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1. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 535,032 | Gross: $24.61M

2. Body Heat (1981)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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77 Metascore

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson

Votes: 26,429 | Gross: $24.06M

3. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

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: 367,907 | Gross: $33.08M

4. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack

Votes: 79,918 | Gross: $28.01M

5. The Whole Nine Yards (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

6.7
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47 Metascore

A struggling dentist's life is turned upside down when a famous gangster moves in next door, and his wife convinces him to inform a notorious mob boss about the gangster's whereabouts.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 99,348 | Gross: $57.26M

6. Fletch (1985)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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68 Metascore

Irwin M. "Fletch" Fletcher is a newspaper reporter being offered a large sum to off a cancerous millionaire, but is on the run, risking his job, and finding clues when it's clear the man is healthy.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Chevy Chase, Joe Don Baker, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson, Richard Libertini

Votes: 41,893 | Gross: $50.61M

7. 2 Days in the Valley (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Charlize Theron

Votes: 16,911 | Gross: $11.11M

8. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 83,118 | Gross: $35.33M

9. To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

A fearless Secret Service agent will stop at nothing to bring down the counterfeiter who killed his partner.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: William Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer

Votes: 24,654 | Gross: $17.31M

10. Throw Momma from the Train (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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56 Metascore

A bitter ex-husband wants his former spouse dead. A put-upon momma's boy wants his mother dead. Who will pull it off?

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Billy Crystal, Kim Greist, Anne Ramsey

Votes: 29,640 | Gross: $57.92M

11. The Matador (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Arlin Miller

Votes: 42,128 | Gross: $12.59M

12. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Votes: 22,203 | Gross: $0.01M

13. The Limey (1999)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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73 Metascore

An extremely volatile and dangerous Englishman goes to Los Angeles to find the man he considers responsible for his daughter's death.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 26,785 | Gross: $3.19M

14. Red Rock West (1993)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

Upon arriving to a small town, a drifter is mistaken for a hitman, but when the real hitman arrives, complications ensue.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle, Craig Reay

Votes: 17,627 | Gross: $2.50M

15. The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)

R | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A proud strip club owner is forced to come to terms with himself as a man, when his gambling addiction gets him in hot water with the mob, who offer him only one alternative.

Director: John Cassavetes | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Timothy Carey, Seymour Cassel, Robert Phillips

Votes: 8,890

16. Zero Effect (1998)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening!

Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens

Votes: 13,079 | Gross: $1.98M

17. Double Whammy (2001)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.7
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A world-weary police detective who fails to stop a fast-food restaurant massacre struggles to regain his departmental reputation, public image and self-worth.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Denis Leary, Elizabeth Hurley, Luis Guzmán, Victor Argo

Votes: 3,238

18. The Guilty (2000)

R | 108 min | Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A young person gets hired to kill someone completely unknown, by someone equally unknown. Or is that true? Nothing is what it seems.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Bill Pullman, Devon Sawa, Gabrielle Anwar, Angela Featherstone

Votes: 2,862

19. Port of Shadows (1938)

Not Rated | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A military deserter finds love and trouble (and a small dog) in a smoky French port city.

Director: Marcel Carné | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Simon, Michèle Morgan, Pierre Brasseur

Votes: 7,076 | Gross: $0.03M

20. Bad (1977)

X | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.6
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Hazel runs a beauty salon out of her house, but makes extra money by providing ruthless women to do hit jobs. K.T. is a parasite, and contacts Hazel looking for work when he runs out of ... See full summary »

Director: Jed Johnson | Stars: Cyrinda Foxe, Matthew Anton, Cathy Roskam, Carroll Baker

Votes: 632

21. The Bloody Slaying of Sarah Ridelander (1973)

R | 82 min | Thriller, Horror

3.4
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A serial killer murders a businessman's wife, then blackmails the man into procuring young girls for him to murder. The businessman hires a gang of renegade motor-cyclists to kidnap girls for him.

Director: John Lawrence | Stars: Tom Drake, Steve Oliver, Joe Turkel, Sean Kenney

Votes: 158

22. Murder, Inc. (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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The rise and fall of a 1930's Brooklyn crime syndicate, known as Murder Incorporated, led by mobster Lepke Buchalter.

Directors: Burt Balaban, Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Stuart Whitman, May Britt, Henry Morgan, Peter Falk

Votes: 1,034

23. Grbavica (2006)

107 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Balkan war.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Leon Lucev, Kenan Catic

Votes: 5,416 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Amor real (2003– )

45 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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In 19th century Mexico, Dr. Manuel Fuentes Guerra inherits a fortune of his father, whom never wanted to recognize him as his son. Now turned into a millionaire gentleman, the doctor looks ... See full summary »

Stars: Adela Noriega, Fernando Colunga, Mauricio Islas, Helena Rojo

Votes: 703

25. Nightmare Man (2006)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.0
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46 Metascore

After receiving an African fertility mask as a gift Ellen tells her husband William that she's been attacked by masked phantom called 'the Nightmare Man'. As Ellen's paranoia increases, ... See full summary »

Director: Rolfe Kanefsky | Stars: Tiffany Shepis, Blythe Metz, Luciano Szafir, Aaron Sherry

Votes: 2,134

26. Blind Faith (1990– )

190 min | Thriller

7.3
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A wealthy businessman is accused of murdering his wife to collect insurance money to pay gambling debts. Although his three sons initially believe his innocence, his actions and court evidence soon begin to prove otherwise.

Stars: Robert Urich, Joanna Kerns, David Barry Gray, Jay Underwood

Votes: 267

27. Assassin(s) (1997)

128 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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Old professional killer Wagner seeks someone to teach what he knows as long as he is already dying, and he chooses Max, young and passionless thief to be his successor.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Michel Serrault, Mathieu Kassovitz, Mehdi Benoufa, Robert Gendreu

Votes: 1,777

28. Blindside (1987)

R | 98 min | Thriller

5.1
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Harvey Keitel plays Penfield Gruber, a once great scientist, reduced to managing a sleazy hotel. Gruber monitors the daily comings and goings of his tenants, mainly for his own interest, ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Lori Hallier, Lolita Davidovich, Michael Rudder

Votes: 278

29. Just Can't Get Enough (2002)

TV-MA | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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Based on the true story of the rise and fall of the popular male dance revue 'Chippendales'.

Director: Dave Payne | Stars: Jonathan Aube, Shelley Malil, John Paul Pitoc, Peter Nevargic

Votes: 217

30. A nyomozó (2008)

107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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Badly needing money for the treatment of his ill mother, pathologist Tibor Malkáv accepts the proposition of a stranger to murder someone he doesn't know a thing about.

Director: Attila Gigor | Stars: Zsolt Anger, András Márton Baló, Péter Blaskó, Csaba Czene

Votes: 2,092

31. The Unwilling (2007)

98 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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A hitman specialized in executing cheating spouses contemplates redemption after falling for a single mother. When the killer blows off a very important hit, his partner in crime sets out to finish the job.

Director: Shawn Flanagan | Stars: Kai Oliver, Anthony Santucci, Sky Tallone, Parisa DeFaie

Votes: 14

32. La Cucaracha (1998)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder.

Director: Jack Perez | Stars: Eric Roberts, Joaquim de Almeida, Victor Rivers, James McManus

Votes: 317 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Out of Season (2004)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

4.4
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When a young drifter is forced to stay the winter in a small seaside town, he inadvertently becomes the catalyst for deceit, double crossings and murder amongst the locals.

Director: Jevon O'Neill | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Gina Gershon, Jordan Frieda, Dominique Swain

Votes: 611

34. Callie & Son (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama

5.6
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Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: Lindsay Wagner, Jameson Parker, Dabney Coleman, Joy Garrett

Votes: 251

35. You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)

94 min | Crime, Action, Comedy

7.5
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During a slack period, contract killers market their business as a consumer experience.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Eric Kot, Tat-Ming Cheung, Hyper BB, Kenneth Bi

Votes: 1,269

36. One Hot Summer Night (1998 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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When a wealthy businessman is murdered by a hired assassin, suspicion falls on the victim's abused wife and her lover.

Director: James A. Contner | Stars: Erika Eleniak, Brian Wimmer, Tobin Bell, Stephen Macht

Votes: 194

37. Gone with the Pope (2010)

Unrated | 83 min | Crime

6.3
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Famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell is Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and 'charge a dollar from every Catholic in the world' as the ransom. Shot in ... See full summary »

Director: Duke Mitchell | Stars: Duke Mitchell, Lorenzo Dardado, Jim LoBianco, Peter Milo

Votes: 316

38. Love and Hate: The Story of Colin and Joanne Thatcher (1989 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.1
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Narcissistic Saskatchewan Tory politician Colin Thatcher is engaged in a bitter divorce from wife Joanne. When the court rules in Joanne's favour, Thatcher hires a hit man to kill his wife, and almost gets away with it.

Director: Francis Mankiewicz | Stars: Kate Nelligan, Kenneth Welsh, Robert Benson, Leon Pownall

Votes: 103

39. Sip si 32 dou (1996)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A mysterious and highly skilled hitwoman in Hong Kong is paid to assassinate top-level crime bosses. After striking up a relationship with a noodle vendor, she decides to travel to South ... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Leung | Stars: Chien-Lien Wu, Ching Wan Lau, Jae-Suk Han, Shirley Wong

Votes: 1,025

40. Hail, Mafia (1965)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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A terrific film with a top-notch cast! Jack and Henry play hit men ordered to kill Eddie. Jack is torn between his orders and the loyalty he feels to his old pal, Eddie. An intriguing look ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Lévy | Stars: Henry Silva, Jack Klugman, Micheline Presle, Elsa Martinelli

Votes: 73

41. 16 Fathoms Deep (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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In post-WW2 Florida, a former Navy diver is hired by Greek-American sponge divers who are at the mercy of a crooked sponge-exchange owner.

Director: Irving Allen | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr., Arthur Lake, Eric Feldary

Votes: 49

42. Easy Money (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Dan Adams resigns his position as prosecutor on the district attorney's staff and sets out to clean up a gang of fake-accident racketeers. He gets a job with an insurance company, and ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Onslow Stevens, Kay Linaker, Noel Madison, Allen Vincent

Votes: 21

43. Johnny Sunshine Maximum Violence (2008)

R | 78 min | Horror

2.7
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The Sprawl, a seedy underworld of exploitation, violence, and zombies. In this maze of alleyways and speakeasies life is cheap, drugs are cheaper, and surviving to a ripe old age is an ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Yeager | Stars: Ian Argo, Sean-Michael Argo, Shey Bland, Casey Halsell

Votes: 225

44. Murder Without Tears (1953)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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A husband hires a killer to murder his wife, then arranges for it to look like he committed the crime. At his trial, he presents irrefutable evidence that he could not have committed the ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Craig Stevens, Joyce Holden, Richard Benedict, Edward Norris

Votes: 13

45. Sensitive New Age Killer (2000)

87 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Mark Savage | Stars: Tyson Stein, Nicole Lambert, Julie Turner, Peter Beitans

Votes: 143

46. Ne boysya, ya s toboy (1981 TV Movie)

150 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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The story developed during XX century in Russian empire, Azerbaijan. Two circus actors Rustam and his friend San Sanich travel to a village where Rustam was born after long years of absence... See full summary »

Director: Yuliy Gusman | Stars: Mukhtar-bek Kantemirov, Polad Bülbüloghlu, Lev Durov, Hamida Omarova

Votes: 224

47. Kill Her Gently (1957)

75 min | Thriller

6.1
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Two convicts who have just escaped from prison are picked up by a motorist. He recognizes the men from descriptions given of them on the radio, but instead of turning them over to the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Griffith Jones, Maureen Connell, Marc Lawrence, George Mikell

Votes: 109

48. Flirting with Fate (1916)

Not Rated | 50 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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In the midst of an emotional depression, a man hires a murderer to kill him. But the despair soon passes, and the man must now escape the killer he's hired to end his life.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks, Jewel Carmen, Howard Gaye, W.E. Lawrence

Votes: 106

49. She Asked for It (1937)

Approved | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Dwight Stanford and his wife, Penny, are a pair of spendthrifts who can't hold on to money, dependent for support on Dwight's rich uncle, who sends them a monthly allowance. Conrad Norris, ... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: William Gargan, Orien Heyward, Vivienne Osborne, Richard Carle

Votes: 9

50. Boneshakers (1999 Video)

76 min | Action

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Nathon is a leader of a group of SF City Bicycle messengers who discovers a plot by a criminal syndicate to kidnap street people to harvest their organs for sale on the black market. He ... See full summary »

Director: Shawn Flanagan | Stars: George Alvarez, Cecile Blaser, Eric Cade, Bob Castillo



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