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1. 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: 571

2. 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: 10,593

3. 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: 2,420

4. 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: 1,807

5. Dinosaur Valley Girls (1996)

Unrated | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.3
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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: 158

6. Young Jesse James (1960)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, War

5.2
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In this one, the father of Jesse and Frank James is unjustly hanged by Union troops and their mother's arm is amputated after their home is bombed by Union people, so they go riding with ... See full summary »

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Ray Stricklyn, Willard Parker, Merry Anders, Robert Dix

Votes: 67

7. Moonshine Mountain (1964)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Music

5.5
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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: 117

8. 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: 1,216

9. 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: 963

10. 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: 1,141

11. 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: 1,249

12. Missile to the Moon (1958)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

3.6
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Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his... See full summary »

Director: Richard E. Cunha | Stars: Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, K.T. Stevens, Tommy Cook

Votes: 671

13. Prehistoric Women (1950)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Fantasy

2.8
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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: 385

14. 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: 1,032

15. 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: 2,243

16. 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: 1,984

17. 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: 466

18. The Mad Monster (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.1
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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: 1,225

19. Doomed to Die (1940)

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

5.6
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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: 755

20. 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: 713

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 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: 447

23. 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

24. 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: 890

25. 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: 330

26. Black Magic (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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Charlie searches for a murderer amidst numerous ghosts conjured up by a strange variety of spiritualists and occultists.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Frances Chan, Joseph Crehan

Votes: 1,073

27. Witchcraft (1964)

Not Rated | 79 min | Horror

6.2
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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: 545

28. 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: 556

29. Voodoo Woman (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Deep in the jungles a mad scientist is using the natives' voodoo for his experiments to create an indestructible being to serve his will. When a party of gold seekers stumbles upon his ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Marla English, Tom Conway, Mike Connors, Lance Fuller

Votes: 320

30. Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)

Approved | 71 min | Mystery

6.0
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A pretty Chinese woman, seeking help from San Francisco detective James Lee Wong, is killed by a poisoned dart in his front hall, having time only to scrawl "Captain J" on a sheet of paper.... See full summary »

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

Votes: 527

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: 800

32. Family Honor (1973)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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A Russian homosexual dancer's cousin was raped and killed in a Bronx back alley by angry gangsters. Now he is seeking vengeance.

Director: Clark Worswick | Stars: Tony Page, James Reyes, Vera Visconti, Lauren Simon

Votes: 36

33. 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: 814

34. 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: 152

35. 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: 519

36. 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: 1,329

37. 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

38. Blonde Bait (1956)

Approved | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.8
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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: 52

39. 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: 722

40. One Frightened Night (1935)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.2
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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: 225

41. 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: 1,246

42. 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: 97

43. 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

44. The Sky Dragon (1949)

Passed | 64 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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On a plane trip, Charlie Chan and the passengers are drugged, and when they wake up a quarter million dollars is missing.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Roland Winters, Keye Luke, Mantan Moreland, Noel Neill

Votes: 241

45. 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: 206

46. Dark Alibi (1946)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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A public defender enlists Charlie to exonerate one of his clients, an ex-con falsely accused of bank robbery and murder, scheduled for execution in nine days.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Ben Carter, Benson Fong

Votes: 849

47. Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Detective James Lee Wong is on the scene as archaeologist Dr. John Benton, recently returned from an expedition in China where a valuable ancient scroll was recovered, is murdered while giving a lecture on the expedition.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Keye Luke, Lotus Long, Grant Withers, Charles Miller

Votes: 331

48. Bomba and the Jungle Girl (1952)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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Bomba, the Jungle Boy and now animal protector, discovers human skeletons which turn out to be those of his parents.

Director: Ford Beebe | Stars: Johnny Sheffield, Karen Sharpe, Walter Sande, Suzette Harbin

Votes: 91

49. The Flying Serpent (1946)

Approved | 59 min | Horror

4.9
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The demented archaeologist Dr. Andrew Forbes (George Zucco) discovers a living, breathing serpent creature known to the Aztecs as Quetzalcoatl (the Killer Bird God) and accidentally kills ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: George Zucco, Ralph Lewis, Hope Kramer, Eddie Acuff

Votes: 291

50. 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: 292