Crime Television

All series and tele movies with especial reference to crime, thrillers or the twisted
View:
Log in to copy items to your own lists.
1.
Banacek (1972 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The adventures of proud Polish-American detective Thomas Banacek. (90 mins.)
“ George Peppard plays insurance investigator, who is called when no one else can solve the case. Plenty of sexy lady costars and very good stories. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
2.
Ellery Queen (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes. (100 mins.)
“ Tim Hutton is good as Ellery Queen and the crimes are so clever and this series is a bit different in that Ellery talks to the audience to see if they have got the baddie. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
3.
Spiral (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Follows criminal investigations in Paris from all the different points of view of a criminal investigation. (52 mins.)
 
4.
Harper's Island (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die. (40 mins.)
 
5.
Luther (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions. (60 mins.)
 
6.
Inspector George Gently (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
With the help of DS John Bacchus, Inspector George Gently spends his days bringing to justice members of the criminal underworld who are unfortunate enough to have the intrepid investigator assigned to their cases. (89 mins.)
 
7.
Zen (2011 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Detective Aurelio Zen brings justice to modern-day Italy. (270 mins.)
 
8.
Falcón (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Falcón is a brilliant detective whose personal and professional life is compromised by dark secrets from the past.
 
9.
New Tricks (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama (60 mins.)
 
10.
Longmire (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit. (60 mins.)
 
11.
Vegas (2012 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Ralph Lamb, a former MP for the US Army, becomes sheriff. His brother, Jack, and his son, Dixon, are deputized. Meanwhile, Vincent Savino comes from Chicago to Vegas to run The Savoy hotel and casino. (44 mins.)
 
12.
Suits (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City's best lawyers. (44 mins.)
 
13.
The Mentalist (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter. (43 mins.)
 
14.
Psych (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases. (44 mins.)
 
15.
Burn Notice (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A spy recently disavowed by the U.S. government uses his special ops training to help others in trouble. (44 mins.)
 
16.
Lie to Me (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies. (43 mins.)
 
17.
The Rockford Files (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator. (60 mins.)
 
18.
Cannon (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Frank Cannon is an overweight, balding ex-cop with a deep voice and expensive tastes in culinary pleasures; he becomes a high-priced private investigator. (60 mins.)
 
19.
Barnaby Jones (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The exploits of milk-swilling, geriatric private eye Barnaby Jones. (60 mins.)
 
20.
Hardcastle and McCormick (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities. (60 mins.)
 
21.
Simon & Simon (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency. (60 mins.)
 
22.
Riptide (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Three vietnam veterans (Nick Ryder, Cody Allen and Murray Bozinsky) now work as private eyes in sunny southern California... (60 mins.)
 
23.
Il commissario Montalbano (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Detective Montalbano solves crimes in Sicily.
 
24.
Beck (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Commissioner Martin Beck and his eccentric partner Gunvald Larsson investigate murders in the flawed social structure of Stockholm, Sweden. (90 mins.)
 
25.
Oskyldigt dömd (2008 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Markus Haglund (Mikael Persbrandt) is a criminal law professor fond of liquors, promiscuous relationships and disobeying superiors...
 
26.
Shetland (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland. (60 mins.)
 
27.
Rake (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom. (60 mins.)
 
28.
Republic of Doyle (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law. (60 mins.)
 
29.
Memphis Beat (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother. (43 mins.)
 
30.
Jesse Stone: Stone Cold (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Jesse Stone (Selleck) is a New England police chief investigating a series of murders, in an adaptation of Robert B. Parker's novel. (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Harmon
 
31.
A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Genius detective Nero Wolfe and his right-hand man, Archie Goodwin, solve seemingly impossible crimes. (46 mins.)
 
32.
Matlock (1986 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer. (60 mins.)
 
33.
In the Heat of the Night (1988 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The cases and adventures of the police forces in and around Sparta, Mississippi. (60 mins.)
 
34.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions. (100 mins.)
 
35.
Franklin & Bash (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Lawyers and lifelong friends Jared Franklin and Peter Bash are recruited by a large firm's major partner after winning a high-profile case. (60 mins.)
Director: Jason Ensler
 
36.
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When Whicher offers to help a country lady find her niece, he's drawn into a disturbing case of murder which brings him up against wealthy and powerful figures and throws him into conflict with his former police colleagues.
 
37.
Mystery!: Campion (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1930's England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries. (50 mins.)
 
38.
The Last Detective (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans. (90 mins.)
 
39.
Sergeant Cork (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Victorian era, 'Who done it' with the venerable Sergeant Cork battling entrenched views in a bid to use a more scientific approach to solving cases.Trusty sidekick Bob does not always understand his methods but faithfully co-operates.. (60 mins.)
 
40.
Dirk Gently (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'. (58 mins.)
 
41.
Half Moon Investigations (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Half Moon Investigations is a children's crime/comedy drama television series created by the BBC and... (28 mins.)
 
42.
The Baker Street Boys (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The adventures of a gang of street urchins living in Victorian London, who assist the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes in solving crimes and find themselves tackling cases of their own.
 
43.
The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Adaptations of mystery stories written by Arthur Conan Doyle's contemporary rivals in the genre. (50 mins.)
“ This series focuses on the detectives that existed around the era of Sherlock Holmes. They are all excellent especially Carnacki. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
44.
The Capone Investment (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(30 mins.)
Director: James Gatward
 
45.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (290 mins.)
 
46.
Smiley's People (1982 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus... (360 mins.)
 
47.
The Dain Curse (1978 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Private eye investigates diamond theft, and becomes involved with an ancient family curse. (360 mins.)
Director: E.W. Swackhamer
 
48.
The Law and Harry McGraw (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Harry MacGraw is a private investigator who appeared three times in the television series, Murder, She Wrote... (60 mins.)
 
49.
The Persuaders! (1971 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
English Lord Brett Sinclair and American Danny Wilde are both wealthy playboys, they are teamed together... (60 mins.)
 
50.
Dick Barton: Special Agent (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The adventures of World War 2 veteran turned crimefighter Dick Barton and his sidekicks Snowey & Jock. (15 mins.)
“ Dick Barton serial as half hour episodes with a cliff hanger at the end of each. Its got 1940s feel to it and the actors do a fine job. There are good shows that didn't get a fair crack of the whip and this is one of them. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
51.
The Defenders (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two flashy Las Vegas defense attorneys go to the mat for their clients. (60 mins.)
 
52.
Justified (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky. (44 mins.)
“ Timothy Oliphant is a US Marshall who attracts trouble like magnets attract iron filings. Its set in the "South" and his nemesis/friend Walter Goggins is excellent. He also has a hate/hate relationship with his father who is a criminal low life. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
53.
Jack Taylor: The Guards (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Incorrigible boor Jack Taylor is fired from the Garda (Irish national police) for brutality against a government minister... (100 mins.)
Director: Stuart Orme
“ Iain Glen plays a disgraced ex-Garda officer who now acts as a private eye when he is sober. This is a top show with a likable rogue hero. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
54.
Sherlock (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (88 mins.)
“ A cool re-telling of the Sherlock Holmes stories set in the present day. The stories are re-imagined and the acting is exceptional with reference to Moriarty. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
55.
Whitechapel (2009 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A fast-tracked inspector, a hardened detective sergeant, and an expert in historical homicides investigate modern crimes with connections to the past in the Whitechapel district of London. (180 mins.)
“ A new chief inspector takes over a team and he butts heads with an old school detective. They are investigating a copy cat murderer who seems to revisiting the crimes of Jack the Ripper. Its well done and suitably suspenseful. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
56.
Machinegunner (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A 'machinegunner' (West Country slang for a debt-collector), turns amateur sleuth but finds himself in hot water with local criminals.
“ He's a debt collector who is hired to provide evidence of adultery by a property developer. This is where his problems begin since he finds himself out of his depth with the local villains now on his trail. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
57.
Out (1978 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
(60 mins.)
“ Frank Ross is out of prison and he is looking for the grass who put him in there. He starts rebuilding his life while searching for the one who got him put in prison. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
58.
The Magician (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Anthony Blake is a very compassionate and wealthy magician, who uses his talents as an illusionist and escape artist to help people in trouble... (60 mins.)
“ Bill Bixby plays magician who was falsely imprisoned, and now he helps those in need. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
59.
The Baron (1966 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stories of an antique dealer who is really an undercover agent. (49 mins.)
“ Steve Forrest plays the title character who is a famous antique dealer who sells and transports priceless items around the world. Also, he's a James Bond type spy. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
60.
Twin Peaks (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (47 mins.)
“ This show is about the hunt for a serial killer in the town of twin peaks. I can't explain the story coz I never understood it, but Sherilyn Fenn was in it and so I persevered. It was compulsive viewing with Agent Cooper on the trail of this supernatural killer. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
61.
BlackJack (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Justice means more than punishing those who commit crimes. It means never giving up in the search for the truth... (89 mins.)
“ A detective who gave testimony against a bent cop is ostracized by his colleagues so he is transferred to a dead end job where old unsolved cases are being added to the digital system. He decides to investigate a cold case on his own with the help of an ambitious detective. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
62.
Death in Paradise (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team. (60 mins.)
“ This BBC TV series is one of those where the stiff upper lipped (never existed by the way) Englishman is transferred to an idyllic Caribbean island. He's also a detective and he has to solve a murder every week. Its pretty cheesy and in this case it works perfectly. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
63.
The Gil Mayo Mysteries (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
(60 mins.)
“ A crime comedy series with the usual tension between guy girl detectives. The cases are suitably complex and its light hearted. It shows the male detective as a father bringing up a teenage girl. ” - mohammed-n-khan
 
64.
True Detective (2014 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. (55 mins.)