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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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City of God is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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Devil's Knot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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 Gift is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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The Interview is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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The Intent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
The Intent Dylan Duffus, Scorcher, Shone Romulus

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The Godfather Part III is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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Snow on tha Bluff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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Perfect Sisters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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The Samaritan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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Bad Ass 2: Bad Asses is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant

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Charlie Countryman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant

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The Suicide Theory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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Ain't Them Bodies Saints is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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Jailbait is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant

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The Lovely Bones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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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The Killer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crime Dramas on Netflix Instant
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