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1. Suspicion (1941)

Not Rated | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A shy young heiress marries a charming gentleman, and soon begins to suspect he is planning to murder her.

Writers: Samson Raphaelson, Joan Harrison, Alma Reville, Anthony Berkeley | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 21,708

2. Radioactive Dreams (1985)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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After an atomic war Phillip Hammer and Marlowe Chandler have spent 15 years on their own in an bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave... See full summary »

Writer: Albert Pyun | Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: John Stockwell, Michael Dudikoff, Michele Little, Lisa Blount

Votes: 1,176

3. The Blue Gardenia (1953)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.9
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A telephone operator ends up drunk and at the mercy of a cad in his apartment. The next morning she wakes up with a hangover and the terrible fear she may be a murderess.

Writers: Charles Hoffman, Vera Caspary | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr

Votes: 3,063

4. Angoor (1982)

Comedy

8.4
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Based on Shakespeare's 'A comedy of errors', this is a story of identical twins (2 pairs) and mistaken identities.

Writers: Gulzar, William Shakespeare | Director: Gulzar | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Moushumi Chatterjee, Deven Verma, Aruna Irani

Votes: 2,279

5. Rebound (1952–1953)
Episode: It Wouldn't Be Fair

30 min | Drama, Mystery

An avid reader of murder mysteries tries to make suggestions to help her boyfriend, a police detective crack a tough case, but is rebuffed.

Writers: Jack Finney, Jackson Stanley | Director: Harve Foster | Stars: Jeff Donnell, Frank Ferguson, Sam Flint, Duane Grey

6. Bored to Death (2009–2011)
Episode: Stockholm Syndrome (2009)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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After his girlfriend Suzanne moves out because of his failure to stop drinking and smoking pot, between-books novelist Jonathan Ames peruses his favorite Raymond Chandler novel, "Farewell, ... See full summary »

Creator: Jonathan Ames | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson, Heather Burns

Votes: 359

7. Bored to Death (2009–2011)
Episode: The Alanon Case (2009)

TV-MA | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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During an unsuccessful attempt to win back Suzanne, Jonathan gets a phone call and a new case: A woman named Jennifer wants him to tail her boyfriend Gary to see if heʼs been ... See full summary »

Creator: Jonathan Ames | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 278

8. Skippy (1967– )
Episode: The Black Spider (1969)

Adventure, Family

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Sonny's been reading a lurid novel about blackmailers and he spots Clancy crying after reading a letter, he becomes convinced that his young friend has received a note from someone demanding money.

Writer: Ross Napier | Director: Max Varnel | Stars: Ed Devereaux, Tony Bonner, Ken James, Garry Pankhurst