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1. 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

2. 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

3. The Machinist (2004)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

7.7
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61 Metascore

An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.

Writer: Scott Kosar | Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian

4. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Thriller

7.8
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Paul Sheldon, a successful novelist, is rescued after a snow storm by his "Number One Fan" and must rewrite his latest novel to her liking in order to stay alive.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

5. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

R | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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64 Metascore

An Asian-American office worker and his Indian stoner friend embark on a quest to satisfy their desire for White Castle burgers.

Writers: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg | Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn, Ethan Embry, Rob Tinkler

6. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.6
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38 Metascore

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Writers: Nick Castle, James V. Hart, Paul Castro | Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

7. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)

PG-13 | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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46 Metascore

A nine-year-old amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father, who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Writers: Eric Roth, Jonathan Safran Foer | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

8. The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sport

6.7
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47 Metascore

A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.

Writers: Steven Pressfield, Jeremy Leven | Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill

9. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow

10. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Writers: Richard Kelly, Richard Matheson | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

11. Tuck Everlasting (2002)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance, Family

6.7
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66 Metascore

A young woman meets and falls in love with a young man who is part of a family of immortals.

Writers: Natalie Babbitt, Jeffrey Lieber, James V. Hart | Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Sissy Spacek, William Hurt

12. Red Eye (2005)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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71 Metascore

A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.

Writers: Carl Ellsworth, Dan Foos | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson

13. Dressed to Kill (1980)

X | 105 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.

Writer: Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon

14. The River Wild (1994)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.3
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Rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.

Writer: Denis O'Neill | Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, David Strathairn, Joseph Mazzello

15. Breakdown (I) (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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73 Metascore

A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

Writers: Jonathan Mostow, Sam Montgomery | Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey

16. Shane (1953)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, Romance, Western

7.7
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act.

Writers: A.B. Guthrie Jr., Jack Sher, Jack Schaefer | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur, Van Heflin, Brandon De Wilde

17. 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

18. Nick of Time (1995)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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An unimpressive, every-day man is forced into a situation where he is told to kill a politician to save his kidnapped daughter.

Writer: Patrick Sheane Duncan | Director: John Badham | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Courtney Chase, Charles S. Dutton

19. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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55 Metascore

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem

20. Teorema (1968)

105 min | Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A strange visitor in a wealthy family. He seduces the maid, the son, the mother, the daughter and finally the father before leaving a few days after. After he's gone, none of them can ... See full summary »

Writer: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Silvana Mangano, Terence Stamp, Massimo Girotti, Anne Wiazemsky

21. The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

PG | 84 min | Family, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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When a family moves to a country home, the young girls experience strange happenings that have a link to an occult event years past.

Writers: Brian Clemens, Florence Engel Randall, Rosemary Anne Sisson, Harry Spalding | Directors: John Hough, Vincent McEveety | Stars: Bette Davis, Lynn-Holly Johnson, Kyle Richards, Carroll Baker

22. Paris When It Sizzles (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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The sprightly young assistant of a Hollywood screenwriter helps him over his writer's block by acting out his fantasies of possible plots.

Writers: Julien Duvivier, Henri Jeanson, George Axelrod | Director: Richard Quine | Stars: William Holden, Audrey Hepburn, Grégoire Aslan, Raymond Bussières

23. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Writer: Roy Moore | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

24. The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)

Not Rated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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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

25. Let Us Prey (2014)

88 min | Horror

6.2
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Held in a remote police station, a mysterious stranger takes over the minds and souls of everyone inside.

Writers: David Cairns, Fiona Watson | Director: Brian O'Malley | Stars: Liam Cunningham, Pollyanna McIntosh, Bryan Larkin, Hanna Stanbridge

26. Visitor Q (2001 Video)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

6.9
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A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures.

Writer: Itaru Era | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ken'ichi Endô, Shungiku Uchida, Kazushi Watanabe, Jun Mutô

27. The Haunting Hour: Don't Think About It (2007 Video)

PG | 87 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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Cassie's life changes when she moves and attends a high school ruled by the most beautiful girl in school, Priscilla, and her beautiful sidekicks. Priscilla immediately takes a dislike to ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Angel, Billy Brown, R.L. Stine | Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Emily Osment, Brittany Curran, Cody Linley, Alex Winzenread

28. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003 Video)

PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.8
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The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.

Writers: Bob Kane, Alan Burnett, Michael Reaves | Director: Curt Geda | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Kimberly Brooks, Kelly Ripa, Elisa Gabrielli

29. Red White & Blue (2010)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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81 Metascore

A woman attracts the attention of a psychotic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.

Writer: Simon Rumley | Director: Simon Rumley | Stars: Amanda Fuller, Marc Senter, Jon Michael Davis, Nick Holden

30. Eye of the Needle (1981)

R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War

7.1
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A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Writers: Ken Follett, Stanley Mann | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown

31. Pieces (1982)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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Young co-eds are being cut up by a chainsaw killer on a college campus. The killer is attempting to put together a human jigsaw puzzle made from body parts.

Writers: Dick Randall, Joe D'Amato | Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom

32. Smooth Talk (1985)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.

Writers: Joyce Carol Oates, Tom Cole | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place, Margaret Welsh

33. Joshua (I) (2002)

G | 91 min | Drama

6.8
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38 Metascore

"Joshua" tells the story of a possible second coming of Christ to a small U.S. town.

Writers: Joseph F. Girzone, Brad Mirman, Keith Giglio | Director: Jon Purdy | Stars: Tony Goldwyn, F. Murray Abraham, Kurt Fuller, Stacy Edwards

34. Blood and Black Lace (1964)

Unrated | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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Italian thriller about a shadowy killer in black murdering fashion models through brutal methods.

Writers: Marcello Fondato, Giuseppe Barilla, Mario Bava | Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Ariana Gorini

35. The Psychic (1977)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A clairvoyant woman, inspired by a vision, smashes open a section of wall in her husband's home and finds a skeleton behind it. Along with her psychiatrist, she seeks to find the truth ... See full summary »

Writers: Lucio Fulci, Roberto Gianviti, Dardano Sacchetti | Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gabriele Ferzetti, Marc Porel, Gianni Garko

36. The Final Storm (2010)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

3.5
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A stranger named Silas flees from a devastating storm and finds refuge with Tom and Gillian on their farm. While struggling with the Storm, Silas seems to be the only one who can help Tom ... See full summary »

Writer: Tim McGregor | Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Steve Bacic, Lauren Holly, Luke Perry, Cole Heppell

37. The Encounter: Paradise Lost (2012)

144 min | Drama

6.4
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Seven years after the world's most devastating tsunami in Thailand six strangers find themselves trapped in a beach side resort on the brink of an oncoming hurricane. Each of their hearts ... See full summary »

Writer: Sean Paul Murphy | Director: Bobby Smyth | Stars: David A.R. White, Bruce Marchiano, Gary Daniels, Robert Miano

38. Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance. A story of circular lives, with circular names, and a ... See full summary »

Writer: Julio Medem | Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo, Maru Valdivielso

39. Deep in the Heart (2012)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama

5.4
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An alcoholic man refocuses himself on putting kids through college via 4H and FFA scholarship donations. Guiding him is a spiritual figure he calls "The Bearded Man".

Writers: Josh Fasulo, Brian A. Hoffman | Director: Christopher Cain | Stars: Jon Gries, Elaine Hendrix, Val Kilmer, Rheagan Wallace

40. Brenda Starr (1989)

PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

4.5
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Mike is a struggling artist who draws the 'Brenda Starr' strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get... See full summary »

Writers: Noreen Stone, James D. Buchanan, Jenny Wolkind, Dale Messick | Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck, Diana Scarwid

41. A Perfect Day (2006 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

5.6
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A family man and suddenly-successful author encounters a mystic stranger who warns him he has only 40 more days to live. Based on a novel by Richard Paul Evans.

Writers: Joyce Eliason, Richard Paul Evans | Director: Peter Levin | Stars: Rob Lowe, Frances Conroy, Paget Brewster, Christopher Lloyd

42. Sarah's Choice (2009 Video)

Drama

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Sarah Collins is considering an abortion. Before she makes her final decision, she is presented with three visions causing her to think about the impact on her future.

Writers: Sean Paul Murphy, Timothy Ratajczak | Director: Chad Kapper | Stars: Rebecca St. James, Andrea Logan White, Dick Van Patten, Brad Stine

43. A Season for Miracles (1999 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.7
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A miracle occurs for a homeless family consisting of two wayward children and their protective aunt with the help of an angel.

Writers: Marilyn Pappano, Maria Nation | Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Carla Gugino, Kathy Baker, David Conrad, Laura Dern

44. Silent But Deadly (2011)

80 min | Comedy, Horror

4.0
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Thomas Capper is an unconventional and mysterious serial killer who takes aim at a Hollywood film set, by unleashing his own brand of retribution on the cast and crew.

Writers: Lori Kelly, David Pluscauskas, Joel Plue, Erin Berry | Director: Stephen Scott | Stars: Jason Mewes, William Sadler, Jordan Prentice, Kim Poirier

45. Bells of Innocence (2003)

110 min | Horror

3.6
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Chuck Norris ventures into the west to stop a hoard of ghosts in their deadly past.

Writers: Chris Bessey, Mike Norris | Director: Alin Bijan | Stars: Mike Norris, Carey Scott, David A.R. White, Marshall R. Teague

46. The Old Curiosity Shop (2007 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

6.6
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A kindly shop owner whose overwhelming gambling debts allow a greedy landlord to seize his shop of dusty treasures. Evicted and with no way to pay his debts, he and his granddaughter flee.

Writers: Martyn Hesford, Charles Dickens | Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Sophie Vavasseur, Gina McKee

47. Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

159 min | Drama, Horror

7.3
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51 Metascore

A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »

Writer: Shion Sono | Director: Shion Sono | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki

48. What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

R | 103 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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A teacher who is having an affair with one of his students takes her out on a boat. They see a knife killing on shore. Other gruesome murders start occurring shortly thereafter, and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Bruno Di Geronimo, Massimo Dallamano | Director: Massimo Dallamano | Stars: Fabio Testi, Cristina Galbó, Karin Baal, Joachim Fuchsberger

49. The Sovereign's Servant (2007)

131 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.1
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Europe, 1709. Russia and Sweden are at war. Two French duelists are exiled by King Louis XIV of France: one to the side of Czar Peter the Great of Russia, the other to the side of King ... See full summary »

Director: Oleg Ryaskov | Stars: Dmitriy Miller, Aleksandr Bukharov, Kseniya Knyazeva, Valeriy Malikov

50. I Am... Gabriel (2012 Video)

Drama, Fantasy

5.1
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An unforgiving sun, a parched earth, and a failed economy have left a small Texas town desolate. For ten years Promise, Texas has known nothing but one curse after another. It's barren, ... See full summary »

Writers: Kaci Hill, Mike Norris, Neal Odom | Director: Mike Norris | Stars: Dean Cain, Gavin Casalegno, Elise Baughman, Carey Scott