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1. Scream (1996)

R | 111 min | Horror, Mystery

7.2
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65 Metascore

Sidney, attempting to cope with her mother's mysterious murder, and her horror movie-obsessed friends are stalked by an unknown killer who seems to have a hard time letting the past go.

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

Votes: 222,563 | Gross: $103.00M

2. When a Stranger Calls (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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27 Metascore

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

Director: Simon West | Stars: Camilla Belle, Tommy Flanagan, Katie Cassidy, Tessa Thompson

Votes: 34,790 | Gross: $47.86M

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.

Director: Eric Valette | Stars: Edward Burns, Shannyn Sossamon, Ana Claudia Talancón, Ray Wise

Votes: 26,693 | Gross: $26.88M

4. Bug (2006)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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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.

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

Votes: 27,732 | Gross: $7.01M

5. When a Stranger Calls (1979)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

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

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

Votes: 6,713

6. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

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

Votes: 21,710

7. One Missed Call (2003)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, 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.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ko Shibasaki, Shin'ichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Anna Nagata

Votes: 14,232

8. 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 »

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Michèle Mercier, Lidia Alfonsi, Boris Karloff, Mark Damon

Votes: 7,051

9. Midnight Lace (1960)

Approved | 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.

Director: David Miller | Stars: Doris Day, Rex Harrison, John Gavin, Myrna Loy

Votes: 2,965

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

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, 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...

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

Votes: 1,876

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

Not Rated | 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.

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

Votes: 2,184

12. The Fappening (2015)

Unrated | 80 min | Horror

7.6
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Inspired by the August 2014 celebrity cellphone hack. A struggling filmmaker has his wish for fame fulfilled, but gets more than what he bargains for.

Director: Sean Weathers | Stars: Lloyd Kaufman, Amoni B., Tina Krause, Rachael Robbins

Votes: 16

13. Eyes of a Stranger (1981)

R | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

5.9
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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.

Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: Lauren Tewes, Jennifer Jason Leigh, John DiSanti, Peter DuPre

Votes: 1,286

14. Experiment in Terror (1962)

Approved | 123 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank.

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

Votes: 2,786

15. Phone (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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After writing a series of articles about pedophilia, the journalist Ji-won receives threatening calls on her cellular and she changes her number. Her close friend Ho-jung and her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn | Stars: Ji-won Ha, Yu-mi Kim, Woo-jae Choi, Ji-yeon Choi

Votes: 4,207

16. 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.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 1,793 | Gross: $0.19M

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 »

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Dominique Sanda, Lino Capolicchio, Helmut Berger, Fabio Testi

Votes: 4,620 | Gross: $0.60M

18. One Missed Call 2 (2005)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery

5.4
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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 »

Director: Renpei Tsukamoto | Stars: Mimura, Hisashi Yoshizawa, Renji Ishibashi, Haruko Wanibuchi

Votes: 2,449

19. The Fantasist (1986)

R | 98 min | Thriller

5.5
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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 »

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

Votes: 190

20. Hotline (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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A beautiful telephone operator is stalked by a murderous madman.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Lynda Carter, Steve Forrest, Granville Van Dusen, Monte Markham

Votes: 111

21. The Corndog Man (1999)

83 min | Drama

7.1
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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...

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

Votes: 638

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

65 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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An innocent girl is "groomed" over the telephone, and nearly becomes the victim of the attacker only to put her younger sisters life in grave danger.

Director: Pat Jackson | Stars: Christina Gregg, Janina Faye, Cyril Raymond, Gillian Lind

Votes: 121

23. Der Vorgang (1973 TV Movie)

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Director: Fritz Umgelter | Stars: Horst Frank, Andrea Dahmen, Rolf Becker, Klaus Schwarzkopf

Votes: 8

24. 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 »

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

Votes: 30

25. Tod auf Amrum (1998 TV Movie)

88 min | Crime

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Director: Konrad Sabrautzky | Stars: Christian Berkel, Andrea Sawatzki, Tobias Nath, Sabrina Rattey

Votes: 35

26. Merî-san no denwa (2011)

63 min | Horror

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

27. Hör hans röst (2006)

3 min | Short, Drama

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

Votes: 6