Binge watching Netflix is how I spend a lot of my time, and of late, I've been on a total true crime documentary kick. Netflix has been releasing so many enticing original series that it's almost impossible not to get hooked on them!
Sometimes I think it's a little strange that so many of us are obsessed with the lives of serial killers, but honestly, you can't not wonder what's going on in their minds, or what caused them to commit such henous crimes.
If you're like me, and enjoy watching true crime, you'll be OBSESSED with these Netflix shows. Don't make any weekend plans just yet, and get ready to binge:
The Confession Tapes
I just started watching this documentary last night, and I'm already hooked. The Confession Tapes is a docu-series that follows the story of six different instances where individuals were bullied/forced into admitting that they committed serious crimes. It's got a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, and we can totally see why! As the stories of each case unfold, you'll be amazed at just how twisted the justice system can become.
If you're looking to be seriously SHOOK to your core, you need to watch Evil Genius ASAP. It tells the story of what is known as America's most Diabolical Bank Heist, and with each episode, the story gets more and more f*cked up. As you can see from the trailer, there's plenty of interesting and terrifying suspects we meet, but the ending is one thing you WON'T see coming.
Audrie & Daisy
This one is more emotional than suspensful, but it's still super addicting to watch. Audrie & Daisy tells the story of two different girls from two different cities who were both sexually assaulted and faced unfortunate, dire circumstances due to the actions of others. The story is very eye opening and heart breaking, but it definitely makes viewers think twice about the powerful impact of social media.
The Staircase is another docu-series I've recently started watching, and although I'm only a few episodes in, I'm hooked. The docu-series tells the story of Michael Peterson, a man who was accused of murdering his wife on the staircase in their home. He served time for the crime, although the trial and evidence on both sides was very wishy washy. As you're watching, you'll find yourself constantly flipping from defending Peterson, to finding him guilty.
Making a Murderer
This seems to be the crime docu-series that enticed most people. When Making a Murderer was put on Netflix back in 2015, the internet blew up over it. The story of Steven Avery is mind-boggling, and as you watch, you'll be totally unable to make up your mind on whether he's truly guilty or not.
This hour and a half long documentary tells the story of Amanda Knox, a woman acquitted by the highest court in Italy, but still vilified by the rabid public. Knox spent four years in Italian prison after being found guilty of the murder of another woman. This documentary tells Knox's side of the story, and what really happened.
The Keepers is a Netflix original about the murder of a nun. Sister Kathy was a prominent nun in Batimore, who confronted a priest whom had been accused of abusing young patrons of the church. Two months after the confrontation, Sister Kathy was found dead. Decades later, the city is still shook by this loss, and is still trying to uncover what really happened to their beloved sister.
This is an incredibly unique and chilling documentary about the death of six year old beauty queen, JonBenet Ramset. To this day, the crime, which occurred in 1996, remains unsolved, and this Netflix original sheds light on what many people believe happened to the beautiful little girl.
Rather than tell the story of a criminal, this Netflix original tells the story of those who were held hostage by criminals, which is equally as terrifying and disturbing. Captive tells the story of eight different hostages, their experiences, and how they fought like hell to make it through most people's worst nightmare.