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1. Detour (1945)

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

7.5
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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: 10,809

2. 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: 606

3. 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: 2,011

4. 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: 1,241

5. 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: 1,180

6. Some Like It Sexy (1969)

72 min | Comedy

5.0
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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: 65

7. 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: 455

8. 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: 1,041

9. Fort Vengeance (1953)

Passed | 75 min | Western

6.1
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Two American brothers chased by a posse cross into Canada and join the Canadian North-West Mounted Police at the height of the Sioux-American war.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: James Craig, Rita Moreno, Keith Larsen, Reginald Denny

Votes: 100

10. Bluebeard (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Horror

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: 1,343

11. 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: 1,249

12. 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: 821

13. 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: 560

14. 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: 898

15. 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: 485

16. 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: 470

17. Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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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: 342

18. 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

19. White Pongo (1945)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure

2.8
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Hunters and scientists venture into the jungle to track down a savage albino gorilla, which they believe could be the missing link between man and ape.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Richard Fraser, Maris Wrixon, Lionel Royce, Al Eben

Votes: 441

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: 721

21. Parole, Inc. (1948)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

5.7
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Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, Virginia Lee

Votes: 214

22. 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: 297

23. Buffalo Bill in Tomahawk Territory (1952)

Passed | 66 min | Western

5.1
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Made during the period when Clayton Moore had been replaced on the Lone Ranger television series by John Hart, but actually appears to have been made during the dawn of the sound era ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard B. Ray | Stars: Clayton Moore, Slim Andrews, Charles Harvey, Rodd Redwing

Votes: 83

24. Westward Bound (1944)

Passed | 54 min | Western

7.2
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Learning that Montana is about to become a state and that property values will rise rapidly, Caldwell is using his outlaw gang to force the ranchers off their land. To fight back Tuttle ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Emmett Tansey | Stars: Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Bob Steele, Betty Miles

Votes: 48

25. 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

26. Bombs Over Burma (1942)

65 min | Drama, Thriller, War

5.3
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Chinese girl risks her life on espionage mission against Japanese in World War 2.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Anna May Wong, Noel Madison, Leslie Denison, Nedrick Young

Votes: 130

27. State Department: File 649 (1949)

Passed | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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U.S. Foreign Service officer matches wits with a Chinese warlord to try to save American citizens threatened with execution.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: William Lundigan, Virginia Bruce, Jonathan Hale, Frank Ferguson

Votes: 73

28. The 13th Man (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Mystery

6.1
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A tough district attorney has been cleaning up the town, and has already imprisoned twelve dangerous criminals. As he is about to name the target for his next investigation, he is murdered ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Weldon Heyburn, Inez Courtney, Selmer Jackson, Matty Fain

Votes: 55

29. The Gunman from Bodie (1941)

Approved | 62 min | Western

6.6
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Buck poses as a wanted killer and Sandy as a cook as the trio help ranchers stop a ruthless crook from taking over the area s water rights and help an orphaned baby.

Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Raymond Hatton, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 71

30. Devil Bat's Daughter (1946)

Approved | 67 min | Horror

4.5
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Wishing to dispose of his wife, psychiatrist Doctor Elliott makes his patient Nina think that she suffers from a compulsion to kill. He drugs Nina, murders his wife and leaves evidence that... See full summary »

Director: Frank Wisbar | Stars: Rosemary La Planche, John James, Michael Hale, Molly Lamont

Votes: 128

31. Career Girl (1960)

61 min | Drama

5.7
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Young attractive blonde arrives in Hollywood looking for a career in the movies.

Director: Harold David | Stars: June Wilkinson, Charles Keane, Lisa Barrie, Joseph Sullivan

Votes: 9

32. Long min (1992)

145 min | Drama

7.5
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Add a Plot

Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung | Stars: Roy Chiao, Kai Chi Liu, Teddy Robin Kwan, Feng Ku

Votes: 149

33. Port of Missing Girls (1938)

Passed | 65 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Nightclub singer Della Mason (Judith Allen)witnesses a murder and is forced by the killer to flee with him from the scene of the crime. Escaping from the gangster, she secretly boards the ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Brown | Stars: Harry Carey, Judith Allen, Milburn Stone, Betty Compson

Votes: 50

34. The Law Rides Again (1943)

Passed | 58 min | Western

6.0
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US government agents Ken Maynard and Hoot Gibson, aka "The Trail Blazers", make a deal with captured outlaw Duke Dillon to catch crooked Indian agent John Hampton, who has been using his ... See full summary »

Director: Alan James | Stars: Ken Maynard, Hoot Gibson, Jack La Rue, Betty Miles

Votes: 79

35. Lady from Chungking (1942)

Approved | 66 min | War

5.5
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After the Japanese invade China in WW 2, a young woman leads a band of partisans against the occupying troops.

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Anna May Wong, Harold Huber, Mae Clarke, Rick Vallin

Votes: 103

36. Partners of the Trail (1944)

Approved | 57 min | Western

7.1
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Kate Hilton, returning to her ranch in Springfield via stagecoach after learning of the murder of her father, meets U.S. Marshal Nevada Jack McKenzie. The stage is held up and robbed of the... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Johnny Mack Brown, Raymond Hatton, Craig Woods, Christine McIntyre

Votes: 18

37. Boys of the City (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Street kids get sent to the country, where they get mixed up in murder and a haunted house.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Bobby Jordan, Leo Gorcey, Hal E. Chester, Frankie Burke

Votes: 483

38. The Bizarre Ones (1968)

73 min | Drama

5.3
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While on a leisurely ride in the country, a kinky dominatrix picks up a young male hitchhiker. At the first opportunity she handcuffs and blindfolds him, then takes him to a farmhouse where... See full summary »

Director: Henri Pachard | Stars: Marie Claire, Cherie Winters, Tracy Lee, Judy Caine

Votes: 32

39. Blazing Frontier (1943)

Approved | 59 min | Western

5.8
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In the 19th and last of the PRC "Billy the Kid" series (first six with Bob Steele and last 13 with Buster Crabbe), a feud develops between the settlers and the railroad detectives in Red ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Marjorie Manners, Milton Kibbee

Votes: 27

40. The Rawhide Terror (1934)

52 min | Action, Drama, Horror

3.9
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Twelve renegades dressed as Indians kill the parents of two brothers. The brothers who have similar birth marks then separate. Ten years later a man known as the Rawhide Terror is murdering... See full summary »

Directors: Bruce Mitchell, Jack Nelson | Stars: Art Mix, Edmund Cobb, William Desmond, William Barrymore

Votes: 92

41. Billy the Kid Wanted (1941)

Passed | 63 min | Western

6.1
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Billy the Kid (Buster Crabbe) and his pal Jeff (Dave O'Brien) help their friend Fuzzy Jones (Al St. John) escape from jail, and the trio heads for Paradise Valley, where they find the ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Dave O'Brien, Glenn Strange

Votes: 35

42. The Day of the Trumpet (1958)

Approved | 77 min | Adventure, Romance, War

5.3
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An American cavalry brigade is sent to occupy a small Filipino village in 1902 and quell guerilla resistance in the surrounding jungle. Working with the people to build roads, schools, and ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerardo de Leon, Eddie Romero | Stars: John Agar, Pancho Magalona, Alicia Vergel, Richard Arlen

Votes: 53

43. Fury of the Congo (1951)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.8
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Jungle Jim must protect rare pony-like animals whose glands produce a powerful narcotic. On the way, he fights a giant spider.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Johnny Weissmuller, Sherry Moreland, William Henry, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 213

44. Thunder in the Desert (1938)

Approved | 56 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

5.9
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Bob arrives looking for the killer of his uncle. When the Sheriff chases him and his partner Rusty, Reno thinks they are the men he is looking for and takes them into his gang. There Bob ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Bob Steele, Louise Stanley, Don Barclay, Ed Brady

Votes: 21

45. Ride a Violent Mile (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, War

5.1
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Cowhand Jeff Donner meets Susan Crowley, a spy for the Union in the Civil War, and gets dragged into her espionage ring that is out to foil the South's attempts to break the blockade ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: John Agar, Penny Edwards, John Pickard, Bing Russell

Votes: 12

46. Devil Riders (1943)

Passed | 56 min | Action, Comedy, Music

6.1
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A crooked lawyer and his gang are trying to steal some government land meant for a stagecoach company. The company hires a cowboy to stop them.

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Al St. John, Patti McCarty, Charles King

Votes: 60

47. Spook Town (1944)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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Dty Gulch Trading Post owner Kurt Fabian advances money on mortgages to the local settlers to finance an irrigation program. Three Texas Rangers, Tex Wyatt, Jim Steele and Panhandle Perkins... See full summary »

Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Dave O'Brien, James Newill, Guy Wilkerson, Mady Lawrence

Votes: 21

48. Second Chance (1950)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.4
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A bank president and his wife, facing a crisis in their life and both nearing the age of fifty, look back on what has happened to them over the years of their marriage; they were young ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Ruth Warrick, John Hubbard, Hugh Beaumont, David Holt

Votes: 26

49. Lash of the Penitentes (1936)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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Actual footage of Penitentes - a sect of Catholic religious fanatics who engage in self-flagellation - is combined with new footage about a murder.

Directors: Roland Price, Harry Revier | Stars: Marie DeForrest, William Marcos, Victor Justi, Josef Swickard

Votes: 19

50. Trail of the Yukon (1949)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Romance, Western

5.3
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Matt Blaine and his son, Jim, and their men, rob John Dawson's bank, although Jim doesn't approve, even though Dawson jumped Matt's mining claim. Their accomplices double-cross them and the... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Kirby Grant, Suzanne Dalbert, Bill Edwards, Iris Adrian

Votes: 11