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1. Ant-Man (2015)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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64 Metascore

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Director: Peyton Reed | Stars: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly

Votes: 511,734 | Gross: $180.20M

2. Now You See Me (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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50 Metascore

An F.B.I. Agent and an Interpol Detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances, and reward their audiences with the money.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Common, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 557,534 | Gross: $117.72M

3. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

R | 106 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.1
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87 Metascore

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone

Votes: 32,768 | Gross: $8.80M

4. Stockholm (I) (2018)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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54 Metascore

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 4,086 | Gross: $0.30M

5. Chappie (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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41 Metascore

In the near future, crime is patrolled by a mechanized police force. When one police droid, Chappie, is stolen and given new programming, he becomes the first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver

Votes: 215,459 | Gross: $31.57M

6. They Live (1988)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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54 Metascore

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

Votes: 97,945 | Gross: $13.01M

7. Carmen Sandiego (2019– )

TV-Y7-FV | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.0
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The adventures of Carmen Sandiego, a globe-hopping master thief.

Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Finn Wolfhard, Liam O'Brien, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Votes: 2,085

8. Idle Hands (1999)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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31 Metascore

A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Director: Rodman Flender | Stars: Devon Sawa, Seth Green, Elden Henson, Jessica Alba

Votes: 37,357 | Gross: $4.00M

9. Le Samouraï (1967)

GP | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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After professional hitman Jef Costello is seen by witnesses his efforts to provide himself an alibi drive him further into a corner.

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier

Votes: 39,768 | Gross: $0.04M

10. Kill Your Friends (2015)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.0
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45 Metascore

An A&R man working at the height of the Britpop music craze goes to extremes in order to find his next hit.

Director: Owen Harris | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Thomas Conroy, James Corden, Georgia King

Votes: 8,265

11. The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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66 Metascore

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, Bob Adriaens

Votes: 15,828 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Dom Hemingway (2013)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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55 Metascore

After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demián Bichir, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 24,666 | Gross: $0.52M

13. Cockneys vs Zombies (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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52 Metascore

A gang of bank robbers fight their way out of a zombie-infested London.

Director: Matthias Hoene | Stars: Rasmus Hardiker, Harry Treadaway, Michelle Ryan, Ashley Thomas

Votes: 17,530

14. Eating Raoul (1982)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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69 Metascore

A relatively boring Los Angeles couple discovers a bizarre, if not murderous, way to get funding for opening a restaurant.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran, Susan Saiger

Votes: 6,265

15. Danger: Diabolik (1968)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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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: 5,271

16. Martin (1977)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror

7.1
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68 Metascore

A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau

Votes: 9,028 | Gross: $0.10M

17. Fade to Black (1980)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.9
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A shy, lonely film buff embarks on a killing spree against those who browbeat and betray him, all the while stalking his idol, a Marilyn Monroe lookalike.

Director: Vernon Zimmerman | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Tim Thomerson, Gwynne Gilford, Norman Burton

Votes: 2,577

18. Suck Me Shakespeer 2 (2015)

115 min | Comedy

6.0
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Mr. Müller and his class are taking a school trip to Thailand to strengthen the reputation of their school.

Director: Bora Dagtekin | Stars: Elyas M'Barek, Jella Haase, Karoline Herfurth, Katja Riemann

Votes: 10,304

19. The Valachi Papers (1972)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Gangster Joe Valachi is a marked man in the same joint where mob boss Don Vito Genovese is imprisoned and he's forced to co-operate with the DA in exchange for protection.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lino Ventura, Jill Ireland, Walter Chiari

Votes: 2,791 | Gross: $20.27M

20. Something for Everyone (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 751

21. The Killing Kind (1973)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.2
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Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Ann Sothern, John Savage, Ruth Roman, Luana Anders

Votes: 681

22. A Killer in the Family (1983 TV Movie)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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A father serving time for murder convinces his three teenage sons that his life is being threatened by fellow inmates and that they should break him out of jail. However, when his sons ... See full summary »

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Robert Mitchum, James Spader, Lance Kerwin, Eric Stoltz

Votes: 479

23. Coldblooded (1995)

R | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.7
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A bookie is promoted to Hitman and seemingly excels at his new found job.

Director: Wallace Wolodarsky | Stars: Jason Priestley, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Peter Riegert, Robert Loggia

Votes: 3,269

24. Farewell, Friend (1968)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.9
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After an overseas deployment, two former French Foreign Legion members plan to break into the vault of a French corporation.

Director: Jean Herman | Stars: Alain Delon, Charles Bronson, Brigitte Fossey, Olga Georges-Picot

Votes: 2,623

25. Remember My Name (1978)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Just released from prison, a young woman arrives in town to "start a new life", but soon begins stalking a married construction worker for no apparent reason, turning his life inside out and eventually terrorizing him and his wife.

Director: Alan Rudolph | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins, Moses Gunn, Berry Berenson

Votes: 757

26. The Last Horror Film (1982)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror

5.6
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A New York taxi driver stalks a beautiful actress attending the Cannes Film Festival, which coincides with a series of violent killings of the lady's friends.

Director: David Winters | Stars: J'Len Winters, John Kelly, Joe Spinell, Simone Overman

Votes: 1,363

27. Bad Ronald (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 74 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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A perverted teenage boy who lives in the walls of a house finds the house sold to a family after his mother dies, and he falls for one of the new residents.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Scott Jacoby, Pippa Scott, John Larch, Dabney Coleman

Votes: 1,780

28. Horror High (1973)

PG | 85 min | Horror

5.0
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A nerdy high school super whiz experiments with a chemical which will transform his guinea pig "Mr. Mumps" from a gentle pet into a ravenous monster. In a fit of rage against his tormentors... See full summary »

Director: Larry N. Stouffer | Stars: Pat Cardi, Austin Stoker, Rosie Holotik, John Niland

Votes: 730

29. Kills on Wheels (2016)

103 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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65 Metascore

Two disabled teenagers looking for a reason to live, team up with a wheelchaired hitman.

Director: Attila Till | Stars: Szabolcs Thuróczy, Zoltán Fenyvesi, Ádám Fekete, Mónika Balsai

Votes: 2,850 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Night Must Fall (1964)

101 min | Crime, Thriller

6.6
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A psychotic killer gets in the good graces of his aging invalid employer, and worms his way into the affection of her beautiful daughter, with unpleasant results for all.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: Albert Finney, Susan Hampshire, Mona Washbourne, Sheila Hancock

Votes: 675

31. Carry on Dick (1974)

91 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades, and enlist the help of the Reverend Flasher. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Hattie Jacques

Votes: 2,195

32. Beast with a Gun (1977)

Unrated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Sadistic no-count killer Nanni Vitali and three other equally brutish hoodlums escape from prison. The foul foursome embark on a savage rape, murder, and robbery spree. Vitali even abducts ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Grieco | Stars: Helmut Berger, Marisa Mell, Richard Harrison, Marina Giordana

Votes: 809

33. Someone Behind the Door (1971)

GP | 97 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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A neurosurgeon with a cheating wife takes an amnesiac into his home and conditions him to believe that the cheating wife is his own and to take the "appropriate" action.

Director: Nicolas Gessner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Anthony Perkins, Jill Ireland, Henri Garcin

Votes: 1,036

34. The Grissom Gang (1971)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Set in the Depression, a gang of half-witted small-time hoods led by Slim Grissom kidnap heiress Barbara Blandish and Slim proceeds to fall in love with her. Remake of the British film No ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Kim Darby, Scott Wilson, Tony Musante, Robert Lansing

Votes: 1,060

35. The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Kevin Dunn, Suki Kaiser

Votes: 751

36. I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)

90 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.9
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14 Metascore

A cross-dressing mental patient escapes from an asylum and robs a bank. The money is soon stolen from him, and he embarks on a killing spree in an attempt to retrieve it.

Director: Aris Iliopulos | Stars: Billy Zane, Tippi Hedren, Ron Perlman, Michael Greene

Votes: 602

37. Deadfall (1968)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices, the Moreaus, attempt to steal diamonds from the château of millionaire Salinas. However, Henry's partners in crime aren't the most emotionally stable people.

Director: Bryan Forbes | Stars: Michael Caine, Giovanna Ralli, Vladek Sheybal, Emilio Rodríguez

Votes: 699

38. Tenderness of the Wolves (1973)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals.

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Kurt Raab, Jeff Roden, Margit Carstensen, Ingrid Caven

Votes: 1,111

39. Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Hickox | Stars: Beryl Reid, Harry Andrews, Peter McEnery, Alan Webb

Votes: 504

40. The Thief of Paris (1967)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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In Paris around 1900, Georges Randal is brought up by his wealthy uncle, who steals his inheritance. Georges hopes to marry his cousin Charlotte, but his uncle arranges for her to marry a ... See full summary »

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Geneviève Bujold, Marie Dubois, Julien Guiomar

Votes: 1,475

41. Classe Tous Risques (1960)

Not Rated | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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84 Metascore

Abel Davos is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Sautet | Stars: Lino Ventura, Sandra Milo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 2,753 | Gross: $0.09M

42. Murder by Contract (1958)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer - until he finds his next target is a woman.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel

Votes: 2,121

43. I, Olga (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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57 Metascore

"My verdict is : I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were the famous words of the 22-year-old mass murderer Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.

Directors: Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb | Stars: Michalina Olszanska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melísková, Marika Soposká

Votes: 1,884

44. Arrivederci, Baby! (1966)

Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Nick tries to kill his wife to get her money, but when learning of this, she plans the same for him!

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Tony Curtis, Rosanna Schiaffino, Lionel Jeffries, Zsa Zsa Gabor

Votes: 421

45. Strangler vs. Strangler (1984)

93 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

8.1
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A mentally disturbed flower seller starts killing young girls on the streets of Belgrade. While the frustrated police inspector tries to stop him, an aspiring musician finds his life and work deeply intertwined with that of a killer.

Director: Slobodan Sijan | Stars: Tasko Nacic, Nikola Simic, Srdjan Saper, Rahela Ferari

Votes: 2,642

46. Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

4.8
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A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, ... See full summary »

Director: Marc B. Ray | Stars: Fred Holbert, Leigh Mitchell, Robert Knox, Ron Bastone

Votes: 897

47. Office Killer (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.0
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A mousy office worker accidentally kills one of her coworkers, then proceeds to bump off a few others.

Director: Cindy Sherman | Stars: Carol Kane, Molly Ringwald, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Barbara Sukowa

Votes: 1,785 | Gross: $0.04M

48. Crazy Fat Ethel (2016)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

6.6
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After years in a mental institution, Ethel is taken in by her aunt. Many people including the head nurse of the institution and a local detective believe letting Ethel leave that hospital was a huge mistake.

Director: Brian Dorton | Stars: Dixie Gers, Jenny Coulter, William Allen Nugent, Athena Prychodko

Votes: 64

49. Seuls Two (2008)

94 min | Comedy

5.4
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Everybody in Paris has vanished exept a clueless cop and the robber he's being pursuing for years.

Directors: Ramzy Bedia, Eric Judor | Stars: Ramzy Bedia, Eric Judor, Hafid F. Benamar, Élodie Bouchez

Votes: 1,995

50. Gran bollito (1977)

115 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Lea, a mature Neapolitan woman who runs a box office in the Lotto in a northern city, has had thirteen children, but all but one have died from abortion or after a few months of life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Mauro Bolognini | Stars: Shelley Winters, Max von Sydow, Renato Pozzetto, Alberto Lionello

Votes: 298



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