crime shows and movies The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant  

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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.  True crime shows often tackle social issues like sexism, race relations, and more. 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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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 2 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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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 3 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) 4 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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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 5 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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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 8 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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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Luther is listed (or ranked) 14 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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The Following is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Jessica Jones Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter, Rachael Taylor Jessica Jones (Netflix, 2015) is an American web television series created by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the Marvel Comics character. Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, ...more

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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Scandal Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short Scandal (ABC, 2012) is an American political thriller television series created by Shonda Rhimes. A former White House Communications Director (Kerry Washington) starts her own crisis management ...more

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Life is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Peaky Blinders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
benjamin-malcomson added Peaky Blinders Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action crime drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical criminal gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader ...more

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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Making a Murderer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Making a Murderer Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Dean Strang Making a Murderer is an American documentary television series that premiered on Netflix in 2015. The ten-episode first season, written and directed by Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, explores ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
JerichoRemitio added Narcos Pedro Pascal, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American crime drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, and Doug Miro. A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
nategray46 added Quantico Priyanka Chopra, Josh Hopkins, Jake McLaughlin Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran. A bright FBI recruit (Priyanka Chopra) who joins the agency after graduating from the FBI Academy ...more

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Hell on Wheels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Hell on Wheels Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Robin McLeavy Hell on Wheels is a 2011 TV film directed by David Von Ancken.

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Russ Tamblyn, Sherilyn Fenn Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Twin Peaks (Showtime, 2017) is a miniseries that follows FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) in a continuation of the original 1990 series, created by David Lynch.

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Marcella is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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Crossing Lines is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
MaartjeDijkstra added Crossing Lines Crossing Lines is an English, French and German language television series created by Edward Allen Bernero and Rola Bauer. The series was premiered on June 9, 2013, at the screening for the ...more

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Ripper Street is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Ripper Street Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg Ripper Street is a British TV series set in Whitechapel in London's East End in 1889, six months after the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. The series stars Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and ...more

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Rectify is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Rectify Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron Rectify is an American television drama series created by Ray McKinnon, and is the first original series from SundanceTV. It stars Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide ...more

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Death Comes to Pemberley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Death Comes to Pemberley Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode Death Comes to Pemberley is a three-part British television drama based on the best-selling P.D. James novel of the same name, a murder mystery continuation of the events of Jane Austen's Pride ...more

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Cult is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Cult Matthew Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal Cult is an American television series created by Rockne S. O'Bannon that ran on The CW from February 19 to July 12, 2013 and originally aired on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. The ...more