True crime lovers thought they had seen it all, but Netflix has raised the stakes. Here are some unscripted true crime stories like you’ve never seen before!
Trigger Warning: Some of the following documentaries discuss child pornography and sexual harassment.
Jacoba Ballard, an adoptee from Indiana, innocently took a DNA test. Unknowingly, she uncovered a web of lies created by fertility doctor Donald Cline. Ballard and her other half-siblings could confirm that Cline used his own sperm instead of donor sperm at his fertility clinic, but no one could know how many times he did.
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) April 14, 2022
The Tinder Swindler
So many young people dream of being swept off their feet by someone charming and romantic. For the women who dated Simon Leviev, a fairytale romance became a financial nightmare. In this jaw-dropping documentary, watch the victims of Leviev’s crimes and the journalists taking up the story discover just how deep Leviev’s scheme goes.
Cecilie Fjellhøy was scammed of close to $350,000 by a man she knew as Simon Leviev, a con artist made famous by Netflix’s ‘Tinder Swindler’. Now, she’s fighting for justice for other victims of fraud around the world.https://t.co/7gK0Z16vT9
— SBS Voices (@SBSVoices) June 14, 2022
White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch
If you were hit by the wave of cologne in an Abercrombie store in the late 90s or early 2000s, you will definitely want to check this out. The documentary explores the blatant discrimination, sexual harassment, and exclusionary policies that impacted so many lives throughout the peak of the brand’s popularity. Former models, store employees, applicants, executives, and journalists speak out about their experiences with the brand in this tell-all story of how exclusion became cool and later became uncool.
So I’m in this documentary… White Hot: The Rise & Fall of Abercrombie & Fitch is now available on Netflix. Remember “Two Wongs Make It White”? I do. I had some things to say. Big thanks to director Alison Klayman for including me in this blast from the past. pic.twitter.com/B3tKAnzaCw
— 👁 Phil Yu (@angryasianman) April 20, 2022
Cyber Hell: Exposing An Internet Horror
The creation of the Internet has led to a world of new crimes. This documentary tells the story of a series of disturbing sex crime cases called “The Nth Room case” in South Korea that took place in virtual chat rooms through a platform called Telegram with interviews with journalists and cyber police officers trying to catch the perpetrators. This documentary dives deep into the violence and exploitation of young women and how the Internet takes a role in the injustices.
How often do you click links in DMs from strangers “to offer you jobs.” Every girl/woman should watch this documentary on Netflix, Cyber Hell: Exposing and Internet Horror.
The docu features how girls are lured to Telegram only to be subjected to digital sex crimes & blackmail. pic.twitter.com/ZncXCYlAxn
— Janet Machuka (@janetmachuka_) June 10, 2022
The Mystery of Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes
This documentary describes the personal life and career of entertainment icon Marilyn Monroe, particularly exploring the mysterious circumstances surrounding her death. The documentary shows tons of nostalgic footage of Monroe, and the stories about her life are largely told from previously unheard taped interviews with people who knew her such as friends, her psychiatrist, and more. Monroe continues to captivate audiences years later in this new Netflix documentary.
— 🇺🇦Smiling Shaz living with incurable cancer (@fiftyminus2) June 9, 2022
Trust No One: The Hunt for the Crypto King
The documentary opens up on the early investors in Bitcoin centered around Gerald Cotten, one of the founders of an early cryptocurrency exchange platform based in Canada called QuadrigaCX. Some of Cotten’s fellow investors and journalists tell the story of their investigation into the strange circumstances around Cotten’s sudden and untimely death in 2018 that they find suspicious as they were left unable to access their money.
The documentary “ Trust No One: the Hunt for the Crypto King “ is absolutely wild.
— CryptoGodJohn (@CryptoGodJohn) March 30, 2022