Fantomas

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Exploring Paris 1900, the darkness that inspired the surrealists, and beyond.

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1. Danger: Diabolik (1968)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

International man of mystery Diabolik and his sensuous lover Eva Kant pull off heist after heist, all while European cops led by Inspector Ginko and envious mobsters led by Ralph Valmont are closing in on them.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: John Phillip Law, Marisa Mell, Michel Piccoli, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 5,337

2. Diabolique (1955)

Not Rated | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

The wife and mistress of a loathed school principal hatch a plan to murder him while having the perfect alibi. They carry out the plan...but then his body disappears.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel

Votes: 58,088

3. How to Steal a Million (1966)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

A woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries is assisted by a man.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Eli Wallach, Hugh Griffith

Votes: 22,721

4. Swann in Love (1984)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

In the late nineteenth century Paris, Briton Charles Swann, a man of wealth and culture, runs among the social set. That life is threatened when he falls in love with Odette de Crécy, a ... See full summary »

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Ornella Muti, Alain Delon, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 1,613

5. The Face of Another (1966)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A businessman with a disfigured face obtains a lifelike mask from his doctor, but the mask starts altering his personality.

Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Mikijirô Hira, Kyôko Kishida, Miki Irie

Votes: 6,358

6. The Phantom Carriage (1921)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On New Year's Eve, the driver of a ghostly carriage forces a drunken man to reflect on his selfish, wasted life.

Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Hilda Borgström, Tore Svennberg, Astrid Holm

Votes: 9,328

7. A Cat in Paris (2010)

PG | 70 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with, after she falls into a gangster's clutches.

Directors: Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol | Stars: Dominique Blanc, Bernadette Lafont, Bruno Salomone, Jean Benguigui

Votes: 10,021 | Gross: $0.31M

8. Hugo (2011)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

83 Metascore

In 1931 Paris, an orphan living in the walls of a train station gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 289,203 | Gross: $73.86M

9. Fantômas: In the Shadow of the Guillotine (1913)

Not Rated | 54 min | Crime, Drama

Inspector Juve is tasked to investigate and capture an infamous criminal Fantomas.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, Renée Carl

Votes: 1,855

10. Les vampires (1915)

Not Rated | 421 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An intrepid reporter and his loyal friend battle a bizarre secret society of criminals known as The Vampires.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: Musidora, Édouard Mathé, Marcel Lévesque, Jean Aymé

Votes: 3,939

11. Judex (1916)

Not Rated | 300 min | Adventure, Crime

A twelve part serial following the adventures of the masked vigilante Judex as he fights against criminals led by the corrupt banker Favrauxom.

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Cresté, Musidora, René Poyen, Édouard Mathé

Votes: 814

12. Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a body disappears from inside the prison, a series of crimes take place, all seemingly by the dead man. With Juve presumed dead, Fandor must investigate alone. Will Fantomas finally be brought to justice?

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, André Luguet

Votes: 1,001

13. Spies (1928)

Not Rated | 90 min | Romance, Thriller

The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Gerda Maurus, Willy Fritsch, Lien Deyers

Votes: 2,885

14. Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922)

Not Rated | 242 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel

Votes: 6,839

15. The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960)

103 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

In 1960s Germany, criminal mastermind Dr. Mabuse uses hypnotized victims and the surveillance equipment of a Nazi-era bugged hotel to steal nuclear technology from a visiting American industrialist.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Dawn Addams, Peter van Eyck, Gert Fröbe, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 2,624

16. Kriminal (1966)

98 min | Adventure, Crime

A mastermind thief known as Kriminal narrowly escapes execution. He always manages to stay one step ahead of the law with each new crime he commits. Will Kriminal be able to pull of his ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Glenn Saxson, Helga Liné, Andrea Bosic, Ivano Staccioli

Votes: 230

17. Satanik (1968)

Not Rated | 86 min | Thriller

A withered old hag turns into a beautiful young woman after drinking a youth formula.

Director: Piero Vivarelli | Stars: Magda Konopka, Julio Peña, Umberto Raho, Luigi Montini

Votes: 287

18. The Crimson Ghost (1946)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A criminal mastermind known as the Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical currents on the planet.

Directors: Fred C. Brannon, William Witney | Stars: Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling, Clayton Moore, I. Stanford Jolley

Votes: 338

19. The Spider's Web (1938)

Passed | 300 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A crime fighter known as The Spider battles a villain called The Octopus, who is out to sabotage America and install his own government.

Directors: James W. Horne, Ray Taylor | Stars: Warren Hull, Iris Meredith, Richard Fiske, Kenne Duncan

Votes: 104

20. Avenger X (1967)

90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A retired ex-criminal, the notorious Mister X, must clear his name when an up-and-comer commits a heinous copycat crime.

Director: Piero Vivarelli | Stars: Pier Paolo Capponi, Gaia Germani, Armando Calvo, Anna Zinnemann

Votes: 49

21. The Portuguese Falcon (2015)

106 min | Action, Comedy, History

Follows Portugal's first fascist superhero: the ultra patriotic Captain Falcon!

Director: João Leitão | Stars: Gonçalo Waddington, David Chan Cordeiro, José Pinto, Miguel Guilherme

Votes: 1,631

22. Judex (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Favraux, an unscrupulous banker, receives a threatening note, signed by "Judex", demanding that he pay back the people he has swindled. He refuses, and apparently dies after a midnight ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Channing Pollock, Francine Bergé, Edith Scob, Théo Sarapo

Votes: 2,024

23. Shadowman (1974)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery

Euro-crime thriller about a high-tech criminal organization that aims to find the fabled treasure of the Order of the Knights Templar.

Director: Georges Franju | Stars: Gayle Hunnicutt, Jacques Champreux, Josephine Chaplin, Ugo Pagliai

Votes: 378

24. Blind Woman's Curse (1970)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Crime, Horror

The head of a yakuza gang is being trailed by a mysterious, vengeful blind woman.

Director: Teruo Ishii | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Hoki Tokuda, Makoto Satô, Hideo Sunazuka

Votes: 1,021

25. Fantomas Unleashed (1965)

Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

When Professor Marchand, a famous scientist, mysteriously disappears, the commissioner, Juve, immediately suspects Fantomas.

Directors: André Hunebelle, Haroun Tazieff | Stars: Jean Marais, Louis de Funès, Mylène Demongeot, Jacques Dynam

Votes: 5,836

26. Fantomas (1964)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Adventure

The best men of France - a brave journalist and an extremely energetic commissioner - attack the trail of a mysterious criminal mastermind.

Director: André Hunebelle | Stars: Jean Marais, Louis de Funès, Mylène Demongeot, Jacques Dynam

Votes: 8,260

27. Fantômas (1932)

91 min | Crime, Thriller

The Marquise de Langrune invites her friends at her castle in Beaulieu. Among them is Lord Beltham who also came to bring her a significant sum of money. The mysterious Fantômas kills the ... See full summary »

Director: Pál Fejös | Stars: Thomy Bourdelle, Tania Fédor, Jean Worms, George Rigaud

Votes: 101

28. Fantômas (1980– )

TV-14 | 356 min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Master criminal Fantomas kills an ambassador, is having an affair with the dead man's wife, sneaks into a rich woman's house handing out vanishing-ink business cards, is caught and ... See full summary »

Stars: Helmut Berger, Jacques Dufilho, Pierre Malet, Gayle Hunnicutt

Votes: 164

30. The Golden Claws of the Cat Girl (1968)

96 min | Adventure, Crime

Françoise looks like a sexy kitten by day, but is a silent she-wolf by night, making very clever robberies of gold jewels. Despite the interest, and competition, from Bruno, she ends a lonely she-wolf.

Director: Edouard Logereau | Stars: Danièle Gaubert, Michel Duchaussoy, Julien Guiomar, Carole Lebel

Votes: 70

31. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)

Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.

Director: Jaromil Jires | Stars: Jaroslava Schallerová, Helena Anýzová, Petr Kopriva, Jirí Prýmek

Votes: 7,112

32. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

When a lovely woman and her new husband settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers that he may want to kill her.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Joan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Anne Revere, Barbara O'Neil

Votes: 4,032

33. Paris Belongs to Us (1961)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman, an expatriate American escaping ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Rivette | Stars: Betty Schneider, Giani Esposito, Françoise Prévost, Daniel Crohem

Votes: 1,801

35. Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010)

R | 110 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

49 Metascore

Despite being under heavy sedation, a young woman tries to make her way out of the Arboria Institute, a secluded, quasifuturistic commune.

Director: Panos Cosmatos | Stars: Eva Bourne, Michael J Rogers, Scott Hylands, Rondel Reynoldson

Votes: 11,438 | Gross: $0.06M

36. The Color of Pomegranates (1969)

Not Rated | 79 min | Biography, Drama, History

A super-stylized, surreal biography of Armenian troubadour Sayat Nova, whose life is depicted through non-narrative amalgamations of poetic images.

Director: Sergei Parajanov | Stars: Sofiko Chiaureli, Melkon Alekyan, Vilen Galstyan, Gogi Gegechkori

Votes: 7,747

37. Suspiria (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

79 Metascore

An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 71,529

38. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

52 Metascore

The second installment of the "Fantastic Beasts" series featuring the adventures of Magizoologist Newt Scamander.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Johnny Depp

Votes: 185,897 | Gross: $159.56M



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