Movies based on true crimes are haunting, brooding, and dark and tell twisted stories of people around us. True crime movies are a reminder that the world is not all sunshine and roses but hidden wolves lurking in the dark, waiting to jump upon one.
From school shooting incident in American Tragedy, which led to people talking about sensitive topics around mental health, to Dear Zachary, which prompted the Canadian Government to pass a bill about child protection, True Crime movies are the mirror of society while also guiding people to talk and learn about what caused these tragedies and how it could be prevented in the future.
So, here is a list of 10 True Crime movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video.
The Wolf of Wall Street
Based on the success and then the tragic downfall of the stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, The Wolf of Wall Street tells a story of greed, lust, and power. Jordan makes a successful career out of slyly cheating investors by selling fake stocks, which prints him money enough to be regarded as dirt. But when the FBI takes a keen interest in his wealth and its source, Jordan goes on a much worse path to run away from being caught. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Margot Robbie.
The Stoneman Murders
Dear Zachary: A Letter To A Son About His Father
City of Ghosts
An American Crime