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1. Suspicion (1941)

Not Rated | 99 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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83 Metascore

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

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Cedric Hardwicke, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 25,652

2. The Singing Detective (2003)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

5.6
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45 Metascore

From his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots.

Director: Keith Gordon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Robin Wright, Mel Gibson, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 7,381 | Gross: $0.34M

3. 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 a bunker, stuffed with junk from the 40s and old detective novels. Now, 19 years old, they leave ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,316 | Gross: $0.22M

4. The Blue Gardenia (1953)

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

7.0
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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.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr

Votes: 3,615

5. Angoor (1982)

Not Rated | 131 min | 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.

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

Votes: 3,938

6. 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.

Director: Harve Foster | Stars: Jeff Donnell, Frank Ferguson, Sam Flint, Duane Grey

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

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

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 403

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

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

7.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 313

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

Adventure, Family

7.6
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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.

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

Votes: 5