The Short List

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1. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 187 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 411,754 | Gross: $54.12M

2. The Art of Getting By (2011)

PG-13 | 83 min | Drama, Romance

36 Metascore

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Gavin Wiesen | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Sasha Spielberg

Votes: 52,718 | Gross: $1.43M

3. The Education of Charlie Banks (2007)

R | 100 min | Drama

50 Metascore

College student Charlie Banks has to face old problems when the bully he had an unpleasant encounter with back in high school shows up on his campus.

Director: Fred Durst | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri Martino, Chris Marquette

Votes: 4,679 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Twisted (I) (2004)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

26 Metascore

Jessica, whose father killed her mother and committed suicide, is a police officer. While investigating a murder, she finds herself in the center of her own investigation, when her former lovers start being murdered.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Ashley Judd, Samuel L. Jackson, Andy Garcia, David Strathairn

Votes: 18,769 | Gross: $25.20M

5. The 5th Wave (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

33 Metascore

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders

Votes: 87,264 | Gross: $34.91M

6. A Cure for Wellness (2016)

R | 146 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

47 Metascore

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Ivo Nandi

Votes: 66,217 | Gross: $8.11M

7. My Cousin Rachel (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

63 Metascore

A young Englishman plots revenge against his late cousin's mysterious, beautiful wife, believing her responsible for his death. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iain Glen

Votes: 14,444 | Gross: $2.68M

8. When the Bough Breaks (2016)

PG-13 | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

28 Metascore

A surrogate mom for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 4,419 | Gross: $29.70M

9. Paper Towns (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

After an all-night adventure, Quentin's lifelong crush, Margo, disappears, leaving behind clues that Quentin and his friends follow on the journey of a lifetime.

Director: Jake Schreier | Stars: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith

Votes: 84,866 | Gross: $32.00M

10. Transcendence (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

42 Metascore

A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Director: Wally Pfister | Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy

Votes: 200,280 | Gross: $23.02M

11. Faster (2010)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

An ex-con gets on a series of apparently unrelated killings. He gets tracked by a veteran cop with secrets of his own and an egocentric hit man.

Director: George Tillman Jr. | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Billy Bob Thornton, Maggie Grace, Mauricio Lopez

Votes: 91,394 | Gross: $23.24M

12. Life (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

A team of scientists aboard the International Space Station discover a rapidly evolving life form that caused extinction on Mars and now threatens all life on Earth.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada

Votes: 168,546 | Gross: $30.23M

13. Tell Tale (2009)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

A man's newly transplanted heart leads him on a dangerous journey to find out who murdered its donor.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Josh Lucas, Lena Headey, Brian Cox, Bea Miller

Votes: 4,561

14. The Gracefield Incident (2017)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

21 Metascore

In Gracefield, three couples are spending a long weekend in a luxurious cabin when suddenly an uninvited guest in the form of a meteorite, comes crashing the party...

Director: Mathieu Ratthe | Stars: Mathieu Ratthe, Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles, Kimberly Laferriere, Juliette Gosselin

Votes: 1,748

15. Run All Night (2015)

R | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Mobster and hit man Jimmy Conlon has one night to figure out where his loyalties lie: with his estranged son, Mike, whose life is in danger, or his longtime best friend, mob boss Shawn Maguire, who wants Mike to pay for the death of his own son.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ed Harris, Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 91,712 | Gross: $26.44M

16. 2:22 (2017)

PG-13 | 98 min | Thriller

A man's life is derailed when an ominous pattern of events repeats itself in exactly the same manner every day, ending at precisely 2:22 p.m.

Director: Paul Currie | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Michiel Huisman, Remy Hii, Maeve Dermody

Votes: 15,054

17. The Dark Tower (2017)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

34 Metascore

The last Gunslinger: Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O'Dim, also known as the Man in Black, and determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower that holds the universe together. With the fate of the world at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle, as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Director: Nikolaj Arcel | Stars: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 100,263 | Gross: $50.70M

18. Ninja (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Mika Hijii, Todd Jensen

Votes: 11,036

19. Blackhat (2015)

R | 133 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang, Leehom Wang

Votes: 47,406 | Gross: $7.10M

20. The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017)

R | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

73 Metascore

Steven, a charismatic surgeon, is forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart, when the behavior of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Barry G. Bernson, Herb Caillouet, Bill Camp, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 77,890 | Gross: $2.29M

21. Dig (2015)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Peter, an FBI agent stationed in Jerusalem who, while investigating a murder of a young female archaeologist, uncovers a conspiracy 2000 years in the making.

Stars: Jason Isaacs, Anne Heche, Ori Pfeffer, Alison Sudol

Votes: 5,191

22. Harper's Island (2009)

40 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Harper's Island was once the scene of a gruesome series of murders. Now, seven years later, family and friends gather on the island for a wedding, but one by one they begin to die.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Christopher Gorham, Matt Barr, Gina Holden

Votes: 23,784

23. The Sinner (2017– )

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

Anthology series that examines how and why ordinary people commit brutal crimes.

Stars: Bill Pullman, Dohn Norwood, Jessica Biel, Christopher Abbott

Votes: 46,481

24. Leverage (2008–2012)

TV-PG | 42 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A crew of high-tech crooks attempt to steal from wealthy criminals and corrupt businessmen.

Stars: Timothy Hutton, Gina Bellman, Christian Kane, Beth Riesgraf

Votes: 38,466

25. Black Butler (2008–2010)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

A young boy sells his soul to a demon in order to avenge his family's death and successfully lead their influential toy manufacturing company. The demon takes the form of a loyal butler who's always dressed in black and is required to protect, serve and arrive whenever summoned by his young master Ciel.

Stars: Michael C. Pizzuto, Daisuke Ono, Gloria Ansell, Brina Palencia

Votes: 5,058

26. Wind River (2017)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.

Director: Taylor Sheridan | Stars: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, Julia Jones, Teo Briones

Votes: 152,820 | Gross: $33.80M

27. Atomic Blonde (2017)

R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

63 Metascore

An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Eddie Marsan

Votes: 139,814 | Gross: $51.57M

28. American Mary (2012)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror

46 Metascore

The allure of easy money sends Mary Mason, a medical student, into the world of underground surgeries which ends up leaving more marks on her than her so called "freakish" clients.

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Stars: Katharine Isabelle, Antonio Cupo, Tristan Risk, David Lovgren

Votes: 19,917

29. The Double (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.

Director: Michael Brandt | Stars: Richard Gere, Topher Grace, Martin Sheen, Tamer Hassan

Votes: 26,497

30. Better Watch Out (II) (2016)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

67 Metascore

On a quiet suburban street, a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from intruders, only to discover it's far from a normal home invasion.

Director: Chris Peckover | Stars: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Aleks Mikic

Votes: 20,000 | Gross: $0.02M

31. The Hatred (2017)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

Four young women travel to their college professor's new country home for a weekend getaway, only to discover that the house has a malevolent past.

Director: Michael G. Kehoe | Stars: Sarah Davenport, Andrew Divoff, Darby Walker, Nina Siemaszko

Votes: 1,677

32. Amityville: The Awakening (2017)

PG-13 | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

A desperate single mother moves with her three children into the notorious, supposedly haunted, real-life Amityville house to try and use its dark powers to cure her comatose son. Things go horribly wrong.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bella Thorne, Mckenna Grace, Cameron Monaghan

Votes: 10,142 | Gross: $0.00M

33. Pete's Dragon (2016)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

71 Metascore

The adventures of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliot, who just so happens to be a dragon.

Director: David Lowery | Stars: Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oakes Fegley, Oona Laurence

Votes: 47,767 | Gross: $76.23M

34. Morgan (2016)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

48 Metascore

A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.

Director: Luke Scott | Stars: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Michael Yare

Votes: 33,845 | Gross: $3.91M

35. I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

In a small Midwestern town, a troubled teen with homicidal tendencies must hunt down and destroy a supernatural killer while keeping his own inner demons at bay.

Director: Billy O'Brien | Stars: Max Records, Christopher Lloyd, Laura Fraser, Christina Baldwin

Votes: 11,656



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