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From House of Secrets to Wild Wild Country: Best True Crime Documentaries on Netflix to go down a rabbit hole

If you're a true crime fan, you can't afford to miss these true crime stories on Netflix!

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 12.31 PM, Jul 13, 2022

From House of Secrets to Wild Wild Country: Best True Crime Documentaries on Netflix to go down a rabbit hole
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths; Wild Wild Country

What is challenging to look at but more challenging to turn your gaze from? True crime documentaries that force us to confront reality's dark side. The true crime genre has proliferated in recent years. The genre has grown in popularity across the globe thanks to podcasts, documentaries that examine prior cases in forensic detail, books on chilling murders, and television plays that vividly depict stories of real-life crime. 

If you fall into that category, here is a list of some of the most compelling true-crime documentaries available on Netflix that you simply must watch.

Indian Predator: The Butcher of Delhi
The next spine-tingling documentary, Indian Predator from Netflix India, is based on a single brutal serial killer and his numerous horrifying atrocities. The series follows the investigating squad of the Delhi Police as they race against time to find the Butcher of Delhi. The movie seems dark and gloomy in the trailer, which should intrigue and thrill fans of "real crime."
House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths
The House of Secrets: The Burari Deaths documentary series on Netflix chilled the entire country. The chilling tale of the Burari tragedy, when an 11-person family was discovered hanging on the balcony with one dog left alive, The documentary series unravels explanatory, supported by a strong screenplay, from merging the different conspiracy ideas to exposing the real truth. Not for the weak of heart!
Wild Wild Country
This six-part, Emmy-winning documentary series, which was released in 2018, follows the controversial Indian leader Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his former secretary, Ma Anand Sheela, as they found a utopian cult in the Oregon desert that later became the subject of a major scandal. In addition to this, it sparked a massive disagreement that resulted in the US's first bioterror attack and a significant unlawful wiretapping case. It examines American political culture and is rife with cult dynamics and criminal activity.
Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
This ominous and unsettling documentary follows Luka Magnotta, a Canadian porn star. In 2010, he posted horrific videos of himself torturing and killing cats on a Facebook forum due to his twisted nature. This caused a significant commotion and outrage, which prompted a team of amateur cyber thieves and animal rights campaigners to conduct their own inquiry. The documentary, however, soon takes a horrific turn when it reveals more of his heinous deeds, including the 2012 death of student Lin Jun. Don't Fuck with the Cats is just creepy enough thanks to the sinister narrative and ominous transition music.
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
In order for Joe Goldberg to stalk, Ted Bundy moved. The notorious serial killer, Bundy (played by Zac Efron), was renowned for his seductive tactics and devilishly attractive looks. This documentary uses historical material and interviews with law enforcement, family members, friends, and survivors to tell its narrative. The show was successful in portraying the killer as the cold-blooded, merciless serial killer that he is. Not to mention, his audio recordings from death row, which give you the impression that he is speaking directly to you, are among the documentary's most spine-chilling features.
American Murder: The Family Next Door
Crime Stories: India Detectives
The Bengaluru police are followed in the true-crime documentary series on Netflix India as they work to solve four terrible crimes. For those seeking a different kind of crime thriller beyond the standard fare, check out this gritty and compelling drama. Through the perspective of the men in khaki, the gripping series aims to comprehend the anatomy of a crime. It's a tale that defies categorization.