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1. Partners in Crime (2015)

55 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain.

Stars: Jessica Raine, David Walliams, James Fleet, Matthew Steer

Votes: 1,311

2. Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.

Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Helen Mirren, Pip Donaghy, Tim Woodward, Stephen Boxer

Votes: 1,507

3. Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1980 TV Movie)

180 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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While golfing on the Welsh coast, Bobby Jones apparently hits a stranger who falls off the the sea cliff. His enigmatic last words are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"

Directors: John Davies, Tony Wharmby | Stars: Francesca Annis, John Gielgud, Bernard Miles, Eric Porter

Votes: 497

4. A Study in Terror (1965)

95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

Director: James Hill | Stars: John Neville, Donald Houston, John Fraser, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 1,252

5. Dead Man's Folly (1986 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.4
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During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 1,228

6. Lords of London (2014)

R | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

3.2
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A London gangster must confront his ruthless father's past in order to alter the gritty, abusive path that his life is spiraling down after a shakedown goes awry.

Director: Antonio Simoncini | Stars: Glen Murphy, Ray Winstone, Serena Iansiti, Giovanni Capalbo

Votes: 646

7. Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil

Votes: 1,157

8. The Secret Adversary (1983 TV Movie)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.3
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After two old friends accidentally meet and resolve to become investigators for hire, they quickly become embroiled in a missing treaty and a Bolshevik conspiracy.

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: James Warwick, Francesca Annis, Gavan O'Herlihy, Alec McCowen

Votes: 258

9. Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981 TV Movie)

120 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

7.3
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When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bill Maynard, Joss Ackland, Bernard Lee

Votes: 118

10. The Saint in London (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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The Saint returns to London and with the help of an American pickpocket and a beautiful adventuress breaks a counterfeiting ring.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: George Sanders, Sally Gray, David Burns, Gordon McLeod

Votes: 622

11. The Saint's Vacation (1941)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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While on vacation, the Saint discovers a much-sought-after music box.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Hugh Sinclair, Sally Gray, Arthur Macrae, Cecil Parker

Votes: 340

12. The Saint Meets the Tiger (1943)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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The last words uttered by by a conscience-stricken crook dying on the Saint's doorstep lead the detective in pursuit of gold smugglers and the master crook known as the Tiger.

Director: Paul L. Stein | Stars: Hugh Sinclair, Jean Gillie, Gordon McLeod, Clifford Evans

Votes: 363

13. The Hour of 13 (1952)

80 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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A jewel thief tries to mislead police who suspect that his theft of a valuable emerald is related to the serial murder of eleven policemen.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams, Roland Culver, Derek Bond

Votes: 218

14. Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1989 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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A fool-proof formula for picking winning horses on a computer disc is the Maguffin sought by Cleveland and others.

Director: Deirdre Friel | Stars: Ian McShane, Kate McKenzie, Karl Hayden, Dearbhla Molloy

Votes: 61

15. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: A Cry for Justice (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Havers is reinstated as DC and immediately volunteers to go undercover in a case involving a murder made to look like suicide.

Director: Alrick Riley | Stars: Catherine McDonough, Steven Webb, Sharon Small, Al Weaver

Votes: 185

16. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: A Great Deliverance (2001)

TV-PG | 180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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After a farmer is found decapitated, aristocratic Detective Inspector Lynley is assigned to the case with a resentful new partner, D.S. Barbara Havers.

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Anthony Calf, Amanda Ryan

Votes: 365

17. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: A High Profile (1996)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A desperate mother hires Hetty to locate her schizophrenic son who has disappeared and is off his medication.

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Conor Ryan

Votes: 46

18. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: A Man Lay Dead (1993)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Alleyn cancels his holiday with Troy to investigate a murder connected to a stolen chalice, but he's called when a second murder occurs at uncle's estate.

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Martin Carroll, Michael Feast, Robert Reynolds, Matthew Lloyd Davies

Votes: 62

19. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: A Rose by Any Other Name (1997)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The family of a recently widowed older woman suspect the man she's involved with is a fortune hunter, so they hire Hetty to expose him.

Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 25

20. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: A Simple Sacrifice: Part 1 (2001)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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After serving half her sentence for the murder of her husband and neighbor's son, new evidence suggests that Annie Keel could be innocent.

Director: Robert Del Maestro | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 91

21. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: A Suitable Vengeance (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Tommy and Helen go to his family estate for their engagement party, but long-hidden family secrets and a murder in the extended family disrupt the celebration.

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Peter Egan, Karl Picton, Gail Kemp, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 214

22. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: A Traitor to Memory (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Lynley is assigned to the hit and run of a woman while attending an anniversary party at his superior officer's house.

Director: Brian Stirner | Stars: Patrick Kennedy, David Calder, Rosalind Jones, Mandy More

Votes: 197

23. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: A War of Nerves (2004)

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

8.1
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June 1941: A.C. Rose orders Foyle to delegate his investigation of black marketing ring and personally look into the possibly seditious acts of a Socialist activist.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Samuel Oatley, David Alexander, Eamon Geoghegan, Honeysuckle Weeks

Votes: 307

24. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: All Clear (2008)

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

8.5
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Foyle joins a municipal committee preparing for the imminent V-E Day celebration but soon finds himself investigating the deaths of two of its members.

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Jay Benedict, Joe Montana, Caroline Lintott, Honeysuckle Weeks

Votes: 298

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

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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: 319

26. Rosemary & Thyme (2003–2006)
Episode: And No Birds Sing (2003)

49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme, two plant and flower lovers, meet and hit it off while searching for the cause of two mysterious accidents concerning a very poisonous plant.

Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Felicity Kendal, Pam Ferris, Kate Gartside, Matyelok Gibbs

Votes: 133

27. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: Angel Trousers (1992)

55 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Lovejoy's entrusted with the medals of the brother of Jane's former housekeeper Vera, but they are stolen from his safe.

Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury

Votes: 35

28. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Anger Management: Part 2 (2004)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The Team effectively proves that dead man was a murder victim, not a suicide and narrows their prime suspects to three inmates at the halfway house where the crime was committed. Two of ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 65

29. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: Appointment with Death (2008)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.5
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Syria 1937. While accompanying her husband on an archaeological dig, the abusive and overbearing Lady Boynton is found stabbed to death.

Director: Ashley Pearce | Stars: David Suchet, Tim Curry, Jawad Elalami, Christina Cole

Votes: 1,233

30. The Last Detective (2003– )
Episode: Benefit to Mankind (2004)

69 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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With a history of depression, a bloodstream full of booze, and a high-pressure job in medical research, Henry Winton seems like an open-and-shut suicide case after his body turns up in the ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Peter Davison, Colin MacLachlan, Peter Jonfield, Charles De'Ath

Votes: 35

31. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Beyond the Grave (2000)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Barnaby and Troy, with an actor tagging along for research, investigate a slashed painting at a museum, which later turns out to be the site of a murder.

Director: Moira Armstrong | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 356

32. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Black Run: Part 1 (2005)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The team revisits the murder conviction for a dirty cop obtained eight years earlier by Boyd when he discovers the inmate is dying of cancer.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

Votes: 65

33. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Black Run: Part 2 (2005)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Despite his suspension for a hit-and-run charge, Boyd and the team continues to pursue the Vine case.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

Votes: 56

34. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Bleak Midwinter (2007)

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

8.4
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The death of a woman in a munitions factory becomes linked with the murder of Milner's estranged wife as he falls under suspicion and Foyle strives to clear his name.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Kate Ambler, Gavin Brocker, Ann Beach, Sian Brooke

Votes: 319

35. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Blood Relations (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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While visiting a cousin whom she hasn't seen in years, Hetty investigates an elderly woman's complaints of a ghostly dog while Robert works to expose a home repair fraud.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 23

36. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Breaking Glass: Part 1 (2003)

59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The CCS is alerted to sexual abuse of young boys in care homes. The team race to identify the murderer before his vengeful victims reach him.

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 72

37. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Bribery and Corruption: Part Two (1997)

52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Nick's father remains in a coma after a suicide attempt as the police make him a prime suspect in his lover's murder, but young Nick and Annabel conduct their own investigation.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Tim Woodward, James D'Arcy, Ravi Kapoor, Paul Freeman

Votes: 17

38. Agatha Christie's Marple (2004– )
Episode: By the Pricking of My Thumbs (2006)

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

7.1
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Miss Marple joins forces with Tommy and Tuppence Beresford to find the murderer of Tommy's Aunt Ada.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Geraldine McEwan, Chloe Pennington, Oliver Jordan, Anthony Andrews

Votes: 989

39. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Care and Protection (1992)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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DI Jack Frost has to cope with the impending death of his wife as he investigates the disappearance of a young girl and a 30 year old cold case.

Director: Don Leaver | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Matt Bardock, Claire Hackett

Votes: 221

40. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Casualties of War (2007)

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

8.3
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Foyle has his hands full dealing with illegal gambling, sabotage, and his needy goddaughter who shows up on his doorstep with her traumatized son.

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Gerard Kearns, Harry Eden, Stanley Townsend, Kate Fleetwood

Votes: 322

41. The Brief (2004– )
Episode: Children (2004)

71 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Farmer has doubts about his prosecution of a twelve year old gypsy girl for murder and takes custody of his son while his ex-wife vacations.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Rita Ora, Frankie Cosgrave, Barney Clark, Alan Davies

Votes: 12

42. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Childsplay (1998)

TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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When her niece's son is framed for possession of an ecstasy tablet, Hety goes undercover in his school as a cafeteria worker to clear him.

Director: John Glenister | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 24

43. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: Chinese Walls (2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Lynley investigates the murder of a 23 year old girl in Hyde Park after she quit her job with a high profile lawyer to work for an on-line sex site.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Isabella Calthorpe, Sharon Small, Nathaniel Parker, Paul Hickey

Votes: 152

44. Murder Most English: A Flaxborough Chronicle (1977– )
Episode: Coffin Scarcely Used: Part 2 (1977)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When a third member of the quintet of prominent Flaxborough citizens is murdered, Purbright uncovers the covert prostitution ring behind them.

Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Anton Rodgers, Christopher Timothy, Moray Watson, James Grout

Votes: 5

45. Blue Murder (2003–2009)
Episode: Cry me a River: Part 1 (2003)

Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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DCI Janine Lewis, faced with a disintegrating marriage and an unforeseen addition to the family, investigates the murder of a teacher.

Director: Paul Wroblewski | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Gillian Kearney, David Schofield

Votes: 65

46. M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (2003–2005)
Episode: Daddy's Little Girl (2003)

TV-PG | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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When a three year old building is demolished the perfectly preserved body of a nineteen tear old cancer survivor is found with a crushed skull.

Director: Michael Offer | Stars: Lindsey Coulson, Samantha Spiro, Richard Hope, Richard Huw

Votes: 11

47. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Dead Water (1994)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Alleyn's old French teacher, the landlord of an idyllic Scottish island is receiving death threats because she's blocking its development as a health spa.

Director: John Woods | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Jane Lapotaire, Eleanor David, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 46

48. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: Death and Venice: Part One (1986)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A sickly and paraplegic American multimillionaire is obsessed with saving the art treasures of a slowly sinking Venice and hires Lovejoy to help in his enterprise.

Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Tierney

Votes: 37

49. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: Death and Venice: Part Two (1986)

50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Lovejoy finds it has not the beautiful Caterina he has been seeing in Venice but her greedy sister Lavinia, who is not in saving art for posterity, but herself.

Director: Baz Taylor | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Malcolm Tierney

Votes: 40

50. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Death at the Bar (1993)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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During a display of dart throwing in a Cornish pub a man's hand is impaled by a dart, and he dies shortly afterward from cyanide although no one can explain how.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Alan Gilchrist, Paul Brooke, Paul Bigley, Kevin McNally

Votes: 53