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What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'  

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

Sherlock is a gripping action/mystery that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans, 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 Sherlock, and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you right here!

TV shows similar to Sherlock often pair interesting characters with equally fascinating situations, and if you’re looking for more immersive plots, Doctor Who is sure to fill the void. This show is genre-defining sci-fi. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like Sherlock, 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 Sherlock Holmes, for instance. This movie takes the familiar theme, but casts Robert Downey Jr. as the titular hero, and is a great choice for any Sherlock fan.

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

So, what are your favorite Sherlock-esque movies and TV shows? Vote the best projects up to the top of this list.


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Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'
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1 35 VOTES

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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Doctor Who is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'
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Doctor Who (BBC, 2005) is a British science-fiction television show created by Sydney Newman, C. E. Webber, and Donald Wilson. The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender, and his/her companions. ...more on Wikipedia

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Taboo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'
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Taboo (FX, 2017) is a British television drama series created by Tom Hardy, Edward "Chips" Hardy, and Steven Knight. James Delaney (Tom Hardy) returns to England after twelve years in Africa with fourteen diamonds. ...more on Wikipedia

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The Handmaid's Tale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'
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The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu, 2017) is an American web television series created by Bruce Miller, based on the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood. In a dystopian future where women are brutally subjugated, one woman (Elisabeth Moss) forced to live as a concubine hopes to be reunited with her daughter and be freed from the fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. ...more on Wikipedia

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