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1. NCIS (2003– )

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

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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Pauley Perrette

Votes: 136,499

2. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

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

8.0
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This series follows the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N.Y.P.D., who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 97,232

3. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)

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

8.1
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The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna

Votes: 183,914

4. Castle (2009–2016)

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

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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 154,779

5. Death in Paradise (2011– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A UK police DI is transferred to St-Marie to investigate murders on the island, but he hates the sun, sea, and sand. Later series see other English and Irish detectives take over the role.

Stars: Elizabeth Bourgine, Don Warrington, Danny John-Jules, Tobi Bakare

Votes: 18,559

6. The Bay (2019– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong investigates a missing person in Morecambe Bay.

Stars: Daniel Ryan, Erin Shanagher, Andrew Dowbiggin, Morven Christie

Votes: 6,594

7. Vera (2011– )

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

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With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones, Kenny Doughty

Votes: 12,595

8. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A veteran Detective Chief Inspector and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Neil Dudgeon

Votes: 30,305

9. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 355,490

10. True Detective (2014–2019)

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

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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 534,991

11. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 151,393

12. Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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82 Metascore

A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 567,858 | Gross: $165.36M

13. Law & Order (1990– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 35,278

14. FBI (2018– )

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

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Procedural drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the FBI, bringing to bear all the Bureau's skills, intellect and mind-blowing technology to keep New York and the country safe.

Stars: Missy Peregrym, Zeeko Zaki, Jeremy Sisto, Alana De La Garza

Votes: 15,049

15. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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70 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Votes: 660,221 | Gross: $61.00M

16. Old (2021)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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55 Metascore

A vacationing family discovers that the secluded beach where they're relaxing for a few hours is somehow causing them to age rapidly, reducing their entire lives into a single day.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Vicky Krieps, Rufus Sewell, Alex Wolff

Votes: 81,772

17. Mindhunter (2017–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.

Stars: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross

Votes: 257,993

18. Line of Duty (2012–2021)

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

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Drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit.

Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 53,069

19. Army of Thieves (2021)

TV-MA | 127 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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49 Metascore

A prequel, set before the events of Army of the Dead, which focuses on German safecracker Ludwig Dieter leading a group of aspiring thieves on a top secret heist during the early stages of the zombie apocalypse.

Director: Matthias Schweighöfer | Stars: Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin

Votes: 62,939

20. Law & Order: Organized Crime (2021– )

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

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Elliot Stabler returns to the NYPD to battle organized crime after a devastating personal loss.

Stars: Christopher Meloni, Danielle Moné Truitt, Ainsley Seiger, Tamara Taylor

Votes: 5,625

21. Hawaii Five-0 (2010–2020)

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

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Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu in order to find his father's killer; The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force - Five-0.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 71,219

22. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 932,485 | Gross: $167.77M

23. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 923,678 | Gross: $74.28M

24. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.5
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69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being Jack Napier, a criminal who becomes the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 358,867 | Gross: $251.19M

25. Columbo (1971–2003)

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

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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 32,954

26. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )

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

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In the 1890s, William Murdoch uses radical forensic techniques for the time, including fingerprinting and trace evidence, to solve some of the city's most gruesome murders.

Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 12,944

27. Malignant (I) (2021)

R | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

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51 Metascore

Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White

Votes: 71,367

28. Longmire (2012–2017)

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

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Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman

Votes: 33,242

29. Shetland (2013– )

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

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DI Jimmy Perez and his team investigate crimes within the close knit island community of Shetland.

Stars: Douglas Henshall, Alison O'Donnell, Steven Robertson, Mark Bonnar

Votes: 15,863

30. Under Suspicion (2000)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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43 Metascore

A wealthy attorney in San Juan comes to the police station for "10 minutes" of follow-up questions to finding a 12-year-old girl's body in a park. Another young girl was also raped and murdered weeks earlier and the evidence points to him.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Thomas Jane, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 24,697 | Gross: $0.26M

31. Hannibal (2013–2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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Explores the early relationship between renowned psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter and a young FBI criminal profiler who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 243,700

32. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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85 Metascore

Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 654,882 | Gross: $24.61M

33. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Approved | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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75 Metascore

A black Philadelphia police detective is mistakenly suspected of a local murder while passing through a racially hostile Mississippi town, and after being cleared is reluctantly asked by the police chief to investigate the case.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 73,158 | Gross: $24.38M

34. The Outsider (2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

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Investigators are confounded over an unspeakable crime that's been committed.

Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Bill Camp, Jeremy Bobb, Mare Winningham

Votes: 75,094

35. The Clovehitch Killer (2018)

Unrated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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59 Metascore

A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home.

Director: Duncan Skiles | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Charlie Plummer, Samantha Mathis, Madisen Beaty

Votes: 24,896 | Gross: $0.01M

36. Death Note (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

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An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 285,763

37. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)

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

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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Votes: 32,356

38. American Hustle (2013)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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90 Metascore

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild F.B.I. Agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and the Mafia.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Votes: 468,099 | Gross: $150.12M

39. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 360,921 | Gross: $88.51M

40. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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76 Metascore

When Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story.

Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

Votes: 510,550 | Gross: $32.38M

41. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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84 Metascore

The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 444,062 | Gross: $90.14M

42. Marcella (2016– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.

Stars: Anna Friel, Ray Panthaki, Jack Doolan, Jamie Bamber

Votes: 29,145

43. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)

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

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This series focuses on the NYPD's Major Case Squad, a force of detectives who investigate high-profile cases, whilst also showing parts of the crime from the criminal's point of view to the audience.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 24,804

44. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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58 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent goes undercover to catch a gang of surfers who may be bank robbers.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

Votes: 174,122 | Gross: $43.22M

45. Bloodline (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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A family finds themselves forced to face their past secrets and scars when the black sheep returns home.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 49,131

46. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases", older crimes that have never been solved.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 26,610

47. Defending Jacob (2020)

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

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The limited drama series is a gripping, character-driven thriller based on the 2012 New York Times best selling novel of the same name by William Landay. An assistant DA's world is shattered when his beloved son gets charged with murder.

Stars: Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell, Cherry Jones

Votes: 47,063

48. End of Watch (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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68 Metascore

Shot documentary-style, this film follows the daily grind of two young police officers in LA who are partners and friends, and what happens when they meet criminal forces greater than themselves.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera

Votes: 240,389 | Gross: $41.00M

49. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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81 Metascore

When a 12-year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 384,264 | Gross: $232.91M

50. Unfaithful (2002)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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63 Metascore

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan

Votes: 86,573 | Gross: $52.80M



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