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1. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Writer: Gillian Flynn | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

2. Gotham (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The story behind Commissioner James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Creator: Bruno Heller | Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

3. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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73 Metascore

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Writers: Andrew Hodges, Graham Moore | Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

4. The Mentalist (2008– )

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

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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Creator: Bruno Heller | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

5. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Thomas Pynchon | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

6. Sherlock (2010– )

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.3
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A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London.

Creators: Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs

7. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Writers: Richard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

8. Taken 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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26 Metascore

Ex-government operative Bryan Mills is accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed. As he is tracked and pursued, Mills brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

9. Lucy (I) (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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61 Metascore

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Writer: Luc Besson | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

10. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

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

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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

11. 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.

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

12. NCIS (2003– )

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

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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

13. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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82 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, the caped crusader must come to terms with one of the greatest psychological tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

14. Bones (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Creator: Hart Hanson | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

15. The Loft (2014)

R | 108 min | Thriller

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24 Metascore

Five married guys conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city--a place where they can carry out hidden affairs and indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved.

Writers: Bart De Pauw, Wesley Strick | Director: Erik Van Looy | Stars: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet

16. Elementary (2012– )

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

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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Creator: Robert Doherty | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

17. The Wire (2002–2008)

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

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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement.

Creator: David Simon | Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

18. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Thriller

8.5
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight is forced to return from his imposed exile to save Gotham City from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

19. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

20. Annabelle (I) (2014)

R | 99 min | Horror

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37 Metascore

A couple begins to experience terrifying supernatural occurrences involving a vintage doll shortly after their home is invaded by satanic cultists.

Writer: Gary Dauberman | Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Ward Horton, Annabelle Wallis, Alfre Woodard, Tony Amendola

21. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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74 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Writer: Aaron Guzikowski | Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

22. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

23. 22 Jump Street (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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71 Metascore

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Writers: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman, Jonah Hill, Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell | Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman

24. Psych (2006– )

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

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A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

Creator: Steve Franks | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Corbin Bernsen

25. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Writers: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

26. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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86 Metascore

An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

Writers: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

27. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

28. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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56 Metascore

In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Writers: David Hayter, Alex Tse, Dave Gibbons | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

29. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

30. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

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46 Metascore

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Writer: Frank Miller | Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

31. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Writer: Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

32. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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41 Metascore

The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

Writers: Jeff Wadlow, Mark Millar, John Romita Jr. | Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey

33. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

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

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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

34. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama

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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Alice Sebold | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

35. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Creators: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

36. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

37. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner | Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

38. Lost Girl (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Fantasy

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Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her ... See full summary »

Creators: M.A. Lovretta, Caitlin Brown | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Richard Howland, Zoie Palmer

39. Vice (II) (2015)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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17 Metascore

Bruce Willis stars in this Sci-Fi thriller about ultimate resort: VICE, where customers can play out their wildest fantasies with artificial inhabitants who look like humans.

Writers: Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore | Director: Brian A Miller | Stars: Thomas Jane, Bruce Willis, Ambyr Childers, Johnathon Schaech

40. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Writers: Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner | Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

41. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

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74 Metascore

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Writer: Frank Miller | Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

42. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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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

43. 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.

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

44. The Raid 2 (2014)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.1
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71 Metascore

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

Writer: Gareth Evans | Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara

45. In Time (2011)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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53 Metascore

In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde

46. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Drama

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69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

47. Midnight in Paris (2011)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Romance

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81 Metascore

While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Kurt Fuller

48. The Heat (I) (2013)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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60 Metascore

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

Writer: Katie Dippold | Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy, Demian Bichir

49. CSI: Miami (2002–2012)

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

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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

50. 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