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The 13 best true-crime documentaries on Netflix

Business Insider Logo By Travis Clark of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 14: The true crime genre has grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to shows like Netflix's "Making a Murderer."Netflix has plenty of true crime documentaries available to stream. We picked 13 of the best ones for you. The true crime genre was popular before Netflix's "Making a Murderer," but the success of that show (and podcast Serial), has propelled the entire genre since it landed on Netflix in 2015. Since then, Netflix has released several more original true crime  documentaries, and there are  a bevy of others to choose from on the service if you're eager to dive into the world of real mysteries and cold cases. From last year's "The Keepers," about a murdered nun in 1960s Baltimore; to this year's hit "The Staircase," about a novelist accused of murdering his wife, Netflix offers plenty of shows and movies about real-life crimes. Below are 13 of the best true crime documentaries streaming on Netflix:

  • The true crime genre has grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to shows like Netflix's "Making a Murderer."
  • Netflix has plenty of true crime documentaries available to stream. We picked 13 of the best ones for you.
  • The true crime genre was popular before Netflix's "Making a Murderer," but the success of that show (and podcast Serial), has propelled the entire genre since it landed on Netflix in 2015.

    Since then, Netflix has released several more original true crime documentaries, and there are a bevy of others to choose from on the service if you're eager to dive into the world of real mysteries and cold cases.

    From last year's "The Keepers," about a murdered nun in 1960s Baltimore; to this year's hit "The Staircase," about a novelist accused of murdering his wife, Netflix offers plenty of shows and movies about real-life crimes.

    Below are 13 of the best true crime documentaries streaming on Netflix:

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