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The Jinx Has Been Voted The Best True Crime Documentary

Jake Massey

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The Jinx Has Been Voted The Best True Crime Documentary

True-crime documentaries seem to be at the top of everybody's watch list at the moment, thanks to the success of Netflix' Making A Murderer and Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.

But what is the most binge-worthy true crime doc out there? Well, according to Ranker, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst took the people's top spot.


The HBO mini-series follows the life of New York real estate heir, Robert Durst, who was accused of murdering his wife Kathie after she disappeared in 1982. He was also accused of committing the execution style killing of writer Susan Berman in 2000 and dismembering his next door neighbour Morris Black in 2001.

Durst is yet to be convicted of the first two crimes but confessed to the third crime - though he argued self defence and was acquitted at trial.

Similarly to Making A Murderer, The Jinx is comprised of existing media, police and security footage and archived interviews, along with recent interviews and reenactments.


In second place on the ranking site is Netflix's Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, a documentary created by Kurt Kuenne, whose close friend Andrew Bagby was murdered shortly after he ended a relationship with Shirley Jane Turner.

Shirley was arrested as a suspect before she revealed she was pregnant with Andrew's baby - who she later named Zachary.

Kuenne began filming relatives, friends and associates of Bagby's to serve as a cinematic scrapbook for Zachary, but as the story moves along it evolves into a true crime documentary.

After Turner fled to Canada, she was allowed shared custody of Zachary with Bagby's parents, despite evidence that she was emotionally and mentally disturbed.

You can stream the documentary on US Netflix now.


The online streaming giant recently released a list of must watch true crime docs available on the site and it's a pretty impressive viewing list.

Netflix recommends: Shadow of Truth, Casting JonBenet, Evil Genius, The Confession Tapes, The Keepers, Wild Wild Country and Captive for 18 Years: The Jaycee Lee Story.

The extensive list was recommended for people who also enjoyed watching Abducted in Plain Sight, which surely most would agree is one of the most bizarre and twisted pieces of television in recent memory.

Long may the streaming service continue to feed our peculiar obsession with crime.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: TV and Film, True Crime, TV News, crime, US Entertainment

Jake Massey
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