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What To Watch If You Love 'Monk'

May 14, 2020 652 votes 84 voters 2.1k views42 items

List RulesVote up the television series that you know other fans of 'Monk' will love.

Monk is a detective comedy that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans thanks to Tony Shalhoub's Emmy-winning performance, but if you’ve finished watching the series, there’s no need for despair. There are plenty of movies and TV shows to watch if you like Monk and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you right here!

TV shows similar to Monk often feature quirky detectives and mystery. If you’re looking for more detective procedural shows, Psych is sure to fill the void. The comedy-drama follows a "psychic" crime consultant with photographic memory. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like Monk, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the hardest-to-please fans. Take Murder on the Orient Express, for instance. This movie is basically Monk if it were about a world-renowned detective solving a case on a train, and is a great choice for any whodunit mystery fan.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of Monk’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like Monk, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

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  • Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline Television's Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak. The series stars James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young consultant for the Santa Barbara Police Department whose "heightened observational skills" and impressive detective instincts allow him to convince people that he solves cases with psychic abilities.... more on Wikipedia
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  • White Collar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Monk'
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    White Collar (USA, 2009) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jeff Eastin. After being captured by the FBI, a renowned con artist (Matt Bomer) reluctantly partners up with an honest agent (Tim DeKay) to take down white collar criminals.... more on Wikipedia
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  • The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Monk'
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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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  • Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What To Watch If You Love 'Monk'
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    Lie to Me (Fox, 2009) is an American crime drama television series created by Samuel Baum. A master of studying facial expressions and involuntary body language, Dr. Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) and his colleagues accept assignments from third parties to assist in investigations and expose deceit.... more on Wikipedia
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