The BEST episodes of American Crime Story season 1

Every episode of American Crime Story season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of American Crime Story season 1!

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: 5/23/2024Network: FXStatus: Continuing
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The Verdict
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8.34
2838 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
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Manna from Heaven
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8.10
2888 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
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7.91
2622 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
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7.89
2616 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
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7.88
2635 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
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7.88
2621 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
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7.86
2584 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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From the Ashes of Tragedy
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7.74
3415 votes

#8 - 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
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7.74
2984 votes

#9 - 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
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7.71
3047 votes

#10 - 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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