25 of the Best New True Crime Docuseries You Can Stream Right Now

From the ever-so-viral Tiger King to the scammers of McMillion$, you can stream these docuseries whenever you need a thrill 

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McMillion$

McMillion$
Courtesy HBO

What It's About: Ba da ba ba ba, McDonalds was not loving it when an ex-police officer (and some co-conspirators) defrauded the company's Monopoly game promotion from 1989-2001.

Where You Can Stream: HBO

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The Vow

The Vow
Courtesy HBO

What It's About: The series follows the story of NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere, who was recently convicted of several crimes, including conspiracy, sex trafficking of children and racketeering, among others.

Where You Can Stream: HBO

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Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness

Tiger King
Netflix

What It's About: If you haven't seen it already, Tiger King went viral at the start of the coronavirus pandemic for its larger-than-life characters like Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, who are immersed in the world of big cats.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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Love Fraud

Love Fraud
Courtesy SHOWTIME

What It's About: The series is about the search for Richard Scott Smith, a man who used the internet to con women out of their money.

Where You Can Stream: SHOWTIME

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Outcry

Outcry
Courtesy SHOWTIME

What It's About: Greg Kelley was a high school football star in Texas when he was arrested and convicted of child sexual-assault in 2014. Outcry follows the young man as he fights to be exonerated of those crimes. Kelley was released from jail in 2017 and his sentence was overturned.

Where You Can Stream: SHOWTIME

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark

I'll Be Gone In The Dark
Robyn Von Swank/HBO

What It's About: Every armchair detective collectively pumped a fist when the Golden State Killer, Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. was finally arrested in 2018. His arrest was in part because of the dogged research work of the late journalist Michelle McNamara. I'll Be Gone In The Dark follows McNamara as she searches for the killer.

Where You Can Stream: HBO

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Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer

Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer
Amazon Prime Video

What It's About: One of the most infamous serial killers ever, Ted Bundy, was also famously very charming. This docuseries follows the women in his orbit, including long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall and her daughter Molly, and attempts to understand his magnetic appeal to the women around him.

Where You Can Stream: Amazon Prime

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Trial By Media

Trial By Media
Netflix

What It's About: What happens when a court case becomes so famous that the outcome is affected by the media's coverage of it? This Netflix series seeks to answer that question.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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The Confession Killer

The Confession Killer — Henry Lee Lucas
Henry Lee Lucas. Netflix

What It's About: In 1983, Henry Lee Lucas confessed to over 200 unsolved murders ... but committed none of them. Despite DNA evidence not matching up to his accounts, Lucas was able to sketch and describe each crime.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult

Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult
Starz

What It's About: HBO's The Vow got people hooked on the inner workings of NXIVM, and in Starz's docuseries, we get to follow one woman, India Oxenberg, in her journey to escape the cult.

Where You Can Stream: Starz

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Don't F--- With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer

Don’t F*** With Cats
Netflix

What It's About: When someone uploaded a video of themselves killing two kittens onto the internet in 2010, a group of people started an online manhunt for the real-life serial killer.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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Trial 4

Trial Four
Netflix

What It's About: In 1993, Sean K. Ellis was charged with killing a police officer in Boston, Massachusetts. This docuseries follows Ellis as he goes into his fourth trial in the fight to prove his innocence and to expose the police corruption and systemic racism that he faced.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix, premiering 11/11

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The Innocence Files

The Innocence Files
Netflix

What It's About: The Innocence Files follows the work of The Innocence Project as they seek to overturn wrongful convictions.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez

The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez
Netflix

What It's About: In 2013, 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez was murdered after enduring horrific abuse at the hands of his mother and her boyfriend. The series follows the trials of his guardians and social workers and makes the viewer ask the question: How could this happen?

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Conversations With a Killer
Netflix

What It's About: Ted Bundy is one of America's most recognizable and prolific serial killers — he was convicted of 38 murders (though investigators believe there could be many more). This docuseries cobbles together video and audio recordings of Bundy while he was on death row.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Fernandez

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
Courtesy Netflix

What It's About: How did onetime NFL star Aaron Hernandez go from celebrated athlete to convicted killer of Odin Lloyd and two other men? This documentary attempts to answer that question.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich

FILTHY RICH
Netflix

What It's About: Convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein posthumously has his crimes and shady dealings come to light as the Netflix docuseries interviews survivors of his abuse.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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The Pharmacist

The Pharmacist
Netflix

What It's About: Pharmacist Dan Schneider goes up against the opioid crisis and attempts to catch a killer after losing his own son to a drug-related shooting.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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I AM A KILLER

I Am a Killer
Netflix

What It's About: The series interviews killers on death row as they await their fate. Each episode followers a different killer's story, analyzing their crimes, their motives and how they have changed (or not) since being put on death row.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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The Confession Tapes

The Confession Tapes
Netflix

What It's About: Each episode of this Netflix docuseries takes an in-depth look at murder suspects who confessed - then later backtracked their confessions.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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How to Fix a Drug Scandal

How To Fix A Drug Scandal
Netflix

What It's About: Two drug lab chemists, Sonja Farak and Annie Dookhan, took actions that led to tens of thousands of drug convictions being wiped away - and upended the state's judicial process.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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Fear City: New York vs The Mafia

Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia
Netflix

What It's About: There are plenty of documentaries and fictionalized accounts of what life was like when the Mafia basically ran New York City in the '70s and '80s, but this Netflix series follows the group of federal agents who put an end to their reign.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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Exhibit A

Exhibit A
Netflix

What It's About: Shows like CSI make forensic evidence seem like surefire markers for guilt, but this Netflix series looks at the ways certain techniques and tools have led to the convictions of innocent people.

Where You Can Stream: Netflix

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Lorena

Lorena
Amazon Prime Video

What It's About: In 1993, Lorena Bobbit cut off her husband's penis with a carving knife while he was sleeping, left her house and threw it out of her car window. The case became tabloid fodder, but at its heart was about the domestic abuse that Lorena had suffered at the hands of her husband. In this series, we hear from both sides about how the case changed both of their lives.

Where You Can Stream: Amazon

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No One Saw a Thing

No One Saw A Thing
Amazon Prime Video

What It's About: In 1981, in Skidmore, Missouri, Ken Rex McElroy (known as the town's bully) was shot dead in the middle of Main Street with 60 people present ... but everyone claimed that they didn't see anything. This becomes a pattern as the town sees more crimes being committed decades later, seemingly without any witnesses.

Where You Can Stream: Amazon Prime

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