There is something about a thrilling tale from a true-crime documentary. The story is gripping, and you feel like you’re right there with the investigators as they relive these crimes that really happened. Making these shows interesting to watch is the cold, hard facts you get from them. Nothing quite beats sitting down and watching true crime unfold and hopefully justice to the loved ones of the victims involved.
If you love an excellent crime documentary and need something new to watch, check out these fantastic crime documentaries that you can stream right now on Netflix.
Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
Aaron Hernandez’s story was everywhere in the media. This former New England Patriots player was charged with murdered and spent the rest of his short life in prison for it. The documentary follows his story, and it includes courtroom footage, phone calls, and interviews that show how he once was a great athlete turned into a killer.
Abducted In Plain Sight
This documentary was worked on for a while, and it is important to watch if you have a child. The story follows the Broberg family who had their 12-year-old daughter kidnapped and brainwashed by a close family friend. The story tells their perspectives of what happened and leaves you with the question of who can you trust when your family is involved.
Amanda Knox was another famous crime story that was heavily broadcasted by the media. Knox spent a college semester in Italy which lead her to being kidnapped for four years and leaving her with possible murder charges. Although you might think you know everything about this case, Netflix opens up a little more from Knox’s perspective with exclusive interviews and footage.
Making a Murderer
This Netflix original really started the true crime love for a lot of people. The documentary follows Steven Avery as he serves 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Avery had been exonerated but later became the prime suspect in the murder of a 25-year-old photographer. The entire town believed he did it and the documentary leaves you with a lot of questions.
Time: The Kalief Browder Story
Kalief Browder was on his way home from a party when the police falsely accused him of stealing a backpack. Browder spent 800 days in solitary confinement while on trial at Rikers Island and wasn’t even convicted of a crime. The documentary follows his story and leaves the question, are you innocent until proven guilty?
Remastered: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke
Singer Tim Cooke was killed at the age of 33. Initially, people believe the young singer was killed due to an act of self-defence, but after an investigation, it seems that he was murdered due to his involvement in the civil rights movement.
The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann
While in Portugal on vacation, three-year-old Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parent’s bedroom. Police believe her parents were involved, but others believe she was kidnapped and sold into sex trafficking. This documentary follows those theories on what could have happened to Madeleine.
Juan Catalan shares his story of being arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. His best chance at being proven innocent is finding an alibi and proving to the police that he was one of the 56,000 fans at a Dodger’s baseball game when the murder supposedly happened.
When watching The Keepers, you might think you’re following the story of Baltimore nuns being murdered. Later you find out that it goes deeper than that and see the corruption in the Catholic church and local justice system. The story is insane and a little upsetting, so watch it at your own accord.
Don’t F*CK With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
Luka Magnotta decided to share a video on the internet of himself killing animals. Upon finding the video, a group of people launched a chase for Magnotta to bring him to justice for animal abuse. Upon digging for more information, the group uncovers that Magnotta was responsible for more than just animal abuse, he actually committed one of Canada’s most infamous crimes.
These crime documentaries will leave you with many questions, some unsettling thoughts, and a lot of appreciation for the world you live in. If you need a little more with true crime, take a listen to these podcasts to get your fix even when you’re in the car. If you need something a little lighter instead, you can watch these comedies on Netflix.