Ahead of Sheena Bora - Watch These 7 True Crime Documentaries

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The Staircase (2004)

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade directed this documentary about the arrest and trial of novelist Michael Peterson for the murder of his wife Kathleen. The documentary also spawned a miniseries starring Colin First as Peterson and Toni Collette as Kathleen.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Kurt Kuenne made this documentary about his friend Andrew Bagby with the intention of presenting it to Bagby's son Zachary, born after his father's murder at the hands of his mother Shirley Turner, whom Bagby had broken up with. Turner killed herself and Zachary before the film was complete, but Kuenne ensured its release after restructuring it.

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst (2015)

Andrew Jarecki directed the 2010 film All Good Things after taking inspiration from the life of Robert Durst, the heir of a billionaire real estate family. Durst then reached out to Jarecki, and their interactions about the murders Durst has been accused of became this documentary.

Making a Murderer (2015-2018)

Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi directed this documentary on Steven Avery, a man once wrongly convicted of a crime for which he spent eighteen years in prison, and then his arrest for a different crime.

O.J.: Made in America (2016)

Ezra Edelman's documentary of the rise and fall of NFL star and suspected murderer O.J. Simpson uses the case to look at the USA as a country and a society and just how Simpson's trial divided the citizenry.

The Keepers (2017)

Directed by Ryan White, the documentary delves into the unsolved 1969 murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik and the possibility of it being connected to a priest who had been accused of sexual abuse.

Wild Wild Country (2018)

Directed by the Way brothers, the series examines the takeover of a town in Oregon by the controversial mystic Rajneesh aka Osho, and how his cult-like group engage in a conflict with locals that spirals into a national controversy.