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1. The Mule (2018)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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58 Metascore

A ninety-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick L. Reyes, Cesar De León, Gustavo Muñoz

Votes: 87,972 | Gross: $103.80M

2. American Made (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Biography, Comedy

7.1
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65 Metascore

The story of Barry Seal, an American pilot who became a drug-runner for the CIA in the 1980s in a clandestine operation that would be exposed as the Iran-Contra Affair.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Tom Cruise, Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Jesse Plemons

Votes: 144,193 | Gross: $51.34M

3. 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: 375,552 | Gross: $130.16M

4. Enter the Void (2009)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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69 Metascore

An American drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Nathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

Votes: 64,660 | Gross: $0.34M

5. Ray (I) (2004)

PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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73 Metascore

The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Regina King, Kerry Washington, Clifton Powell

Votes: 131,369 | Gross: $75.33M

6. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 102,948

7. Homefront (I) (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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40 Metascore

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 101,419 | Gross: $20.16M

8. Super Troopers (2001)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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48 Metascore

Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, André Vippolis, Joey Kern

Votes: 92,965 | Gross: $18.49M

9. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

R | 92 min | Comedy

5.7
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58 Metascore

When their new next-door neighbors turn out to be a sorority even more debaucherous than the fraternity previously living there, Mac and Kelly team with their former enemy, Teddy, to bring the girls down.

Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Chloë Grace Moretz

Votes: 107,478 | Gross: $55.46M

10. Snitch (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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51 Metascore

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 80,024 | Gross: $42.93M

11. 25th Hour (2002)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.6
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67 Metascore

Cornered by the DEA, convicted New York drug dealer Montgomery Brogan reevaluates his life in the 24 remaining hours before facing a seven-year jail term.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 164,858 | Gross: $13.06M

12. Spun (2002)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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41 Metascore

A drug dealer introduces one of his customers, a 'speed freak', to the man who runs the meth lab. A crazy three-day adventure ensues.

Director: Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, John Leguizamo, Patrick Fugit, Brittany Murphy

Votes: 35,856 | Gross: $0.41M

13. Freeway (1996)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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61 Metascore

A twisted take on "Little Red Riding Hood", with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker travelling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer and pedophile.

Director: Matthew Bright | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri

Votes: 25,243 | Gross: $0.30M

14. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 89,726 | Gross: $2.08M

15. Bobby (I) (2006)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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54 Metascore

The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 40,389 | Gross: $11.24M

16. K-9 (1989)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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44 Metascore

To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who's an unusually intelligent smart alec.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mel Harris, Kevin Tighe, Ed O'Neill

Votes: 30,165 | Gross: $43.25M

17. Showtime (2002)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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32 Metascore

A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.

Director: Tom Dey | Stars: Robert De Niro, Eddie Murphy, Rene Russo, Rachael Harris

Votes: 58,849 | Gross: $38.08M

18. Fierce People (2005)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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54 Metascore

A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Anton Yelchin, Chris Evans

Votes: 6,186 | Gross: $0.09M

19. Scorpio (1973)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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During the Cold War, the CIA orders free-lance operative Scorpio to assassinate his former CIA mentor Cross and a deadly cat-and-mouse game ensues.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos

Votes: 3,588

20. The Last Days of Disco (1998)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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76 Metascore

Story of two female Manhattan book editors fresh out of college, both finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco.

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Kate Beckinsale, Chris Eigeman, Mackenzie Astin

Votes: 11,625 | Gross: $2.99M

21. Vice Academy (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

4.3
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Two female cops go undercover to bust a porno ring.

Director: Rick Sloane | Stars: Linnea Quigley, Ginger Lynn, Karen Russell, Jayne Hamil

Votes: 452

22. See Spot Run (2001)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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24 Metascore

A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: David Arquette, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Joe Viterelli

Votes: 8,449 | Gross: $33.36M

23. Sleepwalking (2008)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.1
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40 Metascore

The drama follows a twelve-year-old girl's struggle to come to terms with her mother's abandonment.

Director: Bill Maher | Stars: Charlize Theron, Nick Stahl, AnnaSophia Robb, Deborra-Lee Furness

Votes: 5,427 | Gross: $0.17M

24. Lantana (2001)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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84 Metascore

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong

Votes: 17,873 | Gross: $4.46M

25. Stoned (2005)

R | 102 min | Biography, Drama, Music

5.8
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41 Metascore

A chronicle of the sordid life and suspicious death of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones, who was found in the bottom of his swimming pool weeks after being let go from the band.

Director: Stephen Woolley | Stars: Leo Gregory, Paddy Considine, David Morrissey, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 3,752

26. The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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75 Metascore

Documentary about legendary Paramount producer Robert Evans (the film shares the same name as Evans's famous 1994 autobiography).

Directors: Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen | Stars: Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Peter Bart, Charlie Bluhdorn

Votes: 6,722 | Gross: $1.43M

27. The Keeper (I) (2009)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.1
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Roland Sallinger is an LA cop who after nearly being killed by his greedy partner, and eventually being forced to retire for medical reasons, flees to San Antonio, Texas, after being asked ... See full summary »

Director: Keoni Waxman | Stars: Steven Seagal, Liezl Carstens, Arron Shiver, Johnnie Hector

Votes: 4,163

28. Always Kabhi Kabhi (2011)

Not Rated | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.0
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A story centered on four students coming of age during a year at their school, St. Marks.

Director: Roshan Abbas | Stars: Lillete Dubey, Satyajeet Dubey, Ali Fazal, Manoj Joshi

Votes: 1,236

29. Born to Raise Hell (2010)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.5
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A US drugs cop in Bucharest is up against a Russian gun and drug trafficker employing cute women and a Gypsy gang leader, who plunders, rapes and kills the young and rich. Lots of fighting and shooting.

Director: Lauro David Chartrand-DelValle | Stars: Steven Seagal, Dan Badarau, Darren Shahlavi, D. Neil Mark

Votes: 3,762

30. Borderline (1950)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, José Torvay

Votes: 1,025

31. American Violet (2008)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama

7.0
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56 Metascore

A single mother struggles to clear her name after being wrongly accused and arrested for dealing drugs in an impoverished town in Texas.

Director: Tim Disney | Stars: Nicole Beharie, Will Patton, Alfre Woodard, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 2,321 | Gross: $0.55M

32. Street Kings 2: Motor City (2011 Video)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Motor City moves the action to Michigan and explores the world of dirty cops on the violent streets of Detroit.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Ray Liotta, Shawn Hatosy, Scott Norman, Clifton Powell

Votes: 2,878

33. John and Yoko: A Love Story (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.0
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Details the lives of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, from before their first meeting to their rise to stardom.

Director: Sandor Stern | Stars: Mark McGann, Kim Miyori, Kenneth Price, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 179

34. Dum Maaro Dum (2011)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A corrupt police officer is entrusted the task of apprehending drug-dealers.

Director: Rohan Sippy | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati

Votes: 3,686 | Gross: $0.56M

35. Cowboys & Angels (2003)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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51 Metascore

The story concerns a hapless civil servant who gets more than he bargained for when he moves into an apartment with a gay fashion student and finds himself on the catwalk. The film sets out... See full summary »

Director: David Gleeson | Stars: Michael Legge, Allen Leech, Amy Shiels, David Murray

Votes: 2,461 | Gross: $0.03M

36. Tail Lights Fade (1999)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Action, Drama

4.7
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A young woman relay races across Canada with her boyfriend and another couple to bail her brother out of a marijuana charge.

Director: Malcolm Ingram | Stars: Jaimz Woolvett, Breckin Meyer, Jake Busey, Elizabeth Berkley

Votes: 715

37. 75 (2017)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.

Director: Joe Zappa | Stars: Tifani Ahren Davis, Kip Bennett, Marcus B. Jackson, Shannon Faith

Votes: 35

38. Back in Action (1994)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.4
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The sister of a former U.S. Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve DiMarco, Paul Ziller | Stars: Billy Blanks, Roddy Piper, Bobbie Phillips, Kai Soremekun

Votes: 519

39. Cheech & Chong's Animated Movie (2013)

R | 84 min | Animation, Comedy

4.7
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You're not hallucinating (but they are)... It's the legendary toker jokers Cheech & Chong as you've never seen them before -- in their very first Animated Movie. Catch the buzz as their ... See full summary »

Directors: Branden Chambers, Eric D. Chambers | Stars: Tommy Chong, Cheech Marin

Votes: 786

40. Angels in Fast Motion (2005)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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The intense, realistic and unflinching tale of Maria, Allan and Steso, who are struggling for survival in urban life, about drugs.

Director: Ole Christian Madsen | Stars: Signe Egholm Olsen, Claus Riis Østergaard, Thure Lindhardt, Farshad Kholghi

Votes: 2,557

41. Heavenly Touch (2009)

90 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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A nursing school student (Joash Balejado) discovers the gay spa he moonlights at is actually run by a dangerous crime syndicate. Working at a massage parlor is a great way to make ends meet... See full summary »

Director: Joel Lamangan | Stars: Paolo Serrano, Joash Balejado, Marco Morales, Gwen Garci

Votes: 103

42. Warlock Moon (1973)

PG | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A college girl meets a reporter, they take a trip to the country, and they wind up meeting a creepy old woman who lives in a closed-down resort.

Director: William Herbert | Stars: Laurie Walters, Joe Spano, Edna MacAfee, Harry Bauer

Votes: 341

43. Ang probinsyano (1997)

118 min | Action, Drama

3.4
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Ador (Fernando Poe Jr.) is killed in a drug bust operation after he was betrayed by his fellow cop. His superior devices a plan for his twin brother, Kardo, a provincial cop, to assume his ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Poe Jr. | Stars: Fernando Poe Jr., Dindi Gallardo, Amanda Page, Melisse Santiago

Votes: 45

44. Bayaw (2009)

81 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Director: Monti Parungao | Stars: Paolo Rivero, Janvier Daily, Andrew Miguel, Kaye Alipio

Votes: 46

45. The Big Score (1983)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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A narcotics detective lets nothing stand in the way of his bringing down a major drug dealer.

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Fred Williamson, Nancy Wilson, John Saxon, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 180

46. 8-Ball (2013)

107 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Single mother name Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her news life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli come back from abroad, it open a window into her ... See full summary »

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Jessica Grabowsky, Eero Aho, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Mikko Leppilampi

Votes: 1,677

47. Would Be Kings (2008– )

R | Drama

5.7
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Two drug-squad cops who are both cousins and best friends see their relationships and families threatened by police corruption within their force.

Stars: Currie Graham, Ben Bass, Robert Forster, Natasha Henstridge

Votes: 127

48. Frank Serpico (2017)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

6.7
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68 Metascore

In his own words, Frank Serpico tells the story of his one-man crusade for police reform in the NYPD during the early 1970s.

Director: Antonino D'Ambrosio | Stars: Frank Serpico, Stanislao Pugliese, Janet Panetta, John O'Connor

Votes: 230 | Gross: $0.01M

49. Tunay na tunay: Gets mo? Gets ko! (2000)

106 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

7.5
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For years, mob boss Don Julio (Efren Reyes Jr.) has been the target of police investigation, led by honest cop Col. Alano (Gammy Viray). Quite a number of police deep penetration agents (... See full summary »

Director: Joyce Bernal | Stars: Robin Padilla, Jolina Magdangal, Vic Diaz, Efren Reyes Jr.

Votes: 22

50. Inside Edge (1992)

Action, Crime

4.1
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Loose cannon Sgt. Richard Montana screws up a major drug bust and is passed over for promotion for Henderson, a cop he holds responsible for the death of his first partner. Disgusted, ... See full summary »

Directors: Warren Clarke, William Tannen | Stars: Michael Madsen, Richard Lynch, Rosie Vela, Conrad Dunn

Votes: 120



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