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The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite crime drama series that aired in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s crime drama TV shows, ranked by user votes. These 2010s crime drama series range from law enforcement agents trying to catch the bad guys, to lawyers working the system, to school teachers turned drug kingpins. Like much of the TV of the decade, there's something for everyone, whether you're into the serialized prestige of Ozark or the cheesy procedural nature of The Blacklist. So, what are the best 2010s crime shows? Vote up your favorites!

What shows will you find on this best 2010s crime drama TV shows list? In the 2000s, Idris Elba played drug lord Stringer Bell on The Wire, but the 2010s found him switching sides and playing the tenacious detective John Luther on Luther. Both shows blurred the lines between good and bad, as well as, cop and criminal. Further bluring the lines of what it means to be a good person this past decade was Homeland, Dexter, and Fargo - each show with a completely different tone and yet all of them completely enthralling. And then there are the shows that were deadly dark and shockingly funny - Barry and Killing Eve cheif among them.

Which 2010s crime series is the best? Help us decide by voting your favorites to the top of this list.

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker
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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa
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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas
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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson
White Collar is a USA Network television series created by Jeff Eastin, starring Tim DeKay as FBI Special Agent Peter Burke and Matt Bomer as Neal Caffrey, a highly intelligent and ...more

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The Night Of is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
The Night Of John Turturro, Riz Ahmed, Bill Camp
The Night Of (HBO, 2016) is an American eight-part crime drama television miniseries created by Richard Price and Steven Zaillian, based on the British TV series Criminal Justice. After a night ...more

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Luther is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley
Luther is a British drama series starring Idris Elba as the eponymous character DCI John Luther. Written by Neil Cross, the first series, comprising six one-hour long episodes, premiered on 4 ...more

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper
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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush
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Killing Eve is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer, Fiona Shaw
Killing Eve (BBC America, 2018) is a British drama television series developed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on the novels by Luke Jennings. Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a desk-bound MI5 Officer, ...more

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Bloodline is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini
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Sharp Objects is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Eliza Scanlen
Sharp Objects (HBO, 2018) is an American miniseries created by Marti Nixon, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn. Fresh out of a psych hospital for her years of self-harm, crime reporter Camille ...more

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The Killing is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell
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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco
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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez
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Gotham is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz
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American Crime Story is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Sterling K. Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson
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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook
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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn
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Orange Is the New Black ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
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The Fall is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, John Lynch
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Rectify is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron
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Patriot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Michael Dorman, Terry O'Quinn, Kurtwood Smith
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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best TV Crime Dramas of the 2010s
Sofia Helin, Rafael Pettersson, Dag Malmberg
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