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Mommy Dead and Dearest
For fans of: true crime documentariesMommy Dead and Dearest is a 2017 documentary film directed by Erin Lee Carr. In this documentary, the murder of Dee Dee Blancharde by her daughter Gypsy Rose is explored, as well as the circumstances leading up to the event.... more
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For fans of: drama series based on a true crime storyUnbelievable (Netflix, 2019) is an American drama miniseries created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman, and Michael Chabon, based on the 2015 news article by T. Christian Miller and Ken Armstrong. After a teenage girl (Kaitlyn Dever) is charged with lying about sexual assault, a similar case arises that prompts two detectives (Toni Collette and Merritt Wever) to dig for the truth.... more
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For fans of: drama series based on a true crime storyThe Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX, 2018) is the second season of the FX true crime anthology television series American Crime Story. Based on the book by Maureen Orth, the second season explores the murder of designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) by serial killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss).... more
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For fans of: drama series based on a true crime storyThe People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX, 2016) is the first season of the FX true crime anthology television series American Crime Story. Based on the book by Jeffrey Toobin, the first season explores the infamous O. J. Simpson (Cuba Gooding Jr.) murder case.... more