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The Best 1960s Crime Drama TV Shows

Updated June 14, 2019 2.3k votes 634 voters 54.3k views27 items

List RulesVote up your favorite crime dramas that aired in the '60s

These are the best 1960s crime drama TV shows, ranked by user votes. Some of these good 60s crime drama series follow law enforcement agents as they attempt to catch criminals, while others are about the lawyers who put the bad guys away for good. And many other things! Television is diverse! Some of the top 1960s crime shows even have undercover agents. Wow!

What shows will you find on this best 1960s crime drama TV shows list? When it comes to making sure the right person pays for a crime, no one does it better than Perry Mason. This great 60s crime series ran from 1957-1966. The Fugitive is another good crime drama show that aired in the 1960s.

Mission: Impossible called to the elite members of the IMF to stop crime on the highest of levels during its seven season run. Other good shows that appear on this top 1960s crime drama TV shows list include The Mod Squad, The Avengers and Adam-12.

Which 60s crime show is the best? Vote for your favorites!
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    Mission: Impossible

    Lynda Day George, Lesley Ann Warren
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    John Finnegan, Mike Lally
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    The Untouchables

    Robert Stack, Jerry Paris
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    Hawaii Five-O

    James MacArthur, Jack Lord
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    Perry Mason

    Barbara Hale, Raymond Burr
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    Jack Webb, Harry Morgan
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    The Fugitive

    David Janssen, Barry Morse
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    Robert Reed, Mike Connors
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    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    Robert Vaughn, Leo G. Carroll
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    Johnny Seven, Gene Lyons
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    The Avengers

    Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg
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    William Boyett, Shaaron Claridge
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    Peter Gunn

    Hope Emerson, Craig Stevens
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    77 Sunset Strip

    Jacqueline Beer, Louis Quinn
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    The F.B.I.

    Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
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    Burke's Law

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    The Mod Squad

    Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III
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    Madge Blake, Yvonne Craig
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    I Spy

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    Hawaiian Eye

    Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens
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    Naked City

    Harry Bellaver, Horace McMahon
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    T.J. Hooker

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