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1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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69 Metascore

"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

2. J. Edgar (2011)

R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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59 Metascore

J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly 50 years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

3. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

PG-13 | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

The Brothers Bloom are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic adventure that takes them around the world.

Writer: Rian Johnson | Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rinko Kikuchi

4. Baby's Day Out (1994)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately... See full summary »

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Patrick Read Johnson | Stars: Lara Flynn Boyle, Joe Mantegna, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Haley

5. Swiss Family Robinson (1960)

Approved | 126 min | Adventure, Family

7.2
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A Swiss family must survive being shipwrecked on a deserted island.

Writers: Lowell S. Hawley, Johann David Wyss | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro

6. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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56 Metascore

A recently laid off factory worker kidnaps his former boss' daughter, hoping to use the ransom money to pay for his sister's kidney transplant.

Writers: Jae-sun Lee, Jong-yong Lee, Mu-yeong Lee, Chan-wook Park | Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

7. Max Payne 3 (2012 Video Game)

Action, Crime, Drama

8.9
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Nine years after the events of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003), Max finds himself living a degenerative lifestyle, addicted to painkillers and alcohol in the city of Sao Paulo, ... See full summary »

Writers: Dan Houser, Rupert Humphries, Michael Unsworth | Director: Rod Edge | Stars: James McCaffrey, Julian Dean, Frank Rodriguez, Addison LeMay

8. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A group of Catholic school friends, after being caught drawing an obscene comic book, plan a heist that will outdo their previous prank and make them local legends.

Writers: Chris Fuhrman, Jeff Stockwell, Michael Petroni | Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

9. Seesaw (1999 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Stars: David Suchet, Geraldine James, Amanda Ooms, Neil Stuke

10. Obsession (1976)

PG | 98 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A businessman becomes fixated upon a young woman who resembles his dead wife.

Writers: Brian De Palma, Paul Schrader | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Geneviève Bujold, John Lithgow, Sylvia Kuumba Williams

11. Palmetto (1998)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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43 Metascore

A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real.

Writers: James Hadley Chase, E. Max Frye | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon, Rolf Hoppe

12. The Clearing (2004)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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60 Metascore

As an executive is held captive by an employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.

Writers: Pieter Jan Brugge, Justin Haythe | Director: Pieter Jan Brugge | Stars: Robert Redford, Willem Dafoe, Helen Mirren, Alessandro Nivola

13. Quicksand (2003)

R | 95 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

5.2
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After a workaholic banker journeys to Monaco to investigate the suspicious activities of a company, he finds himself framed for murder and running for his life.

Writers: Desmond Lowden, Timothy Prager | Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Judith Godrèche, Rade Serbedzija

14. Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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When young Danny Lambert runs away from camp in south-central Colorado, he becomes the object of a park-wide-search by his wealthy father Robertson Lambert. He is found by Jerry Barker and ... See full summary »

Writers: John C. Higgins, George W. George, George F. Slavin | Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley, William Talman

15. Mother Goose Rock 'n' Rhyme (1990 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.7
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There's a crisis in Rhymeland! All the Rhymies (the characters from Nursery Rhymes) are disappearing! Gordon Goose, son of Mother Goose, and Little Bo Peep set off across Rhymeland to find ... See full summary »

Writers: Mark Curtiss, Linda Engelsiepen, Hilary Hinkle | Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Harry Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Bonsall, Elayne Boosler

16. Mezzo Forte (2000 Video)

Not Rated | 80 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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A young woman and her mercenary for hire team run afoul of a violent mob boss and his sociopath daughter.

Writers: Em, Yasuomi Umetsu | Director: Yasuomi Umetsu | Stars: Tomoko Kotani, Takumi Yamazaki, Taichirô Hirokawa, Shôzô Iizuka

17. Stealing Sinatra (2003)

R | 96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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In need of a grubstake, a young man convinces a couple of friends to help him kidnap Frank Sinatra Jr. It's a true story.

Writer: Howard Korder | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: David Arquette, William H. Macy, James Russo, Ryan Browning

18. Quincannon, Frontier Scout (1956)

Approved | 83 min | Western, Action, Romance

5.2
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A young woman hires a frontier scout to help her discover if her brother died in an Indian attack on a remote fort.

Writers: Will Cook, John C. Higgins, Don Martin | Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Tony Martin, Peggie Castle, John Bromfield, John Smith

19. The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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When a movie star is kidnapped, everyone thinks it's a publicity stunt. It's not.

Writers: Richard Alan Simmons, Sylvia Tate | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jane Russell, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Meeker, Fred Clark

20. Lucía, Lucía (2003)

R | 110 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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51 Metascore

Lucia, an children's book author, tells the story of her husband's disappearance. One day on their way to Brazil he just disappears. She goes to the police, gets a ransom note, and makes ... See full summary »

Writers: Rosa Montero, Antonio Serrano, Marcela Fuentes-Berain | Director: Antonio Serrano | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Kuno Becker, Margarita Isabel

21. Hollywood Cop (1987)

101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.5
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A detective tries to get back a child who has been kidnapped by gangsters.

Writer: Amir Shervan | Director: Amir Shervan | Stars: James Mitchum, Cameron Mitchell, David Goss, Zuhair Haddad

22. King of the Rocket Men (1949)

Passed | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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Jeff King in his experimental rocket suit battles the evil Dr. Vulcan.

Writers: Royal K. Cole, William Lively, Sol Shor | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty, House Peters Jr.

23. Alive or Preferably Dead (1969)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Western

5.4
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Two brothers, Monty and Ted, will inherit $300,000 if they manage to live together for six months.

Writers: Ennio Flaiano, Giorgio Salvioni, Duccio Tessari | Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Nino Benvenuti, Sydne Rome, Julio Peña

24. Under California Stars (1948)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

5.8
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Rancher Roy and his boys track down a gang who have stolen Trigger and are holding him for ransom.

Writers: Paul Gangelin, Sloan Nibley | Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine

25. Twister's Revenge! (1987)

90 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

2.2
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Three bumbling criminals have been trying to get their hands on the computerized control system of Mr. Twister, a talking monster truck with a mind of its own.

Writers: William Arthur, Larry Dreyfus, Bill Rebane | Director: Bill Rebane | Stars: Dean West, Meredith Orr, David Alan Smith, R. Richardson Luka

26. The Panther's Claw (1942)

Passed | 70 min | Crime, Mystery

5.8
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The police arrest a man climbing over the wall of a cemetery after midnight. He claims that he is being blackmailed and is following instructions he received by mail to leave $1000 on a ... See full summary »

Writers: Fulton Oursler, Martin Mooney | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Sidney Blackmer, Rick Vallin, Byron Foulger, Herbert Rawlinson

27. Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950)

Approved | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.7
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A single-handed hero sets himself against Martians trying to assume control of Earth.

Writer: Ronald Davidson | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Walter Reed, Lois Collier, Gregory Gaye, James Craven

28. A Child Is Missing (1995 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Action, Drama

6.4
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Writers: David Stout, Wesley Bishop | Director: John Power | Stars: Henry Winkler, Roma Downey, Dale Midkiff, Alberta Watson

29. The Falcon in Danger (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery

6.3
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Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.

Writers: Fred Niblo Jr., Craig Rice, Michael Arlen | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard, Amelita Ward

30. The Weapons of Death (1981)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

4.6
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In San Francisco's Chinatown, a band of thugs kidnaps a girl for a large Chinese gang. Her half-brother gathers a team of expert fighters to get her back.

Writer: Paul Kyriazi | Director: Paul Kyriazi | Stars: Eric Lee, Bob Ramos, Ralph Castellanos, Louis Bailey

31. Held for Ransom (1938)

Approved | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.1
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The kidnappers of Herbert Scott have been paid the demanded ransom but have not returned Scott. The police chief suspects Larry Scott, the spendthrift nephew, but an opposing view is held ... See full summary »

Writer: Barry Barringer | Director: Clarence Bricker | Stars: Blanche Mehaffey, Grant Withers, Bruce Warren, Jack Mulhall

32. Queen of the Mob (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Writers: Horace McCoy, William R. Lipman, J. Edgar Hoover | Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Blanche Yurka, J. Carrol Naish, Jeanne Cagney

33. The Spider Returns (1941)

Approved | 300 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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The evil and masked "Gargoyle" is sabotaging all of America's industrial plants. It is up to the Spider to save the country.

Writers: Morgan Cox, Lawrence Taylor, John Cutting, Harry L. Fraser, Jesse Duffy, George H. Plympton | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Warren Hull, Mary Ainslee, Dave O'Brien, Joseph W. Girard

34. Gyerekrablás a Palánk utcában (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Family

7.3
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Writer: Gábor Nógrádi | Director: Sándor Mihályfy | Stars: Ildikó Bánsági, Róbert Koltai, Nóra Tábori, Ádám Szirtes

35. Jungle Gold (1966 TV Movie)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure

6.0
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This is an edited version of the 1944 Republic serial "The Tiger Woman," released in a syndication package to TV in 1966.

Writers: Royal K. Cole, Ronald Davidson, Basil Dickey, Jesse Duffy, Grant Nelson, Joseph F. Poland | Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell | Stars: Allan Lane, Linda Stirling, Duncan Renaldo, George J. Lewis

36. You Can't Get Away with It (1936)

Approved | 30 min | Crime, Short, Documentary

5.8
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A documentary-style short showing the inner-workings of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Presented with The Permission of the Hon. Homer S. Cummings, Attorney General of the U. S., and ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles E. Ford, Henry Clay Bate | Director: Charles E. Ford | Stars: Lowell Thomas, J. Edgar Hoover

37. The Singing Buckaroo (1937)

Approved | 50 min | Music, Western

5.3
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Barbara Evans has $25,000 and Gifford is after it. When his henchman fail to get it he refuses to pay them. They then decide to double cross him and get the money for themselves. Gordon is ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Gibson | Director: Tom Gibson | Stars: Fred Scott, Victoria Vinton, William Faversham, Cliff Nazarro

38. Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.1
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A talented 10-year-old singing prodigy, Foxine LaRue, who is only slightly less artificial and theatrical than her name, is pushed into vaudeville by her stage-mother mama, Gert LaRue, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Niblo Jr., Grace Neville, Michael L. Simmons | Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Edith Fellows, Leo Carrillo, Scott Kolk, Julie Bishop

39. Ransom (1928)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Burton Meredith, A young, U.S. government chemist discovers a formula for a deadly gas. But Wo Fang, the evil leader of the Chinatown underground sets out to steal the secret, using very ... See full summary »

Writers: George B. Seitz, Elmer Harris, Dorothy Howell, Mort Blumenstock | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lois Wilson, Edmund Burns, William V. Mong, Blue Washington

40. Romeo Turns Bandit (1909)

6 min | Short, Drama, Romance

4.5
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Based on characters from Shakespeare's play: When Juliet's father refuses to let Romeo see her, Romeo resorts to extreme measures.

Writer: William Shakespeare | Director: Romeo Bosetti | Stars: Romeo Bosetti, Max Linder

41. Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships (2009 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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Teen detective Nancy Drew searches for buried treasure on a remote island in the Bahamas in order to meet the ransom demand after her best friend is kidnapped.

Writers: Anne Collins, Robert Riedl, Cathy Roiter | Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Jonah Von Spreecken, Chiara Motley, Jennifer Pratt

42. Outlaws of the Rio Grande (1941)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Western

5.2
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Bob Day has been captured by Marlow's gang. When Tim Barton and sidekick Monte come looking for him, Tim is also captured. Escaping, Tim has a plan that will have the outlaws fighting among themselves.

Writer: George H. Plympton | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Tim McCoy, Virginia Carpenter, Charles King, Ralph Peters

43. Urban Woodland (2000 Video)

50 min | Adventure

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Sweet, innocent Lisa is kidnapped by a red-haired thug. When her roommate, Holly, returns home, she finds a ransom note. Rather than paying the ransom, Holly tries to track down the ... See full summary »

Director: Isaac W. | Stars: Celeste St. Germain, Miranda Capulet, Isaac W.

44. Slaves of the Invisible Monster (1966 TV Movie)

Approved | 100 min | Sci-Fi

3.8
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An edited version of the 1950 Republc serial "The Invisible Monster."

Writer: Ronald Davidson | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Richard Webb, Aline Towne, Lane Bradford, Stanley Price

45. Violet (2000 Video)

50 min | Adventure

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Violet and Cynthia were lovers until Cynthia decided she no longer wanted to play bondage games. Violet will do anything to get her lover back. Anything!

Director: Isaac W. | Stars: Celeste St. Germain, Miranda Capulet, Isaac W.

46. Gumshoe (1986 Video Game)

Action

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47. M.O.S. (2005)

7 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

5.1
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A ransom phone-call at the end of his day thrusts Guy into a race against the clock to find clues that will allow him to save his wife and clear himself of her disappearance.

Writers: Dan Franko, Bethany Hoffman, Matt Mickelson, Chester Myrick Stacy, Kasandra VanDeventer | Director: Matt Mickelson | Stars: Dan Franko, Bethany Hoffman, Jennifer Robers, James Nalitz

48. Tragic (1998)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Edward Hickman, Marion Parker

49. The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Episode: A Matter of Murder (1964)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A notorious but ethical auto thief and his gang steal a Rolls-Royce, unaware that the trunk contains the body of a woman who was murdered by her husband.

Writer: Boris Sobelman | Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Darren McGavin, Pat Crowley, Patrick McVey

50. Warehouse 13 (2009– )
Episode: All the Time in the World (2013)

TV-14 | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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The team tracks an evil alchemist who has bronzed Claudia and stolen the only artifact that can reverse the process. The clock is ticking as Claudia's condition apparently affects both Mrs. Frederic and the Warehouse.

Creators: D. Brent Mote, Jane Espenson | Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti