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1. The Square (2017)

R | 151 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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73 Metascore

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary

Votes: 47,928 | Gross: $1.50M

2. Trumbo (2015)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Louis C.K.

Votes: 70,978 | Gross: $7.86M

3. The Sentinel (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.1
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49 Metascore

A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Basinger, Eva Longoria

Votes: 46,493 | Gross: $36.28M

4. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Leslie Banks, Edna Best, Peter Lorre, Frank Vosper

Votes: 15,779

5. Jasper, Texas (2003 TV Movie)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.2
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In 1998, a stunning crime thrust Jasper, Texas into the spotlight. What happened on that summer evening - the death of black hitchhiker James Byrd, Jr. by three white men - became a flash-point for the state of race relations in America.

Director: Jeffrey W. Byrd | Stars: Roy T. Anderson, Demore Barnes, John Bayliss, James Bearden

Votes: 428

6. Harper Valley P.T.A. (1978)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

5.8
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Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, they feel she dresses too sexy and is a little too "loose"... See full summary »

Directors: Richard C. Bennett, Ralph Senensky | Stars: Barbara Eden, Ronny Cox, Nanette Fabray, Louis Nye

Votes: 972

7. Beau Geste (1966)

Approved | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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In 1906, two American brothers join the French Foreign Legion and, led by a sadistic Sergeant-Major, they defend a fort against Berber and Tuareg attack.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Guy Stockwell, Doug McClure, Leslie Nielsen, Telly Savalas

Votes: 478

8. Schizoid (1980)

R | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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An advice columnist begins receiving threatening notes from an anonymous stalker. Meanwhile, members of her group therapy session are being murdered by an unknown assailant.

Director: David Paulsen | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Donna Wilkes, Marianna Hill, Craig Wasson

Votes: 760

9. Judex (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Channing Pollock, Francine Bergé, Edith Scob, Théo Sarapo

Votes: 2,047

10. Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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While visiting the circus with his family, Charlie is recruited by the big top's co-owner to investigate threatening letters that he's received.

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, John McGuire, Shirley Deane

Votes: 1,439

11. Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.1
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When a friend of Charlie's is found kicked to death by his own race horse on board a Honolulu-bound liner, the detective discovers foul play and uncovers an international gambling ring.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warner Oland, Keye Luke, Helen Wood, Thomas Beck

Votes: 1,297

12. Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

9.2
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King Koopa has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven kingdoms in the Mushroom World, and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue.

Directors: Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka

Votes: 3,779

13. Driven Underground (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama

4.9
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Single mother Sarah Palmer hides her family in Oregon when her daughter Christy becomes a key witness in a murder against the mob.

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Kristy Swanson, Emily Tennant, Lochlyn Munro, Rick Ravanello

Votes: 170

14. Outrage (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Documentary

7.5
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64 Metascore

An indictment of closeted politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation in the U.S.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Barney Frank, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Elizabeth Birch

Votes: 1,559 | Gross: $0.04M

15. The Panic Is On (1931)

Not Rated | 20 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Charley's in love with the daughter of a financier who wants her to insist that Chas have a pile of cash before she marries him. But, the Depression is everywhere: Charley's behind on his ... See full summary »

Director: James Parrott | Stars: Charley Chase, Virginia Whiting, Harry Bernard, Baldwin Cooke

Votes: 43

16. Nancy Drew: Curse of Blackmoor Manor (2004 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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Teen detective Nancy Drew is invited to an old manor in England to figure out why the woman living there has been acting strangely.

Director: Max Holechek | Stars: Lani Minella, Amy Broomhall, Conni Ellern, Jenn Ruzumna

Votes: 72

17. She Asked for It (1937)

Approved | 69 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Dwight Stanford and his wife, Penny, are a pair of spendthrifts who can't hold on to money, dependent for support on Dwight's rich uncle, who sends them a monthly allowance. Conrad Norris, ... See full summary »

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: William Gargan, Orien Heyward, Vivienne Osborne, Richard Carle

Votes: 16

18. Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy (2009 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Teen detective Nancy Drew goes undercover at a prestigious all-girls academy to investigate a series of accidents committed by someone known as the "Black Cat".

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Samara Lerman, Adrienne MacIain, Emilie Rommel Shimkus

Votes: 36

19. The Mysterious Outlaw (1917)

Short, Western

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Henry Martin (William Steele) receives a letter from Buck Lessen (Harry Carey(Harry Carey), a convict about to be released from prison, telling him that his time is up and he is going to ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Kelsey | Stars: Harry Carey, William Steele, Jane Bernoudy, Elizabeth Janes

20. MAGA Country Attack Sounds Like a Hoax or Publicity Stunt (2019 Video)

16 min | Short, News

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Star: Tim Pool

21. Murder by Rope (1936)

64 min | Drama, Mystery

4.8
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Scotland Yard sends a handwriting expert to a country house full of people with guilty secrets in order to solve a murder.

Director: George Pearson | Stars: D.A. Clarke-Smith, Sunday Wilshin, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Dorothy Hamilton

Votes: 17

22. Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships (2009 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

7.7
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Teen detective Nancy Drew searches for buried treasure on a remote island in the Bahamas in order to meet the ransom demand after her best friend is kidnapped.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Jonah Von Spreecken, Chiara Motley, Jennifer Pratt

Votes: 41

23. Nancy Drew: Danger by Design (2006 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.2
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Teen detective Nancy Drew goes undercover in Paris to determine the cause of a famous fashion designer's bizarre behavior.

Director: Mike Paganini | Stars: Lani Minella, Amy Broomhall, Megan Hill, Shawnmarie Stanton

Votes: 54

24. State Trooper (1956– )
Episode: 710 Hysteria Street (1958)

30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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Blake investigates when a prowler terrorizes a neighborhood on the wrong side of the tracks.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Rod Cameron, Robert Armstrong, Lee Van Cleef, Frank Albertson

25. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: A Lesson in Murder (2002)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Foyle investigates the suicide of a pacifist and death threats to the judge who ruled against his conscientious objector status.

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Nicholas Audsley, Madeleine Worrall, Oliver Ford Davies, Ian Peck

Votes: 508

26. Agatha Christie's Great Detectives Poirot and Marple (2004–2005)
Episode: ABC satsujin jiken (sono ichi) Powaro e no chôsenjô (2004)

Animation, Adventure, Crime

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"The ABC Murders, Part 1: A Written Challenge to Poirot." An anonymous letter challenges Poirot to solve a mystery that will occur later that month.

Directors: Shin'ichi Watanabe, Naohito Takahashi | Stars: Masako Jô, Hirofumi Nojima, Fumiko Orikasa, Kôtarô Satomi

27. Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012– )
Episode: Away with the Fairies (2012)

TV-PG | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Death by poison among a women's magazine staff has Phryne and friends looking into more than unhappy mates of readers seeking advice.

Director: Emma Freeman | Stars: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings

Votes: 305

28. Major Crimes (2012–2018)
Episode: Backfire (2013)

Not Rated | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Major Crimes needs help from the Feds when they discover that the victim in a mob-related murder was an FBI informant, a case that hits home especially hard for Rusty.

Director: Sheelin Choksey | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 186

29. Forensic Files (1996–2011)
Episode: Bitter Potion (1997)

TV-14 | 21 min | Documentary, Crime

7.6
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The flu-like symptoms of a mother and her children proved to be indicative something much more serious: thallium poisoning. Investigators had to find the source of the poison and when the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Monahan | Stars: Peter Thomas, John Aguero, Duane Dubberly, Susan Goreck

Votes: 47

30. Stagecoach West (1960–1961)
Episode: By the Deep Six (1960)

60 min | Western

7.2
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Simon Kane offers a British sailor a ride in his stagecoach when he spots him standing forlornly by the side of the road. The sailor tells Simon he jumped ship in San Francisco and a band ... See full summary »

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Robert Bray, Mort Mills, James Burke, Ashley Cowan

Votes: 11

31. The Young Ones (1982–1984)
Episode: Cash (1984)

TV-PG | 34 min | Comedy

8.4
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The boys are broke so they force Neil to get a job as a policeman to raise money for Vyvyan, who is pregnant.

Director: Paul Jackson | Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 196

32. Major Crimes (2012–2018)
Episode: D.O.A. (2013)

Not Rated | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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While Major Crimes investigates the murder of an ex-con drug dealing identity thief, Sharon's long-absent husband makes an unexpected return from Las Vegas.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 192

33. Midsomer Murders (1997– )
Episode: Death in Chorus (2006)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A heated competition among Midsomer church choirs is interrupted by the bludgeon murder of the Midsomer Worthy's tenor, a local artist.

Director: Sarah Hellings | Stars: John Nettles, Jason Hughes, Jane Wymark, Laura Howard

Votes: 452

34. The Alex Jones Show (2011– )
Episode: Episode dated 27 March 2019 (2019)

TV-MA | Talk-Show

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Stars: Alex Jones, Faith Goldy

35. The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987–2000)
Episode: Harm Done (2000)

TV-14 | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Wexford copes with two abductions of teen-aged girls, the disappearance of a 3 year old from her bedroom, and the return of a paroled pedophile to the town.

Director: Bruce MacDonald | Stars: George Baker, Christopher Ravenscroft, Louie Ramsay, Diane Keen

Votes: 83

36. Hart to Hart (1979–1984)
Episode: Hartland Express (1981)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.3
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Due to an airline strike the Harts have to travel from Chicago to Los Angeles by train. They unwittingly get caught up in a murder plot involving other passengers.

Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Robert Wagner, Stefanie Powers, Lionel Stander, David Doyle

Votes: 79

37. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: In the Presence of the Enemy (2003)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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After the love child of a Liberal black MP and a white conservative newspaper editor is kidnapped, they're blackmailed into publishing details of their affair.

Director: Brian Stirner | Stars: James Hazeldine, Ken Bones, Sophie Okonedo, Simon Chandler

Votes: 219

38. Strisser på Samsø (1997– )
Episode: Jomfrufødsel (1997)

55 min | Crime, Drama

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Director: Eddie Thomas Petersen | Stars: Lars Bom, Andrea Vagn Jensen, Lotte Arnsbjerg, Finn Storgaard

40. Skam (2015–2017)
Episode: Man er det man gjør (2015)

Not Rated | 21 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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Eva gets a threatening letter, and Vilde decides to leave the bus crew. Eva is thinking about changing to another school, while trying to find out who wrote the letter.

Director: Julie Andem | Stars: Lisa Teige, Tarjei Sandvik Moe, Josefine Frida Pettersen, Ulrikke Falch

Votes: 317

41. Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: Murder in Mesopotamia (2001)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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While Poirot is on holiday in Iraq, the wife of the head scientist at an archaeological dig confides to him that she is the target of threatening letters.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: David Suchet, Hugh Fraser, Ron Berglas, Barbara Barnes

Votes: 1,464

42. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: None Are So Blind (1956)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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An antiques dealer feels he should be enjoying the finer things in life, but his Aunt Muriel is the one with all the money. Finding another man's wallet gives him an evil idea.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Hurd Hatfield, Mildred Dunnock, K.T. Stevens

Votes: 357

43. Numb3rs (2005–2010)
Episode: Obsession (2005)

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

7.2
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Singer Skyler Wyatt reports a knife-wielding intruder in her home. The break-in seems to be connected to the hate mail she has been receiving for the last three months. Don begins to ... See full summary »

Director: John Behring | Stars: Rob Morrow, David Krumholtz, Judd Hirsch, Alimi Ballard

Votes: 222

44. Major Crimes (2012–2018)
Episode: Poster Boy (2013)

Not Rated | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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A failed wannabe reality star goes on a killing spree, and Rusty receives another letter right before the end of his summer break.

Director: Michael M. Robin | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 230

45. Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: Sad Cypress (2003)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Elinor Carlisle seems to be the obvious murderer of her ailing aunt and the beautiful romantic rival who broke up her engagement, but Poirot uncovers darker motives.

Director: David Moore | Stars: David Suchet, Elisabeth Dermot Walsh, Rupert Penry-Jones, Kelly Reilly

Votes: 1,623

46. Wire in the Blood (2002–2009)
Episode: Shadows Rising: Part 2 (2002)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Dr. Hill pieces together the convoluted history of a formerly retired serial killer and the whereabouts of the latest victim the killer abducted.

Director: Nicholas Laughland | Stars: Hermione Norris, Robson Green, Lou Gish, Alan Stocks

Votes: 180

47. Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
Episode: Test of Wills (1989)

TV-PG | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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On a dark and stormy night on a remote island, Jessica finds herself in the middle of a wealthy family squabbling over the inheritance of a millionaire.

Director: Anthony Pullen Shaw | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Philip Abbott, Gene Barry, John Callahan

Votes: 176

48. Flipper (1995–2000)
Episode: That's a Moray! (1995)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.1
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Allison Van Rijn, a beautiful underwater photographer with a pet moray eel, moves to Bal Harbor and corpses begin to accumulate immediately thereafter. Keith and Flipper don't trust the newcomer, but Pam stands up for Allison.

Director: Rob Stewart | Stars: Brian Wimmer, Colleen Flynn, Payton Haas, Jessica Alba

Votes: 9

49. Father Brown (1974)
Episode: The Arrow of Heaven (1974)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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When wealthy collector Brander Merton buys a Coptic chalice, he doesn't intend to meet the same fate as the relic's two previous owners. But after an arrow strikes him dead, Father Brown must expose the cup's supposed curse.

Director: Robert Tronson | Stars: Kenneth More, Angela Douglas, John Phillips, Mike Pratt

Votes: 26

50. Forensic Files (1996–2011)
Episode: The Blood Trail (1997)

TV-14 | 22 min | Documentary, Crime

7.4
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In a quiet village in Great Britain, a farmer came upon a chilling sight. Impaled on his fence post was a severed lamb's head along with a note which read, "You next." Soon, a car-bomb ... See full summary »

Star: Peter Thomas

Votes: 49



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