10 Best Crime Shows on Netflix You Should Not Miss in 2024

Netflix is known to have one of the biggest OTT catalogs. In my opinion, the best of all the categories Netflix offers is its crime-centric shows. However, the vastness of the catalog makes it difficult to find what you should start watching. So, let’s find out about the top 10 crime shows you can watch on Netflix right now!

1. Breaking Bad

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When it comes to crime shows, Breaking Bad is one show that you absolutely cannot miss. This show is often regarded as one of the best TV shows in history and lives up to it. Breaking Bad brings us Walter White who is diagnosed with cancer. Since he is just a chemistry teacher, he does not have enough money for his treatment. However, since he is a wizard of chemistry he decides to use it to make money by cooking Methamphetamine popularly known as Meth. What he did not know was this desperate haul to save his life, would completely change it as well.

2. Peaky Blinders

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Another show that you should not miss under any circumstances is Peaky Blinders. This show takes us back to the aftermath of the First World War. This series takes us to Birmingham where a young man named Thomas Shelby is the leader of a small-time gang called the Peaky Blinders. The whole show revolves around how this small gang from the streets of Birmingham grew to become the most powerful under Thomas Shelby’s leadership. Peaky Blinders, being one of the best crime shows, is extremely captivating and might or might not affect your English accent slightly.

3. Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

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If you are really up to watching something after which you will not want to watch crime movies or shows for some time, Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is a show you should check out. This series brings us the story of Jeffery Dahmer, a cannibalistic serial killer who was caught in 1991. This series shows us how many innocent lives he destroyed and how he turned out to be like what the world knows him now.

4. You

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This series is an adaptation of Caroline Kepnes’ best-selling novel ” YOU “. It revolves around a bookstore manager who meets an aspiring writer. He develops an obsession with her and uses the Internet, social media, and every other means he can get his hands on. However, this obsession grows to an extent where he is willing to remove anything or anyone who poses an obstacle between him and her.

5. Mindhunter

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Mindhunter revolves around two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench whose job is to help catch serial killers by understanding their psyche and what makes them tick. This series holds a captivating tone that grows with each passing episode. If you want to understand the workings of a criminal mind, this series has some valuable insights to offer. Mindhunter is often regarded as one of the best crime shows ever produced to date.

6. Narcos

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Narcos brings us the story of how drug cartels developed and grew all over the world. This show brings in the biggest drug lord the world has ever seen, Pablo Escobar along with Steve Murphy. We also get to see a DEA agent named Javier Peña sent to Colombia by the United States to bring down and kill Pablo.

7. Wild Wild Country

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This docuseries brings us the story of a controversial guru who built a utopian city in the Oregon Desert. However, the local ranchers are suspicious of the guru for running a cult that can pose a threat to the people living in the region. This suspicion rose to a full-fledged conflict. This incident is largely forgotten but plays a pretty important role in American Cultural History.

8. Fool Me Once

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Fool Me Once brings us the story of Maya Stern, who had gone through a major traumatic incident with the untimely death of her husband. Now that she and her little daughter are left alone, Maya installs a baby cam but one day sees that her dead husband is in the house playing with their daughter. If you think this is shocking, you have no idea what else is in the store in this series.

9. How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast)

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Now that we have talked a lot about rather grim crime shows, why not move towards something slightly lighthearted? How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) brings us two high school boys Moritz Zimmermann and Lenny Sander. To win back his girlfriend, Moritz along with Lenny starts an online drug business from their bedroom. However, none of them expected that they would become one of the biggest drug lords in the whole of Europe. This series is super fun to watch and I can guarantee you’ll not even realize when 3 seasons will pass.

10. Evil

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 Psychologist Kristen Bouchard is a criminal psychologist and is a stout nonbeliever but she is soon contacted by David Acosta who is training to be a Christian priest and is currently given the job of investigating the church’s unexplained mysteries including unexplainable occurrences, miracles, and demonic possesions. David asks for Kristen’s help in his mission to differentiate between possessed people and clinically insane ones. Now I know that this sounds a bit weird but this show turns out to be actually pretty good.

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