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Top 50 Mystery Movies, Profiles of Mystery Television Shows and Era Highlights

The mystery television series has captured the hearts and skeptical minds of the American public since the debut of the medium. And with these shows came some of the most memorable and enduring characters in the entire mystery genre.

Mystery Era Highlights:

50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s

Mystery and Crime TV Show Profiles:

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A True Classic

The Avengers: Mrs. Peel, We're Needed

Cagney & Lacey: Butch & Sundance in Skirts

CHiPs: Cops on Cycles

Columbo: A Cop Like No Other

Cracker: He Knows What Makes Crime Tick

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Dragnet: Dum De Dum Dum

Due South: Canada Invades Chicago

The Edge of Night: Long-lived, Long-loved

Foyle's War: 1-5 Set

Harry O: As Quirky as They Come

Hawaii Five-O: Protecting Paradise

Homicide: Life on the Streets

Hill Street Blues: A Cop TV Turning Point

Law & Order: One Part Arrest, One Part Trial

Midsomer Murders: Complete Series

Monk Mystery TV Show: Obsessive-Compulsive Detecting

Poirot: Poirot Movie Collection 4

NYPD Blue: No Silver Spoons Here

Perry Mason: The Case of the Perfect Defense

Prime Suspect: Crackling Good British Police Procedural

Quincy, M.E.: Crime-Fighting Coroner

Rockford Files: Not Your Regular Hero

Remington Steele: The Man Who Never Was

X-Files: The Truth is Out There

Edgar Award-Winning TV Mysteries on Television

Best Mystery TV Episode Edgar Award Winners and Nominees
Complete List of All Since Start in 1972

Best Mystery TV Feature or Mini-series Edgar Award Winners and Nominees
Complete List of All Since Start in 1972


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From the critically acclaimed to the overlooked, from the famous to the infamous, these are the 50 films that anyone who enjoys a mystery won't want to miss.   Top 50 -->

Pick a Genre: Classic Noir, Private Eyes, Police Procedurals, Gangsters and Robbers, Killers and Psychos, Thrillers

Top Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Movies from MysteryNet's Top 50



The Private Eye in American Cinema

Private Eyes are as American as Mom and apple pie--but not nearly as wholesome. MysteryNet presents Hollywood's best P.I.s and the movies that feature them.

Talking Tough
Dialogue in Hard-boiled Movies

Hard-boiled. The term denotes a certain type of bad attitude. An attitude best expressed not by violence, but by dialogue.

Tough Guys
Gangsters and Robbers

Movies featuring organized crime and gangs of robbers have been among the most popular since the early days.

Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, created a Film Culture. The complete Alfred Hitchcock Filmography includes a list of all his work.

Edgar Award-Winning Mystery Movies

Also visit MysteryNet's Best Mystery Motion Picture Movie Screenplay Edgar Award Winners and Nominees: Complete List of All Since Start in 1946


Top 50 Mystery Movies, Profiles of Mystery Televison Shows and Era Highlights on MysteryNet: The Online Mystery Network