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1. Insidious (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Horror

6.8
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52 Metascore

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Writer: Leigh Whannell | Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

2. The Girlfriend Experience (2009)

R | 77 min | Drama

5.6
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66 Metascore

A drama set in the days leading up to the 2008 Presidential election, and centered on a high-end Manhattan call girl meeting the challenges of her boyfriend, her clients, and her work.

Writers: David Levien, Brian Koppelman | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Sasha Grey, Chris Santos, Philip Eytan, Colby Trane

3. Fruitvale Station (2013)

R | 85 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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85 Metascore

The purportedly true story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Writer: Ryan Coogler | Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

4. The Blair Witch Project (1999)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery

6.4
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81 Metascore

Three film students vanish after traveling into a Maryland forest to film a documentary on the local Blair Witch legend, leaving only their footage behind.

Writers: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard, Bob Griffin

5. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

7.6
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70 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Writer: Sam Raimi | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

6. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R | 107 min | Horror

6.9
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53 Metascore

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes to the road to escape a vengeful police force which isn't afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Writer: Rob Zombie | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe

7. Barbarella (1968)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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In the far future, a highly sexual woman is tasked with finding and stopping the evil Durand-Durand. Along the way she encounters various unusual people.

Writers: Jean-Claude Forest, Claude Brulé, Terry Southern, Roger Vadim, Vittorio Bonicelli, Clement Biddle Wood, Brian Degas, Tudor Gates | Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

8. Halloween (1978)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.9
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85 Metascore

A psychotic murderer institutionalized since childhood for the murder of his sister, escapes and stalks a bookish adolescent girl and her friends while his doctor chases him through the streets.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tony Moran, Nancy Kyes

9. Clerks. (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer

10. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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75 Metascore

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

11. Primer (2004)

PG-13 | 77 min | Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi

7.0
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68 Metascore

Four friends/fledgling entrepreneurs, knowing that there's something bigger and more innovative than the different error-checking devices they've built, wrestle over their new invention.

Writer: Shane Carruth | Director: Shane Carruth | Stars: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya

12. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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61 Metascore

7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

Writers: André Bijelic, Vincenzo Natali, Graeme Manson | Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

13. Pi (1998)

R | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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72 Metascore

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Sean Gullette, Eric Watson | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

14. Rapture-Palooza (2013)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.2
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44 Metascore

Two teens battle their way through a religious apocalypse on a mission to defeat the Antichrist.

Writer: Chris Matheson | Director: Paul Middleditch | Stars: Craig Robinson, Anna Kendrick, John Francis Daley, Rob Corddry

15. Following (1998)

R | 69 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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60 Metascore

A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.

Writer: Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan

16. Paranormal Activity (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery

6.4
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68 Metascore

After moving into a suburban home, a couple becomes increasingly disturbed by a nightly demonic presence.

Writer: Oren Peli | Director: Oren Peli | Stars: Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Mark Fredrichs, Amber Armstrong

17. 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

18. Do the Right Thing (1989)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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91 Metascore

On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.

Writer: Spike Lee | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Richard Edson

19. Zombie Strippers! (2008)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

4.2
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45 Metascore

In the not too distant future a secret government re-animation chemo-virus gets released into conservative Sartre, Nebraska and lands in an underground strip club. As the virus begins to ... See full summary »

Writer: Jay Lee | Director: Jay Lee | Stars: Jenna Jameson, Robert Englund, Roxy Saint, Penny Vital

20. American Pie Presents Band Camp (2005 Video)

R | 87 min | Comedy

5.0
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Matt Stifler wants to be just like his big bro, making porn movies and having a good time in college. After sabotaging the school band, he gets sent to band camp where he really doesn't like it at first but then learns how to deal with the bandeez.

Writers: Adam Herz, Brad Riddell | Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Eugene Levy, Tad Hilgenbrink, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Earles

21. Evil Dead II (1987)

X | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.9
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69 Metascore

The lone survivor of an onslaught of flesh-possessing spirits holds up in a cabin with a group of strangers while the demons continue their attack.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Scott Spiegel | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva

22. Obvious Child (2014)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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75 Metascore

A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Writers: Gillian Robespierre, Karen Maine, Elisabeth Holm, Anna Bean | Director: Gillian Robespierre | Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann, Gabe Liedman

23. Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.8
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28 Metascore

Railroad executive Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden form an alliance to fight the increasingly authoritarian government of the United States.

Writers: Ayn Rand, John Aglialoro, Brian Patrick O'Toole | Director: Paul Johansson | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Grant Bowler, Matthew Marsden, Edi Gathegi

24. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

X | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Writer: Meir Zarchi | Director: Meir Zarchi | Stars: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

25. Eraserhead (1977)

Unrated | 89 min | Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates

26. My Left Foot (1989)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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Christy Brown, born with cerebral palsy, learns to paint and write with his only controllable limb - his left foot.

Writers: Shane Connaughton, Jim Sheridan, Christy Brown | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan

27. Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror

8.0
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A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a farmhouse.

Writers: John A. Russo, George A. Romero | Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Karl Hardman, Marilyn Eastman

28. El mariachi (1992)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos, Peter Marquardt

29. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

Writers: Drew Dowdle, John Erick Dowdle | Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger

30. Chrysalis (2014)

100 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Joshua and Penelope are survivors of a deadly infection that laid waste to humanity 25 years ago. When they encounter fellow survivor Abira, their lives are forever changed as they fight off the remnants of the infected.

Writer: Ben Kurstin | Director: John Klein | Stars: Sara Gorsky, Cole Simon, Tanya Thai McBride, Clayton Stamper

31. Pink Flamingos (1972)

NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.1
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Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against Connie & Raymond Marble, a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

32. Open Water (2003)

R | 79 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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63 Metascore

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Writer: Chris Kentis | Director: Chris Kentis | Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson

33. Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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52 Metascore

A disaffected soldier (Considine) returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother (Kebbell) years ago.

Writers: Paddy Considine, Shane Meadows, Paul Fraser | Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Stuart Wolfenden

34. The Tunnel Movie (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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An investigation into a government cover-up leads to a network of abandoned train tunnels deep beneath the heart of Sydney. As a journalist and her crew hunt for the story it quickly becomes clear the story is hunting them.

Writers: Enzo Tedeschi, Julian Harvey | Director: Carlo Ledesma | Stars: Bel Deliá, Andy Rodoreda, Steve Davis, Luke Arnold

35. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

Presents a day in the life in Austin, Texas among its social outcasts and misfits, predominantly the twenty-something set, using a series of linear vignettes. These characters, who in some ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Linklater | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

36. Juice (1992)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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"Juice" is about 4 inner-city teens who get caught up in the pursuit of power and happiness, which they refer to as 'the juice'.

Writers: Ernest R. Dickerson, Gerard Brown | Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Omar Epps, Tupac Shakur, Jermaine 'Huggy' Hopkins, Khalil Kain

37. The Science of Sleep (2006)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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70 Metascore

A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world.

Writer: Michel Gondry | Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat

38. Withnail & I (1987)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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London 1969 - two 'resting' (unemployed and unemployable) actors, Withnail and Marwood, fed up with damp, cold, piles of washing-up, mad drug dealers and psychotic Irishmen, decide to leave... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Robinson | Director: Bruce Robinson | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths, Ralph Brown

39. Belly (1998)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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A pair of vicious black gangsters have spiritual awakenings.

Writers: Anthony Bodden, Nas, Hype Williams | Director: Hype Williams | Stars: Nas, DMX, Taral Hicks, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins

40. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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Slightly traumatized and painfully shy Angela Baker is sent away to summer camp with her cousin. Not long after Angela's arrival, things start to go horribly wrong for anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions.

Writer: Robert Hiltzik | Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

41. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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54 Metascore

A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

Writer: Tony Burgess | Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

42. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

Unrated | 79 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop humanity from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).

Writer: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Gregory Walcott, Tom Keene, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore

43. The Girl Next Door (2007)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.8
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29 Metascore

Based on the Jack Ketchum novel of the same name, The Girl Next Door follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt...and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.

Writers: Daniel Farrands, Philip Nutman, Jack Ketchum | Director: Gregory Wilson | Stars: William Atherton, Blythe Auffarth, Blanche Baker, Kevin Chamberlin

44. Foxy Brown (1974)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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A voluptuous black woman takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend.

Writer: Jack Hill | Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter

45. Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike (2012)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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26 Metascore

Railroad owner Dagny Taggart and steel mogul Henry Rearden search desperately for the inventor of a revolutionary motor as the U.S. government continues to spread its control over the national economy.

Writers: Duke Sandefur, Brian Patrick O'Toole, Duncan Scott, Ayn Rand | Director: John Putch | Stars: Samantha Mathis, Jason Beghe, Esai Morales, Patrick Fabian

46. Conception (2011)

88 min | Comedy, Romance

5.4
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A comedy that follows nine very different couples on the night they conceive, showing that sex can sometimes be more neurotic than erotic.

Writer: Josh Stolberg | Director: Josh Stolberg | Stars: Pamela Adlon, David Arquette, Aaron Ashmore, Moon Bloodgood

47. Cyborg (1989)

R | 86 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.9
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A martial artist hunts a killer in a plague-infested urban dump of the future.

Writer: Kitty Chalmers | Director: Albert Pyun | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Deborah Richter, Vincent Klyn, Alex Daniels

48. Tape (2001)

R | 86 min | Drama

7.3
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71 Metascore

Three old high school friends pass the time in a Michigan motel room dissecting the painful memories of their high school years.

Writer: Stephen Belber | Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Robert Sean Leonard, Uma Thurman

49. Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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A self-styled New York hipster is paid a surprise visit by his younger cousin from Budapest. From initial hostility and indifference a small degree of affection grows between the two. Along... See full summary »

Writer: Jim Jarmusch | Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: John Lurie, Eszter Balint, Richard Edson, Cecillia Stark

50. Paid in Full (2002)

R | 97 min | Drama, Action, Crime

7.0
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49 Metascore

A young man from Harlem, forced to cope with the 1980s drug scene, builds an illegal empire, only to have a crisis of conscience.

Writers: Azie Faison Jr., Austin Phillips, Matthew Cirulnick, Thulani Davis | Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Mekhi Phifer, Wood Harris, Chi McBride, Kevin Carroll