Shocking and unthinkable crimes are committed everyday. Where these following cases are concerned, they are some of the most disturbing and mysterious crimes to have happened over the past fifty years. Recently popular true crime documentaries like Making A Murderer and The Jinx have been discussed online almost everywhere and fans of this riveting genre are looking to get their fix from even more unimaginable crimes.
After watching all 21 of these full-length true crime documentaries online – you will be able to say “truth really is stranger than fiction.”
21. There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane
In July 2009, 36-year-old Diane Schuler horrified drivers as she drove for 1.7 miles the wrong way in the fast lane of traffic of the Teconic State Parkway in the Hudson Valley of New York. Schuler had high levels of both alcohol and marijuana in her system when she took five children in her minivan. Four of them died, including her 2-year-old daughter and three nieces as well as three men in the SUV she hit.
This documentary follows her husband and sister-in-law attempt as they attempt to answer why Shculer, who did not have alcohol problems and was a seemingly model mother and citizen, had really crashed the car. They hire a private investigator but will they ever discover the truth?
20. Dear Zachary
In 2001, 28-year-old Dr. Andrew Bagby was found dead in a park in Pennsylvania. He had been shot by his ex-girlfriend, who then fled to Canada pregnant with Andrew’s child, where she was able to walk free on bail. Andrew’s parents campaigned to gain custody of the child and convict their son’s killer. Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne and best friend to Andrew, puts together home movies and interviews in the hope that his son can find out who he his father really was.
19. Amanda Knox – Sex, Lies and the Murder of Meredith Kercher
In 2007, Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were sentenced to 30 years for a murder they did not commit. In an almost farcical miscarriage of justice, the police accused the pair before an investigation had even taken place.
They claimed Knox, Sollecito and a third man, Patrick Lumumba, were accused of murdering Knox’s flatmate, Meredith Kercher. Italian prosecutors believed her murder took place after a sex game went wrong and her body was found throat cut in her bedroom at her house in the Italian town of Perugia, Italy.