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1. Let's Be Cops (2014)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.8
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29 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

2. American Hustle (2013)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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90 Metascore

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

Writers: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell | Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

3. True Detective (2014– )

55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

9.4
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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

4. Castle (2009– )

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

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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, Jon Huertas, Seamus Dever

5. Bones (2005– )

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

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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

6. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime | Active

8.1
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum

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

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

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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, Richard Belzer

8. Sabotage (I) (2014)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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42 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

9. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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50 Metascore

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Writers: Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt | Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

10. Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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61 Metascore

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Writers: James Bobin, Nicholas Stoller, Jim Henson | Director: James Bobin | Stars: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey, Steve Whitmire

11. 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

12. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Detective Jane Rizzoli and Medical Examiner Dr. Maura Isles team up to solve crimes in Boston.

Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

13. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

14. 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

15. Sleepy Hollow (2013– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Active

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Ichabod Crane is resurrected and pulled two and a half centuries through time to unravel a mystery that dates all the way back to the founding fathers.

Creators: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter

16. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Cormac McCarthy | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

17. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Writers: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

18. 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

19. 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

20. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one loses a daughter.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Dennis Lehane | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

21. Lie to Me (2009–2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the ... See full summary »

Creator: Samuel Baum | Stars: Tim Roth, Kelli Williams, Brendan Hines, Monica Raymund

22. Columbo (1971–2003)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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With his rumpled raincoat, ever-present cigar, bumbling demeanour and Sherlock Holmesian powers of deduction, disarmingly polite homicide detective Lieutenant Columbo took on some of the most cunning murderers in Los Angeles, most of whom made one fatal, irrevocable mistake: underestimating his investigative genius.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Stars: Peter Falk, Mike Lally, John Finnegan, Bruce Kirby

23. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

24. Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001–2011)

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

7.3
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The third "Law and Order" series involves the criminal justice system from the criminal's point of view.

Stars: Kathryn Erbe, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jamey Sheridan, Courtney B. Vance

25. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

26. As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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67 Metascore

A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is in an accident.

Writers: Mark Andrus, James L. Brooks | Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

27. Death in Paradise (2011– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A strait-laced British inspector is transferred to St. Marie Island's police department. Unfortunately, he hates the sun, sea, and sand. In later series, an accident-prone officer heads the Caribbean investigative team.

Creator: Robert Thorogood | Stars: Sara Martins, Danny John-Jules, Gary Carr, Élisabeth Bourgine

28. Parker (2013)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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43 Metascore

A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.

Writers: John J. McLaughlin, Donald E. Westlake | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jason Statham, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, Nick Nolte

29. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Mark Jacobson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

30. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

Tells the story of seventeen year-old J (Josh) as he navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Writer: David Michôd | Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

31. Top of the Lake (2013 TV Mini-Series)

350 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When pregnant, 12-year-old Tui tries to kill herself in a freezing New Zealand lake, Detective Robin Griffin has plenty of questions for the girl. But when Tui suddenly disappears, Griffin finds herself knee-deep in small-town secrets.

Creators: Jane Campion, Gerard Lee | Stars: Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan, David Wenham

32. Primal Fear (1996)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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47 Metascore

An altar boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.

Writers: William Diehl, Steve Shagan, Ann Biderman | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Edward Norton, John Mahoney

33. Unfaithful (2002)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.7
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63 Metascore

A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.

Writers: Claude Chabrol, Alvin Sargent, William Broyles Jr. | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez, Erik Per Sullivan

34. Teeth (I) (2007)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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57 Metascore

Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.

Writer: Mitchell Lichtenstein | Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein | Stars: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman

35. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.5
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33 Metascore

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

Writer: Tom Six | Director: Tom Six | Stars: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

36. I, Robot (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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59 Metascore

In 2035 a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity.

Writers: Jeff Vintar, Akiva Goldsman, Isaac Asimov | Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, Alan Tudyk

37. Headhunters (2011)

R | 100 min | Crime, Thriller

7.6
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72 Metascore

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Writers: Ulf Ryberg, Lars Gudmestad, Jo Nesbø | Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie R. Ølgaard

38. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Horror

6.1
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47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

Writers: Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

39. The Closer (2005–2012)

46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.

Creator: James Duff | Stars: Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds, Robert Gossett

40. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Inspector Morse has an ear for music, a taste for beer and a nose for crime. He sets out with Sergeant Lewis to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

41. Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.6
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24 Metascore

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Writers: Patrick Melton, Marcus Dunstan | Director: Kevin Greutert | Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes

42. Blitz (2011)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

Writers: Nathan Parker, Ken Bruen | Director: Elliott Lester | Stars: Jason Statham, Paddy Considine, Aidan Gillen, Zawe Ashton

43. 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

44. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.9
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80 Metascore

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin

45. From Hell (2001)

R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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54 Metascore

In Victorian Era London, a troubled clairvoyant police detective investigates the murders by Jack The Ripper.

Writers: Alan Moore, Eddie Campbell, Terry Hayes, Rafael Yglesias | Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

46. 88 Minutes (2007)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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17 Metascore

On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.

Writer: Gary Scott Thompson | Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Ben McKenzie, Leelee Sobieski

47. Taking Lives (2004)

R | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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38 Metascore

An FBI profiler is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim.

Writers: Michael Pye, Jon Bokenkamp | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Gena Rowlands

48. Faster (2010)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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44 Metascore

An ex-con sets out to avenge his brother's death after they were double-crossed during a heist years ago. During his campaign, however, he's tracked by a veteran cop and an egocentric hit man.

Writers: Tony Gayton, Joe Gayton | Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Mauricio Lopez

49. Hide and Seek (2005)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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35 Metascore

As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace -- at first -- in her imaginary friend.

Writer: Ari Schlossberg | Director: John Polson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue

50. Arbitrage (2012)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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73 Metascore

A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help.

Writer: Nicholas Jarecki | Director: Nicholas Jarecki | Stars: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Brit Marling, Tim Roth