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1. The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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64 Metascore

A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

2. Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

Writers: Charles Addams, Paul Rudnick | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Joan Cusack

3. Fatal Attraction (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

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

4. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Writers: David Hare, Bernhard Schlink | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

5. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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41 Metascore

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

6. Wild Things (1998)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.

Writer: Stephen Peters | Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Theresa Russell

7. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Horror

6.4
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71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Writer: Dario Poloni | Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

8. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

6.9
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Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Writers: Julien Maury, Alexandre Bustillo | Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

9. Heat Wave (1954)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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An American writer living in England gets entangled in a scheme by a beautiful blonde to murder her rich husband.

Writer: Ken Hughes | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Alex Nicol, Hillary Brooke, Sidney James, Susan Stephen

10. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.4
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A San Francisco poet who fears commitment has a girlfriend who he suspects may not be who she appears.

Writer: Robbie Fox | Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Amanda Plummer

11. Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

X | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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A California couple and a survivalist encounter the cannibal family.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper, David J. Schow | Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Kate Hodge, Ken Foree, R.A. Mihailoff, William Butler

12. The Last Seduction (1994)

R | 110 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

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.

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

13. American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002 Video)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

3.9
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A girl named Rachael Newman has developed a taste for murder and will stand at nothing to become a college professor's assistant.

Writers: Alex Sanger, Karen Craig | Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Mila Kunis, William Shatner, Geraint Wyn Davies, Robin Dunne

14. Keeping Mum (2005)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.8
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53 Metascore

A pastor preoccupied with writing the perfect sermon fails to realize that his wife is having an affair and his children are up to no good.

Writers: Richard Russo, Niall Johnson | Director: Niall Johnson | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze

15. The Weight of Water (2000)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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45 Metascore

A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of ... See full summary »

Writers: Anita Shreve, Alice Arlen, Christopher Kyle | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Sean Penn, Sarah Polley, Elizabeth Hurley

16. The Crush (1993)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl whom proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances.

Writer: Alan Shapiro | Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin, Kurtwood Smith

17. Out of the Past (1947)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

8.1
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A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.

Writer: Daniel Mainwaring | Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

18. Possession (2002)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

6.4
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52 Metascore

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Writers: A.S. Byatt, David Henry Hwang, Laura Jones, Neil LaBute | Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle

19. In Her Skin (2009)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Tale of a 15-year-old Australian girl who goes missing.

Writer: Simone North | Director: Simone North | Stars: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Sam Neill

20. Malice (1993)

R | 107 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A tale about a happily married couple who would like to have children. Tracy teaches art, Andy's a college dean. Things are never the same after she is taken to hospital and operated upon by Jed, a "know all" doctor.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, Jonas McCord, Scott Frank | Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman, Bebe Neuwirth

21. Snow White (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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82 Metascore

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Writer: Pablo Berger | Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina

22. The Final Conflict (1981)

R | 108 min | Horror

5.5
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The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

Writers: David Seltzer, Andrew Birkin | Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow

23. Homecoming (2009)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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21 Metascore

A jilted ex-girlfriend plots revenge after her former beau comes back to their hometown with a new lover.

Writer: Katie L. Fetting | Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Mischa Barton, Matt Long, Jessica Stroup, Michael Landes

24. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: Nemesis (1987 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Miss Marple receives a cryptic letter requesting her to right an unknown injustice, but receives no hint other than a ticket for guided tour of historic homes.

Writers: Agatha Christie, T.R. Bowen | Director: David Tucker | Stars: Joan Hickson, Peter Tilbury, Frank Gatliff, Barbara Franceschi

25. Fort Apache the Bronx (1981)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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From the sight of a police officer this movie depicts the life in New York's infamous South Bronx. In the center is "Fort Apache", as the officers call their police station, which really ... See full summary »

Writers: Heywood Gould, Thomas Mulhearn, Pete Tessitore | Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Paul Newman, Edward Asner, Ken Wahl, Danny Aiello

26. 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.

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

27. The Paradine Case (1947)

Approved | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending.

Writers: Robert Hichens, Alma Reville, David O. Selznick | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Gregory Peck, Ann Todd, Charles Laughton, Charles Coburn

28. Night of the Demons 2 (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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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

29. Criminal Law (1988)

R | 117 min | Crime, Thriller

5.8
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Oldman plays a lawyer who defends a killer, but, soon after he wins he finds out that the killer is guilty.

Writer: Mark Kasdan | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Tess Harper, Karen Young

30. The Silent House (2010)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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The plot is based on a true story that happened in the late '40s in a small village in Uruguay. The film focuses on Laura, who, second by second, intends to leave a house, which hides an ... See full summary »

Writers: Oscar Estévez, Gustavo Hernández, Gustavo Rojo | Director: Gustavo Hernández | Stars: Florencia Colucci, Abel Tripaldi, Gustavo Alonso, María Salazar

31. I've Loved You So Long (2008)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A woman struggles to interact with her family and find her place in society after spending fifteen years in prison.

Writer: Philippe Claudel | Director: Philippe Claudel | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Serge Hazanavicius, Laurent Grévill

32. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: A Murder Is Announced (1985 TV Movie)

153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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An unusual announcement in the newspaper leads the curious villagers to Miss Blacklock's home, where they become witnesses to a murder.

Writer: Alan Plater | Director: David Giles | Stars: Joan Hickson, Ursula Howells, Renée Asherson, Samantha Bond

33. 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

34. 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

35. Death Game (1977)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A businessman whose family is away on his birthday picks up two young girls. He takes them to his house, where they seduce him. Afterwards, however, they tie him up, torture him, trash his ... See full summary »

Writers: Anthony Overman, Michael Ronald Ross | Director: Peter S. Traynor | Stars: Sondra Locke, Colleen Camp, Seymour Cassel, Beth Brickell

36. The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.8
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A dramatization of the famous 1893 Massachusetts trial of the woman accused of murdering her father and stepmother with an ax.

Writer: William Bast | Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Fionnula Flanagan, Ed Flanders, Katherine Helmond

37. Longford (2006 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.

Writer: Peter Morgan | Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Lee Boardman, Jim Broadbent, Tam Dean Burn, Lindsay Duncan

38. Lady in the Lake (1947)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.7
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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Writers: Steve Fisher, Raymond Chandler | Director: Robert Montgomery | Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully

39. The Countess (2009)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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A 17th century Hungarian countess embarks on a murderous undertaking, with the belief that bathing in the blood of virgins will preserve her beauty.

Writer: Julie Delpy | Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Daniel Brühl, William Hurt, Anamaria Marinca

40. Thirteen at Dinner (1985 TV Movie)

87 min | Crime, Mystery

6.3
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An American movie actress, best known for playing dumb blondes, is Scotland Yard's prime suspect when her husband, Lord Edgware, is murdered. The great detective, Hercule Poirot, digs deeper into the case.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Rod Browning | Director: Lou Antonio | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, David Suchet, Jonathan Cecil

41. The Maltese Falcon (1931)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.5
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A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.

Writers: Dashiell Hammett, Maude Fulton, Brown Holmes | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Ricardo Cortez, Dudley Digges, Una Merkel

42. Black Widow (1954)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.8
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A young writer insinuates herself into the life of a Broadway producer.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Hugh Wheeler | Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Van Heflin, Gene Tierney, George Raft

43. The Whip and the Body (1963)

Unrated | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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In the 19th century, a sadistic nobleman terrorizes the members of his family. He is found dead, but his ghost soon returns to haunt the residents of his castle.

Writers: Ernesto Gastaldi, Ugo Guerra, Luciano Martino | Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Daliah Lavi, Christopher Lee, Tony Kendall, Ida Galli

44. Dance with a Stranger (1985)

R | 102 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A woman can not accept that her boyfriend dumped her.

Writer: Shelagh Delaney | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Miranda Richardson, Rupert Everett, Ian Holm, Stratford Johns

45. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage (1986 TV Movie)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Faced with two false confessions and numerous suspects after a despised civil magistrate is found shot in the local vicarage, Detective Inspector Slack reluctantly accepts help from Miss Marple.

Writer: T.R. Bowen | Director: Julian Amyes | Stars: Joan Hickson, Paul Eddington, Cheryl Campbell, Polly Adams

46. Night Warning (1982)

R | 96 min | Horror

6.5
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An orphaned teenager finds himself being dominated by his aunt who's hell-bent on keeping him with her...at all costs.

Writers: Steve Briemer, Alan Jay Glueckman, Boon Collins | Director: William Asher | Stars: Jimmy McNichol, Susan Tyrrell, Bo Svenson, Marcia Lewis

47. Small Sacrifices (1989 TV Movie)

159 min | Drama

7.7
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On the 19th of May 1983 Diane Downs stops at the McKenzie-Williamette-Hospital and cries for help. She is wounded on her arm and her three children are also wounded seriously. She says that... See full summary »

Writers: Ann Rule, Joyce Eliason | Director: David Greene | Stars: Farrah Fawcett, Ryan O'Neal, Gordon Clapp, John Shea

48. Frankenstein Created Woman (1967)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror

6.6
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A dead and frozen Baron Frankenstein is re-animated by his colleague Dr. Hertz proving to him that the soul does not leave the body on the instant of death. His lab assistant, young Hans, ... See full summary »

Writer: Anthony Hinds | Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Susan Denberg, Thorley Walters, Robert Morris

49. Life Blood (2009 Video)

R | 85 min | Horror

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New Year's Eve, 1969: While driving on the Pearblossom Highway, a lesbian couple encounters the creator of the universe. Laid to rest for 40 years, the women wake up on New Year's Day as reborn creatures.

Writer: Ron Carlson | Director: Ron Carlson | Stars: Sophie Monk, Anya Lahiri, Scout Taylor-Compton, Justin Shilton

50. Countess Dracula (1971)

PG | 93 min | Horror

6.0
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In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeremy Paul, Alexander Paal, Peter Sasdy, Gabriel Ronay | Director: Peter Sasdy | Stars: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Maurice Denham