Exciting True Crime Documentaries: 10 Must-Watch Series

Recently, true crime documentaries have quickly become notable, and periods with fascinating stories and true mysteries have attracted the audience's attention. These series bring up not only the most horrible sides of people but also criminal investigations and courtroom cases that had overwhelming repercussions on society. Below are ten such documentaries that showcase true crime series:

1. Making a Murderer (2015)

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Making a Murderer is a documentary series that Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos produced, and it follows the case of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who was wrongfully convicted of rape and attempted murder. Then, many years later, he was accused again of another crime. In its structured critique of the administration of justice and gripping storyline, Making a Murderer challenged the audience and created heated controversy aired by the public media.

2. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: HBO (2015)

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Focusing on the life of real estate heir Robert Durst, a man inseparably linked to a series of slayings, Andrew Jarecki is the director of this six-part documentary miniseries. By means of interviews with different people, archival footage, and his own tape recordings, The Jinx creates a frightening image of a guy who is being followed by unconfirmed charges of violence and deception.

3. Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness (2020)

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When it comes to directors Goode and Chaiklin, the bizarre world of big cat owners is hardly a secret, with Joe Exotic, an eccentric character, caught up in the murder-for-hire plot. While the show utilized unusual characters, shocking plot twists, and animal trade investigation, the audience worldwide watched it with one question: “Who is a crazy killer?”

4. Serial (2014)

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This journalism podcast series, fronted by Sarah Koenig, investigates the grisly murder of Hae Min Lee and the trial that resulted in the conviction of Syed, her ex-boyfriend. Its thorough reporting, strong narration, and in-depth look at the complications of the criminal justice system were the factors that made this show a hit, attracting millions of listeners and causing a new sensation around this case.

5. The Staircase (2004-2013)

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A crime drama miniseries based on the true story of Michael Peterson, a novelist accused of murdering his wife, Kathleen Peterson, who was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home. The series delves into the complexities of the case, exploring the legal battles, family dynamics, and the various theories surrounding Kathleen's death.

6. Evil Genius: America's Most Wicked Bank Heist: The Real True Story (2018)

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Directed by Barbara Schroeder and Trey Borzillieri, Evil Genius is a true story about the most famous bank robbery of 2003, in which a pizza delivery man used a bomb around his collar, resulting in his death and an explosion that surprised everyone. In this winding road, Evil Genius also brings us stories about the convergence of criminal acts, manipulation, and psychological knowledge.

7. The Keepers (2017)

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Named The Keepers and produced by Ryan White, the film takes a look at the mysterious death of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a nun from Baltimore who was killed in 1969. Through interviews with the old students and former colleagues, past leadership, and recreations, The Keepers reveals the allegations of physical abuse in the Catholic Church and the mission of justice of those who knew sister Cathy.

8. Wild Wild Country (2018)

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The scriptwriters and directors Way Brothers convey the story of mysterious Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his followers, who devised a daring plan to build a utopian community in rural Oregon in the 1980s. With the exploration of power, politics, and spiritual hysteria in Wild Wild Country, one gets a glimpse of the most amazing but bizarre piece in American history.

9. The Disappearance of Maddie McCann (2019)

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Directed by Chris Smith, this true crime docuseries exposes the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann while she was on a family vacation in Portugal in 2007. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann is achieved via interviews with the investigators, journalists, and also members of the family, and this helps us to explore the theories and to know the unanswered questions in the case of missing persons, which is one of the most high-profile in recent years.

10. Murder Among the Mormons (2021)

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Filmed and directed by Jared Hess and Tyler Measom, the three-part documentary looks at a series of bombings in Salt Lake City in the 1980s; these bombings were part of a link between rare books and the Mormon Church. Through its study of the enigma of greed, deception, and religious fanaticism, Murder Among the Mormons becomes a true crime film that offers an interesting perspective on a terrible and terrible case that shook the Mormon community.

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