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1. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,122,475 | Gross: $132.38M

2. Angel Has Fallen (2019)

R | 121 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Gerard Butler, Frederick Schmidt, Danny Huston, Rocci Williams

Votes: 52,222 | Gross: $67.16M

3. The Mule (2018)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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58 Metascore

A ninety-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick L. Reyes, Cesar De León, Gustavo Muñoz

Votes: 90,000 | Gross: $103.80M

4. American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

7.1
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65 Metascore

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 145,559 | Gross: $51.34M

5. Thelma & Louise (1991)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

Votes: 127,539 | Gross: $45.36M

6. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 189,726 | Gross: $124.12M

7. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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50 Metascore

The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over state lines, in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

Votes: 42,530 | Gross: $126.74M

8. Vanishing Point (1971)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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61 Metascore

During the 1970s, car delivery driver Kowalski delivers hot rods in record time but always runs into trouble with the highway cops.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling, Dean Jagger

Votes: 25,518

9. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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62 Metascore

A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 36,751 | Gross: $24.36M

10. Analyze This (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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61 Metascore

A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Chazz Palminteri

Votes: 141,180 | Gross: $106.89M

11. Village of the Damned (1995)

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

5.6
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41 Metascore

A small town's women give birth to unfriendly alien children posing as humans.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Kirstie Alley, Linda Kozlowski, Michael Paré

Votes: 27,403 | Gross: $9.42M

12. The Defiant Ones (1958)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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69 Metascore

Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Sidney Poitier, Theodore Bikel, Charles McGraw

Votes: 12,596

13. Hard Rain (1998)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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36 Metascore

The nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver

Votes: 31,094 | Gross: $19.82M

14. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 11,915

15. Recoil (I) (2011)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A cop turns vigilante after his family is murdered, exacting vengeance on the killers - and then on all criminals who have slipped through the system.

Director: Terry Miles | Stars: Steve Austin, Serinda Swan, Danny Trejo, Keith Jardine

Votes: 5,035

16. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 7,340

17. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Fed up with the inhumane prison living conditions, a general prison riot breaks out, leading to hostage-taking, a stand-off with the guards and eventual negotiations with the prison administration officials.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Neville Brand, Emile Meyer, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon

Votes: 1,536

18. Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

7.5
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In the oppressive 1980s communist Romania, the smuggled VHS tapes of banned Hollywood films become an inspirational ray of hope. A hybrid feature about the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.

Director: Ilinca Calugareanu | Stars: Irina Margareta Nistor, Ana Maria Moldovan, Dan Chiorean, Valentin Oncu

Votes: 1,963

19. Interview with a Serial Killer (2008 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 44 min | Documentary, Crime

5.8
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In this jailhouse interview, Arthur Shawcross, the Genesee River Killer, shares candid details of his crimes and his surprising family bonds.

Director: Christopher Martin | Stars: Augustine Capone, Maggie Deming, Paul Dierdorf, Lynde Johnston

Votes: 351

20. Fair Play (2014)

100 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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The 1980s in Czechoslovakia. The young talented sprinter Anna (Judit Bárdos) is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As a part of the ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Sedlácková | Stars: Anna Geislerová, Eva Josefíková, Vlastina Svátková, Judit Bárdos

Votes: 849

21. The Sellout (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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During the 1950s, a small-town newspaper editor and a state assistant attorney-general fight corrupt local officials from one rotten county.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, John Hodiak, Audrey Totter, Paula Raymond

Votes: 396

22. Le bon plaisir (1984)

108 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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In Paris, a women's bag, which contains an embarrassing letter from the french president, is stolen.

Director: Francis Girod | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Michel Serrault, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Michel Auclair

Votes: 421

23. Highway 301 (1950)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André, Edmon Ryan

Votes: 436

24. Nightmare in Chicago (1964 TV Movie)

81 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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In Chicago, the police are man-hunting a serial killer of blonde women and end-up car-chasing him through the complex maze of state highways.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Charles McGraw, Robert Ridgely, Ted Knight, Philip Abbott

Votes: 93

25. Mexico's Bravest Man (2016)

R | 85 min | Documentary

7.3
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Julian Leyzaola Perez, former military officer turned police chief, declared open war on the drug cartels in Tijuana, MX and Juarez, MX. Murder rates in both cities dropped, while outrage ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Minn | Stars: Adriana Allende, Jesus Antonio Castaneda Alvarez, Edward Benavides, Howard Campbell

Votes: 26

26. Blackhawk: Fearless Champion of Freedom (1952)

Approved | 242 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Based on a successful comic book that began in 1941, the Blackhawks were seven flyers who banded together during WW II to fight the Nazis. After the war, they continued to fight evil where ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred F. Sears | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Carol Forman, John Crawford, Michael Fox

Votes: 119

27. The Gallant Legion (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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When power-hungry Faulkner and Leroux want to divide Texas into smaller sections, instead of allowing it to enter the Union as a single state, Gary Conway and the Texas Rangers must step in... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Bill Elliott, Lorna Gray, Joseph Schildkraut, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 84

28. The Young Don't Cry (1957)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A Georgia orphanage teenage boy gets involved with a chain-gang convict who is planning his escape from the nearby prison-camp.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Sal Mineo, James Whitmore, J. Carrol Naish, Gene Lyons

Votes: 159

29. Illegal Traffic (1938)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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G-Man Charles Bent Martin is sent out to break up a nationwide racket. A transport company is aiding fugitives making a getaway in exchange for the lion's share of their loot. Through an ... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Mary Carlisle, Robert Preston, Judith Barrett

Votes: 12

30. The Stupor Salesman (1948)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.4
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Slug McSlug, a notorious bank robber, is chased by police after his latest heist. He reaches his country hideout, where he is promptly visited by an uninvited Daffy Duck, who is a ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Davis | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 374

31. Roaring Timber (1937)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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Jim Sherwood (Jack Holt), toughest logging boss in the timber country, takes on his toughest assignment when he agrees to cut an enormous volume of timber for Andrew MacKinley (J. Farrell ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Jack Holt, Grace Bradley, Ruth Donnelly, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 15

32. George Wallace: Settin' the Woods on Fire (2000)

167 min | Documentary, Biography

8.7
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Directors: Daniel McCabe, Paul Stekler | Stars: Randy Quaid, Pat Buchanan, Dan T. Carter, J.L. Chestnut

Votes: 44

33. Inside the Mafia (1959)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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The operators of a small upstate New York airfield become unwilling pawns in the struggle for control of a crime syndicate by two rival Mafia factions.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Robert Strauss, Grant Richards, James Brown

Votes: 122

34. Night Stage to Galveston (1952)

Passed | 61 min | Action, Crime, Music

6.5
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Texas law officers are so corrupt that Gene decides to put on his old Texas Ranger uniform and set things right.

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gene Autry, Champion, Virginia Huston, Thurston Hall

Votes: 69

35. The Life of an Agent (2004)

82 min | Documentary

7.9
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Selection of clips from top secret training films made between the 1950s and 1970s for the Hungarian secret police of communist János Kádár era that teach the agents how to surveil and investigate possible traitors and recruit informants.

Director: Gábor Zsigmond Papp | Stars: János Kulka, Zoltán Rátóti, Ferenc Elek, Róbert Kardos

Votes: 49

36. Whirlwind Raiders (1948)

Approved | 54 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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The Durango Kid battles a gang of outlaws that trick people by calling themselves the "Texas State Police."

Director: Vernon Keays | Stars: Charles Starrett, Don Reynolds, Nancy Saunders, Fred F. Sears

Votes: 40

37. Normality (1995 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

8.1
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Kent Knutson lives in the dystopian city of Neutropolis where fun is prohibited. Norms arrest him for whistling. In prison, he is contacted by the resistance. Kent tries locating Saul, dictator Paul's missing good twin brother.

Stars: Corey Feldman, Charlie Adler, Greg Berg, Mary Kay Bergman

Votes: 23

38. The Rangers Ride (1948)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Music, Western

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After the Texas Rangers are disbanded, the the reconstruction years following the Civil War, a private state-police force extorts money from the citizens in a "protection" scheme. ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Jimmy Wakely, Dub Taylor, Virginia Belmont, Riley Hill

39. Salainen ase (1943)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Directors: Theodor Luts, Erkki Uotila | Stars: Ensio Jouko, Eija Karipää, Erkki Uotila, Joel Asikainen

Votes: 32

40. WCW Wrestle War (1991 TV Special)

Action, Sport

6.9
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Director: Craig Leathers | Stars: Arn Anderson, Randy Anderson, Steve Borden, DeWayne Bruce

Votes: 43

41. State Trooper (1949)

Approved | 16 min | Short, Crime

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This entry of RKO's "This is America" series (production number 03-103)tells the story of how a state trooper/highway patrolman is trained and equipped to fight crime. It follows a ... See full summary »

Director: Harry W. Smith | Star: Dwight Weist

42. Muistopatsaani on unohdus (1990 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, History

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Director: Pirkko Vallinoja | Stars: Kari Kihlström, Pekka Koskinen, Anneli Saaristo, Erkki Saksa

43. Randomly Stopped and Searched for WMD's in North Texas! (2010 Video)

13 min | Short, Reality-TV

2.0
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Star: Steven L. Anderson

Votes: 6

44. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)
Episode: A Stranger in Town (1999)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.8
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Despite being an out of state runaway, Dawn Marie Birnbaum was treated with reverence by the Pennsylvania town where she was found murdered by the side of a road. Since no id was found with... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Fine | Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Joellen Anklam, Harry Averdisian

Votes: 26

45. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Barney Gets His Man (1961)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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The accidental capture of a wanted man makes Barney the toast of Mayberry. It goes to his head 'til the felon escapes and returns to pay Barney back.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Betty Lynn

Votes: 224

46. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Four: The Body (2016)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.0
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Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Jonathan and Nancy form an unlikely alliance.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 15,406

47. Man Against Crime (1949–1954)
Episode: Connecticut State Police (1954)

26 min | Action, Drama, Crime

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Mike Barnett focuses on the Connecticut State Police as they track two armed and dangerous bank robbers through the forests in the western part of the state. Barnett only appears in the beginning, ending and as the narrator.

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Steve Holland, Russell Hardie, Blair Davies

48. A Nero Wolfe Mystery (2001–2002)
Episode: Door to Death (2001)

TV-PG | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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In desperate need of a gardener for his beloved plant room, Wolfe undertakes a rare car trip to Westchester to recruit an orchidist and finds a body in the greenhouse.

Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Maury Chaykin, Colin Fox, James Tolkan

Votes: 82

49. The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (1996–2005)
Episode: Elements of Murder (2002)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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The cases of Susan Galloway, who was murdered in Montana in 1982; Lenora Robinson, who died in Nashville, Tennessee in 1997; and Jennifer McCready, who was murdered in Belpre, Ohio in 1996.

Director: John Kavanaugh | Stars: Gene Galusha, Ken Anderson, E.J. Bernard, Richard Bisbing

Votes: 8

50. Forensic Files (1996–2011)
Episode: Grave Evidence (1998)

TV-14 | 21 min | Documentary, Crime

6.8
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Stephen Scher and Martin Dillon went skeet shooting in rural Pennsylvania on a beautiful Spring day in 1976. Martin was shot dead that day, and Scher maintained a freak accident had cost ... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Thomas, Stewart Bennett, Robert Campolongo, Patricia Dillon Scher

Votes: 47



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