Top Ten Best Crime Dramas

This is for all the crime dramas, both inside the courtroom and on the streets.
The Top Ten
1 Criminal Minds Criminal Minds is an American police procedural crime drama television series created by Jeff Davis, and is the original show in the Criminal Minds franchise.

my mom & I have started watching criminal now that we have seen every one of all the other show's that we liked. and we love it. some of them are a little bit dark. and really hard to follow. but still good. and we love shemar moore he what we started watching. the love we have for shemar.

Totally love this show, it's brilliant. Really love Spencer Reid, Matthew Gubler does a great job of portraying this character. He's also very attractive. Love the friendship between Derek and Penelope, and think that it is one of the best shows out there. Watched series one in the last two days, can't wait for the rest of them!
Best crime drama out there, by far!

I watched all 7 seasons in 2 weeks and I couldn't stop for a day. The last 2 weeks I have been so obsessed with the show that I can't wait for it to come back on... Amazing Characters, awesome cases and sometimes creepy serial killers

Awesome, suspenseful, well-written and well acted. The crimes are surprisingly realistic, and the characters are wonderfully layered. Also, Spencer Reid is just adorable, and that always helps!

2 NCIS NCIS is an American action police procedural television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Honestly, NCIS has the best combination of serious and funny! They have really interesting plots and they have a sorta really tight relationship that when one Special Agent dies you're gonna be like.. "Noo, why?! " I have a box set of most of the seasons. I recommend to get them

Great Show! Love Mark Harmon playing Gibbs, he has that awesome combination of Serious Marine, and funny boss. Hopefully Gibbs doesn't start thinking about retirement or resignation, because that looks like where it's headed. Best Show 10/10! Love this show!

Started watching in 2006. Now have all the seasons in my shelf. Consider this to be one of the Best Criminal Investigation Drama of All times. Characters like Gibba, Tony, Kate, Ziva, Mcgee, Abby and Ducky will keep the viewer glued for long.

Have watched every episode! USA channel runs back to back episodes during the day. Gibbs doesn't always do the "polictically" correct thing, which is what I like the most.

3 Law and Order: Special Victim's Unit

It's a show that cares for all its characters... victims, killers, suspects and detectives. None is fully bad or good, every one got their flaws and also their bright sides. And there's not always a happy ending, and often there is a conflict between what's just and what's the least bad solution, and yeah, sometimes along the way innocent lives get destroyed by wrong accusations and mistakes. But it is not entirely pessimistic, often cases are successfully closed and justice is served. Like in real life, there may or may not be a happy end. It's not like a regular crime drama... it's a varied and perfectly paced character study of the highest possible quality, and with some of the greatest performances in recent history.

LOVE Law and Order SVU! The drama makes your heart beat out of your chest and the chemistry between the actors just makes it all the more better.

Probably the most consistent show, rarely a dull episode. The show has just enough graphic imagery and never gets too silly.

This show is downright amazing! Non stop action through out every episode, I love it so much

4 The Mentalist

Literally the best western series I've ever seen. So disappointed that Simon Baker and the series lost Emmy awards to the very popular, but grossly overrated Game of Thrones

The mentalist is a great show and the enigma gets closer to resolution with each episode. The main character patrick jane is likeable to the audience and introduces humour into the storylines.

The Mentalist, The scariest not scary guy I know, laugh out loud. Like anyone could kick his arse, but he could do way more than inflict physical pain, with little to no effort.

This show makes you THINK. Wake up, people, it's not only about guns and murders! THE MENTALIST is about crimes and how you try to solve them by using your mind.

5 Breaking Bad Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013.

How is breaking bad not number 1?
Or even on the list for that matter before.

Yeah how is this not number 1...(turns round and puts on his Heisenberg hat)...

Really, and where is the wire.

A very good show lov3ed it

6 Sherlock

This programme makes you think and cleverly creates tension. I love the acting and the script is intelligent. It should be higher up on the list as it draws you in with the life of Sherlock and Watson.

Awesome adaptation from Doyle's work. Surely will get addicted to it.

Better than every show on this list other than maybe Criminal Minds

What the hell it's doing in 16th! Come on people! Sherlock is class! 1

7 Bones Bones is an American crime procedural comedy-drama television series that aired on Fox in the United States from September 13, 2005, until March 28, 2017. It has 246 episodes over twelve seasons.

Best show in the universe! It is 10,000,000,000,000,000 better than law and order! My favorite character is Dr. Brennan!
( Temprance) She is a Forensic Anthropologist who is AMAZING at it! Makes me study 100 times harder in science! Once you see one episode you will be addicted because it is so awesome!

100,000,000,000,000,000,000 / 10

Such a great show with a fantastic cast. The crimes are interesting, but the characters are the best part of the show. Plus you get the comedy and chemistry of Boreanaz and Deschanel. So fun.

Bones is my favourite show ever. I love it because unlike most crime dramas it's about more than just dead people and catching them it's got a twist (booth and Brennan's relationship).

Really Amazing show. The sexual tension between lead characters is just awesome. Love its interesting plot with very realistic and nearly correct science interpretation.

8 Castle Castle is an American crime-comedy-drama television series, which aired on ABC for a total of eight seasons from March 9, 2009 to May 16, 2016. The series is produced jointly by Beacon Pictures and ABC Studios.

This is a show that I have watched grow and develop with me. The enticing cases, the humour, the different character-themed episodes and Castle and Beckett's long-awaited yet fulfilling love story are the things that make this what it is today - A MUST WATCH and a real lesson in DOING CRIME THE FUN WAY! Honestly, this show is supposed to be at the very top!

This show is good not only because of the suspense but because of the chemistry between the two protagonists. Great choice of actors! Nice story over all.

Ric castle is the best thing that ever happened to crime drama. Iblove just how hilarious he is. Ruggedly handsome too! Laugh out loud

God, I am so addicted to this show. I have watched every episode at least thrice and still can't get enough of it

9 CSI: New York

The most favourite crime drama that ever made :) I liked this one better than the other CSI franchise such as Miami and Las Vegas. Hell dude, just look at the how Mac, Danny, Flack, and the others handle the case! So awesome!

Best T.V. crime drama. lightyears above the metalist which I also like and much better than the other CSI's

This is my favourite show on TV. The acting on this show is just fantastic

I love csi New York the most in the csi series

10 CSI: Miami
The Contenders
11 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, also referred to as CSI and CSI: Las Vegas, is an American procedural forensics crime drama television series which ran on CBS from October 6, 2000 to September 27, 2015, spanning 15 seasons.

Should be number ONE not number Six, it is the most watched T.V. show in the world

Should be #2 behind criminal minds

Very intense.

12 The Wire The Wire is an American crime drama television series set and produced in Baltimore, Maryland. Created and primarily written by author and former police reporter David Simon, the series was broadcast by the cable network HBO in the United States.

A lot of these shows are fluff and something you can have in the background playing and not miss much. The wire and breaking bad are story driven from beginning to end. Should be top two.

If you're listing this here, I have to vote for it. It does have crime. It is a drama. Yet it's primarily so much more. Among the greatest works of Art in this media.

Greatest show ever. Really depicts American society

Why 14 I watched this show since day 1 never skipped and still think it had a bigger impact on me then any other show and 14 I still think it's the best show of all time

13 Dexter

I LOVED Dexter! It’s the best T.V. series show ln my opinion. I watched all 8 seasons., in 3 weeks and 2 weeks later l binge watched it again! I will probably watch it again in 6 months or so. The storyline is great, the writing is phenomenal and you just feel the characters are part of your family! I miss it and wish they could do a sequel. The relationship between Dexter and sister Deb is just great.

Dexter is one the best crime dramas ever made. It truly deserves to be way higher in this list. It is a brilliant story and Dexter the main character played by Michael C. Hall is maybe the best and most lovable serial killer the T.V. has ever had.

Dexter is good in the beginning but midway on I feel they lost there direction and just wanted to keep pumping out seasons. Starts great ends mediocre.

Dexter deserves to be in the top 5. Unique storyline and brilliant acting. My favorite character is debra, dexter's foul mouthed sis

14 Person of Interest

Can't believe this is not top 5, is crazily underrated

This show is sooo underrated I can't even stand it

I love this show

15 Law and Order

The original and longest running of them

Is this a joke? How's law & order not first?

16 White Collar

All the stuff for a good crime, drama, comedy T.V. series. Very entertaining. Full of suspense and humor in a fast scene, smart talking and clever twist of events... Binge-watched the 6 seasons for few days. Great, handsome, beautiful actors and actresses. After few months, still got the hang of it... great show... actually binge-watched it again... hehehe

17 Blue Bloods

The family interaction makes this a phenomenal show, from what might otherwise be just another cop show. Tom Selleck is perfect for his role, now nearing the end of a wonderful career.

18 True Detective True Detective is an American anthology crime drama television series created and written by Nic Pizzolatto.
19 Crossing Jordan
20 Lucifer
21 Psych Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndicated reruns on ION Television.

One of my favorites... Shawn and Gus are hilarious

So addicting! I love it!

that's not funny shawn one of best thing's ever said on this show.

22 Numbers
23 Law and Order: Criminal Intent

I have seen them all. like 20 time now. still good

24 Hawaii Five-0 Hawaii Five-0 is an American action police procedural television series that premiered on Monday, September 20, 2010, on CBS.

This should definitely be number one with NCIS: LA behind it, it's the most amazing show imaginable

Very enjoyable and great character interaction and plots

At least in the Top 10. 8th seasons and still exciting.

Hawaii Five-0 should 100% be in the top 5

25 The Blacklist

A good movie we need more family movies without a lot of (Drama) just fun fun fun.

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