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List Rules Crime drama TV series available to watch instantly on Netflix

Crime dramas are some of the most suspenseful to watch on television.  There are many good shows to watch on Neflix Instant.  Which crime drama, currently available on Netflix Streaming, is worth watching for the first time - or again and again?
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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Criminal Minds Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson Criminal Minds is an American police-procedural television program that premiered September 22, 2005, on CBS. The series follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit based ...more

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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
White Collar 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 Killing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
The Killing Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Killing is an American crime drama television series that premiered on April 3, 2011, on AMC, based on the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. The American version was developed by Veena ...more

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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American police procedural, legal, crime drama television series set in New York City, where it is also primarily produced. In the style of the ...more

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bones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Bones Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin Bones is an American crime procedural comedy-drama television series that premiered on Fox in the United States on September 13, 2005. The show is based on forensic anthropology and forensic ...more

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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
-1450213621504 added Hawaii Five-0 Leonard Freeman, Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov Hawaii Five-0 is an American police procedural drama television series and a remake of the original 1968–80 television series. The series is produced by K/O Paper Products and 101st Street ...more

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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Sherlock Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs Sherlock is a British television crime drama that presents a contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it ...more

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Lie to Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Lie to Me Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Lie to Me is an American crime drama television series. It originally ran on the Fox network from January 21, 2009 to January 31, 2011. In the show, Dr. Cal Lightman and his colleagues in The ...more

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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Dexter Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas Dexter is an American television drama series. Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for Miami Metro Police Department who also leads a secret life ...more

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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
The Blacklist James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff The Blacklist is an American crime drama television series that premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. Raymond "Red" Reddington, a former U.S Navy officer turned high-profile ...more

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Psych is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Psych James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson Psych is an American detective comedy-drama television series created by Steve Franks and broadcast on USA Network with syndication reruns on ION Television. It is produced by Franks and Tagline ...more

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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
-1453926926226 added NCIS Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts criminal ...more

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Longmire Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips “Longmire,” a contemporary crime thriller set in Big Sky country, is based on the Walt Longmire Mystery novels by best-selling author Craig Johnson. The series stars Australian actor Robert ...more

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Castle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
avinash-raja added Castle Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan Castle is an American crime drama television series, which premiered on ABC on March 9, 2009. The series is produced jointly by Beacon Pictures and ABC Studios. Created by Andrew W. Marlowe, it ...more

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Broadchurch David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker Broadchurch is a British television crime drama broadcast on ITV. It was created and written by Chris Chibnall and produced by Kudos Film and Television, Shine America, and Imaginary Friends. ...more

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Breaking Bad Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn Breaking Bad is an American crime drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show originally aired on the AMC network for five seasons, from January 20, 2008, to ...more

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Burn Notice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Burn Notice Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Bruce Campbell Burn Notice is an American television series created by Matt Nix which originally aired on the USA Network from June 28, 2007 to September 12, 2013. The show stars Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle ...more

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Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Flashpoint Hugh Dillon, David Paetkau, Amy Jo Johnson Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Flashpoint is a Canadian police drama television series that debuted on 11 July 2008 on CTV in Toronto. In the United States, the series currently airs reruns on Ion Television and in the United ...more

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Luther is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Luther Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley Luther is a British crime 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 ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Emily Taylor added Person of Interest Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman Person of Interest is an American science fiction crime drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a ...more

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The Following is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
The Following Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore The Following is an American television drama series created by Kevin Williamson and jointly produced by Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television. The first season follows former FBI ...more

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Leverage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Leverage Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane Leverage is an American television drama series, which aired on TNT from December 7, 2008, to December 25, 2012. The series was produced by Electric Entertainment, a production company of ...more

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The Glades is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
The Glades Matt Passmore, Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Glades is a crime drama television series, created by Clifton Campbell, that aired on the A&E network for four seasons from July 11, 2010, to August 26, 2013. The police procedural show ...more

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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Sons of Anarchy Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sons of Anarchy is an American crime drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in ...more

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012. Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, is ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Ryan Murphy0 added Blue Bloods Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States and Canada and on Sky Atlantic in the United Kingdom. The series is filmed on location in New York ...more

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Numbers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Numbers Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch Numbers is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23, 2005, to March 12, 2010. The series was created by Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, and follows FBI ...more

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Life is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Life Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin Life is an American crime drama television program created by Rand Ravich that aired for two seasons on NBC. It was produced by Universal Media Studios under the supervision of executive ...more

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NCIS: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
genevieve-le-roux added NCIS: Los Angeles Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Barrett Foa NCIS: Los Angeles is an American television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on the CBS network on September 22, 2009. NCIS: Los ...more

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The Finder is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
The Finder Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson, Mercedes Mason The Finder is an American procedural drama television series created by Hart Hanson that ran on Fox from January 12, 2012 to May 11, 2012. The series originally aired on Thursdays at 9:00 pm, ...more

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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
CSI: NY Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows ...more

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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Continuum Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lobo, Victor Webster Continuum is a Canadian science fiction series created by Simon Barry and produced by Reunion Pictures Inc., Boy Meets Girl Film Company, and GK-TV. The series centers on the conflict between a ...more

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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
benjamin-malcomson added Peaky Blinders Peaky Blinders is a British historical crime drama television series starring Cillian Murphy as a gangster operating in Birmingham, England, during the aftermath of World War I. The series was ...more

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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Janet Snook-Bailey Kappesser added Midsomer Murders Suzi Quatro, John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted by ...more

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Crossing Jordan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Crossing Jordan Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor Crossing Jordan is an American television crime/drama series that aired on NBC from September 24, 2001 to May 16, 2007. It stars Jill Hennessy as Jordan Cavanaugh, M.D., a crime-solving forensic ...more

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Making a Murderer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant

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Law & Order: Criminal Intent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
genevieve-le-roux added Law & Order: Criminal Intent Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan Law & Order: Criminal Intent is an American police procedural television drama series set in New York City, where it was also primarily produced. Created and produced by Dick Wolf and ...more

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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavi... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo, Michael Kelly Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior is an American police procedural drama starring Forest Whitaker and Janeane Garofalo that aired on CBS. The show debuted in February 2011 as a spin-off from the ...more

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Warehouse 13 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Warehouse 13 Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek Warehouse 13 is a U.S. television science fiction series that premiered on July 7, 2009, on the Syfy network. Executive-produced by Jack Kenny and David Simkins, the dramatic comedy from ...more

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Persons Unknown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Persons Unknown Jason Wiles, Daisy Betts, Chadwick Boseman Persons Unknown is an American mystery drama television series that aired during the summer of 2010. The show revolved around strangers who are imprisoned inside a small ghost town. The ...more

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Breakout Kings is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Breakout Kings Serinda Swan, Robert Knepper, Laz Alonso Breakout Kings is an American drama television series that aired on the A&E network. It is a production of Fox 21. The series was created, written, and executive-produced by Nick Santora and ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
JerichoRemitio added Narcos Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal

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The Black Donnellys is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
The Black Donnellys Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde The Black Donnellys is an American television drama that debuted on NBC on February 26, 2007, and last aired on April 2, 2007. Thereafter, NBC began releasing new episodes weekly on NBC.com ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
nategray46 added Quantico Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin

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Alphas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Alphas David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie Alphas is an American science fiction dramatic television series created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow. It follows a group of people with superhuman abilities, known as "Alphas", as ...more

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Medium is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Medium Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, Jake Weber Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Medium is an American television drama series that premiered on NBC on January 3, 2005, ending its run on that network on June 1, 2009. The series then moved to CBS on September 25, 2009, airing ...more

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Foyle's War is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
keanwriter added Foyle's War Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell Foyle's War is a British detective drama television series set during and shortly after the Second World War, created by screenwriter and author Anthony Horowitz and commissioned by ITV after ...more

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Graceland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
MichaelAlzaroui added Graceland Daniel Sunjata, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Ferlito Graceland is an American drama television series created by Jeff Eastin that premiered on the USA Network on June 6, 2013. On November 11, 2014, it was announced that Graceland was renewed for a ...more

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Damages is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Damages Glenn Close, Rose Byrne, Tate Donovan Damages is an American legal thriller television series created by the writing and production trio of Daniel Zelman and brothers Glenn and Todd A. Kessler. It premiered on July 24, 2007 on FX ...more