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1. Lawless (2012)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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58 Metascore

Set in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, a trio of bootlegging brothers are threatened by a new special deputy and other authorities angling for a cut of their profits.

Writers: Nick Cave, Matt Bondurant | Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke

2. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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63 Metascore

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

3. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Writers: Harry Grey, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Stuart Kaminsky | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci

4. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)

PG | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.8
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The Bandit is hired on to run a tractor trailer full of beer over county lines in hot pursuit by a pesky sheriff.

Writers: Hal Needham, Robert L. Levy, James Lee Barrett, Charles Shyer, Alan Mandel | Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jerry Reed, Mike Henry

5. Life (I) (1999)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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63 Metascore

The story of two criminals (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after being sentenced to life imprisonment.

Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone | Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes

6. Bugsy Malone (1976)

G | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

6.8
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The classic gangster story of Bugsy Malone told with an all child cast.

Writer: Alan Parker | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Jodie Foster, Scott Baio, Florrie Dugger, John Cassisi

7. Scarface (1932)

Passed | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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An ambitious and near insanely violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.

Writers: Armitage Trail, Ben Hecht, Seton I. Miller, John Lee Mahin, W.R. Burnett | Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Karen Morley, Osgood Perkins

8. Pocketful of Miracles (1961)

Approved | 136 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty.

Writers: Hal Kanter, Harry Tugend, Robert Riskin, Damon Runyon | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Glenn Ford, Bette Davis, Hope Lange, Arthur O'Connell

9. Mobsters (1991)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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From start to finish, it's a story of friendship between 4 street-wise males who don't mind using violence to achieve the lives that they want. They trust no one but each other which is vital to their success as mobsters.

Writers: Michael Mahern, Nicholas Kazan | Director: Michael Karbelnikoff | Stars: Christian Slater, Patrick Dempsey, Costas Mandylor, Richard Grieco

10. Say Goodnight to the Bad Guys (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy

8.3
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It has been one year since the boys have become rich. Julian decided to keep the money safe, but when it comes time for everyone to get their share, the money is lost forever.

Writers: Mike Clattenburg, Timm Hannebohm | Director: Mike Clattenburg | Stars: John Paul Tremblay, Robb Wells, John Dunsworth, Patrick Roach

11. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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Chicago February 14th 1929. Al Capone finally establishes himself as the city's boss of organised crime. In a north-side garage his hoods, dressed as policemen, surprise and mow down with ... See full summary »

Writer: Howard Browne | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale

12. Prohibition (2011 TV Mini-Series)

Documentary, History

8.2
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The story of the American activist struggle against the influence of alcohol, climaxing in the failed early 20th century nationwide era when it was banned.

Stars: Peter Coyote, Pete Hamill, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Michael Lerner

13. The Untouchables (1993–1994)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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In 1930s Chicago, the seemingly invincible crime boss Al Capone is opposed by an team of incorruptable US Treasury agents lead by the indefatigable Eliot Ness.

Stars: Tom Amandes, Valentino Cimo, John Newton, David James Elliott

14. Hellsinki (2009)

133 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Professional criminals in Finland from 1966 to 1979.

Writers: Marko Leino, Harri Nykänen, Tom Sjöberg | Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Peter Franzén, Kari Hietalahti, Pihla Viitala

15. Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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This send-up of ragtime song and dance begins in 1915 San Francisco when society boy Roger Grant decides to pursue popular rather than serious music.

Writers: Kathryn Scola, Lamar Trotti, Richard Sherman | Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Ethel Merman

16. The Last One (II) (2008)

TV-PG | 58 min | Documentary

8.1
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In a far corner of Southern Appalachia, moonshiner Popcorn Sutton makes one last batch of true bootleg whiskey. The craft of traditional distillation is revealed along with a lifetime of memories in the trade.

Director: Neal Hutcheson | Stars: Popcorn Sutton, Floyd Sutton, Abigail Moore, Bill Milsap

17. The Tough Ones (1999)

105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third ... See full summary »

Writer: Aleksi Bardy | Director: Aleksi Mäkelä | Stars: Samuli Edelmann, Juha Veijonen, Teemu Lehtilä, Kalevi Haapoja

18. House on Bare Mountain (1962)

Unrated | 62 min | Comedy

4.4
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The Wolfman, Dracula and Frankenstein spy on a girls' school in the mountains, where most of the girls spend their time sunbathing in the nude, nude exercises and nude art classes. The ... See full summary »

Writer: Denver Scott | Directors: Lee Frost, Wes Bishop | Stars: Bob Cresse, Laine Carlin, Leticia Cooper, Laura Eden

19. Pearls and Pigs (2003)

113 min | Comedy

6.6
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When their bootlegging father ends up in jail, four twenty-something brothers need money to pay his debts to local crooks. Next, their 9-year-old half-sister is dumped on their doorstep by ... See full summary »

Writer: Perttu Leppä | Director: Perttu Leppä | Stars: Mikko Leppilampi, Laura Birn, Amanda Pilke, Unto Helo

20. Dance, Fools, Dance (1931)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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After the death of her father and loss of the family fortune, Bonnie gets a job as a cub reporter while her brother becomes involved in bootlegging.

Writers: Aurania Rouverol, Richard Schayer | Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joan Crawford, Cliff Edwards, Lester Vail, William Bakewell

21. The George Raft Story (1961)

Approved | 106 min | Biography, Drama

5.8
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Dancer George Raft (Ray Danton) finds himself involved with the criminal underworld. After a conflict with gangster boss Frank Donatella (Joe de Santis), he is exiled to Hollywoood, where ... See full summary »

Writer: Crane Wilbur | Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Ray Danton, Jayne Mansfield, Julie London, Barrie Chase

22. The Purple Gang (1959)

85 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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The story of the infamous Purple Gang, a ring of bootleggers, hijackers and killers in 1920s' Detroit.

Writer: Jack DeWitt | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Robert Blake, Elaine Edwards, Marc Cavell

23. Eight Deadly Shots (1972 TV Mini-Series)

145 min | Drama

8.4
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Small-farmer Pasi shoots four policemen who have come to arrest him for raged drunkenness. Rest of the movie is a long flashback examining the events that finally leads to the tragic ... See full summary »

Stars: Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala, Mikko Niskanen, Paavo Pentikäinen, Tauno Paananen

24. Preacherman (1971)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Phony backwoods preacher Amos T. Huxley stays in a small North Carolina town long enough to fleece his congregation, swindle the profits from a moonshine still, and seduce dumb blonde Mary ... See full summary »

Writers: Harvey Flaxman, Albert T. Viola | Director: Albert T. Viola | Stars: Albert T. Viola, Ilene Kristen, Adam Hesse, Marian Brown

25. The American Gangster (1992)

48 min | Crime, Documentary

6.5
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Program provides an historical archive of how gangsters took advantage of changes in public policy to gain wealth and power in the first half of the twentieth century and how they met their... See full summary »

Writer: Ray Herbeck Jr. | Director: Ben Burtt | Star: Dennis Farina

26. Gal Young Un (1979)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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Gal Young 'Un centers on a spinster woman who lives alone in the woods of north Florida until she is swept off her feet by an opportunistic bootlegger. He marries her for her place and her ... See full summary »

Writers: Victor Nunez, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings | Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Dana Preu, David Peck, J. Smith-Cameron, Gene Densmore

27. Riding on Air (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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Smugglers are using a device for controlling airplanes in flight, and newspaper reporters from Chicago are vying for the story. Reporter Elmer Lane is out to scoop rival reporter Betty Harrison, and capture her heart in the process.

Writers: Richard Macaulay, Richard Flournoy | Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Guy Kibbee, Florence Rice, Vinton Hayworth

28. Broadway (1942)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Music

6.6
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George Raft, playing himself, recalls his days on Broadway, where he acquired a reputation as a great dancer--and also one as a brawler, a ladies man and an associate of some of the city's most notorious gangsters.

Writers: Felix Jackson, John Bright, Bruce Manning, Phillip Dunning, George Abbott | Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair, Broderick Crawford

29. Finger Man (1955)

82 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

6.7
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An ex-con goes undercover for the government to "finger" the crime boss who made his sister a drug addict.

Writers: Norris Lipsius, John Lardner, Warren Douglas | Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Forrest Tucker, Peggie Castle, Timothy Carey

30. Dragnet Patrol (1931)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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A sailor falls for a gangster's moll, leaves his wife and finds himself caught up in a life of crime.

Writer: Scott Darling | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Glenn Tryon, Vera Reynolds, Marjorie Beebe, Vernon Dent

31. Gentleman's Fate (1931)

Approved | 90 min | Drama

8.0
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Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ... See full summary »

Writers: Ursula Parrott, Leonard Praskins | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: John Gilbert, Louis Wolheim, Leila Hyams, Anita Page

32. Dark Skies (1929)

Crime, Romance

4.9
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A poor girl falls for a liquor smuggler and tries to get him to give up his life of crime.

Writer: Jack Natteford | Director: Harry S. Webb | Stars: Shirley Mason, Wallace MacDonald, William V. Mong, Tom O'Brien

33. Swamp Country (1966)

93 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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In a small southern swamp town, a local girl is found murdered. A young California man passing through town is blamed, and in fleeing the local lynch mob he escapes into the Okeefeenokee ... See full summary »

Writer: David DaLie | Director: Robert Patrick | Stars: Rex Allen, Sue Casey, David DaLie, Carolyn Gilbert

34. Smugglarkungen (1985)

107 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

4.8
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It's the early 20s, just after World War I. In Sweden, restrictions on alcohol are harder than most people like and so, smuggling is abundant. In this particular little town, smuggling is ... See full summary »

Writers: Åke Cato, Jan Richter | Director: Sune Lund-Sørensen | Stars: Janne Carlsson, Björn Skifs, Sanne Salomonsen, Ernst Günther

35. Capone's Whiskey: The Story of Templeton Rye (2011)

75 min | Documentary

7.9
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The Iowa farmers who made Templeton Rye, during prohibition and the depression, to save their farms. Illegal whiskey is still being made today and can live side by side the legal product.

Writer: Kristian Day | Director: Kristian Day | Stars: Ron Beals, Ken Behrens, Michael Berger, Kevin Boersma

36. The Road Hustlers (1968)

94 min | Drama, Action

4.9
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A family of bootleggers fight against the sheriff and local gangsters.

Writers: Robert V. Barron, Larry E. Jackson | Director: Larry E. Jackson | Stars: Jim Davis, Scott Brady, Bruce Yarnell, Robert Dix

37. Juulia's Thruths (2002 TV Mini-Series)

136 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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Stars: Mervi Takatalo, Iida-Maria Lindstedt, Jukka Nick, Harri Helminen

38. Beer Barrel Polecats (1946)

Approved | 17 min | Comedy, Short

6.8
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The stooges make a whole batch of homemade beer, but get tossed in jail when Curly sells some to a policeman. Their minor indiscretion turns into a forty year sentence when a barrel of beer... See full summary »

Writer: Gilbert Pratt | Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Robert Williams

39. Rubber Racketeers (1942)

67 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Gilin, is just released from prison and now that the government has clamped down on the sale of tires, decides to enter the tire-stealing-for-resell racket. Driving home, he has a car wreck... See full summary »

Writer: Henry Blankfort | Director: Harold Young | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Rochelle Hudson, William Henry, Barbara Read

40. Partners in Crime (1928)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.1
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A big-city is over-run with crime as two gangs fight over turf after one gang invades the territory of the other. Mike Doolan, an amateur private detective, and "Scoops" McGee, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Grover Jones, Gilbert Pratt, George Marion Jr. | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Wallace Beery, Raymond Hatton, Mary Brian, William Powell

41. My Buddy (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Republic, never a company to not try getting ahead of the curve and with writers who could remember the 1930's social conscience WW I vets-returning-home films, made this in mid-1944 (a ... See full summary »

Writers: Arnold Manoff, Prescott Chaplin | Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Ruth Terry, Lynne Roberts, Alexander Granach

42. Filumena (2006 TV Movie)

Musical

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Writer: John Murrell | Director: Eric Till | Stars: John Adria, Ashley Ball, Samuel Barritt, Connor Beaton

43. Pirtua pirtua (1991)

94 min | Crime, Drama

4.1
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Writers: Reijo Ahtokari, Kari Levola, Ilkka Liettyä, Visa Mäkinen, Jouni Virta | Director: Visa Mäkinen | Stars: Martti Kainulainen, Ahti Kuoppala, Matti Mäntylä, Mikko Jurkka

44. The Outlaw Lewis Redmond (2009)

TV-PG | 27 min | Documentary, Short

5.2
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Storytellers, folklorists, historians and descendants recover the memory of the 'American Robin Hood,' 'Major' Lewis Redmond, at one time the most famous outlaw in the United States.

Director: Neal Hutcheson | Stars: Jerry Alexander, Gary Carden, Joseph Dabney, Milton Higgins

45. Good Intentions (1930)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Racketeer David Cresson's sudden passion for the straight-and-narrow life is due to his falling in love with Helen Rankin, a society débutante. However, his former associate and ... See full summary »

Writers: William K. Howard, George Manker Watters | Director: William K. Howard | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Marguerite Churchill, Regis Toomey, Earle Foxe

46. Battle History of the U. S. Coast Guard (2004– )

130 min | Documentary

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This program chronicles the role of the Coast Guard in war and peace over its 200 years of service to the United States. The program details the Coast Guards critical roles in the Civil War... See full summary »

Star: Stan Watts

47. Born to Gamble (1935)

Passed | 63 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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A wealthy man relates how gambling had tragic consequences for his family.

Writers: Edgar Wallace, E. Morton Hough | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Onslow Stevens, H.B. Warner, Maxine Doyle, Eric Linden

48. Moonshiner's Woman (1968)

79 min | Crime, Drama

2.8
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Claude, a Tennessee moonshiner has been holding out on Jarvis, a big-city gangster, so Jarvis kills Claude and takes his woman, Lorilee, back to the high city with him, and promises her ... See full summary »

Writer: Donn Davison | Director: Donn Davison | Stars: Donn Davison, Linda Lee, Roy Huston, Bill Crisp

49. Woman Against the World (1937)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Anna Plummer (Alice Moore), daughter of a Canadian farmer, secretly marries against her father's will. She and her young husband, Johnny Masters (Edgar Edwards), move to a big city, shortly... See full summary »

Writer: Edgar Edwards | Director: David Selman | Stars: Alice Moore, Edgar Edwards, Ralph Forbes, Collette Lyons

50. Captain Celluloid vs. the Film Pirates (1966)

66 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Comedy

6.2
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Captain Celluloid battles the evil Master Duper and his criminal gang, the League of Film Pirates, who plan to hijack copies of classic films, copy them and sell them to desperate film collectors all over the world.

Writers: William K. Everson, Louis McMahon, Robert Miller | Director: Louis McMahon | Stars: Robert Miller, Doris Burnell, Alan G. Barbour, Barney Noto