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Want more than just a news headline? True crime is a popular genre for a reason. These are deep dives into stories that stir curiosity. What drove people to commit such crimes? How’d they get away with it? Or how were they caught? Social media has seen a resurgence of true crime content, but it’s always been consistently popular as one of the most common genres across forms of media including TV, movies, and books. 

There’s never a shortage of true crime documentaries to discover. From YouTube to most every streaming platform there’s a collection of new true crime stories to fascinate and apall. Ranging from high-profile cases like the one covered on The Staircase or Making a Murderer, to renowned criminals like Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, and Ted Bundy, from small-town mysteries like the one covered in the podcast Serial to the unsolved cases explored on Unsolved Mysteries, there is something for everyone. Whatever your morbid curiosity, there’s likely a true-crime documentary out there about it. 

Here are some chilling places to start: 

And once you’ve finished these, peruse the stories below—you’re sure to find something to capture your interest!

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The Alford Plea’s Most Famous Cases—and What the Plea Really Means

Popularized by The Staircase, is the Alford Plea a true admission of guilt, or something else? 

The Case of Michael Peterson—a Perfect Husband, or the Staircase Murderer?

In her true crime book, author Aphrodite Jones takes readers to the night of Kathleen Peterson's suspicious staircase death.

The Truth About Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy

The condition at the heart of the Gypsy Rose Blanchard case.

Convicted Killer Robert Durst, the Subject of HBO's The Jinx, Dies at 78 

Businessman Robert Durst, convicted of killing his best friend and suspected of killing others, died on January 10, 2022.

10 Best Shows of 2021 on BritBox

With a vast collection of British true crime, mystery, and suspense shows, there's something to satisfy every thrill-seeker on BritBox.

EXCLUSIVE: Poster and Trailer Reveal for Blonde, Beautiful and Dead

The documentary blows a foghorn on the murder that inspired Twin Peaks

Nancy Grace's New True-Crime Docuseries In the Valley of Sin

The trailer and premiere date are out for the series chronicling the Wenatchee witch hunt.

Fall River True-Crime Story of "Satanic Panic" Coming to Epix

The upcoming docuseries dives into the string of murders and the investigation that followed.

Prepare Yourself for the New True Crime Docuseries Night Stalker—The Hunt for a Serial Killer

The Netflix original shares the stories of those affected by Richard Ramirez's chilling crimes.

The Best True Crime Documentaries of 2020

Don't miss the year's most riveting explorations into unbelievable real-life crime.