Over the years, the world has witnessed some heart-wrenching criminal acts that shook humanity to the core. While hearing about these crimes might be difficult for the weak, there’s no denying that for some, getting into the head of these dangerous criminals can be fascinating. And to quench our thirst for fascination comes Netflix, which is filled with numerous actual crime shows.
Thanks to the global pandemic, people are locked in their homes. Amidst this, Netflix takes responsibility to bring to the audience some gripping real-life stories to keep people entertained. So, here is the list of the top 5 actual crime shows which people with curious minds can stream on Netflix:
Shows to Stream
1. Cocaine Boys: The Kings of Miami
Based on the life of Miami drug kingpins Willy Falcon and Sal Mugluta, this six-part docuseries was one of the widespread crime shows on Netflix. The show narrates the journey of two partners who rose to power by smuggling cocaine of approximately 75 tonnes in the country, which is said to be one of the most significant drug cases in the USA, and how the pair eventually headed towards their downfall.
2. The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness
Based on the infamous killing spree of the notorious killer of the late 1970s, David Berkowitz, also known as ‘The Sons of Sam,’ the show narrates how a journalist, Maury Terry, spend his life proving the Berkowitz was not the only one involved in the killing spree, and how his obsession with proving this consumed his life.
3. The Staircase
The series shows the life of novelist Michael Peterson, who was held guilty of the murder of his wife in their home. Though Peterson claimed that his wife fell from stairs and is innocent, the police and the court beg to differ. This leads to a thorough investigation of the case and some cross-examinations by Peterson’s friends and family. However, whether Peterson is guilty or not is still a mystery.
4. Sophie: A Murder in the West Cork
This three-part series by Netflix delves into one of the most controversial cases of 1996 – the murder of a young French film producer – Sophie Toscan du Plantier. She was found brutally murdered while she was enjoying a holiday in Ireland. The case gave rise to many conspiracy theories, but to date, the case remains unsolved.
5. This is a Robbery
Boston, and the most significant art heist of the world of March 1990, robbing 13 masterworks of art from the gallery. The four-part docu-series by Netflix narrates the tale of Isabella Stewart Gardner’s gallery. The series also gives an insight into the network of the art thieves of New York and the New York mafia.
One must applaud Netflix for its commendable choice of shows that the platform offers. Ranging from docuseries to full-length feature films, Netflix has everything that can keep the audience on the edge of their seats. If you love shows based on real-life criminal actions, shows on this can have a space in your watchlist. So stream these shows on Netflix and stay tuned for more updates.