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If juicy murder mysteries and cool cop shows are what you crave, Showmax has your fix.
Feel like sinking your teeth into a gritty thriller, crime caper or police procedural series? Love nothing more than a clever but flawed TV detective who’s a genius at cracking cases but totally clueless when it comes to their personal life? Here are some of the most addictive series that fit the bill, all available on Showmax.
The mysterious death of a schoolgirl at an elite boarding school sets off a desperate hunt for the truth. It seems everyone has something to hide in this gripping South African drama filmed in the Midlands. Watch now »
It’s the 1930s and while America is struggling through the Great Depression, Los Angeles is booming. It’s here that a down-and-out defence attorney, Perry Mason, takes on the case of the decade. Starring Matthew Rhys. Watch now »
James “Ghost” St Patrick, a wealthy nightclub owner, tries to get out of the drugs business and go straight in this acclaimed drama series. In the final season, tensions run high and revenge is on everyone’s minds. Watch now »
When a teenager is killed, his death is linked to a serial killer who’s been dormant for years. The events surrounding his death lead two dads living in a quiet community on a downward spiral.
Rosario Dawson plays Allegra Dill, a determined woman who returns to her hometown to investigate her sister’s death. In the process, she uncovers a web of lies and corruption. Watch now »
Ray Donovan is a professional fixer. Whenever a superstar, politician or high-profile businessman is faced with a problem, they turn to Ray to make it disappear, using whatever measures he deems necessary. Watch now »
Inspector Jen Rooney investigates the murder of a young Nigerian girl whose body is found at a bus stop in Dublin. As she searches for the truth she discovers the reality of life as a refugee in Ireland. Watch now »
Crime boss Bumpy Johnson returns to Harlem after a decade in prison to find the neighbourhood in shambles and the Italian mafia controlling the streets. Based on a true story. Watch it now »
Two brothers accidentally kill an old man and get away with it by covering their tracks. But when the man’s neighbours and family start asking questions about his death, the brothers’ lives fall apart. Watch it now »
The lines between legal and illegal are easily blurred. Members of a California motorcycle club called the Sons of Anarchy take the law into their own hands as they fight to protect their hometown. Watch now »
Young hustlers discover a cache of stolen gold. Loosely based on the cult-classic movie, and inspired by a real-life heist. The youngsters can be rich, but need to stay one step ahead if they don’t want to end up on the wrong side of London’s underworld. Starring Rupert Grint. Watch now »
A homage to the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, the series follows the antics of gangster Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) whose attempt at changing professions gets him tangled in a web of filmmakers and crime bosses. Watch now »
In Season 4, Detective Harry Bosch is back to tackle an explosive case that sees Los Angeles on the brink of chaos in this gripping series based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling crime novels. Watch now »
Step into the streets of Baltimore, where gritty cops and clever drug dealers square off in this brilliant crime thriller where right and wrong is never black or white. Watch now »
HBO’s True Detective remains one of the most gripping, intense, brutal and addictive crime dramas of the last few years, and Hollywood heavy-hitters Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as a pair of cops who uncovered an underground occult network in Louisiana in Season 1, and Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams playing cops who are forced to cooperate on a complicated case in California in Season 2, don’t hurt one bit. Season 3 has been hailed as the best of the lot, with Mahershala Ali playing an investigator who worked a murder and missing-persons case in 1980, revisited the case a decade later, and then in 2015 is forced to relive it when a true-crime documentary filmmaker seeks him out. Watch now »
Seasons 1 to 3 of Fargo are all based on the Coen Brothers movie of the same name (also on Showmax); they’re all set in the snowy, remote climes of North Dakota and Minnesota; and they’re all about law enforcement officials on the trail of organised crime, hitmen and the hapless, ordinary people who get caught in their webs and end up becoming criminals themselves. Each season is as darkly funny and intriguing as the last, with stars like Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton and Ewan McGregor keeping you hooked. Watch now »