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

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

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.

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

Votes: 52,967

2. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

Votes: 23,625

3. Castle (2009–2016)

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

8.2
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 119,539

4. Orphan Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 69,399

5. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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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.

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

Votes: 574,620 | Gross: $167.74M

6. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Will Estes, Len Cariou, Tom Selleck

Votes: 21,634

7. Beauty and the Beast (2012–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.2
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A beautiful detective falls in love with an ex-soldier who goes into hiding from the secret government organization that turned him into a mechanically charged beast.

Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Jay Ryan, Nina Lisandrello, Austin Basis

Votes: 29,899

8. The Fall (I) (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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Two hunters, one cold, deliberate and highly efficient and the other, a strong, athletic man with a wife, two children and a counselling job... one of them is a serial killer and one is a cop.

Stars: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Bronagh Waugh, John Lynch

Votes: 38,532

9. Major Crimes (2012– )

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 8,034

10. The Mentalist (2008–2015)

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

8.1
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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.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 132,531

11. Marcella (2016– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Marcella Backland left the Metropolitan Police for the sake of her family, only to have her husband leave her. She returns to her job on the murder squad, investigating a case that seems disturbingly familiar to her.

Stars: Anna Friel, Ray Panthaki, Nina Sosanya, Nicholas Pinnock

Votes: 3,848

12. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)

93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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Professional writer and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher uses her intellect, charm, and persistence to get to the bottom of every crime she encounters.

Stars: Angela Lansbury, William Windom, Ron Masak, Louis Herthum

Votes: 12,898

13. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, 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.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 219,728 | Gross: $67.26M

14. The Closer (2005–2012)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 18,592

15. Ocean's Twelve (2004)

PG-13 | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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58 Metascore

Daniel Ocean recruits one more team member so he can pull off three major European heists in this sequel to Ocean's 11.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones

Votes: 285,929 | Gross: $125.53M

16. Top of the Lake (2013– )

TV-MA | 350 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham

Votes: 19,941

17. Forever (2014–2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.3
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A 200-year-old man works in the New York City Morgue trying to find a key to unlock the curse of his immortality.

Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore, Donnie Keshawarz

Votes: 41,488

18. Cold Case (2003–2010)

TV-14 | 44 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.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 19,192

19. Mr. Brooks (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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45 Metascore

A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.

Director: Bruce A. Evans | Stars: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook

Votes: 123,561 | Gross: $28.48M

20. Republic of Doyle (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Jake Doyle and his father Malachy run a private investigations agency in St. John's, Newfoundland. Their cases involve them in all sorts of dealings - not all of them on the right side of the law.

Stars: Allan Hawco, Krystin Pellerin, Mark O'Brien, Marthe Bernard

Votes: 1,867

21. The Killing (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

Votes: 17,485

22. Date Night (2010)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

In New York City, a case of mistaken identity turns a bored married couple's attempt at a glamorous and romantic evening into something more thrilling and dangerous.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson

Votes: 128,011 | Gross: $98.71M

23. Freeheld (2015)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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50 Metascore

New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon

Votes: 6,046 | Gross: $0.53M

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.

Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Enrique Murciano, Eric Close

Votes: 14,761

25. Crossing Jordan (2001–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A "sexy, brilliant" Boston medical examiner... Despite a checkered career, Dr. Jordan Cavanaugh goes above and beyond to solve cases.

Stars: Jill Hennessy, Miguel Ferrer, Ravi Kapoor, Steve Valentine

Votes: 8,307

26. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

Votes: 43,713 | Gross: $31.87M

27. Moonlighting (1985–1989)

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The quirky cases of a former model and a smart aleck detective who manage a private detective agency.

Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis, Allyce Beasley, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 13,084

28. Minority Report (2015)

42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.9
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10 years after the end of Precrime in Washington DC one of the three PreCogs attempts to lead on a normal life while still suffering from visions of the future. Will they be able to hold it together or mentally breakdown and give up?

Stars: Meagan Good, Stark Sands, Nick Zano, Daniel London

Votes: 7,756

29. Don't Say a Word (2001)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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38 Metascore

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 40,486 | Gross: $55.00M

30. Dressed to Kill (1980)

X | 105 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

Votes: 24,140 | Gross: $31.90M

31. Deception (I) (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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31 Metascore

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.

Director: Marcel Langenegger | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Bruce Altman

Votes: 32,781 | Gross: $4.60M

32. End of Days (1999)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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33 Metascore

At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 89,744 | Gross: $66.86M

33. Sliver (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who... See full summary »

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger, Polly Walker

Votes: 22,997 | Gross: $36.30M

34. The Midnight Meat Train (2008)

R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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58 Metascore

A photographer, Leon's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany, the subway murderer who stalks late night commuters, ultimately butchering them in the most gruesome ways imaginable.

Director: Ryûhei Kitamura | Stars: Vinnie Jones, Bradley Cooper, Leslie Bibb, Brooke Shields

Votes: 47,726 | Gross: $0.07M

35. Cagney & Lacey (1981–1988)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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Two female police detectives cooperate with each other both in their professions and in their personal lives.

Stars: Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, Martin Kove, John Karlen

Votes: 2,024

36. Chain Reaction (1996)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Two researchers in a green alternative energy project are put on the run when they are framed for murder and treason.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman, Rachel Weisz, Fred Ward

Votes: 40,486 | Gross: $20.55M

37. The International (I) (2009)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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52 Metascore

An Interpol agent attempts to expose a high-profile financial institution's role in an international arms dealing ring.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen

Votes: 80,375 | Gross: $25.45M

38. Nancy Drew (2007)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.9
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53 Metascore

Teen detective Nancy Drew accompanies her father on a business trip to Los Angeles, where she happens upon clues to a murder mystery involving a movie star.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Emma Roberts, Tate Donovan, Max Thieriot, Craig Gellis

Votes: 15,921 | Gross: $25.58M

39. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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47 Metascore

When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 42,877 | Gross: $102.68M

40. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

Votes: 10,586

41. Vexed (2010– )

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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Two Detectives Jack and Georgina who share chemistry but have complicated personal lives.

Stars: Toby Stephens, Ronny Jhutti, Roger Griffiths, Miranda Raison

Votes: 1,390

42. Profiler (1996–2000)

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

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Ally Walker stars as Dr. Sam Waters, a detective with the Violent Crimes Task Force, a federal agency which often works with the FBI, ATF, and other crime-solving agencies. The VCTF ... See full summary »

Stars: Ally Walker, Julian McMahon, A Martinez, Robert Davi

Votes: 2,580

43. Lured (1947)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

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A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers; he announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: George Sanders, Lucille Ball, Charles Coburn, Boris Karloff

Votes: 1,780

44. Deception (I) (2013)

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

6.6
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A female detective returns undercover to the wealthy family she grew up in -- as the maid's daughter to solve the murder of the notorious heiress who was once her closest friend.

Stars: Meagan Good, Laz Alonso, Tate Donovan, Wes Brown

Votes: 3,480

45. Witnesses (2014 TV Mini-Series)

52 min | Crime, Mystery

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Set in a small coastal village in France, this is a quiet thriller of crime and dark secrets. The opening sequence takes place in a house just put out for sale. In it, the discovery of what... See full summary »

Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Marie Dompnier, Laurent Lucas, Jan Hammenecker

Votes: 943

46. Breaking Point (1994)

R | 92 min | Thriller

5.3
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A retired police detective reluctantly returns to action to stop a serial killer dubbed "The Surgeon".

Director: Paul Ziller | Stars: Gary Busey, Kim Cattrall, Darlanne Fluegel, Jeff Griggs

Votes: 440

47. Prime Suspect (2011–2012)

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

7.3
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About Jane Timoney, an iconoclastic female detective who has to make her bones in a tough New York precinct that is dominated by men.

Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Peter Gerety

Votes: 3,262

48. The Alphabet Killer (2008)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Based on the true story of the double initial killings in Rochester, NY.

Director: Rob Schmidt | Stars: Eliza Dushku, Cary Elwes, Timothy Hutton, Tom Malloy

Votes: 6,734 | Gross: $0.03M

49. Diabolique (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates

Votes: 11,132 | Gross: $17.10M

50. Greedy (1994)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy

6.2
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Uncle Joe is ageing. He's also a millionaire. That's why his family is trying so very hard to get into his good books. They all want a piece of his empire. Unfortunately Uncle Joe isn't as ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, Nancy Travis, Olivia d'Abo

Votes: 10,409 | Gross: $13.15M