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1. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

Votes: 160,574 | Gross: $79.10M

2. A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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57 Metascore

Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.

Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Boyd Holbrook

Votes: 107,858 | Gross: $26.31M

3. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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62 Metascore

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 31,393

4. Broken Flowers (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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79 Metascore

As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Julie Delpy

Votes: 94,528 | Gross: $13.74M

5. Shaft in Africa (1973)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.9
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Private investigator John Shaft is recruited to go undercover to break up a modern slavery ring where young Africans are lured to Paris to do chain-gang work.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Richard Roundtree, Frank Finlay, Vonetta McGee, Neda Arneric

Votes: 2,395

6. Witchtrap (1989)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Parapsychologists try to make an inn haunted by an evil witch's ghost safe for guests.

Director: Kevin Tenney | Stars: James W. Quinn, Kathleen Bailey, Judy Tatum, Rob Zapple

Votes: 582

7. The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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In contemporary Hollywood, private investigator Sam Marlow gets plastic surgery to look like Humphrey Bogart and solves various cases just like Bogart's silver-screen detective characters from the 1940s.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Robert Sacchi, Franco Nero, Michelle Phillips, Olivia Hussey

Votes: 469

8. The Black Bird (1975)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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The son of famous detective Sam Spade carries on the family tradition of getting involved with the Maltese Falcon - and with the people who will stop at nothing, including murder, to get it.

Director: David Giler | Stars: George Segal, Stéphane Audran, Lionel Stander, Lee Patrick

Votes: 415

9. The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It (1977)

56 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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The grandson of the world's first and foremost consulting detective and his bumbling, bionic sidekick attempt to catch the only living descendant of Professor Moriarty.

Director: Joseph McGrath | Stars: John Cleese, Arthur Lowe, Ron Moody, Holly Palance

Votes: 607

10. They Live Among Us (2011– )

Fantasy, Horror

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Follows the lives of fallen angels, demons and ghosts, as they struggle to survive amidst the sea of humanity in a place known as the City of Angels.

Stars: Geoff Reeves, Ivet Corvea, Nina Rausch, Rolf Saxon

Votes: 20

11. Future Schlock (1984)

85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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In a future time when middle-class, Stepford-type suburbanites have triumphed over individualists and non-conformists and made them prisoner, two vanquished but not defeated non-conformists... See full summary »

Directors: Chris Kiely, Barry Peak | Stars: Mary-Anne Fahey, Mike Bishop, Tracey Callander, Tiriel Mora

Votes: 19

12. Nancy Drew: Secret of the Old Clock (2005 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.0
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During the Great Depression, teen detective Nancy Drew visits the young woman who owns the Lilac Inn and investigates the mysterious occurrences going on there.

Director: Mike Paganini | Stars: Lani Minella, Dennis Regan, Sarah Papineau, Walayn Sharples

Votes: 47

13. Weekdays (2016)

5 min | Short, Comedy

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Weekdays is short experimental film that explores the working life of Robert, and the love affair between his wife and boss.

Director: Stephen Harrington | Stars: Archie Burton, Nathan Jackson, Joelle Koissi, Lora Moss

14. Das Geheimnis des Maltesers (1992 TV Short)

24 min | Short, Crime

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Director: Clemens Füsers | Stars: Guido Foehrweisser, Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg, Klaus Schindler, Dietmar Schuch

15. RiffTrax Live: Reefer Madness (2010 Video)

104 min | Comedy

6.7
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Mike, Kevin and Bill riff on the 1936 propaganda film Reefer Madness. They also riff on shorts like More Dangerous Than Dynamite, Frozen Frolics, and At Your Fingertips: Grasses.

Stars: Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Michael J. Nelson

Votes: 135

16. Sam Spade jagt den Malteser Falken (1986)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Peter Reichelt

17. Behind the Riverside (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary

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A short documentary about the making of Down by the Riverside (2007).

Director: Joe Hitchcock | Stars: Brad Davison, Jo Eggleton, Lydia Farley, Jordan-Leigh Foulds

18. Maltézský sokol (1968 TV Movie)

80 min | Crime

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Director: Miloslav Zachata | Stars: Jirina Bohdalová, Radoslav Brzobohatý, Eduard Cupák, Marie Drahokoupilová

19. Taken by Storm (1983 Video)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Comedy

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Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Robin Harrison, Bernadette Bencini, Jonathan Leigh, Dave Flannagan

20. Fame (1982–1987)
Episode: And the Winner Is.... (1982)

49 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.4
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Bruno's script is chosen to be produced and he is given the chance to choose the cast. Unfortunately he can't make up his mind as to whom to choose.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Debbie Allen, Lee Curreri, Erica Gimpel, Albert Hague

Votes: 23

21. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Another Mother - September 30, 1981 (1990)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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After leaping into a single mother, Sam must prevent the 15-year-old son of his host from disappearing. Al and Sam also find out that very young children can see them as they really are.

Director: Joseph L. Scanlan | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Michael Stoyanov, Olivia Burnette

Votes: 327

22. Magnum P.I. (2018– )
Episode: Bad Day to Be a Hero (2018)

TV-PG | 41 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.8
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Magnum must help Rick's crush after her illegal poker game is robbed by masked gunmen.

Director: Lin Oeding | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Perdita Weeks, Zachary Knighton, Stephen Hill

Votes: 274

23. Pinky and the Brain (1995–1998)
Episode: Brain Noir (1997)

TV-Y | 20 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.3
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In the 1940s, The Brain tries to acquire water rights to burgeoning Los Angeles...but someone is beating him to it.

Director: Charles Visser | Stars: Maurice LaMarche, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett, Tress MacNeille

Votes: 70

24. General Hospital (1963– )
Episode: Episode #1.11827 (2009)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Director: William Ludel | Stars: Lexi Ainsworth, Bradford Anderson, Maurice Benard, Julie Berman

25. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Frame by Frame (2013)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The team gets a second crack at a reclusive millionaire who may have gotten away with murder 14 year earlier when a new dead body is found in his home.

Director: Alec Smight | Stars: Ted Danson, Elisabeth Shue, George Eads, Jorja Fox

Votes: 321

26. The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Episode: Last of the Private Eyes (1963)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Kelly, a former cinema usher, wants to be a private eye; and he finds that life is just like the movies.

Director: Marc Daniels | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Robert Cummings, Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, William Bendix

Votes: 5

27. Harry O (1973–1976)
Episode: Lester (1975)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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A college student is murdered on campus and the prime suspect seems more interested in the investigation than worried about it. All clues point in one direction, but Harry digs deeper to find the truth.

Director: Richard Lang | Stars: David Janssen, Anthony Zerbe, Jamie Smith-Jackson, Richard Schaal

Votes: 23

28. The Cinema Snob (2007– )
Episode: Let There Be Light (2018)

31 min | Comedy

9.4
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Director: Brad Jones | Star: Brad Jones

Votes: 10

29. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
Episode: Man in a Box (1968)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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Hogan is hot on the trail of capturing LeBeau, but not too quickly since he has a mission to complete.

Director: Richard Kinon | Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary

Votes: 81

30. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Mighty Jack (1991)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A secret organization called Mighty Jack (1968) uses a submarine to battle a terrorist organization. Joel and the Bots make a Mighty Jack pet food commercial and sing the song "Slow The Plot Down!".

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Joel Hodgson, Jim Mallon, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 234

31. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk, Private Eye (2006)

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

7.9
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With work scarce from the police department, Natalie manipulates Monk into opening his own agency, but his first case may be deadly.

Director: Peter Weller | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 464

32. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: Murder Ward (1977)

47 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Starsky arranges to be committed to a mental asylum where Hutch has been planted as a male nurse. They are investigating why this particular hospital has such a high fatality rate

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

Votes: 86

33. Sun Records (2017–2018)
Episode: Never Better (2017)

TV-14 | 45 min | Biography, Music

8.6
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Sam's worsening anxiety attacks lead to a radical new medical procedure. Elvis tries to win Trixie back. Overseas, Johnny Cash makes a decision that will affect his girlfriend back home.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, Margaret Anne Florence, Keir O'Donnell, Drake Milligan

Votes: 43

34. Teledrama (1955– )
Episode: O Falcão Maltês (1956)

Drama

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Stars: Walter Avancini, David Conde, Borges de Barros, Rebelo Júnior

35. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
Episode: Play It Again, Seymour - April 14, 1953 (1989)

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

7.4
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Sam leaps into a private detective who looks just like Humphrey Bogart.

Director: Aaron Lipstadt | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Claudia Christian, Willie Garson

Votes: 367

36. The Great Detectives of Old Time Radio (2017– )
Episode: Screen Directors Playhouse: Chicago Deadline (2017)

History

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Adam Graham presents "Screen Directors Playhouse": a March 24, 1950 broadcast based on Chicago Deadline (1949), a Paramount production adapted for radio by Richard Alan Simmons.

Stars: Adam Graham, Alan Ladd, Raymond Burr

37. Castle (2009–2016)
Episode: Slice of Death (2011)

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

8.1
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Castle knows of four pizzerias named "Nick," with various combinations of the predicates terrific and/or authentic. But their owners, bitter rivals, continually sabotage each other with ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Boyum | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Votes: 777

38. Remington Steele (1982–1987)
Episode: Steele Flying High (1983)

TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.4
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After Laura presses him into serving as an honorary chairman of a conservation committee devoted to saving the habitat of the bald eagle, Steele stumbles upon the death of the environmental... See full summary »

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Pierce Brosnan, James Read, Janet DeMay

Votes: 79

39. DVD-R Hell (2011– )
Episode: Tequila and Bonetti: Street Dogs (2015)

22 min | Comedy

9.3
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Brad begins his 12-part look at the short-lived 90's cop show Tequila and Bonetti about a cop who finds himself partnered with a talking dog.

Director: Brad Jones | Star: Brad Jones

Votes: 7

40. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)
Episode: The Long, Long, Long, etc. Goodbye (1987)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.3
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The spirit of detective Phillip Spade aids the Ghostbusters to catch a cursed Ghost named Blackey. To set things right, the guys must find King Todd's treasure and return it to the museum before the ancient ghost demolishes them.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Maurice LaMarche, Lorenzo Music, Laura Summer

Votes: 42

41. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: The Mole People (1997)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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Three archeologists discover an underground civilization but are taken prisoner by the natives in The Mole People (1956). Bobo suffers though Lawgiver Daze and Mike does his best to imitate the professor from the movie.

Director: Jim Mallon | Stars: Bill Corbett, Jim Mallon, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 257

42. The Great Detectives (1999– )
Episode: The Simple Art of Philip Marlowe (1999)

49 min | Documentary

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Nigel Williams travels to California to explain the career of Raymond Chandler, the creator of the greatest hard-boiled detective, Philip Marlowe and his relationship with another famous ... See full summary »

Directors: Elizabeth Levy, Randall Wright | Stars: Nigel Williams, Ranger Rodriguez, Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming

43. The Addams Family (1964–1966)
Episode: Thing Is Missing (1965)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

7.4
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When Thing goes missing, the family discovers he's been "thing-napped."

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Jackie Coogan, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 117

44. Without a Trace (2002–2009)
Episode: Victory for Humanity (2003)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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A well-liked teacher who is eager to change the world disappears after teaching late at the high school where he works. As the team investigates, they soon discover he may have over-stepped his boundaries with a few of his students.

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Poppy Montgomery, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Enrique Murciano

Votes: 133



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