As I mentioned in my last post, throughout those two weeks, I won’t be limiting myself to just reading crime books, I will also be watching crime TV shows, documentaries and films!
In the last post, I shared 5 TV shows, documentaries and films that I would recommend and in this post I’m going to share 5 more! Here is part 2!
A quick disclaimer that we of course, do not condone violent crime and we disagree with glorifying serial killers in any way. We are running the Crime Readathon as a way to help people read more of the crime genre (fiction and non-fiction), learn more about the genre and for others to join in if they wish to do so!
The Keepers (Docuseries)
“Following the unsolved murder of Cathy Cesnik, a beloved nun and Catholic high school teacher in Baltimore. After disappearing on 7th November 1968, Cesnik’s body was found nearly two months later – but to this dat the killer remains unnamed. In the 90s, the case returned to the spotlight after one of Cesnik’s former students accused the high school’s chaplain of sexual abuse and claims that she was taken to Cesnik’s then undiscovered corpse and threatened.”
I watched this one only very recently because a lot of people had recommend it to me. So, I am passing on this recommendation to you and telling you how much it is worth a watch. This case is fascinating and has so many aspects to it. This docuseries is captivating and well worth the watch!
Luther (TV Series)
“John Luther, a passionate detective, ends up befriending a psychopath and murderer, whom he could not arrest due to lack of evidence, and they solve various cases together.”
This is another series that I had to watch doing my media GSCE and is still a show I love to this day. It is actually one of the first things I had ever seen actor Idris Elba in and helped me to form a love for his acting work. This series is extraordinary. It is acted incredibly, written amazingly and just excellent all-round. I highly recommend it!
I’ll Be Gone in the Dark (Docuseries)
“An docuseries exploring the case of the Golden State Killer who terrorised California in the 19790s and 1908s, committing 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders. The series also depicts the true crime author Michelle McNamara’s obsessive quest to find justice on behalf of his victims”
What a docuseries this is! I actually own the book by Michelle McNamara and will be reading it during the Crime Readathon but I had to watch the series when it became available in the UK. It is such a well done docuseries and really opened my mind to a case I thought I knew a lot about. I highly recommend it!
“A couple travel to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled midsummer festival, but what begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.”
This is more of a cult film rather than a crime film. But there are obvious crimes committed throughout. This film is one I think about frequently despite watching it months ago. It is definitely a film for those how don’t mind gory and don’t mind being terrified after watching. I really enjoyed this one and recommend it if you enjoy cult films, horror and a wild ride.
The Stranger (TV Series)
“A web of secrets sends family man Adam Price on a desperate quest to discover the truth about the people closest to him.”
This is one of those series that I started one night and had finished the next. It hooked me very quickly and I just wanted to untangled the web of mysteries! If you are looking for a series to binge watch, then this is the one for you.
What crime tv shows, films and documentaries would you recommend? Let me know in the comments below! Be sure to check out part one for more crime recommendations as well!