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What To Watch If You Love 'Dateline'

May 20, 2020 • 2:08pm PDT 728 votes 26 voters77 items

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Dateline is an investigative newsmagazine that garnered the love and affection of hordes of fans thanks to its deep dive into news stories. If you are looking for more TV shows and movies like Dateline, there are plenty of options and we’ve compiled the best ones right here for you right here!

TV shows similar to Dateline often feature investigative journalism and true crime. If you’re looking for more in-depth news shows, 48 Hours is sure to fill the void. And if you think there aren’t also some good movies like Dateline, then think again, because we’ve found quite a few that are sure to tickle the fancies of even the hardest-to-please fans. Take Spotlight, for instance, which takes a look into the scandal surrounding the Catholic church, and is a great choice for any true crime and investigative journalism fan.

But you don’t have to take our word for it - some of Dateline’s biggest fans have chimed in and cast their votes for the best movies and TV shows like Dateline, and once you’ve watched, you can cast your votes too!

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