Top 700 Law & Order/Matlock/Hill Street Blues Type Films & Showsby muybueno16 | created - 16 Jan 2019 | updated - 1 day ago | Public
The best gritty dramas of the 90s and today that were influenced by this docudrama style.
Here are shows that resemble Hill Street Blues, Law & Order and its spin-offs (Homicide, NY Undercover, Deadline, FBI, etc.).
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6. The Sopranos (1999–2007)
TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama
New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.
9. Hack (2002–2004)
60 min | Crime, Drama
When corruption charges strip him of his job, his family and his pride, former cop Mike Olshansky forges a new identity as a Philadelphia cab driver, patrolling the city as a roving vigilante who works with local police.
10. Shades of Blue (2016–2018)
TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Harlee Santos, New York police officer and single mother, is forced to work in the F.B.I.'s anti-corruption task force while dealing with her own financial problems.
13. 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.
15. 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.
18. Criminal Minds (2005–2020)
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
22. Touching Evil (1997–1999)
Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Touching Evil is a crime drama following the exploits of a crack squad on the Organised & Serial Crime Unit, a rapid response police force that serves the entire county.
28. Murphy's Law (2003–2007)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
As a maverick cop with a dark past, DS Tommy Murphy fails a psychiatric assessment but is given one last chance by his boss and given a dangerous undercover assignment.
31. Lie to Me (2009–2011)
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
About Cal Lightman, the world's leading deception expert who studies facial expressions and involuntary body language to expose the truth behind the lies.
This builds on the formulas of both L&O: Criminal Intent and Criminal Minds
33. 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.
36. Water Rats (1996–2001)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Beneath its surface exists a playground for the murky underworld, pollution hazards, the remnants of huge drug hauls, and a graveyard of bodies from years of suicides, accidents and murders. That's the world of the WATER RATS.
39. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Det. Supt. Michael Walker, teamed with DI North and DCI Connor, follow each case from crime committed, through the pursuit of justice, to the law courts where the efforts of the force will be tested - sometimes to breaking point.
41. Murder One (1995–1997)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Theodore Hoffman is a prominent defense attorney in a prestigious Los Angeles law firm. After successfully defending the wealthy but suspicious Richard Cross in a lurid murder trial, he is ... See full summary »
42. Southland (2009–2013)
TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller