If You Like True Crime, Watch These 10 Shows

If you consider yourself to be a true crime junkie, you've come to the right place.

Whether you listen to true crime podcasts, read books about them or even movies, there is so much content out there to get your true crime fix. These days, there are tons of incredible television shows about true crime, both documentaries and scripted versions. Continue below to get a look at the 10 best shows based on true crime.


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1. American Crime Story on Netflix

American Crime Story is an anthology-styled, scripted TV series, available to watch on Netflix. Each season features different actors and covers a new true crime story. So far, the show has covered The People v. O. J. Simpson, The Assassination of Gianni Versace and Impeachment (the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal). These are all big-profile cases that are well-known, but give viewers a different insight.

 

2. Tiger King on Netflix

Tiger King took the world by storm when it aired on Netflix in 2020. Revealing the world of Joe Exotic and his "big cat rescue," this show was docu-style and interviewed Joe himself, his colleagues and even enemies like Carol Baskin. It shed a light on the horrors that go on behind closed doors to tigers, as well as Joe Exotic's life of crime.

 

3. The Jinx on HBO

The Jinx follows the story of Robert Durst and is available to watch on HBO. This documentary is wild and keeps you on your toes until the literal last second. Robert was a real estate icon as well as a convicted murderer. We personally don't know why he ever agreed to do the documentary because it painted him to be a horrible person, but it made for one heck of a show!

 

4. Making a Murderer on Netflix

Making a Murderer is a Netflix original and will leave you believing Steven Avery (who spent years in prison for a crime he did not commit) is either guilty or not guilty for a new crime. This documentary showcases the corruption and heartbreak involved in this real-life story and will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

5. Catching Killers on Netflix

Catching Killers is a fascinating show on Netflix that follows investigators on their experience with past cases and brings in new evidence and leads. Showing real footage and interviews, season one tells the stories of The Green River Killer, Aileen Wuornos and The Happy Face Killer.

 

6. The Act on Hulu

The Act is a scripted show starring Joey King and tells the true story of Gypsy Rose. If you've heard of Gypsy Rose and her story, this show is still a must-watch. And for those of you who aren't familiar with the case, it's about a young girl who has an absurd amount of illnesses and her overbearing mother.

 

7. Evil Genius on Netflix

Evil Genius is another Netflix show that will leave you feeling truly baffled. Following the life and death of a man named Brian Wells, this series showcases a robbery at a pizza joint with a bomb strapped around his neck. Was he coerced or did he do it of his own free will? Watch to find out.

 

8. Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer on Amazon Prime

Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer is available to watch on Amazon Prime. This documentary features interviews with people affected by Bundy's crimes including a past girlfriend and other people close to the serial killer. As a viewer, you'll get an even deeper knowledge of Ted Bundy, all from a female perspective.

 

9. Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix

If you're really into crime, we're sure you've heard of Unsolved Mysteries. Available to watch on Netflix, this show with 15 seasons covers perplexing cases that have not been solved. In some cases, it seems like the crime is obvious, while in others you'll be left scratching your head. Some have been solved while others are still cold as ice.

 

10. Dirty John on Netflix

Dirty John is a scripted anthology series available to watch on Netflix, and it's a whirlwind. The first season stars Connie Britton and Eric Bana and is about the con artist John Meehan. The second season stars Amanda Peet and Christian Slater and is about Betty and Dan Broderick. Don't be surprised if you stay up until the wee hours of the night binging this show!

 

Need some more true crime content? Look HERE for the podcasts to listen to if you love true crime.