Italian Crime TV series since 1989

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1. Nero Wolfe (2012– )

TV-PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Interesting modern actualization made by italian broadcasting service (RAI) of immortal, well-known characters created by the genial american novelist Rex Stout. It's second time RAI ... See full summary »

Stars: Francesco Pannofino, Pietro Sermonti, Andy Luotto, Giulia Bevilacqua

Votes: 181

2. Inspector Coliandro (2003– )

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

The improbable adventures of an improbable inspector of the Italian Police Force.

Stars: Giampaolo Morelli, Veronica Logan, Alessandro Rossi, Paolo Sassanelli

Votes: 629

3. Detective Montalbano (1999–2021)

TV-14 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Commissioner Montalbano works in Vigata, Montelusa province with Deputy Commissioner Augello and Inspector Fazio, in each episode Montalbano solves complicated cases with his characteristic cunning in a rural Sicily ruled by the mafia.

Stars: Luca Zingaretti, Peppino Mazzotta, Angelo Russo, Cesare Bocci

Votes: 3,928

4. The Young Montalbano (2012– )

120 min | Crime, Mystery

The young "Commissario" detective Salvo Montalbano, based in the fictitious village of Vigata, solves mysterious crimes in Sicilia.

Stars: Andrea Tidona, Michele Riondino, Fabrizio Pizzuto, Alessio Piazza

Votes: 1,334

5. Rocco Schiavone (2016– )

TV-MA | 100 min | Crime, Thriller

Weed smoking, foulmouthed Rocco Schiavone is an offbeat Deputy Commissioner of the State Police. For disciplinary reasons he is transferred to the Alpine town of Aosta, far from his beloved... See full summary »

Stars: Marco Giallini, Ernesto D'Argenio, Francesco Acquaroli, Isabella Ragonese

Votes: 1,665

6. La piovra (1984–2001)

TV-14 | 402 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An epic crime saga of power, money, violence and corruption. the mafia controls everything through local and international networks like an octopus, anyone who tries to bring them down pays the ultimate price.

Stars: Remo Girone, Patricia Millardet, Michele Placido, François Périer

Votes: 3,644

7. Romanzo criminale - La serie (2008–2010)

TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A criminal known as Lebanese has a dream: to conquer the underworld of Rome. To carry out this feat without precedent he puts together a ruthless and highly organized gang. Their progress ... See full summary »

Stars: Vinicio Marchioni, Alessandro Roja, Marco Bocci, Daniela Virgilio

Votes: 6,236

8. Gomorrah (2014–2021)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Ciro disregards tradition in his attempt to become the next boss of his crime syndicate. The internal power struggle puts him and his entire family's life at risk.

Stars: Salvatore Esposito, Marco D'Amore, Ivana Lotito, Cristiana Dell'Anna

Votes: 39,469

9. Suburra: Blood on Rome (2017–2020)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Crime

In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.

Stars: Alessandro Borghi, Giacomo Ferrara, Filippo Nigro, Carlotta Antonelli

Votes: 14,702

10. Squadra antimafia - Palermo oggi (2009– )


Led by Deputy Inspector Claudia Mares, the Anti-Mafia Squad fights crime and corruption in the troubled Sicilian capital of Palermo. In a region that is by turns gritty and gorgeous, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Giulia Michelini, Paolo Pierobon, Giordano De Plano, Marco Bocci

Votes: 369

11. Detective De Luca (2008)

Drama, War

Italian series that is based on the De Luca detective novels by Carlo Lucarelli. The detective De Luca is a man of principle, passion and determination to solve the cases despite of turbulent and unsettling times he lives in.

Stars: Alessandro Preziosi, Corrado Fortuna, Rolando Ravello, Raffaella Rea

Votes: 280

12. Kommissar Rex (1994–2004)

45 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A recently-divorced cop adopts a police dog who lost his former companion; together they solve crimes in and around Vienna.

Stars: Gerhard Zemann, Heinz Weixelbraun, Wolf Bachofner, Martin Weinek

Votes: 5,658

13. Intelligence - Servizi & segreti (2009– )

100 min | Action

When his wife Lidia is mysteriously killed, the former "Folgore" Marco Tancredi soon discovers a dark truth: Lidia was part of the Italian Secret Service, so he too joins the organization to have his vengeance.

Stars: Vincent Riotta, Raoul Bova, Stefano Fresi, Francesco Foti

Votes: 92

14. I delitti del BarLume (2013– )
Episode: Il re dei giochi (2013)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

Massimo is a graduate in mathematics who, after winning a Totocalcio board, buys the BarLume and becomes the surly barman. Invariably Massimo finds himself investigating, in every episode, ... See full summary »

Director: Eugenio Cappuccio | Stars: Filippo Timi, Carlo Monni, Massimo Paganelli, Atos Davini

Votes: 156

15. Il sistema (2016– )

90 min | Drama

Departing from the investigation on the death of his brother, that seems of easy solution to the appearance, the greatest of the Watch of Department of Internal Revenue Alessandro Luce ... See full summary »

Stars: Lino Guanciale, Fausto Maria Sciarappa, Claudio Alfonsi, Mauro Aversano

Votes: 51

16. Fuoco amico: Tf45 - Eroe per amore (2016– )

90 min | Action

Captain De Santis does not only carry out peace-keeping operations; he is also looking for the truth behind his father's disappearance in the zone. When he starts untangling he becomes a target.

Stars: Megan Montaner, Andrea Sartoretti, Romina Mondello, Giuseppe Lo Console

Votes: 43

17. Donna detective (2007– )


When Senior Detective Lisa Milani requested a desk job in a small town outside of Rome, it was to allow her spend more time with family. But after she's called on to assist with a major ... See full summary »

Stars: Kaspar Capparoni, Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Edoardo Purgatori, Stefano Masciarelli

Votes: 57

18. Squadra mobile (2015– )

50 min | Crime

Serial about the members of Rome's inter-district police squad, a.k.a. "La mobile". Every day police routine changes when a new enemy, who long operated behind the scenes, arises. Would the... See full summary »

Stars: Giorgio Tirabassi, Daniele Liotti, Antonio Catania, Valeria Bilello

Votes: 38

22. Il clan dei camorristi (2013– )


Story of one of the most ruthless mafia and criminal organizations that Italy has ever known, but also the story of an Italy that responded with dignity and moral rigor against the Camorra.

Stars: Stefano Accorsi, Giuseppe Zeno, Francesca Beggio, Francesco Di Leva

Votes: 145

23. Distretto di polizia (2000–2012)

Action, Comedy, Crime

Life and work in a police station of Rome. The chief of the station, Giovanna Scalise, has arrived in town after a long period passed in the city of Palermo, Sicily, where she fought ... See full summary »

Stars: Simone Corrente, Gianni Ferreri, Roberto Nobile, Irma Carolina Di Monte

Votes: 296

25. Crime Evidence (2005– )

60 min | Mystery, Drama, Crime

It narrates the cases that have to face the scientific police team captained by Riccardo Venturi.

Stars: Fabio Troiano, Lorenzo Flaherty, Paolo Maria Scalondro, Ugo Dighero

Votes: 370

26. Il capo dei capi (2007– )

100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Based on the life of Salvatore Riina ('Totò u Curtu'), a mafioso boss from Corleone, Sicily.

Stars: Claudio Gioè, Daniele Liotti, Salvatore Lazzaro, Simona Cavallari

Votes: 3,577

27. Don Matteo (2000– )

TV-G | 50 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Terence Hill stars as Don Matteo, a thoroughly ordinary Catholic priest with an extraordinary ability to read people and solve crimes. He's a parish priest who never met an unjustly accused person he didn't want to help.

Stars: Nino Frassica, Nathalie Guettà, Francesco Scali, Terence Hill

Votes: 1,302

33. Inspector Manara (2008– )

50 min | Crime

Young inspector Luca Manara is a playboy. He works in a little Police Station in Tuscany. He drives his bike, a Triumph Bonneville, also for his job, chasing thieves. He loves jazz music, beautiful girls and Lara.

Stars: Guido Caprino, Jane Alexander, Lucia Ocone, Augusto Fornari

Votes: 194

34. Inspector Nardone (2012– )


Series set in post-war Milan, where Inspector Nardone is sent after an altercation with his previous boss. Can his squad of under-appreciated poliziotti clean up Milan? A local news ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefano Dionisi, Anna Safroncik, Luigi Di Fiore, Giampiero Judica

Votes: 120

35. Good and Evil (2009)

50 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A girl drags herself along the floor of her apartment, she has voluntarily swallowed bleach. A suicide.

A man accidentally shoots at his brother. A fatality.

A loving father, on his way home ... See full synopsis »

Stars: Gianmarco Tognazzi, Bianca Guaccero, Antonia Liskova, Marco Falaguasta

Votes: 32

37. Detective Extralarge (1991–1993)
Episode: Yo-yo (1991)

91 min | Comedy, Crime

Burt meets Jack Costello after many years. Burt is a boxer and he is fleeing after a fixed match that he should have lost but instead he won. Then he vanishes. Costello finds in his office ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Bud Spencer, Philip Michael Thomas, Lou Bedford, Vivian Ruiz

Votes: 229

38. Donna detective (2007– )


When Senior Detective Lisa Milani requested a desk job in a small town outside of Rome, it was to allow her spend more time with family. But after she's called on to assist with a major ... See full summary »

Stars: Kaspar Capparoni, Lucrezia Lante della Rovere, Edoardo Purgatori, Stefano Masciarelli

Votes: 57

40. Il peccato e la vergogna (2010– )


In the Rome of the '30s lives Nito Valdi, a difficult boy just out of the reformatory, who works for a boss in the area with his friend Tony.

Stars: Stefano Santospago, Manuela Arcuri, Gabriel Garko, Tamara Di Giulio

Votes: 185

41. La Catturandi (2015– )


The epic struggle between the State and the Mafia from a new point of view: that of the Catturandi of Palermo, the elite police team responsible for the arrest of major fugitives.

Stars: Alessio Boni, Raniero Monaco Di Lapio, Leo Gullotta, Massimo Ghini

Votes: 17

43. L'ispettore Giusti (1999– )

540 min | Comedy, Thriller

Inspector Giusto Giusti is divided between the love moves and often suspended with the journalist Claudia Sartor and those working with the young and beautiful agent Caterina Foglia.

Stars: Alessia Merz, Corinne Cléry, Carlo Croccolo, Mietta

Votes: 11