23 Best Crime & Thriller Shows on Paramount Plus In 2024
In our 2024 edition of best crime, mystery and thriller shows on Paramount Plus, we have some exciting titles for you: Our new list includes popular new series like Bargain and The Envoys and fan favorites like Tulsa Kings.
Note: Mystery Tribune’s Watching Lists provide a comprehensive view of the best and most notable shows and movies across different streaming platforms. For our 2023 and 2022 editions of best shows on Paramount Plus, please visit here and here.
This is a Paramount Plus Original series and was a Critics Choice Award Nominee: No Hyung Soo visits a motel room to see Park Joo Young; he is surrounded by people who have come to bargain over the price of his organs with Park Joo Young conducting the auction.
Aeon Flux (Animation Series)
This is a classic 1991 series: In a dark anarchic future, a mysterious assassin uses her flexible, spider-like limbs to help her complete dangerous missions in a neighboring police state.
New York mafia capo Dwight “The General” Manfredi, is released from prison after 25 years and exiled by his boss to set up shop in Tulsa, Oklahoma; realizing that his mob family may not have his best interests in mind, Dwight slowly builds a crew.
Paramount Plus Original: A prequel to “Yellowstone,” “1883” follows the Dutton family as they flee poverty in Texas and embark on a journey through the Great Plains to seek a better future in Montana. Real-life couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill star as James and Margaret Dutton, while Sam Elliott portrays Shea Brennan, a tough cowboy who has sadness in his past. Other cast members include Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett and Dawn Olivieri. Billy Bob Thornton will guest star and Tom Hanks makes a cameo in a Civil War flashback scene.
This is a Paramount Plus Original series: Two priests who understand medicine, science, and law are dedicated to investigating supposed miracles from around the world.
A Paramount Original (a Yellowstone Origin story): The Duttons face a new set of challenges in the early 20th century, including the rise of Western expansion, Prohibition, and the Great Depression.
Paramount + Original: A tight-knit unit of Navy SEALs trains, plans and executes dangerous, high-stakes missions, deploying for missions around the globe at a moment’s notice.
Blue Bloods is an American police procedural drama television series that has been airing on CBS since September 2010. Its main characters are members of the fictional Reagan family, an Irish-American Catholic family in New York City with a history of work in law enforcement.
Hawaii Five-0 is an American action police procedural television series that centers around a special police major crimes task force operating at the behest of the governor of Hawaii. It is a reboot of the 1968–1980 series Hawaii Five-O, which also aired on CBS.
Bode Donovan, a young convict seeking redemption, joins an unconventional prison release firefighting program in Northern California, where he and other inmates are partnered with elite firefighters to extinguish massive, unpredictable wildfires.
It’s a high-risk, high-reward assignment, and the heat is turned up when Bode is assigned to the program in his rural hometown, where he was once a golden all-American son until his troubles began. Five years ago, Bode burned down everything in his life, leaving town with a big secret. Now he’s back, with the rap sheet of a criminal and the audacity to believe in a chance for redemption.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs leads a group of colorful personalities in investigating crimes — ranging from murder and espionage to terrorism — that have evidence connected to Navy and Marine Corps personnel.
The team includes MIT graduate Timothy McGee, Ellie Bishop, who specializes in international threat assessment, charismatic and unpredictable Nick Torres, and forensic psychologist Jack Sloane. Dr. Donald “Ducky” Mallard brings his vast experience in forensics into play to help solve cases.
From Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf and the team behind the “Law & Order” franchise, “FBI” is a fast-paced drama about the inner workings of the New York office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
First-class agents — including Maggie Bell and Omar Adom “OA” Zidan — bring all of their talents, intellect and technical expertise to tenaciously investigate cases of tremendous magnitude, including terrorism, organized crime and counterintelligence, to keep New York and the country safe.
From CBS: Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall comes across to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter.
But to a trusted few, she is “The Equalizer” — an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption.
The Man Who Fell to Earth
An alien arrives on Earth at a turning point in human evolution and must learn what it means to become human, even as he fights for the survival of his species.
A Parmount Plus Original: A police inspector investigates the murder of numerous prison inmates who could have been released as the result of the cancellation of the Parot doctrine.
After 32 years as a border patrol agent, Ben Clemens is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America, which ends up challenging his ideology and his loyalties.
A discredited journalist is desperate to save her career by latching on to the story of a young mother, Toni Plimpton, who has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her husband.
Paramount + Original: The interrogation of a young man who is charged and eventually convicted of murdering his mother.
Mayor of Kingstown
Paramount+ Original: A crime drama about an important contemporary issue, America’s prison system, “Mayor of Kingstown” follows the McLusky family in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry.
The family of power brokers between police, criminals, inmates, prison guards and politicians tackle themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality. The crime thriller series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. The cast includes Jeremy Renner, Dianne Wiest, Kyle Chandler and Derek Webster.
Paramount + Original: “The Stand” is author Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil.
The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors including Stu Redman, an ordinary working-class factory man; Nadine Cross, a deeply conflicted woman; Frannie Goldsmith, a pregnant young woman; and Nick Andros, a young deaf and mute man. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the Dark Man.
The Twilight Zone
Paramount + Original: Executive producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern re-imagining of the classic TV series continues the legacy of socially-conscious storytelling.
Paramount + original: In February 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms raids David Koresh’s Branch Davidian compound, a small religious community located just outside of Waco, Texas, triggering a drawn-out gun battle that kills four ATF agents and six civilians and wounds dozens more people.
After a 51-day standoff, the conflict ends when an FBI assault leads to a fire that engulfs the compound, killing 76 Branch Davidians, including Koresh. Told from the perspectives of those who were there, including chief FBI negotiator Gary Noesner and survivor David Thibodeau, the six-part scripted series “Waco” dramatizes one of the most misunderstood stories in American history.
Tell Me A Story
Beloved fairy tales reimagined into a dark and twisted psychological thriller.
Skeptical psychologist Kristen Bouchard joins David Acosta, who is training to be a Catholic priest, and a blue collar contractor as they investigate the church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions and other extraordinary occurrences.
Their job is to assess if there’s a logical explanation or if something truly supernatural is at work, examining the origins of evil along the dividing line between science and religion. The series is created by Robert and Michelle King.
After spending a year living in space, conducting experiments intended for a lone astronaut, Molly Watts (Academy Award-winner Halle Berry) returns to Earth and begins to reconnect with her husband, John (critically acclaimed actor Goran Visnjic), who is a gifted scientist, and her unique son, Ethan.
Molly finds that her experiences in space — and in her personal life back at home — lead to events that will, in time, change the course of human history. The thrilling drama’s team of executive producers includes Steven Spielberg.