A Crime to Remember

Watch A Crime to Remember

  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.2  (1,362)

A Crime to Remember is an American true crime television series that aired on Investigation Discovery from 2013 to 2018. The show explores some of the most notorious crimes in history that took place between the 1940s to the 1970s. Each episode brings to life a different case, from the investigations that led to an arrest to the trial and sentencing of the perpetrator.

The show is hosted by Marc A. Hermann, a New York Daily News photographer, who is also a historian and has extensively researched and documented the crimes that are discussed on the show. The late crime writer and true crime enthusiast, Michelle McNamara, also appeared in the show as a guest commentator, providing her own insight and views on the different cases.

The show is unique in its approach, as it not only investigates the crimes but also explores the historical, social, and cultural context of that time period. The cinematography of the show is striking, with each episode capturing the essence of the era through the use of archival footage, interviews with witnesses, and reenactments.

A Crime to Remember covers various crimes, including murders, kidnappings, and robberies. Each episode delves into the investigation, providing audiences with a behind-the-scenes look at the forensic techniques and investigative procedures used by law enforcement in the past.

One of the notable episodes of the show recounts the horrifying murder of Kitty Genovese, a 28-year-old woman who was brutally attacked and stabbed to death outside her Queens, New York, apartment in 1964. Her murder became a national sensation after it was reported that 38 bystanders had witnessed the attack and done nothing to intervene. The episode scrutinizes the investigation, searching for the truth behind the infamous case.

Another episode of the show covers the kidnapping of Adolph Coors III, the heir to the Coors Brewing fortune. In 1960, Coors was kidnapped and held for ransom, and his body was later found in a remote area of Colorado. The episode follows the kidnapping and the subsequent investigation that led to the arrest and conviction of his killer.

The show also highlights the rise of feminist activism in the 1960s and 1970s, exploring how women revolutionized the way in which crimes against women were viewed, investigated, and prosecuted. One episode delves into the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, a Washington DC socialite who was killed in Georgetown in 1964. The episode examines the investigation of the case and the rumored involvement of the CIA.

A Crime to Remember has received critical acclaim for its approach to the true crime genre, with The New York Times calling it "an impressively cinematic show” and The A.V. Club praising it for its “meticulous research and often hauntingly beautiful reenactments." The show's unique blend of storytelling, historical context, and examination of past investigative techniques make it a must-watch for true crime enthusiasts.

Overall, A Crime to Remember is a fascinating look at some of the most compelling and shocking crimes of the mid-twentieth century. With its unique style, insightful commentary, and impressive research, the show invites viewers to revisit these iconic cases and draws attention to how our understanding of crime and punishment has evolved over time.

A Crime to Remember is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (38 episodes). The series first aired on November 12, 2013.

A Crime to Remember
Filter by Source

Do you have Hulu?
What are you waiting for?
Nice! Browse Hulu with Yidio.
Ad Info - This show may not be available on Hulu
Mother's Little Helper
8. Mother's Little Helper
April 7, 2018
After the blood-soaked body of 76 year old Franklin Bradshaw is found behind the counter of his auto-parts store, detectives dig into the strained history of his family and uncover a hotbed of deceit, manipulation and all-consuming greed.
A Woman's Place
7. A Woman's Place
March 31, 2018
On one terrible morning, 10-year-old Leona O'Loughlin doesn't show up for school while her detective father, Leo, falls violently ill. Investigators consider the chilling possibility that someone might be trying to eliminate the entire family.
Black Sheep
6. Black Sheep
March 24, 2018
When the four members of the Mark family are found murdered in their home, police suspect someone close to the family is responsible. The bizarre truth will shake the small town of Cedar Falls and devastate the surviving members of the Mark family.
Beast With A Badge
5. Beast With A Badge
March 17, 2018
A detective struggles to exonerate his friend, a black former cop, from rape allegations pinned on him by the LAPD's all-white brass. He'll navigate entrenched racism, lead a stake-out and employ the magic of Hollywood to ensnare the real predator.
Coffin for Christmas
4. Coffin for Christmas
March 3, 2018
Barbara Mackle, a promising co-ed and real-estate heiress, is kidnapped and buried alive in a coffin-like "capsule." From Washington, D.C., to Miami, local police and the FBI race to find the culprit before Barbara's time underground runs out.
Hearts of Darkness
3. Hearts of Darkness
February 24, 2018
In what became known as "The Crime of The Century," a boy from one of Chicago's wealthiest families is kidnapped and found murdered. The ensuing investigation zeroes in on the wealthy, thrill-seeking college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb.
The Bad Old Days
2. The Bad Old Days
February 17, 2018
The city of Chicago is gripped with terror after three bizarre and savage murders go unsolved. Amidst this public furor, both the police and the local newspapers are desperate to give the people what they want: someone to blame.
Once Upon a Crime
1. Once Upon a Crime
February 10, 2018
The story behind author Truman Capote's classic nn-fiction novel, "In Cold Blood," which details the Clutter family murders in 1959 and the nationwide manhunt that followed for the killers.
Where to Watch A Crime to Remember
A Crime to Remember is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch A Crime to Remember on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV, Investigation Discovery and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 12, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (1,362)