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1. Cause for Alarm! (1951)

Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Loretta Young, Barry Sullivan, Bruce Cowling, Margalo Gillmore

Votes: 1,601

2. Port of New York (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Scott Brady, Richard Rober, K.T. Stevens, Yul Brynner

Votes: 678

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Dead Weight (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A married man captures a gunman who tried to rob him and his mistress, but to avoid a scandal, he contemplates whether to let him go or kill him.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten, Julie Adams, Don Gordon

Votes: 171

4. The Untouchables (1959–1963)
Episode: The Butcher's Boy (1963)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A World War 1 veteran runs one of the city's most vicious extortion rackets, tasked to protect Chicago's butcher's from the mob. But a double cross by one of his own gives Ness an opening to trap the thug.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Robert Stack, Frank Sutton, John Larkin, Rudy Bond

Votes: 15

5. Blue Light (1966)

30 min | Drama, War

An American correspondent pretends to go over to the Nazis in World War II but is instead working for the officially neutral United States against Hitler.

Stars: Robert Goulet, Christine Carère, John Van Dreelen, Eva Pflug

Votes: 64

6. Slam Dance (1987)

R | 92 min | Mystery, Thriller

48 Metascore

An artist, framed for the murder of a woman, is drawn into a web of corruption, blackmail and deceit.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tom Hulce, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Virginia Madsen, Don Keith Opper

Votes: 1,236 | Gross: $0.41M

7. Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Episode: The Case of the Positive Negative (1966)

TV-PG | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

General Roger Brandon has been asked by a group to head an anti-corruption committee by the governor to fight George Emory. However, compromising pictures arrive showing Brandon's wife. Brandon visits Emory who is then found killed.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper, William Talman

Votes: 97

8. Hawk (1966)

60 min | Crime, Drama

The crimebusting techniques of Native American detective John Hawk of the New York City District Attorney's office.

Stars: Burt Reynolds, Wayne Grice, Leon Janney, John Marley

Votes: 95

9. Dangerous Assignment (1952– )

TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure

"The Commissioner" sent US special agent Steve Mitchell to exotic locales where he encounters adventure and international intrigue, all played out using extreme violence.

Stars: Brian Donlevy, Herbert Butterfield, Lyle Talbot, Jan Arvan

Votes: 66

10. Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (1971–1974)

60 min | Drama

In a small California town, attorney Owen Marshall, assisted by several different younger lawyers, defends clients with great compassion for the accused.

Stars: Arthur Hill, Joan Darling, Lee Majors, Christine Matchett

Votes: 181

11. McQ (1974)

PG | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Seattle cop Lon McQ investigates the murder of his best friend and the corruption within the police department.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: John Wayne, Eddie Albert, Diana Muldaur, Colleen Dewhurst

Votes: 4,386

12. Big Town (1950–1956)

30 min | Drama

"Big Town" was a long running and highly successful network radio series (1937- 1952) and film series ("I Cover the Underworld," "Underworld After Dark," and "Underworld Scandal") before ... See full summary »

Stars: Patrick McVey, Mark Stevens, Jane Nigh, Mary K. Wells

Votes: 23

13. Rescue 8 (1958– )

30 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The missions of a rescue squad of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Stars: Jim Davis, Lang Jeffries, Nancy Rennick, Mary K. Cleary

Votes: 81

14. The Undead (1957)

Unrated | 71 min | Fantasy, Horror

A beautiful woman is sent back in time via hypnosis to the Middle Ages where she finds she is suspected of being a witch, and subject to being executed.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Pamela Duncan, Richard Garland, Allison Hayes, Val Dufour

Votes: 1,511

15. You Never Can Tell (1951)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

An ex-police/army dog (German Shepherd), named King inherits a fortune from an eccentric millionaire. But someone poisons him for his fortune, and he gets to go back to earth as a human ... See full summary »

Director: Lou Breslow | Stars: Dick Powell, Peggy Dow, Joyce Holden, Charles Drake

Votes: 502

16. Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)

Approved | 66 min | Sci-Fi

Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws ... See full summary »

Director: Robert J. Gurney Jr. | Stars: Ward Costello, Joyce Holden, Frederic Downs, John Stratton

Votes: 1,155

17. Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966)

106 min | Action, Comedy

In this spoof of spy films, CIA agent, Kelly, is in Rio De Janeiro spying on a wealthy industrialist, David Ardonian, who secretly plans to turn the world sterile and repopulate it with his harem. UK spy, Susan Fleming, helps Kelly.

Directors: Henry Levin, Arduino Maiuri | Stars: Mike Connors, Dorothy Provine, Raf Vallone, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 221

18. Too Scared to Scream (1984)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A killer is brutually attacking several tenants that live in a high rise apartment building in New York City.

Director: Tony Lo Bianco | Stars: Mike Connors, Anne Archer, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Ian McShane

Votes: 370

19. East Side/West Side (1963–1964)

60 min | Drama

Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City. His boss is Frieda Hechlinger, and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson, Linden Chiles

Votes: 121

20. Las Vegas Shakedown (1955)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A teacher (Coleen Gray) writing a book about gambling meets a hotel/casino owner (Dennis O'Keefe) threatened by a gangster.

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Coleen Gray, Charles Winninger, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 25

21. The Sheriff of Cochise (1956–1959)

30 min | Crime, Western

While this sounds like a western, THE SHERIFF OF COCHISE was a contemporary police drama set in Cochise County, AZ. Stories seemed to be strangely similar to HIGHWAY PATROL, emphasizing ... See full summary »

Stars: John Bromfield, Stan Jones, Roy Engel, Joe Kirk

Votes: 64

22. Bold Venture (1959– )

30 min | Adventure

An adventurer and his pretty young ward live in a house boat in Trinidad.

Stars: Dane Clark, Joan Marshall, Bernie Gozier, Richard Peel

Votes: 12

23. Rope of Sand (1949)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Film-Noir

A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,068

24. Portland Exposé (1957)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A tavern owner in Portland, Oregon gets involved in a struggle for power between two gangs attempting to control the unions. When his young daughter is attacked by one of the gangsters, he ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Edward Binns, Carolyn Craig, Virginia Gregg, Russ Conway

Votes: 155

25. The Cry Baby Killer (1958)

TV-14 | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A teenage boy panics and takes hostages when he thinks he's committed murder. Jack Nicholson's film debut as the juvenile delinquent.

Director: Justus Addiss | Stars: Harry Lauter, Jack Nicholson, Carolyn Mitchell, Brett Halsey

Votes: 424

26. The Blue Lamp (1950)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The daily routine of two London Policemen is interrupted by a killer.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley, Robert Flemyng

Votes: 1,415

27. Gunman in the Streets (1950)

86 min | Crime, Drama

American army deserter turned criminal-on-the-run Eddy Roback must evade the French authorities in a nation-wide manhunt as he attempts to cross the border into Belgium.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Dane Clark, Simone Signoret, Fernand Gravey, Robert Duke

Votes: 310

28. Party Girl (1958)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Lawyer Tommy Farrell is a defender of crooks. Vicki Gaye encourages him to go straight, but mob king Rico Angelo insists otherwise.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland

Votes: 2,511

29. New York Confidential (1955)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A top syndicate crime boss and his corrupt politicians, make multi-million deals and order murders , until the vicious pattern finally catches up to him.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Richard Conte, Anne Bancroft, Marilyn Maxwell

Votes: 429

30. New Orleans Uncensored (1955)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A Navy veteran purchases a government surplus vessel and becomes involved in the capture of waterfront racketeers.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Arthur Franz, Beverly Garland, Helene Stanton, Michael Ansara

Votes: 108

31. The Chicago Teddy Bears (1971– )

30 min | Comedy

Comedic battle between an honest man and his mobster cousin over a Chicago speakeasy.

Stars: Dean Jones, John Banner, Art Metrano, Huntz Hall

Votes: 26

32. Murder Is My Beat (1955)

Approved | 77 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

A police detective helps a singer heading to prison for the murder of a man she claims is still alive.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Paul Langton, Barbara Payton, Robert Shayne, Selena Royle

Votes: 350

33. Tightrope (1959–1960)
Episode: The Perfect Circle (1959)

30 min | Crime, Drama

A police detective vanishes after he is accused of robbing a train and killing two employees. Nick is sent undercover to determine if the officer is really guilty, or if he is even alive, and bring whoever is guilty to justice.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Mike Connors, Jack Hogan, Dennis Patrick, Jeanne Moody

34. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Richard Diamond is a suave private investigator, who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York City, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, California, where he tools around in a... See full summary »

Stars: David Janssen, Roxane Brooks, Russ Conway, Regis Toomey

Votes: 172

35. Mike Hammer, Private Eye (1997–1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Stacy Keach's original portrayal of the title character is revived with a new Velda and a different cop as his friend. Mike's cases are arranged to reflect the times of the late '90's.

Stars: Stacy Keach, Shane Conrad, Shannon Whirry, Kent Williams

Votes: 400

37. Girl on the Run (1953)

64 min | Crime, Mystery

Police investigate a murder that occurred in a burlesque theater.

Directors: Arthur J. Beckhard, Joseph Lee | Stars: Richard Coogan, Rosemary Pettit, Frank Albertson, Harry Bannister

Votes: 105

38. Contest Girl (1964)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

On a seaside holiday, pretty Bristol typist Shirley meets Dan Mackenzie from her local paper. He persuades her that she has what it takes in the world of beauty contests, and so it proves. ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Ian Hendry, Janette Scott, Ronald Fraser, Edmund Purdom

Votes: 139

39. I'll Take Manhattan (1987)

375 min | Drama

Maxi Amberville tries to save the magazine empire her father built, but her treacherous uncle stands in her way.

Stars: Valerie Bertinelli, Barry Bostwick, Francesca Annis, Jane Kaczmarek

Votes: 335

40. The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)

Approved | 92 min | Drama

Set in the early '40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify. Mamie settles down in Hawaii, hoping to start a new life. Though ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Jane Russell, Richard Egan, Joan Leslie, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 480

41. The Long Night (1947)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Police surround the apartment of apparent murderer Joe Adams, who refuses to surrender although escape appears impossible. During the siege, Joe reflects on the circumstances that led him to this situation.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Henry Fonda, Barbara Bel Geddes, Vincent Price, Ann Dvorak

Votes: 1,282

42. The Man and the City (1971–1972)

60 min | Drama

Thomas Acala is the longtime mayor of a rapidly growing city in Southwest United States. He handles the constant challenges with the help of his chief aide Andy Hays and secretary Marian Crane.

Stars: Anthony Quinn, Mike Farrell, William Schallert, Mala Powers

Votes: 130

43. The Sniper (1952)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

Votes: 2,413

44. Screaming Mimi (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower, so she goes to Dr. Greenwood a psychiatrist for therapy. He falls in love with her and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Philip Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harry Townes

Votes: 455

45. Pickup Alley (1957)

92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

International narcotics smuggler Frank McNally is trailed through various European countries by U.S. drug enforcement agent Charles Sturgis.

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 263

46. Valerie (1957)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Western

After the American Civil War, former Union Major John Garth marries pretty settler Valerie but tragedy strikes and the two spouses end up in court where they give two different conflicting accounts of their marriage.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Anita Ekberg, Anthony Steel, Peter Walker

Votes: 202

47. La Dolce Vita (1960)

Not Rated | 174 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 59,659 | Gross: $19.52M

48. Woman Times Seven (1967)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

Seven portraits of different types of women.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Peter Sellers, Elspeth March, Rossano Brazzi

Votes: 1,186

49. The Big Bluff (1955)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a scheming fortune hunter finds his rich wife is not going to die as expected, he and his lover make other plans to get her millions.

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: John Bromfield, Martha Vickers, Robert Hutton, Rosemarie Stack

Votes: 345