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1. True Detective (2014–2019)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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Seasonal anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law.

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 524,704

2. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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A biker struggles to balance being a father and being involved in an outlaw motorcycle club.

Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

Votes: 275,861

3. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

9.2
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100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty in postwar New York City transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant youngest son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,710,399 | Gross: $134.97M

4. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.0
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84 Metascore

When the menace known as the Joker wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham, Batman must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

Votes: 2,429,871 | Gross: $534.86M

5. Prison Break (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

Votes: 500,184

6. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

Votes: 1,086,334 | Gross: $19.50M

7. Line of Duty (2012–2021)

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

8.7
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Drama series following the investigations of AC-12, a controversial police anti-corruption unit.

Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 49,838

8. Narcos (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 49 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.8
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A chronicled look at the criminal exploits of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, as well as the many other drug kingpins who plagued the country through the years.

Stars: Pedro Pascal, Lizbeth Eden, Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 384,019

9. Goodfellas (1990)

R | 146 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.7
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90 Metascore

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco

Votes: 1,074,746 | Gross: $46.84M

10. Spiral (2021)

R | 93 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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40 Metascore

A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella, Marisol Nichols

Votes: 37,716

11. Gotham (2014–2019)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

Votes: 219,067

12. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,245,455 | Gross: $132.38M

13. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

R | 229 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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75 Metascore

A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to the Lower East Side of Manhattan 35 years later, where he must once again confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life.

Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Treat Williams

Votes: 330,949 | Gross: $5.32M

14. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 345,945 | Gross: $77.91M

15. Baby Driver (2017)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González

Votes: 480,599 | Gross: $107.83M

16. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 397,262 | Gross: $46.89M

17. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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57 Metascore

A man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him cannot stand idly by when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

Votes: 351,490 | Gross: $101.53M

18. Live by Night (2016)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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49 Metascore

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Ku Klux Klan.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Messina

Votes: 55,070 | Gross: $10.38M

19. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 1,032,145 | Gross: $23.34M

20. The Valhalla Murders (2019–2020)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Police profiler Arnar is sent back home from Oslo to his native Iceland to investigate the country's first serial killer case. He teams up with the local senior cop Kata.

Stars: Aldís Amah Hamilton, Bergur Ebbi Benediktsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Gunnar Bersi Björnsson

Votes: 10,956

21. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

8.2
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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,365,010 | Gross: $206.85M

22. Bride of Chucky (1998)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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48 Metascore

Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile

Votes: 55,472 | Gross: $32.40M

23. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 723,974 | Gross: $7.56M

24. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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69 Metascore

A rookie cop spends his first day as a Los Angeles narcotics officer with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears to be.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

Votes: 411,005 | Gross: $76.63M

25. Extraction (2020)

R | 116 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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56 Metascore

Tyler Rake, a fearless black market mercenary, embarks on the most deadly extraction of his career when he's enlisted to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord.

Director: Sam Hargrave | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Bryon Lerum, Ryder Lerum, Rudhraksh Jaiswal

Votes: 180,933

26. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

An exploration of the dark and miserable Basin City and three of its residents, all of whom are caught up in violent corruption.

Directors: Frank Miller, Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

Votes: 750,914 | Gross: $74.10M

27. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Michael Jace, Jay Karnes, CCH Pounder

Votes: 76,425

28. 21 Bridges (2019)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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51 Metascore

An embattled NYPD detective is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy.

Director: Brian Kirk | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, Stephan James

Votes: 58,510

29. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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85 Metascore

Minnesota car salesman 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: 645,291 | Gross: $24.61M

30. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.5
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100 Metascore

A cynical expatriate American cafe owner struggles to decide whether or not to help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape the Nazis in French Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 544,628 | Gross: $1.02M

31. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Votes: 407,545 | Gross: $130.16M

32. Crash (I) (2004)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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66 Metascore

Los Angeles citizens with vastly separate lives collide in interweaving stories of race, loss and redemption.

Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Thandiwe Newton, Karina Arroyave

Votes: 427,891 | Gross: $54.58M

33. The Untouchables (1987)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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79 Metascore

During the era of Prohibition in the United States, Federal Agent Eliot Ness sets out to stop ruthless Chicago gangster Al Capone and, because of rampant corruption, assembles a small, hand-picked team to help him.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro, Charles Martin Smith

Votes: 295,646 | Gross: $76.27M

34. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

5.9
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55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

Votes: 174,701 | Gross: $47.33M

35. Hot Fuzz (2007)

R | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Mystery

7.8
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81 Metascore

A skilled London police officer, after irritating superiors with his embarrassing effectiveness, is transferred to a village where the easygoing officers object to his fervor for regulations, as a string of grisly murders strikes the town.

Director: Edgar Wright | Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Votes: 483,445 | Gross: $23.64M

36. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

Votes: 263,037 | Gross: $20.30M

37. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Thriller

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

Votes: 322,008 | Gross: $80.07M

38. Chaos (II) (2005)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.

Director: Tony Giglio | Stars: Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe, Wesley Snipes, Henry Czerny

Votes: 53,551

39. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 553,220 | Gross: $64.62M

40. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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76 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Votes: 189,797 | Gross: $8.55M

41. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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45 Metascore

In a dystopian America, a falsely convicted policeman gets his shot at freedom when he must forcibly participate in a TV game show where convicts, runners, must battle killers for their freedom.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

Votes: 146,796 | Gross: $38.12M

42. The Take (2016)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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48 Metascore

A young pickpocket and an unruly CIA agent team up on an anti-terrorist mission in France.

Director: James Watkins | Stars: Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Charlotte Le Bon, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 41,404 | Gross: $0.04M

43. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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47 Metascore

Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name while on the run as a fugitive from the law.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Robert Knepper

Votes: 146,780 | Gross: $58.70M

44. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 202,165 | Gross: $124.12M

45. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

Votes: 256,862 | Gross: $21.38M

46. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 251,420 | Gross: $65.81M

47. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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61 Metascore

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Merced, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 136,727 | Gross: $50.07M

48. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 99,380 | Gross: $8.11M

49. Bright (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 117 min | Action, Fantasy, Thriller

6.3
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29 Metascore

A detective must work with an Orc to find a powerful wand before evil creatures do.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramírez

Votes: 178,454

50. Odd Thomas (2013)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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45 Metascore

In a California desert town, a short-order cook with clairvoyant abilities encounters a mysterious man with a link to dark, threatening forces.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, Leonor Varela, Matthew Page

Votes: 50,741



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