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The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019

Updated January 10, 2020 221 votes 37 voters 2.9k views34 items

List RulesVote up the crime shows airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year that are the best at delivering the creeps.

UPDATED: Check out The Creepiest Crime TV Shows of 2020!

Are you into creepy crime TV shows and want to see what 2019 has to offer? These are the crime TV series you can look forward to in 2019, which are either new or continuing from a previous season.

When it comes to crime TV series, you don't have to dig too deep to get to the ones many people feel are creepy. Crime and a good creep-factor are what make these shows fun to watch, but sometimes, watching them might leave you to lock your doors and sleep with the lights on. Let's face it, many of these shows depict horrific crimes carried out by real and frightening people... who might just be on the other side of that door!

The creepiest television series revolving around crime often feature real-world killers and monsters who threaten our daily lives. Some of these series feature real people, while others are dramatic representations of the worst people and crimes imaginable. There are tons of series that could make it into a list like this one, but not every crime show qualifies as creepy. Blue Bloods features some of the best character actors on television, but the creep-factor isn't there like it is on series like True Detective, which offers up about as much creepiness as it does criminal detection. Whatever your preference, they all have a good amount of creepiness to keep you from wanting to venture out in the dark all by yourself.

Which of these creepy television shows from 2019 freaks you out the most? Vote up your favorites and watch as the creepiest shows rise to the top! Then see what creepy procedurals are airing in 2020.

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  • 1
    Mindhunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Mindhunter

    Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Psychological thriller

    Mindhunter (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime thriller television series created by Joe... more on Wikipedia
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    True Detective is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    True Detective

    Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama

    True Detective (HBO, 2014) is an American anthology drama television series created by Nic... more on Wikipedia
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    The Name of the Rose is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    The Name of the Rose

    John Turturro, Damian Hardung

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Historical Drama

    The Name of the Rose (Sundance, SBS, BBC, 2019) is an international co-produced English... more on Wikipedia
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    Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Criminal Minds

    Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Suspense, Drama

    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    You is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    You

    Penn Badgley, Elizabeth Lail

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    You (Lifetime, 2018) is an American television drama series created by Greg Berlanti and Sera... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Ozark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Ozark

    Jason Bateman, Laura Linney

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Thriller

    Ozark (Netflix, 2017) is an American crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque. Financial... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    I Am the Night is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    I Am the Night

    Chris Pine, India Eisley

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery

    I Am the Night (TNT, 2019) is an American limited television series created by Sam Sheridan.... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Killing Eve

    Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Spy thriller

    Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe... more on Wikipedia
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    Law & Order: Special Victims U is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Live action, Legal drama

    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Blindspot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Blindspot

    Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Thriller

    Blindspot (NBC, 2015) is an American drama television series created by Martin Gero. When a... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    NCIS is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    NCIS

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Thriller

    NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional... more on Wikipedia
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    Taken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Taken

    Dakota Fanning, Julie Benz

    Genres (Tv)Miniseries, Science Fiction

    Taken, also known as Steven Spielberg Presents Taken, is a science fiction miniseries which... more on Wikipedia
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    NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    NCIS: Los Angeles

    Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Adventure film

    NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Chicago Fire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Chicago Fire

    Jesse Spencer, Taylor Kinney

    Genres (Tv)Drama

    Chicago Fire is an American television drama series that airs on NBC and was created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Line of Duty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Line of Duty

    Keeley Hawes, Lennie James

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller

    Line of Duty is a British police drama, created by Jed Mercurio, which aired on BBC Two 26... more on Wikipedia
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    The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    The Blacklist

    James Spader, Megan Boone

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama, Action, Thriller, Mystery

    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon... more on Wikipedia
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    Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Chicago P.D.

    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Fargo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Fargo

    Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama, Crime

    Fargo (FX, 2014) is an American black comedy drama anthology television series created by Noah... more on Wikipedia
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    NCIS: New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    NCIS: New Orleans

    Scott Bakula, Lucas Black

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Crime Fiction

    NCIS: New Orleans is an American television series combining elements of the military drama... more on Wikipedia
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    Carnival Row is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Carnival Row

    Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne

    Genres (Tv)Fantasy, Neo-noir

    Carnival Row (Amazon Video, 2019) is an American neo-noir fantasy web television series... more on Wikipedia
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    The Alienist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    The Alienist

    Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    The Alienist (TNT, 2018) is an American television period drama event series created by Cary... more on Wikipedia
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    American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    American Crime Story

    Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi

    Genres (Tv)True crime, Drama, Anthology

    American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is an American anthology television series Scott Alexander,... more on Wikipedia
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    Borderliner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    Borderliner

    Tobias Santelmann, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

    Genres (Tv)Crime drama

    Borderliner (Netflix, 2018) is a Norwegian noir crime drama series that involves a police... more on Wikipedia
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    In the Dark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    In the Dark

    Perry Mattfeld, Rich Sommer

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Drama

    In the Dark (The CW, 2019) is an American television drama series created by Corinne... more on Wikipedia
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    The Oath is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Creepiest Crime TV Shows Of 2019
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    The Oath

    Ryan Kwanten, Cory Hardrict

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    The Oath (Crackle, 2018) is an American crime drama web television series created by Joe... more on Wikipedia
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