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2021’s Best Crime Documentaries

by Sachin R - 27 May 2022, Friday 157 Views Like (0)
2021’s Best Crime Documentaries

Best crime documentaries and media phenomena from the past exist nowadays. Serial, a 2014 true-crime podcast, was followed by Andrew Jarecki's HBO crime documentaries. The Jinx about Robert Durst and Netflix's Making a Murderer launched a new generation of serial killer documentaries in America.

Unlikely stories of cults (NXIVM), fraud (Fyre Festival, Elizabeth Holmes), murder (Joe Exotic), and tigers (Joe Exotic) have become ratings hits. ET has picked six interesting documentaries available on Amazon, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, ocean of movies and other platforms. Netflix has great crime movies.

1. Abducted in Plain Sight

Abducted in Plain Sight is a popular Netflix true-crime documentary because of its twists and turns. The Broberg family falls for Robert "B" Berchtold's seductive charms and gives up their adolescent daughter. Twice. The rest of the film reveals more about the family and Berchtold.

2. Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox, a 20-year-old American in Italy who was convicted and later exonerated of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher, is one of the true-crime sensations to get a second look as directors Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn let the key players involved — Knox, co-defendant and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, Italian prosecutor Giuliano Mignini, and Daily Mail reporter Nick Pisa — tell their “We honestly believe the video represents each of these folks caught up in something far broader than themselves,” Blackhurst says.

“We wanted to know why it happened and how it felt for everyone involved,” he says. The directors thought it "very valuable" telling the story from the first-person perspective, with the four individuals debating their versions of events.

3. Fyre Fraud and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Billy McFarland and Ja Rule created the Fyre Festival in 2017 to promote McFarland's talent booking company. Thousands of admirers converged on a Bahamian island venue unprepared for the multi-day extravaganza pushed by Kendall Jenner.

Two years later, two rival documentaries traced "the most famous festival that never happened" and the controversy. The two films, released a week apart, triggered a tussle between the two streaming platforms. Both films have been praised for their accessibility and plots, so see them both at once.

4. I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter

Michelle Carter was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2014 for the death of Conrad Roy. The two-part series focuses on the "Texting Suicide Case," a 2017 criminal prosecution of a young girl accused of encouraging her boyfriend to commit suicide. Carr credits the case's popularity to Carter's beauty, wealth, and femininity.

Carr says it raises a debate about digital technology, social media, and mental health when the boyfriend is the victim and the woman is the culprit.

5. The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Before Theranos collapsed in 2017, CEO and founder Elizabeth Holmes wanted to manufacture a home blood-testing device. She allegedly falsified information and used business tools to do so while getting hundreds of thousands of dollars from consumers and marketing herself as Silicon Valley's unquestioned star. She was charged with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy in 2018.

Her narrative was told in 2018's Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silico. Case pending. Her narrative was told in the 2018 nonfiction book Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies at a Silicon Valley Startup and in an HBO greatest crime documentary by Alex Gibney, while her case is still pending.

Final of Best Crime Documentaries

There are several possibilities for the finest Netflix crime documentaries. If you can't find true crime documentaries on Netflix, search Google. Amazon Prime has the best crime documentaries.

This type of series is mostly available on premium streaming apps, although sometimes on youtube. Here are some keywords to search on YouTube to receive filtered results.