My Top 10 Crime TV Shows

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1. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

Votes: 5,473

2. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The investigations of Hawaii Five-0, an elite branch of the Hawaii State Police answerable only to the governor and headed by stalwart Steve McGarrett.

Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Kam Fong, Herman Wedemeyer

Votes: 4,611

3. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A veteran cop with more than twenty years of experience is teamed with a young Inspector to solve crimes in San Francisco, California.

Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Reuben Collins, Richard Hatch

Votes: 4,001

4. Kojak (1973–1978)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 5,008

5. Mannix (1967–1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mannix worked originally for Wickersham at Intertect and then struck out on his own, assisted by Peggy Fair (whose cop-husband had been killed) and Police Department contact Tobias.

Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Ward Wood, Ron Nyman

Votes: 1,939

6. Peter Gunn (1958–1961)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

Stars: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright, Bill Chadney

Votes: 762

7. Danger Man (1960–1962)

TV-PG | 24 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.0
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John Drake is a special operative for NATO, specializing in security assignments against any subversive element which threatened world peace. The series featured exotic locales from all ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McGoohan, Richard Wattis, Lionel Murton, Michael Ripper

Votes: 771

8. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 198

9. S.W.A.T. (1975–1976)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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The missions of a major city's police department's Special Weapons and Tactics unit.

Stars: Steve Forrest, Robert Urich, Rod Perry, Mark Shera

Votes: 1,248

10. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones.

Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, John Carter

Votes: 1,623