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1. 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.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer

2. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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Modern day morality tale about New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano, as he deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life.

Creator: David Chase | Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

3. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

4. 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.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

5. 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.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

6. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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43 Metascore

A media mogul acts as a guide to Death, who takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and in the process, fall in love with his guide's daughter.

Writers: Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, Bo Goldman, Alberto Casella, Walter Ferris, Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

7. Scent of a Woman (1992)

R | 156 min | Drama

8.0
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59 Metascore

A prep school student needing money agrees to "babysit" a blind man, but the job is not at all what he anticipated.

Writers: Giovanni Arpino, Bo Goldman, Ruggero Maccari, Dino Risi | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Al Pacino, Chris O'Donnell, James Rebhorn, Gabrielle Anwar

8. Rescue Me (2004–2011)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Comedy | Active

8.4
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Tommy Gavin deals with the fears of his job as a firefighter and seeing his ex-wife dating other men.

Stars: Denis Leary, Michael Lombardi, Steven Pasquale, Andrea Roth

9. The Yards (2000)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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58 Metascore

In the rail yards of Queens, contractors repair and rebuild the city's subway cars. These contracts are lucrative, so graft and corruption are rife. When Leo Handler gets out of prison, he ... See full summary »

Writers: James Gray, Matt Reeves | Director: James Gray | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Charlize Theron, James Caan

10. Carlito's Way (1993)

R | 144 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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A Puerto Rican former convict, just released from prison, pledges to stay away from drugs and violence despite the pressure around him and lead on to a better life outside of N.Y.C.

Writers: Edwin Torres, David Koepp | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Leguizamo

11. Riding in Cars with Boys (2001)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.5
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43 Metascore

A single mother, with dreams of becoming a writer, has a son at the age of 15 in 1965, and goes through a failed marriage with the drug-addicted father.

Writers: Beverly D'Onofrio, Morgan Ward | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Steve Zahn, Adam Garcia, Brittany Murphy

12. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Writer: Tony Gayton | Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

13. Third Watch (1999–2005)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The exploits of a group of men and women who serve the City of New York as police officers, firemen, and paramedics in the fictional 55th Precinct.

Creators: Edward Allen Bernero, John Wells | Stars: Coby Bell, Skipp Sudduth, Jason Wiles, Molly Price

14. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.

Writers: Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Abel Ferrara, Zoë Lund | Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Leonard L. Thomas

15. Sea of Love (1989)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A detective investigating a series of murders becomes involved with a woman who may be the culprit.

Writer: Richard Price | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, Michael Rooker

16. 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

17. Bullets Over Broadway (1994)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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In 1920s New York, a struggling playwright is forced to cast a mobster's talentless girlfriend in his latest drama in order to get it produced.

Writers: Woody Allen, Douglas McGrath | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: John Cusack, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Tilly, Chazz Palminteri

18. Bullet (1996)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right ... See full summary »

Writers: Mickey Rourke, Bruce Rubenstein | Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Frank Senger, Adrien Brody, John Enos III

19. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Detective Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) takes us through his shattered life after encountering the most deadly (and deceptive) criminal he has ever had to deal with. It doesn't help that ... See full summary »

Writer: Hilary Henkin | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lena Olin, Wallace Wood, Juliette Lewis

20. Law & Order: Trial by Jury (2005–2006)

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

6.4
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The series shows the workings of the judicial system, beginning with the arraignment and continuing through the lawyers process of building a case, investigating leads and preparing witnesses and defendants for trial.

Stars: Bebe Neuwirth, Amy Carlson, Kirk Acevedo, Fred Dalton Thompson

21. Carlito's Way: Rise to Power (2005 Video)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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In the late 1960s, Carlito Brigante (Hernandez) emerges as the heroin czar of Harlem.

Writers: Michael Bregman, Edwin Torres | Director: Michael Bregman | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Mario Van Peebles, Luis Guzmán, Sean Combs

22. Mitch Albom's For One More Day (2007 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Fantasy

5.8
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A suicidal former baseball player is granted one more day with his deceased mother.

Writer: Mitch Albom | Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Michael Imperioli, Ellen Burstyn, Scott Cohen, Alice Drummond

23. All Over Me (1997)

R | 86 min | Drama

6.6
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Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ... See full summary »

Writer: Sylvia Sichel | Director: Alex Sichel | Stars: Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz

24. Oxygen (1999)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini, who has kidnapped a rich woman and has buried ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Shepard | Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Maura Tierney, Adrien Brody, James Naughton, Laila Robins

25. Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Two African-Americans and two Puerto-Ricans (though one pretends to be Italian) go out on the town on a Friday night. They will be forced to get to know each other, and even worst, learn to... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph B. Vasquez | Director: Joseph B. Vasquez | Stars: Doug E. Doug, Mario Joyner, John Leguizamo, Nestor Serrano

26. The Ambulance (1990)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.8
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Josh Baker meets a very special woman, Cheryl, in the streets of New York. Suddenly she collapses, and she's picked up by an ambulance. When Josh wants to visit her in the hospital, it ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Megan Gallagher, Red Buttons

27. Exiled (1998 TV Movie)

84 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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NYPD Detective Mike Logan, last seen being demoted to a beat on Staten Island after punching a corrupt politician (Law & Order episode "Pride") seeks to solve the grisly murder of a ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Wolf, Charles Kipps, Chris Noth | Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Chris Noth, Dann Florek, John Fiore, Dabney Coleman

28. C.P.W. (1995–1996)

60 min | Drama

6.8
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Ambitious New Yorkers maneuver against each other as they pursue their passion for money, sex, and power.

Stars: Mädchen Amick, Lauren Hutton, Justin Lazard, John Barrowman

29. The Boy Who Cried Bitch (1991)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A psychotic 12 year old makes life hell for his emotionally frail mother.

Writer: Catherine May Levin | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Harley Cross, Karen Young, Jesse Bradford, J.D. Daniels

30. Soldier of Fortune, Inc. (1997–1999)

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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In a world where there are no obvious "bad guys", where governments engage in secret wars and illegal activities that threaten the security of every individual and nation on the planet, a ... See full summary »

Creator: Dan Gordon | Stars: Tim Abell, Mark Sheppard, Melinda Clarke, Brad Johnson

31. The Florentine (1999)

R | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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The bar in an old Pennsylvania steel town, housed with many of life's losers and disillusioned men, is the main setting for this slice-of-life film. Michael Madsen is the bar owner, who is ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Benson, Damien Gray | Director: Nick Stagliano | Stars: Jeremy Davies, Virginia Madsen, Luke Perry, Mary Stuart Masterson

32. My New Gun (1992)

R | 99 min | Comedy

5.7
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Debbie and Gerald's lives drastically change after they get a gun. Their mysterious neighbor, Skippy, becomes and important and transforming figure in their lives.

Writer: Stacy Cochran | Director: Stacy Cochran | Stars: Diane Lane, James Le Gros, Stephen Collins, Tess Harper

33. Whispers in the Dark (1992)

R | 103 min | Thriller, Mystery

5.5
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A psychiatrist (Sciorra) is helping a neurotic art gallery owner who has a submissive and very satisfying sexual relationship with her new lover, a domineering man with a violent streak. An... See full summary »

Writer: Christopher Crowe | Director: Christopher Crowe | Stars: Annabella Sciorra, Jamey Sheridan, Alan Alda, Anthony LaPaglia

34. Assault at West Point: The Court-Martial of Johnson Whittaker (1994 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets, Whittaker was court-martialed on the grounds that... See full summary »

Writer: Harry Moses | Director: Harry Moses | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Waterston, Mason Adams, Val Avery

35. Love Walked In (1997)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Leary and Sanchez-Gijon play "romantically involved down-and-out lounge singers" who get involved in a caper.

Writers: Juan José Campanella, José Pablo Feinmann, Lynn Geller, Larry Golin | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Denis Leary, Terence Stamp, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Michael Badalucco

36. Tribeca (1993– )

60 min | Drama

7.6
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Various stories about various people living in Tribeca - the New York's famous neighborhood.

Creator: David J. Burke | Stars: Philip Bosco, Joe Morton, Antonia Jones, Michael Rogen

37. Bad Apple (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

5.5
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An undercover FBI agent tries to infiltrate a gang of goodfellas and falls in love with his informant's sister. Black humor and a cool attitude make the routine story fun.

Writers: Anthony Bruno, Howard Korder | Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Chris Noth, Colm Meaney, Mercedes Ruehl, Robert Patrick

38. Dream Street (1989– )

60 min | Drama

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Blue Collar twenty-somethings live and love in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Stars: Dale Midkiff, Peter Frechette, David Barry Gray, Tom Signorelli

39. Empire City (1991 TV Movie)

79 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Michael Paré and Mary Mara star in this thriller about two police detectives who fall into a passionate relationship as they investigate a murder among the wealthy and privileged.

Writer: Mark Rosner | Director: Mark Rosner | Stars: Michael Paré, Robin Christopher, Askia Bantu, Joseph A. Buffolino

40. The Wright Verdicts (1995– )

60 min | Drama

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Legal drama with Charles Wright, an Englishman, working as a lawyer in New York City. Sandy Hamar is an ex-NYPD detective who serves as the mandatory private eye and Lydia is the super ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Conti, Margaret Colin, Aida Turturro, Paul Calderon

41. A Clown in Babylon (1999)

105 min | Drama

4.8
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Haunted by childhood memories of his father's murder, Frank Carroll, private detective/circus clown, sets out on a mission of vengeance. Jingles Carroll, a gentle man in a red nose, was ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill O'Dea, Nick Taylor | Director: Nick Taylor | Stars: Charles Balcer, Brian Backer, Benny Benowitz, Gene Canfield

42. Above Freezing (1998)

85 min | Drama

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A commitment-phobic flower shop wholesale worker struggles with his live-in girl friend in this standard sitcom-styled film.

Writer: Frank Todaro | Director: Frank Todaro | Stars: Mike O'Malley, J.K. Simmons, Jill Tracy, Scott Bryce

43. The Ninja Way (2007)

Action, Family

6.8
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There's the right way.There's the wrong way.And then there's...The Ninja Way

Writers: Sung Woo Kahm, Donna Mendez | Director: Len Mosco | Stars: Edwin Ayala, Manny Ayala, Tom Bentey, Paul Brush

44. The Bastard Men of Root Flats (2009)

85 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.4
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In the town of Root Flats, Arkansas, a group of vicious outlaws have taken over and have transformed the once prominent mining facility into a ghost town. With only one night left as ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Chierichella | Stars: Cameron Mayo, Zack Abramowitz, Gene Canfield, Rocco Chierichella

45. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Baby Killer (2000)

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

8.1
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The tragic shooting death of a young girl leads investigators to a little boy. They soon realize that the gun used has been used in another crime scene.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Lisa Marie Petersen, Dawn DeNoon | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Stephanie March

46. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: City Hall (2004)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A city councilman and a water inspector are victims of a shooting in City Hall. Prosecution of the guilty party is difficult because the murder weapon was obtained through a secretive FISA warrant.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Richard Sweren, Marc Guggenheim | Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

47. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Cruel and Unusual (1995)

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

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Evidence indicates that the death, in police custody, of an autistic teenager was the result of longstanding abuse. Suspicion falls on the treatment center where he lived and on its therapist, Dr. Colter.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer, Michael S. Chernuchin | Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Chris Noth, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

48. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Debt (2004)

TV-14 | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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As Benson and Stabler investigate the disappearance of a mother and her teen-aged daughter, they uncover a conspiracy between a corrupt immigration attorney and gangsters running a ... See full summary »

Writers: Dick Wolf, Amanda Green | Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

49. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Double Blind (1996)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A schizophrenic chemistry student is on trial for killing a former school janitor, but a professor claims that he is part of one of his drug studies and that his sickness is under control.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Jeremy R. Littman, William N. Fordes | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

50. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Entitled: Part 2 (2000)

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

7.4
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With the help of SVU detectives, investigators discover that the matriarch of a powerful family may have resorted to extreme measures to cover-up a murder.

Writers: Dick Wolf, Richard Sweren, Rene Balcer, Robert Palm | Director: Edwin Sherin | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston