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Sherlock to Bosch: Best detective shows on Netflix, Prime Video, Hotstar that will keep you hooked

Vaibhavi

Vaibhavi
Jul 08, 2021

Solving a crime mystery is filled with high-intensity drama and bouts of adrenaline rush. It's the satisfactory feeling of putting back pieces of a puzzle to find the complete picture. Detective movies and shows have for long given us this satisfaction.

However, there are only a few that have managed to do it in the right manner. It is rather difficult to maintain the suspense till the end when all the mystery comes falling as the detective carefully adjusts the pieces of the puzzle back together. Only some impressive detective movies and shows keep you on the edge till the end, leaving you scratching your head to find the answers. Here are some of those detective movies and shows that you should not miss:

1
Sherlock
9.5OTTplay Rating
The fan favourite among detective shows, Sherlock is our most loved detective. Donned perfectly by Benedict Cumberbatch, you will fall in love with not just the show but also the detective. As the duo of Sherlock and Dr Watson go around solving mysterious and dangerous criminal cases, you cannot help but be awestruck by their attention to detail. Just as Sherlock pinpoints details that everybody misses out on, you get to respect his genius.
2
Mindhunter
8.3OTTplay Rating
They say, to understand a criminal you ought to think like a criminal. And that's exactly what our boys at the FBI are doing. FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench try to get inside the minds of deadly criminals to anticipate their next step. Catching serial killers by taking over their psyches, these boys offer you a show that will keep you hooked. Once you start watching Mindhunter, there is no going back!
3
True Detective
9OTTplay Rating
True Detective is an intense crime series revolving around two troubled homicide detectives who are in the midst of murder, mayhem and mystery. Cracking down the mystery while dealing with their own dark pasts, the show makes for an interesting watch that will grab all your attention.
4
Collateral
7OTTplay Rating
A breath of fresh air in the world of detective dramas, the show is focused on a female detective. Made in charge of cracking down the mystery surrounding the murder of a pizza delivery boy who is thought to be either an immigrant or a refugee, the female lead encounters a deeper web of secrets and dimensions to a seemingly simple murder mystery. A quick watch that ends within 4 hours, you should not miss Collateral.
5
The Mentalist
8.3OTTplay Rating
Focusing on the CBI consultant Patrick Jane who is known for solving mysteries using his remarkable observation skills, The Mentalist is an intriguing watch. Even playing with the minds of criminals and witnesses into telling him the true events of the crime, the narcissist yet the intelligent character of Patrick Jane will woo you.
6
Bosch
8.5OTTplay Rating
The story of a special forces officer turned homicide detective Harry Bosch as he investigates mysterious deaths after facing a plethora of deadly challenges will keep you engaged. A homicide detective unsatisfied with corruption and his long pursuit to find the truth and connections between crimes and corruption will keep you hooked throughout.
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