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1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

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

8.1
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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: 6,392

2. Sacrifice (II) (2016)

91 min | Thriller

5.2
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Sacrifice is the story of consultant surgeon, Tora Hamilton, who moves with her husband, Duncan, to the remote Shetland Islands, 100 miles off the north-east coast of Scotland. Deep in the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter A. Dowling | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves, Ian McElhinney, David Robb

Votes: 955

3. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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DI Jack Frost is an unconventional policeman with sympathy for the underdog and an instinct for moral justice. Sloppy, disorganized and disrespectful, he attracts trouble like a magnet.

Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Arthur White

Votes: 4,414

4. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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British crime investigation series based around aristocratic, Oxford-educated Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and his working-class assistant Sergeant Barbara Havers.

Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small, Lesley Vickerage, Paul Hickey

Votes: 2,883

5. No Offence (2015– )

42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Follows a group of police officers on the front line wondering what they did to end up where they are on the ugly side of Manchester.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Saira Choudhry, Julie Clerehugh, Daniel Ginty

Votes: 1,197

6. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,593

7. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 26,122

8. Rebus (2000–2004)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus's investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters.

Stars: Ken Stott, Claire Price, Jennifer Black, Gregor Gillespie

Votes: 963

9. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British police TV series which revolutionized the genre on UK television in the mid-1970s starring John Thaw as a hard-edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan Police.

Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 1,097

10. Above Suspicion (2009– )

120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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DC Anna Travis joins a team on the hunt for a particularly gruesome serial killer. When the latest victim is found and doesn't fit the usual profile of the killer's victims, Travis sets out to prove herself.

Stars: Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Jason Durr, Shaun Dingwall

Votes: 1,178

11. WPC 56 (2013– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.

Stars: Charles De'Ath, John Bowler, Jennie Jacques, Mark Healy

Votes: 423

12. Collision (2009 TV Mini-Series)

201 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met, but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Dean Lennox Kelly, Lucy Griffiths, Phil Davis

Votes: 965

13. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

GP | 102 min | Horror

6.6
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An anthology of four horror stories revolving around a mysterious rental house in the UK.

Director: Peter Duffell | Stars: John Bryans, John Bennett, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing

Votes: 3,127

14. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Based on true events. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Paddy Considine, Peter Capaldi, Tom Georgeson, William Beck

Votes: 1,038

15. Above Suspicion 2: The Red Dahlia (2010– )

47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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The discovery of the mutilated body of a young woman seems to echo that of the notorious unsolved Los Angeles 'Black Dahlia' murder of the 1940s.

Stars: Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Shaun Dingwall, Celyn Jones

Votes: 550

16. Villain (1971)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Murderous, sadistic London gang leader Vic Dakin, a mother-obsessed homosexual modeled on real-life gangster Ronnie Kray, is worried about potential stool pigeons that may bring down his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport, Donald Sinden

Votes: 596

17. Maisie Raine (1998–1999)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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A female detective inspector with a big attitude winds up her troops and her superiors, but gets good results. In addition to her work, she also has to cope with her ne'er-do-well kid brother.

Stars: Pauline Quirke, Ian McElhinney, Steve John Shepherd, Rakie Ayola

Votes: 44

18. The Brighton Strangler (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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After suffering a head injury during the Blitz, an actor comes to believe himself to be the Brighton Strangler, the murderer he was playing onstage.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: John Loder, June Duprez, Michael St. Angel, Miles Mander

Votes: 302

19. The Falcon and the Co-eds (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.5
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Posing as an insurance investigator, Tom Lawrence investigates a murder of a teacher disguised as a suicide at a women's college.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Rita Corday, Amelita Ward

Votes: 379

20. De prooi (1985)

97 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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18-year old Valerie and her mother Trudy live together in rural Oostdijk, a quiet little village near Amsterdam. When Trudy comes home one night, she gets run over by a car. Dead. The ... See full summary »

Director: Vivian Pieters | Stars: Maayke Bouten, Erik de Vries, Johan Leysen, Marlous Fluitsma

Votes: 223

21. Idag röd (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.7
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Director: Jonas Cornell | Stars: Örjan Ramberg, Stig Grybe, Marianne Stjernqvist, Heinz Hopf

Votes: 50

22. The Falcon in Danger (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, War

6.3
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Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard, Amelita Ward

Votes: 314

23. Resnick: Lonely Hearts (1992 TV Movie)

50 min

7.4
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Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Shauna Baird, Paul Bazely, Thea Bennett

Votes: 14

24. Resnick: Rough Treatment (1993 TV Movie)

50 min

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Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Paul Bazely, Janie Booth, Laura Brattan, Jim Carter

Votes: 16

25. Play It All (1994)

96 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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A film group is making a movie in a small village. The story is based on true events that has happened in the the same village a few decades ago. A dis-liked writer Pentti Töysä arrives in ... See full summary »

Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Esko Salminen, Hannele Lauri, Satu Silvo, Jukka Puotila

Votes: 122

27. Lysande landning (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Director: Jonas Cornell | Stars: Örjan Ramberg, Stig Grybe, Marie Richardson, Jan Waldekranz

Votes: 51

28. Triangulo (1972)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Director: Alejandro Galindo | Stars: Claudio Brook, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Jorge Lavat, Norma Lazareno

29. Träff i helfigur (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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Director: Pelle Seth | Stars: Örjan Ramberg, Stig Grybe, Ewa Fröling, Lars Green

Votes: 54

30. Der Andere (1959 TV Mini-Series)

35 min | Adventure, Crime, Action

6.7
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Stars: Wolf Frees, Heinz Klingenberg, Albert Lieven, Ingeborg Körner

Votes: 12

31. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: A Case of Coincidence: Part One (1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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After four attractive women are found strangled in and around the local river, the free-spirited wife of a London doctor is killed while on an extramarital assignation.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Caroline Bliss, Robin Summers, Keith Barron, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 41

32. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: A Case of Coincidence: Part Two (1996)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The investigation leads to Eddie Brannel, a mentally challenged childhood friend of Sara's, and although he admits to the other killings he denies killing her.

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Keith Barron, Caroline Bliss, Don Henderson, Michael Fitzgerald

Votes: 17

33. 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: 176

34. 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: 20

35. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: A Sense of Loss (1996)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The shooting of a young policewoman draws Kavanagh into a tragic case in which his client refuses to help himself.

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: John Thaw, Robin Bailey, James Barriscale, Daisy Bates

Votes: 25

36. 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: 200

37. 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: 186

38. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Abduction (1975)

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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After Regan gets a tip about an upcoming robbery from a trusted informant, the gang kidnaps his daughter to blackmail him into inaction.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Janet Key

Votes: 39

39. 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: 283

40. Ripper Street (2012– )
Episode: Am I Not Monstrous? (2013)

62 min | Crime, Mystery

8.4
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As the investigation into Linklater's death continues, Reid and the team deal with the murder of a woman whose recently delivered baby has been stolen, which leads them to a former foe.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring

Votes: 229

41. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Anger Management: Part 1 (2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A probation officer is murdered in a halfway house, but it is made to look like a suicide.

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

Votes: 76

42. 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: 62

43. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Another Life (2003)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A recently reinstated Frost re-teams with D.S. Lawson to investigate a corpse floating in the canal and a mutilated body in a discarded refrigerator.

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Sally Dexter, John Lyons

Votes: 104

44. Ripper Street (2012– )
Episode: Become Man (2013)

62 min | Crime, Mystery

8.1
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A prominent male member of the London City Council is kidnapped. His abduction seems to be connected to the potential election of a woman to the Council, but matters are complicated when various other prominent men disappear.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring

Votes: 201

45. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Benefit of the Doubt: Part 1 (2001)

74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Working with a problematic new partner, Frost investigates a homicide and a disappearance and has to prove that he is not the man harassing women in Denton.

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Robert Glenister, John Lyons

Votes: 114

46. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Benefit of the Doubt: Part 2 (2001)

74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Frosts turns his energies to solving the murder of a doctor found with medical waste and stand by his problematic new partner despite pressure from Mullet.

Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Robert Glenister, John Lyons

Votes: 106

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

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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: 147

48. 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: 63

49. 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: 53

50. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Bribery & Corruption: Part One (1997)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A recent college graduate believes he loves the wife of his father's former friend, but young Nicholas does not know that she's having an affair with his father.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: James D'Arcy, Fiona Mollison, Damian Zuk, Tim Woodward

Votes: 37