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1. Lucy (I) (2014)

R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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61 Metascore

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Writer: Luc Besson | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked

2. Dexter (2006–2013)

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

9.0
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A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

3. 22 Jump Street (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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71 Metascore

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Writers: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman, Jonah Hill, Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell | Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman

4. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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66 Metascore

Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. His path puts him on a collision course with Dr. Curt Connors, his father's former partner.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko | Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

5. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Writer: Aaron Guzikowski | Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

6. Elementary (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

7. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Writers: Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill, Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell | Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

8. The Raid 2 (2014)

R | 150 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.2
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71 Metascore

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.

Writer: Gareth Evans | Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian, Arifin Putra, Oka Antara

9. 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

10. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Creators: Daniel J. Goor, Michael Schur | Stars: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero

11. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure

6.2
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59 Metascore

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi, Alvin Sargent, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

12. R.I.P.D. (2013)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.6
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25 Metascore

A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.

Writers: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi, David Dobkin, Peter M. Lenkov | Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon

13. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Thriller

7.6
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67 Metascore

A veteran cop, Murtaugh, is partnered with a young suicidal cop, Riggs. Both having one thing in common; hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.

Writer: Shane Black | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

14. The Other Guys (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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64 Metascore

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned.

Writers: Adam McKay, Chris Henchy | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes

15. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel.

Writers: Ben Affleck, Aaron Stockard, Dennis Lehane | Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

16. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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63 Metascore

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

17. Police Academy (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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41 Metascore

A group of good-hearted but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Hugh Wilson | Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith

18. Drive Angry (2011)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

5.5
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44 Metascore

A vengeful father escapes from hell and chases after the men who killed his daughter and kidnapped his granddaughter.

Writers: Todd Farmer, Patrick Lussier | Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, William Fichtner, Billy Burke

19. Major Crimes (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.5
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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

20. Babel (2006)

R | 143 min | Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Writers: Guillermo Arriaga, Alejandro González Iñárritu | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Mohamed Akhzam

21. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.9
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60 Metascore

Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter.

Writers: Ross LaManna, Jim Kouf | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

22. District B13 (2004)

R | 84 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

Writers: Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Tony D'Amario, Bibi Naceri

23. Cop Out (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.7
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31 Metascore

A comedy about a veteran NYPD cop whose rare baseball card is stolen. Since it's his only hope to pay for his daughter's upcoming wedding, he recruits his partner to track down the thief, a memorabilia-obsessed gangster.

Writers: Robb Cullen, Mark Cullen | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Bruce Willis, Tracy Morgan, Juan Carlos Hernández, Cory Fernandez

24. Starsky & Hutch (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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55 Metascore

Two streetwise cops bust criminals in their red-and-white Ford Torino with the help of police snitch called Huggy Bear.

Writers: William Blinn, Stevie Long, John O'Brien, Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong | Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Snoop Dogg, Vince Vaughn

25. Alex Cross (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.1
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30 Metascore

A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.

Writers: Marc Moss, Kerry Williamson, James Patterson | Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns

26. 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: Kim Jee-woon | Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Min-sik Choi, In-seo Kim, Seung-ah Yoon

27. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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64 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Writers: Daniel Petrie Jr., Danilo Bach | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

28. Safe (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

Writer: Boaz Yakin | Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke

29. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action

8.0
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Batman has not been seen for ten years. A new breed of criminal ravages Gotham City, forcing 55-year-old Bruce Wayne back into the cape and cowl. But, does he still have what it takes to fight crime in a new era?

Writers: Bob Kane, Frank Miller, Klaus Janson, Bob Goodman | Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, David Selby, Wade Williams

30. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Writers: Josh Friedman, James Ellroy | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

31. Welcome to the Punch (2013)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

Ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood is forced to return to London when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. This gives his nemesis, detective Max Lewinsky, one last chance to catch the man he's always been after.

Writer: Eran Creevy | Director: Eran Creevy | Stars: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough, Peter Mullan

32. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Two cops are framed and must clear their names.

Writer: Randy Feldman | Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

33. Cobra (1986)

R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Horror

5.5
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A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.

Writers: Paula Gosling, Sylvester Stallone | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson

34. Mob City (2013– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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1947, Los Angeles. Cop Joe Teague walks the line between the LAPD, led by William Parker, and the mob, led by Bugsy Siegel.

Creator: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Milo Ventimiglia, Neal McDonough, Alexa Davalos

35. Bullitt (1968)

PG | 114 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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An all guts, no glory San Francisco cop becomes determined to find the underworld kingpin that killed the witness in his protection.

Writers: Alan Trustman, Harry Kleiner, Robert L. Fish | Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Steve McQueen, Jacqueline Bisset, Robert Vaughn, Don Gordon

36. We Own the Night (2007)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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59 Metascore

A New York nightclub manager tries to save his brother and father from Russian mafia hit men.

Writer: James Gray | Director: James Gray | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, Danny Hoch

37. Alien Nation (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.2
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45 Metascore

A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilization. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.

Writer: Rockne S. O'Bannon | Director: Graham Baker | Stars: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard

38. The 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

39. Rampart (2011)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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70 Metascore

Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.

Writers: James Ellroy, Oren Moverman | Director: Oren Moverman | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Ben Foster, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Bernthal

40. The Son of No One (2011)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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36 Metascore

A young cop is assigned to a precinct in the working class neighborhood where he grew up, and an old secret threatens to destroy his life and his family.

Writer: Dito Montiel | Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche, James Ransone

41. Chaos (II) (2005)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.

Writer: Tony Giglio | Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe, Wesley Snipes, Henry Czerny

42. 16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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63 Metascore

An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse. There are however forces at work trying to stop prevent them from making it.

Writer: Richard Wenk | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse, Jenna Stern

43. The Sweeney (2012)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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48 Metascore

A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.

Writers: John Hodge, Nick Love, Ian Kennedy Martin | Director: Nick Love | Stars: Ray Winstone, Ben Drew, Hayley Atwell, Steven Mackintosh

44. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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94 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Writers: Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas | Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

45. The Changeling (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.

Writers: Russell Hunter, William Gray, Diana Maddox | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

46. Officer Down (II) (2013)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

5.5
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When a cop's crooked past comes back to get him, can he do the right thing, or will he succumb to the threats of his dangerous connections?

Writer: John Chase | Director: Brian A Miller | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Stephen Lang, David Boreanaz, James Woods

47. Defendor (2009)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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57 Metascore

A comedy centered around three characters: an everyday guy who comes to believe he's a superhero, his psychiatrist, and the teenager he befriends.

Writer: Peter Stebbings | Director: Peter Stebbings | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Sandra Oh, Elias Koteas

48. Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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When a new gang moves into town it's up to the screwball police team to stop them.

Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield | Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow

49. Edison (2005)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes a shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district attorney.

Writer: David J. Burke | Director: David J. Burke | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J

50. Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)

PG-13 | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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An LA detective is murdered because she has microfilm with the recipe to make cocaine cookies. A "Lethal Weapon" style cop team tries to find and stop the fiends before they can dope the ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Holley, Tori Tellem, Gene Quintano | Director: Gene Quintano | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Samuel L. Jackson, Jon Lovitz, Tim Curry