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.

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.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz achieved groundbreaking work in social justice and political organising. His passion for open access ensnared him in a legal nightmare that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.

The Ivory Game
Filmmakers went under cover for 16 months, infiltrating and documenting the deep-rooted corruption at the heart of the global ivory trafficking crisis.

Kardashian: The Man Who Saved O.J. Simpson
This unflinching documentary presents shocking new evidence and never-before-seen footage from an investigation 20 years in the making. Norman Pardo, OJ's former manager, unpacks a sordid tale of deceit and revenge that once and for all answers the question, Who Killed Nicole?

The Keepers
A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Killing for Love
A scholarship student and her boyfriend, the son of a German diplomat, are at the centre of a media frenzy as they are tried and convicted of double homicide.

A Love Song For Latasha
A reimagined narrative of Latasha Harlins through intimate memories shared by her cousin and best friend.

Made You Look: A True Story About Fake Art
Filmmaker Barry Avrich chronicles the events of the largest art fraud in American history, when Knoedler & Company unwittingly purchased and sold fake works by famed artists.

Making a Murderer
Exonerated after spending nearly two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit, Steven Avery filed suit against Manitowoc County, Wis. Shortly after, however, Avery found himself behind bars again, this time accused of the murder of 25-year-old photographer Teresa Halbach.

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine
An intimate portrait of Matthew Shepard, the gay young man murdered in one of the most notorious hate crimes in U.S. history. Framed through a personal lens, it's the story of loss, love, and courage in the face of unspeakable tragedy.

Out of Thin Air
A notorious murder case is picking up 40 years after six were convicted for two strange murders in Iceland, after doubt is cast on the original confessions.

ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre
In 1974, while on the way home from a gig, the apolitical rock group, fell into the crosshairs of a Protestant unionist paramilitary group that planted explosives on their bus when it was stopped at a fake checkpoint.

Remastered: Who Killed Jam Master Jay?
Run DMC's Jam Master Jay was shot and killed in a Jamaica, Queens recording studio in 2002. Despite six witnesses present at the murder, no one has ever been convicted.

The Staircase
In 2001, author Michael Peterson was arraigned for the murder of his wife Kathleen. Granted unusual access to Peterson's lawyers, home and family, de Lestrade's cameras capture the defense team as it considers its strategic options.

Strong Island
When filmmaker Yance Ford investigates the 1992 murder of a young black man, it becomes an achingly personal journey since the victim, 24-year-old William Ford Jr., was the filmmaker's brother.

Team Foxcatcher
With never-before seen home video, this film recounts the paranoid downward spiral of John E. du Pont and the murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.

Time
Entrepreneur Fox Rich spends the last two decades campaigning for the release of her husband, Rob G. Rich, who is serving a 60-year prison sentence for a robbery they both committed in the early 1990s in a moment of desperation.

Time: The Kalief Browder Story
The criminal justice system tragically failed 16-year-old Kalief Browder, who spent three years in Rikers Island jail awaiting trial - two of those years in solitary confinement - after being arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack.

Tower
Combining archival footage with rotoscopic animation, Tower reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

The Two Escobars
A look at how the lives of Colombian footballer Andres Escobar and drug lord Pablo Escobar were intertwined, and the mysterious events that lead to Andres' death.

Voyeur
Journalism icon Gay Talese investigates Gerald Foos, a Colorado motel owner who spies on his guests. Using a carefully constructed platform in the motel's attic, Foos documents his guests most private moments, from the mundane to the shocking.

Welcome to Leith
In September 2012, the tiny prairie town of Leith, North Dakota, sees its population of 24 grow by one. As the new resident's behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbour.

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