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1. Grudge Match (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Sport

6.6
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35 Metascore

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.

Writers: Tim Kelleher, Rodney Rothman | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin

2. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

3. Top Gun (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.8
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As students at the Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.

Writers: Jim Cash, Jack Epps Jr., Ehud Yonay | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Tom Cruise, Tim Robbins, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer

4. Rocky (1976)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

5. Tower Heist (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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59 Metascore

When a group of hard working guys find out they've fallen victim to a wealthy business man's Ponzi scheme, they conspire to rob his high-rise residence.

Writers: Ted Griffin, Jeff Nathanson, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda

6. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one.

Writers: Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley, Paul Attanasio | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

7. Who's the Boss? (1984–1992)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.5
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Tony Micelli a retired baseball player becomes the housekeeper of Angela Bower, an NY advertising executive. Together they raise their kids Samantha Micelli and Jonathon Bower, with help from Mona Robinson, Angela's man-crazy mother.

Creators: Martin Cohan, Blake Hunter | Stars: Tony Danza, Judith Light, Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro

8. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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64 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Writers: Daniel Petrie Jr., Danilo Bach | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

9. Flashdance (1983)

R | 95 min | Drama, Romance, Music

6.0
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35 Metascore

A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.

Writers: Thomas Hedley Jr., Joe Eszterhas | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Jennifer Beals, Michael Nouri, Lilia Skala, Sunny Johnson

10. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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The adventures of the vice squad detectives of the Miami Police Department.

Creator: Anthony Yerkovich | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

11. Knight Rider (1982–1986)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A lone crimefighter battles the forces of evil with the help of an indestructible and artificially intelligent supercar.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: David Hasselhoff, William Daniels, Edward Mulhare, Richard Basehart

12. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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48 Metascore

Axel Foley returns to Beverly Hills to help Taggart and Rosewood investigate Chief Bogamil's near-fatal shooting and the series of "alphabet crimes" associated with it.

Writers: Danilo Bach, Daniel Petrie Jr., Eddie Murphy, Robert D. Wachs, Larry Ferguson, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, Jürgen Prochnow, Ronny Cox

13. Middle Men (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

Chronicles Jack Harris, one of the pioneers of internet commerce, as he wrestles with his morals and struggles not to drown in a sea of conmen, mobsters, drug addicts, and pornstars.

Writers: George Gallo, Andy Weiss | Director: George Gallo | Stars: Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan

14. Reach Me (2014)

R | 95 min | Drama | Completed

A comedy/drama centered on a group of people who all have a connection to a self-help book authored by a reclusive former football coach.

Writer: John Herzfeld | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Thomas Jane

15. Matlock (1986–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.

Stars: Andy Griffith, Linda Purl, Kene Holliday, Nancy Stafford

16. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Creators: Barbara Avedon, Barbara Corday | Stars: Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen, Martin Kove

17. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Writer: George Gallo | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

18. Sorcerer (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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A group of outcasts from different backgrounds and nationalities are forced by misfortune to work in an oil-drilling operation in South America. When fire breaks out of control, four of the... See full summary »

Writers: Walon Green, Georges Arnaud | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, Amidou

19. Airwolf (1984–1986)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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As part of a deal with an intelligence agency to look for his missing brother, a renegade pilot goes on missions with an advanced battle helicopter.

Creator: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Alex Cord, Ernest Borgnine, Jean Bruce Scott

20. Kojak (1973–1978)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A bald police detective with a fiery righteous attitude battles crime in his city.

Creator: Abby Mann | Stars: Telly Savalas, Dan Frazer, Kevin Dobson, George Savalas

21. Lock Up (1989)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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52 Metascore

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Smith, Jeb Stuart, Henry Rosenbaum | Director: John Flynn | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Sonny Landham

22. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: William Katt, Connie Sellecca, Robert Culp, Don Cervantes

23. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Julian makes a lucrative living as an escort to older women in the Los Angeles area. He begins a relationship with Michelle, a local politician's wife, without expecting any pay. One of his... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

24. The Whole Ten Yards (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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24 Metascore

Jimmy the Tulip's (Willis) quiet new life is shaken up by his old pal Oz (Perry), whose wife (Henstridge) has been kidnapped by a Hungarian mob. The Tulip and his wife Jill (Peet) spring into action.

Writers: Mitchell Kapner, George Gallo | Director: Howard Deutch | Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Natasha Henstridge, Amanda Peet

25. Black and White (I) (1999)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Music

5.0
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47 Metascore

A group of white high school teens become involved with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd.

Writer: James Toback | Director: James Toback | Stars: Ben Stiller, Allan Houston, Claudia Schiffer, Scott Caan

26. Maniac (1980)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A psychotic man, troubled by his childhood abuse, loose in NYC, kills young women and takes their scalps as trophies. Will he find the perfect woman in photographer Anna, and end his killing spree?

Writers: C.A. Rosenberg, Joe Spinell | Director: William Lustig | Stars: Joe Spinell, Caroline Munro, Abigail Clayton, Kelly Piper

27. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

28. Maniac Cop (1988)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.0
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In New York City, a man in a cop's uniform starts killing people for no apparent reason.

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: William Lustig | Stars: Tom Atkins, Bruce Campbell, Laurene Landon, Richard Roundtree

29. The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977 TV Mini-Series)

434 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.1
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The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added.

Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, James Caan

30. Paradise Alley (1978)

PG | 107 min | Drama

5.8
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Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Lee Canalito, Armand Assante, Frank McRae

31. Hardcastle and McCormick (1983–1986)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A retired judge and his last defendant follow up on cases that were dismissed due to technicalities.

Creators: Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: Brian Keith, Daniel Hugh Kelly, John Hancock, Mary Jackson

32. Original Gangstas (1996)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Marvin Bookman is a small shop owner in Gary, Indiana, USA. After he sees a drive-by shooting of Laurie Thompson's son by a local gang, he gives up the license number of the car to the ... See full summary »

Writer: Aubrey K. Rattan | Directors: Larry Cohen, Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Jim Brown, Pam Grier, Paul Winfield

33. She's Out of Control (1989)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

5.2
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When an average-looking teenage girl gets a makeover, it's enough to turn make her father become overprotective of her.

Writers: Seth Winston, Michael J. Nathanson | Director: Stan Dragoti | Stars: Tony Danza, Catherine Hicks, Wallace Shawn, Dick O'Neill

34. Trapped in Paradise (1994)

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

Writer: George Gallo | Director: George Gallo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Mädchen Amick

35. Reasonable Doubts (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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Chicago police detective Dicky Cobb turns in some crooked cops and finds himself persona non grata in the department. He is reassigned as an investigator for assistant D.A. Tess Kaufman, ... See full summary »

Creator: Robert Singer | Stars: Mark Harmon, Marlee Matlin, William Converse-Roberts, Tim Grimm

36. Double Take (2001)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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25 Metascore

A man on the run takes another man's passport, only to find himself stuck with the identity of a street hustler.

Writers: Graham Greene, Guy Elmes, Denis Freeman, George Gallo | Director: George Gallo | Stars: Orlando Jones, Eddie Griffin, Gary Grubbs, Daniel Roebuck

37. Final Approach (2007 TV Movie)

240 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.8
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An action filled account of an Ex FBI negotiator who uses all his skills to save a jumbo jet headed for Los Angeles California from the terrorists who have placed a bomb on board.

Writers: Adam Armus, Nora Kay Foster | Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Dean Cain, Anthony Michael Hall, Ernie Hudson, Sunny Mabrey

38. Police Story (1973–1977)

120 min | Drama, Crime

7.5
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Classic anthology series, which details the personal lives of the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. The stories ranged from highly dramatic to extremely funny. Even though... See full summary »

Creator: Joseph Wambaugh | Stars: Scott Brady, Mel Scott, Don Meredith, Joe Santos

39. 10 Cent Pistol (2014)

91 min | Crime, Thriller | Completed

A story about two lifelong criminals who maneuver through the shady underbelly of Los Angeles in search of wealth, love and redemption.

Writer: Michael C. Martin | Director: Michael C. Martin | Stars: Jena Malone, JT Alexander, Damon Alexander, Joe Mantegna

40. Casualties of Love: The Long Island Lolita Story (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.7
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Joey Buttafuoco's story, of how a sexy, possessive young girl destroyed his life by telling her friends the two are lovers, and then shooting his wife.

Writer: John Herzfeld | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Jack Scalia, Alyssa Milano, Phyllis Lyons, Leo Rossi

41. Maniac Cop 2 (1990)

R | 90 min | Crime, Horror, Action

5.7
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A supernatural, maniac killer cop teams up with a Times Square serial killer.

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: William Lustig | Stars: Robert Davi, Claudia Christian, Michael Lerner, Bruce Campbell

42. Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (1994 TV Mini-Series)

273 min | Drama, History, War

5.7
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Civil War has just finished, but things in the country aren't much better, especially in the South.

Stars: Philip Casnoff, Kyle Chandler, Cathy Lee Crosby, Lesley-Anne Down

43. Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence (1993)

R | 85 min | Action, Horror

4.8
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A female cop is gunned down and wrongly accused of using excessive force in a hostage rescue attempt. Maniac cop returns from the dead once more to seek revenge, destroying everthing and ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Cohen | Director: William Lustig | Stars: Robert Davi, Robert Z'Dar, Caitlin Dulany, Gretchen Becker

44. Relentless (1989)

R | 92 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, whom randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.

Writer: Phil Alden Robinson | Director: William Lustig | Stars: Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster

45. Eureka (1983)

R | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Arctic prospector Jack McCann, after fifteen years of solitary searching, becomes one of the world's wealthiest men when he literally falls into a mountain of gold in 1925. Years later, in ... See full summary »

Writers: Marshall Houts, Paul Mayersberg, Robert W. Service | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Gene Hackman, Theresa Russell, Rutger Hauer, Jane Lapotaire

46. The Master (1984– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama, Action

4.0
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An aging American ninja master and his headstrong young apprentice search for the elder man's daughter.

Creator: Michael Sloan | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Timothy Van Patten, Shô Kosugi, Cynthia Lea Clark

47. Blue Thunder (1984– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.

Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

48. 29th Street (1991)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Frank Pesce is the luckiest man alive in spite of his bad luck. Based on a true story, a man growing up in a tough New York neighborhood has a gift for finding himself in the worst possible... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Pesce, James Franciscus, George Gallo | Director: George Gallo | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Danny Aiello, Lainie Kazan, Frank Pesce

49. Young Doctors in Love (1982)

R | 96 min | Comedy

5.1
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An 'Airplane'-style spoof of hospital soap operas: a brilliant young trainee can't stand the sight of blood; a doctor romances the head nurse in order to get the key to the drugs cabinet; ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Elias, Rich Eustis | Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Michael McKean, Sean Young, Gary Friedkin, Kyle T. Heffner

50. Vigilante (1983)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Eddie Marino is a factory worker in New York City. He has a wife named Vickie and a son named Scott. Eddie's friend and co-worker Nick and some of the factory's other workers have formed a ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Vetere | Director: William Lustig | Stars: Robert Forster, Fred Williamson, Richard Bright, Rutanya Alda