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1. New Jack City (1991)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ice-T, Allen Payne, Chris Rock

Votes: 30,987 | Gross: $47.62M

2. King of New York (1990)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

66 Metascore

A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo

Votes: 31,405 | Gross: $2.55M

3. The Funeral (1996)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

After the funeral of one of their own, a criminal family decides to embark on an emotionally unnerving journey in an attempt to exact bloody revenge.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, Chris Penn, Annabella Sciorra, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 8,151 | Gross: $1.23M

4. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 689,771 | Gross: $7.56M

5. Bullet (1996)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A Jewish junkie is paroled after 8 years in prison, and once back on the street, rips off a drug dealer whom he already had a grudge against. The drug dealer hires an enforcer to retaliate,... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Frank Senger, Adrien Brody, John Enos III

Votes: 7,738

6. Gang Related (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After murdering an undercover DEA agent, two corrupt cops scramble to cover up what they've done.

Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 7,870 | Gross: $5.79M

7. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 168,432 | Gross: $13.06M

8. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 1,020,141 | Gross: $6.72M

9. Wake Up, Ron Burgundy (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

While Ron Burgundy's rivalry with Veronica Corningstone persists, a group of unprofessional thieves endeavor to make the truth known.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell

Votes: 5,753

10. BASEketball (1998)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Sport

38 Metascore

Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Dian Bachar, Yasmine Bleeth

Votes: 56,334 | Gross: $6.94M

11. Bombay Beach (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama, Musical

74 Metascore

Bombay Beach is one of the poorest communities in southern California located on the shores of the Salton Sea, a man-made sea stranded in the middle of the Colorado desert that was once a ... See full summary »

Director: Alma Har'el

Votes: 1,319

12. A Very British Gangster (2007)

97 min | Documentary, Crime

59 Metascore

A documentary about one of Britain's most dangerous crime families and introduces us to its magnetic, larger-than-life leader, Dominic Noonan (aka Lattlay Fottfoy).

Director: Donal MacIntyre | Star: Dominic Noonan

Votes: 1,124

13. The End (IV) (2008)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary, Crime

The End reveals the bloody history and confessions of the cockney gangster.

Director: Nicola Collins | Stars: Les Falco, Mickey Taheny, Danny Woollard, Mickey Gonella

Votes: 299

14. Sins of the Father (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Crime

In this tough and brutal documentary Donal Macintyre captures the events surrounding Dominic Noonan as he's released from prison and tries to gain control of his criminal empire. But ... See full summary »

Director: Donal MacIntyre | Stars: Jamie Dorrington, Mick Moloney, Bugsy Noonan, Eileen Noonan

Votes: 127

15. Slippin': Ten Years with the Bloods (2005)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

A documentary on five members of one of the world's most notorious gangs, the Bloods.

Directors: Joachim Schroeder, Tommy Sowards | Stars: K.K. Calvin, Jumbo Chris, Dig Dug Douglas, C.K. Michael Johnson

Votes: 221

16. South Central (1992)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son who has already chosen a gang life.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Glenn Plummer, Byron Minns, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

Votes: 4,995 | Gross: $1.37M

17. C-Walk: It's a Way of Livin' (2003 Video)

Unrated | 85 min | Documentary

Straight off the streets of South Central L.A., CJ Mac brings you a documentary about a gang ritual that has become a popular dance craze. Hear the opinions from the artists who made the ... See full summary »

Director: CJ Mac | Stars: Crips, Jonathan Davis, Warren G, Ice-T

Votes: 21

18. Crips, Strapped 'n Strong (2009)

85 min | Documentary, Action, Crime

A documentary about the violent lives of the Crips, a group of Dutch gangsters.

Directors: Mags Gavan, Joost van der Valk

Votes: 82

19. Biggie and Tupac (2002)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

63 Metascore

Documentary on the deaths of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and the East Coast/West Coast, hip-hop/rap rivalry that culminated in late 1996 and early 1997.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Nick Broomfield, Russell Poole

Votes: 4,540 | Gross: $0.09M

20. Gonzo (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 7,475 | Gross: $1.25M

21. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 274,232 | Gross: $41.91M

22. Gangsta Chronicles: The Documentary of Calvin Klein Bacote (2006 Video)

R | 60 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

Calvin Klein Bacote born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Tells his life story along with his close friends The story is based on true life situations dealing with real street life, pertaining to... See full summary »

Director: Calvin Bacote | Stars: Calvin Bacote, Jayson A. Barnes, Akon, Biz Markie

Votes: 12

23. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation (2011 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Music

A look at the rise of crack cocaine in urban America in the 1980s and it's influence on popular culture, especially in hip-hop music.

Directors: Richard Lowe, Martin Torgoff | Stars: Michelle Alexander, B-Real, Mary Barr, Todd Boyd

Votes: 181

24. Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama, Crime

Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary »

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Lynn Whitfield, Lee Thompson Young, Brenden Jefferson

Votes: 2,999

25. Gangsta King: Raymond Lee Washington (2003 Video)

Not Rated | 44 min | Documentary

Gangster king Raymond Lee Washington put a group of neighborhood friends together as community watchmen to protect their block. Watch how this community gang quickly spirals out of control to violence, crime and homicide.

Stars: Alex Alonso, Malcolm Klein, Wes McBride

Votes: 10

26. Snow on Tha Bluff (2011)

R | 79 min | Crime, Drama

The story of Atlanta robbery boy and crack dealer, Curtis Snow, who stole a camera from some college kids in a dope deal and made a documentary about his life.

Director: Damon Russell | Stars: Curtis Snow, Young Blo, Curtis Lockett, Poncho Perez

Votes: 2,303

27. Murder Was the Case: The Movie (1995 Video)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

Follows the exploits of Snoop Doggy Dogg as he gets shot, and makes a deal with the devil to survive.

Directors: Dr. Dre, Fab 5 Freddy, F. Gary Gray, Ricky Harris | Stars: Snoop Dogg, Charlie Murphy, Gregory Scott Cummins, Freez Luv

Votes: 550

28. Da Game of Life (1998 Video)

35 min | Short, Drama

When Smooth's boyhood hobby grew into a man sized dream, he went from the "Hood" to the big time! But it's all in the game..."DA GAME OF LIFE"

Director: Michael Martin | Stars: Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Yuri Brown, Jimmy Keller

Votes: 93

29. Cocaine Cowboys 2 (2008)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Crime, History

Set in 1991 on the inner-city streets of Oakland, California, cocaine dealer Charles Cosby has his life changed forever when he writes a fan letter to the "Cocaine Godmother" Griselda ... See full summary »

Director: Billy Corben | Stars: Nelson Andreu, Jorge Ayala, Griselda Blanco, Sam Burstyn

Votes: 2,745

30. The Killing of America (1981)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime

A documentary of the decline of America. It features footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Director: Sheldon Renan | Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi, Sirhan Sirhan

Votes: 1,833

31. Serial Killers: The Real Life Hannibal Lecters (2001 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

This documentary examines a selection of real life serial killers and compares them to the fictional Hannibal Lecter.

Director: Sean Buckley | Stars: Richard Morgan, Melanie Porter, Jennifer Franks, Deane Hughes

Votes: 391

32. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Crime

"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin, Scott Michaels

Votes: 637

33. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

71 Metascore

Nick Broomfield's second documentary about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, focusing on her mental state on death row.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 6,276 | Gross: $0.10M

34. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Ray Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 21,308 | Gross: $1.21M

35. Capturing the Friedmans (2003)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

90 Metascore

Documentary on the Friedmans, a seemingly typical, upper-middle-class Jewish family whose world is instantly transformed when the father and his youngest son are arrested and charged with shocking and horrible crimes.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Arnold Friedman, Jesse Friedman, David Friedman, Elaine Friedman

Votes: 23,782 | Gross: $3.12M

36. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime

A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 15,046

37. Night and Fog (1956)

Not Rated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, History

The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Reinhard Heydrich, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler

Votes: 16,902

38. Deliver Us from Evil (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime

86 Metascore

Documentary about Father Oliver O'Grady, a Catholic priest who was relocated to various parishes around the United States during the 1970s in an attempt by the Catholic Church to cover up his rape of dozens of children.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Oliver O'Grady, Thomas Doyle, Adam, Jeff Anderson

Votes: 9,773 | Gross: $30.58M

39. State Property (2002)

R | 88 min | Drama, Crime, Action

9 Metascore

Frustrated with being broke, Beans (Beanie Sigel) decides that the only way to grasp the American Dream is to take it. The film follows Beans and his crew, the ABM, as they take over the ... See full summary »

Director: Abdul Malik Abbott | Stars: Beanie Sigel, Omillio Sparks, Memphis Bleek, Damon Dash

Votes: 1,889 | Gross: $2.10M

40. Power of Attorney (1995 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An attorney is hired to defend a notorious mobster which he has been trying to send away for years while working as a prosecutor.

Director: Howard Himelstein | Stars: Danny Aiello, Elias Koteas, Rae Dawn Chong, Roger Wilson

Votes: 214



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