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1. Misfits (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of young offenders doing community service get struck by lightning during a storm, and begin to develop superpowers.

Stars: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha

Votes: 88,723

2. Tough Guys (1986)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Two elderly gangsters are released from prison only to find they have trouble fitting in as old men who still take no guff from anyone.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Charles Durning, Alexis Smith

Votes: 6,255 | Gross: $21.46M

3. Coogan's Bluff (1968)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Arizona Deputy Sheriff Coogan (Clint Eastwood) is sent to New York City to escort an escaped fugitive back for trial.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Lee J. Cobb, Susan Clark, Tisha Sterling

Votes: 14,719

4. Presumed Innocent (1990)

R | 127 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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72 Metascore

As a lawyer investigates the murder of a colleague, he finds himself more connected to the crime than anyone else.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Harrison Ford, Raul Julia, Greta Scacchi, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 35,620 | Gross: $86.30M

5. Freeway (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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61 Metascore

A twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood", with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker travelling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer and pedophile.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri

Votes: 25,289 | Gross: $0.30M

6. Barefoot (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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22 Metascore

The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He then takes the naive young woman home for his brother's wedding.

Director: Andrew Fleming | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Scott Speedman, J.K. Simmons, Treat Williams

Votes: 22,135 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Woodsman (2004)

R | 87 min | Drama

7.2
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72 Metascore

A child molester returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Yasiin Bey, David Alan Grier

Votes: 31,003 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 7,530

9. The Angels' Share (2012)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Paul Brannigan, John Henshaw, Roger Allam, Gary Maitland

Votes: 22,358 | Gross: $0.30M

10. Veronica Guerin (2003)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

An Irish journalist writes a series of stories about drug dealers.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Colin Farrell, Brenda Fricker, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 18,499 | Gross: $1.57M

11. Stewardess School (1986)

R | 89 min | Action, Comedy

4.2
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The zany "stewdents" at a wacky flight attendants' school have all sorts of wild and crazy high-flying adventures in this '80s comedy.

Director: Ken Blancato | Stars: Brett Cullen, Mary Cadorette, Don Most, Sandahl Bergman

Votes: 1,147

12. Twin Town (1997)

Unrated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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Julian and Jeremy, two brothers prefer to spend their time on drugs and joyriding. When their father, Fatty Lewis, they show up demanding compensation.

Director: Kevin Allen | Stars: Llyr Ifans, Rhys Ifans, Dorien Thomas, Dougray Scott

Votes: 5,385 | Gross: $0.07M

13. Sexual Predator (2001 Video)

R | 85 min | Thriller

4.4
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A female parole officer sheds her inhibitions as she begins a torrid affair with the man responsible for the death of her best friend.

Directors: Robert Angelo, Rob Spera | Stars: McKayla Matthews, Richard Grieco, David Jean Thomas, Angie Everhart

Votes: 916

14. Dear Wendy (2005)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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33 Metascore

A young boy in a nameless, timeless American town establishes a gang of youthful misfits united in their love of guns and their code of honor.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Chris Owen, Bill Pullman

Votes: 9,666 | Gross: $0.02M

15. Henry Fool (1997)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talentless novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Thomas Jay Ryan, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey, Maria Porter

Votes: 6,693 | Gross: $1.34M

16. Night Comes On (2018)

86 min | Drama

6.6
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79 Metascore

Angel LaMere is released from juvenile detention on the eve of her 18th birthday. Haunted by her past, she embarks on a journey with her 10 year-old sister that could destroy their future.

Director: Jordana Spiro | Stars: Dominique Fishback, Jill Rene, Tatum Marilyn Hall, Nastashia Fuller

Votes: 510

17. Hateship Loveship (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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59 Metascore

A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict.

Director: Liza Johnson | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Nick Nolte

Votes: 6,279 | Gross: $0.05M

18. The Parole Officer (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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A failed parole officer framed for murder must enlist the help of his former clients to clear his name.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lena Headey, Emma Gilmour, Susan Jane Tanner

Votes: 6,314

19. Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

6.9
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15 year old Dawn runs away from what she feels is an intolerable home life. In the big city, she ends up turning to prostitution when she is unable to get a job due to her age. Life at home... See full summary »

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Eve Plumb, Leigh McCloskey, Lynn Carlin, William Schallert

Votes: 301

20. Crazy on the Outside (2010)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

5.5
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21 Metascore

A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

Director: Tim Allen | Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ray Liotta

Votes: 5,376 | Gross: $0.06M

21. Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008)

Unrated | 99 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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78 Metascore

Examines the public scandal and private tragedy which led to legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski's sudden flight from the United States.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Andrew Braunsberg, Richard Brenneman, Douglas Dalton, Marilyn Beck

Votes: 4,680 | Gross: $0.06M

22. Beach Balls (1988)

R | 77 min | Comedy

4.6
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Charlie Harrison dreams of being a rock star and, with the help of friends and a gang of local toughs, he arranges a concert in his house for a big time record producer, or at least that is... See full summary »

Director: Joe Ritter | Stars: Phillip Paley, Heidi Helmer, Steven Tash, Amanda Goodwin

Votes: 243

23. The Slasher (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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The life of a juvenile delinquent is threatened by his own incessant desire for trouble.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: James Kenney, Joan Collins, Betty Ann Davies, Robert Ayres

Votes: 259

24. The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993)

99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and ate many of them before he was caught in 1991.

Director: David R. Bowen | Stars: Carl Crew, Cassidy Phillips, Donna Stewart Bowen, Jeanne Bascom

Votes: 584

25. Public Enemies (2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Released from prison after serving 10 years for murder, Eddie tries to adjust to life outside with the help of his probation officer, Paula.

Stars: Anna Friel, Daniel Mays, Lorraine Ashbourne, Peter Wight

Votes: 487

26. The Robber (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A story based on Johann Rettenberger, an Austrian marathon runner and a bank robber.

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg | Stars: Andreas Lust, Markus Schleinzer, Roman Kettner, Hannelore Klauber-Laursen

Votes: 4,189 | Gross: $0.08M

27. Daddy-O (1958)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Music, Mystery

2.4
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Phil, a part-time truck driver and singer who wears his pants far too high, meets a feisty platinum blonde who challenges him to a drag race through Griffith Park. When he is caught and ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Place | Stars: Dick Contino, Sandra Giles, Bruno VeSota, Gloria Victor

Votes: 786

28. Kids for Cash (2013)

PG-13 | 102 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

Kids For Cash is a riveting look behind the notorious judicial scandal that rocked the nation. Beyond the millions paid and high stakes corruption, Kids For Cash exposes a shocking American... See full summary »

Director: Robert May | Stars: Charlie Balasavage, Joanne Balasavage, Justin Bodnar, Lisa Griffiths

Votes: 1,848 | Gross: $0.09M

29. Hounded (2006)

87 min | Drama

6.7
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Angelina Maccarone's intense drama deals with the obsessive relationship between a confused teenager and an elder woman. Elsa Seifert successfully works as probation officer, but the ... See full summary »

Director: Angelina Maccarone | Stars: Kostja Ullmann, Maren Kroymann, Moritz Grove, Sila Sahin

Votes: 496

30. Sun Scarred (2006)

117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Katayama (Aikawa Sho) is on the way home to his wife and little daughter when he stumbles on a gang of punks beating up an innocent man. Katamaya decides to help the stranger and ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Aiko Satô, Ken'ichi Endô, Sei Hiraizumi

Votes: 490

31. The Devil Is a Sissy (1936)

Passed | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A well-bred young English lad living in lower Manhattan tries to gain acceptance from his not-so-well-bred peers at school.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Rowland Brown | Stars: Freddie Bartholomew, Jackie Cooper, Mickey Rooney, Ian Hunter

Votes: 370

32. Johnny Holiday (1949)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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Young street tough sent to a reform farm is torn between friends from his past and those who are trying to help him change his life.

Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: William Bendix, Stanley Clements, Hoagy Carmichael, Allen Martin Jr.

Votes: 66

33. Berlin Is in Germany (2001)

99 min | Drama

7.0
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When Martin, a former GDR citizen, is released from jail, he lately becomes confronted with the consequences of the German re-unification.

Director: Hannes Stöhr | Stars: Jörg Schüttauf, Julia Jäger, Robin Becker, Robert Lohr

Votes: 1,073

34. The Lost & Found Family (2009)

PG | 91 min | Drama

6.2
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Formerly wealthy widow must move in with the lower middle-class foster family living in a house she owns in order to establish residency prior to selling it.

Director: Barnet Bain | Stars: Ellen Bry, Lynn Cole, Jeff Portell, Lucas Till

Votes: 283

35. The Saint in Palm Springs (1941)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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Inspector Fernack asks Simon to watch over an old friend who's carrying $200,000 worth of postage stamps, but the friend is killed, and the stamps stolen.

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Paul Guilfoyle, Jonathan Hale

Votes: 604

36. Rocker (1972 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, Action, Crime

7.0
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In Hamburg, a rocker biker gang helps a kid avenge his brother who was murdered by a rival gang, a mortal enemy of rocker gangs.

Director: Klaus Lemke | Stars: Hans-Jürgen Modschiedler, Gerd Kruskopf, Michael-Thomas Krannich, Paul Lys

Votes: 351

37. Nobody Waved Good-bye (1964)

80 min | Drama

7.1
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A teenage boy rebels against parental authority and must face a harsh reality when he tries to live on his own.

Director: Don Owen | Stars: Peter Kastner, Julie Biggs, Claude Rae, Toby Tarnow

Votes: 226

38. The Alpha Caper (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A parole officer forced into retirement gets together three ex-convicts to pull of a $30-million armored car robbery.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Henry Fonda, Leonard Nimoy, James McEachin, Elena Verdugo

Votes: 158

39. Jack of Hearts (1999– )

50 min | Drama

3.7
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Jack Denby, a tough-talking probation officer born and raised in London, finds that life - and crime - takes on a very different face when he is forced to move to Cardiff when his partner accepts her dream job as a university lecturer.

Stars: Siobhan Flynn, Keith Allen, Miranda Llewellyn-Jenkins, Ruth Madoc

Votes: 6

40. Where Are Your Children? (1943)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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A teenager is accused of murdering a gas station owner.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Gale Storm, Patricia Morison, John Litel

Votes: 24

41. The Weekend Nun (1972 TV Movie)

78 min | Drama

7.5
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True story of Jane Duco, a young nun who also had a job as a probation officer.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Joanna Pettet, Vic Morrow, Ann Sothern, James Gregory

Votes: 66

42. She Was Murdered (2017 Video)

70 min | Talk-Show

6.4
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Stefan Molyneux's caller is Brian, whose life has been aimless since the (still-unsolved) murder of his mother.

Stars: Stefan Molyneux, Mike M. DeMarco

Votes: 5

43. Ginger (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Ginger, an orphan, is living with her foster-uncle, Rexford Whittington, a broken-down Shakesperian actor. Although denied the love of a mother and father, Ginger looks after her uncle, ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Jane Withers, O.P. Heggie, Jackie Searl, Katharine Alexander

Votes: 26

44. The Violators (1957)

76 min | Crime, Drama

5.0
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Solomon Baumgarden is a New York City probation officer assisting teenagers through the court system.

Director: John Newland | Stars: Arthur O'Connell, Nancy Malone, Fred Beir, Clarice Blackburn

Votes: 14

45. A Gentlemen's Agreement (2010)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Will is a troubled young man trying to get his life back on track. While at work one night delivering pizzas, he has an unfortunate run in with a charming hit man named Orbison. Orbison ... See full summary »

Director: Bradley Ward | Stars: Matt Fitzgerald, Douglas Sidney, Brandon Van Vliet, Amanda Day

Votes: 7

46. Tuxedo Junction (1941)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.8
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The Weaver Brothers and Elviry have migrated from their usual hard-scrabble digs in the Ozarks and have taken up truck-farming (raising fruits, vegetables and flowers) on some more-bucolic ... See full summary »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Leon Weaver, June Weaver, Frank Weaver, Thurston Hall

Votes: 9

47. Office Hostages (2004 Video)

48 min | Adventure

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Stars: Monique Alexander, Charisma Cole, Frankie Dee, Christina Kazan

48. Präsenzlücke (2015)

23 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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Due to his probation Richard Ahrens can not risk any more slip-ups. Therefore trying to do everything right, everything goes wrong.

Director: Oliver Alaluukas | Stars: Maximilian Meyer-Bretschneider, Lars Rudolph, Alexandra Meyer, Stefan Lampadius

Votes: 6

49. One Last Chance (1983)

32 min | Documentary, Short

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Short half-hour Australian documentary about probation officers, parole and the probation system in South Australia. Sponsored by the South Australian Department of Correctional Services.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Elizabeth Alexander, Sandie Lillingston, Brenton Whittle

50. No Going Back (1981)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Short Australian documentary filmed in South Australia about an ex-prisoner's social adjustment to the world outside of a correctional facility.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Ellen Freeman, Chris Haywood, Richard Moir, Jennifer Scott-Roberts



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