The BEST episodes of A Crime to Remember

Every episode of A Crime to Remember ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of A Crime to Remember!

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.

Last Updated: 12/8/2022Network:Investigation Discovery
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38 Witnesses
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8.61
80 votes

#1 - 38 Witnesses

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/11/2014

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'

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Candyland
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8.01
83 votes

#2 - Candyland

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/25/2014

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

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Beast With a Badge
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7.81
32 votes

#3 - Beast With a Badge

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/17/2018

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.

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Once Upon a Crime
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7.79
42 votes

#4 - Once Upon a Crime

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/10/2018

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.

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Time Bomb
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7.78
73 votes

#5 - Time Bomb

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/3/2013

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

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The Shot Doctor
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7.76
50 votes

#6 - The Shot Doctor

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/18/2014

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

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Black Sheep
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7.74
35 votes

#7 - Black Sheep

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/24/2018

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.

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Mother's Little Helper
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7.74
31 votes

#8 - Mother's Little Helper

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/7/2018

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.

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The Pied Piper
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7.74
87 votes

#9 - The Pied Piper

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/9/2014

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.

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The 28th Floor
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7.73
49 votes

#10 - The 28th Floor

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/2/2014

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.

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A New Kind of Monster
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7.73
82 votes

#11 - A New Kind of Monster

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/10/2013

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.

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Baby Come Home
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7.69
49 votes

#12 - Baby Come Home

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/30/2014

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

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Lock Up Your Daughters
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7.69
68 votes

#13 - Lock Up Your Daughters

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/10/2015

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

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Who Killed Mr. Woodward?
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7.67
66 votes

#14 - Who Killed Mr. Woodward?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/17/2013

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

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The Gentleman Killer
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7.66
62 votes

#15 - The Gentleman Killer

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/3/2017

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.

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Accident on Banyan St.
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7.66
44 votes

#16 - Accident on Banyan St.

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/16/2014

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

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A Woman's Place
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7.66
38 votes

#17 - A Woman's Place

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/31/2018

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.

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Hearts of Darkness
star
7.60
43 votes

#18 - Hearts of Darkness

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/24/2018

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.

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Judge, Jury, Executioner
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7.58
85 votes

#19 - Judge, Jury, Executioner

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/26/2013

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

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The Wrong Man
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7.53
57 votes

#20 - The Wrong Man

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/15/2015

Bay Village, OH, 1954: When Marilyn Sheppard is found beaten to death in her bedroom, it will take more than thirty years to piece together the truth of what happened the night she died.

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The Career Girl Murders
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7.52
124 votes

#21 - The Career Girl Murders

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/19/2013

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.

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Paradise Lost
star
7.51
68 votes

#22 - Paradise Lost

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/27/2016

Honolulu, HA, 1931: When the young aristocratic wife of a Naval Lieutenant is discovered bruised and beaten by the side of a dark road, a hackneyed scheme and a trigger-happy hand will lead to the most sensational murder trial in Hawaii’s history.

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The Bad Old Days
star
7.48
48 votes

#23 - The Bad Old Days

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/17/2018

Chicago is gripped with terror after three bizarre and savage murders go unsolved; police officers and newspaper reporters are eager to deliver a suspect amidst the public furor.

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Coffin for Christmas
star
7.47
38 votes

#24 - Coffin for Christmas

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/3/2018

Heiress Barbara Mackle is kidnapped and buried alive in a coffin-like capsule; local police and the FBI race to Mackle's abductor before her time underground runs out.

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Last Night Stand
star
7.47
60 votes

#25 - Last Night Stand

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/17/2015

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.

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