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1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

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.

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

Votes: 565,206 | Gross: $17.44M

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 106,107 | Gross: $37.30M

3. 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 »

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

Votes: 34,817 | Gross: $16.67M

4. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ha-kyun Shin, Doona Bae, Ji-Eun Lim

Votes: 48,191 | Gross: $0.05M

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.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: John Mills, Dorothy McGuire, James MacArthur, Janet Munro

Votes: 10,553 | Gross: $40.35M

6. The Brothers Bloom (2008)

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

6.8
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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.

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

Votes: 42,674 | Gross: $3.52M

7. 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.

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

Votes: 11,937 | Gross: $5.76M

8. Obsession (1976)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A wealthy New Orleans businessman becomes obsessed with a young woman who resembles his wife.

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

Votes: 6,385

9. Who's Harry Crumb? (1989)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

5.8
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Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Director: Paul Flaherty | Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson

Votes: 13,009 | Gross: $10.98M

10. Max Payne 3 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

8.8
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The ex-cop turned private security guard for a wealthy family in Sao Paulo, Brazil finds himself thrown into a new deadly conflict.

Directors: Rod Edge, Sergei Kuprejanov | Stars: James McCaffrey, Julian Rebolledo, Frank Rodriguez, Benedita Pereira

Votes: 6,865

11. 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.

Director: Peter Care | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Jena Malone, Emile Hirsch, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 12,194 | Gross: $1.78M

12. 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.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Elisabeth Shue, Gina Gershon, Rolf Hoppe

Votes: 6,777 | Gross: $5.84M

13. 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 to find them.

Director: Jeff Stein | Stars: Harry Anderson, Cyndi Lauper, Brian Bonsall, Elayne Boosler

Votes: 577

14. Native Son (1986)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.

Director: Jerrold Freedman | Stars: Victor Love, Matt Dillon, Elizabeth McGovern, Geraldine Page

Votes: 438 | Gross: $1.30M

15. 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.

Director: John Mackenzie | Stars: Michael Keaton, Michael Caine, Judith Godrèche, Rade Serbedzija

Votes: 1,903

16. Samadhi (1972)

139 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Lakah Singh gives his life of a Dacoit and lives a happy life with his wife Champa when his son Jaswant becomes three years old, Champa becomes ill with cancer and circumstances force him to be again a Dacoit.

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Asha Parekh, Dharmendra, Jaya Bhaduri, Tun Tun

Votes: 67

17. Hollywood Cop (1987)

101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.2
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A detective tries to get back a child who has been kidnapped by gangsters.

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

Votes: 169

18. Mezzo Forte (2000– )

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.

Stars: Tomoko Kotani, Takumi Yamazaki, Taichirô Hirokawa, Shôzô Îzuka

Votes: 887

19. 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 »

Director: Antonio Serrano | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Carlos Álvarez-Nóvoa, Kuno Becker, Margarita Isabel

Votes: 953 | Gross: $0.27M

20. 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.

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

Votes: 569

21. Native Son (1951)

91 min | Drama

6.0
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Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Richard Wright, Gloria Madison, Willa Pearl Curtis, Nicholas Joy

Votes: 72

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

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

6.6
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Jerry Barker finds a lost boy whose rich father is extorted into paying a ransom for his return but the boy accidentally dies and Jerry goes to prison.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley, William Talman

Votes: 492

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.

Director: Duccio Tessari | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Nino Benvenuti, Cris Huerta, Antonio Casas

Votes: 206

24. 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.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Jane Russell, Keenan Wynn, Ralph Meeker, Fred Clark

Votes: 330

25. 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.

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

Votes: 84

26. The Falcon in Danger (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, War

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.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard, Amelita Ward

Votes: 361

27. 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 »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Sidney Blackmer, Rick Vallin, Byron Foulger, Herbert Rawlinson

Votes: 101

28. 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.

Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Jane Frazee, Andy Devine

Votes: 211

29. Flying Disc Man from Mars (1950)

Approved | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.8
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A single-handed hero sets himself against Martians trying to assume control of Earth.

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

Votes: 140

30. A Child Is Missing (1995 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Action, Drama

6.3
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A hermit living in the Washington Mountains stumbles upon a boy who has been kidnapped. He does everything in his power to save the boy but he becomes a suspect. Meanwhile the boy's mother ... See full summary »

Director: John Power | Stars: Henry Winkler, Roma Downey, Dale Midkiff, Alberta Watson

Votes: 114

31. Seesaw (1999– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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After their daughter's kidnapping, the Prices are forced to sell everything, but their new life as a working class family proves hard especially after Hannah reveals she is pregnant with the kidnapper's baby.

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

Votes: 72

32. Twister's Revenge! (1988)

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.

Director: Bill Rebane | Stars: Dean West, Meredith Orr, David Alan Smith, R. Richardson Luka

Votes: 199

33. The Singing Buckaroo (1937)

Approved | 50 min | Music, Western

5.1
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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 »

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

Votes: 10

34. Queen of the Mob (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Blanche Yurka, J. Carrol Naish, Jeanne Cagney

Votes: 23

35. Gyerekrablás a Palánk utcában (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Family

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

Votes: 42

36. Little Miss Roughneck (1938)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

4.7
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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 »

Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Edith Fellows, Leo Carrillo, Scott Kolk, Julie Bishop

Votes: 6

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

E | Adventure, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Jonah Von Spreecken, Chiara Motley, Jennifer Pratt

Votes: 32

38. Romeo Turns Bandit (1909)

6 min | Short, Drama, Romance

4.6
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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.

Director: Romeo Bosetti | Stars: Romeo Bosetti, Max Linder

Votes: 62

39. Blonde Ransom (1945)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Drama

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Vicki Morrison is the niece of the irascible old scoundrel Uncle William Morrison. When Vicki's boyfriend and owner of a Broadway nightclub Duke Randall needs $63,000 in a hurry, Vicki ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Donald Cook, Virginia Grey, Pinky Lee, Collette Lyons

40. 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.

Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Wallace Grissell | Stars: Allan Lane, Linda Stirling, Duncan Renaldo, George J. Lewis

Votes: 6

41. 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.

Director: Matt Mickelson | Stars: Dan Franko, Bethany Hoffman, Jennifer Robers, James Nalitz

Votes: 62

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

Approved | 100 min | Sci-Fi

3.9
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An edited version of the 1950 Republc serial "The Invisible Monster."

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

Votes: 10

43. Santa Fe Mysteries: Sacred Ground (1997 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Crime, Mystery

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In this sequel to Santa Fe Mysteries, you and your partner, Native American Santa Fe police detective John Night Sky, have five days to solve the kidnapping of Randa Tasker, the wife of a hated local entrepreneur, or the game is over.

Director: Shannon Gilligan | Stars: Fredrick Lopez, Marc Alaimo, Paul Blott, Jack Caffrey

44. 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 »

Director: Charles E. Ford | Stars: Lowell Thomas, J. Edgar Hoover

Votes: 5

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. Tragic (1998)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Edward Hickman, Marion Parker

47. 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.

48. Gumshoe (1986 Video Game)

Action

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Votes: 8

49. 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 »

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Lois Wilson, Edmund Burns, William V. Mong, Blue Washington

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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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.

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

Votes: 114