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)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Mystery

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: 521 | Gross: $0.38M

2. Sherlock Holmes (1932)

68 min | Drama

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: 115

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: 5,788

5. 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: 8,716

6. The Spider Woman (1943)

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

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: 3,769

8. Sherlock Holmes (1954–1955)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 706

9. 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: 8,394

10. Sherlock Holmes (1964–1968)

TV-MA | 50 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

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: 386

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

Not Rated | 4 min | Animation, Short, Drama

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

14. The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)

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

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: 9,686 | Gross: $3.30M

15. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson: The Acquaintance (1980)

67 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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: 3,121

16. 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: 4,419

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

17. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980– )

25 min | Mystery

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: 91

19. 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: 18,218

series 1 & 2.

20. 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: 9,386

series 3 & 4.

21. 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: 3,081

22. 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: 4,212

23. 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: 4,343

Jeremy series 5 & 6.

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

Family

Retired police chief Hans Holms is called out of retirement when his grandchildren are visited by fairy tale characters and announce that Snow White has been kidnapped.

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

Votes: 16

25. 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: 6,309

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

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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: 2,356

28. Sherlock (2010– )

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

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: 729,620



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