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1. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Creator: Eric Kripke | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

2. The Blacklist (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A highly articulate, erudite and intelligent businessman and mastermind, "Red" Reddington, has allegedly been on the "10 Most Wanted List" of various U.S. law enforcement agencies for over ... See full summary »

Creator: Jon Bokenkamp | Stars: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold

3. Castle (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle gets permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Creator: Andrew W. Marlowe | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

4. Broadchurch (2013– )

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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The murder of a young boy in a small coastal town brings a media frenzy, which threatens to tear the community apart.

Creator: Chris Chibnall | Stars: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

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

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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

6. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

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

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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

7. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime | Active

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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum

8. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A drifter named Lorne Malvo arrives in small-town Minnesota and influences the population with his malice and violence, including put-upon insurance salesman Lester Nygaard.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

9. Bones (2005– )

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

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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

10. Hannibal (2013– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror | Active

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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Creator: Bryan Fuller | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne

11. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

8.6
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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

12. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer County.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

13. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.7
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

14. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

15. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama

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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Alice Sebold | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

16. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Creators: J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

17. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Lee Child | Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

18. Desperate Housewives (2004–2012)

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

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Secrets and truths unfold through the lives of female friends in one suburban neighborhood, after the mysterious suicide of a neighbor.

Creator: Marc Cherry | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, Eva Longoria

19. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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41 Metascore

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

20. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

21. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

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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.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

22. Veronica Mars (2004–2007)

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

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After her best friend is murdered and her father is removed as county sheriff, Veronica Mars dedicates her life to cracking the toughest mysteries in the affluent town of Neptune.

Creator: Rob Thomas | Stars: Kristen Bell, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Francis Capra

23. CSI: Miami (2002–2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.

Creators: Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Rex Linn

24. Ghost Whisperer (2005–2010)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy

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A newlywed with the ability to communicate with the earthbound spirits of the recently deceased overcomes skepticism and doubt to help send their important messages to the living and allow the dead to pass on to the other side.

Creator: John Gray | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Camryn Manheim, Christoph Sanders

25. CSI: NY (2004–2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

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A spinoff of Crime Scene Investigations set in New York City.

Creators: Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill

26. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

27. I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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59 Metascore

In 2035 a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Writers: Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman, Isaac Asimov | Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk

28. Agatha Christie: Poirot (1989– )

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Crime

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From England to the Mediterranean, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, the intelligent yet eccentrically-refined Belgian detective Hercule Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.

Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Philip Jackson, Pauline Moran

29. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Los Angeles homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo uses his humble ways and disingenuous demeanor to winkle out even the most well-concealed crimes.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

30. Filth (I) (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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56 Metascore

A corrupt cop manipulates and hallucinates his way through a bid to secure a promotion and win back his wife and daughter.

Writers: Jon S. Baird, Irvine Welsh | Director: Jon S. Baird | Stars: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots

31. The Da Vinci Code (2006)

PG-13 | 149 min | Mystery, Thriller

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46 Metascore

A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Dan Brown | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Jean Reno, Ian McKellen

32. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Writers: Marcus Hinchey, Marc Smerling | Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

33. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

34. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Writers: John Landis, Jonathan Lynn | Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

35. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

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60 Metascore

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

36. 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

37. Ghost Rider (2007)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

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35 Metascore

Stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze gives up his soul to become a hellblazing vigilante, to fight against power hungry Blackheart, the son of the devil himself.

Writer: Mark Steven Johnson | Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Sam Elliott, Matt Long

38. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Writer: Michael Cooney | Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

39. Numb3rs (2005–2010)

43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Working for the FBI, a mathematician uses equations to help solve various crimes.

Creators: Nicolas Falacci, Cheryl Heuton | Stars: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard

40. Major Crimes (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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'The Closer' spin-off series which follows Capt. Raydor of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

41. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

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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

42. Now and Then (1995)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

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Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.

Writer: I. Marlene King | Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Demi Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch

43. Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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26 Metascore

Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.

Writers: Leora Barish, Henry Bean, Joe Eszterhas | Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, David Thewlis, Stan Collymore

44. The Raven (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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44 Metascore

When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe to stop him from making his stories a reality.

Writers: Hannah Shakespeare, Ben Livingston | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: John Cusack, Alice Eve, Luke Evans, Brendan Gleeson

45. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

The lives of upstairs guest and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.

Writers: Robert Altman, Julian Fellowes, Bob Balaban | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

46. Street Kings (2008)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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55 Metascore

An undercover cop, disillusioned by the recent murder of his wife, is implicated in the murder of an officer and must struggle to clear himself.

Writers: James Ellroy, Kurt Wimmer, Jamie Moss | Director: David Ayer | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Laurie, Chris Evans

47. I Saw the Devil (2010)

Not Rated | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.8
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67 Metascore

When his pregnant fiancee becomes the latest victim of a serial killer, a secret agent blurs the line between good and evil in his pursuit of revenge.

Writer: Hoon-jung Park | Director: Jee-Woon Kim | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, In-seo Kim, Kap-su Kim

48. Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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69 Metascore

Terence McDonagh is a drug- and gambling-addled detective in post-Katrina New Orleans investigating the killing of five Senegalese immigrants.

Writers: William M. Finkelstein, Victor Argo, Paul Calderon, Abel Ferrara, Zoë Lund | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser, Val Kilmer

49. Without a Trace (2002–2009)

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

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The cases of an FBI unit specializing in missing persons investigations.

Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano

50. The Bone Collector (1999)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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45 Metascore

A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.

Writers: Jeffery Deaver, Jeremy Iacone | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker