The Best Crime TV Shows

Olga Trędota 2020-08-18

Dexter

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2006

Dexter

Crime Drama Mystery USA 2006

  • Dexter
  • 8,0/10

8 seasons, 96 episodes

Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for the Miami Metro Police also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

The Wire

Crime Drama USA 2002

The Wire

Crime Drama USA 2002

  • The Wire
  • 8,3/10

5 seasons, 60 episodes

Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated.

Sherlock

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2010

Sherlock

Crime Drama Mystery United Kingdom 2010

  • Sherlock
  • 8,3/10

4 seasons, 12 episodes

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Twin Peaks

Drama Mystery USA 1990

Twin Peaks

Drama Mystery USA 1990

  • Twin Peaks
  • 8,2/10

3 seasons, 48 episodes

The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul.

True Detective

Drama USA 2014

True Detective

Drama USA 2014

  • True Detective
  • 8,3/10

3 seasons, 24 episodes

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

The Sopranos

Drama USA 1999

The Sopranos

Drama USA 1999

  • The Sopranos
  • 8,3/10

6 seasons, 86 episodes

The story of New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano and the difficulties he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and the criminal organization he heads. Those difficulties are often highlighted through his ongoing professional relationship with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The show features Tony's family members and Mafia associates in prominent roles and story arcs, most notably his wife Carmela and his cousin and protégé Christopher Moltisanti.

Peaky Blinders

Crime Drama United Kingdom 2013

Peaky Blinders

Crime Drama United Kingdom 2013

  • Peaky Blinders
  • 8,5/10

5 seasons, 30 episodes

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

The Bridge

Crime Mystery Sweden 2011

The Bridge

Crime Mystery Sweden 2011

  • The Bridge
  • 8,1/10

4 seasons, 38 episodes

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

  • #police

  • #detective

  • #murder investigation

Narcos

Crime Drama USA 2015

Narcos

Crime Drama USA 2015

  • Narcos
  • 8,0/10

3 seasons, 30 episodes

A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

Breaking Bad

Drama USA 2008

Breaking Bad

Drama USA 2008

  • Breaking Bad
  • 8,5/10

5 seasons, 62 episodes

When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live. He becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.

  • #drugs

  • #outlaw

  • #criminal

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