Netflix 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. If you love the crime genre and need some new shows to check out, there are plenty of good shows to watch on Neflix.  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?

Some of the top crime TV shows on Netflix right now include Criminal Minds, White Collar, Sherlock, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, among many others. So, whether you need a new show to catch or you have an idea of just which crime shows on Netflix are best, check out the list below and cast your votes.

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Criminal Minds is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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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Hawaii Five-0 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
-1450213621504 added 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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White Collar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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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Law & Order: Special Victims U... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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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The Blacklist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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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Sherlock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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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Dexter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
-1453926926226 added 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 investigations ...more

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Longmire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips
“Longmire,” a contemporary 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 Taylor ...more

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Breaking Bad is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn
Breaking Bad is an American 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 September 29, ...more

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Broadchurch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker
Broadchurch is a British television drama broadcast on ITV. It was created and written by Chris Chibnall and produced by Kudos Film and Television, Shine America, and Imaginary Friends. The ...more

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Person of Interest is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Emily Taylor added Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman
Person of Interest is an American science fiction drama television series created by Jonathan Nolan that premiered on September 22, 2011, on CBS. The series revolves around John Reese, a former ...more

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Luther is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley
Luther is a British 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 on 4 ...more

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The Following is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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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Blue Bloods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Ryan Murphy0 added 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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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Sons of Anarchy is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's ...more

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Jessica Jones is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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) 19 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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) 20 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
benjamin-malcomson added Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson
Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight, based upon the exploits of the historical gang. In 1919 Birmingham, England, leader Tommy Shelby ...more

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Midsomer Murders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Janet Snook-Bailey Kappesser added Suzi Quatro, John Nettles, Neil Dudgeon
This 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 Anthony ...more

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Continuum is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
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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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
nategray46 added 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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Making a Murderer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant
Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey, Dean Strang
This series 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 the ...more

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