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1. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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The cases of the BAU an elite group of profilers that analyze the nation's most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Stars: Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangsness

2. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

3. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

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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. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.7
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

6. Hannibal (2013– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror | Active

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Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

Creator: Bryan Fuller | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne

7. The Mentalist (2008– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

8. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

9. The Following (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

Creator: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry

10. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

11. 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

12. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

13. Psycho (1960)

TV-14 | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

15. Heroes (II) (2006–2010)

TV-14 | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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They thought they were like everyone else... until they woke with incredible abilities.

Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Milo Ventimiglia, Masi Oka

16. No Country for Old Men (2007)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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91 Metascore

Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Cormac McCarthy | Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson

17. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner | Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

18. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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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

19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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82 Metascore

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves | Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths

20. Saw (2004)

R | Horror, Mystery

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46 Metascore

With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed "Jigsaw". The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

Writers: Leigh Whannell, James Wan | Director: James Wan | Stars: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

21. Death Proof (2007)

R | 113 min | Action, Thriller

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Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

22. Heat (1995)

R | 170 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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76 Metascore

A group of professional bank robbers start to feel the heat from police when they unknowingly leave a clue at their latest heist.

Writer: Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight

23. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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74 Metascore

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Writer: Ben Ripley | Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

24. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

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52 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Writers: Robert Kurtzman, Quentin Tarantino | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

25. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Writer: Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

26. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

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52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

27. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Writers: Washington Irving, Kevin Yagher, Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

28. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

29. There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

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69 Metascore

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from highschool, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Writers: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly | Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Lee Evans

30. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

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65 Metascore

A masked killer begins murdering teenagers in a small town, and as the body count rises, one girl and her friends contemplate the "rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

31. Hannibal (2001)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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57 Metascore

Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.

Writers: Thomas Harris, David Mamet, Steven Zaillian | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta

32. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | Comedy

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81 Metascore

Exceptional London cop Nicholas Angel is involuntarily transferred to a quaint English village and paired with a witless new partner. While on the beat, Nicholas suspects a sinister conspiracy is afoot with the residents.

Writers: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg | Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

33. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Mystery, Thriller

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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Writers: David Johnson, Alex Mace | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

34. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama

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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Alice Sebold | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

35. Crossing Lines (2013– )

43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A special crime unit investigates serialized crimes that cross over European borders and to hunt down criminals to bring them to justice. A global FBI is born.

Creator: Edward Allen Bernero | Stars: William Fichtner, Marc Lavoine, Gabriella Pession, Tom Wlaschiha

36. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Writer: Patty Jenkins | Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

37. Stoker (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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58 Metascore

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Writer: Wentworth Miller | Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney

38. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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52 Metascore

A newly released ex-con and former US Ranger finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Writer: Scott Rosenberg | Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

39. Friday the 13th (2009)

R | 97 min | Horror

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34 Metascore

A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.

Writers: Damian Shannon, Mark Swift, Mark Wheaton, Victor Miller | Director: Marcus Nispel | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Amanda Righetti, Derek Mears, Danielle Panabaker

40. The Bletchley Circle (2012– )

45 min | Thriller

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In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin

41. No Good Deed (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 84 min | Crime, Thriller

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26 Metascore

An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children.

Writer: Aimee Lagos | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo

42. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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40 Metascore

The haunted Lambert family seeks to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

Writers: Leigh Whannell, James Wan | Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye

43. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

7.5
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83 Metascore

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Writers: John Logan, Hugh Wheeler, Christopher Bond | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

44. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

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66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Writer: Martin McDonagh | Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

45. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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41 Metascore

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

46. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Thriller

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A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

47. The Frozen Ground (2013)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, History

6.4
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37 Metascore

An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.

Writer: Scott Walker | Director: Scott Walker | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Vanessa Hudgens, John Cusack, Dean Norris

48. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.9
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85 Metascore

Exactly 16 years after he gets arrested and moved to a bedlam because of murdering her sister on the Halloween night, a demented young man escapes from the asylum and runs into a young, shy girl's family Halloween party.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

49. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, David Veloz, Richard Rutowski, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

50. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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35 Metascore

A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their actual death in reality.

Writers: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer, Wes Craven | Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy