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1. Castle (2009–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.2
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After a serial killer imitates the plots of his novels, successful mystery novelist Richard "Rick" Castle receives permission from the Mayor of New York City to tag along with an NYPD homicide investigation team for research purposes.

Stars: Nathan Fillion, Stana Katic, Susan Sullivan, Jon Huertas

Votes: 120,087

2. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)

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

7.7
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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

Votes: 67,433

3. Scream: The TV Series (2015– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.3
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What starts as a YouTube video going viral soon leads to problems for the teenagers of Lakewood and serves as the catalyst for a murder that opens up a window to the town's troubled past.

Stars: Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna, Carlson Young

Votes: 20,102

4. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.7
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78 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 306,648 | Gross: $33.05M

5. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother's mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Votes: 224,202 | Gross: $103.00M

6. Sinister (I) (2012)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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53 Metascore

Washed-up true-crime writer Ellison Oswalt finds a box of super 8 home movies that suggest the murder he is currently researching is the work of a serial killer whose work dates back to the 1960s.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone, Fred Dalton Thompson

Votes: 157,939 | Gross: $48.06M

7. Unfriended (2014)

R | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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59 Metascore

A group of online chat room friends find themselves haunted by a mysterious, supernatural force using the account of their dead friend.

Director: Levan Gabriadze | Stars: Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig

Votes: 45,765 | Gross: $31.54M

8. Clue (1985)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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36 Metascore

Six guests are invited to a strange house and must cooperate with the staff to solve a murder mystery.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Eileen Brennan, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 58,173 | Gross: $3.15M

9. Friday the 13th (1980)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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35 Metascore

A group of camp counselors is stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

Director: Sean S. Cunningham | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor, Robbi Morgan

Votes: 83,795 | Gross: $37.47M

10. Scream 4 (2011)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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52 Metascore

Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Lucy Hale

Votes: 105,043 | Gross: $38.18M

11. M (1931)

Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke

Votes: 100,280 | Gross: $0.03M

12. #Horror (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

3.3
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42 Metascore

Six preadolescent girls face a night of terror when the compulsive addiction of an online social media game turns a moment of cyber bullying into a night of insanity.

Director: Tara Subkoff | Stars: Sadie Seelert, Haley Murphy, Bridget McGarry, Blue Lindeberg

Votes: 1,702

13. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 126,068 | Gross: $101.33M

14. Scream 3 (2000)

R | 116 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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56 Metascore

While Sidney and her friends visit the Hollywood set of Stab 3, the third film based on the Woodsboro murders, a new Ghostface begins to terrorize them once again.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 99,438 | Gross: $89.14M

15. Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant. Is it Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason, who did not really drown in the lake some 30 years before?

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King

Votes: 40,204 | Gross: $19.10M

16. Harper's Island (2009)

40 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr, Gina Holden

Votes: 21,869

17. All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.6
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44 Metascore

A group of high-schoolers invite Mandy Lane, an innocent, desirable girl, to a weekend party on a secluded ranch. While the festivities rage on, the number of revelers begins to drop mysteriously.

Director: Jonathan Levine | Stars: Amber Heard, Anson Mount, Whitney Able, Michael Welch

Votes: 26,192

18. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 25,133

19. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
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Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 16,577

20. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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A police lieutenant uncovers more than he bargained for as his investigation of a series of murders, which have all the hallmarks of the deceased 'Gemini' serial killer, lead him to question the patients of a psychiatric ward.

Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

Votes: 18,004 | Gross: $26.10M

21. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

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

Votes: 21,820

22. Lady in White (1988)

R | 113 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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An author tells the story of how, as a young boy growing up in a small town during the 1960's, he was haunted after witnessing the murder of a little girl.

Director: Frank LaLoggia | Stars: Lukas Haas, Len Cariou, Alex Rocco, Katherine Helmond

Votes: 4,766 | Gross: $1.71M

23. Valentine (2001)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.7
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18 Metascore

Five women are stalked by an unknown assailant while preparing for Valentine's Day.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Denise Richards, David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Jessica Capshaw

Votes: 20,620 | Gross: $20.38M

24. Prom Night (1980)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

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.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Casey Stevens, Anne-Marie Martin

Votes: 10,461

25. The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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A Texas Ranger hunts for a hooded serial killer terrorizing the residents of a small town, set in 1946 Texas. Loosely based on a true story.

Director: Charles B. Pierce | Stars: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells, Jimmy Clem

Votes: 4,510

26. Mine Games (2012)

92 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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A group of young friends make an incomprehensible discovery in an abandoned mine, but the more they try to change the future, the more they seal their fate.

Director: Richard Gray | Stars: Joseph Cross, Briana Evigan, Rafi Gavron, Julianna Guill

Votes: 2,363

27. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 12,662

28. Pieces (1982)

Unrated | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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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.

Director: Juan Piquer Simón | Stars: Christopher George, Lynda Day George, Frank Braña, Edmund Purdom

Votes: 5,257

29. 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: 9,257

30. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker

Votes: 5,639

31. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

4.1
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16 Metascore

A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.

Director: John Ottman | Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Loretta Devine

Votes: 13,154 | Gross: $21.47M

32. Nightlight (I) (2015)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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26 Metascore

Five friends play a game in a ''mysterious'' forest with a long history as a beacon for troubled young people contemplating suicide.

Directors: Scott Beck, Bryan Woods | Stars: Shelby Young, Kyle Fain, Chloe Bridges, Taylor Murphy

Votes: 1,311

33. The Lodger (1927)

Unrated | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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A landlady suspects her new lodger is the madman killing women in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: June, Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney

Votes: 6,890

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

PG | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

6.7
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The Dark Knight must contend with a mysterious female vigilante who emulates him, but to a more ruthless degree.

Director: Curt Geda | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Kimberly Brooks, Kelly Ripa, Elisa Gabrielli

Votes: 7,466

35. A Bay of Blood (1971)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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An elderly heiress is killed by her husband who wants control of her fortunes. What ensues is an all-out murder spree as relatives and friends attempt to reduce the inheritance playing ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Camaso, Anna Maria Rosati

Votes: 6,085

36. Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1971)

PG | 104 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A musician is stalked by an unknown killer who's blackmailing him for an accidential killing of another stalker. But is everything what it appears to be?

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Michael Brandon, Mimsy Farmer, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Bud Spencer

Votes: 4,818

37. Felidae (1994)

82 min | Animation, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A cat must investigate brutal murders of other cats in a neighborhood he has moved into with his owner.

Director: Michael Schaack | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mario Adorf, Helge Schneider, Wolfgang Hess

Votes: 2,633

38. The Bloodstained Butterfly (1971)

Not Rated | 95 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A girl is murdered in a park. The man is tried and convicted for the crime but afterwards the killings continue.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Ida Galli, Silvano Tranquilli

Votes: 590

39. Undercover Heat (1995 Video)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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A female cop goes undercover in a high price whorehouse to find a murderer and discovers she likes the assignment more than she should.

Director: Gregory Dark | Stars: Athena Massey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Meg Foster, Tom Tayback

Votes: 412

40. Voices (2007)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.6
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This creepy, supernatural thriller revolves around the paranoid belief that those dearest to you may want you dead.

Director: Ki-hwan Oh | Stars: Jin-seo Yoon, Gi-woong Park, Ki-woo Lee, Yu-seon Ham

Votes: 1,035

41. Amsterdamned (1988)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Maas | Stars: Huub Stapel, Monique van de Ven, Serge-Henri Valcke, Tanneke Hartzuiker

Votes: 5,129

42. The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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When two sisters inherit their family castle, a string of murders committed by a mysterious dark haired woman in a red cloak decimates their circle of friends. Is the killer their ancestor,... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Miraglia | Stars: Barbara Bouchet, Ugo Pagliai, Marina Malfatti, Marino Masé

Votes: 961

43. The Gorgon (1964)

Approved | 83 min | Horror

6.5
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In the early 20th century, a Gorgon takes human form and terrorizes a small European village by turning its citizens to stone.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Richard Pasco, Barbara Shelley

Votes: 3,402

44. The Card Player (2004)

Not Rated | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.9
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48 Metascore

A Rome policewoman teams up with a British Interpol agent to find a crafty serial killer whom plays a taunting game of cat-and-mouse with the police by abducting and killing young women and showing it over an Internet web cam.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Silvio Muccino, Adalberto Maria Merli

Votes: 4,127

45. Lords of London (2014)

R | 90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

3.1
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A London gangster must confront his ruthless father's past in order to alter the gritty, abusive path that his life is spiraling down after a shakedown goes awry.

Director: Antonio Simoncini | Stars: Glen Murphy, Ray Winstone, Serena Iansiti, Giovanni Capalbo

Votes: 616

46. Madhouse (2004)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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A young psychiatric intern unearths secrets about the mental health facility in which he works.

Director: William Butler | Stars: Joshua Leonard, Jordan Ladd, Natasha Lyonne, Lance Henriksen

Votes: 5,322

47. The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.9
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Four college students are stalked by an unknown assailant while staying on campus over the Christmas holidays to help clear out a dormitory which is to be demolished.

Directors: Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow | Stars: Laurie Lapinski, Stephen Sachs, David Snow, Pamela Holland

Votes: 1,031

48. Amuck (1972)

R | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A writer's secretary tries to find her missing friend and uncovers a murder plot.

Director: Silvio Amadio | Stars: Farley Granger, Barbara Bouchet, Rosalba Neri, Nino Segurini

Votes: 341

49. A Blade in the Dark (1983)

Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Mystery

6.0
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A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo, Michele Soavi

Votes: 1,923

50. House of Dust (2013)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

3.8
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College students exploring an abandoned insane asylum accidentally shatter canisters holding the cremains of former mental patients. Inhaling the dusty ash filling the air, they're soon possessed by the souls once held within them. One is a convicted serial killer from 1950.

Director: A.D. Calvo | Stars: Inbar Lavi, Steven Grayhm, Eddie Hassell, Holland Roden

Votes: 470