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1. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

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

Votes: 355,762 | Gross: $33.08M

2. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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41 Metascore

A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved.

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

Votes: 146,995 | Gross: $117.73M

3. Copycat (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

Votes: 46,025 | Gross: $32.05M

4. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

Votes: 124,356

5. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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86 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 82,008 | Gross: $4.42M

6. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.2
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Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

Votes: 47,618

7. The Presidio (1988)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.0
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31 Metascore

A San Francisco civilian police detective is forced to work on a series of murders with his former enemy commanding officer while dating his daughter.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Sean Connery, Mark Harmon, Meg Ryan, Jack Warden

Votes: 14,132 | Gross: $20.04M

8. Women's Murder Club (2007–2008)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A homicide detective, a medical examiner, a newspaper reporter and a young assistant district attorney work together to solve homicide investigations.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Laura Harris, Paula Newsome, Aubrey Dollar

Votes: 2,055

9. Twisted (I) (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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26 Metascore

Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn

Votes: 18,215 | Gross: $25.20M

10. Fallen Angel (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford

Votes: 3,650

11. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

Votes: 7,941

12. They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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In San Francisco, a high-priced call girl is murdered and the case is assigned to Police Lieutenant Virgil Tibbs.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Anthony Zerbe

Votes: 2,562 | Gross: $5.12M

13. Killer Instinct (2005– )

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

7.3
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San Francisco Detectives handle the City's most Bizarre Crimes

Stars: Johnny Messner, Chi McBride, Kristin Lehman, Ramon De Ocampo

Votes: 533

14. The Laughing Policeman (1973)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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In San Francisco, California, one victim in a mass murder is a police detective. His partner and a new partner investigate in the city's seamy side.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Walter Matthau, Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett Jr., Albert Paulsen

Votes: 1,969

15. Crime of Passion (1957)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray

Votes: 1,609

16. The Sniper (1952)

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

7.2
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

Votes: 1,970

17. Charlie Chan's Murder Cruise (1940)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Charlie tries to discover the identity of a strangler who strikes multiple times on a cruise ship bound from Honolulu to California.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Sidney Toler, Marjorie Weaver, Lionel Atwill, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 1,000

18. The Chinese Ring (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Soon after a Chinese princess comes to the US to buy planes for her people, she is murdered by a poison dart fired by an air rifle.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Roland Winters, Warren Douglas, Mantan Moreland, Louise Currie

Votes: 318

19. This Is the Zodiac Speaking (2008 Video)

102 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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Retrospective documentary covering aspects of the Zodiac investigation, including interviews with the original investigators and surviving victims.

Director: David Prior | Stars: Pierre Bidou, Russell T. Butterbach, Les Lundblad, Richard Hoffman

Votes: 186

20. Shadows Over Chinatown (1946)

64 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Charlie investigates murders connected with insurance fraud. This one is set in San Francisco's Chinatown.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Tanis Chandler

Votes: 557

21. Red Barry (1938)

Not Rated | 256 min | Action

7.0
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A famous detective sets out to discover who stole $2 million in bonds.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Alan James | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Frances Robinson, Edna Sedgewick, Cyril Delevanti

Votes: 33

22. Tex Murphy: Overseer (1998 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

8.4
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During a date, Tex agrees to retell his first adventure, Mean Streets, to his girlfriend Chelsee. Tex is hired by Sylvia Linsky to find out if her scientist father was murdered. Meanwhile, tensions between normals and mutants are rising.

Director: Adrian Carr | Stars: Chris Jones, Michael York, Rebecca Broussard, Henry Darrow

Votes: 124

23. Mean Streets (1989 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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The first Tex Murphy game. Tensions in post-WWIII San Francisco are on the rise between the normal people and those who began to mutate due to nuclear fallout. A woman hires P.I. Tex to investigate the secret project her dad worked on.

Director: Bruce Carver | Star: Chris Jones

Votes: 26

24. SFPD Homicide Case File: The Body in the Bay (1995 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

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Rookie homicide detective partners up with real life experienced cop to find a serial killer who leaves his dead victims near the pear of the San Francisco bay. Inspired by true events.

Director: Julie Marsh

25. State Trooper (1956– )
Episode: Coate of Many Colors (1957)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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Blake's murder investigation reveals that the victim lived a double-life - that of a ordinary cowhand and a famous artist.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Rod Cameron, Amanda Blake, Cliff Ferre, Walter Kingsford

26. Harbor Command (1957– )
Episode: Lobster Smuggling (1958)

30 min | Action

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Captain Baxter receives a tip that a gang of lobster smugglers might be behind the murder of an ex-convict found floating in San Francisco Bay. After discussing the matter with state ... See full summary »

Director: Derwin Abrahams | Stars: Wendell Corey, William Henry, Raymond Hatton, Keith Vincent