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1. 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.

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

2. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, John Landis | Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

3. The Unit (2006–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Creator: David Mamet | Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson, Robert Patrick

4. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.9
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80 Metascore

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin

5. Reign Over Me (2007)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.5
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61 Metascore

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his grief.

Writer: Mike Binder | Director: Mike Binder | Stars: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith, Liv Tyler

6. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Writers: Marie Brenner, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

7. 13 (I) (2010)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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29 Metascore

A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Writers: Géla Babluani, Greg Pruss | Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: Sam Riley, Alice Barrett, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Statham

8. 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

9. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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84 Metascore

When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.

Writer: Kelly Masterson | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ethan Hawke, Albert Finney, Marisa Tomei

10. 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.

Stars: Richard Belzer, Clark Johnson, Yaphet Kotto, Kyle Secor

11. The Rookie (1990)

R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.)

Writers: Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga

12. Silver Bullet (1985)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.3
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A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story.

Writer: Stephen King | Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Gary Busey, Everett McGill, Corey Haim, Megan Follows

13. New York Undercover (1994–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.8
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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

14. Spenser: For Hire (1985–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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Mystery/suspense series based on Robert Parker's "Spenser" novels. Spenser, a private investigator living in Boston, gets involved in a new murder mystery each episode.

Stars: Robert Urich, Avery Brooks, Ron McLarty, Richard Jaeckel

15. 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

16. Crime Story (1986–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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The saga of a Chicago police detective's efforts to stop a young hood's ruthless rise in the ranks of organized crime.

Creators: Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger | Stars: Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

17. State and Main (2000)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

A movie crew invades a small town whose residents are all too ready to give up their values for showbiz glitz.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Rebecca Pidgeon, Michael Higgins

18. 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

19. Chinese Coffee (2000)

R | 99 min | Drama

7.4
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Harry and Jake, two unsuccessful writers, spend a cathartic evening arguing about money, aesthetics, their friendship, and Harry's new manuscript.

Writer: Ira Lewis | Director: Al Pacino | Stars: Al Pacino, Jerry Orbach, Susan Floyd, Ellen McElduff

20. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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70 Metascore

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon

21. He Said, She Said (1991)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Dan and Lorie are journalists working in the same office. More often than not they have opposing view of the issue in question. Deciding that this is hot stuff, a television producer gives ... See full summary »

Writer: Brian Hohlfeld | Directors: Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane, Anthony LaPaglia

22. Golden Years (1991– )

232 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.2
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Explosion in the most secret laboratory of the USA. The old janitor Harlan Williams is incubated by totally unknown chemicals. Now he changes and becomes younger instead of older. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Szarabajka, Felicity Huffman, Ed Lauter, R.D. Call

23. Things Change (1988)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Gino, an Italian-American shoe-shiner with a remarkable similarity to a certain mafia don, is paid to take the rap for a murder. Jerry, a two-bit gangster on probation, is given a chance ... See full summary »

Writers: David Mamet, Shel Silverstein | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Don Ameche, Joe Mantegna, Robert Prosky, J.J. Johnston

24. Strictly Business (1991)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

5.2
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Fun-loving Bobby is a mail boy in a big firm, but he has a trump card, his best friend Waymon, a "white" African-American who is almost a partner in the firm. They make a deal: Waymon will ... See full summary »

Writers: Pam Gibson, Nelson George | Directors: Kevin Hooks, Rolando Hudson | Stars: Tommy Davidson, Joseph C. Phillips, Anne-Marie Johnson, David Marshall Grant

25. Homicide (1991)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A Jewish homicide detective investigates a seemingly minor murder and falls in with a Zionist group as a result.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Joe Mantegna, William H. Macy, Vincent Guastaferro, J.J. Johnston

26. Renegades (1989)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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Buster McHenry works as an undercover agent for the local police. Currently he investigates on police corruption and is in big trouble. His task makes him break the law, he participates in ... See full summary »

Writer: David Rich | Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Jami Gertz, Robert Knepper

27. Zebrahead (1992)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A white, hip-hop loving teen falls in love with a black girl.

Writer: Anthony Drazan | Director: Anthony Drazan | Stars: Michael Rapaport, DeShonn Castle, Kevin Corrigan, Lois Bendler

28. Old Enough (1984)

PG | 92 min | Drama

6.5
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Twelve-year-old, well-bred Lonnie meets the impudent Karen on the street. They spend some time together and Karen teaches Lonnie some of her favorite pastimes, like make-up, shop-lifting, ... See full summary »

Writer: Marisa Silver | Director: Marisa Silver | Stars: Sarah Boyd, Rainbow Harvest, Neill Barry, Alyssa Milano

29. Daybreak (1993 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.8
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This drama, based on Alan Bowne's play "Beirut," takes place in a decrepit New York City of the near future, controlled by a fascist government.

Writers: Alan Bowne, Stephen Tolkin | Director: Stephen Tolkin | Stars: Moira Kelly, Cuba Gooding Jr., Martha Plimpton, Omar Epps

30. A Man Called Hawk (1989– )

60 min | Drama, Action

7.4
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This series features the character from Spenser for Hire. This time he is the star. We find Hawk now in Washington. D.C., and there he is called upon to help those who need his help or ... See full summary »

Stars: Avery Brooks, Moses Gunn, Angela Bassett, William Fichtner

31. Confess (2005)

R | 89 min | Thriller, Drama

5.5
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A political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst... See full summary »

Writer: Stefan C. Schaefer | Director: Stefan C. Schaefer | Stars: Eugene Byrd, Ali Larter, Melissa Leo, Glenn Fitzgerald

32. To Sleep with Anger (1990)

PG | 102 min | Drama

7.0
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Charles Burnett's beautiful, poetic masterpiece is novelistic in its narrative density and richness of characterization. Harry Mention, an enigmatic drifter from the South, comes to visit ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles Burnett | Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Danny Glover, Paul Butler, DeVaughn Nixon, Mary Alice

33. 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

34. Compromising Positions (1985)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.8
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An ex-newspaper woman who is now a suburban housewife can't resist getting involved in an investigation of the murder of a philandering dentist who had been having affairs with several of her neighbors.

Writer: Susan Isaacs | Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Raul Julia, Edward Herrmann, Judith Ivey

35. Off Beat (1986)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

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Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in... See full summary »

Writers: Dezsö Magyar, Mark Medoff | Director: Michael Dinner | Stars: Judge Reinhold, Meg Tilly, Cleavant Derricks, Joe Mantegna

36. The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)

PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Crime

7.2
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A black man plays Uncle Tom in order to gain access to CIA training, then uses that knowledge to plot a new American Revolution.

Writers: Sam Greenlee, Melvin Clay | Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Lawrence Cook, Janet League, Paula Kelly, J.A. Preston

37. The Wedding (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: Dorothy West, Lisa Jones | Director: Charles Burnett | Stars: Halle Berry, Eric Thal, Lynn Whitfield, Carl Lumbly

38. The Only Good Indian (2009)

114 min | Western

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Set in Kansas during the early 1900s, a teen-aged Native American boy (newcomer Winter Fox Frank) is taken from his family and forced to attend a distant Indian "training" school to ... See full summary »

Writer: Thomas L. Carmody | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Wes Studi, J. Kenneth Campbell, Winter Fox Frank, Paul Butler

39. Dummy (1979 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

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A deaf and dumb young man is accused of murdering a prostitute and defended by a deaf lawyer.

Writer: Ernest Tidyman | Director: Frank Perry | Stars: Paul Sorvino, LeVar Burton, Brian Dennehy, Rose Gregorio

40. Vanishing Son (1994 TV Movie)

91 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Two students (Jian-Wa and Wago) in the Peoples Republic of China are forced to flee out of China after having taken part in a protest action for freedom (reference is made to the fights at ... See full summary »

Creator: Rob Cohen | Director: John Nicolella | Stars: Russell Wong, Chi Muoi Lo, Vivian Wu, Rebecca Gayheart

41. Color of Justice (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

6.3
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Four young black men kill a white woman. Now the D.A. is very cautious how to pursue this case 'cause it might start a riot. And adding fuel to the fire is a bombastic and vocal black ... See full summary »

Writer: Lionel Chetwynd | Director: Jeremy Kagan | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Dayo Ade, Philip Akin, Dwight Bacquie

42. Meschugge (1998)

103 min | Thriller

6.6
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Lena Katz, who is German, and David Fish, who is American, are Jews who live in New York. When Lena's mother, who arrives from Germany, meets her at a hotel, she finds an almost-dead woman ... See full summary »

Writers: Dani Levy, Thomas Schlesinger, Maria Schrader | Director: Dani Levy | Stars: Maria Schrader, Dani Levy, David Strathairn, Nicole Heesters

43. Vanishing Son II (1994 TV Movie)

Action, Drama

7.1
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The continuing saga of the Chang brothers: Jian-Wa and Wago. Picking up where it left off, Jian-Wa has left L.A. after a gangfight which involved his brother Wago. Jian-wa travels to the ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Eisele | Director: John Nicolella | Stars: Russell Wong, Chi Muoi Lo, Tamlyn Tomita, Vivian Wu

44. The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez (1991)

111 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

5.2
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Featuring music instead of any dialogue and set in a near Kafkaesque future, this loose remake of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari follows a bureaucrat whom mysterious Dr. Ramirez and his hideous sidekick want as their latest victim.

Writers: Peter Sellars, Joan Cusack, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Peter Gallagher, Ron Vawter | Director: Peter Sellars | Stars: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Joan Cusack, Peter Gallagher, Ron Vawter

45. Vanishing Son IV (1994 TV Movie)

87 min | Action, Drama

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After the death of his brother Wago, Jian-wa Chang now roams America's countryside while looking for his place in the world. He is hit by a van of two college students. Jian is taken in and... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Eisele | Director: John Nicolella | Stars: Russell Wong, Chi Muoi Lo, Mark Valley, Matthew Lillard

46. Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door (2011)

57 min | Documentary

7.4
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Infiltrating Hollywood: The Rise and Fall of the Spook Who Sat by the Door is an independent documentary on the controversial and FBI repressed 1973 black film The Spook Who Sat By the Door... See full summary »

Directors: Christine Acham, Clifford Ward | Stars: Sam Greenlee, Berlie Dixon, Todd Boyd, Paul Butler

47. Vanishing Son III (1994 TV Movie)

120 min | Action, Drama

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The saga picks up in Washington, DC where Jian-wa is competing in a classical music competition (under the name Michael Lee). Back in LA, Jian-wa's brother Wago is wanted by the F.B.I. and ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Eisele | Director: John Nicolella | Stars: Russell Wong, Chi Muoi Lo, Vivian Wu, Paul Butler

48. Life Beyond Earth (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Writers: Timothy Ferris, Stephen Most | Stars: Timothy Ferris, Paul Butler, France Cordova, Freeman Dyson

49. Tracey Takes on New York (1993 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Writers: Dick Clement, Marc Flanagan, Ian La Frenais, Stephen Nathan, Tony Sheehan | Director: Don Scardino | Stars: Paul Butler, Nell Campbell, Dan Castellaneta, Maddie Corman

50. 100 Centre Street (2001–2002)
Episode: A Shot in the Dark (2001)

Crime, Drama

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Writer: Steven Schwartz | Director: John O'Connell | Stars: Sidney Armus, Victor Arnold, Stephanie Berry, Paul Butler