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1. Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 84 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A charming but devious college student is accused of killing his wealthy father and attempting to murder his mother in their home while they slept.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Matt Barr, Eric McCormack, Lolita Davidovich, Kendra Anderson

Votes: 406

2. Prosecuting Casey Anthony (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 91 min | Drama

Florida District Attorney prosecutes Casey Anthony in an murder trial that shocked and enraged the American public.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Mitchell, Oscar Nuñez, Marisa Ramirez

Votes: 1,007

3. Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Based on the disturbing murder trial that gripped the nation, this Lifetime Original Movie tells the story of a seductive, aspiring photographer found guilty of killing her former lover.

Director: Jace Alexander | Stars: Tania Raymonde, Jesse Lee Soffer, Leah Pipes, Zane Holtz

Votes: 1,359

4. She Made Them Do It (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama

The true story of convicted felon Sarah Pender who has been found guilty of masterminding a double murder.

Director: Grant Harvey | Stars: Jenna Dewan, Mackenzie Phillips, Steve Bacic, John Walsh

Votes: 1,291

5. Abducted: The Carlina White Story (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Mystery

A baby abducted at birth and raised by the woman who took her, eventually discovers she is a missing child, reconnects with her birth parents, and struggles with choosing between her two identities.

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd, Roger Cross

Votes: 1,003

6. Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama

Schoolteacher Tiffany Rubin (Taraji P. Henson) flies to South Korea to reunite with her 7-year-old son, who was kidnapped by his biological father.

Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Terry O'Quinn, David Haydn-Jones, Beverly Todd

Votes: 715

7. Fatal Honeymoon (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Biography, Crime

A man is accused of drowning his wife during their scuba diving trip at Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Billy Miller, Amber Clayton, Gary Sweet, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 734

8. Secrets of Eden (2012 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A small town pastor becomes the prime suspect in a murder case.

Director: Tawnia McKiernan | Stars: John Stamos, Anna Gunn, Sonya Salomaa, Samantha Munro

Votes: 452

9. Salem Falls (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama

A man with a troubled past tries to settle down in a small town, finds love and then ends up being the target of a witch hunt.

Director: Bradley Walsh | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Sarah Carter, AJ Michalka, Rick Roberts

Votes: 608

10. Restless Virgins (2013 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 89 min | Biography, Drama

A sex scandal that shook Massachusetts prep school, Milton Academy in 2004-05 school year.

Director: Jason Lapeyre | Stars: Vanessa Marano, Max Lloyd-Jones, Charlie Carver, Jedidiah Goodacre

Votes: 857

11. Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story (2008 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Drama

The true story of a woman who believed her infant daughter had perished in a fire, only to find her 6 years later living with another family.

Director: Paul A. Kaufman | Stars: Judy Reyes, Ana Ortiz, Hector Luis Bustamante, Marlene Forte

Votes: 438

12. Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama

The true story of a Fundamentalist Mormon leader who spent more than a year on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted List" for unlawful flight on charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages involving underage girls.

Director: Gabriel Range | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, Molly Parker, Joey King, David Keith

Votes: 799

13. Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014 TV Movie)

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

In 1893 Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden is put on trial for murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.

Director: Nick Gomez | Stars: Christina Ricci, Clea DuVall, Gregg Henry, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 4,789

14. The Boy She Met Online (2010)

TV-14 | 89 min | Thriller

A teenage girl falls madly in love with someone claiming to be a college student, whom she meets on a social networking website, and keeps her internet romance a secret from her mother.

Director: Curtis Crawford | Stars: Alexandra Paul, Tracy Spiridakos, Jon Cor, Thea Gill

Votes: 908

15. Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

A teacher is harassed by a group of snotty, popular cheerleaders who think they can get away with anything. However, the teacher has no intention of taking their rude behavior.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Jenna Dewan, Ashley Benson, Aimée Spring Fortier, Jessica Heap

Votes: 2,253

16. Manson's Lost Girls (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Linda Kasabian falls prey to the hypnotic charms of Charles Manson and his self-proclaimed "family" during the drug-fueled summer of 1969.

Director: Leslie Libman | Stars: Mackenzie Mauzy, Eden Brolin, Grace Victoria Cox, Greer Grammer

Votes: 357

17. Cleveland Abduction (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A single mother who becomes the first victim of kidnapper Ariel Castro finds herself trapped in his home for 11 years, where she eventually becomes a friend and sister to two other women who are taken captive by Castro.

Director: Alex Kalymnios | Stars: Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Katie Sarife, Samantha Droke

Votes: 4,129

18. Dark Places (2015)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

39 Metascore

Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.

Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 38,876

19. Drew Peterson: Untouchable (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 84 min | Drama

Following the mysterious disappearance of his fourth wife, a man is accused of the murder of his third.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Rob Lowe, Kaley Cuoco, Catherine Dent, Cara Buono

Votes: 1,490

21. Owned & Operated (2012)

106 min | Documentary

Owned & Operated is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the Internet. Showing our lives as consumers, under the thumbs of privileged individuals and their methods of control. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Relic | Stars: Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Dalai Lama, George Carlin, Eric Schurenberg

Votes: 487

23. 48 Hours (1988– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Documentary, News

One of television's most popular true-crime series, investigating shocking cases and compelling real-life dramas with journalistic integrity and cutting-edge style.

Stars: Dan Rather, Maureen Maher, Erin Moriarty, Peter Van Sant

Votes: 1,483

24. The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

35 Metascore

Eric and fellow warrior Sara, raised as members of ice Queen Freya's army, try to conceal their forbidden love as they fight to survive the wicked intentions of both Freya and her sister Ravenna.

Director: Cedric Nicolas-Troyan | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt

Votes: 89,440 | Gross: $48.39M

25. The Fields (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Tells the story of a young boy and his family who are terrorized by an unseen presence.

Directors: Tom Mattera, David Mazzoni | Stars: Cloris Leachman, Tara Reid, Joshua Ormond, Faust Checho

Votes: 1,563

26. 186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action, Drama

31 Metascore

A young California surfer has to grow up in a hurry when he is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.

Director: Camilo Vila | Stars: John Robinson, Michael DeLorenzo, Alex Meraz, Johnny Lewis

Votes: 487

27. The Moorside (2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A two-part drama about the search for missing Yorkshire schoolgirl Shannon Matthews in 2008.

Stars: Sheridan Smith, Sian Brooke, Faye McKeever, John Dagleish

Votes: 1,634

28. Rillington Place (2016)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A three-part drama about serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Stars: Tim Roth, Nico Mirallegro, Samantha Morton, Jodie Comer

Votes: 2,440

29. The Secret (2016)

TV-MA | 45 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

The Secret is the story of a real-life double murder. James Nesbitt plays Colin Howell, a respectable dentist and pillar of the community, who became a killer in partnership with a Sunday ... See full summary »

Stars: James Nesbitt, Genevieve O'Reilly, Patrick O'Kane, Nina Woods

Votes: 1,672

30. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 436 min | Documentary, Crime

A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 14,044

31. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

Votes: 50,165 | Gross: $0.58M

32. Legend (I) (2015)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson

Votes: 141,980 | Gross: $1.87M

33. I Am Elizabeth Smart (2017 TV Movie)

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

Police launch a high-profile investigation after a teenager (Alana Boden) is abducted from her bedroom in Salt Lake City.

Director: Sarah Walker | Stars: Elizabeth Smart, Alana Boden, Skeet Ulrich, Deirdre Lovejoy

Votes: 615



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