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Top 22 Best True Crime Series On Netflix Of All Time

January 17, 2023

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Here’s our list of the 20 highest rated and highest rated True Crime series on Netflix of all time. Keep this list handy for the biggest true crime series on Netflix.

While it might seem like audiences have become a bit obsessed with True Crime documentaries over the past five years, the genre was popular long before that. In this modern era, viewers are blessed with multiple services that produce this content. We have podcasts, online streaming and networks such as netflix who have dedicated time and effort to in-depth reporting on real cases, and from what we can tell, this trend isn’t stopping anytime soon.

This is a list of the highest rated and highest rated True Crime series on Netflix of all time. We will update this list every 2 months to keep you informed.

Top 22 Highest Rated and Highest Rated True Crime Series on Netflix of All Time

22. Media Trial (2020)

In this 6-part series, some of the most dramatic trials of all time are examined with a focus on the impact the media may have had on verdicts. Directed by Skye Borgman, Garrett Bradley, Yance Ford and Brian McGinn, this series gives its viewers an in-depth look at the pivotal role the media (television and news coverage) played in the outcome of four cases from the 1990s and 2000s.

RT score: 86%

21. The Internet’s Most Hated Man (2022)

This is the incredible story of a mother’s love and who is on a mission to get justice for her daughter, after the so-called ‘King of Revenge P**n’ posted photos daughter’s nudes and posted them online. The revenge-p**n advocate had done it to several women of all ages on the internet, because the internet was just starting to get popular, and people thought and treated him like he was a god. Luckily, one woman didn’t see this woman-hating misogynist ruin her daughter’s life and reputation.

RT score: 86%

20. How to Fix a Drug Scandal (2020)

How to Fix a Drug Scandal is a true crime documentary mini-series that revolves around documentary filmmaker Erin Lee Carr following the effects of crime drug lab chemists Sonja Farak and Annie Dookhan who tampered with evidence. This series shows the public how they altered and the aftermath of that.

RT score: 86%

19. Jimmy Savile: A British Horror Story (2022)

A dark piece of modern British history. Jimmy Savile was a charming television star who stole the hearts of the nation with her eccentricity and philanthropy. Savile was also famous for helping charities across England, raising millions every year. However, the sexual abuse allegations revealed an invisible side to her personality, which later led to hundreds of people coming forward saying they had been molested by Savile in their youth. This documentary examines the rise and fall of the Northern television star.

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RT score: 86%

18. Sophie: Murder in West Cork (2021)

This infuriating documentary takes place in 1996 in Ireland. Where French TV producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier is found beaten to death outside her holiday home in West Cork, Ireland. The case attracted so much attention that the investigation into his murder has become a national obsession in Ireland and France. This part of Ireland had never had such a dramatic case, and evidence is destroyed and lost by locals coming to see the scene, so the search for the killer and justice remains.

RT score: 87%

17. Eat the Rich: The GameStop Saga (2022)

Wall Street bullies take a dramatic hit when millennial misfits band together online to rescue their beloved GameStop from the clutches of Wall Street. It’s a real David Vs. Goliath story for the modern world because it’s all done online. Here we see the geeky little man taking down the men in suits, and it’s pretty satisfying to watch.

RT score: 88%

16. The Pharmacist (2020)

The pharmacist tells the true story of Dan Schneider, a small-town pharmacist who, after losing his son in a drug-related shootout, embarks on a crusade to confront the powerful figures behind the devastating opioid epidemic from the country. While trying to solve the mystery of the son, he uncovers some major twists.

RT score: 89%

15. Murder Among Mormons (2021)

In this documentary, we see a world church shaken, because there is a killer in the Mormon community. In this true crime story, the audience is taken on an in-depth investigative journey to find the culprit who is wreaking havoc on the church.

RT score: 89%

14. Wormwood (2017)

This documentary is created by Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris, as he examines the 1953 death of scientist and CIA employee Frank Olson. Olson fell from a hotel room in New York and was initially deemed suicidal. Then a report linked his death to a top-secret experiment. In this documentary, we follow Olson’s son, Eric, on his decades-long quest to find out what exactly happened to his father.

RT score: 90%

13. The Devil Next Door (2019)

With five episodes, this docuseries tells the true story of a Cleveland grandfather who is brought to justice in Israel, accused of being the infamous Nazi death camp guard Ivan the Terrible. This is an intense investigation and serious look at World War II.

RT score: 91%

12. Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey (2022)

This is the story of Warren Jeffs’ rise in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his criminal case. This series shows how Jeff used his religion to control and manipulate people (mostly women and children) from what they bear to whom they marry. Having several wives himself, he was accused of sexual assault and rape of adults and minors. It has to be seen to be believed.

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RT score: 91%

11. Guardians (2019)

Cathy Cesnik was a beloved nun and teacher at Baltimore Catholic High School. After disappearing on November 7, 1969, Cesnik’s body was found almost two months later and the killer was never caught. In the 1990s, one of Cesnik’s former students accused the high school chaplain of sexual abuse and claimed that she was taken to Cesnik’s then-unknown corpse and threatened. Through conversations with friends, relatives, journalists, government officials, and citizens of Baltimore, The gardians tries to piece together what really happened and find out the truth.

RT score: 97%

10. Savage Wild Country (2018)

People are creatures of habit and don’t like change. This docuseries chronicles the conflict, which leads to the first bioterrorist attack in the United States and a massive case of illegal wiretapping after a guru builds a utopian city in the Oregon desert and upsets the inhabitants. . Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass serve as the show’s executive producers as they uncover the history of the Wild Country and the battles between state and church.

RT score: 98%

9. The Confession Tapes (2017)

This series explores cases in which a murder suspect made a confession but then backtracked. Who asks the question: When is a confession not a confession? Often the confessions were involuntary, forced or false. The episodes include interviews with investigators, attorneys, wrongful conviction experts and people close to those involved in the cases. Audio and video recordings of the suspects’ interactions with law enforcement personnel are also shown to help determine the legality of the confessions.

RT score: 100%

8. The Innocent Files (2020)

This is a very engaging documentary series where audiences can witness the untold personal stories behind eight wrongful conviction cases that the Innocence Project and Innocence Network organizations uncovered and worked to overturn. Truly horrifying and inspiring, it’s no wonder it has a 100% perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.

RT score: 100%

7. Our Mother’s Sins (2022)

Lori Vallow’s children go missing, prompting a major search, and during their search they uncover a trail of suspicious deaths, apocalyptic beliefs, and murders.

RT score: 100%

6. Dirty Money (2018)

Money makes the world go round, it’s a rich world, money makes money, the rich get richer…and so on with all the classic sayings, but is money always made ethically? Absolutely not. This docuseries examines stories of business scandal and corruption, exposing acts of corporate greed and corruption. From corrupt automakers to Donald Trump’s shady deals, each episode features first-hand accounts of the unscrupulous activities from the perspective of the perpetrators and their victims.

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RT score: 100%

5. I Just Killed My Dad (2022)

This documentary tells the sad and dramatic story of Anthony Templet, who at 17 chose to kill his father. Here we explore the complex questions surrounding why he chose to do this and the profound implications that go far beyond just one family.

RT score: 100%

4. The Staircase (2005)

This story is so compelling it’s even been made into a miniseries, but this documentary is the real thing. In 2001, novelist Michael Peterson became the prime suspect in his wife’s death after a medical examiner determined she had been beaten with a weapon and had not died falling down the stairs as Peterson proclaimed it. This series, which began with eight episodes in 2005 before being updated in 2013 and 2018, follows the investigation as it proceeds from Peterson’s arrest through to the verdict at the subsequent trial. The real-life courtroom thriller offers a rare and revealing inside look at a high-profile murder trial and an examination of contemporary American justice.

RT score: 94%

3. The Confession Killer (2019)

In the 1980s, Henry Lee Lucas confessed to hundreds of murders for many unsolved cases. This allowed some families to close their doors, but there was no direct evidence linking Lucas to the crime scenes, which made him questionable, and DNA testing began to contradict his claims. Lucas was able to convince the authorities of his involvement by being able to draw portraits of victims and quote stark details of each attack. This docuseries explores how Lucas (also known as America’s most prolific serial killer) was a complex figure enmeshed in a flawed justice system.

RT score: 100%

2. Trial 4 (2020)

Sean K. Ellis was charged as a teenager in 1993 in the death of a Boston police officer. In this documentary, Ellis fights to prove his innocence and, along the way, exposes police corruption and systematic racism. Revealing and empowering, it’s the sad story of how society and the criminal justice system fail young people, for the sake of closing a case.

RT score: 100%

1. Who Killed Malcolm X (2019)

And finally, in February 1965, Malcolm X is assassinated, and three men are arrested, but only one admits to being part of the plot. This documentary is set decades later, after an activist pledges to find the real killers and swears to learn the truth about what those responsible knew about the crime.

RT score: 100%

And that completes our list of the 20 best and highest rated True Crime series on Netflix of all time. What is your favorite crime series on Netflix? Comments below.

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