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1. Detour (1945)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald

Votes: 10,671

2. The Man from Planet X (1951)

Approved | 70 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.8
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As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Margaret Field, Raymond Bond, William Schallert

Votes: 1,861

3. Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)

Approved | 77 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.8
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Earth sends a five-man team to explore the frozen planet Uranus, only to find a temperate forest and sultry women from their past on it, courtesy of an alien brain with evil designs.

Director: Sidney W. Pink | Stars: John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Ove Sprogøe, Louis Miehe-Renard

Votes: 1,161

4. I Accuse My Parents (1944)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama

2.3
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Young man goes to work for gangsters to impress his nightclub-singer girlfriend.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Robert Lowell, Mary Beth Hughes, John Miljan, Vivienne Osborne

Votes: 2,430

5. Superman and the Mole-Men (1951)

Not Rated | 58 min | Action, Drama, Family

5.9
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When underground beings explore the surface world from a deep oil well and inadvertantly cause a panic, only Superman can prevent a tragedy.

Director: Lee Sholem | Stars: George Reeves, Phyllis Coates, Jeff Corey, Walter Reed

Votes: 1,263

6. Some Like It Sexy (1969)

72 min | Comedy

5.1
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A young man fantasizes about fornicating with several women.

Director: Donovan Winter | Stars: Christopher Matthews, Yolande Turner, Annabel Leventon, Valerie St. Helene

Votes: 64

7. Blood and Lace (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

5.8
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After her prostitute mother and her john are beaten to death while they are asleep in bed, teen-aged Ellie Masters is sent to an isolated orphanage run by Mrs. Deere and her handyman. ... See full summary »

Director: Philip S. Gilbert | Stars: Gloria Grahame, Melody Patterson, Milton Selzer, Len Lesser

Votes: 591

8. The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Not Rated | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two sons, kills virginal brides, steals their bodies, and extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin, Elizabeth Russell

Votes: 2,247

9. Dinosaur Valley Girls (1996)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.2
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Haunted by recurring dreams of Hea-Thor (Denise Ames), a gorgeous cavegirl,and a menacing Allosaurus, action-movie star Tony Markham (Jeff Rector) soon finds himself transported, by means ... See full summary »

Director: Donald F. Glut | Stars: Jeff Rector, William Marshall, Griffin Drew, Harrison Ray

Votes: 159

10. The Saga of the Viking Women and Their Voyage to the Waters of the Great Sea Serpent (1957)

Not Rated | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

2.8
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A group of lonely Viking women build a ship and set off across the sea to locate their missing menfolk, only to fall into the clutches of the barbarians that also hold their men captive. ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Abby Dalton, Susan Cabot, Bradford Jackson, June Kenney

Votes: 969

11. Ghosts on the Loose (1943)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy

5.7
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The East Side Kids try to fix up a house for newlyweds, but find the place next door "haunted" by mysterious men.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bobby Jordan, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 1,036

12. The Monster Maker (1944)

Unrated | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.7
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A mad scientist injects his enemies with an acromegaly virus, causing them to become hideously deformed.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: J. Carrol Naish, Ralph Morgan, Tala Birell, Wanda McKay

Votes: 714

13. Vampire Over London (1952)

Not Rated | 74 min | Comedy, Horror

3.3
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The mysterious figure known as the Vampire comes to England to complete experiments in his mad bid to gain control of the world. When the radar-controlled Robot which he had ordered shipped... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Arthur Lucan, Bela Lugosi, Dora Bryan, Philip Leaver

Votes: 558

14. The Devil Bat (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Horror

5.5
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A mad scientist develops an aftershave lotion that causes his gigantic bats to kill anyone who wears it.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Suzanne Kaaren, Dave O'Brien, Guy Usher

Votes: 1,988

15. The Black Raven (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Mystery

5.5
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A group of strangers are brought together in an old, dark house and must contend with two murders and $50,000 in stolen money.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: George Zucco, Wanda McKay, Noel Madison, Robert Livingston

Votes: 336

16. The Red Dragon (1945)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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Chan is faced with suspects in a stolen atomic bomb formula case, that are being killed with bullets that are not fired from a gun.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Fortunio Bonanova, Benson Fong, Robert Emmett Keane

Votes: 522

17. The Ape Man (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Horror

4.5
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A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall

Votes: 891

18. Fog Island (1945)

Unrated | 72 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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A man invites a group of people to a holiday in his island home, intending to exact revenge on them.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: George Zucco, Lionel Atwill, Jerome Cowan, Sharon Douglas

Votes: 473

19. Bluebeard (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: John Carradine, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Ludwig Stössel

Votes: 1,333

20. Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

6.3
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When her grave is disturbed by modern-day land developers, a 300-year-old witch is accidentally resurrected and terrorizes an English village.

Director: Don Sharp | Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Jack Hedley, Jill Dixon, Viola Keats

Votes: 547

21. Dead Men Walk (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.7
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The twin of a kindly small-town physician returns from the grave for vengeance against his brother, who secretly killed him because the twin served Satan.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: George Zucco, Mary Carlisle, Nedrick Young, Dwight Frye

Votes: 959

22. The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971)

R | 82 min | Horror

5.4
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Elvira is travelling through the French countryside with her friend Genevieve, searching for the lost tomb of a medieval murderess and possible vampire, Countess Wandessa. They find a ... See full summary »

Director: León Klimovsky | Stars: Paul Naschy, Gaby Fuchs, Barbara Capell, Andrés Resino

Votes: 1,224

23. One Frightened Night (1935)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.1
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An eccentric millionaire, unable to locate his only granddaughter, decides to divide his estate among a group of people less close to him: his niece and nephew, his attorney, his doctor, ... See full summary »

Director: Christy Cabanne | Stars: Charley Grapewin, Mary Carlisle, Arthur Hohl, Wallace Ford

Votes: 229

24. Prehistoric Women (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Fantasy

2.9
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Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men, but realizing they are a necessary evil, capture some for potential (... See full summary »

Director: Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Laurette Luez, Allan Nixon, Joan Shawlee, Judy Landon

Votes: 389

25. The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.2
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A mad scientist changes his simple-minded handyman into a werewolf in order to prove his supposedly crazy scientific theories - and exact revenge.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Johnny Downs, George Zucco, Anne Nagel, Glenn Strange

Votes: 1,228

26. Bowery at Midnight (1942)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Thriller

5.3
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Kindly soup kitchen operator and professor of criminology Bela Lugosi uses his soup kitchen as a front for a criminal gang who commit a series of daring robberies and murders. When things ... See full summary »

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bela Lugosi, John Archer, Wanda McKay, Tom Neal

Votes: 730

27. The Pace That Kills (1935)

68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

3.8
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Drug dealer on the run from the law meets an innocent young girl and her brother, and turns them into "cocaine fiends."

Director: William A. O'Connor | Stars: Lois January, Noel Madison, Sheila Bromley, Dean Benton

Votes: 449

28. Doomed to Die (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.7
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Mr. Wong and a girl reporter investigate a shipping magnate's murder.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, William Stelling

Votes: 759

29. Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Thriller, War

4.2
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A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

Votes: 815

30. Shed No Tears (1948)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A wife convinces her husband to fake his death so they can collect on the life insurance. However, he doesn't know that she has been having an affair for some time, and she has plans for the money - and they don't include him.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Wallace Ford, June Vincent, Mark Roberts, Frank Albertson

Votes: 164

31. The Fatal Hour (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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When Captain Street's best friend Dan Grady is murdered, Street enlists the help of Chinese detective James Lee Wong. Mr. Wong uncovers a smuggling ring on the waterfront of San Francisco ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Boris Karloff, Marjorie Reynolds, Grant Withers, Charles Trowbridge

Votes: 803

32. Bury Me Dead (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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Barbara Carlin attends her own funeral and returns home suspecting that her husband, Rod Carlin, had tried to do away with her, and is also (rightfully) curious as to just who was the woman... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, June Lockhart, Hugh Beaumont, Mark Daniels

Votes: 155

33. Spooks Run Wild (1941)

Approved | 65 min | Horror, Comedy

6.0
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The boys are sent to a mountain camp. Stranded in a small rural town, they hear about a "monster killer" roaming the countryside. At night, they sneak out. Peewee is shot by a grave-digger,... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall

Votes: 1,252

34. Revenge of the Zombies (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

4.6
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Scott Warrington and his hired detective, Larry Adams, arrive at an old mansion in the middle of a Louisiana swamp to meet his brother-in-law, Dr. Max von Altermann shortly after the death ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: John Carradine, Gale Storm, Robert Lowery, Bob Steele

Votes: 456

35. Black Gold (1947)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, History, Sport

6.6
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In the 1920s Texas, Indian farmer Charley Eagle is dreaming of winning the Kentucky Derby with his Black Hope horse but things change when oil is found on his land and the Black Gold colt is born.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Katherine DeMille, 'Ducky' Louie, Raymond Hatton

Votes: 117

36. Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

Not Rated | 59 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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A number of swamp land men have died by strangulation and the inhabitants believe that an innocent man they hanged is seeking revenge on all of the male descendants of those responsible for... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Rosemary La Planche, Robert Barrat, Blake Edwards, Charles Middleton

Votes: 361

37. The Dawn Express (1942)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

4.8
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A Nazi spy ring is after a chemical formula that increases the power of ordinary gasoline for U.S. Army aviation use. Two U.S. chemical companies are developing the formula, with each ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Michael Whalen, Anne Nagel, William Bakewell, Constance Worth

Votes: 98

38. Moonshine Mountain (1964)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Music

5.6
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Chuck Scott plays a country western singer who goes back home to the hills of Carolina where he gots caught up in a feud between some homeboy moonshiners and "the Revenoores".

Director: Herschell Gordon Lewis | Stars: Charles Glore, Gordon Oas-Heim, Jeffrey Allen, Bonnie Hinson

Votes: 118

39. The Trap (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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When a troupe of showgirls with their impresario and press agent vacation at a Malibu Beach resort, two of them are garroted. Charlie takes on the case assisted by Number Two Son Jimmy and faithful chauffeur Birmingham Brown.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Victor Sen Yung, Tanis Chandler

Votes: 723

40. Murder by Television (1935)

Approved | 53 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.3
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James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send ... See full summary »

Director: Clifford Sanforth | Stars: Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Huntley Gordon, George Meeker

Votes: 429

41. Assassin of Youth (1937)

80 min | Drama

4.7
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A high-school girl gets involved with a ring of teenage marijuana smokers and starts down the road to ruin. A reporter poses as a soda jerk to infiltrate the gang of teen dope fiends.

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Luana Walters, Arthur Gardner, Dorothy Short, Earl Dwire

Votes: 294

42. Blonde Bait (1956)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.7
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U.S. State Department agent Kent Foster, on the trail of a murderous traitor, Nick Randall, hopes to trap Randall through singer/stripper Angela Booth. The latter has promised to marry ... See full summary »

Director: Elmo Williams | Stars: Beverly Michaels, Jim Davis, Joan Rice, Richard Travis

Votes: 53

43. Portland Exposé (1957)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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A tavern owner in Portland, Oregon gets involved in a struggle for power between two gangs attempting to control the unions. When his young daughter is attacked by one of the gangsters, he ... See full summary »

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Edward Binns, Carolyn Craig, Virginia Gregg, Russ Conway

Votes: 144

44. Hot Rhythm (1944)

Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.9
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Jimmy O'Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio, and meet Mary Adams (Dona Drake), who wants to break into radio as a soloist for a band. ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Robert Lowery, Dona Drake, Tim Ryan, Irene Ryan

Votes: 65

45. Women in Bondage (1943)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, War

5.7
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Margot Bracken returns home to Germany after several years of absence, and is horrified at the degraded status which has been forced on the women of her homeland. Toni Hall is prevented ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Gail Patrick, Nancy Kelly, William Henry, Tala Birell

Votes: 33

46. The Cosmic Man (1959)

Passed | 72 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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A spherical UFO proves to contain one alien visitor. How to deal with him? Investigators disagree...

Director: Herbert S. Greene | Stars: John Carradine, Bruce Bennett, Angela Greene, Paul Langton

Votes: 295

47. Pier 23 (1951)

Approved | 58 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Private detective finds himself framed for the murders of a wrestler and a crooked referee, then for the murder of a mystery man posing as a new parolee from Alcatraz.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Hugh Beaumont, Ann Savage, Edward Brophy, Richard Travis

Votes: 39

48. The House of Secrets (1936)

Passed | 70 min | Mystery

5.2
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Two men stumble into an old mansion, and get involved with a crazed scientist, torture chambers and sinister medical experiments.

Director: Roland D. Reed | Stars: Leslie Fenton, Muriel Evans, Noel Madison, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 207

49. Old Mother Riley M.P. (1939)

77 min | Comedy

6.1
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Old Mother Riley loses her laundry job and then battles her ex-boss in a parliamentary election.

Director: Oswald Mitchell | Stars: Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane, Torin Thatcher, Henry B. Longhurst

Votes: 36

50. Hit and Run (1957)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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A mechanic wants his boss's younger wife for himself, and plans on using a junkyard car to run him over, then dismantling it.

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, Vince Edwards, Dolores Reed

Votes: 100