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1. Our Mother's Murder (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

Fact-based true crime story about the murder of publishing heiress Anne Scripps Douglas who, in 1989, married a young hunk who eventually killed her.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Holly Marie Combs, Roxanne Hart, Sarah Chalke, James Wilder

Votes: 461

2. Secrets of My Stepdaughter (2017 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 84 min | Thriller

A mother protects her stepdaughter after the teenager witnesses the murder of her best friend, but is soon forced to come to grips with the terrifying possibility that her stepdaughter may be the real killer.

Director: Jem Garrard | Stars: Josie Davis, Tiera Skovbye, Cameron Bancroft, Ali Skovbye

Votes: 408

3. Beyond the Edge (2013)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

59 Metascore

Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

Director: Leanne Pooley | Stars: Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight, Joshua Rutter

Votes: 1,573

4. Meru (2015)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Sport

77 Metascore

Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

Directors: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi | Stars: Conrad Anker, Grace Chin, Jimmy Chin, Amee Hinkley

Votes: 13,109 | Gross: $2.33M

5. Salyut-7 (2017)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

USSR, June 1985. Based on actual events. After contact with the Salyut 7 space station is lost, cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh dock with the empty, frozen craft, and bring her back to life.

Director: Klim Shipenko | Stars: Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Pavel Derevyanko, Aleksandr Samoylenko, Mariya Mironova

Votes: 7,986

6. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)

Unrated | 83 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

80 Metascore

Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Michael Rooker, Tracy Arnold, Tom Towles, Mary Demas

Votes: 29,053 | Gross: $0.61M

7. Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008 Video)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: David Faustino, Andrew Divoff, Kostas Sommer, Joe Torry

Votes: 602

8. Drifter: Henry Lee Lucas (2009)

R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

The true story of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas.

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., John Burke, Kelly Curran, Kostas Sommer

Votes: 557

9. Green River (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

There is no turning back. Whether we trust our friends, others or ourselves our decision determines the fate of the future. Green River's story deals with the agonizing truth of the actions... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taybi | Stars: Kristina Hughes, Danielle Franke, Bruce Peterson, Robert N. Lee

Votes: 241

10. See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006)

180 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.

Stars: Joanne Froggatt, Maxine Peake, Sean Harris, Matthew McNulty

Votes: 1,006

11. Appropriate Adult (2011)

69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Dramatisation of the case of serial killers Fred and Rose West, focusing on the way in which they were brought to justice.

Stars: Emily Watson, Dominic West, Robert Glenister, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Votes: 2,312

12. Five Daughters (2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the personal testimonies of many of those most closely involved, Five Daughters recounts the final weeks in the lives of the five young women murdered in Ipswich in 2006.

Stars: Adam Kotz, Juliet Aubrey, Natalie Press, Ian Hart

Votes: 427

13. This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (2000)

120 min | Crime, Drama

This is a dramatisation of the real-life investigation into the notorious Yorkshire Ripper murders of the late 1970s, showing the effect that it had on the health and career of Assistant ... See full summary »

Stars: Gerard Horan, Stephen Moore, Claire Webzell, Paul Angelis

Votes: 264

14. Little Boy Blue (2017)

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

The story about the murder of an 11-year-old boy, Rhys Jones in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007 and his parents, Melanie's and Steve's ordeal, and how Rhys's murderer and associates were eventually brought to justice.

Stars: Sinead Keenan, Brían F. O'Byrne, Matthew Roberts, Stephen Graham

Votes: 2,366

15. The Moorside (2017)

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

A two-part drama about the search for missing Yorkshire schoolgirl Shannon Matthews in 2008.

Stars: Sheridan Smith, Sian Brooke, Faye McKeever, John Dagleish

Votes: 1,647

16. Three Girls (2017)

TV-14 | 180 min | Crime, Drama

Based on three young girls who were groomed, sexually abused and trafficked by a group of men in Rochdale and of the failure of the authorities to do anything about it.

Stars: Molly Windsor, Ria Zmitrowicz, Liv Hill, Paul Kaye

Votes: 2,613

17. Rillington Place (2016)

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

A three-part drama about serial killer John Christie and the murders at 10 Rillington Place in the 1940s and early 1950s.

Stars: Tim Roth, Nico Mirallegro, Samantha Morton, Jodie Comer

Votes: 2,474

18. Pirates of Somalia (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

In 2008, rookie journalist Jay Bahadur forms a half-baked plan to embed himself with the pirates of Somalia. He ultimately succeeds in providing the first close-up look into who these men are, how they live, and the forces that drive them.

Director: Bryan Buckley | Stars: Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Melanie Griffith, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 7,559

19. Only the Brave (2017)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Biography, Drama

72 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

Director: Joseph Kosinski | Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Connelly

Votes: 48,437 | Gross: $18.34M

20. Maze (2017)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

Director: Stephen Burke | Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Barry Ward, Martin McCann, Eileen Walsh

Votes: 2,610 | Gross: $0.02M

21. Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

The story of the 1980 tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 22,285 | Gross: $14.11M

22. Marshall (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

The story of Thurgood Marshall, the crusading lawyer who would become the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases.

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown

Votes: 15,533 | Gross: $10.05M

23. Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

49 Metascore

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name "Deep Throat" helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1972.

Director: Peter Landesman | Stars: Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Marton Csokas, Tony Goldwyn

Votes: 10,026 | Gross: $0.77M

24. Polisse (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects.

Director: Maïwenn | Stars: Karin Viard, Joey Starr, Marina Foïs, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Votes: 12,665 | Gross: $0.17M

25. D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear (2003 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, History, Thriller

It's about the Washington Sniper

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Jay O. Sanders, Bobby Hosea, Trent Cameron

Votes: 1,340

26. The Gray Man (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Thriller

Obsessive manhunt to identify and capture a despicable serial killer.

Director: Scott L. Flynn | Stars: Patrick Bauchau, Jack Conley, John Aylward, Jillian Armenante

Votes: 1,468

27. Roberto Succo (2001)

124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

'Kurt' claims to be a sales rep. He also claims to be English in spite of his heavy Italian accent. Kurt is an habitual liar and a dangerous driver, at the very least. In the south of ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Kahn | Stars: Stefano Cassetti, Isild Le Besco, Patrick Dell'Isola, Viviana Aliberti

Votes: 1,118

28. The Big Short (2015)

R | 130 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

In 2006-2007 a group of investors bet against the US mortgage market. In their research they discover how flawed and corrupt the market is.

Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt

Votes: 319,107 | Gross: $70.26M

29. Foxcatcher (2014)

R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

81 Metascore

U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 127,457 | Gross: $12.10M

30. The Mechanism (2018– )

TV-MA | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dramatic fiction series loosely inspired by an investigation of corruption in Brazil's private and state oil companies and construction companies.

Stars: Caroline Abras, Selton Mello, Enrique Diaz, Jonathan Haagensen

Votes: 34,539

31. Wild Wild Country (2018– )

TV-MA | 403 min | Documentary, Crime

When the world's most controversial guru builds an utopian city deep in the Oregon country, conflict with the locals escalates into a national scandal. A true story.

Stars: Ma Anand Sheela, Osho, Philip Toelkes, Jane Stork

Votes: 17,797

32. The Founder (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

66 Metascore

The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into the biggest restaurant business in the world, with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness.

Director: John Lee Hancock | Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, Linda Cardellini

Votes: 102,517 | Gross: $12.79M

33. Murder One (1988)

R | 82 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Fresly escaped from prison, Isaac is picked up by his brothers, and the entire brood embarks on a crime spree that claims the lives of six people.

Director: Graeme Campbell | Stars: Henry Thomas, James Wilder, Stephen Shellen, Errol Slue

Votes: 288

34. Neerja (2016)

Not Rated | 122 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

Neerja is the story of the courageous Neerja Bhanot, who sacrificed her life while protecting the lives of 359 passengers on the Pan Am flight 73 in 1986. The flight was hijacked by a terrorist organization.

Director: Ram Madhvani | Stars: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Yogendra Tiku, Abrar Zahoor

Votes: 18,956 | Gross: $1.54M

35. Sword of Gideon (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Steven Bauer, Michael York, Robert Joy, Laurent Malet

Votes: 1,073

36. The Infiltrator (2016)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan

Votes: 62,883 | Gross: $15.43M

37. Inside the Twin Towers (2006)

98 min | Drama, History

On 9/11 2001 two planes American 11 united 175 hit the World Trade Center and many people died and jumped to their deaths some survived until the tower fell.

Director: Richard Dale | Stars: Terence Stamp, Hong Zhu, Jay Jonas, Al Smith

Votes: 557

38. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

Votes: 22,270 | Gross: $0.77M

39. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 143,449 | Gross: $56.47M

40. The Post (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, History

83 Metascore

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 112,647 | Gross: $81.90M

41. 12 Strong (2018)

R | 130 min | Action, Drama, History

54 Metascore

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Navid Negahban

Votes: 53,545 | Gross: $45.50M

42. The Clan (2015)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale, Peter Lanzani, Stefanía Koessl

Votes: 11,005 | Gross: $0.19M

43. Jamestown (2017– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, History

A drama about English settlers in America in 1617.

Stars: Stuart Martin, Matt Stokoe, Kalani Queypo, Claire Cox

Votes: 2,876

44. Battle for Haditha (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, History, War

65 Metascore

An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Matthew Knoll, Elliot Ruiz, Eric Mehalacopoulos, Nathan De La Cruz

Votes: 6,999 | Gross: $0.01M

45. The Libertine (2004)

R | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

44 Metascore

The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.

Director: Laurence Dunmore | Stars: Johnny Depp, Samantha Morton, John Malkovich, Paul Ritter

Votes: 33,813 | Gross: $4.84M

46. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 35,258 | Gross: $4.21M

47. Chappaquiddick (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, Thriller

67 Metascore

Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern

Votes: 10,139 | Gross: $17.40M

48. Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2