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TV Shows & Series: Best Crime TV Shows/Series

Crime films, in the broadest sense, is a film 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. Screenwriter and scholar Eric R. Williams identified crime film as one of eleven super-genres in his screenwriters’ taxonomy, claiming that all feature-length narrative films can be classified by these super-genres. The other ten super-genres are action, fantasy, horror, romance, science fiction, slice of life, sports, thriller, war and western. Williams identifies drama in a broader category called "film type", mystery and suspense as "macro-genres", and film noir as a "screenwriter's pathway" explaining that these categories are additive rather than exclusionary. Chinatown would be an example of a film that is a drama (film type) crime film (super-genre) that is also a noir (pathway) mystery (macro-genre). ()

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Money Heist(2017-)

TV-MA
| 1h 10min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 6,617 votes)

To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, every probability - culminate in eleven days locked up in the National Coinage and Stamp Factory of Spain, surrounded by police forces and with dozens of hostages in their power, to find out whether their suicide wager will lead to everything or nothing.

Lucifer(2016-)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Crime, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.3/5 (with 4,720 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.

Elite(2018-)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Mystery, Drama
4.1/5 (with 3,549 votes)

When three working class kids enroll in the most exclusive school in Spain, the clash between the wealthy and the poor students leads to tragedy.

Arrow(2012-2020)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Action & Adventure
3.4/5 (with 2,301 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.

Dark(2017-2020)

TV-MA
| 53min per episode | Science-Fiction & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery, Crime
4.2/5 (with 2,159 votes)

A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.

Prison Break(2005-2017)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 1,565 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.

Sherlock(2010-2017)

TV-14
| 1h 30min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.3/5 (with 1,518 votes)

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

Mr. Robot(2015-2019)

TV-MA
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 1,469 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.

Peaky Blinders(2013-)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Drama
4.3/5 (with 1,435 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.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1999-)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.9/5 (with 1,244 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.

Marvel's Daredevil(2015-2018)

TV-MA
| 52min per episode | Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure
4.0/5 (with 1,242 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.

Dexter(2006-)

TV-MA
| 55min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.1/5 (with 1,211 votes)

Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

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Pablo Escobar The Drug Lord(2012)

45min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 1,202 votes)

Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles. It is also available on Netflix in multiple languages.The Netflix version has combined some episodes and that is why that version only has 74 episodes whilst the original has 113 episodes.

Criminal Minds(2005-2020)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 1,200 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.

Gotham(2014-2019)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Crime, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.8/5 (with 1,178 votes)

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?

Better Call Saul(2015-)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Comedy, Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 1,103 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 Ehrmantraut. The series tracks Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts “criminal” in “criminal lawyer".

Sin senos sí hay paraíso(2016-2020)

TV-MA
| 50min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 1,061 votes)

A young woman born in a mafia-controlled town seeks revenge on those who wrongfully harmed and imprisoned her family.

Bones(2005-2017)

TV-14
| 40min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 1,016 votes)

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

The Blacklist(2013-)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.7/5 (with 1,013 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.

iZombie(2015-2019)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Drama, Crime, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.9/5 (with 1,011 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.

Blindspot(2015-2020)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure
3.7/5 (with 927 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.

The End of the F***ing World(2017-2019)

TV-MA
| 21min per episode | Comedy, Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 874 votes)

James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a darkly comedic road trip in search of her real father.

Directed by Jonathan Entwistle, Lucy Tcherniak - With Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden

Brooklyn Nine-Nine(2013-)

TV-14
| 21min per episode | Comedy, Crime
4.1/5 (with 859 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.

Narcos(2015-2017)

TV-MA
| 57min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 830 votes)

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

Sons of Anarchy(2008-2014)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 818 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.

Marvel's Iron Fist(2017-2018)

TV-MA
| 55min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 814 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.

Fargo(2014-)

TV-MA
| 50min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 785 votes)

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

NCIS(2003-)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Crime, Action & Adventure, Drama
3.8/5 (with 757 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.

Chicago P.D.(2014-)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 749 votes)

A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street crimes and the Intelligence Unit that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond.

Tokyo Ghoul(2014-2018)

TV-MA
| 24min per episode | Action & Adventure, Animation, Drama, Mystery
4.3/5 (with 735 votes)

Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that lives by hunting and devouring human flesh. When part of her special organ - "the red child" - is transplanted into Kaneki, he becomes a ghoul himself, trapped in a warped world where humans are not the top of the food chain.

Directed by Shuhei Morita
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