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1. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Creator: Eric Kripke | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

2. Bones (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

8.1
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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

3. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

6.7
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46 Metascore

Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants.

Writer: Frank Miller | Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

4. Fight Club (1999)

R | 139 min | Drama

8.9
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66 Metascore

An insomniac office worker looking for a way to change his life crosses paths with a devil-may-care soap maker and they form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more...

Writers: Chuck Palahniuk, Jim Uhls | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf

5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

6. Sex Tape (2014)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.1
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36 Metascore

A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.

Writers: Kate Angelo, Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper

7. Noah (2014)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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68 Metascore

A man is chosen by his world's creator to undertake a momentous mission before an apocalyptic flood cleanses the world.

Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Ari Handel | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson

8. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Writer: Aaron Guzikowski | Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

9. Léon: The Professional (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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64 Metascore

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.

Writer: Luc Besson | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello

10. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

R | 102 min | Drama

8.4
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68 Metascore

The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger.

Writers: Hubert Selby Jr., Darren Aronofsky | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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65 Metascore

As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy

12. Captain Phillips (2013)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.9
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83 Metascore

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Writers: Billy Ray, Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Catherine Keener

13. 3 Days to Kill (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A dying CIA agent trying to reconnect with his estranged daughter is offered an experimental drug that could save his life in exchange for one last assignment.

Writers: Adi Hasak, Luc Besson | Director: McG | Stars: Kevin Costner, Hailee Steinfeld, Connie Nielsen, Amber Heard

14. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Writers: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi, Mark Protosevich | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

15. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Michael Ende, Robert Easton | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

16. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, Mystery

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.

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

17. The Exorcist (1973)

R | 122 min | Horror

8.0
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82 Metascore

When a teenage girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her daughter.

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair, Lee J. Cobb

18. The Road (I) (2009)

R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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64 Metascore

In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.

Writers: Cormac McCarthy, Joe Penhall | Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall

19. Cast Away (2000)

PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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73 Metascore

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

Writer: William Broyles Jr. | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

20. The Book of Eli (2010)

R | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

Writer: Gary Whitta | Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Gary Oldman

21. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Thriller

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A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

22. A Serbian Film (2010)

NC-17 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.

Writers: Aleksandar Radivojevic, Srdjan Spasojevic | Director: Srdjan Spasojevic | Stars: Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Jelena Gavrilovic, Slobodan Bestic

23. Takers (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Writers: Peter Allen, Gabriel Casseus, John Luessenhop, Avery Duff | Director: John Luessenhop | Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy

24. The Mist (2007)

R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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58 Metascore

A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives.

Writers: Frank Darabont, Stephen King | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

25. Piranha 3D (2010)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

5.5
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53 Metascore

After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.

Writers: Pete Goldfinger, Josh Stolberg | Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

26. Battle Royale (2000)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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81 Metascore

In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Writers: Koushun Takami, Kenta Fukasaku | Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

27. In the Blood (I) (2014)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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40 Metascore

When her husband goes missing during their Caribbean vacation, a woman sets off on her own to take down the men she thinks are responsible.

Writers: James Robert Johnston, Bennett Yellin | Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Gina Carano, Cam Gigandet, Danny Trejo, Luis Guzmán

28. The Basketball Diaries (1995)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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46 Metascore

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school ... See full summary »

Writers: Jim Carroll, Bryan Goluboff | Director: Scott Kalvert | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, Marilyn Sokol, James Madio

29. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.0
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69 Metascore

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Writers: Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

30. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

5.8
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55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Writer: Eli Roth | Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

31. 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.

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

32. Striptease (1996)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.2
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A stripper and single mother gets dragged into a dangerous situation after a congressman takes a fancy to her.

Writers: Carl Hiaasen, Andrew Bergman | Director: Andrew Bergman | Stars: Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Armand Assante, Ving Rhames

33. Falling Down (1993)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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56 Metascore

An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.

Writer: Ebbe Roe Smith | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Barbara Hershey, Rachel Ticotin

34. 30 Days of Night (2007)

R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller

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53 Metascore

After an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires.

Writers: Steve Niles, Stuart Beattie, Brian Nelson, Ben Templesmith | Director: David Slade | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster

35. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Horror

6.6
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83 Metascore

A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Ruth Livier, Lorna Raver

36. Devil (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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44 Metascore

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Writers: Brian Nelson, M. Night Shyamalan | Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green

37. Anger Management (2003)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy

6.2
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52 Metascore

Sandler plays a businessman who is wrongly sentenced to an anger-management program, where he meets an aggressive instructor.

Writer: David Dorfman | Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Marisa Tomei, Luis Guzmán

38. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.9
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80 Metascore

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Writer: David Mamet | Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin

39. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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30 Metascore

A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation.

Writer: James Kearns | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

40. The Bodyguard (1992)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Music

6.0
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A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs

41. Biutiful (2010)

R | 148 min | Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

This is the story of Uxbal, a man living in this world, but able to see his death, which guides his every move.

Writers: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo | Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu | Stars: Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib, Guillermo Estrella

42. The Possession of Michael King (2014)

R | 83 min | Horror

5.7
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34 Metascore

Michael King (Shane Johnson), who doesn't believe in God or the Devil. Following the sudden death of his wife, Michael decides to make his next film about the search for the existence of ... See full summary »

Writers: David Jung, Tedi Sarafian | Director: David Jung | Stars: Shane Johnson, Ella Anderson, Cara Pifko, Krystal Alvarez

43. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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65 Metascore

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Writer: Chris Sparling | Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

44. Animal Kingdom (2010)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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83 Metascore

A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him.

Writer: David Michôd | Director: David Michôd | Stars: James Frecheville, Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Bryce Lindemann

45. 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

46. A Young Doctor's Notebook (2012– )

23 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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In the early 20th century, a young doctor arrives in a small Russian village around the time of the Russian Revolution to work in the local hospital.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Rosie Cavaliero, Adam Godley

47. Boiler Room (2000)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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63 Metascore

A college dropout gets a job as a broker for a suburban investment firm, which puts him on the fast track to success, but the job might not be as legitimate as it sounds.

Writer: Ben Younger | Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt

48. 13 (I) (2010)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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29 Metascore

A naive young man assumes a dead man's identity and finds himself embroiled in an underground world of power, violence, and chance where men gamble behind closed doors on the lives of other men.

Writers: Géla Babluani, Greg Pruss | Director: Géla Babluani | Stars: Sam Riley, Alice Barrett, Gaby Hoffmann, Jason Statham

49. Brooklyn's Finest (2009)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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43 Metascore

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.

Writer: Michael C. Martin | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke, Wesley Snipes

50. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare