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1. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

Votes: 315,516 | Gross: $39.87M

2. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 7,312

3. From Hell (2001)

R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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54 Metascore

In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

Votes: 131,587 | Gross: $31.60M

4. Man of Tai Chi (2013)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama

6.1
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52 Metascore

A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club.

Director: Keanu Reeves | Stars: Tiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok, Hai Yu

Votes: 30,434 | Gross: $0.10M

5. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

7.5
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A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 33,509

6. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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From cold, rock-strewn moors to comfortable suburban estates, award-winning writer Ruth Rendell explores the dark fissures between friends and family members that motivate murder.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Ken Kitson

Votes: 231

7. Maigret (1992– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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From Montmartre to the remote French countryside, Maigret encounters the dark side of the human psyche. Yet, he manages to maintain both compassion and a sense of humor as he explores the complex motives that lie behind every crime.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Geoffrey Hutchings, Jack Galloway, James Larkin

Votes: 425

8. The Sicilian Clan (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick

Votes: 5,311 | Gross: $3.00M

9. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Drawing on her love of theatre and art, New Zealand novelist Ngaio Marsh created elegant crime-puzzlers full of quirky characters with hidden agendas, all brought meticulously to life in this BBC series.

Stars: William Simons, Patrick Malahide, Belinda Lang, Tim Dutton

Votes: 294

10. Gideon of Scotland Yard (1958)

Approved | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A typical day for Scotland Yard Inspector George Gideon consists in working on several cases at the same time.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Anna Lee, Anna Massey, Andrew Ray

Votes: 707

11. Vivancos 3 (2002)

89 min | Comedy, Thriller

3.7
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Director: Albert Saguer | Stars: El Gran Wyoming, Anna Galiena, Juan Luis Galiardo, Santi Millán

Votes: 269

12. Serena (1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Scotland Yard investigate when a woman, apparently the estranged wife of a London painter, is murdered with a shotgun in rural Surrey at the same time as the artist's striking model with ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Patrick Holt, Emrys Jones, Honor Blackman, Bruce Beeby

Votes: 91

13. Alibi Racket (1935)

18 min | Short, Crime, Drama

5.7
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How police interrogation cracks the "airtight" alibi of a criminal.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Granville Bates, Al Bridge, Eddie Dunn, Edward Norris

Votes: 35

14. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: A Man Lay Dead (1993)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Alleyn cancels his holiday with Troy to investigate a murder connected to a stolen chalice, but he's called when a second murder occurs at uncle's estate.

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Martin Carroll, Michael Feast, Robert Reynolds, Matthew Lloyd Davies

Votes: 65

15. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: A Matter of Perspective (1990)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.8
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The widow of respected scientist Dr. Nel Apgar accuses Riker of seducing her and killing her husband. Rather than turn Riker over for unfavorable trial, the Enterprise reconstructs the facts.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,258

16. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Dead Water (1994)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Alleyn's old French teacher, the landlord of an idyllic Scottish island is receiving death threats because she's blocking its development as a health spa.

Director: John Woods | Stars: Ewen Bremner, Jane Lapotaire, Eleanor David, Margaret Tyzack

Votes: 47

17. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Death at the Bar (1993)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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During a display of dart throwing in a Cornish pub a man's hand is impaled by a dart, and he dies shortly afterward from cyanide although no one can explain how.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Alan Gilchrist, Paul Brooke, Paul Bigley, Kevin McNally

Votes: 54

18. Jack the Ripper (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1988)

TV-PG | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 40

19. Jack the Ripper (1988– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1988)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Director: David Wickes | Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 34

20. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Madrigal (2012)

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

8.8
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Walt and Jesse seek out an unlikely partner for a new business venture. The DEA follows up new leads in its investigation.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 10,510

21. Mrs. Columbo (1979–1980)
Episode: Murder Is a Parlor Game (1979)

47 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

6.8
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A retired Scotland Yard homicide inspector and author of a best seller on perfect murders is forced to kill in self-defense.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Henry Jones, Lili Haydn, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 46

22. Alleyn Mysteries (1990–1994)
Episode: Scales of Justice (1994)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The publication of a war hero's memoirs and his dispute with a neighboring fisherman about poaching leads to a murder.

Director: Jim Goddard | Stars: Christopher Northey, Denis Lill, Frederick Treves, Will Keen

Votes: 41

23. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: Simisola: Part Three (1996)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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With his best witness still comatose, Wexford deduces the unidentified dead girl was an abused servant, so he seeks the truth in the homes of the well-to-do.

Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Jane Lapotaire, Michael Cochrane

Votes: 14

24. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: The German Woman (2002)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The German wife of a rich and influential aristocrat exempted from wartime internment is found decapitated in the midst of anti-German feeling.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: David Horovitch, Elizabeth Bell, Robert Pickavance, Neil Conrich

Votes: 592

25. Father Brown (1974– )
Episode: The Three Tools of Death (1974)

Not Rated | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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A wealthy Scottish advocate of temperance and atheism is found with a broken neck apparently having fell from an upstairs window on his estate.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Kenneth More, James Hayter, John Flanagan, Anthony Dutton

Votes: 28

26. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: Time of Need (1999)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.2
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A new government minister is charged by a young felon with having molested him while she he was in her care over a decade before.

Director: David Thacker | Stars: John Thaw, Anne Carroll, Martin Chamberlain, Kenneth Cope

Votes: 18