This docuseries follows the grisly crimes and controversies surrounding one of the wealthiest and most prominent families in South Carolina. It begins with a lethal boating accident and includes the murders Maggie Murdaugh and her son, Paul. From there, a series of grim revelations of corruption and death force the Murdaugh family under the spotlight.
This Brazilian documentary film marked the directorial debut of filmmakers José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda and examines how passengers on Bus 174 were held hostage in Rio de Janeiro by a man with a gun. The film focuses not only on the event but on the disturbing and tragic background of the offender, Sandro do Nascimento, and the flawed police response. Brazilian television aired the taking of Bus 174 live and the climactic ending event.
This Netflix original documentary focuses on the disproportionate amount of Black Americans who are incarcerated in the United States. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay touches upon the war on drugs, Emmett Till, the Civil Rights Movement, and chattel slavery to shine a light on the racial inequality inherent in the U.S. prison system. \"13th\" was nominated for an Oscar and won four Emmys, and is titled after the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which abolishes slavery except as a punishment for a crime.
The Innocent Man is a documentary adaptation of the novel of the same name, the only non-fiction book ever written by prolific novelist John Grisham. Originally published in 2006, this six-part documentary series tells the story of Ronald Keith, a former minor league baseball player who was wrongly convicted in 1988 of the rape and murder of Debra Sue Carter in Ada, Oklahoma. Sentenced to death for the crimes he was accused of, he was exonerated by DNA evidence following assistance of the Innocence Project, and was released in 1999. This documentary series tells the story told in the book, using archive footage and rare interviews.
Another comedy & crime mix that made our list is Get Shorty, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Golden Globe winner John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Danny DeVito, and Rene Russo. A gangster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and finds himself turning into a big-time producer thanks to a series of circumstances. What could go wrong 59ce067264