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1. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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79 Metascore

Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro take different paths: one becomes a photographer, the other a drug dealer.

Writers: Paulo Lins, Bráulio Mantovani | Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen

2. On the Waterfront (1954)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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88 Metascore

An ex-prize fighter turned longshoreman struggles to stand up to his corrupt union bosses.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Malcolm Johnson | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger

3. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Writers: Billy Wilder, Edwin Blum, Donald Bevan, Edmund Trzcinski | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

4. White Lightning (1973)

PG | 101 min | Action, Drama, Crime

6.3
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An ex con teams up with federal agents to help them with breaking up a moonshine ring.

Writer: William W. Norton | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins

5. White Heat (1949)

Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.2
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A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Virginia Kellogg | Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Margaret Wycherly

6. Les Lyonnais (2011)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »

Writers: Olivier Marchal, Edgar Marie, Edmond Vidal | Director: Olivier Marchal | Stars: Gérard Lanvin, Tchéky Karyo, Daniel Duval, Dimitri Storoge

7. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.9
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100 Metascore

The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.

Writer: Robert Bresson | Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert

8. Pickup on South Street (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.8
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.

Writers: Samuel Fuller, Dwight Taylor | Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter, Murvyn Vye

9. We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013)

R | 130 min | Documentary

6.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary that details the creation of Julian Assange's controversial website, which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S. history.

Writer: Alex Gibney | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Julian Assange, Adrian Lamo, Chelsea Manning, John 'Fuzface' McMahon

10. On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Hard, withdrawn city cop Jim Wilson roughs up one too many suspects and is sent upstate to help investigate the murder of a young girl in the winter countryside. There he meets Mary Malden,... See full summary »

Writers: A.I. Bezzerides, Nicholas Ray, Gerald Butler | Directors: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino | Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper

11. Force of Evil (1948)

TV-PG | 78 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

7.4
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An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Writers: Abraham Polonsky, Ira Wolfert | Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

12. Strange Cargo (1940)

Passed | 113 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Convicts escaping from Devil's Island come under the influence of a strange Christ-like figure.

Writers: Lawrence Hazard, Richard Sale | Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre

13. Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life ... See full summary »

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Warren Duff, Jerome Odlum | Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft

14. La balance (1982)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Nicole is a Parisian streetwalker and Dede is her racketeer boyfriend, on the outs with his mob bosses because of a dispute over Nicole. When a police informant ("balance") is murdered, the... See full summary »

Writers: Mathieu Fabiani, Bob Swaim | Director: Bob Swaim | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Philippe Léotard, Richard Berry, Maurice Ronet

15. Luna Park (1992)

111 min | Drama

6.6
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Andrei is the head of a gang of antisemitic skinheads clinging to the old communist ideals in post-Communist Moscow. When he learns that his long lost father actually is a Jewish bohemian ... See full summary »

Writer: Pavel Lungin | Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Andrei Gutin, Natalya Egorova, Nonna Mordyukova

16. Lady Gangster (1942)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Dot Burton (Faye Emerson)has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Coldeway, Dorothy Mackaye, Carlton Miles | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Faye Emerson, Julie Bishop, Frank Wilcox, Roland Drew

17. Internes Can't Take Money (1937)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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In his first film, young Dr. Kildare helps a female ex-con find her child.

Writers: Rian James, Theodore Reeves, Max Brand | Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Lloyd Nolan, Stanley Ridges

18. Chandler (1971)

GP | 85 min | Drama, Crime

4.3
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A hardboiled aging private eye is hired to find and protect a missing government witness sought after by the gangsters. The witness is a beautiful French woman and even the cops can't be trusted. The case is tough, but so is Chandler.

Writers: Paul Magwood, John Sacret Young | Director: Paul Magwood | Stars: Warren Oates, Leslie Caron, Alex Dreier, Mitchell Ryan

19. Blazing Guns (1943)

54 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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The Governor sends Ken and Hoot to clean up the town of Willow Springs. Finding themselves outnumbered by Duke Wade and his gang, Hoot gets the Governor to release some prisoners into their... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Emmett Tansey, Frances Kavanaugh, Gina Kaus | Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, LeRoy Mason, Emmett Lynn

20. I Am the Law (1938)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Law professor John Lindsay is asked by a civic leader to become a special prosecutor to go after the racketeers in town.

Writers: Fred Allhoff, Jo Swerling | Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Barbara O'Neil, John Beal, Wendy Barrie

21. Outside the Wall (1950)

Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Larry Nelson, paroled from prison after serving nearly half of his thirty-year sentence, is determined to not fall into the clutches of the law again, and takes a quiet job at a country ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry Edward Helseth, Crane Wilbur | Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Richard Basehart, Marilyn Maxwell, Signe Hasso, Dorothy Hart

22. Half a Sinner (1940)

Approved | 59 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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Although young and beautiful, schoolteacher Anne Gladden fears a dull future. She finally decides to take a walk on the wild side, splurging on some fashionable new clothes and setting off ... See full summary »

Writers: Frederick J. Jackson, Dalton Trumbo | Director: Al Christie | Stars: Heather Angel, John 'Dusty' King, Constance Collier, Walter Catlett

23. The Final Mission (2014)

19 min | Short, Drama, Thriller | Post-production

Three hit men, one mission, and a trap and snitch within.

Writer: Winston James | Director: Winston James | Stars: Jas Anderson, Amadeo Fusca, Clinton Lowe, Peter O'Hara

24. The Farm of Tomorrow (1954)

6 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.8
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The farm of tomorrow proves to be filled with wacky inventions and crazy cross-breeding.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Paul Frees, Daws Butler, June Foray

25. Second Chance (1947)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Joan Summers (Louise Currie) enters the office of jewel merchant Montclaire (Francis Pierlot) closely followed by Kendal Wolf (Kent Taylor). Each recognizes the other to be a jewel thief, ... See full summary »

Writers: Arnold Belgard, Lou Breslow, John Patrick | Director: James Tinling | Stars: Kent Taylor, Louise Currie, Dennis Hoey, Larry J. Blake

26. Boys' Reformatory (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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A tough street kid takes the rap for a burglary committed by the son of his foster family and is sent to a boys reformatory, where the inmates are under the thumb of corrupt guards and a brutal prison doctor.

Writers: Ray Trampe, Norman S. Hall, Wellyn Totman | Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Frankie Darro, Grant Withers, Lillian Elliott, Frank Coghlan Jr.

27. Behind Prison Gates (1939)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Det. Norman Craig assumes the identity of a dead bank robber (killed in a police shoot out), Red Murray, so he can infiltrate the prison and find three other bank robbers that the police ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur T. Horman, Leslie T. White | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Julie Bishop, Joseph Crehan, Paul Fix

28. Racket Squad (1950– )
Episode: Anyone Can Be a Sucker (1952)

Crime, Drama

6.4
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In order to prevent a murder, small-time crook Smiley Gibbons squeals on a major gangster who's running a gambling ring, thereby putting his own life in danger.

Writer: Warren Wilson | Director: James Flood | Stars: Reed Hadley, Nancy Valentine, James Flavin, Louis Jean Heydt

29. Brenner (1959– )
Episode: Small Take (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama

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Roy and Ernie's separate investigations into gangsters counterfeiting lottery tickets wind up intersecting at the same building.

Writer: Henry Kane | Director: Herman Hoffman | Stars: Edward Binns, James Broderick, Richard Morse, Gene Saks