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1. Castle (2009–2016)

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

8.2
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 125,107

2. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and ingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed of crimes.

Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

Votes: 21,127

3. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 235,328 | Gross: $67.36M

4. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

Votes: 36,937 | Gross: $10.11M

5. Insomnia (1997)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.3
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In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Mathiesen, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Gisken Armand

Votes: 10,949 | Gross: $0.22M

6. A Fantastic Fear of Everything (2012)

R | 100 min | Comedy

5.9
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31 Metascore

A crime novelist, whose research on Victorian serial killers has turned him into a paranoid wreck, must confront his worst fears, when a film executive takes a sudden interest in his movie script.

Directors: Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell | Stars: Simon Pegg, Paul Freeman, Amara Karan, Clare Higgins

Votes: 12,320

7. Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Kevin Dunn, Suki Kaiser

Votes: 593

8. Murder by Rope (1936)

64 min | Drama, Mystery

4.5
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Scotland Yard sends a handwriting expert to a country house full of people with guilty secrets in order to solve a murder..

Director: George Pearson | Stars: D.A. Clarke-Smith, Sunday Wilshin, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Dorothy Hamilton

Votes: 14

9. Sjätte dagen (1999–2001)

44 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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Stars: Dag Malmberg, Charlotta Jonsson, Ann Lundgren, Sunil Munshi

Votes: 70

10. Thrill of the Kill (2006 TV Movie)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.0
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Brilliant New York crime author Graydon Jennings accepts to help Kelly Holden investigate her sister Allison's murder, which seems uncannily equal to one his anti-hero-lead character ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Roy | Stars: Shiri Appleby, Chris Potter, Paul Hopkins, James Kidnie

Votes: 293

11. Murder by the Book (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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Well-known crime authors talk about some of the most compelling true crime stories that have long captivated them.

Stars: Ron McLarty, G. Larry Butler, Kalina Justice, Stephen Young

Votes: 35

12. Domovoy (2008)

104 min | Thriller

7.1
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A novelist struggling with writer's block enlists the aid of an assassin for some inspiration -- fully unaware that he is being set up to take the blame for a murder.

Director: Karen Oganesyan | Stars: Konstantin Khabenskiy, Vladimir Mashkov, Chulpan Khamatova, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Votes: 1,103

13. Jack the Ripper: Prime Suspect (2011 TV Special)

44 min | Documentary

5.4
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Forensics scientists use modern methods to point to a previously undiscovered suspect.

Director: Franco di Chiera | Stars: Dennis Cometti, Brett Allen, Eliot Buchan, Adam Cannel

Votes: 49

14. 3 Acts of Murder (2009 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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In 1929 Arthur Upfield, Australia's premier crime writer, plotted the perfect murder for his novel The Sands of Windee. Meanwhile, one of his friends, stock-man Snowy Rowles, put the scheme... See full summary »

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Robert Menzies, Luke Ford, Bille Brown, Bill McCluskey

Votes: 124

15. Angel's Flight (1965)

77 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A series of murders involving a stripper (Indus Arthur) are investigated by a hard-drinking reporter (William Thourlby) in this late-entry film-noir.

Directors: Raymond Nassour, Kenneth W. Richardson | Stars: William Thourlby, Warren J. Kemmerling, Michael Fox, Kathleen Gallant

Votes: 50

16. Every Madman to His Specialty (1939)

123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Director: Juan Bustillo Oro | Stars: Enrique Herrera, Joaquín Pardavé, Gloria Marín, Antonio R. Frausto

Votes: 49

17. V.I.P. vrazdy (2016– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Stars: Patrik Dergel, Jirí Dvorák, Sona Norisová, Miroslav Vladyka

Votes: 21

18. Une place parmi les vivants (2003 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

6.9
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A mediocre pulp novelist is approached by a stranger claiming to be a serial killer with a proposition to chronicle his crimes.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Christian Vadim, Thierry Gibault, Valérie Kaprisky, Cécile Bois

Votes: 88

19. Tonight or Never (1941)

85 min | Comedy

4.4
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Director: Gustaf Molander | Stars: Åke Söderblom, Thor Modéen, Sickan Carlsson, Barbro Kollberg

Votes: 16

20. Taková normální rodinka (1971– )

Comedy, Family

8.7
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Stars: Marie Rosulková, Dana Medrická, Jana Stepánková, Zdenek Rehor

Votes: 121

21. Venice West (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama

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A burnt-out writer, the writer's free-loving wife, and the wife's younger friend spend all night conversing over cigarettes and records in early '60s Los Angeles. Over the course of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Colvin | Stars: Erika Apelgren, Greg McKillop, Ianna Vasale

22. Stieg Trenter - Ett porträtt (1987 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary, Biography

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Director: Pelle Seth | Stars: Stieg Trenter, Olof Hoffsten, Bertil Widerberg, Åke Runnquist

23. The Visitor (2017 Video)

Short, Thriller

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A struggling crime writer spends his days writing stories that rarely gets published.He is accompanied by his two jobless friends who sometimes get lucky enough to get short time jobs. ... See full summary »

Director: Vaibhav Tailang | Stars: Abhishek Bhatt, Ravi Dubey, Anurag Maurya, Vipul Rawat

24. Klettermaxe (1952)

86 min | Comedy

6.4
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A masked hero scales the walls of buildings and relieves burglars of what money or valuables they've stolen. He donates the stolen goods to charity and turns the criminals over to the ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Hoffmann | Stars: Liselotte Pulver, Albert Lieven, Charlott Daudert, Madelon Truß

Votes: 16

25. Fröken Chic (1959)

91 min | Comedy

6.1
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An agent on the brink of bankruptcy finds a reluctant singing talent on a TV quiz show.

Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Sickan Carlsson, Hasse Ekman, Meg Westergren, Herman Ahlsell

Votes: 58

26. Paklíc (1944)

96 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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Director: Miroslav Cikán | Stars: Oldrich Nový, Jirina Steimarová, Jaroslav Marvan, Vlasta Hrubá

Votes: 15

27. Klettermaxe (1927)

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A masked hero scales the walls of buildings and relieves burglars of what money or valuables they've stolen. He donates the stolen goods to charity and turns the criminals over to the ... See full summary »

Director: Willy Reiber | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Corry Bell, Ruth Weyher, Paul Heidemann

28. Ian Fleming & Raymond Chandler (2006 Video)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.5
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Director: John Cork | Stars: Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming

Votes: 17

29. Das Nachtgespenst (1953)

86 min | Comedy, Crime

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Director: Carl Boese | Stars: Liselotte Pulver, Hans Reiser, Harald Paulsen, Elena Luber

30. Co v detektivce nebylo (2013 TV Movie)

Comedy, Mystery

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Director: Jaroslav Brabec | Stars: Miroslav Donutil, Ivana Chýlková, Ondrej Brzobohatý, Marek Daniel

31. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: 3XK (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.9
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When a beautiful woman is found dead in an alley, all clues point to her being a victim of the notorious Triple Killer. The Triple Killer, or 3XK, terrorized New York City four years ago, ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Roe | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 873

32. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: 47 Seconds (2012)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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The FBI commandeers the NYPD detectives for little more than leg work after a bomb explodes during an anti-globalist demonstration. Castle is asked by the captain as sharp observer. Sifting... See full summary »

Director: Paul Holahan | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 833

33. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: A Dance with Death (2012)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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During Charles Carson's TV knockout show "A Night of Dance", spoiled-rotten rich girl Odette Morton, who made it to the semi-final, is murdered in her easily accessible lodge. Suspects ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 697

34. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: A Deadly Affair (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Beckett hasn't heard from Castle since he left for the Hamptons months ago to finish writing his second Nikki Heat novel, "Naked Heat." The most Beckett, Ryan and Esposito have seen of ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 851

35. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: A Death in the Family (2009)

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

8.5
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A plastic surgeon is found murdered with his fingernails ripped off. Castle looks into Beckett's mother's murder despite her protests.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 881

36. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: A Murder Is Forever (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A renowned relationship therapist is murdered. The team investigate a couple whose files are missing from the office, and find a perfect, priceless, 100 karat diamond is at the heart of the mystery.

Director: Bill Roe | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 649

37. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: A Rose for Everafter (2010)

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

8.7
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A death of a bridesmaid reunites Castle with his long lost love.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 860

38. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: After Hours (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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When Beckett & Castle pick up a witness to a murder, hired killers attack, and they lose their cell phones and Beckett's gun. They run for protection while Esposito and Ryan try to find them. The killer is not who they suspect.

Director: David Barrett | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 748

39. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: After the Storm (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

9.2
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Castle and Beckett re-evaluate their relationship after spending the night together.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 1,475

40. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Almost Famous (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Responding to an "Officer Down" emergency call, Castle and Beckett's latest case takes a shocking turn when it's revealed that the victim isn't a cop but a male stripper dressed up as one. ... See full summary »

Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 696

41. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Always (2012)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

9.6
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The murder of a Latino army veteran ex-con, ex-Lobos-street gang member quickly links to a break-in in the late captain's home, to steal only and all his old police files, and yields the ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 1,990

42. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Always Buy Retail (2009)

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

8.0
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A ritualistic killer is on the loose while Castle's first ex-wife and Alexis's mom, Meredith visits.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 888

43. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: An Embarrassment of Bitches (2012)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Dog trainer Francisco Pilar is murdered after a disputed ruling in the Manhattan dog show. Castle gets the Labrador he was training adopted as team mascot till further notice, and his nosy ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 767

44. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Anatomy of a Murder (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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Mysteries abound when pallbearers at a funeral lose control of a surprisingly heavy casket only to have a second unknown woman tumble out along with the original deceased. When Castle and ... See full summary »

Director: John Terlesky | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 721

45. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: And Justice for All (2016)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Beckett and the 12th Precinct look into the murder of an English as a Second Language student. When the victim's class won't talk to the police, Castle goes undercover as a French Canadian ... See full summary »

Director: Kate Woods | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 385

46. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: At Close Range (2015)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Detective Ryan ends up in the middle of an assassination plot when he is on the security detail of a charismatic congressman; Castle and Beckett help Ryan investigate.

Director: Bill Roe | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 516

47. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Backstabber (2016)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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After Hayley does a favor for an old friend, she finds herself implicated in a killing and cyber-terror attack. Now, Beckett and Castle must rush to solve the case and clear Hayley's name.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 342

48. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Bad Santa (2014)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Castle works for a mafia don to solve the murder of a mob doctor. Esposito has dinner with Lanie and her parents.

Director: Bill Roe | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 562

49. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Boom! (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

9.1
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The serial killer remains at large and is taunting Castle, Beckett and Jordan Shaw to catch him.

Director: John Terlesky | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 1,031

50. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Castle, P.I. (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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Castle becomes a Private Investigator and tries to solve a case before the precinct can.

Director: Milan Cheylov | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 706