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1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

2. Out of Time (I) (2003)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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63 Metascore

A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

Writer: David Collard | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan, Eva Mendes, Dean Cain

3. Double Jeopardy (1999)

R | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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40 Metascore

A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.

Writers: David Weisberg, Douglas Cook | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Greenwood, Benjamin Weir

4. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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88 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.

Writers: Jeb Stuart, David Twohy, Roy Huggins | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

5. Body Heat (1981)

R | 113 min | Thriller

7.4
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78 Metascore

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

6. The Killers (1946)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Ernest Hemingway | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

7. Jism (2003)

136 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.2
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Kabir Lal is an alcoholic lawyer whose life is looking as if going down the drain. One morning he sees a stunningly attractive woman on a beach and is instantly enamored by her. By chance ... See full summary »

Writers: Mahesh Bhatt, Niranjan Iyengar | Director: Amit Saxena | Stars: Bipasha Basu, John Abraham, Gulshan Grover, Vinay Pathak

8. The House of Fear (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of deaths at a castle with each foretold by the delivery of orange pips to the victims.

Writers: Roy Chanslor, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Aubrey Mather, Dennis Hoey

9. One Body Too Many (1944)

Unrated | 75 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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An insurance investigator arrives at a creepy mansion to protect a millionaire who has had death threats made against him.

Writers: Winston Miller, Maxwell Shane | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Jack Haley, Jean Parker, Bela Lugosi, Blanche Yurka

10. Time and Again (2007 TV Movie)

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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When Anna Malone finds an old music box hidden in a house she is renovating, she has no idea the joys, sorrows, and hidden dangers it will bring.

Writer: David Golden | Director: Penelope Buitenhuis | Stars: Brooke Burns, Paul Anthony, Beau Starr, Christina Jastrzembska

11. Savage Souls (2001)

120 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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At a wake one night in 1945, a group of aged women recall the life of one of their number. Sixty years before, Thérèse was barely 20 years old when she eloped with her boyfriend, Firmin, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Giono, Alexandre Astruc, Mitchell Hooper, Alain Majani d'Inguimbert, Eric Neuhoff | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Laetitia Casta, Frédéric Diefenthal, Arielle Dombasle, John Malkovich

12. The Case of the Scorpion's Tail (1971)

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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The Case of the Scorpion's Tail begins with the mysterious death of a millionaire and spirals into the murder of his suddenly rich wife, which draws the attention of a dogged investigator, who follows a trail of blood to the bitter end.

Writers: Ernesto Gastaldi, Eduardo Manzanos Brochero, Sauro Scavolini | Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Anita Strindberg, Alberto de Mendoza, Ida Galli

13. Borderline (2002 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Crime, Thriller

5.3
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Psychiatrist Dr. Lila Colleti is divorcing her husband and is devastated when he wins custody of their two little girls, whom he gets largely because Lila's job, being a psychiatrist for ... See full summary »

Writer: David Loucka | Director: Evelyn Purcell | Stars: Gina Gershon, Michael Biehn, Sean Patrick Flanery, Natasha Napoli

14. Alias John Preston (1955)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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Wealthy John Preston arrives in small town Deanbridge. He invests in local businesses and gets involved in community affairs. Eventually, he meets a local belle, Sally, and wins her from ... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Tabori | Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Betta St. John, Alexander Knox, Christopher Lee, Sandra Dorne

15. Something in the Wind (1947)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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A grandson of a recently deceased millionaire mistakes a beautiful female disc jockey for her aunt, who once dated the grandfather.

Writers: Harry Kurnitz, William Bowers, Fritz Rotter, Charles O'Neal | Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Deanna Durbin, Donald O'Connor, John Dall, Charles Winninger

16. Insurance Investigator (1951)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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When a businessman who has had a double indemnity policy taken out on him dies mysteriously, his insurance company sends an undercover investigator to town to determine exactly what happened.

Writers: Gertrude Walker, Beth Brown | Director: George Blair | Stars: Richard Denning, Audrey Long, John Eldredge, Hillary Brooke

17. Lady Bodyguard (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy

5.7
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A.C.Baker, advertising executive for an insurance company, approaches test pilot Terry Moore with a proposition that in return for using his picture and endorsement he will get a ... See full summary »

Writers: Edmund L. Hartmann, Art Arthur, Edward Haldeman, Vera Caspary | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Eddie Albert, Anne Shirley, Raymond Walburn, Roger Pryor

18. Wet Blanket Policy (1948)

Passed | 6 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.1
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Woody Woodpecker buys life insurance with the benifactor being Buzz Buzzard who wants to collect early.

Writers: Heck Allen, Ben Hardaway | Director: Dick Lundy | Stars: Gloria Wood, Harry Babbitt, Mel Blanc, Ben Hardaway

19. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: After the Funeral (2005)

TV-PG | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

7.9
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When a man disinherits his sole beneficiary and bequeaths his wealth to others just prior to his death, Poirot is called in to investigate.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Philomena McDonagh | Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Anthony, Robert Bathurst, Anna Calder-Marshall

20. Dante (1960–1961)
Episode: Dial D for Dante (1961)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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A wealthy man sets up a trust fund for Dante, but the catch is that a professional killer will inherit the money if the nightclub owner dies.

Writers: Charles R. Marion, Joel Rapp | Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Howard Duff, Alan Mowbray, Tom D'Andrea, Lori Nelson

21. Mister Ed (1958–1966)
Episode: Ed the Beneficiary (1962)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Ed pesters Wilbur to have a will drawn up after he reads of a cat inheriting a large sum from her deceased owner.

Writers: Lou Derman, Robert O'Brien, Walter Brooks | Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Alan Young, Connie Hines, Larry Keating, Edna Skinner

22. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 8 July 2011 (2011)

TV-PG | Drama

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Creators: Julia Smith, Tony Holland | Director: Lee Salisbury | Stars: Charlie Brooks, Pam St. Clement, Sid Owen, Adam Woodyatt

23. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)
Episode: Hired Gun (1999)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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The FBI investigates Lawrence Horn and co-conspirators who murdered Horn's wife, son and son's nurse for a million dollar lawsuit settlement. The investigation was challenging because James... See full summary »

Writer: Mark Marabella | Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Rashaun Williams

24. Mike Hammer (1958–1959)
Episode: Just Around the Coroner (1958)

26 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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When an elderly man living in Mike's hotel unexpectedly inherits $7500, Hammer appoints himself the man's guardian to ward off moochers and con artists.

Writers: Mickey Spillane, Lawrence Kimble | Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Darren McGavin, Whitney Blake, Raymond Greenleaf, Walter Reed

25. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )
Episode: Peril at End House (1990)

103 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

8.1
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While Poirot is staying at an exclusive Cornish resort, he meets a beautiful heiress whose life is in danger.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Clive Exton | Director: Renny Rye | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Polly Walker

26. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Strong Poison: Episode Two (1987)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.

Writer: Philip Broadley | Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, David Quilter

27. Becker (1998–2004)
Episode: The Hypocratic Oath (2000)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Reggie and a fellow student study rat behavior using a maze. Coincidentally, John's waiting room turns into a maze of boxes when Linda orders too many supplies. Margaret learns that a former patient died and has included her in her will.

Creator: Dave Hackel | Director: Andy Ackerman | Stars: Ted Danson, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith

28. Friends (1994–2004)
Episode: The One Where Heckles Dies (1995)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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After Mr. Heckles dies and leaves all his belongings to Monica and Rachel, Chandler worries he will die alone just like him. Meanwhile, Phoebe and Ross argue over evolution.

Creators: David Crane, Marta Kauffman | Director: Kevin Bright | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

29. Becker (1998–2004)
Episode: The Trouble with Harry (2001)

TV-PG | Comedy

7.9
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A man dies and leaves his ashes to Becker. A current patient suffers a puzzling rapid heartbeat. Reggie tries to ignore her handsome new boyfriend's total lack of consideration for her.

Creator: Dave Hackel | Director: Wil Shriner | Stars: Ted Danson, Terry Farrell, Hattie Winston, Shawnee Smith