5 True Crime Docs You Can Stream Right Now - The Surznick Common Room

Monday, November 7, 2016

5 True Crime Docs You Can Stream Right Now

A while back, with the release of the wildly incredible podcast Serial, Sarah and I started getting in to true crime stories - hard. Next came The Jinx and Making a Murderer, and then all the true crime docs we could find on Netflix. Most recently, our interest has reach a new height as we listen to the hilariously dark podcast, My Favorite Murder. If you don't listen to it, go start! You'll absolutely love it.

So in light of our growing interest (passion? obsession?) in these stories, we decided to give you 5 of our favorites that you can very easily find and stream right now. In no particular order, here we go!


1. Cropsey (Hulu or Netflix)
"Two filmmakers explore an urban legend from their own childhoods: a rash of child abductions that struck Staten Island, N.Y., in the 1970s and 80s."

2. Who Took Johnny? (Netflix)
"The 1982 disappearance of Johnny Gosch rattled the nation and inspired new laws. Follow his mother's decades long quest to uncover the truth."

3. Amanda Knox (Netflix)
"She was twice convicted and acquitted of murder. Amanda Knox and the people closest to her case speak out in this illuminating documentary."

4. There's Something Wrong With Aunt Diane (HBO Go)
"... A suburban mother drove the wrong way on the Taconic Parkway in New York and crashed head-on into an SUV, killing herself and seven others."

5. Team Foxcatcher (Netflix)
"With never-before seen home video, this film recounts the paranoid downward spiral of John E. du Pont and the murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz."

Bonus: If you're not totally sold on the whole true crime thing, check out our other Netflix roundup post here (admittedly you'll still find some true crime on that list, too...) Happy watching!

Sarah & Nick


  1. For some reason, I love listening to podcasts about true crime, but anything on TV creeps me out too much. Maybe not seeing the visuals help it not scare me as much :) Thanks for sharing all of these and maybe I'll just toughen up and try one of them!