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Crime dramas consistently rank among the most popular TV shows because of their dramatic plot lines and exciting, often heroic, characters. But deciding which crime drama to watch 10 seasons of can be difficult since there are just so many quality shows. To aid you in your binge-watching quest, BingeWorthy has compiled the top ten highest rated crime drama TV series available for streaming based on composite ratings from IMDb, Metacritic, and Rotten Tomatoes (when available). Please feel free to disagree with us in the comments, what are your favorite TV crime dramas?

Top 10 Crime Dramas Available for Streaming

10. Criminal Minds - 86% - Netflix

The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.


9. Person of Interest - 88% - Netflix

An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.


8. Longmire - 89% - Netflix

Walt Longmire is the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Widowed only a year, he is a man in psychic repair but buries his pain behind his brave face, unassuming grin and dry wit.


7. Boardwalk Empire - 89% - Amazon Prime

An Atlantic City politician plays both sides of the law, conspiring with gangsters during the Prohibition era.


6. Fargo - 90% - Hulu / Amazon Prime

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota


5. True Detective - 91% - Amazon Prime

An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.


4. Sherlock - 92% - Netflix

A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.


3. The Wire - 95% - Amazon Prime

Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.


2. The Sopranos - 95% - Amazon Prime

New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life.


1. Breaking Bad - 95% - Netflix

A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine, with his former student, in order to secure his family's financial future.


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