Thanks to the true crime trend, it makes sense that Netflix would bring back Unsolved Mysteries. There is nothing more compelling and binge-worthy than a TV series about strange crimes that were never actually figured out. The pilot premiered in 1987 and now Netflix has rebooted the show with six new episodes that fans can check out.

Unsolved Mysteries 14 seasons and it’s clear that audiences are still looking for more stories from this popular genre. Once TV fans are done with these episodes, there are many other similar binge-worthy series that they can watch, whether true crime or fictionalized crime dramas.

10 The Keepers

The Netflix series The Keepers tells the true story of nun Sister Cathy Cesnik. The show is not only about her death, which was a murder that was never solved, but about the abuse at the all-girls school where she worked.

Sister Cesnik knew that something horrible was going on with the priest, so her death became even more suspicious. This series, which has seven episodes, has been praised for its storytelling.

9 The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann

The Netflix show The Disappearance Of Madeline McCann hopes to shed light on the case of the little girl who was on vacation with her parents and suddenly went missing from her hotel room.

This is a heartbreaking story, and new evidence and theories are still being debated. Any true crime fan will want to watch these eight episodes and see what the show has to offer about the case.


8 The Jinx

HBO’s The Jinx is a super shocking look at Robert Durst, whom people believe killed his wife Kathy and others, too. This series is most famous for the final episode when Durst actually confessed on camera.

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Durst said, “What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course.” It’s a crazy moment that no one will want to miss.

7 I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

The recent HBO series I’ll Be Gone In The Dark is about the late Michelle McNamara and her work to find the Golden State Killer. Before her death, McNamara wrote a book with the same name, which is what inspired the show. Her husband Patton Oswalt is a producer.

Not only was the killer arrested after the book had been published but he pleaded guilty recently. This is an eye-opening story that about a journalist’s hard work to find the truth about the crimes that took place.

6 Wild Wild Country

Another Netflix series is Wild Wild Country, which is an interesting binge-watch for anyone who likes to examine human nature. It tells the story of a cult in Oregon led by Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh.

No one nearby was all that happy about having this cult there, and this is one of those cases where reality is much weirder than anything fictional that could have been constructed.

5 Cold Case Files

Like Unsolved Mysteries, this show looks at murders that weren’t solved.

Host Bill Kurtis came back for the sixth season, which came out in 2017, and the newer crop of episodes are narrated by Danny Glover. The series premiered on A&E in 1999, which just proves the public interest in this TV genre.

4 The Case Against Adnan Syed

Fans of the podcast Serial are familiar with the case of Adnan Syed. Hosted by Sarah Koenig, the podcast captured the world as people were obsessed with listening and learning more about the murder of a high school girl and whether her ex-boyfriend Syed was really involved.

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This HBO series, which has four episodes, follows the case. There is some new information, like Syed saying no to a plea bargain fairly recently, and those who have been reading about the case for years will want to binge the show to see what else is being covered.

3 Dirty John

Any fan of Unsolved Mysteries will enjoy binge-watching the TV drama Dirty John. The first season is based on the true story of a con man named John Meehan (Eric Bana) who seduced a woman named Debra Newell (Connie Britton).

It’s always fascinating to learn about how someone can convince people that they’re someone else, and the second season is about Betty Broderick, who was convicted for murdering her ex-husband and the woman that he married after they split up.

2 McMillions

The incredible true story of the McDonald’s Monopoly scam is explored in this documentary series.

It’s a crazy tale about a group of people orchestrating who would win and the FBI’s undercover operation of how they cracked the case. It’s mind-boggling to think about how long this was going on and that the public truly had no idea. Learning what really happened makes for a fascinating watch ⁠— especially for true crime fans.

1 Unbelievable

When the Netflix drama Unbelievable was released in September 2019, people were taken in by the incredible performances and the heartbreaking true story of a teenage girl’s rape.

Merritt Weaver and Toni Collette play detectives who get to the bottom of what happened, as no one believed Marie Adler (Kaitlyn Dever) when she told her story.

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