6 Lesser-Known Crime Shows With 100% Rotten Tomatoes Score on Netflix
These will keep you on the edge of your seat – and there’s little chance of spoilers because nobody’s talking about them.
Looking for a decent crime drama on Netflix? These shows all score 100% on the Tomatometer and haven’t yet garnered the attention they deserve.
1. Dear Child
2023: 1 season. 6 episodes.
This 6-part German drama is incredibly binge-worthy and a great way to spend a weekend. A severely injured woman is found in the woods with a young girl who is unharmed. With the woman in a coma, the detectives can only talk to the girl to find out what happened and what they were doing in the woods.
When it becomes clear that the case is linked to a missing child report from 13 years ago, secrets begin to unravel and the investigation becomes far darker than first thought.
2. The Law According to Lidia Poët
2023: 1 season. 6 episodes.
An Italian crime drama inspired by the true story of Lidia Poët, Italy's first female lawyer. Set in 1880s Turin, the show opens with Lidia being disbarred and told it's illegal for women to practice law. Undeterred, she takes a job at her brother's law firm and begins solving murder cases and bringing criminals to justice while preparing a legal challenge to the ruling.
The show won Italy's Nastri d'Argento (Silver Ribbon Award) for Best Crime Series of 2023.
A Punjabi language crime series that follows two detectives as they try to solve the murder of a young bridegroom. The show's strength lies in its realistic portrayal of the grieving family and the personal lives of the two detectives – neither of which is a bed of roses.
It was critically acclaimed by the Indian press upon its release and features several plot twists that keep it moving at a steady pace and have viewers on the edge of their seats.
4. Frontera Verde
2019: 1 Season. 8 episodes.
A Colombian detective is sent to the Amazon rainforest as part of an investigation into a series of bizarre murders. While there, she discovers a previously unknown indigenous tribe that is extremely secretive and seems to be holding something back.
Further investigation reveals strange rituals, links to Nazism, and things about her own past that she had no idea existed.
2019: 1 season. 8 Episodes.
A collaboration between the BBC and Netflix, the title of this show translates as Duty/Shame. A Tokyo detective travels to London to find out the truth about his brother, who is presumed dead. His journey brings him into contact with a Met Police detective, but also delves into the murkier side of gangland London.
Set in both London and Tokyo, it's gritty, gripping and received rave reviews from critics upon its release.
2019: 1 season. 10 episodes.
This French dark comedy-drama focuses on the seemingly idyllic life of Jean Bastière, who lives happily in London with his wife and two children. When his estranged brother arrives on the scene, Jean's perfect life is turned upside down. Not only is his brother a criminal and an alcoholic, but Jean must confront parts of his past that he thought he had left behind.
While trying to help his brother cover up a murder, Jean is drawn deeper into the criminal underworld where he comes face to face with a mob boss who has a job for him. The show features crime, corruption, and shady dealings that fly in the face of Jean's legitimate business as a crime scene cleaner.