13 True Crime Documentaries You Need to See
Do you love getting a look inside a criminal’s mind? Following investigators along the road to justice? Then you’ll love Hulu’s collection of true crime and murder documentaries.
Discover Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?, Sasquatch, and more docs covering some of the most notorious crimes of our time.
Best True Crime Documentaries on Hulu
The Housewife and The Hustler
Tom Girardi — you may know him as the famous Los Angeles trial attorney, or as the lawyer depicted in the 2000 film Erin Brockovich, or as the husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Ericka Girardi.
The Housewife and The Hustler uncovers the dark side of the legal titan, who is now facing serious legal allegations and disbarment for stealing money from the clients who trusted him.
A cautionary tale about the power of social media influence, the Hulu Original documentary Fyre Fraud recounts the events leading up to and following (as it turned out, non-existent) Fyre music festival. Festival advertising promised attendees a luxury experience with access to high-profile celebrities, and delivered arguably the opposite.
Watch: Fyre Fraud
Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller
Led by acclaimed investigative journalist, Mariana van Zeller, the new docuseries Trafficked takes a look at the seedy underbelly of the world’s black markets. From telemarketing schemes, to drug cartels and human trafficking—this series covers it all.
Untouchable gives an inside look at the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein, as well as the scandal that sparked a movement. Learn how he acquired and protected his power for decades as allegations of sexual abuse threatened to engulf him.
Who Killed Jeffery Epstein?
The news of Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest, and soon-after death, left many with more questions than answers. This new docuseries investigates Epstein, his co-conspirators, and his elite inner circle.
Exclusive interviews with Epstein’s accusers, lawyers, and even the officer who was guarding his cell the night he died reveal new clues about his seedy underworld and controversial fate.
Watch: Who Killed Jeffery Epstein?
Murder Documentaries on Hulu
Somnambulism, more commonly known as sleep-walking, is at the heart of this crime. Dead Asleep documents the murder of a young woman by her roommate and best friend, Randy Herman Jr.
Herman claimed to have been sleepwalking when he committed the murder and, therefore, does not believe he should be held responsible. Follow the investigation and subsequent trial as jurors try to make sense of this bizarre course of events.
Watch: Dead Asleep
City of Angels | City of Death
Between the mid 70s and mid 80s, Los Angeles was, quite literally, a city of death, with more than 20 serial killers terrorizing the city. This six-part docuseries tells the story of these serial killers and the dedicated LAPD Robbery Homicide team that hunted and eventually arrested each one of them.
This is the new true crime documentary that everyone is talking about.
While visiting a pot farm in Northern California in 1993, investigative journalist David Holthouse heard a story that still haunts him: On a nearby farm three men were torn limb from limb in a savage Bigfoot attack. Sasquatch follows David as he revisits the Redwoods 25 years later, in search of any evidence that might lead to the truth of what happened that night.
The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All
An inside look at one of the most fascinating true crime tragedies of the century, The Menendez Murders: Erik Tells All re-examines the chilling true story through the lens of one of the convicted killers, Erik Menendez.
The Most Dangerous Animal of All
Adopted as an infant, Gary L. Stewart always struggled with his identity. The FX Original documentary The Most Dangerous Animal of All, follows his search for his biological parents, which reveals that his father is one of the most infamous serial killers in American history.
The Murder of Laci Peterson
The A&E docuseries The Murder of Laci Peterson recounts the disturbing true story of a pregnant woman who went missing in Modesto, California. Follow what has become known as one of the most visible murder cases of all time from the initial search to the final verdict.
Watch: The Murder of Laci Peterson
A Wilderness of Error
When army surgeon Jeffrey MacDonald is convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two young daughters, a storm of swirling narratives challenges the truth and overshadows one chilling possibility: MacDonald may be an innocent man.
A Wilderness of Error re-investigates the complicated case that has spanned decades in an attempt to find the truth.
Watch: A Wilderness of Error
Hunting JonBennet’s Killer
The murder of JonBenét Ramsey is one of the most notorious cold cases in American history. Hunting JonBennet’s Killer: The Untold Story follows Elizabeth Vargas as she tracks down new leads and DNA evidence.
Watch: Hunting JonBennet’s Killer
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