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The Best Crime TV Shows on Netflix Instant

Updated May 7, 2021 15.9k votes 6.0k voters 280.4k views63 items

List RulesCrime 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

    A.J. Cook, Rachel Nichols
    Criminal Minds (CBS, 2005) is an American police-procedural television program. The series...  more
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    129

    NCIS

    Rocky Carroll, Cote de Pablo
    NCIS (CBS, 2003) is an American police procedural drama series created by Donald Bellisario...  more
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    203

    Hawaii Five-0

    Masi Oka, Grace Park
    Hawaii Five-0 (CBS, 2010) is an American police procedural drama television series and a...  more
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    165

    The Blacklist

    Parminder Nagra, Amir Arison
    The Blacklist (NBC, 2013) is an American crime thriller television series created by Jon...  more
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    White Collar

    Marsha Thomason, Sharif Atkins
    White Collar (USA, 2009) is an American crime comedy-drama series created by Jeff Eastin....  more
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    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

    Philip Winchester, Melissa Sagemiller
    Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, 1999) is an American police procedural, legal, crime...  more
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    316
    74

    Making a Murderer

    Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey
    Making a Murderer (Netflix, 2015) is a crime documentary series written and directed by Laura...  more
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    227
    37

    Midsomer Murders

    Tamzin Malleson, Jason Hughes
    This is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is...  more
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    193

    Sherlock

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tanya Moodie
    Sherlock (BBC One, 2010) is a British crime television series created by Steven Moffat and...  more
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    267
    70

    Person of Interest

    Sarah Shahi, Kevin Chapman
    Person of Interest (CBS, 2011) is an American science fiction drama television series created...  more
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    Broadchurch

    David Tennant, Olivia Colman
    Broadchurch (ITV, 2013) is a British serial crime drama television series created by Chris...  more
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    Luther

    Idris Elba, Warren Brown
    Luther (BBC One, 2011) is a British crime serial drama created by Neil Cross. DCI John Luther...  more
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    149
    35

    Blue Bloods

    Marisa Ramirez, Donnie Wahlberg
    Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama series shown on CBS in the United States...  more
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    149

    The Following

    Natalie Zea, Zuleikha Robinson
    The Following is an American television drama series created by Kevin Williamson and jointly...  more
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    92
    28

    Marcella

    Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock
    Marcella is a British crime noir detective series produced, written and directed by Hans...  more
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    156
    83

    Life

    Sarah Shahi, Brent Sexton
    Life is an American crime drama television program created by Rand Ravich that aired for two...  more
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    106
    47

    Quantico

    Alan Powell, Marlee Matlin
    Quantico (ABC, 2015) is an American television drama thriller series created by Joshua Safran....  more
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    129
    68

    Peaky Blinders

    Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory
    Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, 2013) is a British television action drama created by Steven Knight,...  more
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    81
    42

    Narcos

    Paulina García, Maurice Compte
    Narcos (Netflix, 2015) is an American drama web-television series created by Chris Brancato,...  more
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    77
    44

    Death Comes to Pemberley

    Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin
    Death Comes to Pemberley is a three-part British television drama based on the best-selling...  more
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    191
    155

    Twin Peaks

    Catherine E. Coulson, Warren Frost
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    Twin Peaks (ABC, 1990) is an American mystery horror drama television series created by Mark...  more
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    106
    75

    Crossing Lines

    Tom Wlaschiha, Gabriella Pession
    Crossing Lines is an English, French and German language television series created by Edward...  more
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    Longmire

    Robert Taylor, Bailey Chase
    Longmire (A&E, 2012) is an American modern Western crime drama television series developed by...  more
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    Dexter

    Scott William Winters, Valerie Cruz
    Dexter (Showtime, 2006) is an American crime drama mystery series developed by James Manos...  more
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    Breaking Bad

    Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt
    Breaking Bad (AMC, 2008) is an American neo-Western crime drama television series created by...  more