The Real 'Des': The Dennis Nilsen Story
2020, Documentary
7.0

Crime, History: Dennis Nilsen is one of the most notorious serial killers in British criminal history. This documentary features exclusive interviews with those involved in his case.

Collective
2019, Documentary
8.4

Crime, Economics & Politics, Society: In 2015, a fire at Bucharest's Colectiv club leaves 27 dead and 180 injured. Soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life-threatening. Then a doctor blows the whistle to a team of investigative journalists. One revelation leads to another as the journalists start to uncover vast health care fraud. When a new health minister is appointed, he offers unprecedented access to his efforts to reform the corrupt system but also to the obstacles he faces. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, burn victims, and government officials, Collective is an uncompromising look at the impact of investigative journalism at its best.

Room 2806: The Accusation
2020, Documentary
7.1

Crime, Documentary, Economics & Politics: His political track record put him on a path toward presidential candidacy. But controversy changed the course of history.

The Imposter
2012, Documentary
7.5

Biography, Crime, Documentary: Unforgettable, chilling and emotional, The Imposter tells the gripping true story of a Texan boy who went missing in 1994 and was miraculously found three and a half years later thousands of miles away in southern Spain. Despite glaring inconsistencies in his physical appearance, the boy's family brought their long-lost "son" home to restart his life in Texas. Questions soon arise: how could the Barclay’s blonde, blue-eyed son have returned with darker skin and eyes? How could his personality and even accent have changed so dramatically? Truth soon proves stranger than fiction as the real story emerges. Universally critically acclaimed and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this is a jaw-dropping story about the lies we want to believe and the truths we choose to construct.

Baby God
2020, Documentary
5.8

Crime, Documentary: For over 30 years, Dr Quincy Fortier used his own sperm to impregnate his unknowing fertility patients. This film follows his biological children.

American Murder: The Family Next Door
2020, Documentary
7.2

Crime, Documentary: Using raw, firsthand footage, this documentary examines the disappearance of Shanann Watts and her children, and the terrible events that followed.

The Karma Killings
2016, Documentary
6.9

Crime, Documentary, Mystery: Over a span of two years, dozens of children went missing on a 100-meter stretch of road in an inconspicuous suburb of New Delhi, India. In a plain, ordinary house nearby, unimaginable acts of violence and murder were taking place. When eventually a small town beat cop broke the case, both culprits were sentenced to death under sensational media coverage and pressure from the government to instill swift justice. The gruesome case is told through by all of the players involved in the case: police investigators, the families relentlessly searching for their daughters, criminal prosecutors from both sides, the press that nearly brought down the Indian government, and the killers themselves: businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his servant, Surender Koli.

Soaked In Bleach
2015, Documentary
7.4

Crime, Documentary, Drama: Revealing the events behind Kurt Cobain's death as seen through the eyes of Tom Grant, the private investigator hired by Courtney Love in 1994 to track down her missing husband, only days before his deceased body was found at their Seattle home. Cobain's death was ruled as suicide by the police (a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound). However doubts have circulated for over two decades as to the legitimacy of this ruling, especially due to the work of Mr. Grant, a former L.A. County Sheriff's detective, who did his own investigation and determined there was significant empirical and circumstantial evidence to conclude that foul play could very well have occurred. The film develops as a narrative mystery with cinematic re-creations, interviews with key experts and witnesses and the examination of official artefacts from the 1994 case.

Inside Job
2010, Documentary
8.2

Crime, Documentary: Greed, corruption and ridiculously cheap mortgages helped tank the world economy in 2008. Have we learned anything?

13TH
2016, Documentary
8.3

Crime, Documentary, History: Slavery. Jim Crow. Criminalization. Links in a chain of racial inequality, forged by political and economic motives.

Athlete A
2020, Documentary
7.7

Crime, Sports: Shattered trust. Dashed dreams. Unimaginable trauma. That's just the toxic tip of a culture of abuse, corruption and cover-ups.

Abducted in Plain Sight
2019, Documentary
6.8

Crime, Documentary, Drama: He's a family friend. She's a radiant little girl. And her parents don't recognize the danger until it's too late.

Dirty Wars
2013, Documentary
7.5

Crime, Documentary, Drama: Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill stumbles upon a U.S. night raid gone badly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan. An Afghani witness swears he saw American soldiers digging bullets out of the dead women and Scahill's investigation leads him to the secret maneuvers of the shadowy and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). Our reporter is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for Obama's "kill list," including U.S. citizens. From Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia, as well as back home in New York where he tries to piece the puzzle together, Scahill meets with CIA agents, Special Forces operators, military generals and U.S.-backed warlords who go on camera and on the record-some for the first time. He tracks down the survivors of night raids and drone strikes, including the family of the first American citizen marked for death and being hunted by his own government. With a strong cinematic style and thriller structure, Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name and offers a behind-the-scenes look at a high-stakes investigation. Dirty Wars is also a book by Jeremy Scahill on the same topic, exhaustively researched and footnoted and available on request.

Welcome to Leith
2015, Documentary
6.9

Crime, Documentary, Thriller: 'Welcome to Leith' is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. Filmed in the days leading up to Cobb's arrest for terrorizing the townspeople on an armed patrol and his subsequent release from jail six months later, the film is an eerie document of American DIY ideals.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness
2020, Documentary
7.6

Crime, Documentary: Lions. Tigers. Murder? Oh my. A jaw-dropping true tale of con artists, polygamy, rivalry and revenge.

Mommy Dead and Dearest
2017, Documentary
7.4

Crime, Documentary: Explore one of psychology's most controversial conditions--Munchausen by proxy syndrome--in this film that takes a firsthand look at the headline-grabbing true-crime story of Dee Dee Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose.

The Fear of 13
2015, Documentary
7.6

Crime, Documentary, Mystery: Death Row convict Nick is a puzzle. Who is this man? What did he do? What didn't he do? How do the pieces fit together?

Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
1996, Documentary
8.3

Crime, Documentary, Drama: Emmy Award-winning documentary exploring the horrific killing of three children as part of an alleged satanic ritual in West Memphis.

How to Fix a Drug Scandal
2020, Documentary
7.0

Crime, Documentary: Addiction. Deception. Chaos. Two chemists tasked with testing drug evidence proved something else: The system is broken.

The Act of Killing (Shorter Theatrical Version)
2012, Documentary
8.2

Biography, Crime, Documentary: Anwar Congo and his friends have been dancing their way through musical numbers, twisting arms in film noir gangster scenes, and galloping across prairies as yodelling cowboys. Their foray into filmmaking is being celebrated in the media and debated on television, even though Anwar Congo and his friends are mass murderers. Medan, Indonesia. When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gangsters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city, Anwar himself killed hundreds of people with his own hands. The Act Of Killing is a journey into the memories and imaginations of the perpetrators, offering insight into the minds of mass killers. The film is a nightmarish vision of a frighteningly banal culture of impunity in which killers can joke about crimes against humanity on television chat shows, and celebrate moral disaster with the ease and grace of a soft shoe dance number.

The Kleptocrats
2018, Documentary
7.3

Crime, Documentary, History: A Malaysian wealth fund is looted of US$3.5 billion. With little to go on, dogged investigative reporters from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Hollywood Reporter retrace the dirty money, via real estate deals and movie financing including “The Wolf of Wall Street”, back to the top echelons of the Malaysian government.

Exit Through The Gift Shop
2010, Documentary
8.0

Comedy, Crime, Documentary: The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner.  The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader, and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work.

American Animals
2018, Documentary
7.0

Biography, Crime, Documentary: The unbelievable but true story of four young men who brazenly attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history.

Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee
2016, Documentary
6.7

Crime, Documentary, Drama: Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee presents a sordid, stranger-than-fiction tale of violence, sex and money as Burstein looks at the unfolding and bizarre life of the millionaire businessman. Years after creating the ubiquitous McAfee anti-virus software, McAfee relocates to Belize in 2008 and adopts a quasi-gangster lifestyle that spirals into increasingly unusual behavior. After the mysterious death of his neighbor, he flees to Guatemala in 2012, before returning to the U.S. to seek the 2016 Libertarian Party presidential nomination that was ultimately won by Gary Johnson. Burstein’s expansive examination, highlighted by interviews with McAfee’s former gang associates and girlfriends, and cryptic email exchanges with McAfee himself, reveals new details of the unsolved murder investigation, while uncovering new allegations against him for crimes that were never prosecuted.