The Perfect List of Crime Shows Watch on Netflix 2019

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I have watched most of these crime Netflix Tv shows and I find them all to be worth my time. They are not ranked in any order. They all bring different aspects of a good crime series on their own. Please feel free to add any other Netflix shows that you think need to be on this list.

1. Safe

No. of seasons‎: ‎1

No. of episodes: 8

First episode date: May 10, 2018

Star Cast: Michael C. Hall, Amanda Abbington, Marc Warren

Widowed surgeon Tom has struggled to raise his two daughters alone following his wife’s death a year ago. Things seem to be on the right track for the family, who live in a gated community, because they have close friends nearby and Tom is in the early stages of a new relationship.

But the situation takes a turn for the worse when Jenny, Tom’s oldest daughter, goes missing along with her boyfriend. Tom enlists girlfriend Sophie, a police detective, to help locate the teens, but her new partner is working her own agenda.

As the investigation intensifies, Tom unearths dark secrets about the people closest to him in his affluent neighborhood. The drama series was created by mystery novelist Harlan Coben.

safe netflixIMDb Rating: 7.3

Rotten Tomatoes: 77%

2. Sacred Games

No. of seasons‎: ‎1

No. of episodes: 8

First episode date: June 28, 2018

Star Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Radhika Apte.

When police officer Sartaj Singh receives an anonymous tip about the location of criminal overlord Ganesh Gaitonde, he embarks on a chase around Mumbai in what becomes a dangerous cat-and-mouse game.

As the Netflix Indian movie reveals more chaos, trappings of a corrupt underworld are revealed. After being removed from the Gaitonde case, Singh begins his own investigation as he works to save Mumbai from impending doom. Flashbacks reveal some of the crimes that Gaitonde has committed through the years.

sacred games season 1IMDb Rating: 8.9

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

3. Delhi Crime

Number of seasons: 1

Number of episodes: 7

First episode date: March 22, 2019

Star Cast: Shefali Shah, Rajesh Tailang, Rasika Dugal

Delhi Crime is based on the 2012 Delhi gang rape case that took place in the neighbourhood of Munirka, in South Delhi.

The series follows the story in the aftermath of the gang rape, where Deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Vartika Chaturvedi is tasked to find the culprits, responsible for the assaults and death of the victims.

delhi crimeIMDb Rating: 8.9

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

4. Suburra: Blood on Rome

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 10

Inspired by a real-life political scandal, “Suburra: Blood on Rome” features a fight over development land in a coastal town near Rome. The church, political figures, members of organized crime, local gangs and real estate developers all collide in the battle, with the lines between the legal and the illicit being blurred. The various entities involved are all on a quest for power, but not everyone can achieve that goal. The series is based on a book of the same name.

Suburra blood on RomeIMDb Rating: 8.1

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%

5. Broadchurch

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 8

Star Cast: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Andrew Buchan.

When the corpse of an 11-year-old British boy, Danny Latimer, is found bloodied and dirty on an idyllic beach, a small Dorset community becomes the focus of a police investigation and media madness. Out-of-town Detective Inspector Alec Hardy gets the point position over Detective Sgt. Ellie Miller — who feels the job should have been hers. Now she must engage in an efficient working relationship with taciturn Hardy.

Slowly, more members of the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the investigation, with a telephone engineer drawing great attention when he admits to a special connection to the case. While dealing with so much unwelcome attention, Danny’s family tries to cope with its grief. When a suspect is named and charged, the ensuing trial sees the defendant promising to expose more of the townspeople’s secrets.

broadchurchIMDb Rating: 8.3

Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

6. Evil Genius

No. of seasons‎: ‎1

No. of episodes‎: ‎4

Original release‎: ‎May 11, 2018

Star Cast: Trey Borzillieri.

In August 2003, an attempted bank robbery in Erie, Pa., made news headlines across America when the robbery-gone-wrong turned into a public murder. The attempted robber was a pizza delivery driver who had a bomb locked around his neck. Known as the “pizza bomber” case, a manhunt ensued to find out who was responsible for the crime.

Authorities eventually arrested Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong for the delivery man’s death. She was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison, but this four-part Netflix original documentary series sets out to prove that there’s more to the conspiracy and murder than what was previously thought.

Netflix Evil GeniusIMDb Rating: 7.6

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%

7. Shooter

No. of Seasons: 3

No. of episodes: 31

First episode date: November 15, 2016

Star Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Omar Epps, Cynthia Addai-Robinson

Based on the best-selling novel “Point of Impact” by Stephen Hunter, and the 2007 feature film starring Mark Wahlberg, the series stars Ryan Phillippe (“Secrets and Lies”) and follows the courageous journey of Bob Lee Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-Marine sniper who is coaxed back into action after he learns about a plot to kill the president.

When Swagger’s former commanding officer Isaac Johnson, played by Omar Epps (“House”), solicits his expertise in a clandestine operation, Swagger re-emerges from exile only to discover that he is inextricably involved in a disastrous operation with ties to his past

netflix shooterIMDb Rating: 7.6

Rotten Tomatoes: NA

8. Marcella

No. of seasons: 2

No. of episodes: 16

First episode date: April 4, 2016

Star Cast: Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock, Ray Panthaki.

Acclaimed writer Hans Rosenfeldt continues his first British drama following the international success of the Swedish/Danish series “The Bridge.” Anna Friel stars in the lead role of Marcella Backland, a British police detective working in contemporary London.

Set in Rosenfeldt’s unique style of “Nordic noir,” the body of a missing child is discovered inside a wall and a task force is assembled to catch the killer. A complex set of characters from all walks of life and interweaving storylines take viewers on a dark and emotional journey with turns at every corner.

Marcella Netflix Anna FrielIMDb Rating: 7.5

Rotten Tomatoes: 68%

9. The Alienist

No. of seasons‎: ‎1

No. of episodes: 10

First episode date: January 21, 2018

Star Cast: Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning.

The best-selling book by Caleb Carr is the basis for “The Alienist,” a psychological thriller set amidst the vast wealth, extreme poverty and technological innovation of 1896 New York. A never-before-seen ritualistic killer is responsible for the gruesome murders of boy prostitutes, and newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt calls upon criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and police department secretary Sara Howard to conduct the investigation in secret.

The brilliant, obsessive Kreizler is known as an alienist — one who studies mental pathologies and the deviant behaviors of those who are alienated from themselves and society. His job, along with his controversial views, makes him a social pariah in some circles. But helped by a band of outsiders, Kreizler’s tireless efforts eventually answer the question behind what makes a man into a murderer.

the alienistIMDb Rating: 7.8

Rotten Tomatoes: 65%

10. The Staircase

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes‎: ‎13

First episode date: July 22, 2004

In 2001 novelist Michael Peterson’s wife died, and he claimed she perished after falling down stairs at their home. The medical examiner, however, determined that she had been beaten with a weapon, which led to Peterson becoming a suspect in what would become a murder investigation.

This series, which began with eight episodes in 2005 before being updated in 2013 and 2018, follows the investigation as it proceeds from Peterson’s arrest to a verdict being reached in the ensuing trial. The real-life courtroom thriller offers a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial and an examination of contemporary American justice

netflix crime staircaseIMDb Rating: 8.0

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

11. Mindhunter

No. of seasons‎: ‎1

No. of episodes: 10

First episode date: October 13, 2017

Star Cast: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv.

Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain’s mind to figure out how he thinks. That’s the job of FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench. They attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches.

Along the way, the agents pioneer the development of modern serial-killer profiling. The crime drama has a strong pedigree behind the camera, with Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron among the show’s executive producers.

MindhunterIMDb Rating: 8.5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%

12. Bodyguard

No. of seasons: 1

No. of episodes: 6

First episode date: 26 August, 2018

Star Cast: Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee

War veteran David Budd finds work as a police sergeant with London’s Metropolitan Police Service, in the Royalty and Specialist Protection branch.

He is assigned to protect the home secretary, the Rt. Hon. Julia Montague MP, a controversial and ambitious politician who is described as “the sociopath” by one of her aides, and who has plans to introduce invasive new surveillance powers for security forces.

Finding himself increasingly at odds with Montague’s policies and personality, and dealing with physical and psychological scars from his time serving in Afghanistan, volatile Budd is torn between his beliefs and his duty to protect.

bodyguard netflixIMDb Rating: 8.2

Rotten Tomatoes: 94%

13. Sherlock

No. of seasons‎: ‎4

No. of episodes: 13

First episode date: July 25, 2010

Star Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una.

In this contemporary version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective stories, Dr. John Watson is a war vet just home from Afghanistan. He meets the brilliant but eccentric Holmes when the latter, who serves as a consultant to Scotland Yard, advertises for a flatmate.

Almost as soon as Watson moves into the Baker Street flat, they are embroiled in mysteries, and Sherlock’s nemesis, Moriarty, appears to have a hand in the crimes.

sherlockIMDb Rating: 9.2

Rotten Tomatoes: 83%

14. The Blacklist

No. of seasons‎: ‎5

No. of episodes: 123

First episode date: ‎September 23, 2013

Star Cast: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff.

For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington has been one of the globe’s most wanted fugitives. But then he agreed to work with the FBI to catch his “blacklist” of mobsters, spies and international terrorists — on the condition that he must work with profiler Elizabeth Keen.

Red’s true intentions — choosing Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection — are unclear. Does Liz have secrets of her own? Red promises to teach Liz to think like a criminal “to see the bigger picture,” whether she wants to or not.

the blacklistIMDb Rating: 8.1

Rotten Tomatoes: 91%


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