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

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

8.0
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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: 76,760

2. Joker (2019)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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59 Metascore

In Gotham City, mentally troubled comedian Arthur Fleck is disregarded and mistreated by society. He then embarks on a downward spiral of revolution and bloody crime. This path brings him face-to-face with his alter-ego: the Joker.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy

Votes: 836,979 | Gross: $335.45M

3. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 135,378

4. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)

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

7.6
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Series following an elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts as they work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 75,719

5. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 267,557 | Gross: $67.36M

6. Cold Case (2003–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases", older crimes that have never been solved.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 23,752

7. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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63 Metascore

A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy

Votes: 208,870 | Gross: $58.01M

8. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 144 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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67 Metascore

A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, Joon-hyuk Lee, Gook-hwan Jeon

Votes: 105,356 | Gross: $0.13M

9. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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73 Metascore

A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini

Votes: 101,904 | Gross: $7.49M

10. High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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48 Metascore

High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who has been living under a false name, is arrested by military police and placed on trial for the murder of villagers while he was in the Marines.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Adam Scott

Votes: 38,013 | Gross: $41.54M

11. Bernie (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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75 Metascore

In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman

Votes: 56,124 | Gross: $9.20M

12. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

Votes: 52,101 | Gross: $31.87M

13. The Leopard Man (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Horror, Thriller

6.9
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A seemingly tame leopard used for a publicity stunt escapes and kills a young girl, spreading panic throughout a sleepy New Mexico town.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 4,472

14. Phantom Raiders (1940)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Donald Meek, Joseph Schildkraut, Florence Rice

Votes: 361

15. Under Suspicion (2000)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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43 Metascore

A wealthy attorney in San Juan comes to the police station for "10 min." of follow up questions to finding a 12-year old girl's body in a park. Another young girl was also raped and murdered weeks earlier and the evidence points to him.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Thomas Jane, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 21,863 | Gross: $0.26M

16. Love Exposure (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 11,253

17. Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.1
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Nick and Nora investigate the murder of a bandleader in New York.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 4,335

18. White Heat (1949)

Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

Votes: 28,834

19. The Unknown Girl (2016)

Unrated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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65 Metascore

A doctor gets obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died shortly after having rung her door for help.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier, Louka Minnella

Votes: 7,338 | Gross: $0.15M

20. Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916)

Passed | 197 min | Drama, History

7.8
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99 Metascore

The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.

Director: D.W. Griffith | Stars: Lillian Gish, Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, F.A. Turner

Votes: 13,833 | Gross: $2.18M

21. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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44 Metascore

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 14,983 | Gross: $10.98M

22. Gabbar is Back (2015)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action

7.1
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A grief-stricken man takes the law into his own hands when he begins to kidnap and murder corrupt public servants.

Director: Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Kareena Kapoor, Shruti Bapna

Votes: 22,110

23. Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

9.2
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You play a 1930s mobster as you act out your confession of your rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Director: Daniel Vávra | Stars: Michael Sorvino, William DeMeo, George DiCenzo, Matt Servitto

Votes: 4,994

24. Murder! (1930)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial, after voting to convict, has second thoughts and begins to investigate on his own before the execution.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Phyllis Konstam, Edward Chapman

Votes: 5,601

25. Reefer Madness (1936)

PG | 66 min | Crime, Drama

3.8
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70 Metascore

Cautionary tale features a fictionalized take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 7,659

26. The Detective (1968)

Approved | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Police detective Joe Leland investigates the murder of a gay man. While investigating, he discovers links to official corruption in New York City in this drama that delves into a world of sex and drugs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Lee Remick, Ralph Meeker, Jack Klugman

Votes: 2,830 | Gross: $14.30M

27. Oh Mercy! (2019)

119 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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51 Metascore

A police chief in northern France tries to solve a case where an old woman was brutally murdered.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Roschdy Zem, Léa Seydoux, Sara Forestier, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 1,263

28. M (1951)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.8
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In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler

Votes: 1,698

29. The Invisible Man Returns (1940)

Passed | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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The owner of a coal mining operation, falsely imprisoned for fratricide, takes a drug to make him invisible, despite its side effect: gradual madness.

Director: Joe May | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton

Votes: 3,459

30. The Glass Key (1942)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 5,380

31. Piccadilly (1929)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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89 Metascore

A young Chinese woman, working in the kitchen at a London dance club, is given the chance to become the club's main act which soon leads to a plot of betrayal, forbidden love and murder.

Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Gilda Gray, Anna May Wong, Jameson Thomas, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 1,348

32. Short Eyes (1977)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.0
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53 Metascore

A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher justice than society.

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Bruce Davison, José Pérez, Nathan George, Don Blakely

Votes: 1,069

33. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.0
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During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Arthur Margetson

Votes: 4,037

34. Scottish Mussel (2015)

96 min | Comedy

5.5
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Ritchie is a Glaswegian chancer with low hopes and no prospects. Disillusioned with city life, he goes undercover at a Highland conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl ... See full summary »

Director: Talulah Riley | Stars: Martin Compston, Talulah Riley, Morgan Watkins, Joe Thomas

Votes: 499

35. Evilenko (2004)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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A disgraced communist schoolteacher in Kiev becomes a brutal, unfeeling serial killer. Based on the crimes of Andrei Chikatilo.

Director: David Grieco | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Marton Csokas, Ronald Pickup, Frances Barber

Votes: 3,096

36. Love Crime (2010)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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63 Metascore

Ruthless executive Christine brings on young Isabelle as her assistant taking delight in toying with her innocence. But when Christine starts passing on her protege's ideas as her own, things take a dark turn.

Director: Alain Corneau | Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille, Guillaume Marquet

Votes: 4,973 | Gross: $0.53M

37. Son of Dracula (1943)

Passed | 80 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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Count Alucard finds his way from Budapest to the swamps of the Deep South; his four nemeses are a medical doctor, a university professor, a jilted fiancé and the woman he loves.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Robert Paige, Louise Allbritton, Evelyn Ankers

Votes: 4,414

38. Dante's Inferno (1935)

Approved | 89 min | Drama

6.6
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Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 693

39. Panique (1946)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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After an elderly maid is murdered, opinions are manipulated, evidence is planted, violence erupts, and panic ensues.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban, Émile Drain

Votes: 1,432 | Gross: $0.04M

40. The Thirteenth Chair (1929)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Mystery

5.9
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Although his murdered friend was by all accounts a scoundrel a true "bounder" Edward Wales is determined to trap his killer by staging a seance using a famous medium. Many of the 13 seance ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Conrad Nagel, Leila Hyams, Margaret Wycherly, Helene Millard

Votes: 518

41. Bhoot (2003)

113 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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When a married couple moves into a flat that is haunted by a spirit, a series of inexplicable experiences drive the wife to near madness. Now, the husband must protect his wife to save their marriage.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Urmila Matondkar, Nana Patekar, Rekha

Votes: 3,272

42. The Devil-Doll (1936)

Passed | 78 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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An escaped convict uses miniaturized humans to wreak vengeance on those that framed him.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Rafaela Ottiano

Votes: 3,642

43. Background to Danger (1943)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Thriller, War

6.4
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A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,013

44. The Sound of Fury (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Kathleen Ryan, Richard Carlson, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 1,345

45. Traitor (1973)

Unrated | 146 min | Drama

7.3
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Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Simi Garewal, Rekha

Votes: 1,450

46. The Man with Two Faces (1934)

Not Rated | 72 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A talented young actress seems to be under the spell of her unscrupulous, avaricious, and totally unprincipled husband.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Mary Astor, Ricardo Cortez, Mae Clarke

Votes: 558

47. Under the Sun of Satan (1987)

TV-MA | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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A priest stuck in a rural congregation and burdened with his overwrought spirituality, finds purpose in a troubled woman accused of murder.

Director: Maurice Pialat | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Sandrine Bonnaire, Maurice Pialat, Alain Artur

Votes: 2,855

48. Bardaasht (2004)

155 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A young man gets wrongly framed for drug trafficking and killed in a fake encounter by corrupt police force, the victim's brother vows to bring the killers to justice and to end the tyranny of their corrupt system.

Director: Eeshwar Nivas | Stars: Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Rahul Dev, Riteish Deshmukh

Votes: 619

49. Earth (1930)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama

7.3
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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva, Yelena Maksimova

Votes: 4,931

50. The Women in His Life (1933)

Passed | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A brilliant, successful criminal defense attorney's life is turned upside down when he takes on a case of a murdered woman who turns out to be an old flame who left him 10 years ago.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Otto Kruger, Una Merkel, Ben Lyon, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 183



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