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Crime Dramas, Part V
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Another playlist dedicated to Crime Dramas (both Film and TV shows) that I like


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Movie: Spirits of St. Paul: The Gangster Era ( 2012 )
This award-winning drama depicts The Gangster Era in St Paul in the 1920s & 30s. John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Machine Gun Kelly and most notably, Ma Barker's Barker-Karpis Gang and many others were given safe haven by corrupt cops in exchange for their promise to not commit any crimes inside the city limits of St Paul.
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Movie: In the Time of the Butterflies ( 2004 )
In the Time of the Butterflies is inspired by the true story of the three Mirabal sisters who, in 1960, were murdered for their part in an underground plot to overthrow the government.
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Movie: Death Sentence ( 2007 )
Nick Hume is a mild-mannered executive with a perfect life, until one gruesome night he witnesses something that changes him forever. Transformed by grief, Hume eventually comes to the disturbing conclusion that no length is too great when protecting his family.
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TV Show: Taxi Driver ( 2021 )
The story of a mysterious taxi service that takes revenge on behalf of victims who are unable to get justice from the law. Kim Do Ki is a mysterious driver for the taxi company whose mother was murdered. Kang Ha Na is a passionate attorney. Go Eun is an IT specialist, while others consider her a hacker. Along with Kim Do Ki, she works as part of Rainbow Taxi Company to solve people's problems.
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TV Show: Mob City ( 2013 )
The epic battle between a determined police chief and a dangerous mobster inflames 1940s Los Angeles in TNT's eagerly anticipated television event Mob City. This powerful drama comes to TNT from Frank Darabont, who wrote and directed the pilot and serves as executive producer on the series. Based on the critically acclaimed book L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City, by John Buntin, Mob City opens in post-war Los Angeles, home to glamorous movie stars, powerful studio heads and returning war heroes. But it's also a city caught between a powerful and corrupt police force and an even more dangerous criminal network determined to make L.A. its West Coast base. Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker has made it his mission to free the city of criminals like Ben "Bugsy" Siegel and Mickey Cohen, the ruthless king of the Los Angeles underworld. Parker also won't hesitate to go after anyone from his own police force who sells out honor and duty for the sake of a big payout. To carry out his sweep of organized crime, Parker sets up a new mob task force within the LAPD. Headed by Det. Hal Morrison, the task force includes Det. Joe Teague, an ex-Marine who holds his cards close to his chest.
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Movie: Rob the Mob ( 2014 )
A Queens couple who specialize in robbing mafia social clubs stumble upon a score bigger than they could ever imagine, becoming targets of both the mob and the FBI in the process.
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Movie: Boss of Bosses ( 2005 )
The story of the rise and fall of the powerful New York City organized crime boss, Paul Castellano.
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Movie: The Butcher ( 2009 )
For nearly twenty years after his boxing career ended Merle Hench works for Murdoch, the capo of a San Fernando mob outfit. Merle spends his days cracking heads and collecting debts, it is not a job he enjoys.
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Movie: Best Seller ( 1987 )
A hitman approachs a writer to help him create the next best seller on his career, but the violent world he was a part of has other plans.
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Movie: Big Driver ( 2014 )
A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack.
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Movie: The Sign of Four ( 1987 )
The disappearance of a young woman's father and a mysterious note years later after the strange regular annual delivery of valuable pearls to her puts Sherlock Holmes on the case.
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Movie: The Hound of the Baskervilles ( 1988 )
When the latest heir to the Baskerville estate seems to be threatened by a family curse, only the master detective, Sherlock Holmes, can find out the truth.
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TV Show: Pustina ( 2016 )
Set in a small Czech village, this series follows a local mayor whose daughter disappears amid a battle with a powerful coal company.
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Movie: The Great Riviera Bank Robbery ( 1980 )
A group of fascists plan to finance their work by pulling off a bank robbery.
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Movie: Brotherhood ( 2010 )
Adam Buckley finds himself in the middle of a convenience store robbery during his last night as a pledge for a college fraternity. When the initiation ritual goes horribly wrong, and every move proves disastrous, Adam is forced to confront a new challenge all together, and he has to take a stand.
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Movie: Catch Hell ( 2014 )
A fading Hollywood pretty-boy gets taken and brutalized in Louisiana by two local men with his total ruination at heart.
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Movie: Chaos ( 2005 )
Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
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Movie: South Central ( 1992 )
A former gangster fresh out of prison wants to change his life for the better and must save his 10 year old son whose already chosen a gang life.
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Movie: City of Ghosts ( 2003 )
A con man (Matt Dillon) travels to Cambodia (also on the run from law enforcement in the U.S.) to collect his share in an insurance scam, but discovers more than he bargained for.
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Movie: Assassination Tango ( 2003 )
An aging hitman gets a contract to kill a General in Buenos Aires, Argentina. But when his mark becomes unavailable, he becomes involved in Argentinian tango culture.
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Movie: Rumble Fish ( 1983 )
Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.
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Movie: The Last Thing He Wanted ( 2020 )
A veteran D.C. journalist loses the thread of her own narrative when a guilt-propelled errand for her father thrusts her from byline to unwitting subject in the very story she's trying to break. Adapted from Joan Didion's namesake novel.
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Movie: State of Play ( 2009 )
When a congressional aide is killed, a Washington D.C. journalist starts investigating the case involving the congressman, his old college friend.
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Movie: Runner Runner ( 2013 )
When a poor college student who cracks an online poker game goes bust, he arranges a face-to-face with the man he thinks cheated him, a sly offshore entrepreneur.
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Movie: Eye for an Eye ( 1996 )
When the courts fail to keep behind bars the man who raped and murdered her daughter, a woman seeks her own form of justice.
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TV Show: Dogs of Berlin ( 2018 )
Dogs of Berlin tells the story of two contrasting Berlin police detectives who become a team against their will – and are forced into a territorial battle with the Berlin underworld that confronts them with their own human weaknesses and criminal activities – and into a final decision on which side of the law they're actually on.
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Movie: Man Bites Dog ( 1992 )
A film crew follows a ruthless thief and heartless killer as he goes about his daily routine. But complications set in when the film crew lose their objectivity and begin lending a hand.
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TV Show: Mare of Easttown ( 2021 )
Mare of Easttown follows a small-town Pennsylvania detective who investigates a local murder at a time when her own life is crumbling around her.
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TV Show: Hudson & Rex ( 2019 )
Detective Charlie Hudson, a cunning Major Crimes detective for the St. John's Police Department, teams up with an unusual partner – Rex, a former-K9 German Shepherd, whose heightened senses keep Charlie hot on the trail of his suspects. Together, they investigate puzzling crimes, from a kidnapping which reveals a much larger conspiracy at play to an art theft murder which runs deep into the world of high society. With Charlie's deft detective work and Rex's keen canine senses, this crime-fighting pair is unstoppable.
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Movie: The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House ( 2011 )
Based on true events. Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Jack Whicher is sent to rural Wiltshire to investigate the horrific murder of a three-year-old boy.
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Movie: Blitz ( 2011 )
A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.
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Movie: Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 ( 2009 )
A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.
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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: Home of the Giants ( 2007 )
Gar is a high school journalist who covers the basketball team as it heads toward a state championship; when his best friend Matt, the team's star, is asked by a drug dealer to throw the big game, Gar inevitably gets caught in the middle.
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TV Show: Law & Order True Crime ( 2017 )
This true-crime installment of the powerhouse "Law & Order" franchise delivers a gripping in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case that changed America forever. When the Menendez brothers were tried on national TV for brutally killing their parents in Beverly Hills, their story became a national obsession. The first edition of this anthology series delves into the players, the crime and the media circus, detailing the day-to-day battles of the trial and unveiling the shocking truth of what really went down when the cameras stopped rolling.
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TV Show: Briarpatch ( 2020 )
Briarpatch follows Allegra Dill, a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered by a car bomb. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring the corrupt hometown Allegra thought she left behind to its knees.
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Movie: Secret in Their Eyes ( 2015 )
A tight-knit team of rising investigators, along with their supervisor, is suddenly torn apart when they discover that one of their own teenage daughters has been brutally murdered.
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Movie: Trade ( 2007 )
Adriana is a 13-year-old girl from Mexico City whose kidnapping by sex traffickers sets in motion a desperate mission by her 17-year-old brother, Jorge, to save her. Trapped and terrified by an underground network of international thugs who earn...
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Movie: That Was Then... This Is Now ( 1985 )
Two juvenile delinquents find themselves growing apart, for one is growing up, and the other is staying young and reckless.
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TV Show: Delhi Crime ( 2019 )
As Delhi reels in the aftermath of a gang rape, DCP Vartika Chaturvedi leads a painstaking search for the culprits. Based on the 2012 Nirbhaya case.
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TV Show: Luther ( 2010 )
A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.
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Movie: Derailed ( 2005 )
When two married business executives having an affair are blackmailed by a violent criminal, the two must turn the tables on him to save their families.
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Movie: Fresh ( 1994 )
Death and violence anger a twelve-year-old drug courier, who sets his employers against each other.
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Movie: Momo: The Sam Giancana Story ( 2011 )
The Giancana family unites to make "Momo: The Sam Giancana Story." His daughters speak publicly for the first time on Momo's involvement with the assassinations of Marilyn Monroe and JFK.
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Movie: 10th & Wolf ( 2007 )
A former street tough returns to his Philadelphia home after a stint in the military. Back on his home turf, he once again finds himself tangling with the mob boss who was instrumental in his going off to be a soldier.
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TV Show: The People V. The Klan ( 2021 )
A four-part docuseries that tells the little-known true story of Beulah Mae Donald, a Black mother in Alabama, who took down the Ku Klux Klan after the brutal murder and lynching of her son, Michael Donald. He was just nineteen years old when he was found dead, hanging from a tree in Mobile, on March 21, 1981. The local Black community immediately suspected it was a Klan lynching, but local law enforcement was slow to acknowledge that the murder was racially motivated. Beulah Mae and local Black leaders refused to back down until Michael's killers and the hateful organization they belonged to were brought to justice.
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TV Show: The Girl from St. Agnes ( 2019 )
An eight-part murder mystery series set at St Agnes, a prestigious all-girls boarding school in KZN, a popular student is found dead at the base of the old mill.
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TV Show: Trackers ( 2019 )
Trackers interweaves three story strands into a sophisticated action-packed thriller that covers the length and breadth of South Africa, explosively colliding in Cape Town in a violent conspiracy involving organized crime, smuggled diamonds, state security, Black Rhinos, the CIA and an international terrorist plot.
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TV Show: Det som göms i snö ( 2018 )
Det som göms i snö is based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden's most recognized criminologists. The series centers around police detective Peter Wendel leading a cold case group.
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Movie: The Funeral ( 1996 )
After the funeral of one of their own, a criminal family decides to embark on an emotionally unnerving journey in an attempt to exact bloody revenge.
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Movie: Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart ( 2014 )
For several months in 1978 and 1979, inhabitants of Oise live in fright and terror as a serial killer disturbs the peace and quiet.
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Movie: Sonny ( 2003 )
An honorably discharged soldier returns home to New Orleans, hoping to break away from his upbringing as a trained prostitute, but his brothel-madam mother has other expectations.
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Movie: Alone in the Night ( 1994 )
Nami, the widow of a disgraced narcotics officer seeks to clear his name by going undercover.
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Movie: The Glitter Dome ( 1984 )
In this seedy neo-noire tale, two Hollywood homicide cops investigating a movie mogul's murder stumble upon a child-pornography ring.
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Movie: Z ( 1969 )
Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.
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Movie: 33 Postcards ( 2011 )
Dean Randall has sponsored Mei Mei, a young Chinese orphan, for many years. When she arrives in Sydney out of the blue to thank him, their lives are changed forever.
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Movie: Jack Irish: Black Tide ( 2012 )
Jack Irish has no shortage of friends, but family members are few and far between. His wife was murdered by an ex-client and his father is a fading photo on the pubs football wall of fame. So when Des Connors, the last link to his dad, calls to ask for help in the matter of a missing son, Jack is more than happy to lend a hand. But sometimes prodigal sons go missing for a reason... As Jack begins to dig, he discovers that Gary Connors was a man with something to hide, and his friends are people with yet darker and even more deadly secrets.
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TV Show: Jack Irish ( 2012 )
Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover – the complete man really. An expert in finding those who don't want to be found – dead or alive, Jack helps out his mates while avoiding the past. That is until the past finds him.
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Movie: The Hard Word ( 2002 )
Three fraternal bank robbers languishing in jail, discover a profitable (if not dodgy) way to spend their time. Crime can most certainly pay, if you "know wot I mean?" However when sex and greed rear-up between the good crims and the bad cops, the consequences are both bizarre and fatal.
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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: Jack Irish: Dead Point ( 2014 )
When a high profile judge commissions Jack Irish to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, drug dealers and unhinged killers.
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Movie: Dark State ( 2021 )
An investigative reporter must choose between helping expose the truth or accepting that the world is ruled by a global network of ruthless insiders determined to wield power over all of mankind in a coming Dark State.
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Movie: Spitfire ( 2018 )
The story of the fighter plane and pilots that helped win the Battle of Britain in World War II.
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Movie: American Mobster: Retribution ( 2021 )
Nick Romano must navigate through murder, violence, and betrayal in order to maintain his place as the top mobster in Miami.
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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: In the Valley of Elah ( 2007 )
A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.
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Movie: Adulterers ( 2016 )
A man returns home to find his wife cheating on him on their anniversary. He holds her and her naked and humiliated lover captive at gunpoint while he decides whether or not he's going to kill them. The story, inspired by true events, takes place over one day and is set in New Orleans during a stifling heat wave.
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TV Show: Wire in the Blood ( 2002 )
Wire in the Blood is a British crime drama television series. The series is based on characters created by Val McDermid, including a university clinical psychologist, Dr Anthony "Tony" Valentine Hill (played by Robson Green), who is able to tap into his own dark side to get inside the heads of serial killers. Working with detectives, Hill takes on tough and seemingly impenetrable cases in an attempt to track down the killers before they strike again.
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Movie: The Business ( 2005 )
Frankie is sent from London to Spain to make a delivery to Charlie, who likes the kid and shows him the ropes including the use of guns and drugs. Frankie likes the sun, pools and the cute, bikini clad girls and stays in Spain.
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Movie: Pusher ( 2012 )
In London, a street dealer's life spins out of control over the course of one week after he borrows money from his supplier on what's supposed to be a sure thing.
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Movie: Outlaw ( 2007 )
A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their Police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.
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Movie: The Sweeney ( 2012 )
A hardened detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. Based on the '70s UK TV show.
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Movie: Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story ( 2010 )
A tragic tale of a bizarre love triangle which ended in attempted murder in the outer suburbs of Melbourne in 2005.
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Movie: Locked In ( 2021 )
A single mother must protect her daughter and herself during a heist gone wrong at a high-tech storage facility.
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Movie: Once Were Warriors ( 1994 )
A family descended from Maori warriors is bedeviled by a violent father and the societal problems of being treated as outcasts.
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Movie: Killing Escobar ( 2021 )
The untold story of the attempted assassination of Pablo Escobar, while at the height of his powers, by a small team of elite mercenaries.
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Movie: And Tomorrow the Entire World ( 2021 )
How far one is willing to go for the sake of one's political commitment.
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TV Show: Euphoria ( 2019 )
Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they navigate love and friendships in a world of drugs, sex, trauma, and social media.
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Movie: Fracture ( 2007 )
An attorney intending on climbing the career ladder toward success finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.
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Movie: Michael Clayton ( 2007 )
A law firm brings in its "fixer" to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multibillion-dollar class action suit.
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Movie: Before the Devil Knows You're Dead ( 2007 )
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parent's jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
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Movie: 88 Minutes ( 2007 )
On the day that a serial killer that he helped put away is supposed to be executed, a noted forensic psychologist and college professor receives a call informing him that he has 88 minutes left to live.
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Movie: The Brave One ( 2007 )
Struggling to recover emotionally from a brutal assault that killed her fiancé and left her in a coma, a radio personality begins a quest for vengeance against the perpetrators that leaves a bloody trail across New York City.
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Movie: The Air I Breathe ( 2007 )
A drama based on an ancient Chinese proverb that breaks life down into four emotional cornerstones: happiness, pleasure, sorrow and love. A businessman bets his life on a horse race; a gangster sees the future; a pop star falls prey to a crime boss; a doctor must save the love of his life.
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Movie: Redacted ( 2007 )
The devastating reconstruction of the rape and murder of a 15-year-old Iraqi girl by American soldiers in Samarra in 2006.
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Movie: Four Corners ( 2014 )
Fatherless and raised by his grandmother, thirteen year old Ricardo Galam lives in South Africa's Cape Flats, a unique and volatile sub culture dominated by two Number gangs, the 26 and 28. Ricardo's future as a chess prodigy is threatened by his growing interest in the 26 whose local leader is grooming him as a potential member. Unknown to Ricardo, the father he's never known has been released from prison. Farakhan, a reformed general in the 28, is back in his old neighbourhood, an intruder in 26 territory. In a story that is at times raw and violent at other times touching and true. FOUR CORNERS is a gripping drama set against the backdrop of a gang war in Cape Town which has been raging for a 100 years; a little known fact.
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Movie: Witness to the Mob ( 1998 )
Underboss "The Bull" Gravano rises through the ranks of the Gambino mob. His brutal past catches up to him when he lands behind bars and faces the life-threatening decision to turn state's evidence against his former friend, John Gotti.
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Movie: Game of Swords ( 2006 )
Set in the 16th century, a sheriff working on a series of murders has to choose between his conscience and protecting his family when he's tied to the crimes.
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Movie: City of Lies ( 2019 )
Russell Poole and Jack Jackson investigate the murders of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.
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Movie: A New York Heartbeat ( 2013 )
Spider, a young gang leader, gets in over his head when he robs a notorious gangster. On the run, he's taken in by a sheltered young woman and her reclusive uncle, a legendary mobster gunned down by the same gangster now pursuing Spider.
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Movie: Yakuza and the Family ( 2021 )
Kenji Yamamoto's father died from using a stimulant drug. His life fell into desperation. Kenji then joined a crime syndicate. There, he meets the gang's boss Hiroshi Shibasaki. Hiroshi reaches out to Kenji and they developed a relationship like father and son. As time passes, Kenji has his own family.
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TV Show: Too Old to Die Young ( 2019 )
In one tragic night, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Martin Jones's life is blown apart, and he is forced into a deadly underground of Cartel soldiers, Yakuza assassins, and mysterious vigilantes. Soon he finds himself lost on a surreal odyssey of murder, mysticism and vengeance, as his past sins close in on him.
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Movie: Notes on a Scandal ( 2007 )
A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
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Movie: Good Grief It's Friday ( 2021 )
A former Bay City cop tries to keep his failing P. I. business alive, and his loyal assistant employed, by finding and returning a piece of very expensive jewelry for a fabulously wealthy and beautiful client. She's the first client he's had in a long time but Philip discovers that there is far more to her story than she told him. Most puzzling of all, the police don't want him to follow this case or the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of his late wife. The deeper he goes into this case, the clearer it becomes that everyone with whom he comes in contact has a secret.
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Movie: I Saw the Devil ( 2010 )
A secret agent exacts revenge on a serial killer through a series of captures and releases.
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Movie: Ichi ( 2008 )
Ichi is a blind woman who roams about town with her shamisen (a three-stringed Japanese guitar), but she has exceptional sword skills with which she fights off yakuza and other villains.
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Movie: Wolf Warrior ( 2015 )
A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord.
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Movie: Wolf Warrior 2 ( 2017 )
Leng Feng (acted by Jing Wu), a former soldier being discharged from the Chinese Army for his fierce action - having killed a real estate company boss in town, was wandering for his life in Africa, serving as a mercenary providing security to passengers abroad. No matter how badly off Feng was, someone was still in his mind: Long Xiaoyun, Feng's fiancee, who had been kidnapped and lost contact with him for three years. Feng was wearing a bullet as a clue to represent her. One night in a pub, Feng and his local friends were attacked by some rebel forces who aimed to overthrow the African government. The Rebels and mercenaries troops arrived. Bullets, fire and bombs were hitting the place with blood everywhere. The Chinese nationals were in great danger. The Chinese fleet arrived to evacuate the Chinese nationals, but later Feng learned that some Chinese workers were still stuck in a factory whereas a doctor, who knew the deadly virus Lamanla, was stuck in a hospital. Feng headed to save the doctor but he was shot almost dead. With his last few dying breaths, Dr Chen told Feng to take care of Pasha, his African daughter. Feng strove to save the Chinese workers but he caught the deadly virus accidentally. Soon when Feng, Pasha and an American doctor Rachel Smith (acted by Celina Jade) arrived at the factory, they encountered a hard battle with Big Daddy (acted by Frank Grillo), head of European mercenaries, starting their blood shedding slaughter plan. The war never ended until the moment when the Chinese Army learned the casualties in Africa, so they fired missiles and sent out tanks to help. Feng finally killed Big Daddy in the hard battle to end the civil war. Feng succeeded and he sent all the crew members back to China. He was allowed by his commander of the Chinese Army to return to his military squadron.
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Movie: Little Fish ( 2005 )
Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.
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Movie: The Snowtown Murders ( 2011 )
Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.