Documentaries on Crime and Criminal Justiceby MrKaya | created - 10 Feb 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
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1. Serving Life (2011 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary
Actor Forest Whitaker narrates the story of a group of inmate volunteers who staff their own hospice inside a maximum security prison in Louisiana where the average sentence is more than 90 years.
3. Hope in Heaven (2005)
45 min | Documentary
Mila works at Heaven, a little bar on blowjob alley in Angeles City, the Philippines; once the site of the United States Clark Air Force Base, now one of the busiest and sleaziest sex ... See full summary »
6. A Nightmare in Las Cruces (2011)
R | 103 min | Documentary
On February 10, 1990 two cowards walked into the Las Cruces Bowl and changed the lives of many people. Seven people inside the bowling alley were forced at gunpoint to the floor and told to... See full summary »
Nova (1974– )
Forensics on Trial
TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, Biography
Nova investigates forensic science and examines how what is often perceived as rock solid forensic evidence can sometimes lead to wrongful convictions. It looks at a cases where false ... See full summary »
8. Narco Cultura (2013)
R | 103 min | Documentary
To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco traffickers have become iconic outlaws and the new models of fame and success. They represent a pathway out of the ghetto ... See full summary »
Director: Shaul Schwarz
Votes: 2,287 | Gross: $0.14M
11. Cocaine Cowboys: Reloaded (2014)
R | 152 min | Documentary, Crime, History
In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago. Cocaine Cowboys is the true story of how Miami ... See full summary »
Frontline (1983– )
TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary
From PBS and Frontline: An estimated 80,000 Americans are in solitary confinement - even people who haven't committed violent crimes - sometimes for years, or even decades. Using ... See full summary »
Secrets of Britain (2013– )
Secrets of Scotland Yard
TV-PG | 54 min | Documentary, History
Revisit famous cases and explore the history of Scotland Yard, one of the world's oldest detective forces and a name synonymous with crime solving.
Frontline (1983– )
TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary
From PBS and Frontline: With unprecedented access, FRONTLINE investigates the impact of mass incarceration in America, focusing on a troubled housing project in Louisville, Kentucky, and a ... See full summary »
15. Rubble Kings (2010)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Through archival footage Nicholson tells the story of the real Warriors that walked the streets of New York City in the 1970s and the harsh reality of gang life in a city that seemed to be falling apart.
16. An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story (2013)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
'Our procedure has been always haunted by the ghost of the innocent man convicted. It is an unreal dream.' - Justice Learned Hand, 1923. The prospect of unjust imprisonment is a plight both... See full summary »
17. The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
88 min | Documentary
Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.
American Experience (1988– )
The Poisoner's Handbook
TV-14 | 113 min | Documentary, Biography, History
From PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner's treasure chest, with radioactive radium, thallium, and morphine ... See full summary »
21. Unabomber (1996 TV Movie)
49 min | Documentary
From airlines to universities to parking lots, Ted Kaczynski terrorized America with explosives meant to spread his anti-tech message. This film tells the story of the investigation that tracked him down.
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.
Votes: 14,020 | Gross: $0.05M
23. Interview with a Serial Killer (2014)
Based on the real interview with Ted Bundy, a psychologist interviews a serial killer and asks him about the violent crimes he committed, what it's like to be on death row, and if he ... See full summary »
24. Monster: The Josef Fritzl Story (2010)
48 min | Documentary, Crime
Interviews with family members, doctors and victims of 73-year-old Josef Fritzl, who held his daughter captive in a basement for 24 years and fathered seven children with her.
R | 107 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
A look at James 'Whitey' Bulger, one of the most infamous criminals in American history.
Votes: 2,683 | Gross: $0.08M
26. Sour Grapes (2016)
TV-14 | 85 min | Documentary
Documentary about the fine and rare wine auction market centering around a counterfeiter who befriended the rich and powerful and sold millions of dollars of fraudulent wine through the top auction houses.
27. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)
R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime
Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial.
Votes: 5,724 | Gross: $0.10M
R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime
1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.
29. Amanda Knox (2016)
TV-MA | 92 min | Documentary, Crime
American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy.
31. Long Shot (2017 TV Short)
TV-14 | 40 min | Documentary, Short
When Juan Catalan is arrested for a murder he insists he didn't commit, he builds his case for innocence around raw footage from a popular TV show, "Curb Your Enthusiasm."
32. Vägen tillbaka (2017 TV Movie)
58 min | Documentary
The director of Halden prison, Norway's most humane prison, visits american prisons trying to encourage to change the ways of rehabilitation in prison.
33. The Confession Tapes (2017– )
TV-MA | 46 min | Documentary, Crime
A critical look into some true crime cases where American law enforcement made up for lack of actual physical evidence by using devious psychological tactics during interrogation in order to extract confessions from naive suspects.
34. Making a Murderer (2015– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime
Filmed over a 10-year period, Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law enforcement, finds himself the prime suspect in a grisly new crime.
35. Survivors Guide to Prison (2018)
TV-MA | 102 min | Documentary
Today, you're more likely to go to prison in the United States than anywhere else in the world. So in the unfortunate case it should happen to you - this is the Survivors Guide to Prison.
Votes: 614 | Gross: $0.01M
36. The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama
A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.
Votes: 19,244 | Gross: $1.21M