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Top Documentary And True Crime Shows To Watch On Netflix In June 2024

Documentary and true crime series are based on the real-life story of people around the world.

This June 2024 is full of excellent documentaries and true crime series premiering on Netflix, highlighting various personalities’ real-life stories.

Documentary series give facts and information about a subject or actual events.

The idea of documentary as “pertaining to documents” came about at the beginning of the 19th century. Later, it came to mean a factual record of something.

True Crime is a nonfiction literary, podcast, and film genre in which the author examines a crime and details the actions of people associated with and affected by criminal events.

Here is the list of Documentary And True Crime Shows releasing this June 2024 on Netflix.

MoviesReleased Date
How to Rob a BankJune 5, 2024
Nelma Kodama: The Queen of Dirty MoneyJune 6, 2024
Rafa Marquez: El CapitanJune 6, 2024
Tour De France: Unchained, Season 2June 11, 2024
Mysteries of the Terracotta WarriorsJune 12, 2024
Remembering Gene WilderJune 13, 2024
Tell Them You Love MeJune 14, 2024
Outstanding: A Comedy RevolutionJune 18, 2024
Black Barbie: A DocumentaryJune 19, 2024
America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys CheerleadersJune 20, 2024
The Accidental TwinsJune 20, 2024
Worst Roommate Ever, Season 2June 26, 2024

1. How to Rob a Bank

How to Rob a Bank’s running time is 1 hour 26 minutes.
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How to Rob a Bank

The movie is based on the stories of robbers, including Mark Biggins and Steve Meyers.

Genres

Documentary Action Crime
Released DateJune 5, 2024
CastsJeff Bezos, Mark Biggins, Susan Dodd
WriterMaxim Gertler-Jaffe, Stephen Robert Morse, Max Peltz
DirectorStephen Robert Morse, Seth Porges

How to Rob a Bank is a 2024 American heist thriller documentary series whose plot centers around a group of skilled Seattle-based criminals.

The movie explores the story of robbers Mark Biggins and Steve Meyers, men behind 19 bank robberies across Seattle that netted them over $2.3 million.

They appear to explain their tips and tricks and share how they took orders from a guy called Scott Scurlock.

Based on the stories and interviews with family members, it’s clear that Scurluck became a robber because he always wanted to make a lot of money.

Scurlock’s sister says that his family knew something was wrong with him when he stole a car as a teenager to go to the beach.

One of Scurlock’s team members, Biggins, explains how they use a bank customer’s car as a getaway.

After every trail, Scurlock and his team went through the money, holding each bill up to UV light to see if there were any electronic tracers.

Scurlock donated to Earth First from that money, seeing himself as a Robin Hood figure who stole from rich people and gave to needy ones.

2. Nelma Kodama: The Queen of Dirty Money

Nelma Kodama: The Queen of Dirty Money’s running time is 1 hour 34 minutes.
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Nelma Kodama: The Queen Of Dirty Money

The movie is based on the true story of Brazillian businesswoman Nelma Mitsue Penasso Kodama.

Genres

Documentary Crime
Released DateJune 6, 2024
CastsNelma Kodama, Anzu Lawson
DirectorJoão Wainer
WritersN/A

In the documentary series Nelma Kodama: The Queen Of Dirty Money, notorious black-market currency trader Nelma Kodama exposes her role in a significant Brazilian corruption scandal.

Nelma Kodama is a descendant of Italians and Japanese who became famous when she tried to board with 200 thousand euros at Guarulhos airport being arrested in the act by the Federal Police.

Her role as a money changer was revealed in 2006 by Antonio Claramount, Toniho da Barcelona.

In 2015, Nelma got involved with former judge Joao Carlos da Rocha Mattos and his ex-wife, which led to a search and seizure at the home of the former judge’s son on suspicion of involvement with the Kodama gang.

Nelma and another money changer, Raul Srour, from the same criminal group, deposited large volumes of money daily.

Later, after an investigation, Nelma was sentenced to 18 years in prison for currency evasion.

On June 20, 2016, Nelma got bail from prison and was placed under house arrest after signing a plea bargain agreement with the Federal Public Ministry.

3. Rafa Marquez: El Capitan

Rafa Marquez: El Capitan’s running time is 1 hour 22 minutes.
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Rafa Márquez: El capitán

The movie is based on the story of football wins and losses of the head coach, Rafa Marquez.

Genres

Documentary Sport
Released DateJune 6, 2024
CastsRafa Márquez
WriterLeón Krauze
DirectorCarlos Armella

Rafa Márquez: El capitán is a documentary about the current head coach of the Spanish team Barcelona Atletic and the former defender of the Mexican national football team.

A Mexican player known for his commitment on the football pitch explores his career through the camera, alongside statements from his co-workers, friends, and family.

In the documentary series, the Mexican defender recounts his wins and losses in football and beyond, revealing a close look into his dreams, detours, and determination.

It covers his childhood in his native Zamora, Michoacan, and his pain in leaving home for his dream and glory of playing in the club Barcelona.

The series also explores the tragic passing of his father, his mentor and role model, the battle to clear his name in court, and the fateful penalty shot score against Holland in the 2014 World Cup.

Rafa Márquez: El capitán’s trailer was released on May 14, 2014. It features interviews with football legends involved in its making, including Carles Puyo, Xavi, Hernandez, and many more.

4. Tour De France: Unchained, Season 2

Tour De France: Unchained, Season 2 is directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk.
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Tour de France: Unchained Season 2

The movie is based on the journey of teams participating in the world’s challenging Tour de France bike race.

Genres

Documentary Sport
Released DateJune 11, 2024
CastsTadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard
DirectorHwang Dong-hyuk
WritersN/A

Tour de France: Unchained is cycling’s first fly-on-the-wall documentary, produced for Netflix.

Season 1 was released on June 8, 2023, and followed the riders and their teams through the 2022 Tour de France.

It featured 8 of the Tour’s 22 teams in 8 episodes lasting around 40 minutes each.

However, one of the biggest stars of the 2022 Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar, didn’t feature in the series after his team, UAE Team Emirates, opted out of involvement.

He appeared in the first full-length trailer published by Netflix, which confirmed his participation in the Tour de France: Unchained Season 2.

It will mainly feature the rivalry of Pogacar versus Jumbo-Visma’s Jonas Vingegaard, which defined the 2023 Tour and looks set to be the main storyline through the second series of documentaries focused on last year’s race.

5. Mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors

Mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors is set to be released on June 12, 2024.
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Mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors

This documentary unveils new secrets from China’s first emperor’s mausoleum and 8000 pottery soldier guards.

Genres

Documentary
Released DateJune 12, 2024
CastsTadej Pogacar, Jonas Vingegaard
DirectorJames Tovell 
WriterN/A

Mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors is a documentary about the mausoleum of the emperor Qin Shi Huang.

It is a fascinating documentary from the creator of The Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb.

Fifty years after discovering the army of 8,000 terracotta soldiers designed to protect the mausoleum of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, this series dives deep into the still-buried secrets of the unique archaeological site.

Each soldier had unique characteristics and was placed according to rank. Horses, weapons, and other objects were also discovered.

The series will launch on Netflix on June 12, 2024, and offers an in-depth, visually capturing exploration of Qin Shi Huang’s tomb.

6. Remembering Gene Wilder

Remembering Gene Wilder’s running time is 1 hour 32 minutes.
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Remembering Gene Wilder

This documentary is about Gene Wilder’s life, career, and battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Genres

Documentary Biography
Released DateJune 13, 2024
WriterGlenn Kirschbaum
CastsAlan Alda, Mel Brooks, Harry Connick Jr.
DirectorRon Frank

Gene Wilder, an American actor and comedian, holds a special place in many people’s hearts.

His memory is honored in the documentary series Remembering Gene Wilder, scheduled to be released on Netflix on June 13, 2024.

The documentary is directed by Peabody award-winning director Ron Frank, who has worked on other famous documentaries, including 2013’s When Comedy Went to School.

This series will focus on the life and career of the later Gene Wilder. It will use a mixture of recordings from his memoirs, testimonies from his colleagues and friends, and footage to take us inside his life and his battle with Alzheimer’s.

It also contains interviews with big names such as Alan Alda, Mel Brooks, Harry Connick Jr., Carol Kane, Ben Mankiewicz, Erick McCormack, Richard Pryor, and Peter Ostrum.

Remembering Gener Wilder shines a light on an essential performer, writer-director, and all-around gentleman.

7. Tell Them You Love Me

Tell Them You Love Me’s running time is 1 hour 42minutes.
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Tell Them You Love Me

This documentary is about a professor who had a relationship with a nonverbal man with cerebral palsy.

Genres

Documentary
Released DateJune 14, 2024
CastsKate Dulcich, Jerron Herman, Devva Kasnitz
DirectorNick August-Perna
WritersN/A

The documentary series Tell Them You Love Me explores the extraordinary story of Anna Stubblefield, an esteemed university professor who becomes involved in a controversial affair with Derrick Johnson, a non-verbal person.

The relationship and the criminal trial followed in the series would challenge perceptions of disability and the nature of consent.

Anna was a respected academic and a disability rights advocate, whereas Derrick was a 30-year-old man with cerebral palsy who had never spoken a word in his whole life.

However, the documentary shows how Anna started working with Derrick using a highly controversial technique: training him to overcome his physical impairments so that he could type on a keyboard.

Anna falls in love with Derrick, but when the relationship is disclosed to Derrick’s family, Anna becomes caught and charged with forcible intercourse.

Through exclusive footage and interviews with those on both sides of the case, the series explores the story of communication and race.

8. Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution

Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution’s running time is 1 hour 40 minutes.
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Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution

This documentary explores the history of LGBTQ+ stand-up comedy.

Genres

Documentary
Released DateJune 18, 2024
CastsSandra Bernhard, Tig Notaro, Patti Harrison
DirectorPage Hurwitz
WritersPage Hurwitz

Netflix recently released the trailer for Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution, a first-of-its-kind documentary about the history of stand-up comedy in the LGBTQ+ community.

The documentary will follow how LGBT+ standup comedy has been a way for social change over the past 5 decades.

It will combine interviews, standup performances, and archive footage featuring top LGBTQ+ comics, including Lily Tomlin, Sandra Bernhard, Wanda Skyes, Eddie Izzard, Hannah Gadsby, Tog Notaro, and many more.

The series also reveals the strange comedian who helped to change the world, one joke at a time,” a logline for the project reads.

Moreover, the documentary will also feature interviews from historians Dave Holmes, Kate Arthur, Roger Mason, Shar Josell, and Susan Stryker.

Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution will premiere at the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival in the Spotlight section and be released on Netflix immediately afterward.

9. Black Barbie: A Documentary

Black Barbie: A Documentary’s running time is 1 hour 40 minutes.
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Black Barbie: A Documentary

This documentary traces the origin of the first Black Barbie doll.

Genres

Documentary
Released DateJune 19, 2024
CastsBeulah Mae Mitchell, Kitty Black Perkins, Stacey McBride-Irby
DirectorLagueria Davis
WritersLagueria Davis

The documentary series Black Barbie: A Documentary uncovers a hidden, emblematic struggle for representation of Black women and girls.

It will reveal how inclusivity has often only been implemented to generate profits and how that results in the lives of Black women and girls.

The series also explores the rise of the most iconic girl toy brand through the eyes of Davis’ aunt, Beulah Mae Mitchell, who spent over 45 years working at Mattel.

83-year-old aunt, Mitchell, who worked as a toy maker and receptionist, seems to have inspired the doll by asking her boss the simple question, “Why not make a Barbie that looks like me?”

Featuring a different canvas of colors, wonderful interviews, and research, Davis has delivered this insightful documentary.

10. America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders’ running time is 45 minutes.
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America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

This documentary follows the 2023-24 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad, their auditions, and training camp.

Genres

Documentary
Released DateJune 20, 2024
DirectorKelli Finglass
WritersN/A
CastsJudy Trammell

America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will follow the 2023-24 squad from start to finish, which means from their auditions to the team’s early postseason collapse.

The series also features director Kelli Fonglass, Choreographer Judy Trammell, and other squad members who hope to make a team.

While they have made things look effortless on the field, actually, there is a lot of blood, sweat, and tears during the preparation process.

The storytelling of Cheerleader through this documentary will captivate the audience episode after episode, and Netflix is the best platform to showcase it.

The series also shows how the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders have earned their respective places in the audiences’ hearts with their captivating performances.

America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader is set to be released on Netflix on June 20, 2024.

11. The Accidental Twins

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The Accidental Twins

This documentary follows two sets of identical twins switched at birth in Colombia.

Genres

Documentary
Released DateJune 20, 2024
DirectorAlessandro Angulo
WritersAlessandro Angulo
Diego Chalela
CastsN/A

The documentary series The Accidental Twins explores two sets of identical twins who separated at birth and reunited as adults.

It tells the story of two Colombian twin brothers who discovered at age 25 that they were mistakenly raised as fraternal twins when they were not even biological brothers.

An oversight occurred in the hospital; one twin in each pair was switched with a twin in the other pair.

It resulted in two sets of unrelated twins, Jorge and Carlos, raised in the city of Bogota, and William and Wilber, raised in the rural village of La Paz.

Everyone’s identity is revealed when a young woman mistakenly assumes that one of the twins, William, is his real identical twin, Jorge.

Her discovery led to the truth that the alleged twins were not twins at all but rather unrelated individuals who ended up with the wrong families.

However, the series The Accidental Twins will be released on Netflix on June 20, 2024.

12. Worst Roommate Ever Season 2

Worst Roommate Ever is directed by Domini Hofmann and Cynthia Childs.
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Worst Roommate Ever Season 2

This documentary follows two sets of identical twins switched at birth in Colombia.

Genres

Documentary Crime Thriller

The documentary series Worst Roommate Ever returned with four new episoed on Season 2 to explore real-life storeis of roommates.

Worst Roommate Ever quickly became one of the talked series on Netflix when it debuted for the first time on 2022.

After 1st season’s success, the series is expected to feature even more much stories of danger and deception in season 2.

The season 2 features casts including Alex Miller, Susan Miller, Arleen Hairbaedian.

When Alex Miller let Jed Creek rent her room through Craigslist, she had no idea that he was a notorious seria squatterm and that would use his knowledge of tenancy laws to slowly kick out of her own home.

The docuseries is set be released on June 26, 2024 on Netflix.

Conclusion

The review team of The Departurefilms found the documentary series are very inspirational.

Moreover, the casts chosen were very soothing which enhanced the visualization of the series.

The above series will definately motivates viewers from the struggles and achivements of various personalities.

Rohit Maharjan
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