10 Criminally Underwatched Crime Dramas You Can Stream Right Now (PHOTOS)

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It’s positively Harrow-ing that we Yanks haven’t gotten with this Australian drama, which stars Forever alum Ioan Gruffudd as the namesake forensic pathologist with a rogue spirit and a dark past.

Available on Hulu and Prime Video


Top of the Lake

A post-Mad Men and pre-Handmaid’s Tale Elisabeth Moss stars as a Sydney-based detective specializing in sexual assault in this international co-production, which also features performances by Nicole Kidman, Gwendoline Christie, and Holly Hunter.

Available on Hulu and Prime Video



You’ll never watch Pushing Daisies the same way once you see Anna Friel battle serial killers and her own violent blackouts while trying to keep her family together in this British barn-burner.

Available on Netflix and Prime Video


Murdoch Mysteries

This Canadian drama, starring Yannick Bisson as a detective in 1900-era Toronto, is so popular with our neighbors to the north that it recently aired its 12th series and has a 13th on the way.

Available on Hulu and Prime Video

Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor

Jorah Mormont lives again! Game of Thrones’ Iain Glen plays the titular character, a former Garda Síochána officer who becomes a private investigator, in this Irish mystery series based on novels by Ken Bruen.

Available on Netflix and Prime Video

Prime Video

Tin Star

Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks star in this British-Canadian drama, with the former playing a London detective who relocates to the Canadian Rockies and slips into his violent alter-ego whenever someone threatens his family.

Available on Prime Video


Delhi Crime

Sort of like India’s answer to American Crime Story, this anthology drama features a new high-profile case each season, and the first installment dealt with the gang rape case that plagued the South Delhi neighborhood of Munirka in 2012.

Available on Netflix



After his wife nearly succumbs to brain cancer, an esteemed Finnish detective takes a job with the Serious Crime Unit in a city close to the Russian border in this crime drama, incorrectly assuming that his family’s life will be more peaceful there.

Available on Netflix

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Happy Valley

A West Yorkshire detective tracks down the man who raped her daughter and drove the teen to suicide in this BAFTA-winning drama series, only to realize that the man, freshly released from prison, is involved in another crime.

Available on Netflix and Prime Video

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The Fall

The X-Files Gillian Anderson and Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Jamie Dornan engage in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this British-Irish series, playing a London detective and a Northern Irish serial killer, respectively.

Available on Netflix and Prime Video

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Can’t wait for the 2019–2020 television season to get your crime fix?

We hear you, which is why we rounded up a list of compelling current and recent dramas about criminals and the tortured souls giving them chase. Better yet, each one is available for streaming on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime. Just don’t hold us accountable for any nights of lost sleep!

Click through the gallery above to see the underwatched crime drama gems you can watch now.