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The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020 

Erin Maxwell
Updated February 5, 2020 · 11:50am PST 205 votes 67 voters 1.7k views 16 items

List Rules Vote up the true crime movies and tv shows you'd recommend to a friend.

A look at the misdeeds of a former footballer, the story of a man who used a bulldozer to level a town, and one man's fight against the opioid epidemic. Here is a look at new true crime docs and features. 

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Killer Inside: The Mind ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

Netflix

Recently released

"Via interviews with friends, players and insiders, this docuseries examines how Aaron Hernandez went from an NFL star to convicted killer."

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Don't F**k with Cats: Hu... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

Netflix

Recently released

"When a video is posted online of a mysterious man killing two kittens, internet users across the world leap into action to find the perpetrator. Encouraged by the attention he's receiving, the killer continues posting ever more disturbing videos, eventually crossing into murder."

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The Devil Next Door is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

Netflix

Recently released

"A Cleveland grandfather is brought to trial in Israel, accused of being the infamous Nazi death camp guard known as Ivan the Terrible."

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Ted Bundy: Falling for a... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

Amazon Prime

Available Jan. 30, 2020

"After years of silence, Ted Bundy’s long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall, her daughter Molly, and other survivors come forward for the first time in a docuseries that reframes Bundy’s crimes from a female perspective. The series reveals how Bundy’s pathological hatred of women collided with the culture wars and feminist movement of the 1970s in one of the most infamous crime stories of our time."

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The Pharmacist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

Netflix

Available Feb. 5, 2020

"A small town pharmacist stakes a mission to save his community long before the opioid epidemic gains nationwide attention."

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McMillions is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

HBO

Available Feb. 3, 2020

"From Executive Producer Mark Wahlberg, the HBO documentary series McMillion$ takes a look into the con that allowed one man to rig the results of McDonald’s popular Monopoly game for an entire decade."

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Who Killed Malcolm X? is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

Available February 7, 2020

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Smiley Face Killers: The... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

Oxygen

Available Jan. 26, 2020

"Mothers of Todd Geib and Lucas Homan, potential victims of the Smiley Face Killer, discuss their desire for closure and justice for their sons. Watch episodes of Smiley Face Killers: The Hunt For Justice, only on Oxygen."

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True Justice: Bryan Stev... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020
True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

HBO

Recently released

"From Emmy winners Peter, George and Teddy Kunhardt (“King in the Wilderness,” “John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls”), this feature documentary follows Bryan Stevenson – lawyer and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative – through his experiences as a capital defense attorney and advocate for community-based reform. As a young lawyer in the 1980s, Stevenson witnessed firsthand how courts unfairly applied the death penalty based on race and the Supreme Court ultimately declared that racial bias in the administration of the death penalty was “inevitable.” 

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After Parkland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020
After Parkland

In theaters

Available Feb. 12, 2020

"In the days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018 that killed 17 people and launched a nationwide student movement, filmmakers Emily Taguchi and Jake Lefferman embedded with students and families whose lives were forever transformed."

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I Love You, Now Die is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020
I Love You, Now Die

HBO

Recently released

"Directed by Erin Lee Carr (“At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal,” “Mommy Dead and Dearest”), “I Love You, Now Die” is a captivating two-part documentary about the recent texting suicide case that captured national interest, raising difficult questions about technology, mental health, and whether or not one teenager can be held responsible for the suicide of another."

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Who Killed Garrett Phill... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020
Who Killed Garrett Phillips?

HBO

Recently released

"From Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus (“What Happened, Miss Simone?”), “Who Killed Garrett Phillips?” examines the 2011 murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips and subsequent trial of Clarkson University soccer coach Oral “Nick” Hillary, a black man living in the mostly-white town of Potsdam, New York, who was charged with second-degree murder."

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TREAD: The True Story of... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020
TREAD: The True Story of Marvin Heemeyer

In theaters

Available February 28, 2020

"On June 4th, 2004, a sixty-three-ton bulldozer, fortified with steel and concrete, systematically destroyed numerous businesses and homes in the small mountain town of Granby, Colorado. The rampage lasted over two hours and resulted in more than eight million dollars in damage. State and local police were incapable of even slowing the machine. Though it was armed with three high-powered firearms, no one but the driver was killed. His name was Marvin Heemeyer. TREAD explores the polarizing perspectives on this man, his motives, and what drove him to the breaking point."

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Cold Case Hammarskjö... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020
Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Hulu

Recently released

"Danish director Mads Brügger and Swedish private investigator Göran Bjorkdahl are trying to solve the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld. As their investigation closes in, they discover a crime with even farther reaching consequences."

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For Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

ABC

Available Feb. 11, 2020

"Inspired by the life of Isaac Wright Jr., For Life is a fictional serialized legal and family drama about a prisoner who becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn't commit."

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Vice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New True Crime Movies And TV Shows For February 2020

Hulu

Recently released

"From the award-winning producers and correspondents at VICE News, VICE Investigates features stories told through a distinct reporting lens, immersive narratives and fresh perspectives on the important -- and sometimes controversial -- issues defining today’s culture."