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

These true crime documentaries are stranger than fiction

Outcry (Showtime, 2020)

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Outcry is a five-part documentary series that examines the gripping story of high school football star Greg Kelley who was arrested, convicted, and jailed for sexual assault of a 4-year-old boy, as well as the quest of the athlete’s supporters for truth and justice.

Written and directed by Pat Kondelis, Outcry made it to our list of best true crime documentaries because of its intriguing storytelling that hooks, horrifies, and outrages the viewers during and long after watching it. Though the miniseries doesn’t feature interviews with some of the more culpable key players in the case, the documentary is still fascinating to watch because it provides a deeper profile of Kelley himself, who is not always his own best advocate.

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