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The Best Gangster TV Shows on Netflix

Finding a good Gangster TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Gangster TV shows of all time streaming on Netflix.

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1. Breaking Bad

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9.5/10
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100/100
Year: 2008-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 5
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live. He becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's financial future at any cost as he enters the dangerous world of drugs and crime.

Where to Watch: 62 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 62 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Peaky Blinders

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8.8/10
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93/100
Year: 2013-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 7
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 12 episodes (40%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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3. Narcos

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A gritty chronicle of the war against Colombia's infamously violent and powerful drug cartels.

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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4. Ozark

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8.3/10
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87/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A financial adviser drags his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder $500 million in five years to appease a drug boss.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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5. Prison Break

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8.3/10
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87/100
Year: 2005-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 91 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. Narcos: Mexico

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Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: See the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel as an American DEA agent learns the danger of targeting narcos in 1980s Mexico.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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7. Sacred Games

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86/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A link in their pasts leads an honest cop to a fugitive gang boss, whose cryptic warning spurs the officer on a quest to save Mumbai from cataclysm.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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8. Gomorrah

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Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Based on Robert Saviano's bestselling book, this gritty Italian crime drama paints a portrait of the brutal Neapolitan crime organisation the Camorra, as seen through the eyes of Ciro Di Marzo, the obedient and self- confident right-hand man of the clan's godfather, Pietro Savastano.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (50%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 24 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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9. Babylon Berlin

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80/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Colognian commissioner Gereon Rath moves to Berlin, the epicenter of political and social changes in the Golden Twenties.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (67%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). Episodes coming soon to Netflix on February 27th, 2020 (PST).

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10. Top Boy

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Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Crime

What it's about: A thrilling and raw crime drama following a gang of drug dealers in Hackney, London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (33%) are available to watch free online (Vudu). 18 episodes (75%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & AcornTV).

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11. Queen of the South

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Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas, she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.

Where to Watch: 38 episodes (73%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 2 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (USA). 52 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Lilyhammer

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Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: After Frank The Fixer Tagliano testifies against his Mafia boss in New York, he enters the Witness Protection Program and makes an unusual demand: he wants to be set up with a new life in the Norwegian small town of Lillehammer or as he calls it, Lilyhammer.

Where to Watch: 24 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 8 episodes (33%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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13. Trailer Park Boys

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70/100
Year: 2001-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 12
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Follow the booze-fueled misadventures of three longtime pals and petty serial criminals who run scams from their Nova Scotia trailer park.

Where to Watch: 105 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 85 episodes (81%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. La Reina del Sur

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Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: La Reina del Sur is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by the United States television network Telemundo, in conjunction with the Antena 3 network and RTI Producciones. Based on a novel of the same name by Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, the drama depicts the rise of Teresa Mendoza, a young woman from Mexico who becomes the most powerful drug trafficker in southern Spain. Patricio Wills, the president of Telemundo Television Studios, was the executive producer. Though La Reina del Sur was nominated for Novela of the Year, Favorite Lead Actress, and Best Bad Luck Video, it won no awards.

Where to Watch: 123 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 2 episodes (2%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Telemundo).

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15. Bad Blood

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Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A dramatization of the life and death of Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto.

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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16. Spotless

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Year: 2015-2020Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Set in London, SPOTLESS is the story of a troubled crime scene cleaner, Jean, whose tidy life is turned upside down when his outlaw brother Martin crash lands into his world, entangling them in the deadly dynamics of organized crime.

Where to Watch: 10 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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17. The Black Donnellys

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69/100
Year: 2007-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Meet the Donnelly brothers: Tommy, Jimmy, Kevin and Sean. There is nothing these four Irish brothers wouldn't do to protect each other, and for them that means lying, cheating, stealing and, occasionally, calling the cops. Narrated by wannabe gangster Joey "Ice Cream," this gritty series bears witness to the Donnelly brothers' sudden involvement in organized crime, focusing on how they go from boys to mobsters, and showing how their new life affects their relationships with friends, family and lovers.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (86%) are available to watch free online (NBC). 1 episodes (7%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 14 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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18. El Chapo

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Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Drama, Crime

What it's about: A look at the life of notorious drug kingpin, El Chapo, from his early days in the 1980s working for the Guadalajara Cartel, to his rise to power of during the '90s and his ultimate downfall in 2016.

Where to Watch: 34 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 21 episodes (62%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Google Play & YouTube).

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19. Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso

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Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A young girl faces hard times ahead once she crosses the line her parents drew in order to keep her away from the outside world . In the past a this child's mother had her children murderd and to get over this pain she had a baby and. Named her Catalina the same name as her former daughter. The story begins to repeat its self as it seem that Catalina is following her older sisters examples in search for easy money through prostitution. Will the story end the same way?

Where to Watch: 238 episodes (74%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 3 episodes (1%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Telemundo).

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20. Suburra: Blood on Rome

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Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In 2008, a fight over land in a seaside town near Rome spirals into a deadly battle between organized crime, corrupt politicians and the Vatican.

Where to Watch: 18 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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21. Pablo Escobar, The Drug Lord

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Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 4
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal is a 2012 Colombian television series produced and broadcast on Caracol TV, about the life of Pablo Escobar. It is only available in Spanish. There is a version available with English subtitles.

Where to Watch: 74 episodes (44%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 74 episodes (44%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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22. Drugs, Inc.

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62/100
Year: 2010-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 9
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Drugs: A multi-billion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like no other substance on the planet. Turning cartel leaders into billionaires, the illegal drug industry also provides vital income to hundreds of thousands of poor workers across the globe. While some users sacrifice their lives to an addiction they can't escape, others find drugs to be their only saving grace from physical or emotional pain almost impossible to overcome. Where should the lines be drawn in this lucrative industry?

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (21%) are available to watch free online (NatGeo & SnagFilms). 38 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 62 episodes (66%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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23. Unauthorized Living

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Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Drama, Crime

What it's about: When a Galician shipper and drug lord hiding his Alzheimer's disease plans to retire, his second-in-command plots to steal the empire from the heir.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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24. Alias J.J.

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Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Crime, Drama

What it's about: “Surviving Escobar, Alias JJ” is the story of this character after he became the only survivor of the Medellin Cartel. The story begins with Pablo Escobar’s decline when Alias JJ decides to give himself in. After landing in prison, he must face his enemies and use all of his tactics not only to survive, but to regain his status of main capo in prison, while also continuing his reign of terror as a feared drug trafficker.

Where to Watch: 60 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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25. Dope

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57/100
Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 3
Crime, Documentary

What it's about: Filmed from the perspectives of dealers, users and the police, this vivid series offers a bracing look at the war on drugs.

Where to Watch: 12 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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26. Griselda Blanco: The Black Widow

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55/100
Year: 2014-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: La Viuda Negra is a 2014 Spanish-language telenovela produced by RTI Producciones and Televisa for United States-based television network Univisión and for Colombia-based television network Caracol Television. It is an adaptation of the book La patrona de Pablo Escobar de José Guarnizo based on history from Griselda Blanco.

Where to Watch: 147 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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27. Crematorium

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Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Crematorio is a Spanish TV series written and directed by Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo. It is based on Rafael Chirbes' novel of the same name.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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28. El Chema

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Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Inspired by true events, This is the story of the most notorious drug kingpin the world had ever seen. A man known as El Chapo, the biggest international drug lord in history. The most ...

Where to Watch: 84 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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29. Prison Playbook

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Year: 2017-2020Seasons: 1
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: With his major league baseball debut right around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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30. The Cartel

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Year: 2008-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The Cartel follows ten friends, all of them members of a dangerous drug cartel, whose ambition for power and money will cause them to eventually kill each other. For it is an undeniable truth that, in this business, you always lose.

Where to Watch: 57 episodes (85%) are available to watch free online (Tubi). 57 episodes (85%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Starz). 65 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz).

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31. Drug Lords

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Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 2
Documentary

What it's about: Witness the stories of history's most notorious kingpins, their terrifying enforcers, and the men and women who've sworn to bring them down.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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32. Dueños del Paraíso

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Year: 2015-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: After Anastasia Cardona's drug lord husband is murdered she inherits his cocaine empire, and finds a life of wealth, power, violence, and betrayal.

Where to Watch: 130 episodes (87%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 31 episodes (21%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Telemundo).

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33. The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story

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Year: 2017-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Mexican superstar actress Kate del Castillo reveals the untold story of her encounter with El Chapo Guzmán, the world’s most-wanted drug lord.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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34. El Cartel 2

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Year: 2010-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Where Martin Gonzalez finished his version of the history of the drug cartels, Pepe Cadena took the floor to tell what happened during the four years: how he managed to get out of jail in New York under the guise of cooperating with the DEA, their cases as an informant by anesthesia, his flight to Colombia, and the moment he was again arrested and imprisoned...

Where to Watch: 50 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).