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1. Downfall (2004)

R | 156 min | Biography, Drama, History

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82 Metascore

Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII.

Writers: Bernd Eichinger, Joachim Fest, Traudl Junge, Melissa Müller | Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler

2. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Writers: David Johnson, Alex Mace | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

3. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.6
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82 Metascore

A filmmaker decides to memorialize a murdered friend when his friend's ex-girlfriend announces she is expecting his son.

Writer: Kurt Kuenne | Director: Kurt Kuenne | Stars: Kurt Kuenne, Andrew Bagby, David Bagby, Kathleen Bagby

4. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Writers: Amy Tan, Ronald Bass | Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

5. Beloved (1998)

R | 172 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.8
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57 Metascore

Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter.

Writers: Toni Morrison, Akosua Busia, Richard LaGravenese, Adam Brooks | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yada Beener, Emil Pinnock

6. Atrocious (2010)

R | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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Two teenage siblings endure a terrifying experience while investigating a rural legend near their family's vacation home.

Writer: Fernando Barreda Luna | Director: Fernando Barreda Luna | Stars: Cristian Valencia, Clara Moraleda, Chus Pereiro, Sergi Martin

7. The Rapture (1991)

R | 100 min | Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A telephone operator living an empty, amoral life finds God and loses him again.

Writer: Michael Tolkin | Director: Michael Tolkin | Stars: Mimi Rogers, David Duchovny, Darwyn Carson, Patrick Bauchau

8. Mother of Tears (2007)

R | 102 min | Horror

5.2
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52 Metascore

Part three of the "Three Mothers" trilogy which takes place in Rome and has to do with Mater Lachrymarum (The Third Mother).

Writers: Jace Anderson, Dario Argento, Walter Fasano, Adam Gierasch, Simona Simonetti | Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Cristian Solimeno, Adam James, Moran Atias

9. The Bunker (1981 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, History, War

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Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.

Writers: John Gay, James P. O'Donnell | Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Richard Jordan, Cliff Gorman, James Naughton

10. Daisy Diamond (2007)

94 min | Drama

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A tragic story about Anna who dreams of one thing only: making it as an actress. She moves from Sweden to Copenhagen to pursue her dream. But fate has something else in store for her. ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Asmussen, Simon Staho | Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Thure Lindhardt, Benedikte Hansen, Morten Kirkskov

11. Phobia 2 (2009)

125 min | Horror

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Phobia 2 is composed of five short movie segments directed by five of the best directors of Thai horror films. A teenager who committed a crime goes to a sacred place for meditation and ... See full summary »

Writers: Vanridee Pongsittisak, Nitis Napichayasutin, Paween Purikitpanya, Sopon Sukdapisit, Parkpoom Wongpoom, Songyos Sugmakanan, Sopana Chaowwiwatkul, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Mez Tharatorn, Chantavit Dhanasevi | Directors: Banjong Pisanthanakun, Visute Poolvoralaks, Paween Purikitpanya, Songyos Sugmakanan, Parkpoom Wongpoom | Stars: Jirayu La-ongmanee, Ray MacDonald, Chumphorn Thepphithak, Apasiri Nitibhon

12. Mother India (1957)

172 min | Drama, Musical, Family

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53 Metascore

In this melodrama, a poverty-stricken woman raises her sons through many trials and tribulations. But no matter the struggles, always sticks to her own moral code.

Writers: Wajahat Mirza, S. Ali Raza | Director: Mehboob Khan | Stars: Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajendra Kumar, Raaj Kumar

13. Now (2003)

29 min | Drama, Short

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A man and a woman meet in 1960. They marry because that's what you are supposed to do. But something goes wrong on their wedding night. They have no idea what to do with each other. ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Asmussen, Simon Staho | Director: Simon Staho | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Erland Josephson, Mikael Persbrandt, Henning Moritzen

14. The Calling (2000)

89 min | Horror, Thriller

4.0
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A woman is used as a pawn to bring to fruition the rule of the Antichrist.

Writers: John Rice, Rudy Gaines | Director: Richard Caesar | Stars: Laura Harris, Richard Lintern, Francis Magee, Alex Roe

15. Silk (2006)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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In Taipei, the crippled scientist Hashimoto uses his invention of "Menger Sponge" to capture the energy of the spirit of a child in an old building. He invites the specialist in reading ... See full summary »

Writer: Chao-Bin Su | Director: Chao-Bin Su | Stars: Chen Chang, Yôsuke Eguchi, Kar Yan Lam, Barbie Hsu

16. Medea (1969)

110 min | Drama, Fantasy

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To win the kingdom his uncle took from his father, Jason must steal the golden fleece from the land of barbarians, where Medea is royalty and a powerful sorceress, where human sacrifice ... See full summary »

Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile

17. Macabre (1980)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror

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A middle-aged woman, traumatized from the death of her adulterous lover, moves into a room at a New Orleans boarding house where the blind landlord becomes suspicious to her activities of continuing her affair with her dead lover.

Writers: Antonio Avati, Pupi Avati, Lamberto Bava, Roberto Gandus | Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Bernice Stegers, Stanko Molnar, Veronica Zinny, Roberto Posse

18. In Your Hands (2004)

101 min | Drama

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Writers: Kim Fupz Aakeson, Annette K. Olesen | Director: Annette K. Olesen | Stars: Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Trine Dyrholm, Nicolaj Kopernikus, Sonja Richter

19. Prime Suspect: The Lost Child (1995 TV Movie)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Supt. Tennison orchestrates a search for an abducted baby, but events take a turn for the worst when personal emotions cause complications.

Writer: Paul Billing | Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Beatie Edney, Robert Glenister, Lesley Sharp

20. Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986)

R | 95 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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After several years in an insane asylum, Evelyn, the keeper of the Mountaintop Motel, is released and resumes doing business. She kills her young charge out of anger, but convinces the ... See full summary »

Writer: Jim McCullough Jr. | Director: Jim McCullough Sr. | Stars: Bill Thurman, Anna Chappell, Will Mitchell, Virginia Loridans

21. Beware: Children at Play (1989)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

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After several children have gone missing, a writer and a cop decide to get to the bottom of the problem once and for all. As they find more and more leads they discover that their children ... See full summary »

Writer: Fred Scharkey | Director: Mik Cribben | Stars: Michael Robertson, Rich Hamilton, Robin Lilly, Lori Romero

22. Baby Blues (2008 Video)

85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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On a secluded family farm, a mother suffers a psychotic break due to postpartum depression, forcing the eldest son to protect his siblings from the mother they have always known and loved.

Writer: Lars Jacobson | Directors: Lars Jacobson, Amardeep Kaleka | Stars: Colleen Porch, Aiden Kersh, Ridge Canipe, Sean Johnson

23. The Girl in a Swing (1988)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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A London art broker goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman, despite the fact that he ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Adams, Gordon Hessler | Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Meg Tilly, Rupert Frazer, Nicholas Le Prevost, Elspet Gray

24. Flesh Eating Mothers (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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A venereal disease turns an entire town of two-timing mothers into cannibals!

Writers: James Aviles Martin, Zev Shlasinger | Director: James Aviles Martin | Stars: Robert Lee Oliver, Donatella Hecht, Neal Rosen, Valorie Hubbard

25. Unholy Women (2006)

107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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Unholy Women (Kowai onna), is a composite of three unrelated half-hour horror movies. The first segment... See full synopsis »

Writers: Keita Amemiya, Takuji Suzuki, Naoki Yamamoto, Keisuke Toyoshima, Takashi Shimizu | Directors: Keita Amemiya, Takuji Suzuki, Keisuke Toyoshima | Stars: Noriko Nakagoshi, Yûko Kobayashi, Riko Suzuki, Miharu Morina

26. The Crying Woman (1933)

73 min | Horror, Mystery

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In modern day Mexico, a man on the street is supernaturally killed after hearing the eerie sound of a wailing woman. We then arrive at the manor of an upper class family, who are ... See full summary »

Writers: A. Guzman Aguilera, Carlos Noriega Hope, Fernando de Fuentes | Director: Ramón Peón | Stars: Ramón Pereda, Virginia Zurí, Carlos Orellana, Adriana Lamar

27. Medea (I) (1983 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writers: Euripides, Robinson Jeffers | Director: Mark Cullingham | Stars: Zoe Caldwell, Judith Anderson, Mitchell Ryan, Jacqueline Brookes

28. The President (1919)

75 min | Drama

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The judge in a Danish town sees his illegitimate daughter facing a trial for the murder of her newborn child, and is rather sure that she will be sentenced to death. She became pregnant ... See full summary »

Writers: Carl Theodor Dreyer, Karl Emil Franzos | Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Richard Christensen, Christian Engelstoft, Hallander Helleman, Halvard Hoff

29. A Very Short Life (2009)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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A female police commissioner tries to investigate the murder of an 11-year-old girl at the hands of her mother.

Writer: Dennis Law | Director: Dennis Law | Stars: Leila Tong, Maggie Siu, Pinky Cheung, Samuel Pang

30. Hilde Warren und der Tod (1917)

80 min | Horror

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Hilde Warren, a famous actress, is impregnated by a convicted murderer and becomes plagued by visions of an extremely gaunt and sepulchral Death. Upon discovering her child is the image of ... See full summary »

Writer: Fritz Lang | Director: Joe May | Stars: Mia May, Bruno Kastner, Georg John, Hans Mierendorff

31. Kaivo (1992)

109 min | Drama, Thriller

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Writer: Outi Nyytäjä | Director: Pekka Lehto | Stars: Otto Hakala, Dick Idman, Katariina Kaitue, Liisamaija Laaksonen

32. Hush (I) (2006)

5 min | Short, Crime, Drama

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Some time after miscarrying, the psychologically traumatized Fay Malony finds herself accused of kidnapping. In the course of police investigation, the detective assigned to the case ... See full summary »

Writer: LaTrecesa LeSure | Director: Tom Delfino | Stars: Jacquelyn Knabusch, Tony Pratt, Winona Yellowhammer, Sean Barnes

33. A Mother's Vengeance (1992 Video)

Horror, Thriller

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Director: Mick McCleery | Stars: Christine McCleery, Rutger Powell, Paul Federico

34. Sakani 79 (1930)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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Writers: Sh. Alkhazashvili, Siko Dolidze | Director: Zaqaria Berishvili | Stars: Nutsa Chkheidze, N. Mamulashvili, Kokhta Karalashvili, Sh. Khoneli

35. Medea (II) (1983 TV Movie)

Drama

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Writer: Euripides | Director: Pål Løkkeberg

36. Medea (1963 TV Movie)

95 min | Drama

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Writers: Euripides, Hjalmar Gullberg | Director: Keve Hjelm | Stars: Margaretha Krook, Holger Löwenadler, Ove Tjernberg, Jan-Erik Lindqvist

37. Medium (2005–2011)
Episode: A Taste of Her Own Medicine (2009)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Allison and Det. Lee Scanlon are asked by DA Devalos to look into the disappearance of Meredith Burnes, the daughter of a local councilman. She is married to Don Burnes and has a young ... See full summary »

Creator: Glenn Gordon Caron | Director: Ronald L. Schwary | Stars: Patricia Arquette, Miguel Sandoval, David Cubitt, Sofia Vassilieva

38. Deadly Women (2008– )
Episode: Bad Medicine (2008)

Documentary, Crime

7.2
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Deadly Women examines cases where women use medicine to kill including nurse Beverley Allitt who kills multiple infants with medical overdoses, Stella Nickell who poisoned medicine capsules... See full summary »

Writer: Paul Hawker | Director: John Mavety | Stars: Janis Amatuzio, Matthew Benns, Candice DeLong, Mike Dunbar

39. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)
Episode: Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983)

TV-PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

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In the closing days of the Korean War, the staff of the 4077 M*A*S*H Unit find themselves facing irrevocable changes in their lives.

Creator: Larry Gelbart | Director: Alan Alda | Stars: Alan Alda, Mike Farrell, Harry Morgan, Loretta Swit

40. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )
Episode: Justice Is Served (2001)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Katherine gets emotionally involved while investigating the death of a six-year old girl at a carnival. Grisson, Nick and Warick take on the case of a jogger who was apparently attacked by an animal who knows how to use a scalpel.

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Director: Thomas J. Wright | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

41. Play of the Week (1959–1961)
Episode: Medea (1959)

120 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Writers: Euripides, Robinson Jeffers | Directors: Wes Kenney, José Quintero | Stars: Judith Anderson, Eric Berry, Henry Brandon, Jacqueline Brookes

42. Rizzoli & Isles (2010– )
Episode: No One Mourns the Wicked (2013)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

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When someone begins to stage copycat murders presented at a symposium on serial killers, detectives believe the suspect is one of the meeting participants.

Creator: Janet Tamaro | Director: Steve Robin | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Brian Goodman, Jordan Bridges

43. Masters of Horror (2005– )
Episode: Pro-Life (2006)

TV-MA | 57 min | Horror, Thriller

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Determined to "rescue" his pregnant daughter from an abortion clinic, a religious fanatic and his sons plan a violent firearm assault just as the doctors suspect her pregnancy might not be of this world.

Creator: Mick Garris | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Caitlin Wachs, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Mark Feuerstein, Biski Gugushe

44. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )
Episode: Turn of the Screws (2004)

TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Three crimes are explored in this episode. Firstly, an employee of an amusement park is found dead due to head injury, near a roller coaster accident where a car came off the tracks, ... See full summary »

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads