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What To Watch If You Love 'Forensic Files'

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Wondering what to watch after Forensic Files? If the documentary style of the series has you hungry for more shows featuring forensic science and detective work, you're in luck! Since the public fascination with true crime is not ceasing any time soon, there are loads of other movies and TV shows like Forensic Files ready for you to start bingeing. 

If you’re on the hunt for movies and TV shows similar to Forensic Files and Forensic Files II, Cold Justice is a great TV series about investigators attempting to solve older criminal cases. The First 48 is another great show, about how detectives use forensic evidence to solve cases. 

For fans of Forensic Files looking for good movie recommendations, In Cold Blood is an excellent film based on Truman Capote's book, which is considered one of the first true crime novels written. Other good movies and shows featured on this list include The Innocence Files, Helter Skelter, and Mommy Dead and Dearest.  

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  • Cold Case Files
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    Cold Case Files (A&E, 1999) is a reality legal docuseries hosted by Bill Kurtis. The show documents the investigation of many long-unsolved murders (referred to as "cold cases" in detectives' parlance) through the use of modern forensic science (especially recent advances in DNA techniques), and criminal psychology, in addition to recent breakthroughs in the case(s) involving previously silent witnesses.... more on Wikipedia
  • Unsolved Mysteries
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    Unsolved Mysteries (NBC, 1987) is an American mystery documentary television show created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer. Combining dramatic reenactments, interviews, and documentary footage, the series features unsolved crimes, missing persons cases, conspiracy theories, and unexplained phenomena.... more on Wikipedia
  • Homicide Hunter is an American documentary television series showcasing the career of retired Colorado Springs police detective Joseph Kenda. It debuted October 25, 2011 on Investigation Discovery and has been renewed for a fifth season.... more on Wikipedia
  • Snapped: Killer Couples
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    Snapped: Killer Couples (Oxygen, 2013) is an American true crime docudrama television series and spin-off of the Oxygen series Snapped. Each episode features a couple who have committed or have been accused of murder or attempted murder and their story is presented in a documentary style, using voice-over narration and interviews with people who have first-hand knowledge of the case.... more on Wikipedia