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1. Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

6.5
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47 Metascore

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

Writers: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Mark Perez | Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman

2. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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52 Metascore

Four teens are in great danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea.

Writers: Lois Duncan, Kevin Williamson | Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

3. The Ring (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Writers: Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

4. Daredevil (2003)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

5.4
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42 Metascore

A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

Writer: Mark Steven Johnson | Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan

5. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Writer: Paul Thomas Anderson | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

6. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Writer: Chris Columbus | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

7. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.0
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31 Metascore

Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Writer: Rob Zombie | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

8. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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75 Metascore

Five friends visiting their grandfather's house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.

Writers: Kim Henkel, Tobe Hooper | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

9. Goldfinger (1964)

TV-PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.8
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Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton

10. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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85 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DeBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Writers: Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer, Rob Reiner | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

11. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery

8.5
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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Creator: Peter Rees | Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Robert Lee, Kari Byron

12. Good Luck Chuck (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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19 Metascore

In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love.

Writers: Josh Stolberg, Steve Glenn | Director: Mark Helfrich | Stars: Dane Cook, Jessica Alba, Dan Fogler, Connor Price

13. The Tall Man (2012)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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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.

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

14. 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.

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

15. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Writers: Richard Hatem, John A. Keel | Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

16. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Writers: Clive Barker, Bernard Rose | Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

17. American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009 Video)

R | 93 min | Comedy

4.7
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Ten years after the first American Pie movie, three new hapless virgins discover the Bible hidden in the school library at East Great Falls High. Unfortunately for them, the book is ruined,... See full summary »

Writers: David H. Steinberg, Adam Herz | Director: John Putch | Stars: Bug Hall, Kevin M. Horton, Brandon Hardesty, Eugene Levy

18. Intruders (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.

Writers: Nicolás Casariego, Jaime Marques | Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Izán Corchero, Ella Purnell

19. Hey Arnold! (1996–2004)

TV-Y | 15 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

20. European Vacation (1985)

R | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

6.0
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The Griswalds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Writers: John Hughes, Robert Klane | Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

21. Urban Legend (1998)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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35 Metascore

A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Writer: Silvio Horta | Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael Rosenbaum

22. ATM (I) (2012)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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34 Metascore

On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

Writer: Chris Sparling | Director: David Brooks | Stars: Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty, Mike O'Brian

23. Batman: Year One (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 64 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.4
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A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Writers: Bob Kane, Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Tab Murphy | Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Jon Polito

24. Dead Man on Campus (1998)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.0
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27 Metascore

Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.

Writers: Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder, Michael Traeger, Mike White | Director: Alan Cohn | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Poppy Montgomery, Lochlyn Munro

25. 1000 Ways to Die (2008– )

TV-14 | 23 min | Documentary, Drama, Horror

7.2
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Creator: Thom Beers | Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Ron Perlman, Khyber Zaffarkhan, Boyd Flinders

26. Superman (1996–2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.

Creators: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel | Stars: Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany, David Kaufman

27. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

Creator: Greg Weisman | Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

28. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

4.0
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16 Metascore

Urban legend-style killings begin to occur on a movie set, in this non-sequel sequel to "Urban Legend".

Writers: Silvio Horta, Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson | Director: John Ottman | Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Loretta Devine

29. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Writers: Theodore Simonson, Kay Linaker, Irvine H. Millgate, Chuck Russell, Frank Darabont | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

30. The Burning (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.4
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A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.

Writers: Harvey Weinstein, Tony Maylam, Brad Grey, Peter Lawrence, Bob Weinstein | Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

31. The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror

5.9
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Three young children accidentally release a horde of nasty, pint-sized demons from a hole in a suburban backyard. What follows is a classic battle between good and evil as the three kids ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Nankin | Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan

32. Amusement (2008)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Three women are stalked by a killer with a grudge that extends back to the girls' childhoods.

Writer: Jake Wade Wall | Director: John Simpson | Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge, Jessica Lucas, Keir O'Donnell

33. Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.

Writers: Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris | Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Kate Mara, Robert Vito, Tina Lifford, Ed Marinaro

34. 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

35. A Deal Is a Deal (2008)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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A comedy about ordinary people with unique dilemmas. How far will they go? Will the cocktail of desperation, friendship, loneliness, love and even a brush with cannibalism derail their intent?

Writers: Steve Lewis, Tony Owen | Director: Jonathan Gershfield | Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Imelda Staunton

36. Ring (1998)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A mysterious video kills whoever views it, unless that viewer can solve its mystery.

Writers: Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

37. Bloody Mary (I) (2006)

93 min | Horror, Thriller

3.6
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When a group of psychiatric hospital nurses invoke the spirit of Bloody Mary-a supposed urban myth-the slaughter begins. First, a young nursing assistant disappears, her body never found. ... See full summary »

Writer: Richard Valentine | Director: Richard Valentine | Stars: Danni Ravden, Amber Borycki, Jessica Valentine, Brianne Wigeland

38. Atrocious (2010)

R | 75 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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Two teenage siblings endure a terrifying experience while investigating a rural legend near their family's vacation home.

Writer: Fernando Barreda Luna | Director: Fernando Barreda Luna | Stars: Cristian Valencia, Clara Moraleda, Chus Pereiro, Sergi Martin

39. Babysitter Wanted (2008)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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In a small college town, a young girl working on a babysitting job in a rural farm is terrorized throughout the night.

Writer: Jonas Barnes | Directors: Jonas Barnes, Michael Manasseri | Stars: Tina Houtz, Sarah Thompson, Nana Visitor, Jillian Schmitz

40. Alligator (1980)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded lab rats, injected with growth hormones. The small animal grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Writers: John Sayles, Frank Ray Perilli | Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

41. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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Angela Baker has undergone years of therapy, electro-shock and sexual reassignment surgeries, and finally landed herself a job in the last place she should be working - camp rolling hills. ... See full summary »

Writers: Fritz Gordon, Robert Hiltzik | Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

42. Weird or What? (2010– )

Documentary

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Stars: William Shatner, Talia Russo, Wayne Curnew, Marsha Nicole

43. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.3
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The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

Writers: Clive Barker, Rand Ravich, Mark Kruger | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary, Bill Nunn

44. Campfire Tales (1997)

R | 88 min | Horror

5.9
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Anthology of famous, scary urban legends done with a modern twist.

Writers: Martin Kunert, Eric Manes, Matt Cooper | Directors: Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert, David Semel | Stars: Jay R. Ferguson, Christine Taylor, Christopher Masterson, Kim Murphy

45. A Slit-Mouthed Woman (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

5.7
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A suburban town in Japan is the victim of what is supposedly just an urban legend, a woman's spirit with a horribly disfigured face who is intent on kidnapping children for unknown reasons.

Writers: Naoyuki Yokota, Kôji Shiraishi | Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Eriko Satô, Haruhiko Katô, Chiharu Kawai, Rie Kuwana

46. Ring 2 (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

6.0
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Reiko takes Yoichi into hiding when her son begins to display frightening powers. Meanwhile, Mai Takano and the authorities begin a desperate search for them, as the mysterious Ring curse spreads...

Writers: Hiroshi Takahashi, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Hitomi Satô, Kyôko Fukada, Fumiyo Kohinata

47. Dead Man's Curve (1998)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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Two college students kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.

Writer: Dan Rosen | Director: Dan Rosen | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael Vartan, Randall Batinkoff, Keri Russell

48. The Willies (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Horror, Comedy

4.6
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Two brothers camping with their cousin try to frighten each other by telling stories. There are two main narrations: one involves strange happenings at an elementary school; the other, a ... See full summary »

Writer: Brian Peck | Director: Brian Peck | Stars: Sean Astin, Jason Horst, Joshua Miller, James Karen

49. Nightmares (1983)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Writers: Jeffrey Bloom, Christopher Crowe | Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Clare Nono

50. Fingerprints (2006)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.

Writers: Brian Cleveland, Jason Cleveland | Director: Harry Basil | Stars: Leah Pipes, Kristin Cavallari, Josh Henderson, Andrew Lawrence