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1. Reasonable Doubt (2017– )

60 min | Reality-TV

Retired homicide detective Chris Anderson and criminal defense attorney Fatima Silva help desperate families, convinced a loved one has been wrongfully convicted of murder. Each week Chris ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Anderson, Melissa Lewkowicz, Fatima Silva, Aaron Olatunjie

Votes: 211

2. The Central Park Five (2012)

Not Rated | 119 min | Documentary, Crime, History

79 Metascore

A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime.

Directors: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon | Stars: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Kharey Wise, Raymond Santana

Votes: 6,443 | Gross: $0.27M

3. The Disappearance of: Natalee Holloway (2017)

Crime

On May 30, 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba. Her case resulted in a world-wide media frenzy, yet Natalee's body was never found, and her father, Dave ... See full summary »

Stars: Dave Holloway, John Ludwick, Gabriel Madrigal, TJ Ward

Votes: 146

4. The Case of: JonBenét Ramsey (2016– )

240 min | Documentary, Crime

A team of investigators re-examine the 20 year-old unsolved murder of JonBenét Ramsey.

Stars: Jim Clemente, Christopher Beanland, Danny Bohnen, Stan Burke

Votes: 595

5. The Staircase II: The Last Chance (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Explosive developments - implicating both the forensics laboratory of the police department of North Carolina, and Duane Deaver, its chief - recently saw the convicted subject of 'The ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade | Stars: Caitlin Atwater, Bradley Bannon, Freda Black, Lori Campell

Votes: 1,924

6. Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011)

Not Rated | 121 min | Documentary, Crime

85 Metascore

A further followup of the case of the West Memphis Three and the decades long fight to exonerate them that finally gained traction with new DNA evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Gary Gitchell, Todd Moore, Dana Moore, Pam Hobbs

Votes: 8,607

7. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 42,905 | Gross: $0.89M

8. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime

The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Damien Wayne Echols, Melissa Byers, Norris Deajon, Tim Sullivan

Votes: 7,550

9. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary, Crime

80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

Votes: 9,435 | Gross: $0.31M

10. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 14,160

11. The Disappearance of Maura Murray (2018– )

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

At 7:35pm, on February 9th, 2004, New Hampshire State Police are called to scene of a single car accident on Rt. 112. It was the intersection of Wild Ammonoosuc Road and Bradley Hill Road ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Reenstierna | Stars: Lori Bruno, Joshua F. Leonard, Tim Pilleri, Lance Reenstierna

Votes: 5

12. The House of Suh (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

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 fiancé at her bidding.

Director: Iris K. Shim | Stars: Bob J. Berlin, Myung Han, Carol Hogan, Kevin Koron

Votes: 421

13. Team Foxcatcher (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of 'Team Foxcatcher', funded by multi-millionaire John du Pont.

Director: Jon Greenhalgh | Stars: Dan Chaid, John du Pont, Dave Schultz, Mark Schultz

Votes: 4,186

14. Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018)

TV-MA | 192 min | Documentary, Crime

The extraordinary story of the "pizza bomber heist" and the FBI's investigation into a bizarre collection of suspects.

Star: Ann Smith

Votes: 16,667

15. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 30,334

16. A Murder in the Park (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Crime, History

70 Metascore

Documentary filmmakers assert that Anthony Porter - a former death-row inmate who was spared the death penalty thanks to the efforts of a college journalism program - was actually guilty, and an innocent man was sent to prison.

Directors: Shawn Rech, Brandon Kimber | Stars: Dexter Hammett, Joseph Alex, Jason Patrick, Denny Castiglione

Votes: 1,036

17. See No Evil (2014– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

Every second of every day, millions of Americans are caught on CCTV. Most of them are honest citizens going about their everyday lives. But a few are guilty of unspeakable crimes. See no ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Huguet, Raven Cinello, Matthew Sauvé, Drew Riedstra

Votes: 394

18. The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann (2019– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann takes a detailed look at the disappearance of three-year-old Madeleine McCann, who vanished from the seaside resort of Praia de Luz in Portugal, while on holiday with her family.

Stars: Anthony Summers, Gonçalo Amaral, Robbyn Swan, Jim Gamble

Votes: 5,397

19. Wrong Man (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

A six-part docu-series investigates the criminal convictions of three people who claim their innocence.

Votes: 133

20. Wrong Man (2018– )
Episode: Evaristo Salas: The Letter (2018)

TV-MA | 53 min | Documentary, Crime

At just 16-years old, Evaristo Junior Salas was sent to prison for three decades for a crime he says he did not commit. A team comes together to investigate whether Salas was brought to justice or railroaded by the system.

Director: Joe Berlinger

Votes: 28

21. Evil Lives Here (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A TV series where individuals share their perspectives of loved ones who performed horrific acts of crime

Stars: T.J. Craig, Brian Vadim, David Wenzel, Hillary Hamilton

Votes: 502

22. A Crime to Remember (2013– )

Documentary, Crime

A look back at famous cases from the past.

Stars: Marc A. Hermann, Michelle McNamara, John Mirabella, James Zeiss

Votes: 793

23. North Mission Road (2003– )

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

Documentary style show that details "unique and compelling" cases of the Los Angeles County Coroner Department. The name of the show is based on the road on which the office of the Los Angeles County Coroner is located.

Stars: J. Woodward Palmer, Kia Fisher, Jason Vaughn, Zondra Wilson

Votes: 57

24. Countdown to Murder (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Documentary series telling the story of some of Britain's most high-profile murder cases.

Stars: Caroline Catz, Vince Egan, David Holmes, Paul Cheston

Votes: 34

25. O.J.: Made in America (2016)

TV-MA | 467 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A chronicle of the rise and fall of O.J. Simpson, whose high-profile murder trial exposed the extent of American racial tensions, revealing a fractured and divided nation.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mike Albanese, Muhammad Ali, Marcus Allen

Votes: 15,576

26. The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All (2017– )

Documentary, Crime

When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. Now, the first edition of this anthology ... See full summary »

Votes: 116

27. Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery (2017)

Biography, Crime, History

Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery meets with the family at the center of it all, the Anthonys, to hear their first-hand account of the tragic details surrounding the death of their ... See full summary »

Stars: Diane Dimond, Jeff Ashton, Cindy Anthony, Jane Velez-Mitchell

Votes: 343

28. Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery (2018)

Crime

Sex, lies, and murder - what happened to Travis Alexander? This three-part special examines the most salacious murder case in American history. We explore the investigation and trial that ... See full summary »

Stars: Yesse Rodriguez, Caleb J. Spivak, Adrian Bond, Gerald Edgell

Votes: 237

29. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 79,839

30. The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)

TV-14 | 279 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmmaker Andrew Jarecki examines the complicated life of reclusive real estate icon Robert Durst, the key suspect in a series of unsolved crimes.

Stars: Robert Durst, Andrew Jarecki, Gary Napoli, Debra Kay Anderson

Votes: 34,869

31. Forensic Files (1996–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Tom Bevel, Skip Palenik, Lowell Levine

Votes: 3,777

32. The Hunt for the Zodiac Killer (2017– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

Throughout the early 1960s and 1970s, the Zodiac Killer, one of history's most famous unidentified serial murderers, terrorized America in a spree of heinous attacks, sending taunting ... See full summary »

Stars: Craig P. Bauer, Michael Butterfield, Ryan Garlick, Kevin Knight

Votes: 290

33. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

90 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 32,176 | Gross: $0.49M

34. The Staircase (2004–2018)

TV-MA | 629 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

The high-profile murder trial of American novelist Michael Peterson following the death of his wife in 2001.

Stars: Michael Peterson, David Rudolf, Ron Guerette, Tom Maher

Votes: 14,317

35. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

88 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 20,810

36. Amanda Knox (2016)

TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

78 Metascore

American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.

Directors: Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn | Stars: Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito, Giuliano Mignini

Votes: 18,191

37. The Fear of 13 (2015)

96 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

A convicted murderer who has spent 23 years on Death Row tells his story.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Herbert A. Fuchs, Sammy Silverwatch, Nick Yarris

Votes: 6,175

38. Soaked in Bleach (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

50 Metascore

Tom Grant, a private investigator once hired by Courtney Love, reveals his take on the death of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Benjamin Statler | Stars: Daniel Roebuck, Sarah Scott, August Emerson, Tyler Bryan

Votes: 10,957

39. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 436 min | Documentary, Crime

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.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 14,543

40. Soham Revisited: 15 Years On (2017 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Crime

Looks back at the murders of 10-year-old schoolgirls Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells at the hands of Ian Huntley, the caretaker of the school they attended in the quiet village of Soham, Cambridgeshire.

Stars: Alison Steadman, Nick Ferrari, India Ford, Nicci Gerrard

Votes: 13

41. The Murder of Laci Peterson (2017)

TV-14 | 303 min | Documentary, Crime

Nearing the 15th anniversary of Laci Peterson's disappearance, A&E Networks takes a fresh look at the case. A definitive factual account by those who lived and breathed it every day.

Stars: Gloria Gomez, Ted Rowlands, Nancy Grace, Chris Pixley

Votes: 466

42. Killing for Love (2016)

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime, Romance

The gruesome murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985 were an international media sensation. The Haysoms were wealthy, respected members of Virginia society, and the murder conviction of ... See full summary »

Directors: Marcus Vetter, Karin Steinberger | Stars: Imogen Poots, Daniel Brühl, Jens Söring, Chuck Reid

Votes: 1,265

43. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Ray Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 20,316 | Gross: $1.21M

44. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 136,207 | Gross: $21.24M

45. The Murder of Sadie Hartley (2016 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, Crime

In January 2016, businesswoman Sadie Hartley was brutally stabbed to death in her own home. This film follows Lancashire Police as they investigate the case from the call-out to the murder scene to the trial of the two female suspects.

Director: Jamie Batten | Stars: Suranne Jones, Charlotte Hartley, Sadie Hartley, Richard Holmes

Votes: 97

46. The Killing Season (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime