30 of the best true crime documentaries to unleash your inner detective

These true crime documentaries are stranger than fiction

No One Saw a Thing (SundanceTV, 2019)

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No One Saw a Thing examines an unsolved and mysterious death in Skidmore, Missouri in 1981 after a resident named Ken Rex McElroy was shot dead vigilante-style in front of almost 60 townspeople, who deny having seen anything.

To those who are familiar with the Skidmore case, No One Saw A Thing will serve as a good refresher. But for those who haven’t heard of the case, the docuseries will give them an in-depth examination of how a tiny town might have taken its ability to protect itself a bit too far. Though the six-episode docuseries feels a little bit stretched out, it’s never boring and is actually fascinating.