The BEST Episodes of American Crime Story
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019
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
In the season finale, the prosecution and defense make their closing statements; the jurors deliberate; and the verdict is given.
#2 - Manna from Heaven
Season 1 - Episode 9
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 - Ascent
Season 2 - Episode 7
Andrew Cunanan leaves behind a troubled family life as Donatella Versace struggles to find her role within the Versace empire.
#4 - Conspiracy Theories
Season 1 - Episode 7
Conspiracy theories start to arise around the case. The prosecution debates whether they should have O.J. Simpson try on the gloves in court.
#5 - Marcia, Marcia, Marcia
Season 1 - Episode 6
As Marcia Clark juggles her home and work obligations, she starts to feel the public scrutiny of her appearance.
#6 - A Jury in Jail
Season 1 - Episode 8
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.
#7 - 100% Not Guilty
Season 1 - Episode 4
Johnnie Cochran brings an energy that transforms the case. As jury selection gets underway, the prosecution and defense seek out the assistance of jury research experts, who come back with some surprising results. Meanwhile, Faye Resnick publishes a tell-all book, complicating the court proceedings.
#8 - The Race Card
Season 1 - Episode 5
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.
#9 - Alone
Season 2 - Episode 9
In the season finale, the hunt for spree-killer Andrew Cunanan comes to a frantic end.
#10 - From the Ashes of Tragedy
Season 1 - Episode 1
The murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman lead the LAPD to the home of O.J. Simpson
#11 - Descent
Season 2 - Episode 6
Andrew Cunanan celebrates his birthday in San Diego as his life starts to fall apart.
#12 - The Dream Team
Season 1 - Episode 3
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.
#13 - The Run of His Life
Season 1 - Episode 2
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.
#14 - The Man Who Would Be Vogue
Season 2 - Episode 1
The eyes of the world turn to Miami Beach, Florida, following the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
#15 - Creator/Destroyer
Season 2 - Episode 8
A young Andrew Cunanan struggles with his oppressive father as a young Gianni Versace becomes a designer.
#16 - House by the Lake
Season 2 - Episode 4
Minneapolis architect David Madson is forced to go on the run with Andrew Cunanan.
#17 - Don't Ask, Don't Tell
Season 2 - Episode 5
Naval officer Jeffrey Trail meets Andrew Cunanan for the first time, and Gianni Versace reveals his sexuality to the world.
#18 - Manhunt
Season 2 - Episode 2
Andrew Cunanan arrives in Miami to stalk fashion designer Gianni Versace.
#19 - A Random Killing
Season 2 - Episode 3
Chicago real estate tycoon Lee Miglin is murdered in what police describe as a random killing.