Netflix True Crime Documentaries: Ted Bundy & More

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There is no doubt that Netflix has stepped up its game when it comes to documentaries by releasing genres anywhere from climate change to conspiracy theories to true crime. Netflix’s newest true crime documentary,”Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” is just one of the hundreds of true crime documentaries that have been released. If you haven’t seen the latest four-part doc on one of America’s most notorious serial killers, “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” replays the horrific story of Ted Bundy featuring the never-before-heard tapes of his confession.

The eerie documentary recounts the gruesome timeline of Ted Bundy’s life and murders through stories told by police, investigators and lawyers who were part of the investigation and trial of Ted Bundy as well as Bundy’s friends, family and surviving victims. For those who have finished “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes,” here are a few Netflix documentaries to watch that are just as terrifying.

Making A Murderer

The Netflix documentary “Making A Murderer” tells the story of Steven Avery, who was wrongfully convicted of rape in 1985 and released from prison 18 years later due to DNA evidence. Only two years after his release from prison, Avery was found guilty for the first-degree murder of a local photographer. The documentary, filmed over the span of 13 years, follows the trails of Avery and the conspiracies behind whether or not he could be a murderer.

The Keepers

“The Keepers” follows the unsolved murder of nun Sister Cathy Cesnik and Joyce Malecki as friends, family and members of the Archbishop Keough High School community try get justice for their murders. The former students of Archbishop Keough High School come together to recall the time of the murders and the horrific events leading up to the disappearance of Sister Cathy. The documentary discusses the sexual abuse students faced from Father Maskell, the school priest who was suspected to have been involved in the murders.

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Amanda Knox

This documentary tells the story of Amanda Knox, an American exchange student who was convicted of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher in 2007 while studying abroad in Italy. Knox narrates the documentary, taking viewers along the journey of her infamous decade long trial. The doc focuses on Knox’s convictions featuring interviews of police, investigators and Knox’s boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecite, who was also believed to be involved with the murder. Knox describes the events leading up to the murder, the investigation and the trial as she became one of the world’s most recognized names.

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Strong Island

The Oscar nominated true-crime documentary “Strong Island” tells the story of William Ford, a 24-year-old African American teacher, who was murdered by a 19-year-old white mechanic. Directed by William’s brother, Yance Ford, the documentary shows the injustice William faced as the racially charged murder was turned around by investigators and jurors to let William’s murderer walk free. The documentary sheds light on recognizing racism within the country as well as the countless murders of unarmed black men and women.

Evil Genius

“Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist” says it all in the title. “Evil Genius” tells the bizarre story of the “pizza bomber,” a pizza delivery man named Brian Wells who killed himself by walking into a PNC bank wearing a bomb around his neck and demanding $250,000. The documentary investigates the “pizza bomber” Brian Wells and the strange deaths and incidents that aspire afterward.


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