Top Crime Dramas To Watch On Netflix This Weekend

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Netflix has always been on point when it comes to crime drama. The shows featured on Netflix are more often than not, highly rated on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and always manage to keep you on your toes. This weekend, we give you a list of such shows to watch on Netflix that will keep you on the edge of your seats. So make some pop-corn, sit back and binge watch.

Making A Murderer

This gripping crime series focusses on a true event that happened in the United States in the 80s and continued till the 2000s. The story revolves around Steven Avery, a man from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, who served 18 years in prison for the wrongful conviction of sexual assault and attempted murder. There are two seasons with a total of 20 episodes each running around 47 to 77 minutes.


This crime series is based on a book called Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit. The authors of the book are John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker, and they focus around the time when the FBI did not have a criminal profiling division. The story revolves around the central characters FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench. They go around the country to interview serial killers (They coin the term as well, on their journey to understand ‘serial killers’). There is just onwseason with 10 episodes with a watching time of 34 to 60 minutes each episode.

Manhunt: Unabomber

This crime drama is gripping and is an extraordinary story told through fiction about the infamous Unabomber. Ted Kaczynski, also known as the Unabomber was a real life terrorist. He, between 1978 and 1995, killed three people and injured 23 others. The story of the series follows the main character Jim Fitzgerald who the FBI tasks to profile the Unabomber. He faces constant opposition from within the FBI who question his weird methods. The series has 1 season with 8 episodes each 42 to 43 minutes long. It is a great watch for the thrill-seekers on a Sunday afternoon.


Narcos is a highly successful crime drama series running for three seasons now and has a huge viewer base at the moment. And what more, it is set to release a new season on November 16th! If you still haven’t watched the series, then this weekend would be a good time to catch up on it. Seasons 1 and 2 are based on the story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who was an infamous drug lord in Columbia. He was known as the “The King of Cocaine” and was the wealthiest criminal in history. Escobar was known to have burnt money to keep himself warm at times.The three seasons comprise of 30 episodes ranging from 30 to 45 minutes each.


The show chronicles a story of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota but somehow all clues lead to Fargo, North Dakota. Fargo has three seasons so far and each have an amazing starcast with very edge of the seat stories. It features great actors such as Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons. Others well known figures include Jean Smart, Ted Danson, Ewan McGregor,  Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Goran Bogdan and David Thewlis. If you are going to watch this, you will need more than two days of constant binge-watching for sure!


This is the first German-language Netflix original series and is a great watch if you are fine with watching a show with subtitles or are fluent in the German language! The show revolves around a fictional town in Germany where children start to disappear mysteriously. This bring out the dark past, the double lives and the broken relationships of four families in the town. This show is often compared to Netflix’s Stranger Things. It has one season with 10 episodes with a run time of 45 to 57 minutes each.

The People Vs O.J Simpson: American Crime Story

This series is based on Jeffrey Toobin’s book, The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson (1997) and revolves around the Nicole Simpson murder case. In 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were found stabbed to death outside Nicole’s condominium in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles and O.J. Simpson was the prime suspect for the murders. O.J Simpson is a former American running back. He was a well known figure at the time. The story follows how the trials for the same went and how, finally (Spoiler alert) he was acquitted. This mini-series is a part of American Crime Story. The series has 10 episodes ranging from 41 minutes to 1 hour 6 minutes each.

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