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1. Nightcrawler (2014)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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76 Metascore

When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Writer: Dan Gilroy | Director: Dan Gilroy | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

2. RoboCop (2014)

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

6.3
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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

3. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Writers: Tony Kushner, Eric Roth, George Jonas | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

4. 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

5. Looper (2012)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.5
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Writer: Rian Johnson | Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

6. The Newsroom (2012– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama | Active

8.7
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A newsroom undergoes some changes in its workings and morals as a new team is brought in, bringing unexpected results for its existing news anchor.

Creator: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher Jr., Alison Pill

7. Event Horizon (1997)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Writer: Philip Eisner | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

8. Public Enemies (2009)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Writers: Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman, Bryan Burrough | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, James Russo, David Wenham

9. Boston Legal (2004–2008)

44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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This Spinoff of The Practice will focus on Civil Law.

Creator: David E. Kelley | Stars: James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen, Rene Auberjonois

10. Devil's Advocate (1997)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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60 Metascore

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Writers: Andrew Neiderman, Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

11. Absence of Malice (1981)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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When a prosecutor leaks a false story that a liquor warehouse owner is involved in the murder of an union head, the man's life begins to unravel.

Writer: Kurt Luedtke | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Paul Newman, Sally Field, Bob Balaban, Melinda Dillon

12. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

13. Bring It On (2000)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

5.9
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52 Metascore

A champion high school cheerleading squad discovers its previous captain stole all their best routines from an inner-city school and must scramble to compete at this year's championships.

Writer: Jessica Bendinger | Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford, Gabrielle Union

14. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 124 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.2
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Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Writer: Colin Welland | Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

15. Rear Window (1954)

Approved | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Writers: John Michael Hayes, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

16. Sleepers (1996)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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49 Metascore

After a prank goes disastrously wrong, a group of boys are sent to a detention center where they are brutalized; over 10 years later, they get their chance for revenge.

Writers: Lorenzo Carcaterra, Barry Levinson | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kevin Bacon, Brad Pitt, Jason Patric

17. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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68 Metascore

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Writers: Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling | Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell

18. The Insider (1999)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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84 Metascore

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.

Writers: Marie Brenner, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora

19. Wall Street (1987)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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56 Metascore

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Writers: Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

20. Fast Food Nation (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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64 Metascore

An ensemble piece examining the health risks involved in the fast food industry and its environmental and social consequences as well.

Writers: Eric Schlosser, Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Bruce Willis, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Wilmer Valderrama

21. Michael Clayton (2007)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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82 Metascore

A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.

Writer: Tony Gilroy | Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe

22. 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

23. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

8.3
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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

24. Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.4
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9 Metascore

Approaching collapse, the nation's economy is quickly eroding. As crime and fear take over the countryside, the government continues to exert its brutal force against the nation's most ... See full summary »

Writers: James Manera, Harmon Kaslow, John Aglialoro, Ayn Rand | Director: James Manera | Stars: Kristoffer Polaha, Laura Regan, Rob Morrow, Peter Mackenzie

25. Frankenstein (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.4
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When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

Writers: Mary Shelley, Steph Lady, Frank Darabont | Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hulce

26. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

8.4
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95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Writer: Asghar Farhadi | Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Peyman Moaadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

27. The Mission (1986)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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18th century Spanish Jesuits try to protect a remote South American Indian tribe in danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jeremy Irons, Ray McAnally, Aidan Quinn

28. The Practice (1997–2004)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

Creator: David E. Kelley | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle, Steve Harris

29. Serpico (1973)

R | 130 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

The true story about an honest New York cop who blew the whistle on rampant corruption in the force only to have his comrades turn against him.

Writers: Peter Maas, Waldo Salt, Norman Wexler | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Randolph, Jack Kehoe, Biff McGuire

30. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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30 Metascore

A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation.

Writer: James Kearns | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

31. Election (1999)

R | 103 min | Comedy

7.3
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83 Metascore

A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.

Writers: Tom Perrotta, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell

32. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

8.0
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There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.

Creator: Bob Kane | Director: Brandon Vietti | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio, Neil Patrick Harris

33. Alive (1993)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.0
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Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.

Writers: Piers Paul Read, John Patrick Shanley | Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay

34. A Man for All Seasons (1966)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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The story of Thomas More, who stood up to King Henry VIII when the King rejected the Roman Catholic Church to obtain a divorce and remarriage.

Writer: Robert Bolt | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw, Leo McKern

35. Admission (2013)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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48 Metascore

A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

Writers: Karen Croner, Jean Hanff Korelitz | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Gloria Reuben

36. Rope (1948)

PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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Two young men strangle their "inferior" classmate, hide his body in their apartment, and invite his friends and family to a dinner party as a means to challenge the "perfection" of their crime.

Writers: Hume Cronyn, Patrick Hamilton, Arthur Laurents | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Dick Hogan

37. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Writer: Michael Moore | Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

38. Death to Smoochy (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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38 Metascore

Kids show host Rainbow Randolph is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the kid's TV business isn't all child's play.

Writer: Adam Resnick | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito

39. Dead Ringers (1988)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.4
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86 Metascore

Twin gynecologists take full advantage of the fact that nobody can tell them apart, until their relationship begins to deteriorate over a woman.

Writers: David Cronenberg, Norman Snider, Bari Wood, Jack Geasland | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Geneviève Bujold, Heidi von Palleske, Barbara Gordon

40. Batman: Year One (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 64 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.4
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A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Writers: Bob Kane, Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Tab Murphy | Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Jon Polito

41. An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

PG | 100 min | Documentary

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide.

Director: Davis Guggenheim | Stars: Al Gore, Billy West, George Bush, George W. Bush

42. ...And Justice for All. (1979)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.

Writers: Valerie Curtin, Barry Levinson | Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

43. Quiz Show (1994)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, History

7.5
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88 Metascore

A young lawyer Jim Goodwin investigates a potentially fixed game show. Charlie Van Doren, a big time show winner is under Goodwin's investigation.

Writers: Paul Attanasio, Richard N. Goodwin | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, John Turturro, Rob Morrow, Paul Scofield

44. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Writers: Fred Waitzkin, Steven Zaillian | Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

45. Jagged Edge (1985)

R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller, Mystery

6.5
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San Francisco heiress Page Forrester is brutally murdered in her remote beach house. Her husband Jack is devastated by the crime but soon finds himself accused of her murder. He hires ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Peter Coyote, Robert Loggia

46. Harry's Law (2011– )

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A group of misfit lawyers form an unconventional firm.

Creator: David E. Kelley | Stars: Kathy Bates, Nate Corddry, Christopher McDonald, Karen Olivo

47. The Keep (1983)

R | 96 min | Fantasy, History, Horror

5.8
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14 Metascore

Nazis are forced to turn to a Jewish historian for help in battling the ancient demon they have inadvertently freed from its prison.

Writers: F. Paul Wilson, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Scott Glenn, Ian McKellen, Alberta Watson, Jürgen Prochnow

48. The China Syndrome (1979)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.

Writers: Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, James Bridges | Director: James Bridges | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

49. One Good Cop (1991)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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One good cop has to fight the bad guys and take care of his partner's three little girls after he is killed in the line of fire.

Writer: Heywood Gould | Director: Heywood Gould | Stars: Michael Keaton, Rene Russo, Anthony LaPaglia, Kevin Conway

50. Extreme Measures (1996)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Thriller about Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant), a British doctor working at a hospital in New York who starts making unwanted enquiries when the body of a man who died in his emergency room ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Palmer, Tony Gilroy | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse