Top 500 Oz/Homicide/The Wire Type Films & Shows

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1. Lockdown (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.

Director: John Luessenhop | Stars: Richard T. Jones, De'aundre Bonds, Gabriel Casseus, Master P

Votes: 2,400 | Gross: $0.45M

2. Bad Girls (1999–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

Stars: Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, Helen Fraser, Jack Ellis

Votes: 1,912

3. Rogue (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Grace, an undercover detective, is tormented by the possibility that she might have contributed to her son's mysterious death. While trying to uncover the truth, she gets involved with a dangerous criminal.

Stars: Cole Hauser, Thandie Newton, Sergio Di Zio, Sarah Jeffery

Votes: 2,486

4. Civil Brand (2002)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

29 Metascore

Frances is in the pen for killing her abusive husband. The abused the prisoners rise up against the "new plantation" that harvest human labor for profit. Nothing will stop Frances and her fellow inmates in this brutal battle for justice.

Director: Neema Barnette | Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, N'Bushe Wright, Yasiin Bey, Monica Calhoun

Votes: 680 | Gross: $0.24M

5. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

Two young friends involved in organized crime and drug dealing find that their priorities differ.

Director: Hype Williams | Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

Votes: 9,521 | Gross: $9.63M

6. Banshee (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania; where he has some unfinished business.

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 87,486

7. Ray Donovan (2013–2020)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Pooch Hall

Votes: 77,676

8. Firehouse (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A film about the dealings of a crew at a firehouse. The group is attacked by an assassin and eventually must accept that the firehouse is to be consolidated with a rescue unit.

Directors: John McNaughton, Alan Smithee | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Lillo Brancato, Morris Chestnut, Edie Falco

Votes: 125

9. Strip Search (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Austin Pendleton, Tom Guiry, Fred Koheler, Zack Manzella

Votes: 1,541

10. Rectify (2013–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.

Stars: Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens

Votes: 24,754

11. The Red Road (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Revolves around a local cop struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson, Tamara Tunie

Votes: 5,156

12. Never Die Alone (2004)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

38 Metascore

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: DMX, David Arquette, Michael Ealy, Drew Sidora

Votes: 5,452 | Gross: $5.64M

13. Bloodline (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

A family finds themselves forced to face their past secrets and scars when the black sheep returns home.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 44,237

14. Shut Eye (2016–2017)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Charlie is a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of LA.

Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland, Angus Sampson, David Zayas

Votes: 3,347

15. The Sinner (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.

Stars: Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Adam LeFevre, Jessica Biel

Votes: 89,564

16. Animal Factory (2000)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 12,893 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Road Dogz (2002)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama

Carefree days come to an end when three Latino friends face personal crises in Los Angeles.

Director: Alfredo Ramos | Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Greg Serano, Jacob Vargas, Lobo Sebastian

Votes: 252

18. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

A young Algerian man is sent to a French prison.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 93,929 | Gross: $2.08M

19. Caged Animal (2010)

R | 84 min | Action, Drama

Cain's often challenged in prison by wannabes. Cain's later offered a chance to talk with kids from the hood, incl. his own son, so they don't end up in prison.

Director: Ryan Combs | Stars: Ving Rhames, Nipsey Hussle, Gillie Da Kid, Robert Patrick

Votes: 1,533

20. Doing Hard Time (2004 Video)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Boris Kodjoe, Michael Kenneth Williams, Sticky Fingaz, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 1,295

21. LUV (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

Director: Sheldon Candis | Stars: Common, Michael Rainey Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover

Votes: 2,061 | Gross: $0.14M

22. American Crime (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Seasonal anthology series. Season 1: The lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process.

Stars: Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral

Votes: 9,257

23. Joy Road (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama

A defense attorney in Detroit, desperate to leave his career behind, is begged by his sister to represent her boyfriend, the alleged leader of the city's most notorious gang, MVP.

Director: Harry A. Davis | Stars: Roger Guenveur Smith, N'Bushe Wright, Obba Babatundé, Melle Powers

Votes: 173

24. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 138,649 | Gross: $116.93M

25. Justified (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns of eastern Kentucky.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 87,162

26. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

50 Metascore

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 73,696 | Gross: $70.33M

28. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 72,398

29. 19-2 (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

The day to day of two unwilling patrol officers affected by troubled pasts.

Stars: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Benz Antoine

Votes: 2,214

30. Southland (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Ben McKenzie

Votes: 24,670

31. Luther (2010–2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown

Votes: 121,871

32. Line of Duty (2012– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit.

Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 35,020

33. Always Outnumbered (1998 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

A former prisoner tries to save a neighbor child from repeating of his way.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Daniel Williams, Bill Cobbs, Natalie Cole

Votes: 1,955

34. Fresh (1994)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

Death and violence anger a twelve-year-old drug courier, who sets his employers against each other.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 12,233 | Gross: $8.09M

35. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 20,913 | Gross: $13.04M

36. Rude (1995)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

This is the Easter weekend. In an inner city project, three people struggle against their demons and try to find redemption. They are Maxine, a window dresser depressed since she had an ... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Maurice Dean Wint, Rachael Crawford, Clark Johnson, Richard Chevolleau

Votes: 211

37. Bullet (1996)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Paroled after 8 years in prison, Bullet's picked up by his brother and a friend. Bullet assaults a drug dealer and two customers. Things escalate.

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

Votes: 7,820

38. Ghetto Dawg (2002)

R | Drama

Tariq is an ex-con working as a mechanic and car thief. Then he meets the love of his life and has to choose between love and his thug lifestyle.

Director: Brian Averill | Stars: Drena De Niro, J-King, Portia Cue, Paul Diomede

Votes: 98

39. Ghetto Dawg 2 (2005)

R | Drama

After the brutal murder of his brother, Donte decides to seek revenge against the perpetrators; a vicious Dominican gang of dog-fighters led by a psychotic ex-con named Angel.

Directors: Jeff Crook, Josh Crook | Stars: Daniel Outlaw, Paris Campbell, Janisha Faith, Randi Pannell

Votes: 90

40. Sucker Punch (2003)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A man who kidnaps and drugs young women and sells them to a big time pimp to be used as sex-slaves, gets a spiritual awakening and realizes his wrong doings after getting shot. Is it too late for redemption?

Directors: Jeff Crook, Josh Crook | Stars: Paris Campbell, Christina Caparoula, Greg Mays, Will Sierra

Votes: 126

41. Streetwise (1998)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Three brothers use legal and illegal methods to make it out of their drug-infected neighborhood.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Tim Taylor, Kurt Matthews, Jerry Cummings, DC Scorpio

Votes: 54

42. Chicago P.D. (2014– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

Stars: Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati

Votes: 28,677

43. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

This series follows the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the N.Y.P.D., who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 82,214

44. City on a Hill (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller