The 15 most popular Netflix true crime and documentary series
- Since Netflix released "Making a Murderer" in 2015, it hasn't slowed down with true crime and other documentary series.
- TV Time provided a list of the most popular original docuseries on Netflix.
Netflix started a true-crime boom in 2015 with "Making a Murderer," and it hasn't slowed down since.In the years following that hit series, which told the tale of convicted murderer Steven Avery, Netflix has released other popular true-crime docuseries like "Evil Genius," "The Staircase," and "The Ted Bundy Tapes," as well as a follow up, "Making a Murderer Part 2," last year.Advertisement
But true crime aren't the only true stories Netflix is telling. Its most recent docuseries, "Our Planet," dropped this month. Narrated by David Attenborough, who also narrated "Planet Earth" and "Blue Planet," the series focuses on the dangers of climate change.
Netflix has built such an impressive library of documentaries, particularly ones that have sparked cultural conversations, that Business Insider named Lisa Nishimura, Netflix's vice president of independent film and documentary features, to its inaugural 100 people transforming business list. (You can read the 10 people transforming media here.)Television-tracking app TV Time provided Business Insider a list of the most popular Netflix original true-crime and documentary series, based on its 12 million global users.
15. "Inside the World's Toughest Prisons"
14. "Last Chance U"Advertisement
13. "Vai Anitta"
12. "Wild Wild Country"Advertisement
11. "The Investigator"
10. "November 13: Attack on Paris"Advertisement
9. "Formula 1: Drive to Survive"
8. "The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann"Advertisement
7. "The Staircase"
6. "Chef's Table"Advertisement
5. "Evil Genius"
4. "Dark Tourist"Advertisement
3. "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes"
1. "Making a Murderer"
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