Revealed: The Secret Netflix Codes To All The True Crime & Serial Killer Shows
With landmark documentaries such as Making A Murderer (2015) and The Keepers (2017), fact-based dramatic series on the order of Mindhunter (2017) and Wormwood (2018), and even comedic takes on real-life lawbreakers like The Polka King (2018), the streaming service Netflix is a treasure trove for true crime fans.
The problem is that, very much like treasure, so many Netflix gems lay buried deep. Often, it feels like you need to assemble a task force just to sleuth out the good stuff.
CrimeFeed is here now to provide just the magnifying glass you’ve wanted. “Netflix codes” are direct links to the site’s very specific genres and subgenres. It all comes down to the series of digits that end each browsing category, and we’ve rounded up the juiciest links below:
Crime Documentaries: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/9875
Crime Dramas: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/6889
Crime Thrillers: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/10499
Crime TV Shows: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/26146
Courtroom Dramas: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/2748
Psychological Thrillers: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/5505
Slasher and Serial Killer Movies: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/8646
So just copy that list and keep it handy, then use those numbers or paste the URLs into your Netflix search, and you’ll be blasted directly to the titles you’ve been after — along with many, many others to discover for the first time.
As for individual Netflix programming highlights set to thrill true crime fans coming in February 2018, check out the following:
FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
Director Martin Scorsese’s all-time Mafia mayhem classic Goodfellas chronicles the violent rise and even more violent demise of the New York crew that that nabbed $6 million in untraceable cash and jewelry in the history-making 1978 Lufthansa Heist. Scorsese exudes brilliance with every shot, smashingly boosted by the iconic lead cast of Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, and Joe Pesci, who (most deservedly) won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award.
6 DAYS (2017)
Director: Toa Fraser
Cast: Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong
6 Days re-creates the 1980 siege of London’s Iranian Embassy by armed gunmen who took 26 hostages, and the elite Special Air Service military team assembled to defuse the situation and dispatch the bad guys if necessary. Jamie Bell stars as Lance Corporal Rusty Firmin, and the movie brings the 144-hour standoff to vivid life, where any one move could lead to instant triumph — or tragedy.
SEEING ALLRED (2018)
Directors: Sophie Sartain, Roberta Grossman
Cast: Gloria Allred
Seeing Allred, a feature documentary about firebrand feminist attorney Gloria Allred, caused quite the stir at the Sundance Film Festival and now its set to rile up Netflix. With the high-profile legal crusades of courtroom gladiator Allred predating and perhaps even inspiring the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, co-directors Sophie Sartain and Roberta Grossman’s nonfiction profile could not be more of this very moment.
DEEP UNDERCOVER (2017)
Creator and Star: Joe Pistone
Produced and hosted by Joe Pistone, the former FBI agent known as the real-life “Donnie Brasco,” each episode of Deep Undercover explores a real case of embedded law enforcement from the POV of the officers who risked their lives in disguise. Learn how deep cover agents took down outlaws ranging from Harlem heroin kingpin Nicky Barnes to deep south dog-fighting rings to a Las Vegas bomber to the Aryan Brotherhood.