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1. North by Northwest (1959)

Not Rated | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

Votes: 241,213 | Gross: $13.28M

2. The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Not Rated | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave, Paul Lukas, May Whitty

Votes: 38,809

3. Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.2
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California State Police Captain Sam Surcher investigates a string of teenage girl murders at Oceanfront High School.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas, John David Carson

Votes: 1,600

4. Point Blank (2010)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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75 Metascore

Samuel, a male nurse, saves the life of a thief whose henchmen take Samuel's wife hostage and force him to spring their boss.

Director: Fred Cavayé | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Roschdy Zem, Gérard Lanvin, Elena Anaya

Votes: 12,123 | Gross: $0.71M

5. Superman/Doomsday (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.

Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters, John DiMaggio

Votes: 16,483

6. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

PG | 84 min | Comedy, Crime

4.2
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Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook

Votes: 23,749 | Gross: $11.57M

7. Batman and Robin (1949)

Approved | 263 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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The caped crusaders versus The Wizard, black-hooded mastermind.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Robert Lowery, Johnny Duncan, Jane Adams, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,317

8. The Letter (1940)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson, Frieda Inescort

Votes: 9,250

9. Cry Wolf (1947)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Recently widowed Sandra Demarest arrives at the isolated home of her late husband for his wake, but his uncle will not allow her to view the corpse.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks, Richard Basehart

Votes: 925

10. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself in the murder of a stripper as part of an effort to ban capital punishment.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer, Arthur Franz

Votes: 3,462

11. Eye of the Devil (1966)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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Vineyard owner marquis Philippe de Montfaucon is called back to his castle Bellenac because of another dry season. He asks his wife and children to remain in Paris, but they still come ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Sharon Tate, Deborah Kerr, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 1,540

12. All Through the Night (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell

Votes: 2,862

13. The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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An artist forms an attachment with a woman on holiday in the country. As the relationship develops, his behavior and information about his past cause her increasing concern.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 2,761

14. Captain America (1944)

Approved | 244 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

Directors: Elmer Clifton, John English | Stars: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge

Votes: 573

15. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

Votes: 4,279

16. The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.2
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Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden becomes intrigued when the murdered body of a vicious career criminal washes up in the Bosphorus.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson

Votes: 2,302

17. Dream Lover (1986)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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After she's been attacked in her apartment, Cathy starts reliving the event in her dreams. She seeks help at a sleep disorder research center, but in doing so she encounters some unexpected... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Kristy McNichol, Ben Masters, Paul Shenar, Justin Deas

Votes: 407 | Gross: $0.50M

18. Zamaana Deewana (1995)

162 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.1
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With crime flourishing out of control, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) arranges a meeting of senior police officers to discuss this situation. They are apprised that there are ... See full summary »

Director: Ramesh Sippy | Stars: Jeetendra, Shatrughan Sinha, Shah Rukh Khan, Raveena Tandon

Votes: 1,641

19. Deception (1946)

Approved | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A piano teacher believes that her fiancé was killed on the battlefield. When he miraculously returns, they decide to marry, but are threatened by a wealthy, egotistical composer the piano teacher started dating on the rebound after she became convinced her love had died.

Director: Irving Rapper | Stars: Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, John Abbott

Votes: 2,322

20. Tension (1949)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Richard Basehart, Audrey Totter, Cyd Charisse, Barry Sullivan

Votes: 1,871

21. The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A disgraced merchant marine officer elects to stay aboard his sinking cargo ship in order to prove the vessel was deliberately scuttled and, as a result, vindicate his good name.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 1,877

22. Night Must Fall (1964)

101 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Susan Hampshire, Mona Washbourne, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 506

23. Crisis (1950)

Passed | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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While on vacation in a Latin American country, an American neurosurgeon and his wife become tangled in a revolutionary uprising against a tyrannical dictator.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Cary Grant, José Ferrer, Paula Raymond, Signe Hasso

Votes: 1,266

24. Cause for Alarm! (1951)

Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore

Votes: 1,328

25. The Carey Treatment (1972)

PG | 101 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle, Skye Aubrey

Votes: 1,028

26. Signpost to Murder (1964)

78 min | Crime, Thriller

6.0
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An escapee from an asylum takes refuge in a woman's house; but she has dark secrets of her own.

Director: George Englund | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Stuart Whitman, Edward Mulhare, Alan Napier

Votes: 264

27. The Unholy Wife (1957)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.7
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Wealthy vintner Paul Hochen meets blonde bombshell Phyllis in a bar...and marries her. In due course, Phyllis is bored by Paul, and finds an exciting new lover in rodeo rider San. To adjust... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Diana Dors, Rod Steiger, Tom Tryon, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 232

28. High Wall (1947)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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After a brain-damaged man confesses to murder and is committed, Dr. Ann Lorrison tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall, Dorothy Patrick

Votes: 1,062

29. Nightmare Honeymoon (1974)

PG | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Drama

4.7
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Sadistic low-budget thriller about newlyweds Dack Rambo and Rebecca Danna Smith who are pursued and terrorized by a pair of rural killer rapists. One of the psychos is John Beck from the '... See full summary »

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Dack Rambo, Rebecca Dianna Smith, John Beck, Pat Hingle

Votes: 147

30. Shadow on the Wall (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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A woman kills her beautiful sister in a rage after finding out she has an affair with her fiancé, and later plans on killing the little girl who may have witnessed the murder.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott, Gigi Perreau, Nancy Reagan

Votes: 603

31. The Secret Partner (1961)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Stewart Granger, Bernard Lee, Haya Harareet, Hugh Burden

Votes: 421

32. Chandler (1971)

GP | 85 min | Drama, Crime

4.4
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A hardboiled aging private eye is hired to find and protect a missing government witness sought after by the gangsters. The witness is a beautiful French woman and even the cops can't be trusted. The case is tough, but so is Chandler.

Director: Paul Magwood | Stars: Warren Oates, Leslie Caron, Alex Dreier, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 334

33. Bewitched (1945)

Not Rated | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.5
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A young woman has two distinct personalities, one of whom is evil and constantly gets her in trouble.

Director: Arch Oboler | Stars: Phyllis Thaxter, Edmund Gwenn, Henry H. Daniels Jr., Addison Richards

Votes: 377

34. You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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Youthful tough Johnny Stone has fallen under the influence of petty crook Frank Wilson, who involves him and robbery and murder using his sister's boyfriend's stolen gun.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gale Page, Billy Halop, John Litel

Votes: 600

35. Kind Lady (1951)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Mary Herries has a passion for art and fine furniture. Even though she is getting on in years, she enjoys being around these priceless articles. One day she meets a strange young painter ... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Maurice Evans, Angela Lansbury, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 705

36. Jack of Diamonds (1967)

Unrated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

5.1
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The protege of a famous cat burglar reluctantly agrees to join forces with a lesser criminal in the daring heist of several famous jewels from a seemingly impenetrable vault.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: George Hamilton, Maurice Evans, Wolfgang Preiss, Alexander Hegarth

Votes: 191

37. Ganavim Ba Hok (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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Documentary film from 2010 tries to give a picture of Russian organized crime not only by describing this system, but also by interviewing some of involved persons, a number of which are currently wanted by Interpol.

Director: Alexander Gentelev | Stars: Leonid Bilunov, Alimzhan Tokhtakhunov, Vitaly Demochka, Vladimir Ovshinsky

Votes: 337

38. Two Against the World (1936)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Martha Carstairs was charged with murder twenty years earlier. Now, as her daughter Edith is about to be married to Malcolm Sims Jr., son of a wealthy industrialist, a sensationalistic ... See full summary »

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Beverly Roberts, Linda Perry, Carlyle Moore Jr.

Votes: 317

39. Blackmail (1939)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him...

Director: H.C. Potter | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Hussey, Gene Lockhart, Bobs Watson

Votes: 385

40. Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Dr. Gillespie tries to teach Jimmy Kildare a lesson by tossing him into a street clinic. Only Kildare gets called to take a bullet out of a suspected murderer, and when the cops collar him ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 276

41. Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch (1976)

86 min | Comedy, Western

7.5
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The "Rattler", head of an outlaw band have been terrorizing the residents of Peaceful Valley with a crimewave of rustling, killing, robbing. The Federal Government has sent for its best 25 ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Patterson | Stars: Rex Allen, Gene Autry, Don 'Red' Barry, Robert Blake

Votes: 24

42. Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942)

Passed | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Dr. Gillespie is called in to investigate when a young man suffering from mental problems disappears on a killing spree.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Donna Reed, Philip Dorn, Phil Brown

Votes: 231

43. The Hour of 13 (1952)

80 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

6.3
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A jewel thief tries to mislead police who suspect that his theft of a valuable emerald is related to the serial murder of eleven policemen.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Peter Lawford, Dawn Addams, Roland Culver, Derek Bond

Votes: 221

44. Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Mystery

6.1
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With a ruthless gang terrorizing London, Scotland Yard calls Hugh "Bulldog" Drummond out of retirement. With the help of detective Helen Smith, Drummond infiltrates the gang under an ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Margaret Leighton, Robert Beatty, David Tomlinson

Votes: 279

45. Calling Philo Vance (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Despite an exclusive contract with the U.S. government, designer Archer Coe's design is being bid on by German, Japanese, and Italian agents - until he's murdered.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: James Stephenson, Margot Stevenson, Henry O'Neill, Edward Brophy

Votes: 195

46. Dr. Kildare's Victory (1942)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Dr. Jimmy Kildare is back at work at Blair General hospital, though several people admit that he is not himself since suffering his loss. He's taken a liking to a young intern, Don Winthrop... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Ann Ayars, Robert Sterling

Votes: 199

47. Dr. Kildare's Strange Case (1940)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Young Dr. Kildare tries to help an unlucky brain surgeon and his seemingly insane patient.

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Lew Ayres, Lionel Barrymore, Laraine Day, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 332

48. Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)

89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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When Roy, a homicidal maniac was put away for murder, Gillespie tried to get him committed to an insane asylum instead. Now the guy's ex-fiancee wants to marry a soldier, and she goes to ... See full summary »

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Van Johnson, Keye Luke, Alma Kruger

Votes: 169

49. The Real Untouchables (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.3
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The three-part documentary examines Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey: three real-life heroes who battled organized crime between the two world wars.

Director: John Fothergill | Stars: James Woods, Bob Kaliebe, Dominic Capone, Tom Clarke Hill

Votes: 15

50. Homicide Bureau (1939)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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After being criticized by the Citizens' League for his inability to cope with a crime wave, Police Captain Haines orders his men in the Homicide Bureau to clean up all their cases, but ... See full summary »

Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Bruce Cabot, Rita Hayworth, Marc Lawrence, Richard Fiske

Votes: 112