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1. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 133,438

2. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 422,882 | Gross: $33.08M

3. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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41 Metascore

A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 163,665 | Gross: $117.73M

4. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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68 Metascore

Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 227,414 | Gross: $65.21M

5. Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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70 Metascore

Riggs and Murtaugh are on the trail of South African diplomats who are using their immunity to engage in criminal activities.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Patsy Kensit

Votes: 155,149 | Gross: $147.25M

6. Dressed to Kill (1980)

R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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74 Metascore

A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

Votes: 32,695 | Gross: $31.90M

7. Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)

R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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40 Metascore

Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh pursue a former LAPD officer who uses his knowledge of police procedure and policies to steal and sell confiscated guns and ammunition to local street gangs.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 151,334 | Gross: $144.73M

8. The Hole (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank, Laurence Fox

Votes: 43,175

9. Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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54 Metascore

A police sergeant must rally the cops and prisoners together to protect themselves on New Year's Eve, just as corrupt policeman surround the station with the intent of killing all to keep their deception in the ranks.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello

Votes: 71,937 | Gross: $19.98M

10. Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Director: David Tucker | Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff, Barbara Franceschi

Votes: 1,785

11. Wire in the Blood (2002–2009)

TV-MA | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A psychologist gets inside of the minds of both killers and victims to aid the police in solving gruesome serial killings in Northern England.

Stars: Robson Green, Mark Letheren, Emma Handy, Mark Penfold

Votes: 6,805

12. The Dentist (1996)

R | 92 min | Horror

5.3
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An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, Michael Stadvec, Ken Foree

Votes: 7,913

13. Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Not Rated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A masked, shadowy killer brutally murders the models of a scandalous fashion house in Rome.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Arianna Gorini

Votes: 8,134

14. Never Talk to Strangers (1995)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.2
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Sarah Taylor, a criminal psychologist, embarks on a torrid affair with a seductive stranger. However, she begins doubting whether she can trust him when a mysterious stalker begins harassing her.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Antonio Banderas, Dennis Miller, Len Cariou

Votes: 6,120 | Gross: $6.85M

15. Dead Bang (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban

Votes: 3,132 | Gross: $8.13M

16. Jack's Back (1988)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A serial killer in Los Angeles celebrates Jack the Ripper's 100th birthday by committing similar murders and only one has a chance of stopping him.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Spader, Cynthia Gibb, Jim Haynie, Robert Picardo

Votes: 2,459 | Gross: $0.49M

17. Retroactive (1997)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley

Votes: 5,470

18. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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A mystery novel-loving American tourist witnesses a murder in Rome, and soon finds herself and her suitor caught up in a series of killings.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: John Saxon, Letícia Román, Valentina Cortese, Titti Tomaino

Votes: 3,617

19. Relentless (1989)

R | 92 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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Two Los Angeles police detectives, cynical veteran Malloy and cocky rookie Dietz, hunt for a serial killer, an ex-cop named Taylor, who randomly chooses his victims from a phone directory.

Director: William Lustig | Stars: Judd Nelson, Robert Loggia, Leo Rossi, Meg Foster

Votes: 1,291 | Gross: $6.99M

20. The Sniper (1952)

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

7.1
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

Votes: 2,510

21. The Iguana with the Tongue of Fire (1971)

Not Rated | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A corpse is found in the trunk of a car that belongs to the Swiss ambassador to the UK. Speculations run wild, as more people around the ambassador keep falling victim to the vicious killer. A former detective is hired to investigate.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Luigi Pistilli, Dagmar Lassander, Anton Diffring, Arthur O'Sullivan

Votes: 535

22. Don't Open Till Christmas (1984)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery

4.5
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Somebody with very little Christmas spirit is killing anyone in a Santa suit one London holiday season, and Scotland Yard has to stop him before he makes his exploits an annual tradition.

Director: Edmund Purdom | Stars: Edmund Purdom, Alan Lake, Belinda Mayne, Mark Jones

Votes: 1,521

23. Harry (2013)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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HARRY is a single story, six-part crime drama series set in Auckland which follows the intense psychological journey of Detective Harry Anglesea.

Stars: Oscar Kightley, Sam Neill, Hunter Kamuhemu, Erroll Shand

Votes: 167

24. Delirio caldo (1972)

Not Rated | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller, War

5.6
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A respected doctor becomes the prime suspect in a series of gruesome murders.

Director: Renato Polselli | Stars: Mickey Hargitay, Rita Calderoni, Raul Lovecchio, Carmen Young

Votes: 875

25. The Dark Past (1948)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.4
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An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb, Adele Jergens

Votes: 922

26. 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 90 min | Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A wealthy man's daughter is kidnapped and placed in a box with air for only 83 hours.

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Peter Strauss, Robert Urich, Paul Winfield, Elizabeth Gracen

Votes: 328

27. Seven Murders for Scotland Yard (1972)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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In this version of the famous story of the London serial killer, Jack not only likes to kill prostitutes but he is a cannibal as well.

Director: José Luis Madrid | Stars: Paul Naschy, Patricia Loran, Renzo Marignano, Orchidea De Santis

Votes: 258

28. Delirium (1979)

R | 90 min | Thriller

3.8
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An ex-soldier is hired by local right-wingers as a vigilante to clean up criminals and street people. However, he freaks out and starts killing off everybody.

Director: Peter Maris | Stars: Turk Cekovsky, Debi Chaney, Terry TenBroek, Barron Winchester

Votes: 214

29. Downtime (1997)

90 min | Romance, Thriller

4.6
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Former police psychologist Rob helps to save young Chrissy when she is about to commit suicide by jumping of 21st-story balcony with her 4-year-old son Jake. When he persuades her to go on ... See full summary »

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Paul McGann, Susan Lynch, Tom Georgeson, David Roper

Votes: 227

30. Yeung gwong ging chaat (1999)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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Various government departments of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region have been criticised heavily by the public. The Commissioner welcomes the proposal of "Sunshine Cops" from ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Wah Lou | Stars: Stephen Fung, Ken Chang, Angelica Lee, Eileen Tung

Votes: 56

31. Break-in (1983)

13 min | Documentary, Short, Crime

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Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Alan Ramsay, Lyle Murphy, Geraldine Smedley, Gabriel Dianiani

32. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: A Simple Sacrifice: Part 2 (2001)

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An anonymous letter writer demonstrates to the Boyd that Annie Keel was not the only person present during the murders, but his motivation remains a mystery.

Director: Robert Del Maestro | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 101

33. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Anger Management: Part 1 (2004)

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

8.0
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A probation officer is murdered in a halfway house, but it is made to look like a suicide.

Director: Andy Hay | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 101

34. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Black Run: Part 1 (2005)

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

7.5
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The team revisits the murder conviction for a dirty cop obtained eight years earlier by Boyd when he discovers the inmate is dying of cancer.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

Votes: 88

35. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Black Run: Part 2 (2005)

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

7.7
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Despite his suspension for a hit-and-run charge, Boyd and the team continues to pursue the Vine case.

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Esther Hall

Votes: 78

36. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Blue Man Down (1987)

PG | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A guilt-ridden police officer, who blames himself for his partner's violent death, is teamed with a young partner who seems invisible to everyone else.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Max Gail, Kate McNeil, Chris Nash, Sal Viscuso

Votes: 120

37. Miami Vice (1984–1989)
Episode: Child's Play (1987)

TV-14 | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Tormented by his shooting a 13-year-old kid, Crockett tries to reconnect with his estranged son while attempting to take down a gun runner.

Director: Vern Gillum | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott

Votes: 192

38. Police Rescue (1989–1996)
Episode: Conduct Endangering Life (1995)

Crime, Drama

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A bank robbery goes wrong and Nippers wife ends up as a hostage.

Director: Julie Money | Stars: Gary Sweet, Sonia Todd, Steve Bastoni, John Clayton

39. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Duty and Honour: Part 1 (2008)

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

7.3
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A mummified hand is discovered in the woods and linked to a military academy in the area that trains mercenaries to fight in Iraq.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson

Votes: 77

40. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Duty and Honour: Part 2 (2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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After a witness in Boyd's ongoing murder investigation is killed by a sniper, the team scrambles to work through the remaining suspects before anyone else suffers the same fate.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Tara Fitzgerald, Wil Johnson

Votes: 66

41. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Every Breath You Take: Part 1 (2001)

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

8.1
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The body of missing Police Sergeant Debbie Briton turns up in a golf bag. Suspicion falls on a stalker, but Grace is not convinced that he is the killer.

Director: Gary Love | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 100

42. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: False Flag: Part 1 (2004)

TV-14 | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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After a garage is demolished, the mummified body of a long vanished young man with IRA sympathies is found along with a car bomb.

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 99

43. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: False Flag: Part 2 (2004)

Not Rated | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Boyd and the team find that the murdered young man presumed to be Irish was really working for the English under a "false flag."

Director: Suri Krishnamma | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 84

44. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Final Cut: Part 1 (2003)

TV-14 | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The discovery of a mummified body opens an investigation into a supposedly fictional film from the 1960s. It transpires that the gangster responsible for the bodies behind the walls in the Notting Hill house is still active today.

Director: Betsan Morris Evans | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 105

45. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Final Cut: Part 2 (2003)

TV-14 | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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The evidence points to the house being a dumping ground for dead bodies and the four corpses being the result of multiple rather than a single event.

Director: Betsan Morris Evans | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 78

46. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Fugue States: Part 1 (2004)

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

8.2
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Five-year-old twins Cindy and Jason were abducted in 1988. Sixteen years later, Jason is struck by a car and identified by his DNA after he is admitted to hospital. The hunt now begins to ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 102

47. Psych (2006–2014)
Episode: Ghosts (2008)

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

8.2
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When Gus's pharmaceutical company forces him to quit Psych, Shawn tries to salvage the partnership by taking a case for the company vice president, who claims that his house is being haunted.

Director: Stephen Surjik | Stars: James Roday, Dulé Hill, Timothy Omundson, Maggie Lawson

Votes: 691

48. Comeback (2008– )
Episode: Lupici (2008)

Comedy

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Director: Petr Fiser | Stars: Tomás Matonoha, Kristýna Leichtová, Martin Dejdar, Dana Batulková

Votes: 12

49. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Mann über Bord (2006)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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Director: Lars Becker | Stars: Axel Milberg, Maren Eggert, Peter Haber, Catrin Striebeck

Votes: 103

50. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Multistorey: Part 1 (2003)

TV-14 | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Boyd has to battle his demons when the case against a mass murderer, who killed his close friend, is reopened.

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 113



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