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List Rules Vote up your favorite crime drama series that aired in the '90s

These are the best 1990s crime drama TV shows, ranked by user votes. And there really is something for everyone on this list. From some good 90s crime drama series about cops and robbers, to others about super sleuths, Mob bosses, and more! What are the top 1990s crime shows? Vote up your favorites!

What shows will you find on this best 1990s crime drama TV shows list? From 1993-2005, NYPD Blue kept viewers entertained with its characters' dramatic police work and complicated personal lives. Dennis Franz won four Emmy Awards for playing the role of Andy Sipowicz on the cop drama. The Commish was also a good crime drama series that aired during the 90s.

Organized crime was the profession of the main characters of the great 90s drama The Sopranos. Other good shows that appear on this top 1990s crime drama TV shows list include Law & Order, Matlock and Nash Bridges.

Do you have a favorite crime drama show from the 1990s? Give the best series a thumbs up and share some of your favorite storylines in the comments section.

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T

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The Sopranos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Sopranos James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Law & Order is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Law & Order Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina

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NYPD Blue is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
NYPD Blue Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Walker, Texas Ranger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Walker, Texas Ranger Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson

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Matlock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Matlock Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holiday

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Murder, She Wrote is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Murder, She Wrote Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak

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Columbo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Columbo Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan

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21 Jump Street is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
21 Jump Street Johnny Depp, Dustin Nguyen, Peter Deluise

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Diagnosis: Murder is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Diagnosis: Murder Dick Van Dyke, Barry Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell

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Homicide: Life on the Street is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
clash1977 added Homicide: Life on the Street Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto

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Nash Bridges is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Nash Bridges Don Johnson, Cheech Marin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe

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Profiler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Profiler Ally Walker, Julian McMahon, A Martinez

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The Commish is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
The Commish Michael Chiklis, Theresa Saldana, Kaj-Erik Eriksen

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L.A. Law is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
L.A. Law Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins

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Hunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Hunter Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan

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Silk Stalkings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Silk Stalkings Rob Estes, Mitzi Kapture, Charlie Brill

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Third Watch is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Third Watch Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles

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Prime Suspect is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Prime Suspect Maria Bello, Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Rodriguez

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Agatha Christie's Poirot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Agatha Christie's Poirot David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson

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Inspector Morse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Inspector Morse John Thaw, Peter Woodthorpe, Kevin Whately

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Taggart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 1990s Crime Drama TV Shows
Taggart Blythe Duff, Colin McCredie, John Michie