4 Crime Documentaries That Will Make You Lose Your Faith In Humanity

4 Crime Documentaries That Will Make You Lose Your Faith In Humanity

If you're struggling to find something to watch, or are just looking to lose your faith in humanity, then this article is for you.


Documentaries are usually seen by younger generations as boring, cold, and simply unsatisfying to watch. People have this misconception that documentaries are little more than those academic films we'd watch in math, science, and history class, but they couldn't be any more wrong! "Documentaries" encompass a myriad of subjects, and as such can be filmed for a plethora of reasons!

There are factual, informative ones more akin to something you'd see on National Geographic or the History Channel, but there's also investigative journalism that creates documentaries centered around uncovering the truth and revealing hidden villains.

After a week of Netflix binging, I now present you with the best documentaries I've found on Netflix.

1. "The Staircase"

In short, this documentary, which is broken up into several 50-minute episodes, follows the case of Mr. Michael Iver Peterson, a man accused of beating his wife to death. Throughout the documentary, you get to witness the ups and downs of Mr. Peterson's trials and tribulations. Without giving anything away, it's a roller coaster.

2. "Betting on Zero"

Not everyone frequents /r/antiMLM, but even my grandmother, who was entirely disinterested in watching ANY kind of documentary, found herself enthralled. It essentially exposes Herbalife for being a Pyramid Scheme, which I hope is a term you've heard at least once in your life. Bill Ackman, a hedge fund manager, does his best to expose Herbalife for the scam it is and the lives it has destroyed. It's truly heart-wrenching. While criminal charges are firmly charged against Herbalife are never seen through, pyramid schemes are a highly illegal business platform that you should really inform yourself of.

3. "Making a Murderer"

Out of any of these, you would've seen, I imagine that this would be the one you have seen. Unlike "The Staircase," this crime documentary follows the story of Steven Avery, a man who was wrongfully charged with rape in the mid-1980s. For 18 years, Mr. Avery sat inside prison, away from his wife, children, family, and friends. The DNA evidence that found the true rapist not only freed Mr. Avery, but it also helped prove that the county that had DELIBERATELY ignored better, more likely suspects in order to prosecute Avery. Two years after his release, he is once again charged of a criminal crime: the rape and murder of a woman named Teresa Halbach. This documentary really shook my previously steeled trust of Justice.

4. "The Witness"

"The Witness" is a breath of fresh air compared to the other crime documentaries on this list. In this one, the story is centered around the murder of a woman named Kitty Genovese, a woman who, reportedly, was beaten, raped, and murdered in front of 30 plus witnesses, all of whom did nothing to help her. Well, really it's about her brother, Bill Genovese, who has spent years trying to seek the truth surrounding her murder. It gives a lot of insight into just how devastating losing a loved one can be, and how it can really rearrange someone's life.

As I write this I become more and more convinced that I just have an addiction to crime documentaries. Hopefully, you decide to give at least one of these documentaries a chance. They're incredibly riveting and have brought me hours of entertainment. I highly recommend that you binge with a friend or family member because the content within these documentaries is juicy and so fun to discuss with others.

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The 10 Stages Of A 2:30 P.M. Kickoff, As Told By Alabama Students

But we still say Roll MF Tide!


We all have a love-hate relationship with a 2:30 p.m. kickoff at Bryant Denny Stadium, especially when it's 94 degrees.

1. Immediate sadness


What do you mean I have to wake up at 9 a.m. to get ready?

2. Bracing yourself for the worst


It's a marathon not a sprint ladies and gentleman.

3. Accepting the game is going to happen


Rain or shine we are all in that student section screaming our heads off.

4. Trying to wear the least amount clothes possible without being naked on the Quad


Is it me or does it get 10 times more hot the minute you walk on to the quad?

5. Shedding a tear when you walk out your front door once you feel the heat and humidity on your skin


Is it fall yet?

6. Drowning your sorrows inside a Red Solo cup at 11:30 a.m. at a fraternity tailgate


Maybe I'll forget about the humidity if I start frat hopping now.

7. Getting in line to go through security realizing it'll take an hour to actually get inside Bryant Denny


More security is great and all but remember the heat index in Alabama? Yeah, it's not easy being smushed like sardines before even getting into Bryant Denny.

8. Feeling the sweat roll down every part of your body


Oh yeah I am working on my tan and all but what is the point of showering before kick off?

9. Attempting to cheer on the Tide, but being whacked in the head with a shaker by the girl behind you. 


Shakers are tradition, but do we have to spin it around in a full 360 every two seconds? I have a migraine from just thinking about it.

10. Leaving a quarter into the game because Alabama is kicking ass and you're about to have a heat stroke.


I'll watch the rest in air conditioning thank you very much!

We may not love the 2:30 kickoffs but Roll Tide!

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Who knew carbonated water could be so funny?

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