VIOLENT TRUE CRIME

by o770 | created - 28 Dec 2010 | updated - 12 Jun 2013 | Public

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1. In Cold Blood (1967)

R | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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89 Metascore

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

Votes: 20,732

2. The Honeymoon Killers (1970)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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An obese, embittered nurse doesn't mind if her toupee-wearing boyfriend romances and fleeces other women, as long as he takes her along on his con jobs.

Directors: Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman | Stars: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts

Votes: 3,513

3. 10 Rillington Place (1971)

GP | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood

Votes: 6,027

4. Manson (1973)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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Documentary on Charles Manson and his family. Has a number of insightful interviews with many family members most notably Squeaky and Sandy (Blue and Red). There is also a history of Manson... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Hendrickson, Laurence Merrick | Stars: Mary Brunner, Vincent Bugliosi, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme

Votes: 712

5. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

An impressionable teenage girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend embark on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 53,416

6. Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile (1974)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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Based on the Ed Gein case, a deranged rural farmer becomes a grave robber and murderer after the death of his possessive mother, whose corpse he keeps (among others) as his companion in a decaying farmhouse.

Directors: Jeff Gillen, Alan Ormsby | Stars: Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson, Robert Warner

Votes: 3,641

7. The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 148 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Fact based story of the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh, Jr., son and namesake of the famed pilot, and ensuing trial of accused and convicted killer, Bruno Hauptmann.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Cliff De Young, Anthony Hopkins, Denise Alexander, Sian Barbara Allen

Votes: 346

8. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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In 1946, a Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small Texas town.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem

Votes: 5,227

9. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

NC-17 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.6
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: Tatsuya Fuji, Eiko Matsuda, Aoi Nakajima, Yasuko Matsui

Votes: 14,830

10. The Onion Field (1979)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Gregory Ulas Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Lee "Youngblood" Smith, a petty thief, as his partner in crime. Powell panics one night when the two of them are pulled over by ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson

Votes: 3,869 | Gross: $9.89M

11. The Atlanta Child Murders (1985– )

245 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Robards, James Earl Jones, Rip Torn, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 292

12. At Close Range (1986)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

In 1978 Pennsylvania, an absentee father is reacquainted with his estranged teenage sons who become intrigued with his romanticized life of crime.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Sean Penn, Christopher Walken, Mary Stuart Masterson, Chris Penn

Votes: 11,831 | Gross: $2.35M

13. The Deliberate Stranger (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Mark Harmon, Frederic Forrest, George Grizzard, Ben Masters

Votes: 1,799

14. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.1
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79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

Votes: 18,109 | Gross: $1.21M

15. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989– )

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.

Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 2,019

16. Manhunt: Search for the Night Stalker (1989 TV Movie)

95 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.8
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Based on the true story of Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez who terrorized California in 1985 and the two Los Angeles police detectives who try to track him down.

Director: Bruce Seth Green | Stars: Richard Jordan, A Martinez, Julie Carmen, Alan Feinstein

Votes: 214

17. The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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The true chilling story of the "two of a kind", killin' cousins Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, better known as the Hillside Stranglers, is told in this TV drama. The movie concentrates ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Gethers | Stars: Richard Crenna, Dennis Farina, Billy Zane, Tony Plana

Votes: 437

18. Conspiracy of Silence (1991– )

240 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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After a young Canadian Aboriginal girl is murdered in 1971, it takes 20 years of inaction and prejudice before the police finally find the real killers. Meanwhile the killers have to live with their own guilt and fear of being caught.

Stars: Michael Mahonen, Ian Tracey, Jonathan Potts, Diego Chambers

Votes: 189

19. Let Him Have It (1991)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.3
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In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Christopher Eccleston, Eileen Atkins, Rebecca Eccleston

Votes: 2,942

20. Love, Lies and Murder (1991– )

PG-13 | 150 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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When a young housewife is murdered, the cops find her troubled daughter guilty after she confesses to the crime - but was she really the killer?

Stars: Clancy Brown, Sheryl Lee, Moira Kelly, Tom Bower

Votes: 466

21. A Killer Among Friends (1992 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

6.8
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The film tells why a girl was killed by two of her best friends.

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Patty Duke, Margaret Welsh, Tiffani Thiessen, Angie Rae McKinney

Votes: 692

22. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles, Nick Broomfield, Cannonball, Steve Glazer

Votes: 2,127

23. Swoon (1992)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter, Michael Kirby

Votes: 1,387 | Gross: $0.34M

24. To Catch a Killer (1992 TV Movie)

Unrated | 182 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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"To Catch a Killer" tells the true gruesome story of John Wayne Gacy - a good friend and helpful neighbour, a great child entertainer, a respectful businessman, and a violent serial killer ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Michael Riley, Margot Kidder, Meg Foster

Votes: 1,861

25. Murder in the Heartland (1993– )

157 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A wanna-be tough guy and his 14-year-old girlfriend go on a murder spree.

Stars: Randy Quaid, Roberts Blossom, Tom Bower, Rondi Reed

Votes: 494

26. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Jeffrey Dahmer: The Monster Within (1996)

50 min | Documentary, Biography

6.3
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The Life of Cannibal and Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

Director: Bill Harris | Stars: Jeffrey Dahmer, Phil Walters, Lionel Dahmer, Pamela Bass

Votes: 110

27. The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993)

99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and ate many of them before he was caught in 1991.

Director: David R. Bowen | Stars: Carl Crew, Cassidy Phillips, Donna Stewart Bowen, Jeanne Bascom

Votes: 498

28. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 53,503 | Gross: $3.05M

29. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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During the 1980s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 13,980

30. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 12,278

31. Case Reopened (1999– )
Episode: The Zodiac (1999)

Documentary

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Director: P.K. MacCarthy | Stars: Lawrence Block, Michael Butterfield, Robert Graysmith, Lloyd Sherr

Votes: 21

32. Happy Face Murders (1999 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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An eccentric older woman (Ann-Margret) implicates her brutal & controlling lover in the murder of a young intellectually disabled girl. Absorbed with "Murder She Wrote" and "Matlock", she ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Ann-Margret, Marg Helgenberger, Henry Thomas, Nicholas Campbell

Votes: 325

33. Ed Gein (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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42 Metascore

The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.

Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Sally Champlin

Votes: 4,619 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder (2000 TV Movie)

178 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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About the infamous murder of six year old child beauty pageant contestant Jonbenet Ramsey and the hysterical media coverage that made the investigation even more difficult.

Director: Lawrence Schiller | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Marg Helgenberger, Ronny Cox, Ken Howard

Votes: 499

35. Scottsboro: An American Tragedy (2000)

84 min | Documentary, History

7.7
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74 Metascore

The history of the "Scottsboro Boys," a group of African American men who were victims of a racist miscarriage of justice that became a national controversy.

Directors: Barak Goodman, Daniel Anker | Stars: Frances McDormand, Stanley Tucci, Andre Braugher, Nesbitt Blaisdell

Votes: 247

36. Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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In the early 1980s, there was someone killing the children of Atlanta. Eventually a single man was caught and convicted in one of the largest manhunts in our nation's history. Ever since, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Jim Belushi, Gregory Hines, Sean McCann, Shawn Doyle

Votes: 491

37. Paradise Lost 2: Revelations (2000 TV Movie)

Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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The case of the West Memphis Three, its questionable circumstances and the parties involved are followed up years later.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Damien Wayne Echols, Melissa Byers, Norris Deajon, Tim Sullivan

Votes: 6,378

38. The Cat's Meow (2001)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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63 Metascore

Semi-true story of the Hollywood murder that occurred at a star-studded gathering aboard William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Cary Elwes, Edward Herrmann, Eddie Izzard

Votes: 7,126 | Gross: $3.21M

39. Murder on a Sunday Morning (2001)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Crime

8.0
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Oscar-winning documentary that documents a murder trial in which a 15-year-old African-American is wrongfully accused of a 2000 murder in Jacksonville, Florida.

Director: Jean-Xavier de Lestrade | Stars: Ann Finnell, Patrick McGuinness, James Williams, Michael Glover

Votes: 3,736

40. Murder in Greenwich (2002 TV Movie)

R | 89 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.3
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The story of Martha Moxley, 15 year old girl murdered in Greenwich in the 1970's, her murder going unsolved for 25 years.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Robert Forster, Maggie Grace, Toby Moore

Votes: 1,183

41. Ted Bundy (2002)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.9
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37 Metascore

The story of serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Michael Reilly Burke, Boti Bliss, Julianna McCarthy, Jennifer Tisdale

Votes: 6,302 | Gross: $0.01M

42. The Interrogation of Michael Crowe (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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The lives of Escondido, California residents Cheryl and Stephen Crowe change one morning when they find their twelve year old daughter Stephanie Crowe stabbed to death in her bedroom. As ... See full summary »

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Ally Sheedy, Mark Rendall, John Bourgeois, Hannah Lochner

Votes: 707

43. 44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shoot-Out (2003 TV Movie)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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After a failed bank robbery, two heavily armed men hold the Los Angeles Police Department at bay for 44 minutes.

Director: Yves Simoneau | Stars: Michael Madsen, Ron Livingston, Ray Baker, Douglas Spain

Votes: 4,706

44. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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71 Metascore

Nick Broomfield's second documentary on Aileen Carol Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men in the state of Florida. This second installment includes the filmmaker's testimony at Wournous's trial.

Directors: Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill | Stars: Aileen Wuornos, Nick Broomfield, Terry Humphreys-Slay, Leitha Prather

Votes: 5,291 | Gross: $0.10M

45. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 116,306 | Gross: $34.47M

46. Ed Gein: The Ghoul of Plainfield (2004 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Director: Michelle Palmer | Stars: Ed Gein, John K. Russell, Harold Schechter, David J. Skal

Votes: 127

47. H.H. Holmes: America's First Serial Killer (2004)

Unrated | 64 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.4
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Torture chambers, acid vats, greased chutes and gassing rooms were just some of the devices of death designed by the Torture Doctor, H.H. Holmes in his castle of horrors. Follows Holmes' entire life as a criminal mastermind.

Director: John Borowski | Stars: Tony Jay, Harold Schechter, Thomas Cronin, Marian Caporusso

Votes: 1,403

48. The Hillside Strangler (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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19 Metascore

In the end of the 70's, the dysfunctional Kenneth Bianchi lives with his mother and is obsessed with joining the police force. When his application is refused, his mother sends him to Los ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Nicholas Turturro, Allison Lange, Marisol Padilla Sánchez

Votes: 1,613 | Gross: $0.00M

49. The Riverman (2004 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.0
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A series of interviews are conducted with convicted serial killer Ted Bundy in hopes of gaining insight into the Green River Killer who is terrorizing Seattle.

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Sam Jaeger, Sarah Manninen, Kathleen Quinlan

Votes: 1,128

50. The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005 TV Movie)

R | 82 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.8
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After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Robert Forster, Michael Michele, Maury Chaykin, Mimi Kuzyk

Votes: 1,104

51. A Little Thing Called Murder (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Based on the true story of mother/son tag-team Sante Kimes and her offspring, Kenny, who crisscrossed the country and committed a string of crimes, among them robbery, fraud, arson, slavery, and murders that shocked the world.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Judy Davis, Jonathan Jackson, Chelcie Ross, Cynthia Stevenson

Votes: 524

52. Heavens Fall (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Two young woman accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South.

Director: Terry Green | Stars: Timothy Hutton, David Strathairn, Leelee Sobieski, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 1,080

53. Karla (2006)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.

Director: Joel Bender | Stars: Laura Prepon, Misha Collins, Patrick Bauchau, Emilie Jacobs

Votes: 5,175

54. Alpha Dog (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach, then assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder. They develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Willis

Votes: 92,144 | Gross: $15.23M

55. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

Votes: 27,668

56. Inside the Manson Gang (2007)

85 min | Documentary, Crime

6.4
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'Inside the MANSON Gang' The incredible behind the scenes, exclusive footage and true story of the most notorious white gang in American history, and the Trial of the 20th Century. Robert ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hendrickson | Stars: Mary Brunner, Bruce Davis, Lynette Fromme, Sandra Good

Votes: 82

57. Savage Grace (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

5.9
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51 Metascore

A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...

Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Dillane, Anne Reid

Votes: 9,636 | Gross: $0.43M

58. The Gray Man (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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Obsessive manhunt to identify and capture a despicable serial killer.

Director: Scott L. Flynn | Stars: Patrick Bauchau, Jack Conley, John Aylward, Jillian Armenante

Votes: 1,351

59. This Is the Zodiac Speaking (2008 Video)

102 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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Retrospective documentary covering aspects of the Zodiac investigation, including interviews with the original investigators and surviving victims.

Director: David Prior | Stars: Pierre Bidou, Russell T. Butterbach, Les Lundblad, Richard Hoffman

Votes: 187

60. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 353,295 | Gross: $33.08M

61. The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter (2009)

105 min | Documentary, Crime

6.4
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"The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" walks in the footsteps of the Manson Family, visiting over 40 locations related to the infamous Tate/LaBianca murders, and tying together the dozens of ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dorsey | Stars: Ron Hale, Craig Harvey, Nikki Medlin, Scott Michaels

Votes: 574

62. The Skyjacker That Got Away (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Philip Day | Stars: Jamie Preston, Marc Bossley, Grant Buckerfield, Philip Day

Votes: 32

63. Talhotblond: (2009)

R | 83 min | Documentary, Thriller

6.8
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This is the true story of a love triangle that takes place entirely online. Lies lead to murder in real life, as a teenage vixen (screen name 'talhotblond') lures men into her web. ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Schroeder | Stars: Steve Clement, Thomas Montgomery, Ken Case, Rex Beaber

Votes: 2,561

64. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

Votes: 46,095 | Gross: $0.58M

65. The Gainesville Ripper (2010)

90 min | Horror

6.1
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Danny Rolling's serial killings of five college students in 1990 forever changes the college-town of Gainseville, FL.

Director: Josh Townsend | Stars: Teresa Arnold-Simmons, Ralph Cahill, Christina Caparoula, Angeline Renee Cook

Votes: 34

66. The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, Bob Adriaens

Votes: 14,778 | Gross: $0.01M