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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.6
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To provide for his family's future after he is diagnosed with lung cancer, a chemistry genius turned high school teacher teams up with an ex-student to cook and sell the world's purest crystal meth.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

2. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.8
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Creator: Eric Kripke | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

3. 22 Jump Street (2014)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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71 Metascore

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college.

Writers: Michael Bacall, Oren Uziel, Rodney Rothman, Jonah Hill, Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell | Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Ice Cube, Nick Offerman

4. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Writers: Hillary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

5. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

9.0
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82 Metascore

When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

6. House M.D. (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Creator: David Shore | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

7. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Adventure

8.6
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight must return to defend Gotham City against the enigmatic jewel thief Catwoman and the ruthless mercenary Bane as the city teeters on the brink of complete annihilation.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

8. Hemlock Grove (2013– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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A teenage girl is brutally murdered, sparking a hunt for her killer. But in a town where everyone hides a secret, will they find the monster among them?

Stars: Famke Janssen, Landon Liboiron, Dougray Scott, Bill Skarsgård

9. Bones (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

8.1
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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

10. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.1
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a new elite squad of NYPD detectives who investigate sexually related crimes.

Stars: Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer

11. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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50 Metascore

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

Writers: Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt | Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

12. White Collar (2009– )

40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.4
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A white collar criminal agrees to help the FBI catch other white collar criminals using his expertise as an art and securities thief, counterfeiter, and conman.

Creator: Jeff Eastin | Stars: Matt Bomer, Tim DeKay, Willie Garson, Tiffani Thiessen

13. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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69 Metascore

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

14. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy - a loving husband, father and good cop - is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Writers: Joshua Zetumer, Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner | Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

15. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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56 Metascore

In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Writers: David Hayter, Alex Tse, Dave Gibbons | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

16. Iron Man 3 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

When Tony Stark's world is torn apart by a formidable terrorist called the Mandarin, he starts an odyssey of rebuilding and retribution.

Writers: Drew Pearce, Shane Black, Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Warren Ellis, Adi Granov | Director: Shane Black | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle

17. The Mentalist (2008– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

8.1
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A famous "psychic" outs himself as a fake and starts working as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation so he can find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.

Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

18. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?

Writer: Aaron Guzikowski | Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

19. The Departed (2006)

R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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86 Metascore

An undercover state cop who has infiltrated an Irish gang and a mole in the police force working for the same mob race to track down and identify each other before being exposed to the enemy, after both sides realize their outfit has a rat.

Writers: William Monahan, Alan Mak, Felix Chong | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg

20. World War Z (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

7.1
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63 Metascore

United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself.

Writers: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, Damon Lindelof, J. Michael Straczynski, Max Brooks | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale

21. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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61 Metascore

Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all.

Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez

22. The Good Wife (2009– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Alicia has been a good wife to her husband, a former state's attorney. After a very humiliating sex and corruption scandal, he is behind bars. She must now provide for her family and returns to work as a litigator in a law firm.

Creators: Michelle King, Robert King | Stars: Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry

23. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

9.0
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An idiosyncratic FBI Agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

24. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.

Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

25. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

26. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Paul Guilfoyle

27. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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42 Metascore

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

28. Pain & Gain (2013)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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45 Metascore

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Pete Collins | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub

29. The Following (2013– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command.

Creator: Kevin Williamson | Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry

30. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)

44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Set decades after Captain James T. Kirk's 5-year mission, a new generation of Starfleet officers in a new Enterprise set off on their own mission to go where no one has gone before.

Stars: Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton

31. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

32. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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71 Metascore

A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

33. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.7
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

34. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

R | 158 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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71 Metascore

Journalist Mikael Blomkvist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing for forty years by Lisbeth Salander, a young computer hacker.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Stieg Larsson | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

35. Midsomer Murders (1997– )

100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A veteran DCI and his young Sergeant investigate murders around the regional community of Midsomer.

Creator: Caroline Graham | Stars: John Nettles, Jane Wymark, Barry Jackson, Jason Hughes

36. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama | Active

7.5
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Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.

Creator: Leonard Freeman | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

37. The Hangover (2009)

R | 100 min | Comedy

7.8
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73 Metascore

Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.

Writers: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, Justin Bartha, Ed Helms

38. Oldboy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

5.7
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49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.

Writers: Garon Tsuchiya, Nobuaki Minegishi, Mark Protosevich | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

39. Underworld: Awakening (2012)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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39 Metascore

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrior Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Writers: Len Wiseman, John Hlavin, J. Michael Straczynski, Allison Burnett, Kevin Grevioux, Danny McBride | Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley, Stephen Rea

40. Elementary (2012– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A modern take on the cases of Sherlock Holmes, with the detective now living in New York City.

Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn, Jon Michael Hill

41. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Alice Sebold | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

42. Sinister (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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53 Metascore

A true-crime writer finds a cache of 8mm home movies films that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose career dates back to the 1960s.

Writers: Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill | Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson

43. Law & Order (1990–2010)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.

Stars: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina, S. Epatha Merkerson

44. Jack Reacher (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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50 Metascore

A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Lee Child | Director: Christopher McQuarrie | Stars: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog

45. The Other Guys (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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64 Metascore

Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned.

Writers: Adam McKay, Chris Henchy | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Derek Jeter, Eva Mendes

46. Super 8 (2011)

PG-13 | 112 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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72 Metascore

During the summer of 1979, a group of friends witness a train crash and investigate subsequent unexplained events in their small town.

Writer: J.J. Abrams | Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney

47. The Night Listener (2006)

R | 91 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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51 Metascore

In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.

Writers: Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson, Patrick Stettner | Director: Patrick Stettner | Stars: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin, Joe Morton

48. Side Effects (I) (2013)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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75 Metascore

A young woman's world unravels when a drug prescribed by her psychiatrist has unexpected side effects.

Writer: Scott Z. Burns | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones

49. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Thriller

7.8
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A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

50. Devil (2010)

PG-13 | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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44 Metascore

A group of people are trapped in an elevator and the Devil is mysteriously amongst them.

Writers: Brian Nelson, M. Night Shyamalan | Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Chris Messina, Caroline Dhavernas, Bokeem Woodbine, Logan Marshall-Green