Movies and TV shows like Elementary

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Elementary (2012)
 7.9
 109K
Elementary (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: witty, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, odd
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, private detective, crimes, partners, talented, intelligence, prodigy, law enforcement, mastermind, unconventional method, police investigation, resourceful, police detective, friendship, friends, sherlock holmes, expert, teamwork, mind game, whodunit, female partner, outsmarting, coworker, hotshot ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa

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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 captivating films and TV series with plots about crimes, investigation, law enforcement, murder, mystery, police investigation and riddles and clues mostly in Drama, Mystery and Crime genres. Some movies like Elementary: Sherlock (2010), The Mentalist (2008), Castle (2009), Perception (2012), Lie to Me (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 9.1
 891K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 88 min.
TV show
Story: A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.
Style: clever, captivating, witty, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, mind game, riddles and clues, prodigy, genius, sherlock holmes, mastermind, british, intelligence, murder mystery, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, england, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 8.2
 179K
The Mentalist (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: intellectual, exciting, twists and turns, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, outsmarting, partners against crime, fighting crime, partners, serial killer, murder, justice, special agents, talented ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.2
 158K
Castle (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: witty, realistic, humorous, suspenseful, semi serious
Plot: female detective, romancing partners, police detective, riddles and clues, homicide detective, police investigation, investigation, writers, crime investigation, murder, murder investigation, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.5
 21K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Daniel Pierce, a neuroscientist and professor, is recruited to help the federal government crack difficult cases. His intimate knowledge of human behavior and masterful understanding of the mind give him an extraordinary ability to read people, ...
Style: exciting, mind bending, intellectual, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: riddles and clues, schizophrenia, fbi, intelligence, genius, investigation, law enforcement, hallucination, talented, prodigy, college professor, professor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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 8.0
 118K
Lie to Me (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: deception, riddles and clues, uncover truth, crime investigation, investigation, outsmarting, crimes, human nature, fbi, talented, psychology, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.9
 154K
Bones (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
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: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: forensics, partners against crime, crime investigation, police investigation, fbi, partners, riddles and clues, special agents, murder investigation, law enforcement, teamwork, scientist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: tense, realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female detective, partners against crime, police investigation, homicide detective, female protagonist, policewoman, forensics, best friends, friends, police detective, coworker, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.7
 16K
The Finder (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Walter Sherman, an Iraq War veteran, has the extraordinary ability to help people find the unfindable.
Style: witty, exciting, realistic, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, investigation, riddles and clues, talented, hotshot, teamwork, partners, peril, team, escapades, crimes, weirdo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
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 8.3
 128K
White Collar (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
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: exciting, captivating, light, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: cons and scams, mastermind, fbi, unlikely partners, art thief, special agents, con artists, genius, law enforcement, criminal, intelligence, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 8.7
 447K
House (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, witty, cynical, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: doctor, prodigy, dark humor, intelligence, patient, talented, loneliness, human nature, hospital, riddles and clues, loner, expert ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.0
 73K
Monk (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: witty, humorous, realistic, semi serious, odd ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, mastermind, police investigation, prodigy, unconventional method, mental illness, talented, murder, intelligence, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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, investigation, riddles and clues, mastermind, partners against crime, who done it, adventure, ego clash, murder, talented, expert ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: In a seemingly quiet country town the newest resident, Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd, finds that murder lurks in even the most homely location.
Style: witty, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: mystery, partners against crime, whodunit, riddles and clues, unlikely partners, law enforcement, under the surface, police detective, police investigation, uncover truth, partners, detective inspector ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 188K
Criminal Minds (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: special agents, fbi, murder, crimes, profiler, team, law enforcement, investigation, serial killer, forensics, policewoman, investigator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.4
 95K
Psych (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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: exciting, not serious, witty, talky, humorous ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: partners, buddies, best friends, private detective, friends, intelligence, investigation, who done it, prodigy, friendship, talented, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, forensics, police detective, murder investigation, teamwork, investigator, expert, crimes, murder, scientist, workplace, partners ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, las vegas, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.6
 620K
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: clever, captivating, exciting, witty, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: riddles and clues, intelligence, sherlock holmes, steampunk, investigation, private detective, prodigy, master criminal, adventure, partners, talented, clue ...
Time: victorian era, 1890s, 19th century
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
 18K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Body of Proof is an American medical drama television series that ran on ABC from March 29, 2011 to May 28, 2013 and starred Dana Delany as medical examiner Dr. Megan Hunt. The series was created by Chris Murphey and produced by ABC Studios. The ...
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: forensics, who done it, investigation, unconventional method, law enforcement, bodies, medical examiner, murder investigation, relationship vs career, talented, medical, female protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Crossing Jordan (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, tense, serious, clever, suspenseful ...
Plot: forensics, female detective, investigation, police detective, murder, who done it, uncover truth, fighting crime, riddles and clues, mystery, mind game, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 237K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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: captivating, serious, clever, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, mind game, law enforcement, crimes, outsmarting, terrorism, partners, investigation, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2020s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 13K
The Glades (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: This Crime series follows Matt Passmore as Jim, a Chicago cop who gets kicked off the force after being shot and wrongfully accused by his ex-captain of having an affair with his wife. After receiving his payout, Jim decides to moves to a small ...
Style: exciting, stylized, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, law enforcement, hotshot hero, crimes, police investigation, multiple suspects, ex law enforcer, nurse, suspicion, murder, outsmarting, coworker ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: florida, usa, miami, everglades
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 57K
Forever (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
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, captivating, serious, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: immortality, law enforcement, supernatural, investigation, female detective, immortal, supernatural ability, friendship, murder investigation, laboratory, morgue, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Midsomer Murders (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
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, who done it, murder investigation, murder, police investigation, multiple suspects, whodunit, village, detective inspector, law enforcement, human nature, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: private detective, who done it, investigation, police detective, mysterious character, partners against crime, riddles and clues, murder, whodunit, mystery, crimes, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
TV show
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, murder, murder mystery, who done it, riddles and clues, whodunit, investigation, murder investigation, uncover truth, multiple suspects, crimes, private investigator ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.8
 19K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Former Syracuse, New York, police detective Carrie Wells has hyperthymesia, a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to visually remember everything. She reluctantly joins the New York City Police Department's Queens homicide unit ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic, exciting
Plot: female detective, police detective, photographic memory, policewoman, police investigation, police, prodigy, partners, partners against crime, fighting crime, law enforcement, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 25K
The Closer (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
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: twists and turns, captivating, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: police investigation, female detective, crime investigation, investigation, homicide detective, police detective, policewoman, interrogation, crimes, murder, fighting crime, workplace romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.9
 14K
Strike (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A war veteran turned private detective operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Although wounded both physically and psychologically, his unique insight and background as a military police investigator prove crucial in solving ...
Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, ironic, talky ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, female partner, partners, private investigator, multiple suspects, mind game, riddles and clues, antisocial behavior, expert, police investigation, loner ...
Time: 2010s
Place: oxford university, england, britain, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 52K
Scorpion (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story, Scorpion is a high-octane drama about eccentric genius Walter O’Brien and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. As Homeland Security’s new ...
Style: intellectual, captivating, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: genius, problem solving, computer genius, prodigy, computers and web, computer hacker, boy genius, science, hacker, society, national security, save the world ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 8.3
 34K
Life (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: police detective, ex convict, frame up, police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, homicide detective, murder, suspicion, partners against crime, crimes, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%