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Crime Dramas, Part II
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Another playlist dedicated to the Crime Drama Film Genre


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Movie: The Replacement Killers ( 1998 )
A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.
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Movie: The Corruptor ( 1999 )
With the aid from a New York City policeman, a top immigrant cop tries to stop drug-trafficking and corruption by immigrant Chinese Triads, but things get complicated when the Triads try to bribe the policeman.
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Movie: The Last Tycoon ( 2012 )
Action superstar Chow Yun-Fat portrays real-life gangster Chen Daqi as he rises to the upper echelons of power, finding himself torn between the love of two women, the murderous plots of the secret service, and the looming threat of war.
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Movie: Triads: The Inside Story ( 1989 )
Li Man-Ho comes to Hong Kong after his father's death following a double crossed peace meeting at the hands of a rival gang. The family's business begins to crumble as rival organizations stir violence and trouble in acknowledgment of this weakness. Li Man-Ho reluctantly agrees after pressure from other members to temporarily act as leader in order to restore stability and order. But he is soon faced with violence, betrayal and confusion, in this world he tried so long to avoid.
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Movie: Max Payne ( 2008 )
Coming together to solve a series of murders in New York City are a police detective whose family was slain as part of a conspiracy and an assassin out to avenge her sister's death. The duo will be hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.
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Movie: Broken City ( 2013 )
In a city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart seeks redemption and revenge after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure: Mayor Nicholas Hostetler.
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Movie: The Net ( 1995 )
A computer programmer stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those around her in great danger.
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Movie: Murder by Numbers ( 2002 )
Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.
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Movie: Ocean's Eight ( 2018 )
Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.
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Movie: True Believer ( 1989 )
A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.
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Movie: Criminal ( 2016 )
In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission.
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Movie: Murder on the Orient Express ( 2017 )
When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
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Movie: The Deceivers ( 1988 )
Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.
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TV Show: Mr. Mercedes ( 2017 )
A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King.
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TV Show: El Chapo ( 2017 )
This drama series chronicles the true story of the rise, capture and escape of notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.
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TV Show: Hap and Leonard ( 2016 )
Set in the late 1980s, Hap and Leonard is a darkly comic swamp noir story of two best friends, one femme fatale, a crew of washed-up revolutionaries, a pair of murderous psycho-killers, some lost loot and the fuzz. Based on the novels by Joe R. Lansdale, the six-hour series event follows Hap Collins, an East Texas white boy with a weakness for Southern women, and Leonard Pine, a gay, black Vietnam vet with a hot temper. When Hap's seductive ex-wife Trudy resurfaces with a deal they can't refuse, a simple get-rich-quick scheme snowballs into bloody mayhem. Chock full of eccentric characters, Hap and Leonard provides a country twist on the classic mystery thriller.
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Movie: The Gangster's Daughter ( 2017 )
When her mom dies unexpectedly, a rebellious teen is reunited with her dad, a small-time Taipei gangster, causing him to question his life of crime -- until a corrupt cop turns their world upside down.
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Movie: In the Electric Mist ( 2009 )
A detective in post-Katrina New Orleans has a series of surreal encounters with a troop of friendly Confederate soldiers while investigating serial killings of local prostitutes, a 1965 lynching, and corrupt local businessmen.
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Movie: Den of Thieves ( 2018 )
A gritty crime saga which follows the lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.
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Movie: The Executioner's Song ( 1982 )
The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution.
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Movie: First We Take Brooklyn ( 2018 )
Serving a life sentence in one of Israel's toughest prisons, Mikki Levy never thought he'd ever see the light of day. But when's he's released early on a technicality, Mikki moves to New York hoping for a fresh start. Living with his uncle in Brooklyn, the harsh reality of life as an ex-con sets in and he gets dragged into a brutal turf war with the Russian mob, forcing him to revisit his dark past, and the survival skills he learned in prison. Mikki aggressively ascends the ranks of the underworld, but his tenacious drive may be the cause of his demise.
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Movie: The Place Beyond the Pines ( 2013 )
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.
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Movie: Billy Bathgate ( 1991 )
In the year 1935, a teen named Billy Bathgate finds first love while becoming the protégé of fledgling gangster Dutch Schultz.
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Movie: Shoot to Kill ( 1988 )
An F.B.I. Agent teams up with a tracker to pursue a murderer after he vanishes into the mountains and infiltrates a hiking group.
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Movie: D.O.A. ( 1988 )
A college professor's day: his top student allegedly commits suicide, his wife presents him with divorce papers and he overnights in a freshman girl's dorm. The next day: more murders around him. Will he find the killer in time?
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Movie: Suspect ( 1987 )
A legal team defending a homeless, mute man of murder, find a web of corruption that may have dangerous implications.
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Movie: Tequila Sunrise ( 1988 )
A former L.A. drug dealer tries to go straight but his past and his underworld connections bring him into the focus of the DEA, the Mexican feds and the Mexican drug cartels.
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Movie: The Rookie ( 1990 )
A veteran detective gets stuck with a rookie cop when in pursuit of a German crook.
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Movie: The Highwaymen ( 2019 )
A pair of Texas Rangers come out of retirement to catch the infamous outlaws Bonnie and Clyde.
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Movie: Rampart ( 2012 )
Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival.
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Movie: The Way of the Gun ( 2000 )
Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
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Movie: Cape Fear ( 1991 )
A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.
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Movie: Gloria ( 1999 )
A street-wise, middle-aged moll named Gloria stands up against the mobs, which is complicated by a six-year-old urchin with a will of his own who she reluctantly takes under her wing after his family has been gunned down.
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Movie: The Public Eye ( 1992 )
Story of a 1940s photographer who specializes in crime and is not getting involved until this time.
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TV Show: Der Pass ( 2019 )
When a gruesomely staged body is found, propped up on a mountain pass in the Alps close to the German-Austrian border, two detectives are sent to investigate. For German detective Ellie, this is the first real challenge of her career; her Austrian counterpart Gedeon though seems to have lost any ambitions in his job. Very soon, they discover more crime scenes with symbolically posed victims, reminiscent of pagan rituals. It all seems to be part of a bigger, sinister plan. Ellie finds herself under increasing pressure to understand the deranged killer's motives so she can stop him. The hunt leads them ever deeper in the dark valleys and archaic Alpine customs - and the paranoid world of the killer.
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TV Show: Sacred Games ( 2018 )
Set in Mumbai, Sacred Games delves into the city's intricate web of organized crime, corruption, politics and espionage that lie beneath India's economic renaissance. It is an epic masterwork of exceptional richness and power that interweaves the lives of the privileged, the famous, the wretched and the bloodthirsty.
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TV Show: Babylon Berlin ( 2017 )
A metropolis in turmoil. From economy to culture, politics to the underworld – everything is in the grip of radical change.Speculation and inflation are already tearing away at the foundations of the still young Weimar Republic. Growing poverty and unemployment stand in stark contrast to the excesses and indulgence of the city's night life and its overflowing creative energy.Gereon Rath, a young police inspector from Cologne, is transferred to Berlin in order to solve a criminal case – a porno ring run by the Berlin Mafia. What at first glance appears to be simply a matter of extortion soon reveals itself to be a scandal that will forever change the lives of both Gereon and his closest associates.Together with stenotypist Charlotte Ritter and his partner Bruno Wolter, Rath is confronted with a tangled web of corruption, drug dealing, and weapons trafficking, forcing him into an existential conflict as he is torn between loyalty and uncovering the truth. And we are left wondering: in this story, who is friend and who is foe?With the political unrest spurred by May Day demonstrations and rising National Socialism, even an institution like the "Rote Burg," Berlin's police headquarters and the centre of democracy and the constitutional state, is increasingly becoming the melting pot of a democracy whose days are numbered.
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TV Show: Your Honor ( 2020 )
Your Honor follows the son of a respected judge who is involved in a hit and run. Soon after they are both drawn into a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices when it comes to light that the victim was the son of a notorious crime boss.
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Movie: The American ( 2010 )
An assassin hides out in Italy for one last assignment.
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Movie: The Presidio ( 1988 )
A San Francisco civilian police detective is forced to work on a series of murders with his former enemy commanding officer while dating his daughter.
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Movie: Wild at Heart ( 1990 )
Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.
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Movie: Molly's Game ( 2017 )
The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
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Movie: Good Time ( 2017 )
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Connie Nikas embarks on a twisted odyssey through New York City's underworld to get his brother Nick out of jail.
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Movie: Inside Man ( 2006 )
A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.
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Movie: Alpha Dog ( 2007 )
Johnny and a couple pals kidnap Jake's 15-year-old brother, Zach, then assigns his buddy Frankie to be Zach's minder. They develop a brotherly friendship. Zach parties with his captors as things begin to spin out of control.
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Movie: Find Me Guilty ( 2006 )
In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history.
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Movie: The Sentinel ( 2006 )
A Secret Service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the President. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a Secret Service Protective Intelligence Division agent.
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Movie: Lonely Hearts ( 2006 )
Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals.
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Movie: Infamous ( 2006 )
While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
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Movie: The Grifters ( 1991 )
A small-time conman has torn loyalties between his estranged mother and new girlfriend--both of whom are high-stakes grifters with their own angles to play.
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Movie: Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man ( 1991 )
Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armoured car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug.
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Movie: Striptease ( 1996 )
A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.
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Movie: The Informer ( 2019 )
An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison.
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Movie: Honest Thief ( 2020 )
Wanting to lead an honest life, a notorious bank robber turns himself in, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents.
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Movie: Ava ( 2020 )
Ava is a deadly assassin who works for a black ops organization, traveling the globe specializing in high profile hits. When a job goes dangerously wrong she is forced to fight for her own survival.
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TV Show: Hill Street Blues ( 1981 )
The lives and work of the staff of an inner city police precinct.
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Movie: Witness ( 1985 )
When a young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder, policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.
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Movie: A Simple Plan ( 1999 )
When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.
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Movie: Mercury Rising ( 1998 )
Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.
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Movie: Double Jeopardy ( 1999 )
A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
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Movie: Cymbeline ( 2015 )
A gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. A drug kingpin is driven to desperate measures.
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TV Show: Matt Houston ( 1982 )
A fabulously wealthy Texan moves to California to oversee his family's offshore drilling enterprises but spends most of his time dabbling in his private investigator hobby. He is handsome, lives in a penthouse and flies his own helicopter to and from his investigations. Naturally, he is always surrounded by beautiful women!
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TV Show: Vega$ ( 1978 )
Vega$ follows private detective Dan Tanna, who drives around the streets of Las Vegas, solving crimes and making the city a better place for residents and tourists.
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TV Show: T. J. Hooker ( 1982 )
After his partner was murdered, veteran plain clothes Detective T.J. Hooker had reverted back to his former role as Sergeant, and returned to the beat to rid the streets of the type of scum that was responsible for his partner's death. Back in uniform, Hooker was assigned to train the academy recruits, and was partnered with brash, sometimes hot-headed young rookie Vince Romano. With Romano much his junior, Hooker acted as his trainer and mentor on both a professional and social level. The age difference generally being the key hook of the partnership, the pair quickly became good friends and a good team. Hooker's tough, no-nonsense ways saw him often clashing with station Captain Sheridan, but he always got the job done and was highly respected as a result.
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Movie: Copycat ( 1995 )
An agoraphobic psychologist and a female detective must work together to take down a serial killer who copies serial killers from the past.
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Movie: Jade ( 1995 )
A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.
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TV Show: Top Boy ( 2019 )
Two seasoned drug dealers return to the gritty streets of London, but their pursuit of money and power is threatened by a young and ruthless hustler.
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TV Show: Top Boy ( 2011 )
A thrilling and raw drama about young lives lived on the edge in east London - an honest and gripping rendition of inner-city drug and gang culture.
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TV Show: The Outsider ( 2020 )
The Outsider follows police detective Ralph Anderson, as he sets out to investigate the mutilated body of 11-year-old Frankie Peterson found in the Georgia woods. The mysterious circumstances surrounding this horrifying crime leads Ralph, still grieving the recent death of his own son, to bring in unorthodox private investigator Holly Gibney, whose uncanny abilities he hopes will help explain the unexplainable.
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Movie: Veronica Mars ( 2014 )
Years after walking away from her past as a young private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown, just in time for her high school reunion, in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.
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Movie: Gangster No. 1 ( 2000 )
Chronicles the rise and fall of a prominent, and particularly ruthless English gangster.
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TV Show: Manhunt ( 2017 )
Manhunt explores how the FBI caught infamous criminal masterminds, with each closed-ended season following a different case.The show, heavily serialized and darkly psychological in the vein of True Detective, provides insight into the criminal and the case but also the psychological effects the cases have on the FBI agents assigned to hunt down the most dangerous criminals who often delve into a kind of madness of their own, becoming totally absorbed in the crimes and forced to live inside the darkest minds imaginable for years.
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Movie: Widows ( 2018 )
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
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Movie: Traitor ( 2008 )
When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.
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Movie: Betrayed ( 1988 )
An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.
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Movie: The Crying Game ( 1992 )
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.
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Movie: Imperium ( 2016 )
A young FBI agent, eager to prove himself in the field, goes undercover as a white supremacist.
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Movie: Fifty Dead Men Walking ( 2009 )
Martin McGartland joins the I.R.A. and feeds information to Britain's Special Branch Agent Fergus.
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Movie: Unthinkable ( 2010 )
A psychological thriller centered around a black-ops interrogator and an F.B.I. Agent who press a suspect terrorist into divulging the location of three nuclear weapons set to detonate in the U.S.
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Movie: The Baader Meinhof Complex ( 2008 )
A look at Germany's terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized bombings, robberies, kidnappings and assassinations in the late 1960s and '70s.
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Movie: Sinners and Saints ( 2010 )
In the gritty New Orleans underbelly, beleaguered Detective Sean Riley is trying to cope with the death of his young son and his failed marriage. Facing a probable suspension from the department, Riley is teamed with a young homicide Detective, Will Ganz, to help solve a series of brutal murders that have plunged the city into a major gang war. The two quickly realize there is something much bigger and far more sinister going on than either could have ever imagined.
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Movie: New World ( 2013 )
An undercover cop finds it difficult to play both a cop and a goon.
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Movie: Beyond Outrage ( 2012 )
As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle between the Sanno of the East and Hanabishi of the West.
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Movie: Brother ( 2000 )
A Japanese gangster is exiled to Los Angeles where his brother lives with a small but respectable multi-racial gang, who he inspires to expand their influence.
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Movie: Deuces Wild ( 2002 )
Bobby, a member of The Deuces, and the sister of the rival Vipers member fall in love, promoting a street war between the two factions.
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Movie: The Treacherous ( 2015 )
The story of Joseon's tyrant king Yeonsan who exploits the populace for his own carnal pleasures, his seemingly loyal retainer who controls him and all court dealings, and a woman who seeks vengeance.
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Movie: The Scent ( 2012 )
A detective Seon-woo, who moonlights as a private investigator, has a beautiful new client Soo-Jin. The woman asks the detective to take photos of her husband in the midst of having an affair with another woman. When the detective goes to take pictures he discovers that the woman's husband is already dead. Now the detective becomes a suspect. The detective is chased by another detective Gil-ro. He must now set out for the real killer.
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Movie: Ca$h ( 2010 )
A man meets up with two "good guys" to recover what is unlawfully his, taking them on his whirlwind ride, doing things they never would have imagined, just to survive.
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Movie: Calm With Horses ( 2020 )
Douglas 'Arm' Armstrong has become the feared enforcer for the drug-dealing Devers family, whilst also trying to be a good father. Torn between these two families, Arm's loyalties are tested when he is asked to kill for the first time.
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Movie: Savage ( 2020 )
Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE follows DANNY at three defining moments in his life as he grows from a boy into the violent enforcer of a gang.
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Movie: Alex Cross ( 2012 )
A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled hired killer who specializes in torture and pain.
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Movie: Essex Boys ( 2000 )
The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon, Essex, UK. On 6th December Patrick Tate, Craig Rolfe and Tony Tucker, three drug dealers well known to the police, were lured to Workhouse Lane, Rettendon. There they were blasted to death with a shot gun while sitting in their Range Rover. They had been lured to their deaths on the pretext of a lucrative drugs deal. The three bodies were found the following morning, 7 December 1995.
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Movie: Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery ( 1992 )
A dramatized speculation of what happened in November 1983 when Micky McAvoy and some of his mates planned a heist and were surprised when they discovered they'd stumbled across a large stash of gold. But getting the gold away without getting caught is only the beginning of their troubles. Realizing the riches the gold represents is difficult, and honor among thieves may only be a myth.
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Movie: The Sugarland Express ( 1974 )
A woman attempts to reunite her family by helping her husband escape prison and together kidnapping their son. But things don't go as planned when they are forced to take a police hostage on the road.
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Movie: Confidence ( 2003 )
Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.
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Movie: State of Grace ( 1990 )
A New York cop is recruited to return to his hometown and infiltrate the mob ran by his best friend's brother.
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Movie: Once Fallen ( 2010 )
The hardest part about moving on is saying goodbye.
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Movie: Starred Up ( 2014 )
Eric Love, 19, is locked up in prison. On first day he assaults another inmate and several guards. He's offered group therapy and his dad, an inmate as well, tries to talk sense into him. Can he be rehabilitated?
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Movie: Crooked House ( 2017 )
In Agatha Christie's most twisted tale, a spy-turned-private-detective is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets.
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Movie: Shot Caller ( 2017 )
A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
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