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1. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

Votes: 279,674

2. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 771,271 | Gross: $167.77M

3. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.4
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An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 154,075

4. The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets.

Director: André Øvredal | Stars: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond, Michael McElhatton

Votes: 79,037

5. L.A.'s Finest (2019– )

60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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The spinoff series of Bad Boys films focuses on drug enforcement agent Sydney Burnett, now working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union, Duane Martin, Zach Gilford

Votes: 1,509

6. Bright (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 117 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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29 Metascore

A detective must work with an Orc to find a powerful wand before evil creatures do.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 150,387

7. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.1
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60 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 236,439 | Gross: $13.41M

8. The Killing (2011–2014)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A police investigation, the saga of a grieving family, and a Seattle mayoral campaign all interlock after the body of 17-year-old Rosie Larsen is found in the trunk of a submerged car.

Stars: Mireille Enos, Joel Kinnaman, Billy Campbell, Liam James

Votes: 90,472

9. Happy Valley (2014– )

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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Catherine Cawood is the sergeant on duty when flustered and nervous accountant Kevin Weatherill comes into her West Yorkshire station to report a crime.

Stars: Sarah Lancashire, Siobhan Finneran, Shane Zaza, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 28,747

10. Constantine (2005)

R | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

7.0
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50 Metascore

Supernatural exorcist and demonologist John Constantine helps a policewoman prove her sister's death was not a suicide, but something more.

Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 282,000 | Gross: $75.98M

11. Police Academy (1984)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.7
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41 Metascore

A group of good-hearted, but incompetent misfits enter the police academy, but the instructors there are not going to put up with their pranks.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, G.W. Bailey, Kim Cattrall, Bubba Smith

Votes: 104,515 | Gross: $81.20M

12. Piranha 3D (2010)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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53 Metascore

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

Votes: 81,960 | Gross: $25.00M

13. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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60 Metascore

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 222,366 | Gross: $141.15M

14. Ferdinand (2017)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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58 Metascore

After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

Director: Carlos Saldanha | Stars: John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Gore

Votes: 41,288 | Gross: $84.41M

15. Cold Case (2003–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases", older crimes that have never been solved.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 22,553

16. Hancock (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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49 Metascore

Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

Votes: 415,863 | Gross: $227.95M

17. Paddington 2 (2017)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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88 Metascore

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Director: Paul King | Stars: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Votes: 47,934 | Gross: $40.44M

18. Scott & Bailey (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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Two female detectives, one motherly, the other emotionally immature, have varying levels of success applying their eccentric outlooks on life to their police cases and private lives.

Stars: Suranne Jones, Lesley Sharp, Tony Mooney, David Prosho

Votes: 5,345

19. Hot Pursuit (2015)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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31 Metascore

An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous gunmen.

Director: Anne Fletcher | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, Matthew Del Negro, Michael Mosley

Votes: 45,145 | Gross: $34.51M

20. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.3
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75 Metascore

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

Director: Chris McKay | Stars: Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 118,540 | Gross: $175.75M

21. Reno 911! (2003–2009)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

7.9
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An irreverent look at what goes on behind-the-scenes in Reno, Nevada's Police Department.

Stars: Cedric Yarbrough, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon

Votes: 15,450

22. Traffik (2018)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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37 Metascore

A couple off for a romantic weekend in the mountains are accosted by a biker gang. Alone in the mountains, Brea and John must defend themselves against the gang, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.

Director: Deon Taylor | Stars: Priscilla Quintana, Luke Goss, Paula Patton, William Fichtner

Votes: 16,912 | Gross: $9.19M

23. Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

5.6
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24 Metascore

As a deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy, a group of Jigsaw survivors gathers to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen, a man whose own dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror.

Director: Kevin Greutert | Stars: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Cary Elwes

Votes: 84,268 | Gross: $45.71M

24. Sleepless (III) (2017)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.6
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34 Metascore

A cop with a connection to the criminal underworld scours a nightclub in search of his kidnapped son.

Director: Baran bo Odar | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Dermot Mulroney, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 26,284 | Gross: $20.76M

25. Life on Mars (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

Stars: John Simm, Philip Glenister, Liz White, Dean Andrews

Votes: 26,862

26. The Whistleblower (2010)

R | 112 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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59 Metascore

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal.

Director: Larysa Kondracki | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn

Votes: 30,014 | Gross: $1.12M

27. Night Moves (2013)

R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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75 Metascore

Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard, Alia Shawkat

Votes: 12,972 | Gross: $0.25M

28. After the Sunset (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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38 Metascore

The story of what happens after a master thief achieves his last big score, when the F.B.I. Agent who promised he'd capture him, is about to do just that.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek, Woody Harrelson, Don Cheadle

Votes: 42,541 | Gross: $28.33M

29. The Descent: Part 2 (2009)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.

Director: Jon Harris | Stars: Michael J. Reynolds, Shauna Macdonald, Jessika Williams, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 40,399

30. Maria Wern (2008–2018)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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A Swedish policeman is confronted by criminal activities on the island Gotland.

Stars: Eva Röse, Allan Svensson, Peter Perski, Oscar Pettersson

Votes: 751

31. Samurai Cop (1991)

Unrated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.6
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Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.

Director: Amir Shervan | Stars: Robert Z'Dar, Mathew Karedas, Janis Farley, Mark Frazer

Votes: 5,758

32. The Wave (2008)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, Frederick Lau, Max Riemelt, Jennifer Ulrich

Votes: 95,806

33. A Dirty Shame (2004)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy

5.1
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56 Metascore

An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 11,709 | Gross: $1.34M

34. 19-2 (2014– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Character-driven drama, 19-2 revolves around the day-to-day life of two unwilling partners of the Montreal Police Department, Officers Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. These two beat cops ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Benz Antoine

Votes: 1,832

35. The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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An elderly woman battling Alzheimer's disease agrees to let a film crew document her condition, but what they discover is something far more sinister going on.

Director: Adam Robitel | Stars: Jill Larson, Anne Ramsay, Michelle Ang, Brett Gentile

Votes: 22,311

36. Superior Donuts (2017–2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

6.4
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Sympathetic old-school doughnut shop owner Arthur, his spunky young employee and aspiring artist, Franco, and their friends and patrons keep the shop going in a changing culturally-mixed inner city Chicago neighborhood.

Stars: Jermaine Fowler, David Koechner, Maz Jobrani, Katey Sagal

Votes: 2,651

37. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

Votes: 66,260 | Gross: $6.78M

38. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

Votes: 50,184 | Gross: $31.87M

39. Dead Like Me: Life After Death (2009 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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After the departure of Rube Sofer, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues and brings out... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Sarah Wynter, Jasmine Guy

Votes: 12,260

40. Drishyam (2013)

Not Rated | 160 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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A man goes to extreme lengths to save his family from punishment after the family commits an accidental crime.

Director: Jeethu Joseph | Stars: Mohanlal, Kalabhavan Rahman, Balaji Sarma, Meena

Votes: 24,818

41. Dark Blue (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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57 Metascore

A robbery homicide investigation triggers a series of events that will cause a corrupt LAPD officer to question his tactics.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Kurt Russell, Ving Rhames, Scott Speedman, Michael Michele

Votes: 19,496 | Gross: $9.06M

42. The Trouble with You (2018)

108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A widow discovers that her husband sent an innocent man to jail to cover-up his own crimes.

Director: Pierre Salvadori | Stars: Adèle Haenel, Pio Marmaï, Audrey Tautou, Damien Bonnard

Votes: 1,557

43. Prime Suspect 1973 (2017)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Prime Suspect 1973 tells the story of 22-year-old Jane Tennison's first days in the police force, in which she endured flagrant sexism before being thrown in at the deep end with a murder enquiry.

Stars: Stefanie Martini, Sam Reid, Blake Harrison, Alun Armstrong

Votes: 2,058

44. Tenebrae (1982)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

Votes: 18,280

45. Wakefield (2016)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.3
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62 Metascore

A man's nervous breakdown causes him to leave his wife and live in his attic for several months.

Director: Robin Swicord | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Victoria Bruno, Ellery Sprayberry

Votes: 13,444 | Gross: $0.26M

46. Far Cry 5 (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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A deputy is sent to the town of Hope County to arrest Joseph Seed, a corrupt evangelical religious leader who rules the town with the help of his disturbed followers.

Director: Patrick Methe | Stars: Greg Bryk, Mark Pellegrino, Seamus Dever, Jenessa Grant

Votes: 3,127

47. Racer and the Jailbird (2017)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.4
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50 Metascore

Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi, a high-flying gangster, and Bibi, a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Eric De Staercke, Jean-Benoît Ugeux

Votes: 3,204 | Gross: $0.05M

48. BMX Bandits (1983)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.5
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53 Metascore

Two BMX expert bikers and a friend of theirs (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with a group of bank robbers after discovering a carton of walkie-talkies.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: David Argue, John Ley, Nicole Kidman, Angelo D'Angelo

Votes: 4,381

49. From Justin to Kelly (2003)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

2.1
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14 Metascore

A waitress from Texas and a college student from Pennsylvania meet during spring break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and come together through their shared love of singing.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Justin Guarini, Katherine Bailess, Anika Noni Rose

Votes: 24,467 | Gross: $4.92M

50. Big Trouble (2002)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

The lives of several Miami denizens, from ad agents to gunrunners to street thugs to law enforcement to school-children, intersect with humorous and dangerous results.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tim Allen, Rene Russo, Stanley Tucci, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 19,155 | Gross: $7.26M



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