9 Criminal Minds Episodes Inspired by True Crimes

There is no shortage of criminal dramas these days, but only the ones that are truly exceptional and innovative are meant to endure. One such show is Criminal Minds, which follows a rather straightforward formula: numerous episodes draw inspiration from actual events involving real-life killers.

It is commonly understood that while fiction can be unsettling, the mindset of an individual suffering from mental illness is far more chilling.


David Koresh (Minimal Loss S04E03)


Throughout all 15 seasons, some of the most atrocious crimes, unhinged serial killers, and otherwise freaky cases have been witnessed in Criminal Minds.

Now, let's explore the best episodes this show has to offer.