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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,709,631 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 67,680

3. Making a Murderer (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, Crime

8.9
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Filmed over a 10-year period, Making a Murderer is an unprecedented real-life thriller about Steven Avery, a DNA exoneree who, while in the midst of exposing corruption in local law ... See full summary »

Stars: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Ken Kratz, Brendan Dassey

Votes: 43,817

4. Need for Speed (2014)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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39 Metascore

Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

Director: Scott Waugh | Stars: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi

Votes: 138,300 | Gross: $43.57M

5. Elysium (I) (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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61 Metascore

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga

Votes: 341,586 | Gross: $93.05M

6. Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.6
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63 Metascore

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 245,893 | Gross: $148.78M

7. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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76 Metascore

The true story of Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

Votes: 536,093 | Gross: $164.44M

8. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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52 Metascore

The story of George Jung, the man who established the American cocaine market in the 1970s.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 199,609 | Gross: $52.94M

9. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 128,774 | Gross: $79.10M

10. Bronson (2008)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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71 Metascore

A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews, Katy Barker

Votes: 86,493 | Gross: $0.10M

11. The Judge (2014)

R | 141 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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48 Metascore

Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 138,753 | Gross: $47.11M

12. The Blues Brothers (1980)

R | 133 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised.

Director: John Landis | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway, John Candy

Votes: 143,685 | Gross: $54.20M

13. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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44 Metascore

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Votes: 198,777

14. Wild at Heart (1990)

125 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.2
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52 Metascore

Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Laura Dern, Willem Dafoe, J.E. Freeman

Votes: 62,004 | Gross: $14.56M

15. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 23,373 | Gross: $4.50M

16. Raising Arizona (1987)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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55 Metascore

When a childless couple of an ex-con and an ex-cop decide to help themselves to one of another family's quintuplets, their lives become more complicated than they anticipated.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, Trey Wilson, John Goodman

Votes: 101,603 | Gross: $22.85M

17. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 54,332 | Gross: $35.00M

18. Stone (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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58 Metascore

A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman's path.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, Robert De Niro, Frances Conroy

Votes: 35,168 | Gross: $1.80M

19. Stand Up Guys (2012)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade.

Director: Fisher Stevens | Stars: Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin, Julianna Margulies

Votes: 45,428 | Gross: $3.30M

20. Karla (2006)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.

Director: Joel Bender | Stars: Laura Prepon, Misha Collins, Patrick Bauchau, Emilie Jacobs

Votes: 4,811

21. The Invisible (2007)

PG-13 | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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36 Metascore

A teenager is left invisible to the living after an attack.

Director: David S. Goyer | Stars: Justin Chatwin, Margarita Levieva, Marcia Gay Harden, Chris Marquette

Votes: 31,234 | Gross: $20.57M

22. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 50,503 | Gross: $3.05M

23. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 78,894 | Gross: $2.08M

24. The War Wagon (1967)

Unrated | 96 min | Western

6.9
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The story of a man who was shot, robbed and imprisoned who returns to steal a large gold shipment from the man who wronged him. The gold is transported in an armored stage coach, the War Wagon.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Howard Keel, Robert Walker Jr.

Votes: 6,462 | Gross: $6.00M

25. The Longest Yard (1974)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Eddie Albert, Ed Lauter, Michael Conrad

Votes: 13,303

26. Les Misérables (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the ... See full summary »

Director: Bille August | Stars: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Christopher Adamson

Votes: 32,331 | Gross: $13.87M

27. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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63 Metascore

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 36,375 | Gross: $21.55M

28. 102 Dalmatians (2000)

G | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.8
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35 Metascore

Cruella DeVil gets out of prison and goes after them darned puppies once more.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Glenn Close, Gérard Depardieu, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Evans

Votes: 26,646 | Gross: $66.94M

29. Adam's Apples (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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51 Metascore

A neo-nazi sentenced to community service at a church clashes with the blindly devotional priest.

Director: Anders Thomas Jensen | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Mads Mikkelsen, Nicolas Bro, Paprika Steen

Votes: 35,739

30. In Cold Blood (1967)

Approved | 134 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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89 Metascore

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

Votes: 19,187

31. The Getaway (1972)

PG | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

Votes: 21,163 | Gross: $26.99M

32. Freeway (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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61 Metascore

A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri

Votes: 22,364

33. The Opposite of Sex (1998)

R | 105 min | Comedy

6.5
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70 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives.

Director: Don Roos | Stars: Christina Ricci, Martin Donovan, Lisa Kudrow, Lyle Lovett

Votes: 18,308 | Gross: $6.30M

34. Find Me Guilty (2006)

R | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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65 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jack DiNorscio, a mobster who defended himself in court for what would be the longest mafia trial in U.S. history.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Ron Silver, Alex Rocco

Votes: 28,258 | Gross: $1.17M

35. The Lazarus Project (2008)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility.

Director: John Glenn | Stars: Paul Walker, Piper Perabo, Brooklynn Proulx, Bob Gunton

Votes: 14,006

36. The Castle (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe

Votes: 12,057 | Gross: $0.86M

37. Lone Star State of Mind (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Earl is engaged to his step-sister Baby. Baby has entrusted him to take care of her misfit cousin Junior. Baby is also intent on leaving Texas for LA on Tuesday. When Junior and his ... See full summary »

Director: David Semel | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Jaime King, Matthew Davis, Ryan Hurst

Votes: 2,446

38. Keeping Mum (2005)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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53 Metascore

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.

Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze

Votes: 28,570 | Gross: $1.62M

39. The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.0
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On his way to becoming an immortal demon, gangleader Luc Crash (Boreanaz) orchestrates the murder of Jimmy Cuervo (Furlong) and his girlfriend, Lily (Chriqui).

Director: Lance Mungia | Stars: Yuji Okumoto, Marcus Chong, Tito Ortiz, Tara Reid

Votes: 7,050

40. Jamesy Boy (2014)

Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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29 Metascore

A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

Director: Trevor White | Stars: Taissa Farmiga, Mary-Louise Parker, Rosa Salazar, James Woods

Votes: 4,407

41. The Woodsman (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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72 Metascore

A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Yasiin Bey, David Alan Grier

Votes: 27,477 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Supremacy (I) (2014)

106 min | Drama

5.6
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28 Metascore

A just paroled white neo-nazi and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Inspired by real events.

Director: Deon Taylor | Stars: Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross

Votes: 1,744

43. Another You (1991)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

5.3
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George has been in a mental hospital for 3 years and is finally ready to go out into the real world again. Eddie Dash, a dedicated con-man, is supposed to keep him out of trouble, but when ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mercedes Ruehl, Stephen Lang

Votes: 2,719 | Gross: $2.87M

44. South Central (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Byron Minns, Glenn Plummer, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

Votes: 3,433 | Gross: $1.37M

45. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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This tells the story of a strong friendship between a young boy with Morquio's syndrome and an older boy who is always bullied because of his size. Adapted from the novel, Freak the Mighty,... See full summary »

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 10,553 | Gross: $2.64M

46. Wild Bill (2011)

98 min | Drama

7.2
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Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring... See full summary »

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Sammy Williams, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 10,387

47. Boy A (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama

7.7
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75 Metascore

The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a crime he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 33,357 | Gross: $0.11M

48. The Samaritan (I) (2012)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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37 Metascore

After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

Director: David Weaver | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Luke Kirby, Ruth Negga, A.C. Peterson

Votes: 7,691 | Gross: $0.00M

49. Butch and Sundance: The Early Days (1979)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Western

5.7
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A prequel of sorts to Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) which chronicles the two outlaws' lives in the years before the events portrayed in the 1969 movie.

Director: Richard Lester | Stars: William Katt, Tom Berenger, Jeff Corey, John Schuck

Votes: 971

50. Low Down (2014)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.1
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58 Metascore

A look at the life of pianist Joe Albany from the perspective of his young daughter, as she watches him contend with his drug addiction during the 1960s and '70s jazz scene.

Director: Jeff Preiss | Stars: John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Peter Dinklage

Votes: 1,244 | Gross: $0.04M