Entertainment 17 Intriguing Crime Documentaries On Netflix  

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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.

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Brother's Keeper is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Intriguing Crime Documentaries On Netflix
Brother's Keeper is a 1992 documentary directed by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky. The film is about an alleged 1990 murder in the village of Munnsville, New York. The film is in the ...more
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Abducted in Plain Sight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Intriguing Crime Documentaries On Netflix
Jan Broberg
Abducted in Plain Sight is a 2017 documentary. In 1974, 12-year-old Jan Broberg is abducted from a small church-going community in Idaho by trusted neighbour and close family friend Joe
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Amanda Knox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 17 Intriguing Crime Documentaries On Netflix
Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher, Raffaele Sollecito
Amanda Knox is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn. Featuring interviews with Amanda Knox, her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Italian prosecutor ...more
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Secrets of Scotland Yard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Intriguing Crime Documentaries On Netflix
Secrets of Scotland Yard Lionel Atwill, C. Aubrey Smith, Edgar Barrier
Secrets of Scotland Yard is a film directed by George Blair released on Jul 26, 1944.
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Countdown to Death: Pablo Esco... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 17 Intriguing Crime Documentaries On Netflix
Countdown to Death: Pablo Escobar
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Real Crime: Supermarket Heist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 17 Intriguing Crime Documentaries On Netflix
Real Crime: Supermarket Heist

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.

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The Fear of 13 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 17 Intriguing Crime Documentaries On Netflix
The Fear of 13

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.