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1. I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter (2019)

TV-MA | 143 min | Documentary, Crime

Teen Michelle Carter's actions shocked a nation - but what really happened behind closed doors? This HBO special showcases the prosecution's point of view and alternately the defense's. Which side do you fall on?

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Jesse Barron, Emily Bazelon, Sam Boardman, Peter Breggin

Votes: 3,798

2. Who Killed Garrett Phillips? (2019)

TV-MA | 186 min | Documentary, Crime

The documentary examines and chronicles the years following the 2011 murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips and the subsequent trial of Clarkson University soccer coach Oral "Nick" Hillary.

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Oral Hillary, Brian Phillips, Tyler Rodrigues

Votes: 1,502

3. At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (2019)

TV-MA | 88 min | Documentary, Crime

In 2016, USA Gymnastics was rocked by the revelation that national team doctor Larry Nassar had been abusing young athletes for decades. Tribeca alum Erin Lee Carr's unflinching documentary... See full summary »

Director: Erin Lee Carr | Stars: Rosemarie Aquilina, Aimee Boorman, Nadia Comaneci, Rachael Denhollander

Votes: 2,026

4. Unmasking Jihadi John: Anatomy of a Terrorist (2019)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary

The inside story of Mohammed Emwazi's journey from being an ordinary London boy to becoming terrorist 'Jihadi John', and the intelligence operatives' attempts to catch him.

Director: Anthony Wonke | Stars: Mohammed Emwazi, Emma El-Badawy, Robert Verkaik, Jo Shuter

Votes: 307

5. People Magazine Investigates: Cults (2018– )

Documentary

People Magazine Investigates: Cults explores shocking stories of ordinary people who, lured by promises of eternal life, get caught up in a terrifying web of abuse, deception, and ... See full summary »

Stars: Theresa Croft, Anna Andersen, Sly Augustus, Jess Cagle

Votes: 77

6. Behind Bars: Rookie Year (2015– )

Reality-TV

Rookie correctional officers step foot into New Mexico prison and are taught to learn ways of handling criminals and their toughness.

Votes: 190

7. 60 Days In (2016– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Reality-TV

"60 Day In" offers an unprecedented look at life behind bars at Indiana's Clark County Jail as seven ordinary people volunteer for to live among its general population for 60 days without fellow inmates or staff knowing their secret.

Stars: Zachary Holland Baker, Monalisa Johnson, Tami Ferraiuolo, Barbra Roylance Williams

Votes: 1,821

8. Jail (2007– )

TV-PG | Reality-TV

TV Show that documents the events that happen in different jails across the United States.

Stars: Nicole Sittre, Evan Lockwood, Kent Rhoads, Robert Stokes

Votes: 364

9. The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade (2016–2017)

Crime

The 1980's. A time of greed, glamour, and murder. Real life crimes are vividly re-enacted.

Stars: Patrick Gallagher, Lance Coughlin, Liam Higgins, Benjamin Oduro

Votes: 131

10. Nightmare Next Door (2011– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

Tells the tales of mysterious murders that rocked small-town America.

Stars: Greg Diefenbach, James Davenjay, Tom Gambrill, Peter Muggleworth

Votes: 819

11. A Crime to Remember (2013– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Crime

A look back at famous cases from the past.

Stars: Marc A. Hermann, Michelle McNamara, John Mirabella, James Zeiss

Votes: 908

12. Wives with Knives (2012– )

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Criminal Behavior Analyst, Casey Jordan, interviews women who have been accused and/or charged with stabbing their spouses or boyfriends. The viewer sees an interview with the accused women... See full summary »

Stars: Casey Jordan, Steve C. Porter, David L. Schormann, Sandra Dee Richardson

Votes: 128

13. The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead (2016– )

TV-14 | Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV

For the last 25 years, Graham Hetrick has been the Coroner of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He handles close to 700 suspicious deaths each year. The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead chronicles... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Haro, Jason Vande Brake, Jonathan Thomson, Steven T. Bartlett

Votes: 177

14. Wicked Attraction (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

Examines cases where perverse desires push real people to commit murder.

Stars: Pete Demeo, Julie Armstrong, Kris Mohandie, Geoffrey McKee

Votes: 584

15. Killer Instinct with Chris Hansen (2015– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, Crime

Investigative journalist Chris Hansen takes a deeper look into some of the most grisly and complex murder cases of the past few decades.

Stars: Chris Hansen, Joseph Fisher, Ralph Smith, Reyjeane Haroun

Votes: 75

16. Redrum (2013– )

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When it comes to murder, no detective starts their search at the beginning of the crime. Rather, a murder investigation always begins with the body, after the deed is done. It is up to the ... See full summary »

Stars: D.C. Goode, Stephen Rashbrook, Brandon Kieffer, Ramel Sherman

Votes: 724

17. Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall (2013– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

In each one-hour episode, Tamron Hall is joined by a core team of correspondents with extensive knowledge of law enforcement and a passion for storytelling. Series goes beyond the headlines... See full summary »

Stars: Tamron Hall, William Andrew Brewer, Andrea Stewart, Tom Morris

Votes: 157

18. I'd Kill for You (2013– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Ordinary people are involved in true cases of murder. Everything is not what it seems.

Stars: Quinton Flynn, Daren Donofrio, Harry L. Seddon, Ryan Jennifer Jones

Votes: 124

19. Taking Fire (2016– )

Documentary, War

Soldiers recount their experiences in one of the worst places of Afghanistan through helmet cameras and testimony years after their tour.

Stars: Kyle Boucher, Kevin Conroy, J.J. McCool, Ken Shriver

Votes: 262

20. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

72 Metascore

Danish soldiers are sent to Afghanistan in 2009 for 6 months, to help stabilize the country against the Taliban. They're stationed on Armadillo military base in Helman province. Unlike other war movies, this is the real deal - no actors.

Director: Janus Metz

Votes: 9,205 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle (2018– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

Docuseries looking back on the Jonestown Massacre on the 40th anniversary.

Stars: Vernon Gosney, Leslie Wagner-Wilson, Tim Carter, Jim Jones Jr.

Votes: 766

22. Cultureshock (2018– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary

Cultureshock takes an in-depth look at the untold stories behind watershed moments in pop culture that have had a lasting impact on our society.

Stars: Judd Apatow, Steve Bannos, Hannibal Buress, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 38

23. Surviving R. Kelly (2019)

TV-MA | 306 min | Documentary, Crime, Music

A six-part series about the controversial R&B star R. Kelly which features several women making allegations of abuse by him.

Stars: Tarana Burke, Kathy Chaney, Andrea Kelly, Candice Norcott

Votes: 3,675

24. Surviving R. Kelly Part II: The Reckoning (2020)

TV-14 | 297 min | Documentary, Crime

Featuring interviews with new survivors, psychologists, and experts on the Kelly case.

Stars: Jim DeRogatis, Gerald Griggs, Candice Norcott, Jody Adewale

Votes: 302

25. Leaving Neverland (2019)

TV-MA | 240 min | Documentary

At the height of his stardom, the world's biggest pop star, Michael Jackson, began long-running relationships with two boys, aged seven and ten, and their families. They now allege that he sexually abused them.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Michael Jackson, Wade Robson, Joy Robson, Chantal Robson

Votes: 25,379

26. The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park (2019)

TV-14 | 216 min | Documentary, Crime

A definitive look at the notorious 1986 murder of Jennifer Levin in Central Park, featuring exclusive interviews and never-before-seen archival material.

Stars: Alex Kapp, Tom Scorzone

Votes: 321

27. Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda (2011– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

Lt. Joe Kenda solves cases.

Stars: Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda, Carl Marino, Sandra Mann

Votes: 2,557

28. Cold Case Files (2017– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime

Tense new series exploring cold cases from victims death to criminal conviction. Expertly narrated by a foreboding Danny Glover.

Stars: Danny Glover, Bill Kurtis, Laurent Andruet, Bradford Eckhart

Votes: 903

29. Disappeared (2009–2018)

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

The heartbreaking, mystifying and unbelievable stories of loved ones who have disappeared and the families that never give up hope. Some stories remain unresolved; some reveal tragic ... See full summary »

Stars: Christopher Crutchfield Walker, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Dennis Hindman, David Van Norman

Votes: 912

30. Fear Thy Neighbor (2014–2019)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

True crime show about conflicts between neighbors that go terribly wrong.

Stars: Tish Iceton, David Bacque, Craig Cyr, Brian Scott Carleton

Votes: 515

31. A Murder in Mansfield (2017)

87 min | Documentary, Crime

Filmmaker Barbara Kopple explores the legacy of the 1989 murder of Noreen Boyle in Mansfield, Ohio. Her 12-year-old son Collier gave a devastating videotaped testimony blaming his father ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Collier Landry, Jack Boyle, Rusty Cates, James Mayer

Votes: 124

32. Cold Case Files (1999– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

Unsolved crimes locked away in dusty file cabinets. Time is an ineffectual balm. Painful memories are left to a victim's loved ones. What happens when a killer gets away with murder? Thanks... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Kurtis, Dave Reichert, Kathy Mills, Melvyn Foster

Votes: 1,360

33. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Real FBI cases are recounted through reenactments and interviews with law enforcement and forensic scientists.

Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Bob Featherer, Susan Rae

Votes: 884

34. Evil Lives Here (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A TV series where individuals share their perspectives of loved ones who performed horrific acts of crime

Stars: T.J. Craig, Robert Levey II, Brian Vadim, David Wenzel

Votes: 658

35. Inside the American Mob (2013– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary film about the Italian Mafia and their organized crime activities in USA, mainly New York, between the '60's to mid '90's. Well documented with plenty of interviews and original... See full summary »

Stars: Salvatore Polisi, Kenneth Carrella, Thomas Logan Crown, John Farnworth

Votes: 585

36. Gangsters: America's Most Evil (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Gangsters: America's Most Evil is a cinematic documentary series that explores the rise and fall of some of the most nefarious and notorious criminals brought to justice by the United States government.

Stars: Cornell Womack, I. Elijah Baughman, Mandell Frazier, Christian Cipollini

Votes: 95

37. Breaking Point (2015– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Families across the nation are on the brink of destruction as their lives have been hijacked by a criminal loved one... this is their BREAKING POINT. This reality series features subjects ... See full summary »

Stars: Darren Kavinoky, Rafaella Biscayn, Willow Hale, Tim Hooper

Votes: 44

38. Forensic Files (1996–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Stars: Peter Thomas, Tom Bevel, Skip Palenik, Lowell Levine

Votes: 4,446

39. Real Detective (2016– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Each episode is a crime solution reenactment of a real murder. The actual detectives offer commentary throughout the show.

Stars: Michael Douglas Cake, Liana Montoro, Tyrone Benskin, Mizinga Mwinga

Votes: 2,426

40. Manhunters: Fugitive Task Force (2008– )

Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV

An elite task force headed by US Marshal Lenny DePaul hunt down some of world's most wanted fugitives and felons

Stars: Lenny DePaul, Roxanne Lopez, Rasheen Peppers, Chuck Saale

Votes: 110

41. Nightwatch (2015– )

44 min | Reality-TV

Follow the men and women who keep the citizens of New Orleans safe during the night. Ride along with the police officers, the firefighters, and the paramedics as they tackle the evils of the night.

Stars: Gavin Istre, Dan Flynn, Nick Manning, Titus Tero

Votes: 680

42. BuzzFeed Unsolved: True Crime (2016– )

TV-MA | Documentary, Short, Comedy

Conspiracy theory enthusiast Ryan deep-dives into mysteries surrounding notorious unsolved crimes, in order to convince his dubious friend Shane that, sometimes, the evidence isn't always as it seems.

Stars: Ryan Bergara, Shane Madej, Brent Bennett, Daysha Edewi

Votes: 915

43. BuzzFeed Unsolved: Supernatural (2016– )

Not Rated | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

Ryan, ever the believer, embarks on a quest to convince his skeptical friend Shane that the paranormal exists by investigating the evidence around the most notorious supernatural folklore.

Stars: Ryan Bergara, Shane Madej, Gary Thomas, Brent Bennett

Votes: 876

44. Years of Living Dangerously (2014– )

TV-PG | Documentary

From the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy to the upheaval caused by drought in the Middle East, this groundbreaking documentary event series provides first-hand reports on those affected by, and seeking solutions to, climate change.

Stars: Thomas Friedman, Don Cheadle, America Ferrera, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Votes: 753

45. The Seventies (2015)

42 min | Documentary, History

A documentary series focusing on the ongoing Vietnam War, the Watergate scandal, evolving music industry, the Iran Hostage Crisis, the sexual revolution, and the rise of foreign and domestic terrorism.

Stars: Douglas Brinkley, Chris Connelly, Tim Naftali, Rick Perlstein

Votes: 1,175