Best Crime TV-Show Episodes

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1. Prime Suspect (2011–2012)
Episode: Bitch (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

While helping out at her father's bar, Jane finds herself without her gun when she confronted with a robber. Calderon and Jane get assigned to solving the murder of a woman found in a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Waxman | Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Peter Gerety

Votes: 94

2. Prime Suspect (2011–2012)
Episode: Great Guy, Yet: Dead (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When a good-looking stockbroker is killed mysteriously, Jane automatically suspects his wife. Meanwhile, Jane enlists the help of a hypnotist to fight her addiction to smoking. Elsewhere, ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Pate | Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Peter Gerety

Votes: 86

3. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Jurisdiction (1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

With the help of a Brooklyn detective, Briscoe and Logan get a confession from a mentally retarded man in the murders of two nurses. Further investigation reveals that he may be innocent, but he steadfastly maintains that he is guilty.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, Dann Florek, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 129

4. CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Episode: Hush (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A woman's death leads our detectives to a school for sexual fetishes such as bondage and spanking.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 196

5. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: One Man's Treasure (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A man leading a double life is found dead in a garbage chute.

Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 789

6. The Glades (2010–2013)
Episode: Doppelganger (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Shopkeeper Michael Nelson's son and right hand Lenny Nelson's wife Lisa is murdered outside a bar. Utterly confused Dave Rollins needs hospital care and keeps referring to 'a man just like ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Uriah Shelton

Votes: 139

7. The Glades (2010–2013)
Episode: Pilot (2010)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Longworth's golf game is interrupted after a decapitated, unidentifiable woman is found in a creek. Longworth does everything he can think of to try and identify the victim and find the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Uriah Shelton

Votes: 211

8. The Glades (2010–2013)
Episode: Bird in the Hand (2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

When Jeff and Jim stumble upon a plane in the middle of the forest and the dead body of Oliver Hendricks, things get tangled together when Jim has to question a wide range of suspects that ... See full summary »

Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Uriah Shelton

Votes: 168

9. The Glades (2010–2013)
Episode: The Girlfriend Experience (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A man was murdered in an apartment, rented in unsuspecting Carlos Sanchez's name from Dr. Kattleman. It was used as a love-nest for sexual anthropology professor Landers's student Monica ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Uriah Shelton

Votes: 143

10. The Glades (2010–2013)
Episode: A Perfect Storm (2010)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

During Jim's first hurricane, three corpses turn up. Jim temporarily assumes one's identity to check up on his theory the link is a high-school reunion, and works out which grudge was ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Busfield | Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Uriah Shelton

Votes: 157

11. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Black Tie (1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Briscoe receives an anonymous 911 call saying that a prominent millionaire has been murdered. However, the investigation is thwarted by the wife and family attorney, who claim he died from natural causes.

Director: Arthur W. Forney | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 142

12. Prime Suspect (2011–2012)
Episode: Wednesday's Child (2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When a young boy is found dead at an upscale preschool, Jane and Calderon work to find out if it was an accident or homicide. Rivera calls on Duffy to keep her company while working a ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Pate | Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Peter Gerety

Votes: 65

13. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Censure (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While Stone prosecutes a judge in an attempted larceny case, Kincaid faces censure charges for not disclosing that she had an affair with the accused.

Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 152

14. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Do No Harm (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Michael has questions for Carla, and he wants to know who tried to blow him up. But first he goes after a group of medical scam artists who stole the life savings from a man trying to take care of his sick child.

Director: Matt Nix | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless

Votes: 383

15. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Mayhem (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Briscoe and Logan catch three unrelated homicide cases in one shift: an aspiring actor shot in his car, a Lorena Bobbitt copycat who killed her husband, and a grocery store owner killed in a robbery.

Director: James Quinn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 168

16. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Lesser Evil (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Michael captures the rogue agent responsible for trying to bomb him, but he decides to form an alliance with him and together go after Carla and her boss. But that decision also puts Michael's mother in jeopardy.

Director: Tim Matheson | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell, Sharon Gless

Votes: 474

17. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Old Friends (1994)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The investigation into the killing of the CFO of a baby food company leads Briscoe and Logan directly to the Russian mob and its head, who now goes by the name Steven Green. When they ... See full summary »

Director: James Quinn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Michael Moriarty

Votes: 157

18. Blue Bloods (2010– )
Episode: Pilot (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Harvard Law School graduate Jamie Reagan's family, patriarch grandfather Henry's cop dynasty, proudly attends his graduation from the New York police academy, presided over by his father, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 510

19. Blue Bloods (2010– )
Episode: Samaritan (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Crime, Drama

The Reagans weigh the rights and wrongs of vigilantism when a good Samaritan who has a police record takes action against a terrorizing subway criminal.

Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 392

20. Blue Bloods (2010– )
Episode: Privilege (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Erin, Frank and Danny work together within the system to find justice when a rape case's primary suspect is protected by diplomatic immunity.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 374

21. Blue Bloods (2010– )
Episode: Officer Down (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Frank mobilizes the entire NYPD to find the killer of an off-duty police officer who was murdered during a diamond heist.

Director: Ralph Hemecker | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 359

22. Luther (2010–2019)
Episode: Episode #2.1 (2011)

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Alice is now in a mental institution and Luther, after a failed suicide attempt, returns to work having been cleared of killing Zoe. Assisted by the loyal Justin he joins a team headed by ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Ruth Wilson, Dermot Crowley, Idris Elba, Lee Ingleby

Votes: 1,612

23. Blue Bloods (2010– )
Episode: Chinatown (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

After Jamie secretly meets FBI agent Anderson in Chinatown, after hours, to decline succeeding late brother Joe as spy in the search for the Blue Templars, he sees triad goons attack a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 298

24. Blue Bloods (2010– )
Episode: Re-Do (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

The life of a Reagan is put in danger when three dangerous criminals are released from prison.

Director: Rosemary Rodriguez | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 315

25. Blue Bloods (2010– )
Episode: After Hours (2010)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

When a doorman at a New York City hot spot is murdered, Danny returns to investigate the nightclub scene he left behind years ago. Meanwhile, Frank makes a decision about an ex-partner's future.

Director: Alex Zakrzewski | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 313

26. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Humiliation (1995)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a prostitute is murdered, the detectives believe she was blackmailing a wealthy client. Kincaid prosecutes the case, but has second thoughts after the defendant's wife takes the stand.

Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 146

27. Blue Bloods (2010– )
Episode: Family Ties (2011)

TV-PG | 43 min | Crime, Drama

When the son of a Russian gangster is killed at his own engagement party, Danny delves into the world of the Russian mob and the family politics that exist. Meanwhile, Erin is thrown into a high-profile corruption case.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 292

28. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Yankee White (2003)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Aboard Air Force One a Naval officer dies after eating with the PotUS, then a Marine officer (connected with AF1) also dies in Georgetown in the same way. Abby identifies the cause, and Gibbs thwarts an attempt to assassinate the PotUS.

Director: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 1,110

29. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: The Curse (2003)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A hunter finds an aircraft cargo pod containing the mummified body of a Naval disbursing officer who disappeared from his aircraft carrier, as did 1.2 million dollars. The NCIS team correct some old mistakes, and now they make things right.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 628

31. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Bête Noire (2004)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A foreign agent enters the autopsy room via an unconventional method; he then takes captive Ducky, Gerald, and, later, Kate. He demands evidence pertaining to a body in the room. He eventually asks to see Gibbs, who obliges him; he loses.

Director: Peter Ellis | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 680

32. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Reveille (2004)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

With extreme determination Gibbs continues, to the extent of obsession, to concentrate on the unknown terrorist who shot him and escaped. The bad guy reappears, but Kate and Tony disappear temporarily. Gibbs eventually meets his quarry.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 605

33. Mord mit Aussicht (2008–2014)
Episode: Der Schandbaum (2012)

48 min | Comedy, Crime

The shame tree.

Director: Christoph Schnee | Stars: Caroline Peters, Bjarne Mädel, Meike Droste, Petra Kleinert

Votes: 67

34. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Lt. Jane Doe (2004)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A seaman discovers the body of a young woman wearing the dress blues of a naval officer at NAS Norfolk. Gibbs and the gang investigate; Ducky sees a mark on the victim's neck, which he connects to a cold case; the team find two killers.

Director: Dan Lerner | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 510

35. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: The Bone Yard (2004)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A civilian dies on a Marine bombing range; while investigating, Gibbs finds a second body; other bodies also later appear. The NCIS and the FBI strangely work well together, and the NCIS team work well together, so they produce results.

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 522

36. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Doppelgänger (2005)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

While making a sales call, a telemarketer overhears an intrusion, a confrontation, and a fight, which appears to end with the murder of the prospect, PO Lambert in the Navy. One local ... See full summary »

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 539

37. Mord mit Aussicht (2008–2014)
Episode: Ausgerechnet Eifel (2008)

44 min | Comedy, Crime

A city detective is ordered to move the country, where police work is somewhat more boring than she expected. The team work to solve the two unsolved crimes in the village - arson attacks ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Feldhusen | Stars: Caroline Peters, Bjarne Mädel, Meike Droste, Petra Kleinert

Votes: 85

38. Mord mit Aussicht (2008–2014)
Episode: Vatertag (2008)

44 min | Comedy, Crime

A man is found dead face down in a stream. The local gynecologist pronounces death by natural causes, apparently a heart attack. Sophie is suspicious, however, because the dead man is wearing a pearl necklace.

Director: Arne Feldhusen | Stars: Caroline Peters, Bjarne Mädel, Meike Droste, Petra Kleinert

Votes: 72

39. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Twilight (2005)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Tony returns early, in time to rejoin the team in an investigation of a shooting of two Naval aviators. Tony finds a bomb, then it explodes; Gibbs says that someone has again tried to kill the NCIS gang, which loses one of their members.

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 740

40. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Honor Code (2005)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A six-year-old boy sees who kidnaps his father, a Naval officer who works with a highly classified online-encryption system; the boy calls the NCIS, so Gibbs and the team investigate and eventually solve the crimes and recover the father.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 557

41. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Under Covers (2005)

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Tony and Ziva go undercover and under the covers as assassins, a married couple, who recently died, but who apparently have a contract to execute at the Marine Corps birthday ball in Washington. The NCIS gang figure it out and work it out.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 647

42. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Light Sleeper (2006)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Two Korean wives of Marine sergeants die in execution-style shootings; while the NCIS investigates, a third such wife disappears. The team find the wife, then identify the shooter and figure out the shooter and the changes in that person.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 472

43. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Bloodbath (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A couple enter a room at a Navy Lodge and find bloody human body parts; the Gibbs team investigate. Gibbs and Ducky agree that the scene was a setup. An imbalanced former boyfriend stalks Abby. The gang chase the clues and figure them out.

Director: Dennis Smith | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 549

44. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Hiatus (Part #1) (2006)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Aboard a Turkish-flag ship an explosion occurs, killing one person and leaving Gibbs comatose with burns, abrasions, and a concussion; the team investigate. Eventually Ducky welcomes Gibbs back, but Gibbs does not remember him. [Continued.]

Director: Dennis Smith | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 552

46. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Shalom (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime