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1. The Killers (1946)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Votes: 15,048

2. Freebie and the Bean (1974)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Alan Arkin, James Caan, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 1,952

3. Billy Bathgate (1991)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Loren Dean, Bruce Willis

Votes: 10,014 | Gross: $15.97M

4. Liberty Heights (1999)

R | 127 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and ... See full summary »

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, Ben Foster

Votes: 5,929 | Gross: $3.73M

5. The Outfit (1973)

PG | 103 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

7.0
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Earl Macklin robs a bank owned by the mob, serves his prison time and is released, only to start a private war against the crime outfit that owned the bank.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Robert Duvall, Karen Black, Joe Don Baker, Robert Ryan

Votes: 2,380

6. Force of Evil (1948)

TV-PG | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 4,486

7. Invisible Stripes (1939)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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An ex-con who wants to go straight has difficulties trying to reintegrate into society while on parole.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: George Raft, Jane Bryan, William Holden, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 1,020

8. Bullets or Ballots (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Blondell, Barton MacLane, Humphrey Bogart

Votes: 2,041

9. Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.8
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The illegal affairs of a recently deceased barbershop owner gets passed down to his manager.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Monty Ross, Donna Bailey, Stuart Smith, Tommy Redmond Hicks

Votes: 231

10. The Gangster (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 438

11. Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes (1974)

R | 86 min | Crime, Thriller

4.6
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A numbers king pin tries to stay in business as the mafia and police close in around him.

Director: Bill Brame | Stars: Frank DeKova, Paul Harris, Frances E. Williams, Reginald Farmer

Votes: 203

12. Book of Numbers (1973)

R | 81 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two waiters in Depression-era Arkansas get involved in the numbers racket.

Director: Raymond St. Jacques | Stars: Raymond St. Jacques, Philip Michael Thomas, Freda Payne, Hope Clarke

Votes: 42

13. Carlito's Angels (2003 Video)

R | 72 min | Action, Comedy

4.8
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Roxy, Tina and Marisol are a trio of sexy, no-nonsense Latinas who jump into action fighting crime in the hood when they get the word from their mysterious boss Carlito.

Director: Agustin | Stars: Evly G. Pacheco, Alessandra Ramos, Jeni Garcia, Raymond Reynosa

Votes: 95

14. The Real Untouchables (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.3
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The three-part documentary examines Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey: three real-life heroes who battled organized crime between the two world wars.

Director: John Fothergill | Stars: James Woods, Bob Kaliebe, Dominic Capone, Tom Clarke Hill

Votes: 15

15. Dark Manhattan (1937)

70 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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A low-level gangster determines to let nothing stand in the way of his gaining control of the numbers rackets in Harlem.

Directors: Harry L. Fraser, Ralph Cooper | Stars: Ralph Cooper, Cleo Herndon, Clarence Brooks, Jess Lee Brooks

Votes: 35

16. Confidential (1935)

Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.3
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A Federal agent seeks to avenge the murder of his friend by going undercover in a numbers racket. But one of the gang thinks the new man seems familiar...

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Donald Cook, Evalyn Knapp, Theodore von Eltz, Warren Hymer

Votes: 48

17. Murder in Villa Capri (1955)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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A Police Lieutenant is assigned by his Captain to go undercover to wipe out a group of gangsters terrorizing a city for control of the lottery in the 'Little Italy" section of a large, ... See full summary »

Director: Otto Simetti | Stars: John Heath, Neil Hamilton, Esther Minciotti, Aristide Sigismondi

18. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: By the Numbers (1972)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Freeloading family and friends flock to fleece the golden sheep when Fred plays the numbers.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, Beah Richards, Don Bexley

Votes: 46

19. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: By the Numbers (1968)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A U.S. serviceman, in Hawaii for R&R, becomes a pawn in a fight for control of a numbers syndicate. The head of the outfit, Philip Lo, is killed and the serviceman has been framed for it. ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong

Votes: 92

20. In Plain Sight (2008–2012)
Episode: Her Days Are Numbered (2010)

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

8.3
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Mary is assigned to protect a witness named Judy Wagrowski, whose extraordinary mathematical abilities allowed her to keep all the financial records of a numbers racket in her head. That ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Lerner | Stars: Mary McCormack, Frederick Weller, Nichole Hiltz, Paul Ben-Victor

Votes: 43

21. Bayan ko (2013– )
Episode: Jueteng (2013)

Drama

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Jueteng collection is low in Lagros. Meanwhile, a dengue outbreak occurs in the town of Lagros. Liway's baby is one of the victims. The mayor makes a compromise deal with Governor Antonio ... See full summary »

Director: Adolfo Alix Jr. | Stars: Rocco Nacino, Pen Medina, Angeli Bayani, Albert Sumaya Jr.

22. Tallahassee 7000 (1961– )
Episode: The Cold Ball (1961)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Rogers goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of criminals running an illegal numbers gambling ring.

Stars: Walter Matthau, Ed Julien, Mike Savas

23. Front Page Detective (1951–1953)
Episode: The Little Black Book (1951)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Upon returning from two weeks of investigative reporting in Washington, David Chase discovers his room ransacked and a dead body lying in his closet. Before he can investigate, two thugs ... See full summary »

Director: Arnold Wester | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Joe Besser, Jean Willes, James Craven

Votes: 9

24. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Episode: The Passion of the Nickel Player (1964)

60 min | Drama

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Neil comes into conflict with a numbers runner who preys on his neighborhoods poor gamblers.

Director: Charles S. Dubin | Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

25. Grand Jury (1959– )
Episode: Your Number's Up (1959)

30 min | Drama

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Driscoll and his men investigate the mob's attempt to muscle in on the local numbers racket.

Stars: Lyle Bettger, Harold J. Stone, Douglass Dumbrille, Michael Pate