Crime documentaries

Bus 174

Crime Presenter José Padilha 2002 Unrated

Bus 174 (Ônibus 174) is a Brazillian documentary made in 2002 depicting what happened when bus number 174 in Rio de Janeiro was hijacked by a young gunman on June 12th 2000.   The event was live broadcast on Brazillian TV, revealing the utter competence and brutality of the police,[...]

London’s Knife Crime Emergency: ON A KNIFE EDGE

Crime Presenter Josh Osbourne 2018 Unrated

In response to the huge wave of crime sweeping across London, ex-gang member Josh Osbourne investigates the "code of silence", a mindset among young people who are afraid of going to authorities in fear they will be forever be labelled a "snitch".   This mindset is jus[...]

Newcastle: Super Strength Ecstasy

CrimeDrugsSociety Presenter 2016 Unrated

Newcastle: Super-strength Ecstasy is an episode of the 2016 BBC Three series Drugs Map of Britain, it explores the new generation of ecstasy users and focuses on a group of students in Newcastle who take the drug. The students were all born in the 1990’s and refer to themselves as The Children[...]

How to Commit the Perfect Murder

Crime Presenter Simon Gregor 2007
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A one hour long BBC Horizon episode from 2007 which looks into whether it is still possible in the age of cutting-edge forensics to commit the perfect murder without getting caught, the show was produced with the help of some of Britain’s leading forensic scientists and uses real-life murder i[...]

Murder: No Apparent Motive

Crime Presenter Imre Horvath 1984 Unrated

Murder: No Apparent Motive is a 75 minute long 1984 documentary about serial killers and FBI Behavioral Sciences Profilers who seek to dissect the minds of serial killers in order to better understand what makes them tick, their modus operandi, and to help develop patterns which can help them to app[...]

Forty Minutes: Danger Men

Crime Presenter 1990 Unrated

An old BBC documentary, aired in 1990, about an experiment in the UK prison system to put together ten of the most dangerous and disruptive men in the British prison system into a new special unit at Hull prison. The experiment saw the inmates taken out of the general prison population where they co[...]

The Real Football Factories

Crime Presenter Danny Dyer 2006 Unrated

Playing the lead role in the hugely successful football hooligan film The Football Factory (2004) was probably the pinnacle of Danny Dyer’s acting career, although it probably also helped to pigeonhole him into playing the role of a typical cockney ‘geezer’ and much of his work tha[...]

Ed Gein: The Real Leatherface

BiographyCrime Presenter 2004 Unrated

The 1974 film The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was one of the scariest movies of its time, and the protagonist Leatherface played by Gunnar Hansen will have given many people nightmares for years. The movie took over $30 million at the box office (that’s about $150 million in today’s money,[...]

How Police Missed the Grindr Killer

On 25th November 2016 Stephen Port was sentenced to a whole life tariff for the murder of four men and multiple rapes, his victim was gay men that he had met through online gay dating sites such as the Grindr app and escort directories, he would kill them by administering a fatal dose of the date ra[...]

Trevor Hardy: The Beast of Manchester

Crime Presenter 2013 Unrated

A 2013 documentary broadcast in 2013 which looks at the crimes of one of the UK’s lesser known serial killers, Trevor Hardy, who murdered three teenage girls between late 1974 and early 1976. Hardy was sentenced to life imprisonment and died in prison until his death in 2012 at the age of 67,[...]

Cocaine Cowboys 2

CrimeDrugs Presenter Billy Corben 2008 Unrated

Cocaine Cowboys 2 is, as the title suggests, the 2008 sequel to the critically acclaimed 2006 documentary Cocaine Cowboys. If you haven’t watched the first documentary then you really should, and it is probably necessary to watch it first due to the background that it gives on the activities o[...]

The Nigerian Connection

Ask any Westerner to think about crime in Nigeria and most would probably immediately remember that email they got telling them they are owed $100 million but have to transfer $300 by Western Union to process the transaction. Perhaps a few others would think of oil corruption, very few would think a[...]

The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK

SocietyCrime Presenter Zing Tsjeng 2017 Unrated

The Rise of Acid Attacks in the UK: There have been nearly 2000 acid attacks reported in London since 2010. These appalling crimes increased rapidly between 2015 to 2016 and today they are still happening on a daily basis. Why are criminals turning to such an abhorrent weapon, and is London really a[...]

The Krays: The Prison Years

Crime Presenter 2016 Unrated

There have been literally dozens of documentaries about The Krays over the years, but all seem to focus on their activities before their eventual imprisonment in 1968. Both of the twins spent far more of their adult life inside prison than they did outside of it, The Krays: The Prison Years readdres[...]

A curated collection of full length crime documentaries that have been selected for their quality and factualism. From the brutal to the outright strange you will find find it all here. If you have a crime documentary that should be on Docur please let us know!