The BEST Episodes of American Crime Story
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: May 19, 2021
An award-winning anthology series that examines some of America's most famous crimes. Each season is presented as a self-contained mini-series following unrelated true events.
#1 - The Verdict
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 5, 2016
The prosecution and defense make their closing statements, the jurors deliberate, and the verdict comes down.
#2 - Manna from Heaven
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 29, 2016
Johnnie Cochran and F. Lee Bailey head across the country to get their hands on the Mark Fuhrman tapes. Judge Ito must decide whether the tapes, and the racial epithets they contain, are admissible.
#3 - A Jury in Jail
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 22, 2016
Months into the trial, cut off from their families, society and the media, the jurors grow stir crazy and start becoming unlikely targets for the prosecution and the defense. Meanwhile, the country gets an introduction to the science of DNA evidence.
#4 - Marcia, Marcia, Marcia
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 8, 2016
As Marcia Clark juggles her home and work obligations, she starts to feel the public scrutiny of her appearance.
#5 - Conspiracy Theories
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 15, 2016
Conspiracy theories start to arise around the case. The prosecution debates whether they should have O.J. Simpson try on the gloves in court.
#6 - 100% Not Guilty
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 23, 2016
Jury selection becomes thorny, Johnnie Cochran angles to take over the defense, and Marcia Clark calls on Christopher Darden to join the prosecution.
#7 - The Race Card
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 1, 2016
As the trial begins, Christopher Darden and Johnnie Cochran face off in court. Chris has doubts about Mark Fuhrman as a witness. The jury visits the crime scene.
#8 - From the Ashes of Tragedy
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 2, 2016
After the bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman are discovered, police finger O.J. as a suspect and prosecutor Marcia Clark takes the case.
#9 - Alone
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 21, 2018
The hunt for spree-killer Andrew Cunanan comes to a frantic end.
#10 - The Dream Team
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 16, 2016
Marcia Clark announces that O.J. Simpson has been charged. Robert Shapiro seeks advice from F. Lee Bailey and comes up with a provocative strategy. As Shapiro starts putting together "The Dream Team", he must convince O.J. to hire Johnnie Cochran.
#11 - The Run of His Life
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 9, 2016
With O.J. Simpson missing in the white Bronco, Robert Shapiro and Robert Kardashian deal with the fallout, as the D.A.'s office and LAPD scramble to save face and find him.
#12 - The Man Who Would Be Vogue
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 17, 2018
The murder of Gianni Versace turns the eyes of the world onto Miami Beach.
#13 - House by the Lake
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 7, 2018
Minneapolis architect David Madson is forced to go on the run with Andrew Cunanan.
#14 - Creator/Destroyer
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 14, 2018
A young Andrew Cunanan struggles with his oppressive father as a young Gianni Versace becomes a designer.
#15 - Don't Ask Don't Tell
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 14, 2018
Naval officer Jeffrey Trail meets Andrew Cunanan for the first time, and Gianni Versace reveals his sexuality to the world.
#16 - A Random Killing
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 2018
Chicago real estate tycoon Lee Miglin is murdered in what police describe as a random killing.
#17 - Manhunt
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2018
Andrew Cunanan arrives in Miami to stalk Gianni Versace.
#18 - Descent
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 28, 2018
Andrew Cunanan celebrates his birthday in San Diego as his life starts to fall apart.
#19 - Ascent
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 7, 2018
Andrew Cunanan leaves behind a troubled family life as Donatella Versace struggles to find her role within the Versace empire.