Top 5 true crime documentaries on Netflix

Top 5 true crime documentaries on Netflix

True crime documentaries are really popular on Netflix. You might chose to play one in the background while you play slots over at There has been a rise in popularity of true crime documentaries over recent years because of the famous "Making a Murderer" series. There are so many true crime documentaries for you to enjoy, so get your detective head on and delve into the world of cold cases and true mysteries. Below are 5 true crime documentaries that you need to stream now:

1. Casting JonBenet

The case of JonBenet Ramsey is possibly one of the most notorious murder mysteries. There are so many conspiracies about who committed the horrible murder of 6 year old American child beauty queen JonBenet. This Netflix Original takes a unique spin on the usual style of documentary. In this series, you'll see interviews with actors auditioning for the roles of people who were potentially involved in the crime including her parents Patsy and John Ramsey, and her brother Burke Ramsey. The actors give an insight into the publics opinion of the case.

2. Making a Murderer

Perhaps the most popular crime documentary of all, Making a Murderer is the one to watch if you love solving crimes. This series tells the story of Steven Avery who was falsely convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder. After being wrongfully in prison for 18 years, he was arrested again 2 years later for murder. Throughout this series, you'll see all of the details of his arrest and trial. Did he do it or not? Watch for yourself to decide.

3. Captive for 18 Years: The Jaycee Lee Story

Captive for 18 Years tells the story of Jacee Lee. Jacee Lee was kidnapped at 11 years old and was held captive by a sex offender and his wife for 18 years. In this documentary, you'll listen to Jaycee Lee's version of events. She goes into detail about the trauma she faced and how being held captive has affected and continues to affect her life.

4. The Staircase

The Staircase is a 13 part series looking into the death of crime writer Michael Peterson's wife Kathleen Peterson. Kathleen Peterson was discovered murdered in unusual circumstances. She was mysteriously found under the staircase in her home. This story gripped the nation at the time, and will have you gripped too. At the end of the series, you have one question to answer: did he kill Kathleen or did someone else do it?

5. Amanda Knox

In 2007, Amanda Knox was known as the most hated woman in the world after she was convicted of murder. She murdered her roommate, English exchange student Meredith Kercher. Amanda appealed her charge and was released in 2011. Do you think she murdered Meredith? In this documentary Amanda recalls what she

remembers happening. The detectives and her ex-boyfriend also share their own insight on the case.

Which one of these documentaries will you watch first? Or will you binge watch them all at once? If you're watching a creepy crime documentary before bed, you should probably follow that with a funny TV show, a quick spin at Dream Jackpot or a good book to avoid any nightmares!