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1. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Writer: Gillian Flynn | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

2. Gotham (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller | Active

8.3
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The story behind Commissioner James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Sara Paxton, Donal Logue, David Mazouz

3. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Writers: Richard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

4. 22 Jump Street (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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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

5. Lucy (I) (2014)

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

6.5
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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

6. True Detective (2014– )

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

9.3
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The lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, become entangled during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

7. Bones (2005– )

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

8.1
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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.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

8. Castle (2009– )

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

8.3
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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.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

9. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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46 Metascore

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Writer: Frank Miller | Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

10. 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

11. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure

9.0
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82 Metascore

When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

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

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

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Dann Florek, Ice-T

13. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure

8.6
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78 Metascore

A new menace emerges and the Dark Knight rises again to protect the city from a merciless terrorist with the help of anti-heroine Selina Kyle.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

14. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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56 Metascore

In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Writers: David Hayter, Alex Tse, Dave Gibbons | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

15. The Wire (2002–2008)

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

9.4
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement.

Creator: David Simon | Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

16. Grimm (2011– )

45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | Active

7.8
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A homicide detective discovers he is a descendant of hunters who fight supernatural forces.

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell

17. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

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

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

18. 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

19. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

8.3
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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Writers: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

20. The Killing (2011– )

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

8.2
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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Liam James

21. 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

22. Let's Be Cops (2014)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.8
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30 Metascore

Two struggling pals dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly-minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.

Writers: Luke Greenfield, Nicholas Thomas | Director: Luke Greenfield | Stars: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev

23. Kick-Ass (2010)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy

7.8
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66 Metascore

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so.

Writers: Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Mark Millar, John Romita Jr. | Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

24. Brick Mansions (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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40 Metascore

An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.

Writers: Luc Besson, Bibi Naceri | Director: Camille Delamarre | Stars: Paul Walker, David Belle, RZA, Gouchy Boy

25. Saw (2004)

R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery

7.7
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46 Metascore

With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

Writers: Leigh Whannell, James Wan | Director: James Wan | Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

26. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

8.2
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74 Metascore

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Writer: Frank Miller | Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

27. 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

28. The Drop (2014)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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69 Metascore

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

Writer: Dennis Lehane | Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts

29. Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

R | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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41 Metascore

The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.

Writers: Jeff Wadlow, Mark Millar, John Romita Jr. | Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey

30. 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

31. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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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

32. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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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

33. Sabotage (I) (2014)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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41 Metascore

Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Writers: Skip Woods, David Ayer | Director: David Ayer | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Olivia Williams

34. 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

35. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

36. Kite (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

4.3
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19 Metascore

When her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murder with the apparent help of his ex-partner.

Writers: Yasuomi Umetsu, Brian Cox | Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Carl Beukes

37. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Writers: Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner | Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

38. Law & Order (1990–2010)

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

7.6
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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.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

39. Filth (I) (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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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

40. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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88 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Writers: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

41. The Bridge (2013– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Two detectives work together to take down a serial killer operating on both sides of the Texas-Chihuahua border.

Creators: Elwood Reid, Björn Stein, Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Demian Bichir, Diane Kruger, Thomas M. Wright, Ted Levine

42. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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40 Metascore

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Writers: Leigh Whannell, James Wan | Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye

43. 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.

Stars: Olivia Colman, David Tennant, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan

44. 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

45. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Uma Thurman, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen

46. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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50 Metascore

Constantine tells the story of irreverent supernatural detective John Constantine, who has literally been to hell and back.

Writers: Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, Kevin Brodbin, Frank A. Cappello | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

47. Pain & Gain (2013)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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45 Metascore

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Pete Collins | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub

48. Ride Along (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy

6.1
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41 Metascore

Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top cop James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

Writers: Greg Coolidge, Jason Mantzoukas, Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, John Leguizamo

49. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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34 Metascore

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

50. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Writers: Derek Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, Darius Marder | Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook