Highest Rated Titles With Colin Dexter

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Job Types
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year













































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »






Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. The John Thaw Story (2002 TV Special)

90 min | Documentary

9.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  

Tribute to the much-missed actor John Thaw, featuring reminiscences from his family, friends and colleagues about both his private life and his public work.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Sally Alexander, Richard Attenborough, Richard Bates, Richard Briers

Votes: 39

2. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Coda (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

As Endeavour Morse takes his sergeant's exam, a garment factory owner is shot dead outside a bank during a wage snatch.

Director: Oliver Blackburn | Stars: Tom Mothersdale, Tom McKay, Bronson Webb, Jimmy Walker

Votes: 399

3. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Neverland (2014)

TV-14 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

When a petty criminal absconds from an open prison, it sets off a chain reaction of troubling events, threatening to expose unspeakable horrors of the past.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Roger Allam, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Andrew Gower, Oliver Lansley

Votes: 478

4. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Fugue (2013)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

The strangulation of a married woman and the poisoning of an elderly botanist lead Morse to bring a serial killer to justice.

Director: Tom Vaughan | Stars: Shaun Evans, Abigail Thaw, Lavinia Bertram, Laura Rees

Votes: 521

5. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Remorseful Day (2000)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

An ailing Morse involves himself in a year old cold murder case of a nymphomaniac is when persons of interest connected with it turn up dead.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Meg Davies, Eddie Webber

Votes: 389

6. Endeavour (2012– )

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

Set in the 1960s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.

Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Anton Lesser

Votes: 8,769

7. The Last Morse: A Documentary (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A review as well as a celebration of the television series Inspector Morse (1987) as it concluded its 64-episode, 13-year run.

Star: John Thaw

Votes: 26

8. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Harvest (2017)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

When a body is found in a marshland outside of Oxford, everyone assumes they're the remains of Oxford botanist Matthew Laxman, who disappeared near the site five years earlier.

Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Alex Mann, Simon Meacock, Sheila Hancock, Sara Vickers

Votes: 126

9. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deadly Slumber (1993)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

When the head of a medical clinic is found asphyxiated in his garage, the father of a one of his brain-dead patients becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Carol Starks, Jason Durr

Votes: 291

10. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Masonic Mysteries (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Morse finds himself framed for murder by an unknown mastermind and suspended as Lewis is seconded to DCI Bottomley, who is in charge of the case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Madelaine Newton, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 374

11. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Nocturne (2014)

TV-14 | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The death of an elderly gentleman with a specialism in heraldry and genealogy propels Morse to the Blythe Mount School for Girls.

Director: Giuseppe Capotondi | Stars: Jack Laskey, Shaun Evans, Susy Kane, Imogen Gurney

Votes: 443

12. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Sway (2014)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A housewife found choked to death in her own house marks the third strangling in a month, setting Oxford City Police on edge.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: Shaun Evans, Jack Laskey, Roger Allam, Michael Thomas

Votes: 383

13. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Driven to Distraction (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After two beautiful women are stabbed to death a month apart by the same killer, the only connection between the pair is their car dealership.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Julia Lane, Tariq Yunus

Votes: 306

14. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Game (2017)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

As Endeavour and Thursday deal with the heartbreak of Joan's departure, a death at East Cowley Slipper Baths hurls the pair into another dark adventure.

Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: Shaun Evans, Sara Vickers, Roger Allam, Daniel Attwell

Votes: 175

15. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Home (2013)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Morse investigates a seemingly apparent hit-and-run accident that has claimed the life of an Oxford don.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Paul Venables, Shaun Evans, Louise Dylan, Guy Williams

Votes: 427

16. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Second Time Around (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Morse links the killing of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner on the night of his retirement to the 18 year old cold case murder of an 8 year old girl.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Jenny Laird, Oliver Ford Davies

Votes: 326

17. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Trove (2014)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

When an unknown man plummets to his death, Morse unearths secrets in the very bowels of the university and far beyond the city.

Director: Kristoffer Nyholm | Stars: Nigel Cooke, Jessie Buckley, Shaun Evans, Jessica Ellerby

Votes: 410

18. Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (2000 Video)

96 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Clip show that represents a biography of sorts of the now late great Inspector Morse. Chief Superintendent Strange fills in the blanks in between the clips with his first hand testimony about the man.

Director: Jamie McCoan | Stars: James Grout, John Thaw, Kevin Whately

Votes: 47

19. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: And the Moonbeams Kiss the Sea (2008)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The murder of a maintenance worker at the Bodleian Library and the death of a popular Art student seem to be linked.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Darren Clarke, Haydn Gwynne, Sam Alexander, Emily Beecham

Votes: 353

20. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Dead on Time (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A respected, dying Oxford don, husband of Morse's former fiancée, apparently shoots himself, but his doctor asserts that he was not capable of firing a gun.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Brendan O'Hea, David Haig

Votes: 334

21. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Death Is Now My Neighbour (1997)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

When the next-door neighbor of a murdered woman is also killed, Morse suspects the first shooting may have been an error.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Mark McGann, Julia Dalkin

Votes: 261

22. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Girl (2013)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The sudden death of a secretarial student and the shooting of a doctor appear unconnected, but Morse suspects otherwise.

Director: Edward Bazalgette | Stars: Jonathan Hyde, Alan Morrissey, Shaun Evans, Fiona Ryan

Votes: 550

23. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Pilot (2012)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Young Endeavour Morse joins Inspector Fred Thursday's investigation into the disappearance of a schoolgirl named Mary Tremlett.

Director: Colm McCarthy | Stars: Michael Matus, John Light, Flora Montgomery, Patrick Malahide

Votes: 3,710

24. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Rocket (2013)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

An unpopular fitter is murdered during a royal visit at a family owned munitions factory.

Director: Craig Viveiros | Stars: James Merry, Rosalind Halstead, Jack Roth, James Northcote

Votes: 452

25. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Way Through the Woods (1995)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

When a serial killer is murdered in prison, his deathbed confession disavows one of the murders he had previously confessed to. Morse wants to reopen the case.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gary Powell, Vivienne Ritchie

Votes: 292

26. The Unforgettable John Thaw (2012 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Add a Plot

Director: Verity Maidlow | Stars: John Thaw, Martin Glyn Murray, Sheila Hancock, Melanie Thaw

Votes: 5

27. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Arcadia (2016)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The death of an artist in a horrendous house fire leaves Oxford City Police baffled as to the cause of the blaze.

Director: Bryn Higgins | Stars: Chris Larkin, Genevieve O'Reilly, Charles Babalola, Shvorne Marks

Votes: 330

28. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Intelligent Design: Part 2 (2013)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

While Benison College is being renovated, the desiccated body of a student who disappeared 15 years earlier is found in an attic and linked to Seager's murder.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Edward Fox, Alison Steadman, Miranda Raison, Ariyon Bakare

Votes: 196

29. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Prey (2016)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The detectives are called in to deal with the case of a missing au pair who disappeared after her evening class at Night School.

Director: Lawrence Gough | Stars: Stefanie Martini, Amy McCallum, Darrell D'Silva, Rob Callender

Votes: 370

30. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Reputation (2006)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

DI Robert Lewis teams up with DS James Hathaway to look into the murder of an Oxford mathematics student.

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Charlie Cox, Sophie Winkleman, Colin Starkey, Jack Ellis

Votes: 2,289

31. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 7,038

32. Morse's Oxford (1993 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A documentary visiting many of the locations used in the Inspector Morse novels and films featuring discussions with the author Colin Dexter.

Director: Bob Gregg | Stars: Colin Dexter, David Mahoney, Brian Redhead

Votes: 7

33. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Generation of Vipers (2012)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When it becomes widely known that a best-selling feminist author and lecturer has joined an Internet dating site, she apparently commits suicide.

Director: David O'Neill | Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Jason Durr, Julie Cox

Votes: 260

34. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Intelligent Design: Part 1 (2013)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The day after an alcoholic college professor who killed a young girl in a drunken accident is released from prison and returns home, he is run over by his own car.

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Stephen Churchett, Alison Steadman, Crystal Leaity, Ariyon Bakare

Votes: 211

35. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Promised Land (1991)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Morse and Lewis go to Austrailia to find a witness who has been in witness protection for ten years, but this is one witness who doesn't want to be found.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Con O'Neill

Votes: 287

36. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Daughters of Cain (1996)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An Oxford professor and fund raiser is stabbed to death at home with a weapon that is yet to be stolen from a university museum.

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Gabrielle Lloyd, Phyllis Logan

Votes: 264

37. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Death of the Self (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Morse looks to mix a little pleasure with business when he and Lewis are sent to Italy to look into the suspicious death of an English woman near Vicenza.

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Michael Kitchen, Christopher Hunter

Votes: 317

38. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Wench Is Dead (1998)

TV-14 | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

While Morse is in hospital for a bleeding ulcer, he takes an interest in an 1859 murder and becomes convinced its resolution was a miscarriage of justice.

Director: Robert Knights | Stars: John Thaw, Lisa Eichhorn, James Grout, Louisa Lawrenson

Votes: 298

39. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front

Votes: 7,282

40. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Beyond Good and Evil: Part 1 (2014)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Lewis' reputation is jeopardized when the very first case that he solved as a DI is reopened for appeal and new murders are committed with the original weapon.

Director: David Drury | Stars: Susan Wooldridge, Priyanga Burford, Alec Newman, Richie Campbell

Votes: 184

41. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Lazaretto (2017)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Endeavour is tasked with protecting prisoner and criminal informant Terry Bakewell whilst he's undergoing treatment in Cowley General Hospital.

Director: Börkur Sigþórsson | Stars: Glen Davies, Sarah Winter, Robert Wilfort, Morgan Jones

Votes: 133

42. Endeavour (2012– )
Episode: Ride (2016)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

While recuperating in a wooden shack in a forest, Morse is drawn into the complex lives of the rich people across the lake.

Director: Sandra Goldbacher | Stars: Nick Sampson, Anton Lesser, David Oakes, Meghan Treadway

Votes: 429

43. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Infernal Serpent (1990)

TV-14 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An environmentalist professor is mugged and later dies of a heart attack after an attack on campus just prior to a controversial debate.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Geoffrey Palmer, David Neal

Votes: 311

44. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: The Lions of Nemea: Part 1 (2014)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

After Lewis returns to his old job, he, Hathaway and DS Maddox are swept up in another murder investigation when an American classics student is killed.

Director: Nicholas Laughland | Stars: John Light, Sian Brooke, Wesley Smith, Clive Merrison

Votes: 188

45. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: The Sins of the Fathers (1990)

TV-14 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

The managing director and heir apparent to a venerable family-owned brewery in dire financial straits is found drowned in a vat of his own ale.

Director: Peter Hammond | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Andy Bradford, Trevor Martin

Votes: 268

46. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: The Soul of Genius (2012)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A scholar obsessed with Lewis Carroll's poem "The Hunting of the Snark" is found buried in the botanical gardens frequented by the author during his life.

Director: Brian Kelly | Stars: Daisy May, Oliver Johnstone, Annabel Mullion, James Fleet

Votes: 273

47. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: What Lies Tangled: Part 2 (2015)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

With his six-month trip to New Zealand with Hobson on the horizon, Lewis is in a race against time to save both his career and relationship.

Director: David Drury | Stars: Zoë Tapper, Mali Harries, David Warner, Tosin Cole

Votes: 128

48. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Absolute Conviction (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A convicted fraudster, one of three former business partners at an open prison, dies following an assault. Morse has to investigate the death while dealing with a brash subordinate and trying to avoid offending the prison authorities.

Director: Antonia Bird | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sean Bean, Diana Quick

Votes: 258

49. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Allegory of Love (2009)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The fabulously successful Oxford-based fantasy novelist seems to Lewis to be the key to solving the bizarre murder of a beautiful woman with a mirror.

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Katia Winter, Tom Mison, Louise Dylan, Olly Alexander

Votes: 313

50. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Beyond Good and Evil: Part 2 (2014)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Several suspects are caught in lies and an unexpected death leads the detectives to the solution.

Director: David Drury | Stars: Kevin Whately, Angela Griffin, Joe Dixon, Clare Holman

Votes: 131