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1. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

Votes: 490,698 | Gross: $25.88M

2. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In Miami in 1980, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 579,632 | Gross: $44.70M

3. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 583,982 | Gross: $106.95M

4. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)

R | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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59 Metascore

A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Antonio Banderas, Kirsten Dunst

Votes: 251,688 | Gross: $105.26M

5. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

7.4
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83 Metascore

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a. Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

Votes: 297,698 | Gross: $52.88M

6. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A former child star torments her paraplegic sister in their decaying Hollywood mansion.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

Votes: 37,534

7. Eastern Promises (2007)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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82 Metascore

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Josef Altin

Votes: 198,815 | Gross: $17.11M

8. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.5
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79 Metascore

A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

Votes: 127,047 | Gross: $37.59M

9. A History of Violence (2005)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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81 Metascore

A mild-mannered man becomes a local hero through an act of violence, which sets off repercussions that will shake his family to its very core.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt

Votes: 196,297 | Gross: $31.49M

10. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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70 Metascore

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Caine

Votes: 46,272 | Gross: $7.06M

11. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)

Unrated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.7
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An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 9,672

12. Lost River (2014)

R | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.8
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42 Metascore

A single mother is swept into a dark underworld, while her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town.

Director: Ryan Gosling | Stars: Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Matt Smith, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 13,306 | Gross: $0.04M

13. Blood Simple. (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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81 Metascore

A rich but jealous man hires a private investigator to kill his cheating wife and her new man. But, when blood is involved, nothing is simple.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: John Getz, Frances McDormand, Dan Hedaya, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 71,402 | Gross: $2.15M

14. Shivers (1975)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman

Votes: 13,252

15. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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Moving story of a young boy who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Albert Rémy, Claire Maurier, Guy Decomble

Votes: 76,486

16. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

6.8
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Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 30,888

17. Trog (1970)

GP | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

Votes: 1,729

18. Spider (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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83 Metascore

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 31,316 | Gross: $1.64M

19. The Legacy (1978)

R | 102 min | Horror

5.7
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A millionaire, a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker, a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, and Maggie ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, John Standing, Ian Hogg

Votes: 1,854

20. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.7
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70 Metascore

A mysterious device designed to provide its owner with eternal life resurfaces after four hundred years, leaving a trail of destruction in its path.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 21,319 | Gross: $0.62M

21. Les yeux sans visage (1960)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Horror

7.8
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90 Metascore

A surgeon causes an accident which leaves his daughter disfigured, and goes to extremes to give her a new face.

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Alexandre Rignault

Votes: 18,514 | Gross: $0.05M

22. Saam gaang yi (2004)

R | 125 min | Horror

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66 Metascore

An Asian cross-cultural trilogy of horror films from accomplished indie directors.

Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park | Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau

Votes: 16,504 | Gross: $0.08M

23. Ed Gein (2000)

Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

5.6
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42 Metascore

The story of Ed Gein, who dug up the corpses of over a dozen women and made things out of their remains before finally shooting two people to death and butchering their bodies like beef sides.

Director: Chuck Parello | Stars: Steve Railsback, Carrie Snodgress, Carol Mansell, Sally Champlin

Votes: 4,518 | Gross: $0.01M

24. The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Music

5.5
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A darker version of the classic Gaston Leroux novel. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer who has plans for those who oppose himself or the young singer.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy

Votes: 2,993 | Gross: $3.95M

25. The Mangler (1995)

R | 106 min | Horror, Mystery

4.0
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8 Metascore

A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon from Hell, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley

Votes: 6,797 | Gross: $1.78M

26. What's the Matter with Helen? (1971)

R | 101 min | Crime, Musical, Mystery

6.4
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Two middle-aged women move to Hollywood, California after their sons are convicted of a notorious murder and open a dance school for children eager to tap their way to stardom.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Shelley Winters, Dennis Weaver, Micheál MacLiammóir

Votes: 1,282

27. Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

X | 84 min | Comedy, Horror

4.8
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Sardu, master of the Theatre of the Macabre, and his assistant Ralphus run a show in which, under the guise of 'magic', they torture and murder people in front of their audience. But what the punters see as a trick is actually real.

Director: Joel M. Reed | Stars: Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem, Niles McMaster, Dan Fauci

Votes: 4,321

28. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

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Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 823

29. What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)

M | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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As Aunt Alice, Ruth Gordon applies for the job of housekeeper in the Tucson, Arizona home of widow Claire Marrable in order to find out what happened to a missing widowed friend, Edna ... See full summary »

Directors: Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard | Stars: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller

Votes: 1,492

30. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1982 TV Movie)

140 min | Musical, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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Sweeney Todd returns to London to uncover the past, along the way meeting Mrs. Lovett, and begins to start his life of crime.

Directors: Terry Hughes, Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal, Sara Woods

Votes: 3,046

31. Mad Love (1935)

Passed | 68 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

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An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her husband's hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives.

Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy

Votes: 3,320

32. L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975)

95 min | Horror

4.3
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A madman conducts a private inquisition to exorcise demons by torturing women to death.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Catherine Lafferière, Jesús Franco, Lynn Monteil

Votes: 636

33. Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Needing money, the last of the Frankensteins leases his castle out to a film company as he tries to complete his ancestor's gruesome experiments at creating life.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Boris Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 754

34. Mommy (1995)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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After twelve-year-old Jessica-Ann's teacher breaks her neck, Jessica-Ann starts suspecting her cold and overprotective mother as the killer.

Director: Max Allan Collins | Stars: Patty McCormack, Rachel Lemieux, Jason Miller, Brinke Stevens

Votes: 287

35. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 1,849 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)

PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A demented widow lures unsuspecting children into her mansion in a bizarre "Hansel and Gretel" twist.

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 945

37. Rocktober Blood (1984)

R | 93 min | Horror, Music

5.0
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A crazed rock singer returns from the dead to murder members of his former band.

Director: Beverly Sebastian | Stars: Tray Loren, Donna Scoggins, Cana Cockrell, Renee Hubbard

Votes: 362

38. The Landlady (1998)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

3.7
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Melanie decides that one of her tenants would be perfect as her husband and decides to eliminate everyone who might interfere in her plans.

Director: Robert Malenfant | Stars: Talia Shire, Jack Coleman, Bruce Weitz, Melissa Behr

Votes: 486

39. Ce jour-là (2003)

105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A father (Michel Piccoli) is scheming to have his slightly mental daughter from an earlier marriage (Elsa Zylberstein) killed by allowing a murderous psychopath (Bernard Giraudeau) to be ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Bernard Giraudeau, Elsa Zylberstein, Jean-Luc Bideau, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 629

40. The Lighthouse Keepers (1929)

82 min | Drama

7.3
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Two lighthouse keepers (the father and the son) are to spend one entire month in the middle of the sea near the coasts of Brittany;the young man is ill.

Director: Jean Grémillon | Stars: Paul Fromet, Geymond Vital, Genica Athanasiou, Gabrielle Fontan

Votes: 75

41. Il mondo di notte numero 3 (1963)

100 min | Documentary, Musical

5.5
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A documentary highlighting some of the oddest, strangest and more grotesque examples of human behavior. Included are a tour of the Grand Guignol theater in Paris, a man who sticks long ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Proia | Stars: George Sanders, Alexander, Maria Ansaldi, Laura Betti

Votes: 64

42. Caught Naked in a Public Place (2006)

22 min | Short, Comedy

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Director: Todd Sklar | Stars: Alex Rennie, Hiedi Arni, Cheryl Black, Erin Castle

Votes: 33

43. While Paris Sleeps (1923)

60 min | Horror

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A sculptor loves his lovely model,but she cares nothing for him.When she is attracted to an American man,the sculptor becomes insanely jealous.So he plans to kill his rival with the help of... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mildred Manning, John Gilbert, Hardee Kirkland

Votes: 16

44. Byoinzaka no kubikukuri no ie (1979)

139 min | Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yoshiko Sakuma, Junko Sakurada, Takako Irie

Votes: 39

45. Grand Guignol (1987)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

4.9
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Director: Jean Marboeuf | Stars: Caroline Cellier, Guy Marchand, Michel Galabru, Marie Dubois

Votes: 38

46. Figures de cire (1914)

11 min | Short, Horror

6.4
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Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Henry Roussel, Emile Tramont, Henri Gouget

Votes: 97

47. L'homme mystérieux (1933)

40 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Charles Vanel, Paul Amiot, Georges Paulais, Henry Bonvallet

Votes: 33

48. Main Attraction (2011)

30 min | Short, Horror, Western

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Mario the Magician and his community of 'freak' friends discover they are threatened by eviction from the abandoned building they are squatting by a real estate speculator and condo developer.

Director: Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare | Stars: Lynne Trepanier, Heidi Leigh, Richard Gatkowski, Glenn Gear

Votes: 11

49. Mademoiselle 100 millions (1913)

Short, Crime, Drama

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Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: André Dubosc, Jeanne Bérangère, Damorès, Jane Maylianes