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1. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Writers: Mario Puzo, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

2. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement.

Creator: David Simon | Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

4. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

5. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team.

Writers: Oscar Fraley, Eliot Ness, David Mamet | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

6. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The gritty details of life as a member of a New York City police unit.

Stars: Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel, Bill Brochtrup

7. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life to the expense of his regular one.

Writers: Joseph D. Pistone, Richard Woodley, Paul Attanasio | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

8. Cop Land (1997)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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64 Metascore

The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City policemen slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

Writer: James Mangold | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

9. Summer of Sam (1999)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Spike Lee's take on the "Son of Sam" murders in New York City during the summer of 1977 centering on the residents of an Italian-American South Bronx neighborhood who live in fear and distrust of one another.

Writers: Spike Lee, Victor Colicchio, Michael Imperioli | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito

10. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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96 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, Robin Moore | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

11. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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16 Metascore

"Sugar" Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized ... See full summary »

Writer: Eddie Murphy | Director: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, Danny Aiello

12. Hoodlum (1997)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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50 Metascore

Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket.

Writer: Chris Brancato | Director: Bill Duke | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams, Andy Garcia

13. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Drama, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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71 Metascore

Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

Writers: Richard Price, Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer

14. Baretta (1975–1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The cases of maverick undercover New York detective Tony Baretta.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Edward Grover, Michael D. Roberts

15. The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980 (1992 Video)

R | 583 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.1
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The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Robert De Niro

16. Golden Door (2006)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.9
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74 Metascore

The story is set at the beginning of the 20th century in Sicily. Salvatore, a very poor farmer, and a widower, decides to emigrate to the US with all his family, including his old mother. ... See full summary »

Writer: Emanuele Crialese | Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Aurora Quattrocchi, Francesco Casisa

17. The Inflicted (2012)

Unrated | Horror, Thriller

4.9
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David O'Hara is a troubled medical student who kidnaps, rapes and murders women. He impregnates one of his victims, Melissa Daniels, in an attempt to replace the family that he lost as a ... See full summary »

Writer: Matthan Harris | Director: Matthan Harris | Stars: Matthan Harris, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Doug Bradley

18. Brooklyn South (1997–1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

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A realistic and gritty police drama centering on the lives of a group of close knit police officers and crime victims at a seedy police station in Brooklyn, New York City.

Stars: Jon Tenney, Michael DeLuise, Gary Basaraba, Titus Welliver

19. Lucky Luciano (1973)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Lucky Luciano is one of the bosses of the Mafia. He orders the slaughter of 40 other responsibles, therefore becoming the only boss. But a few years later he is put into jail. In 1946, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerome Chodorov, Tonino Guerra, Lino Iannuzzi, Francesco Rosi | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volonté, Vincent Gardenia, Silverio Blasi, Charles Cioffi

20. Pay or Die (1960)

Unrated | 111 min | Crime

6.8
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Movie deals with organized crime "protection" rackets. Small shopkeepers are forced to pay for protection or else be brutalized or killed.

Writers: Richard Collins, Bertram Millhauser | Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert, Alan Austin, Renata Vanni

21. Little Italy (1978)

91 min

5.9
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Undercover cop Nico Giraldi travels to New York and Las Vegas to find a crooked cop who gave his squadron back in Italy a bad name.

Writers: Mario Amendola, Bruno Corbucci | Director: Bruno Corbucci | Stars: Tomas Milian, Enzo Cannavale, Bombolo, Margherita Fumero

23. Joe Petrosino (2006 TV Movie)

Crime

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Writers: James Carrington, Mirco Da Leo, Massimo Di Martino, Andrea Purgatori | Director: Alfredo Peyretti | Stars: Beppe Fiorello, Sebastiano Lo Monaco, Anna Ammirati, Leandro Amato

24. Joe Petrosino (1972 TV Mini-Series)

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Stars: Adolfo Celi, Elio Zamuto, Gino Pernice, Maria Fiore

25. The Adventures of Lieutenant Petrosino (1912)

Drama

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The story of Lt. Joseph Petrosino, an Italian-American New York City police detective, who was assigned to investigate the Sicilian Mafia, which was beginning to become a major problem in ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney M. Goldin

26. Petrosino (1978 TV Movie)

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Writer: Luigi Malerba | Director: Daniele D'Anza