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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: 2,103,473 | Gross: $28.34M

2. The First Purge (2018)

R | 98 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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54 Metascore

America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.

Director: Gerard McMurray | Stars: Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Steve Harris

Votes: 41,996 | Gross: $69.09M

3. 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: 164,337 | Gross: $56.12M

4. The Phenix City Story (1955)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John McIntire, Richard Kiley, Kathryn Grant, Edward Andrews

Votes: 1,995

5. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 24,489 | Gross: $3.97M

6. Z (1969)

M/PG | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Périer

Votes: 21,320 | Gross: $0.08M

7. Cuba (1979)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train General Batista's Army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: Sean Connery, Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 2,231 | Gross: $0.53M

8. The Magdalene Sisters (2002)

R | 114 min | Drama

7.8
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83 Metascore

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Eileen Walsh, Dorothy Duffy, Nora-Jane Noone, Anne-Marie Duff

Votes: 24,718 | Gross: $4.89M

9. Murder by Decree (1979)

PG | 124 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Sherlock Holmes investigates the murders commited by Jack the Ripper and discovers a conspiracy to protect the killer.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Plummer, James Mason, David Hemmings, Susan Clark

Votes: 4,331

10. In the Time of the Butterflies (2001 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.

Director: Mariano Barroso | Stars: Salma Hayek, Lumi Cavazos, Edward James Olmos, Mía Maestro

Votes: 2,028

11. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

172 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 2,140

12. The Street with No Name (1948)

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

7.1
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 2,432

13. Romero (1989)

PG-13 | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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The life and work of Archbishop Oscar Romero who opposed, at great personal risk, the tyrannical repression in El Salvador.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez

Votes: 1,939 | Gross: $1.32M

14. A Man of Integrity (2017)

117 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A drama about corruption and injustice in Iranian society. You are the oppressed, or you have to join the oppressor to survive!

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani

Votes: 1,005

15. Amin: The Rise and Fall (1981)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.0
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The chronicle of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and his tyranic rule from 1971 to his overthrow in 1979.

Director: Sharad Patel | Stars: Joseph Olita, Thomas Baptiste, Leonard Trolley, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 373

16. Wildflower (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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It follows the story of Ivy Aguas, a beautiful and smart heiress who is seeking justice for her parent's death against the family of Ardiente.

Stars: Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez, Maja Salvador, Zsa Zsa Padilla

Votes: 25

17. Crime School (1938)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to serve two years in a reform school after almost killing a criminal fence who attacked them.

Directors: Lewis Seiler, William Clemens | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, The Dead End Kids, Gale Page, Billy Halop

Votes: 961

18. Double Crossbones (1951)

Approved | 76 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.0
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After being falsely accused of dishonesty, a young man decides to become a pirate.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Donald O'Connor, Helena Carter, Will Geer, John Emery

Votes: 197

19. La scorta (1993)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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58 Metascore

A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

Director: Ricky Tognazzi | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Amendola, Ricky Memphis

Votes: 770 | Gross: $0.15M

20. Orapronobis (1989)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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In 1985, in the obscure town of Santa Filomena, the Orapronobis, a cult under the leadership of Kumander Kontra (Roco), murders a foreign priest who gave the last rites to an alleged rebel,... See full synopsis »

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Phillip Salvador, Dina Bonnevie, Gina Alajar, Bembol Roco

Votes: 119

21. Magnum Muslim .357 (2014)

140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A Muslim police lieutenant takes on a criminal syndicate behind the kidnapping of a Muslim princess.

Director: Francis Posadas | Stars: John Arcilla, Clarence Delgado, Jerico Ejercito, Jorge Estregan

Votes: 7

22. Sa kabila ng lahat (1991)

122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A Newsreporter Is Involved In A Extra-Marital Affair With A City Mayor,However Things Starting To Get Worse When He Suffered A Heart Attack.The Scandal Shatters Her Career,And So Her Life ... See full summary »

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Dina Bonnevie, Tonton Gutierrez, Nanette Medved, Celeste Legaspi

Votes: 7

23. Yesterday's Promise (1994)

137 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Three sisters who are the daughters of a powerful landlord fights for ambition, power, love, success and money.

Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Alice Dixson, Agot Isidro, Donna Cruz, Ben Agravante

Votes: 9

24. Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996–1998)
Episode: Digging for Dirt (1998)

TV-14 | 49 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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An elderly woman ignores eviction notices for the condemned apartment building she lives in as she hopes to prove that it was not built to code.

Director: Mike Vardy | Stars: Patricia Routledge, Derek Benfield, Dominic Monaghan, Suzanne Maddock

Votes: 35

25. Cold Blood (2008–2012)
Episode: Dirty Deeds (2009)

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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Director: Neil Rawles | Stars: Don Berns, JoAnn Nordstrom, Terry Novak, Christina McLain

26. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Plan of Attack (2008)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Milner is unhappy with his new DCS and has asked for a transfer, but after the DCS is murdered, Foyle comes out of retirement to replace him.

Director: Tristram Powell | Stars: Martin Hutson, Malcolm Sinclair, Fiona Glascott, Vince Leigh

Votes: 370

27. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Resolution (2012)

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

8.6
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Season 3 premiere. Nucky makes a New Year's resolution; Margaret eyes a hospital expansion; Gillian builds a new business; Van Alden calls a gangster's bluff.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,457

28. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: Stray Dogs (2012)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.1
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Cesare learns that Ursula and others at the convent have been slaughtered by the French, and he plans revenge as the Pope organizes a coalition to attack the retreating French.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 373

29. The Borgias (2011–2013)
Episode: The Choice (2012)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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Cesare goes to Forli to convince Catherina Sforza to pledge allegiance to the Pope while the Pontiff tries to find a way to buy off Cardinal Savarona.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Jeremy Irons, François Arnaud, Holliday Grainger, Joanne Whalley

Votes: 388

30. Ripper Street (2012–2016)
Episode: The Good of This City (2013)

TV-MA | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The mother of a girl who used to work for Long Susan is murdered, along with a rent collector. The girl claims to have no memory of the event, which may be linked to the construction of a new railway.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Jerome Flynn, Adam Rothenberg, Michael McElhatton

Votes: 467

31. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: The Sword of Guillaume (2010)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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When the Causton Chamber of Commerce takes a bus trip to Brighton, a serial killer swinging an ancient sword decapitates some of them in the seaside resort.

Director: Renny Rye | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson

Votes: 415



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