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1. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 504,007

2. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 192,867

3. 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

Votes: 25,307

4. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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67 Metascore

A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 192,579 | Gross: $65.21M

5. Kick-Ass (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy

7.7
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66 Metascore

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

Votes: 439,772 | Gross: $48.04M

6. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

After a simple jewelry heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 672,638 | Gross: $2.81M

7. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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69 Metascore

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Votes: 308,931 | Gross: $76.26M

8. Jack Reacher (2012)

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

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Votes: 228,930 | Gross: $80.03M

9. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

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

7.5
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NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's fictional 15th precinct investigate criminal cases.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel, Bill Brochtrup

Votes: 9,017

10. Dawn of the Dead (2004)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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59 Metascore

A nurse, a policeman, a young married couple, a salesman, and other survivors of a worldwide plague that is producing aggressive, flesh-eating zombies, take refuge in a mega Midwestern shopping mall.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Mekhi Phifer, Jake Weber

Votes: 195,914 | Gross: $58.89M

11. Miami Vice (1984–1990)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 16,976

12. Boyz n the Hood (1991)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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75 Metascore

Follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles, dissecting questions of race, relationships, violence and future prospects.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Hudhail Al-Amir, Lloyd Avery II

Votes: 95,092 | Gross: $57.50M

13. Mike & Molly (2010–2016)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

6.4
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A couple meet at an Overeaters' Anonymous meeting.

Stars: Billy Gardell, Melissa McCarthy, Reno Wilson, Katy Mixon

Votes: 17,850

14. The Crow (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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71 Metascore

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 137,656 | Gross: $50.69M

15. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 407,068 | Gross: $250.15M

16. Gangster Squad (2013)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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40 Metascore

It's 1949 Los Angeles, the city is run by gangsters and a malicious mobster, Mickey Cohen. Determined to end the corruption, John O'Mara assembles a team of cops, ready to take down the ruthless leader and restore peace to the city.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi

Votes: 174,773 | Gross: $46.00M

17. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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64 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

Votes: 127,759 | Gross: $234.76M

18. Ride Along 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Comedy

5.9
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32 Metascore

As his wedding day approaches, Ben heads to Miami with his soon-to-be brother-in-law James to bring down a drug dealer who's supplying the dealers of Atlanta with product.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, Benjamin Bratt

Votes: 30,818 | Gross: $90.84M

19. Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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35 Metascore

A retired master car thief must come back to the industry and steal 50 cars with his crew in one night to save his brother's life.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, T.J. Cross

Votes: 219,837 | Gross: $101.64M

20. A Time to Kill (1996)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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54 Metascore

A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the K.K.K.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey

Votes: 100,633 | Gross: $108.71M

21. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

7.6
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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 19,311

22. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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61 Metascore

Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 162,154 | Gross: $0.49M

23. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 128,887 | Gross: $147.25M

24. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a murder witness while investigating a case of stolen heroin.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 174,133 | Gross: $65.81M

25. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody and only the LAPD's Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 120,527 | Gross: $116.64M

26. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 179,613 | Gross: $138.40M

27. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 43,250

28. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 59,050 | Gross: $25.19M

29. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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37 Metascore

With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with a deadly Chinese crimelord trying to get his brother out of prison.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 128,474 | Gross: $129.73M

30. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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60 Metascore

Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 189,217 | Gross: $141.15M

31. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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The cases and adventures of the police forces in and around Sparta, Mississippi.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

Votes: 2,291

32. Ride Along (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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41 Metascore

Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top police officer James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, John Leguizamo

Votes: 77,397 | Gross: $134.14M

33. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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36 Metascore

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue an arms dealer who is a former LAPD officer.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 129,067 | Gross: $144.73M

34. Street Kings (2008)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

Votes: 95,391 | Gross: $26.42M

35. Cop Land (1997)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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64 Metascore

The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City policemen slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

Votes: 70,057 | Gross: $44.89M

36. Cop Out (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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31 Metascore

Jimmy's rare baseball card is robbed. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his cop partner Paul to track down the robber, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Juan Carlos Hernández, Cory Fernandez

Votes: 75,721 | Gross: $44.87M

37. Man on a Ledge (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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40 Metascore

As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion.

Director: Asger Leth | Stars: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Mandy Gonzalez

Votes: 126,004 | Gross: $18.60M

38. Out of Time (I) (2003)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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63 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 46,338 | Gross: $40.91M

39. Saw IV (2007)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

5.9
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36 Metascore

Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell

Votes: 112,049 | Gross: $63.27M

40. The Thirteenth Floor (1999)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.0
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36 Metascore

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man... See full summary »

Director: Josef Rusnak | Stars: Craig Bierko, Gretchen Mol, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 52,510 | Gross: $15.50M

41. Jawbreaker (1999)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.5
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22 Metascore

Three of the most popular girls at Reagan High accidentally kill the prom queen with a jawbreaker when a kidnapping goes horribly wrong.

Director: Darren Stein | Stars: Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer

Votes: 18,927 | Gross: $3.07M

42. Exit Wounds (2001)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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39 Metascore

Orin Boyd, a tough cop in an inner-city precinct discovers a web of dirty cops and corruption.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Steven Seagal, DMX, Isaiah Washington, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 27,752 | Gross: $51.76M

43. The Negotiator (1998)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 107,966 | Gross: $44.48M

44. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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50 Metascore

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 58,768 | Gross: $70.33M

45. Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (1994)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Frank Drebin comes out of retirement to help Police Squad infiltrate a gang of terrorists planning to detonate a bomb at the Academy Awards.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 77,492 | Gross: $51.11M

46. The Joneses (2009)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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55 Metascore

A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

Director: Derrick Borte | Stars: Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Amber Heard, Benjamin Hollingsworth

Votes: 33,657 | Gross: $1.47M

47. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

Votes: 49,853

48. Walking Tall (1973)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Votes: 3,511

49. Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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Janey is new in town, and soon meets Lynne, who shares her passion for dancing in general, and "Dance TV" in particular. When a competition is announced to find a new Dance TV regular ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery, Helen Hunt, Ian Giatti

Votes: 7,926

50. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino, with the help of police snitch, Huggy Bear.

Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 4,830