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1. 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

2. Heroes (II) (2006–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible abilities.

Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka

3. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Creators: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

4. 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

5. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 58 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

6. Knight and Day (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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46 Metascore

A story of a girl who gets mixed up with a spy trying to clear his name.

Writer: Patrick O'Neill | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi Mollà

7. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.3
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76 Metascore

In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.

Writers: Patricia Highsmith, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett

8. Person of Interest (2011– )

43 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A former CIA operative is recruited by an enigmatic billionaire to prevent violent crimes.

Creator: Jonathan Nolan | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

9. Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

R | 145 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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75 Metascore

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Writers: Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Josh Evans

10. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)

R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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62 Metascore

Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam vet attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of disassociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.

Writer: Bruce Joel Rubin | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello, Matt Craven

11. Ghost Town (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.8
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72 Metascore

Bertram Pincus is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts.

Writers: David Koepp, John Kamps | Director: David Koepp | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Téa Leoni, Jordan Carlos

12. Uncle Buck (1989)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: John Hughes | Stars: John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Louisa Kelly, Gaby Hoffmann

13. 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.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

14. The Brave One (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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56 Metascore

A woman struggles to recover from a brutal attack by setting out on a mission for revenge.

Writers: Roderick Taylor, Bruce A. Taylor, Cynthia Mort | Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Katt

15. Gilmore Girls (2000–2007)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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A drama centering around the relationship between a thirtysomething single mother and her teen daughter living in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.

Creator: Amy Sherman-Palladino | Stars: Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Keiko Agena, Scott Gordon-Patterson

16. Elementary (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Creator: Robert Doherty | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

17. The Blacklist (2013– )

43 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

8.2
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Former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) has eluded capture for decades. But he suddenly surrenders to the FBI with an offer to help catch a terrorist under the ... See full summary »

Creator: Jon Bokenkamp | Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Ryan Eggold, Diego Klattenhoff

18. The Good Wife (2009– )

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

8.2
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Creators: Michelle King, Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

19. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Writers: Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

20. City by the Sea (2002)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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50 Metascore

Vincent Lamarca, whose father was executed for a 1950s kidnapping of a child, grew up to become a police officer, only to see his own son become a murderer.

Writers: Mike McAlary, Ken Hixon | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Franco, Frances McDormand, Eliza Dushku

21. Spin City (1996–2002)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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In this sitcom, Charlie, who takes Mike Flaherty's place in later years, is the Deputy-Mayor of New York City, and his team of half-wits must constantly save the Mayor from embarrassment and the media.

Creator: Bill Lawrence | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Richard Kind

22. 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

23. 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

24. The Black Donnellys (2007– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Four young Irish brothers are caught up in New York's underworld of organized crime.

Creators: Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco | Stars: Jonathan Tucker, Tom Guiry, Olivia Wilde, Billy Lush

25. The Cotton Club (1984)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.5
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The Cotton Club was a famous night club in Harlem. The story follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous.

Writers: William Kennedy, Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Jim Haskins | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Richard Gere, Gregory Hines, Diane Lane, Lonette McKee

26. Trust the Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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43 Metascore

After all the drama, cheating, and trial separations, two men (Crudup, Duchovny) fight to save their respective relationships.

Writer: Bart Freundlich | Director: Bart Freundlich | Stars: David Duchovny, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Maggie Gyllenhaal

27. Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner... Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

Creator: Tim Kring | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor, Steve Valentine

28. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A police homicide investigation unit investigates violent crimes in the city of Baltimore.

Creator: Paul Attanasio | Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

29. 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

30. Bed of Roses (1996)

PG | 87 min | Romance, Drama

6.0
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Romantic drama about a young career girl who is swept off her feet by a shy florist, who fell in love with her after one glimpse through a shadowy window.

Writer: Michael Goldenberg | Director: Michael Goldenberg | Stars: Christian Slater, Mary Stuart Masterson, Pamela Adlon, Josh Brolin

31. New Amsterdam (2008– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A New York homicide detective is cursed with immortality.

Creators: Allan Loeb, Christian Taylor | Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Zuleikha Robinson, Alexie Gilmore, Stephen Henderson

32. The Associate (1996)

PG-13 | 114 min | Comedy

5.9
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A comedy about making it on Wall Street. Prejudices are hard to break and Laurel Ayres quickly learns that in order for people to take her seriously she has to work for an older white man ... See full summary »

Writers: Jenaro Prieto, Jean-Claude Carrière, René Gainville, Nick Thiel | Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Dianne Wiest, Eli Wallach, Tim Daly

33. The January Man (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.5
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Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel

34. Sledge Hammer! (1986–1988)

30 min | Action, Comedy

8.3
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The adventures of a dumb police detective who always looks for the most violent solution to any problem.

Creator: Alan Spencer | Stars: David Rasche, Anne-Marie Martin, Harrison Page, Leslie Morris

35. Motherhood (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

4.7
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34 Metascore

In Manhattan, a mother of two preparing for her daughter's sixth birthday party has no idea of the challenges she's about to face in order to pull off the event.

Writer: Katherine Dieckmann | Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards, Minnie Driver, David Schallipp

36. Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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70 Metascore

Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.

Writer: Rebecca Miller | Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, Parker Posey, Fairuza Balk, John Ventimiglia

37. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

Creators: Richard Lindheim, Michael Sloan | Stars: Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka, Robert Lansing, Mark Margolis

38. Duane Hopwood (2005)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck divorced father struggles to get his life and family back together before it's too late.

Writer: Matt Mulhern | Director: Matt Mulhern | Stars: Daisy Ang, Bill Buell, Dick Cavett, Rachel Covey

39. Heroes (2006–2010)
Episode: Chapter One 'Genesis' (II) (2006)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.4
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In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli is the younger brother Nathan Petrelli an overly ambitious and unscrupulous candidate for the next New York congressman, and he dreams and believes that he can ... See full summary »

Creator: Tim Kring | Director: David Semel | Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Tawny Cypress, Noah Gray-Cabey, Ali Larter

40. 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

41. Critical Condition (1987)

R | 100 min | Comedy

5.0
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Con man Kevin Lennihan framed in a jewel smuggling tries for an insanity plea and is sent to a hospital for review where he is confused for another doctor and takes over the hospital when a major storm hits.

Writers: Denis Hamill, John Hamill, Alan Swyer | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Richard Pryor, Rachel Ticotin, Rubén Blades, Maria Cardinale

42. 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

43. One Life to Live (1968– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.3
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One Life to Live premiered in 1968, centering on the lives of the citizens of the fictional town of Llanview, PA. Concentrating on the wealthy Lord family, and the middle-class Woleks and ... See full summary »

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Michael Easton, Kristen Alderson, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, John-Paul Lavoisier

44. Person of Interest (2011– )
Episode: The Devil's Share (2013)

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

9.8
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The team seeks justice for Carter's murder, but Finch realizes that one person may go too far in the battle against HR. Meanwhile, NYPD officer Patrick Simmons' number comes up.

Creator: Jonathan Nolan | Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

45. Heroes (2006–2010)
Episode: Chapter Two 'Don't Look Back' (II) (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.3
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When Nikki wakes up, she sees the two criminals dead in her garage. She brings her son and finds a brand new Cadillac in her name and the bodies in the trunk, with instructions and a map to... See full summary »

Creator: Tim Kring | Director: Allan Arkush | Stars: Santiago Cabrera, Tawny Cypress, Noah Gray-Cabey, Greg Grunberg

46. A Crime (2006)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

5.8
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Vincent's life is on hold until he finds his wife's killer. Alice, his neighbor, is convinced she can make him happy. She decides to invent a culprit, so that Vincent can find revenge and leave the past behind. But there is no ideal culprit and no perfect crime...

Writers: Tonino Benacquista, Manuel Pradal | Director: Manuel Pradal | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Emmanuelle Béart, Norman Reedus, Joe Grifasi

47. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Ghost Network (2008)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Following a strange apparent terrorist attack on a bus, Olivia, Peter and Walter find a man who foresees future disasters before they happen.

Creators: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Director: Fred Toye | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

48. Providence (1999–2002)

60 min | Drama

6.7
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Dr. Sydney Hansen, a successful plastic surgeon in Hollywood, California, quits her private practice and returns to her hometown in Providence, Rhode Island after the sudden death of her ... See full summary »

Creator: John Masius | Stars: Melina Kanakaredes, Mike Farrell, Paula Cale, Seth Peterson

49. 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

50. New York Undercover (1994–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.9
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Drugs, robbery, corruption, rape, murder. Cops versus criminals. The undercover war has started. Welcome to New York City.

Creators: Kevin Arkadie, Dick Wolf | Stars: Malik Yoba, Michael DeLorenzo, Patti D'Arbanville, Lauren Vélez