Find out the best Crime drama web series on Netflix along with its detailed reviews and ratings.
Netflix, the most sought OTT platform offers a horizon of web series and movies from various categories and genres. There are also some of the best Crime drama web series available on Netflix which you as a viewer can navigate from the options. From top-rated Hollywood crime drama web series to Bollywood’s most awaited and all-time crime drama web series, Netflix has all under one single banner. Here some of them are based on true events or are inspired while others are just fiction but still worth watching. The main advantage of choosing Netflix for crime drama series is that it is the first preference of all producers whenever they choose to make a web series for any OTT platform. Netflix, on the other hand, provides them with a substantial viewer base, rewarding benefits moneywise, and recognition for the old as well as budding actors & actresses. Here are some of the best crime drama web series on Netflix based on their language and production industry along with their reviews on various platforms.
- If you are an active social media user or a web series viewer then you might have come across this Indian web series either through shorts, memes, or reviews. Sacred Games has been in the top ten list of Netflix under Crime Drama from the day it was launched. You can even verify the same fact from movie reviewing sites and platforms such as Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb. In IMDb, it has been rated 8.5 out of 10 while in the Rotten Tomatoes platform, it has been recommended by 71% of the viewers. It is a star-studded web series from Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki, Radhika Apte, Saif Ali Khan and more. It is based on the works of Indo-American prolific writer Vikram Chandra. The direction department on the other hand was held by a well-known director Anurag Kashyap who specializes in Crime Drama categories.
- The storyline follows a series of dark twists and turns where a Mumbai Police cop Sartaj Singh, whose role is played by Saif Ali Khan always finds him in a delusionist state. Even the dark humor is cleverly placed in the web series which is enough to leave the audience astonished. You will also witness versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the antagonist role where he is playing the role of drug and crime lord Ganesh Gaitonde who has been playing a cat-mouse game with the law enforcement agencies for the past 16 years. Sartaj is challenged by Ganesh Gaitonde that he is left with 25 days time to save Mumbai city from upcoming ill-fated events. Sartaj is not all alone in this manhunt, he is accompanied by Anjali Mathur, a senior Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) officer, and the justice to this role has been done by Radhika Apte. All over the first season, the viewers are captivated by the flashbacks shown in the midst of the episodes.
- Season two then unearths more secrets about Gaitonde’s past and his relationship with his father. Pankaj Tripathi is playing the role of Khanna Guruji and his role in the Sacred Games is praiseworthy in many aptitudes. Apart from all these casts, there are some recurring characters who have played their role eminently to make this Crime Drama web series a hit on Netflix as well as in the view of the public. Both season 1 and season 2 of the web series have 8 episodes each and there is also a demand for the third one being made by the viewers which seems unlikely in the days to come. Still, season 1 and two of The Sacred Games has a lot to offer if you haven’t seen it yet.
- Delhi Crime is another popular Indian Crime Drama web series available on Netflix which is based on true incidents from the horrific gang rape and murder that happened in 2012 the second season of the Delhi Crime web series is based on the miscreants of Delhi streets called “The Chaddi Baniyan Gang”. The first season and the second season of the web series consist of seven and five episodes respectively. The first season was launched in 2019 while the second one arrived in 2022. Delhi Crime is again one of the highly-rated Crime Drama series available on Netflix. Here one has gained a solid 8.5 out of 10 in the most popular platform that is IMDb while the Rotten Tomatoes viewers have recommended with a solid percentage of 88% out of 100.
- Most of you might be familiar with the infamous Delhi gang rape and murder which shook the nation and law enforcement agencies to the very core because it was an event that happened in the capital city of India. The event got mass media coverage and after that many amendments were made to the laws as well so the outcome from the web series is almost similar to the facts but what is worth watching is the screenplay and acting which has been applauded by many. In season 1 of Delhi Crime which covers all the aspects of the incident, actress Shefali Shah plays the role of DCP Vartika Chaturvedi who will ensure that justice is served to the victim’s family while the victims are caught well before they make an escape. The other cast of the season 1 involves Rajesh Tailang as Inspector Bhupendra Singh, Denzil Smith as Vartika’s husband, Rasika Dugal as Neeti Singh, and many more. Even if you know the outcome of the first season beforehand, still you must see it so that you do not miss out on any minute details of that event.
- The events on which the second season is based are still unkown to many, they might have heard the name of “The Chaddi Baniyan Gang ” in some reference but still are not clear about their modus operandi. The gang was operational in the cities and often relocated to new places after committing crimes such as robberies. The signature dress code for the gang was just the undergarments hence the name “Chaddi Baniyan gang”. Shefali Shah who is IPS Vartika Chaturvedi is also the main lead in the second season who will unravel the mysteries of the notorious gang.
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths
- The secrets of the Burari Deaths that happened in 2018 are no longer a secret. This web series, “House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths” is an adaptation of the famous incident that happened in 2021 in one of the localities of New Delhi when the world came to know that a family had committed a mass suicide by hanging and the only one left alive was a family dog that was chained on the roof. The reviews of this web series are also 7.5 on the IMDb platform while 90% of the viewers found it to be engaging.
- The web series begins with a neighbor’s introduction to the house where he finds out that the daily needs shop has not been opened during the regular hours and when he makes an attempt to visit the house, he is shocked to see the 11 members of all age groups hanging with the hands and feet tied just a few feet above the ground. When the news about this spreads to the locality and media houses, hoards of people rush towards Burari to know the actual reason. Many claim it to be mass murder but as the story unfurls, it is more related to a psychological illness of one of the family and their faith in the dead father’s spirit. The 11 bodies found in the house consisted of members of all age groups beginning from grandmother to the youngest child.
- Police, politicians, media, and the local public first try to arrive at a conclusion of the incident by their own trial but later in the investigation, it is found that all the clues and witnesses hint towards one single cause of superstitious beliefs of the family. Since it is based on a real incident, most of the characters that are interviewed in the series are real policemen such as the PCR cop who first arrived at the spot, their neighbors, close friends, colleagues, and other family members who have narrated the story in their own way. The series consists of 3 episodes and is one of the best Crime Drama series on Netflix which is based on real incidents. Viewers are in disbelief that even in the 21st century these things can happen that too with a family that has highly educated members who are residing in the National Capital of India. This series comes as a shock to the viewers who have always had an opinion that a Crime Drama can only be fiction and has a distance from reality. The series has been created by Leena Yadav and Anubhav Chopra while the recurring characters in the web series are people who have observed the family closely including the law enforcement agency like the “Delhi Police ”. Though the event occurred in 2018, the series was launched and made in the year 2021 on the Netflix platform.
Jamtara – Sabka Number Ayega
- Were you ever bothered by a fake call asking for your bank credentials, OTPs, or other such confidential information? Then the chances of that call being made by a fraudster from one of the remote locations of Jamtara are very high. Jamtara is a small city in one of the states of India called Chhattisgarh. As digital awareness among the public improved, so did the improvement in the graph of online fraud. This Crime Drama web series is one of its kind from the vault of Netflix as many of the producers would not spend their time and money on a genre like this one but Soumendra Padhi who is the creator as well as director of this web series took matters in his own hand to raise awareness among the masses and also show the other side of web series that what exact reasons forced the youth of Jamtara to pursue this illegal activity as a career option and a “get quick rich” scheme. Although the lead cast of the web series were novices in the field, still they managed to depict the role of the characters in a comprehensive manner. The popular rating site of IMDd has a rating of 7.3/10 and 4.2 in the Google reviews.
- Released in the year 2020, Jamtara-Sabka Number Ayega has so far been released with two seasons consisting of 18 episodes in total. Amit Sial is playing the role of Brajesh Bhaan whom you might have seen in the Mirzapur web series. Bengali actor, Dibyendu Bhattacharya is seen here playing the role of Inspector Biswa Pathak, and Telugu actress Aksha Pardasany is in the lead role of SP Dolly Sahu who will bust the operations of such a scam in the web series. Some of the other cast members include Aasif Khan, Anshumaan Pushkar, Rohit KP, Kartavya Kabra, and a few others. The main idea of the series struck director Soumendra Padhi directly while he read an article about a racket being operated by school children of Jamtara in the newspaper. Later he sent a team to investigate it in Jamtara. It was then he came across Superintendent Jaya Roy who inspired the character of SP Dolly Sahu. Dolly Sahu, a newly appointed SP is all set to unearth the mysteries of this scam and will reveal how various parties like politicians, law enforcers, and others are involved in encouraging this illegal activity.
- This web series is most sought after as it has been recently released on the Netflix platform under the Crime Drama category. Kohrra is not ethnically Hindi but it is a Punjabi Crime Drama series on Netflix. The series has six episodes in total and can be easily enjoyed with the help of subtitles. The IMDb rating for this web series is also 7.5/10 while in the Google platform, it has gained a 4.5 rating out of 5.
- Kohrra web series has just one single season with 6 episodes. The story of Kohrra begins with a dead being discovered by a couple of NRI Tejinder Paul Singh who has recently arrived in India to find a suitable bride. On the wedding day, he is missing while the whereabouts of his best friend Liam Murphy is unkown who accompanied him that night. On the prima facie, it is discovered by the two cops SI Balbir Singh and Garundi that the car has probably met with an accident. Later on further investigation they also found out that Tejinder’s family had a long-running dispute over ancestral land. While investigating from the other angle they also discover that his bride Veera had an ex-boyfriend named Saakar who was very possessive regarding her. To find out more and the actual reason for the murder watching this web series is a must.
- Scoop is another gem of the Crime Drama category of Netflix which has been recently launched. The web series is a perfect blend of Action, Thriller, Crime, and Drama. Created and directed by a popular director Hansal Mehta, Scoop became extremely popular on the Netflix platform just days after its release. Talking about its ratings across platforms, it has 7.6/10 on IMDb while 4.6/5 in the Google reviews platform. Scoop also has just one season in total with 6 episodes and the cast of this particular web series is star studded. Actresses and actors like Karishma Tanna, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Harman Baweja, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Ira Dubey, Ninad Kamat, and Pratik Gandhi, can be seen in the series playing vivid roles magnificently and gracefully.
- The story revolves around Jagruti Pathak, whose role is played by Karishma Tanna in the web series. Jagruti is the prime suspect in the murder of a fellow journalist. Her image has been tormented and all the other people are of the opinion that she has used her underworld contacts to commit such a crime. In the web series, she has to defend herself. To unravel more about the fictional Crime Drama story you must visit the Netflix platform and binge-watch all 6 episodes.
- Ozark is not from an Indian production house but from an American production house. Ozark web series has surpassed all ratings and review records. On the IMDb it has been rated 8.5/10 while on Rotten Tomatoes it has an excellent score of 91% which is hard to achieve while the Google rating for the same web series stands around 4.6/5. Similar is the case with this web series as well. If you are an enthusiast then this web series must have been on your watch list in the initial days. Until now there have been four seasons of Ozark web series completed in 44 episodes.
- The cast members of the web series include actors and actresses like Jason Bateman, Sofia Hublitz, Julia Garner, Laura Linney, Esai Morales, and many other prominent actors. It is also one of the highly awarded Crime Drama web series from the Netflix platform. A married couple Marty and Wendy Byrde played by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney respectively move to a different location named Ozark and start laundering money for a drug cartel. Marty is deceived by his business partner and in order to compensate for the loss of the cartel, Marty trades his skills of money laundering in exchange for his life with them. But as he digs deeper into the depth he finds out that unknowingly he has risked his family members’ lives in the act. Now the crime is not only limited to money laundering but also a few murders either to skip adverse situations or in order to avenge. Still, there is also some dark humor in the series along with the thriller. It shows the determination of a father who can go to any extent to prevent his family from falling apart.
- Money Heist also known as “La casa de papel” is a Spanish Crime Drama web series available on Netflix but now it has been dubbed and made available in various other languages such as English, Hindi, Tamil, and other regional and international languages. Money Heist is one such web series on Netflix that does not require any introduction. The first subscription any user takes on the platform straight away reaches out for this web series. Ratings and reviews of this web series hardly matter still, it has a very good IMDb rating of 8.2/10 while it is recommended by 95% of Rotten Tomatoes users. The web series is a mix blend of Action, Drama, Comedy, thrillers, and nail biting scenes that a viewer cannot finish in parts. It is only due to this web series that the “Dali Mask” became so popular.
- The Money Heist has three seasons that were released in 5 parts spread across 41 episodes. The web series has been directed by Álex Pina and has a long list of Spanish actors/actresses involved like Úrsula Corberó, Pedro Alonso, Miguel Herrán, Jaime Lorente, Álvaro Morte, Itziar Ituño, and others who you might not be familiar but as you will progress in the web series, all these characters and their adopted names of various cities across worlds will be familiar.
- The first season of The Money Heist involves a few groups of individuals robbing the Spanish Reserve Bank with fake guns with the help of an individual professor who is managing the whole operation sitting at a distant location. In the first season, there will be fallen soldiers, police personnel, and even some of the lead characters from the web series but it is worth watching their effort and the shrewd cunningness of the professor in making the attempt a successful one.
- While in the second season of Money Heist, the same group of individuals and some new characters will gather again when the professor summons them for another heist in the gold vault of Spain. Situations in this season become very tense as they have to make a great deal of compromises either in the form of morals or life to achieve their goal.
Better Call Saul
- A spin-off of the most award-winning Crime Drama Web series and most-watched series “Breaking Bad” is “Better Call Saul” where you will find the same characters as “Breaking Bad” and more insight into their previous and personal life. Both these Crime Drama series are easily available on Netflix and do not need any kind of introduction. Their name is self-explanatory. The “Breaking Bad” series was completed in 2012 while the “Better Call Saul” is still running. Speculations of “Better Call Saul season 7” are still being made but nothing can be confirmed. The last part of the series was available in the previous year and the ending is aligned with “Breaking Bad” so any news about the release of “Better Call Saul season 7” in the days to come seems bleak.
- As far as the rating of “Better Call Saul” goes it is the highest across all platforms. On the IMDb platform it has scored 9.5/10 which is hard to achieve while for the Rotten Tomatoes platform, 96% of the reviewers have recommended the Crime-Drama series. Even in the Google Reviews platform, which is considered the most reliable one by many users, it has a score of 4.6/5. So all in all, if you still miss out on this show available on Netflix, you are missing a lot. This show has everything be it emotions, Thrillers, action, comedy, and much more to offer for its viewers and especially for those who have already watched “Breaking Bad”.
- Now talking about the cast members of “Better Call Saul” we have the same actors/actresses in the same role as in “Breaking Bad”. Since the plot revolves around our profound lawyer “Saul Goodman”, we have “Bob Odenkirk” for the role. Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, who was one of the acquaintances of Gus Fring, we can expect some peaks into his previous life and his job as a former Police officer. Rhea Seehorn as Kim Wexler, who is Saul’s wife, then we have Giancarlo Esposito as Gus Fring, whose role in “Breaking Bad” made everyone terrified with his iconic death stare in the cartel business, Lavell Crawford as Huell Babineaux, The two twin Salmanca Brothers’ role is done by “Daniel Moncanda” and “Luis Moncada”, and lastly, there will be some more characters associated with the “Hector Salamanca” group with Mark Margolis as the “Hector Salamanca” himself. In the last season is the sixth one, almost all characters of the “Breaking Bad” will arrive including “Walter White”, “Jessie Pinkman”, and some more.
- As always in this series as well, Saul Goodman is the happy-go-lucky lawyer but was a con artist himself once in Chicago. Most of the time frame on which this show is based is depicted to be six years prior to the events of Breaking Bad. Saul is also known as Jimmy who was a mailman in his initial days when he was an intern in his brother’s law firm known as Hamlin, Hamlin & McGill (HHM) in Albuquerque. Later due to some unfavorable outcomes they both drift apart and become arch-rivals. It was during his internship when he fell for Lim Wexler and later married her.
- Later after his degree, he and his brother Chuck start working together in the HHM firm but Jimmy is ruled out from the firm by his own elder brother it is pretty late in his career when Saul becomes involved in the illegal drug cartel prior this he used to work for low-paying clients but was always desperate to achieve big in life like his elder brother Chuck. As a matter of fact, Jimmy also changes his identity as Gene Takavic and works as a manager in a store in Omaha, Nebraska during the events of 2010, to know the exact reasons, that compelled him to do so, you must watch the Better Call Saul series available on Netflix under the Crime-Drama category.
- The last series under the Crime Drama web series that is available on the internet is again from the Spanish industry named “Toy Boy”. It is one of the highly underrated web series and has two seasons so far with 21 episodes. The first season was released in 2019 with 13 episodes while the second was released in 2021 with 8 episodes. So much is the popularity of this Crime Drama web series that fans are eagerly waiting for Toy Boy Season 3 in the days to come and according to some credible sources on the internet, The Toy Boy season 3 is all set to be released in the next year after it was canceled in September. The show was renewed in 2022 by Netflix and after that, the work for the web series was completed in mid-2023.
- Talking about the reviews of Toy Boy, it is not for all types of viewers. People have to differ when it comes to popular platforms. It has been rated a decent score of 4.1/5 in the Google Reviews platform while on the IMDb it has been rated an average of 6.5/10. The users of the Rotten Tomatoes Platform have only 40% of the recommendations for this show for others. Still, you must consider this on your list as a time to watch for the best Crime Drama series on Netflix. As it is a recently released series, it does not have a large viewer base like others so these ratings will definitely change in the days to come when the viewership of the show will rise.
- Since it is from the Spanish industry, if you are non-native, then the cast members may seem unfamiliar to you. Here Jesus Mosquera, who is also an ex-spanish footballer, is in the lead role as Hugo Beltran Gonzalez, Maria Pedraza as Triana, Carlo Costania as Jario, Cristina Castano as Macarena Medina, and a few others. The plot of the movie follows Hugo Beltran as an attractive male stripper who one day suddenly wakes up on a yacht next to a burnt body of his girlfriend, Macarena. Though Hugo is innocent, he is still given 15 years of jail-time as punishment. Triana visits him after 7 years of his prison time and helps Hugo. The series is all about an attempt to decode the events of the ill-fated day and to prove him innocent. Meanwhile, how the relationship between Hugo and Triana will turn around is worth watching.