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Checkout my latest post from January 2016 here.
As of October 2014, apparently all Investigation Discovery shows (aka, all the ones listed below that have titles which are crossed out) are no longer available on Netflix Instant Streaming.
HOWEVER! There are still a few good crime shows you can find on Netflix streaming. I’ve done the work & found them for you. See the top of the list below. If title is crossed out, they are no longer available.
Admittedly, I love crime shows & series about murder. It’s not exactly a healthy interest to have but I have to admit, I’m something of an expert at this point. As my friend recently put it, I am a fan of “murder porn.” I think the reason for this is both the challenge of solving a puzzle. Also I’m fascinated by the brain.
Recently with the changing of the year, they removed a lot of movies from Netflix Instant. But have no fear! There’s still plenty of stuff to watch that doesn’t suck.
That said, this is my list of the best crime shows on Netflix available to stream instantly right now.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This is more of a documentary than a show, but it’s amazing. It really brings to attention how overlooked people become after death, as far as the medical field is concerned. I don’t think most people think about this stuff- I found it very interesting.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Forensic Files is one of my all time favorite crime shows; sure to please if you’re looking to watch a few good ‘who-done-its.’
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This fascinating documentary explores the mindsets of some of the most prolific mass murderers from the past 50 years. They take a deep psychological look at some of the most disturbed minds of our times.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Documenting some of the most shocking crimes in recent years, this is a great documentary from CNN.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This series takes you inside the first forty-eight hours of a murder investigation. Eye opening, realistic, and proving just how exaggerated popular CSI shows make it look far easier than it is.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: An inside look at Jeffrey Dahmer’s secret life as a murderous cannibal, this documentary provides interviews with friends & neighbors who knew him best, while all the while having no idea of his evil crimes.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This is an awesome crime show, featuring two entire seasons of episodes to stream on Netflix instant. Awesome!
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Gotta be honest- this isn’t my favorite crime show by any means as I feel it kind of focuses too much on the murderers versus the victims.. in a glorifying sort of way. Still, it’s a good show.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Joe Kenda is my new hero. Of all these shows, I feel like the narration in this one is great, albeit a bit cheesy at times. Also many of these ones are very bizarre crimes and almost all of them seem to have a really interestingly executed plot twist.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Deadly Women is a show which is all a series of stories of women who kill, as the name suggests. Awesome! There are three stories in each episode and honestly, it’s a very dark show. The crimes range from women over the past two hundred years or so who kill people in various ways. There’s a theme to every episode.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: In Wicked Attraction, all of these crimes are committed by couples or pairs of people. Of all the shows on the list, I think of this one as one of the most dark and violent.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Love this show. Both of these shows really delve in to the forensics side of things very deeply. Pretty fascinating if you’re in to that sort of thing.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This is another great crime show, plain and simple.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Sins & Secrets is a show where each episode is based around one crime and they focus a lot on the city where the crime takes place. I like the narrator’s voice a lot and it’s interesting how the culture of the cities play in to the crime.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Another great crime show, this one is pretty straight to the point.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Hardcover Mysteries is a show which focuses on authors of crime novels which are based on real cases. I like the writers aspect of this show and think it adds a new dimension to it.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: I like this show. It focuses on the hidden nature of people and the crimes they commit.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: Love me some Who The Bleep. Usually these are good ones to watch if you don’t feel like watching something too dark- these are dark, but usually the victim doesn’t die or end up murdered- so, there’s that.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: These are very sad stories, and I like the show overall but also I’m a bit put off by the narration because it’s narrated in a way as though it’s being told by the actual victims. I think that’s a little crass and not necessarily okay. Still, worth watching.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: I had no idea of the insanity of our legal system in regards to stalking until I watched this show. Some of these stories are really sad, because it seems like they could’ve been prevented easily if the first altercations had been addressed correctly. This show is good, but man it might freak out out a bit if you live alone. Just sayin’.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: There are so many, many episodes of this show- it’s so alarming how many people simply go missing every single year. I don’t like watching this one as much because I hate not knowing the endings.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: H.H. Holmes is, in my opinion, one of the most prolific serial killers of the 19th Century and also, very little known from what I have seen. His murderous spree took place during the World’s Fair before the turn of the century in Chicago, and this documentary really hits the nail on the head. Absolutely crazy.
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: This show is okay, but not my favorite at all. It focuses on crimes that happen to wealthy people, and would be quite a bit better if it weren’t for the awful narration. Still, it’s sure to meet your crime show needs regardless.