The Most Popular Crime Shows Right Now, According to IMDb

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5. Peaky Blinders (2013–2022)
> IMDB quality score: 8.8/10
> Cast: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Helen McCrory

“Peaky Blinders” is a crime drama about a powerful gangster family based in Birmingham, England. The series shows how the Peaky Blinders make their way from a street gang to an international criminal organization.


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4. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
> IMDB quality score: 9.5/10
> Cast: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

“Breaking Bad” is about a high school chemistry teacher who produces and sells methamphetamine to help his family financially after learning he has cancer, while keeping his side job secret from his family, and evading law enforcement and drug gangs. The series is one of the most critically acclaimed television series of all time. It won 16 Emmys over its five seasons.

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3. Only Murders in the Building (2021–)
> IMDB quality score: 8.1/10
> Cast: Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Amy Ryan

“Only Murders in the Building” is a combination of crime, mystery, and comedy. The show’s first season followed three strangers who get caught up in a murder that was committed in their apartemnt building and that they are trying to solve.

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2. The Boys (2019–)
> IMDB quality score: 8.7/10
> Cast: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Based on a comic book of the same name, the show follows a group of vigilantes trying to catch rogue superheroes who abuse their powers.


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1. Better Call Saul (2015–2022)
> IMDB quality score: 8.8/10
> Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Michael Mando

Before he was Saul Goodman, counselor to Walter White, he was James McGill, known as Slippin’ Jimmy for his love of con games. This prequel to “Breaking Bad” traces Jimmy’s trajectory from fun-loving, unconventional lawyer seeking justice for the underdog, to hard boiled legal representative for drug lords and brutal gangs.