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1. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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67 Metascore

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

Writers: Michael McDowell, Larry Wilson, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 188,420 | Gross: $73.33M

2. The Fall (2006)

R | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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64 Metascore

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Writers: Dan Gilroy, Nico Soultanakis, Tarsem Singh, Valeri Petrov | Director: Tarsem Singh | Stars: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek

Votes: 88,441 | Gross: $2.28M

3. The Skeleton Key (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Writer: Ehren Kruger | Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands

Votes: 87,095 | Gross: $47.81M

4. Haunter (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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49 Metascore

A teenager is stuck in a time loop that is not quite the same each time. She must uncover the truth but her actions have consequences for herself and others.

Writer: Brian King | Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 12,522

5. The Edukators (2004)

R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.

Writers: Katharina Held, Hans Weingartner | Director: Hans Weingartner | Stars: Daniel Brühl, Julia Jentsch, Stipe Erceg, Burghart Klaußner

Votes: 26,867 | Gross: $0.18M

6. Cop (1988)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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An obsessive, insubordinate homicide cop is convinced a serial killer is loose in the Hollywood area and disobeys orders in order to catch him.

Writers: James Ellroy, James B. Harris | Director: James B. Harris | Stars: James Woods, Lesley Ann Warren, Charles Durning, Charles Haid

Votes: 3,064 | Gross: $1.88M

7. Irma Vep (1996)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.

Writer: Olivier Assayas | Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Maggie Cheung, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Nathalie Richard, Antoine Basler

Votes: 3,561 | Gross: $0.19M

8. Seven Dials Mystery (1981 TV Movie)

132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Romance

6.8
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Lady Eileen 'Bundle' Brent a pert, aggressive young aristocrat insinuates herself into a series of murders, stolen state secrets, and a mysterious secret society.

Writers: Agatha Christie, Pat Sandys | Director: Tony Wharmby | Stars: John Gielgud, Harry Andrews, Cheryl Campbell, James Warwick

Votes: 412

9. Murder by Contract (1958)

81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer - until he finds his next target is a woman.

Writer: Ben Simcoe | Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel

Votes: 1,217

10. 21 Hours at Munich (1976 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport

6.5
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A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered 11 Israeli athletes.

Writers: Edward Hume, Howard Fast, Serge Groussard | Director: William A. Graham | Stars: William Holden, Shirley Knight, Franco Nero, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 676

11. The Falcon's Brother (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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Tom Lawrence, Gay's brother, takes over for his injured sibling in a case which involves Nazi espionage and political assassination.

Writers: Stuart Palmer, Craig Rice, Michael Arlen | Director: Stanley Logan | Stars: George Sanders, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Don Barclay

Votes: 468

12. The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.1
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An improbable stuttering bishop from Australia asks for Perry's help in proving the identity of the legitimate heir to a millionaire.

Writers: Kenneth Gamet, Don Ryan, Erle Stanley Gardner | Director: William Clemens | Stars: Donald Woods, Ann Dvorak, Anne Nagel, Linda Perry

Votes: 227

13. This Film Hates You

Drama, Horror, Mystery | Post-production

A gritty detective and a murder victim both hunt for the same killer through a dark, twisted, and surreal world.

Writer: Anthony Kilburn | Director: Anthony Kilburn | Stars: Krystyn Tsagarakis, Seth Langner, Christina May, Walter Colson

14. The Shriek (1933)

10 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.6
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Oswald the Rabbit comes to the rescue when a peg-legged sheik abducts his girlfriend and brings her to a mysterious pyramid filled with walking skeletons, animate hieroglyphics and other strange sights.

Directors: Walter Lantz, William Nolan | Star: Bernice Hansen

Votes: 18

15. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Deep Waters (1996)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Frost is frustrated in his interrogations of two men that stabbed a young woman during a robbery and a predatory professor possibly involved in an assault on a pretty co-ed.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Christopher Russell | Director: Don Leaver | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Tamzin Malleson

Votes: 122

16. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)
Episode: Outlaw Brand (1956)

30 min | Western

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While rummaging through an old trunk, Tagg and his friend Johnny Ward, the son of a murdered lawman, find evidence that they believe proves his uncle is an ex-convict and may be part of the outlaw gang who recently robbed Diablo's bank.

Writer: J. Benton Cheney | Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson, Leonard Penn

17. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Past & Future Tense (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Michael helps a former Cold War spy who has been targeted by Russian operatives, while Fi helps Jesse get a chance to speak with his old boss about who burned him.

Creator: Matt Nix | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Coby Bell, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 226

18. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Paying the Price (1996)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A ruthless kidnapper tests Frost's skills to the full - it proves a tough case to crack and, for one woman, time is running out.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Christopher Russell | Director: Ross Devenish | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Marc Warren

Votes: 129

19. Oggy and the Cockroaches (1998– )
Episode: Petit, petit, petit (1998)

TV-Y | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.0
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After the Cockroaches steal the key to the refrigerator lock, Oggy shrinks himself with the copy machine to get it back.

Creator: Jean-Yves Raimbaud | Director: Olivier Jean Marie | Star: Hugues Le Bars

Votes: 8

20. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: Quarry (1995)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Two animal rights activists are murdered following a protest of a fox hunt.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Christopher Russell | Director: Roy Battersby | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Matt Bardock, Lindy Whiteford

Votes: 125

21. Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Episode: Shape-Up (1971)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.5
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The IMF topple the man who runs a dockyard for organized crime by making it seem that he's losing his mind.

Creator: Bruce Geller | Director: Paul Krasny | Stars: Peter Graves, Greg Morris, Lynda Day George, Peter Lupus

Votes: 33

22. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Creeper (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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A frightened housewife is alone in her apartment building when she begins to suspect just about anyone could be the unknown killer who has been strangling women.

Writers: James P. Cavanagh, Joseph Ruscoll | Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Constance Ford, Steve Brodie, Harry Townes

Votes: 326

23. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: The Fisher King: Part 1 (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Team members become pawns of a psychopathic killer.

Creator: Jeff Davis | Director: Edward Allen Bernero | Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Shemar Moore

Votes: 1,380

24. Lovejoy (1986–1994)
Episode: The Prague Sun (1992)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Lovejoy's search for diamonds stolen from a priceless religious object takes him and Eric to Prague where dark forces are plotting against them.

Writers: Ian La Frenais, Jonathan Gash, Dick Clement | Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Ian McShane, Phyllis Logan, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury

Votes: 28

25. Milton the Monster (1965–1967)
Episode: The Spider Spiter/Sickened Honeymoon/Abercrombie the Zombie

Animation, Comedy, Family

Fearless Fly battles Professor Weirdo's giant spider. Penny Penguin ruins her parents' second honeymoon. Prof. Weirdo sells Milton to Professor Fruitcake.

Writer: Heywood Kling | Director: Hal Seeger | Stars: Bob McFadden, Dayton Allen, Beverly Arnold, Hetty Galen

26. A Touch of Frost (1992– )
Episode: The Things We Do for Love (1996)

102 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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When a beautiful therapist is found stabbed to death 18 times in a parking lot, Frost suspects one of her clients, a reformed alcoholic and family man.

Writers: R.D. Wingfield, Robert Smith | Director: Peter Smith | Stars: David Jason, Bruce Alexander, John Lyons, Neil Stuke

Votes: 118

27. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: This One Goes to Eleven (2010)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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When a famous Rembrandt nude is stolen while it is in transit on a moving elevator, Murdoch, who was present during the theft, finds himself asking how, not who.

Creators: R.B. Carney, Alexandra Zarowny, Cal Coons | Director: Cal Coons | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 98

28. Burn Notice (2007–2013)
Episode: Where There's Smoke (2010)

TV-PG | 41 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Michael and Jesse's plans to steal a safe deposit box are interrupted when Fi and a businessman's wife are kidnapped while Fi and Sam prepare to work security for a party.

Creator: Matt Nix | Director: Kevin Bray | Stars: Jeffrey Donovan, Gabrielle Anwar, Coby Bell, Bruce Campbell

Votes: 229

29. The Goodies (1970–1982)
Episode: Winter Olympics (1973)

Comedy

7.7
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Creators: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie | Director: Jim Franklin | Stars: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Peter Jones

Votes: 15