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1. Dexter (2006–2013)

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

8.7
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By day, mild-mannered Dexter is a blood-spatter analyst for the Miami police. But at night, he is a serial killer who only targets other murderers.

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

Votes: 605,014

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: 772,326 | Gross: $167.77M

3. Chicago P.D. (2014– )

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

8.1
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Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

Stars: Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati

Votes: 23,065

4. Psych (2006–2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.3
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A novice sleuth is hired by the police after he cons them into thinking he has psychic powers which help solve crimes. With the assistance of his reluctant best friend, the duo take on a series of complicated cases.

Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Corbin Bernsen

Votes: 78,133

5. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.4
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,401,976 | Gross: $448.14M

6. Luther (2010– )

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

8.5
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DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown

Votes: 108,041

7. The Other Guys (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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64 Metascore

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops, whom they idolize, only things don't quite go as planned.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes

Votes: 223,938 | Gross: $119.22M

8. The Fugitive (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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87 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned U.S. Marshal.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, Sela Ward, Julianne Moore

Votes: 247,647 | Gross: $183.88M

9. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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40 Metascore

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 147,271 | Gross: $144.73M

10. Observe and Report (2009)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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54 Metascore

Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close the case.

Director: Jody Hill | Stars: Seth Rogen, Anna Faris, Ray Liotta, Michael Peña

Votes: 58,110 | Gross: $23.99M

11. 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: 45,184 | Gross: $34.51M

12. The Watcher (I) (2000)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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22 Metascore

David is a serial killer of young women. Joel was in charge of catching him in LA. He moved to Chicago a broken man. So did David and sends him photos of his next victims 24 hours before the murders.

Director: Joe Charbanic | Stars: James Spader, Keanu Reeves, Marisa Tomei, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 24,459 | Gross: $28.93M

13. Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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62 Metascore

Police inspector Carl Mørck is put in charge of a department of cold cases, joined only by his assistant, Assad. They dig into a case about a disappeared woman.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Per Scheel Krüger, Troels Lyby, Øyvind B. Fabricius Holm

Votes: 21,655

14. Department Q: The Absent One (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

The murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Pilou Asbæk, David Dencik

Votes: 16,128

15. Flawless (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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50 Metascore

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

Votes: 16,611 | Gross: $4.49M

16. Zankyou No Terror (2014)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Tokyo has been decimated by a terrorist attack, and the only clue to the culprit's identity is a bizarre internet video. While paranoia spreads, two mysterious children form "Sphinx," a ... See full summary »

Stars: Kaito Ishikawa, Sôma Saitô, Atsumi Tanezaki, Shunsuke Sakuya

Votes: 6,318

17. The Deliberate Stranger (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 185 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Based on a true story, this film depicts the life of Theodore Robert Bundy, the serial killer. In 1974, after having murdered several young women, he leaves Seattle for Utah, where he is a ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Mark Harmon, Frederic Forrest, George Grizzard, Ben Masters

Votes: 2,116

18. The Ref (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Votes: 22,118 | Gross: $11.44M

19. Prince of the City (1981)

R | 167 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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80 Metascore

A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. However, he soon discovers that he's in over his head, and nobody can be trusted.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Treat Williams, Jerry Orbach, Richard Foronjy, Don Billett

Votes: 6,482 | Gross: $8.12M

20. The Old Fox (1977– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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A police department, lead by an older, experienced detective solve crimes together.

Stars: Michael Ande, Markus Böttcher, Ulf Söhmisch, Rolf Schimpf

Votes: 531

21. Sleeping Dogs (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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An Asian-American cop named Wei Shen goes undercover in Hong Kong to infiltrate a Triad organization.

Directors: Sean Horne, Kody Sabourin | Stars: Will Yun Lee, Edison Chen, Kelly Hu, Robin Shou

Votes: 5,290

22. The Seven Five (2014)

R | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.6
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69 Metascore

Meet the dirtiest cop in NYC history. Michael Dowd stole money and dealt drugs while patrolling the streets of 80s Brooklyn.

Director: Tiller Russell | Stars: Mike Dowd, Ken Eurell, Walter Yurkiw, Chickie

Votes: 4,759 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Memphis Beat (2010– )

43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Memphis Beat centers on Dwight Hendricks, a quirky Memphis police detective with an intimate connection to the city, a passion for blues music and a close relationship with his mother.

Stars: Jason Lee, Sam Hennings, DJ Qualls, Celia Weston

Votes: 2,284

24. R.O.T.O.R. (1987)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

2.6
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Robotic Officer Tactical Operation Research. A prototype robot intended for crime combat escapes from the development lab and goes on a killing rampage.

Director: Cullen Blaine | Stars: Margaret Trigg, Richard Gesswein, Jayne Smith, James Cole

Votes: 2,599

25. Le marginal (1983)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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The story is about Commissioner Jordan who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henry Silva, Carlos Sotto Mayor, Pierre Vernier

Votes: 2,129

26. Julie (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Doris Day, Louis Jourdan, Barry Sullivan, Frank Lovejoy

Votes: 1,260

27. Ultimate Heist (2009)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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The Malakian clan, a family of ruthless gangsters, controls the underworld of Southern France. At its head, the violent godfather Milo Malakian rules his world with an iron fist. His son ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Tuel | Stars: Jean Reno, Gaspard Ulliel, Vahina Giocante, Sami Bouajila

Votes: 3,078

28. Nu (2018– )

22 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A police inspector who wakes up from an eight year coma must adapt to the radical change that everyone living in France is naked. He soon learns that not everyone agrees with the government's mandatory nudity policy.

Stars: Satya Dusaugey, Eléonore Arnaud, Sebastian Barrio, Anne-Elisabeth Blateau

Votes: 114

29. Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001 Video)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

3.4
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When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska....only to find that it's been condemned and ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Magar | Stars: Claudette Mink, Kyle Cassie, Michael Ironside, Troy Yorke

Votes: 2,335

30. Bronk (1975–1976)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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The adventures of detective Alex Bronkov of the Ocean City, California Police Department.

Stars: Jack Palance, Henry Beckman, Tony King, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 74

31. I Witness (2003)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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After 27 bodies are discovered in a collapsed tunnel in Tijuana, a man tries to unravel the mystery before becoming the next victim.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: Jeff Daniels, James Spader, Portia de Rossi, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 1,312

32. Close Your Eyes (2002)

R | 108 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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45 Metascore

A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Paddy Considine, Shirley Henderson, Miranda Otto

Votes: 2,879 | Gross: $0.04M

33. Looney Tunes: Rabbits Run (2015)

Not Rated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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Lola Bunny invents a perfume with the adverse effect of turning people invisible, sending her and cab driver Bugs Bunny on the run from the FBI, while another shady group seeks the formula.

Director: Jeff Siergey | Stars: Fred Armisen, Bob Bergen, Jeff Bergman, Jess Harnell

Votes: 733

34. Tacos al carbón (1972)

95 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.4
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Director: Alejandro Galindo | Stars: Vicente Fernández, Nadia Milton, Sonia Amelio, Ana Martín

Votes: 44

35. A.T.M.: ¡¡A toda máquina!! (1951)

120 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A drifter lands a job as an officer in México City's elite motorcycle police unit and gets home with a mate of this unit. The mate is in love with a girl, but he and she are always making ... See full summary »

Director: Ismael Rodríguez | Stars: Pedro Infante, Luis Aguilar, Aurora Segura, Alma Delia Fuentes

Votes: 585

36. The Rockford Files: Shoot-Out at the Golden Pagoda (1997 TV Movie)

Unrated | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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After a quiet fishing trip, Rockford is tricked into taking over a fellow PI's case involving alleged Police misconduct, which lands him in the hospital, hounded by a beautiful reporter, ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: James Garner, John Amos, Joe Santos, Isabel Glasser

Votes: 156

37. The Beast of the City (1932)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Police Chief Jim Fitzpatrick ruthlessly goes after organized crime and is prepared to use brutal and violent methods to fight it.

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Walter Huston, Jean Harlow, Wallace Ford, Jean Hersholt

Votes: 982 | Gross: $0.89M

38. Central Park (1932)

Passed | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Gangsters posing as police officers offer a woman a chance to make money if she helps them out.

Director: John G. Adolfi | Stars: Joan Blondell, Wallace Ford, Guy Kibbee, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 287

39. The Rockford Files: If the Frame Fits... (1996 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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When Jim is arrested in the death of a rival private investigator, it is left to Jim to prove his own innocence, with the help of Jess Wilding, an old friend of Rocky's, which Jim never knew about.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: James Garner, Dyan Cannon, Joe Santos, Gretchen Corbett

Votes: 224

40. The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Out for an evening of fun, Jim finds Dennis' son homeless on the street. After giving him some money, lining up an apartment, and getting him a job, Jim soon finds out, as well as much to ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: James Garner, Damian Chapa, Joe Santos, Maxwell Caulfield

Votes: 159

41. El bonaerense (2002)

105 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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66 Metascore

A young locksmith is forced to leave his home and family to join the Buenos Aires police force.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Jorge Román, Mimí Ardú, Darío Levy, Hugo Anganuzzi

Votes: 1,709

42. L.A.P.D.: Lekanopedio Attikis Police Department (2008– )

45 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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The adventures of three cops, Procopis, Thomas and Loukas.

Stars: Ieroklis Michaelidis, Krateros Katsoulis, Giorgos Chrysostomou, Alkis Panagiotidis

Votes: 259

43. Girl 27 (2007)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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The reclusive Patricia Douglas comes out of hiding to discuss the 1937 MGM scandal, in which the powerful film studio tricked her and over 100 other underage girls into attending a stag party, where she was raped.

Director: David Stenn | Stars: Patricia Douglas, Baby Peggy, Richard W. Bann, Kelly Brown

Votes: 776

44. The Saint Strikes Back (1939)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Francisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 816

45. The Policeman of the 16th Precinct (1959)

84 min | Comedy

8.0
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Three poor friends, Ilias, Thomás and Vangelis, decide to commit a burglary, but everything, although being planned with detail, goes wrong.

Director: Alekos Sakellarios | Stars: Kostas Hatzihristos, Marika Krevata, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos, Kyveli Theohari

Votes: 1,411

46. 64: Part I (2016)

121 min | Mystery

6.6
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1989 is the 64 Shouwa year in the Japanese calendar, thus the unsolved girl kidnapping-murder case is called "64(rokuyon)" that got up in this year in Criminal Investigation Department in ... See full summary »

Director: Takahisa Zeze | Stars: Kôichi Satô, Gô Ayano, Nana Eikura, Eita

Votes: 259

47. Das unsichtbare Mädchen (2011 TV Movie)

105 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Director: Dominik Graf | Stars: Elmar Wepper, Ulrich Noethen, Ronald Zehrfeld, Silke Bodenbender

Votes: 312

48. 'Pegando con tubo' (1961)

80 min | Comedy

4.4
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Director: Jaime Salvador | Stars: Marco Antonio Campos, Gaspar Henaine, Rosina Navarro, Socorro Navarro

Votes: 13

49. O Ilias tou 16ou (2008)

100 min | Comedy

5.8
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Three friends (Thom, Elias and Vaggelis) decide to rob Vaggelis' boss and they come up with a plan to dress Elias as a police officer so that nobody will suspect them. From that point on, everything goes wrong.

Director: Nikos Zapatinas | Stars: Petros Filippidis, Thanasis Tsaltabasis, Themis Bazaka, Tasos Kostis

Votes: 1,238

50. Lo negro del 'Negro'... (Poder que corrompe) (1987)

Action, Biography, Crime

5.8
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Based on the book by the same name, the film follows the exploits of Arturo "El Negro" Durazo, who was the head of the police department in Mexico City, we witness his crimes and his eccentric life, that will inevitably lead to his fall.

Directors: Benjamín Escamilla Espinosa, Ángel Rodríguez Vázquez | Stars: Rodolfo de Anda, Juan Peláez, Arturo Martínez hijo, Ivonne Govea

Votes: 22



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