I love watching true crime documentaries, docuseries, and series based on true crime stories so I thought I would share some of my favourite on Netflix. Keep in mind, I'm Canadian so I have Canadian Netflix and titles fluctuate by region. I'm also thinking of doing a YouTube recommendation article for true crime and supernatural channels as well as more Netflix recommendations. If you actually read all that and you have any requests (doesn't even have to be Netflix/YouTube), you can just message me on here or my instagram.

Top Ten Picks

Aileen: Life & Death of a Serial Killer

Synopsis: Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial.
IMDb Rating: 7.1/10
My Rating: 4/5

The Staircase: An American Murder Mystery

Synopsis: Michael Iver Peterson, an American novelist convicted in 2003 of murdering his second wife, Kathleen, sees his life go under the microscope in this award winning true crime series.
IMDb Rating: 7.3/10
My Rating: 4/5

Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist

Synopsis: The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.
IMDb Rating: 7.6/10
My Rating: 5/5

H. H. Holmes: America’s First Serial Killer

Synopsis: Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors. Follows Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind.
IMDb Rating: 6.4/10
My Rating: 3/5

The Keepers

Synopsis: A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
My Rating: 4/5

Killer Legends

Synopsis: Delving into our collective nightmares, this horror-documentary investigates the origins of our most terrifying urban legends and the true stories that may have inspired them.
IMDb Rating: 6.3/10
My Rating: 3/5

Making A Murderer

Synopsis: Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
IMDb Rating: 8.7/10
My Rating: 5/5

Manhunt: Unabomber

Synopsis: An in-depth look at how an FBI profiler helped track down the terrorist Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber.
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
My Rating: 5/5

Mindhunter

Synopsis: Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.
IMDb Rating: 8.6/10
My Rating: 5/5

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.

Synopsis: A scripted true crime series based on the murder investigations of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls.
IMDb Rating: 8/10
My Rating: 4/5

Honourable Mentions

You should definitely check these out too. I just didn't want to make the article too long so I picked my top ten.

  • Forensic Files
  • Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer
  • Interview With a Serial Killer
  • Killer Couples
  • Murder Maps
  • Nurses Who Kill
  • Serial
  • Terrorism: Close Calls
  • Wild, Wild Country
  • Women Behind Bars

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