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1. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.

Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

2. Bronson (2008)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.1
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71 Metascore

A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.

Writers: Brock Norman Brock, Nicolas Winding Refn | Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Tom Hardy, Kelly Adams, Luing Andrews, Katy Barker

3. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Writer: Michael Cooney | Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

4. Gothika (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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38 Metascore

A repressed female psychiatrist wakes up as a patient in the asylum where she worked with no memory of why she is there and what she has done.

Writer: Sebastian Gutierrez | Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Halle Berry, Penélope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr., Charles S. Dutton

5. Frailty (2001)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

A man confesses to an FBI agent his family's story of how his religious fanatic father's visions lead to a series of murders to destroy supposed "demons."

Writer: Brent Hanley | Director: Bill Paxton | Stars: Bill Paxton, Matthew McConaughey, Powers Boothe, Matt O'Leary

6. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Writers: Billy Hayes, William Hoffer, Oliver Stone | Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

7. House on Haunted Hill (1999)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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28 Metascore

A millionaire offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.

Writers: Robb White, Dick Beebe | Director: William Malone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher

8. The Informant! (2009)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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66 Metascore

The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.

Writers: Scott Z. Burns, Kurt Eichenwald | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt, Lucas McHugh Carroll

9. Savage Grace (2007)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

5.9
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51 Metascore

A dramatization of the shocking Barbara Daly Baekeland murder case, which happened in a posh London flat on Friday 17 November 1972. The bloody crime caused a stir on both sides of the Atlantic and remains one of the most memorable American Tragedies...

Writers: Howard A. Rodman, Natalie Robins, Steven M.L. Aronson | Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Dillane, Anne Reid

10. Reefer Madness (1936)

TV-PG | 66 min | Drama

3.7
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Cautionary tale features a fictionalized and highly exaggerated take on the use of marijuana. A trio of drug dealers lead innocent teenagers to become addicted to "reefer" cigarettes by holding wild parties with jazz music.

Writers: Lawrence Meade, Arthur Hoerl, Paul Franklin | Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien

11. Asylum (I) (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

6.5
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A young psychiatrist interviews four inmates in a mental asylum to satisfy a requirement for employment. He hears stories about 1) the revenge of a murdered wife, 2) a tailor who makes a ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Bloch | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Barbara Parkins, Richard Todd, Sylvia Syms, Peter Cushing

12. Asylum Blackout (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm.

Writers: S. Craig Zahler, Jérôme Fansten | Director: Alexandre Courtès | Stars: Rupert Evans, Anna Skellern, Dave Legeno, Darren Kent

13. The End (1978)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Slapstick black comedy about a man (Reynolds) who finds that he hasn't much longer to live and has bungled his attempts at suicide.

Writer: Jerry Belson | Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Dom DeLuise, Strother Martin

14. Fallen Angel (2007 TV Mini-Series)

205 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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Stars: Charles Dance, Clare Holman, Barbara Wilshere, Richard Manlove

15. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.

Writer: Frank Partos | Director: Boris Ingster | Stars: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron

16. The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Horror

6.6
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Locals in an Italian village believe evil has taken over the estate of a recently deceased pianist where several murders have taken place. The alleged killer: the pianist's severed hand.

Writers: William Fryer Harvey, Curt Siodmak | Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen

17. The Mad Dog Killer (1977)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts ... See full summary »

Writer: Sergio Grieco | Director: Sergio Grieco | Stars: Helmut Berger, Marisa Mell, Richard Harrison, Marina Giordana

18. KillerKiller (2007)

76 min | Horror

3.7
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In a security facility housing only captured serial killers, something or someone is picking off the inmates.

Writer: Pat Higgins | Director: Pat Higgins | Stars: Richard Collins, Scott Denyer, Dutch Dore-Boize, Cy Henty

19. How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

5.1
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2 girls on the lam hide out in a college fraternity.

Writers: Edward Hope, Nunnally Johnson, Howard Lindsay, Lyford Moore, Harlan Thompson | Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Betty Grable, Sheree North, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn

20. Who's There? (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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Ashlee Fridenberg Irene González and Natalie Hansen Ewelina Lukaszewska are two college students. On a crazy week, they decide to take a Ryan Air flight to spend the weekend in the forests ... See full summary »

Writer: Pau Masó | Director: Pau Masó | Stars: Irene González, Ewelina Lukaszewska, Pau Masó, Angela Vida

21. Animal Crackers (Pentimenti) (2012)

9 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.3
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There is no doubt that Sylvie (Krista Blomberg) adores Little Amanda (Alexis Weil) as she spends time with her and they prepare for Amanda's bath. Ten years later Sylvie is a changed woman ... See full summary »

Writers: Krista Blomberg, Tyler A. Chase | Director: Tyler A. Chase | Stars: Krista Blomberg, Jürgen Jones, Alexis Weil

22. Harbor Command (1957– )
Episode: Boat Bomb (1957)

30 min | Action

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When Captain Hardesty fires an electrician for constantly picking fights with his fellow crew members, the enraged sailor threatens to blow the vessel into smithereens. Hardesty thought ... See full summary »

Writer: Don Ingalls | Director: Leon Benson | Stars: Wendell Corey, Ken Drake, Casey Walters, Edward O'Brien

23. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Interlude (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Carolyn, the unfaithful wife of a city prosecutor, witnesses a murder after meeting her paramour in a hotel. She cannot identify him, but the killer, an escapee from a mental institution, befriends and begins stalking her.

Writers: Larry Alexander, Edward Hume, Carolyn Weston | Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Karl Malden, Richard Hatch, Lois Nettleton, Linden Chiles

24. Starsky and Hutch (1975–1979)
Episode: Lady Blue (1975)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A go-go dancer is discovered murdered and bound with television antenna wire. She was a former policewoman and girlfriend of Starsky's, which sparks him and Hutch to tap several eccentric informants for a lead on the crazed killer.

Creator: William Blinn | Director: Don Weis | Stars: David Soul, Paul Michael Glaser, Antonio Fargas, Bernie Hamilton

25. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: The Bedroom Strangler (2006)

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Women are being attacked in their beds at night. At each crime scene police find no trace of forced entry and are baffled as to how this intruder is gaining access to apartments sometimes ... See full summary »

Writer: Colin McNeil | Directors: Steve Allen, Chris Triffo | Star: Bill Courage

26. Mod Squad (1968–1973)
Episode: The Night Holds Terror (1973)

Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Creator: Buddy Ruskin | Director: Richard Newton | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

27. Star Trek (1966–1969)
Episode: Whom Gods Destroy (1969)

51 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Kirk and Spock are taken prisoners by a former starship captain named Garth, who now resides at, and has taken over, a high security asylum for the criminally insane.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Lee Erwin, Jerry Sohl | Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Steve Ihnat