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7 True Crime Documentaries On Netflix That Got Over 90% On Rotten Tomatoes

Chilling films with "this cannot be real" stories.

Time for a chilling adventure. You won't want to watch these creepy true crime documentaries on Netflix alone or with the lights off. Explore both sad and scary stories of some pretty dangerous individuals who get caught up in a world of illegal activity. 

True crime lovers can sit back and relax knowing that the films here have all scored ratings of 90% or more on Rotten Tomatoes so they're well received and approved.

Just make sure you have the ability to stomach some of the terrifying, heartbreaking, and "this cannot be real" stories of the people in these docs.

Luckily, you can look forward to more chilling content coming to Netflix in August including I Am A Killer: Released, World's Most Wanted, and John Was Trying to Contact Aliens.


Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

Coming from filmmaker Ava DuVernay, she explores the disproportionate amount of incarcerated inmates who are people of colour while exposing America's history of racial inequality.

Athlete A

Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

The disturbing story of USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar's abuse against young female athletes is uncovered thanks to the reporters who broke the story.


Rating: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

From director Billy Corben comes this sports doc about the infamous doping scandal that occurred in the MLB, highlighting one of the biggest clients — New York Yankees' shortstop Alex Rodriguez.

Sour Grapes

Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

Explore the shocking story about a successful conman who struck up friendships with incredibly wealthy people at wine auctions and ended up stealing millions of dollars through fraudulent liquor.


Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

Filmmaker and cyclist Bryan Fogel originally set out to explore doping in sports but ended up encountering a Russian scientist who's one of the most-wanted whistleblowers in his country.

The Last Animals

Rating: 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director and photojournalist Kate Brooks dives into the world of illegal animal poachers while trying to save elephants and rhinos from facing extinction.


Rating: 90% on Rotten Tomatoes

Father Bill Ferguson embarks on a decade-long campaign to prove his son Ryan's innocence after he gets convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.