A true-crime documentary makes everyone confident about sleuthing skills, but many of the police detective thriller series that are streaming on Netflix right is far exciting. It is worth watching a crime thriller that involves hunting down clues, connecting the dots, and uncovering conspiracies to solve a murder or catch the bad guys. Police detective thrillers will test your skill to decode evidence and connect murder theories. It is hard to find good police detective thrillers, so we have picked a few that are currently streaming on Netflix.
The Spanish crime drama series created by Verónica Fernández is a feast for Peaky Blinders fans with its tense, gripping, and dramatic scenes. Hache is a grown-up and highly involving drama set in the world of drug trafficking in the Barcelona of the 60s. The story follows two central characters drug kingpin Malpica (Javier Rey) and Helena (Adriana Ugarte). Helena gains the love and trust of Malpica, drug lord of a dangerous heroin cartel, and she hones the skills to rise the ranks.
The Israeli series Fauda is created by Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, based on their experiences in the Israel Defense Forces. The show starts a bit slow but quickly evolves as an intense thriller as in shows like ’24’ and ‘Strike Back’. The show follows a top agent of the Israeli Defense Force who comes out of retirement to hunt for his last target, a Palestinian fighter whom he thought he had killed. Fauda is a gritty and fast-paced thriller with outstanding action, great acting, and the moral complexity of both the characters and the situation that its more simplistic American counterparts often lack.
Dogs of Berlin
The German series created by Christian Alvart follows two police officers who investigate the murder of the fictional German-Turkish soccer player Orkan Erdem. Erol Birkan (Fahri Yardim) is a by-the-book police type of Turkish origin and Kurt Grimmer (Felix Kramer) a corrupt cop who has underworld connections that mire the case in controversy. The grim and gritty crime series combines of Neo-Nazis, the Lebanese mob, Turkish nationalists, soccer hooligans, and the Berlin mafia. The show which is described by Netflix as violent, gritty, and dark is unapologetically macho, with football and violence.
Created by Canadian writer-director Richie Mehta, this Indian crime drama series, is based on one of the most shocking and heart-wrenching rape incidents in Delhi. The seven-part series chronicles what commonly referred to as the Nirbhaya rape case in India. The show takes viewers through behind the scenes of the painstaking search for the culprits by DCP Vartika Chaturvedi of Delhi Police. The show which is defined by Netflix as gritty and dark navigates through the bureaucratic pressures, political influences, and lack of resources faced by the Delhi Police during the investigation period.
The German series directed by Philipp Kadelbach is a must-watch series after finishing Dark. The show is based on Patrick Süskind’s novel of the same name and Tom Tykwer’s 2006 film Perfume: The Story of a Murderer but is set in the modern-day. The story focuses on the brutal murder of a singer with her scent glands excised from her body. The detectives Nadja Simon and Matthias Köhler and prosecutor Grünberg, with whom Nadja has an affair probe a group of friends who attended boarding school with her as they had experimented with human scents after reading Suskind’s novel during their boarding school days. Perfume is exceptional like many other German shows and has twists that leave you scratching your head in agony.
The Spanish action crime mystery series that premiered in 2017 is currently the most essential and anticipated shows on Netflix. The story follows a group of robbers assigned with the task of stealing buildings by occupying them, on behalf of a nameless boss, the Professor. The series has similarities with films Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and Baby Driver (2017) but has established a prime space among the global fan-base by now. When asked about the forthcomings of the series creator Alex Pina said that “Someone knows there will be a fifth season, but we don’t.”
The cyberpunk series created by Laeta Kalogridis is an adaptation of English author Richard K. Morgan’s 2002 novel of the same title. The series follows the life of an elite soldier who returns to life in a new body after 250 years in the ice age using a technology called Stacks that can store the human consciousness. The series which takes a violent, sexy, incredibly stylish approach is one of the best action sci-fi Netflix originals. The thrilling crime show tagged as witty and mind-bending by Netflix has a combination of action and science fiction.
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