Sherlock Holmes 290 Movies, Shows, Shorts

by Huntress_Dark_Knight | created - 23 Feb 2012 | updated - 22 Sep 2012 | Public

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1. The Sign of Four (2001 TV Movie)

90 min | Mystery

Greed, betrayal and vengeance set the stage for this Sir Arthur Conan Doyle classic. Mary Morstan, a young governess, has been receiving a rare and lustrous pearl annually from an anonymous... See full summary »

Director: Rodney Gibbons | Stars: Matt Frewer, Kenneth Welsh, Sophie Lorain, Marcel Jeannin

Votes: 451

2. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

Not Rated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

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: 8,411

3. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 8,722

4. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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: 5,793

5. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

To treat his friend's cocaine induced delusions, Watson lures Sherlock Holmes to Sigmund Freud.

Director: Herbert Ross | Stars: Alan Arkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Duvall, Nicol Williamson

Votes: 3,953

6. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Mystery, Thriller

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: 4,423

7. Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)

PG-13 | 109 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

When assorted people start having inexplicable delusions that lead to their deaths, a teenage Sherlock Holmes (Nicholas Rowe) decides to investigate.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 17,803 | Gross: $19.74M

8. Without a Clue (1988)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A drunken Sherlock Holmes is really just a cover for the real detective, Dr. Watson.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, Jeffrey Jones, Lysette Anthony

Votes: 8,839 | Gross: $8.54M

9. Dressed to Kill (1946)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes sets out to discover why a trio of murderous villains, including a dangerously attractive female, are desperate to obtain three unassuming and inexpensive little music boxes.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Patricia Morison, Edmund Breon

Votes: 4,954

10. Sherlock Holmes in New York (1976 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 99 min | Crime, Mystery

In this mystery, Sherlock Holmes pursues his archenemy Professor James Moriarty to New York City, in which the villainous scoundrel has carried out the ultimate bank robbery. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Roger Moore, John Huston, Patrick Macnee, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 701

11. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1987 TV Movie)

100 min | Mystery

Sherlock Holmes is brought back to life by Watson's female descendant after being cryogenically frozen for eighty years.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Margaret Colin, Michael Pennington, Barry Morse, Olivier Pierre

Votes: 296

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

Unrated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

When the 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: 4,217

13. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

57 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 555,602 | Gross: $209.03M

14. The Woman in Green (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes investigates when young women around London turn up murdered, each with a finger severed. Scotland Yard suspects a madman, but Holmes believes the killings to be part of a diabolical plot.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Hillary Brooke, Henry Daniell

Votes: 4,915

15. Terror by Night (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Alan Mowbray, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 4,907

16. Pursuit to Algiers (1945)

Approved | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

Holmes is recruited to escort the heir to a European throne safely back to his homeland after his father's assassination.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Riordan, Rosalind Ivan

Votes: 3,031

17. The House of Fear (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 4,024

18. The Pearl of Death (1944)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When a valuable pearl with a sinister reputation is stolen, Sherlock Holmes must investigate its link to a series of brutal murders.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Evelyn Ankers

Votes: 3,548

19. The Scarlet Claw (1944)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

When a gentlewoman is found dead with her throat torn out, the villagers blame a supernatural monster. But Sherlock Holmes, who gets drawn into the case from nearby Quebec, suspects a human murderer.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gerald Hamer, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 4,383

20. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Arthur Margetson

Votes: 3,825

21. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)

Approved | 71 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord, Henry Daniell

Votes: 3,497

22. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Votes: 4,961

23. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in... See full summary »

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, Reginald Denny

Votes: 3,788

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

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

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: 18,234

25. The Sign of Four (1987 TV Movie)

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

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: 3,084

26. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)

306 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 6,318

27. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Episode: The Three Gables (1994)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A dead young man's affair with a beautiful widow brings odd, dangerous events to his grandmother's house.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Claudine Auger

Votes: 451

28. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Episode: The Dying Detective (1994)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A man dies of a mysterious tropical disease on which his cousin, his heir, is the sole authority.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 510

29. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Episode: The Golden Pince-Nez (1994)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes and his brother Mycroft investigate the murder of an amanuensis who clutches a pince-nez and whose last words were, "The professor--it was she."

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Charles Gray, Rosalie Williams, Frank Finlay

Votes: 441

30. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Episode: The Red Circle (1994)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A nervous landlady brings a mysterious boarder to Holmes' attention, leading to a secret society and the efforts of a young couple to escape their past.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Betty Marsden

Votes: 431

31. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Episode: The Mazarin Stone (1994)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes has disappeared into the Highlands, while Mycroft investigates the theft of the Mazarin diamond and Watson suspects a trap in an offer of $5 million to a former professor if he can find a third man surnamed Garrideb.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Charles Gray, Rosalie Williams

Votes: 446

32. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1994)
Episode: The Cardboard Box (1994)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Susan Cushing asks Holmes' help in solving the disappearance of her sister Mary Browner, but it doesn't seem Holmes' type of case until he is told of a Christmas present's grisly contents.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 430

33. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)
Episode: The Disappearance of Lady Frances Carfax (1991)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A headstrong but titled suffragette slips into the power of a murderous con artist.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Cheryl Campbell, Julian Curry

Votes: 494

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 4,345

35. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)
Episode: The Problem of Thor Bridge (1991)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A governess is arrested for the murder of her employer's wife.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Daniel Massey, Celia Gregory

Votes: 482

36. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)
Episode: Shoscombe Old Place (1991)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A debt-ridden aristocrat may be having a mental breakdown, and his servants are concerned.

Director: Patrick Lau | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robin Ellis, Elizabeth Weaver

Votes: 436

37. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)
Episode: The Boscombe Valley Mystery (1991)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When William McCarthy is found dead, the son with whom he had just quarreled is charged with murder.

Director: June Howson | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Peter Vaughan, Jonathan Barlow

Votes: 468

38. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)
Episode: The Illustrious Client (1991)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Violet Merville is determined to marry the man she loves, who Holmes knows has already murdered one wife.

Director: Tim Sullivan | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Anthony Valentine, Carol Noakes

Votes: 480

39. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)
Episode: The Creeping Man (1991)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Holmes thinks a woman's claim to have seen a man at her upstairs bedroom window is related to the theft of several apes.

Director: Tim Sullivan | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Charles Kay, Adrian Lukis

Votes: 434

40. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)
Episode: The Master Blackmailer (1992)

TV-PG | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Holmes and Watson attempt to break the grip of a ruthless blackmailer of their clients.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Robert Hardy, Norma West

Votes: 848

41. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)
Episode: The Last Vampyre (1993)

TV-PG | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes investigates strange and tragic happenings in a village that appear linked to a man who seems to be like a vampire.

Director: Tim Sullivan | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Roy Marsden, Keith Barron

Votes: 945

42. The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes (1991–1993)
Episode: The Eligible Bachelor (1993)

TV-PG | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sherlock Holmes' problem with disturbing dreams proves to be both an impediment and an aid in the search for a missing woman.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 796

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

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

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: 9,399

44. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)
Episode: The Empty House (1986)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Believed dead after his fatal encounter with Professor Moriarity three years earlier, Sherlock Holmes returns to England to foil a plot to murder him by a former Moriarity gang member.

Director: Howard Baker | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Eric Porter, Patrick Allen

Votes: 585

45. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)
Episode: The Abbey Grange (1986)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Holmes is called to a manor house to investigate the brutal murder of a country lord with a fireplace poker and reconcile the story of his bruised and battered wife with the facts.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Paul Williamson, Conrad Phillips

Votes: 570

46. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)
Episode: The Musgrave Ritual (1986)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An obscure family document containing an enigmatic ritual holds the key to a hidden treasure if Holmes can decipher the mystery.

Director: David Carson | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, James Hazeldine, Michael Culver

Votes: 586

47. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)
Episode: The Second Stain (1986)

TV-PG | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Holmes is asked by the country's Prime Minister to aid in the recovery of a stolen diplomatic letter, which, if published, might lead England into war.

Director: John Bruce | Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Harry Andrews, Patricia Hodge

Votes: 565

48. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)
Episode: The Man with the Twisted Lip (1986)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery