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Are you wearing a wire? These are the best crime dramas on Netflix, ranked by movie lovers. From mob movies to heist films, crime movies are some of the most popular films of all time, and the crime dramas streaming on Netflix include all time classics and modern masterworks. This list of Netflix crime dramas shows how the criminal underworld can be the perfect backdrop for edgy morality plays that pack plenty of entertainment value.

The Coen Brothers' Fargo is a fantastic crime drama that is as slyly funny as it is suspenseful. Pulp Fiction is another film that appears on this list of the top crime drama movies on Netflix. Told in three parts, some of the crimes featured in this film include robberies, murders, and going medieval on at least one deserving scumbag.

Classic crime dramas like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and Chinatown are streaming on Netflix Instant. There's also Serpico, a devastating true story that contains one of Al Pacino's best performances.

Looking for just the right film about crime, criminals, and cops? You'll find plenty of great movies on this list of Netflix crime dramas. Your votes determine the best crime dramas on Netflix, though, so vote up or vote down all the films you've seen and use this list as a guide to the ones you haven't. And if we missed any great movies, go ahead and add them.

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Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Butch Cassidy and the Sundance... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Cloris Leachman - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Chinatown Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, Roman Polanski

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Witness Harrison Ford, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Glover

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Serpico Al Pacino, Judd Hirsch, Abraham Murphy

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Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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Nightcrawler Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton

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The Girl Who Played with Fire Noomi Rapace, Per Oscarsson, Lena Endre

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Bonnie & Clyde is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant

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Out of the Furnace Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans

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City of God Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre

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The Firm Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman, Gary Busey

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In Bruges Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

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Three Kings George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

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Heavenly Creatures Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Melanie Lynskey

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Lawless Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf

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Rounders Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Famke Janssen - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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True Grit John Wayne, Robert Duvall, Dennis Hopper

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Bronson Tom Hardy, Amanda Burton, James Lance

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Lord of War Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke

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Bernie Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine

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The Score Robert De Niro, Marlon Brando, Edward Norton

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Devil's Knot Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Stephen Moyer

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The French Connection Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Cop Land Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry

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The American George Clooney, Violante Placido, Isabelle Adriani

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Juice Tupac Shakur, Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah

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The Bling Ring Lindsay Lohan, Emma Watson, Paris Hilton - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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London Boulevard Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Ray Winstone

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Filth James McAvoy, Imogen Poots, Jamie Bell

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Casino Jack Kevin Spacey, Kelly Preston, Rachelle Lefevre

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A Clockwork Orange Malcolm McDowell, Warren Clarke, Steven Berkoff

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Get the Gringo Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, Dean Norris

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The Virgin Suicides Kirsten Dunst, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

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Child of God James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack

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The Advocate Colin Firth, Ian Holm, Donald Pleasence

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Side Effects Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum

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Glengarry Glen Ross Al Pacino, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Spacey

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Frontera Eva Longoria, Ed Harris, Michael Peña

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The Grifters Annette Bening, John Cusack, Martin Scorsese - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Django Unchained Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson

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Tsotsi Ian Roberts, Rapulana Seiphemo, Jerry Mofokeng

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City of Men Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen

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The Yards Charlize Theron, Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix

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The Power of Few Christopher Walken, Christian Slater, Nicky Whelan