- Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)– Netflix
This documentary chronicles the life of Andrew Bagby. A man murdered by his ex-lover Not long after his death, she proceeded to announce that she was pregnant with Andrew’s child. Andrew’s close friend Kurt Kuenne decided to put together a documentary film about Andrew so his son could one day watch it and get to know what his father was like. As time goes on, things slowly begin to grow more apparent and what seems like a huge tragedy escalates into an even bigger one. You can watch Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father on Netflix.
- The Woman Who Wasn’t There (2012)– CBC
Alicia Esteve Head is a woman claiming to be a survivor of the September 11th 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. She states that she was on the 78th floor of the South Tower, making her one of the nineteen people that survived at/or above the point of theimpact of the plane. She proceeded to join the Survivors Network Support group and eventually become the president of the aforementioned group. She was mentioned in many reports about the 9/11 and was widely respected for her story of courage…That is until people started to realize that aspects of the story weren’t adding up. You can watch The Woman Who Wasn’t There for a limited time on CBC
- Life with Murder (2010) – Netflix
In 1998, 18-year-old Jennifer Jenkins was found murdered in her basement. The main suspect was her own brother. Their parents now had to face the reality that both their children would be cruelly stolen from them. They refused to accept this and instead chose to stand by their son’s side during the trial. Claiming vehemently that he was innocent, even when all the evidence pointed towards him. You can watch Life With Murder on Netflix.
- The Imposter (2012)– Netflix
I’ve saved the best for last, this may hands down be the best documentary I have ever had the fortune of watching, and the first one my mind would jump to if I were to recommend a documentary to people. The Imposter follows Frédéric Bourdin, a Spaniard thatclaims to be a 16-year-old American boy (‘Nick’ Barclay) who had been missing for 3 years. Unbelievably so, the police and Nicholas Barclays family believed that Frédéric was telling the truth. They send Nick’s sister to get him from Spain. If it seems like the story smells a bit fishy, they only get stranger from there. You can watch The Imposter on Netflix.