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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!


'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.

QUIZ: What Should I Watch Tonight on Sundance Now?

Not sure what to watch next? We've got you covered.

Rajneeshpuram: A Shocking Look at the Creepy Commune Featured in Wild Wild Country

In My Life in Orange, a former Rajneeshee writes about his childhood as a member of the infamous sex cult.

Zak Bagans' Paranormal Documentary Demon House Is Now Available on Amazon Prime Video for Free Instant Streaming

Hell hits home in Bagans’ paranormal doc—and if you're an Amazon Prime member you can stream it tonight.

This Chilling Documentary About the Real-Life Clutter Murders Will Make Your Blood Run Cold

True crime documentary "Cold Blooded" revisits the murder case that inspired Truman Capote’s "In Cold Blood."

An Interview With Director Erin Lee Carr of HBO’s Mommy Dead and Dearest

Meet the woman behind the killer new true crime documentary.

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Dear Zachary: The Most Heartbreaking True Crime Documentary You’ll Ever See

It has serious heart, and its unusual approach makes it all the more heartbreaking.