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1. Indiscretion (2016)

TV-14 | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.0
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A married woman's affair comes back to haunt her when her obsessed lover infiltrates every part of her life.

Director: John Stewart Muller | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Cary Elwes, Christopher Backus, Katherine McNamara

Votes: 220

2. Death Becomes Her (1992)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 82,093 | Gross: $58.42M

3. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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90 Metascore

A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 42,663 | Gross: $62.55M

4. Bully (2001)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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45 Metascore

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

Votes: 30,112 | Gross: $0.51M

5. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.3
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71 Metascore

A beautiful gold digger matches wits with a shrewd Beverly Hills divorce lawyer who is increasingly attracted to her.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush

Votes: 78,601 | Gross: $35.10M

6. Berserk (1997– )

Not Rated | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Unshô Ishizuka, Marc Diraison, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 17,439

7. To Die For (1995)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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86 Metascore

Suzanne Stone (Maretto) knows exactly what she wants. She wants to be a television newscaster and she is willing to do anything to get what she wants. What she lacks in intelligence, she ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck

Votes: 35,783 | Gross: $21.20M

8. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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86 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple he is spying on will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 77,464

9. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Votes: 20,055 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Awake (2007)

R | 84 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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33 Metascore

The story focuses on a man who suffers "anesthetic awareness" and finds himself awake and aware, but paralyzed, during heart surgery. His mother must wrestle with her own demons as a turn of events unfolds around them, while trying to unfold the story hidden behind her son's young wife.

Director: Joby Harold | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin

Votes: 64,655 | Gross: $14.37M

11. The Ward (2010)

R | 89 min | Horror

5.6
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38 Metascore

An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh Claire

Votes: 34,999

12. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A Nazi hunter in Paraguay discovers a sinister and bizarre plot to rekindle the Third Reich.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 21,271

13. The Last Seduction (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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85 Metascore

A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman, Michael Raysses

Votes: 16,656 | Gross: $6.14M

14. Sunrise (1927)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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An allegorical tale about a man fighting the good and evil within him. Both sides are made flesh - one a sophisticated woman he is attracted to and the other his wife.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, Margaret Livingston, Bodil Rosing

Votes: 31,514

15. Hamlet (1990)

PG | 135 min | Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, finds out that his uncle Claudius killed his father to obtain the throne, and plans revenge.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Mel Gibson, Glenn Close, Alan Bates, Paul Scofield

Votes: 18,258 | Gross: $20.71M

16. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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A professional assassin codenamed "Jackal" plots to kill Charles de Gaulle, the President of France.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Edward Fox, Terence Alexander, Michel Auclair, Alan Badel

Votes: 30,064

17. Cassandra's Dream (2007)

PG-13 | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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49 Metascore

The tale of two brothers with serious financial woes. When a third party proposes they turn to crime, things go badly and the two become enemies.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Colin Farrell, Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Peter-Hugo Daly

Votes: 45,141 | Gross: $0.97M

18. Bad Boys (1983)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing a rival's kid brother.

Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Sean Penn, Reni Santoni, Jim Moody, Eric Gurry

Votes: 11,198 | Gross: $9.20M

19. Exotica (1994)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.2
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Francis, whose daughter was murdered a few years ago, is always watching Christina dance in the night club Exotica. One night he is dared to touch the girl and ends up being thrown out. He then sends in Thomas to try and find explanations.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar, David Hemblen

Votes: 14,834 | Gross: $5.13M

20. And Then There Were None (1945)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

Director: René Clair | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Walter Huston, Louis Hayward, Roland Young

Votes: 9,627

21. Let's Kill Ward's Wife (2014)

Unrated | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

5.4
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21 Metascore

Ward's wife is a bitch. Everyone knows it. Including Ward. After numerous conversations and ruminations on the subject amongst Ward's colorful group of friends, a fortuitous accident leads ... See full summary »

Director: Scott Foley | Stars: Amy Acker, Ava Carpinello, James Carpinello, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 4,606

22. The Final Conflict (1981)

R | 108 min | Horror

5.6
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The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow

Votes: 14,575

23. Hamlet (1948)

Unrated | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.

Director: Laurence Olivier | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, John Laurie, Esmond Knight

Votes: 12,231

24. The Brass Teapot (2012)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller

6.4
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43 Metascore

When a couple discovers that a brass teapot makes them money whenever they hurt themselves, they must come to terms with how far they are willing to go.

Director: Ramaa Mosley | Stars: Juno Temple, Michael Angarano, Alexis Bledel, Billy Magnussen

Votes: 12,399 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Bad Kids Go to Hell (2012)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

4.5
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40 Metascore

On a stormy Saturday afternoon, six students from Crestview Academy begin to meet horrible fates as they serve out their detentions. Is a fellow student to blame, or perhaps Crestview's alleged ghosts are behind the terrible acts?

Director: Matthew Spradlin | Stars: Cameron Deane Stewart, Ben Browder, Jeffrey Schmidt, Ali Faulkner

Votes: 3,136

26. Niagara (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter

Votes: 11,467

27. Diabolique (1996)

R | 107 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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The wife and mistress of the sadistic dean of an exclusive prep school conspire to murder him.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Sharon Stone, Isabelle Adjani, Chazz Palminteri, Kathy Bates

Votes: 11,375 | Gross: $17.10M

28. Blithe Spirit (1945)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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Adapted from a play by Noel Coward, Charles and his second wife Ruth, are haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Medium Madame Arcati tries to help things out by contacting the ghost.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 3,890

29. Sudden Fear (1952)

Approved | 110 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett

Votes: 3,041

30. Blade Runner (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.9
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You play a blade runner investigating a series of violent replicant crimes, only to discover far more than you bargained for.

Director: Joseph D. Kucan | Stars: Martin Azarow, Mark Benninghoffen, Warren Burton, Gwen Castaldi

Votes: 1,355

31. Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (2006 Video)

83 min | Animation, Family

6.5
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King Randolph sends for his cousin Duchess Rowena to help turn his daughters, Princess Genevieve and her 11 sisters, into better ladies. But the Duchess takes away all the sisters fun, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Richardson | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Catherine O'Hara, Nicole Oliver, Jennifer Copping

Votes: 1,979

32. Antikörper (2005)

127 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

Long wanted serial killer Gabriel Engel gets arrested in a spectacular police strike. Small town cop Michael Martens travels to the big city to interrogate him. He associates a brutal ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Norman Reedus, Christian von Aster, André Hennicke, Waltraud Witte

Votes: 6,340

33. Haereul poomeun dal (2012– )

Fantasy, History, Romance

8.1
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The story of the secret love between Lee Hwon, a fictional king of Joseon, and Wol, a female shaman. Wol was born as Heo Yeon Woo, the daughter of a noble family who won the love of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mi-seon Jeon, Mi-kyeong Yang, Eung-soo Kim, Eun-pyo Jeong

Votes: 682

34. The Bride Wore Black (1968)

Unrated | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Julie Kohler is prevented from suicide by her mother. She leaves the town. She will track down, charm and kill five men who do not know her. What is her goal? What is her purpose?

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Bouquet, Charles Denner

Votes: 6,789 | Gross: $0.04M

35. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (1975 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

8.1
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A young mongoose protects his human family from two murderous cobrae.

Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Orson Welles, June Foray, Les Tremayne, Michael LeClair

Votes: 1,351

36. Yao a yao, yao dao wai po qiao (1995)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A provincial boy related to a Shanghai crime family is recruited by his uncle into cosmopolitan Shanghai in the 1930s to be a servant to a ganglord's mistress.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Li Gong, Baotian Li, Xiaoxiao Wang, Xuejian Li

Votes: 4,321 | Gross: $2.30M

37. Dangerous Crossing (1953)

Approved | 75 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.0
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When a beautiful bride boards an ocean liner with her new husband, he goes into hiding, and she becomes the target of a murder conspiracy.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Michael Rennie, Max Showalter, Carl Betz

Votes: 1,271

38. Mortal Passions (1989)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.9
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A scheming woman (Krista Errickson) seeks to kill her husband to collect the insurance money, and is willing to seduce anyone she can to do it - including her husband's brother.

Director: Andrew Lane | Stars: Zach Galligan, Krista Errickson, Michael Bowen, Luca Bercovici

Votes: 204 | Gross: $0.20M

39. El Crimen Perfecto (The Perfect Crime) (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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68 Metascore

An ambitious salesman will do anything for that big promotion he's been chasing, but inevitably he will learn that there is no such thing as the perfect crime.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Guillermo Toledo, Mónica Cervera, Enrique Villén, Luis Varela

Votes: 9,356

40. Dead Man's Curve (1998)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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Two college students kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.

Director: Dan Rosen | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael Vartan, Randall Batinkoff, Keri Russell

Votes: 3,978

41. The Book of the Three Hans (2006–2007)

60 min | Biography, Drama

7.9
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An epic based on the myth of Jumong Taewang, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo in 37 B.C., (one of the three kingdoms of Korea).

Stars: Il-guk Song, Hye-jin Han, Seung-su Kim, Kwang-ryul Jun

Votes: 993

42. Impact (1949)

Unrated | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

Director: Arthur Lubin | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker

Votes: 2,100

43. The Honey Pot (1967)

Not Rated | 150 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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Inspired by a performance of his favorite play, "Volpone," 20th-century millionaire Cecil Fox devises an intricate plan to trick three of his former mistresses into believing he is dying. ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Rex Harrison, Susan Hayward, Cliff Robertson, Capucine

Votes: 1,641

44. The Missionary (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.2
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In 1905, after 10 years of missionary work in Africa, the Rev. Charles Fortesque is recalled to England, where his bishop gives him his new assignment - to minister to London's prostitutes.... See full summary »

Director: Richard Loncraine | Stars: Michael Palin, Maggie Smith, Trevor Howard, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 1,700

45. ExTerminators (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Three women who meet in an anger-management class decide to form a traditional business with very untraditional methods.

Director: John Inwood | Stars: Heather Graham, Jennifer Coolidge, Matthew Settle, Amber Heard

Votes: 1,715

46. Blade of the Ripper (1971)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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An ambassador's wife discovers that one of the men in her life - either her husband, an ex-lover or her current lover - may be a vicious serial killer.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Conchita Airoldi, Manuel Gil

Votes: 2,520

47. Varg Veum - Bitre blomster (2007)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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A successful female politician hires private-detective Varg Veum. She wants him to find her disappeared daughter without attracting too much attention. During his investigation Veum becomes... See full summary »

Director: Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Bjørn Floberg, Kathrine Fagerland, Endre Hellestveit

Votes: 1,722

48. Backfire (1988)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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Disgruntled wife cheats on her well off husband, who's been suffering from PTSD ever since he came home from the Vietnam War. After an incident he ends up in a catatonic state. Soon, she begins to suspect that someone is after her.

Director: Gilbert Cates | Stars: Karen Allen, Keith Carradine, Jeff Fahey, Bernie Casey

Votes: 390

49. Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)

98 min | Animation, Crime, Music

7.5
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In a dystopian spacefaring future, Naia, a female guitarist, and Parker, a female saxophonist, fall in love and form a successful band together. A sleazy music producer breaks them up. When his acts start dying, Parker must save Naia.

Director: G.B. Hajim | Stars: Claudia Black, Tara Strong, Ron Glass, Cree Summer

Votes: 1,690

50. Night Fire (1994)

R | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

4.2
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An unhappy married couple finds themselves at the mercy of a vagabond couple who appear at their door claiming their car broke down. They are really hired by the husband to warm up his wife; but things quickly turn ugly.

Director: Mike Sedan | Stars: Shannon Tweed, John Laughlin, Rochelle Swanson, Martin Hewitt

Votes: 319