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1. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

Votes: 359,342 | Gross: $90.14M

2. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 234,246 | Gross: $67.26M

3. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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44 Metascore

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Votes: 206,142

4. Tell No One (2006)

Unrated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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82 Metascore

After eight long years since his beloved wife's hideous murder, unexpectedly, an accidental discovery of two bodies near a Doctor's estate will stir things again in a long-forgotten buried case that nothing is as it appears.

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 41,464 | Gross: $6.18M

5. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 1,966

6. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

Votes: 46,399

7. City Heat (1984)

PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 7,424 | Gross: $38.30M

8. He Walked by Night (1948)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann | Stars: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell

Votes: 3,527

9. True Believer (1989)

R | 108 min | Drama, Crime

6.7
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A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

Votes: 3,616 | Gross: $8.74M

10. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

Votes: 11,857

11. The Street with No Name (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 2,158

12. I Witness (2003)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 1,217

13. JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Australian detective Colin McLaren investigates the JFK assassination using ballistics expert Howard Donahue's evidence of a second shooter in Dealey Plaza.

Director: Malcolm Mcdonald | Stars: Alex Ivanovici, Howard Donahue, Colin McLaren, Colleen Lorenzen

Votes: 535

14. Flic Story (1975)

112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Alain Delon, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Renato Salvatori, Claudine Auger

Votes: 1,392

15. The Undying Monster (1942)

Not Rated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Surviving members of an aristocratic English family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: James Ellison, Heather Angel, John Howard, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 883

16. Parting Shots (1998)

99 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.0
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After learning he is dying from cancer an failed photographer illegally buys a pistol and decides to go vigilante and get his revenge on all those who have made his life a misery.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Chris Rea, Felicity Kendal, John Cleese, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 808

17. Doomsday Gun (1994 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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When a brilliant munitions engineer contracts to build a super-gun for Saddam Hussein in 1988, he attracts the attention of several intelligence agencies.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: Frank Langella, Alan Arkin, Kevin Spacey, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 932

18. Backfire (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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While recuperating from wartime back injuries at a hospital, veteran Bob Corey is visited on Christmas Eve by a beautiful stranger with an even stranger message.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Gordon MacRae, Edmond O'Brien, Dane Clark

Votes: 730

19. Scene of the Crime (1949)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

6.6
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Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Van Johnson, Arlene Dahl, Gloria DeHaven, Tom Drake

Votes: 662

20. The Secret 6 (1931)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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After rising bootlegger Slaughterhouse Scorpio eliminates his gangland competition, two reporters and a cabal of six businessmen work to expose him.

Director: George W. Hill | Stars: Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Johnny Mack Brown, Jean Harlow

Votes: 594

21. Count the Hours! (1953)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Lawyer defends migrant worker falsely accused of 2 murders.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Dolores Moran, Adele Mara

Votes: 361

22. The Falcon's Brother (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Tom Lawrence, Gay's brother, takes over for his injured sibling in a case which involves Nazi espionage and political assassination.

Director: Stanley Logan | Stars: George Sanders, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Don Barclay

Votes: 531

23. A Thrill for Thelma (1935)

Approved | 18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A young girl, wanting a life of luxury, takes the "easy" way, and winds up in jail.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Jack Chefe, Oliver Cross, Jack Deery, Fred Graham

Votes: 71

24. The Accusing Finger (1936)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him... See full summary »

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Paul Kelly, Marsha Hunt, Kent Taylor, Robert Cummings

Votes: 9

25. Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter (1939)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.8
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When a close friend of the Drew family is accused of murder in a rural community, Nancy, aided by boyfriend Ted, helps her lawyer father expose the real killers.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Bonita Granville, Frankie Thomas, John Litel, Aldrich Bowker

Votes: 430

26. Submarines: Sharks of Steel (1993)

240 min | War

8.0
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Add a Plot

Director: Scott Hicks

Votes: 27

27. Smart Girls Don't Talk (1948)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

6.4
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Linda Vickers gets mixed up with gambler Marty Fain. One of Fain's henchmen uses her car in a killing, and the police come around asking questions. Linda decides to indulge in a bit of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Bruce Bennett, Robert Hutton, Tom D'Andrea

Votes: 151

28. The Mysterious Bullet (1955)

31 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A Scotland Yard ballistics expert is called into identify a murderer through a scientific analysis of the bullet that killed a man.

Director: Paul Dickson | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, John Warwick, Christine Adrian, Carol Marsh

Votes: 11

29. A Night of Adventure (1944)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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A wealthy lawyer begins to suspect that his inattention to his wife has resulted in her taking on a lover. It turns out that he's right, but her lover also has a lover--and when HIS ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Tom Conway, Audrey Long, Edward Brophy, Louis Borel

Votes: 92

31. You Can't Get Away with It (1936)

Approved | 30 min | Crime, Short, Documentary

5.8
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A documentary-style short showing the inner-workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Presented with The Permission of the Hon. Homer S. Cummings, Attorney General of the U. S., and ... See full summary »

Director: Charles E. Ford | Stars: Lowell Thomas, J. Edgar Hoover

Votes: 5

32. Paramount Paragraphics: Crime Fighters (1938)

Approved | 11 min | Short, Crime

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A look at the training methods of the San Francisco police department, showing how the young police officers are trained and equipped to fight crime. The course of intensive study covers, ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie M. Roush | Star: Alois Havrilla

33. The Investigators (2000– )
Episode: A Dangerous Game (2004)

Documentary, Crime, Drama

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The case of a killer couple who target holidaymakers, luring them to their condominium to play with their fears and murder them for fun.

Directors: David Cargill, Jonathan B. Taylor | Stars: Gene Galusha, Scott Bernal, Robert Cantor, Anne Carlino

34. Body of Evidence (2001– )
Episode: A Halloween Mystery (2003)

22 min | Documentary, Crime

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The case of 41-year-old womanizer, Donald Louis Robinson, who was shot and stabbed multiple times in his Port Orange home in 1988.

Stars: Michael Hannon, Dayle Hinman, Murray McDonald, Frank Surmaczewicz

35. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Anger Management: Part 1 (2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A probation officer is murdered in a halfway house, but it is made to look like a suicide.

Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 78

36. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Black Run: Part 1 (2005)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The team revisits the murder conviction for a dirty cop obtained eight years earlier by Boyd when he discovers the inmate is dying of cancer.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

Votes: 65

37. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Black Run: Part 2 (2005)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Despite his suspension for a hit-and-run charge, Boyd and the team continues to pursue the Vine case.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

Votes: 56

38. The Lawbreakers (1963– )
Episode: Boston, Massachusetts: December 30 - Double Shooting, Single Murder (1963)

30 min

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A youthful gang of criminals goes on a crime spree throughout the metropolitan Boston area, leaving two men dead while committing numerous robberies and car heists. The various police ... See full summary »

Director: Kenneth Gilbert | Stars: Lee Marvin, Don Colella, Les Kretman, Bill Miller

39. Forensic Files (1996– )
Episode: Buried Treasure (2004)

TV-14 | 21 min | Documentary, Crime

6.8
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A man fond of square-dancing disappears exactly one year after starting an affair with his friend's wife. Fifteen years later, a hobbyist with a metal detector helps police find evidence proving what happened, and who was responsible.

Director: Michael Jordan | Stars: Dennis Albanese, Ernst Baltimore, Fred Broadbent, Donald Hinks

Votes: 16

40. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: By Dawn's Early Light (1974)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The commandant of a military academy murders the chairman of the board, who wants to oust him. Lt. Columbo takes up residence in the barracks to expose the killer.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Peter Falk, Patrick McGoohan, Burr DeBenning, Madeleine Sherwood

Votes: 1,413

41. Forensic Files (1996– )
Episode: Calculated Coincidence (2009)

TV-14 | 21 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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A North Carolina woman is raped and strangled in her apartment. Authorities are unable to link the prime suspect to the homicide, until they discover a connection to an unsolved Michigan murder that was committed a few years earlier.

Director: Michael Jordan | Stars: Stephanie Bennett, T. Carmon Bennett, Mark Boodee, Ken Copeland

Votes: 13

42. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Candidate for Crime (1973)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Senatorial candidate Nelson Hayward murders his domineering campaign manager, staging it to appear that Hayward himself was the intended victim of a mob hit gone wrong.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Peter Falk, Jackie Cooper, Joanne Linville, Tisha Sterling

Votes: 1,267

43. Forensic Files (1996– )
Episode: Catch 22 (2007)

TV-14 | 22 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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A Wal-Mart shoe clerk is gunned down in her driveway with a 22-caliber weapon. Police suspect first her husband, then a coworker and spurned would-be lover half her age.

Director: Michael Jordan | Stars: Merit Lajoie, Paul Lombardo, Virginia Maxwell, Tyrone Montgomery

Votes: 18

44. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Coming of Rage (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Teenager Brian Haddick is found on a construction site, skull fatally smashed, with an employee's hammer. Grissom's team checks on the construction crew as well as Brian's school crowd, ... See full summary »

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 491

45. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003– )
Episode: Criminal Justice (2010)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.2
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Penn and Teller show that the criminal justice system is broken, and that forensic science is far from perfect.

Director: David Wechter | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller

Votes: 63

46. The Closer (2005–2012)
Episode: Dead Man's Hand (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Tension between Captain Raydor and Major Crimes escalates as Chief Pope asks Brenda to discretely investigate the abuse of one of Raydor's detectives. Meanwhile, Fritz has news that could change his and Brenda's life together.

Director: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 121

47. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Double Exposure (1973)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A self-styled "motivation research specialist" uses subliminal cues to commit a murder. Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Peter Falk, Robert Culp, Robert Middleton, Chuck McCann

Votes: 1,265

48. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Elementary, My Dear Murdoch (2008)

TV-PG | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Murdoch accompanies Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who is in Toronto on lecture tour for spiritualism, to a local clairvoyant who leads them to a freshly buried murder victim.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 167

49. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Entry Wounds: Part 1 (2014)

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

7.7
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Hathaway has been promoted to inspector after an extended break, and Lewis is enjoying retired life until he's asked to team up with his old colleague again.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Francesca Zoutewelle, Jonny Phillips, Jack Helsby, Elizabeth Rider

Votes: 218

50. Crime 360 (2008– )
Episode: Fatal Feud (2008)

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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Middle finger given to a neighbor leads to a spat, which escalates to a deadly shooting. Even the surviving neighbors' accounts of the incident disagree.

Director: Craig Santy | Stars: Jeff Crewell, Walter Dandridge, A.M. Jackson, Deborah Kay