True Crime Documentaries For You To Binge
If you're looking for a juicy true crime series to get stuck in to over the coming weeks, we've put together a list of some of the best on Netflix.
From high-profile cases to hearing straight from the killer themselves, you'll be hooked on these real-life stories.
Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez
Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez went from star American football player to a killer.
This docuseries looks at court room footage, interviews with friends and family, and phone calls.
A three-part series, the show examines how Aaron shocked the sports world, his life before fame, and how he ended up where he did.
The Confession Killer
Henry Lee Lucas comes to authorities' attention when they're hunting for two missing women.
He was eventually convicted of 11 homicides.
However, in the lead up to his charging he confesses to hundreds of murders.
Due to his cooperation, Lucas was given special treatment by. The truth though? He didn't actually commit them.
Don't F**k With Cats
This docuseries follows a group of internet vigilantes as they try to hunt down the person behind a number of disturbing online videos.
The perpetrator shared videos of himself harming and killing animals which led to outrage.
Only in their manhunt do the group find he could also be linked to one of Canada's most infamous cold cases.
Pharmacist Dan Schneider lost his son in a drug-related shooting and is determined to find justice.
On the search for his son's killer, Dan soon realises there is a worrying increase in the number of young people addicted to opioids.
Detecting the crisis before it gained nationwide attention, the four-part series follows Dan's battle against Big Pharma.
Wild Wild Country
A controversial guru builds a utopian city in the Oregan dessert and causes conflict with the local ranchers.
The conflict later led to the first ever bioterror attack in America and a huge case of illegal wire-tapping.
The six-part series is an insightful look into cult mentality and a part of American history that is often forgotten.
I Am A Killer
There is no better way to understand the motive behind a murder than to hear it directly from the killer themselves.
In I Am A Killer we meet inmates on death row who explain how they ended up there.
From an inmate who killed his cellmate to access the better conditions of death row, to an inmate who has specifically requested the electric chair, this ten-part series takes you inside the mind of convicted murderers.
The murder of nun Cathy Cesnik left behind decades of pain and unanswered questions.
In this seven-part series, two of Cathy's former students are looking for answers.
Cathy had suspicions around a priest in the school, and the two former students believe he might be the missing link.
Michael Peterson's wife was found dead at the bottom of their stairs in what he claims was an accident.
Award-winning documentary maker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade was granted unusual access to Peterson, his family and defence lawyers after he was accused of her murder.
The thirteen-part series gives a thrilling look inside a real high-profile murder trial.
Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
One of the most prolific serial killers of all time, Ted Bundy is a name most will know.
Bundy, who was known for exploiting his charisma and good looks to lure his victims, was executed for his crimes in 1989.
This series traces his life through hundreds of hours of archival footage and interviews with family, friends, surviving victims and law enforcement who worked on his case.
Abducted In Plain Sight
In every parent's worst nightmare, 12-year-old Jan Borberg was kidnapped not once, but twice.
On both occasions it was by the same perpetrator who brainwashed Jan and subjected her to years of abuse.
This documentary hears Jan and her parents tell their story of how one man can be so manipulative.
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