True Crime Documentaries for Fans of Making a Murderer

  • January 28, 2016

Liked Making a Murderer? Check out these compelling true crime documentaries on DVD (click the links to view availability and location information).

Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, a Tale of Life
In his fascinating exploration of a triple homicide case in Conroe, Texas, filmmaker Werner Herzog probes the human psyche to explore why people kill, and why a state kills. As he's so often done before, Herzog's investigation unveils layers of humanity, making an enlightening trip out of ominous territory.

The Imposter
In 1994, a thirteen-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, he is found alive and well thousands of miles away in Europe. He tells a story of kidnap and torture when he returns. While his family is excited to bring him home, all is not quite as it seems. Is the boy really who he claims to be, or is he an imposter giving the family false hope for their child's return?

The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
Sheds new light on real-estate icon, Robert Durst, while unraveling one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in New York history.

The Staircase
With all the trappings of a classic murder mystery, The Staircase chronicles the sensational story of North Carolina author Michael Peterson, who stood trial in 2003 for the murder of his wife, Kathleen Peterson.

The Thin Blue Line
Did a hitchhiker kill a police officer? Errol Morris explores the evidence a cinematic and interesting way.