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1. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 99,508 | Gross: $0.03M

2. When the Bough Breaks (1994)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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On July, 4th in Houston, a teenager finds a human hand in the sewer. Captain Swaggert is investigating the discovery of seven hands over several years, each one precisely severed and with a... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Ally Walker, Martin Sheen, Ron Perlman, Tara Subkoff

Votes: 1,194

3. The Pledge (I) (2001)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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71 Metascore

A retiring police chief pledges to catch the killer of a young child.

Director: Sean Penn | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Clarkson, Beau Daniels

Votes: 42,735 | Gross: $19.72M

4. Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills (1996)

Not Rated | 150 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A horrific triple child murder leads to an indictment and trial of three nonconformist boys based on questionable evidence.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: Tony Brooks, Diana Davis, Terry Wood, Dick Clay

Votes: 10,777

5. Unit 1 (2000–2004)

75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A mobile task force is dispatched across Denmark to help local police solve tough cases.

Stars: Charlotte Fich, Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Brygmann, Waage Sandø

Votes: 2,059

6. The Believers (1987)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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A New York psychiatrist finds that a satanic cult, which believes in child sacrifice, has a keen interest in his own son.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Martin Sheen, Helen Shaver, Harley Cross, Robert Loggia

Votes: 4,518 | Gross: $18.75M

7. The Star Chamber (1983)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Disgusted with criminals escaping the judicial system via technicalities, an idealistic young judge investigates an alternative method for punishing the guilty.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Michael Douglas, Hal Holbrook, Yaphet Kotto, Sharon Gless

Votes: 4,891 | Gross: $5.60M

8. Bless the Child (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.1
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17 Metascore

Omens and concepts of good vs. evil have no place in Maggie O'Connor's well-ordered, practical universe. Her life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital, until one ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Rufus Sewell, Holliston Coleman

Votes: 12,112 | Gross: $29.37M

9. Prime Suspect 3 (1993 TV Mini-Series)

207 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Assigned to a Vice squad, Detective Jane Tennison investigates a child murder and discovers a sinister link to the police.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Tom Bell, Karen Tomlin, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,972

10. Don't Torture a Duckling (1972)

Unrated | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A reporter and a promiscuous young woman try to solve a series of child killings in a remote southern Italian town that's rife with superstition and distrust of outsiders.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Votes: 5,046

11. True Crime (1995 Video)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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Mary Giordano is a bright, intelligent student who goes to a catholic school. She also has a addiction to mystery novels and detective magazines (hence the title of the movie), which ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Verducci | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Kevin Dillon, Bill Nunn, Michael Bowen

Votes: 1,694

12. Prime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgement (1996 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

8.0
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Detective Tennison investigates a seemingly straightforward drug murder that she believes is linked to a smugly smooth crime boss.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Ray Emmet Brown, John Brobbey, Julia Lane

Votes: 1,456

13. The Untouchables (1993–1994)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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In 1930s Chicago, the seemingly invincible crime boss Al Capone is opposed by a team of incorruptible US Treasury agents led by the indefatigable Eliot Ness.

Stars: Tom Amandes, Paul Regina, John Newton, David James Elliott

Votes: 291

14. Small Sacrifices (1989 TV Movie)

159 min | Drama

7.7
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A peculiar and disturbing case catches the attention of the police when a young mother and her children, all severely injured, show up in a hospital's emergency room.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, Gordon Clapp, John Shea

Votes: 735

15. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty

Votes: 745

16. Blackout (1985 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.3
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A police officer suspects that a local husband and father who has recently undergone facial surgery because of injuries received in a car accident is in reality the same man who committed a... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Keith Carradine, Kathleen Quinlan, Richard Widmark, Michael Beck

Votes: 570

17. Evilenko (2004)

111 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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In 1984, in Kiev, the communist teacher Andrej Romanovic Evilenko is dismissed from his position after a pedophilic act against a student. On 15 May 1984, the pedophile Evilenko begins to ... See full summary »

Director: David Grieco | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Marton Csokas, Ronald Pickup, Frances Barber

Votes: 2,585

18. M (1951)

88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.9
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In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler

Votes: 909

19. Strange Behavior (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A scientist is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

Director: Michael Laughlin | Stars: Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 987

20. Swoon (1992)

Unrated | 93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The true story of gay lovers, Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold Jr. who kidnapped and murdered a child in the early 1920s for kicks. The plot covers the months before the crime, the ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Ron Vawter, Michael Kirby

Votes: 1,283 | Gross: $0.34M

21. Who Saw Her Die? (1972)

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi, Dominique Boschero

Votes: 1,406

22. Close Your Eyes (2002)

R | 108 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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45 Metascore

A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Paddy Considine, Shirley Henderson, Miranda Otto

Votes: 2,674 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Slaughter of the Innocents (1993)

R | 104 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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A seasoned FBI Agent's child-genius son assists him on catching a child-killer, a schizophrenic mohab nut who believes he's been chosen by god to be a new Noah.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Jan Broberg, Elizabeth Johnson, Jesse Cameron-Glickenhaus, Darlanne Fluegel

Votes: 792

24. It Happened in Broad Daylight (1958)

97 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.9
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Having doubts about the guilt of the obvious suspect in the murder of an eight year old girl, a police detective decides to investigate the case on his own.

Director: Ladislao Vajda | Stars: Heinz Rühmann, Sigfrit Steiner, Siegfried Lowitz, Michel Simon

Votes: 3,228

25. The Confession of Fred Krueger (2015)

30 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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It is 1973 and the Springwood Police Dept. have just arrested a man they believe to be the notorious child murderer known as the Springwood Slasher.

Director: Nathan Thomas Milliner | Stars: Kevin Roach, Thomas Dunbar, Todd Reynolds, Steve Vessell

Votes: 65

26. Night Sins (1997 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A female FBI investigator takes over jurisdiction in Dear Lake, a small northern town just as a young boy is abducted. Her investigation leads to a bigger series of abductions and murders ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Harry Hamlin, Karen Sillas, Martin Donovan

Votes: 203

27. The Atlanta Child Murders (1985 TV Mini-Series)

245 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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The city of Atlanta, Georgia, is terrorized by a rash of child murders occurring in its black community. When a black photographer is arrested for the crimes, controversy erupts over ... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Robards, James Earl Jones, Rip Torn, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 267

28. Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993 TV Movie)

96 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police find his wife Helen and their three children slain in their house - obviously by John... See full summary »

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Robert Blake, Beverly D'Angelo, David Caruso, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 147

29. Class Trip (1998)

96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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A schoolboy Nicholas always worries about something. When he goes on a school skiing trip, all his visions and nightmares take him over.

Director: Claude Miller | Stars: Clément van den Bergh, Emmanuelle Bercot, Yves Verhoeven, Lokman Nalcakan

Votes: 1,221

30. Boca (1994)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Enthusiastic American journalist goes to Brazil as the Carnival starts to investigate mass executions of street kids. She meets a savage crime boss called Boca who seemingly wants to help the children and falls under his brutal charm.

Directors: Walter Avancini, Zalman King | Stars: Rae Dawn Chong, Martin Kemp, Tarcísio Meira, Martin Sheen

Votes: 170

31. The Cold Light of Day (1996)

101 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A troubled detective befriends a single woman and her daughter with the intention of using them as bait for a serial killer.

Director: Rudolf van den Berg | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Lynsey Baxter, Perdita Weeks, Simon Cadell

Votes: 576

32. In the Company of Darkness (1993 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

6.2
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After young policewoman Gina Pulasky succeeds in handling a domestic fight particularly well, she's added to a small team of detectives assigned to a case of gruesome child killings. She ... See full summary »

Director: David Anspaugh | Stars: Helen Hunt, Steven Weber, Jeff Fahey, Juan Ramírez

Votes: 425

33. Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (2000 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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In the early 1980's there was someone killing the children of Atlanta. Eventually a single man was caught and convicted in one of the largest manhunts in our nation's history. Ever since ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Jim Belushi, Gregory Hines, Sean McCann, Shawn Doyle

Votes: 471

34. The Mudboy (2007)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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Police try to hunt down a serial killer in 1912 Buenos Aires.

Director: Jorge Algora | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Daniel Freire, Chete Lera, Abel Ayala

Votes: 524

35. Mannen på balkongen (1993)

91 min | Crime

6.1
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A serial-killer attacks and murders young girls in the public parks of Stockholm. The police has trouble finding any evidence to find the killer. But when a newsstand is robbed in one of ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Kjell Bergqvist, Rolf Lassgård, Niklas Hjulström

Votes: 833

36. Es geschah am hellichten Tag (1997 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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Several young girls were killed in a rural area. Thus Inspector Matthaei has to travel to the region where it happened and has to search for the killer. When all the people suspect a roamer... See full summary »

Director: Nico Hofmann | Stars: Joachim Król, Barbara Rudnik, Axel Milberg, Judith Thayenthal

Votes: 188

37. Redball (1999)

91 min | Thriller

5.3
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Two detectives are assigned to solve a series of grisly murders of children committed by a killer dubbed "Mr. Creep". However, when their investigation leads them towards someone in their ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Hewitt | Stars: Belinda McClory, John Brumpton, Frank Magree, Peter Docker

Votes: 142

38. Blair Witch Volume 1: Rustin Parr (2000 Video Game)

M | Horror

7.7
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Director: Joe Wampole | Stars: Candace Evans, Lynn Mathis, Sean Hennigan, Dameon Clarke

Votes: 55

39. Froid comme l'été (2002 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama

7.3
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A female detective investigates the case of a young mother whose infant left behind has died.

Director: Jacques Maillot | Stars: Sarah Grappin, Nathalie Richard, Mika Tard, Eric Bonicatto

Votes: 151

40. Manhunt: Son of Sam - Wayne Williams (2002 TV Movie)

Crime

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41. Eyes of the Detective (2001 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Crime

8.4
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Director: Teresa Hunt | Stars: Albert Kirby, Alan Williams, Denise Fergus, Sue Kirby

Votes: 10

42. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: A Lesson in Murder (2002)

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

8.4
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Foyle investigates the suicide of a pacifist and death threats to the judge who ruled against his conscientious objector status.

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Nicholas Audsley, Madeleine Worrall, Oliver Ford Davies, Ian Peck

Votes: 352

43. Trial & Retribution (1997– )
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1997)

240 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A drama of a child murder from the discovery of the crime to police investigation, then through the ensuing trial.

Director: Aisling Walsh | Stars: David Hayman, Kate Buffery, John Abbott, Richard Addison

Votes: 175

44. Crimes That Shook Britain (2008– )
Episode: James Bulger (2012)

Documentary, Crime

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Stars: Tom Roberts, Asher Baynard, Paul Bergquist, Charlie Cook

45. Beck (1997– )
Episode: Lockpojken (1997)

94 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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A man working at a garbage incinerator discovers the body of a dead man burned to ashes in the oven. Police detective Martin Beck handles the case. All he knows is that a brutal murder has ... See full summary »

Director: Pelle Seth | Stars: Peter Haber, Mikael Persbrandt, Figge Norling, Stina Rautelin

Votes: 1,018

46. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Second Time Around (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Morse links the killing of a Deputy Assistant Commissioner on the night of his retirement to the 18 year old cold case murder of an 8 year old girl.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Jenny Laird, Oliver Ford Davies

Votes: 265

47. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: Well Schooled in Murder (2002)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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When an old school friend contacts Lynley about a missing schoolboy, the inspector soon has to launch a murder inquiry.

Director: Robert Young | Stars: John Sessions, Lisa Stevenson, Curtis Woodruff, Paul Herzberg

Votes: 354