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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.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 44,920

2. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 991,063

3. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life.

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

Votes: 152,501

4. 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

Votes: 665,958

5. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.7
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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

Votes: 22,519

6. The Godfather: Part III (1990)

R | 162 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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60 Metascore

In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in New York and Italy in 1979, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing.

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Andy Garcia, Talia Shire

Votes: 225,522

7. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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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

Votes: 55,691

8. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Writers: Harry Grey, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Stuart Kaminsky | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci

Votes: 188,872

9. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 39,925

10. 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.

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

Votes: 16,038

11. Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Western

7.4
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An aging Pat Garrett is hired as a lawman on behalf of a group of wealthy New Mexico cattle barons--his sole purpose being to bring down his old friend Billy the Kid.

Writer: Rudy Wurlitzer | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Richard Jaeckel, Katy Jurado

Votes: 12,163

12. Beautiful Girls (1996)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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64 Metascore

A piano player at a crossroads in his life returns home to his friends and their own problems with life and love.

Writer: Scott Rosenberg | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Matt Dillon, Timothy Hutton, Noah Emmerich, Annabeth Gish

Votes: 24,698

13. Third Watch (1999–2005)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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

Votes: 6,944

14. Hill Street Blues (1981–1987)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.2
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The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.

Creators: Steven Bochco, Michael Kozoll | Stars: Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz, James Sikking

Votes: 3,951

15. Hair (1979)

PG | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.5
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68 Metascore

Claude leaves the family ranch in Oklahoma for New York where he is rapidly indoctrinated into the youth subculture and subsequently drafted.

Writers: Gerome Ragni, James Rado, Michael Weller | Director: Milos Forman | Stars: John Savage, Treat Williams, Beverly D'Angelo, Annie Golden

Votes: 24,310

16. The Equalizer (1985–1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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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

Votes: 2,667

17. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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61 Metascore

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Writers: Walter Hill, Harry Kleiner, Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 43,957

18. Fame (1982–1987)

60 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.8
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The stories of the students and faculty of the New York City High School for the Performing Arts.

Creator: Christopher Gore | Stars: Debbie Allen, Carlo Imperato, Gene Anthony Ray, Albert Hague

Votes: 1,734

19. The Getaway (1972)

122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Writers: Walter Hill, Jim Thompson | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

Votes: 18,898

20. The Panic in Needle Park (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.1
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This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in "Needle Park" in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a ... See full summary »

Writers: James Mills, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne | Director: Jerry Schatzberg | Stars: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright

Votes: 10,110

21. ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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"ABC Afterschool Specials" was the umbrella show name for various educational shows that were shown in the afternoon, occasionally. Each episode was produced by a separate company.

Creator: Guy Fraumeni | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Samaria Graham, Mara Hobel, Alexa Kenin

Votes: 463

22. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

R | 136 min | Drama

6.7
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A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.

Writers: Judith Rossner, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Diane Keaton, Richard Gere, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton

Votes: 4,705

23. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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An American bartender and his prostitute girlfriend go on a road trip through the Mexican underworld to collect a $1 million bounty on the head of a dead gigolo.

Writers: Frank Kowalski, Sam Peckinpah, Gordon T. Dawson | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Robert Webber, Gig Young

Votes: 12,112

24. The Sugarland Express (1974)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.

Writers: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins, Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Ben Johnson, Michael Sacks, William Atherton

Votes: 9,653

25. The Ref (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Writers: Marie Weiss, Richard LaGravenese | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Votes: 17,367

26. Jake and the Fatman (1987–1992)

120 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Veteran district attorney "Fatman" McCabe solves cases with the help of his easygoing private investigator partner Jake Styles.

Creators: Douglas Stefen Borghi, Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger | Stars: William Conrad, Joe Penny, Alan Campbell, Olga Russell

Votes: 1,192

27. Ryan's Hope (1975–1989)

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama

7.2
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Set in Riverside on the upper West Side of Manhattan, Ryan's Hope centered mostly on the working class Ryans, an Irish-American family headed by Maeve and Johnny Ryan. They owned Ryan's Bar... See full summary »

Creators: Paul Avila Mayer, Claire Labine | Stars: Michael Levin, Nancy Addison, Helen Gallagher, Ron Hale

Votes: 234

28. Two of a Kind (1983)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

4.6
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5 Metascore

God has had just about enough of the human's attitude so he will destroy the planet very soon. It is up to a struggling inventor and a bank teller, both with very amateur criminal minds, to... See full summary »

Writer: John Herzfeld | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Charles Durning, Oliver Reed

Votes: 2,843

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

Votes: 2,263

30. Father Dowling Mysteries (1989–1991)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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An amiable, inquisitive Chicago priest moonlights as a detective and is assisted by a rather worldly, lock-picking nun.

Creators: Dean Hargrove, Joel Steiger | Stars: Tom Bosley, Tracy Nelson, Mary Wickes, James Stephens

Votes: 954

31. Crimewave (1985)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.8
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34 Metascore

A pair of whacked-out cartoon-like exterminator/hitmen kill the owner of a burglar-alarm company, and stalk the partner who hired them, his wife, and a nerd framed for the murder, who tells the story in flashback from the electric chair.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Sam Raimi | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Louise Lasser, Brion James, Paul L. Smith, Sheree J. Wilson

Votes: 3,852

32. Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy

6.8
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Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to ... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Gene Saks | Stars: Blythe Danner, Jonathan Silverman, Stacey Glick, Lisa Waltz

Votes: 2,445

33. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

A newly elected District attorney finds himself in the middle of a police corruption investigation that may involve his father and his partner.

Writers: Robert Daley, Sidney Lumet | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Andy Garcia, Richard Dreyfuss, Lena Olin, Ian Holm

Votes: 4,647

34. Joe the King (1999)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A disadvantaged, abused, neglected, exploited but basically decent kid slips into criminality while trying to cope with his harsh, inescapable reality.

Writer: Frank Whaley | Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Noah Fleiss, Karen Young, Camryn Manheim, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 2,253

35. Who's the Man? (1993)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.4
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Ed Lover and Doctor Dre are two inept barbers. Deciding that maybe they ought to find another line of work, they join the police. A big mistake, as far as their duty sergeant, Sgt Cooper is... See full summary »

Writers: Doctor Dré, Ed Lover, Seth Greenland | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Ed Lover, Doctor Dré, Badja Djola, Cheryl 'Salt' James

Votes: 1,374

36. 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

Votes: 1,064

37. Cut and Run (1985)

90 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A reporter and her cameraman connect a surviving Jonestown leader and a TV exec's missing son to a drug war where jungle installations are being massacred by an army of natives and a skilled white assassin.

Writers: Cesare Frugoni, Dardano Sacchetti | Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann, Willie Aames, Richard Lynch

Votes: 1,122

38. Studio One in Hollywood (1948–1958)

60 min | Drama

7.8
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Stars: Betty Furness, Paul Brenson, Mary Sinclair, Maria Riva

Votes: 135

39. 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

Votes: 1,617

40. 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

Votes: 1,877

41. The Defenders (1961–1965)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

Creator: Reginald Rose | Stars: E.G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Ossie Davis

Votes: 228

42. The Idolmaker (1980)

PG | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.9
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Based on the life of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci, who discovered, among others, Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

Writer: Edward Di Lorenzo | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Ray Sharkey, Tovah Feldshuh, Peter Gallagher, Paul Land

Votes: 876

43. From Here to Eternity (1979 TV Mini-Series)

PG-13 | 360 min | Drama

7.3
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Soapy look at events of Pearl Harbor just previous to the Japanese attack.

Stars: Natalie Wood, William Devane, Steve Railsback, Roy Thinnes

Votes: 315

44. Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)

86 min | Comedy

4.3
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A struggling writer takes a job with the mob to make ends meet.

Writers: James Lorinz, Frank Rainone, Rocco Simonelli | Director: Frank Rainone | Stars: James Lorinz, Tony Darrow, John Costelloe, Vincent Pastore

Votes: 356

45. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke is looking to hire two men to assist him in a bank raid: Earle Slater, a white ex-convict, and Johnny Ingram, a black gambler. Both are reluctant; but Burke arranges for Ingram's... See full summary »

Writers: William P. McGivern, Abraham Polonsky, Nelson Gidding, John O. Killens | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 2,087

46. Jaded (1998)

R | 95 min | Drama

5.3
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Drama about a pretty young woman who is raped in a most unusual way. There are unexpected turns and surprises in the plot and some characters turn out to be quite different than you'd ... See full summary »

Writers: Wendy Olinger, Caryn Krooth | Director: Caryn Krooth | Stars: Carla Gugino, Richard Bright, Robert Knepper, Donna Mitchell

Votes: 541

47. Getting to Know You (1999)

Unrated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A chance encounter alters a teenage girl's perception of herself and her outlook on life.

Writers: Joyce Carol Oates, Lisanne Skyler, Tristine Skyler | Director: Lisanne Skyler | Stars: Heather Matarazzo, Zach Braff, David Aaron Baker, Catherine Anne Hayes

Votes: 382

48. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The lives and work of the staff of a New York City courthouse.

Stars: Joseph Lyle Taylor, Manny Perez, Phyllis Newman, Chuck Cooper

Votes: 121

49. Freedom to Love (1969)

90 min | Drama

6.0
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Writers: Eberhardt Kronhausen, Phyllis Kronhausen | Directors: Eberhardt Kronhausen, Phyllis Kronhausen | Stars: Marie Antoinette, John Bowen, Richard Bright, H.H. Brydensholt

Votes: 75

50. Somerset (1970–1976)

30 min

8.1
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Somerset debuted as another pedestrian daytime drama, revolving around the powerful conglomerate Delaney Brands and its effect on the fictional community of Somerset, Illinois. Two years ... See full summary »

Stars: Tina Sloan, Jameson Parker, JoBeth Williams, Philip MacHale

Votes: 36