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1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

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: 5,229

2. A Touch of Frost (1992– )

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Detective Inspector 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: 3,775

3. 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.

Creator: Reginald Hill | Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 1,295

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: 2,402

5. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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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.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, John Alkin

Votes: 868

6. Rebus (2000–2004)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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: 709

7. WPC 56 (2013– )

45 min | Crime, Drama

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.

Creator: Dominique Moloney | Stars: Charles De'Ath, John Bowler, Jennie Jacques, Mark Healy

Votes: 293

8. 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.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

Votes: 23,454

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

95 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Based on true events, a Scotland Yard Detective Inspector investigates the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.

Writers: Kate Summerscale, Neil McKay | Director: James Hawes | Stars: Paddy Considine, Peter Capaldi, Tom Georgeson, William Beck

Votes: 937

10. Collision (2009 TV Mini-Series)

Drama

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.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Stars: Douglas Henshall, Dean Lennox Kelly, Lucy Griffiths, Philip Davis

Votes: 768

11. The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

PG | 102 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house: 1) A writer encounters a strangler of his own creation, 2) Two men are obsessed with a wax ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,727

12. 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 »

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Al Lettieri, James Barlow | Director: Michael Tuchner | Stars: Richard Burton, Ian McShane, Nigel Davenport, Donald Sinden

Votes: 537

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

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.4
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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.

Writers: Ardel Wray, Gerald Geraghty, Michael Arlen | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Rita Corday, Amelita Ward

Votes: 366

14. 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 »

Writers: Vivian Pieters, Ton Ruys, Catherine Aird | Director: Vivian Pieters | Stars: Maayke Bouten, Erik de Vries, Johan Leysen, Marlous Fluitsma

Votes: 200

15. The Falcon in Danger (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

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.

Writers: Fred Niblo Jr., Craig Rice, Michael Arlen | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard, Amelita Ward

Votes: 297

16. 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.

Writers: Hugh Gray, Arnold Lipp, Max Nosseck | Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: John Loder, June Duprez, Michael St. Angel, Miles Mander

Votes: 288

17. Idag röd (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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Writers: Lars Bill Lundholm, Jonas Cornell, Stieg Trenter | Director: Jonas Cornell | Stars: Örjan Ramberg, Stig Grybe, Marianne Stjernqvist, Heinz Hopf

Votes: 49

18. Resnick: Lonely Hearts (1992 TV Movie)

50 min

7.7
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Writer: John Harvey | Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Shauna Baird, Paul Bazely, Thea Bennett

Votes: 11

19. 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 »

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

Votes: 114

20. Resnick: Rough Treatment (1993 TV Movie)

50 min

7.6
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Writer: John Harvey | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Paul Bazely, Janie Booth, Laura Brattan, Jim Carter

Votes: 14

21. Lysande landning (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Writers: Lars Bill Lundholm, Jonas Cornell, Stieg Trenter | Director: Jonas Cornell | Stars: Örjan Ramberg, Stig Grybe, Marie Richardson, Jan Waldekranz

Votes: 47

22. Triangulo (1972)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

23. Träff i helfigur (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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Writers: Lars Bill Lundholm, Jonas Cornell, Stieg Trenter | Director: Pelle Seth | Stars: Örjan Ramberg, Stig Grybe, Ewa Fröling, Lars Green

Votes: 52

25. Der Andere (1959 TV Mini-Series)

35 min | Adventure, Crime, Action

6.3
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Stars: Wolf Frees, Heinz Klingenberg, Albert Lieven, Ingeborg Körner

Votes: 13

26. 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.

Writers: Geoffrey Case, Ruth Rendell | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Caroline Bliss, Robin Summers, Keith Barron, Ronald Pickup

Votes: 37

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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.

Writers: Geoffrey Case, Ruth Rendell | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Keith Barron, Caroline Bliss, Don Henderson, Michael Fitzgerald

Votes: 13

28. 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.

Writers: Elizabeth George, Ann-Marie di Mambro | Director: Alrick Riley | Stars: Catherine McDonough, Steven Webb, Sharon Small, Al Weaver

Votes: 170

29. 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.

Writers: John Bowen, David Cook, Jeremy Paul | Director: David Giles | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, John Graham-Davies

Votes: 18

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

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.

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

Votes: 25

31. 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.

Writers: Elizabeth George, Valerie Windsor | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Peter Egan, Karl Picton, Gail Kemp, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 187

32. 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 and Havers (who plans to resign from the force in a month) are assigned to the hit and run (and hit and run again) of a woman.

Writers: Kevin Clarke, Elizabeth George | Director: Brian Stirner | Stars: Patrick Kennedy, David Calder, Rosalind Jones, Mandy More

Votes: 176

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

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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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.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Janet Key

Votes: 29

34. Inspector Lewis (2007– )
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.

Writers: Colin Dexter, David Pirie, Stephen Churchett | Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Katia Winter, Tom Mison, Louise Dylan, Olly Alexander

Votes: 248

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A probation officer is murdered in a halfway house, but it is made to look like a suicide.

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

Votes: 68

36. 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 »

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

Votes: 53

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

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, David Gilman | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Sally Dexter, John Lyons

Votes: 90

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

74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, David Gilman | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Robert Glenister, John Lyons

Votes: 98

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

74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, David Gilman | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Robert Glenister, John Lyons

Votes: 90

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

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 54

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

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Despite his suspension for a hit-and-run charge, Boyd and the team continues to pursue the Vine case.

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

Votes: 45

42. 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.

Writers: Guy Meredith, Ruth Rendell | Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: James D'Arcy, Fiona Mollison, Damian Zuk, Tim Woodward

Votes: 34

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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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.

Writers: Guy Meredith, Ruth Rendell | Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Tim Woodward, James D'Arcy, Ravi Kapoor, Paul Freeman

Votes: 12

44. 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.

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

Votes: 138

45. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Close Encounters (2003)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Frost investigates the murder of a security guard at a quarry with an autistic teenager the only witness while DS Williams helps Frost with an unusual series of burglaries.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Michael Russell | Director: Paul Harrison | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Caroline Harker, John Lyons

Votes: 89

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

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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.

Writers: Richard Harris, Colin Watson | Director: Ronald Wilson | Stars: Anton Rodgers, Christopher Timothy, Moray Watson, James Grout

47. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Contact Breaker (1975)

49 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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After Danny Keever and convict on weekend release and due for parole is framed in a bank robbery, Regan works to clear him.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: William Brayne | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Warren Clarke

Votes: 36

48. The Sweeney (1975–1978)
Episode: Cover Story (1975)

50 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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It's unclear whether a beautiful crime reporter is involved with a criminal gang or just a catspaw.

Creator: Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: John Thaw, Dennis Waterman, Garfield Morgan, Prunella Gee

Votes: 33

49. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Dancing in the Dark (2004)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Frost must deal with a corpse found in a recycling dump and a smuggling ring of white slavers specializing in young Polish girls.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Christopher Blake | Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Nicholas Burns, John Lyons

Votes: 88

50. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Dead Male One (1995)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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DCI Frost investigates a misidentified body floating in a river and the drug related death of a football prima donna who dies after a kick in the head.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Christopher Russell | Director: Roger Bamford | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Lindy Whiteford, Larry Lamb

Votes: 99