Inspired from Nancy Springer’s young adult novel, Sherlock Holmes, ‘Enola Holmes’ is a crime thriller where the protagonist is Enola, Holmes’s younger sister, who is equally great in solving mysteries. Directed by Harry Bradbeer, the movie premiered on Netflix on September 23, 2020.
The movie casts Millie Bobby Brown as Enola Holmes, as her performance has widely been praised by the critics. Produced by Mary Parent, Ali Mendes, Alex Garcia, Millie Bobby Brown and Paige Brown, under Legendary Pictures and PCMA Productions, the movie was originally planned to release in the theatres by Warner Bros. Pictures, but was sold to Netflix due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The movie also casts Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes, Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes, and Helena Bonham Carter as Eudoria Holmes in lead roles. It follows the story of Enola who goes to London in order to look into the case of her missing mother. If you have already watched the movie, and cannot get over it yet, here is a list of movies sharing a similar concept and genre, picked out from hundreds of them.
8. A Simple Favor(2018)
The movie is about Stephanie, a single mother, who goes out to investigate the missing case of her best friend. While investigating, she comes across the hidden past of her friend, that might have haunted her. This comedy crime thriller is a twisted mysterious film, with a lot of fun in it. The chemitry of friendship between the two actors, Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, is shown very beautifully.
Directed by Rob Letterman, ‘Detective Pikachu’ follows a close storyline of finding a missing person like ‘Enola Holmes’. Tim Goodman, living in the Pokémon world, aspires to become a trainer in future. He decides to look for his father, who was supposed to be dead in a car crash, with the help of Pikachu, in order to re-evaluate the events that took place before the accident and discover his father’s business.
It is a must-watch movie for Pokémon fans since a lot of elements in the animated series have taken reference from this movie. Voiced over by Ryan Reynolds, the fans really loved the encounter with each character of Pokémon while solving the mysterious case.
Inspired by Gillian Flynn’s novel bearing the same name, ‘Gone Girl’ is a psychological crime thriller that make us aware of the fact that we cannot trust anyone in this world, not even the life partner. The movie centres Amy Elliott Dunne, who goes missing, and her sudden disappearance makes her husband, Nick, a prime suspect of murder, who had a bad relationship with his wife.
Directed by David Fincher, the movie is a complete package of suspense— full of twists and turns. Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, and Rosamund Pike as Amy Elliott Dunne have delivered exceptionally good performance in the movie.
Unlike most of the movies in this list, Little Women is not particularly a mystery movie, however, it still owe a solid similarlity to Enola Holmes. This period drama, which is directed byGreta Gerwig, takes into account strong themes like feminism, women empowerment, and progression. The story is about four sisters, Saoirse Ronan as Jo, Emma Watson as Meg, Florence Pugh as Amy, and Eliza Scanlen as Beth, who undergo different pressure and struggles within the male-domimated society, and overcome the stereotypical presumptions for women. Inspired by the 1868 novel, ‘Little Women’
by Louisa May Alcott, the movie has been nominated for many awards, including a number of Academy Awards, and Golden Globe Awards.
4.Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is a coming-of-age movie, where Ferris Bueller skips his classes in order to spend a day in the city, with his girlfriend and best friend. Just like Enola, Ferris also as a habit of breaking the rules. Both of the characters have their own moments in their respective movies to address the audience, showcasing their personality of being young, outgoing and unafraid to take risks. Moreover, Bueller’s smartness of being able to dodge troubles entertains the viewers and keep the viewers hooked to the movie till the end. The movie casts Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller, Mia Sara as Sloane Peterson and Alan Ruck as Cameron Frye in lead roles.
Directed by Aneesh Chaganty, the American mystery thriller movie, ‘Searching’ revolves around a father, and his missing daughter. With the help of technology, David Kim discovers information from the computer and smartphone belonging to his daughter, in order to track down her location. However, time is at the essence of searching for his daughter. What makes the movie different from the rest, is it’s unique take on technology, storytelling and direction. The film is portrayed through the perspective of smartphones and computers. The father learns about the whereabouts of her daughter as the movie progresses, and overall the fans get a satisfactory ending. John Cho and Michelle La, has been praised for their on-screen father-daughter chemistry.
2.Knives Out (2019)
Presenting a modern-day murder mystery, ‘Knives Out’ follows the murder case of the patriarch of the Thrombey family, which is portrayed as a suicide. However, it is more like a murder when taken a deeper look. Detective Blanc investigates the case with the members of Thrombey family and their caretaker as the prime suspects.
The movie maintains the suspense till the end, letting the viewers guess at each stage who the actual culprit is. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie casts Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans and Jamie Lee Curtis in important roles, each one delivering a wonderful performance.
If we are speaking of Enola Holmes, the discussion is incomplete without mentioning Sherlock Holmes, as Enola Holmes is none but the sister of the latter. In the movie, Sherlock aims at solving a number of crime cases taking place in London, with the help of John Watson, his associate. He intends to track down the culprits before they could fulfill their plans. A sequel of the movie, titled, ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,’ was released back in 2011, while a third movie is already under development to be released next year in December. Starring Robert Downey Jr. in the titular character, the movie has been equally appreciated by the critics and the spectators.
So here it was. Do give these movies a try, as we are sure you will not regret it. And if you haven’t watched Enola Holmes till now, here is the trailer for it for you to get a glimpse of it.