Top 50 Crime Movies and TV Shows



1. Cruella (2021)

Comedy, Crime | Post-production

A live-action prequel feature film following a young Cruella de Vil.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, Paul Walter Hauser

2. The Sinner (2017– )

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

7.9
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Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.

Stars: Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Adam LeFevre, Jessica Biel

Votes: 88,741

3. Your Honor (II) (2020–2021)

TV-MA | 573 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A judge confronts his convictions when his son is involved in a hit and run that embroils an organized crime family. Facing impossible choices, he discovers how far a father will go to save his son's life.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Hunter Doohan, Hope Davis, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 20,045

4. I Care a Lot (2020)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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65 Metascore

A crooked legal guardian who drains the savings of her elderly wards meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle turns out to be more than she first appears.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Peter Dinklage, Eiza González, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 42,010

5. The Little Things (2021)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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54 Metascore

Kern County Deputy Sheriff Joe Deacon is sent to Los Angeles for what should have been a quick evidence-gathering assignment. Instead, he becomes embroiled in the search for a serial killer who is terrorizing the city.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, Jared Leto, Chris Bauer

Votes: 41,107

6. The Blacklist (2013– )

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

8.0
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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

Votes: 198,565

7. Clarice (2021– )

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

6.4
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A look at the untold personal story of FBI agent Clarice Starling, as she returns to the field about a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Stars: Rebecca Breeds, Michael Cudlitz, Jayne Atkinson, Lucca De Oliveira

Votes: 2,523

8. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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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, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle

Votes: 352,657

9. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,472,552

10. Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (2021)

TV-MA | 219 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

5.9
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College student and tourist Elisa Lam vanishes, leaving behind all of her possessions in her hotel room. The Cecil Hotel grows in infamy.

Stars: Tim Marcia, Amy Price, Josh Dean, Greg Kading

Votes: 10,852

11. 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: 162,037

12. The Equalizer (2021– )

TV-14 | Action, Crime, Drama

4.4
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An enigmatic figure who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn.

Stars: Queen Latifah, Tory Kittles, Adam Goldberg, Liza Lapira

Votes: 4,413

13. Promising Young Woman (2020)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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72 Metascore

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Director: Emerald Fennell | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown

Votes: 38,926

14. Big Sky (2020– )

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

6.6
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A private detective teams up with an ex-cop to solve a kidnapping case in Montana.

Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Kylie Bunbury, Brian Geraghty, Dedee Pfeiffer

Votes: 5,188

15. Lupin (2021– )

TV-MA | 231 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.

Stars: Omar Sy, Vincent Londez, Ludivine Sagnier, Hervé Pierre

Votes: 48,035

16. Homeland (2011–2020)

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

8.3
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Damian Lewis, Rupert Friend

Votes: 314,125

17. 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: 81,989

18. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013–2022)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

8.4
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Comedy series following the exploits of Det. Jake Peralta and his diverse, lovable colleagues as they police the NYPD's 99th Precinct.

Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

Votes: 227,829

19. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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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

Votes: 303,965

20. NCIS (2003– )

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

7.7
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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: 120,222

21. The Boys (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.7
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A group of vigilantes set out to take down corrupt superheroes who abuse their superpowers.

Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 250,269

22. Riverdale (2017– )

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

6.9
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While navigating the troubled waters of romance, school and family, Archie and his gang become entangled in dark Riverdale mysteries.

Stars: K.J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse

Votes: 119,458

23. Lucifer (2016– )

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

8.1
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Lucifer Morningstar has decided he's had enough of being the dutiful servant in Hell and decides to spend some time on Earth to better understand humanity. He settles in Los Angeles - the City of Angels.

Stars: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside

Votes: 234,291

24. Tell Me Your Secrets (2021– )

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Follows a trio of characters, each with a mysterious and troubling past: a young woman who once looked into the eyes of a dangerous killer, a former serial predator desperate to find ... See full summary »

Stars: Lily Rabe, Amy Brenneman, Hamish Linklater, Enrique Murciano

Votes: 1,738

25. Death in Paradise (2011– )

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

7.8
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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, Danny John-Jules, Don Warrington, Tobi Bakare

Votes: 14,868

26. Fargo (2014– )

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

8.9
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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: 329,020

27. Good Girls (2018– )

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

7.8
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Three suburban mothers suddenly find themselves in desperate circumstances and decide to stop playing it safe and risk everything to take their power back.

Stars: Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson

Votes: 32,414

28. Better Call Saul (2015–2021)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 325,872

29. Ozark (2017– )

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

8.4
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A financial advisor drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.

Stars: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner

Votes: 189,602

30. Silk Road (2021)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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42 Metascore

Philosophical twenty-something Ross Ulbricht creates Silk Road, a dark net website that sells drugs, while DEA agent Rick Bowden goes undercover to bring him down.

Director: Tiller Russell | Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Yun, Jimmi Simpson, Jason Clarke

Votes: 982

31. Capitani (2019–2020)

TV-MA | 312 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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In a Luxembourg village where everyone is keeping secrets, gruff police inspector Luc Capitani investigates the suspicious death of a 15-year-old girl.

Stars: Luc Schiltz, Sophie Mousel, Claude De Demo, Joe Dennenwald

Votes: 1,690

32. Money Heist (2017– )

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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An unusual group of robbers attempt to carry out the most perfect robbery in Spanish history - stealing 2.4 billion euros from the Royal Mint of Spain.

Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso

Votes: 301,561

33. The Murders at White House Farm (2020)

TV-MA | 281 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Revolves around the true story of a fateful night in August 1985 when five members of the same family are murdered at an Essex farmhouse, and the ensuing police investigation and court case that follows.

Stars: Freddie Fox, Alexa Davies, Mark Addy, Scott Reid

Votes: 5,150

34. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,279,064 | Gross: $130.74M

35. The Rookie (2018– )

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

8.0
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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, Titus Makin Jr.

Votes: 20,405

36. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

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

8.5
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A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 261,034

37. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.3
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The Baltimore drug scene, as seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 286,672

38. True Detective (2014– )

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

9.0
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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: 501,038

39. Dexter (2006–2021)

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

8.6
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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 647,895

40. The White Tiger (2021)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

An ambitious Indian driver uses his wit and cunning to escape from poverty and rise to the top. An epic journey based on the New York Times bestseller.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Adarsh Gourav, Rajkummar Rao, Priyanka Chopra, Vedant Sinha

Votes: 31,397

41. War Dogs (2016)

R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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57 Metascore

Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

Votes: 180,890 | Gross: $43.03M

42. Bones (2005–2017)

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

7.8
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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: 140,147

43. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

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

7.7
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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, Jason Hughes

Votes: 24,211

44. Line of Duty (2012– )

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

8.7
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Drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit.

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

Votes: 34,713

45. The Bay (2019– )

Not Rated | 45 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Detective Sergeant Lisa Armstrong investigates a missing person in Morecambe Bay.

Stars: Morven Christie, Lindsey Coulson, Simon Manyonda, Daniel Ryan

Votes: 4,097

46. The Gentlemen (2019)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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51 Metascore

An American expat tries to sell off his highly profitable marijuana empire in London, triggering plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong

Votes: 246,726

47. Chicago P.D. (2014– )

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

8.1
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Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

Stars: Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati

Votes: 28,602

48. Blue Bloods (2010– )

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

7.6
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Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 32,609

49. 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: 466,047 | Gross: $165.36M

50. Walker (2021– )

Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A widowed father returns to Austin after two years, attempting to reconnect with his children, navigate clashes with his family, and find common ground with his new partner, while growing increasingly suspicious of his wife's death.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Lindsey Morgan, Molly Hagan, Keegan Allen

Votes: 4,435


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