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The Sign of Four (1987)
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The Sign of Four (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Mary Morstan has received a pearl in the post every year since her father's disappearance; this leads Holmes and Watson to the truth about a secret pact between four convicts during the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Style: realistic, exciting, mind bending, serious, suspenseful, stylized, interesting, complex, visually appealing, talky ...
Plot: private detective, boat chase, doctor, river, treasure chest, chase, mystery, adventure, crimes, crime, treasure, riddles and clues, investigation, missing person, deadly, rivalry, ego clash, sherlock holmes, murder, dog, prison, boat, british empire, sikh, pearl ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century
Place: england, india, london

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Most similar movies to The Sign of Four

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic and clever films with plots about mystery, crimes, investigation, private detective, murder, deadly and crime mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like The Sign of Four: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994), Sherlock Holmes (2009), Sherlock (2002), The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986), The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, riddles and clues, investigation, mastermind, partners against crime, who done it, murder, adventure, ego clash, law enforcement, danger ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
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The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Sherlock Holmes and his intrepid companion, Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, the Boscombe Valley, an illustrious client, and a creeping man.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: private detective, deadly, crime, crimes, rivalry, investigation, mystery, danger, partners against crime, conspiracy, riddles and clues, missing person ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england
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69%
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 306 min.
TV show
Story: Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of three gables, the dying detective, a golden pince-nez, the red circle, a mazarin stone, and a cardboard box.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, adventurer, ego clash, crimes, deadly, rivalry, crime, danger, mystery, investigation, doctor, couple relations ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: england
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68%
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Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Australia
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Eccentric consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes and Doctor John Watson battle to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy England.
Style: captivating, clever, exciting, humorous, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, steampunk, private detective, intelligence, investigation, sherlock holmes, adventure, partners, master criminal, prodigy, talented, hotshot hero ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, victorian
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sherlock (2002)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Romania, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Early in his crime-solving career, Sherlock Holmes attempts to prevent Moriarty from cornering the heroin market.
Style: suspenseful, clever, serious, mind bending, realistic
Plot: murder, drug dealing, sherlock holmes, mind game, investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, chases and races, partners against crime, obsessive quest, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: victorian era, victorian, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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: serious, realistic, mind bending, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mastermind, mind game, murder, riddles and clues, who done it, uncover truth, mystery, prodigy, crimes, partners ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Horror
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called in to unravel a mysterious curse that has plagued the Baskerville family for generations. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead, his heir, Sir Henry, begs Holmes to save him from the terrifying ...
Style: scary, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized, tense ...
Plot: murder, sherlock holmes, investigation, curses spells and rituals, nosy, partners against crime, crimes, mysterious character, deadly, deadly creature, private detective, danger ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Hands of a Murderer (1990)
Genre: Mystery, Action, Adventure
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sherlock Holme must track down his nemesis Professor Moriarty after the villain kidnaps Holme's brother Mycroft. The evil doctor is forcing his captive to decode highly classified military documents.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: law enforcement, crime, danger, undercover, investigation, crimes, conspiracy, chaos and mayhem, who done it, working undercover, kidnapping, riddles and clues ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: murder, amateur sleuth, uncover truth, mystery, investigation, mind game, partners against crime, friends, danger, dishonesty, amateur detective, private detective ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian, victorian era, 1870s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The scene of the crime is Whitechapel, the same London district notorious for the recent attacks of Jack the Ripper. Three monks are found dead, the apparent victims of a vampire - now, someone else is out for blood. Or is it something else? As ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, enigmatic, realistic
Plot: sherlock holmes, private detective, uncover truth, investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, partners against crime, danger, crimes, escapades, partners, murder ...
Time: victorian, victorian era, 19th century, victorian england
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Murder by Decree (1979)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes is drawn into the case of Jack the Ripper who is killing prostitutes in London's East End. Assisted by Dr. Watson, and using information provided by a renowned psychic, Robert Lees, Holmes finds that the murders may have its ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: jack the ripper, serial killer, murder, mystery, crime, crimes, conspiracy, sherlock holmes, danger, track down, slasher, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1800s, 1880s ...
Place: england, london, europe, scotland
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35%
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, mystery, who done it, crimes, hotshot hero, life is a bitch, prodigy, lookalikes ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Sherlock Holmes and the Masks of Death (1984)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Holmes (Peter Cushing) and Dr. Watson (John Mills) ponder cases in which the victims seem to have been scared to death.
Style: serious, realistic, scary, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, murder, private detective, investigation, mystery, law enforcement, rivalry, ego clash, who done it, rescue, amateur detective, deadly ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Concerned about his friend's cocaine use, Dr. Watson tricks Sherlock Holmes into travelling to Vienna, where Holmes enters the care of Sigmund Freud. Freud attemts to solve the mysteries of Holmes' subconscious, while Holmes devotes ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: kidnapping, sherlock holmes, hypnosis, redemption, obsession, friendship, chase, investigation, private detective, drug addiction, drug addict, friends ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1890s
Place: europe, london, england, vienna, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens of Yorkshire, but things become more difficult for the ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police corruption, murder, police investigation, crimes, uncover truth, mystery, police detective, deadly, dishonesty, riddles and clues, who done it ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980, 70s
Place: yorkshire, europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Carambole (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Finland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: This film is based upon the book with the same name, by Håkan Nesser, one of Swedens most appreciated "crime-authors".
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: hit and run, murder, mystery, life turned upside down, deadly, crimes, investigation, law enforcement, private detective, uncover truth, blackmail, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.
Style: serious, realistic, talky, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly, multiple suspects, estate ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, private detective, curse, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, mysterious character, murder, deadly creature, rivalry, track down, riddles and clues ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Appointment with Death (1988)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Emily Boynton, stepmother to the three Boynton children -- Lennox, Raymond and Carol -- and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever ...
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, ship, blackmail, mystery, murder mystery, crimes, crime, dishonesty, law enforcement, deadly ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937, 80s
Place: israel, middle east, holy land, new jersey, jerusalem ...
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30%
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Director Billy Wilder adds a new and intriguing twist to the personality of intrepid detective Sherlock Holmes. One thing hasn't changed however: Holmes' crime-solving talents. Holmes and Dr. Watson take on the case of a beautiful woman ...
Style: witty, humorous, clever, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: private detective, ballet, monk, loch ness monster, mystery, memory loss, submarine, investigation, crimes, prodigy, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s, 70s
Place: scotland, england, europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, clever, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder mystery, murder, investigation, island, crime, mystery, crimes, intrigue, multiple suspects, amateur detective, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: greece, albania, south of france, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Study in Terror (1965)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Watson reads from the newspaper there have been two similar murders near Whitechapel in a few days, Sherlock Holmes' sharp deductive is immediately stimulated to start its merciless method of elimination after observation of every ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, scary, psychotronic ...
Plot: private detective, serial killer, prostitute, murder, track down, woman in danger, who done it, police detective, law enforcement, mystery, investigation, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1880s
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: amateur detective, investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, police investigation, crime, murder, tour guide, uninhibited rivalry, uncover truth, crimes, rivalry ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Death on the Nile (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?
Style: clever, twists and turns, captivating, enigmatic, talky ...
Plot: whodunit, murder mystery, multiple suspects, murder, cruise, private detective, investigation, mystery, deadly, heir heiress, love triangle, river ...
Time: 1930s, year 1937
Place: egypt, washington d.c., england
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28%
The Big Sleep (1978)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The classic Raymond Chandler tale retold with Mitchum taking over the Bogart role.
Style: talky, clever, cynical, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, murder, forbidden love, gambling, neo noir, femme fatale, gay, blackmail, crime, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sherlock Holmes and the Leading Lady (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, USA
Duration: 187 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson get involved with Balkan terrorists to save Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria from an assassination at the opera house and prevent World War I.
Style: clever, suspenseful, witty, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, private detective, terrorism, who done it, love affair, riddles and clues, crime, undercover, deadly, investigation, crimes, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, edwardian era, 1910s
Place: austria, vienna, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meet as boys in an English Boarding school. Holmes is known for his deductive ability even as a youth, amazing his classmates with his abilities. When they discover a plot to murder a series of British business men by ...
Style: clever, serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: murder, friendship, investigation, danger, private detective, amateur detective, mastermind, adventure, mystery, sherlock holmes, who done it, teenage life ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 1870s, 80s ...
Place: london, england, europe, big ben london, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: It's Yorkshire in 1974, and fear, mistrust and institutionalised police corruption are running riot. Rookie journalist Eddie Dunford is determined to search for the truth in an increasingly complex maze of lies and deceit surrounding the police ...
Style: bleak, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: serial killer, police brutality, murder, strangulation, missing child, police corruption, investigation, crimes, mystery, uncover truth, journalism, conspiracy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974, 80s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, suspenseful, serious, scary, psychotronic
Plot: supernatural, curses spells and rituals, mysterious character, deadly, deadly creature, private detective, ghost, crimes, estate, who done it, riddles and clues, mystery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1983)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sherlock Holmes comes to the aid of his friend Henry Baskerville, who is under a family curse and menaced by a demonic dog that prowls the bogs near his estate and murders people.
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, tense, psychotronic
Plot: swamp, private detective, undercover, ghost, investigation, supernatural, partners against crime, crimes, crime, mystery, mysterious character, riddles and clues ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%