Top 50 Crime Movies and TV Shows
1. You (2018– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by.
Stars: Penn Badgley, Victoria Pedretti, Tati Gabrielle, Ambyr Childers
2. Luther: The Fallen Sun (2023)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Brilliant but disgraced detective John Luther breaks out of prison to hunt down a sadistic serial killer who is terrorising London.
Director: Jamie Payne | Stars: Idris Elba, Cynthia Erivo, Andy Serkis, Dermot Crowley
3. Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The film continues the story of teenage Billy Batson who, upon reciting the magic word "SHAZAM!" is transformed into his adult Super Hero alter ego, Shazam.
Director: David F. Sandberg | Stars: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Rachel Zegler
4. Luther (2010–2019)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.
Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown
5. John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023)
R | 169 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
John Wick uncovers a path to defeating The High Table. But before he can earn his freedom, Wick must face off against a new enemy with powerful alliances across the globe and forces that turn old friends into foes.
Director: Chad Stahelski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, George Georgiou, Lance Reddick
6. Poker Face (2023– )
TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Charlie has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can't help but investigate and solve.
Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Benjamin Bratt, Simon Helberg, Pedro Hollywood
7. Outer Banks (2020– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama
On an island of haves and have-nots, teen John B enlists his three best friends to hunt for a legendary treasure linked to his father's disappearance.
Stars: Madelyn Cline, Madison Bailey, Chase Stokes, J.D.
8. Carnival Row (2019–2023)
TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A human detective and a fairy rekindle a dangerous affair in a Victorian fantasy world, where the city's uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals an unimaginable monster.
Stars: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, Simon McBurney, Tamzin Merchant
9. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine with a former student in order to secure his family's future.
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt
10. Wednesday (2022– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Follows Wednesday Addams' years as a student, when she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a killing spree, and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents.
Stars: Jenna Ortega, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Emma Myers
11. Your Honor (II) (2020–2023)
TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A judge confronts his convictions when his son is involved in a hit-and-run that embroils an organized-crime family.
Stars: Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Michael Stuhlbarg, Lilli Kay
12. Boston Strangler (2023)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, History
Loretta McLaughlin was the reporter who first connected the murders and broke the story of the Boston Strangler. She and Jean Cole challenged the sexism of the early 1960s to report on the city's most notorious serial killer.
Director: Matt Ruskin | Stars: Keira Knightley, Carrie Coon, Chris Cooper, Alessandro Nivola
13. Perry Mason (2020– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History
In booming 1932 Los Angeles, a down-and-out defense attorney takes on the case of a lifetime.
Stars: Matthew Rhys, Shea Whigham, Eric Lange, Juliet Rylance
14. The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (2022)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
In this action-packed comedy, Nicolas Cage plays Nick Cage, channeling his iconic characters as he's caught between a superfan (Pedro Pascal) and a CIA agent (Tiffany Haddish).
Director: Tom Gormican | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Pedro Pascal, Tiffany Haddish, Sharon Horgan
15. Mayor of Kingstown (2021– )
TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The McLusky family are power brokers tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality in Kingstown, Michigan, where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry.
Stars: Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Hugh Dillon, Tobi Bamtefa
16. The Blacklist (2013–2023)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, who has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.
Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold
17. Better Call Saul (2015–2022)
TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama
The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the years leading up to his fateful run-in with Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.
Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian
18. Gotham Knights (2023– )
TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama
Bruce Wayne is murdered and his adopted son forges an alliance with the children of Batman's enemies. As the city becomes more dangerous, these mismatched fugitives will become its next generation of saviors, known as the Gotham Knights.
Stars: Navia Ziraili Robinson, Fallon Smythe, Tyler DiChiara, Anna Lore
19. The Boys (2019– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.
Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty
20. Criminal Minds (2005– )
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A group of criminal profilers who work for the FBI as members of its Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) using behavioral analysis and profiling to help investigate crimes and find the suspect known as the unsub.
Stars: Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna
21. Only Murders in the Building (2021– )
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Three strangers bonded by their love of true crime podcasts record their own to accompany their investigations of murders in their building on the Upper West Side of New York.
Stars: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Amy Ryan
22. NCIS (2003– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington, D.C. Major Case Response Team.
Stars: David McCallum, Sean Murray, Mark Harmon, Pauley Perrette
23. Tulsa King (2022– )
TV-MA | 40 min | Crime, Drama
Following his release from prison, Mafia capo Dwight "The General" Manfredi is exiled to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where he builds a new criminal empire with a group of unlikely characters.
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Andrea Savage, Martin Starr, Jay Will
24. Endeavour (2012–2023)
TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Set from 1965 into the 1970s, the show follows Endeavour Morse in his early years as a police constable. Working alongside his senior partner DI Fred Thursday, Morse engages in a number of investigations around Oxford.
Stars: Shaun Evans, Roger Allam, James Bradshaw, Sean Rigby
25. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama
New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.
Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli
26. Glass Onion (2022)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.
Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista
27. The Rookie (2018– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Starting over isn't easy, especially for John Nolan who, after a life-altering incident, is pursuing his dream of joining the LAPD. As their oldest rookie, he's met with skepticism from those who see him as just a walking midlife crisis.
Stars: Nathan Fillion, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Melissa O'Neil
28. John Wick (2014)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An ex-hit-man comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that killed his dog and took his car.
Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
Votes: 655,205 | Gross: $43.04M
29. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
This series follows the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the New York City Police Department that investigate sexually related crimes.
Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek
30. The Wire (2002–2008)
TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.
Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce
31. Peaky Blinders (2013–2022)
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama
A gangster family epic set in 1900s England, centering on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby.
Stars: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Helen McCrory
32. The Batman (2022)
PG-13 | 176 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement.
Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell
Votes: 684,875 | Gross: $369.35M
33. True Detective (2014–2019)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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
34. Rana Naidu (2023– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In the complicated world of celebrities, Rana Naidu is the go-to problem-solver. When his father is released from prison, Rana grapples with family secrets and personal conflict and realizes that the only problem he cant fix is his own.
Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati, Rana Daggubati, Surveen Chawla, Afrah Sayed
35. Narcos (2015–2017)
TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.
Stars: Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Alberto Ammann
36. The Bay (2019– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong investigates a missing person in Morecambe Bay.
Stars: Daniel Ryan, Erin Shanagher, Andrew Dowbiggin, Thomas Law
37. Farzi (2023– )
16+ | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An artist who gets pulled into the murky high stakes of a con job and a fiery task force officer on the mission to rid the country of his menaces in a fast-paced, edgy one-of-a-kind thriller.
Stars: Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi
38. Killers of the Flower Moon
Crime, Drama, History | Post-production
Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.
Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons
39. Bones (2005–2017)
TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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
40. Infinity Pool (2023)
R | 117 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
James and Em Foster are enjoying an all-inclusive beach vacation in the fictional island of La Tolqa, when a fatal accident exposes the resort's perverse subculture of hedonistic tourism, reckless violence and surreal horrors.
Director: Brandon Cronenberg | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman, Dunja Sepcic
41. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant youngest son.
Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton
Votes: 1,888,642 | Gross: $134.97M
42. Happy Valley (2014–2023)
TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Yorkshire-based crime drama centering on the personal and professional life of Police Sergeant Catherine Cawood.
Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, James Norton, Rhys Connah
43. The Gold (2023– )
58 min | Crime, Drama, History
Drama series inspired by true events surrounding the 1983 Brink's-Mat robbery, and the remarkable story that followed.
Stars: Hugh Bonneville, Jack Lowden, Emun Elliott, Charlotte Spencer
44. Unforgotten (2015– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.
Stars: Sanjeev Bhaskar, Jordan Long, Nicola Walker, Lewis Reeves
45. Death in Paradise (2011– )
TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A Detective Inspector is transferred from London to the Caribbean island of Saint-Marie to investigate and solve complex murders.
Stars: Elizabeth Bourgine, Don Warrington, Danny John-Jules, Tobi Bakare
46. The Company You Keep (2023– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama
It tells the story of con-man Charlie and undercover CIA officer Emma. A night of passion ignites love between the pair, who are on a collision course professionally.
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Catherine Haena Kim, Sarah Wayne Callies, Polly Draper
47. Snowfall (2017–2023)
TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama
A look at the early days of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles during the beginning of the 1980s.
Stars: Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Isaiah John, Amin Joseph
48. Blue Bloods (2010– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Revolves around a family of New York cops.
Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou
49. Beyond Paradise (2023– )
TV-PG | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
DI Humphrey Goodman takes up post in Devon. But with a high crime rate, maybe things will be louder than expected.
Stars: Zahra Ahmadi, Kris Marshall, Dylan Llewellyn, Sally Bretton
50. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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