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Good Detective Shows on Netflix

We always look for good detective shows to watch on Netflix. Netflix has a lot of shows but it is hard to select the best ones among so many. Here is the list of the detective shows we liked on Netflix. We will update the list as we find more.

  • Midsomer Murders
    British Detective Drama. Netflix streaming.
  • Bletchley Circle
    British Detective Drama. Netflix streaming.

  • Waking the Dead
    British Detective Drama. Netflix streaming.
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  • The Fall
    British Detective Drama with Gillian Anderson. Netflix streaming.
  • Luther
    British Detective Drama with Idris Elba. Netflix streaming.
  • Endeavour
    British detective drama. Netflix streaming.
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  • Elementary
    Elementary is an American detective, contemporary update of Sherlock Holmes. Netflix DVD.
  • Jack Taylor
    Irish detective drama. Netflix streaming. If you like Jack Taylor, you might also enjoy Wallander, another great Netflix detective series.
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  • Sherlock
    British detective drama with Benedict Cumberbatch. Netflix DVD, some on Netflix streaming.
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries
    Australian detective drama. Netflix streaming.
  • The Killing
    American detective drama. Netflix streaming.
  • Foyle’s War
    British detective drama with Honeysuckle Weeks. Netflix streaming.
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  • Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter
    Swedish detective drama with English subtitles. Netflix streaming.
  • Top of The Lake
    New Zealand detective drama with Elisabeth Moss. Netflix streaming.
  • Agatha Christie’s Marple
    British detective series. Agatha Christie’s Marple series ran on TV since 2004 to 2013. Netflix streaming.
  • Longmire
    American crime drama based on mystery novels written by best-selling author Craig Johnson. Netflix streaming.
  • Spiral
    French police drama with English subtitles. Netflix streaming.
  • True Detective
    American crime drama, HBO’s series. True Detective’s season one stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. Yes, you now can order this show via Netflix by mail (DVD)!
  • Rosemary & Thyme
    British detective TV show starring Felicity Kendal and Pam Ferris as gardening detectives Rosemary Boxer and Laura Thyme. Netflix streaming.
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  • Salamander
    Salamander is Belgian detective series with English subtitles centering around a bank robbery. Netflix streaming. Recommended by SweetieAndGeek and our users.
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  • Happy Valley
    Happy Valley is a gritty British police drama with a similar feel to Luther only with a female lead and a season-long story. Sally Wainwright who both authored and stars in the show makes it work on every level. Netflix streaming.
  • Dicte
    Dicte is Danish detective series. The female crime reporter Dicte Svendsen helps police to investigate crimes even when they would rather not. The crimes frequently hold personal significance the Dicte and in season one we learn as much about her as about the crimes she investigates. If you liked Dicte, you might also enjoy watching Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter. Netflix streaming.
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  • Broadchurch
    Broadchurch is a British crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman. Broadchurch is focused on the search for a boy’s murderer by the two detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller in a small sea-side town. Broadchurch premiered in March 2013. Netflix streaming.
  • Wallander
    Wallander is a BBC remake of a detective series that takes place in Sweden. Kurt Wallander is a detective and police inspector who is dedicated to his work. While Wallander is investigating murders the audience learns about his personality, his personal life, and his family. You might like Wallander if you liked Midsomer Murders since the setting and people are as important as the plots. But, unlike Misdomer Murders the protagonist is flawed like the title characters from Jack Taylor and Luthor. Netflix streaming.
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  • River
    River is a British police drama. Stellan Skarsgård stars as D.I. John River. This detective show is different from others because Detective John River, the main character, is actually pretty crazy. He sees people and hears voices. Although, his condition does not prevent him from being a good detective and it does make him a truly fascinating character. Netflix streaming.
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  • Marcella
    Marcella is another British female detective show on Netflix. It is made in crime noir style. Marcella is good at her detective job but has problems at her personal life. It is a good female detective show directed by Hans Rosenfeldt; it can be your new mystery obsession.
  • Border Town
  • Border town is a Netflix Original, Finnish crime series. It is probably one of the strongest detective shows of 2017, as can be judged by its very high rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is currently available on Netflix in the following places: US, Canada, UK, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Eastern Europe, Russia, Netherlands.

    Detective Inspector Kari Sorjonen is a genius and one of the most respected officers at the National Bureau of Investigation in Finland. When his wife is barely survives brain cancer, Sorjonen decides to take his family to a small town near the border of Russia, to live a quiet peaceful life. But this peaceful escape turns out not to be so peaceful.

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  • Case
  • The Case is another Netflix Originals European detective series; Icelandic crime drama. It is like the American show The Killing in its look and feel. In other words, it is a little bit dark and gloomy but powerful.
    The Case is about a self destructive lawyer and a female police detective investigating a teenager’s death. The pair don’t quit when the case is ruled as a suicide.
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    Please, let us know about any other good detective shows on Netflix, we will watch them and add them to the list accordingly

    Posted on April 2, 2014 then Updated September 19, 2017By Sweetie

22 thoughts on “Good Detective Shows on Netflix”

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  4. Salamander, Happy Valley, and Wallander — a few more detective series I loved on Netflix.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Thanks for your list of detective shows. I am expecting to have withdrawal from binge watching “The Killing” over the past 2 months. What am I gonna do without Linden & Holder? 2 other shows I’ve enjoyed are “The Fall” and “Lie to Me”…

    1. Sweetie says:

      Thank You, Jennifer. We did not watch Lie to Me yet but we will. Thank you for recommendation!

  6. Tim says:

    You left off
    Murdoch Mysteries..

  7. Mary says:

    Thanks for this blog. Have seen most of them — but my all time favorite is River — the acting, the characters, everything. Hopefully this will win some sort of award. I have been reading this genre and watching Detective Stories — but River was the icing on the cake.

  8. MonaLS says:

    Love Rosemary & Thyme. Ended too soon.

  9. I have a lot of catching up to do-i only watch one from this list! haha. thanks for sharing. 🙂



  10. A .Antovska says:

    You have great list here. Those are really popular detective shows on Netflix.

  11. Valerie Jane says:

    Awesome!! Checking out miss marple tonight!! Huge fan!

  12. Shevoneese says:

    Great list! You should check out Blindspot

  13. You are speaking my Netflix language! Can’t wait to check out the series that I haven’t already devoured on this list! 😉

  14. pat says:

    Thank You !!!!!

  15. Jill says:

    Just finished The Break – full of surprises!

  16. Jill says:

    Also, Hinterland, The Lava Fields, The Case.

  17. dawn says:

    these are amazing recommendations! i cant wait to dive in!

  18. Bola says:

    Great list. I really need to get back to watching series again.

  19. Bev says:

    I am trying to find a show that I watched on Netflix. There was a music producer who had girls chained in a sound proof room next to his music studio. It has been driving me crazy to remember the name of that show. Do you know? If so, please reply to my email address.

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