Best crime dramas on Netflix right now

Crime shows and documentaries have become a hugely popular genre in recent years, with shows like CSI, Breaking Bad and The Jinx getting us hooked. Netflix hosts some of the best crime shows around, and we’ve put together a list of our favourites that you can binge through in your spare time.

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Fresh Faces on the Scene 

Bodies (2024)

This is a mind-blowing story, where four detectives from different times investigate the same modern-day London murder. Each episode takes you through time, offering unique perspectives as they piece together the truth. It's a mind-bending masterpiece you shouldn't miss.

Fool Me Once (2024)

Get ready for a wild ride on a psychological rollercoaster led by the award-winning Olivia Colman! She takes on the role of Maya, accused of a brutal murder, leaving you second-guessing everything you thought you knew. Is she a crafty killer or an innocent caught in a web of lies? Brace yourself to lose sleep as you unravel the truth right alongside her.

Mr & Mrs Smith (2024)

Get ready for an adrenaline-fueled series that puts a modern spin on the classic spy duo. Imagine Donald Glover and Maya Rudolph as an ordinary married couple harboring an astonishing secret – they're elite assassins! Brace yourself for intense missions, simmering marital drama, and enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Underrated Gems You Shouldn't Sleep On:

Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area (2023) 

This Korean remake of the global phenomenon brings a fresh perspective to the heist game. Join a ragtag group of underdogs as they attempt to pull off an audacious robbery at the Joint Economic Area mint. But beyond the thrilling action, expect social commentary, personal demons, and a whole lot of heart.

The Stranger (2020 - Present)

Based on Harlan Coben's gripping novel, this series will have you questioning everything. One seemingly random encounter turns Adam Price's life upside down when a stranger reveals a life-altering secret. Get ready for twists you never saw coming and a suspenseful ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Deadwind (2017 - Present)

Take a trip to the frozen Finnish landscape with this Nordic noir gem. Sofia Karppi, our darkly humorous and fiercely determined detective, navigates the icy world of Helsinki homicide, tackling complex cases with her brand of unconventional methods. Be warned, the stark beauty of Finland might just give you chills too! the hunt for ‘H’, the corrupt person at the heart of the OCG.

Timeless Classics Still Worth Your Time

Mindhunter (2017 - 2019)

Though short-lived, Mindhunter remains a must-watch for its chilling exploration of the criminal mind. Journey into the lives of notorious serial killers alongside FBI agents as they delve into the darkest corners of human psychology. This one will stay with you long after the credits roll.

Lupin (2020 - Present)

Add a touch of French flair to your crime spree with the charming Arsène Lupin. Disguise yourself with Lupin as he outwits Parisian authorities with his witty schemes and playful disguises. This stylish blend of suspense and humor is perfect for those who appreciate a touch of sophistication with their thrills.

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