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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!


Dance with the Devil: Andrew Bagby and the Tragic Murder at the Heart of Dear Zachary

The documentary started out as an homage to a murdered friend—but another tragedy was not far behind.

New True Crime Documentaries on Netflix to Watch This June

From exposés on corporate greed to deep dives into police brutality and wrongful convictions, these documentaries will have you hooked.

12 Powerful True Crime Books to Read After You’ve Watched The Innocence Files

These real-life stories of wrongful convictions will shake you to your core.

Netflix's Devastating New True Crime Docuseries Shines a Light on Wrongful Convictions

The Innocence Files exposes the ugly flaws in our criminal justice system—and it's streaming now.

A Killer Revealed: Inside the Twisted Mind of Arthur Shawcross

The subject of Interview with a Serial Killer—streaming on Netflix now—speaks out in his own chilling words.

'The Innocent Man' Arrives on Netflix

Netflix rolls out a riveting new true crime docuseries.

9 True Crime Documentaries That Changed the Case Forever

These docs helped find the killer, free innocent people, and prompted police to take a second look.