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1. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

R | 180 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

8.3
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75 Metascore

Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stock-broker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.

Writers: Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey

2. The November Man (2014)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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38 Metascore

An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.

Writers: Michael Finch, Karl Gajdusek, Bill Granger | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey, Olga Kurylenko, Bill Smitrovich

3. No Good Deed (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 84 min | Crime, Thriller

5.8
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25 Metascore

An unstable escaped convict terrorizes a woman who is alone with her two children.

Writer: Aimee Lagos | Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Idris Elba, Leslie Bibb, Kate del Castillo

4. The Shining (1980)

R | 144 min | Horror

8.5
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61 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

5. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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64 Metascore

A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.

Writers: Bret Easton Ellis, Mary Harron, Guinevere Turner | Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

6. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

X | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.4
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78 Metascore

In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Burgess | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

7. The Terminator (1984)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.1
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84 Metascore

A human-looking indestructible cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

Writers: James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd, William Wisher Jr. | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield

8. Kite (2014)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

4.3
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19 Metascore

When her cop father is killed, a young woman tracks the murder with the apparent help of his ex-partner.

Writers: Yasuomi Umetsu, Brian Cox | Director: Ralph Ziman | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe, Carl Beukes

9. Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror, Romance

7.5
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57 Metascore

The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Writers: Bram Stoker, James V. Hart | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

10. Psycho (1960)

TV-14 | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.6
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A Phoenix secretary steals $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Writers: Joseph Stefano, Robert Bloch | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

11. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Writers: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

12. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 153 min | Drama, War

8.5
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90 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Writers: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

13. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

R | 200 min | Crime, Drama

9.1
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80 Metascore

The early life and career of Vito Corleone in 1920s New York is portrayed while his son, Michael, expands and tightens his grip on his crime syndicate stretching from Lake Tahoe, Nevada to pre-revolution 1958 Cuba.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario Puzo | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton

14. Taxi Driver (1976)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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93 Metascore

A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Writer: Paul Schrader | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Albert Brooks

15. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action

3.6
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28 Metascore

Batman & Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Writers: Bob Kane, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

16. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.

Writer: Oliver Stone | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

17. Deadwood (2004–2006)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.9
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A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime.

Creator: David Milch | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Ian McShane, Molly Parker, Brad Dourif

18. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

7.5
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83 Metascore

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, a.k.a Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Writers: John Logan, Hugh Wheeler, Christopher Bond | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

19. There Will Be Blood (2007)

R | 158 min | Drama

8.1
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92 Metascore

A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.

Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Upton Sinclair | Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Paul Dano, Ciarán Hinds, Martin Stringer

20. Pain & Gain (2013)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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45 Metascore

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Writers: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Pete Collins | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub

21. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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34 Metascore

A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.

Writer: Kurt Wimmer | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney

22. Training Day (2001)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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70 Metascore

On his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer, a rookie cop goes on a 24-hour training course with a rogue detective who isn't what he appears.

Writer: David Ayer | Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, Scott Glenn, Tom Berenger

23. Hannibal (2001)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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57 Metascore

Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced FBI agent Clarice Starling and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.

Writers: Thomas Harris, David Mamet, Steven Zaillian | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta

24. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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35 Metascore

A re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

Writers: Wesley Strick, Eric Heisserer, Wes Craven | Director: Samuel Bayer | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy

25. Hook (1991)

PG | 144 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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52 Metascore

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Writers: J.M. Barrie, James V. Hart, Nick Castle, Malia Scotch Marmo | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

26. Devil's Advocate (1997)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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60 Metascore

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Writers: Andrew Neiderman, Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

27. Platoon (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

8.2
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A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Writer: Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Keith David

28. Public Enemies (2009)

R | 140 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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70 Metascore

The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.

Writers: Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, Ann Biderman, Bryan Burrough | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Christian Bale, Johnny Depp, James Russo, David Wenham

29. Wild Things (1998)

R | 108 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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52 Metascore

A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.

Writer: Stephen Peters | Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Theresa Russell

30. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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62 Metascore

When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.

Writers: Robert Gordon, Daniel Handler | Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken

31. Death Proof (2007)

R | 113 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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Two separate sets of voluptuous women are stalked at different times by a scarred stuntman who uses his "death proof" cars to execute his murderous plans.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Kurt Russell, Zoë Bell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito

32. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)

R | 122 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.

Writers: Halsted Welles, Michael Brandt, Derek Haas, Elmore Leonard | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman

33. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.

Writers: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary | Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

34. Cape Fear (1991)

R | 128 min | Crime, Thriller

7.3
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73 Metascore

A convicted rapist, released from prison after serving a fourteen-year sentence, stalks the family of the lawyer who originally defended him.

Writers: John D. MacDonald, James R. Webb, Wesley Strick | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis

35. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, David Veloz, Richard Rutowski, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

36. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

PG-13 | 175 min | Western

8.7
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80 Metascore

Epic story of a mysterious stranger with a harmonica who joins forces with a notorious desperado to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad.

Writers: Sergio Leone, Sergio Donati, Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mickey Knox | Director: Sergio Leone | Stars: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale, Jason Robards

37. Fracture (2007)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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68 Metascore

An attorney, intent on climbing the career ladder toward success, finds an unlikely opponent in a manipulative criminal he is trying to prosecute.

Writers: Daniel Pyne, Glenn Gers | Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Ryan Gosling, David Strathairn, Rosamund Pike

38. Pandorum (2009)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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28 Metascore

A pair of crew members aboard a spaceship wake up with no knowledge of their mission or their identities.

Writers: Travis Milloy, Christian Alvart | Director: Christian Alvart | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue

39. Collateral (2004)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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71 Metascore

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.

Writer: Stuart Beattie | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

40. 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.

Writers: Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, Alma Reville, Gordon McDonell | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey, Henry Travers

41. Point Break (1991)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers.

Writers: Rick King, W. Peter Iliff | Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey, Lori Petty

42. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

A newly released ex-con and former US Ranger finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Writer: Scott Rosenberg | Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

43. Dracula (1931)

Approved | 75 min | Horror

7.7
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The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina.

Writers: Bram Stoker, Hamilton Deane, John L. Balderston, Garrett Fort | Directors: Tod Browning, Karl Freund | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Helen Chandler, David Manners, Dwight Frye

44. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

M | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Western

8.2
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58 Metascore

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Writer: William Goldman | Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin

45. Wall Street (1987)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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56 Metascore

A young and impatient stockbroker is willing to do anything to get to the top, including trading on illegal inside information taken through a ruthless and greedy corporate raider who takes the youth under his wing.

Writers: Stanley Weiser, Oliver Stone | Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, Tamara Tunie, Franklin Cover

46. The Recruit (2003)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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56 Metascore

A brilliant young CIA trainee is asked by his mentor to help find a mole in the Agency.

Writers: Roger Towne, Kurt Wimmer, Mitch Glazer | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht

47. Doom (2005)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.2
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34 Metascore

Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

Writers: Dave Callaham, Wesley Strick | Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparei

48. The Mechanic (2011)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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49 Metascore

Follows an elite hit man as he teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

Writers: Richard Wenk, Lewis John Carlino | Director: Simon West | Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn

49. What Lies Beneath (2000)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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51 Metascore

The wife of a university research scientist believes that her lakeside Vermont home is haunted by a ghost - or that she is losing her mind.

Writers: Clark Gregg, Sarah Kernochan | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Harrison Ford, Michelle Pfeiffer, Katharine Towne, Miranda Otto

50. Hollow Man (2000)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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24 Metascore

Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.

Writers: Gary Scott Thompson, Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens