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1. The Snowman (2017)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.1
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23 Metascore

Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.

Director: Tomas Alfredson | Stars: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jonas Karlsson

Votes: 49,448 | Gross: $6.67M

2. Unforgotten (2015– )

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

8.2
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London detectives investigate crimes from the past, unravelling secrets left buried for years.

Stars: Nicola Walker, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Lewis Reeves, Jordan Long

Votes: 8,871

3. The Missing (2014– )

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

8.2
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When Tony and Emily Hughes travel to France with their 5-year-old son Oliver, their family holiday turns into a nightmare when Oliver disappears from a large celebrating crowd in Northern France.

Stars: Tchéky Karyo, Anastasia Hille, David Morrissey, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 18,538

4. The Crow (1994)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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71 Metascore

A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Brandon Lee, Michael Wincott, Rochelle Davis, Ernie Hudson

Votes: 156,544 | Gross: $50.69M

5. Cold Case (2003–2010)

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

7.5
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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases", older crimes that have never been solved.

Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 22,574

6. American Gothic (2016)

40 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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The members of a prominent Boston family suspect that one of their own is working with an infamous serial killer.

Stars: Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr, Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch

Votes: 3,937

7. Bancroft (2017– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A dark thriller centering on Detective Superintendent Elizabeth Bancroft, a female detective with an explosive secret.

Stars: Sarah Parish, Adam Long, Charles Babalola, Faye Marsay

Votes: 1,502

8. Spring Tide (2016– )

44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A student at the Police Academy is tasked to study a cold case: the murder of a pregnant woman on a Swedish beach 25 years ago.

Stars: Julia Ragnarsson, Kjell Bergqvist, Cecilia Nilsson, Dar Salim

Votes: 2,562

9. Sinister 2 (2015)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A young mother and her twin sons move into a rural house that's marked for death.

Director: Ciarán Foy | Stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan

Votes: 42,780 | Gross: $27.74M

10. Waking the Dead (2000–2011)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd is the leader of a police team which investigates unsolved murders using modern technology.

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

Votes: 4,557

11. The Killing (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

Votes: 22,250

12. Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines (2012 Video)

R | 91 min | Horror

4.1
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A group of college students, on a trip to the Mountain Man Festival on Halloween in West Virginia, encounter a clan of cannibals.

Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Doug Bradley, Camilla Arfwedson, Simon Ginty, Roxanne McKee

Votes: 16,634

13. Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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62 Metascore

Police inspector Carl Mørck is put in charge of a department of cold cases, joined only by his assistant, Assad. They dig into a case about a disappeared woman.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Per Scheel Krüger, Troels Lyby, Øyvind B. Fabricius Holm

Votes: 21,656

14. The Keepers (II) (2017)

TV-MA | 436 min | Documentary, Crime

8.1
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A seven-part docuseries about the unsolved murder of a nun and the horrific secrets and pain that linger nearly five decades after her death.

Stars: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub, Virginia Anzengruber, Jean Hargadon Wehner

Votes: 13,895

15. Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Two intertwined cases linking the past with the present will require the aid of Department Q to catch an elusive serial killer, while time is running out.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jacob Lohmann

Votes: 13,054

16. Department Q: The Absent One (2014)

Not Rated | 119 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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61 Metascore

The murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point.

Director: Mikkel Nørgaard | Stars: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Pilou Asbæk, David Dencik

Votes: 16,129

17. Jesse Stone: Lost in Paradise (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Jesse investigates the grim works of a serial killer in Boston and becomes concerned with a wayward teen in Paradise.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Tom Selleck, Kohl Sudduth, Gloria Reuben, Leslie Hope

Votes: 1,964

18. Det som göms i snö (2018)

342 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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After a long sick leave and recovery police detective Peter Wendel is back on duty. He is commissioned to form a new team to reopen unresolved murder cases, however he soon finds himself ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Maria Sundbom, Johan Ulveson, Louise Peterhoff

Votes: 737

19. Signal (2016– )

80 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.8
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Detectives from the present and a detective from the past communicate via walkie-talkie to solve a long-time unsolved case.

Stars: Lee Jehoon, Hye-su Kim, Jinwoong Cho, Hyun-Sung Jang

Votes: 1,725

20. Cold Justice (2013– )

60 min | Crime, Reality-TV

7.9
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Reality series following former prosecutor Kelly Siegler and crime scene investigator Yolanda McClary as they crack cold cases across the U.S.

Stars: Kelly Siegler, Yolanda McClary, Steve Spingola, Alan Brown

Votes: 1,248

21. Witnesses (2014– )

52 min | Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Set in a small coastal village in France, this is a quiet thriller of crime and dark secrets. The opening sequence takes place in a house just put out for sale. In it, the discovery of what... See full summary »

Stars: Marie Dompnier, Jan Hammenecker, Alexandre Carrière, Florence Bolufer

Votes: 2,114

22. Prime Suspect 2 (1992)

203 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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DCI Jane Tennison's investigation of a murder is complicated with the unexpected participation of her secret lover in her detective unit.

Stars: Helen Mirren, Colin Salmon, John Benfield, Jack Ellis

Votes: 2,868

23. Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Police Chief Jesse Stone's shrink recommends looking into old, unsolved cases to reduce drinking by staying busy. Of 3 cases before his time, he starts on the killing of a bank teller. He's also investigating an alleged rape.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Rebecca Pidgeon

Votes: 3,063

24. Creepy (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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76 Metascore

Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba, Ryôko Fujino

Votes: 3,413

25. American Ripper (2017)

TV-14 | 43 min | Documentary, History, Mystery

6.3
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The great-great-grandson of Herman Mudgett (alias H.H. Holmes - America's first serial killer), Jeff Mudgett, sets out to prove a controversial theory that H.H. Holmes and Britain's most ... See full summary »

Stars: Jeff Mudgett, Amaryllis Fox, Conor Hall, Mark Granville Merritt

Votes: 501

26. Where Sleeping Dogs Lie (1991)

R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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A murder mystery writer misreads the nervous man he bullies in a spooky Hollywood mansion.

Director: Charles Finch | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Tom Sizemore, Sharon Stone, Ron Karabatsos

Votes: 756

27. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017)

TV-MA | 105 min | Documentary

7.2
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76 Metascore

Victoria Cruz investigates the mysterious 1992 death of black gay rights activist and Stonewall veteran, Marsha P. Johnson. Using archival interviews with Johnson, and new interviews with Johnson's family, friends and fellow activists.

Director: David France | Stars: Kurt Wolfe, Sue Yacka, Catherine Shugrue Dos Santos, Victoria Cruz

Votes: 1,192

28. Fred Dinenage Murder Casebook (2011– )

Documentary, Crime

8.2
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Fred Dinenage takes a fresh new look at the murders that shocked the United Kingdom in the 20th century, and the killers that committed them. Dinenage was not only the official biographer ... See full summary »

Stars: Fred Dinenage, David Wilson, Clive Aitkins, Lee Caine

Votes: 80

29. Murder Book (2014– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Crime

8.3
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Police detectives attempt to solve murder cases.

Stars: Geoff Pierson, David Donah, Tomas Johansson, Jordan Lawson

Votes: 154

30. Den döende detektiven (2018)

176 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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After a mild stroke leaving his right side paralyzed, the doctor telling him a total change of lifestyle is required to escape a massive heart attack. Being Sweden's most successful ... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Helena Af Sandeberg, Alexej Manvelov, Lena B. Eriksson

Votes: 491

31. Killer Unknown (2018)

42 min | Reality-TV

7.9
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What happens when some of the finest investigators in the country come out of retirement to put their collective talents and years of experience towards the most notorious cold cases in Tulsa?

Stars: Lori Fullbright, Nicholas M. Garofolo, Mike Huff, Ted Marcoux

Votes: 17

32. Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (2015)

Crime, Reality-TV

7.4
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Former prosecutors Alicia O'Neill and Casey Garrett reinvestigate cold cases involving sexual assault and rape.

Stars: Alicia O'Neill, Casey Garrett, Jesse Alvarado, Cami Green

Votes: 173

33. Motives & Murders: Cracking the Case (2012– )

Documentary, Crime, Drama

6.9
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Baffling crimes and the clues that lead to the killer. Chilling reenactments of the victim's last days and the toll the deaths took on family and friends along with interviews and ... See full summary »

Stars: Perry Norton, Colin Price, Brian McDonald, Frederick Whittaker-Dus

Votes: 107

34. Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum (1940)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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An escaped convicted murderer hides out at a New York wax museum where he hopes to get plastic surgery, which will help him revenge himself on Charlie Chan.

Director: Lynn Shores | Stars: Sidney Toler, Victor Sen Yung, C. Henry Gordon, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 1,354

35. Den fjärde mannen (2014–2015)

TV-14 | 174 min | Drama, Thriller

6.7
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The year is 1975, and the West German embassy in Stockholm is occupied by German terrorists. It's an attack not only on the embassy, but on Sweden's long-standing pride as a peaceful nation... See full summary »

Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Helena Af Sandeberg, Henrik Norlén, Shima Niavarani

Votes: 599

36. When You No Longer Love Me (2018)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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An Argentinian girl returns to her natal town on Basque Country to discover who killed her father.

Director: Igor Legarreta | Stars: Florencia Torrente, Miki Esparbé, Eduardo Blanco, Joaquín Climent

Votes: 176

37. Gukoroku - Traces of Sin (2016)

120 min | Drama, Mystery

6.8
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an investigations on murder didn't reach to any results, until a journalist discover new information that get on the trail of the criminal.

Director: Kei Ishikawa | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hikari Mitsushima, Keisuke Koide, Asami Usuda

Votes: 737

38. Jack the Ripper - The Case Reopened (2019 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary, Crime, History

6.7
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Documentary which aims to cast new light on the Whitechapel Murders, identify another victim and name the killer.

Director: Ashley Gething | Stars: Emilia Fox, David Wilson, Jason Payne-James, Peter Bleksley

Votes: 38

39. At Risk (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Crime, Mystery

4.4
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A district attorney wants to further her political dreams by solving an old murder.

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Daniel Sunjata, Annabeth Gish, Barclay Hope

Votes: 477

40. Dangerous Davies: The Last Detective (1981 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

7.3
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When D. C. Dangerous Davies, not held in high regard by his superiors, is assigned to find a notorious criminal kingpin, he uncovers the details of 15 year old cold case.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bill Maynard, Joss Ackland, Bernard Lee

Votes: 134

41. Ripper (1996 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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You play reporter Jake Quinlan in this modern interpretation of the Ripper legend. Three acts and the possibility of four different endings lead up to an explosive climax in cyber space.

Director: Phil Parmet | Stars: Christopher Walken, Burgess Meredith, Karen Allen, David Patrick Kelly

Votes: 205

42. Running Wild (2006)

Not Rated | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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Jang is a homicide detective who likes to use violence with criminals, while Oh is a prosecutor who believes in the importance of evidence. After the murder of his younger half-brother ... See full summary »

Director: Seong-soo Kim | Stars: Sang-Woo Kwon, Ji-tae Yu, Kil-kang Ahn, Duk-moon Choi

Votes: 716

43. Oliver's Travels (1995– )

250 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.3
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After his job is terminated, a humanities professor and puzzle addict joins forces with a woman PC to travel the country while solving a cold case murder.

Stars: Alan Bates, Sinéad Cusack, Bill Paterson, Morgan Jones

Votes: 295

44. Blood (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Horror

4.8
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Where does love and lust lead you...if you never die? What destiny awaits an immortal? Is there a destination for immortal love and lust? Shigenori Takechi of IZO incorporated these ... See full summary »

Director: Ten Shimoyama | Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Guts Ishimatsu, Jun Kaname, Satoshi Matsuda

Votes: 260

45. My Friend Rockefeller (2015)

86 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.2
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Portrait of Christian Gerhartsreiter, who posed as a Rockefeller heir for decades, but who was, in fact, a con artist and a murderer.

Director: Steffi Kammerer | Stars: Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, Dan Banks, Sandra Boss, Meredith Brucker

Votes: 654

46. The Killing Mind (1991 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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A female former FBI agent, now a cop in Los Angeles is assigned to catch a ballerina's murderer, but runs into resistance by fellow cops who don't believe a woman detective can handle the case.

Director: Michael Ray Rhodes | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Tony Bill, Daniel Roebuck, K. Todd Freeman

Votes: 175

47. The Kiss of Evil (2011)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A young student is found stabbed, and her family hires Vares to investigate the case.

Director: Anders Engström | Stars: Antti Reini, Matti Onnismaa, Eppu Salminen, Jasper Pääkkönen

Votes: 1,152

48. Hermanos y detectives (2009– )

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

7.4
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Franco Montero, a frustrated detective, receives a second chance when he is forced to adopt his 10 year old brother (who happens to be a child prodigy). With his help, Franco will solve the most complicated mysteries.

Stars: Julio Bracho, Adrian Uribe, Octavio Ocaña, Alejandra Ambrosi

Votes: 78

49. To Catch a Killer (2014– )

Crime, Reality-TV

7.9
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Police officer and professor Mike Arntfield leads a squad of tech-savvy civilians as they work to solve horrific cold cases in this episodic documentary drama.

Stars: Michael Arntfield, Antonella Magnatta, Peter Leimbigler, Renee Willmon

Votes: 84

50. Autopsy 4: The Dead Speak (1997 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Documentary

7.9
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Pine needles. Chewing gum. Cat hair. Paint. They've all been important clues that aided America's 'detectives of death' in solving mysterious cases of unnatural or violent death. This ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ginsberg | Stars: Marlene Sanders, Robert Tressel, Joseph Burton, Michael Baden

Votes: 91



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