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1. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.3
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83 Metascore

Two grifters team up to pull off the ultimate con.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

Votes: 227,885 | Gross: $159.60M

2. The Killers (1946)

Passed | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Votes: 17,734

3. Billy Bathgate (1991)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis

Votes: 10,886 | Gross: $15.97M

4. Force of Evil (1948)

Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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89 Metascore

An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 5,413

5. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.0
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75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

Votes: 6,221 | Gross: $3.73M

6. The Outfit (1973)

PG | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Earl Macklin robs a bank owned by the mob, serves his prison time and is released, only to start a private war against the crime outfit that owned the bank.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan

Votes: 2,863

7. Bullets or Ballots (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 2,428

8. Invisible Stripes (1939)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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An ex-con who wants to go straight has difficulties trying to reintegrate into society while on parole.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: George Raft, Jane Bryan, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 1,271 | Gross: $0.11M

9. Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.3
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The illegal affairs of a recently deceased barbershop owner gets passed down to his manager.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Monty Ross, Donna Bailey, Stuart Smith, Tommy Redmond Hicks

Votes: 255

10. The Gangster (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Shubunka (Barry Sulivan) is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner. The police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 684

11. Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (1974)

R | 86 min | Crime, Thriller

4.5
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A numbers king pin tries to stay in business as the mafia and police close in around him.

Director: Bill Brame | Stars: Frank DeKova, Paul Harris, Frances E. Williams, Reginald Farmer

Votes: 252

12. Virtue (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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A relationship gradually develops between a savvy New York street girl and a good-hearted cab driver, but other matters keep getting in their way, including financial problems and a murder.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Carole Lombard, Pat O'Brien, Mayo Methot, Jack La Rue

Votes: 598

13. Book of Numbers (1973)

R | 81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.

Director: Raymond St. Jacques | Stars: Raymond St. Jacques, Philip Michael Thomas, Freda Payne, Hope Clarke

Votes: 59

14. Hoodlum Empire (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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After WW2, ex-mobster war hero Joe Gray goes straight, to the dismay of his New York mob boss uncle who's afraid that his nephew will testify against his outfit before a Grand Jury.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor, Forrest Tucker, Vera Ralston

Votes: 182

15. The System (1953)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Gambler John Merrick (Frank Lovejoy) is the head of a bookie syndicate and the newspaper is crusading against him and the rackets, primarily because Merrick is in love with Felice Stuart (... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Joan Weldon, Robert Arthur, Paul Picerni

Votes: 81

16. The Blonde Bandit (1950)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Add a Plot

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Dorothy Patrick, Gerald Mohr, Robert Rockwell, Charles Cane

Votes: 29

17. Confidential (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.9
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A Federal agent seeks to avenge the murder of his friend by going undercover in a numbers racket. But one of the gang thinks the new man seems familiar...

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Donald Cook, Evalyn Knapp, Warren Hymer, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 91

18. Am I Guilty? (1940)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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A young black doctor sets out to establish a free clinic in Harlem.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Ralph Cooper, Sybil Lewis, Sam McDaniel, Laurence Criner

Votes: 7

19. Carlito's Angels (2003 Video)

R | 72 min | Action, Comedy

4.8
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Roxy, Tina and Marisol are a trio of sexy, no-nonsense Latinas who jump into action fighting crime in the hood when they get the word from their mysterious boss Carlito.

Director: Agustin | Stars: Evly G. Pacheco, Alessandra Ramos, Jeni Garcia, Raymond Reynosa

Votes: 98

20. Life Goes On (1938)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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The husband of Sally Weston dies, and she decides to move to New York City where she feels her two young sons, Bob and Henry, can get a better education. Bob grows up to be a brilliant ... See full summary »

Director: William L. Nolte | Stars: Louise Beavers, Edward Thompson, Reginald Fenderson, Laurence Criner

21. The Real Untouchables (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.4
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The three-part documentary examines Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey: three real-life heroes who battled organized crime between the two world wars.

Director: John Fothergill | Stars: James Woods, Bob Kaliebe, Dominic Capone III, Tom Clarke Hill

Votes: 14

22. Dark Manhattan (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A low-level gangster determines to let nothing stand in the way of his gaining control of the numbers rackets in Harlem.

Directors: Harry L. Fraser, Ralph Cooper | Stars: Ralph Cooper, Cleo Herndon, Clarence Brooks, Jess Lee Brooks

Votes: 39

23. Reform School (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A female warden takes over at a state reform school and attempts to bring about needed changes.

Director: Leo C. Popkin | Stars: Louise Beavers, Reginald Fenderson, Monte Hawley, Eugene Jackson

24. Midnight Morals (1932)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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A rookie cop falls for a "taxi dancer" in a dance hall, but his father has strong objections to the relationship.

Directors: B. Reeves Eason, E. Mason Hopper | Stars: Alberta Vaughn, Rex Lease, Charles Delaney, Beryl Mercer

25. Murder in Villa Capri (1955)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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A Police Lieutenant is assigned by his Captain to go undercover to wipe out a group of gangsters terrorizing a city for control of the lottery in the 'Little Italy" section of a large, ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Simetti | Stars: John Heath, Neil Hamilton, Esther Minciotti, Aristide Sigismondi

26. Defenders of the Law (1931)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.2
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A gang of racketeers, with the aid of a high-ranking city official has control of a big-city, and the police plant an undercover cop to gather evidence against the hoodlums - except the ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Levering | Stars: Catherine Dale Owen, John Holland, Robert Gleckler, Edmund Breese

Votes: 25

27. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: By the Numbers (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Freeloading family and friends flock to fleece the golden sheep when Fred plays the numbers.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Beah Richards, Don Bexley

Votes: 73

28. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: By the Numbers (1968)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A U.S. serviceman, in Hawaii for R&R, becomes a pawn in a fight for control of a numbers syndicate. The head of the outfit, Philip Lo, is killed and the serviceman has been framed for it. ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong

Votes: 125

29. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: Her Days Are Numbered (2010)

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

8.3
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Mary is assigned to protect a witness named Judy Wagrowski, whose extraordinary mathematical abilities allowed her to keep all the financial records of a numbers racket in her head. That ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Lerner | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 57

30. Bayan ko (2013– )
Episode: Jueteng (2013)

Drama

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Jueteng collection is low in Lagros. Meanwhile, a dengue outbreak occurs in the town of Lagros. Liway's baby is one of the victims. The mayor makes a compromise deal with Governor Antonio ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Alix Jr. | Stars: Rocco Nacino, Pen Medina, Angeli Bayani, Albert Sumaya Jr.

31. Tallahassee 7000 (1961– )
Episode: The Cold Ball (1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Rogers goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of criminals running an illegal numbers gambling ring.

Stars: Walter Matthau, Ed Julien, Mike Savas

32. Front Page Detective (1951–1953)
Episode: The Little Black Book (1951)

26 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Upon returning from two weeks of investigative reporting in Washington, David Chase discovers his room ransacked and a dead body lying in his closet. Before he can investigate, two thugs ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Wester | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Joe Besser, Jean Willes, James Craven

Votes: 12

33. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The Passion of the Nickel Player (1964)

60 min | Drama

8.2
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Neil comes into conflict with a numbers runner who preys on his neighborhoods poor gamblers.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 5

34. Grand Jury (1959– )
Episode: Your Number's Up (1959)

30 min | Drama

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Driscoll and his men investigate the mob's attempt to muscle in on the local numbers racket.

Stars: Lyle Bettger, Harold J. Stone, Douglass Dumbrille, Michael Pate



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