12 best shows and movies like The Night Manager on OTT: Jack Ryan, Agent Carter, The Family Man and more

One of the much-anticipated shows this year in India was The Night Manager. Presented as a crime drama, the show revolves around an ex-soldier who has to infiltrate the inner circle of an arms dealer and seek revenge for his girlfriend’s death. Created by David Farr, the show is the Indian adaptation of BBC’s popular English drama of the same name.

Showcased as a Disney+ Hotstar Original, The Night Manager (Hindi) stars eminent names like Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, and Sobhita Dhulipala in lead roles. The show began streaming on the platform on February 17, 2023, and has received a positive response from critics and the audience. The first four episodes that comprise the first part are out, and the next instalment is expected to drop in March. While we wait for the second part, here are some of the best crime dramas and thrillers that you can binge on OTT platforms today.

Web Shows and Movies like ‘The Night Manager’ available on OTT platforms in India with IMDb rating

The Night Manager is an adaptation of the British series. If you wish to see the original show, it now streams on Amazon Prime Video. The second season of the same is also expected to release soon. However, if you want to explore more shows of a similar genre, we have compiled a list of 12 shows and movies, along with their IMDb rating you can binge-watch now.

Title Platform IMDb Rating
Sherlock Amazon Prime Video 9.1
Peaky Blinders Netflix 8.8
The Family Man Amazon Prime Video 8.7
Line of Duty Netflix 8.7
Person of interest Amazon Prime Video 8.5
24 Disney+ Hotstar 8.4
Homeland Disney+ Hotstar 8.3
The Blacklist Netflix 8.1
The Bodyguard Netflix 8.1
Jack Ryan Amazon Prime Video 8
Marvel’s Agent Carter Disney+ Hotstar 7.9
The Honourable women Apple TV, Vudu 7.4

1) Sherlock

Growing up, we have all heard stories of Sherlock Homes and read the book. There have been many adaptations and movies made on this legendary character. Despite this, the BBC Series Sherlock won the audience over. The electrifying chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman is raved about to date. All four seasons of the series are streaming on Amazon Prime Video, and there is also some chatter that Cumberbatch and Freeman may reprise their roles for the fifth season.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 9.1/10

Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs and Rupert Graves

2)Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders is an ongoing crime-drama series set to return for season 6 in June. The show is set in 1919 in Small Heath, Birmingham, where Thomas Shelby and his family run the most feared local gang. The gang is named Peaky Blinders as they follow the practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps. They engage in illegal betting and collect protection money. It is an engaging series that keeps you glued throughout.

Where to Watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.8/10

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Sam Neill, Helen McCrory and Annabelle Wallis

3) The Family Man

First released in 2019, this award-winning Hindi-language crime drama series is about “a working man from the National Investigation Agency who tries to protect the nation from terrorism. However, he has to balance his personal life and needs to keep his family safe from his secret job.” The makers of the show, Raj & DK, have been lauded for the storytelling with perfect comic timing and impressive casting.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8.7/10

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Priyamani, Sharib Hashmi and others

4) Person of Interest

Created by Jonathan Nolan, Person of Interest aired as a TV show for over five years. Presented as an action-crime drama, the synopsis of the show reads, “An ex-CIA agent and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes, including the civilians’ roles, are left a mystery.”

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Cast: Jim Caviezel, Taraji Henson and others

5) 24

Spanning over nine seasons, the popular action crime drama 24 revolves around “Counter Terrorism Agent Jack Bauer, who has to race against the clock to subvert terrorist plots. His only mission is to save his nation from ultimate disaster.” The show was also adapted for the Indian audience and made in Hindi, with Anil Kapoor in the lead role. However, the makers decided to discontinue the show following a poor response from the audience.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Cast: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn and others

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6) Homeland

With over 97 episodes in 8 seasons, Homeland became one of the most highly acclaimed shows in the crime drama genre. Created by Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, the show is about “A bipolar CIA operative who becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.”

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, and others

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7) The Blacklist

The show was first released in 2013, and over the last decade, the makers have successfully released nine seasons of The Blacklist. Finally, the 10th season of the show will air on February 26, 2023. Presented as a crime drama, the plot of The Blacklist revolves around “A new FBI profiler, Elizabeth Keen, who has her entire life uprooted when a mysterious criminal, Raymond Reddington, has eluded capture for decades, turns himself in and insists on speaking only to her.”

Where to Watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Cast: James Spader, Megan Boon and others

8) The Bodyguard

Created by Jed Mercurio, the Emmy-Award-nominated show is a “contemporary thriller featuring the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service.” Presented as a crime drama, the show revolves around a war veteran who, after helping thwart a terrorist attack, has to protect a politician as she in the radar since the conflict he fought in.

Where to Watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Richard Madden, Keeley Hawes, and Gina McKee

9) Jack Ryan

Created for television by Carlton Cuse and Graham Ronald, Jack Ryan is an action drama about a CIA analyst who is striving to be famous and thrust into dangerous field assignments. “Jack soon uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the centre of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale,” said the trailer release statement shared by the makers.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Cast: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, and others

10) Agent Carter (Marvel)

The show, released in 2015, takes one back to 1946, into the life of Peggy Carter. She is relegated to Strategic Scientific Reserve’s secretarial duties and is secretly hired to clear Howard Stark’s name, which is accused of treason. What follows are events where she, with the help of Edwin Jarvis, his butler, has to do the needful. Presented as an action-mystery drama, Agent Carter is written for Marvel by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Cast: Hayley Atwell, James D’Arcy, and others

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