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Crime film

Index Crime film

Crime cinema, in the broadest sense, is a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre. [1]

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A Better Tomorrow

A Better Tomorrow is a 1986 Hong Kong crime film, directed by John Woo, and starring Ti Lung, Leslie Cheung and Chow Yun-fat.

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A Time to Kill (1996 film)

A Time to Kill is a 1996 American crime drama film based on John Grisham's 1989 novel A Time to Kill, directed by Joel Schumacher.

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Abashiri Prison (film)

aka A Man from Abashiri Prison is a 1965 Japanese film directed by Teruo Ishii and starring Ken Takakura.

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African Americans

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.

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Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer.

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Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan (born 11 October 1942) is an Indian film actor, producer, television host, and former politician.

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Analyze This

Analyze This is a 1999 gangster comedy film directed by Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the screenplay with playwright Kenneth Lonergan and Peter Tolan.

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Aurat (1940 film)

Aurat (English: Woman) is a 1940 Indian film, directed by Mehboob Khan, starring Sardar Akhtar, Surendra, Yakub, Kanhaiyalal and Arun Kumar Ahuja.

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Badlands (film)

Badlands is a 1973 American crime film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek, and featuring Warren Oates and Ramon Bieri.

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Bandit Queen

Bandit Queen is a 1994 Indian biographical film based on the life of Phoolan Devi as covered in the book India's Bandit Queen: The True Story of Phoolan Devi by the Indian author Mala Sen.

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A barrister (also known as barrister-at-law or bar-at-law) is a type of lawyer in common law jurisdictions.

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Battles Without Honor and Humanity (film)

is a 1973 Japanese yakuza film directed by Kinji Fukasaku.

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Black comedy

Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.

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Black Friday (2007 film)

Black Friday is a 2004 Indian crime drama film written and directed by Anurag Kashyap based on Black Friday – The True Story of the Bombay Bomb Blasts, a book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings.

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Hindi cinema, often metonymously referred to as Bollywood, is the Indian Hindi-language film industry, based in the city of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), Maharashtra, India.

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Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood is a 1991 American teen hood drama film written and directed by John Singleton in his directorial debut, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., Ice Cube, Morris Chestnut, Laurence Fishburne, Nia Long, Regina King and Angela Bassett.

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Branded to Kill

is a 1967 Japanese yakuza film directed by Seijun Suzuki and starring Joe Shishido, Koji Nanbara and Annu Mari.

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Bugsy is a 1991 American crime-drama film directed by Barry Levinson which tells the story of mobster Bugsy Siegel and his relationship with Virginia Hill.

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Chinatown (1974 film)

Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

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Chow Yun-fat

Chow Yun-fat, SBS (born 18 May 1955), previously known as Donald Chow, is a Hong Kong actor.

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Cinema of India

The Cinema of India consists of films produced in the nation of India.

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City on Fire (1987 film)

City on Fire is a 1987 Hong Kong crime film written, produced and directed by Ringo Lam, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Danny Lee and Sun Yueh.

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Comedy film

Comedy is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor.

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Company (film)

Company is a 2002 Indian crime-thriller film directed by Ram Gopal Varma.

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In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority.

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Crime fiction

Crime fiction is the literary genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals, and their motives.

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Crime film

Crime cinema, in the broadest sense, is a cinematic genre inspired by and analogous to the crime fiction literary genre.

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Dawood Company is a term coined by the media for the organized criminal group controlled by wanted Terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.

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Dacoity is a term used for "banditry" in Bengali, Odiya, Hindi, Kannada and Urdu.

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Dawood Ibrahim

Dawood Ibrahim (born Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar 27 December 1955) is a criminal and a designated terrorist originally from Dongri in Mumbai, India.

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Deewaar is a 1975 Indian crime drama film, written by Salim-Javed (Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar), directed by Yash Chopra, and starring Shashi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Nirupa Roy, Parveen Babi and Neetu Singh.

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A defendant is a person accused of committing a crime in criminal prosecution or a person against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case.

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Dog Day Afternoon

Dog Day Afternoon is a 1975 American crime drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, written by Frank Pierson, and produced by Martin Bregman and Martin Elfand.

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Don (franchise)

Don is an Indian media franchise, centered on Don, a fictional Indian underworld don.

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Drama (film and television)

In reference to film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction (or semi-fiction) intended to be more serious than humorous in tone.

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Film adaptation

A film adaptation is the transfer of a work or story, in whole or in part, to a feature film.

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Film noir

Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those which emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.

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Flashback (narrative)

A flashback (sometimes called an analepsis) is an interjected scene that takes the narrative back in time from the current point in the story.

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A gang is a group of associates, friends or members of a family with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over territory in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior.

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Gangster film

A gangster film or gangster movie is a film belonging to a genre that focuses on gangs and organized crime.

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Goodfellas (stylized as GoodFellas) is a 1990 American crime film directed by Martin Scorsese.

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Gunga Jumna

Gunga Jumna (also transliterated as Ganga Jamuna or Ganga Jamna) is a 1961 Indian dacoit crime drama film, produced in Technicolor.

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Haji Mastan

Haji Mastan (1 March 1926 25 June 1994), popularly known as Haji Mastan, Bawa, or Sultan, was an Indian gangster, smuggler, film financier and real estate businessman.

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He Walked by Night

He Walked by Night is a 1948 police procedural film noir, directed by Alfred L. Werker and an uncredited Anthony Mann.

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Heat (1995 film)

Heat is a 1995 American crime film written, co-produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer.

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Heist film

The heist film is a subgenre of crime film.

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Henry Fonda

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning five decades.

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Heroic bloodshed

Heroic bloodshed is a genre of Hong Kong action cinema revolving around stylized action sequences and dramatic themes such as brotherhood, duty, honour, redemption and violence.

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Hong Kong action cinema

Hong Kong action cinema is the principal source of the Hong Kong film industry's global fame.

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Hood film

Hood film is a film genre originating in the United States, which features aspects of urban African-American or Hispanic-American culture such as hip hop music, street gangs, maras, racial discrimination, broken families, drug use and trafficking, illegal immigration into the United States and the problems of young men coming of age or struggling amid the relative poverty and violent gang activity within such neighborhoods.

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In Bruges

In Bruges is a 2008 black comedy crime film written and directed by Martin McDonagh.

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In the Heat of the Night (film)

In the Heat of the Night is a 1967 American mystery drama film directed by Norman Jewison.

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Innocence is a lack of guilt, with respect to any kind of crime, or wrongdoing.

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John Woo

John Woo SBS (Wu Yu-seng; Ng Yu-sum (Cantonese); born May 1, 1946) is a Chinese-born Hong Kong film director, writer, and producer.

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A jury is a sworn body of people convened to render an impartial verdict (a finding of fact on a question) officially submitted to them by a court, or to set a penalty or judgment.

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Kiss Me Deadly

Kiss Me Deadly is an independently made 1955 American black-and-white film noir, produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, that stars Ralph Meeker.

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L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential (1990) is a neo-noir novel by James Ellroy, and the third of his L.A. Quartet series.

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Legal drama

A legal drama or a courtroom drama is a genre of film and television that generally focuses on narratives regarding legal practice and the justice system.

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Lists of crime films

This is chronological list of crime films split by decade.

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Little Caesar (film)

Little Caesar is a 1931 American pre-Code crime film distributed by Warner Brothers, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, and starring Edward G. Robinson, Glenda Farrell, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. The film tells the story of a hoodlum who ascends the ranks of organized crime until he reaches its upper echelons.

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, produced by Matthew Vaughn and starring an ensemble cast featuring Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, and Sting.

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Madigan is a 1968 American dramatic thriller film directed by Don Siegel and starring Richard Widmark and Henry Fonda.

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A mafia is a type of organized crime syndicate whose primary activities are protection racketeering, the arbitration of disputes between criminals, and the organizing and oversight of illegal agreements and transactions.

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Mafia comedy

Mafia comedy films are a subgenre hybrid of comedy films and crime/gangster films.

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Mafia film

Mafia films — a version of gangster films — are a subgenre of crime films dealing with organized crime, often specifically with the Mafia.

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Mafia!, also known as Jane Austen's Mafia!, is a 1998 comedy film directed by Jim Abrahams and starring Jay Mohr, Lloyd Bridges (in one of his final films), Olympia Dukakis and Christina Applegate.

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Mehboob Khan

Mehboob Khan (born Mehboob Khan Ramzan Khan; 9 September 1907 at filmreference.com. – 28 May 1964) was a pioneer producer-director of Hindi cinema, best known for directing the social epic Mother India (1957), which won the Filmfare Awards for Best Film and Best Director and was a nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

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Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder is a 2003 South Korean crime-drama film co-written and directed by Bong Joon-ho.

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Menace II Society

Menace II Society (pronounced Menace to Society) is a 1993 American teen hood drama film directed by Allen and Albert Hughes in their directorial debut, and starring Tyrin Turner, Jada Pinkett, Larenz Tate and Samuel L. Jackson.

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Mother India

Mother India is a 1957 Indian epic drama film, directed by Mehboob Khan and starring Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, and Raaj Kumar.

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Mystery film

A mystery film is a genre of film that revolves around the solution of a problem or a crime.

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Nayakan (also spelt Nayagan) is a 1987 Indian Tamil-language gangster film written and directed by Mani Ratnam and starring Kamal Haasan.

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Neo-noir is a modern or contemporary motion picture rendition of film noir.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Ocean's 11

Ocean's 11 is a 1960 heist film directed by Lewis Milestone and starring five of the Rat Pack: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Joey Bishop.

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Once Upon a Time in America

Once Upon a Time in America is a 1984 epic crime drama film co-written and directed by Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone and starring Robert De Niro and James Woods.

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Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai

Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai is a 2010 Indian gangster film written by Rajat Arora, directed by Milan Luthria and produced by Ekta Kapoor.

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Organised crime in India

Organised crime in India is a reference to organised crime elements originating in India and active in many parts of the world.

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Organized crime

Organized crime is a category of transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals who intend to engage in illegal activity, most commonly for money and profit.

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Pain & Gain

Pain & Gain is a 2013 American dark comedy crime film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie.

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Parinda (English: Bird) is a 1989 Indian crime drama film co-written, produced and directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.

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Play (theatre)

A play is a form of literature written by a playwright, usually consisting of dialogue between characters, intended for theatrical performance rather than just reading.

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Police procedural

The police procedural, or police crime drama, is a subgenre of detective fiction that depicts investigations into several unrelated crimes in a single story or episode.

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Pre-Code crime films

The era of American film production from the early sound era to the enforcement of the Hays Code in 1934 is denoted as Pre-Code Hollywood.

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Private investigator

A private investigator (often abbreviated to PI and informally called a private eye), a private detective, or inquiry agent, is a person who can be hired by individuals or groups to undertake investigatory law services.

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Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is an American director, writer, and actor.

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Reginald Rose

Reginald Rose (December 10, 1920 – April 19, 2002) was an American film and television writer most widely known for his work in the early years of television drama.

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Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs is a 1992 American heist thriller film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino in his feature-length debut.

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Ringo Lam

Ringo Lam Ling-Tung (Cantonese: Lam Ling-tung), is a Hong Kong film director, producer, and screenwriter.

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Running Scared (2006 film)

Running Scared is a 2006 German-American crime thriller film written and directed by Wayne Kramer, and starring Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, and Vera Farmiga.

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Salaam Bombay!

Salaam Bombay! is a 1988 Indian film written and directed by Mira Nair, and screenwritten by her longtime creative collaborator, Sooni Taraporevala.

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Salim-Javed were a screenwriting duo in the Indian film industry, composed of Salim Khan and Javed Akhtar.

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Satya (1998 film)

Satya (italics) is a 1998 Indian Hindi language crime film, produced and directed by Ram Gopal Varma; written by Saurabh Shukla and Anurag Kashyap.

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Scarface (1932 film)

Scarface (also known as Scarface: The Shame of the Nation and The Shame of a Nation) is a 1932 American pre-Code gangster film starring Paul Muni as Antonio "Tony" Camonte.

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Seven (1995 film)

Seven (stylized as SE7EN) is a 1995 American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by David Fincher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker.

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Sholay (meaning "Embers") is a 1975 Indian action-adventure film in Hindi language, written by Salim-Javed, directed by Ramesh Sippy, and produced by his father G. P. Sippy.

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Sin City (film)

Sin City (also known as Frank Miller's Sin City) is a 2005 American neo-noir crime anthology film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.

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Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire is a 2008 British drama film directed by Danny Boyle, written by Simon Beaufoy, and produced by Christian Colson.

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Sonatine (1993 film)

is a 1993 Japanese yakuza film directed, written and edited by Takeshi Kitano, who also stars in the film.

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Straight Time

Straight Time is a 1978 American crime drama film directed by Ulu Grosbard and starring Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, M. Emmet Walsh and Kathy Bates.

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Suspense is a feeling of fascination and excitement mixed with apprehension, tension, and anxiety developed from an unpredictable, mysterious, and rousing source of entertainment.

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The Big Sleep (1946 film)

The Big Sleep is a 1946 film noir directed by Howard Hawks, the first film version of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel of the same name.

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The Call (2013 film)

The Call is a 2013 American psychological thriller horror crime film directed by Brad Anderson and written by Richard D'Ovidio.

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The Departed

The Departed is a 2006 American crime drama film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by William Monahan.

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The French Connection (film)

The French Connection is a 1971 American crime thriller film directed by William Friedkin.

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The Godfather

The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo's best-selling novel of the same name.

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The Killing (film)

The Killing is a 1956 film noir directed by Stanley Kubrick and produced by James B. Harris.

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The Long Goodbye (film)

The Long Goodbye is a 1973 thriller film directed by Robert Altman and based on Raymond Chandler's 1953 novel of the same title.

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The Maltese Falcon (1941 film)

The Maltese Falcon is a 1941 film noir written and directed by John Huston in his directorial debut, and based on Dashiell Hammett's 1930 novel of the same name.

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The Pope of Greenwich Village

The Pope of Greenwich Village is a 1984 American crime black comedy film directed by Stuart Rosenberg and starring Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Geraldine Page, Kenneth McMillan and Burt Young.

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The Public Enemy

The Public Enemy (Enemies of the Public in the UK) is a 1931 American all-talking pre-Code gangster film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. The film was directed by William A. Wellman and stars James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods, Donald Cook, and Joan Blondell.

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The Silence of the Lambs (film)

The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American horror-thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn.

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The Town (2010 film)

The Town is a 2010 American crime thriller film co-written, directed by and starring Ben Affleck, adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves.

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The Untouchables (film)

The Untouchables is a 1987 American gangster film directed by Brian De Palma, produced by Art Linson, written by David Mamet, and based on the book The Untouchables (1957).

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Thriller (genre)

Thriller is a broad genre of literature, film and television, having numerous, often overlapping subgenres.

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Tower Heist

Tower Heist is a 2011 American heist comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson, based on a story by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Griffin.

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Twelve Angry Men (Westinghouse Studio One)

Twelve Angry Men is a 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose for the Studio One anthology American television series.

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Untraceable is a 2008 American horror, crime thriller film starring Diane Lane, Colin Hanks, Billy Burke, and Joseph Cross.

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In law, a verdict is the formal finding of fact made by a jury on matters or questions submitted to the jury by a judge.

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Witness (1985 film)

Witness is a 1985 American crime thriller film directed by Peter Weir and starring Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis.

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Witness for the Prosecution (1957 film)

Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film with film noir elements.

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Witness for the Prosecution (1982 film)

Witness for the Prosecution is a 1982 television film version of Agatha Christie's short story and play, and also a remake of the Billy Wilder film Witness for the Prosecution (1957).

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Witness for the Prosecution (play)

Witness for the Prosecution is a play adapted by Agatha Christie from her short story.

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Yakuza film

is a popular film genre in Japanese cinema which focuses on the lives and dealings of yakuza, Japanese organized crime syndicates.

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Zanjeer (1973 film)

Zanjeer (italic) is a 1973 Indian crime action film, written by Salim-Javed (mostly by Salim Khan, with assistance from Javed Akhtar), directed and produced by Prakash Mehra, and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Pran, Ajit and Bindu.

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12 Angry Men (1957 film)

12 Angry Men is a 1957 American courtroom drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose.

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