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

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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 ...
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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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Are all main crimes in CSI solved?

After watching quite a few episodes of CSI:Crime Scene Investigation I get the feeling that all crimes are solved. Is there any episodes where they actually fail in doing this?
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Murderous cop on a training island [duplicate]

I saw this movie long ago that started with two cops in a training island (a man and a blond woman) walking into some kinda room or a farm that had dead cat hanged up to the ceiling, the woman gets ...
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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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What poison in Poirot: The Big Four?

What drug was used in the itv version of The Big Four? The one that caused the paralysis in the two hostages and one of the murder victims.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Says “bada bing” while killing mob boss, betrayed by lover

I watched part of a movie on TV in 2007 or 2008, where the lead character was a typical clever, independent, master-of-all-trades, living-away-from-society-in-woods guy who carried out tasks like ...
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Movie about a guy killed with a car jack

I'm looking for a movie which was released probably before 2002. It involves an overweight man who gets his head smashed with a car jack. In the beginning there is a scene where the guy's wife is ...
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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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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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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 ...