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The Best Crime Dramas Streaming on Netflix

Updated March 23, 2020 231 votes 622 voters 37.2k views26 items

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 are streaming on Netflix. 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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  • 1
    The Intent
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    28

    The Intent

    Dylan Duffus, Scorcher

    Released2014

    Directed byKalvadour Peterson

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    The Interview
    21
    21

    The Interview

    Hugo Weaving, Michael Caton

    Released1998

    Directed byCraig Monahan

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  • 3
    Bordertown
    10
    8

    Bordertown

    Jennifer Lopez, Martin Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byGregory Nava

    Bordertown is a 2006 American drama motion picture, written and directed by Gregory Nava and... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Deuces
    8
    9

    Deuces

    La La Anthony, Lance Gross

    Released2017

    Directed byJamal Hill

    Assigned to go undercover to take down an impenetrable crime ring, a detective finds himself falling under the sway of its enigmatic leader.

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    The Highwaymen
    4
    4

    The Highwaymen

    Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson

    Released2019

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

    The Highwaymen is a 2019 American crime film directed by John Lee Hancock. Texas Ranger Frank... more on Wikipedia

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    The Forgotten
    5
    7

    The Forgotten

    Julianne Moore, Gary Sinise

    Released2004

    Directed byJoseph Ruben

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    Brooklyn's Finest
    4
    5

    Brooklyn's Finest

    Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke

    Released2009

    Directed byAntoine Fuqua

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    The Secret in Their Eyes
    2
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    The Secret in Their Eyes

    Ricardo Darín, Mariano Argento

    Released2009

    Directed byJuan José Campanella

    The Secret in Their Eyes is a 2009 Argentine crime thriller film directed, produced and edited... more on Wikipedia

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    Triple Frontier
    2
    5

    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

    Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor.... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Collateral
    2
    2

    Collateral

    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx

    Released2004

    Directed byMichael Mann

    Collateral is a 2004 American neo-noir film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written... more on Wikipedia

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    Closed Circuit
    0
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    Closed Circuit

    Giuliano Gemma, William Berger

    Released1978

    Directed byGiuliano Montaldo

    Closed Circuit is a 1978 Italian crime film directed by Giuliano Montaldo. It was entered into... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    The Place Beyond the Pines
    4
    2

    The Place Beyond the Pines

    Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper

    Released2012

    Directed byDerek Cianfrance

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  • 13
    The Ruthless
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    0

    The Ruthless

    Riccardo Scamarcio, Sara Serraiocco

    Released2019

    Directed byRenato De Maria

    The Ruthless is a 2019 Italian-French crime drama film directed by Renato De Maria. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    A Most Violent Year
    0
    0

    A Most Violent Year

    Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks

    Released2014

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

    A Most Violent Year is a 2014 crime drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Beneath the Leaves
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    2

    Beneath the Leaves

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    Hell or High Water
    4
    8

    Hell or High Water

    Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

    Hell or High Water is a 2016 American neo-western heist-crime film directed by David... more on Wikipedia

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    Small Crimes
    2
    2

    Small Crimes

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gary Cole

    Released2017

    Directed byE. L. Katz

    Small Crimes is a 2017 crime-drama film directed by Evan Katz, adapted from the novel of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Sweet Virginia
    0
    0

    Sweet Virginia

    Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott

    Directed byJamie M. Dagg

    Sweet Virginia is a 2017 American thriller film directed by Jamie M. Dagg. A former rodeo... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Hold the Dark
    2
    2

    Hold the Dark

    Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough

    Released2018

    Directed byJeremy Saulnier

    Hold the Dark is a 2018 American thriller film directed by Jeremy Saulnier, based on the novel... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    The Captive
    0
    2

    The Captive

    Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman

    Released2014

    Directed byAtom Egoyan

    The Captive, formerly Queen of the Night and Captives, is a 2014 Canadian thriller film... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Anon
    2
    5

    Anon

    Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2018

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

    Anon is a 2018 science fiction thriller film directed by Andrew Niccol. In a world without... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Blow the Man Down
    2
    0

    Blow the Man Down

    Morgan Saylor, Sophie Lowe

    Released2020

    Directed byBridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy

    Blow The Man Down is a 2020 American dark comedy directed by Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle... more on Wikipedia
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    True To The Game
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    0

    True To The Game

    Columbus Short, Erica Peeples

    Released2017

    Directed byPreston A. Whitmore II

    True To The Game is a 2017 American crime drama film directed by Preston A. Whitmore II. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Your Son
    2
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    Your Son

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    The Intent 2: The Come Up
    2
    0

    The Intent 2: The Come Up

    Femi Oyeniran, Ghetts

    Released2018

    Directed byFemi Oyeniran

    The Intent 2: The Come Up is a 2018 British crime thriller film directed by Femi Oyeniran and is the prequel to the 2016 film The Intent.