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The Best 1960s Crime Drama TV Shows

Updated June 14, 2019 2.3k votes 583 voters 50.5k views

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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  • Dragnet1
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    Dragnet

    Jack Webb, Harry Morgan

    Premiered1952

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    Mission: Impossible

    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain

    Premiered1966

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  • Hawaii Five-O3
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    Hawaii Five-O

    Jack Lord, James MacArthur

    Premiered1968

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  • The Fugitive4
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    The Fugitive

    William Conrad, Richard Anderson

    Premiered1963

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  • Columbo5
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    Columbo

    Peter Falk, Mike Lally

    Premiered1968

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  • The Untouchables6
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    The Untouchables

    Robert Stack, Jerry Paris

    Premiered1959

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    Perry Mason

    Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale

    Premiered1957

    Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E.8
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    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

    Robert Vaughn, David McCallum

    Premiered1964

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  • Mannix9
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    Mannix

    Robert Reed, Mike Connors

    Premiered1967

    Mannix is an American television detective series that ran from 1967 to 1975 on CBS. Created... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    77 Sunset Strip

    Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Edd Byrnes

    Premiered1958

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    70
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    Adam-12

    Martin Milner, Kent McCord

    Premiered1968

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  • The Avengers12
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    The Avengers

    Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg

    Premiered1961

    The Avengers is a spy-fi British television series created in the 1960s. The Avengers... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    68
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    Ironside

    Bruce Lee, Raymond Burr

    Premiered1967

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  • Peter Gunn14
    65
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    Peter Gunn

    Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi

    Premiered1958

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  • Burke's Law15
    64
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    Burke's Law

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    51
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    The F.B.I.

    Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

    Premiered1965

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  • The Mod Squad17
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    The Mod Squad

    Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III

    Premiered1968

    The Mod Squad is an American drama series that ran on ABC from September 24, 1968 to August... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Wanted: Dead or Alive18
    42
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    Premiered1958

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  • Batman19
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    Batman

    Adam West, Burt Ward

    Premiered1966

    Batman is a 1960s American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • I Spy20
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    I Spy

    Robert Culp, Bill Cosby

    Premiered1965

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  • Hawaiian Eye21
    40
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    Hawaiian Eye

    Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens

    Premiered1959

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    CHiPs

    Erik Estrada, Larry Wilcox

    Premiered1977

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  • Naked City23
    20
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    Naked City

    Dustin Hoffman, Diahann Carroll

    Premiered1958

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    William Shatner, Heather Locklear

    Premiered1982

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  • Maigret25
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    Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings

    Premiered1992

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