Culture Documentaries
Enriching documentaries that feature cultures all over the world, famous and influential people, plus all kinds of art, film, and music.
20 Feet From Stardom
A Genuine Forger
A Song Called Hate
Basquiat: Rage to Riches
Beers Of Joy
Beyond The Grace Note
Can Art Stop A Bullet
Cooking with Nick Stellino
Culinary China
David Stratton: A Cinematic Life
Diana: The Interview That Shocked The World
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of The National Lampoon
Elstree 1976
Floyd on Italy
Floyd on Spain
Floyd Uncorked
Floyd's Fjord Fiesta
Floyd's India
Gimme Danger
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
Inna de Yard: The Soul of Jamaica
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Lennon's Last Weekend
Life in a Day
Life in Movement
Living Dolls
Love Between The Covers
Made in America
Mama Africa
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
Meet the Makers: The Ink Maker
Meet the Makers: The Paper Maker
Meet the Makers: The Silk Weaver
Meet the Makers: The Sword Maker
Meet the Makers: The Whisky Blender
Megalodemocrat: The Public Art Of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
Metal Down Under
My Generation
Pecking Order
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Roxette Diaries
Royal Paintbox
Seasons at Terroir
Secret China
Seduced and Abandoned
Shut Up & Play the Hits
Stage Changers
Super Cool Wins In The End
Surviving the Cultural Revolution: Mulberry Child
Tea With The Dames
The Amber Light
The Banksy Job
The Baulkham Hills African Ladies Troupe
The Beatles, Hippies and Hells Angels: Inside The Crazy World Of Apple
The Beer Pioneer
The Eyes of Orson Welles
The Genius of Roald Dahl
The Helper
The Liberators
The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women
The Queen of Ireland
The Real Sherlock Holmes
This is Rock Bitch
Under The Influence
Winston Churchill: Blood, Sweat and Oil Paint
Winter at Westbeth
World Of Darkness
The popularity of true crime documentaries is on the rise
Whenever a major crime or scandal emerges and rocks the world, there’s one thing you can be sure of–there will be documentaries made about it sooner or later. Whether it’s about murder, violence, embezzlement, heists, or other forms of crime, true crime documentaries stand the test of time, with our morbid fascination for them lasting for generations.

Interestingly, one of the largest demographics of true crime fans are young women. Some experts have speculated that the reason for this is tied to human psychology. Michael Mantell, founding chief psychologist for the San Diego Police Department, states that “women fear being crime victims more than men do”, which makes them more interested in learning how to avoid becoming a victim. “For some, it’s a method to ‘feel like’ they have control over a given situation, though they often don’t.”

The true crime documentary experience is more immersive
True crime fans often find themselves deeply vested in the story. They observe investigators as they discover clues at a crime scene and piece information together, they watch prosecutors and criminal lawyers battle it out in sensationalised courtroom scenes, and they form their own theories about what may or may not have happened, regardless of an official verdict.

This journey leads them to discuss and pick apart the crime and its investigation long after the case has closed, debating with themselves and others on whether justice was served and what could have been done differently. True crime fans are a more active audience, often reading more about additional clues or theories after watching a true crime documentary title or series.

Types of true crime documentaries
Depending on the topic, true crime documentaries often focus on different angles. Unsolved mysteries typically focus on the victim, such as The Mystery of JonBenet, the unsettling story of the 6-year-old who was found dead in her own home. Another example is The Teacher’s Wife, which investigates the disappearance of Lyn Dawson and how two coroners concluded that her husband murdered her, but he was not prosecuted at the time. Some other popular documentaries focus on the criminal, such as Aileen Wuornos. The documentary Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer takes viewers through Aileen’s violent childhood and how she evolved into becoming a hitchhiking prostitute turned serial killer.

But not all true crime documentaries are about homicide and disappearance. Some also delve into intense corporate or political scandals, such as The Kleptocrats, which covers the story behind the world’s largest white-collar heist, where billions of dollars are embezzled from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund and end up lining the pockets of the Prime Minister and his inner circle, while also flowing into New York and Hollywood, used to court A-list celebrities and fund Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

Check out the full iwonder true crime collection today
The collection also features a wide range of documentaries covering scandals and conspiracies about lesser-known topics, like Kids for Cash, which uncovers a shocking judicial secret in America where children are sent to for-profit detention centres without counsel or being advised of their rights, Hooligan Sparrow which follows activist Ye Haiyan as she seeks justice for 6 schoolgirls who were sexually abused by their principal, and many more interesting true crime documentary titles.