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Thriller/Crime movies "Based On A True Story"

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1. The Valachi Papers (1972)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

Gangster Joe Valachi is a marked man in the same joint where mob boss Don Vito Genovese is imprisoned and he's forced to co-operate with the DA in exchange for protection.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari

Votes: 2,763 | Gross: $20.27M

2. 23 (1998)

99 min | Thriller, Drama

The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his inheritance in a flat and a ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: August Diehl, Fabian Busch, Dieter Landuris, Jan-Gregor Kremp

Votes: 6,172

3. Takedown (2000)

R | 96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

This film is based on the story of the capture of computer hacker Kevin Mitnick.

Director: Joe Chappelle | Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Russell Wong, Angela Featherstone, Donal Logue

Votes: 6,386

4. Foreclosed (2013 Video)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

When a young family moves into a foreclosed home, the previous owner begins a campaign of intimidation and terror. The deranged man will stop at nothing to get his home back.

Director: Nick Lyon | Stars: Marlee Matlin, James Denton, Jamie Kennedy, Paul Sorvino

Votes: 1,479

5. A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama

Andrew Luster, the heir to the Max factor fortune, is convicted of rape on 86 counts. This Lifetime original movie recounts the rapes committed by the infamous Andrew Luster and the women who brought him to justice.

Director: Bobby Roth | Stars: Jason Gedrick, Marla Sokoloff, Lisa Edelstein, Sarah Carter

Votes: 433

6. A Mother's Nightmare (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A seductive teen becomes vindictive when her boyfriend tries to end the relationship.

Director: Vic Sarin | Stars: Annabeth Gish, Jessica Lowndes, Grant Gustin, Jay Brazeau

Votes: 1,752

7. 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: 992

8. In the Line of Duty: Ambush in Waco (1993 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama

Religious fanatics are barricaded in a building, and surrounded by police. But they're not going to surrender, they prefer to die.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Tim Daly, William O'Leary, Neal McDonough, Lewis Smith

Votes: 550

9. And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Eion Bailey, Alan Arkin, Jim Broadbent

Votes: 2,916

10. 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: 4,015

11. Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (1994 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

Hooked on steroids and unable to control his bursts of sudden rage, a police officer keeps his wife under his thumb and routinely abuses her behind the closed doors of their house.

Director: Armand Mastroianni | Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Brad Johnson, Hilary Swank, David Lascher

Votes: 348

12. David (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

The true story of David Rothenberg whose disturbed father set him on fire.

Director: John Erman | Stars: Bernadette Peters, John Glover, Dan Lauria, George Grizzard

Votes: 292

13. Family Sins (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

A seemingly respectable pillar of the community hides sickening secrets within the walls of her family home.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Deanna Milligan, Will Patton, Kevin McNulty

Votes: 764

14. Flowers in the Attic (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.

Director: Deborah Chow | Stars: Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka, Mason Dye

Votes: 8,211

15. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)

180 min | Crime, Drama

The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.

Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 2,176

16. Mary Kay Letourneau: All American Girl (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama

A teacher is arrested and jailed for raping her 13-year-old student, and twice gives birth to his child.

Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Omar Anguiano, Mercedes Ruehl, Rena Owen

Votes: 585

17. Rated X (2000 TV Movie)

R | 115 min | Biography, Drama

Biopic of notorious Mitchell Brothers who opened up a successful San Francisco strip club and thriving porn business that lead to a downward spiral of power and greed.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Rafer Weigel, Tracy Hutson

Votes: 3,173

18. Sexting in Suburbia (2012 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

When Dina commits suicide, her mom starts looking for an answer. A painful secret unravels.

Director: John Stimpson | Stars: Liz Vassey, Jenn Proske, Ryan Kelley, Kelli Goss

Votes: 978

19. She Woke Up Pregnant (1996 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama

A sleazy dentist sexually assaults his patients while they are under heavy sedatives after he performs dental surgery on them. One woman gets impregnated from such an incident and decides ... See full summary »

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Michele Greene, William R. Moses, Lynda Carter, Theresa Saldana

Votes: 281

20. Six Against the Rock (1987 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In May of 1946, Alcatraz inmate Bernie Coy initiates a carefully thought out plan to escape the island prison. His plan, carried out with five accomplices, falls apart when they can't obtain a key to unlock a door leading to the yard.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: David Carradine, Richard Dysart, Dennis Farina, Charles Haid

Votes: 176

21. Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 5,985

22. Stalked at 17 (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Thriller

An abusive man promises to kill his girlfriend when she threatens to end the relationship and take their baby.

Director: Doug Campbell | Stars: Taylor Spreitler, Charles Hittinger, Amy Pietz, Brian Krause

Votes: 844

23. Taken in Broad Daylight (2009 TV Movie)

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

The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering her own rescue and negotiating her safe release after 6 days of hell.

Director: Gary Yates | Stars: Sara Canning, James Van Der Beek, LeVar Burton, Diana Reis

Votes: 1,289

24. Taken: The Search for Sophie Parker (2013 TV Movie)

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

After her daughter is abducted in Russia, an NYPD detective goes out of her way to find and save her.

Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Julie Benz, Amy Bailey, Jeffrey Meek, Naomi Battrick

Votes: 482

25. The Bling Ring (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Drama

Teenagers break into celebrities houses to experience the rich life by stealing their belongings.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Austin Butler, Yin Chang, Tom Irwin, Sebastian Sozzi

Votes: 1,477

26. Bugsy (1991)

R | 136 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

The story of how Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel started Las Vegas.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 23,861 | Gross: $49.11M

27. Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story (1992)

93 min | Crime, Drama

Bonnie Parker is estranged from her husband while still only just barely eighteen. Clyde Barrow, a handsome charmer who is in love with Bonnie, is a small-time thief, 'borrowing' cars to ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Hoffman | Stars: Tracey Needham, Dana Ashbrook, Doug Savant, Billy Morrissette

Votes: 278

28. Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Crime

86 Metascore

Bonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, stealing cars and robbing banks.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Pollard, Gene Hackman

Votes: 94,254

29. Dillinger (1973)

R | 107 min | Action, Biography, Crime

John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 4,261

30. Dillinger and Capone (1995 Video)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

July 22, 1934 - outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, a barrage of FBI bullets brings down John Dillinger. As the body of Public Enemy Number one crumbles to the ground, one of the strangest,... See full summary »

Director: Jon Purdy | Stars: Martin Sheen, F. Murray Abraham, Stephen Davies, Catherine Hicks

Votes: 505

31. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, History

Al Capone's Valentine Day surprise for the rival Bugs Moran gang in 1929 Chicago.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Jason Robards, George Segal, Ralph Meeker, Jean Hale

Votes: 3,153

32. A Bronx Tale (1993)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

A father becomes worried when a local gangster befriends his son in the Bronx in the 1960s.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Lillo Brancato, Francis Capra

Votes: 116,444 | Gross: $17.27M

33. American Me (1992)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.

Director: Edward James Olmos | Stars: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Sal Lopez, Vira Montes

Votes: 7,131 | Gross: $13.09M

34. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on step-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 26,719 | Gross: $4.50M

35. Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (1999 TV Movie)

170 min | Crime, Drama

The true life story of mafia boss Joesph Bonanno. The story spans from Bonanno's early beginings in Italy, to his conquests in America.

Director: Michel Poulette | Stars: Martin Landau, Guido Grasso Jr., Bruce Ramsay, Tony Nardi

Votes: 855

36. Carlos (2010)

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

94 Metascore

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

Votes: 12,035 | Gross: $0.15M

37. Chopper (2000)

R | 94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, Vince Colosimo, Renée Brack

Votes: 34,598 | Gross: $0.23M

38. Frank & Jesse (1995)

R | 105 min | Biography, Western

At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James and other former guerillas who rode with Quantrill and Bill Anderson take the oath of allegiance to the Union. Feeling oppressed by ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Rob Lowe, Bill Paxton, Randy Travis, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson

Votes: 1,297

39. 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: 139,225 | Gross: $1.87M

40. Love, Honor & Obey: The Last Mafia Marriage (1993 TV Movie)

155 min | Drama

The story of Rosalie Bonnano, the daughter of a powerful New York Mafia boss who married the son of her father's rival, another powerful New York Mafia boss.

Director: John Patterson | Stars: Eric Roberts, Nancy McKeon, Ben Gazzara, Alex Rocco

Votes: 239

41. Lucky Luciano (1973)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Biopic of Mafia boss Lucky Luciano, covering his life from 1946 to 1962 with occasional flashbacks.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Gian Maria Volontè, Vincent Gardenia, Silverio Blasi, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 1,014

42. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 65,647 | Gross: $35.00M

43. A Cry in the Dark (1988)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

A mother whose child was killed in a dingo attack in the Australian Outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves, David Hoflin

Votes: 8,377 | Gross: $6.91M

44. A Friend to Die For (1994 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama

When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: Kellie Martin, Tori Spelling, James Avery, Eugene Roche

Votes: 1,610

45. Accused at 17 (2009)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A teenager is accused of murdering a classmate and claims that she was framed by her best friend. Her mother must try to find the truth.

Director: Doug Campbell | Stars: Cynthia Gibb, Nicole Gale Anderson, Janet Montgomery, Stella Maeve

Votes: 1,161

46. Deadly Matrimony (1992 TV Movie)

Unrated | 182 min | Drama, Thriller

Alan Masters is a despicable businessman with his hands in organized crime. He marries Diane, a kind and gentle woman, and abuses and batters her viciously. Sergeant John Reed has had ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty | Stars: Brian Dennehy, Treat Williams, Embeth Davidtz, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 247

47. In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Florida 1985: A series of brutal robberies and murders keeps the F.B.I busy. Although all crimes seem to be comitted by the same group, they can't hunt them down. The experienced officer ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Ronny Cox, Bruce Greenwood, Michael Gross, Doug Sheehan

Votes: 710

48. End of the Spear (2005)

PG-13 | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

45 Metascore

Two people come to the end of a spear in order to realize that the divisions between them are not real.

Director: Jim Hanon | Stars: Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Jack Guzman, Christina Souza

Votes: 4,713 | Gross: $11.97M

49. Joe Hill (1971)

GP | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4