A TV or film genre that fictionalises crimes, their detection, criminals and their motives. Also crime film, crime fiction.

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1980's Movie or TV show featuring a silver bulletproof trench coat?

I remember a very Robocop-esque scene in a movie I watched sometime in the early 90's on syndicated TV. In it, a minor character hero rappels down a rope into a warehouse full of "bad guys," and ...
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What is the name of the movie about conning a cop to get some drug money?

A fairly recent film. A cop has a relationship with a woman who is married. She and her husband play him by faking the burning of their house (supposedly leading to the husband's death) and her ...
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A murder hidden amidst serial killing

I'm trying to recall a crime story made (and probably set) in the 20th century, where there's a serial killer with several victims. Our perceptive protagonist figures out that one of the crimes is ...
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Legalities of shows recording crime?

I'm not quite sure how to form this question, but basically I've watched a lot of shows that record crimes happening. These are usually the series about narcotics, violence, etc. The shows film crimes ...
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Movie in which a crime lord executes hencemen in his office

I've had these particular scenes in my head for years but I'm curious as to what movie they came from, I must have seen it at least 15 years ago. If a henchman messed up in someway he would be ...
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Movie with intro where man kills two girls in a field

This has been driving me crazy for 10 years, maybe more. I saw it on TV and only watched the intro and got kinda scared (yeah I was very young) so I didn't watch past the intro, thus I can't describe ...
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Old Film from the late 60's or 70's. Maybe Chinese or french. Femme Fatale

I have just seen one 5 minutes or so long scene from this film like 5 years ago, I can't remember the language or if it was dubbed. The movie was in color, it looked old, like "1000 eyes of sumuru" ...
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Help what's the name of a Three Kings-ish WW2 movie (Not Kellys Heroes)?

I'm looking for a movie from the early to late 00s, set during WW2. So end of the war, France after D-Day, our "heroes" are german deserters who want to clean out one of the SS goldstashes and then ...
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Serial killer who is a photographer

I'm looking for either a movie or a tv show involving a pair of detectives who investigated a series of murders. I want to say that the victims were mostly females. After a while, the detectives ...
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90's cop/detective movie

I saw the end of this movie movie (last 10-15 mins) in the early 90s. I don't remember the name of the lead/hero/cop/detective but it seemed like a good movie. The hero/cop/detective is dejected as ...
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1980's ish movie, man kills wife and police send in substitute

A movie set in rural US. This is kind of the plot - the police chief in small town figures out a women has been murdered but husband tells him she is away. To catch him out they send in a "pretend" ...
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Double agent wearing a wire gets caught in a car

In a car, some man in a suit gets his cover blown because 1 or 2 other people tear off his shirt and expose that the man is wearing a microphone attached with scotchtape to his chest under a white ...
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South American crime tv series with a cannibal named Bruno, 90s or early 2000

I remember seeing some of this series which was subtitled but they spoke spanish, in the early part of 2000. It was a female (blonde I think) detective that was being held hostage by a (I think ...
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TV programme or movie where people die in an elevator

OK so this is something I watched on television about 7 years ago, I really want to say it's a movie but this is all I remember: Its a crime investigation of a suspected murder of people in a hotel ...
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A movie about a female cop going after two bored young lads that killed a woman

I watched an excellent movie before and now want to re-watch it, but can't remember its name. Here's the plot: Setting: California, or somewhere in the wild West, a ranch or something like that, ...
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Help identify this movie about college student robber?

I've seen this movie a couple years ago. The main character is a student, as well as a robber, and gets caught... Following some events he joins a college. On one of his courses (psychology?) he has ...
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identify this movie about that there is no perfect crime

The movie shows us that no matter what nobody can make a perfect crime. It starts with a murder. The main actress is black and the killer. There are no suspicions about her in the whole movie. All ...
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Struggling to remember the name of a Brit gangster drama series

A British drama series - late 90s / early 2000s - about a gangland family. I think it was set in the 60s. As I recall, when the boss dies, the son and daughter take over the family and disown ...
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Are there any crime investigation shows where the protagonists don’t always correctly solve the case, or even sometimes capture\imprison a wrong guy? [duplicate]

For instance not solving the case can make the characters depressed; and capturing a wrong person can be revealed in some later episodes or just shown to the viewers from the wrongly-accused’s point ...
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Man searching for his girlfriend and partner in crime with the help of another girl

The movie starts of in an open road where a cop car (or maybe more than one, but I think one cop car because it's like those old heist movies with not much cops in the area, country, western like) is ...
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An “older” movie about a man stealing a dead man's identity

All I remember about the movie is that a man in a hotel in Africa (I think) takes the identity of a man that he finds dead next door. The man doesn't realize that people are looking for the man whose ...
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Mafiosi abduct man from Italian village for job in America. What's the film?

They pick up a man in the "old country", fly him to America (NY?), and use him as executioner in a gangland murder. Then they fly him back to his Italian vilage.
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Searching for TV series consisting of Police trio team

I am looking for a police drama series starring a trio team consisting of two men and one woman. They deal with normal day to day police work and encounter thugs, drug dealers, murderers and other ...
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Evolution/existence of television police proceduals in non-English speaking countries?

I'm interested in the evolution and/or existence of the police procedural genre on television. Wikipedia outlines the time-line and summarizes representative shows through history for a few ...
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A movie about a female thief who can't be caught

I recently watched Catch Me If You Can (2002) and my mother told me she have also watched a movie a bit like that, but she doesn't remember the name. Some points that she does remember: The convict ...