Top 60 Murder, She Wrote/Columbo/Rockford Files/Mod Squad/Magnum P.I. Type Films & Shows

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

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

A woman opens her own detective agency in Botswana.

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

Votes: 3,264

2. Hunter (I) (1984–1991)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Rick Hunter is a renegade cop who bends the rules and takes justice into his own hands. Partnered with the equally stunning and rebellious Sgt. McCall, the tough-minded duo set out to crack down on L.A.'s slimiest criminals.

Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Perry Cook

Votes: 4,190

3. Charlie Grace (1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Charlie Grace is a Los Angeles private eye with a daughter named Jenny, works along with other cops, including his partner - Crawford - to solve different multiple mystery cases in each episode

Stars: Mark Harmon, Cindy Katz, Leelee Sobieski, Robert Costanzo

Votes: 86

4. Memphis Beat (2010–2011)

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

Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother.

Stars: Jason Lee, Sam Hennings, DJ Qualls, Celia Weston

Votes: 2,410

5. The Commish (1991–1996)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Slightly offbeat television police comedy-drama. Tony Scali is the Police Commissioner in a small town, where solutions to difficult situations often require considerable creativity. Tony's... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen, Geoffrey Nauffts

Votes: 1,958

6. The Return of Hunter: Everyone Walks in L.A. (1995 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Crime, Drama

Rick Hunter is back. Now a lieutenant, he is considering marrying his girlfriend. But before he could, she is murdered. He suspects that it's probably her abusive ex-husband who is stalking... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Fred Dryer, Barry Bostwick, Lisa Eilbacher, John C. McGinley

Votes: 165

7. Hunter: Return to Justice (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

On enforced leave following a failed drug bust, LAPD Lieutenant Rick Hunter heads to San Diego, where he catches up with former partner Dee Dee McCall. But upon their reunion, Hunter and ... See full summary »

Director: Bradford May | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Sam Hennings, Peter J. Lucas

Votes: 200

8. Hunter: Back in Force (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama

Hunter and McCall are back!

Director: Jefferson Kibbee | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Gregory Scott Cummins, Jolene Andersen

Votes: 167

9. Hunter (2003)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Tough Homicide detective Rick Hunter and his beautiful partner Dee Dee McCall screech tires and chase bad guys around San Diego.

Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Mike Gomez, Zeus Mendoza

Votes: 343

10. Nash Bridges (1996–2001)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A smart alecky San Francisco, California cop and his get rich quick scheme of a partner keep tabs on crime and take down the bad guys in the Bay Area.

Stars: Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Jeff Perry

Votes: 6,701

11. Vengeance Unlimited (1998–1999)

60 min | Crime, Drama

The mysterious Mr. Chapel helps others to gain vengeance against criminals.

Stars: Michael Madsen, Kathleen York, Scott Patterson, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,031

12. Life (I) (2007–2009)

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

A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.

Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin, Brent Sexton

Votes: 33,060

13. Stingray (1985–1989)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

"Ray", a man of mystery, gets people out of trouble, asking for favors in return.

Stars: Nick Mancuso, James Handy, Barbara Williams, William S. Taylor

Votes: 714

14. Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.

Stars: Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Joe Santos, John Hancock

Votes: 2,522

15. Simon & Simon (1981–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Two brothers of disparate tastes and manners run a private detective agency.

Stars: Jameson Parker, Gerald McRaney, Mary Carver, Tim Reid

Votes: 4,817

16. Diagnosis Murder (1993–2001)

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

Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective.

Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, Charlie Schlatter

Votes: 6,727

17. Reasonable Doubts (1991–1993)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A drama about the working relationship between Assistant DA Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor sensitive to the rights of the accused, and hard-charging, gruff Detective Dicky Cobb, an old-fashioned cop with a "bust-the-perps" attitude.

Stars: Mark Harmon, Marlee Matlin, William Converse-Roberts, Tim Grimm

Votes: 379

18. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

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

Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Stars: Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless, Al Waxman, Martin Kove

Votes: 3,650

19. Fourth Story (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Valerie's husband Darryl leaves for work as usual, but never returns. She hires private eye Shepard to find him. Soon he discovers that David had a second identity and obviously doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Mark Harmon, Mimi Rogers, Paul Gleason, Michael Boatman

Votes: 498

20. The Marshal (1995)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

McBride is a U.S. Marshal and his job is to guard criminals, protect witnesses, and pursue escaped convicts. His job takes him all across the country where he meets all kinds of people.

Stars: Jeff Fahey, Kristina Lewis, Carly McKillip, Patricia Harras

Votes: 192

21. Blindsided (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An ex-cop is temporarily blinded when he steals cash from a money laundering operations. While recuperating in Mexico, the thief falls in love with a beautiful woman who has underworld ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Michael Donnelly | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Mia Sara, Rudy Ramos, Jack Kehler

Votes: 146

22. Midnight Edition (1993)

R | 97 min | Thriller

A big city newspaper reporter returns to his small hometown and stumbles onto a horrific murder scene. He pursues the story relentlessly, it's his professional dream come true, but when he ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Libov | Stars: Will Patton, Michael DeLuise, Clare Wren, Judson Vaughn

Votes: 53

23. The Law and Harry McGraw (1987–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Harry MacGraw is a private investigator who appeared three times in the television series, Murder, She Wrote. He now stars in his own series, wherein he is still a private investigator in ... See full summary »

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Barbara Babcock, Juliana Donald, Shea Farrell

Votes: 87

24. Bodies of Evidence (1992–1993)

60 min | Drama, Crime

A team of homicide detectives, led by the veteran head of the department Lt. Ben Carroll, work cases in an unnamed big city.

Stars: Lee Horsley, George Clooney, Kate McNeil, Al Fann

Votes: 105

25. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

TV-PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama

Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

Votes: 2,599

26. Kojak (1973–1978)

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

A bald, lollipop sucking police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

Votes: 6,990

27. Kojak (2005)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A bald fedora-wearing police lieutenant with a righteous attitude who enjoys lollipops battles crime and injustice in a big city with the help of his police squad.

Stars: Ving Rhames, Michael Kelly, Chuck Shamata, Sybil Darrow

Votes: 384

28. Quincy M.E. (1976–1983)

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

The cases of a brilliant, if Irascible, coroner who investigates suspicious deaths that usually suggest murder.

Stars: Jack Klugman, John S. Ragin, Robert Ito, Joseph Roman

Votes: 5,585

29. Riptide (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The cases of a private investigations agency run by three Vietnam War veterans, armed with toughness, their own helicopter, and the third's technical ability.

Stars: Perry King, Joe Penny, Thom Bray, Jack Ging

Votes: 2,482

30. Private Eye (1987–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

This is a detective series set in 1950's Hollywood. Jack Cleary is a (virtuous) cop and his virtue cost him his badge--he tried to expose corruption within his department, and the cops he ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Woods, William Sadler, Josh Brolin, Lisa Jane Persky

Votes: 141

31. Baretta (1975–1978)

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

The cases of maverick undercover New York City detective Tony Baretta (Robert Blake).

Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts, Edward Grover

Votes: 2,235

32. Snoops (1999)

45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In this detective series with a comical note, Glenn Hall runs an unconventional flashy Private Detective agency in Los Angeles, and means business above all, never mind the rules, if she ... See full summary »

Stars: Gina Gershon, Paula Jai Parker, Edward Kerr, Danny Nucci

Votes: 242

33. Monk (2002–2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

The series follows Adrian Monk, a brilliant former San Francisco detective, who now consults the police as a private consultant who battles with an obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine, Traylor Howard

Votes: 68,093

34. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

U.S. Marshal Mary Shannon must hunt down witnesses for federal cases in the witness protection program while also managing a rather dysfunctional family and her own personal life.

Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Paul Ben-Victor, Nichole Hiltz

Votes: 10,845

35. Psych (2006–2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A novice sleuth is hired by the Police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

Stars: James Roday Rodriguez, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 88,085

36. Psych: The Movie (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

The old gang comes together during the holidays after a mystery assailant targets one of their own.

Director: Steve Franks | Stars: James Roday Rodriguez, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 9,690

37. Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (2020 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Shawn and Gus return to Santa Barbara, California to help their old police chief, but find themselves unwelcome in their old stomping ground as they secretly untangle a case that involves the supernatural.

Director: Steve Franks | Stars: James Roday Rodriguez, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 4,053

38. Buddy Faro (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

After vanishing for 20 years, a hip 70's private detective brings his act into the 90's with the help of his young partner Bob and a couple of trusty assistants.

Stars: Dennis Farina, Frank Whaley, Allison Smith, Charles Robinson

Votes: 96

39. Women's Murder Club (2007–2008)

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

A homicide detective, a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and a young assistant district attorney work together to solve homicide investigations.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome, Aubrey Dollar

Votes: 2,415

40. Knight Rider (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of a virtually indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Stars: David Hasselhoff, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart, Patricia McPherson

Votes: 31,267

41. Hawaii Five-0 (2010–2020)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu in order to find his father's killer; The Governor offers him the chance to run his own task force - Five-0.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Taylor Wily, Daniel Dae Kim

Votes: 68,502

42. The Glades (2010–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A former Chicago cop moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police.

Stars: Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez, Jordan Wall

Votes: 12,224

43. Rosewood (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Miami pathologist Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr. finds secrets in people's bodies using his state-of-the-art laboratory equipment.

Stars: Morris Chestnut, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Gabrielle Dennis, Anna Konkle

Votes: 7,192

44. K-Ville (2007–2008)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Police officers patrol the streets of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Stars: Anthony Anderson, Cole Hauser, Blake Shields, Tawny Cypress

Votes: 1,355

45. Sonny Spoon (1988)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A slick, street-smart private eye and top disguise artist solves various crimes with a little help from his friends and also takes care of his dad, a bar owner.

Stars: Mario Van Peebles, Terry Donahoe, Bob Wieland, Melvin Van Peebles

Votes: 93

46. Chemistry (2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama