Get Ready to Binge-Watch the 20 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix

Hadley Mendelsohn

Joanne Pio

Do you find yourself getting lost in true crime Wikipedia research tangents? Did you listen to Serial in one sitting? Can you recite everything Robert Durst said in The Jinx from memory? Have you considered becoming a certified private investigator? If you answered even just a tentative yes to any of the above, then you’re in the right place because we rounded up the best crime documentaries on Netflix that you can stream as soon as you’re finished reading this list.

We included classic whodunnit murder mysteries, think pieces about the criminal justice system, and everything in between, from thought-provoking to eerie to downright freaky. So whether you’re on the lookout for a new TV series to binge watch or you feel like tuning into a feature-length documentary film, the 20 options below will leave you in good hands. Without further ado, scroll through the 20 best crime documentaries on Netflix below to add to your watch queue.

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