Last Updated: September 12th
Netflix has no shortage of great options for movie fans who enjoy a good mystery story, but want a little more substance than the standard Hollywood blow ’em up action flick. So, sit back, put on your detective hat and take in the best crime movies on Netflix streaming right now. Because to pass up these can’t-miss movies would be downright — criminal.
Upon first glance, Insomnia might seem like your standard “detective hunts serial killer” story, more fit for an episode of Criminal Minds than a Christopher Nolan flick. Nolan injects a freshness into the standard crime plotline by creating a haunting atmosphere with the film’s Alaskan setting and its affects on the sleep deprived Det. Will Dormer (Al Pacino). Following up on his acclaimed work in Memento, Nolan along with Pacino and the late Robin Williams in one of his more villainous roles, deliver a bleak thriller worthy of repeated viewings .