The BEST Episodes of A Crime to Remember

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021

Styles may change, but murder lasts forever. Step into the past and unravel the intricacies of real-life murder cases of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Set against the backdrop of Studebakers, fedoras, and three-martini lunches, these stories of truly mad men and women reveal complicated relationships where thwarted dreams and repressed passions led to terrible crimes. This series inaugurates a new high-end cinematic style, using the visual grammar of movies to bring the era to life. To properly illustrate each time period, the series stays true to the fashion and styles while highlighting the cultural taboos and social norms that informed each case.

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38 Witnesses

#1 - 38 Witnesses

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 11, 2014

The murder of Kitty Genomes, who in March 1964 was raped and stabbed outside her apartment building as her neighbours watched on. The witnesses' apparent indifference prompted an investigation into the social psychological trait that has since become known as the bystander effect or 'Genomes syndrome'

star 8.50
100 votes

#2 - Candyland

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 25, 2014

A case from June 1964, in which socialite Candy Mossler discovered her millionaire husband Jacques stabbed to death - and later found herself on trial for the crime. The investigation revealed a twisted tale of secret homosexual liaisons and obsession with money

star 8.06
101 votes
Lock Up Your Daughters

#3 - Lock Up Your Daughters

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 10, 2015

In 1968, a Gaffney, S.C., reporter receives a telephone call from a murderer who threatens to kill again.

star 7.98
87 votes
Time Bomb

#4 - Time Bomb

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 3, 2013

The mid-air explosion of United Airlines Flight 629 in November 1955, which resulted in the deaths of all 44 people on board. When experts sifted through the wreckage, it was discovered that dynamite had been placed in the checked luggage. After gathering further evidence it was concluded that Jack Graham placed a bomb in his mother's suitcase to obtain a large life insurance policy on her

star 7.95
86 votes
The 28th Floor

#5 - The 28th Floor

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 2, 2014

In 1966, bullets rain down on students and faculty at the University of Texas, but when the smoke clears there are more questions than answers about the tower shooting.

star 7.95
61 votes
The Pied Piper

#6 - The Pied Piper

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 9, 2014

In 1965, Gretchen and Wendy Fritz disappear, and police must infiltrate a group of teenagers for whom the disturbing truth about what happened to the two sisters is an open secret.

star 7.91
104 votes
Beast With a Badge

#7 - Beast With a Badge

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 17, 2018

A detective struggles to exonerate his black friend from rape allegations pinned on him by the LAPD's all-white brass; he must navigate entrenched racism, lead a stake-out and employ the magic of Hollywood to ensnare the real predator.

star 7.87
30 votes
Once Upon a Crime

#8 - Once Upon a Crime

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 10, 2018

The story behind author Truman Capote's classic non-fiction novel, "In Cold Blood," which details the Clutter family murders in 1959 and the nationwide manhunt that followed for the killers.

star 7.86
44 votes
Mother's Little Helper

#9 - Mother's Little Helper

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 7, 2018

The blood-soaked body of 76-year-old Franklin Bradshaw is found behind the counter of his auto-parts store, prompting detectives to dig into the strained history of his family and uncover a hotbed of deceit, manipulation and all-consuming greed.

star 7.85
27 votes
Who Killed Mr. Woodward?

#10 - Who Killed Mr. Woodward?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 17, 2013

The death of wealthy heir and prominent member of New York society circles William Woodward Jr, who was shot dead by his wife Ann, who feared an intruder had accessed their home in October 1955. Many suspected she murdered him as the pair had been arguing earlier in the evening, though she was never charged

star 7.84
74 votes
Accident on Banyan St.

#11 - Accident on Banyan St.

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 16, 2014

An incident from October 1964 in which Cork Miller was burned to death while trapped inside his crashed vehicle. However, the fire uncovered deceit, adultery, and betrayal ensnaring his wife Lucille

star 7.82
55 votes
A New Kind of Monster

#12 - A New Kind of Monster

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 10, 2013

A series of young females from Michigan universities are murdered one by one. The young women of Southeastern Michigan are terrified and the police commence a massive hunt for the monster they call The Co-Ed Killer.

star 7.81
109 votes
Baby Come Home

#13 - Baby Come Home

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 30, 2014

The 1953 kidnap of six-year-old Bobby Greenlease, the son of a multi-millionaire Missouri car dealer. He was abducted from his school and shortly afterwards shot dead by drug-addicted alcoholics Carl Hall and Bonnie Heady, who issued a ransom for $600,000 after the murder had been carried out. Though the pair were readily caught, much of the money was never recovered

star 7.79
57 votes
The Gentleman Killer

#14 - The Gentleman Killer

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 3, 2017

Bronx, NY, 1941: When tea for two becomes a murder of one, investigators from all across New York City must act upon the testimony of a few brave women to bring the killer to justice.

star 7.75
83 votes
Black Sheep

#15 - Black Sheep

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 24, 2018

Four members of the Mark family are found murdered in their Cedar Falls, Iowa, home, prompting police to suspect someone close to the family; the bizarre outcome shakes the townspeople and devastates the surviving members of the Mark family.

star 7.72
36 votes
A Woman's Place

#16 - A Woman's Place

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 31, 2018

Ten-year-old Leona O'Loughlin fails to show up at school, while her detective father, Leo, falls violently ill; investigators consider the chilling possibility that someone may be trying to eliminate the entire family.

star 7.72
36 votes
Last Night Stand

#17 - Last Night Stand

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 17, 2015

After a 28-year-old teacher for deaf children is murdered in 1973, detectives must immerse themselves in the swinging nightlife of New York City to solve the case.

star 7.68
72 votes
The Shot Doctor

#18 - The Shot Doctor

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 18, 2014

The murder of Dr Leroy Adams, who was shot in his Florida office in August 1952. Ruby McCollum testified that the medic had forced her to have sex and bear his child. She was convicted of the crime by an all-white jury, before the verdict was overturned on the grounds she was mentally incompetent to stand trial. She was then held in a state mental hospital until her release in 1974

star 7.67
69 votes
Damsel on Death Row

#19 - Damsel on Death Row

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 22, 2015

Los Angeles, CA, 1934: Eric Madison is found dead in a boarding house at the back of the Warner Brother's lot. But in an age where propriety is paramount, will the punishment fit the crime?

star 7.65
60 votes
Judge, Jury, Executioner

#20 - Judge, Jury, Executioner

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 26, 2013

A case from 1955 in which respected judge Curtis Chillingworth and his wife Marjorie vanished after attending a dinner party. Embittered municipal judge Joe Peel was later found guilty of arranging for two hitmen to murder the couple by throwing them from a boat with lead weights strapped to their legs. Their bodies were never recovered

star 7.63
103 votes
Hearts of Darkness

#21 - Hearts of Darkness

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 24, 2018

In what became known as the crime of the century, a boy from one of Chicago's wealthiest families is kidnapped and found murdered; the ensuing investigation zeroes in on the wealthy, thrill-seeking college students, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.

star 7.63
43 votes
Teenage Wasteland

#22 - Teenage Wasteland

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 6, 2016

Lincoln, NE, 1958: When two love-struck, sex-crazed teenagers embark on a killing spree in Lincoln, Nebraska, it will fall to one local sheriff to put the brakes on this nightmare of a joy ride.

star 7.61
116 votes
The Career Girl Murders

#23 - The Career Girl Murders

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 19, 2013

The 1963 murder of researcher Janice Wylie and schoolteacher Emily Hoffert in their apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York. Both graduates in their early twenties, they were raped and their bodies left in a mutilated condition. George Whitmore Jr was convicted of the crime, but later found to be innocent before Ricky Robles - the true killer - was identified.

star 7.60
162 votes
Cabin in the Woods

#24 - Cabin in the Woods

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 23, 2014

The case of 14-year-old Californian student Stephanie Bryan, who disappeared in April 1955 and whose shallow grave was discovered a fortnight later. Although the evidence against him was entirely circumstantial, Burton Abbott was later convicted of Bryan's rape and murder and sentenced to death, raising questions as to whether the state has the right to apply a death sentence on this type of evidence alone

star 7.59
64 votes
And Then There Was One

#25 - And Then There Was One

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 24, 2015

In 1966, Richard Speck slays eight nursing students at a Chicago dormitory, while the ninth nursing student survives the crime of the century by hiding under a bed.

star 7.57
75 votes
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