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1. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

A group of teens are pitted against a masked murderer that tests their knowledge of horror movies.

Writer: Kevin Williamson | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Skeet Ulrich

Votes: 196,600

2. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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27 Metascore

During an otherwise routine babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.

Writers: Jake Wade Wall, Steve Feke, Fred Walton | Director: Simon West | Stars: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 31,757

3. One Missed Call (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery

3.9
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24 Metascore

Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.

Writers: Andrew Klavan, Yasushi Akimoto, Minako Daira | Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Ana Claudia Talancón, Ray Wise

Votes: 24,770

4. Bug (2006)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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62 Metascore

An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.

Writer: Tracy Letts | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Collins

Votes: 25,789

5. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A sorority house is terrorized by a stranger who makes frightening phone calls and then murders the sorority sisters during Christmas break.

Writer: Roy Moore | Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 19,421

6. When a Stranger Calls (1979)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Writers: Steve Feke, Fred Walton | Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 5,956

7. Black Sabbath (1963)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror

7.2
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A trio of atmospheric horror tales about: A woman terrorized in her apartment by phone calls from an escaped prisoner from her past; a Russian count in the early 1800s who stumbles upon a ... See full summary »

Writers: Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Ivan Chekhov, Marcello Fondato, F.G. Snyder, Aleksei Tolstoy | Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

Votes: 5,971

8. One Missed Call (2003)

R | 112 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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54 Metascore

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths.

Writers: Yasushi Akimoto, Minako Daira, Alex Von David | Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Anna Nagata

Votes: 13,262

9. When a Stranger Calls Back (1993 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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A young babysitter, all alone in the house with two children asleep above, is bothered by a stranger. Unfortunately, the phone's dead...

Writers: Fred Walton, Steve Feke | Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen, Gene Lythgow

Votes: 1,662

10. Midnight Lace (1960)

110 min | Thriller, Mystery

6.9
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In London, a newly-wed American woman's sanity comes into question, when she claims to be the victim of a stalker.

Writers: Ivan Goff, Ben Roberts, Janet Green | Director: David Miller | Stars: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

Votes: 2,641

11. Experiment in Terror (1962)

123 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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Kelly Sherwood is terrorized by a man with an asthmatic voice who plans to use her to steal $100,000 from the bank where she works. He threatens to kill her teenage sister Toby, if she ... See full summary »

Writers: Gordon Gordon, Mildred Gordon | Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Glenn Ford, Lee Remick, Stefanie Powers, Roy Poole

Votes: 2,387

12. Darr (1993)

178 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

8.1
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A woman is caught between one man's love and another man's obsession. She fears one and fears for the other. One stands for love and the other for life. Who will she choose?

Writers: Honey Irani, Javed Siddiqui | Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan, Annu Kapoor

Votes: 12,553

13. Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)

97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.

Writer: John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Cyphers

Votes: 1,884

14. Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A reporter suspects a creepy neighbor, who lives in the high-rise building across from hers, is a serial killer terrorizing the Miami area.

Writers: Eric L. Bloom, Ron Kurz | Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre

Votes: 1,125

15. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Writer: Alex Gibney | Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Michael Schwendeman, Kim Allen, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 1,569

16. One Missed Call 2 (2005)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as ... See full summary »

Writers: Yasushi Akimoto, Minako Daira | Director: Renpei Tsukamoto | Stars: Mimura, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Renji Ishibashi, Haruko Wanibuchi

Votes: 2,269

17. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

R | 94 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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In the late 1930s, in Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Contini are one of the leading families, wealthy, aristocratic, urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather... See full summary »

Writers: Giorgio Bassani, Vittorio Bonicelli, Ugo Pirro | Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 4,025

18. The Fantasist (1986)

R | 98 min | Thriller

5.3
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When an Irish woman moves from the suburbs to Dublin, she begins receiving phone calls from a stranger. Coincidentally, the city is being plagued by a serial killer who uses this method to ... See full summary »

Writer: Robin Hardy | Director: Robin Hardy | Stars: Moira Sinise, Christopher Cazenove, Timothy Bottoms, John Kavanagh

Votes: 184

19. Hotline (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Writers: Stancil E.D. Johnson, David E. Peckinpah | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Lynda Carter, Steve Forrest, Granville Van Dusen, Monte Markham

Votes: 91

20. The Corndog Man (1999)

83 min | Drama

7.0
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A foul-mouthed and bigoted boat salesman in rural South Carolina is targeted for ruthless and never-ending telephone terrorism by a mysterious man claiming to be his son...

Writers: Andrew Shea, David Steen, Jim Holmes | Director: Andrew Shea | Stars: Noble Willingham, Jim Holmes, David Steen, Andy Daltroff

Votes: 621

21. Don't Talk to Strange Men (1962)

65 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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An innocent girl is "groomed" over the telephone, and nearly becomes the victim of an attacker

Writer: Gwen Cherrell | Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Christina Gregg, Cyril Raymond, Gillian Lind, Conrad Phillips

Votes: 81

22. A Killer in Prague (2012)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

3.3
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The little town of Petrovice has been terrorized by a serial killer who is murdering the students of the local school. The police are searching for the killer, but cannot find any lead. ... See full summary »

Writer: Honza Kucera | Director: Tomás Kucera | Stars: Iveta Bartosová, Petra Horváthová, Vojtech Hájek, Marek Jurcik

Votes: 31

23. Der Vorgang (1973 TV Movie)

Thriller

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Writers: Ladislav Mnacko, Helmut Pigge | Director: Fritz Umgelter | Stars: Horst Frank, Andrea Dahmen, Rolf Becker, Klaus Schwarzkopf

Votes: 7

24. Merî-san no denwa (2011)

63 min | Horror

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Writer: Mitsuhiro Mihara | Director: Mitsuhiro Mihara | Stars: Saaya, Ayaka Kikuchi, Miri Andô, Mina Asakura

25. Tod auf Amrum (1998 TV Movie)

88 min | Crime

6.6
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Writers: Krystian Martinek, Frieder Wittich | Director: Konrad Sabrautzky | Stars: Christian Berkel, Andrea Sawatzki, Tobias Nath, Sabrina Rattey

Votes: 37

26. Hör hans röst (2006)

3 min | Short, Drama

8.0
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Director: Fred Anderson | Stars: Fred Anderson, Wendela Dehlin

Votes: 6