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1. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama

8.9
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster and his wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

Votes: 1,674,787 | Gross: $107.93M

2. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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79 Metascore

When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

Votes: 843,678 | Gross: $2.83M

3. 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: 569,341 | Gross: $24.61M

4. Brimstone (2016)

R | 148 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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45 Metascore

From the moment the new reverend climbs the pulpit, Liz knows she and her family are in great danger.

Director: Martin Koolhoven | Stars: Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Carice van Houten

Votes: 31,401

5. Blood Simple (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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81 Metascore

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 80,723 | Gross: $2.15M

6. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.3
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95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked by a seductive housewife into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 130,651 | Gross: $5.72M

7. A Simple Plan (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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82 Metascore

When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Brent Briscoe

Votes: 59,019 | Gross: $16.31M

8. The Bling Ring (2013)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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66 Metascore

Inspired by actual events, a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the internet to track celebrities' whereabouts in order to rob their homes.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien

Votes: 78,361 | Gross: $5.84M

9. A Perfect Murder (1998)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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50 Metascore

A wealthy Wall Street speculator discovers that his wife has a lover. He investigates him and uses the carrot and stick to make him murder his wife. Planned to detail, it seems like a perfect murder.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet

Votes: 74,198 | Gross: $67.64M

10. Juice (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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60 Metascore

Four inner-city teenagers get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as "the juice".

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Khalil Kain

Votes: 21,583 | Gross: $20.15M

11. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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61 Metascore

The sensuous wife of a lunch wagon proprietor and a rootless drifter begin a sordidly steamy affair and conspire to murder her Greek husband.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, John Colicos, Michael Lerner

Votes: 20,093 | Gross: $12.38M

12. Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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46 Metascore

Five different criminals face imminent death after botching a job quite badly.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Andy Garcia, Christopher Walken, Christopher Lloyd, William Forsythe

Votes: 24,867 | Gross: $0.53M

13. Quick Change (1990)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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56 Metascore

Three thieves successfully rob a New York City bank, but making the escape from the city proves to be almost impossible.

Directors: Howard Franklin, Bill Murray | Stars: Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Dale Grand

Votes: 18,079 | Gross: $15.26M

14. Blood and Wine (1996)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A man who has failed as a father and husband commits a heist to make money for his fledging business, but things become complicated when his wife interferes.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Stephen Dorff, Jennifer Lopez

Votes: 8,720 | Gross: $1.08M

15. The Woman in the Window (1944)

Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon

Votes: 12,273

16. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 17,056 | Gross: $8.33M

17. The Hard Word (2002)

R | 102 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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51 Metascore

3 brothers are in and out of prison in connection with heists planned by their lawyer et al. He gets them out for the heists and "looks after" the money and one's wife.

Director: Scott Roberts | Stars: Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Joel Edgerton, Damien Richardson

Votes: 3,454 | Gross: $0.42M

18. Gang Related (1997)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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After murdering an undercover DEA agent, two corrupt cops scramble to cover up what they've done.

Director: Jim Kouf | Stars: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid

Votes: 7,412 | Gross: $5.79M

19. Mortal Thoughts (1991)

R | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Two detectives interrogate a hairdresser on two homicides she may or may not have been involved in.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Demi Moore, Glenne Headly, Bruce Willis, John Pankow

Votes: 7,834 | Gross: $19.02M

20. Bonnie's Kids (1972)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Two rebellious sisters and a crooked P.I. attempt to escape from the girls' mobster uncle with $400,000 in stolen loot, and meet nefarious characters while dodging a bickering pair of enforcers.

Director: Arthur Marks | Stars: Tiffany Bolling, Steve Sandor, Robin Mattson, Scott Brady

Votes: 523

21. Pusher (I) (2012)

R | 89 min | Crime, Thriller

5.5
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52 Metascore

In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing.

Director: Luis Prieto | Stars: Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Agyness Deyn, Zlatko Buric

Votes: 4,402

22. The Night of the Following Day (1969)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Two men kidnap a girl off the streets, take her to a beach house owned by a drug-addicted stewardess, and hold her for ransom.

Directors: Hubert Cornfield, Richard Boone | Stars: Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita Moreno, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 1,764

23. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 3,238

24. Any Number Can Win (1963)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon)... See full summary »

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Claude Cerval, Viviane Romance

Votes: 2,531 | Gross: $1.00M

25. The Brink's Job (1978)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Crime story based on the real armed robbery of the Brink's Building in Boston, Massachusetts, on January 17th, 1950.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates

Votes: 2,437 | Gross: $9.40M

26. Hell's Kitchen (1998)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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Three young men go rob a man and two of the robbers get shot and the third robber shoots the man dead. The one guy left standing assumes his 2 buddies are dead, grabs the money and leaves. ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Cinciripini | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, William Forsythe, Angelina Jolie, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 2,339 | Gross: $0.01M

27. The Man Between (1953)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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In post-World War II Berlin, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison, a military man who married German Bettina Mallison. The naive Susanne... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef, Geoffrey Toone

Votes: 1,402

28. Truth or Consequences, N.M. (1997)

R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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A group of crooks, an ex con, his friend and a gun crazy gangster plan a drug heist, but not everything goes as planned.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Dickens, Vincent Gallo, Mykelti Williamson

Votes: 4,502 | Gross: $0.05M

29. Once a Thief (1965)

107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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San Francisco ex-con Eddie Pedak wants to go straight but local cop Mike Vido, motivated by a personal vendetta, keeps harassing him while Eddie's brother, Walter, wants Eddie for one last major heist.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Alain Delon, Ann-Margret, Van Heflin, Jack Palance

Votes: 1,056

30. Shor in the City (2010)

112 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Various residents and career-criminals face challenges in crime-laden Mumbai.

Directors: Krishna D.K., Raj Nidimoru | Stars: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Tusshar Kapoor, Nikhil Dwivedi, Preeti Desai

Votes: 3,195

31. 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: 2,092

32. Nobody Lives Forever (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich, young widow, but finds himself falling for her, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan, Faye Emerson

Votes: 1,175

33. Jism (2003)

136 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.2
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Kabir Lal is an alcoholic lawyer whose life is looking as if going down the drain. One morning he sees a stunningly attractive woman on a beach and is instantly enamored by her. By chance ... See full summary »

Director: Amit Saxena | Stars: Bipasha Basu, John Abraham, Gulshan Grover, Vinay Pathak

Votes: 1,917

34. Criminal Lovers (1999)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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59 Metascore

Modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel. After committing a murder, a young couple on the run find refuge in a remote cottage in the woods, where they become trapped by the perverse hermit who lives there.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Natacha Régnier, Jérémie Renier, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Salim Kechiouche

Votes: 3,580 | Gross: $0.05M

35. Violent Saturday (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith

Votes: 1,857

36. Three Way (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.7
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A sexy noir-thriller based on Gil Brewer's 1963 pulp novel Wild to Possess.

Director: Scott Ziehl | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Joy Bryant, Ali Larter, Desmond Harrington

Votes: 1,359

37. Cops and Robbers (1973)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Comedy

6.3
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Two disillusioned New York City policemen plan a ten million dollar robbery to fuel their low pensions, only to run into one debacle after another in the process.

Director: Aram Avakian | Stars: Cliff Gorman, Joseph Bologna, Charlene Dallas, James Ferguson

Votes: 634

38. The Unholy Three (1925)

Passed | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,531 | Gross: $0.70M

39. Five Minutes to Live (1961)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Music

5.7
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Originally released in 1961 as Five Minutes to Live, this low-budget crime drama was later re-released as Door-to-Door Maniac. Fred narrates the film in flashback, detailing a suburban bank... See full summary »

Director: Bill Karn | Stars: Johnny Cash, Donald Woods, Cay Forester, Pamela Mason

Votes: 620

40. Highway 301 (1950)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André, Edmon Ryan

Votes: 420

41. The Steel Trap (1952)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A Los Angeles bank assistant-manager devises a plan to steal money from the bank's vault and to flee to Brazil with his unsuspecting wife.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Jonathan Hale, Walter Sande

Votes: 855

42. Hit Me (1996)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Sonny lives with his intellectually disabled older brother, and works as a bellhop at a second-rate hotel. This changes when Monique a beautiful, suicidal nut-case checks in. Sonny is offered a part in a heist that goes wrong.

Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: Elias Koteas, Laure Marsac, Jay Leggett, Bruce Ramsay

Votes: 425 | Gross: $0.00M

43. Cop Killers (1977)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

5.8
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Two hippies on their way to a cocaine deal get stopped by the police at a roadblock, resulting in a shootout where they kill the cops. They then go on a crime spree of robbery and murder.

Director: Walter R. Cichy | Stars: Jason Williams, Bill Osco, Diane Keller, Michael D. White

Votes: 180

44. The Big Swindle (2004)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Crime

6.6
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After being convicted for fraud, one month has passed since CHOI Chang-Hyuk's release from jail. But this time around he's got an elaborate plan cooked up. It's the biggest bank heist in ... See full summary »

Director: Dong-hoon Choi | Stars: Shin-yang Park, Jung-ah Yum, Yun-shik Baek, Ho-jin Chun

Votes: 761

45. Midas Run (1969)

M | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.5
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A veteran Secret Service Agent from Britain hijacks a government shipment of fifteen million dollars of gold out of an irritation for never being knighted.

Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Fred Astaire, Richard Crenna, Anne Heywood, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 93

46. Killers Three (1968)

M/PG | 88 min | Crime, Drama

5.0
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Two backwoods North Carolinians (Robert Walker, Jr., and Dick Clark, who also produced) rob a bootlegger's safe, kill several people in the process, and head for California with Walker's ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: Robert Walker Jr., Diane Varsi, Dick Clark, Norman Alden

Votes: 121

47. Mercy Streets (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Crime

5.4
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28 Metascore

Estranged twin brothers - one a con man, the other an Episcopal deacon - accidentally switch places... and find God in the process.

Director: Jon Gunn | Stars: Eric Roberts, David A.R. White, Cynthia Watros, Shiek Mahmud-Bey

Votes: 493 | Gross: $0.17M

48. Styx (2001 Video)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.7
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After establishing himself as one of the world's best safe-crackers, Nelson decides to retire from his life of crime and walk the straight and narrow. However, when his brother is targeted ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Wright | Stars: Peter Weller, Bryan Brown, Angus Macfadyen, Gérard Rudolf

Votes: 438

49. Sultanes del Sur (2007)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A band of thieves steal from a Mexican bank and travel to Argentina to launder the money. Upon their arrival the plan goes south and it's up to them to figure out what went wrong.

Director: Alejandro Lozano | Stars: Tony Dalton, Ana de la Reguera, Silverio Palacios, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 1,058

50. Bulldog Drummond's Revenge (1937)

Unrated | 57 min | Adventure, Mystery

6.0
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Captain Drummond travels to Switzerland in order to marry his girlfriend but the disappearance of a dangerous cargo of explosives makes him delay his plans.

Director: Louis King | Stars: John Barrymore, John Howard, Louise Campbell, Reginald Denny

Votes: 486



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