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1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Musical

7.4
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58 Metascore

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Director: Jim Sharman | Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien

Votes: 123,170 | Gross: $139.88M

2. A Perfect World (1993)

PG-13 | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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71 Metascore

A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by an honorable Texas Ranger.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Kevin Costner, Clint Eastwood, Laura Dern, T.J. Lowther

Votes: 68,716 | Gross: $31.16M

3. Sthlm Requiem (2018– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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Based on Kristina Ohlsson's novels, the series follows unconventional but cunning criminologist Fredrika Bergman who joins a special investigations unit in Stockholm.

Stars: Liv Mjönes, Jonas Karlsson, Alexej Manvelov, Magnus Roosmann

Votes: 594

4. Suspect Zero (2004)

R | 99 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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37 Metascore

A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers, and one F.B.I. Agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.

Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss, Harry Lennix

Votes: 18,244 | Gross: $8.73M

5. The Woman in the Window (1944)

Approved | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey, Edmund Breon

Votes: 12,277

6. Anamorph (2007)

R | 107 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

5.5
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43 Metascore

A psychological thriller based on the concept of anamorphosis, a painting technique that manipulates the laws of perspective to create two competing images on a single canvas.

Director: Henry Miller | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Don Harvey, James Rebhorn

Votes: 8,717 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Crimson Ghost (1946)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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A criminal mastermind known as the Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical currents on the planet.

Directors: Fred C. Brannon, William Witney | Stars: Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling, Clayton Moore, I. Stanford Jolley

Votes: 330

8. Otis (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.0
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Krantz | Stars: Tarah Paige, Bostin Christopher, Ashley Johnson, Tracy Scoggins

Votes: 4,770

9. Checkmate (1960–1962)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Don Corey and Jed Sills operate Checkmate, Inc., a very high priced detective agency in San Francisco. Helping them protect the lives of their clients is British criminologist (once an Oxford professor) Carl Hyatt.

Stars: Anthony George, Doug McClure, Sebastian Cabot, Ken Lynch

Votes: 215

10. Evil Remains (2004)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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A graduate student preparing his thesis on mythology leads his friends on a research expedition to an old plantation estate on the outskirts of the Big Easy. The site is reputed to mysteriously cause madness and death to all who enter it.

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Jeff Galpin, Maryam d'Abo, Will Rokos, Daniel Gillies

Votes: 1,459 | Gross: $0.01M

11. The Shadow (1940)

Passed | 285 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.1
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The Shadow battles a villain known as The Black Tiger, who has the power to make himself invisible and is trying to take over the world with his death ray.

Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Victor Jory, Veda Ann Borg, Roger Moore, Robert Fiske

Votes: 216

12. Fred Dinenage Murder Casebook (2011– )

Documentary, Crime

8.1
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Fred Dinenage takes a fresh new look at the murders that shocked the United Kingdom in the 20th century, and the killers that committed them. Dinenage was not only the official biographer ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Dinenage, David Wilson, Clive Aitkins, Lee Caine

Votes: 81

13. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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A brilliant Park Avenue doctor becomes a criminal in order to do research into the criminal mind.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Claire Trevor, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 2,048

14. Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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An escaped convicted murderer hides out at a New York wax museum where he hopes to get plastic surgery, which will help him revenge himself on Charlie Chan.

Director: Lynn Shores | Stars: Sidney Toler, Victor Sen Yung, C. Henry Gordon, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 1,363

15. Jack the Ripper - The Case Reopened (2019 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.5
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Documentary which aims to cast new light on the Whitechapel Murders, identify another victim and name the killer.

Director: Ashley Gething | Stars: Emilia Fox, David Wilson, Jason Payne-James, Peter Bleksley

Votes: 42

16. Murder at Midnight (1931)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

5.4
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A murder during a game of charades at a society party leads the police to begin the hunt through the guest list for a motive and culprit.

Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Aileen Pringle, Alice White, Hale Hamilton, Leslie Fenton

Votes: 291

17. The Perfect Murder (1988)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy, Thriller, Action

5.9
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Police Inspector Ghote lives a middle-class life in Bombay along with his wife, Pratima. He has been employed with the Bombay Police for many years. His wife is generally disgruntled and ... See full summary »

Directors: Zafar Hai, M.R. Shahjahan | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Stellan Skarsgård, Amjad Khan, Madhur Jaffrey

Votes: 270

18. The Sleeping Tiger (1954)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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After a convict breaks in a psychotherapist's home, he agrees to rehabilitation rather than arrest but the therapist's wife becomes infatuated with him.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Alexis Smith, Alexander Knox, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 655

19. Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)

Passed | 267 min | Adventure, Action, Crime

6.9
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A mad scientist plots the domination of America and only the masked hero, The Copperhead, can stop him.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Eduardo Ciannelli, Robert Wilcox, William Newell, C. Montague Shaw

Votes: 185

20. Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945)

Not Rated | 219 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A young couple journeys to Mystery Island to rescue the girl's father, who is being held prisoner by the evil Captain Mephisto, a pirate from 200 years ago who uses his Transformation ... See full summary »

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Yakima Canutt, Wallace Grissell | Stars: Richard Bailey, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft, Kenne Duncan

Votes: 100

21. Bowery at Midnight (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Thriller

5.3
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Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Karl Wagner uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. When things ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay, Tom Neal

Votes: 872

22. The Saint Strikes Back (1939)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Simon Templar, the Saint, travels to San Francisco to solve crime mysteries within the police department.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Jonathan Hale, Jerome Cowan

Votes: 817

23. Adventure in Manhattan (1936)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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A reporter meets an actress whose producer is a presumed-dead thief, and stakes his reputation on predicting the next crime.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea, Reginald Owen, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 529

24. The Spider's Web (1938)

Passed | 300 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A crime fighter known as The Spider battles a villain called The Octopus, who is out to sabotage America and install his own government.

Directors: James W. Horne, Ray Taylor | Stars: Warren Hull, Iris Meredith, Richard Fiske, Kenne Duncan

Votes: 103

25. Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator (1967)

TV-MA | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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After many adventures, a young female switchboard operator starts a love relationship with a serious young man. But while he's away on business, she gets lonely and succumbs to her ... See full summary »

Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Eva Ras, Slobodan Aligrudic, Ruzica Sokic, Miodrag Andric

Votes: 1,362

26. No Man's Woman (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.4
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The police investigates five possible suspects in the murder of a greedy and scheming woman who wronged them.

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Marie Windsor, John Archer, Patric Knowles, Nancy Gates

Votes: 217

27. America's Serial Killers: Portraits in Evil (2009– )

Not Rated | 300 min | Documentary, Crime

6.6
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Wars have terrorized entire populations for thousands of years. The American West was home to ruthless killers who were idolized in fiction and folklore. Evil evolved to a hideous new form ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Kimball, Paula Adler, Len Castor, Reginald Clifford

Votes: 135

28. International Crime (1938)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

5.7
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Lamont Cranston (Rod La Rocque), amateur criminologist and detective, with a daily radio program, sponsored by the Daily Classic newspaper, has developed a friendly feud that sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, Thomas E. Jackson, Oscar O'Shea

Votes: 324

29. A Shot in the Dark (1935)

Passed | 69 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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The apparent hanging of a suicidal student is revealed to be murder, as he was already dead when the noose was placed around his neck, killed by a sharp needle that penetrated the back of his skull with great force.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Charles Starrett, Robert Warwick, Edward Van Sloan, Marion Shilling

Votes: 137

30. Hollywood Stadium Mystery (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Mystery, Romance, Sport

6.3
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A boxer is killed in the ring, and the only clue is a tune that a man was whistling.

Director: David Howard | Stars: Neil Hamilton, Evelyn Venable, Jimmy Wallington, Barbara Pepper

Votes: 100

31. Killers Behind Bars: The Untold Story (2012– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

7.2
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Professor David Wilson is a professor of criminology at Birmingham University in the UK. In this series of documentaries he is applying the methodology, that he teaches his students to ... See full summary »

Stars: David Wilson, Craig Jackson, Craig Jackson, Maurice Morson

Votes: 19

32. The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama

7.1
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A panel of experts examines the five main suspects in the Jack the Ripper murders and determines which of them is the most likely to have committed the crimes.

Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Paul Begg, Regis Cordic, John Douglas, William Eckert

Votes: 82

33. The Crooked Circle (1932)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.4
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A group of amateur detectives sets out to expose The Crooked Circle, a secretive group of hooded occultists.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Zasu Pitts, James Gleason, Ben Lyon, Irene Purcell

Votes: 253

34. Killer Psychopaths (2015– )

60 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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Stars: David Wilson, Jack Farrar, Kyle Martin, Kathryn Mincer

Votes: 16

35. Turnover Smith (1980 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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Thaddeus "Turnover" Smith (Conrad) is a hard-as-nails detective. He is investigating the case of a serial strangler who preys on young women in the city. Complicating the case is that the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: William Conrad, Belinda Montgomery, Hilly Hicks, James Darren

Votes: 8

36. The Beaumont Children: What Really Happened (2018 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, Crime, History

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Stars: Michael Usher, Roger Cardwell, Bill Hayes, Greg Hutchins

37. Vzteklina (2017–2018)

56 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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Stars: Krystof Hádek, Johana Matousková, Leos Noha, Jan Vlasák

Votes: 51

38. Super-Sleuth (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Mystery

5.8
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An actor who plays a detective in films soon finds himself out of his depth when he tries to investigate a real crime.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Jack Oakie, Ann Sothern, Eduardo Ciannelli, Alan Bruce

Votes: 273

39. Craig Kennedy, Criminologist (1952– )

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.7
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Craig Kennedy is a prominent scientist at a prestigious university. He uses his knowledge of chemistry plus newer devices such as lie detectors to solve difficult cases.

Stars: Donald Woods, Sydney Mason, Lewis Wilson, Tom Hubbard

Votes: 12

40. Cyclotrode 'X' (1966 TV Movie)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Edited-down feature version of the serial 'Crimson Ghost, The (1946)', in which the evil Crimson Ghost tries to make away with an atomic device capable of wreaking havoc throughout the ... See full summary »

Directors: Fred C. Brannon, William Witney | Stars: Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling, Clayton Moore, I. Stanford Jolley

Votes: 24

41. Criminologist Himura and Mystery Author Arisugawa 2019 (2019– )

Crime

Criminologist and subject matter expert is completely and utterly immersed in the area. He would be considered a foremost authority. The obsession has regressed to the point that he ash ... See full summary »

Stars: Masataka Kubota, Mari Natsuki, Takumi Saitoh, Makita Sports

42. The Ugly Truth About Mass Shooters (2018 Video)

95 min | News

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Star: Stefan Molyneux

43. Sing Sing Nights (1934)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.8
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A respected war correspondent is found murdered, with three bullets--from three different guns--in him. Three different men are arrested, convicted and sentenced to death for the murder, ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Conway Tearle, Hardie Albright, Ferdinand Gottschalk, Jameson Thomas

Votes: 29

44. Roommate for Sale and Other Tales (2001 Video)

75 min | Adventure

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Four tales of bondage hijinks: In the first, a woman is so mad at her roommate that she ties her up then puts her up for sale on an internet auction site; in the second a reporter is ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Johnnie Black, Tanya Danielle, Cindy Gordon, Misty Grayson

45. Snug in the Jug (1933)

Passed | 19 min | Short, Comedy

6.6
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Two ex-cons try to help their warden by tacking up wanted posters of their fugitive boss, who's currently posing as a famous criminologist.

Director: Ben Holmes | Stars: Bobby Clark, Paul McCullough, Harry Gribbon, Anders Van Haden

Votes: 18

46. The Wounded Healer (2018)

54 min | Documentary

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Criminologist Dr. Dan Philipp has devoted his career to treating sex offenders and sex workers. His professional life has involved an encounter with evil, insanity, and transgression. Dan ... See full summary »

Director: Yochay Rosenberg | Star: Dan Philipp

47. Piknik (2014 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Hynek Bocan | Stars: Ludek Munzar, Jan Tríska, Petr Nározný, Leopold Haverl

Votes: 17

48. El crimen de media noche (1936)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Directors: Bernard B. Ray, Jesús Topete | Stars: Ramón Pereda, Adriana Lamar, Juan Torena, José Luis Tortosa

49. Nápady ctenáre detektivek (1966)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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One cold and damp day, a doctor visits the château of a noble family. The valet, named James, takes him to the library, which holds the family's most precious possession - a numerous ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Táborsky | Stars: Jirí Bruder, Frantisek Husák, Zdenek Procházka, Josef Somr

Votes: 8

50. Beating the Game (I) (1921)

Crime, Drama

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Professional safecracker Fancy Charlie breaks into the apartment of G.B. Lawson, a criminologist, and mistakenly believes that he has robbed a fellow safecracker. Out of "professional ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Tom Moore, Hazel Daly, DeWitt Jennings, Richard Rosson



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