Crime Shows and Movies The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant  

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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.

Classic crime dramas like The Godfather trilogy are streaming on Netflix Instant. 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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The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy from a screenplay by Mario Puzo and Coppola. Starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as ...more

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Devil's Knot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Stephen Moyer Devil's Knot is a 2012 crime, drama, thriller and biography film written by Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson and Mark Sevi and directed by Atom Egoyan.

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall The Godfather Part II is a 1974 American epic crime film produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written with Mario Puzo, starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro. ...more

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The Gift is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Katie Holmes, Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Gift is a 2000 American supernatural thriller film directed by Sam Raimi, written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson and based on the alleged psychic experiences of Thornton's mother. ...more

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The Interview is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Hugo Weaving, Michael Caton, Aaron Jeffery The Interview is a 1998 Australian thriller film from writer-director Craig Monahan, and is the first of two films directed by Monahan. Almost the entire film takes place in a police ...more

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The Intent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Dylan Duffus, Scorcher, Shone Romulus

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The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Bridget Fonda The Godfather Part III is a 1990 American crime film written by Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It completes the story of Michael Corleone, a Mafia kingpin who ...more

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The Samaritan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Wilkinson, Ruth Negga The Samaritan is a 2012 crime fiction, drama and thriller film written by Elan Mastai and David Weaver and directed by David Weaver.

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Charlie Countryman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant

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Perfect Sisters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Mira Sorvino, Abigail Breslin, Georgie Henley Perfect Sisters is a 2014 American crime drama film directed by Stanley M. Brooks. The film stars Abigail Breslin and Georgie Henley. The film was released on April 11, 2014. The film was based ...more

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The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon The Lovely Bones is a 2009 supernatural drama film directed by Peter Jackson and stars Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, Susan Sarandon, Stanley Tucci, Michael Imperioli, and Saoirse Ronan. A film ...more

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Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant

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Bordertown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Jennifer Lopez, Martin Sheen, Antonio Banderas Bordertown is a 2006 American drama motion picture, written and directed by Gregory Nava and executive produced by David Bergstein, Cary Epstein, Barbara Martinez-Jitner, and Tracee ...more

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Amok is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
"A man is bombarding his environment by throwing everything he owns out of his balcony. The peace is only short-lasting, until a fly starts to trouble him again." Quoting the synopsis ...more

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The Forgotten is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise, Alfre Woodard The Forgotten is a 2004 American science fiction psychological thriller drama film, directed by Joseph Ruben and starring Julianne Moore and Dominic West. The film's plot revolves around a woman ...more

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The Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron The Paperboy is a 2012 American thriller film starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman. Directed by Lee Daniels, it is based on the 1995 novel The Paperboy by ...more

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Jailbait is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant

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The Killer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Chow Yun-Fat, Kenneth Tsang, Danny Lee The Killer is a 1989 Hong Kong action film written and directed by John Woo, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sally Yeh. Chow plays the assassin Ah Jong, who accidentally damages the ...more

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Ain't Them Bodies Saints is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a 2013 drama film written and directed by David Lowery.