7. Evil Genius
Like most true crime shows, Evil Genius will leave you with some loose ends and many open questions, and mainly with an interesting human dynamic, a complicated crime, and characters who could be criminals – or victims.
Trey Borzillieri, the show’s narrator has been in touch with Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, the criminal the story revolves around, for years. His emotional involvement in the case, and his attempts to understand if she’s crazy or a genius, only contributes to the growing suspense when watching the show.
8. The Confession Tapes
If you’ve watched any crime shows you probably already know that confessing to a crime during an intensive police interrogation is not always the whole truth. This show focuses exactly on these people – who claim their murder confession were extracted from them by devious psychological tactics.
The show examines the intersection of truth, deception and ethics, and the external considerations that play when law enforcement is pressures to 'close' a case.
9. Abducted in Plain Sight
This doco is a bit of an exception in the modern true crime world – there’s no crime scene investigation, in-depth investigations, or experts than turn the story on its head 15 minutes before the credit.
In that sense, it feels almost outdated. Instead, the movie focuses on the basic ingredient that every successful true crime doco must have: a shocking story. And Abducted in Plain Sight’s story is an especially disturbing one.