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1. Hannibal (2013– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror | Active

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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Creator: Bryan Fuller | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne

2. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

3. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

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

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

4. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime | Active

8.0
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum

5. The Blacklist (2013– )

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

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A highly articulate, erudite and intelligent businessman and mastermind, "Red" Reddington, has allegedly been on the "10 Most Wanted List" of various U.S. law enforcement agencies for over ... See full summary »

Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

6. Fargo (2014– )

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

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A drifter named Lorne Malvo arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

7. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

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

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

8. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

9. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Dennis Lehane | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

10. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

11. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their ... See full summary »

Creator: Shawn Ryan | Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

12. CSI: Miami (2002–2012)

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

6.4
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The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.

Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Rex Linn

13. Major Crimes (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.6
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'The Closer' spin-off series which follows Capt. Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

14. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

15. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | 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.

Writers: Hillary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

16. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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41 Metascore

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

17. CSI: NY (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

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A spinoff of Crime Scene Investigations set in New York City.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill

18. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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44 Metascore

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Writer: Troy Duffy | Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

19. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

20. Trust (I) (2010)

R | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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60 Metascore

A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator.

Writers: Andy Bellin, Robert Festinger | Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Liana Liberato, Jason Clarke

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

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

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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

22. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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In Sparta, Mississippi, a crusty Police Chief (later Sheriff) and his African American Chief Detective investigate crimes.

Creator: James Lee Barrett | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

23. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

24. Beck (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Swedish policeman Martin Beck his partner Gunvald Larson investigate.

Stars: Peter Haber, Mikael Persbrandt, Ingvar Hirdwall, Rebecka Hemse

25. Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

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55 Metascore

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Writers: William Blinn, Stevie Long, John O'Brien, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong | Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn

26. Without a Trace (2002–2009)

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

6.9
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The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano

27. Boiler Room (2000)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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63 Metascore

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

Writer: Ben Younger | Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt

28. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

29. Tell No One (2006)

Unrated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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82 Metascore

The pediatrician Alexandre Beck misses his beloved wife Margot Beck, who was brutally murdered eight years ago when he was the prime suspect. When two bodies are found near where the corpse... See full summary »

Writers: Guillaume Canet, Harlan Coben, Philippe Lefebvre | Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

30. In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.

Writers: Stirling Silliphant, John Ball | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Rod Steiger, Warren Oates, Lee Grant

31. Wonderland (2003)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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43 Metascore

In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

Writers: James Cox, Captain Mauzner, Todd Samovitz, D. Loriston Scott | Director: James Cox | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth, Christina Applegate

32. Forensic Files (1999– )

30 min | Documentary, Crime | Active

8.8
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A series featuring detailed accounts on how notable crimes and diseases were solved through forensic science.

Creator: Paul Dowling | Stars: Peter Thomas, Roy Shuler, Skip Palenik, Dave Weidler

33. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The ups and downs in the life of a Los Angeles male escort who mostly caters to an older female clientèle.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo, Nina van Pallandt

34. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

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A woman hires a drifter as her guide through New Orleans in search of her father, who has gone missing. They discover a deadly game of cat and mouse behind his disappearance in the process.

Writer: Chuck Pfarrer | Director: John Woo | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Chuck Pfarrer

35. Terriers (2010– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Ex-cop and recovering alcoholic Hank Dolworth partners with his best friend, former criminal Britt Pollack, in an unlicensed private investigation business.

Creator: Ted Griffin | Stars: Donal Logue, Michael Raymond-James, Laura Allen, Kimberly Quinn

36. Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Creator: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Don Ross, Clark Howat

37. Dark Blue (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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57 Metascore

A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Writers: James Ellroy, David Ayer | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele

38. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

Writers: Drew Dowdle, John Erick Dowdle | Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger

39. Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001)

R | 115 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.9
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61 Metascore

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Writers: Marc Handler, Keiko Nobumoto, Hajime Yatate | Directors: Shinichirô Watanabe, Hiroyuki Okiura | Stars: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest, Steve Blum

40. Bugsy (1991)

R | 136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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The story of how Bugsy Siegel started Las Vegas.

Writers: James Toback, Dean Jennings | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley

41. Cruising (1980)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.

Writers: William Friedkin, Gerald Walker | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

42. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

8.0
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82 Metascore

An in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002.

Writer: Alex Gibney | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

43. Masterpiece Mystery (1980– )

Mystery

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An anthology series featuring various predominately British mystery stories.

Stars: Vincent Price, Alan Cumming, Gene Shalit, Joan Hickson

44. A Touch of Cloth (2012– )

Action, Comedy

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DCI Jack Cloth and DC Anne Oldman are paired to investigate a series of grisly murders done by a devious killer.

Stars: John Hannah, Suranne Jones, Navin Chowdhry, Adrian Bower

45. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

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Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners methodically investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

Creator: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Olan Soule, Vic Perrin

46. Detective Conan (1996– )

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.5
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The cases of a detective whose physical age was chemically reversed to that of a prepubescent boy but must hide his true mental development.

Creator: Gôshô Aoyama | Stars: Minami Takayama, Wakana Yamazaki, Akira Kamiya, Wataru Takagi

47. Like Minds (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A forensic psychologist (Collette) is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate.

Writer: Gregory Read | Director: Gregory Read | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Sturridge, Toni Collette, Richard Roxburgh

48. So Close (2002)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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66 Metascore

A conflict of interest between two high-kicking assassin sisters is complicated as they're pursued by the criminals who hired them and an equally high-kicking female cop.

Writer: Jeffrey Lau | Director: Corey Yuen | Stars: Qi Shu, Wei Zhao, Karen Mok, Seung-heon Song

49. Kite (1998 Video)

50 min | Animation, Crime, Drama

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She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer, and if you're on the wrong side of the law, you may be her next target.... See full summary »

Writers: Duane Johnson, Tokyo Rose, Scott Simpson, Yasuomi Umetsu | Directors: Yasuomi Umetsu, Scott Houle | Stars: Konami Yoshida, Goro Shibusawa, Shingo Oyamada, Michiko Yamaguchi

50. Dragnet (2003–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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An updated edition of the classic police drama, featuring Ed O'Neill as the 2000 version of Joe Friday.

Creators: Jack Webb, Dick Wolf | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, Christina Chang, Desmond Harrington