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1. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 262,692

2. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

R | 164 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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81 Metascore

A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Dave Bautista

Votes: 399,201 | Gross: $92.05M

3. Blue Bloods (2010– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Revolves around a family of New York cops.

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan, Will Estes, Len Cariou

Votes: 29,715

4. Frasier (1993–2004)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

8.0
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle, where he lives with his father, and works as a radio psychiatrist.

Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 68,495

5. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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88 Metascore

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham

Votes: 182,903 | Gross: $26.86M

6. Hangman (II) (2017)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.2
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31 Metascore

A homicide detective brings his partner out of retirement to help catch a serial killer whose crimes are based on the children's game Hangman.

Director: Johnny Martin | Stars: Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow, Joe Anderson

Votes: 11,369

7. Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)

R | 92 min | Horror

6.7
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48 Metascore

A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Megumi Okina, Misaki Itô, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 38,139 | Gross: $0.33M

8. Baptiste (2019– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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The mercurial detective, Julien Baptiste, on holiday in Amsterdam with his wife, assists in an investigation for his former girlfriend, the Amsterdam Chief of Police.

Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Tom Hollander, Anastasia Hille, Barbara Sarafian

Votes: 2,730

9. Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2 (2013 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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The Batman has returned after a 10-year absence. The Gotham authorities want to arrest him. An old foe wants a reunion. The Feds want the Man of Tomorrow to put a stop to him.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Peter Weller, Ariel Winter, Michael Emerson, David Selby

Votes: 42,091

10. Sometimes They Come Back (1991 TV Movie)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler, Chris Demetral

Votes: 8,787

11. Flawless (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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50 Metascore

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

Votes: 16,754 | Gross: $4.49M

12. Corner Gas: The Movie (2014)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

6.7
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As the town of Dog River goes bankrupt the residents of the town must pack up and move out. However our favourite citizens make one last-ditch effort to save Dog River.

Director: David Storey | Stars: Brent Butt, Gabrielle Miller, Fred Ewanuick, Eric Peterson

Votes: 1,746

13. Raising Cain (1992)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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The oncologist wife of a prominent child psychologist suspects her husband has an unhealthy scientific obsession with their child, unaware of what - or who - is really going on inside his head.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 12,806 | Gross: $21.37M

14. Barney's Version (2010)

R | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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67 Metascore

The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Jake Hoffman, Macha Grenon

Votes: 23,264 | Gross: $7.50M

15. American Fable (2016)

Not Rated | 96 min | Thriller

6.2
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55 Metascore

After 11-year-old Gitty discovers a man who can grant wishes hiding in her family's silo, she is forced to choose between saving the man's life and protecting her family.

Director: Anne Hamilton | Stars: Peyton Kennedy, Richard Schiff, Kip Pardue, Marci Miller

Votes: 3,499

16. Jägarna (2018– )

44 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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Erik returns to the northernmost of Sweden after a lifetime with Stockholm police save The Hunters (1996) and False Trail (2011). Retirement doesn't become him so he helps his nephew Peter, a rookie at the local police.

Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Pelle Heikkilä, Johan Marenius Nordahl, Johannes Kuhnke

Votes: 831

17. Frontera (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.6
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58 Metascore

A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

Director: Michael Berry | Stars: Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Amy Madigan

Votes: 7,017 | Gross: $0.06M

18. The Deadly Affair (1967)

Not Rated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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A British agent sets out to uncover the hidden facts behind a British government employee's suicide.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: James Mason, Maximilian Schell, Simone Signoret, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 2,678

19. Jail Bait (1954)

Unrated | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

3.5
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Vic Brady draws young Don Gregor into a life of crime. He then blackmails Gregor's plastic surgeon father into fixing up his face so he can evade the cops.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Lyle Talbot, Dolores Fuller, Herbert Rawlinson, Steve Reeves

Votes: 2,225

20. Villain (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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A killer who teases the entire police department with his flawless crimes, gets chased by a retired stylish cop whose past influence the killer's future with the cat and mouse game getting out of hand.

Director: B. Unnikrishnan | Stars: Mohanlal, Vishal, Manju Warrier, Meka Srikanth

Votes: 2,009

21. Dead Heat (2002)

R | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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A heart problem forces the cop Pally to retire, and his wife Charlotte is separating him. Charlotte makes Pally's half-brother Ray visit, and he suggest buying a race horse will cheer him up. He does, but then a mob boss steals the horse.

Director: Mark Malone | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony LaPaglia, Radha Mitchell, Lothaire Bluteau

Votes: 1,200

22. Sin (2003)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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When his sister is brutally raped, an ex-cop goes after a mysterious man from his past.

Director: Michael Stevens | Stars: Gary Oldman, Ving Rhames, Kerry Washington, Alicia Coppola

Votes: 1,697

23. Den döende detektiven (2018)

176 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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After a mild stroke leaving his right side paralyzed, the doctor telling him a total change of lifestyle is required to escape a massive heart attack. Being Sweden's most successful ... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Helena Af Sandeberg, Alexej Manvelov, Lena B. Eriksson

Votes: 495

24. Cop's Honour (1985)

98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Retired police officer Daniel Pratt's teenage daughter is killed by a gang of hooded men. Pratt begins his own investigation to find the killers and who ordered them to do it - and take personal revenge out of the judicial system.

Director: José Pinheiro | Stars: Alain Delon, Jacques Perrin, Fiona Gélin, Éva Darlan

Votes: 971

25. The Pack (2010)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.8
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One winter morning, while driving through the desolate French countryside, traveler Charlotte picks up hitchhiker Max. Together they stop at a roadside diner, where a strange and depraved horror awaits.

Director: Franck Richard | Stars: Yolande Moreau, Émilie Dequenne, Benjamin Biolay, Philippe Nahon

Votes: 2,012

26. Cortex (2008)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A retired police inspector is stricken with Alzheimer's and decides to move into a residential clinic where he is puzzled by the sudden deaths of several patients.

Director: Nicolas Boukhrief | Stars: André Dussollier, Marthe Keller, Julien Boisselier, Chantal Neuwirth

Votes: 741

27. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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An ex-cop protects his ex-partner's supermodel daughter when she becomes the target of an obsessed psychopath who kills the men intimately involved with her.

Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: David Janssen, Jodie Foster, Andrea Marcovicci, John Anderson

Votes: 201

28. Rag and Bone (1998 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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The life of a priest seconded to a New Orleans police department begins to fall apart when he is wrongly implicated in the shooting of a suspect. However, it comes to light that the ... See full summary »

Director: James D. Parriott | Stars: Dean Cain, Robert Patrick, Stan Shaw, Alexondra Lee

Votes: 163

29. Vous êtes de la police? (2007)

94 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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A former policeman resentfully enters a retirement home. To deceive his boredom, he will investigate the murder of another resident.

Director: Romuald Beugnon | Stars: Jean-Pierre Cassel, Philippe Nahon, Jean-Claude Brialy, Micheline Presle

Votes: 48

30. Snow Job (1995 Video Game)

Adventure, Crime, Mystery

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Retired NY cop Jaques 'Jock' Lamont must return to the Big Apple to track down Snowman, a mysterious mob hitman sent to take out his ex girlfriend and present NY assistant DA, Lara Calabreze.

Director: Michael Seitzman | Stars: Jerry Bowan, Flint Bradley, Briona Breland, Boogie Burdette

31. The Finder (2012)
Episode: Bullets (2012)

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

8.1
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A former prison warden enlists the help of Walter to find a bullet that could prove the innocence of a death row inmate just days before his execution. Meanwhile, FBI psychologist - and ... See full summary »

Director: Terrence O'Hara | Stars: Geoff Stults, Maddie Hasson, Mercedes Mason, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 234

32. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Deathwatch: Part 1 (2002)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A deathbed confession appears to link the hanging of an East End gangster and the assassination of the jury that found him guilty.

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 96

33. The Blue Knight (1975–1976)
Episode: Everything in Life Is 3 to 1 Against (1976)

Action, Drama, Crime

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A retired cop is heavily in debt to a bookmaker Bumper has doggedly tried to shut down.

Stars: George Kennedy, John Ireland, Milton Selzer, Steve Sandor

34. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: Forget Me Not (2007)

TV-PG | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.2
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Shawn is asked by a woman he went to grade school with to help her father, a former police captain, find who murdered someone... as he's not able to remember either the perpetrator or the victim.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 726

35. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When the daughter of a retired police officer and a male friend are found beaten to death, Lynley brings in the recently demoted Havers to help.

Director: Sebastian Graham Jones | Stars: Tom Lawrence, Emma Willis, Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small

Votes: 210

36. T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)
Episode: Into the Night (1986)

TV-PG | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Hooker crosses the mob and the FBI while investigating a robbery where a former police officer is shot.

Director: James Darren | Stars: William Shatner, Heather Locklear, James Darren, Leo Rossi

Votes: 25

37. Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999)
Episode: Justice: Part 1 (1996)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A murdered ex-cop's son decides to conduct his own investigation when Munch and Russert find themselves stumped in their search for the killer.

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Richard Belzer, Andre Braugher, Reed Diamond, Isabella Hofmann

Votes: 78

38. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)
Episode: Killer Takes All (1988)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Two elderly men make a life-insurance pact.

Director: Allan King | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Van Johnson, Rory Calhoun, Shelley Peterson

Votes: 27

39. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Masonic Mysteries (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Morse finds himself framed for murder by an unknown mastermind and suspended as Lewis is seconded to DCI Bottomley, who is in charge of the case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Madelaine Newton, Ian McDiarmid

Votes: 592

40. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: Maybe Tomorrow (2015)

TV-MA | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Paul works the prostitute angle; Frank receives the first casualty in a secret war.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Colin Farrell, Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 7,217

41. Kevin Can Wait (2016–2018)
Episode: Pilot (2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

6.2
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Former police officer Kevin discovers that retirement -- in some ways-- holds greater challenges than life on the job.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kevin James, Erinn Hayes, Taylor Spreitler, Ryan Cartwright

Votes: 438

42. Adam-12 (1968–1975)
Episode: Pressure Point (1975)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Reed and Malloy work with a rookie officer who hides the fact that he stutters, a handicap that has dangerous consequences for the recruit's fellow officers.

Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Martin Milner, Kent McCord, Robert DoQui, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 24

43. T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)
Episode: Return of a Cop (1985)

TV-PG | 70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Hooker's father shows an intense interest in a routine supermarket robbery case that Hooker is investigating.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: William Shatner, Heather Locklear, James Darren, Mills Watson

Votes: 26

44. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: Scream (2015)

TV-14 | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Peter Folkmore was an abused child and is an abuser as an adult. He captures women and abuses them for not reciting the exact instruction Peter gives them.

Director: Hanelle M. Culpepper | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook

Votes: 1,240

45. Shattered (2010–2011)
Episode: Stairways to Perceptions (2010)

44 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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The homicide detectives investigate a twenty year closed case when twenty-five year old Sophia Bacic now believes she witnessed the murder of her older sister, Josie Bacic. Two youths, ... See full summary »

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Callum Keith Rennie, Camille Sullivan, Clé Bennett, Martin Cummins

Votes: 10

46. Blue Murder (2001–2004)
Episode: Summer of Love (2001)

Drama, Crime

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Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Maria del Mar, Joel Keller, Jeremy Ratchford, Mimi Kuzyk

47. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: The Chitters (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.8
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Sam and Dean are visiting a small town in Colorado where people are mysteriously disappearing every 27 years. While they are investigating, the boys encounter a pair of hunters seeking revenge on the monster causing the disappearances.

Director: Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Lee Rumohr, Hugo Ateo

Votes: 2,002

48. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Fix (2011)

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

8.8
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Mr. Reese goes as the new driver of fixer Zoe Morgan in order to decide if she's a victim or perpetrator. When Zoe listens to a recording she isn't supposed to, she becomes the target of a pharmaceutical company.

Director: Dennis Smith | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

Votes: 2,936

49. Hunter (1984–1991)
Episode: The Legion: Part 1 (I) (1989)

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

7.3
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McCall's friend and former training officer comes to LA for a visit in the midst of a murder investigation and goes quite overboard trying to help her out.

Director: Corey Allen | Stars: Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan, Claude Akins

Votes: 24

50. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Thanksgiving Decoupling (2013)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

8.9
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The gang spend Thanksgiving at Mrs. Wolowitz's house. Howard tries to bond with his father-in-law, and a mistake from Penny's past comes back to haunt her.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 3,184



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