If you’re looking for the next great true crime show to binge-watch on Netflix, you’ve come to the right place. There’s been a significant rise in true crime documentaries ever since the streaming world opened up, which has allowed a number of stranger-than-fiction stories to be told. A great true crime docuseries ropes you in with a fascinating hook, then delves deeper and deeper into the case with each subsequent episode. And while murder is certainly a theme on our list here, there are a few true crime shows focused on non-violent crimes listed below as well. In truth, we as humans are fascinated by true crime because we can’t believe another human being could actually perform some of these acts. Or maybe we can. Regardless, these docuseries offer a compelling window into some genuinely tragic—and some ultimately hopeful—true stories.
So proceed with caution and peruse our list of the best true crime shows on Netflix below. For more recommendations, check out our epic list of the best movies on Netflix right now.