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1. A Cry for Help: The Tracey Thurman Story (1989 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Biography, Drama
A victim of domestic violence winds up in an ongoing struggle to get the police to take her seriously, until the abuse escalates to the worst extreme.
3. The Burning Bed (1984 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama
An abused battered wife has had enough of husband beating up on her. Everywhere she turns for help, there's not much anyone will do. After he rapes her one night, she sets the bed on fire with him in it asleep.
5. Unspeakable Acts (1990 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama
This is the story of child psychologists Dr. Laurie and Joseph Braga and their involvement in one of the worst child sex abuse scandals in the U.S.
6. The Matthew Shepard Story (2002 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 88 min | Drama
Openly gay college student Matthew Shepard murdered in an act of a hate crime with a senseless violence and such cruelty that attracted global attention. His death has changed the whole world forever.
7. No One Would Tell (1996 TV Movie)
96 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A shy high school student's seemingly perfect relationship with a popular jock quickly turns abusive and dangerous.
9. Lies of the Heart: The Story of Laurie Kellogg (1994 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Fact-based made-for-TV movie about Laurie Kellog, who was accused of the murdering her husband Bruce iMay 1992,. Told in flashbacks while she's waiting for her judgment. Laurie, age 16, met... See full summary »
10. Amy Fisher: My Story (1992 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 93 min | Drama, Thriller
This sensational true story of a near fatal attraction left Mary Jo Buttafuoco paralyzed for life and made Amy Fisher America's most infamous teenager. Imprisoned 5-15 years for a crime she... See full summary »
11. Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991 TV Movie)
M | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Pamela Smart knows exactly what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. She is fed up with teaching, and her marriage offers little excitement. Looking for a way out she applies ... See full summary »
12. A Deadly Silence (1989 TV Movie)
91 min | Thriller
The father of three children was killed when he left his house. This provokes a lot of sentimental emotions in the neighbourhood because the people know nothing about his dark past.
13. Death of A Cheerleader (1994 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama
When popular and beautiful cheerleader Stacey is stabbed to death, who could have done it? It could have been asocial Goth girl Monica, it could've been angst-ridden Jill - or maybe it was the plain girl nobody suspected.
16. A Killing in a Small Town (1990 TV Movie)
R | 100 min | Drama
The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
17. A Matter of Justice (1993 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 240 min | Drama, Thriller
True story about the mother of a murder victim seeking to bring her son's widow to justice and gain custody of her granddaughter.
18. A Mother's Fight for Justice (2001 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama
Based on a true story of one mother's quest for justice when her son is critically injured by a young, drunk driver, and how she and her family emerge from the ordeal even stronger than before.
19. A Promise to Carolyn (1996 TV Movie)
94 min | Crime, Drama
Two feuding adult sisters from a dysfunctional family decide to finally uncover the truth about a childhood trauma, the sudden death of their third sibling, from back in the 1950's.
20. In Cold Blood (1996)
240 min | Crime, Drama, History
At the end of the 1950s, in a more innocent America, the brutal, meaningless slaying of a Midwestern family horrified the nation. This film is based on Truman Capote's hauntingly detailed, ... See full summary »
24. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 561,246 | Gross: $32.00M
25. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 205,881 | Gross: $50.28M
26. Kalifornia (1993)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Votes: 48,901 | Gross: $2.40M
28. 10 Rillington Place (1971)
GP | 111 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the real-life case of the British serial killer John Christie, and what happened to his neighbors Tim and Beryl Evans.
29. The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 96 min | Drama, History, Mystery
In 1893 Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden is put on trial for murdering her father and stepmother with an axe.
30. 10 to Midnight (1983)
R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An LAPD detective and his rookie partner are on the trail of a psychopathic young man who is murdering young women.
Votes: 6,105 | Gross: $7.10M
31. The Accused (1988)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama
After a young woman suffers a brutal gang rape in a bar one night, a prosecutor assists in bringing the perpetrators to justice, including the ones who encouraged and cheered on the attack.
Votes: 29,840 | Gross: $32.07M
32. A Cry in the Dark (1988)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
A mother whose child was killed in a dingo attack in the Australian Outback fights to prove her innocence when she is accused of murder.
Votes: 8,675 | Gross: $6.91M
33. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)
180 min | Crime, Drama
The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.
37. The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993 TV Movie)
R | 99 min | Biography, Comedy, Thriller
Wanda Holloway tries to hire a hitman (through her ex's brother) to kill either or both a cheerleader and her mother. With the intended victims out of the way, Wanda's daughter gets the ... See full summary »
38. Heavenly Creatures (1994)
R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.
Votes: 56,975 | Gross: $3.05M
39. Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995 TV Movie)
R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller
Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. ... See full summary »
41. Selena (1997)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.
Votes: 23,105 | Gross: $35.42M
45. Lonely Hearts (2006)
R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama