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1. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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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

2. The November Man (2014)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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38 Metascore

An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

Writers: Michael Finch, Karl Gajdusek, Bill Granger | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich

3. 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

4. Total Recall (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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43 Metascore

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Writers: Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, Gary Goldman | Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale

5. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.

Writer: Oliver Stone | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

6. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

7. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Writer: James Vanderbilt | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

8. Gangs of New York (2002)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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72 Metascore

In 1863, Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points area of New York City seeking revenge against Bill the Butcher, his father's killer.

Writers: Jay Cocks, Steven Zaillian, Kenneth Lonergan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jim Broadbent

9. Rome (2005 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Action, Drama, History

8.9
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A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

10. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.9
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69 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Robert Moresco | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Karina Arroyave

11. The Aviator (2004)

PG-13 | 170 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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77 Metascore

A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career, from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

Writer: John Logan | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

12. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

13. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan over thirty years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Writers: Harry Grey, Leonardo Benvenuti, Piero De Bernardi, Enrico Medioli, Franco Arcalli, Franco Ferrini, Sergio Leone, Stuart Kaminsky | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci

14. RED (2010)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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60 Metascore

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.

Writers: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber, Warren Ellis, Cully Hamner | Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Mary-Louise Parker

15. Four Brothers (2005)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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49 Metascore

Four brothers look to avenge their mother's death.

Writers: David Elliot, Paul Lovett | Director: John Singleton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund, André Benjamin

16. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Thriller

6.4
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56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

17. Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

8.0
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The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Writers: Dalton Trumbo, Howard Fast | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

18. State of Play (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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64 Metascore

When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.

Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Tony Gilroy, Billy Ray, Paul Abbott | Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

19. Machete (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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60 Metascore

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodríguez | Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba

20. The Last Boy Scout (1991)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.

Writers: Shane Black, Greg Hicks | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willingham

21. The Dukes of Hazzard (1979–1985)

PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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The adventures of the fast-drivin', rubber-burnin' Duke boys of Hazzard County.

Creator: Gy Waldron | Stars: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle

22. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

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

6.6
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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

23. Rush Hour 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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44 Metascore

After an attempted assassination on Ambassador Han, Lee and Carter head to Paris to protect a French woman with knowledge of the Triads' secret leaders.

Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Ross LaManna | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Max von Sydow, Hiroyuki Sanada

24. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

25. JFK (1991)

R | 189 min | Drama, History, Thriller

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72 Metascore

A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story.

Writers: Oliver Stone, Zachary Sklar, Jim Garrison, Jim Marrs | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

26. The Campaign (2012)

R | 85 min | Comedy

6.2
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50 Metascore

An incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal faces a no-holds-barred challenge from a naive newcomer funded by two unscrupulous billionaire lobbyist brothers.

Writers: Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell, Adam McKay | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott

27. The Bank Job (2008)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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69 Metascore

Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.

Writers: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays

28. Akira (1988)

R | 124 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

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76 Metascore

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

Writers: Katsuhiro Ôtomo, Izô Hashimoto, Kevin Seymour, Heidi Wilbur, L. Michael Haller | Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata, Tesshô Genda

29. 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

30. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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52 Metascore

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

Writers: David Baldacci, William Goldman | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

31. Ali G Indahouse (2002)

R | 85 min | Comedy

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Ali G unwittingly becomes a pawn in the evil Chancellor's plot to overthrow the Prime Minister of Great Britain. However, instead of bringing the Prime Minister down, Ali is embraced by the... See full summary »

Writers: Sacha Baron Cohen, Dan Mazer | Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Emilio Rivera, Gina La Piana, Dana de Celis

32. Dave (1993)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance, is put in his place.

Writer: Gary Ross | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Frank Langella, Kevin Dunn

33. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

Not Rated | 129 min | Drama

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A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the US Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Writers: Sidney Buchman, Lewis R. Foster | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, Edward Arnold

34. Arlington Road (1999)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

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65 Metascore

A college professor begins to suspect that his neighbour is a terrorist.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Hope Davis

35. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Writers: Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth, Joseph Wilson, Valerie Plame Wilson | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

36. The General's Daughter (1999)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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47 Metascore

When the daughter of a well-known and well-respected base commander is murdered, an undercover detective is summoned to look into the matter and finds a slew of cover-ups at West Point.

Writers: Nelson DeMille, Christopher Bertolini, William Goldman | Director: Simon West | Stars: John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton

37. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Writers: Jeffrey Caine, John le Carré | Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston

38. All the President's Men (1976)

R | 138 min | Drama, History, Mystery

8.0
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Reporters Woodward and Bernstein uncover the details of the Watergate scandal that leads to President Nixon's resignation.

Writers: Carl Bernstein, Bob Woodward, William Goldman | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam

39. Clear and Present Danger (1994)

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

6.9
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74 Metascore

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

Writers: Tom Clancy, Donald Stewart, Steven Zaillian, John Milius | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida

40. Black Dynamite (2009)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy

7.4
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65 Metascore

Black Dynamite is the greatest African-American action star of the 1970s. When his only brother is killed by The Man it's up to him to find justice.

Writers: Michael Jai White, Byron Minns, Scott Sanders | Director: Scott Sanders | Stars: Arsenio Hall, Tommy Davidson, Phyllis Applegate, Obba Babatundé

41. Miller's Crossing (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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66 Metascore

Tom Regan, an advisor to a Prohibition-era crime boss, tries to keep the peace between warring mobs but gets caught in divided loyalties.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Albert Finney, John Turturro, Marcia Gay Harden

42. The Pelican Brief (1993)

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

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Writers: John Grisham, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

43. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

44. Patriot Games (1992)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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When CIA Analyst Jack Ryan interferes with an IRA assassination, a renegade faction targets him and his family for revenge.

Writers: Tom Clancy, W. Peter Iliff, Donald Stewart | Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Bean, Anne Archer, Patrick Bergin

45. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Writers: James Grady, Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

46. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Drama, History

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

47. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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49 Metascore

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Writer: Brian Helgeland | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

48. The Getaway (1972)

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.

Writers: Walter Hill, Jim Thompson | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

49. In the Line of Fire (1993)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan couldn't save Kennedy, but he's determined not to let a clever assassin take out this president.

Writer: Jeff Maguire | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott

50. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Approved | 126 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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94 Metascore

A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury