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1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Thriller

8.5
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78 Metascore

When Bane, a former member of the League of Shadows, plans to continue the work of Ra's al Ghul, the Dark Knight is forced to return after an eight year absence to stop him.

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

2. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Writers: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

3. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

Disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Writers: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

4. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Writer: James Vanderbilt | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

5. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.0
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59 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Writers: John Wagner, Carlos Ezquerra, Alex Garland | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

6. Ride Along (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy

6.1
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41 Metascore

Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top cop James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

Writers: Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, John Leguizamo

7. 13 Sins (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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44 Metascore

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Writers: David Birke, Daniel Stamm, Chookiat Sakveerakul, Eakasit Thairatana | Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower, Rutina Wesley

8. 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

9. All About Steve (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

4.8
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17 Metascore

Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.

Writer: Kim Barker | Director: Phil Traill | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church, Ken Jeong

10. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Writers: Frank Pierson, P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

11. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, John Godey | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

12. Copycat (1995)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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54 Metascore

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

Writers: Ann Biderman, David Madsen | Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

13. Capital Punishment (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.

Writers: Uwe Boll, Brendan Fletcher | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud, Michaela Mann

14. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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54 Metascore

A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

Writer: Tony Burgess | Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

15. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Writers: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

16. The Rookie (1990)

R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.)

Writers: Boaz Yakin, Scott Spiegel | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga

17. ...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

18. Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach (1988)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

4.2
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The old Commandant Lassard, leader of the Police Academy (1984), goes to Florida to receive an award. In the city arrives also the cynic Captain Harris who wants to take Lassard's job. ... See full summary »

Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Stephen Curwick | Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook

19. Carlos (2010 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Édgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

20. Mad City (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him.

Writers: Tom Matthews, Eric Williams | Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Alda, Mia Kirshner

21. Masterminds (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Thriller, Comedy

5.2
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Trapped in a school which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside.

Writers: Floyd Byars, Alex Siskin, Chris Black | Director: Roger Christian | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser, Brenda Fricker, Bradley Whitford

22. Gleaming the Cube (1989)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Tolkin | Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Le Tuan

23. Hustle (1975)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Phil Gaines is a bitter, cynical cop who investigates the case of a dead stripper/porno actress found on the beach. Gaines is experiencing a troubled relationship with a hooker, and things ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Shagan | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield

24. The Glimmer Man (1996)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man"

Writer: Kevin Brodbin | Director: John Gray | Stars: Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox

25. S.F.W. (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.

Writers: Andrew Wellman, Danny Rubin, Jefery Levy | Director: Jefery Levy | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, Joey Lauren Adams

26. The Assault (2010)

R | 91 min | Action, Thriller

6.1
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55 Metascore

Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a high-jacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

Writers: Simon Moutairou, Julien Leclercq, Roland Môntins, Gilles Cauture | Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Grégori Derangère, Mélanie Bernier, Philippe Bas

27. Arne Dahl: Misterioso (2011 TV Movie)

178 min | Crime

6.5
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Three Swedish financiers are murdered over three consecutive nights. Evidence suggests that the killings will continue and the world of finance is panicked. The police quickly set up a ... See full summary »

Writers: Jan Arnald, Cecilia Börjlind, Rolf Börjlind | Director: Harald Hamrell | Stars: Malin Arvidsson, Irene Lindh, Claes Ljungmark, Shanti Roney

28. Alien Raiders (2008)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the ... See full summary »

Writers: Julia Fair, David Simkins | Director: Ben Rock | Stars: Carlos Bernard, Mathew St. Patrick, Rockmond Dunbar, Courtney Ford

29. Phoenix (1998)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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A cop (Liotta) with a gambling addiction plots a theft from the bookies who are putting pressure on him to pay off or else.

Writer: Eddie Richey | Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Ray Liotta, Anthony LaPaglia, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Piven

30. Rebellion (2011)

136 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages.

Writers: Mathieu Kassovitz, Pierre Geller, Benoît Jaubert, Serge Frydman, Philippe Legorjus | Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi, Alexandre Steiger

31. High Noon (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Thriller

6.0
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Expert hostage negotiator Lieutenant Phoebe McNamara juggles her high-pressure career with the demands of raising her young daughter and contending with her agoraphobic mother, Essie.

Writers: Terri Kopp, Nora Roberts | Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Emilie de Ravin, Ivan Sergei, Brian Markinson, Ty Olsson

32. Ticker (2001)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.5
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After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.

Writer: Paul B. Margolis | Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper, Steven Seagal, Jaime Pressly

33. Skyscraper (1996 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

2.5
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A helicopter charter soon turns deadly when the female pilot finds that she is on a building held by terrorists. It is up to her and her husband to save the hostages.

Writers: William Applegate Jr., Joseph John Barmettler | Director: Raymond Martino | Stars: Anna Nicole Smith, Richard Steinmetz, Branimir Cikatiæ, Calvin Levels

34. Collaborator (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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56 Metascore

A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con.

Writer: Martin Donovan | Director: Martin Donovan | Stars: Martin Donovan, David Morse, Olivia Williams, Melissa Auf der Maur

35. Series 7: The Contenders (2001)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.6
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55 Metascore

A TV program selects people at random to kill one another for fame and their freedom.

Writer: Daniel Minahan | Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Brooke Smith, Marylouise Burke, Mark Woodbury, Michael Kaycheck

36. Into the Mirror (2003)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.5
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An ex-cop now working as a security guard in a shopping mall tries to uncover the secret behind a series of mysterious deaths linked to mirrors

Writer: Sung-ho Kim | Director: Sung-ho Kim | Stars: Ji-tae Yu, Myung-min Kim, Hye-na Kim, Ju-bong Gi

37. Born Bad (2011 Video)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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A young woman falls for a mysterious man who reveals his dark side.

Writer: Jared Cohn | Director: Jared Cohn | Stars: Meredith Monroe, Bonnie Dennison, Michael Welch, David Chokachi

38. The Ambassador to Bern (2014)

76 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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A fictional account of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian embassy in Bern. Based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.

Writer: Norbert Köbli | Director: Attila Szász | Stars: János Kulka, Tamás Szabó Kimmel, József Kádas, Rozi Lovas

39. Our Man in Tehran (2013)

85 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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The events of the Iranian Hostage Crisis and Canada's involvement, especially concerning Ambassador Ken Taylor, are explored.

Writers: Drew Taylor, Robert Wright | Directors: Drew Taylor, Larry Weinstein | Stars: Bob Anders, Joe Clark, William Daugherty, Carole Jerome

40. Hold-Up (1985)

114 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly ... See full summary »

Writers: Alexandre Arcady, Jay Cronley, Daniel Saint-Hamont, Francis Veber | Director: Alexandre Arcady | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Kim Cattrall, Guy Marchand, Jean-Pierre Marielle

41. Apparition (I) (2014)

120 min | Drama, Thriller

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Marcus buys a house just outside of the city. While unpacking in the basement he finds what looks to be just an ordinary hat. But, when he wears it at a church service the next morning he ... See full summary »

Writer: James Leesley | Director: James Leesley | Stars: Amber Adkins, Caroline Brown, Joshua Brunken, Tammy Burke

42. The Truth (I) (2010)

96 min | Thriller

4.8
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When a couple is taken hostage in their home by an intruder, a simple home invasion robbery turns into something much more complicated. The wife may, or may not, know the intruder; and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Ryan Barton-Grimley, Matt K. Turner | Director: Ryan Barton-Grimley | Stars: John Heard, Brendan Sexton III, Erin Cardillo, Daniel Baldwin

43. If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)

94 min | Drama

7.2
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64 Metascore

Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern.

Writers: Catalin Mitulescu, Florin Serban, Andreea Valean | Director: Florin Serban | Stars: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin, Clara Voda

44. Special Bulletin (1983 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

7.8
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A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC... See full summary »

Writers: Marshall Herskovitz, Edward Zwick | Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, Roxanne Hart, Christopher Allport

45. Cobra nero (1987)

85 min | Action

4.6
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A lone cop struggles to protect a female photographer from a gang of psychopathic bikers.

Writer: Danilo Massi | Director: Stelvio Massi | Stars: Fred Williamson, Eva Grimaldi, Bruno Bilotta, Maurice Poli

46. Red Mercury (2005)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Three young Muslim men, part of a terror cell, are making a bomb in a London flat, when they get a call to vacate immediately with their gear. The police have been alerted and they are ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Ansorge, Farrukh Dhondy, Michael Wearing | Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: David Bradley, Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite, Ron Silver

47. Stranded (1987)

PG-13 | 80 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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A young woman and her grandmother living in an isolated farmhouse are kidnapped by aliens.

Writer: Alan Castle | Director: Fleming B. Fuller | Stars: Ione Skye, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joe Morton, Susan Barnes

48. 21 Hours at Munich (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport

6.4
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A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.

Writers: Edward Hume, Howard Fast, Serge Groussard | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, Anthony Quayle

49. Martial Law (1990 Video)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime

3.9
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An undercover cop teams up with a martial-arts expert to stop a gang of drug smugglers and car thieves.

Writer: Richard Brandes | Director: Steve Cohen | Stars: Chad McQueen, Cynthia Rothrock, David Carradine, Andy McCutcheon

50. Police Videos (1998–2012)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Reality-TV

6.5
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