Best Crime TV Shows of 2020

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Best Crime TV Shows of 2020
Best Crime TV Shows of 2020
TOP TV Shows: Perry Mason (2020), The Undoing (2020), Home Before Dark (2020), Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020), Interrogation (2020), Hightown (2020), Big Sky (2020), Young Wallander (2020), Your Honor (2020), Power Book II: Ghost (2020), P-Valley (2020), Defending Jacob (2020), Gangs of London (2020), Ratched (2020), Teenage Bounty Hunters (2020), Hunters (2020), For Life (2020), The Woods (2020), The Outsider (2020), Freud (2020).

List of Best TV Shows

 7.5
 17K
Perry Mason (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in 1932 Los Angeles, the series focuses on the origin story of famed defense lawyer Perry Mason. Living check-to-check as a low-rent private investigator, Mason is haunted by his wartime experiences in France and suffering the effects of a ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: private detective, lawyer, false accusation, courtroom drama, investigation, origin story, courtroom, murder, perry mason, dishonesty, police corruption, legal action ...
Time: 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, united states, california
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 7.4
 77K
The Undoing (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 337 min.
TV show
Story: Grace and Jonathan Fraser are living the only lives they ever wanted. Overnight a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster, Grace must dismantle ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, twists and turns, surprise ending, captivating ...
Plot: life turned upside down, lie, adultery, family drama, secret, murder, mysterious disappearance, mother son relationship, riddles and clues, therapist, father son relationship, murder investigation ...
Time: year 2019
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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Home Before Dark (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A young girl moves from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father left behind. While there, her dogged pursuit of the truth leads her to unearth a cold case that everyone in town, including her own father, tried hard to bury.
Style: suspense, captivating, inspirational, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: crime investigation, child protagonist, small town, father daughter relationship, sheriff, unsolved crime, crime solving, child fighting adult, murder, private investigation, amateur sleuth, secret revealed ...
Time: 2020s
Place: usa
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Miss Scarlet and the Duke (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
TV show
Story: When Eliza Scarlet’s father dies, he leaves her penniless, but she resolves to continue his detective agency. To operate in a male-dominated world, though, she needs a partner... step forward a detective known as the Duke. Eliza and The Duke ...
Style: colourful, entertaining, humorous, captivating, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, family outing
Plot: female detective, victorian england, private detective, crime investigation, victorian age, forensics, detective agency, investigation, female police detective, crimes, adventure, policewoman ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: london
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Interrogation (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: Based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, tense, rough
Plot: family problems, prison, police interrogation, criminal heroes, police, family relations, law enforcement, death, haunted by the past, crimes, hopes, family in crisis ...
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 6.5
 3K
Hightown (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Amid the drug trade on Cape Cod, a body washes ashore and is discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer, Jackie Quinones, who is determined to help solve the murder even if the state cops want her nowhere near the case.
Style: suspense, bleak, captivating, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian, stripper, female protagonist, therapy, murder investigation, murder, woman killed, drugs, assassination plot, gangsters, female agent ...
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 6.7
 10K
Big Sky (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Private detective Cassie Dewell partners with ex-cop Jenny Hoyt on a search for two sisters who have been kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway in Montana. When they discover that these are not the only girls who have disappeared in the ...
Style: psychological, enigmatic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: unfaithful husband, private detective, husband wife relationship, mentally unstable, bad reputation, kidnapping, truck driver, domineering mother, ex cop, mystery, mysterious disappearance, investigation ...
Place: montana
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Young Wallander (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: An incendiary hate crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, police protagonist, police officer, police, murder, crimes, murder investigation, heroes, society, chase, good versus evil, danger
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden
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 7.6
 39K
Your Honor (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
Story: The son of a respected judge is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. A legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society.
Style: realistic, emotional, suspenseful, serious
Plot: courtroom drama, judge, courtroom, car accident, manslaughter, crime boss, parent child relationship, family relations, social relations, uncover truth, confession, father son relationship ...
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Power Book II: Ghost (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 631 min.
TV show
Story: Picking up just days after the “Power” finale, this sequel series follows Tariq navigating his new life, in which his desire to shed his father’s legacy comes up against the mounting pressure to save his family.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, tense ...
Plot: drug dealing, organized crime, nightclub owner, investigation, hotshot, revenge, family relations, gang leader, going straight, self sacrifice, hip hop, heir ...
Place: new york
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Ruby Herring Mysteries: Prediction Murder (2020)
Genre: Crime
Country: USA
TV show
Story: When crime reporter Ruby Herring receives clues to a murder that happened five years earlier involving a local psychic, she joins forces with Detective Jake Killian to help crack the case.
Style: enigmatic, twist ending, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: romancing partners, psychology, partners, riddles and clues, manipulation, puzzle, adventure, investigation, danger, mind game, suspicion, journalist ...
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 7.1
 3K
P-Valley (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: An unapologetic look at the lives of strip-club dancers working down in the Dirty Delta.
Style: sentimental, captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, visually appealing ...
Plot: strip club, nude girl, stripper, woman in danger, female friendship, lap dance, striptease, haunted by the past, pole dancer, rivalry, dancing, mother daughter relationship ...
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Defending Jacob (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 402 min.
TV show
Story: A family’s lives are irreparably disrupted when the 14-year-old son is accused of murdering a fellow classmate.
Style: suspense, serious, social, captivating
Plot: police investigation, murder investigation, investigation, murder, death, husband wife relationship, assistant district attorney, false accusation of murder, parents and children, suspect, father son relationship, mysterious villain ...
Time: 2020s
Place: massachusetts
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Gangs of London (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: UK
TV show
Story: When the head of a criminal organisation, Finn Wallace is assassinated, the sudden power vacuum his death creates threatens the fragile peace between the intricate web of gangs operating on the streets of the city. Now it’s up to the grieving, ...
Style: brutal, rough, exciting, suspense
Plot: gang war, mafia, bandit, organized crime, blood, gang, violence, father son relationship, gunfight, criminal, danger, triad ...
Place: london
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 7.3
 47K
Ratched (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: An origins story, beginning in 1947, which follows Ratched's journey and evolution from nurse to full-fledged monster tracking her murderous progression through the mental health care system.
Style: sexy, disturbing, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: mental institution, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lobotomy, manipulative woman, mutilation, lesbian, netflix, psychiatric nurse, body horror, medical malpractice ...
Time: 50s
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A Beautiful Place to Die: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (2020)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: After being forced into early retirement, former detective Jeff Jackson returns to a quiet life on Martha's Vineyard. Quiet, at least, until a body washes up and he's drawn back into crime solving.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, captivating, stylized
Plot: crime investigation, uncover truth, investigation, murder, puzzle, romancing partners, who done it, social relations, police detective, murder mystery, professional, whodunit ...
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Riddled with Deceit: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (2020)
Genre: Mystery
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: Former detective Jeff Jackson teams up with Dr. Zee Madieras to track down their friend's missing emerald brooch, a thief, and also... a murderer.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, captivating, psychological
Plot: uncover truth, murder, police detective, law enforcement, manipulation, mystery, professional, love affair, love and romance, romancing partners, investigation, puzzle ...
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Teenage Bounty Hunters (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: After joining forces with a veteran bounty hunter, sixteen-year-old fraternal twin sisters Sterling and Blair dive into the world of bail skipping baddies while still navigating the high stakes of teenage love and sex.
Plot: bisexuality, female protagonist, twins, high school, mother daughter relationship, teenager, religion, parents and children, weirdo, bounty hunter, everyday life, teenage life ...
Place: usa
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 7.2
 35K
Hunters (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A diverse band of Nazi Hunters living in 1977 New York City discover that hundreds of high ranking Nazi officials are living among us and conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the U.S. The eclectic team of Hunters set out on a bloody quest to bring ...
Plot: nazi hunter, concentration camp, war criminal, world war two, neo nazi, male protagonist, revenge, murder, fake identity, nazi, holocaust, hitler ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: new york
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 7.7
 5K
For Life (2020)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating, twists and turns
Plot: confined, prisoner, lawyer, mind game, prison, wrongful conviction, vengeance, scheme, corruption, fighting the system, justice, danger ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.5
 5K
The Woods (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 306 min.
TV show
Story: Paul Copeland is looking to solve the murder of his sister back in 1994.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, tense, disturbing
Plot: murder mystery, murder investigation, homicide detective, brutal murder, child murder, uncover truth, past coming back to haunt, police investigation, police detective, serial killer, psycho killer, depression ...
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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 7.7
 71K
The Outsider (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When an insidious supernatural force edges its way into a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a young boy, it leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe in.
Style: scary, mysterious, exciting, sad, psychological ...
Plot: murder, stephen king, supernatural, investigation, police investigation, mysticism, small town, private detective, falsely accused, mysterious event, unsolved crime, murder investigation ...
Place: usa, georgia
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 6.5
 11K
Freud (2020)
Genre: Crime, History, Thriller
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: Eager to make his name in 19th-century Vienna, a hungry young Sigmund Freud joins a psychic and an inspector to solve a string of bloody mysteries.
Style: dark, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: psychiatrist, psychology, treatment, doctors and patients, historical figure, murder investigation, threat, crime investigation, medium, murder mystery, psychologist, introspection ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: central europe, vienna
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 7.6
 35K
Outer Banks (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A tight-knit group of teens unearths a long-buried secret, setting off a chain of illicit events that takes them on an adventure they'll never forget.
Style: exciting, entertaining
Plot: treasure hunt, treasure, adventurer, group of friends, wild ride, treasure map, adventure, treasure hunter, teenager, search for father, rivals, peril ...
Place: north carolina
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 6.8
 2K
The Gloaming (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: When an unidentified woman is found brutally murdered, Detective Molly McGee teams up with fellow cop, Alex O’Connell—with whom she shares a tragic past—to solve the crime.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, unusual plot structure, suspense, tense
Plot: suicide, ghost, murder investigation, characters in danger, paranormal, paranormal phenomena, murder, exorcism, vengeance, uncover truth, peril, police detective ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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 7.7
 14K
Des (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: true crime, serial killer, detective inspector, murder, police, murderer, danger, murder mystery, investigation, who done it, deadly, serial murder ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: united kingdom, london
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 7.3
 40K
The Stranger (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 363 min.
TV show
Story: A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.
Style: mind bending, clever, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: mystery, riddles and clues, mysterious stranger, infidelity, betrayal, family, husband wife relationship, family relations, investigation, violence against women, drug use, memory loss ...
Time: 21st century
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 7.2
 14K
DC's Stargirl (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 566 min.
TV show
Story: Courtney Whitmore, a smart, athletic and above all else kind girl, discovers her step-father has a secret: he used to be the sidekick to a superhero. "Borrowing" the long-lost hero’s cosmic staff, she becomes the unlikely inspiration for ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, talky, light
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: superheroine, superhero, superhero team, masked superhero, heroes, heroine, superhuman powers, teenager, super powers, super strength, good versus evil, save the world ...
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 8.2
 473
The Long Night (2020)
Genre: Crime
Country: China
TV show
Story: It was an open shut case with hundred of witnesses seeing the murder suspect trying to dispose of a body and a signed confession from the suspect himself. And yet when the case was ready for court, the prosecutor discovered that the case was not as ...
Style: suspense, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Plot: who done it, deadly, murder investigation, youth, police officer, death, chases and races, danger, police detective, law enforcement, uncover truth, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
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Almost Paradise (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A former DEA agent forced into early retirement runs a gift shop in in the Philippines. Despite his best efforts to begin a tranquil new life, he’s pulled back into a world of dangerous people and deadly situations, either through his friends in ...
Style: visually appealing, suspense, heroic, disturbing
Plot: police protagonist, retired cop, police, private investigator, betrayal by friend, good versus evil, villain arrested, assassin, haunted by the past, gunslinger, assassination attempt, brawl ...
Place: the philippines
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