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1. House (2004–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

8.8
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An antisocial maverick doctor who specializes in diagnostic medicine does whatever it takes to solve puzzling cases that come his way using his crack team of doctors and his wits.

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard, Jesse Spencer

Votes: 308,177

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: 103,106 | Gross: $37.30M

3. The 'Burbs (1989)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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An overstressed suburbanite and two of his neighbors struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family on the block are part of a murderous cult.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman

Votes: 51,401 | Gross: $36.60M

4. Just Cause (1995)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

Director: Arne Glimcher | Stars: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood

Votes: 19,657 | Gross: $36.85M

5. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Votes: 39,707 | Gross: $50.01M

6. Broken Flowers (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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79 Metascore

As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Julie Delpy

Votes: 81,644 | Gross: $13.74M

7. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 48,806 | Gross: $3.70M

8. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan.

Directors: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker | Stars: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek

Votes: 33,574 | Gross: $38.60M

9. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

R | 84 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.0
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42 Metascore

When a young man becomes the target of a malevolent entity, he must uncover its true intentions before it takes complete control of him.

Director: Christopher Landon | Stars: Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz, Gabrielle Walsh, Gloria Sandoval

Votes: 31,927 | Gross: $32.45M

10. The Tall Man (2012)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.9
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52 Metascore

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, William B. Davis, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 31,893

11. Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Approved | 108 min | Thriller

8.0
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A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

Votes: 45,473

12. Silkwood (1983)

R | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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64 Metascore

The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher, Craig T. Nelson

Votes: 14,004 | Gross: $35.60M

13. Time After Time (1979)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.2
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H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.

Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

Votes: 11,610

14. Underdog (2007)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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37 Metascore

A Beagle must use his newly-bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Jason Lee, Amy Adams, Jim Belushi

Votes: 15,661 | Gross: $43.75M

15. The Oxford Murders (2008)

R | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Jim Carter

Votes: 22,844 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders (2016 TV Movie)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.1
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Antiques expert Jennifer Shannon thinks two clues found at the scene of a murder are really clues from a mystery novel.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Steve Bacic, Eva Bourne, Jason Cermak, Peter Hanlon

Votes: 162

17. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook

Votes: 19,792

18. The Andromeda Strain (2008 TV Mini-Series)

180 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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A crack team of top scientists work feverishly in a secret, state-of-the-art laboratory to discover what has killed the citizens of a small town and learn how this deadly contagion can be stopped.

Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Christa Miller, Louis Ferreira, Ricky Schroder

Votes: 12,379

19. Hasee Toh Phasee (2014)

Not Rated | 141 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Nikhil is re-introduced to Meeta nearly ten years after their first meeting. Now, as Nikhil has one week to prove himself worth enough to marry Meeta's sister Karishma, the old acquaintances become quite close to each other.

Director: Vinil Matthew | Stars: Aariyan Gupta, Adah Sharma, Amita Udgata, Anshikaa Shrivastava

Votes: 9,947 | Gross: $0.34M

20. Last of the Dogmen (1995)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Western

6.9
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A Montana bounty hunter is sent into the wilderness to track three escaped prisoners. Instead he sees something that puzzles him. Later with a female Native Indian history professor, he ... See full summary »

Director: Tab Murphy | Stars: Tom Berenger, Barbara Hershey, Kurtwood Smith, Steve Reevis

Votes: 3,968 | Gross: $7.40M

21. Road Games (1981)

PG | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A truck driver plays a cat-and-mouse game with a mysterious serial killer who uses a young female hitchhiker as bait to lure victims on a desolate Australian highway.

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Stacy Keach, Jamie Lee Curtis, Marion Edward, Grant Page

Votes: 3,013

22. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Miss Marple comes to solve the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Wendy Morgan

Votes: 4,782

23. Stage Fright (1950)

Approved | 110 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.1
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A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Jane Wyman, Richard Todd, Michael Wilding

Votes: 9,371

24. The January Man (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.5
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Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,143 | Gross: $4.61M

25. Conflict (1945)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.1
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An engineer trapped in an unhappy marriage murders his wife in the hope of marrying her younger sister.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexis Smith, Sydney Greenstreet, Rose Hobart

Votes: 2,093

26. The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden (2013)

120 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.8
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67 Metascore

About a series of unsolved disappearances on the Galapagos Island of Floreana in the 1930s.

Directors: Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sebastian Koch, Thomas Kretschmann, Diane Kruger

Votes: 864 | Gross: $0.25M

27. Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension (2011 TV Movie)

78 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.5
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Phineas and Ferb discover that Perry is a secret agent, and they all get stuck in an alternate dimension where Doofenschmirtz is the ruler of the tri-state area.

Directors: Robert Hughes, Dan Povenmire | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 4,567

28. Sherlock Jr. (1924)

Unrated | 45 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

8.3
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A film projectionist longs to be a detective, and puts his meagre skills to work when he is framed by a rival for stealing his girlfriend's father's pocketwatch.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Kathryn McGuire, Joe Keaton, Erwin Connelly

Votes: 21,952

29. Lone Star State of Mind (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.1
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Earl is engaged to his step-sister Baby. Baby has entrusted him to take care of her misfit cousin Junior. Baby is also intent on leaving Texas for LA on Tuesday. When Junior and his ... See full summary »

Director: David Semel | Stars: Joshua Jackson, Jaime King, Matthew Davis, Ryan Hurst

Votes: 2,431

30. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Passed | 163 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

Votes: 9,977

31. The Iceman Cometh (1973)

PG | 239 min | Drama

7.4
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A salesman with a sudden passion for reform has an idea to sell to his barfly buddies: throw away your pipe dreams. The drunkards, living in a flophouse above a saloon, resent the idea.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 1,037

32. Stage Door (1937)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick

Votes: 5,856

33. Dodsworth (1936)

Passed | 101 min | Drama, Romance

8.1
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A retired auto manufacturer and his wife take a long-planned European vacation only to find that they want very different things from life.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Walter Huston, Ruth Chatterton, Paul Lukas, Mary Astor

Votes: 6,206

34. Wetherby (1985)

R | 102 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 1,103

35. Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

122 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The life and career of vaudevillian and silent screen horror star Lon Chaney, his contentious relationship with his neurotic wife, and his premature death.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: James Cagney, Dorothy Malone, Jane Greer, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 1,798

36. The Contract (I) (2016)

100 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.2
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Two worlds collide when a wealthy financier returns home to find his country house has been occupied by squatters.

Director: Nic Auerbach | Stars: Robert Fucilla, Sarah Armstrong, Danny Webb, Patrick Ryecart

Votes: 147

37. Winter of Frozen Dreams (2009)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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Barbara Hoffman is a University of Wisconsin science student. She is a part-time employee at a local massage parlor. She is also a killer. Now all Detective Lulling has to do is prove it.

Director: Eric Mandelbaum | Stars: Thora Birch, Keith Carradine, Brendan Sexton III, Leo Fitzpatrick

Votes: 599 | Gross: $0.01M

38. Cold Weather (2010)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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64 Metascore

A guy who moves back to Portland, Oregon becomes involved in the mystery of his ex-girlfriend's disappearance.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Cris Lankenau, Raúl Castillo, Robyn Rikoon, Trieste Kelly Dunn

Votes: 1,920 | Gross: $0.14M

39. Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (1951)

Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Nancy Guild, Arthur Franz

Votes: 3,529

40. The Black Cat (1941)

Approved | 70 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford, Bela Lugosi

Votes: 816

41. Monster Dog (1984)

R | 84 min | Horror, Music

4.4
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A rock star returns to his childhood home to shoot a music video while a pack of wild dogs are on the loose killing off the local residents.

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Alice Cooper, Victoria Vera, Carlos Santurio, Pepa Sarsa

Votes: 731

42. Bombsight Stolen (1941)

90 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Allied spies and Nazi agents insinuate themselves at a Scottish cottage (converted to a wartime hospital) with interests on an inventor's nearly perfected bomb sight.

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehmann

Votes: 736

43. Mommy (1995)

89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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After twelve-year-old Jessica-Ann's teacher breaks her neck, Jessica-Ann starts suspecting her cold and overprotective mother as the killer.

Director: Max Allan Collins | Stars: Patty McCormack, Rachel Lemieux, Jason Miller, Brinke Stevens

Votes: 278

44. Dinner for Adele (1978)

102 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.8
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When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing ... See full summary »

Director: Oldrich Lipský | Stars: Michal Docolomanský, Rudolf Hrusínský, Milos Kopecký, Václav Lohniský

Votes: 902

45. Nancy Drew: Detective (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.9
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After a wealthy dowager who has made a substantial donation her alma mater suddenly disappears, Nancy Drew sets out to solve the mystery.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Bonita Granville, John Litel, James Stephenson, Frankie Thomas

Votes: 546

46. Plot of Fear (1976)

98 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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A man is strangled by a female prostitute in his home at the same time as a woman is killed by a man with a spanner on an empty bus. In both cases the killer leaves an illustration from the... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Cavara | Stars: Corinne Cléry, Michele Placido, Quinto Parmeggiani, Edoardo Faieta

Votes: 343

47. They Won't Forget (1937)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.4
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A politically ambitious district attorney, unscrupulous tabloid journalists, and regional prejudice combine to charge a teacher with the murder of his student.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Claude Rains, Gloria Dickson, Edward Norris, Otto Kruger

Votes: 998

48. The Godfather Family: A Look Inside (1990 TV Movie)

73 min | Documentary

8.1
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A documentary on the making of the three Godfather films, with interviews and recollections from the film makers and cast. This feature also includes the original screen tests of some of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Werner | Stars: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo, Marlon Brando, James Caan

Votes: 694

49. A Slight Case of Murder (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic, he immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment. A private ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: William H. Macy, Adam Arkin, Felicity Huffman, James Cromwell

Votes: 1,194

50. The Falcon Strikes Back (1943)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Tom Lawrence, who has inherited his brother's sobriquet of "The Falcon," is framed for the theft of war bonds and murder.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Tom Conway, Harriet Hilliard, Jane Randolph, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 364