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1. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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61 Metascore

James Bond woos a mob boss' daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld's allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world.

Director: Peter R. Hunt | Stars: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 72,194 | Gross: $22.80M

2. The Third Man (1949)

Not Rated | 93 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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97 Metascore

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Trevor Howard

Votes: 146,012 | Gross: $0.45M

3. Gangster No. 1 (2000)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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60 Metascore

Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 12,433 | Gross: $0.03M

4. The Public Enemy (1931)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Joan Blondell

Votes: 16,153

5. Brandy for the Parson (1952)

Approved | 75 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.0
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A young couple get involved with a smuggler.

Director: John Eldridge | Stars: James Donald, Kenneth More, Jean Lodge, Frederick Piper

Votes: 128

6. Life Without Dick (2002 Video)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

3.9
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By accident, Colleen Gibson shoots and kills her gold-digging cheating boyfriend, Dick, a private eye who happens to have a hitman on his tail. Danny the hitman works for his brother-in-law... See full summary »

Director: Bix Skahill | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Harry Connick Jr., Johnny Knoxville, Craig Ferguson

Votes: 1,699

7. The Roaring Twenties (1939)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Three men attempt to make a living in Prohibitionist America after returning home from fighting together in World War I.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Priscilla Lane, Gladys George

Votes: 11,413

8. Force of Evil (1948)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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89 Metascore

An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket.

Director: Abraham Polonsky | Stars: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain

Votes: 5,148

9. Fury (1936)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.9
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When a wrongly accused prisoner barely survives a lynch mob attack and is presumed dead, he vindictively decides to fake his death and frame the mob for his supposed murder.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 10,311

10. Desert Fury (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey

Votes: 1,104

11. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed

Votes: 6,882

12. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

Votes: 4,853

13. I Became a Criminal (1947)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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After WW2, former RAF airman Clem Morgan joins a gang of black-market smugglers-thieves but when a robbery goes wrong, Clem is caught , framed for a policeman's murder, and is sent to prison where he plots his escape and revenge.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, Griffith Jones, Rene Ray

Votes: 1,138

14. Born Reckless (1937)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.2
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A champion auto racer takes a job with a taxicab company being harassed by a gangster who wants to take over all the cab companies in town.

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Gustav Machatý | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Brian Donlevy, Barton MacLane, Robert Kent

Votes: 114

15. M (1951)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.9
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In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler

Votes: 1,441

16. King of Crime (2018)

102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.8
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When the biggest player in British cyber-crime faces destruction by some deadly serious Islamic extremists, he knows it's time to settle old scores and play the biggest scam of his life - before bailing out fast.

Director: Matt Gambell | Stars: Mark Wingett, Claire King, Rachel Bright, Nicholas Brendon

Votes: 61

17. Fast and Furious (1939)

Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.2
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Rare book dealers Joel and Garda take a summertime jaunt to the seashore where he becomes involved in a beauty pageant as investor and judge much to her chagrin.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: Franchot Tone, Ann Sothern, Ruth Hussey, Lee Bowman

Votes: 572

18. Illegal (1955)

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

7.0
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After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield

Votes: 1,429

19. Joanna (1968)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.0
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A provincial girl is entangled in the mod morality of London.

Director: Michael Sarne | Stars: Geneviève Waïte, Christian Doermer, Calvin Lockhart, Donald Sutherland

Votes: 320

20. Brother Orchid (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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When retired racket boss John Sarto tries to reclaim his place and former friends try to kill him, he finds solace in a monastery and reinvents himself as a pious monk.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,196

21. Death of a Corrupt Man (1977)

Not Rated | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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One early morning deputy Philippe Dubaye wakes up his old friend Xavier Maréchal with disturbing news: he has just killed Serrano, a racketeer with extant political connections. Serrano ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Lautner | Stars: Alain Delon, Ornella Muti, Stéphane Audran, Mireille Darc

Votes: 1,572

22. Red-Haired Alibi (1932)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

5.8
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A young girl new to the big city gets a job as a man's companion. What she doesn't know is that the man is a notorious gangster.

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Merna Kennedy, Theodore von Eltz, Grant Withers, Purnell Pratt

Votes: 135

23. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)

Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest

Votes: 364

24. The Long Firm (2004)

220 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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The lives of characters who live, love, and suffer through their association with the charismatic charms of gangster Harry Starks.

Stars: Mark Strong, George Costigan, Neil Conrich, Geoff Bell

Votes: 577

25. The Gangster (1947)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Barry Sulivan is a cynical gangster who controls the Neptune Beach waterfront. He runs a numbers racket with the local soda shop owner: the police are in his pocket and the local hoods are on his payroll.

Director: Gordon Wiles | Stars: Barry Sullivan, Belita, Joan Lorring, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 664

26. Johnny Staccato (1959– )

24 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Johnny Staccato is a jazz pianist and private detective.

Stars: John Cassavetes, Eduardo Ciannelli, Dennis Sallas, Frank London

Votes: 171

27. A Man Betrayed (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A small-town attorney comes to the city to investigate the murder of a friend and falls in love with the daughter of the crime ring he hopes to expose.

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: John Wayne, Frances Dee, Edward Ellis, Wallace Ford

Votes: 383

28. Come to the Stable (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Two nuns arrive unannounced in the small New England town of Bethlehem, where they recruit various townspeople to help them build a children's hospital.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 984

29. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews

Votes: 836

30. Forbidden (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Eddie Darrow, seeking a mobster's widow in Macao, gets involved in a casino owner's affairs.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Tony Curtis, Joanne Dru, Lyle Bettger, Marvin Miller

Votes: 303

31. Guardian Angel (1987)

90 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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The Guardian Angel in this harrowing film is the one who doesn't protect gypsy children from being sold into virtual slavery with gangs of organized beggars, pickpockets, and thieves all ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Paskaljevic | Stars: Ljubisa Samardzic, Jakup Amzic, Neda Arneric, Saban Bajramovic

Votes: 169

32. Woman in the Dark (1934)

Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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A paroled prisoner hits a man attacking a woman. He runs away scared that he may have killed him - he did not. From a book "Woman in the Dark" by Dashiell Hammett.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Fay Wray, Ralph Bellamy, Melvyn Douglas, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 250

33. The Mayor of Hell (1933)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the state reformatory, presided over by the melodramatically callous Thompson. Soon, Patsy Gargan, a former ... See full summary »

Directors: Archie Mayo, Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Madge Evans, Arthur Byron, Allen Jenkins

Votes: 1,226

34. Tough Guy (1936)

Passed | 76 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An unhappy child, accompanied by his dog, runs away from home and is befriended by a gangster on the lam.

Director: Chester M. Franklin | Stars: Jackie Cooper, Joseph Calleia, Rin Tin Tin Jr., Harvey Stephens

Votes: 144

35. Roses Are Red (1947)

Approved | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A paroled convict who bears a striking resemblance to the local District Attorney is hired by the mob to impersonate him, while the real District Attorney is kidnapped and held captive at a secret location.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Don Castle, Peggy Knudsen, Patricia Knight, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 120

36. That Brennan Girl (1946)

Passed | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The film begins on Mother's Day, 1938 when 14-year-old Ziggy Brennan (Mona Freeman buys a gardenia for her mother. Ziggy's youthful exuberance disappears when she enters their apartment and... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: James Dunn, Mona Freeman, William Marshall, June Duprez

Votes: 165

37. Finger Man (1955)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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An ex-con goes undercover for the government to "finger" the crime boss who made his sister a drug addict.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Forrest Tucker, Peggie Castle, Timothy Carey

Votes: 220

38. The Murder Man (1935)

Passed | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When a crooked businessman is fatally shot, a hotshot New York newspaper reporter specializing in murder stories narrows in on the dead man's associate.

Director: Tim Whelan | Stars: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Virginia Bruce, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 935

39. The Long Wait (1954)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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An amnesiac finally learns his true identity...as a murder suspect. And he doesn't even know whether he is guilty...

Director: Victor Saville | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Charles Coburn, Gene Evans, Peggie Castle

Votes: 188 | Gross: $1.50M

40. The Green Hornet Strikes Again! (1940)

Approved | 293 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.2
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A wealthy publisher uses a disguise and calls himself the Green Hornet to fight crime in his city.

Directors: Ford Beebe, John Rawlins | Stars: Warren Hull, Wade Boteler, Anne Nagel, Keye Luke

Votes: 295

41. The Amazing Dobermans (1976)

PG | 96 min | Family, Comedy, Crime

5.1
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An ex-con man and his five trained Dobermans help a Treasury Dept. agent stop a racketeer and his gang.

Director: Byron Chudnow | Stars: James Franciscus, Barbara Eden, Fred Astaire, Jack Carter

Votes: 329

42. Blues in the Night (1941)

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

6.9
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"Jigger' Lane forms a band that includes singer Ginger 'Character' Powell, wife of the trumpeter Leo Powell, and Nickie Haroyen and Peppi. All of them dedicate themselves to work as a unit ... See full summary »

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Priscilla Lane, Betty Field, Richard Whorf, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 866

43. Black Hand (1950)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.4
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Now grown-up, Johnny Columbo returns to New York from Italy having sworn a vendetta against the Black Hand who killed his father years earlier. Becoming romantically involved with a girl ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Gene Kelly, J. Carrol Naish, Teresa Celli, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 664

44. World for Ransom (1954)

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

5.8
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In Singapore, a private detective and the British authorities are on the trail of a crime syndicate that kidnaps a nuclear physicist with the aim of selling him to the highest bidder.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Dan Duryea, Gene Lockhart, Patric Knowles, Reginald Denny

Votes: 324

45. Hoodlum Empire (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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After WW2, ex-mobster war hero Joe Gray goes straight, to the dismay of his New York mob boss uncle who's afraid that his nephew will testify against his outfit before a Grand Jury.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Claire Trevor, Forrest Tucker, Vera Ralston

Votes: 166

46. Quick Millions (1931)

72 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Marguerite Churchill, Sally Eilers, Bob Burns

Votes: 140

47. Stranded (1935)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A construction engineer with a heart of steel courts a social worker with a heart of gold, while fighting a protection racketeer that tries to derail the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Kay Francis, George Brent, Patricia Ellis, Donald Woods

Votes: 385

48. Flame of the Islands (1956)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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The story of a café singer who buys a gambling casino, and the men who fall in love with her.

Director: Edward Ludwig | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Howard Duff, Zachary Scott, Kurt Kasznar

Votes: 93

49. Tomorrow We Live (1942)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.6
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Julie Bronson (Jean Parker), whose father, "Pop" Bronson (Emmett Lynn) operates a desert café, is attracting the unwanted attention of a half-crazed gangster known as The Ghost (Ricardo ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Ricardo Cortez, Jean Parker, Emmett Lynn, William Marshall

Votes: 129

50. Sporting Blood (1931)

Passed | 82 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.1
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The saga of thoroughbred Tommy Boy, born in a rain puddle, and his various owners as he evolves into a a champion stakes horse.

Director: Charles Brabin | Stars: Clark Gable, Ernest Torrence, Madge Evans, Lew Cody

Votes: 274



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