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1. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

Votes: 131,260 | Gross: $56.06M

2. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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When the female deputy prosecutor R.K. Sabich had an affair with is murdered, he is chosen to lead the investigation. However, when he digs too deeply, he finds himself framed for the murder.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 29,248 | Gross: $86.30M

3. Reefer Madness (1936)

PG | 66 min | Drama

3.7
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Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 6,228

4. Batman: Year One (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 64 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.4
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A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Jon Polito

Votes: 21,245

5. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger

Votes: 9,134

6. The Angels' Share (2012)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 18,076 | Gross: $0.30M

7. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

Votes: 5,154

8. Pervert Park (2014)

77 min | Documentary, Crime

7.0
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80 Metascore

Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.

Directors: Frida Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors

Votes: 476

9. To Kill a Man (2014)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A working class man who, tired of being the victim of criminals, decides to take justice in his own hands.

Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras | Stars: Daniel Candia, Alejandra Yañez, Daniel Antivilo, Ariel Mateluna

Votes: 1,050

10. Much Ado About Nothing (2016)

94 min | Drama

6.4
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An upper-class kid gets in trouble with the one percent.

Director: Alejandro Fernández Almendras | Stars: Agustín Silva, Li Fridman, Paulina García, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 58

11. Gideon's Trumpet (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama, History

7.3
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The story of Clarence Earl Gideon and his fight for the right to have publicly funded legal counsel for the needy.

Director: Robert L. Collins | Stars: Henry Fonda, José Ferrer, John Houseman, Fay Wray

Votes: 785

12. The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Eugene Jarecki, Michelle Alexander, Mark W. Bennett, Joe Biden

Votes: 4,532 | Gross: $0.21M

13. Gideon's Army (2013)

96 min | Documentary

7.7
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87 Metascore

Follows three young, committed Public Defenders who are dedicated to working for the people society would rather forget. Long hours, low pay and staggering caseloads are so common that even the most committed often give up.

Director: Dawn Porter

Votes: 650

14. The Pursuit of Happiness (1971)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

6.2
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A young college student is sent to prison as much for killing a pedestrian with his car as for not paying his parking tickets. When the opportunity presents itself he escapes and is ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Barbara Hershey, Arthur Hill, Ruth White

Votes: 236

15. The Exonerated (2005 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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Six people tell their stories on a single subject - how they got wrongfully convicted to death penalty, but later got exonerated.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 367

16. In the Name of the Italian People (1971)

103 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.7
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An obscure Italian magistrate suspects that a well-known industrialist commited murder, and decides to investigate him, and bring him to court, whatever it takes. But - will the magistrate ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Vittorio Gassman, Ely Galleani, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 695

17. I guappi (1974)

130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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In this period piece set in Italy, Nicola Bellizzi dreams of becoming a lawyer. However, when he seeks the reason that people are reluctant to help him in his goals, he discovers that some ... See full summary »

Director: Pasquale Squitieri | Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Franco Nero, Fabio Testi, Lina Polito

Votes: 158

18. Zlocin v Polné (2016 TV Mini-Series)

Crime, Drama, History

7.2
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An exciting drama from a detective history. In 1899 a dead girl - seamstress Anezka Hruzová - was found between the village of Veznicka and the town of Polná. She was 19 and she had a ... See full summary »

Stars: Jaroslav Plesl, Karel Hermánek Jr., Karel Roden, Gabriela Mícová

Votes: 33

19. Truth Has Fallen (2013)

60 min | Documentary, Animation

9.1
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A documentary that examines the work of James McCloskey. Mr. McCloskey founded Centurion Ministries, an organization whose mission is to free prisoners who have been wrongfully convicted of... See full summary »

Director: Sheila Sofian | Stars: Raquel Anderson, Anthony Baker, Darnell Baldwin, Aleksandr Bible

Votes: 56

20. Justice Woman (2012– )

Comedy

8.6
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Sofia Escala, Assistant D.A. by day & Justice Woman by night, determined to fight injustice within the legal system, and the fiasco that she and her office mate Robert Gallion get into as a result.

Stars: Vanessa Verduga, Lee J. Kaplan, Luke Guldan, Lino Del Core

Votes: 11

21. Defending Gideon (2013)

Documentary, Short

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Fifty years ago, Clarence Earl Gideon was charged with breaking into a pool hall. He could not afford a lawyer to defend him in court, and after a hasty trial, he was convicted. Had Gideon ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Richman Cohen | Stars: Thomas Boyd, Clarence Earl Gideon, Bruce Jacob, Robert Johnson

22. The Barrel of a Gun (2010)

Documentary

7.8
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In 1981, black journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal was convicted of the murder of white Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. More than 25 years later, the case continues to spark controversy... See full summary »

Director: Tigre Hill | Stars: Mumia Abu-Jamal, Pam Africa, Edward Asner, James Binns

Votes: 20

23. Prawo ojca (1999)

97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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When the ex-racing driver's teenage daughter is brutally raped, her father seeks justice on his own.

Director: Marek Kondrat | Stars: Marek Kondrat, Nina Roguz, Malgorzata Foremniak, Szymon Bobrowski

Votes: 215

24. God's Criminal Justice System (2000 Video)

Documentary

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Star: Bob Enyart

25. V zajetí zelezné opony (2007– )

13 min | Documentary

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Star: Jaroslav Hutka

26. City of Silent Men (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Director: William Nigh | Stars: Frank Albertson, June Lang, Jan Wiley, Richard Clarke

27. The Visible Arm (1981)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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28. Oz (1997–2003)
Episode: Capital P (1997)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Governor Devlin has reinstated capital punishment in the state--and the first Oz prisoner scheduled to die is Jefferson Keane, who killed a Latino in their skirmish. Before he's executed, Keane donates a kidney to his ailing sister.

Director: Darnell Martin | Stars: Ernie Hudson, Terry Kinney, Harold Perrineau, Eamonn Walker

Votes: 607

29. CBS Reports (1959– )
Episode: Gideon's Trumpet: The Poor Man and the Law (1964)

Documentary, News

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30. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Going to Jail for Justice (2013)

TV-G | 24 min | News, Talk-Show

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Tim DeChristopher tells why he spent nearly two years in prison in the name of environmental justice.

Stars: Tim DeChristopher, David Harris, Gretchen Morgenson, Bill Moyers

31. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Incarceration Nation (2013)

TV-G | News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Michelle Alexander, Susan Burton, Eric Holder Jr., Bill Moyers

32. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
Episode: Part Four (2016)

Documentary

8.9
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As all the world watches Simpson's murder trial, OJ's defense team lead by Johnnie Cochran change the focus of the trial to a racial one and accuses the LAPD and detective Mark Fuhrman of racism instead of focusing on the actual murders.

Director: Ezra Edelman | Stars: A.C. Cowlings, David Gascon, Robin Greer, Robert Kardashian

Votes: 95

33. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Real CSI (2012)

54 min | Documentary

8.1
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An examination of the weaknesses of forensic science in the American justice system.

Stars: Yousur Alhou, Leah Bartos, Lowell Bergman, Coburn Dukehart

Votes: 13