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1. 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

2. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

3. 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

4. The Strangers (2008)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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47 Metascore

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

Writer: Bryan Bertino | Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Alex Fisher

5. Maniac (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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47 Metascore

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

Writers: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, Joe Spinell | Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Megan Duffy

6. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.5
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Writers: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

7. Fatal Attraction (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.9
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67 Metascore

A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Writer: James Dearden | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen

8. Friday the 13th (1980)

X | 95 min | Horror

6.5
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35 Metascore

Camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp that was the site of a child's drowning.

Writers: Victor Miller, Sean S. Cunningham | Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

9. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

10. Bride of Chucky (1998)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.

Writer: Don Mancini | Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile

11. Red Eye (2005)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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71 Metascore

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

Writers: Carl Ellsworth, Dan Foos | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson

12. In the Valley of Elah (2007)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Mark Boal | Director: Paul Haggis | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jonathan Tucker, Jason Patric

13. Suspiria (1977)

X | 92 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A newcomer to a fancy ballet academy gradually comes to realize that the school is a front for something far more sinister and supernatural amidst a series of grisly murders.

Writers: Dario Argento, Daria Nicolodi | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

14. Citizen X (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Based on the true story of a Russian serial killer who, over many years, claimed over 50 victims, mostly under the age of 17. In what was then a Communist state, the police investigations ... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Cullen, Chris Gerolmo | Director: Chris Gerolmo | Stars: Stephen Rea, Donald Sutherland, Max von Sydow, Jeffrey DeMunn

15. Cruising (1980)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.

Writers: William Friedkin, Gerald Walker | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

16. Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Based on the events surrounding the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Writer: Wendy Battles | Director: Robert Dornhelm | Stars: Hayden Panettiere, Vincent Riotta, Paolo Romio, Marcia Gay Harden

17. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Based on a novel and subsequent stage play by Agatha Christie; ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to be killed one-by-one. Could one of them be the killer?

Writers: Agatha Christie, Dudley Nichols | Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

18. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Writer: Roy Moore | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

19. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom.

Writers: William Gray, Robert Guza Jr. | Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

20. Night of the Demons 2 (1994)

R | 96 min | Horror, Comedy

6.3
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High-schoolers throw a Halloween party in a mansion haunted by a young demon

Writers: Joe Augustyn, James Penzi | Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Cristi Harris, Darin Heames, Robert Jayne, Merle Kennedy

21. Purple Noon (1960)

PG-13 | 118 min | Crime, Thriller

7.8
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Tom Ripley is a talented mimic, moocher, forger and all-around criminal improviser; but there's more to Tom Ripley than even he can guess.

Writers: Patricia Highsmith, René Clément, Paul Gégauff | Director: René Clément | Stars: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Erno Crisa

22. Inferno (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.7
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An American college student in Rome and his sister in New York investigate a series of killings in both locations where their resident addresses are the domain of two covens of witches.

Writer: Dario Argento | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Daria Nicolodi

23. Le Boucher (1970)

GP | 93 min | Thriller

7.6
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An unlikely friendship between a dour, working class butcher and a repressed schoolteacher coincides with a grisly series of Ripper-type murders in a provincial French town.

Writer: Claude Chabrol | Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia, Pascal Ferone

24. The Dentist (1996)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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An extremely successful dentist goes off the deep end after he catches his wife cheating on him.

Writers: Dennis Paoli, Stuart Gordon, Charles Finch | Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Linda Hoffman, Michael Stadvec, Ken Foree

25. Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.3
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Six years after the viral outbreak that destroyed Racoon City, former police officer Leon S. Kennedy is a federal agent sent to Europe to search for the President's daughter. Unfortunately ... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Bailey, David Crislip, Haruo Murata, Shinsaku Ohara | Directors: Kuniomi Matsushita, Shinji Mikami | Stars: Paul Mercier, Carolyn Lawrence, Rino Romano, Salli Saffioti

26. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.5
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In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed "Snake" must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.

Writers: Hideo Kojima, Tomokazu Fukushima, Shuyo Murata | Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Suzetta Miñet, Jim Piddock, Heather Halley

27. Giallo (2009)

R | 92 min | Thriller

4.4
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In Italy, a woman fears her sister may have been kidnapped. Inspector Enzo Avolfi fears it's worse. They team up to rescue her from a sadistic killer known only as Yellow.

Writers: Jim Agnew, Dario Argento, Sean Keller | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Adrien Brody, Emmanuelle Seigner, Elsa Pataky, Robert Miano

28. Too Young to Die? (1990 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Drama, Crime

5.9
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An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

Writers: David Hill, George Rubino | Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Michael Tucker, Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt, Alan Fudge

29. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)

GP | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A writer is stalked by a serial killer after witnessing a murder attempt on one woman's life.

Writer: Dario Argento | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Enrico Maria Salerno, Eva Renzi

30. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

Writers: Paul Caimi, Michael Hickey | Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

31. Opera (1987)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

Writers: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

32. The Prowler (1981)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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A masked killer, wearing World War II U.S. Army fatigues, stalks a small New Jersey town bent on reliving a 35-year-old double murder by focusing on a group of college kids holding an annual Spring Dance.

Writers: Glenn Leopold, Neal Barbera, Eric Lewald, Mark Edward Edens, Michael Edens, Sarah Higgins | Director: Joseph Zito | Stars: Vicky Dawson, Christopher Goutman, Lawrence Tierney, Farley Granger

33. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing ... See full summary »

Writers: Franco Barberi, Mario Bava, Filippo Ottoni, Dardano Sacchetti, Giuseppe Zaccariello | Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

34. Anthropophagus (1980)

90 min | Horror

5.4
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A group of tourists become stranded on an uninhabited island where they are stalked by an insane, violent, and grotesque killer that slaughtered the town's former residents.

Writers: Joe D'Amato, George Eastman | Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Tisa Farrow, Saverio Vallone, Serena Grandi, Margaret Mazzantini

35. Nightmare (1981)

Unrated | 97 min | Horror

5.7
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A mental-patient, who is troubled with horrible nightmares, has escaped from his hospital. Now on the streets he can't help killing innocent people. But there is one family he is more than ... See full summary »

Writer: Romano Scavolini | Director: Romano Scavolini | Stars: Baird Stafford, Sharon Smith, C.J. Cooke, Mik Cribben

36. Pieces (1982)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Young co-eds are being cut up by a chainsaw killer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.

Writers: Dick Randall, Joe D'Amato | Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom

37. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

96 min | Horror, War

5.2
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Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be ... See full summary »

Writers: Jonah Royston, John C.W. Saxton | Director: Don Edmonds | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph, Tony Mumolo, Maria Marx

38. The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

GP | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A newspaper reporter and a retired, blind journalist try to solve a series of killings connected to a pharmaceutical company's experimental, top-secret research projects and in so doing, both become targets of the killer.

Writers: Dario Argento, Luigi Collo, Dardano Sacchetti | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Pier Paolo Capponi

39. Visiting Hours (1982)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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A crazed, women-hating killer (Ironside) attacks journalist Deborah Ballin (Grant). When he discovers that his attack didn't kill Deborah, he comes to the hospital to finish what he started.

Writer: Brian Taggert | Director: Jean-Claude Lord | Stars: Michael Ironside, Lee Grant, Linda Purl, William Shatner

40. Island of Death (1976)

108 min | Horror

5.1
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A British couple on a break on a small Greek Island are spreading terror beyond anything the islanders could have ever imagined. Only stopping every once in a while to shag anything that ... See full summary »

Writer: Nico Mastorakis | Director: Nico Mastorakis | Stars: Robert Behling, Jane Lyle, Jessica Dublin, Gerard Gonalons

41. Sorority House Massacre (1986)

R | 74 min | Horror

4.0
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A little girl's brother kills the whole family but her (she escapes by hiding in the basement). He is committed, and she grows up with a new family, eventually going to college, where she ... See full summary »

Writer: Carol Frank | Director: Carol Frank | Stars: Angela O'Neill, Wendy Martel, Pamela Ross, Nicole Rio

42. Snuff (1976)

X | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

2.7
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A so-called "snuff" movie involving the exploits of a cult leader leading a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film.

Directors: Michael Findlay, Horacio Fredriksson, Simon Nuchtern | Stars: Margarita Amuchástegui, Ana Carro, Liliana Fernández Blanco, Michael Findlay

43. The Boogey Man (1980)

R | 82 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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Through the reflection in the mirror, a girl witnesses her mother's boyfriend's murder.

Writers: Ulli Lommel, Suzanna Love, David Herschel | Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Suzanna Love, John Carradine, Ron James, Nicholas Love

44. Venus in Furs (1969)

R | 86 min | Fantasy, Thriller

5.8
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A musician finds the corpse of a beautiful woman on the beach. The woman returns from the dead to take revenge on the group of wealthy sadists responsible for her death.

Writers: Jesús Franco, Malvin Wald | Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: James Darren, Barbara McNair, Maria Rohm, Klaus Kinski

45. Love Exposure (2008)

237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.2
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75 Metascore

Three emotionally abused people from the fringes of society get locked in a convoluted love triangle. Yuu, a Catholic boy searching for true love ends up taking erotic photographs of women ... See full summary »

Writer: Shion Sono | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

46. The Dentist 2 (1998)

R | 100 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

4.1
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Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Finch, Stuart Gordon, Dennis Paoli, Richard Dana Smith | Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Jeff Doucette, Susanne Wright

47. The New York Ripper (1982)

Unrated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A burned-out New York police detective teams up with a college psychoanalyst to track down a vicious serial killer randomly stalking and killing various young women around the city.

Writers: Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, Dardano Sacchetti | Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti

48. Trauma (1976)

X | 84 min | Thriller

5.3
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A paranoid writer (Kier) is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary (Hayden), and then his troubles really begin.

Writer: James Kenelm Clarke | Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Fiona Richmond, Patsy Smart

49. The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971)

Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A girl is murdered in a park. The man is tried and convicted for the crime but afterwards the killings continue.

Writers: Gianfranco Clerici, Duccio Tessari | Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Ida Galli, Silvano Tranquilli

50. The Toolbox Murders (1978)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Ski-masked maniac kills apartment complex tenants with the contents of a toolbox.

Writers: Neva Friedenn, Robert Easter, Ann Kindberg | Director: Dennis Donnelly | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Pamelyn Ferdin, Wesley Eure, Nicolas Beauvy