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1. Castle (2009– )

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

8.3
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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.

Creator: Andrew W. Marlowe | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 103,776

2. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Creator: Janet Tamaro | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Bruce McGill, Jordan Bridges

Votes: 20,045

3. Major Crimes (2012– )

60 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.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 6,113

4. Bosch (2014– )

TV-MA | 51 min | Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An LAPD homicide detective works to solve the murder of a 13-year-old boy while standing trial in federal court for the murder of a serial killer.

Creators: Michael Connelly, Eric Overmyer | Stars: Titus Welliver, Jamie Hector, Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick

Votes: 9,389

5. The Frozen Ground (2013)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, History

6.4
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37 Metascore

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Writer: Scott Walker | Director: Scott Walker | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris

Votes: 39,063

6. The Closer (2005–2012)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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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.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

Votes: 17,111

7. Life (I) (2007–2009)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.

Creator: Rand Ravich | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin, Brent Sexton

Votes: 28,097

8. Edge of Darkness (2010)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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55 Metascore

As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

Writers: William Monahan, Andrew Bovell, Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic

Votes: 70,346

9. The Marine (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.7
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45 Metascore

A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.

Writers: Michelle Gallagher, Alan B. McElroy | Director: John Bonito | Stars: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ray Parker

Votes: 25,479

10. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

Writers: David Baldacci, William Goldman | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Votes: 36,699

11. Texas Killing Fields (2011)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, History

5.7
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49 Metascore

In the Texas bayous, a local homicide detective teams up with a cop from New York City to investigate a series of unsolved murders.

Writer: Don Ferrarone | Director: Ami Canaan Mann | Stars: Sam Worthington, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain

Votes: 13,215

12. The Factory (V) (2012)

R | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer.

Writers: Morgan O'Neill, Paul Leyden | Director: Morgan O'Neill | Stars: John Cusack, Dallas Roberts, Vincent Messina, Jennifer Carpenter

Votes: 7,096

13. In the Cut (2003)

R | 119 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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46 Metascore

New York writing professor, Frannie Avery, has an affair with a police detective who is investigating the murder of a beautiful young woman in her neighborhood.

Writers: Jane Campion, Susanna Moore, Stavros Kazantzidis | Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Meg Ryan, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Nuccio

Votes: 17,860

14. The First 48 (2004– )

60 min | Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.4
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The series follows detectives during the hours immediately following a homicide.

Stars: Dion Graham, Caroline Mason, Tony Mullins, Fernando Bosch

Votes: 1,508

15. 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.

Creators: Alexandra Cunningham, Lynda La Plante | Stars: Maria Bello, Brían F. O'Byrne, Kirk Acevedo, Peter Gerety

Votes: 3,143

16. Emmett's Mark (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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In order to avoid the debilitating effects of a terminal illness, a young detective orders a hit on himself.

Writer: Keith Snyder | Director: Keith Snyder | Stars: Scott Wolf, Tim Roth, Gabriel Byrne, Greg Wood

Votes: 1,565

17. Vexed (2010 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Comedy, Crime

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

Creator: Howard Overman | Stars: Toby Stephens, Ronny Jhutti, Roger Griffiths, Miranda Raison

Votes: 955

18. Women's Murder Club (2007–2008)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A homicide detective, a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and a young assistant district attorney work together to solve homicide investigations.

Creators: Elizabeth Craft, Sarah Fain | Stars: Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome, Aubrey Dollar

Votes: 1,798

19. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.1
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...

Writers: Andrew Solt, Edmund H. North, Dorothy B. Hughes | Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 14,838

20. D.O.A. (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.4
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Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

Writers: Russell Rouse, Clarence Greene | Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland

Votes: 7,338

21. Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

PG | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A short Arizona motorcycle cop gets his wish and is promoted to Homicide following the mysterious murder of a hermit. He is forced to confront his illusions about himself and those around ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Boris, Rupert Hitzig | Director: James William Guercio | Stars: Robert Blake, Billy Green Bush, Mitchell Ryan, Jeannine Riley

Votes: 3,319

22. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Richard Brooks, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 1,626

23. Fallen Angels (2008)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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Murder and trouble hits Veum when he meets up with classmates in the rock-band Camp, when he resumes contact with a former flame Rebecca, now wife of his buddy. A Varg Veum mystery by best-selling crime novel by Gunnar Staalesen. Staalesen.

Writers: Thomas Moldestad, Gunnar Staalesen | Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Per Kjerstad, Bjørn Floberg, Pia Tjelta

Votes: 1,561

24. Clean, Shaven (1993)

Unrated | 79 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Peter Winter is a young schizophrenic who is desperately trying to get his daughter back from her adoptive family. He attempts to function in a world that, for him, is filled with strange ... See full summary »

Writer: Lodge Kerrigan | Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Peter Greene, Alice Levitt, Megan Owen, Jennifer MacDonald

Votes: 3,863

25. Miss Nobody (2010)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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A mild-mannered secretary discovers that she has a talent for murder as she ascends the corporate ladder.

Writer: Doug Steinberg | Director: Tim Cox | Stars: Leslie Bibb, Adam Goldberg, Kathy Baker, Missi Pyle

Votes: 1,436

26. Shattered (2010– )

44 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A smart and unconventional homicide detective with a chilling secret.

Creator: Rick Drew | Stars: Callum Keith Rennie, Brian Markinson, Camille Sullivan, Clé Bennett

Votes: 295

27. Homicidal (1961)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.

Writer: Robb White | Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce

Votes: 1,707

28. Nightmare (1956)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A New Orleans musician has a nightmare about killing a man in a strange house but he suspects that it really happened.

Writers: Cornell Woolrich, Maxwell Shane | Director: Maxwell Shane | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Kevin McCarthy, Connie Russell, Virginia Christine

Votes: 430

29. Murder Eleven (2013)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

4.4
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Ten murders, two cops, and one killer... or so they think.

Writer: Jim Klock | Director: Jim Klock | Stars: Jim Klock, Julienne Irons, Michael Mack, Richard Reid

Votes: 110

30. Partners (1982)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

4.9
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A straight police detective is unnerved when ordered to go undercover with a gay police clerk, as a couple, to solve a series of murders in the gay community.

Writer: Francis Veber | Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, John Hurt, Kenneth McMillan, Robyn Douglass

Votes: 815

31. The Silence (2010 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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An eighteen-year-old struggling to integrate into a hearing world following cochlear implantation witnesses the murder of a police officer. The subsequent investigation unravels a net of police corruption.

Stars: Genevieve Barr, Douglas Henshall, Dervla Kirwan, Harry Ferrier

Votes: 288

32. Mujeres asesinas (2008– )

42 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Anthology series, spanning through three seasons, that deals with a woman or women who has to kill for a specific reason.

Stars: Rosa María Bianchi, Mauricio Castillo, Ricardo Franco, Wdeth Gabriel

Votes: 195

33. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

73 min | Mystery

6.9
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Writers: S.S. Van Dine, Robert N. Lee, Peter Milne, Robert Presnell Sr. | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 1,761

34. Red Herring (2015)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Completed

A Las Vegas homicide detective investigating his best friend uncovers a professional assassin.

Writers: Joshua A. Cohen, Russell Grin | Director: Ousa Khun | Stars: Holly Valance, Corinna Harney, Vincent Pastore, Lanette Fugit

35. Phobia (1980)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

3.6
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A psychiatrist involved in a radical new therapy comes under suspicion when his patients are murdered, each according to their individual phobias.

Writers: Gary Sherman, Ronald Shusett, Lew Lehman, Jimmy Sangster, Peter Bellwood | Director: John Huston | Stars: Paul Michael Glaser, Susan Hogan, John Colicos, David Bolt

Votes: 302

36. Wolff's Turf (1992–2006)

45 min | Action, Crime

4.7
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Creator: Karl Heinz Willschrei | Stars: Jürgen Heinrich, Nadine Seiffert, Gerd Wameling, Klaus Pönitz

Votes: 121

37. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

81 min | Film-Noir, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Philip MacDonald | Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Lisa Howard

Votes: 609

38. Black Magic (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Charlie searches for a murderer amidst numerous ghosts conjured up by a strange variety of spiritualists and occultists.

Writers: Earl Derr Biggers, George Callahan | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan

Votes: 965

39. House of Horrors (1946)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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An unsuccessful sculptor saves a madman named "The Creeper" from drowning. Seeing an opportunity for revenge, he tricks the psycho into murdering his critics.

Writers: George Bricker, Dwight V. Babcock | Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Rondo Hatton, Robert Lowery, Virginia Grey, Bill Goodwin

Votes: 378

40. Monster on the Campus (1958)

Unrated | 77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid.

Writer: David Duncan | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt, Nancy Walters

Votes: 930

41. Le petit lieutenant (2005)

Unrated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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71 Metascore

A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.

Writers: Xavier Beauvois, Guillaume Bréaud, Jean-Eric Troubat, Cédric Anger | Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Jalil Lespert, Roschdy Zem, Antoine Chappey

Votes: 1,848

42. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power.

Writer: Curt Siodmak | Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer, Michael Granger

Votes: 703

43. Charlie Chan in Rio (1941)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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On the trail of a singer who killed the man she loved in Honolulu, Charlie finds her stabbed to death when he ultimately catches up to her in Rio.

Writers: Samuel G. Engel, Lester Ziffren, Earl Derr Biggers | Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mary Beth Hughes, Cobina Wright, Ted North

Votes: 907

44. Before I Hang (1940)

Unrated | 62 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A physician on death row for a mercy killing is allowed to experiment on a serum using a criminals' blood, but secretly tests it on himself. He gets a pardon, but finds out he's become a Jekyll-&-Hyde.

Writers: Robert Hardy Andrews, Karl Brown | Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Bennett, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 597

45. Docks of New Orleans (1948)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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After the partners in the LaFontaine Chemical Co. sign a legal agreement leaving their share to the surviving partner(s), two of them are murdered.

Writers: Earl Derr Biggers, Scott Darling | Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Roland Winters, Virginia Dale, Mantan Moreland, John Gallaudet

Votes: 260

46. The Mad Ghoul (1943)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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A university chemistry professor experiments with an ancient Mayan gas on a medical student, turning the would-be surgeon him into a murdering ghoul.

Writers: Brenda Weisberg, Paul Gangelin, Hanns Kräly | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: David Bruce, Evelyn Ankers, George Zucco, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 346

47. Cross the Line (2010)

87 min | Action

3.8
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Cross the Line is an action/drama about two police detectives Angela who is a top rate narcotics detective and Joe who is a hard nose homicide detective. Both detectives are going through a... See full summary »

Writer: Albert J. Allie | Directors: Albert J. Allie, Michael J. Arbouet | Stars: Tina Krause, Albert J. Allie, Jimmy Ayala, Tony Bassi

Votes: 39

48. The Bishop Murder Case (1930)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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When the body of a man nicknamed "Cock Robin" is found with an arrow in the heart on an archery range along with a chess bishop as a clue, Philo Vance investigates.

Writers: S.S. Van Dine, Lenore J. Coffee | Directors: David Burton, Nick Grinde | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young, Alec B. Francis

Votes: 371

49. Gas, Inspector Palmu! (1961)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.0
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Writers: Matti Kassila, Kaarlo Nuorvala, Mika Waltari | Director: Matti Kassila | Stars: Joel Rinne, Matti Ranin, Leo Jokela, Elina Salo

Votes: 980

50. Women's Murder Club: A Darker Shade of Grey (2009 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

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Second entry in the Women's Murder Club "hidden object" adventure game series based on the eponymous book and TV crime series. Suspicious death of a teen cadet from a prestigious secretive military academy uncovers a conspiracy.

Writer: James Patterson | Director: Viachaslau Sych