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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

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

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,280,654

2. 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: 263,110

3. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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85 Metascore

An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 1,104,326 | Gross: $132.38M

4. Inherent Vice (2014)

R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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81 Metascore

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston

Votes: 86,622 | Gross: $8.11M

5. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 294,207 | Gross: $39.67M

6. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building, but her past threatens to get in the way.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 154,493

7. Winter's Bone (2010)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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90 Metascore

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt, Isaiah Stone

Votes: 129,566 | Gross: $6.53M

8. Licence to Kill (1989)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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58 Metascore

Against the orders of MI6, James Bond goes rogue and seeks vengeance against a drug lord who left his best friend for dead after murdering his wife, while uncovering a drug plot posing as a hitman.

Director: John Glen | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell, Talisa Soto

Votes: 87,884 | Gross: $34.67M

9. Without a Paddle (2004)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

5.9
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29 Metascore

After their friend dies, three men decide to fulfill their childhood dream by going on a camping expedition for the lost D. B. Cooper bounty, with calamitous results.

Director: Steven Brill | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Seth Green, Dax Shepard, Matthew Price

Votes: 42,463 | Gross: $58.17M

10. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 101,774

11. Snitch (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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51 Metascore

A father goes undercover for the DEA in order to free his son, who was imprisoned after being set up in a drug deal.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Jon Bernthal, Rafi Gavron

Votes: 79,405 | Gross: $42.93M

12. Birds of Passage (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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85 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 6,730 | Gross: $0.51M

13. RoboCop 2 (1990)

R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.8
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42 Metascore

Cyborg law enforcer RoboCop returns to protect the citizens of old Detroit but faces a deadly challenge when a rogue OCP member secretly creates a new, evil RoboCop 2.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Peter Weller, John Glover, Mario Machado, Leeza Gibbons

Votes: 77,266 | Gross: $45.68M

14. Less Than Zero (1987)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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49 Metascore

A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, Robert Downey Jr., James Spader

Votes: 17,258 | Gross: $12.40M

15. Paid in Full (2002)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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49 Metascore

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride, Kevin Carroll

Votes: 9,705 | Gross: $3.04M

16. Starred Up (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

Eric Love, 19, is locked up in prison. On first day he assaults another inmate and several guards. He's offered group therapy and his dad, an inmate as well, tries to talk sense into him. Can he be rehabilitated?

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell

Votes: 40,324 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Bad Boys (1983)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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53 Metascore

Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry

Votes: 12,971 | Gross: $9.20M

18. Maria Full of Grace (2004)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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87 Metascore

A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Guilied Lopez, Orlando Tobón, Virgina Ariza

Votes: 33,054 | Gross: $6.52M

19. Far Cry 4 (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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To fulfil his mother's dying wish, Ajay Ghale travels to Kyrat to scatter her ashes. Before he can accomplish this, though, he must end a civil war between the Golden Path and Min's forces.

Directors: Patrik Méthé, Laurent Bernier, Alex Hutchinson | Stars: Troy Baker, Naveen Andrews, Janina Gavankar, Travis Willingham

Votes: 6,942

20. Grand Theft Auto III (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

8.7
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A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.

Stars: Frank Vincent, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 13,028

21. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Not Rated | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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78 Metascore

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he ... See full summary »

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 7,893 | Gross: $2.08M

22. Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Follows Sam Axe on a mission in Latin America and gives us a glimpse into his military past.

Director: Jeffrey Donovan | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Kiele Sanchez, RonReaco Lee, Pedro Pascal

Votes: 5,935

23. Playing God (1997)

R | 94 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

5.6
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A disgraced surgeon leaves his former life and reinvents himself as a gunshot doctor in the criminal underworld.

Director: Andy Wilson | Stars: David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, Angelina Jolie, Michael Massee

Votes: 7,026 | Gross: $4.05M

24. Bobby Z (2007)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Paul Walker, Laurence Fishburne, Olivia Wilde, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 13,625

25. Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)

R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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73 Metascore

Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Nick Nolte, Tuesday Weld, Michael Moriarty, Anthony Zerbe

Votes: 2,322

26. Afterschool (2008)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Mystery

6.1
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66 Metascore

An Internet-addicted prep-school student captures on video camera the drug overdose of two girls.

Director: Antonio Campos | Stars: Ezra Miller, Jeremy Allen White, Emory Cohen, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 3,965 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Heli (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González, Juan Eduardo Palacios

Votes: 4,435

28. Romanzo Criminale (2005)

152 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Set in the 1970s, it's the story of three lifelong friends who take control of organized crime in Rome.

Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Anna Mouglalis, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria

Votes: 7,939

29. Badge of Honor (2015)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Two narcotics detectives find themselves in an intense investigation lead by a determined Internal Affairs Detective after a child is wrongfully shot dead in a violent drug bust.

Director: Agustin | Stars: Mena Suvari, Martin Sheen, Lochlyn Munro, Natasha Henstridge

Votes: 986

30. Screwed (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on ... See full summary »

Director: Reg Traviss | Stars: James D'Arcy, Noel Clarke, Frank Harper, Kate Magowan

Votes: 1,932

31. The House I Live In (2012)

Not Rated | 108 min | Documentary

7.9
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77 Metascore

From the dealer to the narcotics officer, the inmate to the federal judge, a penetrating look inside America's criminal justice system, revealing the profound human rights implications of U.S. drug policy.

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Eugene Jarecki, David Simon, Shanequa Benitez, William Julius Wilson

Votes: 5,049 | Gross: $0.21M

32. Under Still Waters (2008)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
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A young married couple encounters a stranger who threatens their marriage and their lives.

Director: Carolyn Miller | Stars: Lake Bell, Jason Biondo, Jason Clarke, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 674

33. The Long Firm (2004)

220 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The lives of characters who live, love, and suffer through their association with the charismatic charms of gangster Harry Starks.

Stars: Mark Strong, George Costigan, Neil Conrich, Geoff Bell

Votes: 583

34. Silk Road (2017 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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Three young twenty-somethings get caught up in a dangerous world of deceit and betrayal as they start selling drugs on the dark web.

Director: Mark de Cloe | Stars: Olivia Lonsdale, Gijs Blom, Jonas Smulders, Phi Nguyen

Votes: 537

35. Perfidious

Action, Thriller | Pre-production

After her high society fiance is assassinated, a Latina-American political writer goes on sabbatical, and ends up intertwined in a high profile political scandal.

Director: Ileana D. Vasquez | Stars: Graham McTavish, Lotte Verbeek, Alexis Georgoulis, Tonia Sotiropoulou

36. Dead on Campus (2014)

Unrated | 88 min | Thriller

4.8
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After the apparent suicide of a shy, introverted nerd happens, his older sister discovers a connection between his death and a popular sorority house.

Director: Curtis Crawford | Stars: Katelyn Tarver, Tamara Duarte, Nicki Aycox, Peter Michael Dillon

Votes: 583

37. Der Todesrächer von Soho (1972)

81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

3.9
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A London slasher pack the suitcases of his victims before stabbing them to death in this adaptation of Edgar Wallace's 'Secret of the Black Suitcases.'

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Horst Tappert, Fred Williams, Barbara Rütting, Elisa Montés

Votes: 223

38. Our House (2006 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Drama

7.4
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A lonely socialite (Roberts) opens up her mansion to homeless people after a young woman (Reyes) saves her life.

Director: Mark Griffiths | Stars: Doris Roberts, Judy Reyes, Ellen Geer, Jeffrey Marcus

Votes: 337

39. The Preacher (2004)

110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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In the world of the drugs business - where it's is all about money - friendship and loyalty is most important. That is what becomes the demise of gangster Klaas Bruinsma.

Director: Gerrard Verhage | Stars: Peter Paul Muller, Chantal Janzen, Frank Lammers, Marcel Musters

Votes: 3,127

40. How to Make Money Selling Drugs (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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69 Metascore

Ten easy steps show you how to make money from drugs, featuring a series of interviews with drug dealers, prison employees, and lobbyists arguing for tougher drug laws.

Director: Matthew Cooke | Stars: 'Freeway' Ricky Ross, Susan Sarandon, David Simon, 50 Cent

Votes: 6,516 | Gross: $1.50M

41. Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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When a prominent official is murdered at a banquet honoring Charle Chan, the detective and son Lee team up to expose an opium-smuggling ring.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Warner Oland, Irene Hervey, Jon Hall, Russell Hicks

Votes: 1,249

42. A Mother's Instinct (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Thriller

4.7
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When a boy goes missing, clues lead his sister and mother to believe their asocial neighbor was involved in the abduction; forcing them to take the law into their own hands.

Director: Jason Bourque | Stars: Josie Bissett, Sarah Grey, Richard Harmon, Vincent Gale

Votes: 475

43. Blood Vows: The Story of a Mafia Wife (1987 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Fashion designer Marian falls in love and marries attorney Edward. Her idyllic romance and marriage are shattered when she learns that Edward is the son of a powerful and feared mafia ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Joe Penny, Eileen Brennan, Anthony Franciosa

Votes: 305

44. Baller Blockin' (2000)

Not Rated | 54 min | Action, Crime

4.8
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Showing the life(dramatization) of the hot boys or cash money millionaires and how it goes down in the magnolia,dirty cops,drug life and shoot outs with a twist of reality

Director: Steven Esteb | Stars: B.G., Birdman, Jeanette Branch, Juvenile

Votes: 299

45. The Palermo Connection (1990)

R | 100 min | Thriller

5.6
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Carmine Bonavia wins election as the mayor of New York on a promise to legalize drugs. After the election, he marries Carrie and goes to his ancestral home of Sicily for their honeymoon. In... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Jim Belushi, Mimi Rogers, Joss Ackland, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 404

46. Days of 36 (1972)

105 min | Drama, History

6.9
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It is 1936 in Greece, shortly before the Metaxas' dictatorship. A former drug trafficker and police informer, Sofianos, is in prison because of the assassination of a trade unionist during ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Vangelis Kazan, Kostas Pavlou, Thanos Grammenos, Giorgos Kyritsis

Votes: 806

47. Inferno of Torture (1969)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.8
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High demand for tattooed geisha generates an entire industry for their "production". Europeans pay more for tattooed beauties. Against this background, and considering the gorgeous tattooed... See full summary »

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Teruo Yoshida, Masumi Tachibana, Asao Koike, Yumiko Katayama

Votes: 257

48. South West 9 (2001)

90 min | Drama

6.0
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Five very different characters are thrown together in one weird, mashed up day. It started out like any other, but 24 hours later everything had changed. South West 9 takes you through the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Parry | Stars: Wil Johnson, Stuart Laing, Mark Letheren, Amelia Curtis

Votes: 372

49. Parklands (1996)

51 min | Drama

6.1
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Rosie returns to her home city on the death of her father, a former policeman. His diaries hint at corruption, and she also receives hints and veiled threats which support her suspicions. ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Millard | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Tony Martin, Carmel Johnson, Tony Mack

Votes: 74

50. Kings of South Beach (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

5.3
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Based on the true story of a Miami Beach nightclub owner who takes a young employee under his wing, while trying to avoid bankruptcy and the mafia.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Jason Gedrick, Steven Bauer, Valentina Bove

Votes: 1,001



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