The 21 Best True Crime Documentaries on Hulu
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 Deep End
Has Teal Swan’s wellness influence grown beyond her control? She believes she’s saving lives, but ex-believers beg to differ. Dive into The Deep End–a Freeform docuseries uncovering the dark truth surrounding one of today’s most controversial wellness groups.
Watch: The Deep End
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.
Want to dig into more real crimes involving The Real Housewives? Watch The Housewife and the Shah Shocker on Hulu now.
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 Jeffrey Epstein?
The news of Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest, and soon-after death, left many with more questions than answers.
In this Epstein documentary series, exclusive interviews with his accusers, lawyers, and even the officer guarding his cell the night he died reveal new clues about his seedy underworld and controversial fate.
Watch: Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein?*
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Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies, and Cover-Up
Did Carole Baskin kill her first husband, Don Lewis? It’s no secret that Joe Exotic, aka The Tiger King, thinks so.
Retired homicide investigator, Jimm Rathmann, is out to find the truth in Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies, and Cover-Up*. With the help of Lewis’ friends and family, along with intel from criminal experts, Rathmann recounts Lewis’ final days and brings dark secrets to the surface.
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Murder Documentaries on Hulu
Look At Me: XXXTENTACION
Florida teenager Jahseh Onfroy, aka XXXtentacion, went from Soundcloud rapper to one of the most popular artists in the world. Through commentary from family, friends, and exes, Look at Me: XXXtentacion examines the life of the “Sad!” rapper and the violence, mental health struggles, and pure talent that surrounded him before his untimely death at just 20-years old.
Explore the life and death of XXXtentacion in this new Hulu documentary.
Watch: Look At Me: XXXtentcion
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 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
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 Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
It all started when Kathleen McCormack, the wife of real estate tycoon, Robert Durst, went missing in 1982. Though Durst was never convicted for his wife’s disappearance, suspicions rise when his best friend (Susan Berman) and neighbor (Morris Black) are murdered almost 20 years later.
The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst is a six-part series that sheds light on this sequence of related crimes, including a revealing interview with Dust himself.
Despite being the main suspect, Durst was never convicted for these crimes until after The Jinx aired. Continue watching all the twists and turns of this popular true crime case by streaming The Trials of Robert Durst* and Robert Durst: An ID Murder Mystery* on Hulu now.
*The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst requires a Hulu + Live TV subscription. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery
The high-profile criminal case against Casey Anthony shook the world when she was found innocent in the death of her two-year-old daughter (Caylee Anthony) despite family claims and the staggering evidence against her.
Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery* provides a first-hand account of Anthony’s parents along with new revelaitons about this iconic criminal case.
Take a deeper dive into this case by streaming Casey Anthony’s Parents Speak and Cellmate Secrets: Casey Anthony now on Hulu.
*Casey Anthony: An American Murder Mystery requires a Hulu + Live TV subscription. Regional restrictions, blackouts and additional terms apply.
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.
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.
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 JonBenét’s Killer
The murder of JonBenét Ramsey is one of the most notorious cold cases in American history. Hunting JonBenét’s Killer: The Untold Story follows Elizabeth Vargas as she tracks down new leads and DNA evidence.
Watch: Hunting JonBenét’s Killer
True Crime TV Shows
Candy Montgomery is the perfect housewife, mother, churchgoer, and friend—but the pressure to be perfect can drive people to do crazy things. Based on the disturbing true story, Candy follows Miss. Montgomery (Jessica Biel) as she tries to keep it all together. But, when her facade becomes more and more visible, there’s no telling how far Candy will go to protect her “perfect” image.
Check out the Insider’s Guide to Candy for details on this shocking case.
Pam & Tommy
Pam & Tommy is based on the stranger-than-fiction true events that unfolded after an intimate tape of Pamela Anderson (Lily James) and Tommy Lee (Sebastian Stan) was stolen from their home. What started as a disgruntled contractor (Seth Rogen) seeking revenge turned into a full-blown global scandal when the tape hit the Web in 1997.
A love story, crime caper, and cautionary tale rolled into one—the eight-part limited series explores the intersection of privacy, technology, and celebrity in the Wild West days of the World Wide Web.
If you love Pam & Tommy, check out more Sebastian Stan movies and tv shows streaming now.
Watch: Pam & Tommy
The Girl from Plainville
Inspired by the true events, The Girl from Plainville is a miniseries drama that follows high school couple, Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy, and tells the story of their texting suicide scandal that made headlines worldwide.
Check out this and more shows based on true stories streaming now.
Watch: The Girl from Plainville
More True Crime on Hulu
There are plenty more true crime documentaries and shows to binge where that came from. With your Hulu subscription, you have access to investigative journalism shows like ABC’s 20/20 (watch episodes on high profile cases, including Conrad Roy and Ghislaine Maxwell), Dating App Horrors: The Untold Story, and more.
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