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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,106,341 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Ocean's Eight (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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61 Metascore

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 146,158 | Gross: $139.38M

3. Ocean's Eleven (2001)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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74 Metascore

Danny Ocean and his eleven accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon

Votes: 474,921 | Gross: $183.42M

4. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 145,777 | Gross: $58.06M

5. Double Jeopardy (1999)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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40 Metascore

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, Benjamin Weir

Votes: 66,284 | Gross: $116.74M

6. Big Stan (2007)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy

6.2
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A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him.

Director: Rob Schneider | Stars: Rob Schneider, David Carradine, Sally Kirkland, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 39,187

7. The Getaway (1972)

PG | 123 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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55 Metascore

A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

Votes: 25,324 | Gross: $36.73M

8. 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: 49,960 | Gross: $31.87M

9. 102 Dalmatians (2000)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.9
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35 Metascore

Cruella DeVil gets out of prison and goes after the puppies once more.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans

Votes: 31,939 | Gross: $66.96M

10. No Good Deed (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.6
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26 Metascore

An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children.

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo

Votes: 16,085 | Gross: $52.54M

11. Ricochet (1991)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 14,810 | Gross: $21.76M

12. Greenfingers (2000)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.9
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46 Metascore

A prison inmate with a green thumb goes on to compete in a national gardening competition. Based on a true story.

Director: Joel Hershman | Stars: Clive Owen, Helen Mirren, David Kelly, Warren Clarke

Votes: 5,240 | Gross: $1.44M

13. Jamesy Boy (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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29 Metascore

A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

Director: Trevor White | Stars: Spencer Rocco Lofranco, Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames, James Woods

Votes: 5,103

14. Crown Heights (2017)

R | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin's innocence.

Director: Matt Ruskin | Stars: LaKeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Luke Forbes

Votes: 1,482 | Gross: $0.24M

15. Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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The boys return from jail to find the park has deteriorated, with a brand new park being created beside it. They attempt a series of get rich quick schemes and robberies, while a freshly drunk Lahey threatens to derail their plans.

Director: Mike Clattenburg | Stars: Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth

Votes: 6,496

16. Night Comes On (2018)

86 min | Drama

6.6
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79 Metascore

Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.

Director: Jordana Spiro | Stars: Dominique Fishback, Tatum Marilyn Hall, Nastashia Fuller, Lovie Marie Allen

Votes: 386

17. Levity (2003)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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45 Metascore

After two decades in prison for murder, a man is released on parole and returns to his hometown seeking redemption.

Director: Ed Solomon | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Kirsten Dunst, Holly Hunter

Votes: 6,048 | Gross: $0.21M

18. Pressure Point (1962)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

7.1
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A black prison psychiatrist is assigned the distasteful task of helping a paranoid American Nazi charged with sedition.

Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Stanley Kramer | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bobby Darin, Peter Falk, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 1,138

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

R | 120 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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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: 2,918

20. Gettin' Square (2003)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Timothy Spall, Freya Stafford

Votes: 2,765

21. Unité 9 (2012– )

60 min | Drama

7.7
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Follows a French Canadian woman going to jail for 7 years for pushing her father down the stairs. As the story unfolds we get to see how this all came about and the reasons behind it. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Ève Landry, Guylaine Tremblay, François Papineau, Émilie Bibeau

Votes: 505

22. Breathing (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed.

Director: Karl Markovics | Stars: Thomas Schubert, Karin Lischka, Georg Friedrich, Gerhard Liebmann

Votes: 2,627 | Gross: $0.00M

23. I Don't Like Mondays (2006 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary, Crime

6.2
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A documentary about 16-year-old Brenda Spencer's school shooting of 1979.

Director: John Dower | Stars: L.J. Aaron, David Bassett, Penny Buckley, Gene Cubbison

Votes: 41

24. Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A corrupt D.A. with political ambitions is angered by news stories implicating him in criminal activity and decides to frame the reporter who wrote them for manslaughter in order to silence him.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft

Votes: 2,539

25. 33 Postcards (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.2
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33 Metascore

Dean Randall has sponsored a young Chinese orphan Mei Mei for many years, when she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.

Director: Pauline Chan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Zhu Lin, Claudia Karvan, Elaine Jin

Votes: 906

26. Shakespeare Behind Bars (2005)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.6
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74 Metascore

Twenty male inmates in a Kentucky prison form an unlikely Shakespearean acting troupe.

Director: Hank Rogerson

Votes: 343 | Gross: $0.05M

27. The Five of Us (2004)

87 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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In Montreal, the teenagers Manon, Anne, Isa, Claudie and Sophie are friends since their childhood. While spending a couple of days in the cottage of Sophie's parents nearby a lake, the ... See full summary »

Director: Ghyslaine Côté | Stars: Jacinthe Laguë, Julie Deslauriers, Ingrid Falaise, Brigitte Lafleur

Votes: 693 | Gross: $0.41M

28. A Lady of Chance (1928)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Seasoned grifter Dolly Crandall returns to the 'badger game' but has a change of heart when she falls in love with a young man she believes is a rich Southerner.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, Gwen Lee, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 380

29. The Graveyard (2006 Video)

R | 83 min | Horror

3.2
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The friends Jack, Allie, Sarah, Charlie, Michelle and Eric go to the Placid Pines Cemetery to play hide and seek in the tombs. Meanwhile their friend Bobby dresses like a masked killer to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Christopher Stewart, Sam Bologna, Trish Coren, Eva Derrek

Votes: 780

30. Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box (2016 TV Movie)

Drama

7.4
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In the first hour of the two-part back-to-back special, Colleen Stan: The Girl in the Box, kidnapping survivor Colleen Stan tells the story of her seven-year ordeal. Abducted by a sadistic ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Turrell | Stars: Stephanie Herrera, Greg Lefevre

Votes: 16

31. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: 25 to Life (2010)

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

6.8
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Morgan regrets his decision that a prisoner is ready for parole when the man murders someone days after being released.

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

Votes: 1,176

32. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: A Day in May (2001)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

7.5
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Frasier spends the day with Lana helping her sell a house. Niles spends the day with Daphne and Eddie in the dog park. And Martin spends the day dealing with an old problem.

Director: Kelsey Grammer | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 347

33. Lie to Me (2009–2011)
Episode: Blinded (2009)

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

8.9
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On behalf of the FBI, the Lightman Group works the case of a copycat serial rapist who blinds his victims. Lightman faces off against the original rapist, a master liar.

Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

Votes: 1,003

34. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )
Episode: Blood Donut (2013)

TV-MA | 57 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Former high school track star Janae Watson returns from solitary confinement. Piper wants to reopen the outdoor track but Healy forces her to fulfill several potentially dangerous tasks ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Michelle Hurst

Votes: 2,157

35. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Do You See What I See? (2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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At Deb's request, Batista locates Arlene Schramm, the witness who saw Hannah McKay kill a counselor in a halfway house. When Deb blacks out and has a car accident, she thinks she knows who ... See full summary »

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee

Votes: 3,183

36. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: Hamsterdam (2004)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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Greggs and McNulty recruit Bubbles to gather street intelligence on the Barksdale gang. Cutty seeks out the Barksdale gang after he loses his taste for the straight life. Bunk feels the ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,111

37. Banshee (2013–2016)
Episode: Innocent Might Be a Bit of a Stretch (2016)

TV-MA | 49 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Hood has been arrested for Rebecca's murder. FBI agent Veronica Dawson has come to Banshee to take over the serial killer case. Carrie attacks a Proctor drug processing factory. Another woman has been taken. Job's nightmares continue.

Director: Everardo Gout | Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 852

38. White Collar (2009–2014)
Episode: Judgment Day (2012)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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When Agent Kramer returns to derail Neal's commutation, Neal races to right a wrong from his past. Peter in turn must choose a side. Set against the backdrop of Neal's commutation hearing, ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Lee Fine | Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Marsha Thomason

Votes: 693

39. CSI: Cyber (2015–2016)
Episode: Killer En Route (2015)

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

6.1
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The cyber crime division find out that someone has hacked a car service used by a lot of people and they race through time to stop them before anyone else gets hurt.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Shad Moss

Votes: 319

40. Hustle (2004–2012)
Episode: Lest Ye Be Judged (2009)

59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Albert is due for parole and a key member of the parole board is Judge Kent. Years earlier he was alleged to have been involved in a gold bullion robbery but,after the main robber died, the... See full summary »

Director: Julian Simpson | Stars: Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister, Matt Di Angelo, Kelly Adams

Votes: 104

41. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Mac & Charlie Die: Part 1 (2008)

TV-MA | 21 min | Comedy

8.6
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After Mac's father is released from prison, Mac and Charlie stage their own deaths to save their lives.

Directors: Fred Savage, Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,708

42. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Mad Dog (1997)

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

8.3
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A serial rapist recently granted parole against Jack's wishes is a suspect in a new rape and murder. Detectives can't get enough evidence to charge him, so Jack orders detectives to trail and harass him.

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 172

43. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Man in the Moonbounce (2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Stan vows to live out all the teenage pranks he missed with Steve and his friends. But when they are caught, he winds up going to prison.

Directors: Tim Parsons, Ron Hughart, Brent Woods | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 505

44. Dynasty (2017– )
Episode: Nothing But Trouble (2018)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama

8.6
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Jeff and Monica put their payback plan into motion; Steven preps for a political run.

Director: Matt Earl Beesley | Stars: Elizabeth Gillies, Nathalie Kelley, James Mackay, Robert Christopher Riley

Votes: 298

45. Eli Stone (2008–2009)
Episode: Patience (2008)

TV-PG | 55 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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Eli's practical joke against Dowd results in Taylor taking on a gay chimpanzee case, and Eli enlists Bennett's help when his vision leads him to a prisoner who is the victim of a vindictive warden.

Director: Perry Lang | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Natasha Henstridge, Loretta Devine, Matt Letscher

Votes: 95

46. Major Crimes (2012–2018)
Episode: Personal Day (2014)

Not Rated | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A man out on parole claims he did not commit the murder that sent him to prison, but he is killed himself soon afterwards. Meanwhile, Sharon has a meeting with Rusty's mother.

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 167

47. One Tree Hill (2003–2012)
Episode: Running to Stand Still (2008)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

8.7
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Brooke invites Tric bartender Owen to come and see her business in New York but finds model Rachel, a friend from her past, in her apartment having taken an overdose. With Owen's help they ... See full summary »

Director: Clark Mathis | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Hilarie Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz

Votes: 225

48. The Foundation (2009– )
Episode: Springing Jett (2009)

Comedy

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Add a Plot

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Mike Wilmot, Rebecca Northan, Martin Sims, Martha Burns

49. Informer (2018– )
Episode: Strawberry Fields (2018)

Not Rated | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Gabe needs Raza to get closer to Dadir, the brother of Yousef, his missing informant. A nervous Raza struggles with his new role as he befriends and spends time with the unpredictable Dadir... See full summary »

Director: Jonny Campbell | Stars: Paddy Considine, Nabhaan Rizwan, Bel Powley, Gabriel Akuwudike

Votes: 113

50. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: The Buffalo Man (1967)

TV-PG | 60 min | Western

7.9
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Convict labor is used at the ranch during harvest time. The men are treated sadistically by their guard, especially an ex-slave who served in a special unit during the Civil War.

Director: Joe Mazzuca | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 41



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