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1. Bones (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

8.0
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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Creator: Hart Hanson | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

2. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

3. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Writer: Patty Jenkins | Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

4. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Writers: Hillary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

5. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz | Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

6. Cold Case (2003–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

7. Perry Mason (1957–1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Creator: Erle Stanley Gardner | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, Ray Collins

8. High Crimes (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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48 Metascore

High powered lawyer Claire Kubik finds her world turned upside down when her husband, who she thought was Tom Kubik, is arrested and is revealed to be Ron Chapman. Chapman is on trial for a... See full summary »

Writers: Joseph Finder, Yuri Zeltser, Grace Cary Bickley | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Adam Scott

9. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Based on a novel and subsequent stage play by Agatha Christie; ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to be killed one-by-one. Could one of them be the killer?

Writers: Agatha Christie, Dudley Nichols | Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

10. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)

Not Rated | 157 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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82 Metascore

A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes.

Writers: Ebru Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ercan Kesal | Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan, Taner Birsel, Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan

11. High Heels (1991)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »

Writer: Pedro Almodóvar | Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bosé, Anna Lizaran

12. City Homicide (2007– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Creators: John Banas, John Hugginson | Stars: Shane Bourne, Nadine Garner, Aaron Pedersen, Damien Richardson

13. The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Based on true events, a Scotland Yard Detective Inspector investigates the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.

Writers: Kate Summerscale, Neil McKay | Director: James Hawes | Stars: Paddy Considine, Peter Capaldi, Tom Georgeson, William Beck

14. Boomerang! (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Fulton Oursler | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

15. Sakebi (2006)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points ... See full summary »

Writer: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Manami Konishi, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Hiroyuki Hirayama

16. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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During WWII several murders occur at a convalescent home where Dr. Watson has volunteered his services. He summons Holmes for help and the master detective proceeds to solve the crime from ... See full summary »

Writers: Bertram Millhauser, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Dennis Hoey, Arthur Margetson

17. Nazarin (1959)

94 min | Drama

7.9
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Nazarin is a priest, attempting to living a pure and honest life strictly according to Christian principles - but others only show him distrust and hatred, apart from the local prostitute...

Writers: Julio Alejandro, Luis Buñuel, Benito Pérez Galdós, Emilio Carballido | Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Marga López, Francisco Rabal, Rita Macedo, Ignacio López Tarso

18. Counter Investigation (2007)

85 min | Crime

6.6
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A cop investigates whether the man convicted of murdering his daughter is really guilty.

Writers: Franck Mancuso, Lawrence Block | Director: Franck Mancuso | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Laurent Lucas, Agnès Blanchot, Aurélien Recoing

19. A Killing in a Small Town (1990 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?

Writers: John Bloom, James Atkinson, Cynthia Cidre | Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy, John Terry, Richard Gilliland

20. The Night of the Sunflowers (2006)

123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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While a speleologist is exploring a cave near a village in the north of Spain, his girlfriend is attacked in the nearby woods. His reaction leads to a tragic chain of events.

Writer: Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo | Director: Jorge Sánchez-Cabezudo | Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Judith Diakhate, Celso Bugallo, Manuel Morón

21. The Judge and the Assassin (1976)

128 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.4
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France, 1893. Joseph Bouvier, a former Sergeant in the French military, shoots his beloved and attempts to kill himself. Having survived with two bullets in his brain, he is released from ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Aurenche, Bertrand Tavernier, Pierre Bost | Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Michel Galabru, Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Claude Brialy

22. Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)

GP | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him.

Writers: Simon Raven, Giles Cooper | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: David Hemmings, Carolyn Seymour, Douglas Wilmer, Tony Haygarth

23. Sagebrush Trail (1933)

Passed | 54 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Imprisoned for a murder he did not commit, John Brant escapes and ends up out west where, after giving the local lawmen the slip, he joins up with an outlaw gang. Brant finds out that '... See full summary »

Writer: Lindsley Parsons | Director: Armand Schaefer | Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Shubert, Lane Chandler, Yakima Canutt

24. Leda (1959)

110 min | Drama

6.8
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A wealthy wine grower has trouble with his wife, his children, his best friend, and his mistress across the way, who is murdered.

Writers: Claude Chabrol, Stanley Ellin, Paul Gégauff | Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Madeleine Robinson, Antonella Lualdi, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacques Dacqmine

25. The Unsuspected (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

Writers: Charlotte Armstrong, Bess Meredyth, Ranald MacDougall | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett

26. Rage in Heaven (1941)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and ... See full summary »

Writers: Christopher Isherwood, Robert Thoeren, James Hilton | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Robert B. Sinclair, Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Lucile Watson

27. The Dominici Affair (1973)

105 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Writers: Claude Bernard-Aubert, Daniel Boulanger, Louis-Emile Galey | Director: Claude Bernard-Aubert | Stars: Jeanne Allard, Max Amyl, Michel Bertay, Jean-Pierre Castaldi

28. A Is for Acid (2002 TV Movie)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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John George Haigh, the notorious "acid bath murderer" in 1940s England, becomes the subject of this dramatization.

Writer: Glenn Chandler | Director: Harry Bradbeer | Stars: Martin Clunes, Keeley Hawes, Richard Hope, Celia Imrie

29. L'Atlantide (1932)

89 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.8
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Antinea. the Queen of Atlantis, rules her secret kingdom hidden beneath the Sahara Desert. One day two lost explorers stumble into her kingdom, and soon realize that they haven't really ... See full summary »

Writers: Pierre Benoît, Alexandre Arnoux, Jacques Deval, Hermann Oberländer, Ladislaus Vajda | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Brigitte Helm, Pierre Blanchar, Tela Tchaï, Georges Tourreil

30. Panic (1946)

91 min | Drama

7.9
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In the suburbs of Paris, an old maid has just been murdered. Every body talks about that, except the misanthrope Mr Hire. The same evening, Alice, just getting out of jail, arrives and ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Spaak, Julien Duvivier, Georges Simenon | Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban, Émile Drain

31. The Red Inn (1951)

98 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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A group of travelers, including a monk, stay in a lonely inn in the mountains. The host confesses the monk his habit of serving poisoned soup to the guests, to rob their possessions and to ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Claude Autant-Lara | Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Fernandel, Françoise Rosay, Marie-Claire Olivia, Jean-Roger Caussimon

32. Missing Husbands (1921)

136 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

6.8
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Two men, lost in the desert, meet Queen Antinea, ruler of Atlantis.

Writers: Pierre Benoît, Jacques Feyder | Director: Jacques Feyder | Stars: Jean Angelo, Stacia Napierkowska, Georges Melchior, Marie-Louise Iribe

33. My Brother-in-law Killed My Sister (1986)

95 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.3
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This parody of the detective-story genre merrily detours into spoofing French foibles as well, making it more of an exercise in verbal gymnastics than a narrative with a mission. Esther is ... See full summary »

Writers: Georges Conchon, Jacques Rouffio | Director: Jacques Rouffio | Stars: Michel Serrault, Michel Piccoli, Jean Carmet, Juliette Binoche

34. The Room Upstairs (1946)

115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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The local building-contractor Martin Roumagnac is fascinated by the fashionable Blanche Ferrand. To impress Blache, Martin presents her with a villa. However, this ruins him financially. ... See full summary »

Writers: Pierre-René Wolf, Pierre Véry, Georges Lacombe | Director: Georges Lacombe | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jean Gabin, Jean d'Yd, Daniel Gélin

35. State's Attorney (1932)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.8
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Attorney Tom Cardigan is the discontented "mouthpiece" for Vanny Powers' mob. When Tom takes sweet June Perry as his mistress, she tries in vain to redeem him. But Powers decides Tom would ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Stevens, Gene Fowler, Rowland Brown | Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: John Barrymore, Helen Twelvetrees, Jill Esmond, William 'Stage' Boyd

36. Eva's Eye (1999)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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While Eva Magnus and her daughter, Jenny, are taking a walk, they discover a dead body floating along the riverside. Eva runs to the nearest phone booth and pretends to call the police. ... See full summary »

Writers: Karin Fossum, Berit Nesheim | Director: Berit Nesheim | Stars: Andrine Sæther, Bjørn Sundquist, Gisken Armand, Sverre Anker Ousdal

37. The Big Scare (1964)

80 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.4
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Two police inspectors Triquet and Vergus launch their investigations to arrest a dangerous escaped forger named Mickey Le Bénedictin.

Writers: Jean Ray, Jean-Pierre Mocky, Gérard Klein | Director: Jean-Pierre Mocky | Stars: Bourvil, Jean-Louis Barrault, Francis Blanche, Victor Francen

38. Fighting Thru; or, California in 1878 (1930)

Passed | 61 min | Romance, Western

6.3
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Dan and Tennessee are successful gold miners. Ace Brady learns of their success and sends Fox to rob them. During the robbery Fox shoots Tennessee and Ace arrives to arrest Dan for the murder. Dan escapes but is now a wanted man.

Writer: Jack Natteford | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Ken Maynard, Jeanette Loff, Wallace MacDonald, Carmelita Geraghty

39. Crime and Punishment (1951)

104 min | Drama, Crime

7.1
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An adaptation of Fiodor's Dostoievsky novel Crime and Punishment set in the XX Century Mexico. Ramón Bernal is a poor student in Mexico City that has abandoned his career when he receives a... See full summary »

Writers: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Paulino Masip | Director: Fernando de Fuentes | Stars: Roberto Cañedo, Lilia Prado, Carlos López Moctezuma, Luis Beristáin

40. Jon Venables: What Went Wrong? (2011 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

6.2
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Director: Julian Hendy | Stars: Maxine Peake, James Bulger, Denise Fergus, Ralph Bulger

41. Repeater (1979)

74 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.2
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Writer: Christopher Monger | Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Chris Abrahams, John Cassady, Alan Morris, Alexei Sayle

42. Me fovon kai pathos (1972)

115 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Writer: Nikos Foskolos | Director: Nikos Foskolos | Stars: Nikos Kourkoulos, Manos Katrakis, Eleni Erimou, Yorgos Moutsios

43. Eyes of the Detective (2001 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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Director: Teresa Hunt | Stars: Albert Kirby, Alan Williams, Denise Fergus, Sue Kirby

44. El astronauta (2012)

3 min | Short, Comedy

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Writer: Rubén Trujillo Yranzo | Director: Rubén Trujillo Yranzo | Star: Rubén Trujillo Yranzo

45. The Trap (2001)

30 min | Drama, Short, Mystery

7.6
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A film noir set in early 50's about a novelist who thinks he's being blackmailed. But soon he discovers that it reflects his own past. He will not write his way out of this one.

Writers: Hjálmar Einarsson, Sölvi Jónsson | Director: Hjálmar Einarsson | Stars: Valgeir Skagfjörð, Hjalti Rögnvaldsson, Ólöf Jara Valgeirsdóttir, Guðrún Þ. Stephensen

46. Body of Evidence (2001– )
Episode: A Halloween Mystery (2003)

Documentary, Crime

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The case of 41-year-old womanizer, Donald Louis Robinson, who was shot and stabbed multiple times in his Port Orange home in 1988.

Stars: Michael Hannon, Dayle Hinman, Murray McDonald, Frank Surmaczewicz

47. House M.D. (2004–2012)
Episode: Brave Heart (2009)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The team takes on the case of a reckless police detective who has a family history of sudden heart failure that killed his father, grandfather and great-grandfather all at age 40. Though ... See full summary »

Creator: David Shore | Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

48. Terra Nova (2011– )
Episode: Bylaw (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Jim discovers that the raptor-killing of soldier Foster, from Mark's unit and their illegal gambling organizer, was arranged as murder. Howard Milner confesses, but Jim soon realizes ... See full summary »

Creators: Kelly Marcel, Craig Silverstein | Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

49. Serial Killers (2006– )
Episode: Dennis Nilsen (2009)

Documentary, Crime

7.0
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Writer: Jeremy Turner | Director: Jeremy Turner | Stars: Alistair Lock, Brian Cowan, Tim Pigott-Smith, David Bowen

50. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: Diplomatic Baggage (1997)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An influential government minister takes a great interest in Kavanagh's case of an ambassador's daughter accused of murdering a blackmailing tabloid journalist.

Writer: Douglas Watkinson | Director: Ken Grieve | Stars: Jonathan Barlow, Tom Brodie, Paul Brooke, Vic Bryson