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1. Stranger Things (2016– )

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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When a young boy disappears, his mother, a sheriff, and his friends must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

Creators: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

2. Suicide Squad (2016)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy | Completed

A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

Writers: David Ayer, John Ostrander | Director: David Ayer | Stars: Margot Robbie, David Harbour, Jared Leto, Cara Delevingne

3. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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70 Metascore

The USS Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

Writers: Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Gene Roddenberry | Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

4. Mr. Robot (2015– )

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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Mr. Robot follows Elliot, a young programmer who works as a cyber-security engineer by day and a vigilante hacker by night. Elliot finds himself at a crossroads when the mysterious leader ... See full summary »

Creator: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin

5. xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Post-production

Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

Writers: F. Scott Frazier, Chad St. John, Rich Wilkes | Director: D.J. Caruso | Stars: Ruby Rose, Nina Dobrev, Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson

6. The Purge: Election Year (2016)

R | 105 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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55 Metascore

Years after sparing the man who killed his son, former police sergeant Barnes has become head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

Writer: James DeMonaco | Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Joseph Julian Soria

7. Jason Bourne (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Thriller

9.3
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Jason Bourne, now remembering who he truly is, tries to uncover hidden truths about his past.

Writers: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse, Robert Ludlum | Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel

8. The Walking Dead (2010– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Sheriff Deputy Rick Grimes leads a group of survivors in a world overrun by the walking dead. Fighting the dead, fearing the living.

Creator: Frank Darabont | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Chandler Riggs

9. The Infiltrator (2016)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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66 Metascore

A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Writers: Ellen Sue Brown, Robert Mazur | Director: Brad Furman | Stars: Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Amy Ryan

10. The Girl on the Train (2016)

R | Mystery, Thriller | Completed

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in London, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she ... See full summary »

Writers: Paula Hawkins, Erin Cressida Wilson | Director: Tate Taylor | Stars: Haley Bennett, Laura Prepon, Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson

11. Supernatural (2005– )

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.6
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Two brothers follow their father's footsteps as "hunters" fighting evil supernatural beings of many kinds including monsters, demons, and gods that roam the earth.

Creator: Eric Kripke | Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Jim Beaver, Misha Collins

12. Batman: The Killing Joke (2016)

R | 76 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.2
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As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness.

Writers: Bob Kane, Bill Finger, Alan Moore, Brian Bolland, Brian Azzarello | Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, Ray Wise

13. Allegiant (2016)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.8
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33 Metascore

After the earth-shattering revelations of Insurgent, Tris must escape with Four beyond the wall that encircles Chicago, to finally discover the shocking truth of the world around them.

Writers: Noah Oppenheim, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Veronica Roth | Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Jeff Daniels, Naomi Watts

14. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Writer: Anthony Jaswinski | Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Jose, Lozano Corzo

15. Pretty Little Liars (2010– )

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

7.7
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Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Creator: I. Marlene King | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

16. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's financial future.

Creator: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

17. Teen Wolf (2011– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A somewhat awkward teen is attacked by a werewolf and inherits the curse himself, as well as the enemies that come with it.

Creator: Jeff Davis | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Posey, Holland Roden, Linden Ashby

18. Now You See Me 2 (2016)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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46 Metascore

The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet.

Writers: Ed Solomon, Peter Chiarelli, Boaz Yakin, Edward Ricourt | Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco

19. American Horror Story (2011– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

8.2
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An anthology series that centers on different characters and locations, including a house with a murderous past, an insane asylum, a witch coven, a freak show, and an enigmatic hotel.

Creators: Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy | Stars: Lady Gaga, Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Sarah Paulson

20. Criminal (2016)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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37 Metascore

In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission.

Writers: Douglas Cook, David Weisberg | Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman

21. Criminal Minds (2005– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

Creator: Jeff Davis | Stars: Matthew Gray Gubler, Thomas Gibson, Kirsten Vangsness, Shemar Moore

22. Hardcore Henry (2015)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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51 Metascore

Henry is resurrected from death with no memory, and he must save his wife from a telekinetic warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.

Writers: Ilya Naishuller, Will Stewart | Director: Ilya Naishuller | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Tim Roth, Haley Bennett, Danila Kozlovsky

23. Wayward Pines (2015– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A Secret Service agent goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, in search of two federal agents who have gone missing in the bucolic town. He soon learns that he may never get out of Wayward Pines alive.

Creator: Chad Hodge | Stars: Toby Jones, Hope Davis, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Shannyn Sossamon

24. The Conjuring 2 (2016)

R | 134 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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65 Metascore

Lorraine and Ed Warren travel to north London to help a single mother raising four children alone in a house plagued by a malicious spirit.

Writers: Carey Hayes, Chad Hayes, James Wan, David Leslie Johnson | Director: James Wan | Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Madison Wolfe, Frances O'Connor

25. Nerve (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | Completed

A high school senior finds herself immersed in an online game of truth or dare, where her every move starts to become manipulated by an anonymous community of "watchers."

Writers: Jeanne Ryan, Jessica Sharzer | Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman | Stars: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco, Emily Meade, Miles Heizer

26. The Man in the High Castle (2015– )

M | 60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.1
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A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war.

Creator: Frank Spotnitz | Stars: Luke Kleintank, Arnold Chun, Alexa Davalos, Rupert Evans

27. Green Room (2015)

R | 95 min | Crime, Horror, Music

7.2
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79 Metascore

A punk rock band is forced to fight for survival after witnessing a murder at a neo-Nazi skinhead bar.

Writer: Jeremy Saulnier | Director: Jeremy Saulnier | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Alia Shawkat, Patrick Stewart

28. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

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

7.3
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76 Metascore

After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.

Writers: Josh Campbell, Matthew Stuecken, Damien Chazelle | Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Stars: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr., Douglas M. Griffin

29. 13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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48 Metascore

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Writers: Chuck Hogan, Mitchell Zuckoff | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

30. Dunkirk (2017)

Action, Drama, History | Filming

Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Writer: Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh

31. Fast 8 (2017)

Action, Crime, Thriller | Filming

The plot is unknown at this time.

Writers: Chris Morgan, Gary Scott Thompson | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Elsa Pataky, Scott Eastwood, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel

32. The Last Ship (2014– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population.

Creators: Steven Kane, Hank Steinberg | Stars: Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle

33. The Nice Guys (2016)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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70 Metascore

A mismatched pair of private eyes investigate the apparent suicide of a porn star in 1970s Los Angeles.

Writers: Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi | Director: Shane Black | Stars: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer

34. Daredevil (2015– )

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.8
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Matt Murdock, with his other senses superhumanly enhanced, fights crime as a blind lawyer by day, and vigilante by night.

Creator: Drew Goddard | Stars: Charlie Cox, Vincent D'Onofrio, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson

35. The Vampire Diaries (2009– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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A teenage girl is torn between two vampire brothers.

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Kat Graham

36. Bloodline (2015– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Thriller

8.3
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A family of adult siblings find that their past secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep of a brother returns home.

Creators: Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Sissy Spacek

37. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.6
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A man in his early 30s struggles to find a balance in his life between being a new dad and his involvement in a motorcycle club.

Creator: Kurt Sutter | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Kim Coates

38. Rebirth (I) (2016)

100 min | Thriller

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A white-collar suburban father Kyle (Fran Kranz) who is surprised at his office by long-lost college buddy Zack (Adam Goldberg). Zack is as wild and crazy as ever, brimming with excitement ... See full summary »

Writer: Karl Mueller | Director: Karl Mueller | Stars: Fran Kranz, Adam Goldberg, Nicky Whelan, Kat Foster

39. Dark Matter (2015– )

42 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.4
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The six-person crew of a derelict spaceship awakens from stasis in the farthest reaches of space. Their memories wiped clean, they have no recollection of who they are or how they got on ... See full summary »

Creators: Joseph Mallozzi, Paul Mullie | Stars: Anthony Lemke, Jodelle Ferland, Melissa O'Neil, Alex Mallari Jr.

40. The Neon Demon (2016)

R | 118 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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51 Metascore

When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Writers: Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham | Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman

41. NCIS (2003– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.9
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs.

Creators: Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill | Stars: Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum

42. Dexter (2006–2013)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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Dexter Morgan is a Forensics Expert, a loyal brother, boyfriend, and friend. That's what he seems to be, but that's not what he really is. Dexter Morgan is a Serial Killer that hunts the bad.

Creator: James Manos Jr. | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar

43. Fargo (2014– )

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.0
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Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota

Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks

44. Prison Break (2005–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Creator: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper

45. The Strain (2014– )

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.5
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A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a ... See full summary »

Creators: Guillermo del Toro, Chuck Hogan | Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Richard Sammel

46. Person of Interest (2011–2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.5
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An ex-assassin and a wealthy programmer save lives via a surveillance AI that sends them the identities of civilians involved in impending crimes. However, the details of the crimes--including the civilians' roles--are left a mystery.

Creator: Jonathan Nolan | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson

47. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.

Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris | Director: George Miller | Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoë Kravitz

48. Gotham (2014– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The story behind Detective James Gordon's rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman's arrival.

Creator: Bruno Heller | Stars: Ben McKenzie, Jada Pinkett Smith, Donal Logue, Camren Bicondova

49. London Has Fallen (2016)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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28 Metascore

In London for the Prime Minister's funeral, Mike Banning discovers a plot to assassinate all the attending world leaders.

Writers: Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast, Chad St. John | Director: Babak Najafi | Stars: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett

50. Homeland (2011– )

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

8.4
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A bipolar CIA operative becomes convinced a prisoner of war has been turned by al-Qaeda and is planning to carry out a terrorist attack on American soil.

Creators: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon | Stars: Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend, Damian Lewis