Movies like The Ruby in the Smoke

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The Ruby in the Smoke (2006)
 6.7
 790
The Ruby in the Smoke (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In Victorian England, Sally Lockhart receives an anonymous note sending her on a mysterious quest. Her father has recently died and feeling suffocated living with her elderly aunt moves in with newfound friends, a photographer and his sister. She is soon made aware that the mysterious Mrs. Holland is out to kill her. In the end, she realizes the solution to the mystery is rooted in events that occurred long ago when she lived with her father in India and a recurring dream she has had ever since.
Plot: amateur sleuth, murder investigation, haunted by the past, mysterious death, death, father, victorian england, death of father, loss of parent, orphan, understanding, death of parent
Time: victorian era, 19th century

Most similar movies to The Ruby in the Smoke

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, suspenseful, tense and suspense films with plots about murder, investigation, murder investigation, crimes, mystery, private detective and deadly mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Ruby in the Smoke: The Moonstone (1996), Enola Holmes (2020), The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971), The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988), The Crucifer of Blood (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Moonstone (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Greg Wise (Sense and Sensibility) and Keeley Hawes (Karaoke) star in this sumptuous adaptation of Wilkie Collins' classic mystery, the first detective novel ever written. The Moonstone, a sacred Hindu diamond was stolen from the head of the ...
Plot: victorian england, curse, period piece, cousin cousin relationship, diamond, piano, theft, drum, phoenix, singing, nightgown, robbery ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era, 1840s
Place: england
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100%
The Shadow in the North (2007)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When an elderly client loses a fortune on an investment, fearless Sally Lockhart will stop at nothing to rectify the situation — even if it means risking everything important to her in the process. As Sally sorts out the threads of the mystery — ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: victorian england, murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, investigation, partners against crime, mind game, mystery, amateur detective, partners, danger, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 149K
Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: feminist film, romantic, funny, mysterious, exciting
Plot: female detective, victorian england, runaway teen, feminism, amateur detective, private detective, sherlock holmes, teenage love, breaking the fourth wall, child prodigy, female protagonist, master of disguise ...
Time: victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes is a British television series that was produced by Thames Television and originally broadcast on the ITV Network. There were two series of 13 fifty-minute episodes; the first aired in 1971, the second in 1973. The ...
Style: anthology
Plot: murder, sidekick, murder investigation, gentleman, investigation, private detective
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sir Charles Baskerville dies on the moor under mysterious circumstances and rumors abound about a demonic hound. When the American heir arrives to take charge, a family friend calls in Holmes and Watson to get to the heart of the mystery.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mystery, mysterious character, deadly, deadly creature, private detective, ghost, crimes, who done it, riddles and clues, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Crucifer of Blood (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A beautiful young woman asks Holmes to help her father, a former army captain and hopeless opium addict break free of the curse surrounding a stolen treasure.
Style: detective series
Plot: curse, greed, avarice, poison dart, treasure, shot in the back, footprint, throat slitting, train station, morphine, leper, opium ...
Time: victorian era, 1880s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Death on the Nile (2022)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK
Story: Almost everyone on the S.S.Karnak, cruising the Nile, has a reason to want heiress Linnet Ridgeway dead. Her jewels are coveted by elderly Mrs. van Schuyler, her maid is upset because Linnet won't give her a promised dowry, writer Salome ...
Style: captivating, surprise ending, artsy, non-linear, suspense ...
Plot: murder mystery, whodunit, agatha christie, crimes, murder, murder investigation, death, chase, belgian, deduction, investigation, crime ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The corpse of a shabbily dressed young woman has been discovered in the mud flats of the Thames at low tide. Police assume she's a prostitute, but Dr. Watson suspects something more and goes to his old friend Holmes, now retired and at very ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, mind bending
Plot: private detective, murder, sherlock holmes, investigation, mastermind, who done it, mystery, lookalikes, deadly, prodigy, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Cater Street Hangman (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With the help of a feisty aristocratic woman, a working-class Scotland Yard inspector hunts for a serial killer of young women in Victorian London.
Plot: priest, serial killer, murder, adultery, sibling relationship, parent child relationship, female director, victorian england, pregnancy, blood, doctor, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, victorian era
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
TV show
Story: When Eliza Scarlet’s father dies, he leaves her penniless, but she resolves to continue his detective agency. To operate in a male-dominated world, though, she needs a partner... step forward a detective known as the Duke. Eliza and The Duke ...
Style: colourful, entertaining, humorous, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: female detective, victorian england, private detective, crime investigation, victorian age, forensics, detective agency, investigation, female police detective, crimes, adventure, policewoman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Sleeping Murder (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a young bride moves into a country manor, long repressed childhood memories of witnessing a murder come to the surface.
Style: serious, realistic, twists and turns, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: amateur detective, murder, estate, investigation, riddles and clues, a vision, haunted by the past, mystery, deadly, witnessing a crime, crimes, crime ...
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Jack Reed: Death and Vengeance (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jack Reed is investigating a mass murder that occurred in a cemetery in broad daylight. Most individuals at the cemetery and the victims are Russian immigrants and they either fear or don't trust the police, because they have complaining about ...
Style: suspense
Plot: attorney, investigation, political candidate, mass murder, death, murder, politician, murder investigation, russian immigrant
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 17K
The Dry (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Aaron Falk returns to his drought-stricken hometown to attend a tragic funeral. But his return opens a decades-old wound - the unsolved death of a teenage girl.
Style: surprise ending, psychological, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: murder, investigation, haunted by the past, murder investigation, elderly man, australian, violence, police, death, male female relationship, family relations, suicide attempt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the suicide of her friend and employer, who has been teaching her to be a detective, Cordelia Gray (Pippa Guard) takes over his business and begins an investigation of the apparent suicide of the son of a businessman. When the suicide turns ...
Plot: gun, investigation, murder, female protagonist, cross dressing, accident, death of son, tape recording, suspect, female detective, private detective, twenty something ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
City of Tiny Lights (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the teeming, multicultural metropolis of modern-day London, a seemingly straightforward missing-person case launches a down-at-heel private eye into a dangerous world of religious fanaticism and political intrigue.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: missing person, investigation, dark past, missing woman, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, prostitute, private detective, religious fanatic, christmas, flashback, restaurant, interracial romance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.1
 2K
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, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, policewoman, serial murder, deadly, crimes, riddles and clues, journalism, supernatural ability, law enforcement, amateur detective, amateur sleuth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.3
 21K
Crooked House (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A private investigator helps a former flame solve the murder of her wealthy grandfather, who lived in a sprawling estate surrounded by his idiosyncratic family.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, captivating, enigmatic, tense ...
Plot: mansion, agatha christie, servant, family secret, private detective, murder, murder mystery, investigation, whodunit, lady, secret, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, year 1957
Place: cairo egypt, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Great Expectations (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 168 min.
Story: A young boy called Pip stumbles upon a hunted criminal who threatens him and demands food. A few years later, Pip finds that he has a benefactor. Imagining that Miss Havisham, a rich lady whose adopted daughter Estella he loves, is the benefactor, ...
Style: emotional, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: couple relations, social differences, society, rise to the top, romance, power relations, generosity, hopes, rags to riches, orphan, haunted by the past, fall in love ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Miss Marple receives a most interesting request from Mr. Jason Rafiel, with whom she'd struck an acquaintance some years before. He would like her to solve a crime but, does not tell her what it might be, who might have been involved or where ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: investigation, amateur detective, private detective, riddles and clues, police investigation, crime, murder, tour guide, uninhibited rivalry, uncover truth, crimes, rivalry ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 126
White Lie (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black New York man returns to his southern hometown to investigate his father's lynching at the hands of a white mob.
Style: suspense, reflective
Plot: death, rape, investigation, doctor, rape victim, racial issues, lynching, cross cultural relations, racism, love, revenge, murder ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.1
 6K
Stolen (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A detective becomes obsessed with solving a child's 50-year-old murder, uncovering striking similarities between the case and his son's disappearance.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: police investigation, missing child, loss of child, haunted by the past, uncover truth, life is a bitch, crimes, law enforcement, dealing with death, interrogation, police detective, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.8
 2K
Out of Blue (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When Detective Mike Hoolihan is called to investigate the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert, Jennifer Rockwell, she is affected in ways she struggles to comprehend.
Style: tense, enigmatic, suspenseful, psychological, captivating
Plot: murder investigation, murder, astronomy, fainting, hallucination, mother daughter relationship, black hole, female detective, danger, singing, brother sister relationship, crying man ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Secret of the Blackbirds (1983)
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Mr. Fortescue, owner of a big company, unexpectedly dies. The autopsy shows that he has been poisoned. Nobody actually loved him, and even his family members had their reasons to kill him. But who really did it? And who is responsable for killing ...
Style: exciting, surprise ending, enigmatic
Plot: murder investigation, miss marple, murder, family relations, romancing a criminal, inheritance, poison
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Flagrant Désir (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the Médoc, a young woman is found drowned. An accident, her influential family of winegrowers maintains. Or rather murder, as the American inspector Morrison suspects. If so, why? What secrets this family keeps?
Plot: vineyard, police investigation, family secret, murder, mysterious death, family secrets, american abroad, wine, police inspector, drowning, wealthy family
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.6
 3K
Dickensian (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dickensian intertwines the realm of fictional characters in Charles Dickens’ novels—including Scrooge, Fagin and Miss Havisham—in half-hour episodes, as their lives intertwine in 19th century London. The Old Curiosity Shop sits next door to ...
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: charles dickens, victorian england, murder, investigation, family problems, crimes, city life, financial problem, social problems, police, family relations, money problems ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1840s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 3.5
 100
Interference (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A retiring detective tries to discover the identity of a half charred woman found in front of a District Attorney's boat who is pursuing a child serial killer.
Style: psychotronic, suspense, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder investigation, who done it, heroes, police officer, dishonesty, investigation, violent, society, death, child murder, revenge ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
I'll Be Seeing You (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A woman finds out she has a half sister when he father disappears and her half sister turns up dead.
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: uncover truth, haunted by the past, mistaken identity, deadly, crimes, dishonesty, danger, life is a bitch, mystery, riddles and clues, missing person, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The mysterious death of Sir Charles Baskerville is blamed on a longstanding curse that has followed the Baskerville family for two hundred years. Enigmatic sleuth Sherlock Holmes is on the case to uncover the truth about a monstrous, supernatural ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense, serious ...
Plot: sherlock holmes, curse, private detective, investigation, uncover truth, mysterious character, mystery, murder, swamp, haunted by the past, danger, deadly creature ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Sherlock Holmes and the Baker Street Irregulars (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 57 min.
Story: A gang of sharp witted street kids save Sherlock Holmes from an accusation of murder and help to foil an audacious robbery.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense
Plot: sherlock holmes, accused of murder, street kid, crime investigation, private detective, murder investigation, murder mystery, crime solving, homicide detective, private investigation, uncover truth, sleuth ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
The Making of a Lady (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 1901:- Poor but intelligent Emily Fox Seton accepts a marriage proposal from the older Lord James Walderhurst,a widower pushed into providing an heir by his haughty aunt Maria,
Style: stylized, clever, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: love and romance, love affair, social differences, class differences, society, female protagonist, rich and poor, life is a bitch, malice, deception, high society, social problems ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%