchester (2014), Midsomer Murders (1997), Inspector George Gently (2007), Murder, She Wrote (1984), Father Brown (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, priest, investigation, village life, partners against crime, police detective, partners, haunted by the past, murder, village, murder investigation, who done it ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
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100%
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, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: police detective, multiple suspects, police investigation, law enforcement, human nature, crime, crimes, murder investigation, murder, village, who done it, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ 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, suspenseful, realistic, clever
Plot: crime, police investigation, 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%
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, elderly, mystery writer, murder, investigation, mystery, crime, who done it, trap, writer's life, female detective ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ 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, realistic, captivating, intellectual
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, law enforcement, village life, police investigation, priest ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ 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, suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, crime, riddles and clues, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, crimes, danger, suicide, private investigator, murder mystery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, clever, suspenseful, mind bending, twists and turns ...
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, crimes, murder mystery, mystery, who done it, female protagonist, murder investigation, village ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: murder, investigation, amateur detective, journalism, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, supernatural ability, deadly, law enforcement, flashback, amateur sleuth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime, investigation, crime investigation, mystery, murder, crimes, deadly, partners, riddles and clues, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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, crime, mind game, partners, mastermind, riddles and clues, friendship, intelligence, danger, mysterious character ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: riddles and clues, amateur detective, murder, mystery, who done it, hidden identity, uncover truth, crimes, law enforcement, keyhole, aspirin, miss marple ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 196
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, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues, deadly, rivalry, death threat ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: serious, clever, talky, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, mystery, investigation, crime, who done it, estate, crimes, deadly, golden years, betrayal, manipulations ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, mystery, investigation, murder investigation, murder mystery, missing child, who done it, crimes, uncover truth, law enforcement, police detective ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, realistic, suspenseful, 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%
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: clever, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: police detective, murder, sergeant, crime, police investigation, mystery, crime solving, crime investigation, criminal, crimes, law enforcement, wisdom of life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, amateur detective, crime, crimes, friendship, hotel, murder, mystery, who done it, deadly, golden years ...
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, stylized, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, danger, murder, code breaking, mystery, crime investigation, deadly, post war, incompetent police ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, police investigation, crimes, mystery, law enforcement, single parent, family relations, police detective, police, murder, single mother, children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 ⇓
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, mystery, police investigation, crimes, danger, law enforcement, riddles and clues, deadly, multiple suspects, laboratory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, mystery, criminal heroes, good versus evil, riddles and clues, religions or cults, danger ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, crime, amateur detective, mystery, partners against crime, private detective, tough law enforcer, fighting crime, investigation, police investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.3
 245
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, partners against crime, crime, mystery, unlikely partners, law enforcement, partners, investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Moving Finger (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The residents of a quiet English village begin to receive nasty, threatening letters. The wife of the local vicar calls in her friend Miss Marple to investigate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: amateur detective, village, mystery, riddles and clues, uncover truth, siblings relations, village life, who done it, crimes, law enforcement, photograph, wine ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic, humorous
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 ⇓
28%
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, realistic, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, private detective, riddles and clues, train, murder, mystery, partners against crime, crime, murder investigation, investigation, missing person, who done it ...
Place: england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Clouds of Witness (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up to Lord Peter and his faithful man Bunter to untangle all the clues and the contradicting testimony of a cloud of witnesses to save ...
Style: talky, serious, clever, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, mystery, investigation, crime, estate, who done it, crimes, deadly, society, detective inspector, murder investigation ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Pocket Full of Rye (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: When a handful of grain is found in the pocket of a murdered businessman, Miss Marple seeks a murderer with a penchant for nursery rhymes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, law enforcement, poison, miss marple
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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