What to watch once you've finished 'Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story'

True crime is having a moment, and if you can't get enough of the genre, these picks are a must

Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile Zac Efron as Ted Bundy in jail
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Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the world's most notorious serial killers, has completely monopolized our screen time

Since Evan Peters stepped into the role (and donned the iconic glasses) in Ryan Murphy's new Netflix series, everyone has been searching for shows like Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, even though the victims' families wish the hype would disappear. 

A far from an easy subject matter, true crime stories continue to captivate audiences and keep them coming back for more, no matter how grisly the tale. For those who have already seen Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story and are in search of a new watch, have a look at the films and series below. 

(For those who wondering, "Is the Jeffery Dahmer series on Netflix accurate," it's a resounding "yes.")

Shows like Jeffrey Dahmer on Netflix

Evan Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer

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1. 'Confessions of a Killer: Jeffrey Dahmer' (2022)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Following the release of Ryan Murphy's fictionalized take on the Dahmer story comes another addition to the Confessions of a Killer series, centered on none other than the Milwaukee Monster himself. This docu-series focuses on the Jeffrey Dahmer confession tapes from the point of view of his attorney, Wendy Patrickus, who took on the job at 25 years old, fresh out of law school. 

"I was incredibly nervous, because this is something that I felt was way over my head. I felt like Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs," she confessed. 

Conversations with a Killer also includes episodes centered on Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, to name a few.

2. 'Jeffrey Dahmer: Mind of a Monster' (2020)

  • Where to watch: Hulu

From classmates to survivors and even family members (Lionel Dahmer), those who've come into contact with the infamous Jeffrey Dahmer sit down to piece together how a seemingly normal child turned into one of the most well-known murderers of all time.

3. 'Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile' (2019)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Zac Efron steps far away from his cushy roles and takes on Ted Bundy's crimes in this biographical crime drama from filmmaker Joe Berlinger.

4. 'Inside the Criminal Mind' (2018)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

"They just believe that the rules don't apply to them."

From cult leaders to murders, kidnappers to drug lords, Inside the Criminal Mind digs deep into what makes a felon tick. 

5. 'Candy' (2022)

  • Where to watch: Hulu

Jessica Biel takes on the role of housewife-turned-axe-murderer, Candy Montgomery. The small-town Texan develops feelings for a neighbor, and once the complicated relationship unravels, so does Montgomery's kind persona. 

Here's how the Candy Montgomery trial unfolded and where Candy Montgomery is today—if you aren't familiar with the story, you won't believe its outcome. Later this year, Elizabeth Olsen will take on the role of Montgomery for Love and Death, HBO Max's take on the crimes.

6. 'Lost Girls' (2020)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

In this scripted Netflix Original inspired by the Gilgo Beach murders, one mother goes in search of her missing daughter. Ultimately, her quest unravels the Long Island murderer's string of killings of young female sex workers. 

7. 'Charlie Says' (2018)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Despite the revelations that came to light, three Charles Manson devotees—Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins—remain faithful to the notorious figure in this retelling. A graduate student, Carlene Faith, tries to get them to see the light.

"I just want to remind them of who they were before they ever met Charles Manson," Carlene says. 

8. 'Monster' (2003)

  • Where to watch: Netflix

Aileen, a prostitute who relocates to Florida, begins a romance with young Selby. When Aileen's life is threatened by a man, she ultimately kills him and swears to start anew. But this initial act inspires copycat events for Aileen. 

9. 'Ted Bundy: American Boogeyman' (2021)

  • Where to watch: Hulu

Watch as Detective Kathleen McChesney and up-and-coming FBI profiler Robert Ressler go out in search of the infamous Ted Bundy. 

10. 'Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy' (2011)

  • Where to watch: Hulu

The world watched as college student Amanda Knox stood trial for the killing of her roommate, Meredith Kercher, in Perugia. Hayden Panettiere takes on the titular role in this dramatized retelling. 

11. 'Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret' (2013)

  • Where to watch: Hulu

Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander's breakup ended in a murder trial. What did the wannabe photographer do to her former flame? 

12. 'Nightcrawler' (2014)

  • Where to watch: HBO Max

Louis Bloom is struggling to get by, but when he discovers that he can be a cameraman who catches all the ghastly details from horrific crimes, it's all systems go.

'The Girl from Plainville' (2022)

  • Where to watch: Hulu

The Girl from Plainville, Hulu's take on the Michelle Carter crime, casts Elle Fanning in the main role of the teen who coerced her boyfriend into suicide via text. HBO Max's, I Love You, Now Die, tackles the series of events in a two-part documentary.

Danielle Valente
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