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Which True Crime Documentary Should You Binge on Netflix? We’ve Got All the Answers

If you’re a true crime junkie who would rather binge the latest murder documentary instead of Netflix and chill, we’re right there with ya! There’s nothing as exhilarating as a real-life mystery full of twists, turns and even betrayal.

With so many intriguing documentaries to choose from, it can be hard to narrow down your latest flick. We’ve got you covered with our flowchart to help you pick the best docuseries to fill your Sherlock Holmes fantasies from Amanda Knox to Surviving R. Kelly.

Whether true crime is your thing or not, you’ve probably heard of Tiger King, starring none other than the flamboyant, country-singing presidential candidate, Joe Exotic. The docuseries that swept the nation during the coronavirus pandemic quickly became a phenomenon thanks to the bedazzled zookeeper. The film followed Joe (real name: Joseph Maldonado-Passage) and his rivalry with archnemesis Carole Baskin. While the big cat lover often joked about killing the owner of Big Cat Rescue, he wasn’t kidding, journalist Robert Moor exclusively revealed to In Touch.

What True Crime Doc Should You Binge Netflix

The reporter, who covered Joe’s story long before he was a commodity, alleged that Joe confessed his desire to kill Carole on multiple occasions. “[Joe] said, ‘I have an AR-15 set aside … ‘I never used to dream about seeing someone’s brains on a wall [until now],’” Robert disclosed.

In another instance, the seasoned reported asked the “Here Kitty Kitty” singer if he really wanted to make such strong claims on the record. “‘I don’t care, she just drove me to that point,’” Joe allegedly responded at the time.


In September 2018, Joe was arrested for plotting to kill Carole in addition to several other charges of animal abuse. He was found guilty of two counts of murder for hire and 21 counts of animal cruelty, including illegally breeding exotic cats and selling or attempting to sell tigers without a federal permit. In April 2019, he was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison and is currently serving his sentence. While Joe may be incarcerated, the story of the Tiger King is far from over.

Scroll below for more of our favorite true crime documentaries and follow our flowchart to find the one that’s right for you. 

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