Sherlock Holmes is a classic master detective who is known to solve complex mysteries. Director Guy Ritchie gave a fresh look to Sherlock Holmes portrayed by Robert Downey Jr alongside Jude Law as Dr John Watson. The movie and book adaptations of Sherlock Holmes hooked the audience.
Here is a list of movies and shows we recommend you to watch if you love Sherlock Holmes-
1. Dirty Harry (1971)
The infamous Zodiac Killer served as an inspiration for the film. Zodiac Killer was a clever serial killer who haunted California and sent police into a frenzy. The movie also follows this story to some extent with minor changes. Inspector Harry Callahan is on a mission to catch a kidnapper who is popularly known as Scorpio. The film follows the classic detective-criminal chase.
The movie was released during the Zodiac Killer activities. Clint Eastwood starring as Harry performed wonderfully well including his dialogue delivery, which made the movie entertaining. The movie led to a huge box office success and potentially four sequels.
2. Shutter Island (2010)
Shutter Island follows Edward Daniels and Chuck Aule, two federal marshals. They visit a mental asylum situated offshore island where unscrupulous criminals including murderers and rapists were housed.
The curious men reach the island to solve the mysterious disappearance of a patient named Rachel Solando. Edward, to receive answers digs deep into the history of asylum when his own horrifying past bites him.
The film is adapted from Dennis Lehane’s novel. The movie starred Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, and Mark Ruffalo.
3. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
The trailer of Murder on the Orient Express created hype from fans of the original, ‘Orient Express’ from 1974. The story presented by director Kenneth Branagh caught the audience with utmost thrill. The plotline progress, climax, and production design are some reasons the movie bagged the mark.
4. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is unique on the list because it doesn’t feature a murder mystery. In fact, it features dark silence and the Soviet. Depicted from John Le Carrie’s novel ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The story follows British Intelligence officers who are alerted of a Soviet mole (spy) in the team. Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Mark Strong are among the star cast.
5. Angels and Demons (2009)
Goes without saying, the film is an adaptation of Dan Brown’s Novel, ‘Angels and Demons’. Professor Langdon has witnessed a robbery at a facility in Geneva, leading to a conspiracy built in the Vatican.
Langdon is on a mission to stop the city from a possible bomb attack which might lead to war between religion and science. The suspense thriller provides a mind-bending experience to the audience. The heroic climax will have the audience in amazement.
6. Breaking Bad (2008)
Breaking Bad is one of the famous series based on crime and drug abuse. The masterpiece has been in action since 2008. The universe has a standard rule, every action has a reaction. Walter White, a normal family person, succumbs to melancholy due to certain bad decisions.
He rises from a nobody to a gangster. Director Vince Gilligan has portrayed the character psychology meticulously giving the audience a peek into the subconscious mind of the characters. The moments in the episodes are a foreshadowing of future events.
7. Peaky Blinders (2013)
Peaky Blinders recently got a breakthrough, thanks to social media. Thomas Shelby, the protagonist, is a genius, and a charismatic person. He has a particular way of fulfilling his needs which attracts enemies from the political landscape.
Peaky Blinders set the pace in the post-World war era. The kin is among the most powerful gangster families. It could be difficult to portray an era dating back many years on screen, but Peaky Blinders masters that. It also focuses on the lifestyle of the post-World War era, including how soldiers who returned home from the war started suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The cinematography is considered bold, aesthetic, and lavish.
8. True Detective (2014)
Rustin Cole, is rather a monomaniac, a puzzle which the demon himself can’t solve. Martin Hart, his partner, keeps him sane.
The two detectives recount a Satanism case they worked on. But behind those detective masks, two individuals are carrying trucks of emotions and dark secrets. The show is filled with rich content, going back and forth with two distinct timelines. The acting portrayed by Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey does wonders.