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OSINT films & docu's

Are you looking for OSINT movies? In the overview below you will find various films and documentaries that relate to the topics Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT), Privacy, Hacking and Crime.

The Idaho Murders: Trial by TikTok

In this BBC documentary, “true crime sleuths” investigate the unsolved murder of three murdered students from Idaho. This documentary shows that a thorough OSINT investigation is important. If an investigation is not carried out properly, it can have adverse consequences.

Idaho Murders

Don’t F**k With Cats

A film available on Netflix: The gruesome videos of a deranged criminal lead a group of amateur web detectives into a dangerous manhunt that leads them to a dark underworld.

Dont fuck with cats

Reddit Ruined Their Lives: The Innocent Victims Of Internet Justice

This YouTube episode explores the lives of Redditters – Users of the Reddit platform – whose lives changed after researching internet mysteries and crime.

Reddit Ruined Their Lives The Innocent Victims Of Internet Justice

The Most Hated Man on the Internet

This is a compelling three-part Netflix docuseries that explores the story of Hunter Moore and his website “Is Anyone Up?”, a pornographic site featuring stolen and hacked photos, and the struggle to take it offline.

The most hated man on the internet

Bellingcat — Truth in a Post-Truth World

Truth in a Post-Truth World is a 2018 documentary that examines Bellingcat’s investigative journalism work. In the film you see how Bellingcat tries to find out the truth with the help of open source intelligence. The power of public information in today’s media world is central.

Truth in a post-truth world

The Great Hack

This is a documentary that can be seen on Netflix. The film examines the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the impact of data misuse, in this case on the US presidential election. The role of social media comes to the fore in this documentary.

The Great Hack


After his daughter goes missing, her father dives into her laptop looking for clues. Various OSINT techniques are discussed. This film cannot be seen on Netflix, but can be found on Youtube or Amazon Prime.



From the creators of ‘Searching’, ‘Missing’ has now also been released. In Missing, Grace’s mother disappears without a trace. Grace gets no help from the government in her search, so she takes a more creative approach and uses the latest technologies to find her mother. You can also watch this on Youtube or Amazon Prime.


Why Did You Kill Me?

This true crime documentary can be seen on Netflix. The documentary is about the family tracking down the people who murdered 24-year-old Crystal Theobald on social media. They use social media and other online investigative techniques to approach potential suspects and collect information that can help solve the case.

Why did you kill me

The Tinder Swindler

This Netflix series is about the Tinder Swindler, an online scam artist posing as a wealthy jet-setter and diamond trader. His victims, who have been cheated of millions in money, are now looking for revenge.

The Tinder Swindler

Roll red roll

This is a 2018 documentary film, centering on the case of a rape that took place in 2012. The film examines how people reacted to the crime, while taking a critical look at the role of social media in exposing and spreading information about the case.

Roll red roll

The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel

This is a documentary series about the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Elisa Lam, a Canadian student who stayed at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles in 2013.

The Vanishing at Cecil Hotel

Cyber Hell: exposing an internet horror

This documentary tells the story of the ‘Nth Room’, a criminal network full of sex crimes that was able to exist because of anonymity. Women and girls were forced to upload explicit material of their own. The documentary is about the hunt for the operators.

Cyber Hell exposing an internet horror

Cicada 3301: Hacker’s Quest

Deze film gaat over een online treasure hunt die zich afspeelt op het Darkweb. De film is te zien op Amazon Prime.

Cicada 3301 Hacker’s Quest

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

This is a movie that follows the story of a hacker and a journalist who work together to track down a missing woman. A lot of OSINT comes back in the film. The movie can be seen on Amazon Prime.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Ik weet je wachtwoord (Dutch)

Journalist Daniël Verlaan takes you into the secrets of the dark web in this Dutch spoken documentary. The documentary can be seen on Videoland.

Ik weet je wachtwoord

How to sell drugs online (fast)

This series can be seen on Netflix, in which we follow the story of a teenager who sets up a successful online drug business (via the Dark Web) with his best friend. The series is based on true events and gives a glimpse into the rise of online drug trafficking, but is mainly a comedy with a satirical view of the online world.

How to sell drugs online (fast)

I Solved The Disappearence of My Dad’s Best Friend

This short documentary can be seen on Youtube and is about Aria who goes looking for a missing friend of her father. OSINT plays a role in this search.


I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

This is a six-part documentary series that investigates the story of the Golden State Killer, a notorious serial killer. The series follows the investigation of true crime writer McNamara, as she teams up with other detectives to uncover the truth.

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

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