ILLUSTRATOR War Espejo(SPOT.ph) Sure, watching a horror movie may put your chances for a good nights rest at risk, but a well-crafted true crime documentary can haunt you for days. The genre has becomepopular in recent years because of just how engrossing it is: It delves into why a crime is committed, and thejourney to find out who's culpableis made more thrilling by the fact that this happened in real life.We round up 10 true-crime documentaries to start whats sure to be your next binge-watch obsessionwe wouldnt blame you if you end up watching them all in one sitting!FilmsGive Up Tomorrow (2011)Directed by: Michael CollinsWatch it on: iTunesA internationally-acclaimed documentary that won several awards at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, Michael Collins gripping documentary follows the story of Paco Larraaga. In 1997, he was convicted for the alleged rape and murder of Jacqueline and Marijoy Chiong in Cebu despite evidence that suggests otherwise.Give Up Tomorrowcertainly doesn't shy away from showcasing the blatant corruption in how court officials handled Larraaga's case, and how the feverish media frenzy surrounding the trial impacted it.The Central Park Five (2012)Directed by: Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahonWatch it on: PBSThis documentary film follows the story of the Central Park Five, a group of juvenile delinquents accused of the violent rape of a park jogger in 1989. The film explores the anger felt by the incarcerated youths, and takes a look back at the case through the lenses of race and media frenzy.OJ: Made in America (2016)Directedby:Ezra EdelmanWatch it on:ESPN FilmsNineties kids are sure to remember what was dubbed as the trial of the century, when OJ Simpsonthen known as a football star and all-American herowas accused of murdering his wife Nicole Brown Simpson in 1994. This five-part documentary looks into this infamous court case and reframes it as an intersection of race issues, celebrity, andas Edelman suggeststhe birth of reality television as we know it today.SeriesThe Staircase (2004)Directedby:Jean-Xavier de LestradeWatch it on:NetflixIn 2001, novelist Michael Peterson was grieving the death of his wife, whom he found bloodied at the bottom of their staircase. In a turn of events, he was suddenlyconsidered as the main suspect of her murder. The 13-part series delves into the high-profile murder trial that followed, and is filled with insights on how a jury reaches its decision. All throughout its episodes, The Staircase is thrilling in a way that will remind you of a best-selling crime novel that you just cant put down.The Jinx (2015)Directedby:Andrew Jarecki, Marc Smerling, Zachary Stuart-PontierWatch it on:HBOThis six-part documentary follows the life of the eccentric real-estate heir Robert Durst, who is accused of three separate murders spanning four decades. Without revealing too much, lets just say that this sucker punch of an ending will be one of the most chilling twists you will ever watch on screen.Making a Murderer (2015)Directed by:Moira Demos, Laura RicciardiWatch it on:NetflixThis classic is one of the more well-known true crime seriesand its not hard to see why. The 10-part documentary is essentially a character study on Steven Avery, a juvenile delinquent who is wrongfully convicted of sexual assault and spends 18 years in prison as a result. What unfolds is Averys downward spiral, with a dash of commentary about what happens when society puts a person in a box.Killing Fields (2016)Directed by: Tom Fontana, Barry LevinsonWatch it on: Discovery ChannelIn 1997, Eugenie Boisfontaine was declared missing, and two months later, her body was found dumped in a ditch. Almost20 years later, this series follows the detectives who were originally assigned the case but were unable to solve it, and now hope to give it one more try.The Killing Season (2016)Directedby:Joshua ZemanWatch it on: A&EThis series follows Joshua Zeman and Rachel Mills as they investigate the shocking murder of several female sex workers along Gilgo Beach in Long Island. The two soon learn that the crime is more complex than the work of a single serial killer.The Keepers (2017)Directed by: Ryan WhiteWatch it on: NetflixAnother true-crime series from the team behind Making a Murderer, this documentary features the unsolved murder of Sister Cathy Cesnik, a beloved nun and teacher at an all-girls Catholic school in Baltimore, Maryland. What follows is an entanglement of coverups by the authorities, alleged sexual abuse, and even more grisly deaths.Evil Genius (2018)Directed by:Barbara SchroederWatch it on:NetflixTheres no better way to start off than with a bangand Evil Geniusdoes so, as it opens with the haunting sight of a pizza delivery man forced to rob a bank with a bomb strapped around his neck. This gruesome 2003 robbery-murder shook the small town of Erie, Pennsylvania to its core, and youre sure to be equal parts disturbed and fascinated as you find out the diabolical details of this fascinating case.