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Top-9 true crime documentaries on Netflix

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

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Get yourself some popcorn and a blanket for the next Netflix list. We’ve made a top-5 of the best true crime documentaries that’ll give you the shivers. We’re pretty sure you won’t be leaving your couch any time soon.

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Evil Genius

We think this is one of the most bizarre true stories. This isn’t your average crime story, but one about a man with a bomb around his neck who’s entering a bank saying he’s innocent. The most asked question is: is he really innocent?

Casting JonBenét

Remember Toddlers and Tiaras, a show about kids who participated in different pageant contests? In this documentary we follow the story about the still unsolved murder of the then six-year-old pageant queen JonBenét Ramsey.

Amanda Knox

An innocent exchange to Perugia, Italy. At least, that is what you think. Nine years later the body of Amanda’s brutally murdered roommate is found. Amanda has been acquitted to this murder twice. And this is why Netflix focused on this interesting story for five years. What is your verdict? Guilty or not guilty?

Making a Murderer

In this documentary we follow Steven Avery, who has been accused of rape and was falsely sent to prison for 18 years. Two years later he is also accused for the murder on Teresa Halbach. In 10 episodes you will follow the murder case that happened in 2005.

The Confession Tapes

Why follow one story if you can follow more? This documentary contains six stories in a seven-part series. In every episode you will follow a case where people convicted of murder claim that their confessions were coerced, involuntary or false.

The Staircase

The story of The Staircase has been a never ending story for over 15 years now. In 2001 Kathleen Peterson was found dead at the bottom of the stairs. Her husband is immediately accused of murder. But after seeing this documentary people are going to doubt if he really is. What do you think; guilty, or not guilty?

The Keepers

On November 7, 1969, the nun Cathy Cesnik disappeared. Two months later her body was found. Almost fifty years later, Netflix broadcasts a seven-part documentary about the mystery that has still not been resolved.

Killer Women With Piers Morgan

When we think of murder, we often think that the victim got murdered by a man, right? Yet it is not just men who are able to kill. In Killer Women with Piers Morgan, the journalist Piers Morgan goes into prisons and speaks to women who have committed a shocking crime. These women also tell why they did this.


The Investigator: A British Crime Story

In the first season, the 30-year-old case of Carole Packman is reopened. Her husband is suspected for her murder and is in a lifelong sentence for murder. Although the body of Carole has never been found.

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