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1. The Illustrated Man (1969)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In 1930s, a psychotic drifter who's after the mystery woman who covered his whole body in illustrations that foresee distant future shows three of them (The Veldt, The Long Rain and The Last Night of the World) to a mesmerized traveler.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas, Don Dubbins

Votes: 2,364

2. Suspense (1946)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

The proprietor of an ice-skating revue promotes a peanut-vendor at the show to a management position based on suggestions he made to improve the act of the show's star, who also happens to ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Belita, Barry Sullivan, Bonita Granville, Albert Dekker

Votes: 274

3. Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)

115 min | Crime, Drama

A medium and her husband stage a kidnapping in order for her to pretend to solve the crime and achieve fame.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Kim Stanley, Richard Attenborough, Margaret Lacey, Marie Burke

Votes: 4,923

4. Pretty Poison (1968)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland, John Randolph

Votes: 2,718

5. The Fearmakers (1958)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A Korean War veteran co-operating with a Senate committee uncovers subversives.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Dana Andrews, Dick Foran, Marilee Earle, Veda Ann Borg

Votes: 471

6. The Naked Kiss (1964)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama

Kelly, a prostitute, traumatised by an experience, referred to as 'The Naked Kiss,' by psychiatrists, leaves her past, and finds solace in the town of Grantville. She meets Griff, the ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Constance Towers, Anthony Eisley, Karen Conrad, Marie Devereux

Votes: 5,611

7. Man in the Dark (1953)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Many interested parties are after the loot from a factory payroll heist but the mobster who hid it has amnesia after undergoing experimental brain surgery in the prison hospital.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Audrey Totter, Ted de Corsia, Horace McMahon

Votes: 290

8. The Unholy Wife (1957)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Wealthy vintner Paul Hochen meets blonde bombshell Phyllis in a bar...and marries her. In due course, Phyllis is bored by Paul, and finds an exciting new lover in rodeo rider San. To adjust... See full summary »

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Diana Dors, Rod Steiger, Tom Tryon, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 242

9. The Woman in White (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A young painter stumbles upon an assortment of odd characters at an English estate where he has been hired to give art lessons to beautiful Laura Fairlie. Among them are Anne Catherick, a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young

Votes: 1,033

10. Solaris (1972)

PG | 167 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet, Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy

Votes: 64,601

11. King of Hearts (1966)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Comedy, War

During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, Pierre Brasseur, Jean-Claude Brialy

Votes: 3,069 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Tomorrow, the World! (1944)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, War

German boy Emil comes to live with his American uncle who tries to teach the former Hitler Youth to reject Nazism.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Fredric March, Betty Field, Agnes Moorehead, Joan Carroll

Votes: 527

13. Nowhere to Go (1958)

89 min | Crime, Drama

Paul Gregory is sprung from jail in London by his accomplice after getting a stretch as expected for robbing a woman who falls for his charms. Only he knows how to get to the money, but his... See full summary »

Directors: Seth Holt, Basil Dearden | Stars: George Nader, Maggie Smith, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen

Votes: 402

14. Kurotokage (1962)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

A jeweler hires detective Akechi to find his daughter kidnapped by a famous thief known as the Black Lizard.

Director: Umetsugu Inoue | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Minoru Ôki, Junko Kanô, Hiroshi Kawaguchi

Votes: 142

15. Nightfall (1956)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Through a series of bizarre coincidences artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Aldo Ray, Anne Bancroft, Brian Keith, Jocelyn Brando

Votes: 2,180

16. Mississippi Mermaid (1969)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A wealthy plantation owner is captivated by a mysterious woman with a shady past.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Nelly Borgeaud, Martine Ferrière

Votes: 4,980 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Storm Fear (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After being wounded by a bullet, bank robber Charlie Blake seeks shelter with his gang at his brother's mountain retreat. There he rekindles his romance with his brother's wife and reconnects with the boy he believes is his son.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Dan Duryea, Lee Grant

Votes: 326

18. The Young and the Damned (1950)

Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

A group of juvenile delinquents live a violent and crime-filled life in the festering slums of Mexico City, and the morals of young Pedro are gradually corrupted and destroyed by the others...

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Alfonso Mejía, Roberto Cobo, Estela Inda, Miguel Inclán

Votes: 15,046

19. The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A man's obsession with his dead wife drives a wedge between him and his new bride.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd, John Westbrook, Derek Francis

Votes: 4,306

20. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror

A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.

Director: Robert Fuest | Stars: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas

Votes: 11,448

21. Le Beau Serge (1958)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

After long absence, a man returns to his hometown only to find his best friend has become an alcoholic.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Gérard Blain, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michèle Méritz, Bernadette Lafont

Votes: 2,438

22. Like Father, Like Son (1974)

Unrated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mimi Miceli Jr. is, the son of a Mafia don who was exiled back to Sicily. He wants to get back into the family business and transplant it from New York to Hollywood. After the kidnapping ... See full summary »

Director: Duke Mitchell | Stars: Duke Mitchell, Vic Caesar, Lorenzo Dodo, Louis Zito

Votes: 579

23. Shoot First, Die Later (1974)

Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A police lieutenant suddenly faces the consequences of his choice to part for the local mobs.

Director: Fernando Di Leo | Stars: Luc Merenda, Richard Conte, Delia Boccardo, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 434

24. The Baby (1973)

PG | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor

Votes: 2,144

25. The Super Cops (1974)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

The true story of two New York City cops. Greenberg & Hantz fought the system, became detectives and were known on the streets as "Batman & Robin".

Director: Gordon Parks | Stars: Ron Leibman, David Selby, Sheila Frazier, Pat Hingle

Votes: 630

26. A Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970)

GP | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A bridal design shop owner kills various young brides-to-be in an attempt to unlock a repressed childhood trauma that's causing him to commit murder.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: Stephen Forsyth, Dagmar Lassander, Laura Betti, Jesús Puente

Votes: 2,668

27. Seconds (1966)

R | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph, Frances Reid

Votes: 13,033

28. Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

89 Metascore

An unlikely partnership between a Highway Patrol Officer, two criminals and a station secretary is formed to defend a defunct Los Angeles precinct office against a siege by a bloodthirsty street gang.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Austin Stoker, Darwin Joston, Laurie Zimmer, Martin West

Votes: 36,317

29. Hausu (1977)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Horror

A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which tries to devour the girls in bizarre ways.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi | Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba, Ai Matsubara

Votes: 14,442

30. Crescendo (1970)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Thriller

A young American woman Susan Roberts goes to the south of France to do her thesis research on a recently deceased composer, staying with his eccentric relatives.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Stefanie Powers, James Olson, Margaretta Scott, Jane Lapotaire

Votes: 473

31. Dark of the Sun (1968)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A band of mercenaries led by Captain Curry travel through war-torn Congo across deadly terrain, battling rival armies, to steal $50 million in uncut diamonds. But infighting, sadistic rebels and a time lock jeopardize everything.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Peter Carsten, Jim Brown

Votes: 2,154

32. Mr. Arkadin (1955)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Peter van Eyck, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina

Votes: 6,330

33. Woman in the Dunes (1964)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

An entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose life task is shoveling sand for them.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Eiji Okada, Kyôko Kishida, Hiroko Itô, Kôji Mitsui

Votes: 13,580

34. Black Eye (1974)

PG | 98 min | Action, Crime

Private detective investigated a series of murders connected with a drug ring in Venice, California.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Fred Williamson, Rosemary Forsyth, Teresa Graves, Floy Dean

Votes: 209

35. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Votes: 7,161

36. The Woman Who Wouldn't Die (1965)

84 min | Mystery, Thriller, Horror

An astute businesswoman is completely devoted to her faithless husband, who must kill her to carry on with her pretty young niece. It turns out that the dead don't die so easily.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Gary Merrill, Jane Merrow, Georgina Cookson, Neil McCallum

Votes: 163

37. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green | Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont

Votes: 5,253

38. Our Mother's House (1967)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father, Charlie, reappears...

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Leclere, Pamela Franklin, Louis Sheldon Williams

Votes: 1,354

39. Zabriskie Point (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

At Zabriskie Point, United States' lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Paul Fix, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 12,500

40. December 7th: The Movie (1943)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, History, War

"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements.

Directors: John Ford, Gregg Toland | Stars: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

Votes: 552

41. Onibaba (1964)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Horror

Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Satô, Jûkichi Uno

Votes: 12,549

42. The Hypnotic Eye (1960)

Approved | 79 min | Horror

A mysterious hypnotist is suspected by the police for being responsible for a wave of female mutilation victims.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Jacques Bergerac, Merry Anders, Marcia Henderson, Allison Hayes

Votes: 509

43. Kanashimi no Beradonna (1973)

Unrated | 86 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

70 Metascore

An evil feudal lord rapes a village girl on her wedding night and proceeds to ruin her and her husband's lives. After she's eventually banished from her village, the girl makes a pact with the devil to gain magical ability and take revenge.

Director: Eiichi Yamamoto | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama, Shigako Shimegi

Votes: 2,174 | Gross: $0.11M

44. The World's Greatest Sinner (1962)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama

A bored insurance salesman quits his job to go into politics. He first starts preaching about how man is greater than he thinks and that man can live forever. He ends up forming his own ... See full summary »

Director: Timothy Carey | Stars: Timothy Carey, Gil Barreto, Betty Rowland, James Farley

Votes: 643

45. Invisible Invaders (1959)

Approved | 67 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Aliens, contacting scientist Adam Penner, inform him that they have been on the moon for twenty thousand years, undetected due to their invisibility, and have now decided to annihilate ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Agar, Jean Byron, Philip Tonge, Robert Hutton

Votes: 1,275

46. Jigoku (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror

A group of sinners involved in interconnected tales of murder, revenge, deceit and adultery all meet at the Gates of Hell.

Director: Nobuo Nakagawa | Stars: Shigeru Amachi, Utako Mitsuya, Yôichi Numata, Hiroshi Hayashi

Votes: 2,658

47. No Blade of Grass (1970)

R | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

When a deadly virus strikes London, John Custance takes his family to hoped-for safety in Scotland.

Director: Cornel Wilde | Stars: Nigel Davenport, Jean Wallace, John Hamill, Lynne Frederick

Votes: 1,077

48. Demon Seed (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Director: Donald Cammell | Stars: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 6,810

49. Hysteria (1965)

Not Rated | 85 min | Mystery, Thriller

An American wakes up in an English hospital unable to remember anything of his life before a recent car accident. With only a photograph torn from a newspaper to guide him, and an unknown ... See full summary »

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Robert Webber, Anthony Newlands, Jennifer Jayne, Maurice Denham

Votes: 503