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1. The Equalizer (2014)

R | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.7
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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. Haven (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | Active

7.6
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A shrewd FBI agent with a lost past who arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine, to solve the murder of a local ex-con only to discover that the curious enclave is a longtime refuge for ... See full summary »

Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat

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.

Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

4. Orphan Black (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Creators: John Fawcett, Graeme Manson | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

5. The Prince (2014)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

4.5
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17 Metascore

A retired assassin is drawn back into the life he gave up when his daughter is kidnapped. To rescue her, he must confront his former rival.

Writers: Andre Fabrizio, Jeremy Passmore | Director: Brian A Miller | Stars: Jason Patric, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, Jessica Lowndes

6. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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40 Metascore

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Writers: David Benioff, Skip Woods | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

7. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

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

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

8. Skyfall (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure

7.8
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81 Metascore

Bond's loyalty to M is tested when her past comes back to haunt her. Whilst MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Writers: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench

9. Firefly (2002–2003)

44 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

9.2
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Five hundred years in the future, a renegade crew aboard a small spacecraft tries to survive as they travel the unknown parts of the galaxy and evade warring factions as well as authority agents out to get them.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin

10. V for Vendetta (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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62 Metascore

In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter 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

11. 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

12. Cowboy Bebop (1998– )

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.0
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The futuristic misadventures and tragedies of an easygoing bounty hunter and his partners.

Creator: Hajime Yatate | Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Unshô Ishizuka, Megumi Hayashibara, Kevin Seymour

13. The Man from Nowhere (2010)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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A quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug- and organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.

Writer: Jeong-beom Lee | Director: Jeong-beom Lee | Stars: Bin Won, Sae-ron Kim, Tae-hoon Kim, Hee-won Kim

14. Les Misérables (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Victor Hugo, Rafael Yglesias | Director: Bille August | Stars: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Christopher Adamson

15. The Searchers (1956)

TV-G | 119 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

Writers: Frank S. Nugent, Alan Le May | Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, Jeffrey Hunter, Vera Miles, Ward Bond

16. Southland Tales (2006)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.5
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44 Metascore

During a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with a porn star who is developing her own reality TV project, and a policeman who holds the key to a vast conspiracy.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Seann William Scott, Carlos Amezcua

17. La Femme Nikita (1997–2001)

60 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Section One, a clandestine anti-terrorist organization, fakes the death of a jailed, convicted murderer and, believing her twin assets of beauty and ability to kill will make her a valuable... See full summary »

Creator: Joel Surnow | Stars: Peta Wilson, Don Francks, Eugene Robert Glazer, Roy Dupuis

18. Swimming Pool (2003)

R | 102 min | Thriller

6.8
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70 Metascore

A British mystery author visits her publisher's home in the South of France, where her interaction with his unusual daughter sets off some touchy dynamics.

Writers: François Ozon, Emmanuèle Bernheim, Sionann O'Neill | Director: François Ozon | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier, Jean-Marie Lamour

19. Wolverine and the X-Men (2008– )

22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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After an explosion at the school, the x-men went their seperate ways. But, they must unite once again under the leadership of wolverine to prevent an inevitable war while also dealing with present problem.

Stars: Steve Blum, Jim Ward, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore

20. 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

21. Tetro (2009)

R | 127 min | Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

Bennie travels to Buenos Aires to find his long-missing older brother, a once-promising writer who is now a remnant of his former self. Bennie's discovery of his brother's near-finished play might hold the answer to understanding their shared past and renewing their bond.

Writers: Mauricio Kartun, Francis Ford Coppola | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Alden Ehrenreich, Maribel Verdú, Silvia Pérez

22. Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, Mystery

7.7
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75 Metascore

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel | Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud, Simon Amédé

23. Painless (2012)

100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Set in Catalonia, Painless weaves two stories: in one, starting during the Spanish Civil War and running through to the '60s, an asylum attempts to rehabilitate children who feel no pain, ... See full summary »

Writers: Luiso Berdejo, Juan Carlos Medina | Director: Juan Carlos Medina | Stars: Àlex Brendemühl, Tómas Lemarquis, Ilias Stothart, Mot Harris Dunlop Stothart

24. Don't Look Back (2009)

111 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A psychodrama about a photographer whose pictures tell a different story to that of her perception.

Writers: Marina de Van, Jacques Akchoti | Director: Marina de Van | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Monica Bellucci, Andrea Di Stefano, Thierry Neuvic

25. Her Alibi (1989)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.6
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A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

Writer: Charlie Peters | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino

26. Brazil Avenue (2012– )

Comedy, Drama, Mystery | Active

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A young girl who had her life ruined by an ambitious, unscrupulous woman returns to her as an adult, under a new identity and seeking revenge.

Creator: João Emanuel Carneiro | Stars: Murilo Benício, Marcello Novaes, Adriana Esteves, Eliane Giardini

27. The Concert (2009)

PG-13 | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.6
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60 Metascore

Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by ... See full summary »

Writers: Radu Mihaileanu, Alain-Michel Blanc, Matthew Robbins, Héctor Cabello Reyes, Thierry Degrandi | Director: Radu Mihaileanu | Stars: Aleksey Guskov, Mélanie Laurent, Dmitriy Nazarov, François Berléand

28. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama

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Herzog's film is based upon the true and mysterious story of Kaspar Hauser, a young man who suddenly appeared in Nuremberg in 1828, barely able to speak or walk, and bearing a strange note;... See full summary »

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Bruno S., Walter Ladengast, Brigitte Mira, Willy Semmelrogge

29. Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water (1990– )

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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A teen acrobat of mysterious origins and a young inventor find themselves entangled in a sinister plot that involves the fate of the world.

Stars: Noriko Hidaka, Carl Domaski, Judson Jones, Craig Kanne

30. Twice-Told Tales (1963)

Approved | 120 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

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3 horror stories based on the writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the 1st story titled "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", Heidegger attempts to restore the youth of three elderly friends. In "... See full summary »

Writers: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Robert E. Kent | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Vincent Price, Joyce Taylor, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey

31. Walang hanggan (2012)

Action, Crime, Mystery

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Magkakaroon ng relasyon ang anak ng haciendero na si MARCO (Richard Gomez) at anak ng trabahador na si EMILY (Dawn Zulueta)... See full synopsis »

Stars: Coco Martin, Julia Montes, Dawn Zulueta, Richard Gomez

32. White: The Melody of the Curse (2011)

106 min | Horror, Music, Mystery

6.2
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Girl group "Pink Dolls" is always pushed into the background by other popular idols. When the girls release their new song "White" - a remake from unknown origins they become instant ... See full summary »

Writers: Sun Kim, Gok Kim | Directors: Gok Kim, Sun Kim | Stars: Eun-jeong Ham, Woo-seul-hye Hwang, Maydoni, Choi Ah-ra

33. Imortal (2010–2011)

Action, Drama, Fantasy

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300 years ago, a group of powerful clan came to this island. They were known as vampires or blood drinkers. They quickly grew in numbers and their violence increased. Unknown to them ... See full summary »

Stars: John Lloyd Cruz, Angel Locsin, Maricar Reyes, Jake Roxas

34. Kucch To Hai (2003)

Drama, Horror, Mystery

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Indian film-makers have now come up with their very own "I Know What You Did Last Summer', a story centering around a College Professor, who kills his wife, and hides her body in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Rajeev Jhaveri, Anurag Prapanna, Umesh Shukla | Directors: Anurag Basu, Anil V. Kumar | Stars: Ashay Chitre, Esha Deol, Anita Hassandani, Vrajesh Hirjee

35. Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)

109 min | Drama

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A small village in Latin America. Santiago have been knife in the morning. It surprise nobody. The Vicario brothers have openly declared the would kill him to avenge the lost honour of ... See full summary »

Writers: Gabriel García Márquez, Tonino Guerra, Francesco Rosi | Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Rupert Everett, Ornella Muti, Gian Maria Volonté, Irene Papas

36. Angel & Tony (2010)

83 min | Drama

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Angèle, a beautiful young woman with a past, arrives in a small fishing harbor in Normandy. She meets Tony, a professional fisherman, who finds himself attracted to her although he dislikes... See full summary »

Writers: Alix Delaporte, Alain Le Henry | Director: Alix Delaporte | Stars: Clotilde Hesme, Grégory Gadebois, Evelyne Didi, Jérôme Huguet

37. Wild Grass (2009)

PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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65 Metascore

A wallet lost and found opens the door to romantic adventure for Georges and Marguerite. After examining the ID papers of its owner, it is not a simple matter for Georges to turn the red ... See full summary »

Writers: Christian Gailly, Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet | Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: André Dussollier, Sabine Azéma, Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Devos

38. Real (2013)

127 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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Koichi (Sato) and Atsumi (Ayase) are childhood friends who have become lovers. Despite this closeness when Atsumi attempts suicide Koichi is at a loss to understand the circumstances that ... See full synopsis »

Writers: Rokurô Inui, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Sachiko Tanaka, Kazumi Matsuzawa | Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Takeru Satô, Haruka Ayase, Jô Odagiri, Shôta Sometani

39. Die Screaming Marianne (1971)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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After their parents divorce, one daughter lives with her mother in England while the other lives with her father in Portugal. After the untimely death of her mother, the one daughter stands... See full summary »

Writer: Murray Smith | Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Susan George, Barry Evans, Christopher Sandford, Judy Huxtable

40. A Moment in Time (2013)

105 min | Drama, Romance

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Writers: Rondel Lindayag, Coco Martin, Marietta M. Lamasan | Director: Manny Palo | Stars: Coco Martin, Julia Montes, Gabby Concepcion, Cherie Gil

41. Voices (2007)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead.

Writers: Kyung-ok Kang, Hyo-Chul Lee, Ki-hwan Oh, Lee Shin-ae | Director: Ki-hwan Oh | Stars: Jin-seo Yoon, Gi-woong Park, Ki-woo Lee, Yu-seon Ham

42. The Damned Don't Cry (1950)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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A New York socialite climbs the ladder of success man by man until a life among rich gangsters gives her what she thought she always wanted.

Writers: Harold Medford, Jerome Weidman, Gertrude Walker | Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Joan Crawford, David Brian, Steve Cochran, Kent Smith

43. The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)

118 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.4
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A woman is sleeping in her bedroom. Her room can not be opened from the outside, but only from inside. When suddenly one night somebody attempted to murder her. Before the police arrived ... See full summary »

Writers: Gaston Leroux, Bruno Podalydès | Director: Bruno Podalydès | Stars: Denis Podalydès, Jean-Noël Brouté, Claude Rich, Scali Delpeyrat

44. Cuestión de sexo (2007–2009)

Comedy

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Creators: David Abajo, David Fernández, Ramón Tarrés | Stars: Guillermo Toledo, Pilar Castro, Carmen Ruiz, Xúlio Abonjo

45. UV (2007)

102 min | Drama, Mystery

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During the absence of Philipp, in his house appears the stranger, who calls himself Boris. He says that he was the school comrade of Philipp and it arrived to visit old friend... See full synopsis »

Writers: Serge Joncour, Gilles Paquet-Brenner, Lolita Pille | Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner | Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Marthe Keller, Nicolas Cazalé, Laura Smet

46. Ghastly (2011)

91 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.6
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After his parents are murdered, Bin is taken into the care of relatives. He begins to act strangely, the new occupants of his house experience horrific nightmares, and a mystery unfolds as a terrible secret is revealed.

Writer: Kim Yoo-ra | Director: Ko Seok-jin | Stars: Eun-jeong Han, Hyomin, Min-woo No

47. The Stranger Within (1990 TV Movie)

100 min | Thriller

5.7
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A troubled young man mysteriously appears in a rural Minnesota town from which he claims he was abducted 16 years ago.

Writer: John Pielmeier | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Kate Jackson, Chris Sarandon, Clark Sandford

48. Hidden Diary (2009)

105 min | Drama

6.5
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Pregnant and living in Canada, Audrey visits her parents in the small French town of her birth. Over the holiday, she comes to learn the story of the grandmother who gave up her family, ... See full summary »

Writers: Sophie Hiet, Julie Lopes-Curval | Director: Julie Lopes-Curval | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Marina Hands, Marie-Josée Croze, Michel Duchaussoy

49. El Rostro de la Venganza (2012– )

Action, Crime, Horror

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Stars: Saúl Lisazo, Marlene Favela, David Chocarro, Maritza Rodríguez

50. Bastard (2011)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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Writers: M. Reza Bahar, Carsten Unger | Director: Carsten Unger | Stars: Sibylle Canonica, Martina Gedeck, Finn Kirschner, Matthias Koeberlin