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1. Passion (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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53 Metascore

The rivalry between the manipulative boss of an advertising agency and her talented protégée escalates from stealing credit to public humiliation to murder.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfurth, Paul Anderson

Votes: 20,975 | Gross: $0.09M

2. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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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: 19,932 | Gross: $13.04M

3. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

Votes: 3,143

4. Sullivan's Travels (1941)

Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A Hollywood director, John L Sullivan, sets out to experience life as a poor, homeless person in order to gain relevant life experience for his next movie.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Veronica Lake, Robert Warwick, William Demarest

Votes: 23,101

5. No Way Out (1950)

Passed | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A black doctor is assigned to treat two white racist suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 4,218

6. Deep Water (1981)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Melanie enjoys flirting and having little affairs. Her husband Victor seems to bear her antics with utmost calm and nonchalance. This impression turns out to be wrong, very wrong indeed.

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sandrine Kljajic, Éric Frey

Votes: 689

7. A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Suzman, Peter Bowles, Sheila Gish

Votes: 445

8. Flaxy Martin (1949)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Mob attorney Walter Colby is manipulated by showgirl Flaxy Martin into taking the rap for a murder committed by mobster Hap Richie's goons but he escapes and tries to get revenge.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Zachary Scott, Dorothy Malone, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 465

9. Les 3 font la paire (1957)

85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Director: Sacha Guitry | Stars: Michel Simon, Sophie Desmarets, Philippe Nicaud, Jean Rigaux

Votes: 77

10. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: A Trout in the Milk (1973)

TV-PG | 52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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An artist is thrown to his death from his apartment window. Stone and Keller's investigation centers on the daughter of a renowned eccentric poet, who sets to spinning a web of deception to deflect the dogged detectives from her trail.

Director: Lawrence Dobkin | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Roscoe Lee Browne, Brenda Sykes

Votes: 90

11. The Listener (2009–2014)
Episode: An Innocent Man (2014)

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

8.0
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Just before the verdict comes in at a career criminal's murder trial, an ordinary man steps forward claiming to be the murderer.

Director: Harvey Crossland | Stars: Craig Olejnik, Lauren Lee Smith, Ennis Esmer, Anthony Lemke

Votes: 38

12. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Big Middle (2005)

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

7.5
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Catherine, Warrick and Nick investigate a shotgun killing in the desert. What they come across however is a beaver dam full of money. When they subsequently learn that the victim worked at ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 560

13. Baretta (1975–1978)
Episode: Can't Win for Losin' (1976)

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

7.3
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Joey Rich, a half-employed middle-aged ghetto black man, has a serious problem: his son is addicted to heroin. Rich confronts the dealer and gets a contemptuous horselaugh. Rich starts ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Robert Blake, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Carl W. Crudup, Maidie Norman

Votes: 9

14. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Committed (2005)

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

8.0
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Sara accompanies Grissom to a mental hospital where one of its inmates has been murdered inside his room. Interviewing patients prove to be harder than usual as most of them are mentally ... See full summary »

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 596

15. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Double Cross (2006)

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

7.5
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A lounge singer is found crucified inside a Catholic church, and the church's new pastor fails to disclose that he knows the victim from all the way back to high school.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 609

16. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Episode #7.11 (2005)

70 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Fenner's murder investigation gets underway. The new no-nonsense governor is quick to make a number of unpopular changes. Phyl is far from happy to be back on G Wing.

Director: Declan O'Dwyer | Stars: Jack Ellis, Tony Slattery, Lucy O'Connell, Dannielle Brent

Votes: 16

17. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 20 February 2015 (2015)

TV-PG | 37 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.8
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The events after Lucy's killer has been revealed.

Director: Karl Neilson | Stars: Adam Woodyatt, Laurie Brett, Ben Hardy, Mimi Keene

Votes: 9

18. Water Rats (1996–2001)
Episode: Force of Habit (1999)

43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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When the Water Police investigate the murder of a wealthy businessman and the apparent kidnapping of his wife, Hawker is re-acquainted with a woman he once loved. Gail informs Jeff she has started divorce proceedings.

Director: Ray Quint | Stars: Steve Bisley, Colin Friels, Catherine McClements, Aaron Pedersen

19. NCIS (2003– )
Episode: Fragments (2018)

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

8.5
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The team works to exonerate a Marine serving a life sentence for murder after the discovery of a 50-year-old tape recording of the victim.

Director: Michael Zinberg | Stars: Mark Harmon, Sean Murray, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham

Votes: 376

20. Bull (2016– )
Episode: Just Tell the Truth (2016)

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

5.8
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Bull defends the fiance of a murdered socialite instead of prosecuting him per her parents' request.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner

Votes: 598

21. How to Get Away with Murder (2014–2020)
Episode: Let's Get to Scooping (2014)

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

8.6
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The team helps a woman accused of insider trading, which has a profound effect on the people working for her. Meanwhile, Bonnie helps obtain a video copy of Rebecca's confession, significantly affecting her case.

Director: Laura Innes | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 2,143

22. The Defenders (2010–2011)
Episode: Nevada v. Sen. Harper (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Nick and Pete are shocked when their client, a state senator, is charged with the kidnapping and burglary of his mistress in the midst of a divorce case. Meanwhile, Pete defends an ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff T. Thomas | Stars: Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Tanya Fischer

Votes: 59

23. Elementary (2012–2019)
Episode: Poison Pen (2013)

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

8.2
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A dominatrix finds her client dead in S&M gear. When poison is revealed to be the cause of death, the nanny becomes a suspect.

Director: Andrew Bernstein | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 933

24. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Room 147 (2014)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Castle and Beckett are baffled when a confused woman with an unshakable alibi gives a detailed and convincing confession to a murder. Then a second person walks into the precinct and makes the same confession. And then a third.

Director: Bill Roe | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 735

25. Elementary (2012–2019)
Episode: The Five Orange Pipz (2014)

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

7.6
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When Holmes and Watson join forces on a double homicide, Sherlock's new apprentice, Kitty, threatens the investigation when she allows her jealousy of Sherlock and Joan's work rapport to override her better judgment.

Director: Larry Teng | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 756

26. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Happy Face Killer (2009)

TV-14 | 46 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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A common-law couple were found guilty of the 1990 rape and murder near Portland of Taunja Bennett. But a letter signed with a happy face sent to a Portland newspaper claimed responsibility ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Allen, Chris Triffo | Stars: Bill Courage, Rick Buckner, Don Findlay, Lars Larson

Votes: 8

27. The Mysteries of Laura (2014–2016)
Episode: The Mystery of the Art Ace (2014)

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

7.3
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The son of a prominent art gallery owner is found dead in Koreatown. Looking for clues, Laura and the team navigate through the neighborhood's karaoke scene where they uncover a gambling ... See full summary »

Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Debra Messing, Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, Janina Gavankar

Votes: 160

28. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Turn in the Urn (2014)

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

7.3
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A hedge fund manager turns up at his own funeral and the Jeffersonian team must try to identify the man who was cremated. Also as the sales of Finn's and Hodgins' hot sauce soars, Finn must deal with some life changes.

Director: Tim Southam | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor

Votes: 466

29. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: The Unusual Suspect (2006)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A teenage boy, Marlon, is being prosecuted for a murder of one of his female classmates, Stacey. During his trial, his 12-year-old sister Hannah takes the stand, and admits that she herself... See full summary »

Director: Alec Smight | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 695

30. The Investigators (2000– )
Episode: The Wrong Man? Marty Tankleff (2002)

Documentary, Crime, Drama

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The case of Marty Tankleff, who was convicted of the 1988 double murder of his parents in Long Island, New York, is reinvestigated by retired NYPD detective Jerry Palace.

Director: Michael Schlossman | Stars: Jerry Palace, Marty Tankleff, Herbert Spiegel

31. The Investigators (2000– )
Episode: Troubled Waters (2004)

Documentary, Crime, Drama

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The case of Thomas Carter Chapman III, who confessed to the murder of a Jane Doe found along the banks of Cocalico Creek in Ephrata, Pennsylvania in 1998. The victim was discovered to be 20... See full summary »

Director: Scott Tiffany | Stars: Gene Galusha, Sarah Campana, Derrick Reisinger, Jeff Lamendola

32. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Unholy Alliances (2002)

48 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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Fenner and Karen foil the escape. Yvonne's lawyer advises her to plead guilty to Virginia's murder. The new governor arrives at Larkhall. Sylvia is put in charge of the G Wing tuck shop. Di takes a liking to the new PO.

Director: Jo Johnson | Stars: Linda Henry, Claire King, Jack Ellis, Eugene Walker

Votes: 27

33. Gotham (2014–2019)
Episode: Wrath of the Villains: Mr. Freeze (2016)

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

8.2
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Penguin gives Gordon a hard time; a skilled cryogenics engineer named Victor Fries is involved in a body-snatching spree.

Director: Nick Copus | Stars: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Morena Baccarin

Votes: 2,294

34. Water Rats (1996–2001)
Episode: Wrecked (1996)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The Nemesis crew come across a man attempting to bury the body of his murdered brother-in-law but the story he eventually tells the detectives does not match the evidence at the crime scene... See full summary »

Director: Mark Piper | Stars: Colin Friels, Catherine McClements, Sophie Heathcote, Brett Partridge

Votes: 6



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