10 detective movies and series on Netflix | Culture

In real or fictional plots, investigative stories have always aroused public interest. For those who are fans of the genre and cannot resist a good atmosphere of mystery, in which new evidence changes the whole course of history, we list here 10 films and series of detectives on Netflix. Take advantage of the suggestions and run the play!

Detective movies and series on Netflix

1. Sherlock Holmes [série]

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Inspired by the famous character of literature created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes is a British series nominated for several Emmy categories. The production follows an intelligent and eccentric detective, who uses unorthodox methods in his investigations. Along with his best friend, Dr. John Watson, he helps the UK police in cases that seem to have no solution.

  • Creation: Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss
  • Year: 2010
  • Episodes: 13 (4 seasons)
  • Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman

2. Bordertown [série]

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Finnish series, Bordertown was closed after its third season. Film spin off of the series, however, has already been announced. The plot follows investigator Kari Sorjonen, when he moves with his wife to a small town. There, the couple’s new life is shaken by several murders, which compel Kari to put her skills into action.

  • Creation: Miikko Oikkonen
  • Year: 2016
  • Episodes: 31 (3 seasons)
  • Cast: Ville Virtanen and Anu Sinisalo

3. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency [série]

Based on the book of the same name by Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency was canceled after its second season. The production follows a detective who solves his cases in a very original way – letting the universe itself reveal what he needs – and also his assistant, a boy who is very reluctant to help him.

  • Creation: Max Landis
  • Year: 2016
  • Episodes: 18 (2 seasons)
  • Cast: Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood

4. The Silence of the White City [filme]

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Spanish psychological thriller, The Silence of the White City is an adaptation of a bestseller from the country. In the film, a detective who was out of service is called to work in a Basque region, in which a series of murders recreate the same style used by a famous serial killer, arrested 20 years ago but about to get out of jail.

  • Direction: Daniel Calparsoro
  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Belén Rueda and Javier Rey

5. Hinterland [série]

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Wales series, Hinterland was recorded in two languages: Welsh and English. In the plot, a London detective, looking for calmer days, moves to the historic city of Aberystwyth. He just didn’t realize that there were so many secrets in the place, and that alongside a city detective, he would need to get involved in solving great mysteries.

  • Creation: Ed Thomas
  • Year: 2013
  • Episodes: 13 (3 seasons)
  • Cast: Richard Harrington and Mali Harries

6. Handsome: A Mystery Film [filme]

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It also has satirical comedies between the movies and series of detectives on Netflix. Handsome: A Mystery Film follows in the footsteps of a detective tormented by his own personal issues, who comes across a complicated case of a dismembered nanny. Beside his partner, he embarks on an investigation full of twists and turns.

  • Direction: Jeff Garlin
  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Jeff Garlin and Natasha Lyonne

7. Anon

Anon is set in a futuristic world in which a surveillance system has destroyed citizens’ privacy. Those who need anonymity rely on the services of a hacker, who has discovered a flaw in the system. The problem is that her clients start to appear dead, and she needs the help of a detective to find out what’s going on.

  • Direction: Andrew Niccol
  • Year: 2018
  • Cast: Amanda Seyfried and Clive Owen

8. Real Detective [documentário]

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Documentary reality show, Real Detective is a Canadian production. Through testimonies and the reconstruction of history, the series shows, in each of its episodes, true American cases that marked the career of several detectives.

  • Creation: Scott Bailey and Others
  • Year: 2016
  • Episodes: 16 (2 seasons)
  • Cast: Tyrone Benskin and Liana Montoro

9. Line of action [filme]

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Politics and mystery mix in Action Line, a long film with a starring cast. In the story, a former police officer is hired as a private detective for the mayor of New York, on the eve of the election that is likely to elect him again. The purpose of the service is to find out who the First Lady’s lover is, but it soon becomes clear that there are many more secrets in this story.

  • Direction: Allen Hughes
  • Year: 2013
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones

10. Criminal United Kingdom [série]

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Part of a franchise with versions in France, Spain and Germany, Criminal United Kingdom is an original production of the platform. In independent episodes, which all take place in an interrogation room, investigators interview people accused of some major crime, until they can discover the truth.

  • Creation: George Kay and Jim Field Smith
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 7 (2 seasons)
  • Cast: Kunal Nayyar and Katherine Kelly

Do you know more movies and detective series on Netflix? What is your favorite of the streamings?

The Netflix catalog was consulted on 03/19/2021.

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