Netflix has always kept its audience hooked when it comes to TV shows. Whether it’s a Romantic Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, or Crime, Netflix has always been curated the best out of all. Probably, this is the reason why Netflix has a huge trustworthy audience. However, if we choose our audience and study their minds through psychology, audiences are always fond of and excited about Crime Shows, Detective Series, Mystery, and Thriller.
Suppose I say that you’ve one fine hour to choose the best crime TV show to watch. And believe me, you’ve to choose from the Top 100. I bet your reaction would be, “Can You Not Do This To Me”, well making it simple and fuss-free, we’ve done the task for you. We’ve chosen the Top 8 Most Desired and Popular Crime-Drama TV Series. When I say Best, it’s based on overall popularity and viewership.
Without further wasting any time, let’s get into the spine-chilling Crime TV Shows on Netflix.
The Prominent Thriller series has a strong origin behind the camera, with people labelled with the prestigious award “Oscar”. They were directed by Oscar Nominated David Fincher and one of the executive producers being Oscar Winner Charlie Theron.
Mind Hunter, the famous crime series, falls under the category of Thriller, has an IMDB rating of 8.6/10, and has received 97% of Rotten Tomatoes.
Very often, you need to think like a criminal to catch a criminal. That’s the title of this crime drama series. MINDHUNTER. Holden Ford and Bill Tench are the two FBI agents who have mastery in understanding and analysing the Criminal Mentality and catching the sinners. They interview some well-known & real-life sinners to study their minds. The Production Department plans to release the second season where the viewers will get to see Charles Manson and David Berkowitz.
Who Killed Sara
Who Killed Sara has made it to Netflix’s one of the most loved and appreciated non-English Crime Drama Thriller Series. The actual title of the series is ¿Quién mató a Sara?. The Series is Created by José Ignacio Valenzuela and is Directed by David Ruiz and Bernardo de la Rosa. The series is a compilation of Two Seasons, having eighteen episodes each of 36 to 45 minutes. With an IMDB rating of 6.4/10, the series got 86% of Rotten Tomatoes, and 89% of viewers admired the series.
The Epic Story where a brother avenges his sister’s murder. Sara is the girl who does at the first half of the story due to her boyfriend, Rodolfo. But, instead of Rodolfo, Alex Sara’s brother is taken into custody and is imprisoned for 30 years. Later after 18 years, Alex is buried of all charges framed against him and is out of jail, trailing in the path to take revenge from Lazcano Family, who he thinks are the murderers of his sister. But the murderer is someone else. Watch the whole series to get to know who’s the real murderer and is Sara dead, or she is faking her murder?
The Award winner of British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series. The Crime Series was released on 25th July 2010 with an IMDB rating of 9.1/10, receiving 78% of Rotten Tomatoes.
The storyline goes like this- Dr John H Watson, a retired army doctor, shares his flat with Sherlock Holmes, a mysterious person who has mastery in solving crimes. Dr Watson joins hands with Sherlock Holmes to solve the crime cases together. Their partnership was quite unusual because they were accepting only extraordinary criminal matters into their supervision.
An American Crime Drama Series produced and created by Vince Gilligan, and it aired on January 20, 2008, and it went off the air on September 29, 2013. The show is a compilation of 5 Seasons having 62 episodes. Breaking Bad is tagged with an IMDB rating of 9.4/10 and has received 96% of Rotten Tomatoes.
The Series is set in Albuquerque, New Mexico, having a timeline between 2008-2010. The Story is all about a Chemistry Teacher at Meek High School named Walter White, diagnosed with untreatable terminal lung cancer. To compensate for the medical bills, he involves himself in Methamphetamine Drug Trade. White started manufacturing small packages and his student Jesse Pinkman; they expanded the business and manufactured larger units of particular Meth drugs in high demand and the purest form. Eventually, Walter changes his name to “Heisenberg” to conceal his identity. However, his family doesn’t like Walter being in this Drug Field and has severed ties.
Better Call Saul
“Better Call Saul” is popularly recognised as the prequel to “Breaking Bad”.Better Call Saul is said to be the remake of Breaking Bad is a dynamic Crime Legal Drama with some Dark Tragicomedy. Better Call Saul was initially released on 8th February 2015 with an IMDB rating of 8.8/10 and has received 98% of Rotten Tomatoes.
The series revolves around James Jimmy McGill, who works as a Public Defender. Due to some financial crisis, he joins as a con artist in a Nail Salon. Jimmy’s Love interest Kim Wexler works with a reputed designation as an Attorney at Hamlin. Jimmy’s powerful yet ailing elder brother Chuck McGill is the co-owner of Hamlin & McGill Law Firm. Jimmy is motivated by his elder brother and is hired as a respectable lawyer. Mike gives advice and security to the intelligent drug dealer Nacho Varga, who evolves as an informant for the legitimate business and drug lord Gus Fring. Jimmy’s legal career begins with cutting a cross into the illegal drug trade, and the rest of the story is similar to Breaking Bad. Watch the whole series to know what happened next with McGill.
Dynamic Quadruple directed this crime mystery movie. The directors are Marcela Said, Ludovic Bernard, Louis Leterrier, and Hugo Gélin. Released this year on the popular platform Netflix having an IMDB rating of 7.5/10, and has received 97% of Rotten Tomatoes.
The plot follows a Professional Thief, Assane Diop, who is the only son of an immigrant. Assange’s father was framed under the charges of stealing a diamond necklace of his master Hubert Pellegrini who was powerful and wealthy. Assange’s father, out of shame suicide in prison. The story leaps of 25 years, showing Assane, a grown-up man, out for vengeance against Hubert and his family. Assane was inspired by the book named Gentleman Thief Arsène Lupin, which his father gifted.
How about a Conspiracy Thriller with some twist of Political Drama and Mystery? David Guggenheim’s Designated Survivor is the American Political Thriller Drama Series full of conspiracies and conundrums. The series first aired on September 21, 2016, and went off the air on June 7, 2019. It had only three seasons and has an IMDB rating of 7.5/10, receiving 71% of Rotten Tomatoes.
Kiefer Sutherland, starring as Thomas Kirkman, is an American Intellectual who is popularly known as the Designated Survivor for the State of the Union addresses, who suddenly gets promoted from the position of U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to the President of the United States after a destructive explosion kills everyone ahead of him in the presidential line of succession. Kirkman deals with his inexperience as head of State while looking to unearth the truth behind the attack.
What is worse than non-consensual Sex? Nothing, forcing someone to get physical is the worst thing in this world in today’s era. Based on an actual event published as an article named “The Unbelievable Story of Rape” by Ken Armstrong and T.Christian Miller, the Series is adapted from this Novel and is an American true-crime series. The Series is created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon. The Series revolves around the sequence of rapes in Colorado and Washington State and has an IMDB rating of 8.4/10, receiving 98% of Rotten Tomatoes.
A play of the 2008–2011 Washington and Colorado serial sequential rape cases, Unbelievable follows “Marie, a traumatised teenager accused of lying about being raped, and the two detectives who followed a twisted path to arrive at the edge of the truth”. The Series was inspired by “An Unbelievable Story of Rape”, a Pulitzer Prize-winning article by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong for The Marshall Project and ProPublica. It also depicts scenarios from the relevant book A False Report (2018) by the same writers.
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