10 true crime series and movies that are actually good (2023)

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Few genres contain the gap in quality between best and worst like true crime.

The best of true crime is not only gripping in its storytelling, but revealing in what it tells us about each other and the place crime occupies in our society. The worst of true crime can be exploitative or downright cruel, taking advantage of our worst instincts as amateur detectives (or just as nosy people).

Nowadays, when people hear “true crime,” it’s understandable the first thing that pops to mind are straight-to-streaming docuseries about some horrible person. But that’s not all the genre contains — it has a long and storied history of entertaining and terrifying audiences alike.

We’re not going to dive into true crime literature on this list, but there’s enough time to say that if you haven’t read Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood and you’re interested in this topic, you should stop whatever you’re doing right now and go read it. We’re also not going to talk about meta movies and shows about the true crime genre, like Only Murders in the Building and the excellent American Vandal. Instead, let’s pick out some of the best of the best that the genre has to offer.

The Imposter

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Year: 2012
Run time: 1h 39m
Director: Bart Layton
Cast: Frédéric Bourdin, Carey Gibson, Beverly Dollarhide

I’ll be totally honest with you: Apart from how often it overlaps with that of thrillers, I’m not all that interested in the subgenre of true crime. One of the sole exceptions is Bart Layton’s 2012 documentary on the true story of Frédéric Bourdin, a notorious serial imposter who in 1997, at the age of 23, impersonated Nicholas Barclay, a young boy from San Antonio, Texas, who disappeared three years prior at the age of 13.

The Imposter dives into Bourdin’s life, exploring his history of adopting false identities while scrutinizing the circumstances that led to Bourdin being taken in by Barclay’s family despite their dissimilar appearances. It’s an enthralling story about a charismatic con artist who may have himself been manipulated in order to cover up the true circumstances of a tragic, unsolved disappearance. —Toussaint Egan

The Imposter is available to stream on Peacock and for free ads on Plex, Pluto TV, and Tubi.

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Memories of Murder

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Year: 2003
Run time: 2h 12m
Director: Bong Joon-ho
Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Roi-ha

Bong Joon-ho’s 2003 psychological crime thriller recounts the story of the Korea’s first confirmed serial murders, which took place between 1986 and 1991 and remained unsolved until DNA evidence identified the killer in 2019. Song Kang-ho, who would go on to collaborate with Bong in films including The Host, Snowpiercer, and the Oscar-winning dark comedy drama Parasite, stars as Park Doo-man, a local detective assigned to work alongside junior detective Seo Tae-yoon (Kim Sang-kyung) to crack the case. Packed with haunting imagery, terrific performances, and a devastating gut-punch of an ending, Memories of Murder remains one of the most masterful films Bong Joon-ho has directed to date. —TE

Memories of Murder is available to stream on Hulu.

Pain & Gain

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Year: 2013
Run time: 2h 9m
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie

Pain & Gain is true crime (comedy variant) meeting the explosive excess of Michael Bay, and both are at their very best. Dwayne Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Anthony Mackie play a group of bodybuilding idiots who kidnap one of their clients (Tony Shalhoub) in a scheme to make it big. Their schemes spiral out of control in a last-ditch effort to grasp the American Dream.

After the stellar Ambulance, we may be heading into a bit of a Baynaissance, so freshen up by getting hip to his funniest movie (by far). That humor goes a long way toward making the movie work, as Johnson and Wahlberg both tend to be at their best in comedic roles. Pain & Gain is a piece of true crime that takes a larger-than-life story, amplifies it to the nth degree, and manages to find not only a riotous good time, but plenty to chew on when it comes to the “promise” of the American Dream. The first eight minutes, available on YouTube, give you a good idea of the movie’s tone. —Pete Volk

Pain & Gain is available to stream on Paramount Plus.

The Thin Blue Line

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Year: 1988
Run time: 1h 41m
Director: Errol Morris
Cast: Randall Adams, David Ray Harris

Errol Morris set the bar for the true crime genre with this documentary about the 1976 killing of a Dallas police officer. Randall Dale Adams was convicted for the crime and sent to jail, but in his research, Morris found inconsistencies, and used the power of interview interrogation and re-creation to make a cinematic case that Adams was not the man who pulled the trigger that night. What separates The Thin Blue Line from so many imitators is style. While Morris’ film advocated for and eventually freed Adams after 12 years in jail, it’s still a movie: composed, concise, and engrossing. —Matt Patches

The Thin Blue Line is available to stream on Criterion Channel and AMC+.

Into the Abyss

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Year: 2011
Run time: 1h 47m
Director: Werner Herzog
Cast: Werner Herzog, Michael Perry, Jason Burkett

Into the Abyss isn’t your typical true crime deep dive, but that’s the transcendent relief we get from a pro like Werner Herzog. Instead of sensationalizing or fetishizing the 2001 murder of a 50-year-old Texas woman and her 17-year-old son, Herzog affixes his camera to the present, interviewing the murderer who sits on death row and his accomplice. Unlike Herzog’s other documentaries, Into the Abyss doesn’t rely on much reflective narration or wandering camera work. Through interviews with family, Texas authorities, and the killers themselves, the film is a clinical attempt at understanding the psychology of a heinous crime, going straight to the source and considering that murderers are people, too. —MP

Into the Abyss is available to stream on AMC+, for free with ads on Tubi and Pluto TV, or for free with a library card on Kanopy.

Don’t Fuck With Cats

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Year: 2019
Run time: 57-65 minutes per episode; three episodes in total (3h 5m)
Director: Mark Lewis
Cast: John Green, Deanna Thompson, Claudette Hamlin

Animal lovers, beware: This documentary plunges directly into the story behind a series of graphic viral videos depicting an unknown assailant murdering kittens. If that doesn’t immediately turn you off from this three-part crime series, what’s left is a fascinating look at how online sleuths banded together to uncover the killer, the knotted life of the man in question, and perhaps most importantly, the ripple effect of a reckless amateur investigation, which ultimately led to more blood. In a day and age where true crime content is churned out and Reddit pop-ups are constantly trying to solve the next big crime, Don’t Fuck With Cats’ biggest message might be its meta-commentary — violence begets violence begets violence. —MP

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Don’t Fuck With Cats is available to stream on Netflix.

Evil Genius

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Year: 2018
Run time: 45-53 minutes per episode; four episodes in total (3h 12m)
Director: Barbara Schroeder, Trey Borzillieri
Cast: Trey Borzillieri

In 2003, a pizza delivery man in Erie, Pennsylvania, walked into a PNC Bank with a bomb collar locked around his neck, demanding cash. The robbery did not go off without a hitch — the man, Brian Wells, was ultimately killed in the end by the activated explosive. Weirdly, Hollywood retold this story as a Jesse Eisenberg/Aziz Ansari comedy called 30 Minutes or Less! But Netflix’s four-episode true crime docuseries drills down into the events in whodunit style to discover a harrowing tale of conspiracy, financial strife, and mental illness. Evil Genius doesn’t probe the themes as deeply as the story may demand, but as a character study, it’s endlessly fascinating. This actually happened, and now is a strangely familiar narrative in American life. —MP

Evil Genius is available to stream on Netflix and Disney Plus.


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Year: 2007
Run time: 2h 37m
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr.

David Fincher’s 2007 movie about the hunt for the Zodiac Killer, a serial killer who stalked the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s and ’70s, is at once the stylistic high point of the true crime genre, and a kind of philosophical rejection of it. The meticulous director stages a stunningly exact re-creation of the period and the key events of the case — but instead of heading toward the comforting certainty of What Really Happened, Fincher and screenwriter James Vanderbilt head the other way.

The Zodiac killings are perhaps the most famous unsolved crime in American history, and the cryptic taunts and garbled self-mythologizing of the perpetrator have become one of the central clichés in serial killer fiction (including Fincher’s own Seven). Fincher allows the crimes to attain a mythic dimension against the curdling ideals and brewing paranoia of the death of the hippie dream. But he turns a cold eye on the efforts to solve the case of dogged cop Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo), flamboyant crime reporter Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.), and newspaper cartoonist and puzzle obsessive Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal), on whose books the movie is based. Despite some classic procedural scenes and a thrilling interrogation of one suspect, the harder the trio chase the truth, the further it seems to slip from their grasp. Their ultimate failure to solve the killings mirrors our inability to truly understand them, making this daringly unresolved film one of Hollywood’s most haunting explorations of real-world evil. —Oli Welsh

Zodiac is available to stream on Showtime and for rent on Amazon, Apple, and Vudu.

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Year: 2019
Run time: 43-58 minutes per episode; eight episodes in total (6h 25m)
Director: Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, Michael Chabon
Cast: Toni Collette, Merritt Wever, Kaitlyn Dever

The true crime genre is often criticized for exploiting and sensationalizing events that have had horrible consequences for real people. You’d be hard-pressed to find a true crime drama series as careful and ethical in its approach as Netflix’s Unbelievable, which puts the victim’s experience at its center and interrogates prejudicial assumptions at every turn.

Between 2008 and 2011, a series of apparently unconnected rapes were committed around Colorado and Washington state. Unbelievable follows Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever), a young, vulnerable victim of one of these rapes who is pressured into retracting her report by skeptical police, which sets a dreadful series of dominoes toppling in her personal life. Meanwhile, two Colorado detectives, played by Toni Collette and Merritt Wever, start linking the unsolved rape cases and stubbornly pursuing the scant leads they have.

Unbelievable is remarkable for being as uninterested in the perpetrator as it is respectfully fascinated with his victims. It’s acute and damning of the callous way the culture treats victims of sexual assault — Dever gives a heartbreaking performance — and how tremendously difficult it is to prosecute these crimes. But the show is also a hugely entertaining and satisfying traditional procedural, not despite this context, but because of it. Wever is brilliant as the bloody-minded, resourceful, indefatigable detective who has the belief and strength to battle the headwinds, but won’t take anything for granted: a true hero for our times. —OW

Unbelievable is available to stream on Netflix.


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Year: 2003
Run time: 1h 49m
Director: Patty Jenkins
Cast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern

When Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins made her big-screen debut with Monster in 2003, the cultural conversation revolved so much around Charlize Theron’s transformation for the role (and her Best Actress Oscar win for it) that it almost drowned out the side chatter about how this is a really terrific movie. Yes, it’s still somehow considered “brave” for a pretty lady to de-glam herself for a movie and risk looking unattractive on screen, but Monster really isn’t about Theron daring to be unappealing. It’s much more about the queasy places self-justification can lead, especially when a longtime victim finds a way to make other people the victims instead.

We’re in the middle of a weird, weird cultural place around serial killers right now, with true crime explorations of the world’s Jeffrey Dahmers and John Wayne Gacys cropping up all over streaming services, but while Monster finds the human side of real-life serial killer Aileen Wuornos, Jenkins doesn’t shy away from the ways she turns misogynistic violence into an excuse to justify a lifestyle of premeditated murder. It’s a startling, graphically violent, deeply uncomfortable story, but it’s told compellingly and in ways designed to get audiences arguing. And Theron earns that Oscar through complexity and verve, not just through transformational makeup. —Tasha Robinson

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Monster is available to stream for free on Plex and with ads on Tubi, Pluto TV, and Vudu.


What is the most well known true crime case? ›

Simpson. In what's still probably considered the most-watched criminal case ever, Pro Football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the brutal murder of his former wife, Nicole Brown, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, a waiter at a local restaurant.

What is the longest running true crime show? ›

Forensic Files is the longest-running true crime series in television history. Evidence and interviews with experts help.

Are there any good detective series on Netflix? ›

Best crime dramas on Netflix right now
  • Giri/Haji. This story follows the ripple effect one mystery murder has across two cities, London and Tokyo. ...
  • Luther. Luther is a well-known British crime drama series which stars Idris Elba as homicide detective John Luther. ...
  • Mindhunter. ...
  • Making a Murderer. ...
  • Line of Duty.

What is the most famous unsolved crime? ›

Jack the Ripper

Probably the most famous serial murder mystery of all, the killings which took place in London 1888 have cemented themselves in the world of crime as one of the most infamous murder cases of all time.

What are the top 10 crimes in America? ›

  • DWI / DUI + Multiple DWI.
  • Drug Crimes + Cocaine Charges. Drugs Near a School Zone. ...
  • Sex Crimes + Criminal Sexual Contact. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. ...
  • Restraining Orders + Temporary Restraining Order. ...
  • Domestic Violence.
  • Assault + Aggravated Assault. ...
  • Weapons Offenses + Gun Charges + ...
  • Terroristic Threats.

What crime series should I watch on Netflix? ›

Popular on NetflixExplore more
  • Wednesday.
  • Breaking Bad.
  • The Blacklist.
  • NCIS.
  • Lucifer.
  • Peaky Blinders.
  • Ozark.
  • Longmire.

What serial killer series is based on a True Story on Netflix? ›

1 'The Confession Killer' (2019)

The Confession Killer is a Netflix documentary series based on Henry Lee Lucas, known as one of the world's most notorious serial killers. He boasted of killing hundreds of people, and was convicted of murdering 11.

What is the longest TV show ever made? ›

The Simpsons made its debut on December 17, 1989, and has become the longest-running primetime scripted show in the U.S., as well as the longest-running animated series in history. It's also the longest-running scripted television show of all time.

What crime show is based on true events? ›

'Dirty John,' 'The Staircase,' 'Manhunt' and 'Dr. Death' are among the best true crime shows to watch and stream.

What is the number 1 Netflix series? ›

Global Top 10
#TV (English)Weeks in Top 10
1Outer Banks: Season 32
2Sex/Life: Season 21
3Perfect Match: Season 13
4Outer Banks: Season 17
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What is the number 1 watched Netflix series? ›

So far Stranger Things season four has been the most watched Netflix series of all time, raking in an insane 1.352 billion hours watched in the first 28 days of its release.

What is the most highly rated Netflix series? ›

Popular on NetflixExplore more
  • Breaking Bad.
  • The Last Kingdom.
  • The Walking Dead.
  • Better Call Saul.
  • Orange Is the New Black.
  • Manifest.
  • Stranger Things.
  • Ozark.

What is the scariest case in the world? ›

10 mysterious police cases that are still unsolved
  1. The Zodiac Killer. (Photo/mk-zodiac.com) ...
  2. The Taman Shud Case. (Photo/oddx.com) ...
  3. The Tara Calico Case. (Photo/crimelibrary.com) ...
  4. The Severed Feet Mystery. ...
  5. The Dead Woman Who Named Her Killer. ...
  6. The Boy in the Box. ...
  7. The Jeanette DePalma Case. ...
  8. The Glico-Morinaga Case.

Who is the most famous criminal of all time? ›

Alphonse CAPONE (1900 - 1944)

Once known as Public Enemy Number one, Al ("Scar Face") Capone is, perhaps, one of the most famous criminals in America. Coming from an impoverished Italian Neapolitan family, Capone began his career in crime as a Lieutenant in the Five Points gang in Manhattan.

Who has the biggest crime in history? ›

7 of History's Most Notorious Serial Killers
  • Jack the Ripper. We call him “Jack the Ripper,” but we don't really know who the person behind one of the older and most notorious murder sprees was. ...
  • Jeffrey Dahmer. ...
  • Harold Shipman. ...
  • John Wayne Gacy. ...
  • H.H. Holmes. ...
  • Pedro Lopez. ...
  • Ted Bundy.

What state is number 1 in crime? ›

Alaska. The most dangerous state in the USA is Alaska, as it has the highest combined violent and property crime rate out of any state. Out of a population of 736,081, Alaska's crime rate was 32.14 per 1,000 people in 2022, making it the state with the highest crime rate.

What is the most unreported crime in the US? ›

Nationwide, rape is known to be one of the most underreported crimes. Despite the fact that studies estimate one in six women and one in 21 men will be a victim of attempted or completed forcible rape in their lifetimes, only 16-40% of rapes are reported to law enforcement.

What should I watch on HBO Max true crime? ›

True Crime Documentaries
  • Autopsy (HBO)
  • I Love You, Now Die (HBO)
  • Who Killed Garrett Phillips? ( HBO)
  • Mind Over Murder (HBO)
  • Murders at Starved Rock (HBO)
  • The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (HBO)
  • The Case Against Adnan Syed (HBO)
  • Paradise Lost (HBO)

What is the best crime drama? ›

Top 50 Crime TV Shows
  1. Outer Banks (2020– ) TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama. ...
  2. Poker Face (2023– ) TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery. ...
  3. You (2018– ) TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Romance. ...
  4. Carnival Row (2019–2023) ...
  5. Breaking Bad (2008–2013) ...
  6. Wednesday (2022– ) ...
  7. The Blacklist (2013–2023) ...
  8. Your Honor (II) (2020–2023)

Who has the best true crime documentaries? ›

The Best True Crime Documentaries to Stream Now
  • Watch Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer on Netflix.
  • Watch Captive Audience: A Real American Horror Story on Hulu.
  • Watch This Is a Robbery: The World's Biggest Art Heist on Netflix.
  • Watch Murder Among the Mormons on Netflix.
  • Watch Sasquatch on Hulu.
Mar 2, 2023

Which criminal series should I watch first? ›

Meaning, Netflix streamers can begin anywhere and not feel lost, but the best Criminal watch order is: UK, France, Spain, and then Germany. For a general tone-setter, Criminal: UK is the best first segment to begin with.

What Netflix series is about serial killers? ›

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

Who was the first real serial killer? ›

H.H. Holmes, byname of Herman Mudgett, (born May 16, 1861?, Gilmanton, New Hampshire, U.S.—died May 7, 1896, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), American swindler and confidence trickster who is widely considered the country's first known serial killer.

What is the name of the Netflix series about the woman who killed her husband? ›

Trigger warning: physical and sexual abuse.

2, Netflix tells the story of how bodybuilder Sally McNeil murdered her husband and claimed self-defense. The limited series uses interviews with the real-life Sally and her two children.

What is the #1 rated true crime podcast? ›

1. Casefile. One of the highest rated true crime podcasts ever made, Casefile is lauded as Casefile "engaging" and very "well-researched", while it refrains from being exploitative.

Is it healthy to watch true crime? ›

Chronic exposure to such stresses, possibly by over-exposure to crime shows, can lead to mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Listening to terrifying stories before bedtime can cause nightmares and result in sleep deprivation issues.

What happens if you watch too much true crime? ›

According to Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit multispeciality academic medical center, watching too much true crime can result in psychological effects such as increased fear, anxiety and wariness. True crime isn't inherently good or bad, but audiences should recognize the difference between exploitation and advocacy.

What is the longest movie ever? ›

Guinness World Records says the longest film ever made is "The Cure for Insomnia" released in 1987. The 85-hour experimental film was directed by John Henry Timmis IV.

What is the oldest show on television? ›

Television's first drama,The Queen's Messenger, is broadcast from Schenectady, New York station WGY on September 11, 1928. Russian-born, American scientist Vladimir Zworykin demonstrates the first practical electronic system for both the transmission and reception of images in 1929.

What is the longest series in Netflix? ›

Although it came to an end last April 2022, Grace and Frankie is the longest-running Netflix Original Series with seven seasons under its belt.

What to watch true crime 2023? ›

The 12 Best New True Crime TV Shows of 2023
  • Madoff: The Monster of Wall Street. ...
  • Death in the Dorms. ...
  • How I Caught My Killer. ...
  • Web of Death. ...
  • Killing County. ...
  • Stolen Youth: Inside the Cult at Sarah Lawrence. ...
  • Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal. ...
  • Who Killed Robert Wone?

What is the new true crime on Hulu? ›

Hulu has a new true crime documentary connecting the dots between the suspects and victims. A new Hulu true crime documentary, “How I Caught My Killer” released in January covers the stories of homicide cases where the victims or law enforcement were able to capture killers involved in the crimes.

What was the first true crime story? ›

2. The first true crime book in English, dating back to 1635, was John Reynolds' The Triumphe of God's Revenge Against the Crying and Execrable Sinn of Murther.

What is the top 10 most watched on Netflix? ›

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now
  • Married at First Sight.
  • Wrong Side of the Tracks.
  • Perfect Match.
  • Next in Fashion.
  • Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal.
  • Sex/Life.
  • Outer Banks.
  • Chris Rock: Selective Outrage.
7 days ago

What is the most trending series right now? ›

TV Series (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
  1. The Last of Us (2023– ) TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama. ...
  2. The Mandalorian (2019– ) TV-14 | 40 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy. ...
  3. Attack on Titan (2013–2023) ...
  4. History of the World: Part II (2023– ) ...
  5. You (2018– ) ...
  6. 1923 (2022–2023) ...
  7. Sex/Life (2021– ) ...
  8. Outer Banks (2020– )

What's the top 10 on Netflix right now? ›

Top 10 By Country
  • We Have a Ghost. #1 this week. Watch now. ...
  • R.I.P.D. #2 this week. Watch now. ...
  • This Is Where I Leave You. #3 this week. Watch now. ...
  • The Hangover: Part III. #4 this week. Watch now. ...
  • The Hunger Games. #5 this week. Watch now. ...
  • Magic Mike XXL. #6 this week. ...
  • Minions: The Rise of Gru. #7 this week. ...
  • The Strays. #8 this week.

What is the #1 most watched film in Netflix history? ›

The 10 Most Watched Movies on Netflix, Ever
  • 4 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' (2022)
  • 5 'The Gray Man' (2022) ...
  • 6 'The Adam Project' (2022) ...
  • 7 'Extraction' (2020) 231,340,000 Hours. ...
  • 8 'Purple Hearts' (2022) 228,690,000 Hours. ...
  • 9 'The Unforgivable' (2021) 214,700,000 Hours. ...
  • 10 'The Irishman' (2019) 214,570,000 Hours. ...
Feb 14, 2023

What is the most viewed movie on Amazon Prime? ›

  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
  • The Tomorrow War.
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  • No Time To Die.
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
  • Thirteen Lives.
  • Tom Clancy's Without Remorse.
  • Clarkson's Farm.

What is the most highly rated series? ›

TV Series, Rating Count at least 100,000 (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)
  1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013) ...
  2. The Wire (2002–2008) ...
  3. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008) ...
  4. Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (2020) ...
  5. Game of Thrones (2011–2019) ...
  6. The Sopranos (1999–2007) ...
  7. Aspirants (2021– ) ...
  8. The Last of Us (2023– )

What show should I binge? ›

The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch
  • You (2018-present) Image via Netflix. ...
  • The Last of Us (2023-present) Image via HBO. ...
  • Fleishman Is in Trouble (2022-present) Image via FX on Hulu. ...
  • That '90s Show (2023-present) ...
  • Andor (2022-present) ...
  • Emily in Paris (2020-present) ...
  • Three Pines (2022-present) ...
  • The Recruit (2022-present)
4 days ago

What is the perfect crime in history? ›

A murder committed by somebody who had never before met the victim, has no criminal record, steals nothing, and tells no one might be a perfect crime. According to criminologists and scientists, this casual definition of perfect crime exists.

What is the most serious crime of all? ›

Homicide, of course, is considered the most serious crime because it involves the taking of a human life.

What is the most famous cold case? ›

Take a look at some of the most famous cold cases:
  • The case of the Black Dahlia. ...
  • The Hall-Mills murder. ...
  • The Zodiac killer. ...
  • Whatever happened to D.B. ...
  • The Tylenol tamperings. ...
  • Anthrax scare.

What serial killer has killed the most people? ›

The most prolific modern serial killer is arguably Dr. Harold Shipman, with 218 probable murders and possibly as many as 250 (see "Medical professionals", below).
Serial killers with the highest known victim count.
NameLuis Garavito
CountryColombia Ecuador Venezuela
Years active1992–1999
Proven victims193
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What city has the most crime in the USA? ›

Memphis, Tennessee

The most dangerous city in the USA is Memphis, Tennessee. With a population of 628,127, Memphis has a crime rate that is 237% higher than the national average. Memphis has 7,913 crimes per 100,000 people, with an exceptionally high violent crime rate.

Who was the last known serial killer? ›

Samuel Little (born Samuel McDowell; June 7, 1940 – December 30, 2020) was an American serial killer who confessed to murdering 93 women between 1970 and 2005.

What is the most repeated crime? ›

Larceny / Theft

Larceny-theft hits the top of the crime list, far outweighing any other crime. The numbers of larceny-theft in this country are staggering – more than 7 million reported each year, making up almost sixty percent of all reported crimes.

Is there any perfect crime? ›

There is no such thing as a perfect crime, as Sherlock Holmes would like us to believe. There is no such thing as a perfect crime, as Sherlock Holmes would like us to believe. Evidently, that isn't elementary knowledge for some of the capital's criminals.

What is rarest of rare crime? ›

The Supreme Court propounded the 'rarest of rare' doctrine in the landmark Bachan Singh case in 1980. The doctrine simply states that the death penalty is an absolute, unique exception, and cannot be the rule (as compared to what was at one point the legal position in cases punishable with the death penalty).

What is the most serious crime in the US? ›

What could be more serious than death? There are 41 federal crimes that can result in the death penalty, all but two of which involve murder or death. The two offenses that can get you the death penalty without killing anyone are treason and espionage.

What's the worst crime to go to jail for? ›

Top 10 Worst Crimes
  • 1 Genocide. Purposeful killing of a certain ethnic group because of stereotypes is ridiculous, cruel, and by far one of the most stupid things humans have done. ...
  • 2 Murder. There are so many ways you can murder. ...
  • 3 Torture. ...
  • 4 Terrorism. ...
  • 5 Rape. ...
  • 6 Animal Cruelty. ...
  • 7 Slavery. ...
  • 8 Human Trafficking.

What is the scariest case ever? ›

10 mysterious police cases that are still unsolved
  1. The Zodiac Killer. (Photo/mk-zodiac.com) ...
  2. The Taman Shud Case. (Photo/oddx.com) ...
  3. The Tara Calico Case. (Photo/crimelibrary.com) ...
  4. The Severed Feet Mystery. ...
  5. The Dead Woman Who Named Her Killer. ...
  6. The Boy in the Box. ...
  7. The Jeanette DePalma Case. ...
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  2. The Voynich Manuscript. ...
  3. Kryptos. ...
  4. Beale Ciphers. ...
  5. Phaistos Disc. ...
  6. Jack the Ripper. ...
  7. The Malaysian Airlines Flight.
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The Zodiac Killer

blockbuster "Zodiac" the Zodiac Killer is perhaps the most infamous unsolved serial killer case in the United States.


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