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1. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Writer: Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

2. Se7en (1995)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.7
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65 Metascore

Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his modus operandi.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Kevin Spacey, Andrew Kevin Walker

3. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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84 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ted Tally | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

4. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding near-by.

Writers: Laeta Kalogridis, Dennis Lehane | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

5. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner | Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

6. Zodiac (2007)

R | 157 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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78 Metascore

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

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

7. The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.2
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64 Metascore

A boy who communicates with spirits that don't know they're dead seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

8. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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74 Metascore

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

Writer: Ben Ripley | Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

9. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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68 Metascore

An attorney, intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Writers: Daniel Pyne, Glenn Gers | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

10. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former assassin swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Writers: A.J. Quinnell, Brian Helgeland | Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

11. Orphan (2009)

R | 123 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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42 Metascore

A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9-year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.

Writers: David Johnson, Alex Mace | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Isabelle Fuhrman, CCH Pounder

12. Serenity (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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74 Metascore

The crew of the ship Serenity tries to evade an assassin sent to recapture one of their number who is telepathic.

Writer: Joss Whedon | Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alan Tudyk

13. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Thriller

7.8
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A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.

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

14. Pandorum (2009)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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28 Metascore

A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.

Writers: Travis Milloy, Christian Alvart | Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue

15. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, David Veloz, Richard Rutowski, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

16. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Horror

6.1
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47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution (where he was committed as a 10 year old) and he immediately returns to Haddonfield, where he wants to find his baby sister, Laurie. Anyone who crosses his path is in mortal danger.

Writers: Rob Zombie, John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

17. House of Wax (2005)

R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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41 Metascore

A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.

Writers: Charles Belden, Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Chad Michael Murray, Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert, Brian Van Holt

18. The Number 23 (2007)

R | 101 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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Walter Sparrow becomes obsessed with a novel that he believes was written about him. As his obsession increases, more and more similarities seem to arise.

Writer: Fernley Phillips | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, Logan Lerman, Danny Huston

19. Identity (2003)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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64 Metascore

Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they're being killed off one by one.

Writer: Michael Cooney | Director: James Mangold | Stars: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John Hawkes

20. Collateral (2004)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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71 Metascore

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.

Writer: Stuart Beattie | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

21. Hostel: Part II (2007)

R | 94 min | Horror

5.4
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46 Metascore

Three American college students studying abroad are lured to a Slovakian hostel, and discover the grim reality behind it.

Writer: Eli Roth | Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Lauren German, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Roger Bart

22. The Strangers (2008)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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47 Metascore

A young couple staying in an isolated vacation home are terrorized by three unknown assailants.

Writer: Bryan Bertino | Director: Bryan Bertino | Stars: Scott Speedman, Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Alex Fisher

23. The Hole (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Four teenagers at a British private school secretly uncover and explore the depths of a sealed underground hole created decades ago as a possible bomb shelter.

Writers: Guy Burt, Ben Court, Caroline Ip | Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Daniel Brocklebank, Laurence Fox

24. Fatal Attraction (1987)

R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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67 Metascore

A married man's one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

Writer: James Dearden | Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen

25. The Grudge (2004)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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49 Metascore

An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.

Writers: Stephen Susco, Takashi Shimizu | Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, Clea DuVall, William Mapother

26. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.5
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A single mother gives her son a much sought after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Writers: Don Mancini, John Lafia, Tom Holland | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

27. Buried (2010)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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65 Metascore

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Writer: Chris Sparling | Director: Rodrigo Cortés | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, José Luis García Pérez, Robert Paterson, Stephen Tobolowsky

28. Hide and Seek (2005)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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35 Metascore

As a widower tries to piece together his life in the wake of his wife's suicide, his daughter finds solace -- at first -- in her imaginary friend.

Writer: Ari Schlossberg | Director: John Polson | Stars: Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning, Famke Janssen, Elisabeth Shue

29. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

Writers: Stephen King, David Koepp | Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

30. Flightplan (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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53 Metascore

A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.

Writers: Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray | Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan

31. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Writers: Richard Condon, George Axelrod, Daniel Pyne, Dean Georgaris | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

32. Red Eye (2005)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, 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

33. Pacific Heights (1990)

R | 102 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A couple works hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.

Writer: Daniel Pyne | Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine, Michael Keaton, Mako

34. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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62 Metascore

A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid.

Writers: Stephen King, Tony Gilroy | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt

35. 8MM (1999)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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19 Metascore

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Writer: Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini, Peter Stormare

36. Murder by Numbers (2002)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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50 Metascore

Two gifted high school students execute a "perfect" murder - then become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.

Writer: Tony Gayton | Director: Barbet Schroeder | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt

37. The Astronaut's Wife (1999)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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37 Metascore

After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it's revealed that they're not the same as they were.

Writer: Rand Ravich | Director: Rand Ravich | Stars: Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall

38. The Bad Seed (1956)

Approved | 129 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A housewife suspects that her seemingly perfect 8-year-old daughter is a heartless killer.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, Maxwell Anderson, William March | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart

39. One Hour Photo (2002)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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64 Metascore

An employee of a one-hour photo lab becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.

Writer: Mark Romanek | Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Michael Vartan, Dylan Smith

40. Bound (1996)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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61 Metascore

Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caeser.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan

41. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior.

Writer: Ian McEwan | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

42. Halloween II (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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44 Metascore

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: Rick Rosenthal | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Jeffrey Kramer

43. Enough (I) (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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25 Metascore

On the run from an abusive husband, a young mother begins to train herself to fight back.

Writer: Nicholas Kazan | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Billy Campbell, Tessa Allen, Juliette Lewis

44. P2 (2007)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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37 Metascore

A businesswoman is pursued by a psychopath after being locked in a parking garage on Christmas Eve.

Writers: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, Franck Khalfoun | Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Wes Bentley, Simon Reynolds, Philip Akin

45. Femme Fatale (2002)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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59 Metascore

A woman tries to straighten out her life, even as her past as a con-woman comes back to haunt her.

Writer: Brian De Palma | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, Peter Coyote, Eriq Ebouaney

46. The Glass House (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Thriller

5.7
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34 Metascore

An orphaned teenager is taken in by a Malibu couple but discovers they aren't the caring friends they seemed to be.

Writer: Wesley Strick | Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Diane Lane, Leelee Sobieski, Stellan Skarsgård, Bruce Dern

47. Trapped (2002)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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42 Metascore

When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers, the Jennings' turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.

Writer: Greg Iles | Director: Luis Mandoki | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Charlize Theron, Courtney Love, Stuart Townsend

48. The Crush (1993)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.6
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A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl whom proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances.

Writer: Alan Shapiro | Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin, Kurtwood Smith

49. Passengers (2008)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.8
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40 Metascore

A grief counselor working with a group of plane-crash survivors finds herself at the root of a mystery when her clients begin to disappear.

Writer: Ronnie Christensen | Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse, Andre Braugher

50. Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)

R | 114 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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30 Metascore

Years before Father Lancaster Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. This is the tale of Father Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu and the rediscovery of his faith.

Writers: William Peter Blatty, William Wisher Jr., Caleb Carr, Alexi Hawley | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy, Remy Sweeney