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1. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 2,058 | Gross: $4.22M

2. Death Becomes Her (1992)

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

6.5
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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: 85,302 | Gross: $58.42M

3. Suspiria (2018)

Fantasy, Horror, Mystery | Post-production

A young American ballerina comes to train at a prestigious German dance academy and uncovers the school's dark and menacing secrets.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth

4. Berserk (1997–1998)

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, Marc Diraison, Carrie Keranen, Kevin T. Collins

Votes: 19,239

5. 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: 80,140 | Gross: $4.42M

6. Awake (2007)

R | 84 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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33 Metascore

A wealthy man undergoing surgery becomes aware during the heart operation, unable to move or call out, discovers his surgeons plans to kill him.

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

Votes: 66,173 | Gross: $14.38M

7. To Die For (1995)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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86 Metascore

A beautiful but naïve aspiring television personality films a documentary on teenagers with a darker ulterior motive.

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

Votes: 36,925 | Gross: $21.28M

8. 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: 30,750 | Gross: $1.54M

9. 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: 43,995 | Gross: $62.55M

10. Indiscretion (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 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: 353

11. The Day of the Jackal (1973)

PG | 143 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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80 Metascore

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: 31,390 | Gross: $16.06M

12. The Ward (2010)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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: 35,867

13. 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: 80,697 | Gross: $35.33M

14. 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: 11,597 | Gross: $9.20M

15. 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: 17,280 | Gross: $6.14M

16. 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: 1,406

17. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.1
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The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 46,889

18. Sunrise (1927)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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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: 33,676

19. 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: 18,749 | Gross: $20.71M

20. The Boys from Brazil (1978)

R | 125 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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40 Metascore

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: 21,901 | Gross: $19.00M

21. 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: 15,096 | Gross: $20.47M

22. 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: 15,338 | Gross: $4.18M

23. 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: 46,018 | Gross: $0.97M

24. 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: 20,935 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Niagara (1953)

Approved | 92 min | 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: 12,000

26. 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: 11,673 | Gross: $17.00M

27. 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: 10,041

28. Final Analysis (1992)

R | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A psychiatrist becomes romantically involved with the sister of one of his patients, but the influence of her controlling gangster husband threatens to destroy them both.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Richard Gere, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, Eric Roberts

Votes: 11,494 | Gross: $28.59M

29. Fatal Instinct (1993)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A spoof of the late 80s and early 90s suspense thrillers and murder mysteries, including Basic Instinct, Sleeping With The Enemy, Cape Fear and others. A cop/attorney (yes he's both) is ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Armand Assante, Sherilyn Fenn, Kate Nelligan, Sean Young

Votes: 5,799 | Gross: $7.85M

30. 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: 12,749 | Gross: $0.01M

31. 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: 12,697

32. Carry on Cleo (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, History

6.8
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Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 3,185

33. 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: 4,801

34. 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: 846

35. Blithe Spirit (1945)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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Charles and his second wife, Ruth, are haunted by the spirit 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: 4,137

36. Blade of the Ripper (1971)

R | 81 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

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: 2,688

37. Antikörper (2005)

Not Rated | 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: 6,461

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

TV-Y | 83 min | Animation, Family

6.6
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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: 2,183

39. Dangerous Crossing (1953)

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

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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: 1,342

40. 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: 9,691

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

Not Rated | 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: 1,396

42. 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: 3,329

43. Rogue's Yarn (1957)

80 min | Crime

6.0
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An adulterous husband plans to kill his invalid wife. He thinks that he has the perfect alibi, but an alert detective unravels his story.

Director: Vernon Sewell | Stars: Nicole Maurey, Derek Bond, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Hugh Latimer

Votes: 42

44. 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: 3,220

45. 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: 1,718

46. 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: 2,192

47. 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: 4,041

48. Cold Sweat (1993)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

4.9
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Mark Cahill is a good family man with a loving wife and two wonderful children. Mark also happens to be a hit man who is haunted by his last victim, a blonde, who keeps appearing in his ... See full summary »

Director: Gail Harvey | Stars: Ben Cross, Adam Baldwin, Shannon Tweed, Dave Thomas

Votes: 378

49. 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: 1,747 | Gross: $7.24M

50. Strange Frame: Love & Sax (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Animation, Crime, Music

7.6
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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: 1,701