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1. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

PG | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over-romanticized world view.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 7,910

2. Dear Mr. Gacy (2010)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.4
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A chronicle of the interaction between college student Jason Moss and the object of his obsession, serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Director: Svetozar Ristovski | Stars: William Forsythe, Jesse Moss, Emma Lahana, Cole Heppell

Votes: 3,021

3. Walking the Halls (2012)

TV-14 | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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High school senior Casey finds herself seduced into the fast lifestyle of a call girl ring run by a campus police officer and must pull herself out before she loses all self-control.

Director: Doug Campbell | Stars: Jamie Luner, Caitlin Thompson, Al Sapienza, Marie Avgeropoulos

Votes: 940

4. Inside Daisy Clover (1965)

Approved | 128 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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A tomboy turned movie star deals with the cruelty of Hollywood.

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer, Robert Redford, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 2,940

5. The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Kevin Dunn, Suki Kaiser

Votes: 753

6. Manson, My Name Is Evil (2009)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

4.6
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Perry, a sheltered chemical engineer, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he becomes a jury member at her hippie death cult murder trial.

Director: Reginald Harkema | Stars: Peter MacNeill, Gregory Smith, Ryan Robbins, Anjelica Scannura

Votes: 758

7. Dangerous Persuasions (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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Following extraordinary and terrifyingly true tales of psychological manipulation, Dangerous Persuasions explores everyday people who were brainwashed into making remarkable sacrifices and ... See full summary »

Stars: Krista Bridges, J. Adam Brown, Megan Fahlenbock, Stephanie Langton

Votes: 78

8. So You Want to Be an Actor (1949)

Approved | 11 min | Comedy, Short

6.1
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Joe McDoakes, unemployed thespian, makes all the casting calls,reads all of the trade papers, sees agents and tries out for casting directors and producers, and finally lands a role; the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: George O'Hanlon, Fred Clark, Art Gilmore, Fred Kelsey

Votes: 44

9. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: A Collection of Eagles (1973)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A greed-consumed numismatist plots to switch a wealthy collector's gold double-eagle coins with counterfeits, using and abusing his trusting accomplices along the way.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, John Saxon, Belinda Montgomery

Votes: 77

10. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: A Nice Touch (1963)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A successful Hollywood actor convinces his lover to kill her abusive husband, then makes a phone call.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Anne Baxter, George Segal, Charlene Holt

Votes: 146

11. Cold Blood (2008–2012)
Episode: Dirty Deeds (2009)

Documentary, Crime, Mystery

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Director: Neil Rawles | Stars: Don Berns, JoAnn Nordstrom, Terry Novak, Christina McLain

12. The Danny Kaye Show (1963–1967)
Episode: Episode #1.10 (1963)

Comedy, Music

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Danny and his guest, Nancy Walker, appear in several sketches comparing traditional Shakespearean acting with current British theater technique. Walker appears in a opera sketch as a chorus... See full summary »

Stars: Danny Kaye, Charles Aznavour, Nora Denney, Mahalia Jackson

13. Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case (2012– )
Episode: Identifying Remains (2014)

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

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When a work crew uncovers a woman's skull on a stretch of Florida highway, investigators try to determine who she is and find her killer. But it will take a bizarre discovery over a ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Mainguy | Stars: Perry Norton, Megan Hughes-Jones, Colin Murphy, Jim Canale

14. Shattered (2010–2011)
Episode: In the Dark (2010)

44 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Sixty-seven year old Sylvia Brody is found strangled to death in her bed. It looks as if she was raped before being killed. The initial suspect is Bernard Stokes, a young man whose car was ... See full summary »

Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Callum Keith Rennie, Camille Sullivan, Clé Bennett, Martin Cummins

Votes: 12

15. Monk (2002–2009)
Episode: Mr. Monk Joins a Cult (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.1
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A good Samaritan witnesses a cult style murder but the evidence doesn't add up. Mr. Monk goes undercover with the "Siblings of the Sun" to solve the crime.

Director: Anton Cropper | Stars: Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine

Votes: 412

16. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )
Episode: Svengali (2007)

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

8.8
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A grisly murder scene at the bottom of an elevator shaft leads SVU detectives to a group of individuals who are under the spell of a charismatic, imprisoned serial killer.

Director: David Platt | Stars: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Richard Belzer, Diane Neal

Votes: 748

17. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: Terror by Text (2009)

46 min | Documentary

8.2
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On a wintry morning in Sweden, Alexandra Fossmo, wife of pastor Helge Fossmo, was found shot to death in her bed. Soon after, their former nanny Sara Svensson confessed. However, ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Allen, Chris Triffo | Stars: Bill Courage, Sven-Olof Ahlgren, Elin Blank, Göran Fornbrandt

Votes: 5

18. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Candyman (2007)

46 min | Documentary

7.7
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On August 8, 1973, police in Pasadena, Houston received a phone call from a young man who had just committed murder. He claims that his victim, Dean Corll, was going to kill him just like ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Allen | Star: Bill Courage

Votes: 7

19. True Crimes: The First 72 Hours (2003– )
Episode: The Game (2004)

22 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

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In 1995 Houston, Texas, a duo of con-women lure men with the promise of sex but then drug and rob them. But who is the mysterious puppet-master behind their actions?

Director: Harvey Crossland | Stars: Diane D'Aquila, Sonya Côté, Edie Inksetter, Eric Murphy



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