Top 10 detective movies and series to watch on Netflix

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It won’t be wrong to say that winter makes us crave mystery and crime movies and TV series to watch as we are cuddled within the warmth of our comforters.

And when it comes to detectives, one can never say never. But today, it’s not about James Bond or Sherlock Holmes movies. Of course, those are classics, but there’s nothing wrong with experimenting a bit. And for the ones who don’t like a lot of experimenting, we do have a hint of Holmes.

So, while you brace yourself for the spooky Halloween followed by a chilly winter, we have done the job. Personally handpicked, here is a list of the top 10 detective movies/TV series to watch on Netflix. So, what are you waiting for? Pick something to watch and exercise your brain this winter.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Starting with a goofy and hilarious group of detectives stationed at New York Brooklyn 99th precinct. Jake is a sloppy person, but when it comes to solving a case, his brilliant mind is far from sloppy. Starring Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, and Chelsea Peretti, binge-watch eight seasons of this American comedy sitcom, all available on Netflix.

Where the Crawdads Sing

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Adapted from the book of the same, this mystery thriller movie is not to be missed. Where the Crawdads Sing is about a marsh girl who is suspected of murdering the popular boy of the town. Watch how the story unfolds, with amazing music scores and beautiful cinematography. Starring Daisy Edgar-Jones, Taylor John Smith, and Harris Dickinson, this movie features the song ‘Carolina’ by Taylor Swift.

The Flower of Evil

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A South Korean drama series, The Flower of Evil, is about a detective who is looking for a serial killer who has resurfaced after years, unsuspecting that the killer might just be married to her. Starring Lee Joon-gi, Moon Chae-won, and Kim Ji-hoon, the K-drama is one of the top 10 detective movies/TV shows to watch on Netflix.

Enola Holmes

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Stranger Things’s Millie Bobby Brown has donned her detective hat in the movie Enola Holmes. The younger sister of Sherlock and Mycroft, Enola Holmes, has inherited the same genius brains as her brothers. Estranged from each other, Enola is forced to flee from her brothers after their mother’s sudden disappearance. Also starring Henry Cavill, Louis Partridge, Sam Claflin, and Helena Bonham Carter. You can watch both the movies in the series on Netflix.


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A television mini-series, Unbelievable is not to be missed for its great premise and good actors like Merritt Wever and Toni Colette. Available on Netflix, Unbelievable is a true crime drama about two detectives who come across a series of cases of assault having the same pattern and try to unmask the masked criminal. Also starring Kaitlyn Dever, this true crime series is a good detective show to binge.

Glass Onion

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Benoit Blanc is on his next case. After receiving a mystery box inviting him to a holiday getaway, he finds a message asking him to find the killer of the man who is still alive. Multifaceted like a glass onion with conspiracies and strange sets of characters all stuck on the same island, this Knives Out Sequel is a must-watch on Netflix.

Inside Man

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An English vicar, a former law professor prisoner, and a woman locked in a cellar, who is good and who is evil? Watch Inside Man Season 1, a crime and detective mini-series on Netflix starring David Tenant, Stanley Tucci, and Dolly Wells to find out.

Murder Mystery 2

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The Spitz couple are having a slow business in their new private detective agency when they get invited to their old friend Maharaja’s Indian wedding. But it’s not all fun and leisure. They are needed for extra protection for Maharaja, who has just suffered a murder attempt. Now, its upon the couple to find who is the most suspicious. Starring Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, Murder Mystery 2 serves mystery and bone-tickling jokes, both together.


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Set in France, Lupin follows a thief, Assane Diop, who is elusive from the hands of detectives because of his fluent mastery of changing disguises. Starring Omar Sy, Shirine Boutella, and Ludmilla Makowski, Netflix has both seasons of the show, with the third one premiering on October 5. So, add this to your list!

The Pale Blue Eye

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Christian Bale plays a veteran detective who has retired but was forcefully invited by the U.S. Military Academy to investigate the case of a cadet’s suicide. The Military Academy is shrouded in mystery and conspiracy, but along with the help of a young cadet called Edgar Allan Poe, the mystery takes a darker and more poetic turn. It also stars Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, and Robert Duvall.