Netflix continuously produces excellent documentaries and docuseries on genuine incidents, recognizing the growing interest in true crime stories and helping viewers stay on the straight and narrow.
The best 10 Netflix crime documentaries are listed here for you to add to your queue.
1. Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)
Forever B, also known as Abducted in Plain Sight, is a bizarre tale of preteen Jan Broberg being abducted by her neighbor Robert Berchtold in the 1970s. The narrative delves into the ways in which Broberg’s family’s lives were penetrated and the extraordinary experiences she encountered.
2. American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020)
A 2018 Colorado house disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children is the tragic subject of the documentary American Murder: The Family Next Door. To provide viewers a close-up look at the sad incident, the movie incorporates recovered footage, home movies, social media posts, phone conversations, text messages, newscasts, and surveillance footage.
3. Girl in the Picture (2022)
In the mystery book Girl in the Picture, the reader follows the FBI and other law enforcement officials as they learn the truth about a woman who was abducted and mistreated decades ago by a federal fugitive. The narrative takes place along a roadside, when a dead mother is discovered, leaving her son and husband behind.
4. Amanda Knox (2016)
The 2016 documentary by Amanda Knox chronicles her path from being found guilty of killing her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007 to being defamed by the media and ultimately being found not guilty. Along with interviews including her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and other relevant parties, Knox tells her narrative in front of the camera. The matter has received a lot of media attention.
5. Worst Roommate Ever (2022)
A documentary series called Worst Roommate Ever explores the horrifying tales of cohabitation crimes, with a focus on witnesses and survivors. The entire scope of these upsetting encounters is captured through animation in this series, which centers on the offenders.
6. Sins of Our Mother (2022)
The documentary series Sins of Our Mother chronicles Lori Vallow’s spiral into religious extremism, where she comes to believe that people are spiritless zombies or filled with spirits, and that the world will end in 2020. The show focuses on the events leading up to and following her alleged crimes, which include the murders of two of her children. For fans of true crime stories, the limited series is a must-see.
7. The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker (2023)
In the true crime documentary The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker, Canadian hitchhiker Caleb “Kai” McGillvary’s account of a crime he saw in 2013 while hitchhiking in California goes viral, making him a global celebrity.
8. The Keepers (2017)
The eerie inquiry into the murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik, a young English and theater instructor who vanished in 1969, is the subject of this Netflix cold case docuseries. When her body was discovered in 1970, she believed a priest had abused students sexually. At the end of the series, viewers are left with more questions than answers and no clear resolution.
9. Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer (2021)
A prolific serial killer lurked beneath the sparkle and glamour of 1985 in Los Angeles. For a torturous year, Richard Ramirez avoided capture by hunting, torturing, and killing his victims. Ramirez’s victims and the detectives conducting the manhunt are the main subjects of Night Stalker.
10. The Tinder Swindler (2022)
Wearing fine clothes and traveling in private aircraft, Simon Leviev (legal name: Shimon Hayut) had an opulent lifestyle. He was a huge attraction to certain women. They had no idea that Leviev used Tinder to trick women into paying for his lavish lifestyle.Even if this fraud has no victors, it’s satisfying to see some of the ladies Leviev conned band together to con him again.