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1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.5
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Selina, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,198,593 | Gross: $448.13M

2. Money Monster (2016)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes over their studio.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West

Votes: 62,858 | Gross: $41.01M

3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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70 Metascore

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

Votes: 528,224 | Gross: $259.75M

4. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

Disgraced Secret Service agent (and 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.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 211,814 | Gross: $98.90M

5. Captain Phillips (2013)

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

7.8
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83 Metascore

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

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 339,406 | Gross: $107.10M

6. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 281,978 | Gross: $88.50M

7. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

Votes: 220,111 | Gross: $183.88M

8. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.1
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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.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 210,631 | Gross: $13.40M

9. Certain Women (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.6
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81 Metascore

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, James Le Gros

Votes: 3,519 | Gross: $1.03M

10. 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.

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

Votes: 170,812 | Gross: $73.10M

11. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 190,394

12. Ride Along (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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41 Metascore

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

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, John Leguizamo

Votes: 80,789 | Gross: $134.14M

13. 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.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

Votes: 155,426 | Gross: $65.45M

14. ...and justice for all. (1979)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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A lawyer is forced to defend a guilty judge, while defending other innocent clients, and trying to find punishment for the guilty and provide justice for the innocent.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Warden, John Forsythe, Lee Strasberg

Votes: 23,942

15. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 55,815 | Gross: $32.94M

16. Cien años de perdón (I) (2016)

R | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

6.3
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A group of thieves led by a man called El Uruguayo stalk a bank in Valencia to steal as many safety boxes as possible and later flee through a dug tunnel that communicates the building with... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Calparsoro | Stars: Luis Tosar, Rodrigo De la Serna, Raúl Arévalo, José Coronado

Votes: 2,944

17. Copycat (1995)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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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.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

Votes: 43,550 | Gross: $32.05M

18. 13 Sins (2014)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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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.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower, Rutina Wesley

Votes: 25,028 | Gross: $0.01M

19. All About Steve (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

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.

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

Votes: 33,914 | Gross: $33.86M

20. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls to fight the evil types who survive.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 13,683

21. 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".

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

Votes: 15,881 | Gross: $20.40M

22. Carlos (2010– )

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: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

Votes: 10,684 | Gross: $0.15M

23. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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54 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 23,343 | Gross: $0.00M

24. Close Range (2015)

80 min | Action, Crime

4.9
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A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund, Caitlin Keats, Jake La Botz

Votes: 2,850

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

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

4.3
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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 »

Director: Alan Myerson | Stars: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook

Votes: 26,378 | Gross: $19.51M

26. 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.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Votes: 21,349

27. Rampage: 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.

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

Votes: 4,861

28. 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.)

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga

Votes: 20,884 | Gross: $21.63M

29. Supremacy (I) (2014)

106 min | Drama

5.6
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28 Metascore

A just paroled white neo-nazi and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Inspired by real events.

Director: Deon Taylor | Stars: Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross

Votes: 1,879

30. Gleaming the Cube (1989)

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

6.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 5,428 | Gross: $2.78M

31. Arne Dahl: Misterioso (2011– )

178 min | Crime

6.7
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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 »

Stars: Malin Arvidsson, Irene Lindh, Claes Ljungmark, Shanti Roney

Votes: 1,149

32. 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.

Director: Jefery Levy | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 4,161 | Gross: $0.06M

33. Masterminds (1997)

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

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.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser, Brenda Fricker, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 3,006 | Gross: $1.89M

34. 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.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Alda, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 16,912 | Gross: $10.56M

35. Alien Raiders (2008)

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

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 »

Director: Ben Rock | Stars: Carlos Bernard, Mathew St. Patrick, Rockmond Dunbar, Courtney Ford

Votes: 7,890

36. The French Detective (1975)

91 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 903

37. 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.

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

Votes: 3,096 | Gross: $0.04M

38. Cam-Girl (2016)

89 min | Thriller

5.2
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A Thriller that revolves around Gessica, a 23-year-old web cam stripper who is pushed to the limit when held hostage by an unknown gunman.

Director: Curt Wiser | Stars: Erin Cline, Joe Coffey, Dominiqua Alexis, Damon Buckley

Votes: 27

39. 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.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper, Steven Seagal, Jaime Pressly

Votes: 5,919

40. L'ordre et la morale (2011)

136 min | Action, Drama, History

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

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Mathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi, Alexandre Steiger

Votes: 2,121

41. Hustle (1975)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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At the instigation of a grieving father, a Los Angeles cop investigates the suspicious circumstances of a girl's apparent suicide.

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

Votes: 1,474

42. The Boys Club (1996)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who clams to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Chris Penn, Dominic Zamprogna, Stuart Stone, Devon Sawa

Votes: 970

43. L'assaut (2010)

R | 91 min | Action, History, 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.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Grégori Derangère, Mélanie Bernier, Philippe Bas

Votes: 2,939

44. 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.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Emilie de Ravin, Ivan Sergei, Brian Markinson, Ty Olsson

Votes: 1,096

45. Geoul sokeuro (2003)

Not Rated | 113 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

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.

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

Votes: 2,663

46. The Last Ninja (1983 TV Movie)

Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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A story of an art dealer who, leads a double life as a martial arts warrior.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Michael Beck, Nancy Kwan, John McMartin, Mako

Votes: 185

47. 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.

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

Votes: 5,910 | Gross: $0.17M

48. La journée de la jupe (2008)

87 min | Drama

7.0
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Skirt Day is a fascinating psychological study, a socio-critical investigation - and Isabelle Adhani's first film in five years

Director: Jean-Paul Lilienfeld | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Denis Podalydès, Yann Collette, Nathalie Besançon

Votes: 1,912

49. Hold-Up (1985)

114 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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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 »

Director: Alexandre Arcady | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Kim Cattrall, Guy Marchand, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 1,799

50. 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.

Director: Jared Cohn | Stars: Meredith Monroe, Bonnie Dennison, Michael Welch, Parker Coppins

Votes: 728