If you’ve finished watching the latest series of Making a Murderer and are eagerly awaiting The Case Against Adnan Syed (which should hit our shores mid year), here are five true crime docos you really should have seen by now.
Abducted in Plain Sight (2017)
This strange and disturbing documentary has recently taken Netflix by storm because of how unbelievable it is. It recounts the experiences of 12-year-old Jan Broberg and her family as they are all duped by a trusted family friend. Expect adultery, emotional bribery, aliens and a whole lot of bad parental decisions.
'Leaving Neverland' (2019)
Leaving Neverland (2019)
It’s hard to believe that Michael Jackson, arguably the biggest celebrity of his time, was able to get away with several counts of child molestation. But this controversial documentary makes you question everything you knew about the King of Pop. The two featured victims are compelling; this will leave you thinking.
Conversations with A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (2019)
Thought you knew about Ted Bundy? Think again. Before the possibly glossed-over movie version of his life comes out (starring Zac Efron), watch this shocking documentary and ask yourself the question: Was he exceptionally smart or was he just able to get away with so much because he was a young, middle-class white male with a charming smile?
Team Foxcatcher (2016)
If you’ve seen the 2014 Steve Carell movie about the same event, you might not want to know any more about the eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont. But this ominous doco focuses on the involvement and abrupt murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz at du Pont’s hand and it’s fascinating on a whole new level.
'Amanda Knox' (2016)
Amanda Knox (2016)
Young, pretty and caught up in something over her head, or stone-cold, calculating femme fatale? This documentary about American student Amanda Knox, embroiled in an Italian murder case, won’t quite answer that question for you, but it will keep you on the edge of guessing the whole entire time.