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1. Vera (2011– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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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: 6,781

2. 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: 9,138

3. MotherFatherSon (2019– )

60 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A psycho-thriller set within systems of power in politics, media, and the police.

Stars: Richard Gere, Helen McCrory, Billy Howle, Pippa Bennett-Warner

Votes: 1,078

4. Marcella (2016– )

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

7.5
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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: 15,572

5. The Bill (1984–2010)

50 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Uniform officers and detectives from an inner London police station enforce law and order on a day to day basis.

Stars: Graham Cole, Jeff Stewart, Trudie Goodwin, Simon Rouse

Votes: 2,478

6. River (2015)

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

8.1
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John River is a brilliant police inspector whose genius lies side-by-side with the fragility of his mind. He is a man haunted by the murder victims whose cases he must lay to rest.

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Nicola Walker, Lesley Manville, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 16,507

7. Liar (2017– )

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

7.1
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British psychological thriller in which schoolteacher Laura Nielson accuses renowned surgeon Andrew Earlham of rape.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Ioan Gruffudd, Zoë Tapper, Warren Brown

Votes: 4,491

8. No Offence (2015– )

42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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, Will Mellor, Paul Ritter

Votes: 3,388

9. Bancroft (2017– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A dark thriller centering on Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft, a female detective with an explosive secret.

Stars: Sarah Parish, Adam Long, Charles Babalola, Faye Marsay

Votes: 1,453

10. Nowhere to Go (1958)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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In London, a Canadian serving prison time for grand theft escapes prison and attempts to retrieve his loot, kept in a bank safety deposit box, but his accomplice takes the security key while he only has the pass code.

Directors: Seth Holt, Basil Dearden | Stars: George Nader, Maggie Smith, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 477

11. WPC 56 (2013– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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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: 562

12. Cracker (1993–1996)

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

8.5
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Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a criminal psychologist. He is rather anti-social and obnoxious but he has a gift for solving crimes. Thus he is employed as a consultant by the Manchester Police.

Stars: Robbie Coltrane, Geraldine Somerville, Kieran O'Brien, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 4,977

13. Rebus (2000–2004)

Not Rated | 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: 1,361

14. From Darkness (2015)

TV-MA | 233 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Former Greater Manchester Police officer Claire Church's peaceful existence in the Western Isles is shattered when four bodies linked to her previous investigations are unearthed.

Stars: Anne-Marie Duff, Richard Rankin, Johnny Harris, Caroline Lee-Johnson

Votes: 1,082

15. Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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32 Metascore

With all-new gadgets, high-flying action, exciting chases and a wisecracking new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson), Cody has to retrieve the device before the world's leaders fall under the evil control of a diabolical villain.

Director: Kevin Allen | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Anthony Anderson, Hannah Spearritt, Cynthia Stevenson

Votes: 13,051 | Gross: $23.22M

16. Little Boy Blue (2017)

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

7.9
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The story about the murder of an 11-year-old boy, Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007 and his parents, Melanie's and Steve's ordeal, and how Rhys's murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.

Stars: Sinead Keenan, Brían F. O'Byrne, Matthew Roberts, Stephen Graham

Votes: 2,247

17. National Treasure: Kiri (2018)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Lia Williams, Lucian Msamati, Wunmi Mosaku

Votes: 1,526

18. Conspirator (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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In Cold-War London, young American Melinda Greyton marries British Army Major Michael Curragh who is a Communist spy working for the Soviets.

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Robert Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Robert Flemyng, Harold Warrender

Votes: 743

19. The MacKintosh Man (1973)

PG | 98 min | Thriller

6.3
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A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Newman, Dominique Sanda, James Mason, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,814

20. A Place to Go (1963)

86 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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In 1960s Britain, a young man employed by a cigarette factory is tired of his working class status and joins a gang planning to rob the factory warehouse.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Rita Tushingham, Michael Sarne, Bernard Lee, Doris Hare

Votes: 172

21. Black Work (2015)

Not Rated | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A policewoman sets out to discover who murdered her husband, an undercover officer.

Stars: Sheridan Smith, Matthew McNulty, Oliver Woollford, Honor Kneafsey

Votes: 1,092

22. Concrete Jungle (1960)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Stanley Baker, Sam Wanamaker, Grégoire Aslan, Margit Saad

Votes: 1,052

23. The Fixer (2008–2009)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Ex-special forces operative and convicted murderer John Mercer is awarded an early release from prison on the condition that he becomes an assassin for the government.

Stars: Andrew Buchan, Jody Latham, Tamzin Outhwaite, Peter Mullan

Votes: 915

24. Murder, Mystery and My Family (2018– )

45 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.4
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Two leading British criminal barristers re-investigate historic murder cases on behalf of a relative of the person convicted of the crime, presenting any new evidence to a judge for assessment.

Stars: Tony Hirst, Jeremy Dein, Sasha Wass, David Radford

Votes: 32

25. Maisie Raine (1998–1999)

50 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 58

26. McCallum (1995–1998)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

7.9
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From deep within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, Dr. Iain McCallum and Dr. Angela Moloney along with a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories.

Stars: Gerard Murphy, James Saxon, Richard O'Callaghan, Alex Walkinshaw

Votes: 317

27. Carry On Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,916

28. Police Interceptors (2008– )

Documentary

7.3
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Documentary series following the vehicle intercept teams of Essex Police.

Stars: John Thomson, Christopher Fox, Rick Edwards

Votes: 110

29. Lisa (1962)

112 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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At the end of WW2, a compassionate Dutch policeman helps smuggle a Jewish woman into British Palestine.

Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Dolores Hart, Leo McKern, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 358

30. Shadow of Treason (1964)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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During the Cold War, a RN warrant officer stationed in the British Embassy in Warsaw leaks secrets to his Polish girlfriend who's a Soviet agent and after his transfer to a naval station in Britain he joins a Soviet spy ring.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack, David Kossoff

Votes: 149

31. World for Ransom (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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In Singapore, a private detective and the British authorities are on the trail of a crime syndicate that kidnaps a nuclear physicist with the aim of selling him to the highest bidder.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Dan Duryea, Gene Lockhart, Patric Knowles, Reginald Denny

Votes: 323

32. Calcutta (1947)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez

Votes: 298

33. The Long Haul (1957)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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After leaving his U.S. Army job in Germany, a trucker takes a long-haul driver job in Britain where he runs into an organized-crime syndicate that controls the trucking industry.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen, Gene Anderson

Votes: 313

34. The Clouded Yellow (1950)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A former British agent is employed at the Fenton country estate where he aids Fenton's niece elude the police when she's unjustly accused of murdering a local gamekeeper.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard, Sonia Dresdel, Barry Jones

Votes: 600

35. She Played with Fire (1957)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her, but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail, and murder.

Director: Sidney Gilliat | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price, Violet Farebrother

Votes: 325

36. Crimewatch UK (1984–2017)

50 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Looking at the range of criminal activity that plagues the United Kingdom, giving vital information on unsolved cases.

Stars: Nick Ross, Kirsty Young, Chris Cowlin, Rav Wilding

Votes: 112

37. The Mysterious Magician (1964)

95 min | Crime, Mystery

6.7
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The sister of a famous, but as yet uncaught, criminal named The Hexer is murdered. Inspector Higgins of Scotland Yard believes that The Hexer will surface to take his revenge on his ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Vohrer | Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Heinz Drache, Sophie Hardy, Siegfried Lowitz

Votes: 1,001

38. Personal Affair (1953)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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In a 1950s British village, a teenager, who is in-love with her Latin language teacher, disappears, prompting the police to investigate the teacher, amid public rumors of rape and murder.

Director: Anthony Pelissier | Stars: Gene Tierney, Leo Genn, Glynis Johns, Walter Fitzgerald

Votes: 328

39. Cops UK: Bodycam Squad (2016– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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Documentary series following the work of police officers fitted with body cameras, as they respond to emergencies, investigate crimes and arrest suspects.

Stars: Joe Tucker, Tim Horsfall, Andy Morey, Lee Tatton

Votes: 19

40. They Met in the Dark (1943)

95 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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During WW2, a Royal Navy Commander stumbles upon a murdered woman and discovers a network of Nazi spies and Fifth-Columnists.

Director: Karel Lamac | Stars: James Mason, Joyce Howard, Tom Walls, Phyllis Stanley

Votes: 302

41. Good-Time Girl (1948)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two GI's who are also on the run and they ... See full summary »

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Jean Kent, Dennis Price, Herbert Lom, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 219

42. The Ripper (1997 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Thriller

5.8
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In 1888, in London, a prostitute is slaughtered on the street. The Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Jim Hansen is in charge of the investigation and realizes that the killer is a person with ... See full summary »

Director: Janet Meyers | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Gabrielle Anwar, Samuel West, Michael York

Votes: 537

43. Hide and Seek (1964)

90 min | Action, Thriller, Crime

6.8
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A Cambridge astrophysicist on routine business in London finds it frustratingly difficult to return a wallet of money to an Eastern European friend, a task complicated by a puzzling if scatterbrained society girl.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Ian Carmichael, Curd Jürgens, Janet Munro, George Pravda

Votes: 70

44. Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 640

45. Dead Eyes of London (1961)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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Wealthy, heavily insured men are being murdered at an alarming rate. Scotland Yard investigates and finds clues that lead to a ring of blind men, led by a mysterious "reverend."

Director: Alfred Vohrer | Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Baal, Dieter Borsche, Wolfgang Lukschy

Votes: 834

46. The Murder Detectives (2015– )

Documentary, Crime

7.7
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Filmed in a documentary style, this UK Police TV Series deals with detectives handling murders.

Votes: 197

47. Harold Shipman: Doctor Death (2018 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

6.5
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A Made-for-TV documentary detailing the criminal investigation and subsequent trial of Harold Shipman, an English general practitioner and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history.

Director: Jonathan Jones | Stars: Mark Denham, Harold Shipman, Bernard Postles, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 13

48. John Worboys: The Taxi Cab Rapist (2018 TV Movie)

47 min | Documentary, Crime

6.6
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Susanna Reid chronicles the story of John Worboys, Britain's most prolific serial rapist.

Directors: Dan Aldridge-Neil, Hedieh Mehdyzadeh, Elen Moore | Stars: Fiona, Kerry Daynes, Dave Reid, Claire

Votes: 5

49. Catching a Killer (2017 TV Movie)

82 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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Follows hour by hour Thames Valley Police's investigation into missing 31-year-old mother-of-three Natalie Hemming in May 2016. With extraordinary access to her family and the police investigation.

Director: Anna Hall | Stars: Simon Dennis, Karl Harrison, Natalie Hemming, Paul Hemming

Votes: 115

50. Hatton Garden: One Last Job (2016 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary, Crime

7.8
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Stars: Martin Brunt, Alan Ford, Wensley Clarkson, John Collins

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