Top 7 Crime Drama To Watch On Netflix

Crime dramas are an interesting choice for a peaceful evening of binge-watching on Netflix. A popular and critic-favourite genre, Crime drama are gaining traction across the globe with their mind-bending plots and cliffhangers. Here is our list of top 7 crime drama series on Netflix that you shouldn’t miss if you are a true crime drama fan.

Money Heist

Top 7 Crime Drama to Watch on Netflix

This Spanish action crime mystery series, that premiered in 2017, is currently the talk of the town. The plot of the series revolves around a group of robbers assigned with the task of occupying buildings illegally on behalf of a nameless boss called the Professor. The series has similarities with films, like Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and Baby Driver (2017), but has established a prime space among global fan-base by now. The Season 4 of the series released earlier this year and the fans are expecting much more from Season 5. When asked whether the show will be revived for a new season, Money Heist creator Alex Pina had an interesting reply, “Someone knows there will be a fifth season, but we don’t.”


Top 7 Crime Drama to Watch on Netflix

The series that exploits the life story of the infamous drug baron Pablo Escobar, is one of the most popular Netflix original series. The series, which was one of the costliest Netflix Original production, is expected to have an upcoming fourth season consisting of 10 episodes with a new drug cartel and a new team of DAE agents. More than just a biopic about Pablo Escobar, world’s most notorious drug lord, the series also depicts the exploring of the undercover DEA’s battle against narcotics.

Breaking Bad

Top 7 Crime Drama to Watch on Netflix

This popular series, which was initially premiered on AMC channel in January 2008, was made available on Netflix just before the fourth season premiere in July 2011. The launch of the previous seasons on Netflix before the release of the fourth season boosted the interest till its final season in 2013. Breaking Bad was the first show of its kind that had a renewed boom in interest after being launched on Netflix. The series, created by Vince Gilligan, featured stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul as meth-cooking partners, Walter White and Jesse Pinkman.


Top 7 Crime Drama to Watch on Netflix

The BBC’s hit detective series, that stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson, is made available on Netflix. The latest episode ‘The Final Problem’, which was initially premiered on BBC One in January 2017, is hinted as the conclusion of the current series. The series created by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat is set in the present day, while the one-off special, The Abominable Bride, that originally aired on January 2016, features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories.

Mind Hunter

Top 7 Crime Drama to Watch on Netflix

The Netflix Original American crime thriller series, created by Joe Penhall, takes you back to 1979 when the term ‘serial killer’ was common. The show is inspired by true-crime book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, which is the story of the man who pioneered the science of profiling serial killers. Mind Hunter revolves around two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench along with psychologist Wendy Carr, who operate the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit. They interview imprisoned serial killers to understand how they think to devise a way to profile potential killers and catch them. The show with two seasons is described as chilling and scary by Netflix.

Peaky Blinders

Top 7 Crime Drama to Watch on Netflix

The British period crime drama series, created by Steven Knight, is set in Birmingham, England in 1919 and follows the exploits of Peaky Blinders gang in the aftermath of WWI. The show is loosely based on a real 19th-century urban youth gang of the same name. The economic upheaval has made Britain a hotbed for despair and criminal acts with a fight for survival between returning soldiers, regular citizens, and local gangs. This drama centres on Cillian Murphy as the Peaky Blinders’ gang leader and war hero Thomas Shelby, who aspires to go legitimate someday. The arrival of Inspector Chester Campbell, played by Sam Neill, threatens his daily operations.


Top 7 Crime Drama to Watch on Netflix

The first German Netflix originals, this science fiction thriller web series, co-created by Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, is set in the fictitious town of Winden, Germany. Dark takes a quick shift from crime genre into a freaky, truly scary, brain-expanding exploration of time and space. The story keeps at its core the frantic hunt of a missing child by four families that unearths the secrets and hidden connections that span among three generations of the four estranged families. Dark is a mysterious and tense show that explores the existential implications of time and its effects on human nature. The series will be a watch worthy for the viewers who pay attention to small details. 

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