Monk episodes ranked

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1. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 2 (2002)

TV-PG | 39 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

With an introduction to Monk's talent, his phobias, and his need for an assistant, Monk investigates the murder of the candidate bodyguard and a political worker. He determines the candidate was not the intended target.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 688

2. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the End: Part 1 (2009)

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

An investigation draws Monk back to the place where he first heard about Trudy's murder - but his fate has been unfortunately sealed as he retraces his steps on that fateful day.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 691

3. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the End: Part 2 (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A videotaped clue from Trudy provides Monk with the clues he needs to solve her murder - but he has very little time to catch her killer while finding out what poisoned him.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 954

4. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 2 (2008)

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

Stottlemeyer tries to find proof against the man who framed Monk, and Natalie may ruin everything when she learns the truth.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 476

5. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine (2004)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A woman commits suicide and minutes later Captain Stottlemeyer is shot nearby. Monk needs to determine if the two events are related, but his new medication has turned him into an obnoxious jerk who can't concentrate on the case.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 506

6. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Actor (2006)

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

A method actor gets in the way as Monk tries to solve a case.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 565

7. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Genius (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Brilliant chess grandmaster Patrick Kloster's wife Linda Kloster goes to Monk saying that her husband is planning to murder her, and she wants him caught posthumously.

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 475

8. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk's Favorite Show (2009)

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

Monk must reconcile reality with his fan-boy feelings toward an actress who starred as a child in a Brady Bunch-style sitcom in his youth after an attempt on her life.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 487

9. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Gets Jury Duty (2006)

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

Lt. Disher and Captain Stottlemeyer capture a "Most Wanted", Columbian criminal, Miguel Escobar, who's wanted for drug trafficking crimes in multiple states, and arrest him for a local ... See full summary »

Director: Andre Belgrader | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 547

10. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Garbage Strike (2006)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A city-wide garbage strike throws Monk completely off his game as he tries to solve the murder of a union boss.

Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 593

11. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Girl Who Cried Wolf (2004)

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

Sharona takes a break from Monk so that she can concentrate on her creative writing class, but gets caught up in a twisted murder plot that causes her to question her sanity. Meanwhile, ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 503

12. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater (2003)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Monk attends a popular new play starring Sharona's sister Gail. But when Gail appears to stab and kill her costar during the live performance, Sharona calls Monk in to investigate.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 534

13. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Goes to Mexico (2003)

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

A skydiving student on spring break appears to have drowned in midair - a case strange enough to convince Monk to travel to Mexico to investigate. While there, he must deal with a myriad of... See full summary »

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 568

14. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Is on the Run: Part 1 (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Monk is charged with the murder of the man who killed Trudy, and manages to escape custody in order to figure out what really happened.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 465

15. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Astronaut (2006)

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

Despite everyone's disbelief that a hero making the news is actually a coldblooded killer, Adrian tries to prove that a celebrity astronaut is responsible, despite an airtight alibi.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 515

16. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Gets Fired (2004)

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

Karen Stottlemeyer films a documentary of Captain Stottlemeyer's division. Despite the Commissioner's objections, Monk helps solve the case of a headless corpse, a fatal fire at a wig factory, and a hat thief all in one fell swoop.

Director: Andre Belgrader | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 470

17. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month (2004)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Monk goes undercover at a department store to investigate the mysterious death of a popular store employee. In the process he also gains valuable insights into the life of his former partner, who happens to be the store's head of security.

Director: Scott Foley | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 507

18. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Airplane (2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Monk's first flight proves to be harder than he anticipated when he begins to suspect that a fellow passenger murdered his wife.

Director: Rob Thompson | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 625

19. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink (2006)

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

Dr. Kroger questions his abilities after a patient becomes the prime suspect in a murder. He decides to retire but a distressed Monk is convinced someone else is responsible.

Director: Andre Belgrader | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 478

20. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Goes to Group Therapy (2009)

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

A new HMO restriction on individual therapy forces Monk to join one of Dr. Bell's groups just as its members are being murdered.

Director: Anton Cropper | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 369

21. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever (2005)

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

As sole witness to a murder, Monk is shuffled off to a safe location until he can give a deposition. When a man is killed by lightning while fishing on the lake outside his cabin, however, ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 489

22. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Candidate: Part 1 (2002)

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

A former San Francisco police detective suffering from an extreme case of obsessive-compulsive disorder is called in to investigate an apparent assassination attempt of a mayoral candidate in which one of his bodyguards is killed.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 2,232

23. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Goes to Jail (2004)

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

When an inmate is poisoned to death hours before he's due to be executed, Monk is brought in to solve the case and finds himself as the prison's newest resident.

Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 524

24. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Takes a Vacation (2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

While on vacation at a resort, Benjy claims he witnessed a murder. Monk believes him, but with no body and the cleanest crime scene Monk has ever seen, it's going to be hard to convince everybody else.

Director: Kevin Inch | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 604

25. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Kid (2005)

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

A severed finger turns up in the park, and Monk's only source of information is the two-year-old boy who found the finger.

Director: Andre Belgrader | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 740

26. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Critic (2009)

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

After a critic pans Julie's performance in a play, Natalie tries to convince Monk that he committed a murder during the show.

Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 407

27. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Red Herring (2005)

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

Monk is having a hard time finding a new assistant, and Natalie might be just what he is looking for. But first he has to take her case and solve the mystery of the intruder who seems inordinately interested in her daughter's pet fish.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 495

28. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Takes Manhattan (2004)

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

Monk and his colleagues travel to New York City to interview someone connected to Trudy's murder. While they are waiting, Monk helps solve the murder of the Latvian ambassador.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 538

29. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Billionaire Mugger (2002)

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

When billionaire software magnate Sidney Teal is shot dead by ex-cop Archie Modine after allegedly turning mugger and another policeman mysteriously flees the scene, Stottlemeyer calls in ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Cragg | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 590

30. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the 12th Man (2003)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Monk tries to link the victims of a serial killer before he strikes again.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 494

31. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the UFO (2009)

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

Monk finds himself defending his humanity while assisting the sheriff in a remote Nevada town with a murder investigation after he spots what could be a UFO.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 433

32. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Visits a Farm (2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Disher inherits his uncle's farm and invites Monk to visit him when he suspects that his uncle's death was not really an accident.

Director: Andre Belgrader | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 434

33. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Takes the Stand (2009)

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

After Stottlemeyer, Disher and Monk are shredded on the stand in a murder case, causing the accused to go free, Monk loses his confidence. Meanwhile, Disher tries to help a boy he used to mentor who is accused of another murder.

Director: Mary Lou Belli | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 380

34. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Magician (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Monk's neighbor Kevin is found dead backstage at a magic show, Monk begins to suspect Kevin's old mentor, The Great Torini. The problem is, he has a perfect alibi.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 419

35. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Is Up All Night (2007)

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

Monk obsesses about a woman he bumped into on the street, and the resulting insomnia causes him to witness a crime that apparently didn't occur.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 591

36. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Is on the Air (2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Monk and Natalie take on a very popular shock jock after his sister-in-law suspects that the jock is responsible for killing his wife. But the jockey has an airtight alibi.

Director: Mike Listo | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 432

37. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Goes Home Again (2005)

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

On Halloween, Monk visits his brother Ambrose in his childhood home to await a visit from his long-absent father, but things take a strange turn when a masked trick-or-treater repeatedly tries to steal Halloween candy from Ambrose's house.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 514

38. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk's 100th Case (2008)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Monk's hundredth case, involving a serial killer, is covered by a TV news magazine, but while watching it he realizes that a second unknown killer was responsible for one of the murders.

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 510

39. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and Little Monk (2005)

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

Monk encounters an old crush from junior high when she hires him to discover why her housekeeper was killed and her favorite painting vandalized.

Director: Robert Singer | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 463

40. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Bully (2009)

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

Monk gets a call from a man who bullied him when he was a kid. He's still affected by it. He's uneasy when he goes to see him. The man wants to hire Monk to follow his wife who he suspects ... See full summary »

Director: David Breckman | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 368

41. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Monk's recent, transforming friendship with a neighbor feels suspicious after he's brought in to consult on two murders.

Director: Tawnia McKiernan | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 392

42. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend (2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When a realtor is shot and killed while showing a house to a couple, Monk and Natalie suspect the killer to be the victim's partner - who happens to be Stottlemeyer's girlfriend Linda Fusco.

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 436

43. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Joins a Cult (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A good Samaritan witnesses a cult style murder but the evidence doesn't add up. Mr. Monk goes undercover with the "Siblings of the Sun" to solve the crime.

Director: Anton Cropper | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 412

44. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Gets Drunk (2005)

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

While on vacation for his anniversary, Mr. Monk chats with an intrusive but well-intentioned man at dinner. But when he wakes up the next day, everyone insists that the man was never there.

Director: Andre Belgrader | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 476

45. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Other Woman (2002)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A very tidy woman who resembles Trudy turns Monk's head while he's investigating a triple homicide. The only problem is, she's the prime suspect.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 594

46. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Goes to the Hospital (2007)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Monk goes to the emergency room with a persistent nose bleed, which he becomes convinced is actually a cerebral hemorrhage, and discovers the doctor he sought out for second opinion, dead on his office floor.

Director: Wendey Stanzler | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 407

47. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Sleeping Suspect (2003)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A series of mail bombs target three wealthy siblings, but Monk thinks one of the brothers is actually responsible. The problem is, he's been in a coma for the last four months.

Director: Jerry Levine | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Bitty Schram, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 515

48. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Is at Your Service (2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Upset when a hiring freeze at the police department is announced, Monk is pressured by Natalie to investigate the deaths of her parents' neighbors, but when Monk starts considering his ... See full summary »

Director: Anton Cropper | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 490

49. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk and the Miracle (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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