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1. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him a story called The Princess Bride.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 322,194 | Gross: $30.86M

2. Die Hard (1988)

R | 131 min | Action, Thriller

8.2
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70 Metascore

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 649,009 | Gross: $83.01M

3. Hook (1991)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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52 Metascore

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 197,007 | Gross: $119.65M

4. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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68 Metascore

An attorney, intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

Votes: 153,337 | Gross: $39.02M

5. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

In 1970s America, a detective works to bring down the drug empire of Frank Lucas, a heroin kingpin from Manhattan, who is smuggling the drug into the country from the Far East.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Votes: 343,652 | Gross: $130.16M

6. MacGyver (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The adventures of a secret Agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Robin Mossley

Votes: 30,036

7. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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48 Metascore

Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 365,928 | Gross: $186.85M

8. Death Note (2006)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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A battle between the world's two greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Asaka Seto, Shigeki Hosokawa

Votes: 24,986

9. Easy Virtue (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

6.7
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58 Metascore

A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth

Votes: 17,643 | Gross: $2.66M

10. The Edge (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 59,555 | Gross: $27.78M

11. The Negotiator (1998)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 114,117 | Gross: $44.48M

12. Frost/Nixon (2008)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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80 Metascore

A dramatic retelling of the post-Watergate television interviews between British talk-show host David Frost and former president Richard Nixon.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Kevin Bacon, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 92,398 | Gross: $18.59M

13. Standoff (I) (2016)

R | 80 min | Drama, Thriller

6.0
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36 Metascore

Carter (Thomas Jane), a troubled veteran, gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin (Laurence Fishburne) after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Alleca | Stars: Thomas Jane, Laurence Fishburne, Ella Ballentine, Ted Atherton

Votes: 5,193

14. Sleuth (1972)

PG | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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A man who loves games and theater invites his wife's lover to meet him, setting up a battle of wits with potentially deadly results.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Alec Cawthorne, John Matthews

Votes: 39,137

15. Ricochet (1991)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A District Attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 13,533 | Gross: $21.76M

16. Swimming with Sharks (1994)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

7.1
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A young, naive Hollywood studio assistant finally turns the tables on his incredibly abusive producer boss.

Director: George Huang | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Frank Whaley, Michelle Forbes, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 20,035 | Gross: $0.38M

17. Deathtrap (1982)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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54 Metascore

A Broadway playwright puts murder in his plan to take credit for a student's script.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth

Votes: 9,762 | Gross: $19.28M

18. A Pure Formality (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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Onoff is a famous writer who hasn't published any new books for quite some time and has become a recluse. When he is picked up by the police one stormy night, without any identification, ... See full summary »

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski, Sergio Rubini, Nicola Di Pinto

Votes: 7,788 | Gross: $0.20M

19. Prescription: Murder (1968 TV Movie)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

Director: Richard Irving | Stars: Peter Falk, Gene Barry, Katherine Justice, William Windom

Votes: 2,187

20. Unicorn City (2012)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Voss entices local gamers to create a Utopian society in an attempt to impress a potential employer, but paradise is disrupted when his nemesis lays claim to the city and Voss's true love.

Director: Bryan Lefler | Stars: Jon Gries, Matt Mattson, Clint Vanderlinden, Steve Berg

Votes: 1,140

21. Chupke Chupke (1975)

Not Rated | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.5
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A newly wedded husband plays a practical joke on his wife's family with full support from his wife and friends.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 8,306

22. The Honey Pot (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, Capucine

Votes: 1,727

23. The Running Man (1963)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Hard up and with a grudge against insurance companies, Rex Black feigns his death and meets up with his wife and the money in Malaga when things seemed to have quietened down. But when the ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Laurence Harvey, Lee Remick, Alan Bates, Felix Aylmer

Votes: 636

24. Blind Revenge (2009)

Not Rated | 88 min | Thriller

5.5
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Sir Paul, a distinguished author, blinded in a horrific accident, advertises for an amanuensis, an assistant to help him with his writing. He employs the amiable Jane Ryder to be his eyes ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Tom Conti, Daryl Hannah, Miriam Margolyes, Elaine Paige

Votes: 406

25. Guilty Conscience (1987 TV Movie)

Approved | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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While an unfaithful criminal lawyer considers killing his wife, his spouse develops some schemes of her own.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Blythe Danner, Swoosie Kurtz, Donegan Smith

Votes: 698

26. Murder by Natural Causes (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Allison, the unfaithful wife of a famous mentalist with a heart problem, wants her lover to try to kill her husband by scaring him to death, but the whole thing goes downhill.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Richard Anderson, Katharine Ross, Hal Holbrook, Barry Bostwick

Votes: 338

27. Raffles (1930)

72 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A distinguished English gentleman has a secret life--he is the notorious jewel thief the press has dubbed "The Amateur Cracksman". When he meets a woman and falls in love he decides to "... See full summary »

Directors: George Fitzmaurice, Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast | Stars: Ronald Colman, Kay Francis, David Torrence, Frederick Kerr

Votes: 610 | Gross: $1.00M

28. Jamai Raja (1990)

Drama, Romance

5.4
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The conflict between Mother-in-law and Daughter-in-law is very common in every family. But in our exemplary story, there is a conflict between Mother-in-law and Son-in-law. Millionaire ... See full summary »

Director: Kodanda Rami Reddy A. | Stars: Hema Malini, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Shakti Kapoor

Votes: 418

29. Himmatwala (1983)

179 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.4
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A poor and wronged woman's son returns from the big city to avenge his father, a honest school teacher.

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Shoma Anand, Asrani, Arun Govil, Jeetendra

Votes: 184

30. The Dance of Death (1969)

G | 149 min | Drama

7.1
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An egocentric artillery captain and his venomous wife engage in savage unremitting battles in their isolated island fortress of the coast of Sweden at the turn of the century. Alice, a ... See full summary »

Director: David Giles | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Geraldine McEwan, Robert Lang, Janina Faye

Votes: 69

31. Doctor Mabuse (2013)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse returns from exile to begin a new reign of terror, and only young Inspector Carl Lohemann stands in his way.

Director: Ansel Faraj | Stars: Jerry Lacy, Nathan Wilson, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker

Votes: 54

32. Beta (1992)

171 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Beta is the story of Raju, the only child of a widowed multi millionaire. Raju's father can provide him anything he wants but Raju's only desire is to get mother's love, in order to please ... See full summary »

Director: Indra Kumar | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Aruna Irani, Laxmikant Berde

Votes: 1,416

33. Warai no daigaku (2004)

121 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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In pre-war Japan, a government censor tries to make the writer for a theater troupe alter his comedic script. As they work with and against each other, the script ends up developing in unexpected ways.

Director: Mamoru Hoshi | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Gorô Inagaki, Tae Kimura, Masao Komatsu

Votes: 726

34. Manners of Dying (2004)

104 min | Drama

7.1
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Kevin Barlow will die on schedule and according to regulations. Harry Parlington, director of the Cantos execution facility, intends to make sure of it. However Barlow chooses to go, be it ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Peter Allen | Stars: Yves Charbonney, Ron Devost, Roy Dupuis, Gregory Hlady

Votes: 194

35. Doctor Mabuse: Etiopomar (2014)

82 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Dr. Mabuse, criminal mastermind - returns in this epic steam punk thriller, in which six interwoven tales document the downfall of Dr. Mabuse and his city "Etiopomar".

Director: Ansel Faraj | Stars: Jerry Lacy, Nathan Wilson, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Lara Parker

Votes: 21

36. The Secret War (1977–1978)

Documentary, History, War

7.7
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The secret World War II role that scientists and engineers played on each side in various rivalries of military technical innovations and countermeasures.

Stars: William Woollard, Reginald Victor Jones

Votes: 15

37. Family Bonds (2012)

71 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.6
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Years after a detrimental accident splits them apart, two foster families come together to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and reconcile the past. Easier said than done.

Director: Anthony Newen | Stars: Emma Earnest, Tess Garraty, Stefan Gural, Destiny Kish

Votes: 9

38. A Battle of Wits (1921)

Short, Western

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Director: Edward A. Kull | Stars: Jack Perrin, Eileen Sedgwick, Edmund Cobb

39. A Battle of Wits (1912)

Drama, Short

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While at work in the woods, Tom meets Sue. Tug, who seeks to win the girl's hand, becomes insanely jealous when he learns of her friendship for Tom. The mountaineer inflames Sue's father ... See full summary »

Stars: Tom Moore, Alice Joyce, Earle Foxe, Logan Paul

40. Death by Death (2010)

Not Rated | 15 min | Short, Action, Comedy

7.6
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Three assassins find themselves in a deadly triangle.

Director: Joel Wilson | Stars: Heidi Ervin, Steven J. Wilson, Wynn Reichert, Ryan Smith

Votes: 5

41. A Battle of Wits (1925)

Short

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Director: Ernst Laemmle | Stars: Josie Sedgwick, Edmund Cobb

42. A Battle of Wits (1917)

Short, Drama

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Star: Harold Lockwood

43. Strike.exe (2017)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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A man finds himself locked in a battle of wits against a computer fed up of being used for porn.

Directors: Olly Lewis, Alec Sleigh | Stars: Jon Birkbeck, Olly Lewis

44. Der Etappenhase (1937)

110 min | Comedy, Romance, War

5.4
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This Forum Film Company comedy from Germany, directed by comedian Joe Stoeckle, focuses on a group of German soldiers billeted behind the lines in a captured French town during WW I, and ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Stöckel | Stars: Aribert Mog, Hermann Erhardt, Günther Lüders, Alfred Maack

Votes: 9

45. Proof (2018)

Short, Crime, Drama | Pre-production

Two honest cops engage two corrupt ones in a high-stakes battle of wits. But who's really playing whom?

Director: Martin Horlacher | Star: Martin Horlacher

46. 2 Broke Girls (2011– )
Episode: And the '90s Horse Party (2011)

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy

7.3
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Caroline and Max throw a 90's themed party, hoping to raise money.

Director: Scott Ellis | Stars: Kat Dennings, Beth Behrs, Garrett Morris, Jonathan Kite

Votes: 491

47. Orson Welles' Great Mysteries (1973– )
Episode: Battle of Wits (1973)

Drama, Mystery

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Director: James Ferman | Stars: Orson Welles, Ian Bannen, Brewster Mason

48. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Brain of Morbius: Part Four (1976)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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Morbius goes on the rampage, forcing the Doctor and Solon to team up to try and bring him back under control.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Philip Madoc, Colin Fay

Votes: 236

49. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Brain of Morbius: Part Three (1976)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.5
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The Doctor attempts to restore the Sacred Flame to prove his good intentions to the Sisterhood, while Solon prepares to connect the brain of Morbius to his body.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Philip Madoc, Colin Fay

Votes: 226

50. The Fantastic Four (1978– )
Episode: The Final Victory of Doctor Doom (1978)

22 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.1
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Doctor Doom causes a power outage that affects every machine in the United States and demands control of the U.S. armed forces, but Reed Richards knows what the evil egotist really wants.

Stars: Mike Road, Ginny Tyler, Ted Cassidy, Frank Welker

Votes: 16