Movies and TV shows like Elementary

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Elementary (2012)
 7.9
 92K
Elementary (2012)
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: witty, serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, prodigy, private detective, intelligence, partners, crime, crimes, law enforcement, mind game, mastermind, female partner, resourceful, unconventional method, police investigation, talented, teamwork, coworker, friendship, danger, odd, friends, assistant, loyalty, multiple suspects ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: new york, usa

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 investigation, crimes, murder, crime, mystery, law enforcement and riddles and clues mostly in Crime, Mystery and Drama genres. Some movies like Elementary: Sherlock (2010), The Mentalist (2008), Castle (2009), Lie to Me (2009), Bones (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 9.2
 689K
Sherlock (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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, mind game, partners, crime, mastermind, friendship, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, british, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, europe, london, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 151K
The Mentalist (2008)
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: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: partners against crime, crimes, fighting crime, police investigation, serial killer, investigation, danger, partners, murder, crime, psychic, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 132K
Castle (2009)
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: witty, humorous, suspenseful, realistic, semi serious
Plot: police investigation, investigation, murder, who done it, police detective, murder investigation, writer's life, partners, crimes, female detective, riddles and clues, resourceful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.0
 103K
Lie to Me (2009)
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, suspenseful, realistic, psychological
Plot: investigation, uncover truth, riddles and clues, talented, human nature, team, deception, research, crimes, dishonesty, workplace situations, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.9
 129K
Bones (2005)
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: witty, intellectual, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, fbi, forensics, riddles and clues, crimes, teamwork, search, victim, policewoman, killings, expert ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 109K
White Collar (2009)
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: exciting, suspenseful, realistic, serious, light ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, fbi, partners, crime, cons and scams, intelligence, dishonesty, mastermind, chases and races, expert, law enforcement, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 17K
Perception (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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: mind bending, offbeat, exciting, captivating, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: prodigy, fbi, intelligence, investigation, riddles and clues, talented, crime, professor, investigator, hallucinations, law enforcement, schizophrenia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Rizzoli & Isles (2010)
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: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: girls' night
Plot: police investigation, partners against crime, crimes, forensics, family relations, crime, best friends, partners, police detective, policewoman, workplace, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, boston, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984)
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: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, captivating
Audience: boys' night
Plot: investigation, private detective, riddles and clues, sherlock holmes, mastermind, who done it, partners against crime, adventure, ego clash, murder, friendship, misfit partners ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 49K
Forever (2014)
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: captivating, atmospheric, serious, tense, suspenseful
Plot: immortality, investigation, crimes, friendship, buddies, supernatural ability, supernatural, law enforcement, laboratory, murder investigation, secret, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 18th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
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: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: forensics, police investigation, crime, murder, mystery, danger, scientist, police detective, expert, teamwork, evidence, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 136K
Criminal Minds (2005)
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: serious, psychological, exciting, rough, suspense ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: fbi, investigation, crime, special agents, murder, intelligence, team, law enforcement, profiler, danger, investigator, serial killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, virginia, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 8.0
 58K
Monk (2002)
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, offbeat, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: private detective, investigation, intelligence, prodigy, crime, mastermind, odd, ex law enforcer, crimes, murder, police investigation, riddles and clues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.1
 154K
The Blacklist (2013)
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: captivating, serious, clever, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, secret, master criminal, intrigue, crimes, mind game, crime, danger, investigation, terrorism, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
 7.7
 14K
The Finder (2012)
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: witty, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, crime, crimes, escapades, hotshot, expert, talented, teamwork, search, team, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 370K
House (2004)
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: cynical, clever, psychological, witty, dark humor ...
Plot: prodigy, doctor, talented, antisocial behavior, doctors and patients, mastermind, riddles and clues, loner, patient, surgery, human nature, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 8.4
 77K
Psych (2006)
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: intellectual, humorous, not serious, talky, witty ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: private detective, intelligence, buddies, who done it, investigation, resourceful, crime, partners, best friends, police, unconventional method, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 543K
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
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, exciting, entertaining, humorous, intellectual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, sherlock holmes, hotshot hero, murder, intelligence, mystery, adventure, verbal byplay ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard, tower bridge london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Crossing Jordan (2001)
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: serious, clever, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: riddles and clues, fighting crime, crime, investigation, murder investigation, crime investigation, medical examination, who done it, mystery, crimes, danger, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 14K
Body of Proof (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, suspenseful, realistic, captivating, motivational ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: forensics, bodies, investigation, relationship vs career, ambitious, law enforcement, prodigy, crimes, suspicion, coworker, workplace situations, surgery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 31K
Life (2007)
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: police investigation, police detective, uncover truth, frame up, murder, investigation, ex convict, hotshot, crime, mystery, lapd, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Women's Murder Club (2007)
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: murder investigation, policewoman, police investigation, riddles and clues, best friends, crime, partners against crime, female detective, female friendship, mystery, fighting crime, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 21K
The Closer (2005)
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: sincere, twists and turns, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: policewoman, investigation, police investigation, murder, interrogation, crime, fighting crime, lapd, police, police station, workplace intrigue, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, clever, witty
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, elderly, mystery writer, murder, female detective, mystery, crime, who done it, trap, writer's life, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 8.4
 10K
Terriers (2010)
Genre: Comedy, 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, private detective, investigation, private investigator, lawyer, crime, recovering alcoholic, ex-cop, buddies, crimes, friends, small time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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, cynical, intellectual, witty ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, mind game, hotshot hero, mystery, verbal byplay, master villain, partners against crime, escapades, detective inspector, steampunk, fight scenes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe, paris france, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 8.4
 60K
Veronica Mars (2004)
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, witty, clever, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: amateur detective, student, private detective, investigation, teenage life, danger, high school, sheriff, private investigator, ex couple relations, teacher, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, captivating, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, crime, uncover truth, murder, multiple suspects, murder mystery, crimes, private investigator, danger, who done it ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 15K
Unforgettable (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Plot: policewoman, police detective, police investigation, prodigy, partners, fighting crime, crimes, haunted by the past, female detective, partners against crime, photographic memory, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.9
 6K
Strike (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, ironic, talky
Plot: private detective, loner, investigation, danger, alienation, mind game, riddles and clues, misfit, antisocial behavior, partners, multiple suspects, resourceful ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%