Is there anything more viscerally fascinating than true crime? There’s always a certain allure to the macabre, doubly so if it’s a true story. True crime stories offers a truly unique viewing experience from coming up with a hypothesis only to be proven wrong immediately, trying to understand exactly how things ended up this way, learning all the twists and turns, and finally uncovering the truth. Fortunately, Netflix has a wide selection of some of the best true crime documentaries the world has to offer you can watch right now—if you can stomach them, that is.
Here are seven bone-chilling true crime documentaries you can stream right now on Netflix.
American Murder: The Family Next Door (2020)
American Murder: The Family Next Door is being talked about by everyone right now. And rightfully so. The film uses social media, texts, and home videos to intimately tell the story of the disappearance and murder of a mother and her two children. Who's the prime suspect you ask? The father.
Abducted In Plain Sight (2017)
Imagine having your child being abducted not once, but twice by the exact same person. Abducted in Plain Sight is a jaw-dropping documentary following the rape, abuse, and kidnapping of a pre-teen girl by a family friend, with her family all the while remaining ignorant. This may be the most sickening and frustrating 90 minutes of your life so be prepared!
The Keepers (2017)
The Keepers starts out by examining the unsolved murder of a beloved nun and teacher and with each unfolding layer it reveals darker secrets of trusted institutions from the church to the police. The series uncovers the extent and massive scale of decade long child abuse within the catholic church as well as how they stayed protected.
Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)
Is it even possible to talk about true crime without bringing up Ted Bundy? In this docu-series, you enter the mentality of one of, if not the most infamous serial killers of all time.
Don’t F**k with Cats (2019)
Nothing demonstrates the power of the internet like Don’t F**k with Cats. What started out with netizens outraged over a video of a man torturing and killing cats ends with an international manhunt and murder.
The Trials Of Gabriel Fernandez (2020)
The Trials Of Gabriel Fernandez follows the abuse and murder of a young boy carried out by his mother and her boyfriend as well as their subsequent trial. As if the abuse wasn’t horrific enough, this docu-series examines the horror of a system broken to its core.
Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (2020)
With affluence and influence, comes a great deal of power, and if there’s one recurring theme you can count on in this world it’s the abuse of power. Jeffrey Epstein is one of many poster boys for this. This series explores his (and his associates) systematic abuse of young, vulnerable girls, the injustice of the criminal justice system, and more.