The New #1 Movie on Netflix Is a Must-Watch True-Crime Doc Where the Victim’s Family Tries to Catfish the Killer

During our daily Netflix scroll, we couldn’t help but notice that Why Did You Kill Me? is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

The true-crime documentary just premiered earlier this week, and it recently became the number one movie on Netflix’s list of most-watched flicks. (It’s currently ranked ahead of Thunder Force, The Little Rascals, The Stand In, Saving Private Ryan, Legally Blonde and Sniper: Ghost Shooter.)

Why Did You Kill Me? introduces viewers to the case of Crystal Theobald, a 24-year-old mother of two who was tragically murdered in Riverside, California, in 2006. It focuses on her family’s desperate attempt to find the person responsible. To do so, they create a series of fake MySpace accounts in an attempt to catfish the killer into revealing himself.

Based on the official Netflix description, we wouldn’t be surprised if the family’s method is frowned upon by investigators. It reads, “The line between justice and revenge blurs when a devastated family uses social media to track down the person who killed 24-year-old Crystal Theobald.”

The movie was directed by Fredrick Munk (Buena Vista Social Club: Adios). The filmmaker also served as a producer alongside Julian Cautherley (The Crash Reel), John Turner (Terror) and Lucy Walker (Bring Your Own Brigade).

Guess we’ll be putting on our detective hat for this one.

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...