FilmFish

Didn't Find What You Were Looking For?

Best Crime TV

A (police) round-up of some of the highest rated, award-winning, most popular, and most influential crime shows--crime doesn't pay except for streaming services.

Shows like Southland: Realistic Cop Shows

Forget eccentric genius detectives and coroners who speak to the dead, the stars of these shows are cops doing the hard work of catching criminals.

Shows like The Wire: Gritty Crime Shows

These series feature crooked cops and ruthless criminals who mix it up on the garbage-strewn streets of big cities. Pioneering shows like NYPD Blue and the Shield focused on cops in US cities, but the best of the current batch are anchored in the lives of gang members on the mean streets of Birmingham, Rome, Paris and Dublin.

Shows Like Line of Duty: Get Inside Police Politics

If you're less interested in seeing baddies tagged and bagged, and more interested in seeing how police departments run, then this list of cop dramas may be for you. Hey, it's just like any other office, but with more mustaches, guns, and pending internal investigations.

Shows like Southland: Big City Cops on the Street

Not your standard network police procedurals--these shows depict law enforcement officials on the front lines, working the mean streets of Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Toronto and other big cities.

Shows like The Wire: City Life from Multiple Perspectives

Inspired by The Wire, these series and documentaries analyze the vibrant life of American cities from the perspectives of the politicians, criminals, police officers, the press, and others. They'll have you riding the subway with fresh interest.

Shows like the Wire: Drug Dealers on the Street

Forget international cartel kingpins, these drug dealers stake out the corners of Dublin, Miami, and Baltimore, with a heater in the belt...probably a lot cooler than the 35 year-old Brian who delivers pot in your neighborhood.

Shows like The Wire: David Simon TV

After more than a decade as a crime reporter for the Baltimore Sun, David Simon went on to create and produce some of the most realistic and best-written TV series ever, including his classic The Wire.

top