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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. 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

3. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

Writers: Truman Capote, George Axelrod | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

4. Bronson (2008)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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71 Metascore

A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.

Writers: Brock Norman Brock, Nicolas Winding Refn | Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews, Katy Barker

5. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker.

Writers: Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Stieg Larsson | Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

6. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Writers: David Hare, Bernhard Schlink | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

7. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Writers: Dan Futterman, Gerald Clarke | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

8. Hustle & Flow (2005)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Music

7.4
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68 Metascore

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Writer: Craig Brewer | Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning

9. The Last Castle (2001)

R | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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43 Metascore

A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the corrupt system that put him away.

Writers: David Scarpa, Graham Yost | Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Burton

10. Conviction (II) (2010)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.

Writer: Pamela Gray | Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Thomas D. Mahard

11. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry... See full summary »

Writers: Vincent Gallo, Alison Bagnall | Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

12. Mother (2009)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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79 Metascore

A mother desperately searches for the killer who framed her son for a girl's horrific murder.

Writers: Joon-ho Bong, Eun-kyo Park | Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Hye-ja Kim, Bin Won, Ku Jin, Je-mun Yun

13. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints.

Writer: Dito Montiel | Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Shia LaBeouf, Dianne Wiest

14. Into the Abyss (2011)

PG-13 | 107 min | Documentary

7.3
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74 Metascore

Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry, Damon Hall

15. A Place in the Sun (1951)

Passed | 122 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A poor boy gets a job working for his rich uncle and ends up falling in love with two women.

Writers: Theodore Dreiser, Patrick Kearney, Michael Wilson, Harry Brown | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Shelley Winters, Anne Revere

16. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.

Writers: Roy Horniman, Robert Hamer, John Dighton | Director: Robert Hamer | Stars: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood

17. Animal Factory (2000)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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65 Metascore

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

Writers: Edward Bunker, John Steppling | Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior

18. Fay Grim (2006)

R | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises the security of the U.S., causing Fay to first head to Paris to fetch them ...

Writer: Hal Hartley | Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Parker Posey, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Aiken, D.J. Mendel

19. The Best of Youth (2003)

R | 383 min | Drama, Romance

8.5
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89 Metascore

An Italian epic that follows the lives of two brothers, from the 1960s to the 2000s.

Writers: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli | Director: Marco Tullio Giordana | Stars: Luigi Lo Cascio, Alessio Boni, Jasmine Trinca, Sonia Bergamasco

20. Talk to Me (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Writers: Michael Genet, Rick Famuyiwa | Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee, Mike Epps

21. 12 and Holding (2005)

R | 94 min | Drama

7.6
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65 Metascore

After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

Writer: Anthony Cipriano | Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Conor Donovan, Jesse Camacho, Zoe Weizenbaum, Annabella Sciorra

22. Some Mother's Son (1996)

R | 112 min | Drama, History

7.4
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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

23. Captives (1994)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A beautiful young dentist (Ormond) working in a tough British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit ... See full summary »

Writer: Frank Deasy | Director: Angela Pope | Stars: Julia Ormond, Tim Roth, Keith Allen, Siobhan Redmond

24. Things Behind the Sun (2001)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music

7.3
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A young music journalist's dark memories are awakened when he goes to interview a female rock singer, and both are forced to confront troubling secrets from their pasts.

Writers: Allison Anders, Kurt Voss | Director: Allison Anders | Stars: Kim Dickens, Gabriel Mann, Aria Alpert, Ruben Anders

25. Leo (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama

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Writers: Massy Tadjedin, Amir Tadjedin | Director: Mehdi Norowzian | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Shue, Sam Shepard, Justin Chambers

26. Aberdeen (2000)

106 min | Drama

7.3
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78 Metascore

Kaisa is a Scot, a successful London lawyer, who snorts coke and has one-night stands with strangers. Her mother calls from Aberdeen with some story begging her to fly to Norway and collect... See full summary »

Writers: Hans Petter Moland, Kristin Amundsen, Lars Bill Lundholm | Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Lena Headey, Jean Anderson, Charlotte Rampling

27. Parting Shots (1998)

Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.9
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After learning he is dying from cancer an failed photographer illegally buys a pistol and decides to go vigilante and get his revenge on all those who have made his life a misery.

Writers: Michael Winner, Nick Mead | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Chris Rea, Felicity Kendal, John Cleese, Bob Hoskins

28. Happy New Year (1987)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

5.9
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Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, ... See full summary »

Writers: Claude Lelouch, Warren Lane | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Peter Falk, Charles Durning, Claude Lelouch, Gary Maas

29. 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)

Unrated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Brash hoodlum Tom Connors enters Sing Sing cocksure of himself and disrespectful toward authority, but his tough but compassionate warden changes him.

Writers: Lewis E. Lawes, Wilson Mizner, Brown Holmes, Courtney Terrett, Robert Lord | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Bette Davis, Arthur Byron, Lyle Talbot

30. L'argent (1983)

85 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Bresson, Leo Tolstoy | Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Christian Patey, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Michel Briguet, Vincent Risterucci

31. The Big House (1930)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.2
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A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.

Writers: Frances Marion, Joseph Farnham, Martin Flavin | Directors: George W. Hill, Ward Wing | Stars: Chester Morris, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Robert Montgomery

32. The Last Gangster (1937)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A organized crime big shot is jailed for ten years after his wife becomes pregnant and becomes bitter when she divorces him and remarries.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, William A. Wellman, Robert Carson | Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Stewart, Rose Stradner, Lionel Stander

33. Omat koirat purivat (1974 TV Movie)

148 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Writers: Ilmari Kianto, Mikko Niskanen, Uolevi Kianto, Panu Rajala | Director: Mikko Niskanen | Stars: Mikko Niskanen, Mervi Kauppi, Kaarina Perola, Hannu Vuorinen

34. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: A Sense of Loss (1996)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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The shooting of a young policewoman draws Kavanagh into a tragic case in which his client refuses to help himself.

Writer: Matthew Hall | Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: John Thaw, Robin Bailey, James Barriscale, Daisy Bates

35. Screen Directors Playhouse (1955–1956)
Episode: Cry Justice (1956)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Rather than allow his partner to marry the woman he loves, a man fakes his own murder and frames his partner for the supposed crime. When the partner is released from prison ten years later, he plots revenge.

Writer: Donald Hyde | Director: George Sherman | Stars: Macdonald Carey, James Dunn, Dick Haymes, June Vincent

36. The Decalogue (1989– )
Episode: Decalogue Five: Thou Shalt Not Kill (1990)

59 min | Drama

8.4
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"Thou shalt not kill" - a shorter, slightly less graphic version of 'A Short Film About Killing', but the plot is essentially the same: murder followed by execution, two killings, one ... See full summary »

Writers: Krzysztof Piesiewicz, Krzysztof Kieslowski | Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz, Zbigniew Zapasiewicz

37. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Hazard Pay (2012)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Walt, Jesse and Mike start up business together.

Creator: Vince Gilligan | Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

38. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Last Rites (2012)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Pearce asks Michael to track down her fiancé's killer. Fiona investigates who tried to kill her inside of prison.

Creator: Matt Nix | Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Coby Bell, Bruce Campbell

39. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )
Episode: Phoenix Rising (2014)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The team helps Korsak investigate an old case that has gone very, very cold. Jane refuses to believe that she's not ready to go back on duty and takes some untraditional steps to stay involved.

Creator: Janet Tamaro | Director: Mark Haber | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Bruce McGill

40. A Dorothy L. Sayers Mystery (1987– )
Episode: Strong Poison: Episode Two (1987)

51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Lord Peter Wimsey investigates after the novelist Harriet Vane is accused of poisoning her former lover.

Writer: Philip Broadley | Director: Christopher Hodson | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Harriet Walter, Richard Morant, David Quilter

41. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: The More Loving One (1999)

75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Kavanagh defends a convicted arsonist and former heroin junkie for blowing up his apartment and killing his addicted, pregnant girlfriend.

Writer: Peter Moffat | Director: David Thacker | Stars: John Thaw, Richard Banham, Susanna Best, Di Botcher

42. Kavanagh QC (1995–2001)
Episode: The Sweetest Thing (1995)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Kavanagh defends a high-priced prostitute accused of murdering a business tycoon, and wife Lizzie interviews for a job on the continent.

Writer: Adrian Hodges | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: John Thaw, Daisy Bates, Jesse Birdsall, Stephen Boxer

43. Waking the Dead (2000– )
Episode: Walking on Water: Part 1 (2003)

58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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DNA evidence clears the transvestite son of his fisherman stepfather, but if he is not guilty who killed him and three female family members eleven years earlier?

Creator: Barbara Machin | Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

44. Major Crimes (2012– )
Episode: Zoo Story (2014)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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The LAPD finds itself in a precarious situation during an investigation into the disappearances of a string of young girls from a popular nightclub, leading to a turf battle between the ... See full summary »

Creator: James Duff | Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan