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1. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Black comedy about a brilliant Park Avenue doctor who becomes a criminal in order to do research into the criminal mind.

Writers: John Wexley, John Huston, Barré Lyndon | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 1,446

2. The Winston Affair (1964)

94 min | Drama, War

6.5
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In WW2,a US lieutenant stationed in India shoots dead a British NCO and admits his crime but his reason for the murder is so bizarre that it puzzles his defense counsel.

Writers: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall, Howard Fast | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Robert Mitchum, France Nuyen, Barry Sullivan, Trevor Howard

Votes: 326

3. The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)

67 min | Mystery

6.9
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When a famous doctor kills his adulterous wife, he is defended by his best friend, an attorney--who suspects that his own wife is having an affair.

Writers: Ladislas Fodor, William Anthony McGuire | Director: James Whale | Stars: Nancy Carroll, Frank Morgan, Paul Lukas, Gloria Stuart

Votes: 191

4. Tragic (1998)

Documentary, Short

6.4
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Stars: Edward Hickman, Marion Parker

Votes: 5

5. Petrocelli (1974–1976)
Episode: By Reason of Madness (1974)

Drama, Crime

6.3
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Petrocelli defends a wife accused of killing her husband. She knows she killed him but says she didn't know she was doing it. Petrocelli soon realizes she was mentally ill and has to prove her not guilty by reason of insanity.

Creators: Sidney J. Furie, Harold Buchman, E. Jack Neuman | Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Howard, Albert Salmi, Lynda Day George

Votes: 12

6. State Trooper (1956– )
Episode: Madman on the Mountain (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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When a gangster is arrested for attacking his ex-wife with a wrench, he pleads insanity. Blake works to prove that the thug is competent to stand trail and intended to maim his former spouse.

Writer: Lawrence Kimble | Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Rod Cameron, Bart Burns, Sara Anderson, Robert Stevenson

7. Taboo (2002– )
Episode: Witchcraft (2002)

TV-14 | Documentary

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Taboo investigate the practice of witchcraft. It looks at the practices of a Witch in Mexico, a cleansing ceremony in Zimbabwe, and a group of Wiccans in the United Kingdom.

Writers: Pam Caragol, Noel Dockstader, Michael Dolan, Robin Freeman, Malvina Anderson Martin, Clare Nolan | Stars: Alan Fiske, Nathaniel J. Harris, David McCallum, Isak Niehaus