Joe Berlinger is known for his landmark documentaries Brother’s Keeper, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and the Paradise Lost Trilogy. Other notable films include Crude, Under African Skies, and the immensely popular Netflix Original documentaryTony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru.

In 2019, created two Ted Bundy-focused projects simultaneously; the Netflix docuseries Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and the narrative feature film Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, starring Zac Efron and Lily Collins. The Ted Bundy Tapes was named the #1 most popular documentary release of 2019 on the streaming platform and earned Berlinger and his team multiple 2019 Critics Choice Awards nominations, among other honors.

In 2020, Berlinger released a Netflix docuseries about Jeffrey Epstein called Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich. His highly anticipated documentary Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel about the notorious Cecil Hotel and the disappearance of guest Elisa Lam is slated for a February 2021 release on Netflix.