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

These true crime documentaries are stranger than fiction

Murder on Middle Beach (HBO, 2020)

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Directed by Madison Hamburg, Murder on Middle Beach centers on Hamburg himself who is determined to solve the 2010 murder of his mother and absolve the people he loves, while looking for answers within his fractured family and community.

What sets Murder on Middle Beach apart from other true crime documentaries is its very personal storytelling that focuses on the emotional ripple effects of the crime as well as the human toll that loss takes on a family and community. While it doesn’t have a clear ending, grief hardly does.

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