Making a Murderer has gripped the world - here are 5 more must-see crime dramas 5 years ago

Making a Murderer has gripped the world - here are 5 more must-see crime dramas

Making a Murderer is Netflix's most significant show ever, with some going as far to say it could change US law.

Politics and perplexities aside, with Game of Thrones (season 6) and Narcos (season 2) still a few months away, viewers are wondering which acclaimed gritty dramas and documentaries could fill the void.


We watched enough sickly films and strung-out specials (looking at you Sherlock) over Christmas. Like Demi Lovato, yep Lovato, we're craving the hard stuff...

If like Demi you've also seen The Seven Five and The Jinx, it's time to dig deeper.

Making a Murderer is causing outrage with viewers who are questioning how the US justice system works and its failings, and here are five more documentaries that will turn you into a real-life Columbo as you watch.

The Imposter


Watch this and you'll have even more questions. Like, just how!? How can a boy with different coloured eyes and hair and a French accent dupe an American family into thinking he's their missing son?

Into The Abyss

This is even more harrowing after Making A Murderer. Michael Perry has always claimed his innocence despite receiving the death sentence for triple murder. Some of the interviews take place just days before he finds out he's 'going home or home'...


Paradise Lost: Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills

This is about the sensational murders of three 8-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, and the three teenagers who were accused of murdering and sexually mutilating them. The families of the victims, the families of the accused, and the police are all interviewed. Gripping viewing.

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Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father


In 2001, 28-year-old Dr. Andrew Bagby is found dead in a park in Pennsylvania. He had been shot by his ex-girlfriend, who then fled to Canada, where she was able to walk free on bail, pregnant with Andrew's child. Andrew's enraged parents campaign to gain custody of the child and convict their son's killer.

The Thin Blue Line

Before Making a Murderer, this was hailed as one of the most famous botched trials. Randall Adams spent 12 years in prison for killing a police officer and Errol Morris's 1988 documentary reveals key evidence was missed in the trial.