Netflix has turned true crime documentaries into must-binge-TV. With a series of films and docu-series, the streaming service rejuvenated the somewhat stale sub-genre, churning out stunning, shocking works that resonate in ways many past true crime docs haven’t. This week, Netflix has revived a classic true crime docu-series – The Staircase – adding new episodes to the previously-completed show. Now, The Staircase grows an ever-crowded line-up of Netflix true crime docs.
Sorting through all of these documentaries and docu-series to find the good stuff can be a bit overwhelming. With that in mind, I’ve checked my sources, pinned a bunch of notes up on a cork-board, connected all those notes with string, and compiled a list of the best Netflix original true crime documentaries.
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The case of Amanda Knox has made headlines around the world as the woman who was studying abroad was convicted of murdering her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Due to the many twists and turns of the case, the media and public around the world absorbed every detail they could about the case, and it’s still debated to this very day. Now a new Netflix documentary aims to look at both sides of the story by digging through all the information available.
Amanda Knox debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, and now it’s coming to the streaming service at the end of September. A new trailer shows us some of the talking heads we’ll be listening to as they unpack this case all over again, and maybe helping us determine if Amanda Knox is really innocent. Read More »
Today, Netflix released the two trailers and the key art for their anticipated Netflix original documentary, Amanda Knox. The documentary should excite the same audience who enjoyed movies like The Imposter, Netflix’s series Making A Murderer or HBO’s recent fictionalized show The Night Of. The film takes a look at Amanda Knox who was twice convicted and twice acquitted of brutally murdering her roommate. But did she do it? Is she a cold-blooded psychopath or, as Netflix puts it, ” or a naive study abroad student trapped in an endless nightmare?”
Watch the first two Amanda Knox trailers embedded after the jump. Each trailer is cleverly edited to take an opposing viewpoint.
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