Is the true crime genre going anywhere? Probably not. Since Errol Morris’s The Thin Blue Line premiered in 1988 and helped free an innocent man accused of murder, filmmakers and viewers have developed a bottomless appetite for movies based on true stories that shed light on the darker sides of the human condition. Check out some of the best true crime documentaries you can stream right now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other platforms.

1. Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021)

How far would you go to secure your child's future? That's the question posed by this documentary that examines how the rich and famous (including Full House star Lori Loughlin) used their influence rather than grades to make a bid for their kid's college hopes.

Find It: Netflix

2. Untouchable: The Inside Story of the Harvey Weinstein Scandal (2019)

The rise and fall of Hollywood power player Harvey Weinstein is detailed in this documentary, which breaks down how the influential movie mogul managed to evade consequences for his abusive behavior until his victims began fighting back.

Find It: Hulu

3. I Love You, Now Die (2019)

Teenagers in love Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy nourished their long-distance relationship via text messaging. But as Conrad’s moods grew darker, Michelle believed the best way to help her boyfriend would be to encourage him to take his own life. That dynamic sets the stage for a dramatic trial in Massachusetts that asks whether it's possible to be responsible for taking someone’s life via text.

Find It: HBO Max

4. Tread (2019)

Using interviews, reenactments, and even genuine audio tapes, this documentary chronicles the meltdown of mechanic Marvin Heemeyer, a man who got so fed up with red tape in his small Colorado town that he took matters into his own hands. Building a nearly-indestructible bulldozer, he exacted revenge against those he believed had wronged him.

Find It: Netflix

5. Frank Serpico (2017)

An honest cop among thieves in late 1960s and early 1970s New York, Frank Serpico helped bring down corrupt officers and inspired the 1973 film Serpico starring Al Pacino. This film goes inside the mind of the man who made sure justice was being served—even at the risk of his own life.

Find it: Hulu

6. Out of Thin Air (2017)

In 1974, two men in Iceland disappeared. A police investigation led to six men, who were all eventually sent to prison after confessing to murder. Decades later, new evidence casts doubt on their version of events—and whether they killed anyone at all.

Find It: Netflix

7. Long Shot (2017)

Though it’s more of a short film than a feature, this examination of Juan Catalan’s fight to be recognized as innocent of committing murder is notable for his attorney’s methodology: Catalan couldn’t have done it because he was at a baseball game. How they go about proving that turns into one of the biggest left-field twists you’re ever likely to see.

Find It: Netflix

8. White Boy (2017)

In the 1980s, teenager Richard Wershe Jr. was recruited by federal agents to be an informant for the drug trafficking scene in Detroit. But when the FBI got what they wanted, they took "White Boy Rick" for a ride. This captivating account of Wershe's bid for freedom after decades in prison is as infuriating as it is compelling.

Find It: Netflix

9. Amanda Knox (2016)

College student Amanda Knox grabbed headlines in 2007 and beyond when her roommate, Meredith Kercher, was found dead in the apartment the two shared in Italy. What follows is a grueling path through an often-impenetrable Italian justice system.

Find It: Netflix

10. Dream/Killer (2015)

Bill Ferguson lived every parent's worst nightmare: In 2005, his son Ryan was sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder. But the elder Ferguson is convinced Ryan is innocent, setting off an unlikely chain of events that will test the foundation of the judicial system in America.

Find It: Netflix

A version of this story originally ran in 2019; it has been updated for 2021.