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1. 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: 836,760 | Gross: $127.97M

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.

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

Votes: 91,615 | Gross: $0.10M

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.

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

Votes: 185,032 | Gross: $51.48M

4. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 56,407 | Gross: $35.00M

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."

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

Votes: 62,360 | Gross: $13.10M

6. Gothika (2003)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, 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 or what she has done.

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

Votes: 91,929 | Gross: $59.59M

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.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 46,299 | Gross: $40.85M

8. Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.5
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Batman works desperately to find a bomb planted by the Joker while Amanda Waller hires her newly formed Suicide Squad to break into Arkham Asylum to recover vital information stolen by the Riddler.

Directors: Jay Oliva, Ethan Spaulding | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Neal McDonough, Hynden Walch, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 21,587

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...

Director: Tom Kalin | Stars: Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, Stephen Dillane, Anne Reid

Votes: 9,210 | Gross: $0.43M

10. 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.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt, Lucas McHugh Carroll

Votes: 54,189 | Gross: $33.31M

11. Reefer Madness (1936)

PG | 66 min | Drama, Thriller

3.8
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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.

Director: Louis J. Gasnier | Stars: Dorothy Short, Kenneth Craig, Lillian Miles, Dave O'Brien

Votes: 6,426

12. Asylum (I) (1972)

PG | 88 min | Horror

6.5
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In order to secure a job at a mental institution, a young psychiatrist must interview four patients inside the asylum.

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

Votes: 4,053

13. Asylum Blackout (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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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.

Director: Alexandre Courtès | Stars: Rupert Evans, Richard Brake, Dave Legeno, Kenny Doughty

Votes: 3,352

14. 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.

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

Votes: 2,813

15. Truth (2013)

94 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.0
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23 Metascore

A suspenseful, psychological thriller, "Truth" exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb, who suffers from ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Moretti | Stars: Rebekah Aramini, Blanche Baker, Angel Brazier, Kimberly Colyer

Votes: 412

16. I lossens time (2013)

100 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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Helen, who is a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man, who has been sent to a high security psychiatric ward after having killed an old ... See full summary »

Director: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen | Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Søren Malling, Lia Boysen, Signe Egholm Olsen

Votes: 1,088

17. Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)

PG | 97 min | Musical, Sci-Fi, Comedy

5.4
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Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Pia Zadora, Craig Sheffer, Tom Nolan, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 391

18. The Mad Dog Killer (1977)

Unrated | 91 min | Crime, 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 »

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

Votes: 644

19. The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)

Approved | 88 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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In a turn-of-the-century Renaissance Italian mansion, its tyrannical owner, a one-handed, wheelchair-bound pianist, with a strong belief in the occult, is murdered.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen

Votes: 1,719

20. Fallen Angel (2007– )

205 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Votes: 246

21. 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.

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

Votes: 2,610

22. Signpost to Murder (1964)

78 min | Crime, Thriller

6.0
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Alex Forrester, convicted of murdering his wife, fails to gain his release after spending 10 years in a British asylum for the criminally insane. Dr. Mark Fleming, Forrester's psychiatrist,... See full summary »

Director: George Englund | Stars: Joanne Woodward, Stuart Whitman, Edward Mulhare, Alan Napier

Votes: 258

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

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

5.3
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2 girls on the lam hide out in a college fraternity.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Betty Grable, Sheree North, Robert Cummings, Charles Coburn

Votes: 134

24. 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.

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

Votes: 218

25. 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 »

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

Votes: 48

26. Shan dong kuang ren (1985)

Action, Drama

5.7
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Cheng Tzu-hao and Kao Ying-wei, are CID officers in Hong Kong that are transferred to the same action squad to help solve a number of robberies and murders committed by a notorious, vicious... See full summary »

Director: Lung Wei Wang | Stars: Siu-Ho Chin, Chan-Peng Chang, Lung Wei Wang, Meng Lo

Votes: 11

27. Animal Crackers (Pentimenti) (2012)

9 min | Short, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 48

28. Agrimnon (2019)

Action | Pre-production

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Director: Jamaal James

29. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Episode: Beyond the Veil (1996)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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After memories of an alien abduction, Eddie Wexler finds himself at an institute where the staff makes patients with similar memories relive their experiences. Are the patients paranoid or is the institute infiltrated by with aliens?

Director: Allan Eastman | Stars: Michael O'Keefe, Finn Carter, Nathaniel DeVeaux, Alex Diakun

Votes: 125

30. 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 »

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

31. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Committed (2005)

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

8.2
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Sara accompanies Grissom to a mental hospital where one of its inmates has been murdered inside his room. Interviewing patients prove to be harder than usual as most of them are mentally ... See full summary »

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 496

32. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Do or Die (2001)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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The two Julies discover a stray cat. Di shows Josh the ropes. Helen moves Podger to G Wing, much to the annoyance of everyone else. Someone sets fire to Nikki's cell.

Director: Jo Johnson | Stars: Simone Lahbib, Debra Stephenson, Mandana Jones, Lindsey Fawcett

Votes: 13

33. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Founder's Mutation (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A scientist working for the DOD commits suicide. Mulder and Scully start an investigation only to discover a secret mutation experiment.

Director: James Wong | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Jonathan Whitesell

Votes: 5,060

34. Celebrity Playhouse (1955– )
Episode: Girl at Large (1956)

30 min | Drama

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A man gives a pretty hitchhiker a lift only to discover she's an escapee from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Lola Albright, Helen Parrish, Larry J. Blake

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

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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.

Director: Harry Falk | Stars: Karl Malden, Richard Hatch, Lois Nettleton, Linden Chiles

Votes: 22

36. 26 Men (1957–1959)
Episode: Judge Not (1958)

30 min | Western

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A rancher recently released from a mental hospital avenges himself upon the men who committed him.

Director: Franklin Adreon | Stars: Tristram Coffin, Kelo Henderson, Myron Healey, Rebecca Welles

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

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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.

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

Votes: 70

38. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Nature of the Beast (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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While Michael is tasked by the organization he infiltrated to take down a drug smuggler, Fiona, Jesse, and Strong find out more about its leader, James.

Director: Tawnia McKiernan | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Coby Bell, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 155

39. T.J. Hooker (1982–1986)
Episode: Nightmare (1986)

70 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Semiconscious after an auto accident, Stacy is taken in by an escaped mental patient claiming to be a doctor.

Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: William Shatner, Heather Locklear, James Darren, Joseph Hacker

Votes: 12

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

Documentary

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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 »

Directors: Steve Allen, Chris Triffo | Star: Bill Courage

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

Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Julie is trapped in a strange house with an escaped lunatic.

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

Votes: 6

42. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: The Turn of the Screw (2001)

Crime, Drama

8.1
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As Fenner recuperates in hospital, Helen heads the internal investigation into his stabbing. Sylvia arranges for Shell's transfer to Larkhall's "Muppet Wing" where a surprise cell mate awaits. Nikki remains in a state of heartbreak.

Director: Mike Adams | Stars: Claire King, Jack Ellis, Kim Taylforth, Philip McGough

Votes: 15

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

TV-PG | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.0
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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.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Steve Ihnat

Votes: 1,111