Best Crime Series to Watch on Netflix – December 2022

Netflix adds so many Crime Series to its library that it can be difficult to keep up with all of them. As a reminder, you can read about What’s New on Netflix every Month with our Monthly roundups.

We’ve listed all of them in order of release date, starting with the most recent Netflix Crime Series. We’ll keep you updated as Netflix adds new original films to its streaming service. The latest Netflix Crime Series scheduled to hit Netflix in December 2022 are below.

Great Pretender (2020)

Creator: Wit Studio
Genres: Japanese, Crime TV Shows, Anime Series, Drama Anime
Cast: Chiaki Kobayashi, Junichi Suwabe, Natsumi Fujiwara, Mie Sonozaki, Yōhei Tadano

Synopsis: Supposedly Japan’s greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook.

Narcos

Creator: Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro
Genres: Crime TV Shows, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, TV Action & Adventure, US TV Shows
Cast: Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Joanna Christie, Damián Alcázar

Synopsis: The true story of Colombia’s infamously violent and powerful drug cartels fuels this gritty gangster drama series.

Better Call Saul

Creator: Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould
Genres: Crime TV Shows, TV Dramas, US TV Shows
Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Michael McKean

Synopsis: This Emmy-nominated prequel to “Breaking Bad” follows small-time attorney Jimmy McGill as he transforms into morally challenged lawyer Saul Goodman.

Clark (2022)

Creator: Jonas Åkerlund
Genres: Swedish, Crime TV Shows, TV Shows Based on Books, Scandinavian TV Shows, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, TV Comedies
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Vilhelm Blomgren, Hanna Björn

Synopsis: This is the unbelievable story of Clark Olofsson, the controversial criminal who inspired the term “Stockholm syndrome.” Based on his truths and lies.

Good Girls

Creator: Jenna Bans
Genres: Crime TV Shows, TV Dramas, TV Comedies, US TV Shows
Cast: Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana

Synopsis: Three suburban moms orchestrate a local grocery store heist to escape financial ruin and establish independence — together.

Money Heist

Creator: Álex Pina
Genres: Crime TV Shows, Spanish, TV Thrillers
Cast: Úrsula Corberó, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, Pedro Alonso, Alba Flores

Synopsis: Eight thieves take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan.

Who Killed Sara?

Creator: José Ignacio Valenzuela
Genres: Mexican, TV Mysteries, Crime TV Shows, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas
Cast: Manolo Cardona, Ginés García Millán, Carolina Miranda, Claudia Ramírez, Eugenio Siller

Synopsis: Hell-bent on exacting revenge and proving he was framed for his sister’s murder, Álex sets out to unearth much more than the crime’s real culprit.

Unbelievable

Creator: Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldan, Michael Chabon
Genres: Crime TV Shows, TV Dramas, US TV Shows
Cast: Toni Collett, Merritt Weber, Kaitlyn Dever

Synopsis: After a young woman is accused of lying about a rape, two female detectives investigate a spate of eerily similar attacks. Inspired by true events.

Elite

Creator: Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona
Genres: TV Mysteries, Crime TV Shows, Spanish, Teen TV Shows, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas
Cast: María Pedraza, Itzan Escamilla, Miguel Bernardeau, Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente

Synopsis: When three working-class teens enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to murder.

Peaky Blinders

Creator: Steven Knight
Genres: Crime TV Shows, British, Period Pieces, TV Dramas
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, and Paul Anderson

Synopsis: A notorious gang in 1919 Birmingham, England, is led by the fierce Tommy Shelby, a crime boss set on moving up in the world no matter the cost.

The Sinner

Creator: Derek Simonds
Genres: TV Mysteries, Crime TV Shows, TV Shows Based on Books, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, US TV Shows
Cast: Bill Pullman, Jessica Hecht, Jessica Biel, Carrie Coon, Matt Bomer

Synopsis: In a small New York town, a haunted detective hunts for answers about perplexing crimes while wrestling with his own demons.

Ozark

Creator: Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams
Genres: Crime TV Shows, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, US TV Shows
Cast: Jason Bateman, Laura Linney, Sofia Hublitz, Skylar Gaertner, Julia Garner

Synopsis: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

The Blacklist

Creator: Jon Bokenkamp
Genres: Crime TV Shows, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, US TV Shows
Cast: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Parminder Nagrar

Synopsis: After turning himself in, a brilliant fugitive offers to help the FBI bag other baddies, but only if rookie profiler Elizabeth Keen is his partner.

Collateral

Creator: David Hare
Genres: Crime TV Shows, British, Social Issue TV Dramas, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Billie Piper, Jeany Spark, Nathaniel Martelo-White, John Simm

Synopsis: Investigating the murder of a pizza delivery man, a London detective uncovers a tangled conspiracy involving drug dealers, smugglers and spies.

Mindhunter

Creator: Joe Penhall
Genres: TV Mysteries, Crime TV Shows, TV Shows Based on Books, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, US TV Shows
Cast: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Hannah Gross, and Cotter Smith

Synopsis: In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

Bodyguard

Creator: Jed Mecurio
Genres: TV Mysteries, Crime TV Shows, British, Political TV Shows, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas
Cast: Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, Gina McKee, Sophie Rundle, and Paul Ready

Synopsis: After helping thwart a terrorist attack, a war veteran is assigned to protect a politician who was a main proponent of the very conflict he fought in.

Manhunt: Unabomber

Creator: Andrew Sodroski
Genres: TV Mysteries, Crime TV Shows, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, US TV Shows
Cast: Sam Worthington, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Bobb, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Chris Noth

Synopsis: Faced with few clues and an increasingly panicked public, the FBI calls on a new kind of profiler to help track down the infamous Unabomber.

The Keepers

Creator: Ryan White
Genres: Docuseries, TV Mysteries, Crime TV Shows, True Crime Documentaries, US TV Shows
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Synopsis: This docuseries examines the decades-old murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest accused of abuse.

The Innocent Man

Creator: Ross M. Dinerstein and Clay Tweel
Genres: Social & Cultural Docs, Docuseries, Crime TV Shows, True Crime Documentaries, TV Shows Based on Books, US TV Shows
Cast: John Grisham

Synopsis: This documentary adaptation of John Grisham’s only nonfiction book raises troubling questions about two murder cases in Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s.

How to Get Away with Murder

Creator: Peter Nowalk
Genres: TV Mysteries, Crime TV Shows, Courtroom TV Shows, Social Issue TV Dramas, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, US TV Shows
Cast: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee, Katie Findlay

Synopsis: Brilliant criminal defense attorney and law professor Annalise Keating, plus five of her students, become involved in a twisted murder case.

Bloodline

Creator: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman
Genres: TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers, TV Dramas, US TV Shows
Cast: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz, Jacinda Barrett

Synopsis: When the black sheep son of a respected family threatens to expose dark secrets from their past, sibling loyalties are put to the test.

Making a Murderer

Creator: Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos
Genres: Social & Cultural Docs, Docuseries, Crime TV Shows, True Crime Documentaries, US TV Shows
Cast: Steven Avery

Synopsis: Filmed over 13 years, this real-life thriller follows the unprecedented story of two men accused of a grisly crime they may not have committed.