If true crime documentaries are your thing, then you will definitely like this list of 21 best true crime documentaries on Netflix in 2017.
However, if your plan is to Netflix and chill during the holidays, then this better not be your only playlist. If you end up binge watching everything on this list, the only chills you will get is the cold sweat rolling down your spine. The fact that these documentaries depict actual, despicable crimes makes them extremely disturbing. Crime does not pay, but some people just do not seem to get that message. Horrible things sometimes happen to ordinary undeserving people, and this is the fact of life. The sooner we accept this fact the better, so that we can be prepared and learn to see red flags and avoid them as much as we can. Anyway, since you are looking for the definitive list of 2017 true crime documentary films, then this is “the” list for you. In essence, this is going to be comprised of the best crime documentaries on Netflix 2017 and you shouldn’t miss out on a single one.
The list includes full-length documentaries and even true crime TV shows that are available right now on Netflix. However, not all of them are serial killer documentaries. Rather these documentaries span a wide range of crimes from poaching to human trafficking to even crooked cops. Now that said, Netflix may have been the pioneer in streaming media, but Hulu, YouTube and Amazon Prime are giving Netflix a run for their money. If you prefer any of these over Netflix, then do checkout the 19 Best Crime Documentaries on Hulu, 11 Best Crime Documentaries on Amazon Prime Instant or 25 Best Crime Documentaries on YouTube.
Every research project we take on, we try to be as thorough as possible. Therefore, we left nothing out for this topic as well. We put Google’s search engine through its paces and found out all about the top rated and most talked about true crime documentaries available on Netflix right now. We would especially like to thank Netflix and IMDB for their help in compiling this list. Besides these two websites, we also sought help from various forums and message boards. After we had enough data to work with, the ranking process was pretty easy. We took to IMDB (Internet Movie Database) and looked up the ratings for each individual documentary, then went ahead and ranked the documentaries based on their rating on IMDB.
Now that the methodology and sources have been discussed, let us proceed with our list of the 21 best true crime documentaries on Netflix in 2017.