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Witness 1985, 112 min.

Peter Weir     Starring: Harrison FordKelly McGillisAlexander Godunov

Crime Thriller    Crime    Drama

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The Killer 1989, 111 min.

John Woo     Starring: Chow Yun-FatDanny LeeSally Yeh

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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Heat 1995, 188 min.

Michael Mann     Starring: Al PacinoRobert De NiroVal Kilmer

Action Thriller    Action    Caper

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The Raid 2 2014, 148 min.

Gareth Evans     Starring: Iko UwaisYayan RuhianArifin Putra

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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Gun Crazy 1950, 86 min.

Joseph H. Lewis     Starring: Peggy CumminsJohn DallBerry Kroeger

Crime Thriller    Crime    Femme Fatale

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Rififi 1955, 122 min.

Jules Dassin     Starring: Jean ServaisCarl MohnerRobert Manuel

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Enter the Dragon 1973, 110 min.

Robert Clouse     Starring: Bruce LeeJim KellyJohn Saxon

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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Nightcrawler 2014, 117 min.

Dan Gilroy     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalBill PaxtonRene Russo

Crime Thriller    Crime    Media Satire

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The Last Boy Scout 1991, 105 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Bruce WillisDamon WayansChelsea Field

Action    Buddy Film    Crime

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48 Hrs. 1982, 96 min.

Walter Hill     Starring: Nick NolteEddie MurphyAnnette O'Toole

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy Drama

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True Romance 1993, 121 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Christian SlaterDennis HopperGary Oldman

Crime Thriller    Crime    Road Movie

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Memento 2000, 113 min.

Christopher Nolan     Starring: Guy PearceCarrie-Anne MossJoe Pantoliano

Crime Thriller    Crime    Mindbender

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Laura 1944, 88 min.

Otto Preminger     Starring: Gene TierneyDana AndrewsClifton Webb

Crime Thriller    Crime    Detective Film

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The Warriors 1979, 92 min.

Walter Hill     Starring: Michael BeckJames RemarDorsey Wright

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Blue Ruin 2013, 92 min.

Jeremy Saulnier     Starring: Macon BlairDevin RatrayAmy Hargreaves

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Prime Cut 1972, 88 min.

Michael Ritchie     Starring: Sissy SpacekGordon SignerLee Marvin

Crime Thriller    Crime    New Hollywood

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RoboCop 1987, 103 min.

Paul Verhoeven     Starring: Peter WellerNancy AllenDan O'Herlihy

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Revanche 2008, 121 min.

Götz Spielmann     Starring: Johannes KrischIrina PotapenkoAndreas Lust

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Branded To Kill 1967, 98 min.

Seijun Suzuki     Starring: Jo ShishidoMariko OgawaAnne Mari

Action    Crime Thriller    Crime

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The Driver 1978, 91 min.

Walter Hill     Starring: Ryan O'NealBruce DernIsabelle Adjani

Action Thriller    Action    Carsploitation

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Frenzy 1972, 116 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Jon FinchBarry FosterAnna Massey

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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Funny Games 2007, 111 min.

Michael Haneke     Starring: Tim RothBrady CorbetMichael Pitt

Crime Thriller    Crime    Home Invasion Film

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Cop Land 1997, 116 min.

James Mangold     Starring: Sylvester StalloneHarvey KeitelRobert De Niro

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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Key Largo 1948, 100 min.

John Huston     Starring: Lauren BacallLionel BarrymoreClaire Trevor

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

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Se7en 1995, 127 min.

David Fincher     Starring: Brad PittMorgan FreemanGwyneth Paltrow

Crime Thriller    Crime    Police Detective Film

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Blood Simple 1984, 99 min.

Joel & Ethan Coen     Starring: John GetzFrances McDormandDan Hedaya

Crime Thriller    Crime    Post-Noir

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The Big Heat 1953, 89 min.

Fritz Lang     Starring: Alexander ScourbyLee MarvinGlenn Ford

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Internal Affairs 1990, 115 min.

Mike Figgis     Starring: Richard GereNancy TravisAnnabella Sciorra

Crime    Thriller    Police Drama

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Speed 1994, 116 min.

Jan de Bont     Starring: Keanu ReevesDennis HopperSandra Bullock

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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The Town 2010, 124 min.

Ben Affleck     Starring: Ben AffleckRebecca HallJon Hamm

Caper    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Sitting Target 1972, 93 min.

Douglas Hickox     Starring: Oliver ReedJill St. JohnIan McShane

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Frailty 2001, 100 min.

Bill Paxton     Starring: Bill PaxtonMatthew McConaugheyPowers Boothe

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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The Gift 2000, 112 min.

Sam Raimi     Starring: Cate BlanchettGiovanni RibisiKeanu Reeves

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Machete 2010, 105 min.

Robert Rodriguez     Starring: Danny TrejoRobert De NiroJessica Alba

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Bullitt 1968, 114 min.

Peter Yates     Starring: Steve McQueenRobert VaughnJacqueline Bisset

Action Thriller    Chase Movie    Crime

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Lord of War 2005, 122 min.

Andrew Niccol     Starring: Nicolas CageJared LetoBridget Moynahan

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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The Getaway 1994, 115 min.

Roger Donaldson     Starring: Alec BaldwinMichael MadsenDavid Morse

Crime    Action    Action Thriller

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Lethal Weapon 1987, 117 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Mel GibsonDanny GloverGary Busey

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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Ronin 1998, 121 min.

John Frankenheimer     Starring: Robert De NiroJean RenoNatascha McElhone

Action Thriller    Action    Chase Movie

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Green Room 2015, 94 min.

Jeremy Saulnier     Starring: Anton YelchinImogen PootsAlia Shawkat

Crime Thriller    Crime    Horror

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White Heat 1949, 114 min.

Raoul Walsh     Starring: James CagneyVirginia MayoEdmond O'Brien

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

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The Professional 1994, 110 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Jean RenoNatalie PortmanGary Oldman

Action Thriller    Action    Buddy Film

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Z 1969, 127 min.

Costa-Gavras     Starring: Yves MontandJean-Louis TrintignantJacques Perrin

Crime Thriller    Crime    Drama

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Undertow 2004, 108 min.

David Gordon Green     Starring: Josh LucasPat HealyBill McKinney

Crime Thriller    Crime    Drama

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Red Rock West 1993, 98 min.

John Dahl     Starring: Nicolas CageLara Flynn BoyleDennis Hopper

Crime Thriller    Crime    Femme Fatale

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Prisoners 2013, 146 min.

Denis Villeneuve     Starring: Hugh JackmanJake GyllenhaalViola Davis

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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The Hitch-Hiker 1953, 71 min.

Ida Lupino     Starring: Edmond O'BrienFrank LovejoyWilliam Talman

Crime Thriller    Crime    Drama

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Curtains 1983, 89 min.

Richard Ciupka     Starring: John VernonSamantha EggarLinda Thorson

Canuxploitation    Crime    Crime Drama

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Sicario 2015, 121 min.

Denis Villeneuve     Starring: Emily BluntJosh BrolinBenicio Del Toro

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Sisters 1972, 93 min.

Brian De Palma     Starring: Margot KidderJennifer SaltCharles Durning

Crime Thriller    Crime    New Hollywood

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Lethal Weapon 2 1989, 114 min.

Richard Donner     Starring: Mel GibsonDanny GloverJoe Pesci

Action Comedy    Action Thriller    Action

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Frantic 1988, 115 min.

Roman Polanski     Starring: Harrison FordBetty BuckleyJohn Mahoney

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Targets 1968, 90 min.

Peter Bogdanovich     Starring: Tim O'KellyBoris KarloffArthur Peterson

Crime    Crime Thriller    New Hollywood

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Ms. 45 1981, 80 min.

Abel Ferrara     Starring: Zoë LundAlbert SinkysDarlene Stuto

Crime Thriller    Crime    Exploitation Film

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Running Scared 2006, 122 min.

Wayne Kramer     Starring: Paul WalkerVera FarmigaCameron Bright

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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Shallow Grave 1994, 93 min.

Danny Boyle     Starring: Kerry FoxEwan McGregorKeith Allen

Crime    Crime Thriller    Thriller

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Heist 2001, 109 min.

David Mamet     Starring: Danny DeVitoDelroy LindoRicky Jay

Crime    Crime Thriller    Post-Noir

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Torso 1973, 92 min.

Sergio Martino     Starring: Tina AumontJohn RichardsonLuc Merenda

Crime    Crime Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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Black Rain 1989, 125 min.

Ridley Scott     Starring: Michael DouglasAndy GarciaKen Takakura

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Drama

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Ransom 1996, 139 min.

Ron Howard     Starring: Mel GibsonRene RussoGary Sinise

Crime    Crime Thriller    Thriller

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The Asphalt Jungle 1950, 112 min.

John Huston     Starring: Louis CalhernJames WhitmoreSam Jaffe

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

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142

Looper 2012, 118 min.

Rian Johnson     Starring: Joseph Gordon-LevittBruce WillisEmily Blunt

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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143

The Green Hornet 2011, 110 min.

Michel Gondry     Starring: Seth RogenJay ChouCameron Diaz

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Fast & Furious 6 2013, 130 min.

Justin Lin     Starring: Vin DieselDwayne JohnsonPaul Walker

Action    Action Thriller    Carsploitation

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148

Baby Driver 2017, 115 min.

Edgar Wright     Starring: Ansel ElgortLily JamesJamie Foxx

Action Thriller    Action    Caper

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150

Wild Things 1998, 108 min.

John McNaughton     Starring: Kevin BaconMatt DillonNeve Campbell

Crime    Crime Thriller    Erotic Thriller

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Drive 2011, 95 min.

Nicolas Winding Refn     Starring: Ryan GoslingCarey MulliganBryan Cranston

Chase Movie    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Fast Five 2011, 105 min.

Justin Lin     Starring: Dwayne JohnsonVin DieselPaul Walker

Action    Action Thriller    Carsploitation

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156

Magnum Force 1973, 124 min.

Ted Post     Starring: Clint EastwoodHal HolbrookMitchell Ryan

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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157

The Lookout 2007, 99 min.

Scott Frank     Starring: Joseph Gordon-LevittJeff DanielsMatthew Goode

Caper    Crime Thriller    Crime

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158

Training Day 2001, 120 min.

Antoine Fuqua     Starring: Denzel WashingtonEthan HawkeScott Glenn

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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159

Cold Fish 2010, 144 min.

Sion Sono     Starring: Makoto AshikawaDendenMitsuru Fukikoshi

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Cassandra's Dream 2007, 112 min.

Woody Allen     Starring: Colin FarrellSally HawkinsEwan McGregor

Crime    Crime Thriller    Post-Noir

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End of Watch 2012, 109 min.

David Ayer     Starring: Jake GyllenhaalMichael PeñaAnna Kendrick

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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164

Innerspace 1987, 120 min.

Joe Dante     Starring: Dennis QuaidMartin ShortMeg Ryan

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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Night Moves 1975, 100 min.

Arthur Penn     Starring: Gene HackmanJennifer WarrenSusan Clark

Crime Thriller    Crime    Detective Film

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167

The Salton Sea 2002, 103 min.

D.J. Caruso     Starring: Val KilmerVincent D'OnofrioR. Lee Ermey

Addiction Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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168

The Getaway 1972, 122 min.

Sam Peckinpah     Starring: Steve McQueenBen JohnsonSally Struthers

Action Thriller    Action    Chase Movie

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172

Man on Fire 2004, 146 min.

Tony Scott     Starring: Denzel WashingtonDakota FanningMarc Anthony

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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173

Maniac Cop 1988, 91 min.

William Lustig     Starring: Tom AtkinsBruce CampbellLaurene Landon

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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178

Fast and Furious 2009, 107 min.

Justin Lin     Starring: Vin DieselPaul WalkerMichelle Rodriguez

Action    Action Thriller    Buddy Film

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180

Taken 2008, 93 min.

Pierre Morel     Starring: Liam NeesonMaggie GraceHolly Valance

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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182

Transsiberian 2008, 111 min.

Brad Anderson     Starring: Woody HarrelsonEduardo NoriegaBen Kingsley

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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185

John Wick 2014, 96 min.

Chad Stahelski     Starring: Keanu ReevesMichael NyqvistAlfie Allen

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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186

Blood Work 2002, 110 min.

Clint Eastwood     Starring: Clint EastwoodJeff DanielsAnjelica Huston

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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188

Sexy Beast 2000, 89 min.

Jonathan Glazer     Starring: Ray WinstoneBen KingsleyIan McShane

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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190

City on Fire 1987, 101 min.

Ringo Lam     Starring: Chow Yun-FatDanny LeeCarrie Ng

Crime    Crime Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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191

Con Air 1997, 115 min.

Simon West     Starring: Nicolas CageVing RhamesJohn Cusack

Action Thriller    Action    Crime Thriller

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Pusher 1996, 105 min.

Nicolas Winding Refn     Starring: Kim BodniaZlatko BuricLaura Drasbæk

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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193

The Score 2001, 124 min.

Frank Oz     Starring: Robert De NiroEdward NortonMarlon Brando

Caper    Crime    Crime Drama

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194

Inside Man 2006, 129 min.

Spike Lee     Starring: Denzel WashingtonClive OwenJodie Foster

Caper    Crime    Crime Thriller

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195

The Iceman 2012, 98 min.

Ariel Vromen     Starring: Michael ShannonWinona RyderRay Liotta

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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Vengeance 2009, 108 min.

Johnnie To     Starring: Johnny HallydaySylvie TestudAnthony Wong

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Exiled 2006, 100 min.

Johnnie To     Starring: Anthony WongFrancis NgLam Suet

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Killer's Kiss 1955, 67 min.

Stanley Kubrick     Starring: Frank SilveraPhil StevensonDavid Vaughan

Crime Thriller    Crime    Film Noir

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207

Destroyer 2018, 123 min.

Karyn Kusama     Starring: Nicole KidmanToby KebbellTatiana Maslany

Crime Drama    Crime Thriller    Crime

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Lakeview Terrace 2008, 110 min.

Neil LaBute     Starring: Samuel L. JacksonPatrick WilsonKerry Washington

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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Passion 2012, 100 min.

Brian De Palma     Starring: Rachel McAdamsNoomi RapacePaul Anderson

Crime    Crime Thriller    Erotic Thriller

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The Square 2008, 105 min.

Nash Edgerton     Starring: David RobertsClaire Van Der BoomJoel Edgerton

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Savages 2012, 90 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Blake LivelyTaylor KitschBenicio Del Toro

Crime Thriller    Crime    Thriller

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217

Wind River 2017, 110 min.

Taylor Sheridan     Starring: Jeremy RennerElizabeth OlsenGraham Greene

Crime Thriller    Crime    Mystery

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The Boondock Saints 1999, 108 min.

Troy Duffy     Starring: Willem DafoeSean Patrick FlaneryNorman Reedus

Action    Crime    Crime Drama

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