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1. The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009)

R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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24 Metascore

The MacManus brothers are living a quiet life in Ireland with their father, but when they learn that their beloved priest has been killed by mob forces, they go back to Boston to bring justice to those responsible and avenge the priest.

Writers: Troy Duffy, Taylor Duffy | Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly, Clifton Collins Jr.

2. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

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.

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

3. Copycat (1995)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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54 Metascore

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

Writers: Ann Biderman, David Madsen | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

4. Saw V (2008)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

5.8
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20 Metascore

Following Jigsaw's grisly demise, Mark Hoffman, the final apprentice to the serial killer is deigned a hero. Meanwhile, Agent Strahm continues to track Hoffman while another group of strangers are put through a series of gruesome traps.

Writers: Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan | Director: David Hackl | Stars: Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Tobin Bell, Betsy Russell

5. 88 Minutes (2007)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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17 Metascore

On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.

Writer: Gary Scott Thompson | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Ben McKenzie, Leelee Sobieski

6. The Lodger (2009)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.8
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17 Metascore

A couple rents out a room to a mysterious young man, who may or may not be guilty of a series of grisly neighborhood murders.

Writers: David Ondaatje, Marie Belloc Lowndes | Director: David Ondaatje | Stars: Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Shane West, Donal Logue

7. Good Neighbors (2010)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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60 Metascore

Victor is new to Montreal and attempts to make friends with the wheelchair-bound Spencer and the cat-loving Louise, but everybody is on edge with a serial killer terrorizing the neighborhood.

Writers: Chrystine Brouillet, Jacob Tierney | Director: Jacob Tierney | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Anne-Marie Cadieux, Diane D'Aquila, Xavier Dolan

8. Anamorph (2007)

R | 107 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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43 Metascore

A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.

Writers: Henry Miller, Tom Phelan | Director: Henry Miller | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Don Harvey, James Rebhorn

9. The January Man (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.5
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Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »

Writer: John Patrick Shanley | Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel

10. Thr3e (2006)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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34 Metascore

Innocent lives hang on the whim of an elusive psychopathic murderer whose strange riddles and impossible timelines force three people into a mission to end the game before one or all of them die.

Writers: Alan B. McElroy, Ted Dekker | Director: Robby Henson | Stars: Marc Blucas, Justine Waddell, Laura Jordan, Max Ryan

11. Letters from a Killer (1998)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.5
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A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally ... See full summary »

Writers: Nicholas Hicks-Beach, Shelley Miller, John Foster | Director: David Carson | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kim Myers, Gia Carides, Olivia Birkelund

12. The Inflicted (2012)

Unrated | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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David O'Hara is a troubled medical student who kidnaps, rapes and murders women. He impregnates one of his victims, Melissa Daniels, in an attempt to replace the family that he lost as a ... See full summary »

Writer: Matthan Harris | Director: Matthan Harris | Stars: Matthan Harris, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Doug Bradley

13. The Murder Room (2004 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The lease on the Dupayne Museum is almost up and under the terms of their father's will, all three of the Dupayne children must agree to continue or the museum is to close. Neville Dupayne ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Shaw, Janie Dee, Samantha Bond, Kerry Fox

14. Prime Suspect: The Scent of Darkness (1995 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A series of brutal sex murders disturbingly similar to the pattern of Superintendent Jane Tennison's first major case leads to the awful suggestion that she may have caught the wrong man the first time.

Writer: Guy Hibbert | Director: Paul Marcus | Stars: Helen Mirren, Pip Donaghy, Tim Woodward, Stephen Boxer

15. Winter Kill (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A sniper is killing residents at a winter resort. Who will die next? And why?

Writers: John Michael Hayes, David Karp | Director: Jud Taylor | Stars: Andy Griffith, John Larch, Tim O'Connor, Lawrence Pressman

16. Teddy Bear (2008 TV Movie)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Ben Corisky has a warm, boyish face and an infectious charm. He works, visits his son and pays his child support when he can. He is also a serial killer and he's on a search for answers in the mind of a monster... himself.

Writers: Yuval Daniel, David Sparrow | Director: Yuval Daniel | Stars: David Sparrow, Tracey Hway, Marie Ward, Sonya Jezebel Cote

17. Deadly Women (2008– )
Episode: Bad Medicine (2008)

Documentary, Crime

7.6
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Deadly Women examines cases where women use medicine to kill including nurse Beverley Allitt who kills multiple infants with medical overdoses, Stella Nickell who poisoned medicine capsules... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Hawker | Director: John Mavety | Stars: Janis Amatuzio, Matthew Benns, Candice DeLong, Mike Dunbar

18. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )
Episode: Boston Strangler Redux (2010)

TV-14 | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Tensions are high as the squad investigates a possible copycat of the legendary Boston Strangler...or could it be the Boston Strangler himself? Meanwhile, Jane butts heads with her new boss... See full summary »

Creator: Janet Tamaro | Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Lee Thompson Young

19. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Cartman's Incredible Gift (2004)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

8.4
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Cartman mistakenly believes he is a psychic, and is recruited by the police to help them with investigations.

Creators: Trey Parker, Matt Stone | Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, April Stewart

20. Dexter (2006–2013)
Episode: Dex, Lies, and Videotape (2007)

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

8.7
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The Bay Area Butcher now has a copycat, and Dexter must stop him before Agent Lundy puts the Butcher case entirely into the hands of the FBI.

Creator: James Manos Jr. | Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Erik King

21. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)
Episode: Disciple (2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A confessed killer claims he is innocent of the murder he is about to be executed for, and more doubt is soon cast on the situation when a copycat killer begins to strike.

Creators: Dick Wolf, Rene Balcer | Director: Christine Moore | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Saffron Burrows, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ryan O'Nan

22. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: Doubt (2007)

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

8.0
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The team tries to identify a serial killer based on a shaky profile with devastating consequences.

Creator: Jeff Davis | Director: Gloria Muzio | Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore

23. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Echoes of the Dead (2011)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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The drowning of a woman in a bathtub becomes the first murder in a series of copycat murders imitating infamous murders from the past.

Writers: Peter Hammond, Caroline Graham | Director: Nicholas Laughland | Stars: Neil Dudgeon, Jason Hughes, Barry Jackson, Fiona Dolman

24. Castle (2009– )
Episode: Flowers for Your Grave (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Murder mystery author Richard 'Rick' Castle publishes the book in which he kills off his bestseller series' hero, Derek Storm. On that very day, NYPD detective Kate Beckett questions him ... See full summary »

Creator: Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Monet Mazur

25. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Life Sentence: Part 2 (2002)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The Team plays cat-and-mouse with Rice trying to learn the identity of his former accomplice and the perpetrator of the current copycat crime.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

26. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Listen, Listen.....! (1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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No one will listen to a mild-mannered man's theory about a string of local murders.

Writers: Bernard C. Schoenfeld, R.E. Kendall | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Edgar Stehli, Adam Williams, Dayton Lummis

27. Blue Murder (2001–2004)
Episode: Midnight Man (2004)

Drama, Crime

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Writer: David Barlow | Director: Steve DiMarco | Stars: Joel Keller, Kari Matchett, Benz Antoine, Tracy Waterhouse

28. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )
Episode: No One Mourns the Wicked (2013)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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When someone begins to stage copycat murders presented at a symposium on serial killers, detectives believe the suspect is one of the meeting participants.

Creator: Janet Tamaro | Director: Steve Robin | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Brian Goodman, Jordan Bridges

29. American Horror Story (2011– )
Episode: Nor'easter (2012)

TV-MA | 41 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A group of patients plan an escape from the asylum during a violent storm.

Creators: Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk | Director: Michael Uppendahl | Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters

30. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )
Episode: One to Go (2009)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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Grissom gets Dr. Langston's help to find the man who is carrying on the serial killer's work before the next victim is killed. The case will prove to be Grissom's last with the crime lab.

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Director: Alec Smight | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

31. The Mentalist (2008– )
Episode: Pilot (2008)

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

8.4
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A double murder seems to be the work of a notorious serial killer named Red John, but CBI consultant Patrick Jane thinks it's the work of a copycat.

Creator: Bruno Heller | Director: David Nutter | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

32. Highlander (1992–1998)
Episode: See No Evil (1992)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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A friend of Tessa's is assaulted and nearly killed by a serial killer who scalps his victims. Duncan believes him to be a copycat killer who is basing his crimes on those of an immortal whom Duncan confronted years ago.

Writers: Gregory Widen, Brian Clemens | Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Adrian Paul, Alexandra Vandernoot, Stan Kirsch, Amanda Wyss

33. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Strangler's Wood (1999)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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The nude body of a Brazilian woman is found strangled in the woods, which suggests that a serial killer from nine years before has begun killing again.

Writers: Anthony Horowitz, Caroline Graham | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: John Nettles, Daniel Casey, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

34. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Straw Dog: Part 1 (2005)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Thirty years after Grace Foley helped send Tony Green to prison for the murder of young men, a copycat tries to force her to recant her stand on the case.

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

35. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: The Angel Maker (2008)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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On the anniversary of a serial killer's execution, a murder spree which appears to be connected to him begins and the team must try and understand his mind in order to stop it.

Creator: Jeff Davis | Director: Glenn Kershaw | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

36. Hunter (1984–1991)
Episode: The Fifth Victim (1989)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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When Hunter & McCall investigate a string of homosexual murders, a local painter confesses to committing all but one of them.

Creator: Frank Lupo | Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, William Smith

37. Durham County (2007– )
Episode: What Lies Beneath (2007)

TV-MA | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Detective Mike Sweeney moves his family to Durham County after his partner is murdered. The quiet life he'd envisioned is soon disrupted by the murders of two teenage girls and a dark rival from his past - his neighbor, Ray Pragar.

Creators: Laurie Finstad-Knizhnik, Janis Lundman, Adrienne Mitchell | Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Hugh Dillon, Helene Joy, Sonya Salomaa, Laurence Leboeuf

38. Arrow (2012– )
Episode: Year's End (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.4
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Oliver Queen attempts to track down a mysterious copycat vigilante who is killing people on the list.

Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg | Director: John Dahl | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Colin Donnell, David Ramsey