Crime Shows/Documentaries

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1. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

Votes: 14,834 | Gross: $0.22M

2. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Ray Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 19,708 | Gross: $1.21M

3. Cocaine Cowboys (2006)

R | 118 min | Documentary, Crime, History

59 Metascore

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Jon Roberts, Al Sunshine, Sam Burstyn, Mickey Munday

Votes: 11,832 | Gross: $0.15M

4. Inside Job (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Documentary, Crime

88 Metascore

Takes a closer look at what brought about the 2008 financial meltdown.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Matt Damon, Gylfi Zoega, Andri Snær Magnason, Sigridur Benediktsdottir

Votes: 65,038 | Gross: $4.31M

5. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

Votes: 29,136

7. 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, Skip Palenik, Tom Bevel, Lowell Levine

Votes: 3,384

8. 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: 750

9. Blood, Lies and Alibis (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime

This show follows criminal investigators as they uncover the stories behind brutal killings. With the help of forensic evidence, old fashioned legwork and years of dogged determination, ... See full summary »

Stars: Mike Goral, Dean Campbell, Kindall Charters, Clayton Haskell

Votes: 76

10. Rescue 911 (1989–1996)

60 min | Documentary

William Shatner hosts this television show, featuring dramatic reenactments of situations leading to emergency calls to 9-1-1.

Stars: William Shatner, David Teschendorf, Gene Babb, Ken Parham

Votes: 776

11. Behind Mansion Walls (2011– )

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary, Crime

High society chronicler Christopher Mason presents real stories of infamous crimes which unfolded behind the veil of wealth, power, and respectability.

Stars: Christopher Mason, Bill Ratner, Timothy Wilde, Jonathan Lee Jones

Votes: 186

12. 48 Hours (1988– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, News

One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

Stars: Dan Rather, Maureen Maher, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant

Votes: 1,413

13. I (Almost) Got Away with It (2010– )

TV-14 | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

Murders, drug dealers, bank robbers or jail escapees. The stories are different, but the motive is always the same: to stay out of prison. See what pushed these fugitives to their crimes, ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Ratner, Steve C. Porter, Thomas Dalby, Carl Marino

Votes: 543

15. Forensics: You Decide (2009– )

Documentary, Crime

Sometimes the same set of evidence can tell two very different stories. This series delves deep into the forensics of criminal cases where two sets of experts must battle it out to find the... See full summary »

Stars: David O'Brien, Louis Alvarez, David Anthony, Alan Berman

Votes: 21

16. Cold Case Files (1999– )

44 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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: 1,139

17. The First 48 (2004– )

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV

The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.

Stars: Dion Graham, Dave Walker, Nathan Schilling, Ronnie Leatherman

Votes: 2,380

18. See No Evil (2014– )

43 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

Every second of every day, millions of Americans are caught on CCTV. Most of them are honest citizens going about their everyday lives. But a few are guilty of unspeakable crimes. See no ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Huguet, Raven Cinello, Matthew Sauvé, Drew Riedstra

Votes: 305

19. Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets (2011– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime

Documentary series covering murders, narrated by the murdered party.

Stars: Allen Williamson, Chriss Lyon, Gina Limbrick, Gary B. Gross

Votes: 106

20. Solved (2008– )

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, Crime

In SOLVED career defining cases are presented by investigators. Forensic analysts, trace evidence experts, crime scene technicians, forensic document examiners, forensic linguistics, ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathleen Garrett, Skoti Collins, David Hill, Dion Graham

Votes: 212

21. Most Evil (2006–2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

Series follows Columbia University's Michael Stone as he searches for the roots of evil in human beings by exploring acts committed by infamous criminals and ordinary people which he rates on his "scale of evil".

Stars: Michael Stone, Tim Hopper, Kris Mohandie, Robert Sciglimpaglia

Votes: 726

22. I Married a Mobster (2011– )

Crime

Would you run from the FBI with your new husband? What would you do if you were married to a notorious hitman? On I Married a Mobster, each woman shares the wild ride from how her ... See full summary »

Stars: Margaret Rose Champagne, Richard Stratton, Lorraine Bracco, Gerard Adimando

Votes: 78

23. 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: 676

24. A Crime to Remember (2013– )

Documentary, Crime

A look back at famous cases from the past.

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

Votes: 715

25. House of Horrors: Kidnapped (2014– )

Documentary, Crime

Reenactment of terrifying tales of people who were kidnapped, yet were lucky enough to survive. Each episode centers on one person's ordeal. Starting from before the abduction right through... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Patrick Johnson, Vince Eisenson, Karen Dadey, Audrey Graziano

Votes: 72

26. Dates from Hell (2012– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

New series profiles stories where the search for the love of your life turns into a fight to the death.

Stars: Nicole Blackman, Darryle Jermaine, Nicholas Truscello, Robyn Babina

Votes: 115

27. A Stranger in My Home (2013– )

TV-PG | Drama

Your house should be a place where we feel most comfortable, but to someone who wants to pose a threat, there's no better way to get inside your life than to get inside your home. Let the ... See full summary »

Stars: Helena Marie, Matt Langton, James Rae, Amanda MacDonald

Votes: 72

29. Disappeared (2009–2018)

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime

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: 771

30. Handsome Devils (2014– )

TV-PG | Crime

Real-life stories of the seemingly lovable but evil men who boast good looks and ooze charm and affection, but deep down are destructive, heartless criminals who will kill to get what they want.

Stars: Sylvie Pamphile, Dallas Wade, Jason Bigio, Bob Legare

Votes: 25

31. 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: 109

32. Scorned: Love Kills (2012– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime

A voyeuristic peak into the lust and obsessions that have fueled some of the more brutal acts of violence to grab headlines around the world.

Stars: Casey Jordan, Nicole Blackman, Robi Ludwig, Cathy Scott

Votes: 220

33. Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry (2010– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, Crime

A biography about real people who marry their "soulmates", until they learn that the person they thought they married, isn't who they say they are.

Stars: Matt Gulbranson, Annie K. Fox, T. Anthony Quinn, Jonathon Ruckman

Votes: 411

34. Unusual Suspects (2010– )

44 min | Crime

Just when you thought you knew who did it, a tip comes in that changes the direction of the case and shifts suspicion.

Stars: Mocean Melvin, Jeff Wilburn, Jamie Hanes, Razor Rocco Rizzotti

Votes: 667

35. 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: 529

36. Killer Kids (2011– )

Documentary, Biography, Crime

Dramatized reconstruction documentaries on juveniles, teens, who become killers for differend needs or psychopathic urges. Alone, duos or groups; single to serial killings.

Stars: Misty Lee, Gilles Ouimet, Mario Pagé, Erika Fong

Votes: 494

37. Pretty Bad Girls (2012– )

Crime

A documentary series profiling attractive female criminals.

Stars: Margaret Rose Champagne, Judy Ho, Kimberlie Dykeman, Robert Wesley Mason

Votes: 21

38. Fatal Vows (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

When marriages fail, divorce can turn ugly and even deadly. What was once a passionate union becomes spite, greed, backstabbing, and betrayal. 'Fatal Vows explores tumultuous, shocking, and... See full summary »

Stars: Kathleen Fee, Chris Cavener, Erica Deutschman, Paul Burke

Votes: 118

39. Blood Relatives (2012– )

42 min | Crime

Real life cases about families and the murders that tore them apart.

Stars: Lawrence Moran, Brenda Strong, Cloyce Martin, Jayd Swendseid

Votes: 212

40. Dark Minds (2012– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Documentary, Crime

M. William Phelps is an American crime author and researcher. Starting from January 2012, he hosted and produced the dramatized Discovery Network series Dark Minds, featuring unsolved ... See full summary »

Stars: M. William Phelps, John Kelly, Emily Stratten, Victoria Morgan

Votes: 140

41. Stalked: Someone's Watching (2011– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

Watch as everyday people become victims of relentless stalkers in Stalked: Someone's Watching. From an emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend, to a "friendly" new neighbor, to a harmless crush ... See full summary »

Stars: Michelle Ward, Razor Rocco Rizzotti, Lawrence Mack, Ron Mark McClary

Votes: 315

42. Evil Twins (2012– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

There's something oddly fascinating about twins. Maybe it's the secret languages they create, their identical facade, or the rumors about how one can feel when the other is hurt. But when ... See full summary »

Stars: Matt Gulbranson, Robert Olausen, Candice 'CJ' Johnson, Kevin Sidenstricker

Votes: 96

43. America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back (1988–2012)

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

True crimes are dramatized in hopes that viewers can give information leading to the capture of the criminals.

Stars: John Walsh, Daniel David Sim, Don LaFontaine, Jon Leiberman

Votes: 1,597

44. Swamp Murders (2013– )

Crime

Moss-covered trees, dead-end trails, creaky docks and mangrove forests are the ominous backdrops for the murkiest of mysteries.

Stars: Steve Cook, Matthew G. Dickinson, Eric Croas, Tony Folden

Votes: 186

45. Sinister Ministers: Collared (2014– )

TV-PG | Crime

When we're at our lowest and most vulnerable, our ministers are the people we know will be there to lift us up and offer guidance. But what happens when your counselor becomes confused and ... See full summary »

Stars: Davina Cole, James Barnes, Anthony Chisholm, Nathan Clough

Votes: 12

46. City Confidential (1998–2006)

50 min | Crime, Documentary

City Confidential features real life stories in a wide variety of American cities. While many of these stories deal with murder, some also deal with attempted murder, and public officials caught in compromising situations, among other things. The cities featured vary widely in size, from the smallest village to the largest urban areas.

Stars: Paul Winfield, Keith David, David Madison, Marc Wanamaker

Votes: 358

47. Redrum (2013– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime, 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: 145

48. Murder in Paradise (2013– )

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Horror

Each episode tells the story of how an idyllic trip in paradise turns deadly and takes viewers through the compelling investigation that follows.

Stars: Jacqueline Bynon, Cadence Allen, Erica Lane, JoAnn Nordstrom

Votes: 188

49. Deadly Affairs (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime