Movies and TV shows like Elementary

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Elementary (2012)
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Elementary
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare - a sober companion, Dr. Watson.
Style: talky, suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: crime, investigation, private detective, verbal byplay, prodigy, mystery, mind game, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, crimes, partners, friendship, danger, deadly, law enforcement, police investigation, misfit, rivalry, friends, patronizing, multiple suspects, mastermind, supportive friend, outside help, alienation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
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The Mentalist
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
43 min.
 8.1
Castle
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
USA
43 min.
 8.2
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Most similar movies to Elementary

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and witty films and TV series with plots about investigation, crimes, murder, mystery, crime, law enforcement and partners mostly in Mystery, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Elementary: Sherlock (2010), Bones (2005), The Mentalist (2008), Castle (2009), Rizzoli & Isles (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sherlock
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, psychological, serious ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, investigation, friendship, partners, crime, eccentricity, mastermind, murder mystery, resourceful, verbal byplay, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
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System:   95%
    User:   91%
 
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Bones
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, witty, realistic, intellectual
Plot: fbi, partners against crime, crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, deadly, partners, murder, crime investigation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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System:   68%
    User:   89%
 
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 8.1
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The Mentalist
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.
Style: twists and turns, suspense, exciting, intellectual, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, murder, partners against crime, vengeance, police, serial killer, fighting crime, police investigation, danger, blood, partners, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
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System:   68%
    User:   94%
 
 8.2
 129K
Castle
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, witty, semi serious, humorous
Plot: investigation, police investigation, murder, who done it, murder investigation, mother son relationship, reluctant partners, whodunit, writer's life, female detective, verbal byplay, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   91%
 
Rizzoli & Isles
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Perhaps their strikingly different personalities make the relationship between detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles so effective. Jane, the only female cop in Boston's homicide division, is tough, relentless and rarely lets ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: crime, partners against crime, police investigation, mystery, crimes, law enforcement, partners, homicide detective, female detective, police, murder, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   93%
 
 8.0
 99K
Lie to Me
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: The world's leading deception researcher, Dr. Cal Lightman, studies facial expression, body language and tone of voice to determine when a person is lying and why, which helps law enforcement and government agencies uncover the truth. But his ...
Style: clever, serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, human nature, lie, crime investigation, investigation, psychology, talented, team, hidden truth, riddles and clues, workplace situations, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   97%
 
 8.3
 106K
White Collar
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, light, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, crime, forger, cons and scams, chases and races, partners, embezzler, art, art thief, deal, expert, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   63%
    User:   89%
 
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Monk
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, witty
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, mystery, obsession, murder, riddles and clues, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, anti heroes, prodigy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   76%
 
 7.6
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Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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: exciting, entertaining, captivating, intellectual, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, mystery, adventure, sherlock holmes, murder, hotshot hero, verbal byplay, investigation, riddles and clues, plot twist, fight scenes, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   100%
 
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series follows Las Vegas criminalists working for the Las Vegas Police Department as they use physical evidence to solve grisly murders in this unusually graphic drama, which has inspired a host of other cop-show "procedurals". The ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mystery, murder, crime, police investigation, urban, police station, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, crime investigation, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   100%
 
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.
Style: exciting, entertaining, intellectual, cynical, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hotshot hero, verbal byplay, mystery, fight scenes, master villain, private detective, mind game, riddles and clues, partners against crime, conspiracy, twists & turns, escapades ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, switzerland, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   100%
 
 7.7
 14K
The Finder
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, witty, realistic, exciting
Plot: investigation, crime, track down, mystery, crimes, partners, partners against crime, riddles and clues, chases and races, deadly, escapades, war veteran ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   56%
    User:   100%
 
 8.1
 143K
The Blacklist
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, master criminal, special agents, crime, unlikely partners, mystery, manipulations, mind game, crimes, investigation, profiler, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   74%
 
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 8.8
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House
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Dr. Gregory House, a drug-addicted, unconventional, misanthropic medical genius, leads a team of diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton–Plainsboro Teaching Hospital in New Jersey.
Style: clever, realistic, serious, talky, cynical ...
Plot: hospital, medicine, treatment, doctor, doctors and patients, cure, prodigy, medical profession, health, surgery, misdiagnosed, snobbism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   77%
 
 8.3
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Life
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, crime, police detective, frame up, mystery, police investigation, crimes, law enforcement, partners, murder, partners against crime, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   50%
    User:   73%
 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, serious, stylized, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, partners against crime, crime, mystery, adventure, investigation, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, who done it, crimes, misfit partners, mysterious character ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   49%
    User:   100%
 
 8.4
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Psych
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Thanks to his police officer father's efforts, Shawn Spencer spent his childhood developing a keen eye for detail (and a lasting dislike of his dad). Years later, Shawn's frequent tips to the police lead to him being falsely accused of a ...
Style: humorous, not serious, intellectual, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: crime, private detective, clairvoyant, buddies, police station, investigation, police, partners, best friends, who done it, unconventional method, intelligence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   42%
    User:   60%
 
 8.3
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Forever
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful
Plot: supernatural ability, curses spells and rituals, crime, buddies, laboratory, immortality, investigation, doctors and patients, friendship, murder investigation, crimes, imaginary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   93%
 
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Women's Murder Club
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Women's Murder Club was an American police procedural and legal drama, which ran on ABC from October 12, 2007, to May 13, 2008. The series is set in San Francisco, California and is based on the 'Women's Murder Club' series of ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, witty, realistic
Plot: crime, best friends, partners against crime, mystery, fighting crime, murder, investigation, crimes, murder investigation, deadly, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   100%
 
 8.4
 10K
Terriers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business. The series is set in Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, although it is portrayed as a ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, crime, investigation, partners, buddies, crimes, friends, private investigator, ex-cop, recovering alcoholic, lawyer, small time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   67%
 
 7.6
 16K
The Bridge
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: A murdered body on a bridge between El Paso and Juarez bring together El Paso detective Sonya Cross and Chihuahua State Police detective Marco Ruiz.
Style: captivating, twists and turns, serious, tense, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, crime, police detective, mystery, mind game, murder, police investigation, crimes, deadly, law enforcement, partners, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   30%
 
Crossing Jordan
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic pathologist employed in the Massachusetts Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Style: suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, investigation, who done it, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly, law enforcement, mind game, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 20K
The Closer
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Deputy Police Chief Brenda Jean Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: crime, fighting crime, investigation, police station, workplace intrigue, mind game, police investigation, lapd, police, crimes, law enforcement, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   100%
 
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Without a Trace
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Without a Trace was an American police procedural television drama series that originally ran on CBS from September 26, 2002 to May 19, 2009. The series follows the ventures of a Missing Persons Unit of the FBI in New York City.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: missing person, crime, police investigation, partners against crime, urban, mystery, track down, riddles and clues, fbi, crimes, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   31%
 
 8.4
 59K
Veronica Mars
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character, a student who progresses from high school to college while moonlighting as a private investigator under the tutelage of her detective ...
Style: talky, suspenseful, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, verbal byplay, mystery, private detective, crime, investigation, crimes, youth, social relations, private investigator, high school, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   50%
 
 8.1
 129K
Criminal Minds
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
Story: An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: crime, investigation, murder, special agents, fbi, law enforcement, danger, deadly, intelligence, team, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   92%
 
 7.7
 28K
Law & Order
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Law & Order is an American police procedural and legal drama television series, created by Dick Wolf and part of the Law & Order franchise. It originally aired on NBC and, in syndication, on various cable networks. Law & Order premiered ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: tough law enforcer, crime, lawyer, fighting crime, courtroom, legal action, murder, police investigation, law enforcement, crime investigation, law and order, police ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   26%
    User:   31%
 
The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire
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: suspenseful, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: partners against crime, mystery, private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, partners, rivalry, uncover truth ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   100%
 

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Rubicon
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Rubicon is an American television series that centers on an intelligence analyst at a national think tank in New York City called the American Policy Institute, who discovers that he may be working with members of a secret society that manipulates ...
Style: twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: manipulations, uncover truth, mystery, riddles and clues, danger, dishonesty, conspiracy, government agency, prodigy, espionage, crimes, state affairs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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System:   25%
    User:   24%
 
 7.6
 21K
Cold Case
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she is assigned cases that have never been solved. Detective Lilly Rush combines her natural instincts with the updated technology available today to bring about ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Plot: crime, police detective, uncover truth, victim, murder, mystery, who done it, police investigation, female detective, crimes, cold case, murder investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1910s, 2000s, 1920s ...
Place: philadelphia, usa
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System:   25%
    User:   22%
 
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