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1. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
2. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure
When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.
3. The Happening (2008)
R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A science teacher, his wife, and a young girl struggle to survive a plague that causes those infected to commit suicide.
4. Sleepers (1996)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.
5. Basic Instinct (1992)
R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.
7. Coyote Ugly (2000)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.
8. Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999– )
TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy | Active
He's got it all: a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a great home...what could possibly go wrong for Larry David? Seinfeld co-creator Larry David stars as himself in this ... See full summary »
11. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active
This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.
12. Presumed Innocent (1990)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When the woman deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered the prosecutor asks him to lead the investigation. When Sabich digs too deeply he finds himself framed for the murder.
13. Law & Order (1990–2010)
TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
14. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)
M | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A family tragedy prompts a man to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.
15. Regarding Henry (1991)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama
Henry is a lawyer who survives a shooting only to find he cannot remember anything. If that weren't enough, Henry also has to recover his speech and mobility, in a life he no longer fits ... See full summary »
17. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active
The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.
18. Roger Dodger (2002)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama
After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.
19. Henry's Crime (2010)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing.
20. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002 Video Game)
M | Action, Comedy, Crime
After being released from jail, Tommy Vercetti left Liberty City for Vice City--a city overrun by the mob. Now, Tommy is out to make the Vice City his home.
Writers: Dan Houser, James Worrall, Marco Fernandez, Gillian Telling, Navid Khonsari, Jeremy Pope, Lance Williams, Jennymarie Jemison, Lazlow Jones | Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Ray Liotta, William Fichtner, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper
21. Extreme Measures (1996)
R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room ... See full summary »
22. Shadows and Fog (1991)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.
23. Big Night (1996)
R | 107 min | Drama
A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.
24. Max Payne (2001 Video Game)
M | Action, Crime, Drama
A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
26. Life on Mars (2008–2009)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A present-day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s. An American remake of the BBC series.
27. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003 Video Game)
M | Action, Crime, Drama
The brooding cop has left the DEA and returned to the NYPD. When his latest case ends up involving the thought-dead femme fatale Mona Sax, he finds that his journey through the night is far from over.
28. Man of the House (1995)
PG | 96 min | Comedy
Ben Archer is not happy. His mother, Sandy, has just met a man, and it looks like things are pretty serious. Driven by a fear of abandonment, Ben tries anything and everything to ruin the "... See full summary »
29. Chico & Rita (2010)
Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Music, Romance
Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and romantic desire unites them, but their journey - in the tradition of the Latin ballad, the bolero - brings heartache and torment.
30. Ed (2000–2004)
60 min | Comedy, Drama
Ed Stevens is a contracts lawyer at a high-profile New York City firm. Around the same time he splits with his wife (she slept with a mailman), he makes a single error in punctuation when ... See full summary »
32. Tadpole (2000)
PG-13 | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.
34. Marci X (2003)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Music
A Jewish-American Princess is forced to take control of a hard-core hip-hop record label and tries to rein the one of the label's most controversial rappers.
37. Hope & Faith (2003–2006)
TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy
Hope, a down-to-earth, happily married mom of three in Glen Falls, Ohio, had her tidy world up-ended by the arrival of her celebrity sister, Faith. Faith was living the high life in ... See full summary »
38. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005 Video Game)
M | Action, Comedy, Crime
There a million stories in Liberty City. This one changes everything. Toni Cipriani, a once trusted guy, is sent to lay low after killing a made man. Now, back to set things straight, he ... See full summary »
Writers: Lazlow Jones, Dan Houser, James Worrall, John Zurhellen, David Bland, Una Cruickshank | Directors: Navid Khonsari, John Zurhellen | Stars: Frank Vincent, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Will Janowitz, Joe Lo Truglio
39. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
Electrician Gus gets the chance to fulfill a childhood dream by buying an old bowling-alley with some of his friends. Unfortunately, due to the alimony payments he has to make to his ... See full summary »
40. The Jerky Boys (1995)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime
When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't... See full summary »
41. Arranged (2007)
90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn... See full summary »
42. The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)
R | 103 min | Drama
Matthew, a young schizophrenic, finds himself out on the street when a slumlord tears down his apartment building. Soon, he finds himself in even more dire straits, when he is threatened by... See full summary »
43. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (2009 Video Game)
Not Rated | Action, Comedy, Crime
Johnny Klebitz, Vice President of a gang of outlaw bikers called The Lost Motorcycle Club, has been keeping the brotherhood afloat while its President, Billy Grey, is in court-ordered rehab... See full summary »
45. Manhunt (2003 Video Game)
M | Crime, Horror, Thriller
Death-row inmate James Earl Cash awakens from his "execution" to discover that prison officials were bribed to fake his death and deliver him into the clutches of a snuff film ring that wants to use him as its newest star.
46. Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Eighteen-year-old mothers' son Harry (he lives with his overprotective mother Kate) shows his cruel side at one occasion and is hired as hitman/enforcer by the Jewish mob.
47. Witness to the Mob (1998 TV Movie)
124 min | Crime, Drama
Sammy 'The Bull' Gravano was mafiosi. He started out as a soldier, but his talent for murder, including the slayings of his best friends, his wife's brother and his own boss, Paul ... See full summary »
48. The Sunshine Boys (1996 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Two aging comedians who acrimoniously dissolved their act eight years earlier must overcome their differences when they have the chance for a lucrative movie comeback.
49. The Warriors (2005 Video Game)
M | Action, Crime
The Warriors are a gang from Coney Island. They go to the biggest gang leader's meeting under a truce. But all doesn't go well as the gang leader is shot and killed. Framed for this murder,... See full summary »
Napoleon's Boney Parts
TV-MA | Crime, Drama, Thriller
No one knows who killed Metzger. Meanwhile, McManus hires his friend Sean Murphy as a C.O. and he launches a boxing program. Hill faces a dilemma when a new inmate reveals a terrible crime.... See full summary »