Crime Documentaries

The 43
An exploration into the disappearance of 43 students who were abducted from a Mexican college in 2014. Since their disappearance, the students have yet to be found and it has shaken a community.

Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer
A hitch-hiking prostitute, she killed seven of her clients and in 2002 was executed in Florida. The film raises a number of questions about official corruption, whether she is a serial killer at all, or if it was commerical means of selling Wuornos and her story.

Amanda Knox
The story of the trial, conviction and acquittal of Amanda Knox for the murder of an exchange student in Italy.

Art and Craft
For several decades, gifted and incredibly prolific forger Mark Landis compulsively created impeccable copies of works by a variety of major artists, donating them to institutions across the country and landing pieces on many of their walls.

Assassins
The audacious murder of the brother of North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jon Un in a crowded Malaysian airport sparked a worldwide media frenzy. At the centre of the investigation are two young women who are either cold-blooded killers or unwitting pawns in a political assassination.

Athlete A
A disturbing and illuminating account of the Olympic women's-gymnastics sexual-abuse scandal examines how the culture of winning at all cost encouraged a cover-up of crimes.

Audrie & Daisy
In two towns on different sides of America, two teenage girls pass out while intoxicated at high school parties and, while unconscious, both are sexually assaulted by boys they call friends. In the aftermath, the girls each endure online harassment, both attempt suicide, and tragically, one dies.

Brother's Keeper
The eldest of a family of four brothers, William Ward, was found dead in his home, and his brother Delbert was accused of suffocating him. The ensuing trial leads to tensions within the small rural community in which the brothers live, due to media coverage that presents the quiet, hardworking family as illiterate bumpkins, and to growing real estate speculation in the area.

Cartel Land
This documentary offers an up-close look at two vigilante groups that have formed in Mexico in response to the increasing dominance of drug cartels.

Casting JonBenét
After two decades of media speculation and public fascination, filmmakers explore the macabre legacy of the world's most famous child-murder case.

The Central Park Five
Filmmakers Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon examine a 1989 case of five teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of raping a woman. After they had spent from six to 13 years in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

The Dissident
An investigation into the assassination of Saudi Arabian writer and Washington Post  columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in 2018. 

Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist
A 2018 true crime documentary series about the murder of Brian Wells, a high-profile 2003 incident often referred to as the "collar bomb" or "pizza bomber" case.

The Fear of 13
After more than 20 years on death row, a convicted murderer petitions the court asking to be executed. But as he tells his story, it gradually becomes clear that nothing is quite what it seems.

First and Last
This docuseries takes a look at inmates on the first and last days of their incarcerations to get a sense of the emotions on both ends of the spectrum.

Girl in the Picture
A young mother's mysterious death and her son's subsequent kidnapping blow open a decades-long mystery about the woman's true identity, and the murderous federal fugitive at the centre of it all.

The Hard Stop
To understand the police shooting of Mark Duggan in Tottenham in August 2011, the riots that followed and the subsequent inquest verdict of lawful killing, documentarist George Amponsah meets the victim's childhood friends, Marcus Knox-Hooke and Kurtis Henville, as they try to rebuild their lives.

The House of Suh
A chilling exploration of the tragic history of the Suh family and the murder that shocked America - when the picture perfect son, Andrew, shot and killed his sister's ffiancé at her bidding.

The Hunting Ground
An exposé of rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families.

The Innocent Man
The series weaves together the stories of Ron Williamson and Dennis Fritz, two men who were wrongly convicted in the 1982 murder of Debbie Sue Carter, and Tommy Ward and Karl Fontenot, who were convicted in the 1984 murder of Donna Denice Haraway but continue to maintain their innocence.

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