Top 50 Crime Movies and TV Shows
1. Fast X (2023)
PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Dom Toretto and his family are targeted by the vengeful son of drug kingpin Hernan Reyes.
Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Jordana Brewster
2. Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)
R | 206 min | Crime, Drama, History
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
3. 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
4. Love & Death (2023)
TV-MA | 378 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Two churchgoing couples enjoy small town family life in Texas - until somebody picks up an axe.
Stars: Elizabeth Olsen, Jesse Plemons, Lily Rabe, Patrick Fugit
5. Barry (2018–2023)
TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A hit man from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city's theatre arts scene.
Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan
6. 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
7. 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
8. 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
9. 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
10. To Catch a Killer (2023)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Baltimore. New Year's Eve. A talented but troubled police officer (Shailene Woodley) is recruited by the FBI's chief investigator (Ben Mendelsohn) to help profile and track down a disturbed individual terrorizing the city.
Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Ben Mendelsohn, Jovan Adepo, Ralph Ineson
11. Muted (2023)
TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sergio hasn't spoken since the day he murdered his parents. Six years later, a teen girl may be the key to revealing the whole story.
Stars: Arón Piper, Almudena Amor, Cristina Kovani, Aitor Luna
12. 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, Brian Dietzen
13. 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
14. 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
15. 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
16. S.W.A.T. (2017–2023)
TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Follows a locally born and bred S.W.A.T. sergeant and his team of highly-trained men and women as they solve crimes in Los Angeles.
Stars: Shemar Moore, Alex Russell, Kenny Johnson, Jay Harrington
17. F9: The Fast Saga (2021)
PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Dom and the crew must take on an international terrorist who turns out to be Dom and Mia's estranged brother.
Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson
Votes: 146,927 | Gross: $173.20M
18. 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
19. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009–2023)
TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.
Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, LL Cool J, Eric Christian Olsen
20. True Detective (2014– )
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
21. 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
22. 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
23. The Fast and the Furious (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Los Angeles police officer Brian O'Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.
Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Votes: 400,101 | Gross: $144.53M
24. Inside Man (II) (2022)
TV-MA | 240 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A prisoner on death row in the US and a woman trapped in a cellar under an English vicarage, cross paths in the most unexpected way.
Stars: David Tennant, Stanley Tucci, Dolly Wells, Lydia West
25. Steeltown Murders (2023)
Crime, Drama, History
Three murders - unsolved but never forgotten. Thirty years on, can DCI Bethall find the serial killer who terrorised 1970s Port Talbot?
Stars: Sion Alun Davies, Steffan Rhodri, Philip Glenister, Scott Arthur
26. Heat (1995)
R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A group of high-end professional thieves start to feel the heat from the LAPD when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.
Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight
Votes: 676,687 | Gross: $67.44M
27. The Godfather (1972)
R | 175 min | Crime, Drama
Don Vito Corleone, head of a mafia family, decides to hand over his empire to his youngest son Michael. However, his decision unintentionally puts the lives of his loved ones in grave danger.
Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton
Votes: 1,910,340 | Gross: $134.97M
28. Reacher (2022– )
TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Jack Reacher was arrested for murder and now the police need his help. Based on the books by Lee Child.
Stars: Alan Ritchson, Malcolm Goodwin, Willa Fitzgerald, Hugh Thompson
29. 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
30. 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
31. Banshee (2013–2016)
TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.
Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison
32. 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
33. Mayans M.C. (2018– )
TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Set in a post-Jax Teller world, "Mayans MC" sees EZ Reyes, a former golden boy now fresh out of prison, as a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California-Mexico border who must carve out his new outlaw identity.
Stars: Michael Irby, Frankie Loyal, JD Pardo, Clayton Cardenas
34. 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
35. 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
36. 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
37. Justified (2010–2015)
TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Enforcing his own brand of justice, US Marshal Raylan, a strong-willed, quiet law-man haunted by his past, returns to his native town to see that justice is served to those in need.
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts
38. 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
39. John Wick (2014)
R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters who killed his dog and stole his car.
Directors: Chad Stahelski, David Leitch | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen, Willem Dafoe
Votes: 695,103 | Gross: $43.04M
40. Poker Face (2023– )
TV-MA | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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
41. Furious 7 (2015)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Director: James Wan | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham
Votes: 400,854 | Gross: $353.01M
42. Law & Order (1990– )
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A crime is tracked from two separate vantage points: the police investigation and the prosecution in court.
Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, Sam Waterston
43. Girl in the Basement (2021)
TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Thriller
Sarah is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.
Director: Elisabeth Röhm | Stars: Judd Nelson, Stefanie Scott, Joely Fisher, Emma Myers
44. Dahaad (2023– )
55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Sub-inspector Anjali Bhaati investigates a series of deaths where women are found in public bathrooms. The deaths first appear as suicides but as the investigation progresses, Bhaati realizes that there's a serial killer on the loose.
Stars: Sonakshi Sinha, Vijay Varma, Gulshan Devaiah, Sohum Shah
45. 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
46. Fast Five (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.
Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster
Votes: 392,526 | Gross: $209.84M
47. Fast & Furious (2009)
PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.
Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
Votes: 297,704 | Gross: $155.06M
48. Class of '09 (2023)
TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller
FBI agents who graduated from Quantico in 2009 are reunited following the death of a mutual friend.
Stars: Brian Tyree Henry, Brian J. Smith, Isaiah Stratton, Phil Armijo
49. You (2018–2024)
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
50. Fargo (2014–2023)
TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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