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What to Watch If You Love 'Elementary'  

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List Rules Vote up the films and series you know other fans of Elementary will love. Please don’t vote if you haven’t seen Elementary.

Elementary kept viewers on the edge of their seats with crime-solving mystery and suspense, so it's no surprise that you’d be on the hunt for similar shows to watch after bingeing the entire series. Well, search no more, because this list has some of the best recommendations for movies and TV shows similar to Elementary.

Deciding what to watch after Elementary really depends on your mood, but if you’re looking for more sleuthing series, The Mentalist is a show that focuses on the intricate clues picked up by a master con-man who works with the California Bureau of Investigation that you’ll almost certainly love if you like Elementary.

Some other movies and TV shows like Elementary in this list include hit films like Sleepers, which provides the same sense of legal drama, though at slightly higher stakes. Lucifer is another good TV series that inserts the actual Devil into a police procedural series. Other good TV and movies recommended for Elementary fans include Sherlock, Bones, and Sherlock Holmes.

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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Elementary'
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Lucifer (Fox, 2016) is an American fantasy police procedural comedy-drama television series. It features a character created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg taken from the comic book series The Sandman, who later became the protagonist of the spin-off comic book series Lucifer written by Mike Carey, both published by DC Comics' Vertigo imprint. The series focuses on Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who is boared with Hell and moves to Los Angeles, where he gets to help the LAPD punish bad guys. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Elementary'
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The Mentalist is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2008 until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS. The show was created by Bruno Heller, who is also its executive producer. The show follows former "psychic" Patrick Jane, who is a consultant to the California Bureau of Investigation, using the highly developed observational skills he previously employed to "read" people's minds. On May 10, 2014, CBS renewed the series for a 13-episode seventh season which premiered on November 30, 2014 and later announced it as the final season. ...more on Wikipedia

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Elementary'
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Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. ...more on Wikipedia

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Limitless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Elementary'
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Limitless (CBS, 2015) is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Craig Sweeny, based on the 2011 film. Brian Finch (Jake McDorman), a 28-year-old burnout and struggling musician, is introduced to NZT-48, a miracle drug that gives him access to every neuron in his brain, making him the smartest person in the world. ...more on Wikipedia

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