America loves true crime. From Ann Rule’s best-selling books on famous serial killers of the 80s and 90s to the popularity of the Serial podcast in the 2010s, Americans and much of the world can’t get enough of real-life chaos and murder.
As a result, there’s an abundant selection of true crime documentaries and TV shows on a wide variety of streamers (only Netflix is chock full of intriguing true crime shows). Hulu upped its true crime game in September with a slew of series dedicated to the popular genre. Here are eight shows and movies to watch on Hulu this month.
Editor’s note: The description text for each show and movie comes from Hulu’s PR, not Digital Trends.
Never Let It Go (September 6)
In 1988, Scott Johnson, a gay American mathematician, was found dead under a cliff in Sydney, Australia. Steve Johnson, Scott’s brother, spent the next 35 years trying to solve the mystery of Scott’s death.
He could never have imagined the powder keg it would unleash: a wave of anti-gay violence, homophobia and fear that has cast a shadow for decades. Never let it go delves into the extraordinary life and mysterious death of Scott Johnson, as well as Steve’s dogged, decades-long quest for justice.
The Jewel Thief (Now Streaming)
The jewel thief is the incredible first-hand testimony of Gerald Blanchard, one of the most creative, calculating and expert criminal minds in modern history.
Two unlikely Canadian detectives follow Blanchard around the world as he perpetrates a series of increasingly elaborate heists in his pursuit of fame and notoriety through a life of crime.
Mother Undercover (Streaming Now)
A gripping new four-part docuseries, Undercover mother tells the stories of four brave mothers on a mission to save or get justice for their children. Through four captivating episodes, audiences will witness the extraordinary efforts mothers make to protect their children.
In episodes of murder, international kidnapping, mass suicide and judicial corruption, these four mothers become undercover detectives, organizing covert operations and taking matters into their own hands. The series showcases the strength and resilience of these women who bring new meaning to the saying “a mother’s love knows no bounds.”
Demons and Saviors (Streaming Now)
The series in three parts Demons and saviors tells the extraordinary story of Christina Boyer, once infamous as the “Poltergeist Girl”, and now a woman convicted of killing her three-year-old daughter. After thirty years of a life sentence, Christina still proclaims her innocence.
The series follows a group of amateur detectives who are consumed with a fixation to exonerate her. Exploring Christina’s troubled childhood, her purported telekinetic abilities, and the questions that remain about her daughter’s death, Demons and saviors investigate what is the conspiracy and what is the truth.
The Sound of the Police (Now Streaming)
Sound of the police examines the difficult relationship between African Americans and the police, which is often filled with tension, fear, suspicion, and hostility on all sides.
Framed by some of the most recent conflicts between black Americans and police officers, which have garnered national media attention, the film traces the country’s complex racial history that paved the way for policing in black communities and fuels the ongoing conflict between African-American communities and law enforcement agencies. .
Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks (Now Streaming)
Unsolved case files: DNA speaks is a new 10-part documentary series focusing on murder cases that went unsolved for decades and were finally solved thanks to DNA evidence. Explore these extraordinary scientific developments – as well as the unwavering dedication of families and investigators – that ultimately brought the killers to justice.
The Emmy nominee File of unsolved cases was the original forensic science crime show when it first aired in 1999. This all-new series is narrated by original host and executive producer, acclaimed journalist Bill Kurtis, and builds on the success of the original with spectacular cinematography. , stunning crime scene footage, and cutting edge science.
BTK: Confessions of a Serial Killer (Streaming Now)
This documentary provides unprecedented access to the mind of Dennis Rader, who is currently serving 10 consecutive life sentences at El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas. Dr. Katherine Ramsland shares intimate details of Rader’s past and his gruesome murders, while providing information to criminologists and law enforcement agencies on how to better identify and potentially deter extremely violent criminals in the future.
The author and renowned professor of forensic psychology leads the examination of Rader’s transformation from an American boy to an American monster who wreaked havoc in Wichita, Kansas and went uncaught for 30 years.
Betrayal: The Perfect Husband (Streaming Now)
Jen Faison and Spencer Herron were the perfect match. She was a successful television producer and he was a beloved teacher of the year at a Georgia high school. For over seven years, Jen thought she was living in a fairytale romance, but one fateful spring afternoon, when the police showed up at her house, her facade quickly fell apart.
Her perfect life was shattered when she learned that she was the victim of the ultimate betrayal. Behind the fairytale romance was a web of lies, affairs, and criminal sexual assault. Spencer Herron, the man she thought she knew and loved, was living a double life.
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