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1. 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: 1,401,233 | Gross: $448.14M

2. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.0
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84 Metascore

A seemingly indestructible robot is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a young waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against sentient machines, while a human soldier from the same war is sent to protect her at all costs.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

Votes: 737,753 | Gross: $38.40M

3. American Ultra (2015)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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50 Metascore

A stoner - who is in fact a government agent - is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he's too well-trained and too high for them to handle.

Director: Nima Nourizadeh | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, John Leguizamo

Votes: 77,625 | Gross: $14.43M

4. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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75 Metascore

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 166,226 | Gross: $61.28M

5. Faster (2010)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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44 Metascore

An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Mauricio Lopez

Votes: 94,281 | Gross: $23.24M

6. Only God Forgives (2013)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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37 Metascore

Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown

Votes: 101,379 | Gross: $0.78M

7. Kalifornia (1993)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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49 Metascore

A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.

Director: Dominic Sena | Stars: Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Kathy Larson, David Milford

Votes: 47,993 | Gross: $2.40M

8. A Simple Plan (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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82 Metascore

When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Brent Briscoe

Votes: 58,817 | Gross: $16.31M

9. Copycat (1995)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara

Votes: 50,402 | Gross: $32.05M

10. The Last Stand (2013)

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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54 Metascore

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 127,213 | Gross: $12.05M

11. The Peacemaker (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iures, Aleksandr Baluev

Votes: 51,452 | Gross: $41.26M

12. Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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58 Metascore

A betrayed intelligence officer enlists the aid of a prostitute to prove his innocence from a deadly conspiracy while returning a favor to her.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tchéky Karyo, Max Ryan

Votes: 58,325 | Gross: $36.85M

13. Dead Presidents (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 18,129 | Gross: $24.20M

14. The Gauntlet (1977)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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59 Metascore

A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Sondra Locke, Pat Hingle, William Prince

Votes: 19,378 | Gross: $35.40M

15. Bulletproof (1996)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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30 Metascore

Two criminals, Keats and Moses, end their friendship, when Keats turns out to be an undercover cop. Many years later, the two are forced to work together when Keats is assigned to protect Moses as a witness.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Damon Wayans, Adam Sandler, James Caan, Jeep Swenson

Votes: 33,308 | Gross: $21.16M

16. Hard Boiled (1992)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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A tough-as-nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Teresa Mo, Philip Chan

Votes: 43,977

17. Fled (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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Two prisoners chained together flee during an escape attempt gone bad.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Stephen Baldwin, Will Patton, Robert John Burke

Votes: 8,049 | Gross: $17.10M

18. Iceman (2014)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, History

4.8
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32 Metascore

An imperial guard and his three traitorous childhood friends ordered to hunt him down get accidentally buried and kept frozen in time. 400 years later passes and they are defrosted continuing the battle they left behind.

Director: Wing-Cheong Law | Stars: Donnie Yen, Baoqiang Wang, Shengyi Huang, Kang Yu

Votes: 3,109 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Saat po long 2 (2015)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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73 Metascore

While undercover officer Kit is taken prisoner by the syndicate, he befriends his keeper and discovers an organ trafficking ring.

Director: Soi Cheang | Stars: Tony Jaa, Jing Wu, Simon Yam, Jin Zhang

Votes: 5,469

20. One False Move (1992)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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87 Metascore

A small town police chief awaits the arrival of a gang of killers.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Cynda Williams, Michael Beach

Votes: 8,972 | Gross: $1.54M

21. Martin (1977)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror

7.1
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68 Metascore

A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau

Votes: 9,033 | Gross: $0.10M

22. The Marine 4: Moving Target (2015 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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Jake Carter is assigned to protect a "high-value package," a beautiful whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt army defense contractor.

Director: William Kaufman | Stars: Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin, Melissa Roxburgh, Josh Blacker, Matthew MacCaull

Votes: 3,113

23. The Night of the Following Day (1969)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Two men kidnap a girl off the streets, take her to a beach house owned by a drug-addicted stewardess, and hold her for ransom.

Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Richard Boone | Stars: Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita Moreno, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 1,755

24. Black Scorpion (1995)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A female "BATMAN" with a strong story, intriguing characters, good action pacing... and several opportunities for sex.

Director: Jonathan Winfrey | Stars: Ashley Peldon, Rick Rossovich, Michael Wiseman, Bradford Tatum

Votes: 958

25. McQ (1974)

PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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Seattle cop Lon McQ investigates the murder of his best friend and the corruption within the police department.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 4,385

26. The White Storm (2013)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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A devastating dilemma changes the fate of three cops when an undercover operation against a notorious Thai drug lord goes horribly wrong.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Louis Koo, Nick Cheung, Hoi-Pang Lo

Votes: 1,986

27. Exiled (2006)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A friendship is formed between an ex-gangster, and two groups of hitmen - those who want to protect him and those who were sent to kill him.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Nick Cheung, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Francis Ng, Simon Yam

Votes: 7,918 | Gross: $0.05M

28. Physical Evidence (1989)

R | 99 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance

5.2
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A police officer suspended and now accused of murder is forced to join forces with his court-appointed attorney to assemble the pieces of a deadly puzzle to find the missing link before time runs out.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Theresa Russell, Ned Beatty, Kay Lenz

Votes: 1,459 | Gross: $3.56M

29. Best Seller (1987)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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A hitman approachs a writer to help him create the next best seller on his career, but the violent world he was a part of has other plans.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant, Allison Balson

Votes: 4,269 | Gross: $4.28M

30. That Demon Within (2014)

111 min | Action, Crime, Horror

6.0
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51 Metascore

A dutiful cop, guilt-ridden over saving the life of a gang leader, becomes obsessed with bringing down the crime syndicate of the man he saved.

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Daniel Wu, Nick Cheung, Shatina Chen, Kai Chi Liu

Votes: 1,174 | Gross: $0.17M

31. Dead Silence (1997 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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A veteran FBI agent negotiates the release of a bus-load of hearing-impaired school-children taken hostage by 3 desperate escaped convicts.

Director: Daniel Petrie Jr. | Stars: James Garner, Kim Coates, Marlee Matlin, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 839

32. Street Law (1974)

105 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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Carlo Antonelli, an engineer from Genoa, gets mugged and decides to take justice into his own hands. At first the muggers seem to get the upper hand, but then he's helped by Tommy, a young robber who takes his side.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, Giancarlo Prete, Barbara Bach, Renzo Palmer

Votes: 1,039

33. Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Fred and Tony are members of an elite 'special squad' of police in Rome, Italy, who are licenced-to-kill, undercover cops who thrive on living dangerously.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Marc Porel, Ray Lovelock, Adolfo Celi, Franco Citti

Votes: 1,023

34. Dragon Squad (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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Interpol agents and gangsters battle in Hong Kong.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Vanness Wu, Shawn Yue, Yu Xia, Shengyi Huang

Votes: 1,461

35. The Boss (1973)

R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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A hitman finds himself embroiled in the middle of a Mafia war between the Sicilians and the Calabrians.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Henry Silva, Richard Conte, Gianni Garko, Antonia Santilli

Votes: 1,407

36. Gen-X Cops (1999)

R | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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A ridiculed HK cop hires 3 cadets, directly (thrown) out of police academy, to go undercover and get the criminals, who stole explosives and killed his partner.

Director: Benny Chan | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Stephen Fung, Sam Lee, Grace Yip

Votes: 2,077

37. Firestorm (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A storm is heading to the city, and with it comes another occurrence so destructive, it vows to bring down everything it touches. A crew of seasoned criminals led by the notorious Nam (Hu ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Yuen | Stars: Andy Lau, Chen Yao, Ka Tung Lam, Jun Hu

Votes: 2,422

38. The Big Racket (1976)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Nico Palmieri is a police inspector who battles against hoodlums terrorising a sleepy Italian village, extorting cash from the locals.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Fabio Testi, Vincent Gardenia, Renzo Palmer, Orso Maria Guerrini

Votes: 963

39. High Crime (1973)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An Italian police inspector matches wits with a powerful European drug ring. As he comes closer to the top of the underworld organization, his odds of survival decrease.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Franco Nero, James Whitmore, Delia Boccardo, Fernando Rey

Votes: 609

40. Trivisa (2016)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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In early 1997, mobsters Kwai Ching-hung, Yip Kwok-foon and Cheuk Tze-keung, whom have never met one another, are all in Hong Kong. Thereafter, rumour has it that Hong Kong's three most ... See full summary »

Directors: Jevons Au, Frank Hui, Vicky Wong | Stars: Richie Jen, Jordan Chan, Ka Tung Lam, Kwong Leung Wong

Votes: 1,595

41. Time and Tide (2000)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

Tyler is a restless, streetwise 21-year-old Hong Kong native who's had trouble gaining the trust of others all his life. He secretly fantasizes about living the good life in South America. ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Nicholas Tse, Wu Bai, Candy Lo, Cathy Tsui

Votes: 4,049 | Gross: $0.09M

42. The Violent Professionals (1973)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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When Milano police lieutenant Giorga's chief is murdered by an organized crime ring, he vows to avenge his boss's death. Going undercover to continue the chief's investigation, he plans to ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Silvano Tranquilli, Carlo Alighiero

Votes: 598

43. Motorway (2012)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A rookie cop takes on a veteran escape driver in a death defying final showdown on the streets of Hong Kong.

Director: Soi Cheang | Stars: Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Shawn Yue, Xiaodong Guo, Barbie Hsu

Votes: 1,522

44. Bounty Tracker (1993 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Drama

5.2
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Almost the whole staff of a tax consultant office is slayed by a team of professional killers, only Paul Damone can escape. He didn't know that his partner used to wash gangster Louis ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Anderson | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Matthias Hues, Cyndi Pass, Eric Mansker

Votes: 480

45. Cop Killers (1977)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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Two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder.

Director: Walter R. Cichy | Stars: Jason Williams, Bill Osco, Diane Keller, Michael D. White

Votes: 177

46. Rogue Cop (1954)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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After witnessing a murder, honest cop Eddie Kelvaney is silenced by gangster Dan Beaumonte, prompting Eddie's brother, Detective Chris Kelvaney, to search for the killer.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, George Raft, Steve Forrest

Votes: 774

47. Tiger Cage 2 (1990)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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An ex-cop and divorce lawyer team up with a gangster to clear their names after getting involved in a dirty money scheme led by a vicious money launderer, who plans to expand his business and wipe out anyone who stands in his way.

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Donnie Yen, Rosamund Kwan, David Wu, Robin Shou

Votes: 755

48. Last Man Standing (1995 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Drama

5.6
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Cop finds himself caught between an organzed crime gang and a ring of crooked cops.

Director: Joseph Merhi | Stars: Jeff Wincott, Jillian McWhirter, Jonathan Fuller, Steve Eastin

Votes: 388

49. The Heroin Busters (1977)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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An Italian policeman goes undercover to break up an international heroin smuggling ring and butts heads with a hot-tempered Interpol agent assigned by his agency to do the same task.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Fabio Testi, David Hemmings, Sherry Buchanan, Wolfango Soldati

Votes: 498

50. La polizia ha le mani legate (1975)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Luciano Ercoli's Killer Cop is actually an entirely serious Italian crime thriller (or 'Poliziotteschi'), that handles themes such as murder and terrorism. ..

Director: Luciano Ercoli | Stars: Claudio Cassinelli, Arthur Kennedy, Franco Fabrizi, Sara Sperati

Votes: 231



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