Best True Crime Series On Netflix Australia Right Now
Ah, Netflix. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. For underrated chick flicks, for rom-coms, for movies to watch after a horrific breakup that make us laugh and/or cry, for fictional horror that makes us sleep with the lights on.
Another reason? For ultra-spooky true crime series.
True crime—literally: things centred on real crimes, usually utilising real witnesses and suspects—is one of our favourite genres for podcasts and books, so it makes sense that we gravitate towards them on film, too.
And considering Netflix has one of the best selections of true crime series, it's practically a crime (sorry) not to tune in.
Don't F--k With Cats
Animal lovers, approach with caution. In this true crime story, a twisted criminal's gruesome videos of animal cruelty drive a group of amateur online sleuths to launch a risky manhunt that brings them into a dark underworld. The Keepers
Netflix's The Keepers digs into the unsolved murder of Cathy Cesnik, a beloved nun and Catholic high school teacher in Baltimore. After her body was found in 1969, the case returned to the spotlight decades later, after one of Cesnik's former students accused the high school's principal of sexual abuse, and of the murder of Cesnik. Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich
Unless you've been on technology detox, you are sure to have heard of Jeffrey Epstein and the sexual abuse claims that surround him. In this Netflix documentary, stories from survivors fuel an examination of how convicted sex offender Epstein, used his wealth and power to carry out his abuse. The Devil Next Door
For those interesting in seeing justice brought to victims of the past, The Devil Next Door follows the conviction of a Cleveland grandfather, who is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous Nazi death camp guard Ivan the Terrible.
The Confession Tapes
If you're fascinated by criminal confessions, then The Confession Tapes is for you. Each episode goes inside a case in which a murder suspect has made a confession but later backtracked. Episodes include interviews with investigators, lawyers, wrongful conviction experts and people close to those involved in the cases.
The Confession Killer
Back in the 1980s, Henry Lee Lucas confessed to hundreds of murders, but while there was no direct evidence linking Lucas to the crime scenes, he convinced authorities of his involvement by being able to sketch victims' portraits and cite brutal details of each attack. However, the legitimacy of his confessions were eventually questioned. This docuseries explores how Lucas—once called America's most prolific serial killer—was actually a complex figure entangled in a flawed justice system. Want to read more? Check our this article: https://www.elle.com.au/culture/true-crime-netflix-shows-20737