Like for Like – 10 documentary films like Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee

August 27, 2022
M.N. Miller 0
Film, Like For Like, Netflix, News, Streaming Service

This article discusses 10 documentary films like the Netflix’s Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee you must watch and may contain spoilers. 

Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee is currently playing on Netflix. Here is a list of ten films like the Charlie Russell film. Documentaries like these focus on subjects that operated in the shadows committing fraud, murder, unspeakable crimes, and enticing conspiracies. Enjoy!

10 documentary films like Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee

Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. (2022)

Another documentary well that Netflix goes back to repeatedly. Bad Vegan: Fame. Fraud. Fugitives. tells the story of Sarma Melngailis, a raw-vegan restaurateur in New York City beloved by the Hollywood elite. That’s until she met Shane Fox, aka Anthony Strangis. The man defrauded her of almost a two million dollars and ended up in jail for it.

Fyre (2019)

You’d wonder if Fyre was a Jean-Ralphio wet dream. Smith’s film is striking in how social media was used to take advantage of the very vain, while everyone involved, down to the influencers, was part of the con, whether they admit it or not.

The Imposter (2012)

The documentary focuses on a real-life “Esther” without the murder. This exhilarating documentary thriller is a hypnotic and engrossing film about an adult man from France pretending to be the grown version of a 13-year-old boy who disappeared in Texas in 1994.

Mr. Good: Cop or Crook? (2022)

This story of a revered and decorated Norwegian detective, Erik Jensen, is puzzling. He had a spectacular case closure rate and took down some of the biggest drug busts in the history of Norway. However, that’s because he was directly involved in the drug trade and was arrested for profiting from it.

Murder Among the Mormons (2021)

A thrilling and fascinating true crime documentary about a man, Mark Hofmann, who committed fraud and murder by forging “lost” items related to the Latter-day Saint movement.

Our Father (2022)

A Blumhouse true crime documentary that exposed a fertility doctor, Dr. Cline, who inseminated his clients with his samples without his client’s knowledge or consent. Equally enthralling, sickening, and astonishing.

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal (2021)

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal is easily platforming itself as one of the great documentaries this year — it’s audacious, outrageous, and goddamn sensational.” Sound familiar?

Puppet Master: Hunting the Ultimate Conman (2022)

A fascinating true crime tale of Robert Hendy-Freegard, who was masquerading as an MI-5 agent and used the ruse to steal money from his victims for over 20 years.

Tiger King (2020)

I compare Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee to Tiger King, except Joe Exotic, who would act like John McAfee if he had 7 billion dollars.

White Boy Rick (2017)

At the heart of White Boy Rick is a film about a family trying to achieve the American dream by alternative means. Richard Wershe Jr, a teenage drug dealer in Detroit, was taken advantage of by government officials under intense pressure to produce results.

Do you have any other recommendations for documentary films like Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee? Let us know!