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1.
Topaz (1969)
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A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missle Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring. (143 mins.)
 
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Billion Dollar Brain (1967)
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A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom? (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
3.
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
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A woman reports that her young daughter is missing, but there seems to be no evidence that she ever existed. (107 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
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Midnight Lace (1960)
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In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question, when she claims to be the victim of a stalker. (110 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
5.
Logan's Run (1976)
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An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. (119 mins.)
 
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Escape from New York (1981)
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In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him. (99 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
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JFK (1991)
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A New Orleans DA discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. (189 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
 
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The Spiral Staircase (1946)
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In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced. (83 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
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The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)
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In New York, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it's paid, how could they get away? (104 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
10.
Possessed (1947)
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After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there. (108 mins.)
 
11.
The Living Daylights (1987)
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James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov. (130 mins.)
Director: John Glen
 
12.
GoldenEye (1995)
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James Bond teams up with the lone survivor of a destroyed Russian research center to stop the hijacking of a nuclear space weapon by a fellow agent formerly believed to be dead. (130 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
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James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage. (119 mins.)
 
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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
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After being rescued and brought to an island, a man discovers that its inhabitants are experimental animals being turned into strange-looking humans, all of it the work of a visionary doctor. (96 mins.)
 
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Repulsion (1965)
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A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence. (105 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
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The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
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After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them. (113 mins.)
Director: Rowland V. Lee
 
17.
Night Must Fall (1937)
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When a rich but cantankerous dowager on an isolated estates hires an engaging handyman, her niece/companion becomes suspicious of his motives. (116 mins.)
Director: Richard Thorpe
 
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The Whistler (1944)
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A depressed man hires an assassin to kill him when he least expects it, but when his life takes an upward turn, he finds he now wishes to live. (59 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
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Crime in the Streets (1956)
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Social worker tries to befriend local slum gang. (91 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
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The Devil at 4 O'Clock (1961)
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A crusty, eccentric priest recruits three reluctant convicts to help him rescue a children's leper colony from a Pacific island menaced by a smoldering volcano. (126 mins.)
Director: Mervyn Le Roy
 
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Macabre (1958)
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A doctor's daughter is kidnapped and buried alive, and he is given just five hours to find and rescue her. (72 mins.)
Director: William Castle
 
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The Conspirators (1944)
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Vincent Van Der Lyn, a Dutch freedom fighter in WWII, is forced to neutral Lisbon to escape the Nazis... (101 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
23.
Lord of the Flies (1963)
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Lost on an island, young survivors of a plane crash eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational boys' attempts to prevent that. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Brook
 
24.
The Hunger Games (2012)
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Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death. (142 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
25.
Jeopardy (1953)
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A man vacationing with his wife and son near a desolate jetty in Baja becomes trapped under a rotten timber as the inevitable tide threatens to drown him. (69 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
26.
Panic in Year Zero! (1962)
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A family of four leaves Los Angeles for a camping trip just before a nuclear bomb destroys the city. As lawlessness prevails, the father must fight to keep his family alive. (93 mins.)
Director: Ray Milland
 
27.
The Man with a Cloak (1951)
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In 1848 NYC, a Frenchwoman visits exiled former French Marshal Thevenet to ask for his financial help in behalf of his French grandson but Thevenet's house staff schemes to kill him and take his fortune. (84 mins.)
Director: Fletcher Markle
 
28.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
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Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
29.
Cat's Eye (1985)
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A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror. (94 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
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Frenzy (1972)
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A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man. (116 mins.)
 
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The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979)
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American based Federation World Airlines has just acquired a Concorde jet, which will make its inaugural commercial flight from Washington D.C... (113 mins.)
 
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Air Force One (1997)
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Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them. (124 mins.)
 
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Charade (1963)
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Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Who can she trust? (113 mins.)
Director: Stanley Donen
 
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Torn Curtain (1966)
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An American scientist publicly defects to East Germany as part of a cloak and dagger mission to find the solution for a formula resin before planning an escape back to the West. (128 mins.)
 
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Seven Days in May (1964)
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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. (118 mins.)
 
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The Day of the Dolphin (1973)
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Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He... (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
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The Power (1968)
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One by one members of a special project team are being killed by telekinesis - the ability to move things with the power of the mind alone. The race is to determine which of the remaining team members is the murderer and how to stop them. (108 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
38.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
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The Bride wakens from a four-year coma. The child she carried in her womb is gone. Now she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins who betrayed her - a team she was once part of. (111 mins.)
 
39.
13 Rue Madeleine (1946)
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When spy chief Bob Sharkey finds out one of his agents-in-training is actually a Nazi double agent, his strategic decision not to arrest him results in tragedy. (95 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
40.
Basic Instinct (1992)
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A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved. (127 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
41.
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
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The Bride continues her quest of vengeance against her former boss and lover Bill, the reclusive bouncer Budd and the treacherous, one-eyed Elle. (137 mins.)
 
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The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
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When Jason Bourne is framed for a CIA operation gone awry, he is forced to resume his former life as a trained assassin to survive. (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
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The Sadist (1963)
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Three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by a bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend. (92 mins.)
Director: James Landis
 
44.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
45.
Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)
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A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer. (104 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
 
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Scream of Fear (1961)
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A wheelchair-bound young woman returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate. (81 mins.)
Director: Seth Holt
 
47.
Thinner (1996)
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An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
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Dangerously They Live (1941)
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Dr. Michael Lewis treats Jane, a mysterious woman claiming to be a British secret agent on the run from German spies... (77 mins.)
Director: Robert Florey
 
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British Intelligence (1940)
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Although the home of cabinet minister Arthur Bennett is a hotbed of spies, moles, and double agents, no one knows the true identity of notorious German spymaster Strendler. (61 mins.)
Director: Terry Morse