Best HBO Crime Shows

The Wire, True Detective, Mare of Easttown. These are the best HBO TV shows of all time. Here are others Top HBO and HBO Max original TV shows. This list is constantly updated as HBO or Max produces more TV Shows. You will find most of the shows on (HBO) Max, but some of the shows may have been re-distributed to other platforms.

# Name Year Genre Country IMDb
1 The Wire 2002 Crime USA 93%
The Wire Told from the points of view of both the Baltimore homicide and narcotics detectives and their targets, the series captures a universe in which the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy, and distinctions between good and evil are routinely obliterated. Trailer Watch
2 True Detective 2014 Crime USA 89%
True Detective An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law. Trailer Watch
3 The Night Of 2016 Crime USA 84%
The Night Of After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder. Trailer Watch
4 Snowfall 2017 Crime USA 84%
Snowfall Los Angeles. 1983. A storm is coming and it's name is crack. Set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it, the story follows numerous characters on a violent collision course. Trailer Watch
5 Mare of Easttown 2021 Crime USA 84%
Mare of Easttown A detective in a small Pennsylvania town investigates a local murder while trying to keep her life from falling apart. Trailer Watch
6 Sharp Objects 2018 Crime USA 80%
Sharp Objects Reporter Camille Preaker confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to investigate the murders of two young girls. Trailer Watch
7 Epitafios 2004 Crime Argentina 79%
Epitafios Epitafios is a 2004 13-episode, Argentinian crime fiction TV mini-series with the tagline: El Final Está Escrito ... The End Is Written. The series, which takes place in an unnamed South American city, was shot in Buenos Aires. The series was produced by HBO Latin America and Argentinian TV/film company Pol-Ka Producciones. It was written by Marcelo Slavich and Walter Slavich and directed by Alberto Lecchi and Jorge Nisco. Although all of the actors were Argentinian, a neutral Spanish was used instead of the local Rioplatense Spanish, avoiding colloquialisms such as the local vos in favor of the more common tú. The series debuted in Australia on SBS in May 2007 under the title If The Dead Could Speak. It premiered in Poland on Cinemax on November 6, 2008. In Germany, it premiered on November 6, 2009 on pay TV channel FOX under the title Epitafios - Tod Ist Die Antwort. Trailer
8 Wasteland 2016 Crime Czech Republic 79%
Wasteland When Hana Sikorova, mayor of a northern Bohemian village, stands up to a large coal mining concern that offers villagers large compensation in exchange for abandoning their houses built on land containing brown coal deposits, her fourteen year old daughter Misha disappears. The search for her daughter makes Hana suspicious of the whole community, after years of peaceful coexistence. Under the pressure of unfolding events, the community starts to fall apart and show its true face. Solving the mystery divides the story into several interweaving narratives that ultimately connect in unexpected ways. Trailer Watch
9 The Bronze Garden 2017 Crime Argentina 77%
The Bronze Garden Architect Fabián Danubio desperately tries to find his daughter, who has inexplicably disappeared leaving no trace. Trailer Watch
10 Perry Mason 2020 Crime USA 76%
Perry Mason The origins of American Fiction’s most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason, set in 1932 Los Angeles. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason’s relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself. Trailer Watch
11 We Own This City 2022 Crime USA 76%
We Own This City The story of the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force — and the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work. Trailer Watch
12 Hackerville 2018 Crime Germany 71%
Hackerville Following a cyber attack on a German bank, an investigator teams with local authorities and an elite hacker to track the suspects. Trailer
13 Miss Sherlock 2018 Crime Japan 71%
Miss Sherlock Sherlock has a peculiar character flaw. She does not open her heart to strangers. She is Japanese, but was born in Britain. She now works as an investigation consultant for the police department. Wato Tachibana is an excellent surgeon and is guided by the principal of justice. Sherlock and Wato Tachibana get to know each other through a case and begin to rely on each other. Trailer
14 Irma Vep 2022 Crime USA 68%
Irma Vep Mira is an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to star as “Irma Vep” in a remake of the French silent film classic, “Les Vampires.” Set against the backdrop of a lurid crime thriller, Mira struggles as the distinctions between herself and the character she plays begin to blur and merge. Trailer Watch
15 Two Weeks to Live 2020 Crime United Kingdom 67%
Two Weeks to Live When strange young misfit Kim Noakes was just a little girl, her father died in murky circumstances and her mother Tina whisked her away to a remote rural life of seclusion and bizarre survival techniques. Now all grown up, Kim sets out into the real world for the first time to begin a secret mission of honouring her father’s memory. Trailer Watch
16 Five Days 2007 Crime United Kingdom 66%
Five Days Thriller series which tracks five 24-hour periods in a police investigation. Trailer Watch
17 Trackers 2020 Crime South Africa 66%
Trackers Three story strands are interwoven into a sophisticated action-packed thriller that covers the length and breadth of South Africa, explosively colliding in Cape Town in a violent conspiracy involving organized crime, smuggled diamonds, state security, Black Rhinos, the CIA and an international terrorist plot. Trailer Watch
18 María Marta: The Country Club Crime 2022 Crime Argentina 65%
María Marta: The Country Club Crime Based on the true story of one of the most notorious crimes in Argentina, the series intimately follows all those involved in the case, and those who are still seeking an answer to the question: Who killed María Marta? Trailer Watch
19 Mosaic 2018 Crime USA 64%
Mosaic Explore the psychological underpinnings of love and murder in a small mountain resort town while following popular children’s book author and illustrator Olivia Lake, whose literary success makes her a local celebrity in the tight-knit community. Trailer Watch
20 Full Circle 2023 Crime USA 64%
Full Circle An investigation into a botched kidnapping uncovers long-held secrets connecting multiple characters and cultures in present day New York City. Trailer
21 Paradise 2021 Crime Spain 57%
Paradise At the end of the summer of 1992, three 15-year-old girls, Sandra, Eva and Malena disappear without a trace from a nightclub in a coastal town. When the police investigation appears to be taking the wrong direction, Javi, Sandra’s younger brother, takes the matter into his own hands. Along with the help of his friends, they discover something not of this world. Trailer Watch
22 Possessions 2020 Crime Israel 56%
Possessions A young French woman living in Israel is accused of the murder of her husband on the day of their wedding. As the bride struggles to prove her innocence, mysterious happenings surround her. Is she guilty or could she be the victim? Trailer

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