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1. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

2. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.4
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76 Metascore

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

Writers: Tom Jankiewicz, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack | Director: George Armitage | Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack

3. Body Heat (1981)

R | 113 min | Thriller

7.4
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78 Metascore

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

4. The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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47 Metascore

Nick is a struggling dentist in Canada. A new neighbor moves in, and he discovers that it is Jimmy "The Tulip" Teduski. His wife convinces him to go to Chicago and inform the mob boss who wants Jimmy dead.

Writer: Mitchell Kapner | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan

5. 2 Days in the Valley (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

Writer: John Herzfeld | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Charlize Theron

6. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.

Writers: Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, John Romano, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

7. Fletch (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Irwin "Fletch" Fletcher, Los Angeles journalist, really lives for his profession. As Jane Doe, he publishes articles that have caused several heads to roll in the past. Now, Fletch is at it... See full summary »

Writers: Gregory McDonald, Andrew Bergman | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

8. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Writers: Gerald Petievich, William Friedkin | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer

9. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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A bitter ex-husband. A put upon momma's boy. Both want their respective spouse and mother dead, but who will pull it off?

Writer: Stu Silver | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey

10. The Matador (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.

Writer: Richard Shepard | Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Arlin Miller

11. The Limey (1999)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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73 Metascore

An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

Writer: Lem Dobbs | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán

12. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Writers: Sherwood King, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

13. Red Rock West (1993)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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When a promised job for Texan Michael fails to materialise in Wyoming, Mike is mistaken by Wayne to be the hitman he hired to kill his unfaithful wife, Suzanne. Mike takes full advantage of... See full summary »

Writers: John Dahl, Rick Dahl | Director: John Dahl | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle, J.T. Walsh

14. Zero Effect (1998)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!

Writer: Jake Kasdan | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens

15. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.5
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A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

Writer: John Cassavetes | Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

16. The Guilty (2000)

R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems.

Writers: Simon Burke, William Davies | Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Bill Pullman, Devon Sawa, Gabrielle Anwar, Angela Featherstone

17. Double Whammy (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A world-weary police detective who fails to stop a fast-food restaurant massacre struggles to regain his departmental reputation, public image and self-worth.

Writer: Tom DiCillo | Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Denis Leary, Elizabeth Hurley, Luis Guzmán, Victor Argo

18. Port of Shadows (1938)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.

Writers: Pierre Dumarchais, Jacques Prévert | Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur

19. Assassin(s) (1997)

128 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.

Writers: Nicolas Boukhrief, Mathieu Kassovitz | Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Michel Serrault, Mathieu Kassovitz, Mehdi Benoufa, Robert Gendreu

20. Real Love (2003– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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In 19th century Mexico, Dr. Manuel Fuentes Guerra inherits a fortune of his father, whom never wanted to recognize him as his son. Now turned into a millionaire gentleman, the doctor looks ... See full summary »

Stars: Adela Noriega, Fernando Colunga, Mauricio Islas, Helena Rojo

21. Murder, Inc. (1960)

103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Based on the true-life book of lawman Burton Turkus, this movie chronicles the rise and fall of the organized crime syndicate known as Murder, Incorporated. Focusing on powerful boss Lepke ... See full summary »

Writers: Irve Tunick, Mel Barr, Burton Turkus, Sid Feder | Directors: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Henry Morgan, Peter Falk

22. Nightmare Man (2006)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.0
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46 Metascore

After receiving an African fertility mask as a gift Ellen tells her husband William that she's been attacked by masked phantom called 'the Nightmare Man'. As Ellen's paranoia increases, ... See full summary »

Writer: Rolfe Kanefsky | Director: Rolfe Kanefsky | Stars: Tiffany Shepis, Blythe Metz, Luciano Szafir, Aaron Sherry

23. Bad (1977)

X | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.7
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Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of ... See full summary »

Writers: Pat Hackett, George Abagnalo | Director: Jed Johnson | Stars: Cyrinda Foxe, Matthew Anton, Cathy Roskam, Carroll Baker

24. Blind Faith (1990 TV Movie)

190 min | Thriller

7.0
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A wealthy businessman is accused to murdering his wife to collect insurance money for bad gambling debits. Although his three sons initially believe his innocence, his actions and court evidents soon begins to prove otherwise.

Writers: Joe McGinniss, John Gay | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Robert Urich, Joanna Kerns, David Barry Gray, Jay Underwood

25. Out of Season (2004)

R | Crime, Drama

4.4
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When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.

Writer: Jevon O'Neill | Director: Jevon O'Neill | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Gina Gershon, Jordan Frieda, Dominique Swain

26. Deewana (1992)

Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Kajal is a beautiful and talented young woman who loves songs and dances and attends various shows. At one of the shows she attended she gets to meet Ravi, a popular singer and both are ... See full summary »

Writer: Sagar Sarhadi | Director: Raj Kanwar | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Divya Bharti, Shah Rukh Khan, Alok Nath

27. Callie & Son (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

5.5
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Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.

Writer: Thomas Thompson | Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Jameson Parker, Dabney Coleman, Joy Garrett

28. Just Can't Get Enough (2002)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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Based on the true story of the rise and fall of the popular male dance revue 'Chippendales'.

Writer: Dave Payne | Director: Dave Payne | Stars: Jonathan Aube, Shelley Malil, John Paul Pitoc, Peter Nevargic

29. Esma's Secret - Grbavica (2006)

107 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.

Writer: Jasmila Zbanic | Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Leon Lucev, Kenan Catic

30. The Investigator (2008)

107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Badly needing money for the treatment of his ill mother, pathologist Tibor Malkáv accepts the proposition of a stranger to murder someone he doesn't know a thing about.

Writer: Attila Gigor | Director: Attila Gigor | Stars: Zsolt Anger, András Márton Baló, Péter Blaskó, Csaba Czene

31. Love and Hate (1989 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.2
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Narcissistic Saskatchewan Tory politician Colin Thatcher is engaged in a bitter divorce from his wife Jo-Ann. When a series of court rulings over the divorce go against him, Thatcher ... See full summary »

Writers: Suzette Couture, Maggie Siggins | Director: Francis Mankiewicz | Stars: Kate Nelligan, Kenneth Welsh, Robert Benson, Leon Pownall

32. La Cucaracha (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder.

Writer: James McManus | Director: Jack Perez | Stars: Eric Roberts, Joaquim de Almeida, Victor Rivers, James McManus

33. Beyond Hypothermia (1996)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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A mysterious and highly skilled hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After striking up a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South ... See full summary »

Writer: Roy Szeto | Director: Patrick Leung | Stars: Chien-Lien Wu, Ching Wan Lau, Jae-seok Han, Shirley Wong

34. Gone with the Pope (2010)

Unrated | 83 min | Crime

6.6
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Writer: Duke Mitchell | Director: Duke Mitchell | Stars: Duke Mitchell, Lorenzo Dardado, Jim LoBianco, Peter Milo

35. The Bloody Slaying of Sarah Ridelander (1973)

R | 82 min | Thriller, Horror

3.7
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A serial killer murders a businessman's wife, then blackmails the man into procuring young girls for him to murder. The businessman hires a gang of renegade motor-cyclists to kidnap girls for him.

Writer: John Lawrence | Director: John Lawrence | Stars: Tom Drake, Steve Oliver, Joe Turkel, Sean Kenney

36. You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)

94 min | Crime, Action, Comedy

7.5
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An assassin teams up with a director to filming the killing he do.

Writers: Vincent Kok, Ho-Cheung Pang | Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Eric Kot, Tat-Ming Cheung, Hyper BB, Kenneth Bi

37. One Hot Summer Night (1998 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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When a wealthy businessman is murdered by a hired assassin, suspicion falls on the victim's abused wife and her lover.

Writer: Michael O'Hara | Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Erika Eleniak, Brian Wimmer, Tobin Bell, Stephen Macht

38. Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence (2008)

78 min | Horror

3.0
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The Sprawl, a seedy underworld of exploitation, violence, and zombies. In this maze of alleyways and speakeasies life is cheap, drugs are cheaper, and surviving to a ripe old age is an ... See full summary »

Writer: Sean-Michael Argo | Director: Matt Yeager | Stars: Ian Argo, Sean-Michael Argo, Shey Bland, Casey Halsell

39. Hail, Mafia (1965)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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A terrific film with a top-notch cast! Jack and Henry play hit men ordered to kill Eddie. Jack is torn between his orders and the loyalty he feels to his old pal, Eddie. An intriguing look ... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Cau, Pierre Lesou, Raoul Lévy | Director: Raoul Lévy | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Henry Silva, Jack Klugman, Elsa Martinelli

40. Sensitive New Age Killer (2000)

87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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Writers: David Richardson, Mark Savage | Director: Mark Savage | Stars: Tyson Stein, Nicole Lambert, Julie Turner, Peter Beitans

41. Ne boysya, ya s toboy (1981 TV Movie)

150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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The story developed during XX century in Russian empire, Azerbaijan. Two circus actors Rustam and his friend San Sanich travel to a village where Rustam was born after long years of absence... See full summary »

Writers: Yuli Dunsky, Valeri Frid | Director: Yuliy Gusman | Stars: Mukhtar-bek Kantemirov, Polad Byul-Byul-ogly, Lev Durov, Hamida Omarova

42. 16 Fathoms Deep (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Examines the dangerous business of snaring sponges on the ocean's floor that are sold via an auction exchange. Dimitri, the crooked-head of a Florida sponge-exchange, tries to prevent a ... See full summary »

Writers: Max Trell, Forrest Judd, Eustace L. Adams | Director: Irving Allen | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr., Arthur Lake, Eric Feldary

43. Flirting with Fate (1916)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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In the midst of an emotional depression, a man hires a murderer to kill him. But the despair soon passes, and the man must now escape the killer he's hired to end his life.

Writer: Robert M. Baker | Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye, W.E. Lawrence

44. Riders of the Rio Grande (1943)

Approved | 55 min | Western

7.5
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A banker struggles to keep his bank solvent and his town from going bankrupt after the bank is robbed and all its money taken. The Three Mesquiteers ride into town and set out to help.

Writers: Albert DeMond, William Colt MacDonald | Directors: Howard Bretherton, Albert DeMond | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd, Lorraine Miller

45. Macbeth (1954 TV Movie)

Drama

7.8
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Based on Shakespeare's play: As Macbeth and Banquo return victorious from fighting a battle, they are met by three witches who make a series of tantalizing predictions. One of the ... See full summary »

Writers: George Schaefer, William Shakespeare, Anthony Squire | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Maurice Evans, Judith Anderson, House Jameson, Richard Waring

46. Boneshakers (1999 Video)

Action

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Nathon is a leader of a group of SF City Bicycle messengers who discovers a plot by a criminal syndicate to kidnap street people to harvest their organs for sale on the black market. He ... See full summary »

Writer: Shawn Flanagan | Director: Shawn Flanagan | Stars: George Alvarez, Cecile Blaser, Bob Castillo, Chris Paul Catalano

47. I Know Who Shot You (2007)

Short, Thriller

7.0
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A powerful businessman is awakened at night by a call from a mysterious woman whom claims to have had a vision of him being killed.

Writers: Angelo Bell, Greg Durbin | Director: Daryll Harkless | Stars: Bryan Kent, Maria Zyrianova, Christine Cowden, Kimberly Prendez

48. Nanny and the Professional (2005)

40 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.9
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Serious is a complex, multi-dimensional character; on one side she is a Special Forces-trained killer working for a nefarious organization called The Committee, which hopes to own the ... See full summary »

Writer: Angelo Bell | Director: Angelo Bell | Stars: Kathryn Weisbeck, Maya Gilbert, Felicia Walker, Vis Brown

49. Easy Money (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Dan Adams resigns his position as prosecutor on the district attorney's staff and sets out to clean up a gang of fake-accident racketeers. He gets a job with an insurance company, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur T. Horman, Paul Perez, Ewart Adamson | Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Onslow Stevens, Kay Linaker, Noel Madison, Allen Vincent

50. Murder Without Tears (1953)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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A husband hires a killer to murder his wife, then arranges for it to look like he committed the crime. At his trial, he presents irrefutable evidence that he could not have committed the ... See full summary »

Writers: Jo Pagano, William Raynor | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Craig Stevens, Joyce Holden, Richard Benedict, Edward Norris