10 of the Best True Crime Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now


If you’re anything like me, you NEVER get tired of watching true crime documentaries. That’s why we need articles like this – I know you’re looking for new ones to watch, just like yours truly.

Here are 10 solid, disturbing true crime docs that you should give a shot. You won’t be disappointed.

1. The Seven Five (Netflix)

You want corruption? THIS is corruption. This film tells the story of New York City’s 75th police precinct during the 1980s. Scary and disturbing.

2. Amanda Knox (Netflix)

The infamous Amanda Knox murder case in Italy put the young woman into the spotlight for life. This film traces the crime, the trial, and her life.

3. The Central Park Five (Amazon Prime)

The attack on a jogger in Central Park in New York in 1989 outraged the nation and five young innocent boys were falsely accused of the heinous crime.

4. Long Shot (Netflix)

Juan Catalan had to fight desperately to maintain his freedom after he was wrongly accused of a murder. The key to his defense: a baseball game. This one has to be seen to be believed.

5. Killing For Love (Hulu)

Elizabeth Haysom’s parents were found dead in their Virginia home in 1985. Suspicion immediately fell on her and her boyfriend, Jens Söring. A twisted tale of love, family, and deceit.

6. Brother’s Keeper (Netflix)

Acclaimed filmmakers Bruce Sinofsky and Joe Berlinger made this disturbing documentary about an elderly man accused of killing his ill brother in rural New York. Family secrets abound in this film.

7. Without Charity (Amazon Prime)

Three construction workers found dead in Indiana sets off a complex series of events that lead back to a woman named Charity Payne, who may have played a role in the crime.

8. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (Netflix)

Software pioneer and millionaire John McAfee reinvented himself in Belize and became the leader of a militia before he was suspected of the murder of a neighbor.

9. I Love You, Now Die (HBO)

A long-distance relationship built around text messaging ultimately ended in the death of Conrad Roy, the young man in the love story. The woman, Michelle Carter, was suspected of encouraging Roy to commit suicide, setting the scene for a dramatic, real-life courtroom drama.

10. Out of Thin Air (Netflix)

Two men disappeared in Iceland in 1974 and six people eventually confessed to murder and were sent to prison. Years later, new evidence casts huge doubt on whether the suspects were guilty. Riveting stuff.