Over 50 true-crime documentaries currently exist in the Netflix jam-packed library, and the number continues to climb as viewers find themselves diving deeper into the genre. With so many options, it’s easy for the riveting features to get buried underneath the amount of content. Here are 10 docs and docuseries suggestions based on true-crime events to binge over Thanksgiving break with your family or while decompressing from the busy holiday.
Capturing the Killer Nurse
The 94-minute film follows nurse Charles Cullen who confessed to killing at least 40 patients in hospitals and a nursing home throughout a 16-year span. As a result of his murders, several states have adopted laws hospitals are required to follow.
Capturing the Killer Nurse is a new true crime docuseries about serial killer Charles Cullen, releasing this Friday, November 11. pic.twitter.com/PVXH1QtOYg
— Netflix Life (@NetflixLifee) November 7, 2022
I Am Vanessa Guillen
The documentary follows 20-year-old Army soldier Vanessa Guillen, who was murdered at her base after telling her mother another soldier was sexually harassing her.
Vanessa Guillén was only 20 years old when she was found murdered on a US Army base.
Rather than submit to silence, her family fought for justice and demanded change. Their powerful story is told in I Am Vanessa Guillén, a new documentary now on Netflix. pic.twitter.com/sqdK6h6h6D
— Netflix (@netflix) November 17, 2022
American Murder: The Family Next Door
This 82-minute-long true-crime documentary profiles Chris Watt, who killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters in 2018, and explores general theories behind his actions.
When Shanann Watts and her kids went missing, all eyes turned to her husband Chris.
American Murder: The Family Next Door brings this shocking crime to life through the text messages Shannan sent before she was murdered. pic.twitter.com/NNiT3UylQz
— Netflix (@netflix) September 30, 2020
Girl in the Picture
This documentary revolves around Sharon Marshall, a young girl who, fugitive Franklin Delano Floyd kidnapped and raised as his daughter. He went on to force her into marriage before becoming a person of interest in her hit-and-run death.
Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet