The BEST episodes of American Crime Story

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

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.

Last Updated: 5/25/2023Network:FX
The Verdict
2817 votes

#1 - The Verdict

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/5/2016

The prosecution and defense make their closing statements, the jurors deliberate, and the verdict comes down.

Directors: Ryan Murphy
Watch Now:Amazon
Manna from Heaven
2863 votes

#2 - Manna from Heaven

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/29/2016

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.

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A Jury in Jail
2601 votes

#3 - A Jury in Jail

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/22/2016

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.

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Marcia, Marcia, Marcia
2591 votes

#4 - Marcia, Marcia, Marcia

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/8/2016

As Marcia Clark juggles her home and work obligations, she starts to feel the public scrutiny of her appearance.

Directors: Ryan Murphy
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100% Not Guilty
2610 votes

#5 - 100% Not Guilty

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/23/2016

Jury selection becomes thorny, Johnnie Cochran angles to take over the defense, and Marcia Clark calls on Christopher Darden to join the prosecution.

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Conspiracy Theories
2599 votes

#6 - Conspiracy Theories

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/15/2016

Conspiracy theories start to arise around the case. The prosecution debates whether they should have O.J. Simpson try on the gloves in court.

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The Race Card
2560 votes

#7 - The Race Card

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/1/2016

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.

Directors: John Singleton
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1033 votes

#8 - Alone

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/21/2018

The hunt for spree-killer Andrew Cunanan comes to a frantic end.

Directors: Daniel Minahan
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From the Ashes of Tragedy
3378 votes

#9 - From the Ashes of Tragedy

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/2/2016

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.

Directors: Ryan Murphy
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The Dream Team
2952 votes

#10 - The Dream Team

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/16/2016

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.

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The Run of His Life
3013 votes

#11 - The Run of His Life

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/9/2016

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.

Directors: Ryan Murphy
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The Grand Jury
372 votes

#12 - The Grand Jury

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/2/2021

Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp tell their stories to 23 strangers.

Directors: Rachel Morrison
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The Man Who Would Be Vogue
1660 votes

#13 - The Man Who Would Be Vogue

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/17/2018

The murder of Gianni Versace turns the eyes of the world onto Miami Beach.

Directors: Ryan Murphy
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Man Handled
371 votes

#14 - Man Handled

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/12/2021

The Office of the Independent Counsel ensnares Monica Lewinsky, holding her for 12 traumatizing hours in a hotel room.

Directors: Ryan Murphy
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The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky
372 votes

#15 - The Assassination of Monica Lewinsky

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/19/2021

The world learns about the affair and Monica Lewinsky becomes the most famous woman in America.

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Do You Hear What I Hear?
387 votes

#16 - Do You Hear What I Hear?

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/5/2021

As Monica prepares to leave D.C., she grows concerned that someone is sharing news about her affair. Linda meets with the FBI.

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Stand By Your Man
393 votes

#17 - Stand By Your Man

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/26/2021

The President must admit the truth to the Nation - and to The First Lady.

Directors: Rachel Morrison
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The Wilderness
380 votes

#18 - The Wilderness

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/9/2021

The Starr Report brings the world to a standstill. The President is impeached. Linda faces the aftermath of her decisions, Paula makes desperate choices, and Monica considers how to move on with her life.

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House by the Lake
1215 votes

#19 - House by the Lake

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/7/2018

Minneapolis architect David Madson is forced to go on the run with Andrew Cunanan.

Directors: Daniel Minahan
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1035 votes

#20 - Creator/Destroyer

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/14/2018

A young Andrew Cunanan struggles with his oppressive father as a young Gianni Versace becomes a designer.

Directors: Matt Bomer
A Random Killing
1322 votes

#21 - A Random Killing

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/31/2018

Chicago real estate tycoon Lee Miglin is murdered in what police describe as a random killing.

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The Telephone Hour
397 votes

#22 - The Telephone Hour

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/28/2021

Monica leans on Linda for support. Linda begins documenting their conversations.

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Don't Ask Don't Tell
1211 votes

#23 - Don't Ask Don't Tell

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/14/2018

Naval officer Jeffrey Trail meets Andrew Cunanan for the first time, and Gianni Versace reveals his sexuality to the world.

Directors: Daniel Minahan
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1437 votes

#24 - Manhunt

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/24/2018

Andrew Cunanan arrives in Miami to stalk Gianni Versace.

Directors: Nelson Cragg
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1132 votes

#25 - Descent

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/28/2018

Andrew Cunanan celebrates his birthday in San Diego as his life starts to fall apart.

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