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1. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)

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

7.6
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 73,711

2. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 398,539 | Gross: $33.08M

3. Memories of Murder (2003)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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82 Metascore

In a small Korean province in 1986, three detectives struggle with the case of multiple young women being found raped and murdered by an unknown culprit.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song

Votes: 103,484 | Gross: $0.01M

4. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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80 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

Votes: 174,915 | Gross: $6.39M

5. 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: 22,566

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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76 Metascore

A journalist is aided by a young female hacker in his search for the killer of a woman who has been dead for forty years.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Ewa Fröling, Lena Endre

Votes: 199,096 | Gross: $10.10M

7. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

Votes: 68,743 | Gross: $22.52M

8. Secret in Their Eyes (2015)

PG-13 | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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45 Metascore

A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.

Director: Billy Ray | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Dean Norris

Votes: 38,031 | Gross: $20.18M

9. All Good Things (2010)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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57 Metascore

Mr. David Marks was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Katie who disappeared in 1982, but the truth is eventually revealed.

Director: Andrew Jarecki | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kirsten Dunst, Frank Langella, Lily Rabe

Votes: 50,020 | Gross: $0.58M

10. The White Ribbon (2009)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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82 Metascore

Strange events happen in a small village in the north of Germany during the years before World War I, which seem to be ritual punishment. Who is responsible?

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Christian Friedel, Ernst Jacobi, Leonie Benesch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 63,319 | Gross: $2.22M

11. Conviction (II) (2010)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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61 Metascore

A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.

Director: Tony Goldwyn | Stars: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Thomas D. Mahard

Votes: 39,987 | Gross: $6.78M

12. Unsolved Mysteries (1987–2010)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Combines dramatic re-enactments, interviews and updates, to tell stories of real mysteries, from human to the supernatural.

Stars: Robert Stack, Dennis Farina, Keely Shaye Brosnan, Christopher Chacon

Votes: 3,831

13. The Forgotten (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A group of volunteers help find the identities of John & Jane Does who were murdered.

Stars: Christian Slater, Michelle Borth, Anthony Carrigan, Bob Stephenson

Votes: 2,125

14. Cold Justice (2013– )

60 min | Crime, Reality-TV

7.9
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Reality series following former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they crack cold cases across the U.S.

Stars: Kelly Siegler, Yolanda McClary, Steve Spingola, Alan Brown

Votes: 1,248

15. Black Coal, Thin Ice (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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70 Metascore

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.

Director: Yi'nan Diao | Stars: Fan Liao, Lun-Mei Kwei, Xuebing Wang, Jingchun Wang

Votes: 6,500

16. Day Break (2006–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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Today Detective Brett Hopper will be accused of shooting state attorney Alberto Garza. He will offer his rock solid alibi. He will realize he's been framed. And he will run. Then he will wake up and start the day over again.

Stars: Taye Diggs, Moon Bloodgood, Victoria Pratt, Meta Golding

Votes: 7,489

17. The Lost (II) (2006)

Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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19-year-old Ray Pye murders two young women. Four years later, detective Charlie Schilling knows that Ray did it. He just needs to prove it. Meanwhile, Ray has met his match in a new girl in town, Katherine Wallace.

Director: Chris Sivertson | Stars: Marc Senter, Shay Astar, Alex Frost, Megan Henning

Votes: 2,499

18. Silver City (2004)

R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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47 Metascore

The discovery of a corpse threatens to unravel a bumbling local politician's campaign for governor of Colorado.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Thora Birch, Maria Bello, Billy Zane

Votes: 3,711 | Gross: $1.02M

19. Dormant (2018)

TV-14 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.1
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Detective Jordan Long is drawn in by government secrets as he investigates murders tied to late CIA Agent, Nigel Goodman.

Director: Julian Jay Burton | Stars: Julian Jay Burton, Tom Hagale, Bernadette Chapman, Perry Ball

Votes: 83

20. Kim Novak Never Swam in Genesaret's Lake (2005)

95 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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The year is 1962. Erik, his newly aquainted friend Edmund and his grown-up brother Henry are going to spend their summer holiday in a fairly decayed house just near the lake Genesaret. One ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Asphaug | Stars: Anton Lundqvist, Jesper Adefelt, Jonas Karlsson, Johan H:son Kjellgren

Votes: 2,193

21. Deep Water (1981)

94 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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Melanie enjoys flirting and having little affairs. Her husband Victor seems to bear her antics with utmost calm and nonchalance. This impression turns out to be wrong, very wrong indeed.

Director: Michel Deville | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Sandrine Kljajic, Éric Frey

Votes: 607

22. Raw Nerve (1991)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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A race car driver has visions of the victims of a serial killer before their demise and tries to get a skeptic police detective and an ambitious reporter to help him find the killer.

Director: David A. Prior | Stars: Glenn Ford, Sandahl Bergman, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Ted Prior

Votes: 195

23. Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (2015)

Crime, Reality-TV

7.4
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Former prosecutors Alicia O'Neill and Casey Garrett reinvestigate cold cases involving sexual assault and rape.

Stars: Alicia O'Neill, Casey Garrett, Jesse Alvarado, Cami Green

Votes: 173

24. Max Headroom Pirating Incident (1987 TV Short)

TV-MA | 2 min | Short, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Illegal broadcast showing Max Headroom Impostor doing non-sense things and obscenities, shown over sports news and "Doctor Who" episode, which became cult phenomena as culprits were never captured.

Star: Anonymous

Votes: 144

25. Séance (2006)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.4
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In an attempt to rid their dorm of a troublesome little girl ghost a group of college students inadvertently bring back the little girl's killer.

Director: Mark L. Smith | Stars: Bridget Shergalis, Tori White, Chauntal Lewis, Kandis Fay

Votes: 776

26. True Crime with Aphrodite Jones (2010– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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True Crime with Aphrodite Jones follows one of the nation's top crime writer, Aphrodite Jones, as she goes behind the scenes of famous murder cases to uncover hidden secrets and new ... See full summary »

Stars: Aphrodite Jones, Randy Thomas, Jonathan Brown-Tea, Razor Rocco Rizzotti

Votes: 390

27. The Dominici Affair (1973)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.5
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This film explores the ins and outs of the Dominici Affair that made the headlines back in 1952. As a result of the case, a family man named Gaston Dominici was sentenced to death for the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Bernard-Aubert | Stars: Jean Gabin, Victor Lanoux, Henri Vilbert, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 495

28. Crime Scenes (2000)

100 min | Crime, Thriller

6.3
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Director: Frédéric Schoendoerffer | Stars: Charles Berling, André Dussollier, Ludovic Schoendoerffer, Pierre Mottet

Votes: 630

29. The Long Island Serial Killer (2013)

81 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.5
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A serial killer is at large in New York, murdering prostitutes and disposing their bodies on the beaches of Long Island. A virtuous college student turns to escorting for noble reasons unknowingly putting herself directly in his path.

Director: Joseph DiPietro | Stars: Jennifer Polansky, Adam Ginsberg, Dewey Wynn, Renee Kay

Votes: 86

30. The Devil's Muse (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

3.9
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A stark look at one of Hollywood's darkest mysteries," The Black Dalia Murder.

Director: Ramzi Abed | Stars: Kristen Kerr, Lizzy Strain, Trent Haaga, Sarah Scott

Votes: 283

31. Bermuda City (2013– )

MA-13 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Based on the comic book series - a detective must clear his name after being linked to multiple murders.

Stars: Julian Jay Burton, Michael Garth, Patrick Purser, Scott Price

Votes: 22

32. Four Days in November (1964)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.3
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From more than eight million feet of newsreels, amateur footage, tape-recordings and more, David L. Wolper presents a priceless detailed account of the time and events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Richard Basehart, John Brewer, Raymond Buck, Earle Cabell

Votes: 420

33. Shadow Creature (1995)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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Detective Brighton investigates a series of unusually gruesome murders and is soon caught in a web of intrigue involving a mad scientist, a beautiful woman, a power mad politician, and one ... See full summary »

Director: James P. Gribbins | Stars: Shane Minor, Tracy Godard, Dennis Keefe, Anthony Chrysostom

Votes: 88

34. Der blinde Fleck (2013)

99 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.2
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The true story of a journalist who investigates the backgrounds of the Oktoberfest terror attack of 1980.

Director: Daniel Harrich | Stars: Benno Fürmann, Nicolette Krebitz, Heiner Lauterbach, Jörg Hartmann

Votes: 365

35. Unknown: Her Story (2017)

8 min | Short

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In 1927 in Fredericksburg, TX a young girl was found murdered. Neither her identity nor the identity of her killer were ever discovered. One man has made it his life's mission to keep her story alive.

Director: Gregg Baethge | Stars: Adams Gina, Hailey Moya, Keith Pickett, Glen Treibs

36. O Amuleto (2015)

Thriller

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Moçambique beach in Florianópolis, have a lot of unsolved murders cases. One day, Diana, Alex, Paulinho and Marcinha went to a party in the forest. In the next day, three teenagers are ... See full summary »

Director: Jeferson De | Stars: Régius Brandão, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Isadora Damiani, Daniel Filho

Votes: 76

37. The Quiet Village (1997)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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After his predecessor on a long-festering wilderness village murder case resigns for "reasons of health", a young police detective decides it's time for more forceful methods. But there's ... See full summary »

Director: Kari Väänänen | Stars: Taisto Reimaluoto, Sari Havas, Taneli Mäkelä, Vesa Vierikko

Votes: 160

38. Vera Brühne (2001 TV Movie)

286 min | Drama, Crime

7.7
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Two-part movie focusing on one of Germany's most controversial murder trials after World War II. In spring 1960, Dr. Dietrich Schwarz and his housekeeper Elisabeth Huhn are killed cruelly ... See full summary »

Director: Hark Bohm | Stars: Corinna Harfouch, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Ulrich Noethen, Hans Werner Meyer

Votes: 138

39. Unsolved (2004– )

23 min | Documentary, Crime

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Stars: Alex Norton, George Puttock, John Quinn, Ricky Mason

40. The Investigator (2009–2012)

60 min | Crime

7.3
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The Investigator is a New Zealand unsolved murder series presented by award winning documentary maker and author Bryan Bruce. Bryan Bruce examines a new case each episode.

Stars: Bryan Bruce, Macgregor Cameron, Jessica Aaltonen, Dean Knowsley

Votes: 7

41. The Beaumont Children: What Really Happened (2018 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, Crime, History

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Stars: Michael Usher, Roger Cardwell, Bill Hayes, Greg Hutchins

42. This Hollow Sacrament (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

2.5
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Based on true events, the story revolves around the murder and subsequent investigation of four women in Northern California in the late 1990's.

Director: Greg Stechman | Stars: Marcus D. Shelby, April Potter, Sheila McClay, Anthony Falcon

Votes: 103

43. Black Box BRD (2001)

102 min | Documentary

7.5
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Wolfgang Grams, RAF terrorist, killed in a police shoot out in 1993 was thought to be part of the 1989 murder of high placed banker Alfred Herrhausen. This documentary interviews people ... See full summary »

Director: Andres Veiel | Stars: Pater Augustinus, Roswitha Bleith-Bendieck, Paul Brand, Rolf E. Breuer

Votes: 456

44. Donal MacIntyre: Unsolved (2015– )

Documentary, Crime

4.6
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Stars: Donal MacIntyre, Clive Driscoll, David Wilson

Votes: 10

45. Agent of Chaos

Action, Crime, Thriller | Announced

A decorated police officer is targeted by an international terrorist who believes hidden messages in the Zodiac Killer's letters selected him to "cleanse" the nation.

Director: Brandon Slagle | Star: Devanny Pinn

46. Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel (2003 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.7
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Teen detective Nancy Drew investigates when a carousel at the Captain's Cove Amusement Park begins mysteriously starting up in the middle of the night shortly after one of its antique horses was stolen.

Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Laurie Jerger, Gary Hoffman, Jonah Von Spreecken

Votes: 47

47. The Sanatorium

Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Filming

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Director: Yaiya Sacasi | Stars: Willamona Siekas, Gustav Gälsing, Annika Qvarfordt, Daniel Hjelm

48. Half a Life (2009 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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As a young woman is found raped and slain, her father can't accept his daughter's death and neither that the murderer is never found. For half his life he is searching for the killer.

Director: Nikolaus Leytner | Stars: Matthias Habich, Josef Hader, Franziska Walser, Wolfgang Böck

Votes: 266

49. Ei vanhene koskaan (1997– )

Documentary, Crime

7.0
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Stars: Åke Lindman, Kari Arffman, Thomas Elfgren, Kaarlo Purhonen

Votes: 21

50. Gladio - Geheimarmeen in Europa (2011 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

7.5
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Directors: Frank Gutermuth, Wolfgang Schoen | Stars: Giulio Andreotti, Gerhart Baum, Ulrich Chaussy, Gert Heidenreich

Votes: 11



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