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What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'

Updated September 3, 2020 2.3k votes 266 voters 5.8k views41 items

List RulesVote 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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