11 of the Best Sherlock Holmes Movies and TV Shows

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Since Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes in 1887, the detective has captured the imaginations of fans, writers, and (now) filmmakers around the world. In 2012, Holmes even earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the most portrayed human literary character in film and TV.

As it turns out, Sherlock Holmes has been depicted on screen 254 times — and counting. Clearly, the mystery genre resonates, and Holmes provided a great template from which to draw inspiration. But, among all of those versions, which portrayals stand out? Here, we've rounded up some of the best Sherlock Holmes movies and TV shows to date.