Ever wonder why people do the horrible, depraved things they do? Are the people involved in criminal activities insane, or just plain evil? This list of the best crime documentaries on Netflix will help you decide for yourself. Included among these Netflix crime documentaries are The Imposter; the story of a French con artist, The House I Live In; a harrowing, inside look at the the so-called "war on drugs," and Kids for Cash; the true tale of a judicial kickback scam, which sentenced hundreds of of juveniles to for-profit youth centers.
Of special note is The Thin Blue Line, Errol Morris’s groundbreaking documentary about Randall Dale Adams, a man sentenced to life in prison despite his innocence. Not only was Adams freed as a result of the of the documentary's skilled detective work, but Morris also set the standard for using re-enactments in documentary films.
Sometimes, the truth can be even stranger than fiction, and these crime documentaries streaming on Netflix prove it! Vote up the best documentaries about crime below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section below.
In 2000, U.K. detectives spent months tracking a criminal known only as Sally, who was targeting a supermarket chain with extortion and letter bombs.
After 20 years on Death Row, self-educated inmate Nick petitions the court to be executed, then tells his twisting, turning tale of despair and hope.