Most Popular British Police Movies and TV Shows
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1. Vera (2011– )
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
4. Marcella (2016– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
6. River (2015)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
10. Nowhere to Go (1958)
Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
12. Cracker (1993–1996)
TV-MA | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
13. Rebus (2000–2004)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
14. From Darkness (2015)
TV-MA | 233 min | Crime, Drama
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.
15. Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)
PG | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
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16. Little Boy Blue (2017)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
17. National Treasure: Kiri (2018)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
18. Conspirator (1949)
Approved | 87 min | Drama, Thriller
In Cold-War London, young American Melinda Greyton marries British Army Major Michael Curragh who is a Communist spy working for the Soviets.
19. The MacKintosh Man (1973)
PG | 98 min | Thriller
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.
20. A Place to Go (1963)
86 min | Crime, Drama
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.
22. Concrete Jungle (1960)
TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
24. Murder, Mystery and My Family (2018– )
45 min | Documentary, Crime, History
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.
25. Maisie Raine (1998–1999)
50 min | Crime, Drama
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.
26. McCallum (1995–1998)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama
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.
27. Carry On Constable (1960)
86 min | Comedy
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 »
30. Shadow of Treason (1964)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
31. World for Ransom (1954)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
32. Calcutta (1947)
Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
33. The Long Haul (1957)
Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
34. The Clouded Yellow (1950)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
35. She Played with Fire (1957)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama
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.
37. The Mysterious Magician (1964)
95 min | Crime, Mystery
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 »
38. Personal Affair (1953)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
41. Good-Time Girl (1948)
Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
42. The Ripper (1997 TV Movie)
R | 96 min | Thriller
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 »
43. Hide and Seek (1964)
90 min | Action, Thriller, Crime
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.
44. Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)
Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
45. Dead Eyes of London (1961)
Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
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."
46. The Murder Detectives (2015– )
Filmed in a documentary style, this UK Police TV Series deals with detectives handling murders.
47. Harold Shipman: Doctor Death (2018 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary, Crime
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.
49. Catching a Killer (2017 TV Movie)
82 min | Documentary, Crime
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.