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1. The Blacklist (2013– )

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

8.2
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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 »

Creator: Jon Bokenkamp | Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

Votes: 68,632

2. 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.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill | Stars: Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, Mark Harmon, David McCallum

Votes: 71,356

3. 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.

Creator: James Manos Jr. | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 419,354

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

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

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 44,675

5. Hannibal (2013– )

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

8.6
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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

Votes: 113,377

6. Fargo (2014– )

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

9.0
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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

Votes: 88,251

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.

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 61,744

8. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.7
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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.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 22,427

9. 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.

Creators: Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Rex Linn

Votes: 39,496

10. 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

Votes: 249,157

11. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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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

Votes: 185,818

12. 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

Votes: 297,825

13. The Shield (2002–2008)

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

8.8
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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

Votes: 46,596

14. 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.

Creators: Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill

Votes: 32,620

15. 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

Votes: 306,762

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

Votes: 118,860

17. 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

Votes: 195,562

18. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

7.6
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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

Votes: 16,971

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

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

7.3
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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Creators: Rene Balcer, Dick Wolf | Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 15,968

20. 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

Votes: 5,721

21. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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

Votes: 5,187

22. Beck (1997– )

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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Commissioner Martin Beck and his eccentric partner Gunvald Larsson investigate murders in the flawed social structure of Stockholm, Sweden.

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

Votes: 1,715

23. 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

Votes: 38,078

24. 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.

Creator: Hank Steinberg | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano

Votes: 13,351

25. Trust (I) (2010)

R | 106 min | Crime, 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

Votes: 30,842

26. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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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

Votes: 97,525

27. Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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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

Votes: 111,894

28. 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

Votes: 1,890

29. 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

Votes: 43,837

30. 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

Votes: 32,893

31. Wallander (2005–2013)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A Swedish cop in a small town near the Baltic coast.

Creator: Henning Mankell | Stars: Krister Henriksson, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Mats Bergman, Douglas Johansson

Votes: 2,974

32. Unforgettable (1996)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller, Mystery

5.9
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Unsuccessfully framed for his wife's murder, Dr. David Krane attempts to find the real culprit by utilizing a new drug that allows him to experience the memories of other people first-hand.... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Geddie | Director: John Dahl | Stars: Ray Liotta, Linda Fiorentino, Peter Coyote, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 3,564

33. Hard Target (1993)

R | 97 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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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

Votes: 31,318

34. 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

Votes: 17,948

35. Bugsy (1991)

R | 136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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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

Votes: 19,738

36. 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

Votes: 7,779

37. 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

Votes: 1,177

38. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.9
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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

Votes: 7,794

39. American Gigolo (1980)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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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

Votes: 14,302

40. Dark Blue (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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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

Votes: 16,049

41. Terriers (2010– )

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

Votes: 7,367

42. Cruising (1980)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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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

Votes: 11,489

43. 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

Votes: 1,139

44. McCallum (1995–1998)

120 min | Drama

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From deep within the morgue at St. Patrick's Hospital in London's East End, Dr. Iain McCallum and Dr. Angela Moloney along with a team of brilliant pathologists and detectives help the dead tell their stories.

Stars: Gerard Murphy, James Saxon, Richard O'Callaghan, Alex Walkinshaw

Votes: 221

45. 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, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 26,822

46. WPC 56 (2013– )

45 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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The daily challenges facing the first Woman Police Constable to join a West Midlands force in the 1950s, where sexism, chauvinism and petty grudges are rife.

Creator: Dominique Moloney | Stars: Charles De'Ath, John Bowler, Jennie Jacques, Mark Healy

Votes: 288

47. 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

Votes: 4,652

48. Dragnet (1951–1959)

30 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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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

Votes: 899

49. A Touch of Cloth (2012– )

Action, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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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

Votes: 2,096

50. 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.

Writers: Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti | Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Florinda Bolkan, Barbara Bouchet, Tomas Milian, Irene Papas

Votes: 4,358