Best Crime TV Shows of 2021

This page is updated regularly. Subscribe, so you don't miss new recommendations. The list of "Best Crime TV Shows of 2021" contains films with the following parameters. Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, tense, suspenseful and psychological. Plot: crimes, murder, corruption, investigation, criminal, crime investigation, uncover truth, murder investigation, police and police detective. Genre: Crime, Drama and Mystery. Country: UK, USA and Sweden.
Best Crime TV Shows of 2021
Best Crime TV Shows of 2021
TOP TV Shows: Mare of Easttown (2021), Time (2021), The Thin Blue Line (2021), Only Murders in the Building (2021), Cypher (2021), The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021), Dom (2021), Dexter: New Blood (2021), The Chestnut Man (2021), Mayor of Kingstown (2021), Dr. Death (2021), The Innocent (2021), Grace (2021), The Snitch Cartel: Origins (2021), The One (2021), The Beast Must Die (2021), Dalgliesh (2021), Annika (2021), The Cleaning Lady (2021), Whitstable Pearl (2021).

List of Best TV Shows

Mare of Easttown (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart.
Style: suspense, captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, anthology
Plot: murder, homicide detective, murder investigation, murder mystery, small town life, small town, drug abuse, female detective, ex husband ex wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, lesbian daughter, therapist ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: pennsylvania
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 8.2
 21K
Time (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: A prisoner consumed by guilt, an officer with an impossible choice. What does it take to survive? A tense story of punishment and principles, starring Sean Bean and Stephen Graham.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: prison, jailed, penance, guilty conscience, redemption, prison guard, prisoner, guilt, jail cell, forgiveness, jail, prison warden ...
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The Thin Blue Line (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Swedish drama series about police officers in Malmö, their tiring work and the difficulties of keeping their personal and professional life separate.
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: police, law enforcement, investigation, police academy, partners, friendship, violence, death, murder, chase, rivalry, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century
Place: sweden, scandinavia, eastern europe
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Only Murders in the Building (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Three strangers who share an obsession with true crime suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: murder, stranger, amateur detective, private detective, crime solving, lesbian, murder mystery, lgbt, murder investigation, amateur sleuth, criminal, unsolved crime ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
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 5.7
 4K
Cypher (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Will Scott, one of the FBI's leading crypto-analysts is hired to crack a heavily coded document. He soon discovers it's a hit list, putting him in the cross-hairs of the bad guys who want it back. Will must navigate the murky waters of ...
Style: serious, brutal, tense, realistic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, survival, lone hero, investigation, crimes, fighting the system, fight, attempted murder, peril, surveillance, runaway, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Pembrokeshire Murders (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 144 min.
TV show
Story: Detective superintendent reopens two unsolved murder cases from the 1980s. Forensic methods link the crimes to a string of burglaries. Steve's team has to find more evidence before the perpetrator is released from prison.
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, psychological
Plot: serial killer, police detective, murder investigation, police, investigation, law enforcement, true crime, father son relationship, double murder, unsolved crime, who done it, murderer ...
Time: 2000s, future
Place: wales, britain, united kingdom
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 7.2
 2K
Dom (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A father who never stopped fighting against drugs. A son who never stopped using them. Two sides of the same coin. Victor is a cop who has fought all his life to curb cocaine trafficking. His son is a drug addict who has become one of the most ...
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: favela, war on drugs, drug cartel, sex, drugs, father son relationship, drug traffic, cocaine, father son estrangement, relationship problems, criminal, estranged father ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, northeast brazil
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Dexter: New Blood (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 529 min.
TV show
Story: Set 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, he is now living under an assumed name in Upstate New York, far from his original home in Miami.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, missing person, serial murder, vigilante, secret identity, murderer, killings, killing spree, hidden identity, murder investigation, kidnapping ...
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The Chestnut Man (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A young woman is found brutally murdered in a Copenhagen playground. Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts. Adapted from the acclaimed novel.
Style: enigmatic, brutal, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: murder, murderer, serial killer, murder investigation, forest, female detective, police, missing person, sleuth, serial murder, investigation, murder mystery ...
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Mayor of Kingstown (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
TV show
Story: Set in a small Michigan town where the only industry remaining are federal, state, and private prisons, the story follows the McClusky family, the power brokers between the police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians, in a city ...
Style: tense, suspense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: organized crime, corruption, prison, racism, business, corrupt mayor, inequality, town mayor, political corruption, corrupt politician, mayor, murder ...
Place: michigan
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Ships in the Night: A Martha's Vineyard Mystery (2021)
Genre: Mystery
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
TV show
Story: When an art gallery robbery leads to the death of the contemptible gallery manager, former Boston detective Jeff Jackson teams up with local doctor - and old flame - Dr. Zee Madeiras, to catch the killer.
Style: stylized, suspenseful, psychological, captivating
Plot: crime investigation, murder mystery, murder, whodunit, law enforcement, investigation, police, police detective, puzzle, manipulation, ex cop, professional ...
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 7.6
 13K
Dr. Death (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 403 min.
TV show
Story: The terrifying true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch, a flourishing Dallas neurosurgeon whose patients suddenly begin becoming permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians set out to stop him.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: surgery, surgeon, coworker, medical malpractice, medicine, violence, workplace, crimes, medical examination, social problems, surgical operation, physician ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
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 7.8
 31K
The Innocent (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 467 min.
TV show
Story: An accidental killing leads a man down a dark hole of intrigue and murder. Just as he finds love and freedom, one phone call brings back the nightmare.
Style: dark, suspense, captivating, tense, philosophical
Plot: murder, true crime, fight, murderer, male nudity, intrigue, rape, bandit, criminal, secret, ex convict, secret past ...
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 7.3
 4K
Grace (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
TV show
Story: Brighton based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace is a hard-working police officer who has given his life to the job, but his career is currently at rock bottom. He’s fixated by the disappearance of his beloved wife, Sandy, and running enquiries ...
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing, suspense
Plot: police detective, police, detective inspector, police partner, sleuth, partners against crime, fighting crime, crime investigation, forensics, unsolved crime, investigation, crime solving ...
Time: future
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The Snitch Cartel: Origins (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Colombia
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: In Cali during the '60s and '70s, two brothers juggle family, romance and the joint pursuit of a burning ambition: to rule Colombia's drug industry.
Style: disturbing, tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: drug cartel, drug lord, drug dealer, drug dealing, war on drugs, smuggling, drugs, brother brother relationship, criminal, crime boss, organized crime, partners in crime ...
Place: colombia
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 6.6
 13K
The One (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
TV show
Story: Love — and lies — spiral when a DNA researcher helps discover a way to find the perfect partner, and creates a bold new matchmaking service.
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, intellectual, psychological thriller
Plot: dna, love, genetics, opposites attract, research, scientific research, love and romance, matchmaking, dating service, secret, character study, medical research ...
Time: near future
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The Beast Must Die (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Following the death of her son in a hit and run, all Frances Cairnes wants is to hunt down and kill the man she believes is responsible. When she finally tracks him down, she tricks her way into his house and plots his murder from within.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, suspense, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: murder, police department, uncle niece relationship, detective inspector, dead boy, widow, family relations, sister, grieving mother, fashion model, panic attack, partner ...
Place: london, australia
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 7.4
 3K
Dalgliesh (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A recent widower and acclaimed poet, enigmatic Inspector Adam Dalgliesh employs his exceptional empathy and insight to plumb the darker depths of the human psyche while investigating complex crimes in 1970s England.
Style: captivating, disturbing, tense
Plot: detective inspector, private detective, private investigator, police detective, murder investigation, crime investigation, fighting crime, investigation, uncover truth, mystery, crime solving, sleuth ...
Time: 70s
Place: united kingdom, britain, england
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 7.0
 4K
Annika (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: The sharp, witty and enigmatic DI Annika Strandhed, as she heads up a new specialist Marine Homicide Unit (MHU) that is tasked with investigating the unexplained, brutal, and seemingly unfathomable murders.
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: detective inspector, police, mother daughter relationship, breaking the fourth wall, crimes, murder investigation, police investigation, investigation, seaside, policewoman, family relations, fighting crime ...
Time: future
Place: glasgow scotland
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The Cleaning Lady (2021)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: In order to raise the money that she needs, Rosa (Damayanti Quintanar), works two jobs: one in a chemical factory and the other as part of the cleaning staff at the Valladares home, one of the wealthiest families in the city. It will be this job ...
Style: suspense, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: mother son relationship, money problems, female assassin, crimes, single parent, family relations, murderer, social problems, financial problem, murder, single mother, criminal ...
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Whitstable Pearl (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
TV show
Story: With her son grown up, single mom Pearl Nolan decides to pursue her lifelong dream and launches a private detective agency, which she runs from her family's restaurant in the coastal town of Whitstable. Drawn by her caring nature, locals soon ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, psychological, tense
Plot: police investigation, murder, amateur detective, seaside, detective agency, murder investigation, police detective, coastal town, single parent, mother daughter relationship, restaurant, middle aged woman ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: united kingdom, britain, england
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HPI Haut Potentiel Intellectuel (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: France
TV show
Story: Morgane is 38 years old. She raises her 3 children alone. She manages (or not) her 2 exes and her various credits. Her 160 IQ scores spoil her life a bit until the day when Morgane sees her destiny as a cleaning lady turned upside down. Her ...
Style: humorous, captivating, entertaining, tense
Plot: police detective, female detective, single parent, whodunit, crime solving, genius, amateur detective, single mother, police, investigation, uncover truth, fighting crime ...
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 7.5
 6K
CSI: Vegas (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Facing an existential threat that could bring down the Crime Lab, a brilliant team of forensic investigators must welcome back old friends and deploy new techniques to preserve and serve justice in Sin City.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: crime investigation, investigation, forensics, partners against crime, partners, crime solving, fighting crime, sleuth, social problems, gang, police partner, organized crime ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
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 7.0
 3K
Ganglands (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Mehdi, a qualified robber, and Liana, an apprentice thief, get involved in a turf war between drug dealers, and have to collaborate in order to save their loved ones.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, disturbing
Plot: drug lord, criminal, drug dealer, gang war, organized crime, thief, struggle for survival, bandit, gang, criminal gang, crimes, robbery ...
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 7.0
 15K
Landscapers (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 193 min.
TV show
Story: A seemingly ordinary British couple become the focus of an extraordinary investigation when two dead bodies are discovered in the back garden of a house in Nottingham.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, tense, semi serious ...
Plot: investigation, murder, murder investigation, husband wife relationship, mystery, love, investigator, family relations, suspicion, love and romance, victim, police officer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Anxious People (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: Sweden
Duration: 171 min.
TV show
Story: A bank robber holds the visitors of an open house hostage and then promptly vanishes, leaving the police baffled — and suspicious of everyone.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, satirical, entertaining
Plot: agent, friend, love, police, burglar, con trick, criminal, secret, satire, master criminal, robbery, police detective ...
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 7.2
 53K
Clickbait (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 368 min.
TV show
Story: When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, tense, psychological ...
Plot: social media, kidnapped man, kidnapping, social problems, social issues, social network, kidnapped, crime investigation, abduction, crimes, life is a bitch, internet ...
Time: 2020s
Place: australia
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 6.9
 32K
Stay Close (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 375 min.
TV show
Story: When Carlton Flynn vanishes 17 years to the night after Stewart Green did, it sets off a chain reaction in the lives of people connected to both men.
Style: suspense, enigmatic, captivating, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: reporter, media, secret, photojournalist, crimes, uncover truth, crime solving, detective inspector, confronting the past, investigation, crime investigation, dark past ...
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 7.4
 21K
Vigil (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The mysterious disappearance of a Scottish fishing trawler and a death on-board the submarine HMS Vigil bring the police into conflict with the Navy and British security services. DCI Amy Silva and DS Kirsten Longacre lead an investigation on land ...
Style: enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: submarine, female police detective, policewoman, murder investigation, lesbian, murder, investigation, police investigation, murder mystery, mystery, conspiracy, nuclear threat ...
Time: 2020s
Place: united kingdom, britain, scotland
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One of Us Is Lying (2021)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: The story of what happens when five high schoolers walk into detention and only four make it out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.
Style: suspense, tense, disturbing, captivating
Audience: teen drama
Plot: detention, high school, jailed, confined, prison, jail, crimes, young adult, prison violence, prisoner, prison riot, criminal ...
Time: contemporary
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