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What to Watch If You Love 'Elementary'

Updated June 14, 2019 1.2k votes 229 voters 8.0k views41 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Elementary'
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    Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, based on stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The brilliant yet insensitive detective (Benedict Cumberbatch) partners up with a war doctor (Martin Freeman) to solve crimes in modern-day London.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 2 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 developed by Tom Kapinos. The series revolves around Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis), the Devil, who abandons Hell for Los Angeles where he runs his own nightclub and becomes a consultant to the LAPD.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Elementary'
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    The Mentalist (CBS, 2008) is an American police procedural television series created by Bruno Heller. After his family is murdered, a con man posing as a psychic medium (Simon Baker) uses his keen observational skills to help the California Bureau of Investigation solve their hardest cases, while tracking down a vicious serial killer.... more on Wikipedia
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  • Castle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Elementary'
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    Castle (ABC, 2009) is an American crime-comedy-drama television series created by Andrew W. Marlowe. A homicide detective (Stana Katic) reluctantly works with a best-selling mystery novelist (Nathan Fillion) to solve various crimes in New York City.... more on Wikipedia
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