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1. Bones (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Creator: Hart Hanson | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

2. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

3. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and disingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

4. The Closer (2005–2012)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

5. In the Electric Mist (2009)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A detective in post Katrina New Orleans area has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching and corrupt local businessmen.

Writers: Jerzy Kromolowski, Mary Olson-Kromolowski, James Lee Burke | Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen

6. Split Second (1992)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.2
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In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature. Now the creature is ... See full summary »

Writer: Gary Scott Thompson | Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan, Michael J. Pollard

7. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

Writers: Woody Allen, Marshall Brickman | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler, Lynn Cohen

8. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.

Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

9. Partners in Crime (2015– )

Mystery | Pre-production

Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence, solve mysteries in 1950s Britain.

Stars: Jessica Raine, Matthew Steer, David Walliams, Paul Brennen

10. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Writers: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

11. The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Writers: Arthur Conan Doyle, Allan Cubitt | Director: David Attwood | Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Ian Hart, Richard E. Grant, Matt Day

12. Bonkers (1993–1994)

TV-Y | 27 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.0
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Bonkers, an out of work cartoon, joins the Hollywood PD and helps his partners (first a doughnut munching stressbomb, then a beautiful blonde) catch cartoon criminals.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Earl Boen, Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett

13. Crime Traveller (1997– )

50 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Detective Jeff Slade teams up with scientist Holly Turner, who's late father has created a time machine that can travel back several hours. Together they solve mysteries using the device.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Michael French, Chloë Annett, Sue Johnston, Paul Trussell

14. Clubhouse Detectives (1996)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

6.5
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A bunch of kids have to solve a murder

Writer: Eric Hendershot | Director: Eric Hendershot | Stars: Michael Ballam, Michael Galeota, Jimmy Galeota, Suzanne Barnes

15. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.4
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Creators: David D. Connell, Jim Thurman | Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

16. The Ripping Friends (2001–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.7
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The misadventures of a quartet of muscleheaded superheroes.

Creator: John Kricfalusi | Stars: Mike MacDonald, Michael Kerr, Merwin Mondesir, Mark Dailey

17. The Gil Mayo Mysteries (2006– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Stars: Jessica Oyelowo, Louise Brealey, Huw Rhys, Alistair McGowan

18. The Dick Tracy Show (1961– )

23 min | Animation, Crime, Adventure

6.6
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Cartoon series produced by UPA, in which Dick Tracy (voiced by the distinguished film and stage actor Everett Sloane) played more or less of an incidental role. Most of the crime fighting ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Hausner, Benny Rubin, Mel Blanc, Everett Sloane

19. Paris Criminal Inquiries (2007– )

52 min | Crime

6.6
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Creators: Rene Balcer, Dick Wolf | Stars: Vincent Perez, Laure Killing, Audrey Looten, Sandrine Rigaux

20. Probe (1988– )

60 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An eccentric scientific prodigy and his secretary investigate mysteries.

Creators: William Link, Michael I. Wagner, Isaac Asimov | Stars: Parker Stevenson, Ashley Crow, Jon Cypher, Clive Revill

21. Galileo (2007– )

Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Yukawa Manabu, also known as Detective Galileo, is a genius physicist and university professor who solves unusual mysteries. His partner, Utsumi Kaoru, is a rookie cop.

Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Ikkei Watanabe, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ko Shibasaki

22. Together Brothers (1974)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A group of ghetto kids try to find out who killed a popular police officer.

Writers: Jack DeWitt, Joe Greene | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Ahmad Nurradin, Anthony Wilson, Nelson Sims, Kenneth Bell

23. Sharky & George (1990–1992)

26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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Two fish private detectives, big pink shark-like fedora-wearing Sharky as the muscles and small slick bluish-orange George as the brains, fight crime and mad villains in the noirish underwater city of Seacago, reminiscent of 30s Chicago.

Stars: Benoît Allemane, Klaus Blasquiz, Jean-Claude Donda, François Jerosme

24. Aktenzeichen XY ungelöst (1967– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.5
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Stars: Eduard Zimmermann, Joachim Höppner, Peter Hohl, Sabine Zimmermann

25. Sleuth 101 (2010– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Game-Show

7.0
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A comic plays detective to solve a murder. The "detective" inspects the crime scene, then interrogates each suspect. Actors play the suspects, while the host relays the results of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Cal Wilson, Nicholas Bell, Emily Taheny, Leah Vandenberg

26. Suburban Beat (1985– )

Comedy

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Four suburban housewives form a neighborhood-watch program, which quickly develops into them solving crimes outside their neighborhood.

Stars: Dee Wallace, Shelley Fabares, Heather Langenkamp, Patti Austin

27. Sexy Voice and Robo (2007– )

Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A middle school girl teams up with a robot otaku to fight crime in Japan.

Stars: Eri Murakawa, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Hairi Katagiri, Yoshinori Okada

28. Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego? (1989 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Family

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29. Covin (2007)

8 min | Short, Thriller

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A battered woman is kidnapped after a dinner party and her husband is badly beaten, only to learn that the abduction was a staged attempt by a rouge police officer helping women to escape ... See full summary »

Writer: Will Allen | Director: Will Allen | Stars: Jessica Roth, Dallas J. Pierce, Jarod Donahue

30. Where in America's Past Is Carmen Sandiego? (1991 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Family

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31. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Case of Immunity (1975)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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The first secretary to the Suarian king may have immunity from the consequences of committing murder, but Lt. Columbo is wilier than any foreign diplomat.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Peter Falk, Hector Elizondo, Sal Mineo, Kenneth Tobey

32. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Deadly State of Mind (1975)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A psychiatrist, who specializes in hypnosis, murders the husband of his mistress and convinces her to lie to the police; it's up to Lt. Columbo to discover the truth.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, George Hamilton, Lesley Ann Warren, Stephen Elliott

33. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Friend in Deed (1974)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A police commissioner provides a false alibi for a wife killer, but then expects an alibi in return.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Ben Gazzara | Stars: Peter Falk, Richard Kiley, Rosemary Murphy, Michael McGuire

34. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Matter of Honor (1976)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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When a famous bullfighter's trusted bookkeeper turns up dead in a bullring, Lt. Columbo suspects murder--with a bull as the murder weapon.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Peter Falk, Ricardo Montalban, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., A Martinez

35. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Stitch in Crime (1973)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A surgeon has an ingenious plan for murdering his partner in a research project, but a nurse catches onto the scheme.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Hy Averback | Stars: Peter Falk, Leonard Nimoy, Anne Francis, Nita Talbot

36. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: A Trace of Murder (1997)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A beautiful wife and her forensic expert boyfriend try to frame her very rich husband for murder.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Peter Falk, David Rasche, Shera Danese, Barry Corbin

37. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Agenda for Murder (1990)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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This time Columbo is put on a murder that was made to look like a suicide. However, he notices some loose ends, and asks a lawyer and a governor to clear these problems up.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Patrick McGoohan | Stars: Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Denis Arndt, Louis Zorich

38. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: An Exercise in Fatality (1974)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A health club owner murders one of his franchisees; Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Peter Falk, Robert Conrad, Gretchen Corbett, Pat Harrington Jr.

39. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A connoisseur running a California winery murders his younger half-brother to prevent him from selling the family business. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Peter Falk, Donald Pleasence, Joyce Jillson, Gary Conway

40. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Ashes to Ashes (1998)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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After a much maligned Hollywood gossip columnist is murdered by her former lover, Columbo tries to find a way to prove he was responsible for the crime.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Patrick McGoohan | Stars: Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Rue McClanahan, Richard Riehle

41. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Blueprint for Murder (1972)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Elliot Markham, a brilliant architect and con-man, murders a Texas millionaire and hides his body in order to keep his visionary construction project financed.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Peter Falk | Stars: Peter Falk, Patrick O'Neal, Janis Paige, Pamela Austin

42. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Butterfly in Shades of Grey (1993)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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L.A. radio moderator Chase kills Jerry Winters, a member of his staff who tried to help Chase's daughter Victoria (also a staff member) to leave her father and become a novelist in New York... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Peter Falk, William Shatner, Molly Hagan, Jack Laufer

43. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: By Dawn's Early Light (1974)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The commandant of a military academy murders the chairman of the board, who wants to oust him. Lt. Columbo takes up residence in the barracks to expose the killer.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Burr DeBenning, Madeleine Sherwood

44. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Candidate for Crime (1973)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Senatorial candidate Nelson Hayward murders his domineering campaign manager, staging it to appear that Hayward himself was the intended victim of a mob hit gone wrong. Columbo hits the campaign trail to catch the killer.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Peter Falk, Jackie Cooper, Joanne Linville, Tisha Sterling

45. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Caution: Murder Can Be Hazardous to Your Health (1991)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Columbo investigates a self-proclaimed security expert turned crime show host for the murder of a rival with incriminating evidence of pornography.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Peter Falk, George Hamilton, Peter Haskell, Penny Johnson

46. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Columbo Cries Wolf (1990)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When the business-savvy publisher of a "Playboy"-type men's magazine wants to sell her stock to a Rupert Murdoch-like media tycoon, she apparently disappears on a London-bound flight.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Peter Falk, Ian Buchanan, Rebecca Staab, Alan Scarfe

47. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Columbo Goes to College (1990)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Two college students who believe that their wealth and status allow them to do what they want. But one of them has been placed on notice by his father that if he messes up he's on his own. ... See full summary »

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Peter Falk, Stephen Caffrey, Gary Hershberger, James Sutorius

48. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Columbo Goes to the Guillotine (1989)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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An egocentric psychic murders his old mentor, a magician charged to expose him as fraud, by beheading him while he's rehearsing his guillotine trick.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Leo Penn | Stars: Peter Falk, Anthony Andrews, Karen Austin, James Greene

49. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Columbo Likes the Nightlife (2003)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Columbo gets a taste of the Los Angeles rave scene as he investigates the apparent suicide of a tabloid reporter.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Jeffrey Reiner | Stars: Peter Falk, Matthew Rhys, Jennifer Sky, Douglas Roberts

50. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Dagger of the Mind (1972)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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In London, a respected Shakespearean acting duo cover up the unintended killing of their producer.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Falk, Richard Basehart, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Bernard Fox