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1. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Chief Inspector Morse (John Thaw) has an ear for music, a taste for beer, and a nose for crime. He sets out with Detective Sergeant Lewis (Kevin Whately) to solve each intriguing case.

Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, James Grout, Peter Woodthorpe

Votes: 9,295

2. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd (Trevor Eve) is the leader of a Police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Wil Johnson, Tara Fitzgerald

Votes: 4,706

3. Rumpole of the Bailey (1978–1992)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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The cases of a portly and eccentric criminal law barrister.

Stars: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie

Votes: 1,035

4. A Better Tomorrow (1986)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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78 Metascore

A reforming ex-gangster tries to reconcile with his estranged policeman brother, but the ties to his former gang are difficult to break.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Lung Ti, Leslie Cheung, Yun-Fat Chow, Emily Chu

Votes: 19,472

5. The Manster (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory. When the doctor realizes that the hapless ... See full summary »

Directors: George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane | Stars: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Tetsu Nakamura, Terri Zimmern

Votes: 1,162

6. Jack the Ripper (1988)

TV-PG | 190 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A Scotland Yard police inspector, battling the booze, investigates the Jack the Ripper murders and discovers a conspiracy that leads all the way up to the Queen.

Stars: Michael Caine, Armand Assante, Ray McAnally, Lewis Collins

Votes: 4,279

7. L'Humanité (1999)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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77 Metascore

When an 11-year-old girl is brutally raped and murdered in a quiet French village, a police detective who has forgotten how to feel emotions--because of the death of his own family in some kind of accident--investigates the crime, which turns out to ask more questions than it answers.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Emmanuel Schotté, Séverine Caneele, Philippe Tullier, Ghislain Ghesquère

Votes: 3,759 | Gross: $0.11M

8. The Chicago Code (2011)

44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Detective Jarek Wysocki, one of Chicago's toughest cops, struggles to clean up the town's violence and corruption.

Stars: Jason Clarke, Jennifer Beals, Matt Lauria, Devin Kelley

Votes: 7,787

9. Ritual (2002)

R | 99 min | Horror

4.8
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Dr. Alice Dodgson (Jennifer Gray) gets her medical license revoked after the death of a patient. She's facing the possibility of not getting any job when she accepts to be the nurse for one... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Jennifer Grey, Craig Sheffer, Daniel Lapaine, Kristen Wilson

Votes: 1,558

10. Prime Suspect: Inner Circles (1995 TV Movie)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A seemingly straightforward sex murder investigation by Superintendent Jane Tennison (Dame Helen Mirren) leads to a hidden political scandal.

Director: Sarah Pia Anderson | Stars: Helen Mirren, Thomas Russell, James Laurenson, Helene Kvale

Votes: 1,973

11. Hangover Square (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A promising classical musician finds his life poisoned by a music hall dancer -- and by the strange gaps in his memory.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan

Votes: 2,370

12. The Third Key (1956)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison, Michael Brooke

Votes: 583

13. Inspector Maigret (1958)

119 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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A serial killer is targeting women in the seedy district of Montmartre.

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Jean Gabin, Annie Girardot, Olivier Hussenot, Jeanne Boitel

Votes: 1,368 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Crimes of Passion: Death of a Loved One (2013)

89 min | Crime

5.8
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Puck Ekstedt, doctoral student in literature, is invited by her supervisor Rutger to spend Midsummer with him and his wife at their summer house on an isolated island. When he reveals that ... See full summary »

Director: Birger Larsen | Stars: Tuva Novotny, Linus Wahlgren, Ola Rapace, Suzanna Dilber

Votes: 1,119

15. The Sniper (2009)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force.

Director: Dante Lam | Stars: Richie Jen, Xiaoming Huang, Edison Chen, Bowie Lam

Votes: 1,991

16. Hillsborough (1996 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield ... See full summary »

Director: Charles McDougall | Stars: Tracey Wilkinson, Kevin Knapman, Mark Womack, Sarah Graham

Votes: 717

17. Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai (1960)

167 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.4
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A simple-minded small-time singer joins a group of bandits and becomes the cause for their moral transformation and turnaround.

Director: Radhu Karmakar | Stars: Raj Kapoor, Padmini, Pran, Chanchal

Votes: 392

18. Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case (1959)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Inspector Maigret is traveling to the French countryside to visit his friend, the duchess of Saint-Fiacre. She has received a letter recently stating that she will die soon. A few days ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Jean Gabin, Michel Auclair, Valentine Tessier, Jacques Morel

Votes: 1,020

19. Inspector Morse: Rest in Peace (2000 Video)

96 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Clip show that represents a biography of sorts of the now late great Inspector Morse. Chief Superintendent Strange fills in the blanks in between the clips with his first hand testimony about the man.

Director: Jamie McCoan | Stars: James Grout, John Thaw, Kevin Whately

Votes: 61

20. La tête d'un homme (1933)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Willy Ferriere is dead broke and his mistress costs a lot. One day, he says in a pub that he would give 100,000 francs to get rid of his wealthy aunt. Someone lets him know it's a deal. The... See full summary »

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Harry Baur, Valéry Inkijinoff, Alexandre Rignault, Gaston Jacquet

Votes: 333

21. Mask of Murder (1988)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.4
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In a Canadian village, there are women being killed by a psychopath. Chief Superintendent Rich and Superintendent McLane have no clue until McLane shoots a suspicious man. Now the killing ... See full summary »

Director: Arne Mattsson | Stars: Rod Taylor, Valerie Perrine, Christopher Lee, Sam Cook

Votes: 183

22. Mujhe Jeene Do (1963)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A notorious bandit continues to elude the authorities and strikes terror in the region.

Director: Moni Bhattacharjee | Stars: Sunil Dutt, Waheeda Rehman, Nirupa Roy, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 62

23. Le souper (1992)

90 min | Drama, History

7.3
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France, 1815. After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon heads for exile. Royalists occupy Paris and attempt to restore the monarchy. However, the battle doesn't seem to be over. On July 6, ... See full summary »

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Claude Brasseur, Claude Rich, Ticky Holgado

Votes: 477

24. Boy Anghel: Utak pulburon (1992)

Action, Comedy

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Add a Plot

Director: Tony Cruz | Stars: Vic Sotto, Alice Dixson, Ritchie D'Horsie, Paquito Diaz

25. Café de Paris (1938)

91 min | Mystery, Thriller, Crime

6.7
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It's New Year's Eve and important industrialists, businessmen, journalists,ambassadors are enjoying the food and the drinks in the "Café de Paris".The center of the conversations is Lambert... See full summary »

Directors: Yves Mirande, Georges Lacombe | Stars: Véra Korène, Simone Berriau, Jules Berry, Jacques Baumer

Votes: 53

26. Proof (II)

Short, Crime, Drama | Pre-production

Two honest cops engage two corrupt ones in a high-stakes battle of wits. But who's really playing whom?

Director: Martin Horlacher | Star: Martin Horlacher

27. The Unusual Youth (2005)

99 min | Romance

5.4
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Following the lives of five teenagers as they try to go through life while trying to avoid their own family backgrounds.

Director: Dennis Law | Stars: Race Wong, Yan Ng, Marco Lok, Raymond Ho-Yin Wong

Votes: 22

29. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: A Simple Sacrifice: Part 1 (2001)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After serving half her sentence for the murder of her husband and neighbor's son, new evidence suggests that Annie Keel could be innocent.

Director: Robert Del Maestro | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 121

30. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Allegory of Love (2009)

TV-PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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The fabulously successful Oxford-based fantasy novelist seems to Lewis to be the key to solving the bizarre murder of a beautiful woman with a mirror.

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Katia Winter, Tom Mison, Louise Dylan, Olly Alexander

Votes: 438

31. Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: Cards on the Table (2005)

TV-PG | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The enigmatic, sinister Mr. Shaitana, one of London's richest men, invites 8 guests, 4 of them possible murderers and 4 'detectives' to his opulent apartment.

Director: Sarah Harding | Stars: David Suchet, James Alper, Philip Bowen, Cordelia Bugeja

Votes: 1,538

32. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
Episode: Dancing in the Dark (2004)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Frost must deal with a corpse found in a recycling dump and a smuggling ring of white slavers specializing in young Polish girls.

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Nicholas Burns, John Lyons

Votes: 164

33. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Dark Matter (2010)

TV-PG | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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An Oxford professor, also an amateur astronomer and recently renewed churchgoer, is found dead in the school observatory under suspicious circumstances.

Director: Bille Eltringham | Stars: Warren Clarke, Deborah Cornelius, Christopher Bowen, Sophie Ward

Votes: 354

34. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Dead on Time (1992)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A respected, dying Oxford don, husband of Morse's former fiancée, apparently shoots himself, but his doctor asserts that he was not capable of firing a gun.

Director: John Madden | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Brendan O'Hea, David Haig

Votes: 534

35. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Deadly Slumber (1993)

TV-14 | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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When the head of a medical clinic is found asphyxiated in his garage, the father of a one of his brain-dead patients becomes the prime suspect.

Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Carol Starks, Jason Durr

Votes: 482

36. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)
Episode: Deathwatch: Part 2 (2002)

TV-14 | 58 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Expatriate gangster Frank Sutton returns to Britain and recruits reporter Graham Barker to gather enough evidence and publish the truth about his brother Charles, who was framed and hung for murder.

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Trevor Eve, Sue Johnston, Holly Aird, Claire Goose

Votes: 85

37. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Down Among the Fearful: Part 2 (2013)

TV-PG | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Reuben's killer also murders his co-researcher and suspicion falls on fellow psychic Frank Mclean and tarot reader Justine Skinner.

Director: Brian Kelly | Stars: Beatie Edney, Emily Joyce, Catherine Steadman, Adam Wadsworth

Votes: 267

38. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Driven to Distraction (1990)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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After two beautiful women are stabbed to death a month apart by the same killer, the only connection between the pair is their car dealership.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Julia Lane, Tariq Yunus

Votes: 514

39. A Touch of Frost (1992–2010)
Episode: Endangered Species (2006)

TV-14 | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Frost is busy with two cases: smugglers trafficking in rare and endangered species and murder and the naked body of an art teacher discovered in the bedroom of returning vacationers.

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Blake Ritson, John Lyons

Votes: 179

40. Prime Suspect 2 (1992)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (1992)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In Series 2, Tennison has proven herself and won her colleagues' grudging respect. When she is assigned to head a murder inquiry in the African Caribbean community, it seems further ... See full summary »

Director: John Strickland | Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield, Jack Ellis

Votes: 140

41. Prime Suspect 2 (1992)
Episode: Episode #1.2 (1992)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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In Series 2, Tennison has proven herself and won her colleagues' grudging respect. When she is assigned to head a murder inquiry in the African Caribbean community, it seems further ... See full summary »

Director: John Strickland | Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield, Jack Ellis

Votes: 134

42. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Falling Darkness (2010)

TV-PG | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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During a Halloween, one of Dr Hobson's college roommates is found dead with a stake through her heart and a garlic bulb in her mouth.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Kevin Whately, Clare Holman, Niamh Cusack, Lucy Griffiths

Votes: 384

43. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Fat Chance (1991)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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After a young woman aspiring to the priesthood dies while taking her exams, possibly from poison, Morse connects the death to a weight loss company.

Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Maurice Denham, David Gant

Votes: 441

44. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Fearful Symmetry (2012)

TV-PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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After a pretty graduate student moonlighting as a baby sitter is found bound on a bed and smothered, it is found that she posed for provocative bondage photos.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Abigail Hardingham, Georgia Taylor, Ciarán McMenamin, Lucy Cohu

Votes: 362

45. Inspector Lewis (2006–2015)
Episode: Generation of Vipers (2012)

TV-PG | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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When it becomes widely known that a best-selling feminist author and lecturer has joined an Internet dating site, she apparently commits suicide.

Director: David O'Neill | Stars: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Jason Durr, Julie Cox

Votes: 389

46. Inspector George Gently (2007–2017)
Episode: Goodbye China (2011)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Gently and Bacchus look into the suspicious death of Gently's old friend and ex-snout, China.

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: James Acton, Jay Miller, Niek Versteeg, Martin Shaw

Votes: 249

47. Inspector Morse (1987–2000)
Episode: Happy Families (1992)

TV-14 | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The head of a wealthy but dysfunctional family is found bludgeoned to death in the family estate as Morse is forced to deal with the resultant media frenzy.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: John Thaw, Kevin Whately, Sukie Smith, Gwen Taylor

Votes: 482

48. Poirot (1989–2013)
Episode: Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1994)

TV-14 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them.

Director: Edward Bennett | Stars: David Suchet, Philip Jackson, Vernon Dobtcheff, Simon Roberts

Votes: 1,598

49. Beck (1997– )
Episode: I Guds namn (2007)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A paparazzi photographer is found dead, his apartment ransacked. When Beck's superior Margareta Oberg goes through the evidence, she reacts very strongly to two of the images left behind, ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Sundvall | Stars: Peter Haber, Mikael Persbrandt, Marie Göranzon, Stina Rautelin

Votes: 964

50. The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001–2008)
Episode: In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (2004)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When the daughter of a retired police officer and a male friend are found beaten to death, Lynley brings in the recently demoted Havers to help.

Director: Sebastian Graham Jones | Stars: Tom Lawrence, Emma Willis, Nathaniel Parker, Sharon Small

Votes: 211



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