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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.

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

Votes: 1,230,326 | Gross: $134.82M

2. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 205,946

3. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.7
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Follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points, the police investigation and the prosecution in court.

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

Votes: 26,145

4. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 202 min | Crime, Drama

9.0
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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 the family crime syndicate.

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

Votes: 846,453 | Gross: $57.30M

5. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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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.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 228,776 | Gross: $76.27M

6. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)

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

7.5
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The NYPD Detectives of Manhattan's 15th precinct investigate criminal cases.

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

Votes: 9,339

7. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

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

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 234,170 | Gross: $41.95M

8. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 87,207

9. Cop Land (1997)

R | 105 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 police officers slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

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

Votes: 72,547 | Gross: $44.89M

10. Harlem Nights (1989)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.9
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16 Metascore

During the 1920s, a New York illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

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

Votes: 15,182 | Gross: $60.86M

11. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, 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.

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

Votes: 17,231 | Gross: $13.04M

12. Baretta (1975–1978)

60 min | Crime, Drama

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

Stars: Robert Blake, Tom Ewell, Michael D. Roberts, Edward Grover

Votes: 1,395

13. 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.

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

Votes: 8,729 | Gross: $23.46M

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

R | 583 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.2
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The multigenerational saga of the rise and fall of the Corleone crime family.

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

Votes: 13,563

15. Brooklyn South (1997–1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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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

Votes: 591

16. 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 »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Vincent Gardenia, Silverio Blasi, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 881

17. Nuovomondo (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 »

Director: Emanuele Crialese | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Vincenzo Amato, Vincent Schiavelli, Aurora Quattrocchi

Votes: 4,317 | Gross: $1.06M

18. The Inflicted (2012)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

4.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 103

19. Little Italy (1978)

91 min

6.0
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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.

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

Votes: 203

20. Pay or Die (1960)

Unrated | 111 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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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.

Director: Richard Wilson | Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Zohra Lampert, Alan Austin, Renata Vanni

Votes: 311

21. La mano nera (1973)

90 min | Crime

5.2
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Antonio, an Italian immigrant in New York, finds himself drawn into the Mob when his options are limited and his desire to make a new life for himself becomes increasingly difficult.

Director: Antonio Racioppi | Stars: Lionel Stander, Rosanna Fratello, Michele Placido, Corrado Gaipa

Votes: 33

22. Joe Petrosino (2006 TV Movie)

Crime

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Director: Alfredo Peyretti | Stars: Beppe Fiorello, Sebastiano Lo Monaco, Marietta Melrose, Anna Ammirati

Votes: 15

23. Joe Petrosino (1972– )

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

Votes: 7

24. 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

Votes: 8

25. Petrosino (1978 TV Movie)

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Director: Daniele D'Anza

26. NYPD Blue (1993–2005)
Episode: Nude Awakening (2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Sipowicz and Clark investigate when Julian Pisano is wounded in a shooting incident; McDowell and Ortiz assist a woman who doggedly pursues justice when she's conned out of $100; Clark ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Tinker | Stars: Dennis Franz, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gordon Clapp, Charlotte Ross

Votes: 25