Highest Rated Crime TV Series/TV Mini-Series With At Least 5000 Votes


1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 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: 963,337

2. The Wire (2002–2008)

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

9.4
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

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

Votes: 204,126

3. Sherlock (2010– )

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 566,321

4. 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, which affects his mental state and ends up seeking professional psychiatric counseling.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 205,162

5. True Detective (2014– )

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

9.1
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An 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: 352,837

6. Fargo (2014– )

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

9.0
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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, ND.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 196,502

7. Death Note: Desu nôto (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

9.0
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An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong, Ryô Naitô

Votes: 126,432

8. Narcos (2015– )

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

8.9
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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Stars: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Paulina Gaitan

Votes: 176,331

9. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 118,942

10. The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1986–1988)

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

8.9
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of the devil's foot, Silver Blaze, Wisteria Lodge and the Bruce-Partington Plans.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, Edward Hardwicke, Rosalie Williams, Colin Jeavons

Votes: 6,140

11. Pod prikritie (2011– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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The specially trained agent Martin has been appointed to the most dangerous mission in Bulgaria - to go undercover in the gang of the mafia boss Djaro. On his way he has to encounter a lot ... See full summary »

Stars: Vladimir Penev, Ivaylo Zahariev, Zachary Baharov, Marian Valev

Votes: 24,391

12. Daredevil (2015– )

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night.

Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

Votes: 246,341

13. Peaky Blinders (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.8
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A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Joe Cole, Helen McCrory

Votes: 78,294

14. Dexter (2006–2013)

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

8.8
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Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, but that's what he seems to be, as that's not what he really is. Dexter is a serial killer that hunts the bad.

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

Votes: 525,527

15. Oz (1997–2003)

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

8.8
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 70,658

16. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.8
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Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime. ... See full summary »

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 51,481

17. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984–1985)

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

8.8
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson solve the mysteries of copper beeches, a Greek interpreter, the Norwood builder, a resident patient, the red-headed league, and one final problem.

Stars: Jeremy Brett, David Burke, Rosalie Williams, Eric Porter

Votes: 14,613

18. Behzat Ç.: Bir Ankara Polisiyesi (2010–2013)

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

8.8
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Centered around a personally troubled, officially discredited police chief and his inharmonious police team in Ankara Police Force. Even though the show usually focuses on murders and other... See full summary »

Stars: Erdal Besikçioglu, Fatih Artman, Inanç Konukçu, Seda Bakan

Votes: 19,322

19. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer, Jimmy McGill, in the time leading up to establishing his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael Mando, Rhea Seehorn

Votes: 174,906

20. Mr. Robot (2015– )

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

8.7
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Follows Elliot, a young programmer working as a cyber-security engineer by day, and a vigilante hacker by night.

Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin

Votes: 212,350

21. The Night Of (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Stars: Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp, Peyman Moaadi, John Turturro

Votes: 62,601

22. Deadwood (2004–2006)

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

8.7
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

Votes: 69,654

23. Wentworth (2013– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.

Stars: Danielle Cormack, Kate Atkinson, Celia Ireland, Shareena Clanton

Votes: 9,235

24. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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The lives and cases of a dirty LAPD cop and the police unit under his command.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 58,353

25. Gomorra - La serie (2014– )

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

8.7
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Ciro disregards tradition in his attempt to become the next boss of his crime syndicate. The internal power struggle puts him and his entire family's life at risk.

Stars: Marco D'Amore, Fortunato Cerlino, Salvatore Esposito, Fabio De Caro

Votes: 12,639

26. Monster (2004–2010)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

8.7
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A brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany finds his life in utter turmoil after getting involved with a psychopath that was once a former patient.

Stars: Liam O'Brien, Karen Strassman, Richard Epcar, Keith Silverstein

Votes: 11,177

27. Big Little Lies (2017– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Tells the tale of three mothers of first graders, whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.

Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgård

Votes: 6,367

28. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

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

8.6
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A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

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

Votes: 194,620

29. Hannibal (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.6
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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 172,003

30. Justified (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal-mining towns in Eastern Kentucky.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 67,444

31. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)

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

8.6
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An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.

Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 142,697

32. Luther (2010–2016)

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

8.6
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A crime drama series starring Idris Elba as a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley

Votes: 78,689

33. Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989–2013)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.6
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From England to Egypt, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

Votes: 26,121

34. Endeavour (2012– )

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Set in the 1960s, 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, Anton Lesser

Votes: 8,314

35. Bron/Broen (2011– )

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

8.6
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When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Stars: Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson, Dag Malmberg, Sarah Boberg

Votes: 33,703

36. Kôkaku kidôtai: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.6
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The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Peggy O'Neal, Dino Andrade, Kevin Brief

Votes: 13,074

37. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

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

8.6
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

Votes: 9,117

38. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

TV-14 | 25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Series of unrelated short stories covering elements of crime, horror, drama and comedy about people of different species committing murders, suicides, thefts and other sorts of crime caused by certain motivations; perceived or not.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

Votes: 10,222

39. The New Batman Adventures (1997–1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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The further and darker adventures of Batman with a new Robin, a closer association with Batgirl and the previous Robin now as Nightwing.

Stars: Kevin Conroy, Tara Strong, Mathew Valencia, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 8,531

40. Brigada (2002)

TV-MA | 750 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Brigada is a group of four friends, who grew up together and formed a most powerful gang in Moscow. Initially they made business together, but an unplanned murder transformed them into a ... See full summary »

Stars: Sergey Bezrukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Pavel Maykov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Votes: 7,510

41. American Crime Story (2016– )

TV-MA | 42 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.5
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An anthology series centered around some of history's most famous criminals, including O.J Simpson.

Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 38,097

42. Prison Break (2005–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 357,435

43. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

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

8.5
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An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 134,961

44. Trailer Park Boys (2001–2016)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Three petty felons have a documentary made about their life in a trailer park.

Stars: John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth

Votes: 27,043

45. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 16,721

46. Southland (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Ben McKenzie

Votes: 21,422

47. Ezel (2009–2011)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Betrayed by his trusted friends and the woman he loved, Ömer Uçar returns as Ezel to exact his vengeance.

Stars: Kenan Imirzalioglu, Cansu Dere, Bade Iscil, Yigit Özsener

Votes: 15,336

48. State of Play (2003– )

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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A thriller set in London, in which a politician's life becomes increasingly complex as his research assistant is found dead on the London Underground and, in a seemingly unrelated incident, a teenage pickpocket is shot dead.

Stars: John Simm, Kelly Macdonald, Bill Nighy, Philip Glenister

Votes: 7,521

49. Police Squad! (1982)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Crime

8.5
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Sight-gags and non-sequiturs dominate this spoof of police dramas. The six episodes formed the basis for later very successful "Naked Gun" movies.

Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Alan North, Rex Hamilton, Ed Williams

Votes: 10,895

50. Homeland (2011– )

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

8.4
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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, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 246,021