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1. Black Mass (I) (2015)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

9.2
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73 Metascore

The true story of Whitey Bulger, the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

Writers: Mark Mallouk, Jez Butterworth, Dick Lehr, Gerard O'Neill | Director: Scott Cooper | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 436

2. Badlands (1973)

PG | 94 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

An impressionable teen girl from a dead-end town and her older greaser boyfriend go on a killing spree in the South Dakota badlands.

Writer: Terrence Malick | Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Martin Sheen, Sissy Spacek, Warren Oates, Ramon Bieri

Votes: 42,754

3. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.

Writers: Morgan Land, Ariel Vromen, Anthony Bruno, Jim Thebaut | Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 50,181

4. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Writers: Frank Pierson, P.F. Kluge, Thomas Moore | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 166,239

5. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Writers: Marcus Hinchey, Marc Smerling | Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

Votes: 37,233

6. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Approved | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A somewhat romanticized account of the career of the notoriously violent bank robbing couple and their gang.

Writers: David Newman, Robert Benton | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 74,236

7. Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Unrated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?

Writers: Wendell Mayes, John D. Voelker | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell

Votes: 41,371

8. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Writers: John Berendt, John Lee Hancock | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 30,322

9. In Cold Blood (1967)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.0
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89 Metascore

After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Writers: Truman Capote, Richard Brooks | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe, Paul Stewart

Votes: 17,743

10. Wonderland (2003)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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43 Metascore

In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes.

Writers: James Cox, Captain Mauzner, Todd Samovitz, D. Loriston Scott | Director: James Cox | Stars: Val Kilmer, Lisa Kudrow, Kate Bosworth, Christina Applegate

Votes: 18,183

11. The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)

101 min | Crime, History

6.8
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Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewellery thieves. After a spell in jail the coldly ambitious Diamond hits on the idea of stealing from thieves himself... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph Landon | Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Ray Danton, Karen Steele, Elaine Stewart, Jesse White

Votes: 627

12. Walking Tall (1973)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Based on the life of Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser whom almost single-handily cleaned up his small town of crime and corruption, but at a personal cost of his family life and nearly his own life.

Writers: Mort Briskin, Stephen Downing | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Joe Don Baker, Elizabeth Hartman, Leif Garrett, Dawn Lyn

Votes: 3,153

13. Cold Justice (2013– )

60 min | Crime, Reality-TV

7.5
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Follows former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they crack cold cases.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Stars: Kelly Siegler, Yolanda McClary, Alan Brown, Steve Spingola

Votes: 680

14. Monster: The Josef Fritzl Story (2010)

Documentary

5.4
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Interviews with family members, doctors and victims of 73-year-old Josef Fritzl, who held his daughter captive in a basement for 24 years and fathered seven children with her.

Writer: David Notman-Watt | Director: David Notman-Watt | Stars: Daisy Beaumont, Josef Fritzl, Elisabeth Fritzl, Rosemarie Fritzl

Votes: 111

15. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Writers: Jacques Mesrine, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jean-François Richet | Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

Votes: 24,606

16. Citizen Gangster (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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56 Metascore

WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.

Writer: Nathan Morlando | Director: Nathan Morlando | Stars: Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Durand, Joseph Cross

Votes: 3,423

17. In Her Skin (2009)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

Writer: Simone North | Director: Simone North | Stars: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Sam Neill

Votes: 3,311

18. The Wrong Man (1956)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal.

Writers: Maxwell Anderson, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone

Votes: 17,010

19. The Craigslist Killer (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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"The Craigslist Killer" follows the dark, mysterious life Philip Markoff (Jake McDorman) conducted online while preparing for a promising future as a doctor and a life of happiness with his... See full summary »

Writers: Donald Martin, Stephen Tolkin | Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Jake McDorman, Agnes Bruckner, Joshua Close, Julia Campbell

Votes: 1,625

20. Auto Focus (2002)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

A story about "Hogan's Heroes" star Bob Crane and his friendship with John Carpenter.

Writers: Robert Graysmith, Michael Gerbosi | Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Maria Bello, Rita Wilson

Votes: 11,110

21. Boxcar Bertha (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Writers: Ben L. Reitman, Joyce Hooper Corrington, John William Corrington | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

Votes: 5,693

22. The Onion Field (1979)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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Greg Powell is a disturbed ex-con who recruits Jimmy Smith (aka Jimmy Youngblood), a petty thief, as his partner in crime. Powell panics one night when the two of them are pulled over by a ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph Wambaugh | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: John Savage, James Woods, Franklyn Seales, Ted Danson

Votes: 3,301

23. Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 91 min | Drama

5.9
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Rob Lowe stars as Florida prosecutor Jeff Ashton in this riveting, true-life drama based onthe infamous Casey Anthony murder trial that shocked and enraged the American public.

Writers: Alison Cross, Jeff Ashton | Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Mitchell, Oscar Nuñez, Marisa Ramirez

Votes: 776

24. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

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Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Bob Featherer, Susan Rae

Votes: 411

25. 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: 3,999

26. The Good Nurse

Crime, Drama, Mystery | Announced

An infamous caregiver is implicated in the deaths of hundreds of hospital patients.

Writers: Charles Graeber, Krysty Wilson-Cairns | Director: Darren Aronofsky

27. The Boston Strangler (1968)

Approved | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A series of brutal murders in Boston sparks a seemingly endless and increasingly complex manhunt.

Writers: Edward Anhalt, Gerold Frank | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Tony Curtis, Henry Fonda, George Kennedy, Mike Kellin

Votes: 5,615

28. The Hunt with John Walsh (2014– )

60 min | Crime

7.4
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There are among the thousands of fugitives who avoid criminal prosecution in the United States every year. Find out more about these fugitives and join John Walsh in his quest to track them down and bring them to justice on "The Hunt."

Stars: Ellewillow Campagna, James Bruno, Samantha Able, Gilbrando Acevedo

Votes: 88

29. The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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As the police search for a missing pregnant woman, new evidence emerges that throws suspicion on her seemingly devoted husband.

Writer: Dave Erickson | Director: Roger Young | Stars: Dean Cain, Sarah Brown, G.W. Bailey, Cindy Hogan

Votes: 830

30. 10 Rillington Place (1971)

GP | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbours Tim and Beryl Evans.

Writers: Clive Exton, Ludovic Kennedy | Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Pat Heywood

Votes: 4,818

31. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Writers: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler, Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, James P. McGuire | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 5,557

32. Bloody Mama (1970)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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A psychological gangster film based on fact. Machine gun totin' Ma Barker lead her family gang (her sons) on a crime spree in the Depression era. Her loyal brood have every perversion ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Peters, Robert Thom | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle, Diane Varsi

Votes: 2,168

33. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty

Votes: 676

34. The Amy Fisher Story (1993 TV Movie)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.4
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The true story of the Long Island teen who shoots and wounds the wife of a man she called her lover.

Writer: Janet Brownell | Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Tony Denison, Harley Jane Kozak, Tom Mason

Votes: 973

35. Nokas (2010)

87 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.5
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The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed.

Writer: Christopher Grøndahl | Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Marit Synnøve Berg, Frode Winther, Morten Larsen, Tov Sletta

Votes: 3,004

36. The Elizabeth Smart Story (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Based on the true story of the kidnapping of teenager Elizabeth Smart,in June 2002, by two people, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Writer: Nancey Silvers | Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Dylan Baker, Lindsay Frost, Amber Marshall, Tom Everett

Votes: 569

37. Fat Tony & Co (2014– )

42 min | Crime

7.1
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A mini-series that uncovers the story of one of Australia's most notorious criminals, Tony Mokbel.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Gyton Grantley, Shane Jacobson, Madeleine West

Votes: 263

38. Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.2
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While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.

Writers: Matthew McDuffie, Matthew Tabak, Ann Rule | Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Kevin Dunn, Suki Kaiser

Votes: 508

39. Stoic (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime.

Writer: Uwe Boll | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Edward Furlong, Shaun Sipos, Sam Levinson, Steffen Mennekes

Votes: 2,071

40. Deadly Devotion (2013– )

43 min | Crime

7.4
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Stars: Rick Pasqualone, Keith Mackler, Jessica Shea Alverson, Justin Walker White

Votes: 48

41. Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

4.7
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Perry, a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he becomes a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.

Director: Reginald Harkema | Stars: Peter MacNeill, Gregory Smith, Ryan Robbins, Anjelica Scannura

Votes: 673

42. Boomerang! (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Writers: Richard Murphy, Fulton Oursler | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

Votes: 2,607

43. Wicked Attraction (2008– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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Examines cases where perverse desires push real people to commit murder.

Stars: Pete Demeo, Julie Armstrong, Kris Mohandie, Geoffrey McKee

Votes: 275

44. The Capture of the Green River Killer (2008 TV Mini-Series)

Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A pair of girls seeking adventure beyond the their Western Washington trailer park encounter the area's most ruthless serial killer. Based on Sheriff David Reichert's book, "Chasing the ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Currie Graham, Amy Davidson, Ingrid Rogers

Votes: 683

45. I Can Make You Love Me (1993 TV Movie)

92 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.2
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Laura Black has got it. She has got her master's in computer science and she has got that great job in Silicon Valley. Time to say 'bye bye' to mom and dad and to leave Virginia. Everything... See full summary »

Writer: Frank Abatemarco | Director: Michael Switzer | Stars: Richard Thomas, Brooke Shields, Viveka Davis, William Allen Young

Votes: 523

46. An Officer and a Murderer (2012 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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The riveting film is based on the true story of a powerful and respected military officer who committed numerous brutal crimes and was eventually brought down by a tenacious small town police detective.

Writer: Keith Ross Leckie | Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Gary Cole, Laura Harris, Rossif Sutherland, Nahanni Johnstone

Votes: 380

47. A Killer in the Family (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons that his life is being threatened by fellow inmates and that they should break him out of jail. However, when his sons ... See full summary »

Writers: Sue Grafton, Steve Humphrey, Robert Aller | Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Robert Mitchum, James Spader, Lance Kerwin, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 329

48. The New Detectives: Case Studies in Forensic Science (1996–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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True stories of crime investigations using forensic science.

Stars: Gene Galusha, Scott Rollins, Natalie Cassell, Jim Meisner Jr.

Votes: 222

49. Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case (2012– )

Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Baffling crimes and the clues that lead to the killer. Chilling reenactments of the victim's last days and the toll the deaths took on family and friends along with interviews and ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Norton, Colin Price, Brian McDonald, Frederick Whittaker-Dus

Votes: 53

50. Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)

R | 92 min | Crime, Thriller

4.7
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Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.

Writers: Karl Harter, Michael Caughill, Michael Graf, John Besmer, Eric Mandelbaum | Director: Eric Mandelbaum | Stars: Thora Birch, Keith Carradine, Brendan Sexton III, Leo Fitzpatrick

Votes: 590