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1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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70 Metascore

As Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world, he teams up with a fellow Avenger and S.H.I.E.L.D agent, Black Widow, to battle a new threat from history: an assassin known as the Winter Soldier.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

Votes: 589,124 | Gross: $259.77M

2. 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: 1,300,324 | Gross: $448.14M

3. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 298,076 | Gross: $88.51M

4. Money Monster (2016)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

Financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor takes them and their crew as hostage.

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West

Votes: 78,310 | Gross: $41.01M

5. Colossal (2016)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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70 Metascore

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 42,248 | Gross: $3.02M

6. 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: 224,503 | Gross: $13.41M

7. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

Disgraced Secret Service agent (and former presidential guard) Mike Banning finds himself trapped inside the White House in the wake of a terrorist attack; using his inside knowledge, Banning works with national security to rescue the President from his kidnappers.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

Votes: 224,846 | Gross: $98.93M

8. The Fugitive (1993)

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

7.8
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88 Metascore

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.

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

Votes: 233,265 | Gross: $183.88M

9. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

Votes: 366,396 | Gross: $107.10M

10. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 208,004 | Gross: $50.00M

11. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

Votes: 182,153 | Gross: $73.10M

12. Ride Along (2014)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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41 Metascore

Security guard Ben must prove himself to his girlfriend's brother, top police officer James. He rides along James on a 24-hour patrol of Atlanta.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, John Leguizamo

Votes: 88,386 | Gross: $134.94M

13. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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37 Metascore

Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 59,304 | Gross: $32.94M

14. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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55 Metascore

Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj

Votes: 164,474 | Gross: $65.45M

15. Certain Women (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.4
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82 Metascore

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, James Le Gros

Votes: 8,469 | Gross: $1.03M

16. 13 Sins (2014)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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44 Metascore

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.

Director: Daniel Stamm | Stars: Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Tom Bower, Rutina Wesley

Votes: 27,390 | Gross: $0.01M

17. The China Syndrome (1979)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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81 Metascore

A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.

Director: James Bridges | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

Votes: 22,762 | Gross: $51.72M

18. Altitude (2017)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.0
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A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.

Director: Alex Merkin | Stars: Denise Richards, Dolph Lundgren, Jonathan Lipnicki, Greer Grammer

Votes: 2,105

19. All About Steve (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

4.8
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17 Metascore

Convinced that a CCN cameraman is her true love, an eccentric crossword puzzler trails him as he travels all over the country, hoping to convince him that they belong together.

Director: Phil Traill | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, Thomas Haden Church, Ken Jeong

Votes: 35,766 | Gross: $33.86M

20. Gleaming the Cube (1989)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd, Le Tuan

Votes: 5,968 | Gross: $2.78M

21. Hotel Mumbai (2018)

Crime, Drama, History | Post-production

Hotel Mumbai tells the astonishing true story of the victims and survivors of the devastating attacks on Mumbai in 2008. A story which fearlessly tackles the defining global issues of our ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Maras | Stars: Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs, Nazanin Boniadi, Dev Patel

22. Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud, Michaela Mann

Votes: 5,396

23. The Rookie (1990)

R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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Clint Eastwood plays a veteran detective who gets stuck with a rookie cop (Charlie Sheen) to chase down a German crook (Raul Julia.)

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Charlie Sheen, Raul Julia, Sônia Braga

Votes: 22,238 | Gross: $21.63M

24. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

Votes: 25,282 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Cartels (2016)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

4.0
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An elite team of DEA agents are assigned to protect a dangerous drug lord and take refuge in a luxury hotel while they await extraction. They soon find themselves at the center of an ambush... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman | Stars: Steven Seagal, Luke Goss, Georges St-Pierre, Darren E. Scott

Votes: 859

26. Carlos (2010– )

Not Rated | 334 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting.

Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Alexander Scheer, Fadi Abi Samra, Lamia Ahmed

Votes: 11,463 | Gross: $0.15M

27. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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66 Metascore

When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Steve Coogan, Colm Meaney, Tim Key, Karl Theobald

Votes: 26,678 | Gross: $0.15M

28. Close Range (2015)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Crime

5.0
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A rogue soldier turned outlaw is thrust into a relentless fight with a corrupt sheriff, his obedient deputies, and a dangerous drug cartel in order to protect his sister and her young daughter.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Nick Chinlund, Caitlin Keats, Madison Lawlor

Votes: 3,507

29. Cien años de perdón (2016)

R | 96 min | Crime, Thriller

6.3
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A bank. A safe box. An information that would shake a country.

Director: Daniel Calparsoro | Stars: Luis Tosar, Rodrigo De la Serna, Raúl Arévalo, José Coronado

Votes: 4,620

30. The Glimmer Man (1996)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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Two cops, played by Seagal and Wayans, are forced to work together to solve a chain of mysterious killings by a killer nicknamed "The Family Man".

Director: John Gray | Stars: Steven Seagal, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bob Gunton, Brian Cox

Votes: 16,783 | Gross: $20.10M

31. Fist of the North Star (1986)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.3
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A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.

Director: Toyoo Ashida | Stars: Akira Kamiya, Yuriko Yamamoto, Kenji Utsumi, Chikao Ohtsuka

Votes: 5,345

32. S.F.W. (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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An alienated and misanthropic teenager gains sudden and unwanted celebrity status after he's taken hostage by terrorists where his indifference to their threats to kill him makes news headlines.

Director: Jefery Levy | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Reese Witherspoon, Jake Busey, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 4,322 | Gross: $0.06M

33. Supremacy (I) (2014)

R | 110 min | Drama

6.0
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28 Metascore

A just paroled white neo-nazi and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African-American family hostage. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Inspired by real events.

Director: Deon Taylor | Stars: Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross

Votes: 4,061

34. Masterminds (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

5.2
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Trapped in a school which a gang of criminals has siezed control, a young troublemaker fights a cat and mouse battle from inside.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser, Brenda Fricker, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 3,106 | Gross: $1.89M

35. Mad City (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

A disgruntled security guard holds a school trip group hostage, while a news reporter forms a bond with him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Alan Alda, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 17,593 | Gross: $10.56M

36. Arne Dahl: Misterioso (2011)

178 min | Crime

6.7
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Three Swedish financiers are murdered over three consecutive nights. Evidence suggests that the killings will continue and the world of finance is panicked. The police quickly set up a ... See full summary »

Stars: Malin Arvidsson, Irene Lindh, Claes Ljungmark, Shanti Roney

Votes: 1,313

37. Hustle (1975)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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At the instigation of a grieving father, a Los Angeles cop investigates the suspicious circumstances of a girl's apparent suicide.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield

Votes: 1,654

38. Hold-Up (1985)

114 min | Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Arcady | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Kim Cattrall, Guy Marchand, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 1,949

39. Midnight Fear (1991)

89 min | Thriller

5.2
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A sheriff has to track down a killer who skinned a woman alive before he does it again. Meanwhile, the killer and his unhinged brother take a young woman hostage in her pool house.

Director: Bill Crain | Stars: Craig Wasson, David Carradine, Page Fletcher, Evan Richards

Votes: 92

40. Alien Raiders (2008)

R | 85 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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It's the end of yet another night at Hastings Supermarket, an idyllic family grocery store in Buck Lake, Arizona. But the normal monotony of rounding up shopping carts and settling out the ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Rock | Stars: Carlos Bernard, Mathew St. Patrick, Rockmond Dunbar, Courtney Ford

Votes: 8,092

41. Beyond the Limit (1983)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.7
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During Dirty War, half-English doctor in Argentina befriends the police, the rebels and the alcoholic Honorary British Consul, whose Latino wife he seduces. When the consul is mistakenly kidnapped by the rebels, he must pick a side.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Caine, Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 984 | Gross: $6.00M

42. Posse from Hell (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.7
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Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.

Director: Herbert Coleman | Stars: Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Zohra Lampert, Vic Morrow

Votes: 564

43. The Boys Club (1996)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who clams to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Chris Penn, Dominic Zamprogna, Stuart Stone, Devon Sawa

Votes: 1,022

44. Ticker (2001)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.6
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After a San Francisco detective's partner is murdered by Northern Irish terrorists, the officer joins the bomb squad in order to bring them to justice.

Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper, Steven Seagal, Jaime Pressly

Votes: 6,137

45. The Incident (1967)

Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Late one night, two young toughs hold hostage the passengers in one car of a New York subway train.

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Tony Musante, Martin Sheen, Beau Bridges, Brock Peters

Votes: 2,250

46. Phoenix (1998)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A cop (Liotta) with a gambling addiction plots a theft from the bookies who are putting pressure on him to pay off or else.

Director: Danny Cannon | Stars: Ray Liotta, Anthony LaPaglia, Daniel Baldwin, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 3,246 | Gross: $0.04M

47. Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon - Serca z kamienia (2015 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Crime

9.6
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Gerald is forced by a seemingly harmless merchant with sinister powers to complete three difficult tasks for a bored immortal, once a troubled nobleman who made a deal with the devil.

Directors: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz, Michal Konarski | Stars: Doug Cockle, Susannah Fielding, Paul Thornley, Alex Norton

Votes: 1,446

48. L'assaut (2010)

R | 91 min | Action, History, Thriller

6.1
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55 Metascore

Based on a true story, a SWAT team is tasked with storming a high-jacked Air France plane to save its passengers.

Director: Julien Leclercq | Stars: Vincent Elbaz, Grégori Derangère, Mélanie Bernier, Philippe Bas

Votes: 3,164

49. The Pyx (1973)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller, Crime

5.5
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A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Karen Black, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pilon, Jean-Louis Roux

Votes: 636

50. Special Bulletin (1983 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama

7.7
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A TV reporter and cameraman are taken hostage on a tugboat while covering a workers strike. The demands of the hostage-takers are to collect all the nuclear detonators in the Charleston, SC... See full summary »

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Ed Flanders, Kathryn Walker, Roxanne Hart, Christopher Allport

Votes: 854