Sherlock movies

by cinematicus | created - 27 Jan 2012 | updated - 26 Jul 2015 | Public

notable omissions: the Guy Ritchie movies.

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1. Sherlock Holmes (1922)

85 min | Drama, Mystery

5.8
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A young Sherlock Holmes seeks to bring down the criminal mastermind Moriarty as he solves a crime involving a blackmailed prince.

Director: Albert Parker | Stars: John Barrymore, Roland Young, Carol Dempster, Gustav von Seyffertitz

Votes: 460 | Gross: $0.18M

2. Sherlock Holmes (1932)

68 min | Drama

5.4
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The famous detective is pulled away from retirement and his fiancée when the condemned Moriarty escapes from prison and swears vengeance.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Clive Brook, Miriam Jordan, Ernest Torrence, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 101

3. Sherlock Holmes: The Grey Lady (1937)

92 min

4.9
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Director: Erich Engels | Stars: Hermann Speelmans, Trude Marlen, Elisabeth Wendt, Edwin Jürgensen

Votes: 24

4. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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The master sleuth hunts his archenemy, Professor Moriarty, who is planning the crime of the century.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Ida Lupino, Alan Marshal

Votes: 5,226

5. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 7,876

6. The Spider Woman (1943)

Approved | 63 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 3,293

7. Sherlock Holmes (1951)

Mystery

7.3
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Stars: Alan Wheatley, Raymond Francis, Iris Vandeleur, Bill Owen

Votes: 15

8. Sherlock Holmes (1954–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson--and, somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade--battle criminals in London.

Stars: Ronald Howard, Howard Marion-Crawford, Archie Duncan, Richard Larke

Votes: 628

9. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Approved | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

7.0
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When a nobleman is threatened by a family curse on his newly inherited estate, detective Sherlock Holmes is hired to investigate.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Christopher Lee, Marla Landi

Votes: 7,505

10. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A series of Sherlock Holmes adaptations, based on the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Stars: Nigel Stock, Peter Cushing, Douglas Wilmer, Peter Madden

Votes: 337

11. Sherlock Holmes in the Singular Case of the Plural Green Mustache (1965)

Not Rated | 4 min | Animation, Short, Drama

3.1
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A morality film where Sherlock Holmes solves a case using Boolean logic.

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames | Stars: Patrick O'Moore, Hilary Wontner

Votes: 16

12. Sherlock Holmes (1967–1968)

60 min | Crime

8.6
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Stars: Erich Schellow, Paul Edwin Roth, Manja Kafka, Hans Schellbach

Votes: 32

13. Sherlock Holmes (1968– )

90 min | Crime

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Stars: Nando Gazzolo, Gianni Bonagura, Paolo Carlini, Antonio Salines

14. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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When a bored Holmes eagerly takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Robert Stephens, Christopher Lee, Colin Blakely, Geneviève Page

Votes: 8,449 | Gross: $3.30M

15. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1979– )

67 min | Crime

8.7
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Doctor Watson moves in with the eccentric Sherlock Holmes and they get a case to solve. A young heiress seeks Holmes' help when she feels threatened by her brutish stepfather after her sister dies under mysterious circumstances.

Stars: Vasiliy Livanov, Vitali Solomin, Rina Zelyonaya, Mariya Solomina

Votes: 2,606

16. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark

Votes: 3,980

about Jack the Ripper, w/ Christopher Plummer, James Mason & John Gielgud.

17. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980– )

25 min | Mystery

8.0
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Shot in Polish-British co-production series of short stories based on themes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - "father" of the world's most famous detective: Sherlock Holmes. Each episode is a ... See full summary »

Stars: Geoffrey Whitehead, Donald Pickering, Patrick Newell, Tommy Godfrey

Votes: 82

18. Sherlock Holmes (1982 TV Movie)

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Director: Jean Hennin | Stars: Paul Guers, Viviane Elbaz, Françoise Caillaud, François Maistre

Votes: 13

19. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 15,707

series 1 & 2.

20. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 7,260

series 3 & 4.

21. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 103 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

8.2
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The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robin Hunter, Alf Joint

Votes: 2,467

22. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1988 TV Movie)

Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.0
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When latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth.

Director: Brian Mills | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Raymond Adamson, Alastair Duncan

Votes: 3,509

23. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Holmes and Dr. Watson solve the mysteries of the Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax, Thor Bridge, Shoscombe Old Place, The Boscombe Valley Mystery, The Illustrious Client and The Creeping Man.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 3,593

Jeremy series 5 & 6.

24. Sherlock Holmes und die sieben Zwerge (1992– )

Family

8.3
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Stars: Alfred Müller, Ellen Schwiers, Ulrike Haase, Stefan Limprecht

Votes: 12

25. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Holmes, his friend Watson (or his brother Mycroft) work to solve the mysteries of The Three Gables, The Dying Detective, The Golden Pince-Nez, The Red Circle, The Mazarin Stone, and The ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Rosalie Williams, Edward Hardwicke, Charles Gray

Votes: 4,834

26. Sherlock Holmes (1995)

Mystery

5.0
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Star: Mark Adair-Rios

Votes: 22

27. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004 TV Movie)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A serial killer stalking the teen-aged daughters of the aristocracy brings Sherlock Holmes out of his drug-filled semi-retirement.

Director: Simon Cellan Jones | Stars: Rupert Everett, Nicholas Palliser, Neil Dudgeon, Ian Hart

Votes: 2,214

28. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 615,386