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1. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

Votes: 17,080

2. Ripper Street (2012– )

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 16,075

3. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Inspector Robert Lewis and Sergeant James Hathaway solve the tough cases that the learned inhabitants of Oxford throw at them.

Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman, Rebecca Front

Votes: 7,667

4. 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: 7,368

5. In the Dark (2017– )

52 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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As she grapples with pregnancy D.I. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes to help her childhood best friend, who finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two girls.

Stars: Ben Batt, MyAnna Buring, Matt King, David Leon

Votes: 868

6. 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: 4,889

7. 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: 3,207

8. Waking the Dead (2000– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 4,081

9. 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: 1,793

10. No Offence (2015– )

42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Follows a group of police officers on the front line wondering what they did to end up where they are now, on the ugly side of Manchester.

Stars: Joanna Scanlan, Elaine Cassidy, Alexandra Roach, Will Mellor

Votes: 2,060

11. The Sweeney (1975–1978)

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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British Police television 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: 1,258

12. 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: 1,157

13. Above Suspicion (2009–2012)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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The murder of a young actress starts an investigation that uncovers on-screen tensions, a complex private life, controversial memoirs, and suspected abuse.

Stars: Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Shaun Dingwall, Amanda Lawrence

Votes: 1,559

14. Sacrifice (II) (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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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: 2,969

15. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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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: 29,715

16. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 232

17. 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: 3,580

18. Mystery!: Campion (1989–1990)

50 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.7
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In 1930s England, a man from an aristocratic family takes up the pseudonym Albert Campion and, with the help of his ex-burglar manservant, solves mysteries.

Stars: Peter Davison, Brian Glover, Andrew Burt, Moray Watson

Votes: 553

19. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

Votes: 297

20. Collision (2009)

TV-PG | 201 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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: 1,090

21. 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: 465

22. 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: 826

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

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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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: 1,161

24. Maisie Raine (1998–1999)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 50

25. The Gentle Touch (1980–1984)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of tough lady cop Maggie Forbes.

Stars: Jill Gascoine, William Marlowe, Paul Moriarty, Brian Gwaspari

Votes: 92

26. Clouds of Witness (1972– )

Drama

8.2
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Lord Peter's brother, the Duke of Denver is accused of murdering their sister Mary's fiancé. It's up to Lord Peter and his faithful man Bunter to untangle all the clues and the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Glyn Houston, Mark Eden, Rachel Herbert

Votes: 239

27. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (1972– )

180 min | Crime, Mystery

8.4
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When one of the members of the Bellona Club passes away, Lord Wimsey is brought in to determine the time of death for testamentary purposes.

Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terence Alexander, Anna Cropper, Donald Pickering

Votes: 204

28. Diagnosis: Murder (1975)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Anonymous notes accuse a psychiatrist of having murdered his wife. A bedraggled policeman attempts to uncover the truth behind her disappearance.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Jon Finch, Judy Geeson, Christopher Lee, Tony Beckley

Votes: 170

29. 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: 443

30. The Brighton Strangler (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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: 346

31. 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: 251

32. 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: 380

33. Idag röd (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Harry Friberg photographs a mysterious lightning in the water outside the Blockhusudden. The light turns out to flow over a murder.

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

Votes: 71

34. Resnick: Lonely Hearts (1992– )

50 min

7.4
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Stars: Tom Wilkinson, Paul Bazely, Elizabeth Bradley, Kate Eaton

Votes: 14

35. Resnick: Rough Treatment (1993 TV Movie)

50 min

7.1
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Director: Peter Smith | Stars: Paul Bazely, Janie Booth, Laura Brattan, Jim Carter

Votes: 16

36. Träff i helfigur (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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On a shooting range outside of Stockholm in the raw September night something is not right. In the darkness of the marker the ground shows signs of blood.

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

Votes: 72

37. Der Andere (1959– )

35 min | Adventure, Crime, Action

7.0
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Stars: Wolf Frees, Heinz Klingenberg, Albert Lieven, Ingeborg Körner

Votes: 15

38. Las profesionales, a su servicio (2006–2007)

45 min | Comedy

5.4
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Stars: Aura Cristina Geithner, Diego Cadavid, Maria Adelaida Puerta, Marcelo Dos Santos

Votes: 5

39. Triangulo (1972)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

40. Lysande landning (1987 TV Movie)

110 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Harry Friberg has received a photo assignment at Lindarängen's Flyghamn in Stockholm. The assignment turns into a nightmare when the photographer is invited to a crayfish party by the company's director.

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

Votes: 66

41. 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: 28

42. 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: 27

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

51 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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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: 49

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

TV-PG | 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: 332

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

TV-MA | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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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: 298

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

TV-14 | 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: 66

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

TV-MA | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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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: 267

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

TV-14 | 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.

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

Votes: 67

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

TV-14 | 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.

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

Votes: 58

50. 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