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

These true crime documentaries are stranger than fiction

Wild Wild Country (Netflix, 2018)

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Directed by siblings Maclain and Chapman Way, Wild Wild Country relates the story of controversial Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, aka Osho, his one-time personal assistant Ma Anand Sheela, and their large number of followers in the Rajneeshpuram community in Oregon. After getting political resistance in India, the group moved to the U.S. and built a commune in the small town of Antelope. But shortly after the locals got curious about the group’s way of life, the latter falls on the radar of the FBI.

Featuring impressive investigative work and stunning production design, Wild Wild Country is filled with all sorts of craziness. While the documentary’s every twist and turn are truly entertaining, the docuseries reaches its highest potential when it questions the parameters of society and highlights America’s tolerance for the separation of church and state.