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1. 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: 146,133

2. 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: 133,091

3. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

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

8.1
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake, and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John", the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 157,171

4. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.7
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Follows a crime (usually a murder), usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 30,227

5. Columbo (1971–2003)

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

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 25,088

6. The Closer (2005–2012)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 21,796

7. Frankie Drake Mysteries (2017– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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The series follows Frankie Drake, a female private detective operating in Toronto in the 1920s.

Stars: Lauren Lee Smith, Chantel Riley, Rebecca Liddiard, Sharron Matthews

Votes: 1,097

8. Dark Places (2015)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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39 Metascore

Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 39,732

9. Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.4
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A middle-aged couple suspects foul play when their neighbor's wife suddenly drops dead.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, Jerry Adler, Lynn Cohen

Votes: 36,317 | Gross: $11.29M

10. Stripperella (2003–2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

5.5
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Pamela Anderson provides the voice of Erotica Jones who is stripper by night and superhero Stripperella by even later at night.

Stars: Pamela Anderson, Tom Kenny, Maurice LaMarche, Jill Talley

Votes: 1,178

11. Split Second (1992)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.2
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In a flooded future London, Detective Harley Stone hunts a serial killer who murdered his partner, and has haunted him ever since. He soon discovers what he is hunting might not be human.

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, Alastair Duncan, Michael J. Pollard

Votes: 11,239 | Gross: $5.43M

12. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

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

7.9
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

Votes: 2,973

13. The Mysteries of Laura (2014–2016)

42 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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A New York City homicide detective cracks case after case while raising wild twin boys and locking horns with her less than helpful police detective ex-husband.

Stars: Debra Messing, Laz Alonso, Josh Lucas, Janina Gavankar

Votes: 8,525

14. In the Electric Mist (2009)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman, Peter Sarsgaard, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 15,783

15. Partners in Crime (2015)

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Agatha Christie's crime-fighting duo, Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, solve mysteries and search for enemy spies in 1950s Britain.

Stars: Jessica Raine, David Walliams, James Fleet, Matthew Steer

Votes: 1,703

16. Oh Naui Gwishinnim (2015)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Timid Na Bong Sun gets possessed by the ghost of a confident young woman who seeks to solve her one unfinished business by hooking up with Bong Sun's boss, famous chef Kang Sun Woo.

Stars: Bo-Young Park, Jung-suk Jo, Ju-hwan Lim, Seul-gi Kim

Votes: 2,505

17. The Gil Mayo Mysteries (2006– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Charismatic detective wise-cracks his way through murder mysteries.

Stars: Jessica Oyelowo, Louise Brealey, Huw Rhys, Alistair McGowan

Votes: 278

18. Wilsberg (1995– )

90 min | Crime, Thriller

7.5
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Wilsberg - the thriller from Münster.

Stars: Leonard Lansink, Roland Jankowsky, Rita Russek, Ina Paule Klink

Votes: 262

19. The Hound of the Baskervilles (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate after an heir claims his estate is plagued by a ghostly dog.

Director: David Attwood | Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Ian Hart, Richard E. Grant, Matt Day

Votes: 2,183

20. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (2008–2009)

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

8.2
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A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.

Stars: Jill Scott, Anika Noni Rose, Lucian Msamati, Desmond Dube

Votes: 2,974

21. Garage Sale Mystery (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Jennifer Shannon can always find a diamond in the rough, when it comes to garage sales, that is. Whether it's a new antique to sell at her consignment shop, an Atari game for her son or a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter DeLuise | Stars: Lori Loughlin, Rick Ravanello, Andrew Dunbar, Sara Canning

Votes: 1,220

22. Bonkers (1993–1994)

TV-Y | 27 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.8
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Bonkers, an out of work cartoon, joins the Hollywood PD and helps his partners (first a doughnut munching stressbomb, then a beautiful blonde) catch cartoon criminals.

Stars: Jim Cummings, Earl Boen, Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 1,183

23. Mathnet (1987–1992)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

8.2
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A team of detectives use mathematics and logic to solve crimes.

Stars: Joe Howard, Beverly Leech, Bari K. Willerford, Toni Di Buono

Votes: 281

24. Monster Squad (1976)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Horror

7.7
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When trouble arises, three monster wax figures come to life to battle evil.

Stars: Henry Polic II, Buck Kartalian, Mike Lane, Fred Grandy

Votes: 170

25. Plagues of Braslau (2018)

93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.0
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Every day at 6 pm a serial killer kills another person. Police officer Helena Rus thinks the killings are done by one man only and decides to reveal the killer's identity by getting back in 18th century history of the city.

Director: Patryk Vega | Stars: Malgorzata Kozuchowska, Daria Widawska, Katarzyna Bujakiewicz, Andrzej Grabowski

Votes: 382

26. Der Kommissar (1969–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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The commissioner is the title of a German television crime series with Erik Ode in the title role.

Stars: Erik Ode, Reinhard Glemnitz, Günther Schramm, Helma Seitz

Votes: 180

27. Past Life (2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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Dr. Kate McGinn and her partner Price Whatley, a former NYPD homicide detective, solve the mysteries of their client's past lives to help them fix the problems in their current one.

Stars: Kelli Giddish, Nic Bishop, Richard Schiff, Ravi Patel

Votes: 392

28. I Remember You (2015)

Crime, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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Briliant criminal psychologist tries to solve murder cases that seem to be linked to one another, and something triggers a memory he himself thought he'd lost forever.

Stars: In-Guk Seo, Na-ra Jang, Bo-Gum Park, Choi Wonyoung

Votes: 901 | Gross: $0.01M

29. Love Me If You Dare (2015– )

45 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

7.6
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Accompanied by his young female assistant, a brilliant criminal psychologist can delve into the intentions of the criminal mind; but his own past threatens his future.

Stars: Wallace Huo, Sichun Ma, Zheng Yin, Kai Wang

Votes: 438

30. Crime Traveller (1997– )

50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Detective Jeff Slade teams up with scientist Holly Turner, whose late father has created a time machine that can travel back several hours. Together they solve mysteries using the device.

Stars: Michael French, Chloë Annett, Sue Johnston, Paul Trussell

Votes: 346

31. Aktenzeichen XY... ungelöst! (1967– )

60 min | Crime, News

7.5
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With the help of viewers hints,unresolved crimes are to be clarified in public search.Viewers will be presented with unresolved cases in the form of ten-minute cinematic reconstructions in which the police-determined facts are illustrated.

Stars: Peter Nidetzky, Eduard Zimmermann, Michael Brennicke, Rudi Cerne

Votes: 166

32. Probe (1988)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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An eccentric scientific prodigy and his secretary investigate mysteries.

Stars: Parker Stevenson, Ashley Crow, Jon Cypher, Clive Revill

Votes: 166

33. The Handler (2003–2004)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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FBI agent Joe Renato trains and handles rookie agents who go undercover to solve crimes at all levels of Los Angeles' diverse society, interfacing with government and local law enforcement ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Pantoliano, Anna Belknap, Lola Glaudini, Tanya Wright

Votes: 149

34. The Ripping Friends (2001–2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.3
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The misadventures of a quartet of muscleheaded superheroes.

Stars: Mike MacDonald, Michael Kerr, Merwin Mondesir, Mark Dailey

Votes: 419

35. Clubhouse Detectives (1996)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Family, Mystery

6.6
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A bunch of kids have to solve a murder

Director: Eric Hendershot | Stars: Michael Ballam, Michael Galeota, Jimmy Galeota, Suzanne Barnes

Votes: 370

36. Crimewatch UK (1984–2017)

50 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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Looking at the range of criminal activity that plagues the United Kingdom, giving vital information on unsolved cases.

Stars: Nick Ross, Kirsty Young, Chris Cowlin, Rav Wilding

Votes: 118

37. Galileo (2007– )

Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Yukawa Manabu, also known as Detective Galileo, is a genius physicist and university professor who solves unusual mysteries. His partner, Utsumi Kaoru, is a rookie cop.

Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Ikkei Watanabe, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Ko Shibasaki

Votes: 526

38. The Dick Tracy Show (1961– )

23 min | Animation, Crime, Adventure

6.2
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Cartoon series produced by UPA, in which Dick Tracy (voiced by the distinguished film and stage actor Everett Sloane) played more or less of an incidental role. Most of the crime fighting ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Hausner, Benny Rubin, Mel Blanc, Everett Sloane

Votes: 177

39. Together Brothers (1974)

PG | 94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A group of ghetto kids try to find out who killed a popular police officer.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Ahmad Nurradin, Anthony Wilson, Nelson Sims, Kenneth Bell

Votes: 161

40. I'm a Pet at Dali Temple (2018)

Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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Xiaolan is a modern young girl. Through a series of circumstances she travels to the ancient fantasy kingdom as a cat. Purely by chance, she meets there handsome Qing Moyan who's suffering ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Chen, Yixuan Hu, Yizeng Li, Jovi Xu

Votes: 12

41. The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. (1976–1977)

30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.9
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The adventures of a teenage detective organization.

Stars: Steve Bonino, Cosie Costa, Biff Warren, John Lansing

Votes: 42

42. Sharky & George (1990–1992)

26 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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Two fish private detectives, big pink shark-like fedora-wearing Sharky as the muscles and small slick bluish-orange George as the brains, fight crime and mad villains in the noirish underwater city of Seacago, reminiscent of 30s Chicago.

Stars: Mark Camacho, Arthur Grosser, Dean Hagopian, Paul Hawkins

Votes: 355

43. Sleuth 101 (2010– )

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Game-Show

7.1
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A comic plays detective to solve a murder. The "detective" inspects the crime scene, then interrogates each suspect. Actors play the suspects, while the host relays the results of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Cal Wilson, Nicholas Bell, Emily Taheny, Leah Vandenberg

Votes: 17

44. Paris Criminal Investigations (2007– )

52 min | Crime

6.5
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Stars: Vincent Perez, Laure Killing, Audrey Looten, Sandrine Rigaux

Votes: 88

45. Suburban Beat (1985 TV Movie)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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Unsold TV pilot about four suburban housewives forming a neighborhood-watch program and trying to solve the murder of several local women who may have been involved with a crime ring.

Director: Michael Vejar | Stars: Dee Wallace, Shelley Fabares, Heather Langenkamp, Patti Austin

Votes: 19

46. Efterlyst (1991– )

Documentary, Crime

7.1
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A Swedish crime-show which assists the Swedish Police Force with solving crimes.

Stars: Hasse Aro, Leif G.W. Persson, Demis Tzivis, Björn Asplund

Votes: 55

47. Blaster's Universe (1999– )

30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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An earthling boy, alien girl and robot dog save the universe from intergalactic villains.

Stars: Paula Barrett, Richard Binsley, Robert Bockstael, Benedict Campbell

Votes: 20

48. Yûkan kurabu (2007– )

Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A comedy about six student council members at an elite, private high school that caters to the wealthy, who start their own "Leisure Club."

Stars: Jin Akanishi, Yû Kashii, Minami, Emi Suzuki

Votes: 103

49. Station 2 (1993– )

Documentary

6.7
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Stars: Thomas Helweg Mikkelsen, Ole Kahlen, Charlotte Kjørup, René Van der Vauw

Votes: 24

50. Who Killed Taylor French? (1994 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

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You are a detective called to investigate the death of Taylor French. French is a young newspaper reporter whose professional curiosity has scared a few people in town. She has many ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Beckett | Stars: Sheryl Lee, Jim L. Sanford, Janet Hubbard-Brown, Elizabeth P. Sinsel



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