The BEST Investigation Discovery Shows

The top 23 shows on Investigation Discovery

Murder Calls

#1 - Murder Calls

Investigation Discovery's true-crime storytelling is often rooted in its award-winning visuals, but it's audio from actual 911 calls that sets the tone in Murder Calls. Each hour-long episode tracks a criminal investigation in which detectives must decipher the contents and subtext of an emergency call. As the case moves forward, the 911 audio ultimately leads investigators to the truth.

star 8.52
86 votes
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Your Worst Nightmare

#2 - Your Worst Nightmare

Nothing is what it seems. For these victims, something or someone evil is lurking in the shadows. YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE presents spine-tingling stories and delivers true-crime thrillers in a cinematic style.

star 8.40
117 votes
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Evil Lives Here

#3 - Evil Lives Here

Each hour-long episode of this chilling psychological drama tells the harrowing, firsthand stories of living with a person who became a killer. Viewers will be put in the shoes of the loved one, who lived through this incredible experience —from first noticing that something is amiss, to interpreting all of the puzzling signs and clues, to eventually coming face-to-face with the horrible truth: that the person they loved, the person they trusted, has a very dark side.

star 8.30
147 votes
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Real Detective

#4 - Real Detective

With narrative driven exclusively by the detectives themselves, each episode ventures deep into the mind of a homicide detective as they describe in vivid detail the one case forever ingrained in their memory.

star 8.08
100 votes
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People Magazine Investigates

#5 - People Magazine Investigates

Investigation Discovery and People magazine partner to re-examine some of the most high profile crime cases in recent history. The one-hour series brings viewers tales of betrayal, buried secrets and unsung heroes, ripped from the pages of one of the nation's top weekly magazines. These stories transcended news and became part of pop culture, revealing shocking twists, new evidence, and unexpected resolutions. Interlaced within every episode are exclusive interviews with People's journalists, archival footage, re-creations, and firsthand accounts by those closest to the investigations.

star 8.07
58 votes
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Murder Chose Me

#6 - Murder Chose Me

Rod Demery's destiny was sealed at the age of 3. That's when his mother was murdered, and Demery would come to realize that he wanted to protect people who couldn't protect themselves. He did so by serving for 14 years as a Shreveport, La., homicide detective, working on more than 250 cases and solving each of the 60-plus investigations on which he was lead detective. In ``Murder Chose Me,'' Demery reflects on his stellar career, guiding viewers through first-person storytelling that weaves his uniquely tragic personal connection to the story of each homicide he solved.

star 8.03
87 votes
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Obsession: Dark Desires

#7 - Obsession: Dark Desires

Obsessions form in all different kinds of ways. It could be a date, an interview, or even just a passing on the street. In this bone-chilling series they will show real life stories of obsession told by the victims.

star 7.93
31 votes
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A Crime to Remember

#8 - A Crime to Remember

Styles may change, but murder lasts forever. Step into the past and unravel the intricacies of real-life murder cases of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Set against the backdrop of Studebakers, fedoras, and three-martini lunches, these stories of truly mad men and women reveal complicated relationships where thwarted dreams and repressed passions led to terrible crimes. This series inaugurates a new high-end cinematic style, using the visual grammar of movies to bring the era to life. To properly illustrate each time period, the series stays true to the fashion and styles while highlighting the cultural taboos and social norms that informed each case.

star 7.91
204 votes
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The Murder Tapes

#9 - The Murder Tapes

Incorporating bodycam footage from the initial crime scene, surveillance video, and interrogation room recordings, homicide investigations unfold through dramatic real video footage providing an up-close perspective on homicide investigations.

star 7.88
36 votes
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Web of Lies

#10 - Web of Lies

In the online world, you never really know who you're talking to. This series reveals stories of deception and homicide triggered by online interactions. From the black widow wives hiding behind alter-egos to jilted lovers stalking their exes, from obsessive lovers enacting their disturbing fantasies to shocking tales of kidnap, violence and deception - each episode follows stories with jaw-dropping twists and turns as the web of lies is revealed.

star 7.88
173 votes
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See No Evil (2015)

#11 - See No Evil (2015)

Living in a surveillance society, much of our lives are caught on camera – and what turns up on tape is shocking. This show tells modern mysteries from a new perspective, using real surveillance footage. Each episode features incredible stories where video footage helps to solve a crime.

star 7.79
172 votes
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Dead Silent

#12 - Dead Silent

A snap of a twig. A rustling leaf. In the woods, myth, urban legend, and horror collide with real-life killers. Transporting viewers into a vortex of dark mystery and psychological terror, each episode tells the true story of a crime set in a desolate location.

star 7.57
28 votes
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Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

#13 - Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

Homicide Hunter is a non-fiction investigative series of murder cases told through the personal experience of retired detective, Lieutenant Joe Kenda. With his personal interviews and compelling storytelling style, Kenda captivates us with the details of a different investigation each week, beginning from when he got the homicide call to when the case was closed. Unlike many true-crime shows, this series delivers the realities of the emotional and psychological effects of a murder on the investigator. Set in Colorado, a state known for its suburban lifestyle, these murders are all the more compelling because they are stories of homicide that can happen to anybody.

star 7.55
407 votes
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On the Case with Paula Zahn

#14 - On the Case with Paula Zahn

Led by Emmy Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, ON THE CASE features in-depth interviews and original reporting that go beyond the headlines in search of fascinating mysteries from within our nation's justice system. Each episode is highlighted by Zahn's riveting exclusive interviews, which draw out different viewpoints from the people personally connected to tragedies that rocked their local community and the investigations that attempted to piece together the truth.

star 7.31
111 votes
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American Monster

#15 - American Monster

If you looked into the eyes of a killer, would you know? In American Monster, you find out. For the first time, viewers get closer than ever to some of America's most shocking and surprising crimes. Filled with never-before-seen footage of these devils in disguise, from home movie shots of them playing with their kids to musical performances at high school, from the church cook-out to the wedding video, American Monster interweaves twisting-turning stories of astonishing crimes, with 'behind-the-scenes' footage of killers at their seemingly most innocent.

star 7.20
41 votes
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Nightmare Next Door

#16 - Nightmare Next Door

"Nightmare Next Door" tells the tales of mysterious murders that rocked small-town America. Each hour brings you a new murder mystery and a new look into the evil that can lurk in the heart and soul of a tight-knit community. Interviews with investigators, prosecutors, family members and neighbors piece together the twisting tale of a classic whodunit.

star 7.15
178 votes
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Unusual Suspects

#17 - Unusual Suspects

THE UNLIKELY CRIMINAL IS EXPOSED - The All-American boy next door. A church-going grandmother. A devoted brother. They were respected role models and trusted members of their community - until the day each of them was charged with a shocking crime. The series shines a light on some UNUSUAL SUSPECTS, showing that even the nicest neighbor can have a sinister side. From vengeful family members to a corrupt officer patrolling the roads, UNUSUAL SUSPECTS profiles those you would least expect to be capable of committing such dark deeds. Each one-hour episode of UNUSUAL SUSPECTS showcases some of the most baffling and challenging cases in contemporary law enforcement, and commends the unwavering investigations that led to the arrest of these unlikely culprits. Featuring in-depth interviews from some of America's top investigative forces, viewers find out how these illusive offenders evaded justice for years, and how persistent police work and a passion for justice ultimately got them caught.

star 6.82
121 votes
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Deadly Women

#18 - Deadly Women

Female murderers are often times more horrifying and intriguing than their male counterparts. Their worlds are often defined by obsession, greed, and revenge. Deadly Women fuses bone-chilling story-telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history's most alluring female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past; killers and their victims are brought to life by elaborate dramatized reconstructions. The program will span four centuries and seven countries to explore the makings of these deadly women. Candice DeLong, a former FBI agent and profiler, and Dr. Janis Amatuzio, a forensic pathologist will also join the program to give a deeper insight into the crimes and the women who commit them.

star 6.82
178 votes
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Swamp Murders

#19 - Swamp Murders

Across the Deep South, heat, humidity and darn good hiding places provide a perfect backdrop for dark, despicable deeds. Murky waters take secrets to the grave in SWAMP MURDERS when bogs, bayous and decrepit docks surrounded by a tangle of marshland and moss-covered trees set the scene for mucky murder. From the swampy bayou of Louisiana to the Great Lake o' the Cherokees in Oklahoma and even rivers and lakes in Georgia, Texas, and Florida, SWAMP MURDERS proves that even muddied waters eventually bring secrets to the surface.Hot, humid swamps make great hiding places - for bodies that is. In Investigation Discovery's newest series, moss-covered trees, dead-end trails, creaky docks and mangrove forests are the ominous backdrops for the murkiest of mysteries in SWAMP MURDERS.

star 6.67
79 votes
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Disappeared

#20 - Disappeared

A person suddenly and unexpectedly disappears; no trace, no clues, nothing but the lingering mystery they leave behind. According to the FBI's National Crime Information Center, there are now 110,484 active missing persons cases in the U.S., 53% are juveniles under the age of 18. Most of us have heard of the high-profile cases, such as Natalee Holloway, Stacey Peterson, and Chandra Levy. But have you ever heard of Mae Catherine Rocker, Alexis Peterson or Thomas Jay Kerr? Probably not. They are just a few of the hundreds of thousands of people in this country who one day, simply Disappeared. Most missing person's stories have never been told...until now. Disappeared is an exciting series that investigates the disappearance of these victims, who are here one minute, gone the next. Each episode focuses on one victim's story, as told through the perspectives and actual voices of their closest friends and family and the investigators trying to solve the case. Through interviews with family, friends, police, and searchers, each episode recounts the actions, thoughts, circumstances and motivations that led to each person's disappearance. Experience the victim's final hours until they vanished. Watch interviews with experts, from psychologists to forensic specialists to psychics, who will offer new insights into what may have happened in each case, whether the person was a victim of foul play or a runaway. Disappeared will take you inside the world of the missing, where a person can vanish without a trace, investigators race against the clock to solve a mystery, and the victim's anguished family and friends are left to wonder what in the world could have happened.

star 6.49
151 votes
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I (Almost) Got Away With It

#21 - I (Almost) Got Away With It

For these perpetrators, their stories may be different, but their motives are always the same: to stay out of prison. The people profiled in this series evaded justice for years, sometimes decades, by using their families, fake identification and even violence to avoid capture. Learn what pushed these individuals to their crimes, how they stayed one step ahead of the police and managed to evade the law -- at least for a while.

star 6.44
123 votes
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Evil Kin

#22 - Evil Kin

It's amazing the things that you can inherit from your family gene pool: blue eyes, a beautiful smile, a winning personality. But what about your family's less desirable traits? A grandfather's talent for swindling, an aunt's knack for aggravated assault or even a father's flair for murder.... can you actually inherit evil from your family tree? Evil Kin begs this question as well as whether psychopathic behavior is pre-programmed. From siblings who conspire to kill their parents, to three brothers who grow up independently to become a serial killer, a rapist and a mercenary, Evil Kin follows true-crime mysteries surrounding bone-chilling cases that prove blood is always thicker than water.

star 6.32
101 votes
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Murder Comes to Town

#23 - Murder Comes to Town

A sudden, brutal murder will traumatize any community, but when it strikes in a small close-knit town, the effect is devastating. From the rural backwaters of Appalachia to the lonely desert climes of the southwest, MURDER COMES TO TOWN uncovers the shocking murder mysteries that haunt small town America and the dark secrets that lie just beneath the surface of even the most idyllic community. Following the first person accounts of investigators and townsfolk, each hour-long episode unravels the wild rumors and terrifying truths behind an unthinkable crime and the dark legacy it leaves behind. Illustrated through moody, cinematic recreations, MURDER COMES TO TOWN follows police as they put together each clue and attempt to bring the perpetrator to justice

star 6.23
86 votes
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