Best Fiction and Nonfiction Netflix Shows To Watch After You Finish 'Mindhunter'

If you've already run out of Mindhunter episodes, you're not alone. With only two seasons of the addicting crime drama and no third season in sight, you may be wondering exactly what to watch next on Netflix to fill that serial killer/true crime hole. Luckily for you, Netflix is full of new options, some old, some recent, that will give you a taste of crime, mystery and of course, killers.

Here are some of the best options on Netflix right now to stream both fiction and nonfiction content to entertain you just a much as Mindhunter.

Mindhunter Season 2 is streaming on Netflix now. Merrick Morton/Netflix


While there's nothing quite like Mindhunter, these dark dramas can hold you over until another option arrives on the streaming platform.

Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile

Similarly to Mindhunter, this Ted Bundy-based film is all written off of true events. Bundy was a notorious serial killer who escaped prison twice, had a loving girlfriend, and eventually father a child while in prison. He even acted as his own lawyer in the trial that would lead to his death. His story is almost too crazy to believe, but it's all true. Well, except for the fact that this version is dramatized by actors, including Zac Efron and Lily Collins.

Take a step into the world of Ted Bundy in an angle that proves how charming and charismatic the killer was before his death.

The Fall

Looking for another show where detectives try to understand a wild killer? The Fall takes and Irish detective on a wild chase as she tries to uncover exactly who is behind a series of murders. The Fall is interesting because, from the start, viewers know both the detective and killer, and watch as their worlds orbit around each other in one goal: to both succeed. Lucky for bingers out there, there are currently three seasons ready to stream on Netflix.


What happens when a father must find his missing, teenage daughter? This investigative thriller follows the desperate measures of a father, as his quest to find his missing child entangles with his personal life, and hers. The one-season series is a quick, but all-encompassing watch that drags viewers to the heart of the story with care and careful evaluation.


Two seasons follow fictional detective Marcella as she attempts to locate the killer of a child whose body was found inside a wall. Along with being utterly eerie and moving, Marcella takes an emotional journey through Marcella's life as well as her work.


Making A Murderer

Did Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey kill Teresa Halbach? The courts say they did, but both maintain their innocence. Join lawyer Kathleen Zellner as she aims to free Avery, and watch as Dassey's court cases reach their last chance at immediate freedom. The public fell in love with Making A Murderer shortly after its original release in 2016. Now, with two parts, the fans have infiltrated real-life to fight for freedom for both men.

Amanda Knox

Another polarizing, public case takes a look into the story of Amanda Knox, who was convicted of killing her study abroad roommate, Meridith, while she was studying abroad in Italy. Knox spent years in an Italian jail, ultimately to be released. The world is split on whether or not Knox committed the crime. In this unprecedented documentary, she tells her own stories and argues for her innocence.

The Ted Bundy Tapes

To take a deeper look into the mind and times of a serial killer The Ted Bundy Tapes is one of Netflix's best opportunities. Follow his unreal story in the footage, photos and audio recordings of Bundy that take viewers into an unimaginable life.

Forensic Files

If you're craving some good, old school true crime viewing, look no further than Forensic Files. Ready for afternoon reruns, the show, which originally aired in 1996 and ended in 2011, gives quick episodes with detailed explanations. Each episode, though short, seems to answer each question in detail, all with cheesy, but helpful, reenactments. The show doesn't necessarily focus on serial killers, more on what happens when normal, or crime-fueled people snap.