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What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'

Updated September 3, 2020 2.1k votes 227 voters 4.2k 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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  • Lucifer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'
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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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  • Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'
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    Broadchurch (ITV, 2013) is a British serial crime drama television series created by Chris Chibnall. Police detectives DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) investigate a brutal murder in a small coastal town.... more on Wikipedia
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    Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'
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    Sherlock Holmes is the name given to the TV series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations produced by British television company Granada Television between 1984 and 1994, with the first two series bearing the title The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes on screen and being followed by subsequent sub-series bearing the titles of the other short story collections by Arthur Conan Doyle. The series was broadcast on the ITV network in the UK and starred Jeremy Brett as the famous detective. His portrayal remains very popular and is accepted by some as the definitive on-screen version of Sherlock Holmes. In addition, Holmes's faithful friend and companion Dr. Watson is portrayed as the kind of thoroughly... more on Wikipedia
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  • Agatha Christie's Poirot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love 'Sherlock'
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    Agatha Christie's Poirot is a British television drama that aired on ITV from 8 January 1989 to 13 November 2013. David Suchet stars as the eponymous detective, Agatha Christie's fictional Hercule Poirot. Initially produced by LWT, the series was later produced by ITV Studios. In the United States, PBS and A&E have aired it as Poirot. At the programme's conclusion, which finished with Curtain, based on the final Poirot novel, every major literary work by Christie that featured the title character had been adapted.... more on Wikipedia
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