Here we are in 2021, more confident in a brighter future, yet still tethered to our favorite streaming tendencies. Luckily, Netflix has all the true crime documentaries we could ever need, so we won’t be forced to change our habits anytime soon.
With all of the insanity that 2020 brought, we are constantly at home watching whatever could possibly drown out the stress in our daily lives. Since times have been pretty dark lately, some have decided to turn to more lighthearted documentaries like cooking, travel, and sports, but this list isn’t for them.
When it comes to true crime, what is it that we find so irresistible? Is it to educate ourselves about the possible dangers of this world? Maybe an unquenchable interest in the methodologies and psychologies of the criminally insane? Perhaps we just want to feel better about how our lives are going but for whatever reason, documentaries remain one of the most-streamed genres on Netflix to this day. With all of the mediums available to consume true crime media (podcasts, books, shows, and movies), it has become nearly impossible to avoid, which is why we’ve compiled a list of our top picks for Netflix true crime documentaries just for you. If you’re not in the true-crime following, maybe it’s high time to educate yourself on the darkest corner of the human psyche.
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