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1. Sharp Objects (2018)

TV-MA | 421 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

Stars: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlen

Votes: 55,113

2. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 170,933 | Gross: $56.12M

3. Manhattan Night (2016)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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44 Metascore

A reporter becomes involved with a mysterious woman while investigating her late husband's death.

Director: Brian DeCubellis | Stars: Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Beals

Votes: 10,789

4. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Mystery

7.0
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 2,751

5. The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Perry interrupts his vacation plans when an ex-girlfriend, now newly married, asks him to help her with murder and bigamy charges.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods, Claire Dodd

Votes: 723

6. The Unguarded Moment (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A beautiful teacher is protective of a high school boy who sexually harassed her, and later he becomes a murder suspect.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Esther Williams, George Nader, John Saxon, Edward Andrews

Votes: 321

7. When the Sky Falls (2000)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Irish crime-investigating reporter Sinead Hamilton invades the Irish underworld and attempts to expose the illegitimate activities that she has found. Hampered by the system, a police ... See full summary »

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McNally

Votes: 663

8. Alibi Racket (1935)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

5.8
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How police interrogation cracks the "airtight" alibi of a criminal.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Granville Bates, Al Bridge, Eddie Dunn, Irene Hervey

Votes: 72

9. A Fuller Life (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.9
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57 Metascore

Friends and admirers of iconoclastic film director Sam Fuller read from his memoirs.

Director: Samantha Fuller | Stars: James Franco, Jennifer Beals, Bill Duke, James Toback

Votes: 167

10. The Guilty Generation (1931)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A Romeo and Juliet love story between the son of a brutal Italian bootlegger and the daughter of his bitter ex-partner, who is engaged in a blood feud with his one-time friend.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Leo Carrillo, Constance Cummings, Robert Young, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 228

11. Death Happen (2009)

76 min | Horror

5.9
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A crime reporter working for a Bangkok newspaper (Susira Angelina Naenna) teams up with a cop (Jason Young) to investigate a series of strange supernatural events that seems to be somehow ... See full summary »

Director: Taklaew Rueangrat | Stars: Sakda Kaewbuadee, Yodchai Meksuwan, Susira Angelina Naenna, Jason Young

Votes: 52

12. Lal Sobuj (2005)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A story of unveiling the truth of a disguised serial killer.

Director: Shahidul Islam Khokon | Stars: Mahfuz Ahmed, Shimla, Selim Haider, Shamima Islam Tusty

Votes: 31

13. The Woman Who Buys the Local Newspaper (2016 TV Movie)

108 min | Crime, Mystery

5.5
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When the wife of an assistant to a minister is set up and subsequently blackmailed she has to go to extreme lengths to satisfy her blackmailers, while also safeguarding her husband's ... See full summary »

Director: Meiji Fujita | Stars: Asami Mizukawa, Ryôko Hirosue, Masakazu Tamura, Isao Hashizume

Votes: 13

14. Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes (2011 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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Teen detective Nancy Drew is arrested after being framed for arson, so Nancy's friends search for evidence to help clear her name.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Laura Hanson, Gene Thorkildsen, Meaghan Halverson

Votes: 32

15. The Perfect Set-Up (1936)

Passed | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.2
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The City of New York Police Captain Detectives Hewitt tells the story of Alan Saunders, one of the most unusual criminals of our time, in "A Crime Does Not Pay Subject" short.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Helene Chadwick, Robert Dudley, William Gould, Mahlon Hamilton

Votes: 69

16. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Buffalo Shuffle (2011)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Ignoring a puzzling break-in at Station 4, Murdoch travels to Buffalo to help Dr. Ogden solve the suspicious death of a young cancer patient at a children's hospital.

Director: Yannick Bisson | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 175

17. Urban Legends (2007–2011)
Episode: Expect the Unexpected (2011)

PG-13 | 24 min | Crime, Fantasy, History

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A Mexican reporter uncovers a secret; a German financial advisor goes on ride.

Stars: Michael Allcock, Juan Alonso, Ramses Bissada, Danny Bruzzi

18. Forensic Files (1996–2011)
Episode: Good as Gold (2008)

TV-14 | 21 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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On Halloween night 2004, Adriane Insogna and Leslie Mazzara were brutally murdered in their Napa, California home. The killer was not seen by their downstairs roommate, but he left his DNA ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Thomas, Arlene Allen, Mark Boessenecker, Eric Copple

Votes: 35

19. Scream: The TV Series (2015– )
Episode: Hello, Emma. (2015)

TV-14 | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.6
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Another teenager's death raises questions, causing yet another rift between Emma and Audrey; Piper, a provocative podcaster comes to Lakewood to report on the town's murders.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Amadeus Serafini

Votes: 1,397

20. Cold Blood (2008–2012)
Episode: Park Slope Justice (2012)

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

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A murderous attack in Park Slope, Brooklyn, leaves Sylvia Lugo dead and her girlfriend, Amanda Leach, raped and shot in the leg. Police struggle to pin down an assailant without any hard ... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Naworynski | Stars: Perry Norton, Ese Atawo, Frederick Whittaker-Dus, Paul Coombs

21. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: The Gloating Place (1986)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Horrifying fate awaits an unpopular, gawky teen girl who feigns an assault in order to appear on the news with her favorite showy crime reporter.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Macht, Isabelle Walker, Cindy Pickett

Votes: 36

22. Above Suspicion (2009–2012)
Episode: The Red Dahlia: Part 1 (2010)

47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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The discovery of the mutilated body of a young woman seems to echo that of the notorious unsolved Los Angeles 'Black Dahlia' murder of the 1940s.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Kelly Reilly, Ciarán Hinds, Shaun Dingwall, Celyn Jones

Votes: 653

23. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: Zoe's Reprise (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A copycat serial killer is recreating murder techniques used by famous killers from the past.

Director: Charles S. Carroll | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 1,367



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