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1. American Hustle (2013)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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90 Metascore

A con man, Irving Rosenfeld, along with his seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for a wild FBI agent, Richie DiMaso, who pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia.

Writers: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell | Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

2. The Hangover Part II (2011)

R | 102 min | Comedy

6.5
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44 Metascore

Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

Writers: Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong, Todd Phillips, Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

3. Along Came a Spider (2001)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.3
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42 Metascore

A congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school by an insider who calls Det. Alex Cross, sucking him into the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.

Writers: James Patterson, Marc Moss | Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Michael Wincott, Monica Potter, Dylan Baker

4. Snitch (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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51 Metascore

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son who was imprisoned after being set up in drug deal.

Writers: Justin Haythe, Ric Roman Waugh | Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Rafi Gavron

5. The Sting (1973)

PG | 129 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.

Writer: David S. Ward | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Shaw, Charles Durning

6. The Rockford Files (1974–1980)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The cases of an easy going ex-convict turned private investigator.

Stars: James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos, Luis Delgado

7. Go (1999)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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72 Metascore

Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

Writer: John August | Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs

8. Freelancers (2012)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.6
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The son of a slain NYPD officer joins the force, where he falls in with his father's former partner and a team of rogue cops.

Writer: L. Philippe Casseus | Director: Jessy Terrero | Stars: 50 Cent, Robert De Niro, Forest Whitaker, Malcolm Goodwin

9. The Salton Sea (2002)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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41 Metascore

After his wife is murdered, a man drifts into a world populated by thugs and speed junkies.

Writer: Tony Gayton | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Val Kilmer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Goldberg, Luis Guzmán

10. Nine Queens (2000)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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80 Metascore

Two con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the "nine queens").

Writer: Fabián Bielinsky | Director: Fabián Bielinsky | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Gastón Pauls, Leticia Brédice, María Mercedes Villagra

11. Dark Blue (2009–2010)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Officer Carter Shaw and his team go undercover - sometimes too deep, among the criminals of modern-day Los Angeles.

Creators: Danny Cannon, Doug Jung | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Omari Hardwick, Logan Marshall-Green, Nicki Aycox

12. The Grifters (1990)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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86 Metascore

A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.

Writers: Jim Thompson, Donald E. Westlake | Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Anjelica Huston, John Cusack, Annette Bening, Jan Munroe

13. Tenderness (2009)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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A policeman works to figure out whether a violent teen murdered his family.

Writers: Emil Stern, Robert Cormier | Director: John Polson | Stars: Russell Crowe, Jon Foster, Sophie Traub, Laura Dern

14. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Writers: David Mamet, Jonathan Katz | Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

15. The Last Shot (2004)

R | 93 min | Comedy

5.7
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47 Metascore

A movie director-screenwriter finds a man to finance his latest project but soon discovers that the producer is actually an undercover FBI agent working on a mob sting operation.

Writers: Steve Fishman, Jeff Nathanson | Director: Jeff Nathanson | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Toni Collette, Tony Shalhoub

16. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

PG | 84 min | Comedy, Crime

4.0
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Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.

Writers: Neal Israel, Pat Proft, Stephen Curwick | Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook

17. Ajami (2009)

124 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami.

Writers: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani | Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani | Stars: Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan, Elias Saba, Youssef Sahwani

18. The Con Artist (2010)

R | 84 min | Comedy

4.8
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An ex-con finds his plan to go straight foiled by a loan shark who manipulates his target into taking on one last heist.

Writers: Michael Melski, Collin Friesen | Director: Risa Bramon Garcia | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Sarah Roemer, Greg Germann, Russell Peters

19. Switch (1975–1978)

90 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.2
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An ex-cop and an ex-con start their own detective agency.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Robert Wagner, Eddie Albert, Charlie Callas, Sharon Gless

20. LSD: Love, Sex Aur Dhokha (2010)

Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A video camcorder, a store security camera, and concealed cameras candidly expose lives in three loosely-linked tales.

Writers: Dibakar Banerjee, Kanu Behl | Director: Dibakar Banerjee | Stars: Nushrat Bharucha, Anshuman Jha, Neha Chauhan, Rajkummar Rao

21. Widows' Peak (1994)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.8
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Edwina has just moved into the neighborhood known as "Widows' Peak," so called due to the prevalent marital status of the residents, who tend to be a rather exclusive bunch. The residents ... See full summary »

Writer: Hugh Leonard | Director: John Irvin | Stars: Joan Plowright, Mia Farrow, Natasha Richardson, Adrian Dunbar

22. Stonebrook (1999)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.4
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With the help of a friend of the family, 23-year-old Erik (Brad Rowe) gets a scholarship to the Ivy League-type school called Stonebrook. His dorm-mate (Seth Green) is a nerdy hacker named ... See full summary »

Writer: Steve Morris | Director: Byron W. Thompson | Stars: Seth Green, Zoe McLellan, Brad Rowe, Stanley Kamel

23. No One Killed Jessica (2011)

136 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A journalist, who is more of an activist teams up with the sister of a murdered model, as she gets interested in the case and wants to bring justice to her case.

Writers: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Raj Kumar Gupta | Director: Raj Kumar Gupta | Stars: Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, Myra Karn, Neil Bhoopalam

24. In the Flesh (1998)

102 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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A mature but uneasy cop takes in a young gay hustler following a knifing death in the area. A personal relationship wants to form but both are leery of it.

Writer: Ben Taylor | Director: Ben Taylor | Stars: Dane Ritter, Ed Corbin, Shimley Reynolds, Randy Cohlmia

25. L'opération Corned Beef (1991)

105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Squale, an ace spy, is called back from South America to carry out a tough operation. Goal: dismantle an international arms traffic masterminded by an important French government official. ... See full summary »

Writers: Christian Clavier, Jean-Marie Poiré | Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Jean Reno, Isabelle Renauld, Valérie Lemercier

26. Sex, Lies & Obsession (2001 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

5.5
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A high-school drama teacher struggles to keep her family together after she discovers her husband's sexual addiction.

Writer: Patricia Resnick | Director: Douglas Barr | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Lisa Rinna, Kevin Zegers, Robert Clark

27. Hollywood Vice Squad (1986)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.3
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A mother goes to Hollywood to find her runaway daughter. She discovers that the girl has become involved in the pornography industry, and goes to the police to get help in finding her.

Writer: James J. Docherty | Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Ronny Cox, Frank Gorshin, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Trish Van Devere

28. Broken Trust (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller

5.7
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Judge Nash is highly regarded for his position and decisions in the courtroom. He's approached by a special agent from a government task force investigating corrupt judges and lawyers, and ... See full summary »

Writers: William P. Wood, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne | Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Tom Selleck, Elizabeth McGovern, William Atherton, Charles Haid

29. The List (2000)

R | 93 min | Thriller

4.7
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After being arrested for solicitation, a high-class prostitute threatens to make public a list of her best clients.

Writers: Marcel Giroux, Sylvain Guy | Director: Sylvain Guy | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Roc LaFortune, Mädchen Amick, Ben Gazzara

30. Do Dooni Chaar (2010)

PG | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A middle-class father in India struggles through a series of unexpected events for upholding respect and smiles.

Writers: Habib Faisal, Rahil Qazi | Director: Habib Faisal | Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Aditi Vasudev, Archit Krishna

31. Smart Money (1931)

81 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Immigrant Greek barber has uncommon skills in playing poker and soon rises in the seedy world of illegal gambling, but pretty blondes remain his Achilles' heel.

Writers: Kubec Glasmon, John Bright, Lucien Hubbard, Joseph Jackson | Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, James Cagney, Evalyn Knapp, Ralf Harolde

32. Bad Bizness (2003 Video)

R | 91 min | Crime, Thriller

3.8
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After three women get killed, policewoman gets involved in the underworld of drugs and pornographic movies, when she starts investigating the case.

Writer: Sean McGinly | Directors: Jim Wynorski, Albert Pyun | Stars: Traci Bingham, Master P, Brent Huff, Belinda Gavin

33. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

132 min | Comedy, Drama

8.6
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Two friends, attempting to start-up their own photo studio, come across shady dealings, corruption and murder, and must fight to bring the guilty to light.

Writers: Ranjit Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Sudhir Mishra, Kundan Shah | Director: Kundan Shah | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Bhakti Barve, Satish Shah

34. Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Sci-Fi

6.5
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Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurences involving newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty work. The method by which they are brainwashed ... See full summary »

Creator: Kenneth Johnson | Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Terri Treas

35. The Kiss of Evil (2011)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A young student is found stabbed, and her family hires Vares to investigate the case.

Writers: Anders Engström, Mika Karttunen, Reijo Mäki, Katariina Souri | Director: Anders Engström | Stars: Antti Reini, Matti Onnismaa, Eppu Salminen, Jasper Pääkkönen

36. La totale! (1991)

102 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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To his family, François Voisin is nothing more than a humdrum civil servant. In truth, for the past twenty years he has been working as a crack secret agent... See full synopsis »

Writers: Didier Kaminka, Simon Michaël, Claude Zidi | Director: Claude Zidi | Stars: Thierry Lhermitte, Miou-Miou, Eddy Mitchell, Michel Boujenah

37. The Learning Curve (2001)

R | 113 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

5.3
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16 Metascore

A pair of young amateur grifters in L.A. try to run a scam on a real pro. He owns a record label and has very ambitious aspirations. He ends up forcing them to do his dirty work and for awhile everything goes well.

Writer: Eric Schwab | Director: Eric Schwab | Stars: Carmine Giovinazzo, Norbert Weisser, Monet Mazur, Tim Ransom

38. Players (1997–1998)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Three scam-artist convicts satisfy their parole requirements by helping out the FBI.

Creators: Reggie Rock Bythewood, Shaun Cassidy, Ice-T, Dick Wolf | Stars: Ice-T, Costas Mandylor, Frank John Hughes, Gary Fredo

39. Bring on the Night (1985)

PG-13 | 97 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
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Documents the preparation and rehearsals for Sting's first solo concert, as well as his supporting band's opinions on their leader and his controversial efforts.

Writer: Michael Apted | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Miles A. Copeland III, Omar Hakim, Darryl Jones, Kenny Kirkland

40. Trapped (1949)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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U.S. Treasury Department agents go after a ring of counterfeiters.

Writers: Earl Felton, George Zuckerman | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Payton, John Hoyt, James Todd

41. Caught (I) (2010)

14 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.5
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In 1962, a hidden movie camera is used to trap sexual deviants in a public park.

Writer: Monte Patterson | Director: Monte Patterson | Stars: Richard 'Rick' Bobier, Seth Caskey, Gabriel Gatton, Christine Leistner

42. The Color of the Chameleon (2012)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Batko becomes the spider in his own invisible web of informants by recruiting a group of intellectuals to spy on each other. He builds his own secret archive. After the fall of communism, he uses it to wreak havoc on the government.

Writer: Vladislav Todorov | Director: Emil Hristow | Stars: Lilia Abadjieva, Mihail Bilalov, Rousy Chanev, Deyan Donkov

43. Bayaw (2009)

81 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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Writers: Danio Caw, Monti Parungao | Director: Monti Parungao | Stars: Paolo Rivero, Janvier Daily, Andrew Miguel, Kaye Alipio

44. The Apprentice Heel (1977)

98 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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Writers: Frank Neville, Michel Deville | Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Robert Lamoureux, Christine Dejoux, Claude Piéplu, Jacques Doniol-Valcroze

45. We're Talkin' Serious Money (1992)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Comedy about two misfit men who lose a borrowed ten grand from a mob kingpin and must flee from NY to LA, only to there get involved in a caper involving a video of Senators in compromising... See full summary »

Writers: James Lemmo, Leo Rossi | Director: James Lemmo | Stars: Dennis Farina, Leo Rossi, Fran Drescher, Cynthia Frost

46. Actiunea Autobuzul (1978)

94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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In 1950 a Western spy is clandestinely parachuted into Communist Romania to retrieve secret WW2 codes and agent lists and also to assist a group of anti-Communist guerrillas escape but the Communist police is setting a trap.

Writers: Mircea Gandila, Ioan Grigorescu | Director: Virgil Calotescu | Stars: Mircea Albulescu, Aura Andritoiu, Ion Anghel, Aurelian Banica

47. Adio, draga Nela! (1972)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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When a rich Romanian lawyer aims to find his 2 long-lost sons and inheritors he places an ad in the newspaper but many crooks show up instead.

Writers: Petre Barbulescu, Fanus Neagu | Director: Cornel Todea | Stars: Stefan Iordache, Mircea Diaconu, Irina Gardescu, Dan Desliu

48. Yellow Pages (1999)

89 min | Comedy

2.9
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Meet Al Baxter - video-guy, tour guide, private eye, minister and all around dork. He's the jackass of all trades. After a zany series of events and a quirky romance lead Al into purchasing... See full summary »

Writers: Paul McKellips, Steve McKellips | Director: Moe Schwartz | Stars: Elisabeth Adwin, Marty Andaluz, Rick Antony, Lee Baldino

49. The Lesson (I) (2010)

Short, Crime, Drama

6.9
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In the early 1940s, while the U.S. was focused on World War 2, the mob moved in to control local businesses, government and officials. It's now 1947, the war is over, and the men are back. ... See full summary »

Writer: Phil Vassall | Director: Daniel Brienza | Stars: Jillian Kinsman, Marco DiGeorge, Larry Giorgio, Mark Troy

50. Seize (2010)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Action, Crime

6.8
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Officer Eva Minors goes on a routine patrol that quickly becomes more than she bargained for.

Writers: Bill Cornelius, Luke Dye | Directors: Bill Cornelius, Luke Dye | Stars: Katie Groshong, Scott Moreno, J.D. Hart, Candi Carpenter