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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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City of God Alice Braga, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial City of God is a 2002 Brazilian crime drama film directed by Fernando Meirelles and co-directed by Kátia Lund, released in its home country in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. The story was ...more

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The Iceman James Franco, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans The Iceman is an American crime thriller film based on the true story of longtime notorious hitman Richard Kuklinski. Released in 2013 at the Venice Film Festival, the film was directed by Ariel ...more

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The Gift 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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Devil's Knot 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 Interview 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 Godfather Part III 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 Godfather 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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The Godfather Part II 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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Fruitvale Station Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer Fruitvale Station is a 2013 American biographical drama film directed by Ryan Coogler, based on true events. The story of Oscar Grant III (Michael B. Jordan), a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, ...more

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The Intent Dylan Duffus, Scorcher, Shone Romulus

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Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci Goodfellas is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is a film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese. ...more

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The Lovely Bones 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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Bernie Matthew McConaughey, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine Bernie is a 2011 black comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, and written by Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth. The film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. It is ...more

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The Suspect William Sadler, Mekhi Phifer, Rebecca Creskoff The Suspect is a 2013 thriller film written and directed by Stuart Connelly.

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Perfect Sisters 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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Amok "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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Bordertown 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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The Forgotten 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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Snow on tha Bluff Curtis Snow, Young Blo, Adrienne Lockett Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Snow On Tha Bluff is a 2011 documentary film directed by Damon Russell and written by Curtis Snow and Damon Russell.

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The Samaritan 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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Changeling Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan Changeling is a 2008 American drama film, written by J. Michael Straczynski and directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, that explores child endangerment, female disempowerment, ...more

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Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant

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The Suicide Theory Nicolas G. Cooper, Leon Cain, Todd Levi The Suicide Theory is a 2014 drama film written by Michael J. Kospiah and directed by Dru Brown.

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The Mule Hugo Weaving, John Noble, Georgina Haig The Mule is a 2014 comedical crime fiction film written by Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell and directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony.

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Ain't Them Bodies Saints Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a 2013 drama film written and directed by David Lowery.

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Unconditional Lynn Collins, Michael Ealy, Bruce McGill Unconditional is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Brent McCorkle.

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The Killer 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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The Paperboy 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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Black Friday Zakir Hussain, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Anurag Kashyap Black Friday is a 2004 Indian crime film written and directed by Anurag Kashyap based on Black Friday – The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts, a book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay ...more