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1. Prison Break (2005–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Due to a political conspiracy an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out from the inside out.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

2. The Green Mile (1999)

R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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61 Metascore

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

3. Raising Hope (2010– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.0
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Jimmy becomes a single parent to an infant after the mother he had a one-night stand with ends up on death row.

Stars: Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, Garret Dillahunt, Shannon Woodward

4. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Writer: Patty Jenkins | Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

5. The Longest Yard (2005)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

6.3
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48 Metascore

Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards.

Writers: Albert S. Ruddy, Tracy Keenan Wynn, Sheldon Turner | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Adam Sandler, Burt Reynolds, Chris Rock, Nelly

6. Terminator Salvation (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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52 Metascore

In 2018, a mysterious new weapon in the war against the machines, half-human and half-machine, comes to John Connor on the eve of a resistance attack on Skynet. But whose side is he on, and can he be trusted?

Writers: John D. Brancato, Michael Ferris | Director: McG | Stars: Christian Bale, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Moon Bloodgood

7. Rectify (2013– )

60 min | Drama

8.4
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Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.

Creator: Ray McKinnon | Stars: Aden Young, J. Smith-Cameron, Clayne Crawford, Luke Kirby

8. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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34 Metascore

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

9. 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

10. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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63 Metascore

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

11. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Writer: Michael Cooney | Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

12. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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88 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt.

Writers: Jeb Stuart, David Twohy, Roy Huggins | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

13. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Writers: Dan Futterman, Gerald Clarke | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

14. Monster's Ball (2001)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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69 Metascore

After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.

Writers: Milo Addica, Will Rokos | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher

15. The Life of David Gale (2003)

R | 130 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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31 Metascore

A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

Writer: Charles Randolph | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Laura Linney, Cleo King

16. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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52 Metascore

After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

Writers: David Lynch, Barry Gifford | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

17. Dead Man Walking (1995)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families.

Writers: Helen Prejean, Tim Robbins | Director: Tim Robbins | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry

18. 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

19. Dancer in the Dark (2000)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

8.0
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61 Metascore

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare

20. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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73 Metascore

A laconic, chain-smoking barber blackmails his wife's boss and lover for money to invest in dry cleaning, but his plan goes terribly wrong.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini

21. True Crime (1999)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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65 Metascore

Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution?

Writers: Andrew Klavan, Larry Gross, Paul Brickman, Stephen Schiff | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton, James Woods

22. Half Past Dead (2002)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.5
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23 Metascore

This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.

Writer: Don Michael Paul | Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Morris Chestnut, Steven Seagal, Matt Battaglia, Ja Rule

23. The Condemned (2007)

R | 113 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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23 Metascore

Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.

Writers: Scott Wiper, Rob Hedden, Andy Hedden | Director: Scott Wiper | Stars: Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Nathan Jones, Robert Mammone

24. Infamous (2006)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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68 Metascore

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Writers: Douglas McGrath, George Plimpton | Director: Douglas McGrath | Stars: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver

25. Saving Grace (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy | Active

7.5
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An angel offers a jaded Oklahoma City police detective the chance to redeem her life.

Creator: Nancy Miller | Stars: Holly Hunter, Leon Rippy, Kenny Johnson, Bailey Chase

26. Dead Again (1991)

R | 107 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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66 Metascore

Mike Church is a Los Angeles private detective who specializes in finding missing persons. He takes on the case of a mystery woman who he calls Grace. She is suffering from amnesia and has ... See full summary »

Writer: Scott Frank | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Andy Garcia, Derek Jacobi

27. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Writers: John Katzenbach, Jeb Stuart, Peter Stone | Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

28. Stone Cold (1991)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Joe Huff is a tough, go-it-alone cop with a flair for infiltrating dangerous biker gangs. The FBI blackmail Joe into an undercover operation to convict some extremely violent bikers, who ... See full summary »

Writer: Walter Doniger | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Brian Bosworth, Lance Henriksen, William Forsythe, Arabella Holzbog

29. In Cold Blood (1967)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.0
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89 Metascore

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Writers: Truman Capote, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

30. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary

7.3
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74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

31. A Place in the Sun (1951)

Passed | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

Writers: Theodore Dreiser, Patrick Kearney, Michael Wilson, Harry Brown | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

32. Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

7.1
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An outrageous tongue-in-cheek musical comedy adaptation of the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film.

Writers: Kevin Murphy, Dan Studney | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Christian Campbell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming

33. Johnny Dangerously (1984)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Set in the 1930's, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother's skyrocketing medical bills.

Writers: Harry Colomby, Jeff Harris, Bernie Kukoff, Norman Steinberg | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Michael Keaton, Joe Piscopo, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton

34. The Thin Blue Line (1988)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

8.1
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79 Metascore

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Writer: Errol Morris | Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose, Jackie Johnson

35. Wrongfully Accused (1998)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

5.9
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Ryan Harrison is framed for murder and must prove himself innocent by finding a mysterious one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged man after escaping from a bus accident on the way to jail.

Writer: Pat Proft | Director: Pat Proft | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Richard Crenna, Kelly LeBrock, Melinda McGraw

36. Seed (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

2.9
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After a seemingly undead man is bound and buried alive, he digs himself back to the surface and seeks bloody vengeance on those who caused him his suffering.

Writer: Uwe Boll | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Michael Paré, Will Sanderson, Ralf Moeller, Jodelle Ferland

37. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.0
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A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Writers: John Wexley, Warren Duff, Rowland Brown | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

38. Body Parts (1991)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.

Writers: Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Patricia Herskovic, Joyce Taylor, Eric Red, Norman Snider | Director: Eric Red | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Duncan, Kim Delaney, Zakes Mokae

39. Storytelling (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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50 Metascore

College and high school serve as the backdrop for two stories about dysfunction and personal turmoil.

Writer: Todd Solondz | Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Selma Blair, Leo Fitzpatrick, Robert Wisdom, Maria Thayer

40. The Chamber (1996)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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45 Metascore

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

Writers: John Grisham, William Goldman, Chris Reese | Director: James Foley | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky

41. Run Ronnie Run (2002)

R | 86 min | Comedy

6.4
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A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.

Writers: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Scott Aukerman, BJ Porter, Brian Posehn | Director: Troy Miller | Stars: David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Bruce Taylor, Leon Lamar

42. Turbulence (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

4.7
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After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a stewardess must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.

Writer: Jonathan Brett | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Hector Elizondo

43. Too Young to Die? (1990 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Drama, Crime

5.9
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An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

Writers: David Hill, George Rubino | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Michael Tucker, Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt, Alan Fudge

44. How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.6
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A serial killer decides to teach the secrets of his satisfying career to a video store clerk.

Writer: Luke Ricci | Director: Luke Ricci | Stars: Dameon Clarke, Matthew Gray Gubler, Laura Regan, George Wyner

45. The First Power (1990)

R | 98 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A killer is given the gas chamber after committing several demonic murders. His spirit is released and given power by the Devil. Now the cop that caught him before must find a way to do it ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Resnikoff | Director: Robert Resnikoff | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Tracy Griffith, Jeff Kober, Mykelti Williamson

46. Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary »

Writer: J.T. Allen | Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Lynn Whitfield, Lee Thompson Young, Brenden Jefferson

47. Bangkok Hilton (1989 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

48. The Onion Field (1979)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Greg Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Smith (aka Jimmy Youngblood), a petty thief, as his partner in crime. Powell panics one night when the two of them are pulled over by a ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph Wambaugh | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson

49. Last Dance (1996)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Haft, Ron Koslow | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher

50. Take (2007)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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22 Metascore

The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another.

Writer: Charles Oliver | Director: Charles Oliver | Stars: Minnie Driver, Jeremy Renner, Bobby Coleman, Adam Rodriguez