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1. DCI Banks (2010–2016)

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

The tenacious and stubborn DCI Banks unravels disturbing murder mysteries aided by his young assistants, DS Annie Cabbot and DI Helen Morton.

Stars: Stephen Tompkinson, Jack Deam, Andrea Lowe, Caroline Catz

Votes: 4,691

2. Spooks (2002–2011)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The missions of MI-5, the UK's domestic intelligence organization.

Stars: Peter Firth, Hugh Simon, Nicola Walker, Rupert Penry-Jones

Votes: 13,474

3. Luther (2010– )

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

DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

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

Votes: 110,007

4. Ripper Street (2012–2016)

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

The streets of Whitechapel are the haunt of Detective Inspector Edmund Reid and his team of officers, who aim to maintain law and order in a place once terrorized by Jack the Ripper.

Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Adam Rothenberg, MyAnna Buring, Jerome Flynn

Votes: 18,077

5. The Fall (I) (2013–2016)

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

A seemingly cold but very passionate policewoman goes head to head with a seemingly passionate father who is in fact a cold serialist in this procedural out of Belfast. The only thing they share is their common complexity.

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch, Aisling Franciosi

Votes: 68,385

6. Broadchurch (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 78,359

7. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

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: 29,619

8. Vera (2011– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

With her caustic wit and singular charm, DCI Vera Stanhope and her team face a series of captivating murder mysteries set against the breathtaking Northumberland landscape.

Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Jon Morrison, Riley Jones, Kenny Doughty

Votes: 7,293

9. The 4400 (2004–2007)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.

Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Joel Gretsch, Patrick John Flueger, Conchita Campbell

Votes: 40,945

10. The Sweeney (2012)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

48 Metascore

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Ray Winstone, Plan B, Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 18,270 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Restless (2012 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman finds out that her mother worked as a spy for the British Secret Service during World War II and has been on the run ever since.

Director: Edward Hall | Stars: Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell, Michelle Dockery, Michael Gambon

Votes: 2,691

12. M.I.T.: Murder Investigation Team (2003–2005)

TV-PG | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A London MIT investigates a number of gruesome murders.

Stars: Lindsey Coulson, Richard Hope, Michael McKell, Samantha Spiro

Votes: 164

13. Da Vinci's Inquest (1998–2006)

44 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

A Vancouver cop turned coroner searches for truth and justice with the help of his friends.

Stars: Nicholas Campbell, Donnelly Rhodes, Venus Terzo, Ian Tracey

Votes: 1,035

14. Runaways (2012– )

Drama, Mystery

While two teenagers disappear from an elite private school, a brutal murder takes place in nearby suburbia. Five different students must now work together to make sense of it all, in order ... See full summary »

Stars: Noell Coet, Karalynn Dunton, Pierson Fode, Grant Harvey

Votes: 81

15. The Last Sin Eater (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

37 Metascore

In seeking her own redemption from the man of whom she is most afraid, ten-year-old Cadi Forbes discovers a secret sin haunting her community of Welsh immigrants in 1850s Appalachia.

Director: Michael Landon Jr. | Stars: Louise Fletcher, Henry Thomas, Liana Liberato, Soren Fulton

Votes: 1,716 | Gross: $0.38M

16. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Based on true events. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Paddy Considine, Peter Capaldi, Tom Georgeson, William Beck

Votes: 1,893

17. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel Lane (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When Whicher offers to help a country lady find her niece, he's drawn into a disturbing case of murder which brings him up against wealthy and powerful figures and throws him into conflict with his former police colleagues.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Paddy Considine, Olivia Colman, James Wilson, Paul Longley

Votes: 857

18. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: Beyond the Pale (2014 TV Movie)

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

Whicher is hired by a powerful political grandee to investigate violent threats made against his son, who has recently returned from India with his young family.

Director: David Blair | Stars: John Heffernan, Adrian Quinton, Laura Morgan, Raphael Brandman

Votes: 665

19. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Ties That Bind (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A divorce case involving a landowner and his young wife spirals into something darker, drawing Whicher into the heart of the English countryside where he uncovers the most disturbing and destructive of secrets.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Helen Bradbury, Alex Robertson, Paddy Considine, Risteard Cooper

Votes: 578

20. The Whistleblowers (2007– )

Drama

Ben Graham and Alisha Cole are two lawyers are about to witness something that will take them into a world of few moral certainties.

Stars: Richard Coyle, Indira Varma, Daniel Ryan, Paul Freeman

Votes: 112

21. Death in Paradise (2011– )

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

A British inspector is transferred to Saint-Marie's police department, but he hates the sun, sea and sand. The series follow his investigations into murders on the island. Later series see another British DI head the investigative team.

Stars: Danny John-Jules, Elizabeth Bourgine, Don Warrington, Joséphine Jobert

Votes: 12,036

22. Prime Suspect (1991)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A female police detective investigates a series of serial murders while dealing with sexist hostility from her male comrades.

Stars: Helen Mirren, John Benfield, Tom Bell, Jack Ellis

Votes: 6,061

23. DNA (I) (2004– )

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A retired pathologist is called back to work when his name is found written in blood on the wall at the scene of a murder.

Stars: Rhea Bailey, Jonathan Beswick, Samantha Bond, Tom Conti

Votes: 157

24. The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014– )

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Detective Inspector Mike Shepherd arrives on assignment in Brokenwood, a small town where memories - and animosities - run deep.

Stars: Neill Rea, Fern Sutherland, Nic Sampson, Cristina Serban Ionda

Votes: 1,704

25. Chasing Shadows (I) (2014)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A missing persons unit investigate serial killers who target the impressionable and vulnerable.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Alex Kingston, Don Warrington, Noel Clarke

Votes: 1,952

26. Suspects (2014– )

Not Rated | 48 min | Crime, Mystery

An unscripted crime/drama series centered on a team of three detectives - each with their own distinctive style of working.

Stars: Damien Molony, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Fay Ripley, Christian Brassington

Votes: 749

27. Blue Murder (2003–2009)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Single mother DCI Janine Lewis struggles with the problems of bringing up four children while leading her team of detectives in solving high-profile murders.

Stars: Caroline Quentin, Ian Kelsey, Paul Loughran, Nicholas Murchie

Votes: 980

28. The Last Detective (2003–2007)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

"Dangerous" Davies always gets the cases no one else wants, and no one notices when he eventually succeeds. But his old-fashioned decency and dogged determination have won him legions of loyal fans.

Stars: Peter Davison, Sean Hughes, Rob Spendlove, Charles De'Ath

Votes: 1,021

29. Murder in Suburbia (2004–2005)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The series focused on various murders in the fictional suburban English town of Middleford. The crimes are solved by two female police detectives, Inspector Kate Ashurst and Sergeant Emma Scribbins, aka "Ash and Scribbs".

Stars: Caroline Catz, Lisa Faulkner, Jeremy Sheffield, Glen Davies

Votes: 1,019

30. Rebus (2000–2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Set in Edinburgh, the mercurial Detective Inspector John Rebus's investigations lead him through the city's ancient beauty and into its more sinister quarters.

Stars: Ken Stott, Claire Price, Jennifer Black, Gregor Gillespie

Votes: 1,414

31. Black Mirror (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An anthology series exploring a twisted, high-tech multiverse where humanity's greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Stars: Daniel Lapaine, Hannah John-Kamen, Michaela Coel, Beatrice Robertson-Jones

Votes: 362,624



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