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1. The Frozen Ground (2013)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

37 Metascore

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Director: Scott Walker | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris

Votes: 52,660

2. Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A stormy relationship, complicated by the strictures of 1950s social class and gender roles, ends in death. Based on the life of Ruth Ellis, the last woman hanged in Britain.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Matthew Carroll

Votes: 2,249 | Gross: $2.17M

3. No One Could Protect Her (1996)

TV-14 | 97 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

While her husband is away, Jessica Rayner is attacked by a rapist/killer in her own home. The police seem clueless, and the assaults continue in the Rayner family's neighbourhood. Jessica ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Shaw | Stars: Joanna Kerns, Tony Denison, Peter MacNeill, Lori Hallier

Votes: 284

4. Alpha Dog (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

53 Metascore

Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach, then assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder. They develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Willis

Votes: 95,771 | Gross: $15.23M

5. Party Monster (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 14,295 | Gross: $0.73M

6. The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Kevin Dunn, Suki Kaiser

Votes: 753

7. The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993 TV Movie)

R | 99 min | Biography, Comedy, Thriller

Wanda Holloway tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz, Elizabeth Ruscio

Votes: 1,240

8. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

A young man named Brandon Teena navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 87,961 | Gross: $11.53M

9. The Pastor's Wife (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story is based on the real-life 2006 media sensation where Mary Winkler murdered her small-town preacher husband.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Rose McGowan, Martin Cummins, Michael Shanks, Eric Keenleyside

Votes: 483

10. The Executioner's Song (1982 TV Movie)

Unrated | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution.

Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti, Rosanna Arquette, Eli Wallach

Votes: 1,530

11. In the Blink of an Eye (1996 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Hamel portrays director Dickoff who suspends her career in order to help a friend who's been in prison for quite some time in connection with a murder.

Director: Micki Dickoff | Stars: Veronica Hamel, Mimi Rogers, Carlos Gómez, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Votes: 222

12. Vows of Deception (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

A wife is on trial for the murder of her husband.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Nick Mancuso, Michael Woolson, Nancy Cartwright

Votes: 256

13. A Murderous Affair: The Carolyn Warmus Story (1992 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A married man meets a beautiful woman and they begin an affair.

Director: Martin Davidson | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Chris Sarandon, Ned Eisenberg, Tom Mason

Votes: 178

14. Blue Caprice (2013)

R | 93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks.

Director: Alexandre Moors | Stars: Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond, Tim Blake Nelson, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 5,290 | Gross: $0.09M

15. Woman on Trial: The Lawrencia Bembenek Story (1993 TV Movie)

Unrated | 200 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of a woman who is sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering her husband's ex-wife. After being dismissed from the Milwaukee police, Laurie Bembenek is swept off her feet ... See full summary »

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Bruce Greenwood, Peggy McCay, Colin Fox

Votes: 145

16. Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 84 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A charming but devious college student is accused of killing his wealthy father and attempting to murder his mother in their home while they slept.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Matt Barr, Eric McCormack, Lolita Davidovich, Kendra Anderson

Votes: 406

17. Foxcatcher (2014)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

81 Metascore

U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 127,153 | Gross: $12.10M

18. Spotlight (I) (2015)

R | 129 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

93 Metascore

The true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese, shaking the entire Catholic Church to its core.

Director: Tom McCarthy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 373,583 | Gross: $45.06M

19. Everything She Ever Wanted (2009– )

240 min | Biography, Crime, Mystery

College dropout Tom Allanson is an embarrassing loser in the eyes of his father, reputed Savannah top lawyer Walter, who even sides with his first wife after their divorce sos he gets ... See full summary »

Stars: Gina Gershon, Rachel Blanchard, Ryan McPartlin, Gabriel Hogan

Votes: 230

20. The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A pair of girls seeking adventure beyond the their Western Washington trailer park encounter the area's most ruthless serial killer. Based on Sheriff David Reichert's book, "Chasing the ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Currie Graham, Amy Davidson, Ingrid Rogers

Votes: 896

21. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

The story of the life and academic career of the pioneer Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan, and his friendship with his mentor, Professor G.H. Hardy.

Director: Matt Brown | Stars: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi

Votes: 44,755 | Gross: $3.87M

22. Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama

84 Metascore

In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Steve Zahn

Votes: 407,521 | Gross: $27.30M

23. Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

78 Metascore

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

Votes: 25,634 | Gross: $0.51M

24. Kill Your Darlings (2013)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.

Director: John Krokidas | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster

Votes: 33,058 | Gross: $1.03M

25. The Dirty Picture (2011)

Not Rated | 144 min | Biography, Drama

The love story between an actress and a director, inspired by the life of the late south Indian actress Silk Smitha.

Director: Milan Luthria | Stars: Vidya Balan, Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah

Votes: 8,005



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