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1. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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57 Metascore

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Writers: Richard Wenk, Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour

2. Bones (2005– )

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama | Active

8.1
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A forensic anthropologist and a cocky FBI agent build a team to investigate death causes. And quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Creator: Hart Hanson | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

3. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Active

7.8
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An elite team of police forensic evidence investigation experts work their cases in Las Vegas.

Creator: Anthony E. Zuiker | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

4. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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63 Metascore

A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.

Writers: Josh Heald, Sean Anders, John Morris | Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

5. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

6. Secretary (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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63 Metascore

A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Writers: Erin Cressida Wilson, Mary Gaitskill, Steven Shainberg | Director: Steven Shainberg | Stars: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, Lesley Ann Warren

7. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, David Lloyd | Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves, Stephen Rea

8. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

9.0
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

9. The Guest (I) (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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76 Metascore

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Writer: Simon Barrett | Director: Adam Wingard | Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe, Joel David Moore

10. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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68 Metascore

A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael, Arthur Schnitzler | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack

11. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Writer: Frank Miller | Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

12. Mud (2012)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Two young boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the vigilantes that are on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.

Writer: Jeff Nichols | Director: Jeff Nichols | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard

13. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

A San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac killer.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Robert Graysmith | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Edwards

14. Covert Affairs (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A young CIA operative/trainee, Annie Walker, is sent into the field to work for the DPD (Domestic Protection Division). Auggie Anderson is a blind tech operative, and is Walker's guide in ... See full summary »

Creators: Matt Corman, Chris Ord | Stars: Piper Perabo, Christopher Gorham, Kari Matchett, Peter Gallagher

15. 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

16. A Serbian Film (2010)

NC-17 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.

Writers: Aleksandar Radivojevic, Srdjan Spasojevic | Director: Srdjan Spasojevic | Stars: Srdjan Todorovic, Sergej Trifunovic, Jelena Gavrilovic, Slobodan Bestic

17. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.3
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81 Metascore

A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.

Writers: Eduardo Sacheri, Juan José Campanella | Director: Juan José Campanella | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago, Carla Quevedo

18. Magnum, P.I. (1980–1988)

Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Glen A. Larson | Stars: Tom Selleck, John Hillerman, Roger E. Mosley, Larry Manetti

19. Hostel (2005)

R | 94 min | Horror

5.8
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55 Metascore

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Writer: Eli Roth | Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova

20. The Bodyguard (1992)

R | 129 min | Action, Drama, Music

6.1
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A former Secret Service agent takes on the job of bodyguard to a pop singer, whose lifestyle is most unlike a President's.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston, Gary Kemp, Bill Cobbs

21. Cold Case (2003–2010)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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The Philadelphia homicide squad's lone female detective finds her calling when she's assigned "cold cases" -- older crimes that have never been solved.

Creator: Meredith Stiehm | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

22. Knight and Day (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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46 Metascore

A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name.

Writer: Patrick O'Neill | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi Mollà

23. Friday the 13th (1980)

X | 95 min | Horror, Mystery

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

24. Knowing (2009)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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41 Metascore

M.I.T. professor John Koestler links a mysterious list of numbers from a time capsule to past and future disasters and sets out to prevent the ultimate catastrophe.

Writers: Ryne Douglas Pearson, Juliet Snowden, Stiles White | Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Chandler Canterbury, Rose Byrne, Lara Robinson

25. Edge of Darkness (2010)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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55 Metascore

As homicide detective Thomas Craven investigates the death of his activist daughter, he uncovers not only her secret life, but a corporate cover-up and government collusion that attracts an agent tasked with cleaning up the evidence.

Writers: William Monahan, Andrew Bovell, Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Bojana Novakovic

26. Dirty Harry (1971)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.8
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When a mad man calling himself 'the Scorpio Killer' menaces the city, tough as nails San Francisco Police Inspector Harry Callahan is assigned to track down and ferret out the crazed psychopath.

Writers: Harry Julian Fink, Rita M. Fink, Dean Riesner | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino, Reni Santoni

27. Fantasy Island (1977–1984)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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Tales of visitors to a unique resort island that can fulfill literally any fantasy requested, but rarely turn out as expected.

Creator: Gene Levitt | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Hervé Villechaize, Christopher Hewett, Wendy Schaal

28. Eraserhead (1977)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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

29. The Cable Guy (1996)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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A lonely and disturbed cable guy raised on television just wants a new friend, but his target, a designer, rejects him, with bad consequences.

Writer: Lou Holtz Jr. | Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black

30. Synecdoche, New York (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama

7.4
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67 Metascore

A theatre director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he creates a life-size replica of New York City inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

Writer: Charlie Kaufman | Director: Charlie Kaufman | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener

31. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

32. Passengers (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.8
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40 Metascore

A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.

Writer: Ronnie Christensen | Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Andre Braugher

33. Neverland (2011 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor ... See full summary »

Stars: Keira Knightley, Charlotte Atkinson, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe

34. Inland Empire (2006)

R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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72 Metascore

As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka

35. Amber Alert (2012)

R | 80 min | Horror, Thriller

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When a group of friends decides to follow a car they've seen posted on an Amber Alert, things start to go very wrong.

Writers: Kerry Bellessa, Joshua Oram | Director: Kerry Bellessa | Stars: Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill, Jasen Wade, Caleb Thompson

36. Cruising (1980)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A police detective goes undercover in the underground S&M gay subculture of New York City to catch a serial killer who is preying on gay men.

Writers: William Friedkin, Gerald Walker | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox

37. Tarzan, the Ape Man (1981)

R | 107 min | Adventure

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The Tarzan story from Jane's point of view. Jane Parker visits her father in Africa where she joins him on an expedition. A couple of brief encounters with Tarzan establish a (sexual) bond ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Rowe, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Gary Goddard | Director: John Derek | Stars: Bo Derek, Richard Harris, Miles O'Keeffe, John Phillip Law

38. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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50 Metascore

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.

Writers: Hideo Yamamoto, Sakichi Satô | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ômori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

39. Ek Hasina Thi (2004)

120 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

7.7
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A woman falls for a charming and mysterious businessman. The whirlwind romance turns sour when she is framed for his underworld crimes. Now, finally out of prison she is ready for sweet revenge.

Writers: Sriram Raghavan, Pooja Ladha Surti | Director: Sriram Raghavan | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Urmila Matondkar, Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava

40. The Lodger (2009)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.8
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17 Metascore

A couple rents out a room to a mysterious young man, who may or may not be guilty of a series of grisly neighborhood murders.

Writers: David Ondaatje, Marie Belloc Lowndes | Director: David Ondaatje | Stars: Alfred Molina, Hope Davis, Shane West, Donal Logue

41. Emmanuelle (1974)

Unrated | 95 min | Drama

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The wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok, Emmanuelle embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery.

Writers: Emmanuelle Arsan, Jean-Louis Richard | Director: Just Jaeckin | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Marika Green, Daniel Sarky

42. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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44 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

43. Angel Eyes (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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39 Metascore

A mysterious man is drawn to a feisty female police officer and a unusual relationship ensues, as not everything is as it seems.

Writer: Gerald Di Pego | Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Jim Caviezel, Jeremy Sisto, Terrence Howard

44. Peaceful Warrior (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.3
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40 Metascore

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Writers: Kevin Bernhardt, Dan Millman | Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Tim DeKay

45. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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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

46. The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011 TV Movie)

137 min | Drama, Music, Musical

8.8
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A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorizes the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves.

Writers: Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Gaston Leroux | Directors: Nick Morris, Laurence Connor | Stars: Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser, Wendy Ferguson

47. The Thin Man (1934)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.2
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Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it.

Writers: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Dashiell Hammett | Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

48. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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A masked killer stalks four teenagers, responsible for the accidental death of a little girl six years earlier, at their high school's senior prom.

Writers: William Gray, Robert Guza Jr. | Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

49. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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After his parents are murdered, a young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.

Writers: Paul Caimi, Michael Hickey | Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

50. Simply Irresistible (1999)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.2
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27 Metascore

A magical crab works wonders for a terrible chef's culinary skills, leading her towards the man of her dreams.

Writer: Judith Roberts | Director: Mark Tarlov | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Sean Patrick Flanery, Patricia Clarkson, Dylan Baker