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Crime documentaries

Tales of the Grim Sleeper

Crime Presenter Nick Broomfield 2014 Unrated

Tales of the Grim Sleeper, a 2014 crime documentary by British filmmaker Nick Broomfield about the American serial killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr. Lonnie David Franklin Jr. is believed to be responsible for at least 10 murders which took place in Los Angeles, California. He gained the nickname[...]

Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation

Stephen: The Murder that Changed a Nation, a new 2018 documentary examining the murder of Stephen Lawrence by filmmakers Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees, and directed by James Rogan.   The murder of Stephen Lawrence remains one of the most notorious in British history, for not only was he[...]

Tabloid

CrimeBiography Presenter Errol Morris 2010 Unrated

In the 2010 documentary "Tabloid", director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) investigates the story of Joyce McKinney, a former beauty queen.   In 1977 McKinney, originally from Salt Lake City Utah hit the headlines in Britain for what has become known as the Manacled Mormon ca[...]

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

Crime Presenter Joe Berlinger 1996 Unrated

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills, a 2-hour long crime documentary by Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky which tells the story of the murder of three young boys in West Memphis, Arkansas.   The case was so infamous the alleged perpetrators Jessie Misskelley Jr., Dami[...]

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

Crime Presenter Andrew Jarecki 2015 Unrated

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, a 2015 crime documentary mini-series by director Andrew Jarecki (producer of Capturing the Friedmans) about American real estate heir Robert Durst from New York who was accused of the murder of Susan Berman in 2000.   The film begins w[...]

Amanda Knox The Untold Story

Crime Presenter 2011 Unrated

There is a good chance that you have heard about Amanda Knox, for she was embroiled in one of the most publicised murder trials of all time. This 2011 Amanda Knox documentary tells the untold story.   In 2007 Knox was convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, her British roommate while[...]

The Look of Silence

The Look of Silence, a documentary by British-American director Joshua Oppenheimer about the 1965 genocide in Indonesia.   The film is considered by many to be one of the most powerful documentaries ever made, capturing unique insights from the perpetrators of the mass-killing and th[...]

The Real Amityville Horror

MysteryCrime Presenter Zoë Wanamaker 2005 Unrated

The Amityville Horror is a cult classic film franchise that has scared the living daylights out of millions of people.   Did you know know that the movies and books were actually based on real-life events? Yes this documentary with narration by Canadian actress Zoë Wanamaker is about[...]

R Kelly: Sex, Girls & Videotapes

R. Kelly is one of the most successful R&B artists of all-time, having made popular songs such as "Ignition", "Same Girl" and selling more than 30 million albums in the United States alone. Now it appears that his career has been tarnished by a new sex abuse allegation which[...]

Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden

The search for Osama bin Laden, headed by the CIA was a massive operation which took over 15 years to draw to a close, superseding a number of administrations. In 2011 the worlds most wanted man was found, killed and his body was dumped in the sea. There was a lot of public suspicion surrounding his[...]

The Case Of: Jonbenét Ramsey

Crime Presenter Laura Richards 2016 Unrated

The Case Of: Jonbenét Ramsey, a 2016 documentary about the 20-year-old unsolved murder case of Jonbenét Ramsey. In the film, a group of investigators including an FBI profiler, Scotland Yard Behavioral Analyst and Forensic Scientist join forces to help bring new evidence to light and r[...]

Russian Spy Assassins: The Salisbury Attack

Crime Presenter Matt Frei 2018
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The Salisbury Attack in small sleepy UK town has now prompted global sanctions against Russia. Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his partner were poisoned by Novichok, a military grade agent which was developed in the Soviet Union during the 1970's and 80's as a super chemical weapon which can[...]

Russia’s Hooligan Army

Russia’s Hooligan Army, a 2017 documentary by British filmmaker Alex Stockley von Statzer which explores football hooligans from Russia.   The film raises legitimate points about the safety of foreign fans who will attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup, starting on June 14th. If you have h[...]

Madoff and the Scamming of America

Crime Presenter Michael Carrol 2009 Unrated

Madoff and the Scamming of America, a 2010 documentary film which explores the massive confidence scam which Bernie Madoff committed.    The film looks into how this crime reflected on what caused the economic crash in 2008 and how Madoff himself exacerbated it.

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!