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1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 338,728 | Gross: $179.87M

2. The Mummy Returns (2001)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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48 Metascore

The mummified body of Imhotep is shipped to a museum in London, where he once again wakes and begins his campaign of rage and terror.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo

Votes: 251,869 | Gross: $202.01M

3. Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action

7.0
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68 Metascore

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

Votes: 220,316 | Gross: $162.83M

4. The Following (2013–2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry

Votes: 74,915

5. Snow Day (2000)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.0
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34 Metascore

When a school in upstate New York is snowed in, a group of students hi-jack a plow to keep the school closed.

Director: Chris Koch | Stars: Chevy Chase, Schuyler Fisk, Chris Elliott, Mark Webber

Votes: 9,520 | Gross: $60.01M

6. 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: 186,452 | Gross: $119.65M

7. Willow (1988)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Votes: 82,401 | Gross: $57.27M

8. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 271,649 | Gross: $77.86M

9. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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63 Metascore

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 202,268 | Gross: $35.71M

10. The Captive (2014)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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36 Metascore

Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos

Votes: 19,802

11. The City of Lost Children (1995)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.7
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73 Metascore

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.

Directors: Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Ron Perlman, Daniel Emilfork, Judith Vittet, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 56,499 | Gross: $1.51M

12. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 138,108 | Gross: $93.77M

13. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.8
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38 Metascore

In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

Votes: 61,814 | Gross: $130.51M

14. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

Votes: 31,353

15. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug-and-organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.

Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Bin Won, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

Votes: 44,839

16. Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

PG | 128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery

Votes: 37,281

17. An American Crime (2007)

R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

Votes: 25,957

18. Rocky Handsome (2016)

119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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When a drug mafia abducts an eight-year old, her dearest man sets out on a mission with a view of returning the compliment.

Director: Nishikant Kamat | Stars: John Abraham, Shruti Haasan, Nishikant Kamat, Nathalia Kaur

Votes: 4,453

19. Ransom (1996)

R | 121 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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60 Metascore

When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise, Rene Russo, Brawley Nolte

Votes: 100,696 | Gross: $136.45M

20. Chungking Express (1994)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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77 Metascore

Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Brigitte Lin, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Faye Wong

Votes: 41,751 | Gross: $0.60M

21. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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56 Metascore

A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 47,261 | Gross: $0.05M

22. The Punisher (1989)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori

Votes: 16,569

23. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)

94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents and the brother of Cindel all die in this attack. Cindel and the Ewok Wicket ... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips

Votes: 6,486

24. Little House: Bless All the Dear Children (1984 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.6
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During preparation for Christmas baby Rose Wilder is kidnapped by the woman who recently lost her child. Looking for her Laura, Almanzo and Mr Edwards meet lonely orphan boy, who finally stays with that woman.

Director: Victor French | Stars: Melissa Gilbert, Dean Butler, Richard Bull, Victor French

Votes: 224

25. Choke (2008)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

Director: Clark Gregg | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald, Kathryn Alexander

Votes: 28,827 | Gross: $2.93M

26. Madeline (1998)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family

5.9
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The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. ... See full summary »

Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer | Stars: Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Hatty Jones, Ben Daniels

Votes: 5,261 | Gross: $29.77M

27. Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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36 Metascore

A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Jet Li, DMX, Mark Dacascos, Anthony Anderson

Votes: 35,455 | Gross: $34.60M

28. L'immortel (2010)

117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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A retired mobster goes on a revenge spree after being left for dead with 22 bullets in his body by his former childhood friend.

Director: Richard Berry | Stars: Jean Reno, Kad Merad, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Marina Foïs

Votes: 26,099

29. Ugly (2013)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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The case of a missing girl takes us through a journey of human greed and brushes upon the egos and repressed emotions of the characters.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Rahul Bhat, Ronit Roy, Tejaswini Kolhapure, Vineet Kumar Singh

Votes: 11,096

30. Trapped (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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42 Metascore

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings' turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.

Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend

Votes: 19,829 | Gross: $0.06M

31. The Emerald Forest (1985)

R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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After the son of engineer Bill Markham is abducted by an aboriginal tribe on the edge of the rain forest, the engineer spends the next 10 years searching for him.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Powers Boothe, Meg Foster, Yara Vaneau, William Rodriguez

Votes: 7,514 | Gross: $24.47M

32. Clifford (1994)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

5.3
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Clifford is a ten-year-old troublemaker, who puts not only his parents through hell, but also his uncle with whom his parents have discarded him to.

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: Martin Short, Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 5,629 | Gross: $7.41M

33. Obsession (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, Sylvia Kuumba Williams

Votes: 6,255

34. Father Hood (1993)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy

4.7
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A deadbeat dad kidnaps his kids from the bus. Based on the true life stories and experiences of Michael J. Hardy.

Director: Darrell Roodt | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall

Votes: 2,338 | Gross: $3.42M

35. High and Low (1963)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai, Kyôko Kagawa

Votes: 18,766

36. Heavy Rain (2010 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Crime, Drama

9.2
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As a child goes missing, his father tirelessly works to rescue him, while a journalist, an FBI agent, and a private detective try to identify his kidnapper known only as the "Origami Killer".

Director: David Cage | Stars: Sam Douglas, Pascal Langdale, Jacqui Ainsley, Judi Beecher

Votes: 6,892

37. Cool as Ice (1991)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

2.8
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A rap-oriented remake of "The Wild One", with heavy emphasis on the fact that rap star Vanilla Ice has assumed the Marlon Brando role.

Director: David Kellogg | Stars: Vanilla Ice, Kristin Minter, Naomi Campbell, Deezer D

Votes: 7,674 | Gross: $1.19M

38. Gardens of the Night (2008)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.0
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43 Metascore

After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.

Director: Damian Harris | Stars: Gillian Jacobs, John Malkovich, Ryan Simpkins, Tom Arnold

Votes: 3,536

39. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970's. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.

Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 1,893

40. Man on Fire (1987)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A former CIA agent, John Creasy, is hired as a bodyguard for a girl in Italy, who becomes the daughter he never had. When she is abducted, Creasy's fiery rage is unleashed, and despite being badly wounded, embarks on a bloody revenge spree.

Director: Élie Chouraqui | Stars: Scott Glenn, Jade Malle, Joe Pesci, Brooke Adams

Votes: 1,184 | Gross: $0.52M

41. Diverted Eden

Action, Crime, Drama | Filming

After 7 year old Eden is kidnapped during an home invasion, single father Dane Hunte takes matters into his own hands, while Detective Fini, leading the investigation, unravels the mystery surrounding the unusual crime.

Director: Prince Bagdasarian | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Michael Urie, Najarra Townsend, Daniel Josev

42. Jack the Bear (1993)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

6.5
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Danny DeVito is John Leary, a professional clown, whose wife's death in a car accident has left him to care for his two young boys. Loving, but useless at the daily job of fathering, the ... See full summary »

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes, Gary Sinise

Votes: 3,328 | Gross: $5.15M

43. Jazbaa (2015)

119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Tensions arise when the daughter of nation's best lawyer is kidnapped. Now she'll have to save a rapist from death sentence, as ransom, within 4 days.

Director: Sanjay Gupta | Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan Khan, Shabana Azmi, Jackie Shroff

Votes: 2,451

44. Otis (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.1
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Suburban America gone haywire. In the midst of a serial abductor/killer's rampage, a beautiful young teen, Riley Lawson, goes missing. When her desperate parents, Will and Kate, are ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Krantz | Stars: Tarah Paige, Bostin Christopher, Ashley Johnson, Tracy Scoggins

Votes: 4,437

45. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

3.6
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19 Metascore

Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Wych Kaosayananda | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Talisa Soto, Gregg Henry

Votes: 16,901 | Gross: $14.29M

46. Penny Dreadful (2013)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.6
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A novice crook gets involved in a ransom plot, but winds up kidnapping the wrong girl.

Director: Shane Atkinson | Stars: Oona Laurence, David H. Stevens, Marnie Schulenburg, Rick Zahn

Votes: 152

47. Ronja Robbersdaughter (1984)

126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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Borka and his band and Mattis's band of robbers are rivals. Birk, his parents and their band live in the wild in Mattisforrest. They move in to Metis-stronghold, which belonged to his ... See full summary »

Director: Tage Danielsson | Stars: Hanna Zetterberg, Dan Håfström, Börje Ahlstedt, Lena Nyman

Votes: 8,777

48. Cohen and Tate (1988)

R | 86 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A boy kidnapped by two mismatched hitmen puts them at each other's throats while being driven to their employers, possibly to be killed. Cohen, an older professional becomes increasingly ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Red | Stars: Roy Scheider, Adam Baldwin, Harley Cross, Cooper Huckabee

Votes: 1,260

49. Tees Maar Khan (2010)

135 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

2.5
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Posing as a movie producer, a conman attempts to trick an entire village into helping him rob a treasure-laden train.

Director: Farah Khan | Stars: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor

Votes: 8,505 | Gross: $1.08M

50. The Peanut Butter Solution (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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Peanut butter is the secret ingredient for magic potions made by two friendly ghosts. Eleven-year-old Michael loses all of his hair when he gets a fright and uses the potion to get his hair... See full summary »

Director: Michael Rubbo | Stars: Mathew Mackay, Siluck Saysanasy, Alison Darcy, Michael Hogan

Votes: 1,449