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1. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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79 Metascore

A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.

Writers: Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz, John J. McLaughlin | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

2. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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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.

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

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

R | 123 min | Horror, Romance

7.6
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59 Metascore

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

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

4. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.

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

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

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

7.5
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83 Metascore

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA 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.

Writers: John Logan, Hugh Wheeler, Christopher Bond | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

6. Eastern Promises (2007)

R | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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.

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

7. 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.

Writers: John Wagner, Vince Locke, Josh Olson | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris, William Hurt

8. The Fly (1986)

R | 96 min | 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.

Writers: George Langelaan, Charles Edward Pogue, David Cronenberg | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis, John Getz, Joy Boushel

9. Quills (2000)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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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.

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

10. Blood Simple. (1984)

R | 99 min | Crime, 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.

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

11. The 400 Blows (1959)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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Intensely touching story of a misunderstood young adolescent who, left without attention, delves into a life of petty crime.

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

12. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

6.9
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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.

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

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

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.1
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A former child star torments her crippled sister in a decaying Hollywood mansion.

Writers: Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Wesley Addy

14. Cronos (1993)

R | 94 min | Horror

6.8
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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.

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

15. Spider (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.9
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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.

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

16. They Came from Within (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.

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

17. Eyes Without a Face (1960)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Horror

7.8
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88 Metascore

A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane... See full summary »

Writers: Jean Redon, Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Claude Sautet, Pierre Gascar | Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Juliette Mayniel, Edith Scob

18. The Phantom of the Opera (1989)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Music

5.4
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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 oppose himself or the young singer.

Writers: Gaston Leroux, Gerry O'Hara, Duke Sandefur | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Robert Englund, Jill Schoelen, Alex Hyde-White, Bill Nighy

19. Three... Extremes (2004)

R | 125 min | Horror

7.1
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66 Metascore

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

Writers: Haruko Fukushima, Pik Wah Lee, Chan-wook Park, Bun Saikou, Bobby White | Directors: Fruit Chan, Takashi Miike, Chan-wook Park | Stars: Bai Ling, Byung-hun Lee, Kyoko Hasegawa, Pauline Lau

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

Unrated | 133 min | Mystery, Thriller

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.

Writers: Henry Farrell, Lukas Heller | Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead

21. 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.

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

22. The Legacy (1978)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery

5.6
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A millionaire and a million-dollar prostitute, a star-maker and a nation-killer, a woman whose lusts are as cold as graveyard snow...Five of the most powerful people in the world, gathered ... See full summary »

Writers: Jimmy Sangster, Patrick Tilley, Paul Wheeler | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Katharine Ross, Sam Elliott, John Standing, Ian Hogg

23. The Mangler (1995)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.8
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A laundry folding machine is possessed by a demon from Hell.

Writers: Stephen King, Tobe Hooper, Stephen David Brooks, Harry Alan Towers | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley

24. Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

X | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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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.

Writer: Joel M. Reed | Director: Joel M. Reed | Stars: Seamus O'Brien, Viju Krem, Luis De Jesus, Niles McMaster

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

140 min | Musical, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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It's 1846. Sweeney Todd and Anthony Hope, greeted only by a crazed beggar woman, sail into London, where Todd implies he has been before but not in quite some time. Todd heads to his old ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugh Wheeler, Christopher Bond | Director: Terry Hughes | Stars: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, Cris Groenendaal, Sara Woods

26. 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.

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

27. Trog (1970)

GP | 93 min | Horror

3.4
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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.

Writers: Aben Kandel, Peter Bryan, John Gilling | Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

28. Mad Love (1935)

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

7.4
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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.

Writers: Maurice Renard, Florence Crewe-Jones, Guy Endore, P.J. Wolfson, John L. Balderston | Director: Karl Freund | Stars: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy

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

GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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.

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

30. L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975)

95 min | Horror

4.1
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A madman conducts a private inquisition to exorcise demons by torturing women to death.

Writers: Henri Bral de Boitselier, Jesús Franco, James C. Garner, Marius Lesoeur | Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Catherine Lafferière, Jesús Franco, Nadine Pascal

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

M | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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 »

Writers: Theodore Apstein, Ursula Curtiss | Directors: Lee H. Katzin, Bernard Girard | Stars: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller

32. Mommy (1995)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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An unofficial "sequel" to "The Bad Seed", Patty McCormack's "Mommy" is psychotically obsessed with her 12-year-old daughter Jessica Ann -- so much so that when she finds out Jessica didn't ... See full summary »

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

33. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1972)

GP | 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.

Writers: David D. Osborn, Robert Blees, Jimmy Sangster, Gavin Lambert | Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Shelley Winters, Mark Lester, Chloe Franks, Ralph Richardson

34. The Landlady (1998)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

3.4
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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.

Writers: Frank Rehwaldt, George Saunders, Brent Thompson | Director: Robert Malenfant | Stars: Talia Shire, Jack Coleman, Bruce Weitz, Melissa Behr

35. Frankenstein - 1970 (1958)

Unrated | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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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.

Writers: Richard H. Landau, Charles A. Moses, Aubrey Schenck, George Worthing Yates | Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Boris Karloff, Tom Duggan, Jana Lund, Don 'Red' Barry

36. That Day (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 »

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

37. Rocktober Blood (1984)

R | 93 min | Horror, Music

4.9
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A crazed rock singer returns from the dead to murder members of his former band.

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

38. Ecco (1964)

100 min | Documentary

5.7
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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 »

Writer: Bob Cresse | Director: Gianni Proia | Stars: George Sanders, Laura Betti, Léo Campion, Eberhard Diepgen

39. Main Attraction (2011)

30 min | Short, Horror, Western

8.8
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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.

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

40. Caught Naked in a Public Place (2006)

22 min | Short, Comedy

7.1
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Writers: Todd Sklar, Ross Taylor | Director: Todd Sklar | Stars: Alex Rennie, Hiedi Arni, Cheryl Black, Erin Castle

41. Grand Guignol (1987)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

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

42. While Paris Sleeps (1923)

60 min | Horror

6.4
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A sculptor loves his lovely model,but she cares for him nothing.And when she is attracted by an American man,he becomes insanely Jealousy.So he plans with the owner of a Horror Wax museum, ... See full summary »

Writers: Leslie Beresford, Wyndham Gittens | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mildred Manning, John Gilbert, Hardee Kirkland

43. The Man with Wax Faces (1914)

11 min | Short, Horror

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

44. Obsession (1933)

40 min | Short, Drama

7.1
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Writers: Charles Binet, André de Lorde | Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Charles Vanel, Paul Amiot, Georges Paulais, Henry Bonvallet

45. The House of Hanging (1979)

Drama, Mystery

5.8
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Writers: Shin'ya Hidaka, Kon Ichikawa, Seishi Yokomizo | Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Kôji Ishizaka, Yoshiko Sakuma, Junko Sakurada, Takako Irie

46. Mademoiselle 100 millions (1913)

Crime, Drama

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