Even after being a fairly new platform, Paramount Plus has taken the streaming world by storm. Its collection of movies and shows, and not to forget the added benefit of live local channels and National Geographic, is phenomenal. It also happens to have plenty of documentaries and crime series to warn the audience and keep them informed of the horrible world they live in.
For all those crime show junkies who happen to have Paramount Plus, we have combined a list of the best true crime shows to help you get the best out of your Paramount Plus subscription:
- Reacher (2022 -)
- NCIS: Hawai’i (2021 – Present)
- Strange Angel (2018 – 2019)
- SEAL Team (2017 – Present)
- The Code (2014 – 2016)
- Master (2022)
- Combat Trains (2015)
1. Reacher (2022)
Jack Reacher, was detained for alleged murder while passing through Georgia. He is interrogated by Detective Oscar Finley played by Malcolm Goodwin and the Inspector Roscoe Conklin played by Willa Fitzgerald. The two officers take a detailed account of his past twenty-four hours. Jack soon finds out that his number was found in a letter that was placed in the victim’s shoe.
During Jack’s interrogation, another man, Paul played by Marc Bendavid, is brought in. Upon confrontation, he admits to the murder even though he doesn’t seem to know much about it. Both Jack and Paul are thrown into the county jail where they are attacked but fortunate for them, Jack is capable enough to defend himself and his new friend, Paul.
The whole thing has Jack thinking about who could be behind all this. While the authorities check their alibi claims, he concludes that someone wants him either dead or out of their way. He must find out the person behind all this before it’s too late.
- IMDb rating: 8.1/10
- Seasons: 1
- Episode Count: 8
- Average Runtime: 49 minutes
- Main Cast: Alan Ritchson, Malcolm Goodwin, Willa Fitzgerald, Chris Webster, and Bruce McGill
2. NCIS: Hawai’i (2021 – Present)
One of the world’s most watched television series, NCIS, continues on the mesmerizing shores of Hawai’i. The series opens around a female Special Agent taking command of NCIS Pearl Harbor, the first woman to hold this position in the history of NICS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service). Her team is formed by a mix of highly skilled agents – some mainlanders and some locals who know the island like the back of their hand. The series revolves around the lives of these team members as they risk their lives every day to keep the residents of the island out of harm’s way. That is not all, some cases involve matters related to national security, military personnel, and the mysteries of the island itself. In the middle of this chaos, how they balance work life and personal-life drama, is worth watching.
- IMDb rating: 6.3/10
- Seasons: 2
- Episode Count: 25
- Average Runtime: 43 minutes
- Main Cast: Vanessa Lachey, Alex Tarrant, Noah Mills, Yasmine Al-Bustami, Jason Antoon, and Tori Anderson
3. Strange Angel (2018 – 2019)
During the 1940s, Los Angeles is home to a technical genius who is likewise an incognito devotee of Aleister Crowley’s occultist. The story revolves around the existence of Jack Parsons, a splendid genuine rocket engineer who the US government recruited during the 1940s to help with the rocket program. Jack Parsons saw the rocket program as the start of future space investigation and the beginning stage of his vocation.
In 1938, Parsons, who is normally inquisitive, meets and rapidly becomes friends with his new nearby neighbor Ernest Donovan, a supporter of the scandalous English medium Aleister Crowley. Donovan then, at that point, continues to tempt Parsons into his perspective, which incorporates the motto “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law” as the main rule throughout everyday life and different fundamentals. Both, Parsons’ marriage and his work are imperiled because of his newfound thoughts and lifestyle as he steadily turns into an individual from this peculiar underground society.
- IMDb rating: 6.9/10
- Seasons: 2
- Episode Count: 17
- Average Runtime: 1 hour
- Main Cast: Jack Reynor, Bella Heathcote, Peter Mark Kendall, Greg Wise, Rupert Friend, and Michael Gaston
4. SEAL Team (2017 – Present)
SEAL Group is a tactical show that narratives the expert and individual experiences of the finest unit of Navy SEALs as they get plan for, ready for, and do the riskiest and high-stakes tasks that the United States can request from them. SEAL Team appeared on National Geographic in 2014.
In light of his drawn-out presence as a fighter, Jason Hayes’ own personal life has taken a hit because of his leadership role on the Top Level Crew, which he holds with extraordinary regard and power.
His group comprises of his believed comrade, Beam Perry, the lengthiest tenured administrator with whom Jason share an instilled shorthand; Sonny Quinn, an extraordinary, steadfast trooper with a checkered past who actually fights her own thoughts; and Clay Spenser, a multilingual, youthful, second-generation SEAL with voracious drive and devotion. Lt. Cmdr. Eric Blackburn, who fills in as a pioneer and comrade both on and off the front line; CIA expert Mandy Ellis, who has forfeited everything in her drive to uncover malevolence and defeat terrorists; and Ensign Lisa Davis, a straightforward, responsibility official, are fundamental for the progress of the group.
- IMDb rating: 7.7/10
- Seasons: 6
- Episode Count: 104
- Average Runtime: 43 minutes
- Main Cast: David Boreanaz, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Justin Melnick, and Max Thieriot
5. The Code (2014 – 2016)
Two siblings living in Canberra get entangled in concealment that remembers a humble community for the Australian outback and persuasive Australian government authorities.
The Banks siblings, Ned, an energetic trying writer, and Jesse, a youthful programmer artiste, are investigating the fringe of the accompanying significant news occasion. They end up participating in a huge, substantial examination project with the codename “Big Money – Top Secret” and find that along the line, people who are being harmed or quieted in some way.
- IMDb rating: 7.3/10
- Seasons: 2
- Episode Count: 12
- Average Runtime: 54 minutes
- Main Cast: Dan Spielman, Ashley Zukerman, Adele Perovic, Micheal Denkha, and Victoria Haralabidou
6. Master (2022)
The story revolves around three women and an elite Northeastern university which happens to be a very old institution with a strange reputation. Meanwhile, the girls try to find their place and adjust in the university, an unknown racist attack targets a freshman of color. The woman believes that she is being haunted by ghosts that have unfinished with the university. Each of these women must get to the bottom of the matter before they become the target.
- IMDb rating: 5.1/10
- Release Date: March 18, 2022
- Director: Mariama Diallo
- Runtime: 1 hour 38 minutes
- Main Cast: Regina Hall, Zoe Renee, Talia Ryder, and Ella Hunt
7. Combat Trains (2015)
The name is enough to give it all away. This documentary revolves around the use of trains in warfare in the past.
- IMDb rating: 6.1/10
- Release Date: December 2, 2015
- Director: Jonathan Mayo
- Runtime: 6 hours
- Main Cast: Mark Felton, Gerard Fletcher, Edgar Jones, Daniel Knight, and Lisa Ronaghan
As we come to an end, I wish you all enjoy these movies and shows. We made sure that the list leans towards the enjoyable side of crime rather than the gore-filled and ugly one. These shows make the perfect pairing for your weekend binge-watching and are guaranteed to leave you thinking about them all week.