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1. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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83 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 605,256 | Gross: $78.90M

2. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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73 Metascore

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 529,834 | Gross: $91.12M

3. Transformers (2007)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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61 Metascore

An ancient struggle between two Cybertronian races, the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons, comes to Earth, with a clue to the ultimate power held by a teenager.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson

Votes: 529,919 | Gross: $318.76M

4. A Beautiful Mind (2001)

PG-13 | 135 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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72 Metascore

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 658,419 | Gross: $170.71M

5. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

Votes: 327,822 | Gross: $33.05M

6. Midnight Special (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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76 Metascore

A father and son go on the run, pursued by the government and a cult drawn to the child's special powers.

Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver

Votes: 53,901 | Gross: $3.71M

7. Manhunter (1986)

R | 119 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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78 Metascore

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 52,513 | Gross: $8.62M

8. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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41 Metascore

Sean Anderson partners with his mom's husband on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 71,315 | Gross: $103.81M

9. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 211,899 | Gross: $92.93M

10. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.5
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48 Metascore

Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger, Justin Bartha, Jon Voight

Votes: 189,392 | Gross: $219.96M

11. Hollow Man (2000)

R | 112 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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24 Metascore

Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens

Votes: 105,759 | Gross: $73.21M

12. The Bletchley Circle (2012–2014)

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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In 1952, four women who worked at the wartime code-breaking center, Bletchley Park, reunite to track down a serial killer.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Julie Graham, Sophie Rundle, Anna Maxwell Martin

Votes: 6,774

13. Killers (2010)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.4
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21 Metascore

A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple.

Director: Robert Luketic | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Selleck, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 75,731 | Gross: $47.00M

14. Enigma (2001)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.4
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64 Metascore

A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 18,140 | Gross: $4.30M

15. Midway (1976)

PG | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

6.8
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A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford

Votes: 14,176

16. Summer Wars (2009)

PG | 114 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.6
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63 Metascore

A student tries to fix a problem he accidentally caused in OZ, a digital world, while pretending to be the fiancé of his friend at her grandmother's 90th birthday.

Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Stars: Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nanami Sakuraba, Mitsuki Tanimura, Takahiro Yokokawa

Votes: 18,566 | Gross: $0.08M

17. Who Am I? (1998)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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A secret agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by a number of other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

Directors: Benny Chan, Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Michelle Ferre, Mirai Yamamoto, Ron Smerczak

Votes: 29,341

18. Out of Reach (2004 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.0
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Billy Ray Lansing, a former covert agent turned survivalist, discovers that the foster program he is using to help a young girl is actually a human trafficking network. Lancing heads overseas to find the girl and shut down the operation.

Director: Po-Chih Leong | Stars: Steven Seagal, Ida Nowakowska, Agnieszka Wagner, Matt Schulze

Votes: 4,017

19. The Gallant Hours (1960)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.2
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A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.

Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello, Vaughn Taylor

Votes: 969

20. La fille de d'Artagnan (1994)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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The story begins on the autumn of 1654 in South France. Eloise lives in a cloister. Her famous father left her there. The young lady is enthusiastic about honour, faithfulness, affection to... See full summary »

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Philippe Noiret, Claude Rich, Sami Frey

Votes: 2,723 | Gross: $0.31M

21. Decker (2014– )

11 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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C.I.A. superagent Jack Decker has to save America from terrorists because the "President" doesn't have the balls to do what it takes.

Stars: Tim Heidecker, Joe Estevez, Gregg Turkington, James Mane Jr.

Votes: 595

22. Codebreaker (2011 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.0
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The highs and lows of Alan Turing's life, tracking his extraordinary accomplishments, his government persecution through to his tragic death in 1954. In the last 18 months of his short life... See full summary »

Directors: Clare Beavan, Nic Stacey | Stars: Ed Stoppard, Henry Goodman, Paul McGann, Asa Briggs

Votes: 858

23. Dus (2005)

152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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Siddhant Dheer lives a wealthy lifestyle with his brother, Shashank, and sister, Anu. Both Siddhant and Shashank work for India's Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC), along with Aditya and Aditi. ... See full summary »

Director: Anubhav Sinha | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Zayed Khan

Votes: 2,389

24. Feng sheng (2009)

118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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1942, Nanjing (Nanking). Following a series of assassination attempts on officials of the Japanese-controlled puppet government, the Japanese spy chief gathers a group of suspects in a ... See full summary »

Directors: Kuo-Fu Chen, Qunshu Gao | Stars: Xun Zhou, Hanyu Zhang, Bingbing Li, Xiaoming Huang

Votes: 2,500

25. Breaking the Code (1996 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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A biography of the English mathematician Alan Turing, who was one of the inventors of the digital computer and one of the key figures in the breaking of the Enigma code, used by the Germans... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wise | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Alun Armstrong, Blake Ritson, William Mannering

Votes: 577

26. Cold Weather (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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64 Metascore

A guy who moves back to Portland, Oregon becomes involved in the mystery of his ex-girlfriend's disappearance.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Cris Lankenau, Raúl Castillo, Robyn Rikoon, Trieste Kelly Dunn

Votes: 1,955 | Gross: $0.14M

27. King of the Texas Rangers (1941)

Approved | 215 min | Adventure, Western

7.6
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Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Sammy Baugh, Neil Hamilton, Pauline Moore, Duncan Renaldo

Votes: 42

28. Bios + politeia (1987)

105 min | Comedy

7.2
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A gifted electrician, Michalis Karamanos works for OTE - Greek Telecommunications Organization and it seems that he is the only one who hasn't been completely absorbed by the corrupt and ... See full summary »

Director: Nicos Perakis | Stars: Giorgos Kimoulis, Dimitris Kallivokas, Giorgos Kotanidis, Pavlos Kontoyannidis

Votes: 452

29. Raiders of Ghost City (1944)

Approved | 225 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.4
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During the latter stages of the Civil War, a gang of supposed Confederates, headed by Alex Morel (Lionel Atwill), raid all gold shipments destined for Washington from Oro Grande, California... See full summary »

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Dennis Moore, Wanda McKay, Lionel Atwill, Joe Sawyer

Votes: 31

30. Oswald's Ghost (2007)

83 min | Documentary

6.6
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62 Metascore

It accounts the events before and after one the most important events during that time, and they were told through eyewitnesses who were living at that time.

Director: Robert Stone | Stars: Hugh Aynesworth, David Bellin, Hale Boggs, Judith Campbell Exner

Votes: 181

31. Secrets of Scotland Yard (1944)

Passed | 68 min | Mystery

6.1
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Scotland Yard's Room 40 was instrumental in Allied victory during WW1, but has been compromised in the decades since, a killer in their midst.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Edgar Barrier, Stephanie Bachelor, C. Aubrey Smith, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 19

32. SOS Coast Guard (1937)

Approved | 224 min | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A mad scientist tries to sell his formula for a dist integrating gas to foreign powers.

Directors: Alan James, William Witney | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Bela Lugosi, Maxine Doyle, Richard Alexander

Votes: 139

33. The Secret Code (1942)

Approved | 275 min | Action, Drama

7.8
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A superhero known as The Black Commando battles Nazi agents who use explosive gases and artificial lightning to sabotage the war effort.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Paul Kelly, Anne Nagel, Trevor Bardette, Rudolph Anders

Votes: 35

34. Sekret Enigmy (1979)

158 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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Three Polish mathematicians are the first to crack the sophisticated Enigma code used by the Germans just before the Second World War. They build replicas of the Enigma machines and manage ... See full summary »

Director: Roman Wionczek | Stars: Tadeusz Borowski, Piotr Fronczewski, Piotr Garlicki, Tadeusz Plucinski

Votes: 30

35. Pacific Rendezvous (1942)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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Anxious to see some naval action in the Pacific during WWII, Lt. Bill Gordon makes the mistake of telling his new girlfriend, ditzy Elaine Carter, that he was an expert in deciphering codes... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Lee Bowman, Jean Rogers, Mona Maris, Carl Esmond

Votes: 85

36. The Thomas Beale Cipher (2010 Video)

10 min | Animation, Short, Action

6.7
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Professor White, cryptographer extraordinaire, is on the trail of the notoriously uncrackable Thomas Beale cipher, a century-old riddle hiding the location of a fortune in gold. But White is not alone-shadowy forces are tight on his tail.

Director: Andrew S. Allen | Stars: Kevin Cox, Richard Dusatko, Michael Falcone, Scott Johnson

Votes: 98

37. Purble Place (2007 Video Game)

Family

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38. Who Got Diana Dors' Millions (2003 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Diana Dors secret code revealing the whereabouts of a hidden family fortune.

Director: Isabel Tang | Star: Mark Dawson

39. Duishou (2009– )

Drama, War

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Stars: Murray Clive Walker, Winston Chao, Yulu Du, Yuanzheng Feng

40. Perception (2012–2015)
Episode: Cipher (2012)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Pierce tries to crack a coded message left in a newspaper.

Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith

Votes: 203

41. Supernatural (2005– )
Episode: Dark Dynasty (2015)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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While investigating a strange murder, Sam and Dean discover the killer has the same tattoo as those from the Styne family; Castiel plays referee when Charlie and Rowena must work together; Crowley turns to an old enemy for help with Rowena.

Director: Robert Singer | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Sheppard

Votes: 2,219

42. Orphan Black (2013– )
Episode: Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2013)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.1
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Dr. Leekie offers deals to both Alison and Cosima. Sarah meets Rachel Duncan. Delphine tries to make amends. Alison tries to get her life back together. Helena escapes.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,350

43. Elizabeth R (1971– )
Episode: Horrible Conspiracies (1971)

Biography, Drama

8.3
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It is 1586 and Mary Queen of Scots has been imprisoned in England for nearly 20 years, Walsingham is determined to strike Mary and the catholic faction down. Elizabeth tries to protect her ... See full summary »

Director: Roderick Graham | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Vivian Pickles, Stephen Murray, Hamilton Dyce

Votes: 30

44. Atashinchi no danshi (2009– )
Episode: Hômuresu musume vs Henjin 6-kyôdai (2009)

Comedy

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Director: Hidetomo Matsuda | Stars: Maki Horikita, Jun Kaname, Yoshinori Okada, Osamu Mukai

45. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: Invention Convention (2012)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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An obnoxious but brilliant inventor who is thoroughly disliked by his colleagues wins First Prize at an 'invention convention' but is shot in the forehead by an unknown killer as he accepts the award.

Director: Cal Coons | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Thomas Craig, Georgina Reilly, Jonny Harris

Votes: 119

46. King (2011– )
Episode: Josh Simpson (2012)

Crime, Drama

7.1
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King and her team investigate the shooting of an officer at an illegal poker game.

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Amy Price-Francis, Alan Van Sprang, Gabriel Hogan, Rossif Sutherland

Votes: 21

47. Jericho (1966–1967)
Episode: Long Journey Across a Short Street (1966)

60 min | Drama, War

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In order to destroy a German decoding installation in Paris, the Jericho team must tunnel into it from a dress manufacturer's shop across the street, which does not please the owner of the shop.

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Don Francks, Marino Masé, John Leyton, Mark Lenard

48. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Nazi Attack on America (2015)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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Following the attack on Pearl Harbor German seizes the opportunity to attack cargo ships along the United State East coast while the United States is unprepared. This program describes the ... See full summary »

Directors: Owen Palmquist, Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Bob Ballard, Robert Church, Gordon Claudius, Homer H. Hickam Jr.

Votes: 34

49. American Playhouse (1981– )
Episode: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (1985)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

2.1
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The mind of a computer programmer forced to take a virtual vacation is removed by a totalitarian government and accidentally trapped in the virtual reality simulation. He must find a way out before he expires.

Director: Douglas Williams | Stars: Raul Julia, Linda Griffiths, Donald Moore, Wanda Cannon

Votes: 2,176

50. Perception (2012–2015)
Episode: Silence (2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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A sniper at Moretti's office building wounds her friend, and hours later, the first victim's partner is shot, leading Pierce to the back woods of Virginia in search of a shooter he can relate to.

Director: LeVar Burton | Stars: Eric McCormack, Rachael Leigh Cook, Kelly Rowan, Arjay Smith

Votes: 91