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1. The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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63 Metascore

A defense attorney has a crisis of conscience when he represents a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to beat the system.

Writers: John Romano, Michael Connelly | Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy

Votes: 158,576

2. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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 »

Writers: Ross Thomas, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jeremy Iacone, Floyd Mutrux | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 21,185

3. True Crime (1999)

R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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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?

Writers: Andrew Klavan, Larry Gross, Paul Brickman, Stephen Schiff | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton, James Woods

Votes: 23,388

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.

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

Votes: 11,281

5. 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

Votes: 3,893

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.

Writers: Edmund Beloin, Jack Rose | Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 2,013

7. One on Top of the Other (1969)

R | 97 min | Mystery, Romance, 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.

Writers: Roberto Gianviti, Lucio Fulci, José Luis Martínez Mollá | Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jean Sorel, Marisa Mell, Elsa Martinelli, Alberto de Mendoza

Votes: 1,014

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.

Writers: Peter Milne, Humphrey Cobb, Robert Tasker, John Bright | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,138

9. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

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

6.2
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When ex-cop Steve Rollins is released from San Quentin after five years, his only thoughts are of revenge on the men who framed him for manslaughter. Back in San Francisco, his quest for ... See full summary »

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Martin Rackin, William P. McGivern | Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest

Votes: 177

10. Women of San Quentin (1983 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.1
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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.

Writers: Larry Cohen, Mark Rodgers | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Debbie Allen, Charles Allen-Anderson, Richard Beauchamp, Earl Billings

Votes: 48

11. 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 »

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

Votes: 349

12. 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 »

Writers: Fred Niblo Jr., John Fante, Ross B. Wills | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: John Garfield, Brenda Marshall, Marjorie Rambeau, George Tobias

Votes: 201

13. Bad Boys of Summer (2007)

76 min | Documentary

5.9
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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.

Writers: Loren Mendell, Tiller Russell | Directors: Loren Mendell, Tiller Russell

Votes: 10

14. Gaucho Serenade (1940)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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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.

Writers: Betty Burbridge, Bradford Ropes | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, June Storey, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 84

15. The Big House (1998– )

Documentary

6.4
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Stars: Paul Sorvino, George Kelly, Robert Stroud

Votes: 7

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

10 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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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: 24

17. Tragic (1998)

Documentary, Short

6.4
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Stars: Edward Hickman, Marion Parker

Votes: 5

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

60 min | Western

8.7
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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 »

Creators: A.I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman | Director: James F. Lichtman | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 17