Netflix's True Crime Documentaries Becoming A Classic: 'Amanda Knox', 'Making A Murderer' And 'Team Foxcatcher' [VIDEO]
True crime stories have always wooed large audiences. Still, this age is really a "Golden Age for telling real-life stories of misery."
According to Paste Magazine, Netflix has currently become among the largest and most popular streaming sites. It also features a number of original series and documentaries, especially in true crime.
It is more fascinating to watch some original documentaries, as they are based on real stories, according to International Business Times. Here are three movies that you could try, for starters.
Making A Murderer (2015)
This film was released first in 2015 and soon became a regular in Netflix International. Its episodes are based on the murder cases of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey through many years. What makes it a "crime classic" is the plot.
It is based on some steamy police action, evidence and a couple that is trying to get on the right side of the law. Moreover, the family of slain Teresa Halbach is pushed up against the media, but does so with some composure.
Amanda Knox (2016)
Another gripping murder is that of Meredith Kercher in Amanda Knox, which was out earlier this year. This one is all about an American exchange student in Europe, along with her boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito.
The Italian courts follow a yo-yo route with their convictions, and there are a mixture of emotions. Knox too is an important part of the story, and says it all, taking on the global media forcefully.
Team Foxcatcher (2016)
Bennett Miller's film of the same subject is followed by Netflix's narration about the events around the murder of Dave Schultz. This movie is straight and direct, focusing on lives inside the Foxcatcher estate.
That one had champion wrestlers who got coached thanks to the funding by John du Pont. The probe is into the intriguing plot of the murder of Shultz. Team Foxcatcher is all about information from Schultz's widow. It contains a lot of information that is not public knowledge.
There are plenty more documentaries on Netflix than these, but you could begin to taste these, for starters.