Top 25 episodes of The wire

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1. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Final Grades (2006)

TV-MA | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the Season Four finale, the bodies from the vacants pile up while Burrell offers his support to Daniels and admonishes Rawls for crossing him. A distraught Bubbles finds himself at his wit's end after his revenge plan backfires.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 3,159

2. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: All Prologue (2003)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Trying to let go of police work and return to his marriage, McNulty gives up on identifying his Jane Doe. The detectives look into Sobotka and his money. For his union, Sobotka tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,659

3. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Mission Accomplished (2004)

TV-MA | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Avon readies his troops for a seemingly endless war against Marlo. The detail works towards the top rungs of the Barksdale organization with the information garnered from the wire. While ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,793

4. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: -30- (2008)

TV-MA | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Carcetti maps out a damage-control scenario with the police brass in the wake of a startling revelation from Pearlman and Daniels. Their choice: clean up the mess...or hide the dirt.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Dominic West, Reg E. Cathey, John Doman, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 3,544

5. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Middle Ground (2004)

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

The wire begins to yield information about the Barksdale organization. Stringer and Avon reminisce on how far they have come. McNulty finds the way to a key piece of the puzzle in an ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,417

6. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: That's Got His Own (2006)

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

On the trail of missing bodies, Freamon turns to a higher authority after being rebuked by Landsman. Carcetti finds his promises of prosperity undermined by the school debt, forcing him to ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,523

7. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: A New Day (2006)

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

After flexing his muscles around the city, Carcetti faces his first dilemma when a group of ministers protests Herc's mistreatment of one of their own. Randy gets the cold shoulder at ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,242

8. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Misgivings (2006)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Acting on Clay Davis' advice, Burrell seeks to burnish his reputation by ordering the department to double their street arrests. The mandate does not sit well with McNulty, who sets his ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,176

9. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Game Day (2002)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

D'Angelo speaks to Wallace, who tells him he wants to go back to school and get out of the Game. However, Malik 'Poot' Carr (Tray Chaney) discovers Wallace has started using cocaine to help... See full summary »

Director: Milcho Manchevski | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,883

10. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Margin of Error (2006)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

With Election Day approaching, the three mayoral candidates make last-minute appeals. Carcetti wrangles for votes as he responds to a potentially devastating smear. Norris and Greggs get a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,148

11. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Late Editions (2008)

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

With Steintorf ordering Rawls to initiate 'creative' remedies for the rising crime rate, Freamon's vigilance pays off with a promising lead, sending Sydnor and the department into overdrive.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Dominic West, Reg E. Cathey, John Doman, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,475

12. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Storm Warnings (2003)

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

The detail uses satellite technology to its advantage. Bodie is unhappy that Proposition Joe's people are selling on his turf. Valchek visits the FBI in an attempt to get real results on ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,621

13. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Back Burners (2004)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Daniels goes ballistic when the detail gets reassigned to the Western District. Stringer Bell learns from Donette that Brianna is thinking about talking to McNulty. Bunk receives a gift ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,195

14. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Homecoming (2004)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Major Colvin instructs his men to use brute force to get the message out to street dealers about his free zone. Avon Barksdale and Stringer Bell discover that real estate development has ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Libman | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,237

15. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Dead Soldiers (2004)

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

The brutality at police headquarters continues over the perceived failure of department commanders to rein in the city's crime stats. Another hit by Omar on the Barksdale stash houses goes ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,259

16. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Bad Dreams (2003)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The detail makes a desperate move. Nick's deceit is in the open, as Sobotka is overwhelmed by bad news. The Greeks confidently ease out of a brief encounter with the detail and Omar's ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,917

17. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Port in a Storm (2003)

TV-MA | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The detail has a setback. Russell and Bunk revisit Philly, looking for evidence. Brother Mouzone talks with Stringer Bell regarding their agreement, leaving Bell to contend with Avon ... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Colesberry | Stars: Dominic West, Chris Bauer, Paul Ben-Victor, John Doman

Votes: 2,731

18. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Home Rooms (2006)

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

With his lead dwindling, Royce resorts to extreme measures to stall Carcetti's momentum. At Bodie's corner, Michael proves adept as a runner, with Bodie and Marlo taking notice. A re-up bodega is put under surveillance by Omar and Greggs.

Director: Seith Mann | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,136

19. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Clarifications (2008)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Baltimore's renewed police commitment brings fresh recruits to Daniels and McNulty, starting with Carver. Facing a new political challenge, Carcetti is forced to make dangerous political deals.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Dominic West, Reg E. Cathey, John Doman, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,181

20. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Cost (2002)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Avon, Stringer and Wee-Bey discuss how best to deal with Omar after the attempted hit on Avon, deciding to let him think they want peace, whilst secretly planning to kill him. As such, Omar... See full summary »

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,250

21. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Slapstick (2004)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Responding to an officer's call for help, McNulty and Prez turn up the wrong alley with unanticipated results. Cutty is surprised to find help from within Baltimore's power structure for ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Zakrzewski | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,240

22. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Alliances (2006)

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

The ensuing negative attention turns Royce against Burrell, who takes the heat while Rawls comes to the rescue. At school, Prez's reward/punishment program meets with mixed results, and ... See full summary »

Director: David Platt | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Frankie Faison, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 2,086

23. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Cleaning Up (2002)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kima slowly recovers in the hospital. Stringer changes operations in the pit and the towers, rendering the wiretaps and clones useless, and prompting Burrell to begin dismantling the detail... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,113

24. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Detail (2002)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Lt. Daniels puts his team together but the extra help he's asked includes several less than stellar officers. It also includes McNulty, who is obviously in the doghouse. When one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,305

25. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Sentencing (2002)

TV-MA | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Due to the camera at Orlando's, the detail gather enough information to arrest Avon and many of his people, but, with Wallace dead, they are unable to bring charges against Stringer, who's ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,045



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