Here you will get to know about the Top 20 Best Detective Shows to Watch on Netflix. Netflix, as we all know, is the hub of best crime-related shows and particularly detective shows. In some previous years, Netflix had Launched some incredible detective shows, which every detective series lover should watch.
Although there is a lot of detectives shows available on Netflix to watch, it’s really hard to find some great shows of this category.
That’s why you are here, you are finding the best detective shows ever and which are also available on Netflix to watch. And I have to say that you are in the most suitable place.
Because here in this article, you will get to know about the 20 Best shows on Netflix, particularly of the Detective category. You will also able to see IMDb ratings, number of seasons, episodes of each show. We have also added a picture from every show so that you will get an idea about it.
Now without wasting time let’s get started with the top 20 best detective series available on Netflix.
Best Detective Shows available on Netflix
Below is the list of top 20 shows on Netflix which are related to the “Detective” category. The shows are not ranked according to the IMDb rating, they are randomly picked by our team. It means the last show listed here can be as good as the first show listed here.
Sherlock is a series based on the famous detective stories based on a detective “Sherlock Holmes”. In Sherlock, a doctor named John H. Watson finds that he was sharing his flat with Sherlock Holmes who is a detective. Then they both work together in solving some of the most unusual crime cases.
The role of Sherlock Holmes is played by Benedict Cumberbatch, and Martin Freeman played the role of Dr. John H. Watson. And it is one of the best shows on Netflix which can be watch with parents.
As we all know how hard the hob is of Catching a Criminal, and that’s what FBI agents do. In Mindhunters, two FBI agents, Holden Ford and Bill Tench catch serial-killers by analyzing their past crimes and by finding the patterns in their crimes. This is really an interesting detective kind of show which you should definitely watch.
Main Cast of this show is Jonathan Groff (Played Holder Ford), and Holt McCallany (Played Bill Tench). Also, this series is one of the most popular mystery series on Netflix right now.
The Sinner is the story of a detective named Harry Ambrose, and this story is a different kind of detective story. Harry finds out the reason behind the murders, he used to find why normal people are committing so many hilarious crimes. And the reasons he finds out will definitely shock you.
The cast has Bill Pullman who played the role of detective, Jessica Biel, Carry Coon, and others. And this series is an anthology Netflix series like the twilight zone.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries revolves around the life of a private detective named Miss Phryne Fisher. She is a glamorous woman living in Melbourne, and you will see how she solves crime cases. A new version of this series is also available on Netflix which is named Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries.
The cast includes Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Ashleigh Cummings.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
This is really an interesting detective tv show, where a normal man named Todd Brotzman got involved in a lot of dangerous stuff. Todd was a normal person, thinking that his life is going boring until he went to a hotel where he discovers a millionaire named Patrick Spring who was murdered. Then he started investigating the murder and was just mear losing his job, and then he found a detective named Dirk Gently. Dirk was hired to solve the murder, and Todd convinced him to work with him and solve that murder together.
The cast stars Elijah Wood as Todd Brotzman, Samuel Barnett as Dirk Gently.
Luther is one of my favorite detectives shows available on Netflix. In this, there is a detective, Luther, he is really a great detective who had solved a lot of criminal cases. But he is not able to catch a murderer, who is a psychopath. Then what he does is that he made that murderer his friend, and know what they do is they not solve cases. Yes, they both work together and solve cases.
The character of Luther is played by Idris Elba.
The story of Happy Valley is about a female police sergeant, Catherine Cawood who is investigating some drug-related cases in a small town in West Yorkshire named Calder Valley. During her investigation, she has to deal with a tragedy that you will get to know about while watching this series. This is a detective-drama series, which a drama series lover will also like.
This show casts Sarah Lancashire as Catherine Cawood, and James Norton, and Siobhan Finneran. It is a series that has some in main lead, and it is listed as one of the best Netflix series to watch with your daughter.
Broadcrunch is a series based on investigation related tv shows. A young boy’s death in a nondescript coastal town is a mystery. And that town gets a lot of media attention due to this mishappening. So, a team of investigators went to that town to investigate, but people of that town are not happy with it. Because the investigators are unveiling some hidden mysteries of that town, which they don’t want to be public. It is a drama-detective series or show. And if you also love drama series on Netflix, then here is the link to the list of 50 Best Drama Netflix Series. Click on the linked text to see that article.
The major cast of this show is David Tennant (Played the role of Detective Inspector), Olivia Colman (Played Detective Sergeant), Jodie Whittaker (Played Beth Latimer).
Limitless is quite a different kind of detective show available on Netflix. In this series, a person, Brian Finch had consumed a unique pill. And due to that pill, his brain’s power is tripled. Now he is using his extraordinary brainpower to help the FBI solve cases and catch criminals.
The role of Brian Finch is played by Jake McDorman, and Jennifer Carpenter played the role of Rebecca Harris.
This is one of those series which have different stories at the same time, and it is quite long, as you can see it has 44 episodes. In this series, the major story is about a young girl who got murdered. And police are investigating her murder, which is full of mysteries.
The major cast is Joel Kinnaman, Mireille Enos, Billy Campbell.
The river is a series based on the story of a fictional person named “John River”. John River is being haunted by some criminals, who have murdered someone. And John knows the truth, which he will definitely unveil one day.
The cast includes Nicola Walker, Stellan Skarsgard.
Wallander is a series in which a Swedish Detective, Kurt Wallander is on an investigation in Ystad. Ystad is a place in the southern part of the country, and the detective is investing in getting some continuous murders that happened in that area. There are also rumors that Netflix is going to release a prequel of this series which will be named Young Wallander.
Kenneth Branagh played the role of Kurt Wallander, and other casts include Jeany Spark, Sarah Smart.
Fargo is a Netflix original series which means it is only available on Netflix to watch. In Fargo, an insurance salesman named Lester Nygaard is living a boring life and also he has an uninteresting wife. One day he met a detective, Lorne Malvo, who asks him to join his path of finding a killer. This is really an interesting, well-written detective series.
The role of Lester Nygaard is played by Martin Freeman, and Billy Bob Thornton plays the role of Lorne Malvo.
Jonathan Creek is really a different detective series which some of you may find interesting but some of you may hate it. Jonathan Creek is an inventor in this series, who invents magical things. And he also uses his power to solve murder mysteries. This seems unique and another thing is that the character of Jonathan is quite funny. It is a comedy series more than a detective.
The show casts Alan Davies as Jonathan Creek, Croline Quentin, Stuart Milligan.
1983 is a Netflix original polish series that is exclusively available on Netflix. In this series, a Law student and a disgraced cop investigate a terrorist attack that happened in the year 1983 in Poland. And they unveil a conspiracy after 20 years of that attack which nobody knows.
The cast includes Zofia Wichlacz, Maiej Musial, Michalina Olszanska.
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Marcella is a British series in which a British police detective who is investigating a murder mystery. A missing Child’s body is discovered in a wall and to find the murderer a special force is allowed for this case. This is an emotional and yet an interesting series where you will see how Marcella solve that case.
The cast includes Anna Friel as Marcella, and Ray Panthaki, Nichols Pinnock.
Ripper Street is a series in which a murdered named Jack the Ripper had slaughtered and had cut women into pieces in London. And after about 6 months there were no such more crimes committed by him, so the H division of London which is allocated to make peace in the state thinks that now all of this is over. But there is a forward-thinking detective who is also part of that division, and he thinks that Ripper will comeback.
This show casts Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, and Adam Rothenberg.
The criminal is a UK series that was released in the UK, German, and France. It also comes with french dubbing and Spanish language. It is a series in which police investigators interrogate criminals, suspects and then they started having conflicts between them which impact their mental state. It is a psychological drama series that will mess around your mind.
This series cast David Tennant, Katherine Kelly, Nicholas Pinnock, etc.
The blacklist is a series in which a criminal becomes a detective, yes it’s true. One of the most wanted criminals unexpectedly surrenders himself to the FBI and he also offers them to help them to catch one of the most deadly serial-killers. But still, there is a condition, that he only wants to work with a newly recruited FBI agent, Elizabeth Keen.
The cast includes James Spader, Megan Boone, Dieggo Klattenhoff.
Criminal Minds is one of the detective series which have a lot of seasons, as you can see it has 14 seasons. It is one of the longest series, the main plot of the series revolves around a group of analysts who analyze some deadly criminals and their next moves. They try to stop criminals before committing their next crime, and they do this by analyzing their patterns of killing.
The star cast includes Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster.
Above were the top 20 best Netflix detective shows, which include some Netflix originals and some tv shows which are available on Netflix to watch.
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