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1. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 205,709 | Gross: $4.24M

2. Dalziel and Pascoe (1996–2007)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

7.3
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Supt. Dalziel and partner DI Pascoe investigate murders, and find a bond forming between them despite their blatantly differing personalities.

Stars: Warren Clarke, Colin Buchanan, David Royle, Jennifer James

Votes: 2,159

3. Prime Suspect 3 (1993)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison (Dame Helen Mirren) investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 2,794

4. Criminal Passion (1994)

R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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A homicide detective begins a torrid affair with a senator's son who is a suspect in a series of grisly murders.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Joan Severance, Tony Denison, John Allen Nelson, David Labiosa

Votes: 281

5. Shock to the System (2006)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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54 Metascore

A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Michael Woods, Daryl Shuttleworth

Votes: 889 | Gross: $0.00M

6. Third Man Out (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A gay detective is hired to find who has been been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Jack Wetherall, Woody Jeffreys

Votes: 957

7. On the Other Hand, Death (2008)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A mysterious client of private eye Don Strachey pays him cash to tail a woman who turns out to be an undercover officer; an older lesbian couple are victims of threats and vandalism; an old... See full summary »

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Margot Kidder, Gabrielle Rose

Votes: 659 | Gross: $0.00M

8. 2 Minutes Later (2007)

Unrated | 78 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

4.2
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When lesbian detective Abigail Marks teams up with gay guy Michael Dalmar to solve the disappearance of his twin, Kyle Dalmar, a famed portrait photographer, their investigation leads them ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gaston | Stars: Michael Molina, Jessica Graham, Peter Stickles, Matt Cannon

Votes: 403

9. Ice Blues (2008)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Tim Callahan, aide to New York Senator Lauren Platt, is disappointed that all of the $3 million funding has been pulled from his latest pet project, a safe zone for children and youth. His ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Daryl Shuttleworth, Nelson Wong

Votes: 539 | Gross: $0.00M

10. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: A Good Cop... But (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A drug kingpin guns down a cop. To ensure a conviction, a narcotics officer who witnessed the murder will have to reveal in court a closely guarded personal secret that could cost him friendships and his standing in the department.

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Karl Malden, Richard Hatch, Barry Primus, Mills Watson

Votes: 34

11. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: Death in a Different Place (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Starsky's childhood mentor, Police Lt. John Blaine, is found dead under compromising circumstances, and Starsky and Hutch need to contend with their preconceptions about homosexuality as they try to solve the homicide.

Director: Sutton Roley | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 87

12. Hunter (1984–1991)
Episode: The Fifth Victim (I) (1989)

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

7.0
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When Hunter & McCall investigate a string of homosexual murders, a local painter confesses to committing all but one of them.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, William Smith

Votes: 21



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