With the late-autumn nights of November upon us, now's the perfect time to settle in and stream a gripping new true crime documentary. That's why we scoured Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video to find the best true crime documentaries you need to see this month.
The selections below run the gamut, from standalone documentaries that dive deep into a single case to multi-episode programs that explore a wide range of investigations. In addition to under-the-radar documentaries you may not have seen before, there are also a number of new docs arriving this month. The much anticipated Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? and Trial 4 will both arrive on Netflix. So make sure you're on the case and don't miss any of the must-see documentaries below.
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Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? (2020)
In a gated community in Argentina, Maria Marta is found dead in a bathtub. While her husband suggests that an accident led to her death, her autopsy reveals her death was the result of a shooting. In a case that grabbed the headlines, Carmel: Who Killed Maria Marta? seeks to make sense of the mysterious circumstances surrounding her 2002 death.
Trial 4 (2020)
Revisiting the 1993 murder of a Boston police officer, Trial 4 traces the story of Sean Ellis, the young man accused of the crime. The docuseries explores allegations of racism and corruption on the part of the officers investigating the case and includes interviews with Ellis, who has always maintained his innocence.
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Whose Streets? (2017)
Following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Whose Streets? chronicles the community's reaction to the teenager's death. The documentary tells the powerful story of the movement sparked by Brown's death.
Who Killed Little Gregory? (2019)
The unsolved case of four-year-old Gregory Villemin's death remains a mystery. Investigating the case's many twists and turns, from the anonymous letters and calls to the tangled the web of family feuds, Netflix's five-part docuseries follows the developments in this jarring murder investigation. It asks the question investigators have failed to clearly answer: Who killed little Gregory?
The Innocence Files (2020)
Led by the Innocence Project, The Innocence Files exposes a series of wrongful convictions. The docuseries revisits the investigations that led to such devastating outcomes and provides a unique look into the flaws of the United States justice system.
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Framing John DeLorean (2019)
In a story of scandals and secrets, Framing John DeLorean tells how the automaker ascended to fame and fortune, only to ultimately fall from grace. Piecing together interviews with those close to DeLorean, footage from the time, and reenactments starring Alec Baldwin, Framing John DeLorean tracks an unbelievable story you won't soon forget.
Homicide City: Charlotte (2019)
In Homicide City: Charlotte, each episode dives into one of Charlotte's most shocking murders. From the death of a popular school teacher to the discovery of a teen's body in a pond, every episode recounts a heartbreaking and compelling real-life investigation.
Killer in Plain Sight (2018)
Featuring criminals who don't shy away from the spotlight, Killer In Plain Sight explores cases in which the perpetrators continue to live their lives in public. Each unsettling episode follows a new true crime case.
Cold Hearted (2018)
Centered on love stories turned sour, Cold Hearted exposes romances that ended in murder. With love triangles, illicit affairs, and obsessive relationships, the series spans a variety of twisted cases.
Taken at Birth (2019)
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Dr. Thomas Hicks illegally sold more than 200 babies. This series examines the shocking case, following investigators who try to track down each victim and provide information about the victim's biological families.
Amazon Prime Video
Crime 360 (2008)
New to Amazon Prime Video this November, Crime 360 explores eleven different investigations over the course of its first season. With cutting edge technology, police investigators dive into the forensic evidence of each real-life case to catch their culprits.
1275 Days (2020)
In the wake of a home robbery gone wrong, 15-year-old Blake Laymen is charged with felony murder and faces a future in prison. Questioning the harsh sentences of the justice system, 1275 Days follows Blake, Blake's family, and his girlfriend, as they fight for a second chance.
I Shot My Parents (2019)
At 14 years old, Nathon Brooks shot both of his parents while they were sleeping. Miraculously, both survived. Exploring what led Nathon to commit such a shocking act, I Shot My Parents follows the Brooks family as they come to terms with the traumatic event.
This documentary recounts the unfathomable discovery of the bodies of 11 women in Anthony Sowell's Cleveland home and backyard. Unseen interviews survivors while pulling back the curtain on this horrific and heartbreaking case, examining the crimes Sowell committed and the lives he destroyed.
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How To Catch A Serial Killer (2018)
How To Catch a Serial Killer traces the high-profile pursuit of Christopher Halliwell, an English taxi driver who stood accused of murdering two young women.
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Featured still from "Homicide City: Charlotte" via Investigation Discovery.