1. Boardwalk Empire (2010)
During the Prohibition era of the 1920s and 1930s, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (based on the historical Enoch L. Johnson) rose to prominence and dominated Atlantic City, New Jersey. Many historical personalities, including mobsters, politicians, government agents, and the people who look up to Nucky, are involved in his personal and professional life. Agents from the federal government are also investigating into the bootlegging and other illicit operations taking place in the area, as well as Nucky’s extravagant and opulent lifestyle as a county politician. Terence Winter, a primetime Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and producer, based the show from Nelson Johnson’s book Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City.
2. Ordeal by Innocence (2018)
Just one year after being accused of killing their matriarch, the family’s black sheep Jack Argyll, a stranger shows up at their home to assert Jack’s innocence. Now that they know the truth, the family has to deal with the possibility that the real killer is still among them.
3. Humans (2015)
An advanced robotic servant known as “Synth” is the latest must-have technology for any household with a hectic schedule in a parallel universe.
4. Billions (2016)
Dramatization of New York City’s high-finance power dynamics. Chuck Rhoades and Bobby “Axe” Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each employing all of their great smarts, power, and influence to outmaneuver the other in a battle of the titans. In this topical and controversial series, the stakes are in the tens of billions of dollars.
5. True Detective (2014)
As the inquiry progresses, it seems to reveal both personal and professional secrets of people involved, whether they are law enforcement officers or those who are not.
6. The Wire (2002)
There are no differences between good and evil in this universe, where the national war on drugs has become a permanent, self-sustaining bureaucracy and where homicide police in Baltimore and drug dealers in New York City are constantly at odds.
7. The Sopranos (1999)
David Chase is the creator of the American television series The Sopranos. With Tony Soprano as its protagonist, the series explores how the Italian-American mobster balances the demands of his family life and his criminal enterprise. His continued professional engagement with a psychiatrist, Jennifer Melfi, serves as a reminder of those struggles. For example, Carmela (Tony’s wife) is an important character, as is his relative Christopher Moltisanti (Christopher’s cousin).
8. Peaky Blinders (2013)
The story of a group that sews razor blades into the peaks of their caps in 1919 Birmingham, England, and their fearless leader Tommy Shelby, who wants to rise in the world.
9. Magic City (2012)
The narrative of Ike Evans, the proprietor of Miami’s most opulent hotel, the Miramar Playa, is told in Magic City, a film set in 1959 Miami, Florida, just after the Cuban Revolution. In order to assure the success of his glamorous enterprise, Evans is obliged to negotiate an ill-fated arrangement with Ben Diamond, a Miami mob lord.
10. Titans (2018)
Young superheroes, led by Nightwing (Batman’s first Robin), band together to fight evil and other threats.
11. Collateral (2018)
When a south London pizza delivery driver is shot to death, a determined detective sets out to find the people traffickers responsible and uncovers a vast conspiracy.
12. The Black Donnellys (2007)
Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin, and Sean are the four Donnelly brothers. In order to protect each other, these four Irish brothers will go to great lengths—including lying, cheating and stealing—to do so. Joey “Ice Cream,” a want tobe gangster, tells the story of the Donnelly brothers’ transition from boys to mobsters in this brutal series.
13. Mob City (2013)
Los Angeles police chief William Parker and merciless criminals led by former boxer Mickey Cohen waged a decades-long battle for control of the city’s criminal underworld in this gripping true-life tale. During the 1940s and ’50s, Los Angeles was a crime-infested metropolis. Movie stars, powerful studio bosses, returning war heroes, corrupt cops, and a dangerous criminal network are just some of the characters in this universe.
14. The Blacklist (2013)
The FBI’s most wanted fugitive, Raymond “Red” Reddington, surrendered in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. today. He asserts that he and the FBI share a common goal: the elimination of dangerous criminals and terrorists. On his list of the most important criminals and terrorists the FBI cannot uncover because it doesn’t know they exist, has been compiled over the past two decades. The “Blacklist” is what Reddington refers to this. However, Reddington insists that he will only speak to rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen.
15. The Truth Will Out (2018)
When it comes to investigating cold cases, Peter Wendel is in charge. Developed by one of Sweden’s most renowned criminal psychologists, Leif GW Persson.
16. Halka (2019)
Two young men from various parts of the country join together to confront a plot. They’re on the trail of a history that won’t go away. Old journals, unclean cases, and both major and petty lies are all brought to light. The Mafia, money, and intrigue are a way of life for them. They square off against Halka, whose horrific face they have yet to discover.
17. Show Me a Hero (2015)
During Yonkers’ worst crisis in 1987, federal courts ordered public housing to be erected on the white, middle-class side of town, dividing the city in a fierce conflict fueled by fear and prejudice, murder, and politics. Mayor Nick Wasicsko took office in 1987.
18. The Shadow Line (2011)
After the murder of Harvey Wratten, a drug mogul, the worlds of the several characters in this noir thriller become intertwined. From the cop with a bullet in his brain, whose amnesia leaves him doubtful of his own moral compass; to the drug-lord driven by a profound personal tragedy, risking it all on one last deal; to the brilliantly lethal puppet-master who gradually emerges from the shadows to bring the story to its shocking climax The morality of these individuals is examined as they deal with the consequences of Wratten’s death and try to navigate the delicate line between right and wrong in the Shadow Line. It becomes increasingly difficult to tell which side of Wratten’s operation they are on as the thread around his operation unravels. Thrill-seekers will be gripped by The Shadow Line, a six-episode conspiracy thriller that explores the complexities of human morality. If you were in a similar situation, where would you stand?
19. Mayans M.C. (2018)
Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes is just out of prison and a promising prospect in the Mayans M.C. franchise on the border of Cali and Mexico. The town where EZ formerly reigned supreme is now a place where he must forge a new identity for himself.
20. House of Cards (2013)
House of Cards is a political thriller set in modern-day Washington, D.C., about ruthless politician Frank Underwood and his vicious wife Claire, who will stop at nothing to rule the world. It is a political thriller that sifts into the murky depths of D.C.’s modern sex, money, and corruption. The BBC miniseries House of Cards is based on Michael Dobbs’ novel of the same name, House of Cards.