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1. Game of Thrones (2011– )

TV-MA | 56 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

9.5
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Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros; A forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

Stars: Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey

Votes: 1,144,483

2. Homeland (2011– )

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 248,382

3. The Belko Experiment (2016)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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44 Metascore

In a twisted social experiment, 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, Adria Arjona, John C. McGinley

Votes: 2,818 | Gross: $9.58M

4. Green Room (2015)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

7.1
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79 Metascore

A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 61,053 | Gross: $3.22M

5. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In 1997, when the U.S. president crashes into Manhattan, now a giant maximum security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in to rescue him.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 96,831 | Gross: $25.24M

6. The Pacifier (2005)

PG | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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30 Metascore

Disgraced Navy SEAL Shane Wolfe is handed a new assignment: Protect the five Plummer kids from enemies of their recently deceased father -- a government scientist whose top-secret experiment remains in the kids' house.

Director: Adam Shankman | Stars: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot, Brad Garrett

Votes: 70,679 | Gross: $113.01M

7. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

7.3
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52 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in an establishment populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 230,688 | Gross: $25.75M

8. Contagion (2011)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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70 Metascore

Healthcare professionals, government officials and everyday people find themselves in the midst of a worldwide epidemic as the CDC works to find a cure.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow

Votes: 186,478 | Gross: $75.64M

9. Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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A babysitter must battle her way through the big city after being stranded there with the kids she's looking after.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Keith Coogan, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 30,012 | Gross: $34.37M

10. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

PG | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.2
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39 Metascore

When a shopping mall is taken over by a gang of organized crooks, it's up to a mild-mannered security guard to save the day.

Director: Steve Carr | Stars: Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Jayma Mays, Raini Rodriguez

Votes: 87,461 | Gross: $20.82M

11. Crocodile Dundee II (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Director: John Cornell | Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon, Ernie Dingo

Votes: 45,750 | Gross: $109.31M

12. Night of the Comet (1984)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A comet wipes out most of life on Earth, leaving two Valley Girls fighting against cannibal zombies and a sinister group of scientists.

Director: Thom Eberhardt | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Kelli Maroney, Robert Beltran, Sharon Farrell

Votes: 13,876

13. Last Man Standing (1996)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A drifting gunslinger-for-hire finds himself in the middle of an ongoing war between the Irish and Italian mafia in a Prohibition era ghost town.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Bruce Willis, Bruce Dern, William Sanderson, Christopher Walken

Votes: 46,015 | Gross: $18.13M

14. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

R | 100 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston

Votes: 21,609 | Gross: $0.17M

15. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

4.1
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16 Metascore

A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.

Director: John Ottman | Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Loretta Devine

Votes: 13,499 | Gross: $21.47M

16. The Cokeville Miracle (2015)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, Family, History

5.0
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Children who were held hostage in their elementary school tell stories of miraculous things, but many adults are skeptical that the Cokeville Miracle ever truly happened.

Director: T.C. Christensen | Stars: Jasen Wade, Sarah Kent, Kimball Stinger, Alexa Rae

Votes: 1,559

17. Tourist Trap (1979)

PG | 90 min | Horror

6.2
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A group of young friends stranded at a secluded roadside museum are stalked by the owner of the place, who has the power to control his collection of mannequins.

Director: David Schmoeller | Stars: Chuck Connors, Jocelyn Jones, Jon Van Ness, Robin Sherwood

Votes: 5,079

18. Supremacy (I) (2014)

106 min | Drama

5.9
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28 Metascore

A just paroled white neo-nazi and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Inspired by real events.

Director: Deon Taylor | Stars: Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross

Votes: 2,969

19. House on the Edge of the Park (1980)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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Two low-life punks invite themselves to a party at a posh villa and after being taunted by their snobbish hosts, hold everyone hostage and subject them to various forms of torture and mayhem.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: David Hess, Annie Belle, Christian Borromeo, Giovanni Lombardo Radice

Votes: 3,929

20. Corky Romano (2001)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Crime

4.6
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20 Metascore

The loser son of a Mafia honcho must go undercover for the FBI.

Director: Rob Pritts | Stars: Chris Kattan, Peter Falk, Vinessa Shaw, Peter Berg

Votes: 11,173 | Gross: $23.98M

21. Blood Orange (2016)

85 min | Thriller

4.3
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Blood Orange stars Iggy Pop as Bill, an ageing rock star living with his beautiful and promiscuous young wife Isabelle (Kacey Barnfield). Into their peculiar paradise comes a dangerous ex-lover (Ben Lamb) hell bent on revenge.

Director: Toby Tobias | Stars: Ben Lamb, Kacey Clarke, Antonio Magro, Iggy Pop

Votes: 463

22. The Big White (2005)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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31 Metascore

To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Robin Williams, Giovanni Ribisi, Holly Hunter, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 12,664

23. Freebie and the Bean (1974)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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San Francisco police detectives Freebie and Bean are determined to bust local crime boss Red Meyers at any cost, even if this means destroying the whole city in the process.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Alan Arkin, James Caan, Loretta Swit, Jack Kruschen

Votes: 1,851

24. Enragés (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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51 Metascore

After a bank job goes badly wrong, three desperate criminals take a young woman and a father and child hostage - it's the beginning of a frantic and violent road trip that not all of them will survive.

Director: Éric Hannezo | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Gouix, François Arnaud

Votes: 1,056

25. The Boys Club (1996)

R | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Three teen boys find a man named Luke Cooper who clams to be a cop in their secret hideout. But can he be trusted? He seems nice at first, but when Luke becomes angry and starts threatening them, will the three teenagers stand together and fight back?

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Chris Penn, Dominic Zamprogna, Stuart Stone, Devon Sawa

Votes: 976

26. First Response (2015 TV Movie)

89 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A gunman forces a paramedic to drive an ambulance, while his partner treats the man's injured brother.

Director: Philippe Gagnon | Stars: Dania Ramirez, Kristopher Turner, Joris Jarsky, Adam Butcher

Votes: 484

27. Kuchisake-onna (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

5.5
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A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Eriko Satô, Haruhiko Katô, Chiharu Kawai, Rie Kuwana

Votes: 1,977

28. Catch Me Daddy (2014)

112 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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64 Metascore

Laila, a girl on the run from her family is hiding out in West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. When her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs in tow, she is forced to flee for her life and faces her darkest night.

Director: Daniel Wolfe | Stars: Sameena Jabeen Ahmed, Conor McCarron, Gary Lewis, Barry Nunney

Votes: 1,059

29. Rabid Dogs (1974)

96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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Following a bungled robbery, three violent criminals take a young woman, a middle-aged man, and a child hostage and force them to drive them outside Rome to help them make a clean escape.

Directors: Mario Bava, Lamberto Bava | Stars: Lea Lander, George Eastman, Riccardo Cucciolla, Don Backy

Votes: 3,135

30. Tenchi Muyô! (1992– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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Every man needs a good woman. Tenchi Masaki has six.

Stars: Takeshi Aono, Petrea Burchard, Debi Derryberry, Jay Hopper

Votes: 1,612

31. Never on Tuesday (1989)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

4.6
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After their cars crash on a desert highway in the middle of nowhere, two friends and a woman they both like must wait for someone to stop by and help them. Unfortunately, those who do stop turn out to be criminals, eccentrics or wackos.

Director: Adam Rifkin | Stars: Claudia Christian, Andrew Lauer, Peter Berg, Dave Anderson

Votes: 513

32. At Granny's House (2015)

Not Rated | 83 min | Thriller

3.5
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Marion Rogers (Granny), an elderly lady in the small town of Haley, reluctantly accepts the mysterious Rebecca Torrance as her live-in caregiver, but eventually the two form a strong friendship. Rebecca soon sells Granny on the idea of turning the house into a guest house for travelers looking for free accommodations., which, in turn, leads to revealing Rebecca's dark and fatal secret. A strange ... See full summary »

Director: Les Mahoney | Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Rachel Alig, Laura Lee, Charles A. Baird

Votes: 279

33. Zero Woman: Red Handcuffs (1974)

Unrated | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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After a politician's daughter is kidnapped by a ruthless gang, a brutal policewoman is released from jail and sent after them.

Director: Yukio Noda | Stars: Miki Sugimoto, Eiji Gô, Tetsurô Tanba, Hideo Murota

Votes: 693

34. Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991 TV Movie)

M | 90 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Cry In The Wind is a true story of a young woman's abuction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania, USA. A mountain man kidnaps the 17 year old, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: David Morse, Megan Follows, Dion Anderson, Tom Atkins

Votes: 215

35. Orphans (1987)

R | 115 min | Drama

6.8
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The two brothers Treat and Philip lived alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a loft house and live on little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and takes over the role of a father.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Albert Finney, Matthew Modine, Kevin Anderson, John Kellogg

Votes: 665 | Gross: $0.25M

36. The Crew (1994)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller

4.1
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Reluctantly Bill agrees to spend a weekend on his brother-in-law's boat in the Bahamas. But he and his wife are not the only invited passengers, and instead of a few relaxing days at sea ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Colpaert | Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Donal Logue, Jeremy Sisto, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 452

37. Killers (1996)

97 min | Thriller, Horror

5.8
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Odessa and Kyle James were just your average American boys until the night they went upstairs and killed their parents in cold blood... and smiled.

Director: Mike Mendez | Stars: Dave Larsen, David Gunn, Damian Hoffer, Nanette Bianchi

Votes: 883

38. The Pyx (1973)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller, Crime

5.4
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A detective investigating the death of a heroin-addicted prostitute uncovers evidence pointing to the existence of a murderous devil cult.

Director: Harvey Hart | Stars: Karen Black, Christopher Plummer, Donald Pilon, Jean-Louis Roux

Votes: 585

39. Obsessed (1992 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A young woman (Doherty) who grew feeling neglected by her father, has a fascination for older men. When she meets a man (Devane) that her company is doing business with, she is taken with. ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Sanger | Stars: Shannen Doherty, William Devane, Clare Carey, James Handy

Votes: 360

40. The Companion (1994 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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Writer catches her boyfriend cheating on her. Infuriated, she buys an android companion and takes him with her to a remote cabin in the woods to keep her company as she writes. She starts a romance with him, which turns into a nightmare.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Kathryn Harrold, Bruce Greenwood, Talia Balsam, Brion James

Votes: 176

41. Stranded (1987)

PG-13 | 80 min | Sci-Fi

5.4
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A young woman and her grandmother living in an isolated farmhouse are kidnapped by aliens.

Director: Fleming B. Fuller | Stars: Ione Skye, Maureen O'Sullivan, Joe Morton, Susan Barnes

Votes: 291

42. Ganheddo (1989)

100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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In a cyberpunk future, Kyron-5 supercomputer attempts to exterminate the human race, but Gunhed mechs stop it. In 2038, five thieves break into a condemned island facility to steal Kyron's dead CPU. The place turns out to be a deathtrap.

Director: Masato Harada | Stars: Masahiro Takashima, Brenda Bakke, James Brewster Thompson, Aya Enjôji

Votes: 647

43. The High Crusade (1994)

100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Roland Emmerich (Stargate, Independence Day, and Godzilla) brings you John Rhys-Davies in a Monty Pythonesque tale of a band of Crusaders who find themselves in possession of an Alien ship ... See full summary »

Directors: Klaus Knoesel, Holger Neuhäuser | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Rick Overton, Michael Des Barres, Catherine Punch

Votes: 506

44. Morgan's Ferry (2001)

PG-13 | 91 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Billy Zane, Kelly McGillis, Henry Rollins, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 397

45. Tension at Table Rock (1956)

Passed | 93 min | Western

6.6
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A reluctant gunslinger tires of having to defend himself at every cow town he visits, so he adopts an alias and continues his wandering. At an outpost run by a father and young son, he gets... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy Malone, Cameron Mitchell, Billy Chapin

Votes: 393

46. The Boy from Space (1971– )

Sci-Fi

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Stars: Phil Cheney, Charles Collingwood, Stephen Garlick, Sylvestra Le Touzel

Votes: 56

47. Sequestro di persona (1968)

95 min | Crime, Thriller

6.8
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Christina Fisher arrives in Sardinia to spend a holiday with her university friend, Francesco. As they are touring the island, they are trapped by mountain terrorists. Francesco is ... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco Mingozzi | Stars: Franco Nero, Charlotte Rampling, Frank Wolff, Ennio Balbo

Votes: 73

48. The French Detective (1975)

91 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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When political thugs murder an opponent's volunteer and also kill a cop, chief inspector Verjeat believes the politician who hired them is as guilty as the murderous goon. Verjeat's pursuit... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Granier-Deferre | Stars: Lino Ventura, Patrick Dewaere, Victor Lanoux, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 917

49. The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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Law-abiding Jimmy Ferguson soon regrets giving a ride to killer Steve Morgan.

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Ted North, Nan Leslie, Betty Lawford

Votes: 585

50. Gong yuan 2000 AD (2000)

TV-14 | 109 min | Action, Thriller

6.0
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The Y2K Bug. Real Warfare vs Electronic Gaming. Peter Tong, a carefree Hong Kong youngster, finds himself drawn into the web of a deadly espionage conspiracy. A clandestine organization ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Aaron Kwok, Phyllis Quek, James Lye, Daniel Wu

Votes: 579