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1. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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89 Metascore

Henry Hill and his friends work their way up through the mob hierarchy.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

2. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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86 Metascore

An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

Writers: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

3. Twelve Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Writers: Chris Marker, David Webb Peoples, Janet Peoples | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

4. 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

5. The Illusionist (2006)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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68 Metascore

In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing.

Writers: Neil Burger, Steven Millhauser | Director: Neil Burger | Stars: Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti, Rufus Sewell

6. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.3
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

7. Collateral (2004)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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71 Metascore

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.

Writer: Stuart Beattie | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

8. The Tourist (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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37 Metascore

Revolves around Frank, an American tourist visiting Italy to mend a broken heart. Elise is an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path.

Writers: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Christopher McQuarrie, Julian Fellowes, Jérôme Salle | Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton

9. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old 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

10. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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96 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Writers: Ernest Tidyman, Robin Moore | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

11. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

Approved | 205 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.

Writers: William Rose, Tania Rose | Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney

12. Get Shorty (1995)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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82 Metascore

A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

Writers: Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

13. 13 (I) (2010)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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29 Metascore

A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Writers: Géla Babluani, Greg Pruss | Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: Sam Riley, Alice Barrett, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Statham

14. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

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

3.7
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17 Metascore

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

Writer: Justin Marks | Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein

15. Hollywood Homicide (2003)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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47 Metascore

Two LAPD detectives who moonlight in other fields investigate the murder of an up-and-coming rap group.

Writers: Robert Souza, Ron Shelton | Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Harrison Ford, Josh Hartnett, Isaiah Washington, Lena Olin

16. 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

17. The Pink Panther 2 (2009)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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36 Metascore

Insp. Jacques Clouseau teams up with a squad of International detectives who are just as bumbling as he is. Their mission: Stop a globe-trotting thief who specializes in stealing historical artifacts.

Writers: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber, Steve Martin, Maurice Richlin, Blake Edwards | Director: Harald Zwart | Stars: Steve Martin, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Andy Garcia

18. Stakeout (1987)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Two cops have to observe a woman. One of them falls in love with her.

Writer: Jim Kouf | Director: John Badham | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Madeleine Stowe, Aidan Quinn

19. Big Momma's House 2 (2006)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Crime

4.5
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34 Metascore

On his latest assignment, FBI agent Malcolm Turner goes undercover as Big Momma, and works as a nanny for an unhappy woman who is under investigation for murder.

Writers: Don Rhymer, Darryl Quarles | Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Emily Procter, Nia Long, Zachary Levi

20. Magnum Force (1973)

R | 124 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Dirty Harry is on the trail of vigilante cops who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.

Writers: Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, John Milius, Michael Cimino | Director: Ted Post | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Hal Holbrook, Mitchell Ryan, David Soul

21. The Informant! (2009)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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66 Metascore

The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.

Writers: Scott Z. Burns, Kurt Eichenwald | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt, Lucas McHugh Carroll

22. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Writer: George Gallo | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

23. Tequila Sunrise (1988)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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62 Metascore

Mac Mckussic is an unlikely drug dealer who wants to go straight. His old and best friend Nick Frescia is now a cop who is assigned to investigate and bring him to justice. Mac is very ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Towne | Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kurt Russell, Raul Julia

24. Memories of Murder (2003)

Unrated | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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82 Metascore

In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi, in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is found dead, raped and tied and gagged with her underwear. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho... See full summary »

Writers: Joon-ho Bong, Kwang-rim Kim, Sung-bo Shim | Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song

25. The Woodsman (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.3
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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.

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

26. Analyze That (2002)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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37 Metascore

Mobster Paul Vitti is released into Dr. Ben Sobol's care, where only more chaos ensues.

Writers: Kenneth Lonergan, Peter Tolan, Peter Steinfeld, Harold Ramis | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Joe Viterelli

27. Alarm für Cobra 11 - Die Autobahnpolizei (1996– )

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Two police inspectors and their team fight criminals they encounter on highways in Germany.

Stars: Erdogan Atalay, Gottfried Vollmer, Dietmar Huhn, Carina N. Wiese

28. Dark Angel (1990)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.0
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Jack Caine (Dolph Lundgren) is a Houston vice cop who's forgotten the rule book. His self-appointed mission is to stop the drugs trade and the number one supplier Victor Manning. Whilst ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonathan Tydor, Leonard Maas Jr. | Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley, Matthias Hues

29. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Writers: Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Eijirô Hisaita, Akira Kurosawa, Evan Hunter | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

30. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

3.1
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The Russian government hires the veterans of the Police Academy (1984) to help deal with the Mafia.

Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Randolph Davis, Michele S. Chodos | Director: Alan Metter | Stars: G.W. Bailey, George Gaynes, Michael Winslow, David Graf

31. Stray Dog (1949)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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During a sweltering summer, a rookie homicide detective tries to track down his stolen Colt pistol.

Writers: Ryûzô Kikushima, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Awaji, Eiko Miyoshi

32. I Want to Live! (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A prostitute, sentenced to death for alleged murder, pleads her innocence.

Writers: Nelson Gidding, Don Mankiewicz, Ed Montgomery, Barbara Graham | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

33. The Dancer Upstairs (2002)

R | 132 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A police detective in a South American country is dedicated to hunting down a revolutionary guerilla leader.

Writer: Nicholas Shakespeare | Director: John Malkovich | Stars: Javier Bardem, Laura Morante, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Mínguez

34. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

7.3
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Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in a British prison, in which IRA prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of IRA prisoners as criminals rather than as ... See full summary »

Writers: Terry George, Jim Sheridan | Director: Terry George | Stars: Helen Mirren, Fionnula Flanagan, Aidan Gillen, David O'Hara

35. Cops and Robbersons (1994)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

4.9
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When police discover that a mob hitman has moved in next door to the Robbersons, they want to find out what he is up to. So they set up a stakeout in the Robbersons' home. Hard-nosed, ... See full summary »

Writer: Bernie Somers | Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Jack Palance, Dianne Wiest, Robert Davi

36. The Last Shot (2004)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.7
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47 Metascore

A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.

Writers: Steve Fishman, Jeff Nathanson | Director: Jeff Nathanson | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, Tony Shalhoub

37. Mercy (2000)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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Detective Catherine Palmer investigates a series of sexually gruesome serial murders and becomes embroiled in a world of lesbianism and bondage after she becomes obsessed with one of the victims' paramours.

Writers: David L. Lindsey, Damian Harris | Director: Damian Harris | Stars: Ellen Barkin, Wendy Crewson, Peta Wilson, Karen Young

38. Bells Are Ringing (1960)

126 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Ella Peterson is a Brooklyn telephone answering service operator who tries to improve the lives of her clients by passing along bits of information she hears from other clients. She falls ... See full summary »

Writers: Betty Comden, Adolph Green | Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Holliday, Dean Martin, Fred Clark, Eddie Foy Jr.

39. The FBI Story (1959)

Approved | 149 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.5
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A dedicated FBI agent recalls the agency's battles against the Klan, organized crime and Communist spies.

Writers: Richard L. Breen, John Twist, Don Whitehead | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: James Stewart, Vera Miles, Murray Hamilton, Larry Pennell

40. Lady for a Day (1933)

TV-G | 96 min | Comedy

7.5
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A gangster tries to make Apple Annie, the Times Square apple seller, a lady for a day.

Writers: Robert Riskin, Damon Runyon | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Warren William, May Robson, Guy Kibbee, Glenda Farrell

41. Pushover (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A larcenous undercover cop falls for the beautiful moll of a bank robber on the run and together they double-cross the hood nd the cops.

Writers: Roy Huggins, Thomas Walsh, Bill S. Ballinger | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Kim Novak, Philip Carey, Dorothy Malone

42. Defenseless (1991)

R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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A lawyer is hired to defend an old college friend accused of murdering her husband.

Writers: James Hicks, Jeff Burkhart | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Barbara Hershey, Sam Shepard, Mary Beth Hurt, J.T. Walsh

43. Dragnet (1954)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Two homicide detectives investigate the brutal shotgun murder of a crime syndicate member.

Writer: Richard L. Breen | Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Ben Alexander, Richard Boone, Ann Robinson

44. So Sweet, So Dead (1972)

X | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.9
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A serial killer is on the loose. His victims are unfaithful wives and he always leaves compromising photographs at the crime scene.

Writers: Luigi Angelo, Roberto Bianchi Montero, Italo Fasan | Director: Roberto Bianchi Montero | Stars: Farley Granger, Sylva Koscina, Silvano Tranquilli, Annabella Incontrera

45. Extreme Justice (1993)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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Jeff Powers is the newest member of a very elite and very secret LAPD division. Their mission is to target important criminals and to get them to stop. Police brutality is not a known term ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Sacks, Robert Boris | Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Chelsea Field, Yaphet Kotto

46. The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

7.4
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73 Metascore

Footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists documenting the Black Power Movement in the United States is edited together by a contemporary Swedish filmmaker.

Writer: Göran Olsson | Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, Abiodun Oyewole

47. Madame Hollywood (2002 Video)

R | 85 min | Romance, Thriller

4.8
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Writer: Jin Lian | Director: Mirek Bohusz | Stars: Mia Zottoli, Shauna O'Brien, Brandy Miller, Daniel Busch

48. Mayerling (1936)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, is fettered on all sides. He's bored; his father, the emperor, is domineering; his politics are more liberal than his father's, but he knows his views carry... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Anet, Joseph Kessel, Irma von Cube | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux, Marthe Régnier, Yolande Laffon

49. Guardian Angel (1994 Video)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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Christine McKay is a cop. She and some other cops which includes her lover are pursuing some criminals. Her lover gets killed by a woman named Nina, who is later caught. Because of his ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Hart | Director: Richard W. Munchkin | Stars: Cynthia Rothrock, Daniel McVicar, Lydie Denier, Marshall R. Teague

50. The Captive City (1952)

91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

6.6
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A small town newspaperman's investigation into a local bookie operation turns up a web of organized crime.

Writers: Alvin M. Josephy, Karl Kamb | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: John Forsythe, Joan Camden, Harold J. Kennedy, Marjorie Crossland