The Most Popular Crime Shows Right Now, According to IMDb

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20. True Detective (2014–2019)
> IMDB quality score: 8.9/10
> Cast: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

“True Detective” is an anthology series that follows different heinous crimes and the police departments that investigate them. Over its run, it has featured A-list stars like Mahershala Ali, Matthew McConaughey, Rachel McAdams, and more.


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19. The Blacklist (2013–)
> IMDB quality score: 8.0/10
> Cast: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

“The Blacklist” follows a former Navy officer turned master criminal who surrenders to the FBI and begins helping them catch dangerous spies, mafia bosses, and terrorists.

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18. Barry (2018–)
> IMDB quality score: 8.4/10
> Cast: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

“Barry” is a dark comedy from SNL alum Bill Hader. The show centers on a trained hitman with PTSD who tries to leave his violent past behind by becoming an actor. In its first two seasons, the show scored six Emmy wins, including two for Hader as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and one for Henry Winkler as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

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17. Dark Winds (2022–)
> IMDB quality score: 7.7/10
> Cast: Zahn McClarnon, Kiowa Gordon, Jessica Matten, Deanna Allison

“Dark Winds” is a psychological thriller that follows two Navajo cops in the early 1970s Navajo reservation. They investigate seemingly unrelated crimes that force them to challenge their own beliefs.


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16. Lucifer (2016–2021)
> IMDB quality score: 8.1/10
> Cast: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside

“Lucifer” is based on a DC comics character. It’s the story of Lucifer Morningstar — the Devil — who abandons hell for Los Angeles. It originally aired on Fox but was canceled after three seasons. Netflix picked it up for a fourth season and got it high ratings.