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1. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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63 Metascore

Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy

Votes: 174,994 | Gross: $57.98M

2. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members... See full summary »

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 23,360 | Gross: $4.50M

3. True Crime (1999)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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65 Metascore

Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution?

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton, James Woods

Votes: 25,689 | Gross: $16.64M

4. Dark Passage (1947)

Approved | 106 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.6
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A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 13,011

5. I Want to Live! (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 4,306

6. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 2,213

7. One on Top of the Other (1969)

R | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli, Alberto de Mendoza

Votes: 1,149

8. San Quentin (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,274

9. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest

Votes: 184

10. Women of San Quentin (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.0
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A young female prison guard finds out that her first assignment is to San Quentin, one of the toughest prisons in the country.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Stella Stevens, Debbie Allen, Hector Elizondo, Amy Steel

Votes: 58

11. East of the River (1940)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Troubled youths Joe and Nick Lorenzo grow into very different men: Joe a small-time hoodlum and Nick an honored college graduate. When Nick falls for Joe's girl Laurie, trouble erupts ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: John Garfield, Brenda Marshall, Marjorie Rambeau, George Tobias

Votes: 211

12. Down Time (2001)

R | 90 min | Drama, Crime

2.1
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A street hustler who makes all the wrong moves finds himself doing hard time in the penitentiary in this hard-edged drama. Slim is a small time drug dealer who tries to make that one big ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Wilson | Stars: William Van Noland, Peter Quartaroli, Sam McBride, Joy Garner

Votes: 348

13. The Big House (1998– )

Documentary

6.2
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History channel goes inside some of the toughest prisons in America

Stars: George Kelly, Robert Stroud, Paul Sorvino

Votes: 9

14. Gaucho Serenade (1940)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A bunch of businessmen are out to kidnap a former partner's son so he won't squeal on them. Guess who must stop them.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 81

15. Bad Boys of Summer (2007)

76 min | Documentary

6.4
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A look at the effect a coach has on a team made up of convicted felons, during their final season together.

Directors: Loren Mendell, Tiller Russell

Votes: 9

16. True Crime: The Scene of the Crime (1999 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

5.8
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Clint Eastwood, the director and star of True Crime (1999), and three of his actors discuss the film as it is being made.

Director: Jerry Hogrewe | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Denis Leary, Isaiah Washington, James Woods

Votes: 23

17. Tragic (1998)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Edward Hickman, Marion Parker

18. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: Point and Counterpoint (1969)

60 min | Western

8.0
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A dying prisoner asks his son to kill the two people whose testimony caused his death, a Stockton banker named Clark and Victoria Barkley. After Clark is murdered, Jarrod, unaware that ... See full summary »

Director: James F. Lichtman | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 23