The Best True Crime Documentaries for True Crime Junkies

For some of us, true crime documentaries are an addiction. We get it. Sometimes it’s hard to turn away from these bizarre, twisted, based-on-a-true-story films. Here are some of our favorites. Have you seen them all?

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal

This new docuseries involves Alex Murdaugh, a prominent South Carolina attorney recently convicted of murdering his son and wife – not to mention embezzlement and other high-profile crimes. Is that where the story stops? Absolutely not. Murdaugh has a lot of skeletons in his closet that continue to be unveiled. So much so that Netflix says a second season should be coming out soon. Stay tuned. Watch now on Netflix.

Killer Sally

Another Netflix hit, Killer Sally is a mini docuseries based on the events documented by former professional bodybuilder Sally McNeil and her family and friends. Bodybuilder Ray McNeil (Sally’s then-husband) often abused Sally and the kids. One day, Sally had enough and decided to fight back…with a gun. Watch now on Netflix.

How I Caught My Killer

Not everyone can seek justice once they’re dead. But the victims in How I Caught My Killer knew what to do to lead the police to their killers. In this series, Hulu presents nine cases where each murder victim leaves behind clues and information to stop future crimes from happening. Thousands of murders may be buried for good without hope of finding the truth – but not these. Watch now on Hulu.

I Love You, Now Die

I Love You, Now Die is the story of Conrad Roy and his then-girlfriend Michelle Carter. At the beginning of the investigation, police find that Conrad committed suicide. But as the case unfolds, texts and calls from Michelle make it clear that she may have pushed him to follow through with the act. Take a deep dive into this two-part documentary and see how thousands of text messages are analyzed thoroughly. Then, follow along with the trial. Watch now on HBO Max.

The Murder of Laci Peterson

Check out one of the most horrifying missing persons cases of all time: that of the eight-months-pregnant Laci Peterson, whose body was ultimately found in San Francisco Bay after a missing report went viral. Police go straight to her husband, Scott, with questions. Watch now on A&E.

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