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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, mastermind, mind game, crimes, riddles and clues, prodigy, partners, crime, murder, who done it, law enforcement, partners against crime, uncover truth, mystery, sherlock holmes
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england

Most similar movies to The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, realistic, serious and clever films and TV series with plots about mystery, crimes, murder, investigation, riddles and clues, crime and deadly mostly in Mystery, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Return of Sherlock Holmes: A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001), Sherlock (2010), Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989), Father Brown (2013), The Murder Room (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, murder, ego clash, adventure, law enforcement, rivalry ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england, victorian era
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100%
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: suspenseful, stylized, realistic, mind bending, scary ...
Plot: private detective, sherlock holmes, disappearance, rivalry, deadly, multiple suspects, missing person, investigation, danger, mystery, crime, crimes ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
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: exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: private detective, riddles and clues, health situation, couple relations, crime, rivalry, dying, doctor, crimes, mystery, deadly, danger ...
Time: victorian, 19th century, victorian era
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, clever
Plot: private detective, investigation, mysterious character, partners against crime, riddles and clues, partners, police detective, murder, who done it, mystery, criminal, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: witty, clever, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, prodigy, mind game, mastermind, partners, sherlock holmes, crime, friendship, british, riddles and clues, intelligence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: england, london, europe, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, stylized ...
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, crime, multiple suspects, crimes, murder mystery, danger, private investigator, suicide ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Father Brown (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Father Brown is based on G. K. Chesterton's detective stories about a Catholic priest who doubles as an amateur detective in order to try and solve mysteries.
Style: suspenseful, serious, intellectual, captivating, realistic
Plot: amateur detective, investigation, clergy, uncover truth, church, priest, who done it, riddles and clues, village life, murder, police investigation, danger ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Murder Room (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne is dead set against continuing the museum when the ...
Style: realistic, mind bending, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: museum, amateur detective, mind game, private detective, police detective, police investigation, dishonesty, deadly, law enforcement, investigation, murder, battles ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Partners in Crime (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Agatha Christie's Partners in Crime is a 1983 British television series based on the short stories of the same name by Agatha Christie. It was directed by John A. Davis and Tony Wharmby, and starred James Warwick and Francesca Annis in the ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, atmospheric, clever ...
Plot: investigation, private detective, crimes, riddles and clues, partners against crime, couples, partners, odd couple, newlyweds, amateur detective, who done it, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Grantchester (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Drama series set in 1953, against the backdrop of the real hamlet of Grantchester. The drama focuses upon the life of Sidney Chambers, a charismatic, charming clergyman who turns investigative vicar when one of his parishioners dies in suspicious ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, suspenseful, clever
Plot: amateur detective, priest, village life, investigation, murder, village, partners against crime, partners, haunted by the past, police detective, who done it, murder investigation ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: sherlock holmes, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, riddles and clues, mysterious character, mystery, deadly creature, who done it, crimes, crime, private detective, supernatural ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Our lady sleuth sashays through the back lanes and jazz clubs of late 1920’s Melbourne, fighting injustice with her pearl handled pistol and her dagger sharp wit. Leaving a trail of admirers in her wake, our thoroughly modern heroine makes sure ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: private detective, investigation, riddles and clues, female detective, crime, murder, maid, crimes, aristocracy, jazz, heroine, assistant ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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 ...
Style: witty, suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic
Plot: investigation, riddles and clues, crimes, intelligence, private detective, prodigy, partners, law enforcement, mind game, sherlock holmes, friendship, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Rosemary & Thyme (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Rosemary & Thyme is a British television mystery series starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. The show began on ITV in 2003. The third series ended in August 2007. The theme is murder ...
Style: feel good, clever, semi serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: countryside, private detective, amateur detective, police investigation, riddles and clues, investigation, police detective, murder, fighting crime, crime, who done it, partners against crime ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Death in Holy Orders (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: New Scotland Yard Commander Adam Dalgleish is asked to have a second look at the death of Ronald Treeves, a student at St. Anselm's seminary.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: murder, media sensation, society, law enforcement, private detective, amateur detective, crimes, writer's life, mystery, riddles and clues, who done it, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, serious, mind bending
Plot: strangulation, serial killer, murder, sherlock holmes, private detective, crime, life is a bitch, lookalikes, mystery, hotshot hero, crimes, investigation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting ...
Plot: private detective, boat chase, river, treasure chest, treasure, doctor, chase, mystery, adventure, crime, crimes, riddles and clues ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: england, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Mystery!: Campion (1989)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Campion is a television show made by the BBC, adapting the Albert Campion mystery novels written by Margery Allingham. Two series were made, in 1989 and 1990, starring Peter Davison as Campion, Brian Glover as his manservant Magersfontein Lugg and ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, suspenseful
Plot: investigation, murder, law enforcement, crime, mystery, riddles and clues, crimes, private detective, partners, danger, multiple suspects, deadly ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Jonathan Creek (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Jonathan Creek follows the story of Madeline Magellan, an investigative journalist. Like most journalists, she sticks her nose in where it isn't wanted, but this is what makes her such a great journalist! While writing a piece about the death ...
Style: clever, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, amateur detective, riddles and clues, partners, prodigy, investigation, wizards and magicians, crime, partners against crime, unlikely partners, deadly, shyness ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Mike Hammer, Private Eye is an American syndicated television program based on the adventures of the fictitious private detective Mike Hammer, created by novelist Mickey Spillane. The show starred Stacy Keach and was seen as an attempt to revive the ...
Style: rough, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: private detective, law enforcement, partners, neo noir, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime, crimes, mystery, hard boiled, pulp fiction, private investigator
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Detective (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Last Detective is an ITV drama starring Peter Davison as Dangerous Davies. The first series aired in 2003 with three more seasons succeeding this. The first consisted of a pilot and three episodes, the second and the third series both consisted ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police detective, murder, couples, deadly, fighting crime, working undercover, crime, partners, amateur detective, private detective, police investigation, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: 4:50 from Paddington (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, Australia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Miss Marple's visiting friend sees a woman being strangled on a passing train, they immediately report it to the police. Inspector Slack sees Miss Marple as a bit of a busy body and drops the investigation after only a few days. Miss ...
Style: clever, suspenseful, serious, realistic, mind bending
Plot: amateur detective, train, murder, private detective, riddles and clues, deadly, crime, partners against crime, mystery, who done it, murder investigation, law enforcement ...
Place: europe, england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Murder City (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: British police drama that revolves around two mismatched detectives who scour London solving complex cases.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: murder, unlikely partners, riddles and clues, partners against crime, crime, mystery, law enforcement, crimes, partners, investigation, police detective, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Death of an Expert Witness (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: When Dr. Edwin Lorrimer, a forensic scientist working at a private laboratory is found killed, Detective Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh is sent to investigate. Dalgliesh had been in the area a few months previously investigating the murder of a young ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious
Plot: murder, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, multiple suspects, crime, riddles and clues, law enforcement, police investigation, mystery, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 563
Serangoon Road (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Singapore, Australia
Story: 1964-65. Singapore is a city at a crossroads. Political and racial tensions are at fever pitch as the British pull out, and a new nation is about to be born. The lights of Bugis Street have never burned so bright: bootleg copies of Motown songs boom ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, tense
Plot: private detective, mystery, workplace situations, partners against crime, murder, workplace, dishonesty, deadly, track down, partners, political unrest, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1964
Place: singapore
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The show follows the adventures of Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster living in the quiet little village of St Mary Mead. During her many visits to friends and relatives in other villages, Miss Marple often stumbles upon mysterious murders which ...
Style: clever, serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: amateur detective, riddles and clues, murder, uncover truth, law enforcement, murder mystery, who done it, crimes, female detective, mystery, whodunit, murder investigation ...
Time: 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A British crime drama based on the "Dalziel and Pascoe" series of books by Reginald Hill, set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Wetherton. The unlikely duo of politically incorrect elephant-in-a-china-shop-copper Detective Superintendent ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, serious, witty
Plot: murder, police detective, mystery, forensics, crime, riddles and clues, unlikely partners, crimes, partners against crime, law enforcement, police investigation, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
Place: england, yorkshire, northern england
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Original Sin (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Commander Adam Dalgliesh is consulted by one of his literary heroes when Peverell Press staff fall victim to a rash of hate mail. When the body of an editor is discovered and another member of the venerable firm is found dead soon after, Dalgliesh ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, atmospheric
Plot: murder, crime, who done it, crimes, danger, deadly, police investigation, mystery, riddles and clues, rivalry, law enforcement, investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, scotland yard
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: realistic, serious, clever, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, investigation, forensics, murder, police detective, who done it, uncover truth, fighting crime, mind game, danger, deadly, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Black Tower (1985)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Frustrated with his career, Commander Dalgliesh is invited to Toynton Grange, a home for the disabled, by his old teacher, Father Baddeley, who is resident there. But unbeknown to Dalgliesh, something happening at the Grange is making the Father ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Plot: murder, monastery, police detective, police investigation, danger, riddles and clues, who done it, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, village ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%