Watch Top 10 Murder Documentaries

We can expect a good future of true-crime series in our world. After the premiere of The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris in 1988, an innocent man was set free from the murder charges. This incident attracted the viewers and filmmakers towards itself and shed light on the darker side of human conditions.

Some of the best crime, especially, murder documentaries can be streamed on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other platforms.

The top 10 most-watched murder documentaries are mentioned below.

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Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021):

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal is an American documentary film that got released on 17th March 2021. Chris Smith is the director of the documentary.

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The documentary focuses on the activities of a parent to secure their child’s future. The question that is picked up by the makers is that how far can a parent go for the safety of his/her child?”

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It examines the activities and influence of a wealthy family during the admission of their children to colleges and universities.

The movie stars Matthew Modine as the lead actor.

Untouchable: The Inside Story of the Harvey Weinstein Scandal (2019):

Untouchable is also an American documentary that got released on 25th January 2019. Ursula Macfarlane is the director of the crime documentary. The film is based on one of the most famous media cases of the early 21st century, Harvey Weinstein. The case created a revolution all around the world.

It gave rise to a movement called #MeToo. Harvey and his brother Bob created a company called Miramax. The man behind the glamour and highlight showed his dark side to hundreds of women. He forced and abused many of them.

I Love You, Now Die (2019)

I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter is an American two-part documentary that got released on 9th March 2019. Erin Lee Carr is the director, and Andrew Rossi, Erin Lee Carr, and Sara Bernstein are the producers.

The documentary is based on Conrad Roy’s death. In part one, the story of the teens and the death reason of Conrad is put forward. Two teens, Conrad and Michelle, fall in love with each other. After their meet for five to six times, they started texting each other. After two years, Conrad was found dead in his car due to carbon monoxide intoxication. After investigation, it is revealed that Michelle encouraged him for suicide in the texts. In part two, Michelle tries to prove herself innocent.

Tread (2019)

Tread is an American documentary film that got released on 8th March 2019. Paul Solet is the director, and Glen Zipper, Sean Stuart, Doug Liman, Gene Klein, and David Bartis are the producers.

The documentary is based on a welder named Marvin Heemeryer. He goes on a violent rampage killing the members of the small town of Granby, Colorado. He secretly makes a bulldozer made of steel, concrete, and guns.

Frank Serpico (2017)

Frank Serpico is an American documentary that got released on 1st November 2017. Antonino D’Ambrosio is the director, and the producer, along with Jason Orans, Brian Devine, and Brooke Devine.

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The documentary revolves around the life of Frank Serpico, who was the NYPD officer and whistleblower. He was responsible for the exposure of rampant corruption in the department in the 60s and 70s. Serpico is itself the part of the movie discussing his life from childhood to retirement.

Out of Thin Air (2017)

Out of Thin Air is an American documentary that got released on 1st May 2017. Dylan Howitt is the director of the movie.

It is based on the case of Gudmundur and Geirfinnur. It is the case of Ireland in 1976, where six suspects of a murder confess their two violent crimes. This is one of the strangest criminal investigations that are worth watching.

Long Shot (2017)

Long Shot is an American short documentary film that got released on 3rd September 2017 on Netflix. Jacob LaMendola is the director and producer, along with Mary Beth Minthorn, Milos S. Silber, and Todd Wiseman Jr.

The film is all about the arrest of Juan Catalan for a murder which he didn’t commit. We also have a TV show named Curb Your Enthusiasm, where raw footage was released showing his innocence.

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White Boy (2017)

White Boy is also an American true-crime documentary that got released on 31st March 2017 at Freep Film Festival. Shawn Rech is the director, and Brandon Kimber, Seth Ferranti, and Scott Burnstein are the writers.

The documentary is all about a boy named Richard Wershe Jr., also called White Boy Rick. He is an FBI informant and also an alleged cocaine kingpin. He was sent to jail for a lifetime. He discovered and established a drug dealing while the crack epidemic in Detriot. He was just 14 years old when he started drug dealing. However, at the age of 17, he got arrested with eight kilos of cocaine and sent to jail for 30 years.

Amanda Knox (2016)

Amanda Knox is also an American documentary film that got released on 10th September 2016 at Toronto International Film Festival. It got released on 30th September 2016 in the United States. Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn are the directors, and Matthew Hamachek and Brian McGinn are the producers.

The documentary covers the interviews of Amanda Knox and her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, after the death of Amanda’s roommate, Meredith Kercher. She was convicted of the murder and spent four years in an Italian prison. She was acquitted by the High Court later on.

Dream/Killer (2015)

Dream/Killer is also an American documentary that got released on 4th May 2015. Andrew Jenks is the director and producer, along with Dylan Ratigan and Dale Rosenbloom.

The story of the documentary revolves around Ryan Ferguson, who is a 20 years old boy. He was charged with a murder he didn’t do and was sent to jail for 40 years. His father, Bill Ferguson, came forward. He did a 10-year campaign to prove the innocence of his son.

Conclusion:

These are some of the most-watched and most-loved crime documentaries that are winning hearts all over the world. You will find many platforms while searching over the Internet from where you can watch it offline or online.

About which documentary film are you excited? Do you want to know about any of these documentaries in detail? Do let us know in the comment section below.

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