The Best 5 American Crime Web Series-You Shouldn’t Miss: The American crime web series genre is one of the best in the entertainment industry. There is a lot of demand in the industry for this genre and the audience is very much loving crime-oriented web series.

Are you finding yourself in the mood for murder, most foul?

There is a very large audience globally which likes crime-oriented web series more than any other genre of the web series. So here in this article, I have mentioned The Best 5 American Crime Web Series.


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1. The Sopranos (1999-2007):

The Sopranos is an American crime web series created by David Chase. The story revolves around Tony Soprano, a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster, portraying the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization.

These are explored during his therapy sessions with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi. The series features Tony’s family members, mafia colleagues, and rivals in prominent roles- most notably his wife Carmela and his distant cousin Christopher Moltisanti. 

The Best 5 American Crime Web Series-You Shouldn't Miss

The IMDb rating of this series is 9.2/10 and Rottentomatoes has rated it 92%. This was originally a television series but now we can stream it on Disney+Hotstar.

Genre  Crime drama
Created by David Chase
Starring James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Dominic Chianese, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Sirico, Robert Iler, and Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Country of origin United States
Language English
Number of seasons 6
Number of episodes 86
Written by
  • David Chase
  • Terence Winter
  • Robin Green
  • Mitchell Burgess
  • Matthew Weiner


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2. Narcos:

Narcos is an American crime web series or drama television series created and produced by Chris Brancato, Carlo Bernard, andDoug Miro. Set and filmed in Colombia, seasons 1 and 2 are based on the story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, who became a billionaire through the production and distribution of cocaine.

The series also focuses on Escobar’s interactions with drug lords, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents, and various opposition entities. Season 3 picks up after the fall of Escobar and continues to follow the DEA as they try to shut down the rise of the infamous Cali Cartel.

The Best 5 American Crime Web Series-You Shouldn't Miss

Season 1, comprising 10 episodes, originally aired on August 28, 2015, as a Netflix exclusive. The series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on September 2, 2016, with 10 episodes. On September 6, 2016, Netflix renewed the series for its third and fourth seasons.

Season 3 premiered on September 1, 2017, but on July 18, 2018, the directors announced that season 4 would instead reset as season 1 of a new Netflix original series, titled Narcos: Mexico. The new series, released on November 16, 2018, is set in Mexico in the 1980s.

Genre Crime drama Biographical
Created by
  • Chris Brancato
  • Carlo Bernard
  • Doug Miro
Starring  Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal, Joanna Christie, Maurice Compte, Andre Mattos, and etc.
Country of origin
  • United States
  • Colombia
  • English
  • Spanish
Number of seasons 3
Number of episodes 30


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3. American Crime Story:

American Crime Story is an anthology of true American crime web series or television drama series developed by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, who are also executive producers, alongside Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Ryan Murphy, and Brad Simpson.

The Best 5 American Crime Web Series-You Shouldn't Miss

The series is the second installment in the American Story media franchise, following American Horror Story. Each season is presented as a self-contained miniseries and is independent of the events in other seasons. Alexander and Karaszewski did not return after the first season but retain executive-producer credits. In the United States, the series is broadcast on FX.

Genre True Crime Anthology
Created by
  • Scott Alexander
  • Larry Karaszewski
Starring Sterling Brown, Kenneth Choi, Christian Clemenson, Cuba Gooding Jr. Bruce Greenwood, and etc.
Language English
Country of origin Unites States
Number of seasons 3
Number of  episodes 24


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4. Breaking Bad:

Breaking Bad is a neo-Western American crime web series or drama television series created and produced by Vince Gilligan. The show first aired on AMC from January 20, 2008, to September 29, 2013, consisting of five seasons for a total of 62 episodes.

The Best 5 American Crime Web Series-You Shouldn't Miss

It was set and filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and tells the story of Walter White, an underpaid, overqualified high school chemistry teacher who is struggling with a recent diagnosis of stage-three lung cancer. This is the plot and the story of Breaking Bad.

Genre Crime drama Thriller Black Comedy
Created by Vince Gilligan
Starring Brya Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Laura Fraser, Jesse Plemons.
Country of origin United States
Language English
Number of seasons 5
Number of episodes 62


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5. Sons of Anarchy:

Sons of Anarchy is an action American crime web series created by Kurt Sutter that aired from 2008 to 2014. It follows the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California’s Central Valley. The show stars Charlie Hunnam as Jackson “Jax” Teller, who is initially the vice president and subsequently the president of the club.

After discovering a manifesto written by his late father, John, who previously led the MC, he soon begins to question the club, himself, and his relationships. Love, brotherhood, loyalty, betrayal, and redemption are consistent themes throughout the show.

The Best 5 American Crime Web Series-You Shouldn't Miss

Sons of Anarchy premiered on September 3, 2008, on the cable network FX. The series’s third season attracted an average of 4.9 million weekly viewers, making it FX’s highest-rated series at the time, surpassing its other hits The ShieldNip/Tuck, and Rescue Me.

The season 4 and 5 premieres were the two highest-rated telecasts in FX’s history. The sixth season aired from September 10, 2013, through December 10, 2013. The seventh and final season of the series premiered on September 9, 2014. The series finale premiered on December 9, 2014.

Genre Action Crime drama Tragedy
Created by Kurt Sutter
Starring Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Johnny Lewis, Maggie Siff, Ron Perlman, Ryan Hurst, William Lucking, Theo Russi, and etc.
Country of origin United States
Language Language
Number of seasons  7
Number of episodes 92



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End of the Line:

In the above article, I have mentioned the best 5 American crime web series which are great to watch in leisure time. Please leave a comment if you like the article and also comment to tell how we can improve in the future articles.


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