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1. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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64 Metascore

A professional assassin rescues a young girl whose family were killed in a police raid.

Writer: Luc Besson | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

2. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Fantasy

7.3
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73 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, David Koepp | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

3. The Happening (2008)

R | 91 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.1
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34 Metascore

A strange, horrible and unprecedented crisis begins in Central Park. A high school science teacher, his wife and a young girl do what they can to survive it.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Ashlyn Sanchez

4. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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49 Metascore

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.

Writers: Lorenzo Carcaterra, Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

5. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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34 Metascore

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

6. Boardwalk Empire (2010– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, History | Active

8.7
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Chronicles the life and times of Nucky Thompson, the undisputed ruler of Atlantic City, who was equal parts politician and gangster.

Creator: Terence Winter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Kelly Macdonald

7. Coyote Ugly (2000)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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27 Metascore

Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford, after getting a job at a women-run NYC bar that teases its male patrons, comes out of her shell.

Writer: Gina Wendkos | Director: David McNally | Stars: Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia, John Goodman, Maria Bello

8. Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy | Active

8.8
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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 »

Creator: Larry David | Stars: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman

9. Days of Thunder (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.8
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60 Metascore

A young hot-shot stock car driver gets his chance to compete at the top level.

Writers: Robert Towne, Tom Cruise | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Randy Quaid

10. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Creator: Tom Fontana | Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

11. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer

12. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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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.

Writers: Scott Turow, Frank Pierson, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy

13. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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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.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

14. Regarding Henry (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Writer: J.J. Abrams | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Michael Haley, Stanley Swerdlow

15. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.5
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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.

Writers: Dan Houser, James Worrall, DJ Pooh, Lazlow Jones, John Zurhellen | Directors: Dan Houser, Navid Khonsari | Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda Whittaker, Clifton Powell

16. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.3
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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

17. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama | Active

7.4
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Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Creators: Mitchell Burgess, Robin Green | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Len Cariou, Will Estes, Bridget Moynahan

18. Roger Dodger (2002)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex.

Writer: Dylan Kidd | Director: Dylan Kidd | Stars: Campbell Scott, Jesse Eisenberg, Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Berkley

19. Henry's Crime (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.0
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49 Metascore

Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing.

Writers: Sacha Gervasi, David N. White, Stephen Hamel | Director: Malcolm Venville | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James Caan, Judy Greer

20. Extreme Measures (1996)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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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 »

Writers: Michael Palmer, Tony Gilroy | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse

21. Shadows and Fog (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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With a serial strangler on the loose, a bookkeeper wanders around town searching for the vigilante group intent on catching the killer.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Michael Kirby, David Ogden Stiers

22. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

9.4
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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

23. Big Night (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama

7.4
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80 Metascore

A failing Italian restaurant run by two brothers gambles on one special night to try to save the business.

Writers: Joseph Tropiano, Stanley Tucci | Directors: Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Stanley Tucci, Marc Anthony, Larry Block

24. Max Payne (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

9.4
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A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Writer: Sam Lake | Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: James McCaffrey, Haviland Morris, Chris Phillips, Jane Gennaro

25. Life on Mars (2008–2009)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A present-day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s. An American remake of the BBC series.

Stars: Jason O'Mara, Michael Imperioli, Gretchen Mol, Jonathan Murphy

26. Man of the House (1995)

PG | 96 min | Comedy

4.8
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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 »

Writers: David E. Peckinpah, Richard Jefferies, James Orr, Jim Cruickshank | Director: James Orr | Stars: Chevy Chase, Farrah Fawcett, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, George Wendt

27. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

9.3
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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.

Writer: Sam Lake | Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: James McCaffrey, Wendy Hoopes, Jonathan Davis, Vince Viverito

28. Ed (2000–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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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 »

Creators: Jon Beckerman, Rob Burnett | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Julie Bowen, Josh Randall, Jana Marie Hupp

29. Chico & Rita (2010)

Not Rated | 94 min | Animation, Music, Romance

7.2
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76 Metascore

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.

Writers: Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Fernando Trueba | Directors: Tono Errando, Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba | Stars: Eman Xor Oña, Limara Meneses, Mario Guerra, Jon Adams

30. Tadpole (2000)

PG-13 | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.

Writers: Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller, Gary Winick | Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Stanford, Kate Mara, Robert Iler

31. Delirious (2006)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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68 Metascore

An offbeat drama focused on a homeless youth, a pop music siren and a member of the paparazzi.

Writer: Tom DiCillo | Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon

32. The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992–1993)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.3
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The adventures of the archelogical treasure hunter in his youth.

Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, George Hall, Corey Carrier, Ronny Coutteure

33. Marci X (2003)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Music

2.7
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20 Metascore

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.

Writer: Paul Rudnick | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Damon Wayans, Richard Benjamin, Jane Krakowski

34. The Kill Point (2007– )

TV-MA | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A group of military veterans, who recently returned home from serving in Iraq, band together to pull off a major bank heist.

Creator: James DeMonaco | Stars: Steve Cirbus, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Hyatt, John Leguizamo

35. Luck (2011– )

52 min | Drama, Sport

7.7
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A TV series centered around characters who are tied to the same horse-racing track.

Creator: David Milch | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Farina, John Ortiz, Richard Kind

36. Hope & Faith (2003–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

5.5
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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 »

Creator: Joanna Johnson | Stars: Faith Ford, Kelly Ripa, Ted McGinley, Macey Cruthird

37. Mr. Wonderful (1993)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Amy Schor Ferris, Vicki Polon | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker, William Hurt

38. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.1
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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. The Jerky Boys (1995)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

4.4
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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 »

Writers: James Melkonian, Rich Wilkes, John G. Brennan, Kamal Ahmed | Director: James Melkonian | Stars: John G. Brennan, Kamal Ahmed, Alan Arkin, William Hickey

40. Arranged (2007)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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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 »

Writers: Stefan C. Schaefer, Yuta Silverman | Directors: Diane Crespo, Stefan C. Schaefer | Stars: Zoe Lister Jones, Francis Benhamou, Mimi Lieber, John Rothman

41. The Saint of Fort Washington (1993)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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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 »

Writer: Lyle Kessler | Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Danny Glover, Matt Dillon, Rick Aviles, Nina Siemaszko

42. Cosby (1996–2000)

30 min | Comedy

6.7
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Hilton Lucas was forced by his employer to retire. His wife has trouble with him always being at home and so does he.

Stars: Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Doug E. Doug, T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh

43. Manhunt (2003 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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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.

Writers: Alan Davidson, James Worrall, Christian Cantamessa | Director: Navid Khonsari | Stars: Sean R. Lynch, John Doman, Lenny Venito, Gregory Salata

44. Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (2009 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.8
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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 »

Writers: Dan Houser, Rupert Humphries, John Zurhellen, Michael Unsworth | Directors: Rod Edge, John Zurhellen | Stars: Scott Hill, Chris McKinney, Lou Sumrall, Adrian Martinez

45. Six Ways to Sunday (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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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.

Writers: Adam Bernstein, Marc Gerald, Charles Perry | Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Norman Reedus, Deborah Harry, Adrien Brody, Paul D'Amato

46. Witness to the Mob (1998 TV Movie)

124 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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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 »

Writer: Stanley Weiser | Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan | Stars: Nicholas Turturro, Tom Sizemore, Debi Mazar, Abe Vigoda

47. The Sunshine Boys (1996 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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.

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: John Erman | Stars: Woody Allen, Peter Falk, Michael McKean, Liev Schreiber

48. The Warriors (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime

8.5
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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 »

Writers: Sol Yurick, John Zurhellen, Mike Zoccano, Dan Van Zant | Directors: Navid Khonsari, John Zurhellen | Stars: Dorsey Wright, Michael Beck, James Remar, Thomas G. Waites

49. Get Well Soon (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.3
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He left her for fame.. but wants her back. She still loves him.. but isn't sure she can trust him. Now they both have to face the truth.

Writer: Justin McCarthy | Director: Justin McCarthy | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Courteney Cox, Jeffrey Tambor, Kasia Ostlun

50. Judy Berlin (1999)

93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

A lonely, but talented teacher enjoys a flirtation with her married principal, who returns her affections but is hampered by his high-strung wife. He is also hampered by a deadbeat son, who... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Mendelsohn | Director: Eric Mendelsohn | Stars: Barbara Barrie, Bob Dishy, Edie Falco, Carlin Glynn