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TV Shows & Series: Best Crime TV Shows/Series

Crime cinema, in the broadest sense, is a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. Films of this genre generally involve various aspects of crime and its detection. Stylistically, the genre may overlap and combine with many other genres, such as drama or gangster film, but also include comedy, and, in turn, is divided into many sub-genres, such as mystery, suspense or noir. ()

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Arrow(2012)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action & Adventure
3.0/5 (with 966 votes)

Spoiled billionaire playboy Oliver Queen is missing and presumed dead when his yacht is lost at sea. He returns five years later a changed man, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow.

With Colin Donnell, Katie Cassidy, Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne, David Ramsey, ...

Sherlock(2010)

TV-14
| 1h 30min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 719 votes)

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

Directed by Euros Lyn, Paul McGuigan, Rachel Talalay - With Rupert Graves, Louise Brealey, Mark Gatiss, Vinette Robinson, Zoe Telford, Andrew Scott, ...

Mr. Robot(2015)

TV-MA
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 623 votes)

A contemporary and culturally resonant drama about a young programmer, Elliot, who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people that he cares about. Elliot will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations that are recruiting him to bring down corporate America.

Directed by Sam Esmail - With Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin, Martin Wallström, Michel Gill, ...

Marvel's Daredevil(2015)

TV-MA
| 52min per episode | Action, Crime
3.9/5 (with 578 votes)

Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.

With Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Bob Gunton, Ayelet Zurer, ...

Dexter(2006)

TV-MA
| 50min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 552 votes)

Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

Directed by Michael Cuesta, Tony Goldwyn, Robert Lieberman, Steve Shill, Adam Davidson, Keith Gordon, ... - With Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar, Lauren Vélez, C. S. Lee, ...

Prison Break(2005)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 480 votes)

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Directed by Paul Scheuring - With Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Amaury Nolasco, Sarah Wayne Callies, Robert Knepper, Paul Adelstein, ...

Better Call Saul(2015)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Comedy, Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 467 votes)

Six years before Saul Goodman meets Walter White. We meet him when the man who will become Saul Goodman is known as Jimmy McGill, a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny, and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet. Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut. The series will track Jimmy's transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer".

With Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, ...

Gotham(2014)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Fantasy, Crime
3.5/5 (with 446 votes)

Before there was Batman, there was GOTHAM. Everyone knows the name Commissioner Gordon. He is one of the crime world's greatest foes, a man whose reputation is synonymous with law and order. But what is known of Gordon's story and his rise from rookie detective to Police Commissioner? What did it take to navigate the multiple layers of corruption that secretly ruled Gotham City, the spawning ground of the world's most iconic villains? And what circumstances created them – the larger-than-life personas who would become Catwoman, The Penguin, The Riddler, Two-Face and The Joker?

With Ben McKenzie, Morena Baccarin, Robin Lord Taylor, David Mazouz, Camren Bicondova, Donal Logue, ...

Fargo(2014)

TV-MA
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 414 votes)

A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.

With Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Goldberg, ...

Lucifer(2016)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Crime, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 405 votes)

Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar abandoned his throne and retired to Los Angeles, where he has teamed up with LAPD detective Chloe Decker to take down criminals. But the longer he's away from the underworld, the greater the threat that the worst of humanity could escape.

With Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, Rachael Harris, D. B. Woodside, ...

The Blacklist(2013)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 402 votes)

Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In the last two decades, he's made a list of criminals and terrorists that matter the most but the FBI cannot find because it does not know they exist. Reddington calls this "The Blacklist". Reddington will co-operate, but insists that he will speak only to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler.

With James Spader, Megan Boone, Harry Lennix, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Parminder Nagra, ...

The Wire(2002)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 335 votes)

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

With Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Andre Royo, Domenick Lombardozzi, Seth Gilliam, ...

Marvel's Iron Fist(2017)

3.1/5 (with 320 votes)

Danny Rand resurfaces 15 years after being presumed dead. Now, with the power of the Iron Fist, he seeks to reclaim his past and fulfill his destiny.

With Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Jessica Stroup, Tom Pelphrey, Ramón Rodríguez, ...

Narcos(2015)

TV-MA
| 57min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 317 votes)

A gritty chronicle of the war against Latin America's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

Directed by José Padilha - With Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Manolo Cardona, Boyd Holbrook, Ana de la Reguera, Stephanie Sigman, ...

NCIS(2005)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 303 votes)

From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, a team of special agents investigates any crime that has a shred of evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel, regardless of rank or position.

With Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Sasha Alexander, Sean Murray, ...

Power(2014)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 271 votes)

James “Ghost” St. Patrick has it all: a beautiful wife, a gorgeous Manhattan penthouse, and the hottest, up-and-coming new nightclub in New York. His club, Truth, caters to the elite: the famous and infamous boldface names that run the city that never sleeps. As its success grows, so do Ghost’s plans to build an empire. However, Truth hides an ugly reality. It’s a front for Ghost’s criminal underworld; a lucrative drug network, serving only the wealthy and powerful. As Ghost is seduced by the prospect of a legitimate life, everything precious to him becomes unknowingly threatened. Once you're in, can you ever get out?

With Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora, Adam Huss, Kathrine Narducci, Greg Serano, ...

Elementary(2012)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.5/5 (with 265 votes)

A modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks the NYPD's most impossible cases. Following his fall from grace in London and a stint in rehab, eccentric Sherlock escapes to Manhattan where his wealthy father forces him to live with his worst nightmare - a sober companion, Dr. Watson.

With Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill, John Noble, Erik Jensen, ...

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1999)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.1/5 (with 253 votes)

In the criminal justice system, sexually-based offenses are considered especially heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. These are their stories.

With Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Dann Florek, Ice-T, Danny Pino, Kelli Giddish, ...

Sons of Anarchy(2008)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 249 votes)

An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers, and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegal arms business driven by the seduction of money, power, and blood.

With Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Drea de Matteo, Maggie Siff, Ryan Hurst, Ron Perlman, ...

Blindspot(2015)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Action, Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 247 votes)

A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible to miss: the name of FBI agent Kurt Weller, emblazoned across her back. "Jane," Agent Weller and the rest of the FBI quickly realize that each mark on her body is a crime to solve, leading them closer to the truth about her identity and the mysteries to be revealed.

With Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Ashley Johnson, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, ...

Criminal Minds(2005)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 241 votes)

An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases.

With Mandy Patinkin, Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Matthew Gray Gubler, A. J. Cook, ...

Brooklyn Nine-Nine(2013)

TV-14
| 21min per episode | Comedy, Crime
3.8/5 (with 223 votes)

A single-camera ensemble comedy following the lives of an eclectic group of detectives in a New York precinct, including one slacker who is forced to shape up when he gets a new boss.

With Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, ...

Mindhunter(2017)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 222 votes)

An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

With Jonathan Groff, Anna Torv, Holt McCallany, Hannah Gross

Bones(2005)

TV-14
| 40min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 215 votes)

Dr. Temperance Brennan and her colleagues at the Jeffersonian's Medico-Legal Lab assist Special Agent Seeley Booth with murder investigations when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed that the standard identification methods are useless.

With David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan, T. J. Thyne, Jonathan Adams, Tamara Taylor, ...

Castle(2009)

TV-PG
| 45min per episode | Drama, Crime
3.7/5 (with 204 votes)

After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

With Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Molly Quinn, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever, Juliana Dever, ...

iZombie(2015)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Horror, Drama, Crime, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 191 votes)

A medical student who becomes a zombie joins a Coroner's Office in order to gain access to the brains she must reluctantly eat so that she can maintain her humanity. But every brain she eats, she also inherits their memories and must now solve their deaths with help from the Medical examiner and a police detective.

With Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders

Peaky Blinders(2013)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.1/5 (with 175 votes)

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

With Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Iddo Goldberg, Annabelle Wallis, ...

How to Get Away with Murder(2014)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 164 votes)

A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.

With Viola Davis, Alfred Enoch, Tom Verica, Jack Falahee, Billy Brown, Charlie Weber, ...

Boardwalk Empire(2010)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.0/5 (with 163 votes)

Boardwalk Empire is a period drama focusing on Enoch "Nucky" Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson), a political figure who rose to prominence and controlled Atlantic City, New Jersey, during the Prohibition period of the 1920s and 1930s. Nucky interacts with several historical figures in both his personal and political life, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the common folk who look up to him. The federal government also takes an interest in the bootlegging and other illegal activities in the area, sending agents to investigate possible mob connections but also looking at Nucky's lifestyle—expensive and lavish for a county political figure. Primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer Terence Winter adapted the show from Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, a book by Nelson Johnson about historical criminal kingpin Enoch L. Johnson.

With Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Aleksa Palladino, ...

The Americans(2013)

TV-MA
| 48min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 163 votes)

Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.

With Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor, Noah Emmerich, Annet Mahendru, ...
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