7 Documentaries On Netflix That Will Shock You To Your Core

Get invested in these heartbreaking true stories.

You won't believe the stories here are real. Prepare yourself for these shocking true crime documentaries on Netflix that will send chills down your spine. Many of the events will break your heart and some will even have you sleeping with a light on.

If there's anything the streaming platform is known for, horrific docuseries are sure to make the list. Get invested in episodes that follow creepy stalkers, mysterious deaths and innocent people who were wrongly imprisoned.

You'll just be glad that they didn't happen to you.

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Murder Mountain

Rating: 79% on Rotten Tomatoes

This docuseries follows people who travel to Humboldt County, California to join the marijuana industry but are mysteriously never seen again after they arrive.

The Staircase

Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

Novelist Michael Peterson's wife died back in 2001, which he claimed happened after she fell down the stairs. However, additional evidence found she was beaten to death, which made him a prime suspect.

Wild Wild Country

Rating: 98% on Rotten Tomatoes

Follow in the events that occur after a controversial guru created his own utopian city located in the Oregon desert, which led to illegal wiretapping and a national scandal in the U.S.

The Confession Tapes

Rating: 100% on Rotten Tomatoes

Based in the U.S., law officials use psychological tactics to convince innocent people that they committed crimes when there was a lack of evidence to convict.

Obsession: Dark Desires 

Rating: 90% on Google

Follow the stories of both men and women who have become victims of obsessive stalkers that ruin their lives. In a twist of events, it often ends up being people they actually know.


Rating: 92% on Rotten Tomatoes

Director Bryan Fogel sets out to uncover a story about drug doping in sports but ends up caught in a geopolitical thriller in this two-hour-long documentary film.

The Trials of Gabriel Fernández 

Rating: 80% on Rotten Tomatoes

This heartbreaking story about a young boy in the system named Gabriel Fernández explores the guardians and social workers who were responsible for his death.

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