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TV Shows & Series: Best Crime TV Shows/Series

Crime films, in the broadest sense, are 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 1,063 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.

Sherlock(2010)

TV-14
| 1h 30min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.2/5 (with 782 votes)

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

Mr. Robot(2015)

TV-MA
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 674 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.

Marvel's Daredevil(2015)

TV-MA
| 52min per episode | Action, Crime
3.9/5 (with 629 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
| 50min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
4.0/5 (with 596 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.

Better Call Saul(2015)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Comedy, Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 525 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".

Prison Break(2005)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 516 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.

Gotham(2014)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Fantasy, Crime
3.5/5 (with 479 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?

Homeland(2011)

TV-MA
| 55min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure, Crime, War & Politics
3.7/5 (with 474 votes)

CIA officer Carrie Mathison is tops in her field despite being bipolar, which makes her volatile and unpredictable. With the help of her long-time mentor Saul Berenson, Carrie fearlessly risks everything, including her personal well-being and even sanity, at every turn.

Fargo(2014)

TV-MA
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.2/5 (with 461 votes)

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

Lucifer(2016)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Crime, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.7/5 (with 431 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.

The Blacklist(2013)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 419 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.

Marvel's Iron Fist(2017)

3.1/5 (with 372 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.

The Wire(2002)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 372 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.

Narcos(2015)

TV-MA
| 57min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.1/5 (with 353 votes)

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

NCIS(2003)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Crime, Drama
3.4/5 (with 340 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.

Power(2014)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Crime, Drama
3.8/5 (with 294 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?

Elementary(2012)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Drama, Mystery, Crime
3.5/5 (with 287 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.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit(1999)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 284 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.

Blindspot(2015)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Action, Crime, Drama
3.2/5 (with 277 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.

Sons of Anarchy(2008)

TV-MA
| 45min per episode | Crime, Drama
4.0/5 (with 272 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.

Criminal Minds(2005)

TV-14
| 42min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.5/5 (with 267 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.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine(2013)

TV-14
| 21min per episode | Comedy, Crime
3.9/5 (with 253 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.

Mindhunter(2017)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime
3.8/5 (with 249 votes)

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

Bones(2005)

TV-14
| 40min per episode | Crime, Drama
3.5/5 (with 229 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 217 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.

Peaky Blinders(2013)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.2/5 (with 206 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.

iZombie(2015)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Horror, Drama, Crime, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.5/5 (with 199 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.

How to Get Away with Murder(2014)

TV-14
| 43min per episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 185 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.

Boardwalk Empire(2010)

TV-MA
| 1h per episode | Drama, Crime
4.0/5 (with 178 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.

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