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1. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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96 Metascore

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 172,249

2. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,704

3. Shampoo (1975)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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65 Metascore

Lovers undo a hairdresser from Beverly Hills around Election Eve in 1968.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Lee Grant

Votes: 9,711 | Gross: $49.41M

4. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal

Votes: 20,507

5. 13 Ghosts (1960)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror

6.1
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A family inherits what proves to be a haunted house, but a special pair of goggles allows them to see their ghostly tormentors.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 4,691

6. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Votes: 23,770 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,567 | Gross: $17.79M

8. Strait-Jacket (1964)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John

Votes: 4,381

9. The Tingler (1959)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

6.7
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An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 6,427

10. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,303

11. Bug (1975)

PG | 99 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.2
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An earthquake releases a strain of mutant cockroaches with the ability to start fires, which proceed to cause destructive chaos in a small town. The studies carried out by scientist James ... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Joanna Miles, Richard Gilliland, Jamie Smith-Jackson

Votes: 1,760 | Gross: $3.60M

12. Homicidal (1961)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce

Votes: 2,575

13. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sheila Larken, Meg Foster, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 325

14. The Night Walker (1964)

Passed | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.4
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A woman is haunted by recurring nightmares, which seem to be instigated by her late husband who supposedly was killed in a fire.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Judi Meredith, Hayden Rorke

Votes: 1,518

15. The Spirit Is Willing (1967)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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A couple and their teenage son rent a haunted New England seaside house, and their summer vacation turns into a ghost-hunt.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Sid Caesar, Vera Miles, Barry Gordon, John McGiver

Votes: 373

16. The Lady in Question (1940)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A juror in a murder trial takes pity on the recently acquitted defendant and invites her to move into his family's home and his son soon falls in love with her.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Brian Aherne, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Irene Rich

Votes: 568

17. The Old Dark House (1963)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

5.4
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An American who sells cars in England receives a mysterious invitation from an old, eccentric millionaire to visit his house in which he lives with his twin brother.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott, Joyce Grenfell

Votes: 1,374

18. I Saw What You Did (1965)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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Teenagers Libby and Kit innocently spend an evening making random prank calls. These calls lead to murderous consequences.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson, Sara Lane

Votes: 2,376

19. Man with a Camera (1958–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Former combat cameraman Mike Kovac is now a freelance photographer in New York City, specializing in difficult and dangerous assignments where he can get the kinds of pictures that other ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Bronson, James Flavin, Ludwig Stössel, Michael Harris

Votes: 159

20. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.4
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 196

21. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 293

22. The Californians (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.3
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San Franciscans during the goldrush of the 1850s attempt to maintain law and order in their wild city. Newly arrived Matthew Wayne becomes sheriff, then marshal, and organizes the city ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Coogan, Sean McClory, Adam Kennedy, Nan Leslie

Votes: 46

23. Serpent of the Nile (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Adventure, Biography, History

5.0
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In 44 BC, after the assassination of the leader of Rome Julius Caesar, Egyptian Queen Cleopatra and one of the highest ranking Roman generals and Caesar's possible successor Mark Anthony begin a tragic love affair.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Rhonda Fleming, William Lundigan, Raymond Burr, Jean Byron

Votes: 141

24. Project X (1968)

Unrated | 97 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Christopher George, Greta Baldwin, Henry Jones, Monte Markham

Votes: 349

25. Undertow (1949)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Scott Brady, John Russell, Dorothy Hart, Peggy Dow

Votes: 328

26. The Fat Man (1951)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A dentist's murder is investigated by hefty sleuth Brad Runyan.

Director: William Castle | Stars: J. Scott Smart, Julie London, Rock Hudson, Clinton Sundberg

Votes: 283

27. Dillinger (1945)

Approved | 70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 1,562 | Gross: $4.00M

28. Zotz! (1962)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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A professor comes into possession of an amulet with magical powers.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus, Fred Clark

Votes: 692

29. Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven (1948)

76 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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A would-be playwright and a young woman escaping from a job at a gas station meet cute and fall in love.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Guy Madison, Diana Lynn, James Dunn, Michael Chekhov

Votes: 243

30. Macabre (1958)

Passed | 72 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A doctor's daughter is kidnapped and buried alive, and he is given just five hours to find and rescue her.

Director: William Castle | Stars: William Prince, Jim Backus, Christine White, Jacqueline Scott

Votes: 907

31. New Orleans Uncensored (1955)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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A Navy veteran purchases a government surplus vessel and becomes involved in the capture of waterfront racketeers.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Arthur Franz, Beverly Garland, Helene Stanton, Michael Ansara

Votes: 107

32. 13 Frightened Girls (1963)

Approved | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

5.2
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While attending a school for diplomats' daughters, the teen-aged daughter of the American ambassador uses her access to various embassies to engage in espionage.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh

Votes: 538

33. Let's Kill Uncle (1966)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A 12-year-old orphan who has just inherited a fortune is trapped on an island with his uncle, a former British intelligence commander who intends to kill him. A young girl is the boy's only... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Nigel Green, Mary Badham, Pat Cardi, Robert Pickering

Votes: 291

34. The Busy Body (1967)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy

5.7
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Sid Caesar stars as the bumbling right hand man of mob boss Robert Ryan who is sent to find a corpse buried in a suit lined with stolen mob money.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Sid Caesar, Robert Ryan, Anne Baxter, Kay Medford

Votes: 261

35. Cave of Outlaws (1951)

Passed | 76 min | Western

5.9
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Released after serving 15 years in prison for train robbery Pete Carver being the only survivor of the gang goes looking for the loot in the caves where it was hidden.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Alexis Smith, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory

Votes: 216

36. Klondike Kate (1943)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.2
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A San Francisco songbird comes to Alaska and turns the town of Totem Pole and a scheming saloon owner's life upside down. Then a rival saloon owner wants a piece of the action.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ann Savage, Tom Neal, Glenda Farrell, Constance Worth

Votes: 32

37. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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US Treasury agent George Morton persuades convicted criminal Johnny Evans to help him destroy a drug smuggling ring in exchange for early parole.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Howard Duff, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Tony Curtis

Votes: 319

38. The Americano (1955)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Western

5.6
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An American working on a ranch in the Amazon comes up against a gang of Brazilian bandits.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Ford, Frank Lovejoy, Cesar Romero, Ursula Thiess

Votes: 430

39. When Strangers Marry (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.7
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A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 779

40. The Gun That Won the West (1955)

Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Western

4.7
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In the late 1860s, Colonel Carrington and his command are assigned the job of constructing a chain of forts in the Sioux Indian territory - of Wyoming. Carrington recruits former cavalry ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Paula Raymond, Richard Denning, Chris O'Brien

Votes: 180

41. Black Pumpkin

Horror | Post-production

On October 31, 2018, two preteens in a small town accidentally awaken an evil that has lain dormant for decades. They are forced to survive through a terrifying Halloween night of cat-and-mouse, from the monster known as "Bloody Bobby."

Director: Ryan McGonagle | Stars: Lily Keene, Matt Rife, Connor Weil, Kamilla Alnes

42. Fort Ti (1953)

Passed | 73 min | Adventure, War, Western

5.2
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Set against the backdrop of the French and Indian war in colonial America, the British soldiers attempt to route the French Army from Fort Ticonderoga.

Director: William Castle | Stars: George Montgomery, Joan Vohs, Irving Bacon, James Seay

Votes: 158

43. Hollywood Story (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1929 unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Conte, Julie Adams, Richard Egan, Henry Hull

Votes: 276

44. The Sex Symbol (1974 TV Movie)

74 min | Biography, Drama

5.6
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A thinly disguised version of the life of Marilyn Monroe, detailing her ups and downs in life and how her erratic behavior contributes to her deteriorating career.

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Connie Stevens, Shelley Winters, Jack Carter, William Castle

Votes: 70

45. Shanks (1974)

PG | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.7
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A mute puppeteer uses a deceased scientist's invention to control dead bodies like puppets.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Marcel Marceau, Tsilla Chelton, Philippe Clay, Cindy Eilbacher

Votes: 486

46. Battle of Rogue River (1954)

Approved | 71 min | Western

5.7
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In Oregon, the Army is ordered to negotiate peace with the Indians but unscrupulous businessmen, who profiteered during the conflict, secretly sabotage the peace process.

Director: William Castle | Stars: George Montgomery, Richard Denning, Martha Hyer, John Crawford

Votes: 190

47. Riot (1969)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Votes: 388

48. Conquest of Cochise (1953)

Passed | 70 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.5
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A cavalry officer tries to keep a lid on a volatile situation when Indian leader Cochise is being prodded into starting a war.

Director: William Castle | Stars: John Hodiak, Robert Stack, Joy Page, Rico Alaniz

Votes: 203

49. The Whistler (1944)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir

6.5
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A depressed man hires an assassin to kill him when he least expects it, but when his life takes an upward turn, he finds he now wishes to live.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 713

50. Duel on the Mississippi (1955)

Approved | 72 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.2
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In 1820 Louisiana, river pirates tangle with plantation owners while gambling-ship pirate queen Lili Scarlet falls in-love with planter André Tulane to the dismay of rival Hugo Marat, leader of the river pirates.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Lex Barker, Patricia Medina, Warren Stevens, Craig Stevens

Votes: 74



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