Best True Crime Documentaries Of 2022

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Are you a true crime junkie like me? There is no doubt that streaming services have provided those of us who like to be armchair investigators learn about crimes, past and present. From the United States and all over the world, crimes that fascinated us were put on the small screen. Here are my Top 10 Favorite True Crime Documentary Films and Series of 2022:

Crime and Hip Hop

The story of three rappers who were murdered and how their deaths affected their communities.

Crime Scene: The Texas Killing Fields

All three parts put great care to share their stories and get perspectives on what happened to their loved ones. It was a compelling tale about how a stretch of land almost become a criminal itself.

Suburban Nightmare: Chris Watts

I think this feature truly revealed Chris Watts’ crime and brought it out. They did leave out a lot of the personal stories that have been revealed via other documentaries but still provided all of the necessary information about the crime.

Conversations with a Killer: The John Wayne Gacy Tapes

Despite some graphic images, I found it very compelling, especially the testimony given by a survivor of Gacy. 

Murder in the Cottage

This documentary is definitely well-made, highlighting the numerous missteps that the authorities took while investigating the crime. It does a good job of that, pulling you into Sophie Toscan Du Plantier’s life and the tragedy of her death.

The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith

The crime and the investigation are all revealed in the docuseries and you are left with the unsatisfied feeling that justice will never be done in this case.

Mind Over Murder

I do appreciate that this docuseries brought the crime to light. They did a good job of keeping Helen Wilson at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Wild Crimes: Murder in Yosemite

It is expertly put together as a true crime TV show. No narrator was present, but through interviews with those involved, we get a picture of the missteps, but also the triumphs of the case.

Sins of the Father: The Green River Killer

This documentary definitely had some new information that I did not know from other features that have told the story of the Green River Killer. It is expansive and they covered a lot of ground.

Cyber Hell: Exposing an Internet Horror

As a film as a whole, the documentary was good and I applaud the good work in exposing the crime and highlighting the investigations who solved it.

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