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Added by keiju on 7 Jun 2012 11:34
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Criminals as Main Characters (TV)

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People who added this item 2737 Average listal rating (1864 ratings) 8.8 IMDB Rating 9.5
Breaking Bad (2008)


Main Crimes:

- Mass Methamphetamine Manufacture
- Drug Dealing
- Money Laundering
- Murder
People who added this item 1135 Average listal rating (638 ratings) 8.7 IMDB Rating 9.3
The Wire (2002)



Main Crimes:

- Drug Dealing
- Organized Crime
- Murder
- Extorsion
- Corruption
- Smuggling
- Police Brutality
People who added this item 1848 Average listal rating (1234 ratings) 8.5 IMDB Rating 9
Firefly (2002)


Main Crimes:

- Smuggling
- Theft
People who added this item 544 Average listal rating (338 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.9
Fargo (2014)


Main Crimes:

- Murder (& murder & more murder)
- Obstruction Of Justice
- Fraud
People who added this item 929 Average listal rating (505 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.5



Main Crimes:

- Embezzelment
- Corruption
- Murder
- Prostitution
- Organized Crime
- Bootlegging
- Electoral Fraud
People who added this item 939 Average listal rating (569 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.5
Hannibal (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Murder & Cannibalism (not really a spoiler, is it?)
People who added this item 418 Average listal rating (252 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Justified (2010)


Main Crimes:

- Incitement ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incitement )
People who added this item 643 Average listal rating (392 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.5


Main Crimes:

- Fraud
- Grand Theft Auto
- Theft
- Drug production & selling


Main Crimes:

- Organized Crime
- Theft
- Murder
- Drug Dealing
- Extortion
People who added this item 1214 Average listal rating (699 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Mad Men (2007)


Main Crimes:

- Identity Theft
- Defector
People who added this item 3493 Average listal rating (2356 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6
Dexter (2006)


Main Crimes:

- Mass Murder
People who added this item 759 Average listal rating (426 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.7


Main Crimes:

- Political Corruption
- Murder
People who added this item 496 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.7


Main Crimes:

- Trademark Infringrement
- Scam
People who added this item 888 Average listal rating (521 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.6


Main Crimes:

- Organized Crime
- Theft
- Drug Dealing
- Extortion
- Murder
People who added this item 476 Average listal rating (313 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.5


Main Crimes:

- Attempted murder
- Manslaughter / Reckless Endangerment
- Organized Crime (League Or Evil)

NOTE: Super Villain
People who added this item 260 Average listal rating (141 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
The Americans (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Espionage
People who added this item 1841 Average listal rating (1192 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 9.2
The Sopranos (1999)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Drug Dealing
- Organized Crime
- Extortion
People who added this item 399 Average listal rating (234 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.8
Narcos (2015)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Organized Crime
- Drug Trafficking
- Extorsion
- Corruption
- Smuggling
- Police Brutality
People who added this item 165 Average listal rating (79 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.4
Utopia (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Attempted (?) Genocide
- Mass & Organized Corruption
- Organized Crime
- Torture
- Theft
- Breaking and Entering
People who added this item 819 Average listal rating (451 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.6
Deadwood (2004)


Main Crimes:

- Tresspassing Indian Territories

"There´s no law in Deadwood, no law at all"

The state of lawlessness the city is in makes all the murders and extortions commited by main characters not crimes. When the city joins the Dakota Territory all that´s going to change but the series timeframe is mainly before that.


Main Crimes:

- Drug Dealing
- Minor Theft
People who added this item 1828 Average listal rating (1316 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.7


Main Crimes:

- Embezzelment
- Creative Accounting
People who added this item 985 Average listal rating (646 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Misfits (2009)


Thanks to Phob0s for getting them qualified!

Main Crimes:

- Manslaughter / Murder
- Vandalism
People who added this item 3197 Average listal rating (2270 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.4
Supernatural (2005)


Main Crimes:

- FBI Agent Impersonation
- Fraud
People who added this item 501 Average listal rating (335 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8



Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Election Fraud
- Bribing various Authorities
- State Office Abuse
- AWOL
- High Treason
- Theft
- Fraud
People who added this item 899 Average listal rating (559 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.7
Oz (1997)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Drug Dealing
- Rape
- Prison Uprising
- Almost Every Major Criminal Offences
People who added this item 625 Average listal rating (403 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
White Collar (2009)


Main Crimes:

- Forgery
- Prison Breaking
- Theft
- Fraud / Scam
People who added this item 691 Average listal rating (425 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Homeland (2011)


Main Crimes:

- Treason
- Attemped Act Of Terrorism
People who added this item 240 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Leverage (2008)


Main Crimes:

- Theft
- Black Hat Hacking (not so black, though)
- Fraud

They are supposed to be criminals more than being actual ones though.
People who added this item 111 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.4


Main Crimes:

- Looting
- Arson
- Breaking & Entering
- Black Hat Hackering and Stealing
People who added this item 512 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.2
Bates Motel (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Murder (not an spoiler, is it?)
People who added this item 218 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.3
The Leftovers (2014)


Main Crimes:

- Animal Abuse
- Murder
- Torture
- Breaking And Entering
People who added this item 577 Average listal rating (390 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.7
The Shield (2002)


Main Crimes:

- Corruption
- Murder
- Forgery of Evidence
People who added this item 324 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
The Blacklist (2013)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Torture
- Extortion
- Kidnapping
- Sabotage
- Counterfeit
People who added this item 477 Average listal rating (297 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.6
Archer (2009)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Drug Dealing
- Treason
- Slavery
- Theft
- Phrasing Jokes
- Treason
People who added this item 366 Average listal rating (209 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Black Lagoon (2006)


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Smuggling
- Mercenary Pirating
People who added this item 4967 Average listal rating (3676 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.3
Lost (2004)


Main Crimes:

- Fraud / Scam
- Murder
People who added this item 695 Average listal rating (375 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
Carnivàle (2003)


Main Crimes:

- Prostitution
- Fraud (?)
People who added this item 166 Average listal rating (113 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8.4
I need some help here :(
People who added this item 52 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Guardian (2001)


I´m pretty sure that his drug use and possession wasn´t a felony (am I wrong?). The fact that he got out with 1500 hours of community service it´s, I think, some proof.

If I´m wrong please someone tell me!
People who added this item 1459 Average listal rating (973 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Weeds (2005)


Main Crimes:

- Drug Dealing
- Marihuana cultivation
People who added this item 180 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.3


Main Crimes:

- Murder
- Theft
People who added this item 980 Average listal rating (625 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.5
Arrow (2012)


Main Crimes:

- Vigilantism
People who added this item 3830 Average listal rating (3037 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.4
Futurama (1999)


Main Crimes:

- Theft
- Fraud
- Pillage, looting and plundering
- Reckless endangering of his pet (Fry)
- Attempted Murder
People who added this item 129 Average listal rating (80 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1


Main Crimes:

- Theft
- Battery
- Extorsion
- Murder
People who added this item 3064 Average listal rating (2226 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.3
Prison Break (2005)


Main Crimes:

- Prison Breaking (!)
People who added this item 427 Average listal rating (251 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1


Main Crimes:

- Vandalism
- Battery

NOTE: He´s not really the main character, though.
People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (128 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.1
Hustle (2004)


Main Crimes:

- Theft
- Fraud
People who added this item 302 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9


Main Crimes:

- Unlicensed Private Detective
People who added this item 188 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9
Lupin III (1971)


Main Crimes:

- Theft
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