The Best True Crime Documentaries To Watch Right Now

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From mysteries left long unsolved to riveting confessionals, true crime has become the most-wanted genre in entertainment in recent years. Here are four real-life crime documentaries we’re watching:

Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

Ted Bundy was one of America’s most notorious serial killers, murdering more than 30 women in the ‘70s. This docu-series by Oscar-nominated director Joe Berlinger includes present-day interviews, archival footage and audio interviews with Bundy while he was on death row to provide a unique perspective on the killer and his motives.

Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

2017’s Fyre Festival aka the ‘greatest party that never happened’ finds itself the subject of this documentary directed by Chris Smith. It covers everything from the run-up to the supposed star-studded luxury music event in the Bahamas to its spectacular failure, and the fraudulent activity of organiser Billy McFarland.

Abducted In Plain Sight

This documentary by Skye Borgman covers the shocking case of Jan Broberg, a 12-year-old girl who was abducted twice from her family home in a small church-going community in Idaho by trusted neighbour and close family friend Robert Berchtold.

The Central Park Five

This mini-series created, written and directed by Ava DuVernay dramatises the infamous 1989 Central Park Five case. Female jogger Trisha Meili was assaulted in Central Park – in an attack which left her in a coma for 12 days – and five teenage boys were convicted of the crime, each spending years in prison before being exonerated in 2002.

Which real-life crime documentary are you watching?