Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey similar

6 Shows To Stream After You’ve Watched ‘Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey’

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A random addition to Netflix has turned into a sensation, with true crime movie Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey leaving people completely horrified.

The Lifetime film was actually released in 2018 but has found a new following after it was added to the streaming platform this month. The movie is based on the real life of Lisa McVey, who was abducted and then raped for 26 hours by serial killer Bobby Joe Long in 1984. McVey escaped, but then became retraumatised when no one believed her story — except for one detective. I watched the film as soon as it dropped last week and while I found it cheesy at times (it is Lifetime after all!), it was still completely enthralling, with Katie Douglas in the role of McVey simply stunning.

If you’ve finished the film and are looking for more crime shows depicting disturbing or real life stories, then stream these TV shows next.

Here a 6 crime shows similar to Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey.

1. Unbelievable


When watching Believe Me, I couldn’t help but think about this series which shares a similarly devastating story of a woman being revictimised by the system that should protect her. Based on the real life experiences of Marie Adler, as told in the book A False Report, Netflix’s Unbelievable tells the story of a college student who was tied up and raped in her apartment. After she shared what happened with the police, she is interrogated and forced to describe the traumatic experience over and over again, so she eventually says that she made the whole thing up.

2. I’ll Be Gone In The Dark


This is a true crime show, but it is so much more than just your typical docuseries. Based on the Michelle McNamara book of the same name, the series follows McNamara’s obsessive quest to find the Golden State Killer, a serial rapist and murderer who terrorised California in the 1970s and 1980s. McNamara tragically passed away just before the killer was arrested, so this docuseries acts as a touching tribute to her life’s work.

3. American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace


This horrifying story makes the first American Crime Story season — which focused on OJ Simpson — look like child’s play. This nine-episode season is deeply disturbing, as it recounts the final days of Gianni Versace, who was brutally murdered by Andrew Cunanan as he left a trail of devastation on a killing spree in 1997.

4. The Sinner


This popular Netflix series has run for three seasons but imho, Season 1 and Season 2 are far superior. The first season focuses on Jessica Biel’s character Cora, who kills a man at the beach for no inexplicable reason. She works with a detective to retrace her history and past traumas, in an effort to find out what triggered her on that fateful day.

5. Mindhunter


If you’re not across this truly groundbreaking show, then get on it ASAP. The series ran for two seasons, with a third season still unconfirmed at this stage. Set in the 1970s and featuring infamous murder cases, Mindhunter recounts the early days of serial killer profiling and the creation of the FBI’s first Behavioral Science Unit.

6. Clarice


If you’ve ever wondered what became of Clarice after The Silence of the Lambs ended, wonder no more. Clarice picks up one year after Buffalo Bill was caught, as the FBI agent returns to the field in 1993. The 12-part series is equally disturbing and gripping.