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1. In the Shadow of Iris (III) (2016)

TV-MA | 99 min | Thriller

6.1
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Iris, young wife of a businessman, disappears in Paris. Maybe a mechanic with many debts is involved in the strange affair. A really complicated job for the police.

Director: Jalil Lespert | Stars: Romain Duris, Charlotte Le Bon, Jalil Lespert, Camille Cottin

Votes: 758

2. Malibu's Most Wanted (2003)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime

5.1
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43 Metascore

A senator arranges for his son, a rich white kid who fancies himself black, to be kidnapped by a couple of black actors pretending to be murderers to try and shock him out of his plans to become a rapper.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Jamie Kennedy, Ryan O'Neal, Blair Underwood, Taye Diggs

Votes: 16,526 | Gross: $34.31M

3. Take Me (2017)

83 min | Comedy, Crime

5.9
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54 Metascore

Ray is a fledgling entrepreneur who specializes in high-end simulated abductions. He jumps at the chance when a mysterious client contracts him for a weekend kidnapping with a handsome ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Healy | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Pat Healy, Alycia Delmore, Jim O'Heir

Votes: 194 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Machete (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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60 Metascore

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba

Votes: 171,108 | Gross: $26.59M

5. Deception (I) (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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31 Metascore

An accountant is introduced to a mysterious sex club known as The List by his lawyer friend. But in this new world, he soon becomes the prime suspect in a woman's disappearance and a multi-million dollar heist.

Director: Marcel Langenegger | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Ewan McGregor, Michelle Williams, Bruce Altman

Votes: 33,851 | Gross: $4.60M

6. Femme Fatale (2002)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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59 Metascore

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Eriq Ebouaney

Votes: 29,595 | Gross: $6.59M

7. It Happened One Night (1934)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

8.2
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A spoiled heiress running away from her family is helped by a man who is actually a reporter in need of a story.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Walter Connolly, Roscoe Karns

Votes: 70,247

8. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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55 Metascore

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi

Votes: 43,131 | Gross: $3.52M

9. Excess Baggage (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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34 Metascore

Emily has always been the rich brat who tries to pull every imaginable stunt to get attention. But one day, as she fakes her own kidnapping and locks herself in the trunk of a car, a thief ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken, Jack Thompson

Votes: 11,267 | Gross: $14.33M

10. Shaitan (2011)

121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Five substance-abusing friends decide to fake a kidnapping in order to bribe a police constable for covering-up a hit-and-run accident.

Director: Bejoy Nambiar | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Pandit, Gulshan Devaiah, Rajeev Khandelwal

Votes: 6,229

11. Winning London (2001 Video)

G | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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When Chloe and Riley Lawrence are invited to London to participate in the International Model UN competition, they enjoy seeing the sights and find romance with cute British boys.

Director: Craig Shapiro | Stars: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Brandon Tyler, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 3,185

12. Palmetto (1998)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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43 Metascore

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 6,824 | Gross: $5.84M

13. Beautiful Creatures (2000)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Thriller, Crime

5.9
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40 Metascore

Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Susan Lynch, Iain Glen, Jake D'Arcy

Votes: 3,111 | Gross: $0.06M

14. Paanch (2003)

130 min | Crime, Thriller

7.7
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Four friends (Luke, Murgi, Joy and Pondy) wasted by youth and self destruction play together in a band along with a fifth female member (Shiuli). Luke the lead singer and self-imposed ... See full summary »

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Joy Fernandes, Vijay Maurya

Votes: 1,650

15. Native Son (1986)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Victor Love, Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern, Geraldine Page

Votes: 443 | Gross: $1.30M

16. No Deposit, No Return (1976)

G | 112 min | Family, Comedy

6.5
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Shortly after their someone left them beside a boarding school building, they immediately decide to do anything and prevent or postpone a majority of their time-to-be at a boarding school. ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: David Niven, Darren McGavin, Don Knotts, Herschel Bernardi

Votes: 1,075

17. Molière (2007)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy, History

7.3
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59 Metascore

Imprisoned for debt, playwright Molière is rescued by an aristocrat who needs his help in order to seduce a young marquise.

Director: Laurent Tirard | Stars: Romain Duris, Fabrice Luchini, Laura Morante, Edouard Baer

Votes: 5,331 | Gross: $0.63M

18. Pukar (2000)

176 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Major Jaidev Rajvansh and his fellow officer Hussein manage to rescue a leading politician as well as capture his kidnapper, Abhrush. The terrorist has been searched for years and he is ... See full summary »

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Namrata Shirodkar, Om Puri

Votes: 1,809 | Gross: $0.36M

19. The Brain (1969)

G | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Bourvil, David Niven, Eli Wallach

Votes: 2,709

20. Native Son (1951)

91 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Richard Wright, Gloria Madison, Willa Pearl Curtis, Nicholas Joy

Votes: 74

21. Lucía, Lucía (2003)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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51 Metascore

Lucia, an children's book author, tells the story of her husband's disappearance. One day on their way to Brazil he just disappears. She goes to the police, gets a ransom note, and makes ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Serrano | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Kuno Becker, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 959 | Gross: $0.27M

22. Extreme Dating (2005)

R | 96 min | Action, Romance, Comedy

5.3
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In this action-comedy, four twenty-something friends are looking for love and having no luck. While on a ski trip, one of them finds passion with a beautiful girl after a random accident on... See full summary »

Director: Lorena David | Stars: Monique Demers, Meat Loaf, Benjamin King, Devon Sawa

Votes: 914

23. Camilla (1994)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama

6.1
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Vincent and Freda Lopez are a young married Toronto couple who both indulge in the arts, Vince as an artist and Freda as a musician/composer. Their marriage is not as secure as it may seem ... See full summary »

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Jessica Tandy, Bridget Fonda, Hume Cronyn, Elias Koteas

Votes: 869 | Gross: $0.25M

24. A Change in Plans (2005 Video)

62 min | Adventure

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Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Shannan Leigh, Cassandra Knight, Goldie Blair, Lorelei

25. Envoyés très spéciaux (2009)

93 min | Comedy

5.3
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France mobilizes to gain the release of two kidnapped journalists in Iraq, but only the victims know the crime has been faked.

Director: Frédéric Auburtin | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, Gérard Lanvin, Omar Sy, Valérie Kaprisky

Votes: 557

26. A Slipping-Down Life (1999)

R | 109 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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44 Metascore

A young woman becomes obsessed with a small-time North Carolina rock singer.

Director: Toni Kalem | Stars: Lili Taylor, Guy Pearce, Irma P. Hall, Tom Bower

Votes: 952 | Gross: $0.10M

27. Khiladi (1992)

157 min | Action, Musical, Mystery

7.4
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Two friends wage bets for money and fun. There comes a time where they race to win the biggest bet, for they know that their lives depend on it.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka, Deepak Tijori, Sabeeha

Votes: 5,569

28. Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996)

162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi is about the deadly game of survival in a ruthless world of crime & sleaze, Akshay (Akshay Kumar) who is an army officer on his way to the USA to attend his brother, ... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Mehra | Stars: Rekha, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon, Deven Verma

Votes: 4,662

29. Anarchy in Japan-Suke (1999)

68 min | Drama

6.1
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MIZUKI is infertile. Desperate for a child, she kidnaps a baby boy from the car of a couple who are screwing outside. Mizuki raises the boy and names him YOSHIKI. Eight years later, Mizuko ... See full summary »

Director: Takahisa Zeze | Stars: Kazuhiro Sano, Yumeka Sasaki, Yukiko Izumi, Natsuko Sawada

Votes: 64

30. Mama Dolores (1971)

100 min | Drama, Family

6.9
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Director: Tito Davison | Stars: Eusebia Cosme, Carlos Bracho, Blanca Sánchez, Rosario Gálvez

Votes: 20

31. El elegido (2011– )

60 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.7
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Andrés Bilbao just wants to be the new associate in the Nevares Sosa law firm. Mariana just wants to clear her father's mysterious death. But they never guessed what was coming.

Stars: Pablo Echarri, Paola Krum, Leticia Brédice, Lito Cruz

Votes: 75

32. Implicated (1999)

R | 91 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama

4.0
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Ann, who lost her daughter in an auto accident, is asked to babysit Katie, the daughter of her new boyfriend Tom's boss. She quickly forms a bond with the little girl. Despite her bond with... See full summary »

Director: Irving Belateche | Stars: William McNamara, Amy Locane, Frederic Forrest, Priscilla Barnes

Votes: 249

33. The Fantasticks (1964 TV Movie)

Musical

6.7
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Neighboring widowers plot to romantically unite their son and daughter by pretending to feud and forbidding the two children to associate with each other. Their scheme works and the two ... See full summary »

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Bert Lahr, Stanley Holloway, Susan Watson

Votes: 21

34. Bullet (1976)

Action, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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Plain-clothes Inspector Dharam Dev is hot on the tracks of notorious underworld don, Durgaprasad, alias "D.P." But Durgraprased is not only elusive, but shrewd and cunning as well, and ... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Dev Anand, Parveen Babi, Rakesh Roshan, Kabir Bedi

Votes: 54

35. Lucky Legs (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

6.5
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Chorus girl Gloria Carroll inherits one million dollars from Broadway playboy Herbert Dinwiddle. Producer Ned McLane persuades her to advance him the money on a production called "Lucky ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jinx Falkenburg, Leslie Brooks, Kay Harris, Russell Hayden

Votes: 14

36. Born Into Sh*t (2006)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

4.4
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Son Tomás Vohnout is a 13-year-old kid who's got a girlfriend named Madonna. While on a date together, he spots his father through the plate-glass windows of a café sitting with a gay man. ... See full summary »

Director: Marcel Bystron | Stars: Nela Boudová, Jirí Vohnout, Dana Cerná, Ondrej Vetchý

Votes: 69

37. Poklad byzantského kupce (1967)

95 min | Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Kamila Housková (Gabriela Vránová), a student at the School of Applied Arts in Prague working part-time at an engravers' cooperative, arrives at the main police station with important ... See full summary »

Director: Ivo Novák | Stars: Jirí Vala, Gabriela Vránová, Jirí Sovák, Lubomír Lipský

Votes: 53

38. Blonde Ransom (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama

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Vicki Morrison is the niece of the irascible old scoundrel Uncle William Morrison. When Vicki's boyfriend and owner of a Broadway nightclub Duke Randall needs $63,000 in a hurry, Vicki ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Donald Cook, Virginia Grey, Pinky Lee, Collette Lyons

39. Gyerekrablás a Palánk utcában (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Director: Sándor Mihályfy | Stars: Ildikó Bánsági, Róbert Koltai, Nóra Tábori, Ádám Szirtes

Votes: 47

40. Polo Joe (1936)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy

5.9
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Despite a severe horse allergy, Joe Bolton pretends to be a passionate polo player in order to win the heart of his horse-loving neighbor.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Carol Hughes, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher, Joe King

Votes: 73

41. Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.7
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A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who ... See full summary »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Edith Fellows, Leo Carrillo, Scott Kolk, Julie Bishop

Votes: 6

42. Cowboy in Manhattan (1943)

Approved | 56 min | Comedy, Music, Western

6.3
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Bob Allen, a struggling songwriter poses as a millionaire cowboy to win Broadway star Babs Lee.

Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Frances Langford, Robert Paige, Leon Errol, Walter Catlett

Votes: 7

43. Nude Bondage Fantasies Fulfilled (1999 Video)

X | 35 min | Short, Adventure

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Tasha hires Sharon and Cassandra to assist her in a role-playing game. Sharon and Cassandra are to play black-hearted kidnappers who nab innocent Tasha and take her to a secret location to ... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Kane | Stars: Cassandra Knight, Tasha Welch, Sharon Kane

44. Second Chance (1947)

Passed | 63 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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Joan Summers (Louise Currie) enters the office of jewel merchant Montclaire (Francis Pierlot) closely followed by Kendal Wolf (Kent Taylor). Each recognizes the other to be a jewel thief, ... See full summary »

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Kent Taylor, Louise Currie, Dennis Hoey, Larry J. Blake

Votes: 8

45. The Lone Rider Crosses the Rio (1941)

Approved | 63 min | Music, Romance, Western

5.7
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Hiding from outlaws in Mexico, Tom and Fuzzy help a Mexican official's son by faking his kidnapping (the boy's father disapproves of his affair with a cabaret singer). When the kid is really kidnapped, our heroes get blamed.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: George Houston, Al St. John, Roquell Verria, Charles King

Votes: 11

46. Unusual (2008)

15 min | Short, Action, Crime

3.9
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Director: Steffen Werske | Stars: Suntje Freier, Ugur Tasbilek, Michael Wanker, Henry Schultze

Votes: 9

47. A Tangled Plot & Other Tales (1999 Video)

Adventure

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An heiress decides to get her rich father's attention by pretending to be kidnapped. Unfortuately for the little rich girl, her greedy friends decide to steal the ransom money. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Zoe Anders, Amanda Fortune, Catalina L'Amour, Liberty Larsen

48. Armando (2004 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Armando is a naive and unworldly thirty-two year old hairdresser. He is mentally unstable and tells himself that he has never known love. His dream is to have his own hairdressers saloon ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Knijnenburg | Stars: Ramsey Nasr, Sytske van der Ster, Hugo Konings, Ellen Röhrman

Votes: 18

49. Lay Over (1998 Video)

55 min | Adventure

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Bored while visiting a city far from home, Nadine arranges to have herself kidnapped.

Director: David Irons | Stars: Nadine, Eliza, Mary

50. Hotýlek v srdci Evropy (1994)

92 min | Comedy

3.9
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Milan Ruzicka uses uncompromising humor and simplified caricatures to develop a tale common in the Czech Republic in the beginning of nineties. A Czech-American (Miroslav Donutil) returns ... See full summary »

Director: Milan Ruzicka | Stars: Miroslav Donutil, Veronika Zilková, Josef Karlík, Petr Nározný

Votes: 9