New documentaries & true crime June 2024: Netflix, Hulu, Prime & more

Daisy Phillipson
Jim Jones, Anna Stubblefield, and Sherri Papini

From a deep dive into the Jonestown massacre to a new series on the Sherri Papini hoax, here’s your guide to the new true crime and documentaries hitting Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, Max, and more in June 2024.

There have been some poignant entries to the true crime genre in 2024 so far. The Jinx Season 2 has dominated the documentary scene in recent weeks, with new revelations about Robert “Bob” Durst and the company he kept over the years.

Following on from Investigation Discovery’s Quiet on Set, the network released Fallen Idols, a docu-series on the allegations against Nick Carter and issues within the Carter family.

While Netflix continues to be the best streaming service for true crime, all platforms have something unique to offer, with plenty of real-life stories and shows making their streaming debut. So, here’s a rundown of all the new documentaries and true crime shows to mark in your calendar.

Top documentary and true crime picks for June 2024

Tell Them You Love Me (Netflix) — June 14 

This Sky Original documentary is finally set to stream in the US. Directed by Nick August-Perna and produced by Louis Theroux under his Mindhouse banner, Tell Them You Love Me is a truly disturbing tale involving a controversial affair between white professor Anna Stubblefield and a non-verbal Black student, Derrick Johnson. The film touches upon numerous issues such as consent, gender, disability, and race. 

Cult Massacre: One Day in Jonestown (Hulu) — June 17 

Ever heard of the term ‘drinking the Kool-aid’? It originated from the Jonestown massacre, the 1978 mass murder-suicide of the Peoples Temple cult at the instruction of their leader, Jim Jones. As one of the most notorious cult cases in US history, Hulu and Nat Geo’s new docu-series is set to delve into the group’s descent with rare archival footage as well as interviews from witnesses and survivors. 

Slave Play. Not A Movie. A Play. (Max) — June 20 

Image of Jeremy O. Harris

Deep dive into Jeremy O. Harris’s award-winning 2018 Slave Play, examining his creative process as a playwright and the development of his groundbreaking stage production. The play itself centers on three interracial couples who go through “Antebellum Sexual Performance Therapy,” as the Black partners no longer feel sexually attracted to their white significant others. As well as unrivaled access into Harris’s work, it celebrates his creative devotion to pushing the boundaries.

Perfect Wife: The Mysterious Disappearance of Sherri Papini (Hulu) — June 20 

Image of Sherri Papini

Move over Tinder Swindler, as it’s time to delve into the world of Sherri Papini once more. If you’re a true crime fan, chances are you’re well aware of the intricacies of this case, which unfolded in 2016 when Papini seemingly went missing. Three weeks later, she was “set free” by her captors, who she claimed in early police interviews were “two Hispanic women.” However, as new details emerged, detectives noticed holes in her story, only to discover that she had faked the whole thing. Her deceitful and problematic actions landed her in prison, and is the subject of Hulu’s upcoming docu-series. 

Worst Roommate Ever, Season 2 (Netflix) — June 26

We’ve all had a bad roommate experience at one point or another, but perhaps none were quite so bad as those detailed in Netflix’s Worst Roommate Ever. Each episode of the anthology docu-series examined a different case of tenants whose shocking and sometimes violent actions turned the lives of their victims into living nightmares. This month, the streaming service is bringing the show back for Season 2. 

New documentaries and true crime on Netflix in June 2024

Still from Nelma Kodama: The Queen of Dirty Money
Nelma Kodama tells all in a new Netflix doc this month

Here are all the documentary series and films hitting Netflix in June 2024:

June 5

  • How to Rob a Bank

June 6

  • Nelma Kodama: The Queen of Dirty Money
  • Rafa Marquez: El Capitan

June 11

  • Tour De France: Unchained, Season 2

June 12

  • Mysteries of the Terracotta Warriors

June 13

  • Remembering Gene Wilder

June 14

  • Tell Them You Love Me

June 18

  • Outstanding: A Comedy Revolution

June 19

  • Black Barbie: A Documentary

June 20

  • America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Season 1
  • The Accidental Twins

June 26

  • Worst Roommate Ever, Season 2

New documentaries and true crime on Max in June 2024

Taylor Swift on stage
A two-part docu-series will examine the feud between Taylor Swift and Scooter Braun

Here are all the documentary series and films hitting Max in June 2024:

June 2

  • Ren Faire, Season 1

June 3

  • Deadly Influence: The Social Media Murders, Season 1 Episode 1

June 10

  • Deadly Influence: The Social Media Murders, Season 1 Episode 2
  • Six Schizophrenic Brothers, Season 1

June 16

  • American Monster, Season 12 Episode 1

June 17

  • Deadly Influence: The Social Media Murders, Season 1 Episode 3

June 18

  • Here To Climb
  • How It Really Happened, Season 8

June 19

  • Crimes Gone Viral, Season 5

June 20

  • Slave Play. Not A Movie. A Play.

June 21

  • Taylor Swift vs. Scooter Braun: Bad Blood, Season 1

June 22

  • Stevie Van Zandt: Disciple

June 23

  • American Monster, Season 12 Episode 2

June 24

  • Deadly Influence: The Social Media Murders, Season 1 Episode 4

June 25

  • One South: Portrait Of A Psych Unit, Season 1

June 30

  • American Monster, Season 12 Episode 3

New documentaries and true crime on Amazon Prime Video in June 2024

Roger Federer
Roger Federer’s epic pro tennis career is the focus of a new doc

Here are all the documentary series and films hitting Amazon Prime Video in June 2024:

June 18

  • Power of the Dream

June 20 

  • Federer: Twelve Final Days

June 25

  • I Am: Celine Dion

New documentaries and true crime on Hulu in June 2024

Demi Moore image shown in BRATS trailer
Learn more about the Brat Pack in Hulu’s BRATS

Here are all the documentary series and films hitting Hulu in June 2024:

June 3

  • World Eats: Bread, Season 1

June 4

  • Erased: WWII Heroes of Color, Season 1
  • The Real Red Tails

June 8

  • Protecting Paradise: The Story of Niue

June 13

  • BRATS

June 17

  • Cult Massacre: One Day in Jonestown, Season 1

June 20

  • Perfect Wife: The Mysterious Disappearance of Sherri Papini, Season 1

June 24

  • Breakin’ On The One

June 25

  • Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge

New documentaries and true crime on Disney Plus in June 2024

Still from Erased: WWII Heroes of Color
Learn more about the largely untold stories of WWII Heroes of Color

Here are all the documentary series and films hitting Disney Plus in June 2024:

June 3

  • World Eats: Bread, Season 1

June 4

  • Erased: WWII Heroes of Color, Season 1

June 8

  • Protecting Paradise: The Story of Niue

New documentaries & true crime on Paramount Plus in June 2024

Eminem in How Music Got Free
Eminem and LeBron James produce How Music Got Free

Here are all the documentary series and films hitting Paramount Plus in June 2024:

June 4

  • Let the Canary Sing

June 11

  • How Music Got Free, Season 1

June 18

  • Chopper Cops, Season 1

New documentaries & true crime on Peacock in June 2024

Still from the Summer Qamp trailer
Summer Qamp is making its US streaming debut on Peacock

Here are all the documentary series and films hitting Peacock in June 2024:

June 4

  • Kill or Be Killed, Season 1

June 6

  • Queer Planet

June 7

  • Summer Qamp

June 25

  • TikTok Murders
  • Walt Disney: Behind the Magic

That’s all the new documentaries and true crime coming to streaming in June 2024. You can check out our roundup of new movies streaming this month, and look at the TV shows to watch this month. Or, read about 50 Cent’s P Diddy documentary, how to watch the Burning Sun documentary in the US, and whether Ashley Madison’s Sam and Nia Rader are still together.

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