The Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix
Netflix has become a leader in the true-crime genre with these docuseries and documentaries.
The past several years have seen a veritable explosion in true-crime stories, across virtually every platform. You can barely open a web browser without stumbling across a video, podcast, long-form story, or some other piece of content that exposes a horribly tragic crime and/or a horribly tragic justice process. The lesson, as always: When a nation gives you a corrupt and punitive justice system biased against minorities and the poor, make a documentary about it.
Netflix has played a major role in the proliferation of the true-crime genre—Making a Murderer is one of the most famous crime doc on the streaming service, helping to solidify the form's resurgence, but there are plenty more to sate your appetite. Check out these titles, a mix of feature-length docs and docuseries.