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1. The Hunger Games (2012)

PG-13 | 142 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Stanley Tucci

Votes: 732,786 | Gross: $408.00M

2. Looper (2012)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano

Votes: 450,514 | Gross: $66.47M

3. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 849,831 | Gross: $127.97M

4. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

Votes: 159,120 | Gross: $26.51M

5. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

6.7
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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

Votes: 130,227 | Gross: $43.98M

6. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a nine year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

Votes: 152,545 | Gross: $41.57M

7. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 141,661 | Gross: $61.28M

8. Child 44 (2015)

R | 137 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

A disgraced member of the Russian military police investigates a series of child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman

Votes: 47,228 | Gross: $1.21M

9. Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

R | 97 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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37 Metascore

Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees return to terrorize the teenage population. Except this time, they're out to get each other, too.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

Votes: 92,767 | Gross: $82.16M

10. Stoker (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 88,635 | Gross: $1.70M

11. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Horror

7.6
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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 85,645

12. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 53,146 | Gross: $44.79M

13. Patient Seven (2016)

116 min | Horror

4.9
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The film centers on Dr. Marcus, a renowned psychiatrist who has selected 6 severe mentally ill and dangerous patients from the Spring Valley Mental Hospital to interview as part of research... See full summary »

Directors: Danny Draven, Paul Davis, Ómar Örn Hauksson, Dean Hewison, Joel Morgan, Johannes Persson, Nicholas Peterson, Erlingur Thoroddsen, Rasmus Wassberg | Stars: Michael Ironside, Jack Plotnick, Drew Fonteiro, Rane Jameson

Votes: 1,409

14. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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During the 1880s, Soviet authorities hunt for a serial killer who picks his victims in railway stations and commuter trains and lures them into the woods.

Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 12,969

15. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger

Votes: 9,841

16. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

Ten years after his original massacre, the invalid Michael Myers awakens and returns to Haddonfield to kill his seven-year-old niece on Halloween. Can Dr. Loomis stop him?

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

Votes: 31,536 | Gross: $17.77M

17. Boy A (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.7
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75 Metascore

The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a crime he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 34,086 | Gross: $0.11M

18. The Funhouse (1981)

R | 96 min | Horror

5.9
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Four teenage friends spend the night in a carnival funhouse and are stalked by a deformed man in a Frankenstein mask.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Elizabeth Berridge, Shawn Carson, Jeanne Austin, Jack McDermott

Votes: 9,208

19. What the Peeper Saw (1972)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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A wealthy author's second wife begins to suspect that her 12 year old stepson may have murdered his mother, who mysteriously died in a bathtub accident.

Directors: James Kelley, Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 466

20. The Final Conflict (1981)

R | 108 min | Horror

5.6
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The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow

Votes: 14,747

21. Lady in White (1988)

R | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a small town during the 1960's, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.

Director: Frank LaLoggia | Stars: Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 5,032 | Gross: $1.71M

22. Welp (2014)

84 min | Adventure, Horror

5.9
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49 Metascore

Over-imaginative 12 year-old Sam heads off to the woods to summer scout camp with his pack convinced he will encounter a monster...and he does.

Director: Jonas Govaerts | Stars: Maurice Luijten, Evelien Bosmans, Titus De Voogdt, Stef Aerts

Votes: 4,157

23. Strangeland (1998)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A detective pursues a sadist specializing in body modification rituals who lures teenagers through the internet.

Director: John Pieplow | Stars: Kevin Gage, Elizabeth Peña, Dee Snider, Brett Harrelson

Votes: 5,819 | Gross: $0.63M

24. Madman (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A legendary psychopathic murderer stalks a summer camp.

Director: Joe Giannone | Stars: Gaylen Ross, Tony Fish, Harriet Bass, Seth Jones

Votes: 3,130

25. Happy Town (2010)

60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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A deputy sheriff is confronted with the unsolved mystery of a half-dozen child kidnappings over the past decade in a small town in Minnesota.

Stars: Geoff Stults, Lauren German, Amy Acker, Robert Wisdom

Votes: 2,945

26. L'ultima orgia del III Reich (1977)

X | 92 min | Horror, War

4.4
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Lise Cohen is taken to a special prisoner-of-war camp for female Jews, a camp run as a bordello to entertain the German officers and troops going in to battle. The camp is run with an iron ... See full summary »

Director: Cesare Canevari | Stars: Adriano Micantoni, Daniela Poggi, Maristella Greco, Fulvio Ricciardi

Votes: 954

27. Downriver (2015)

99 min | Drama

6.3
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James has served time for drowning a little boy when he was a child, although the body was never found in the river. A visit from his victim's mother upon parole sends him on a quest to ... See full summary »

Director: Grant Scicluna | Stars: Reef Ireland, Elena Mandalis, Alicia Gardiner, Rory Mackenzie

Votes: 250

28. The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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As the police search for a missing pregnant woman, new evidence emerges that throws suspicion on her seemingly devoted husband.

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Dean Cain, Sarah Brown, G.W. Bailey, Cindy Hogan

Votes: 976

29. Nightmare (1981)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror

5.8
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A mental patient embarks on a murder spree upon escaping from an institution.

Director: Romano Scavolini | Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben

Votes: 2,247

30. Antikörper (2005)

127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

Long wanted serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police strike. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him. He associates a brutal ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Norman Reedus, Christian von Aster, André Hennicke, Waltraud Witte

Votes: 6,382

31. Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)

R | 105 min | Horror

3.8
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13 Metascore

Tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder.

Director: Nick Palumbo | Stars: Sven Garrett, Cerina Vincent, Tony Todd, Gunnar Hansen

Votes: 3,563

32. Where the Dead Go to Die (2012)

95 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror

4.3
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A troubled group of children living on the same block are haunted by a talking dog named Labby who brings them on surreal hell-rides between different dimensions and time periods.

Director: Jimmy ScreamerClauz | Stars: Ruby Larocca, Brandon Slagle, Joey Smack, Victor Bonacore

Votes: 574

33. Il rosso segno della follia (1970)

GP | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A bridal design shop owner kills various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma that's causing him to commit murder.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Stephen Forsyth, Dagmar Lassander, Laura Betti, Jesús Puente

Votes: 2,406

34. Wara no tate (2013)

117 min | Thriller

6.3
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35 Metascore

A team of cops must protect an accused killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Nanako Matsushima, Gorô Kishitani, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 1,881

35. Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, History

6.7
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40 Metascore

Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film ... See full summary »

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Ian Holm, Jeffrey Golden, Jo Vukelich, Marcus Monroe

Votes: 1,224

36. Chi l'ha vista morire? (1972)

90 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A young girl is brutally murdered somewhere in France. Sometime later, the same thing happens to the daughter of a well-known sculptor. This time the parents (the sculptor and his wife) ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Lado | Stars: George Lazenby, Anita Strindberg, Adolfo Celi, Dominique Boschero

Votes: 1,505

37. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Matsu is sheltered by an incestuous prostitute on her run from the police, her ex-prison mate and a cop whose arm she hacked off.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita, Reisen Ri, Yayoi Watanabe

Votes: 898

38. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhilds Rache (1924)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party. She tries to persuade Etzel and the other Huns, that... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Theodor Loos, Hans Carl Mueller

Votes: 3,011

39. The 13th Floor (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.8
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As a child, a girl witnesses her father electrocute a young boy. When she grows into an adult, the ghost of the murdered boy appears to her, and together they set out to expose the crimes of her father.

Director: Chris Roache | Stars: Kylie Clare, Tony Blackett, Allen Leong, Matthew Nicholls

Votes: 402

40. The Candy Snatchers (1973)

R | 94 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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An abused autistic boy is the sole witness to the kidnapping of a teenage heiress.

Director: Guerdon Trueblood | Stars: Tiffany Bolling, Ben Piazza, Susan Sennett, Brad David

Votes: 888

41. Krueger: Another Tale from Elm Street (2013)

7 min | Short, Horror

6.1
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In Springwood, long before he became a demon of dreams, Freddy Krueger stalked the streets under another name - The Springwood Slasher. A little girl will learn why she should never get into a stranger's car.

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Breanna Lakatos

Votes: 227

42. Fritz Lang (2016)

104 min | Drama

6.3
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Filmmaker Fritz Lang seeks inspiration for his first sound film by immersing himself in the case of serial killer Peter Kürten.

Director: Gordian Maugg | Stars: Heino Ferch, Thomas Thieme, Samuel Finzi, Johanna Gastdorf

Votes: 115

43. Alien Zone (1978)

PG | 90 min | Horror

4.1
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A man who is having an affair with a married woman is dropped off on the wrong street when going back to his hotel. He takes refuge out of the rain when an old man invites him in. He turns ... See full summary »

Director: Sharron Miller | Stars: John Ericson, Ivor Francis, Judith Novgrod, Burr DeBenning

Votes: 457

44. Krueger: A Walk Through Elm Street (2014)

6 min | Short, Drama, Horror

6.6
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The origin story of Fred Krueger told from his own perspective.

Director: Chris R. Notarile | Stars: Roberto Lombardi, Vera Vanguard, Jacob Flowers, Andrea-Nichole Olivas

Votes: 119

45. Le pacte du silence (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.8
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A priest who is also a doctor investigates the mysterious illness of a young nun who shares a dark secret with her twin sister who is a convicted child murderer.

Director: Graham Guit | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Élodie Bouchez, Carmen Maura, Isaac Sharry

Votes: 853

46. The Rose Garden (1989)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

7.0
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In Germany, an old man attacks another old man and is arrested. The attacker refuses to speak. A female lawyer is appointed to him. She discovers that the attacker has numbers tattooed on his arm and the attacked man was a German officer.

Director: Fons Rademakers | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Maximilian Schell, Peter Fonda, Jan Niklas

Votes: 294

47. Movie Night (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Horror

5.6
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Young high school horror movie lover goes on a killing spree, wiping out everyone that comes in his path.

Director: Anthony Edward Curry | Stars: Anthony Edward Curry, Tim Cronin, J.D. Brown, Ed McKeever

Votes: 8

48. Blind Turn (2012)

80 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Samantha Holt is forced to confront her dark secrets when she is kidnapped and held prisoner by a man from her past out for revenge.

Director: Robert Orr | Stars: Rachel Boston, Jay Dee Walters, John Gabriel, Christian Stokes

Votes: 92

49. Kids Who Kill (2014 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Crime

7.1
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The cases of British child murderers Daniel Bartlam, Santre Sanchez Gayle, the Doran brothers, the Victoria Station gang, and Robert Thompson & Jon Venables.

Director: Andrew Dunn | Stars: Ben Daniels, Daniel Bartlam, David Canter, Albert Kirby

Votes: 9

50. Children of Crime (1998– )

200 min | Documentary, Crime

6.9
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CSI based documentary series, which uncovered the tragic history of Britain's young murderers, including the horrific cases of Jamie Bulger & Mary Bell.

Stars: David Dimbleby, Leah Jones, David Bryson, Harvey Burrows

Votes: 7