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Russia's Toughest Prisons

Crime Presenter Alexander Brandon 2011 Unrated

Russia's Toughest Prisons: This was the first time that an international film crew was allowed to film within some of the most brutal prisons in Russia. Inside prisoners live life under a savage regime discipline and often try to escape.

India’s Daughter

Crime Presenter Leslee Udwin 2015 Unrated

India’s Daughter, a 2015 crime documentary film by Leslee Udwin based on the Dehli Gang-Rape, an infamously disturbing incident which happened in December 2012. Jyoti Singh a 23-year-old physiotherapy student was raped and murdered while travelling home on a bus after watching the movie "[...]

Beware the Slenderman

Crime Presenter Irene Taylor Brodsky 2016 Unrated

Beware the Slenderman, a 2016 biographical crime documentary film about two girls who murdered one of their friends in order to appease "The Slenderman".   "The Slenderman" is a fictional faceless monster reportedly featured in a horror story on the website fanfiction.[...]

Steven Avery: Innocent Or Guilty?

Crime Presenter 2016 Unrated

Steven Avery, from Manitowoc County, Wisconsin was convicted of sexual assault and attempted murder in 1985. After serving more than 18 years in prison new DNA evidence gave him back his freedom.   Only two years later he once again convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.[...]

The Girl in the Box

Crime Presenter Stephen Kemp 2016
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The Girl in the Box: a 2016 crime documentary telling the horrendous story of Colleen Stan by producer Stephen Kemp.   20-year-old Colleen was a reasonably experienced hitchhiker and was always cautious about who she decided to travel with. In 1977 she was hitchhiking from her hometown of[...]

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

CrimeBiography Presenter Kurt Kuenne 2008 Unrated

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, a 2008 biographical crime documentary created single-handedly by American filmmaker Kurt Kuenne.   The film is a story about Andrew Bagby, a childhood friend of Kuenne's who was murdered in 2001. The main suspect was Bagby's ex-gir[...]

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High, a debut documentary by Canadian filmmaker Brett Harvey about the growth, sale and trafficking of Cannabis.   The film primarily focuses on the illegal trade between British Columbia and the United States. The money to be made from shipping Cann[...]

The Culture High

DrugsCrime Presenter Brett Harvey 2014 Unrated

The Culture High examines the modern day prohibition of marijuana to provide an insight into the truths and lies behind both for and against legalising it.   The film was created by Canadian filmmaker Brett Harvey whos debut 2007 documentary "The Union: The Business Behind Getting Hi[...]

The Insider: Reggie Yates

Crime Presenter Reggie Yates 2016 Unrated

In the 2016 documentary series "The Insider" Reggie Yates lives for real in some of the worlds most savage places. Part 1: Reggie Yates spends one week in a Texan Jail in this documentary, living alongside some hardened criminals. America has the largest prison population in the[...]

R Kelly: The Sex Scandal Continues

CrimeSexuality Presenter Ben Zand 2018 Unrated

R Kelly: The Sex Scandal Continues, a follow-up to the recent documentary R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes by Ben Zand.   In this documentary, Ben travels to the United States to interview first-hand some of the people who have made allegations about the musician. A shocking revelatio[...]

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator

CrimeSport Presenter Helen Stickler 2002 Unrated

Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator, a 2002 sports documentary by American filmmaker Helen Stickler looking at the rise and fall of 80's skateboarding legend Mark "Gator" Rogowski.   Rogowski (born August 10, 1966, in New York), is a professional skater who was most famous du[...]

American Sheriff

American Sheriff, a 2018 law-and-order documentary by Lucy Kennedy as part of the Faultlines series for the Aljazeera news network, investigating the power of sheriffs in the United States.   The film is very critical of the enormous amount of power sheriffs possess, and sometimes abuse.[...]

Dark States Trafficking Sex

CrimeSexuality Presenter Louis Theroux 2017 Unrated

In Dark States Trafficking Sex, British broadcaster and documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux travels to Huston, Texas, the fourth largest city in the United States and a place where a huge number of people trafficked through for the sex trade.   It has been estimated that around one in fiv[...]

The Kill Team

CrimeMilitary & War Presenter Dan Krauss 2013 Unrated

The Kill Team is a 2013 documentary by American director Dan Krauss about the Maywand District murders during the war in Afghanistan.   THE KILL TEAM goes behind closed doors to tell the riveting story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted w[...]

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!