Top 10 Documentaries to watch on Netflix now if you loved watching ‘House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths’
Besides web series, movies, and TV shows, Netflix holds an extensive repository of these great must-watch documentaries.
Most viewers tend to gravitate toward documentaries because they contain the essence of real life. From the assemblages of historical footage, photographs, talking heads, pre-recorded audio, and sequences of a physical excursion or simple quotidian tasks, documentaries bring people an undeniable feeling of authenticity that other types of entertainment movies and series lack.
Besides web series, movies, and TV shows, Netflix holds an extensive repository of these great must-watch documentaries. This bounty of docu-series covers many subjects, from true crime to sports to even filmmaking. But they all have one thing in common: they all keep you on the edge of your seat.
Here is a list of the top 10 best documentaries on Netflix right now that will leave you questioning reality:
1. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
The limited series is based on the life of notorious killer Ted Bundy who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly earlier. This documentary brings viewers a glance into present-day interviews, archival footage, and audio recordings made on Ted Bundy’s death row.
2. The Confession Tapes
This true-crime documentary series investigates cases where people convicted of murder claim their confessions were coerced, involuntary, or false. Each episode contains a different story of another person wrongfully convicted for a crime they may not have committed.
3. The Innocent Man
This documentary adaptation of John Grisham’s only non-fiction book raises troubling questions about two murder cases in Ada, Oklahoma, in the 1980s. The six-part docu-series documents the murder cases of two Ada women: Debbie Carter, raped and killed in 1982, and Denice Haraway, who went missing and was found murdered two years later.
4. The Innocence Files
This documentary unravels untold personal stories behind eight cases of wrongful conviction that the Innocence Project and organizations within the Innocence Network have uncovered and worked to overturn. The Innocence Files exposes the injustice inflicted on victims and the accused.
5. Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez
The documentary features interviews with friends, players, and insiders, examining how Aaron Hernandez went from an NFL star to a convicted killer. American football player Aaron Hernandez received a life sentence for murdering his friend Odin Lloyd in 2013.
6. Time: The Kalief Browder Story
This docu-series traces the tragic case of Kalief Browder, a 16-year-old black Bronx teen who spent three horrific years in jail, despite not being convicted of a crime. His story and the challenges it poses to the basic understanding of American liberties are central to this six-part documentary.
7. Evil Genius
This true-crime documentary series is about the death of Brian Wells; a high-profile 2003 incident often referred to as the “collar bomb” or “pizza bomber” case. It starts with the gruesome death of a pizza man who robs a bank with a bomb around his neck and only gets weirder.
8. Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer
The documentary narrates the story of a relentlessly evil serial killer lurking beneath the sunlit glamor of 1985 LA. The report features two detectives racing against the clock to stop a nocturnal monster responsible for a series of seemingly disconnected murders and sexual assaults.
9. Making a Murderer
This real-life thriller documentary follows the unprecedented story of two men accused of a horrible crime they may not have committed. This docu-series generated plenty of publicity and prompted petitions to have the case of the men reviewed by authorities.
10. The Keepers
This documentary examines the decades-old unsolved murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and its suspected link to a priest accused of abuse. Cesnik disappeared on the 7th of November, 1969, and her body was found nearly two months later, but to this day, the killer remains unnamed.
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