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The Best Current True Crime Series

Updated December 16, 2020 576 votes 92 voters 4.6k views43 items

List RulesVote up your favorite true crime series that are currently airing new episodes on TV or a streaming service.

Among every genre of TV shows, there is just something about true crime series that make for the perfect binge watch. Whether you have heard of the case in question before, you will find yourself encapsulated by these shows that string you along from one episode to the next, each one ending in a cliffhanger. You watch, hoping to solve the mystery before the narrator gets there. The time just flies by as you watch some of the best current true crime shows. Can you figure out who the true culprit is?

One of the most riveting true crime shows to come on the air recently was The Act, which aired on Hulu in 2019. The show follows what led Gypsy Blanchard to take her own mother's life. The show was met with critical acclaim and shined a light on what led to the events that transpired on that fateful day in 2015. Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes is another chilling show about another dark chapter in the American midwest. The show strings together interviews with people who knew Bundy and helps show how he committed such heinous acts.

This list contains the best current true crime television series that had new episodes air in 2019. Which ones have you binged?

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  • Homicide Hunter1
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    11

    Homicide Hunter

    Josh Casaubon, Joe Kenda

    Premiered2011

    Homicide Hunter is an American documentary television series showcasing the career of retired...  more
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  • The First 482
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    5

    The First 48

    Dion Graham, Caroline Mason

    Premiered2004

    The First 48 (A&E, 2004) is an American documentary television series that offers an insider's...  more
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  • Cold Justice3
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    14

    Cold Justice

    Kelly Siegler, Yolanda McClary

    Premiered2013

    Cold Justice (TNT, 2013) is an American unscripted true crime television series produced by...  more
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  • The Act4
    27
    8

    The Act

    Patricia Arquette, Joey King

    PremieredHulu

    The Act (Hulu, 2019) is an American true crime anthology drama web television series. A girl's...  more
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  • Nightmare Next Door5
    22
    4

    Nightmare Next Door

    Greg Diefenbach, James Davenjay

    Premiered2011

    Nightmare Next Door (Investigation Discovery, 2011) is an American true crime documentary...  more
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  • Snapped6
    22
    5

    Snapped

    Laura San Giacomo

    Premiered2004

    Snapped is a British narrated American true crime television series that airs on the Oxygen...  more
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  • 20/207
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    4

    20/20

    Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir

    Premiered1978

    20/20 is an American television newsmagazine that has been broadcast on ABC since June 6,...  more
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  • Making a Murderer8
    26
    11

    Making a Murderer

    Steven Avery, Brendan Dassey
    Making a Murderer (Netflix, 2015) is a crime documentary series written and directed by Laura...  more
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  • Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes9
    Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Netflix, 2019) is an American four-part...  more
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  • Evil Genius: the True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist10
    Evil Genius is a 2018 crime docuseries directed by Trey Borzillieri and Barbara Schroeder. The...  more
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  • Dateline NBC11
    22
    8

    Dateline NBC

    Lester Holt, Ann Curry

    Premiered1992

    Dateline NBC, or simply Dateline, is a weekly American television newsmagazine/reality legal...  more
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  • Disappeared12
    15
    2

    Disappeared

    Christopher Crutchfield Walker, Kiff VandenHeuvel
    Disappeared is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery which...  more
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  • True Crime with Aphrodite Jones13
    12
    4

    True Crime with Aphrodite Jones

    Aphrodite Jones, Randy Thomas

    Premiered2010

    True Crime with Aphrodite Jones is an American documentary television series airing on...  more
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  • Serial Killer: Devil Unchained14
    11
    2

    Serial Killer: Devil Unchained

    Maria Awes, John Douglas

    Premiered2019

    Serial Killer: Devil Unchained (Investigation Discovery, 2019) is an American true crime...  more
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  • Murder Mountain15
    Murder Mountain (Netflix, 2018) is an American true crime documentary television miniseries....  more
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  • Your Worst Nightmare16
    8
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    Your Worst Nightmare

    Eric Abraham, Clark Sarullo

    Premiered2014

    Your Worst Nightmare (Investigation Discovery, 2014) is an American true crime documentary...  more
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  • Deadly Women17
    12
    5

    Deadly Women

    Lynnanne Zager

    Premiered2005

    Deadly Women is a television series first aired in 2005 on the Discovery Channel, focusing on...  more
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  • The Innocent Man18
    The Innocent Man (Netflix, 2018) is an American true crime documentary television series based...  more
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  • For Life19
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    For Life

    Nicholas Pinnock, Indira Varma

    Premiered2020

    For Life (ABC, 2020) is an American legal drama television series created by Hank Steinberg....  more
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  • Wrong Man20
    5
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    Wrong Man

    Joe Berlinger

    Premiered2018

    Wrong Man (Starz, 2018) is an American documentary crime television series. A team of esteemed...  more
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  • Don't F**k with Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer21

    Premiered2019

    Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting An Internet Killer (Netflix, 2019) is an American true crime...  more
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  • The Devil Next Door22
    8
    2

    The Devil Next Door

    Eli Gabay, Eli Rosenbaum

    Premiered2019

    The Devil Next Door (Netflix, 2019) is an American documentary television series. A Cleveland...  more
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  • Interrogation23
    5
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    Interrogation

    Kyle Gallner, Kodi Smit-McPhee

    Premiered2020

    Interrogation (CBS All Access, 2020) is an American true crime drama television series,...  more
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  • Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich24

    Premiered2020

    Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (Netflix, 2020) is a crime documentary miniseries based on the...  more
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  • The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park25

    Premiered2019

    The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park is an American documentary television miniseries. The...  more
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