Top 100 Oz/Homicide/The Wire Type Films & Shows

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1. Lockdown (2000)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison.

Director: John Luessenhop | Stars: Richard T. Jones, De'aundre Bonds, Gabriel Casseus, Master P

Votes: 2,326 | Gross: $0.45M

2. Bad Girls (1999–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

Stars: Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, Helen Fraser, Jack Ellis

Votes: 1,745

3. Rogue (2013– )

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Grace, a morally and emotionally-conflicted undercover detective, is tormented by the possibility that her own actions contributed to her son's mysterious death. In her quest for the truth,... See full summary »

Stars: Cole Hauser, Thandie Newton, Sergio Di Zio, Sarah Jeffery

Votes: 2,319

4. Civil Brand (2002)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

29 Metascore

Women prisoners strike up a friendship with a young law student who works as a part-time prison guard. Together they discover that a corporation funds and is profitting from the ... See full summary »

Director: Neema Barnette | Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, N'Bushe Wright, Yasiin Bey, Monica Calhoun

Votes: 652 | Gross: $0.24M

5. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings.

Director: Hype Williams | Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

Votes: 8,528 | Gross: $9.63M

6. Banshee (2013–2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An ex-con assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff in the small town of Banshee, Pennsylvania, where he has some unfinished business.

Stars: Antony Starr, Ivana Milicevic, Ulrich Thomsen, Frankie Faison

Votes: 77,771

7. Ray Donovan (2013– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama

Ray Donovan, a professional "fixer" for the rich and famous in Los Angeles, can make anyone's problems disappear except those created by his own family.

Stars: Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan, Dash Mihok, Katherine Moennig

Votes: 69,511

8. Firehouse (1996 TV Movie)

Drama

A film about the dealings of a crew at a firehouse. The group is attacked by an assassin and eventually must accept that the firehouse is to be consolidated with a rescue unit.

Directors: John McNaughton, Alan Smithee | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Lillo Brancato, Morris Chestnut, Edie Falco

Votes: 122

9. Strip Search (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

Strip Search follows several parallel stories examining personal freedoms vs. national security in the aftermath of 9/11; two main subplots involve an American woman detained in China and an Arab man detained in New York City.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Austin Pendleton, Tom Guiry, Fred Koheler, Zack Manzella

Votes: 1,426

10. Rectify (2013–2016)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Daniel Holden must put his life back together after serving 19 years on Georgia's Death Row before DNA evidence calls his conviction into question.

Stars: Aden Young, Abigail Spencer, J. Smith-Cameron, Adelaide Clemens

Votes: 22,452

11. The Red Road (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Revolves around a local cop struggling to keep his family together while simultaneously policing two clashing communities: the small town where he grew up and the neighboring mountains, ... See full summary »

Stars: Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson, Tamara Tunie

Votes: 4,960

12. Never Die Alone (2004)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

38 Metascore

A drug kingpin's return home touches off a turf war.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: DMX, David Arquette, Michael Ealy, Drew Sidora

Votes: 5,264 | Gross: $5.64M

13. Bloodline (2015–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

A family finds themselves forced to face their past secrets and scars when the black sheep returns home.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 39,548

14. Shut Eye (2016–2017)

Not Rated | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Charlie is a scammer with a small chain of fortune-telling storefronts and contracts building tricks for a family that controls the business in the greater chunk of LA.

Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, KaDee Strickland, Angus Sampson, David Zayas

Votes: 3,047

15. The Sinner (2017– )

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

Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.

Stars: Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott

Votes: 61,758

16. Animal Factory (2000)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 12,048 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Road Dogz (2002)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama

Some friends are closer than brothers, for Raymo, Alfonso and Danny that's all they know. Growing up in an L.A. barrio (neighborhood) is a daily struggle for survival all on its own. But ... See full summary »

Director: Alfredo Ramos | Stars: Clifton Collins Jr., Greg Serano, Jacob Vargas, Lobo Sebastian

Votes: 228

18. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 88,787 | Gross: $2.08M

19. Caged Animal (2010)

R | 84 min | Action, Drama

Cain, a crime king-pin sentenced to life in prison, sees his son Ricky come to jail on charges of accessory to murder, followed shortly by one of the gangsters he was charged with ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Combs | Stars: Ving Rhames, Nipsey Hussle, Gillie Da Kid, Robert Patrick

Votes: 1,507

20. Doing Hard Time (2004 Video)

R | 100 min | Drama, Action

A father's eight year old son is murdered in a gangland shooting. The father (Boris Kodjoe) gets himself thrown into prison to avenge his son's death.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Boris Kodjoe, Michael Kenneth Williams, Sticky Fingaz, Reagan Gomez-Preston

Votes: 1,146

21. LUV (2012)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

An 11-year-old boy gets a crash course in what it means to be a man when he spends a day with the ex-convict uncle he idolizes.

Director: Sheldon Candis | Stars: Common, Michael Rainey Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover

Votes: 1,984 | Gross: $0.14M

22. American Crime (2015–2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama

Seasonal anthology series. Season 1: The lives of the participants in a trial with significant racial motives are forever changed during the legal process.

Stars: Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Timothy Hutton, Richard Cabral

Votes: 8,704

23. Joy Road (2004)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama

A defense attorney in Detroit, desperate to leave his career behind, is begged by his sister to represent her boyfriend, the alleged leader of the city's most notorious gang, MVP.

Director: Harry A. Davis | Stars: Roger Guenveur Smith, N'Bushe Wright, Obba Babatundé, Melle Powers

Votes: 164

24. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 132,499 | Gross: $116.93M

25. Justified (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Old-school U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens is reassigned from Miami to his childhood home in the poor, rural coal mining towns in eastern Kentucky.

Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 78,521

26. Shaft (2000)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

50 Metascore

New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.

Director: John Singleton | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Vanessa Williams, Christian Bale, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 69,541 | Gross: $70.33M

28. The Shield (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Follows the lives and cases of a dirty Los Angeles Police Department cop and the unit under his command.

Stars: Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Michael Jace

Votes: 66,895

29. 19-2 (2014– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

Character-driven drama, 19-2 revolves around the day-to-day life of two unwilling partners of the Montreal Police Department, Officers Nick Barron and Ben Chartier. These two beat cops ... See full summary »

Stars: Adrian Holmes, Jared Keeso, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Benz Antoine

Votes: 1,854

30. Southland (2009–2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The lives of Police Officers working for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Stars: Michael Cudlitz, Shawn Hatosy, Regina King, Ben McKenzie

Votes: 23,789

31. Luther (2010– )

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

DCI John Luther is a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can't always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions.

Stars: Idris Elba, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Warren Brown

Votes: 108,631

32. Line of Duty (2012– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

DS Steve Arnott is transferred to the police anti-corruption unit after the death of a man in a mistaken shooting during a counter-terrorist operation.

Stars: Martin Compston, Vicky McClure, Adrian Dunbar, Craig Parkinson

Votes: 23,300

33. Always Outnumbered (1998 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

The former prisoner tries to save another's child from repeating of his way.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Daniel Williams, Bill Cobbs, Natalie Cole

Votes: 1,867

34. Fresh (1994)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

81 Metascore

Death and violence anger a twelve-year-old drug courier, who sets his employers against each other.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Sean Nelson, Giancarlo Esposito, Samuel L. Jackson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 11,327 | Gross: $8.09M

35. Clockers (1995)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

Young drug pushers in the projects of Brooklyn live hard dangerous lives, trapped between their drug bosses and the detectives out to stop them.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Harvey Keitel, John Turturro, Delroy Lindo, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 19,184 | Gross: $13.04M

36. Rude (1995)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama

This is the Easter weekend. In an inner city project, three people struggle against their demons and try to find redemption. They are Maxine, a window dresser depressed since she had an ... See full summary »

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Maurice Dean Wint, Rachael Crawford, Clark Johnson, Richard Chevolleau

Votes: 207

37. Bullet (1996)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Butch "Bullet" Stein, a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. Butch rips off a runner for local drug dealer, Tank, and is soon right back ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Frank Senger, Adrien Brody, John Enos III

Votes: 7,378

39. Ghetto Dawg 2 (2005)

R | Drama

After the brutal murder of his brother, Donte decides to seek revenge against the perpetrators; a vicious Dominican gang of dog-fighters led by a psychotic ex-con named Angel.

Directors: Jeff Crook, Josh Crook | Stars: Daniel Outlaw, Paris Campbell, Janisha Faith, Randi Pannell

Votes: 89

40. Sucker Punch (2003)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A man who kidnaps and drugs young women and sells them to a big time pimp to be used as sex-slaves, gets a spiritual awakening and realizes his wrong doings after getting shot. Is it too late for redemption?

Directors: Jeff Crook, Josh Crook | Stars: Paris Campbell, Christina Caparoula, Greg Mays, Will Sierra

Votes: 121

41. Streetwise (1998)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Three brothers use legal and illegal methods to make it out of their drug-infected neighborhood.

Director: Bruce Brown | Stars: Tim Taylor, Kurt Matthews, Jerry Cummings, DC Scorpio

Votes: 31

42. Chicago P.D. (2014– )

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

Follows District 21 of the Chicago Police Department, which is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops and the Intelligence Unit.

Stars: Jason Beghe, Jesse Lee Soffer, Patrick John Flueger, Marina Squerciati

Votes: 23,240

43. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

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

The Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD, investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Dann Florek

Votes: 70,362

44. City on a Hill (2019– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In 1990s Boston, an assistant district attorney and a corrupt yet venerated FBI veteran work together to take on a case that grows to involve, and ultimately subvert, the entire criminal justice system of Boston.

Stars: Kevin Bacon, Aldis Hodge, Jonathan Tucker, Mark O'Brien

Votes: 3,635

45. The Corner (2000)

376 min | Crime, Drama

Chronicles West Baltimore family living in poverty on the front lines of America's drug war.

Stars: T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson, Clarke Peters

Votes: 4,117

46. The Sopranos (1999–2007)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama

New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life that affect his mental state, leading him to seek professional psychiatric counseling.

Stars: James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli

Votes: 260,948

47. Boomtown (2002–2003)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Each episode of this series, set in present day Los Angeles, examines one crime from many different viewpoints - uniformed cops, detectives, witnesses, the media, the fire department and ... See full summary »

Stars: Donnie Wahlberg, Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, Gary Basaraba

Votes: 1,881

48. Freedomland (2006)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

43 Metascore

A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Julianne Moore, Samuel L. Jackson, Edie Falco, Ron Eldard

Votes: 14,869 | Gross: $12.51M