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1. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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76 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

Votes: 165,324 | Gross: $8.55M

2. Homefront (I) (2013)

R | 100 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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40 Metascore

A former DEA agent moves his family to a quiet town, where he soon tangles with a local meth druglord.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

Votes: 99,904 | Gross: $20.16M

3. The Captive (I) (2014)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.9
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36 Metascore

Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos

Votes: 27,526

4. Barb Wire (1996)

R | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.3
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40 Metascore

During the Second American Civil War in 2017, Barb Wire owns a nightclub called the Hammerhead. Things become complicated when her ex-lover Axel Hood, who is married to the fugitive Corrina Devonshire, re-enters her life.

Director: David Hogan | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Amir AboulEla, Adriana Alexander, David Andriole

Votes: 23,661 | Gross: $3.79M

5. Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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56 Metascore

Mr. Bean wins a trip to Cannes where he unwittingly separates a young boy from his father and must help the two come back together. On the way he discovers France, bicycling, and true love, among other things.

Director: Steve Bendelack | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Willem Dafoe, Steve Pemberton, Lily Atkinson

Votes: 107,585 | Gross: $33.30M

6. Dracula (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.4
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Dracula travels to London, with dark plans for revenge against those who ruined his life centuries earlier. However, his plan is complicated when he falls in love with a woman who seems to be a reincarnation of his dead wife.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann, Victoria Smurfit

Votes: 27,032

7. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.8
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15 Metascore

A man named Farmer sets out to rescue his kidnapped wife and avenge the death of his son, two acts committed by the Krugs, a race of animal-warriors who are controlled by the evil Gallian.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Jason Statham, Ron Perlman, Ray Liotta, Leelee Sobieski

Votes: 42,658 | Gross: $4.54M

8. Big Jake (1971)

GP | 110 min | Western

7.2
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57 Metascore

In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Jacob McCandles' grandson and holds him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy.

Directors: George Sherman, John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne

Votes: 10,232 | Gross: $7.50M

9. The Eyes of My Mother (2016)

R | 76 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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63 Metascore

A young, lonely woman is consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life.

Director: Nicolas Pesce | Stars: Kika Magalhães, Will Brill, Olivia Bond, Paul Nazak

Votes: 9,796 | Gross: $0.03M

10. W.I.T.C.H. (2004–2006)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Five teenage girls learn that they have been chosen to guard the walls between parallel universes. For this purpose, they have been given the powers of the elements.

Stars: Kelly Stables, Candi Milo, Liza Del Mundo, Lauren Tom

Votes: 2,642

11. My Little Girl Is Gone (2018)

Thriller

5.3
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When single mom Stephanie gets engaged to single dad Jameson she receives an anonymous stalker's threat: "Break off the engagement or I'll kidnap your daughter!" The threats continue and ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Meyerson | Stars: Sarah Lind, Chrishell Hartley, Robb Derringer, Betsy Randle

Votes: 114

12. Closeness (2017)

118 min | Drama

6.9
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In the late-1990s squalid town of Nalchik, a poor young Jewish couple is kidnapped and a grievous ransom is demanded, as bitter resentments and cruel dilemmas come to light, magnifying the small community's grave predicament.

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac, Anna Levit

Votes: 1,720

13. Ordinary People (2016)

TV-MA | 107 min | Drama

7.4
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Jane and Aries are teenage parents. They make a living out of stealing on the streets... until fate hits back at them.

Director: Eduardo W. Roy Jr. | Stars: Ronwaldo Martin, Hasmine Kilip, Maria Isabel Lopez, Sue Prado

Votes: 143

14. My Son (2017)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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54 Metascore

The disappearance of his child sends a man on a dark path to find the truth.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Mélanie Laurent, Olivier de Benoist, Antoine Hamel

Votes: 839 | Gross: $0.01M

15. A Mother's Instinct (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Thriller

4.7
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When a boy goes missing, clues lead his sister and mother to believe their asocial neighbor was involved in the abduction; forcing them to take the law into their own hands.

Director: Jason Bourque | Stars: Josie Bissett, Sarah Grey, Richard Harmon, Vincent Gale

Votes: 468

16. Hard Cash (2002)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.5
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Released from prison, an infamous thief and his new crew pull of a brilliant robbery but then become embroiled with a corrupt FBI agent when they discover the money is marked.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic | Stars: Christian Slater, Val Kilmer, Sara Downing, Vincent Laresca

Votes: 2,909

17. A Quiet Life (2010)

105 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, ... See full summary »

Director: Claudio Cupellini | Stars: Toni Servillo, Marco D'Amore, Francesco Di Leva, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 1,976

18. The Midnight Man (I) (2016)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

5.0
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After losing his rare genetic disorder--or the incredible ability--to be impervious to hurt, a hired assassin discovers the direct and immortal beauty of pain.

Director: D.C. Hamilton | Stars: Will Kemp, Brinna Kelly, William Forsythe, Brent Spiner

Votes: 698

19. Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991 TV Movie)

M | 90 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Cry In The Wind is a true story of a young woman's abuction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania, USA. A mountain man kidnaps the 17 year old, ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Correll | Stars: David Morse, Megan Follows, Dion Anderson, Tom Atkins

Votes: 290

20. Don't Go in the Woods (1981)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

3.8
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A maniacal murderer kills tourists in the woods.

Director: James Bryan | Stars: Nick Cleland, Mary Gail Artz, James P. Hayden, Angie Brown

Votes: 2,424

21. Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 87 min | Drama

6.3
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Schoolteacher Tiffany Rubin (Taraji P. Henson) flies to South Korea to reunite with her 7-year-old son, who was kidnapped by his biological father.

Director: Gary Harvey | Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Terry O'Quinn, David Haydn-Jones, Beverly Todd

Votes: 715

22. Amber Alert (2012)

R | 80 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

4.6
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When a group of friends decides to follow a car they've seen posted on an Amber Alert, things start to go very wrong.

Director: Kerry Bellessa | Stars: Summer Bellessa, Chris Hill, Jasen Wade, Caleb Thompson

Votes: 2,708

23. Hierro (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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After her son goes missing, a broken mother returns months later to the island of El Hierro to identify a body. She finds out her son is not the only one missing.

Director: Gabe Ibáñez | Stars: Elena Anaya, Bea Segura, Mar Sodupe, Andrés Herrera

Votes: 3,081

24. Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Jerry Barker finds a lost boy whose rich father is extorted into paying a ransom for his return but the boy accidentally dies and Jerry goes to prison.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley, William Talman

Votes: 631

25. Don't Talk to Strangers (1994 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Crime, Thriller

5.7
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After Jane's first marriage collapses, she and her new husband Patrick Brody attempt to build a new life and move to a new state. However, her ex-husband follows them with a view to revenge.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Shanna Reed, Terry O'Quinn, Keegan MacIntosh

Votes: 626

26. The King of Masks (1996)

91 min | Drama

7.7
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Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Mask for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art in a true story. His wife left him with and infant son over 30 years ago. The son ... See full summary »

Director: Tian-Ming Wu | Stars: Li Chen, Zhaoji Jia, Zhigang Zhang, Zhigang Zhao

Votes: 2,989 | Gross: $1.10M

27. Stolen Child (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

5.2
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Amanda and John adopt a gorgeous baby girl from Europe. After years of angst and disappointment, they finally adopt the baby they had dreamed about. But something is not quite right and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Tyler Allen, Tichina Arnold, Barry Barnholtz

Votes: 278

28. Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus (1995)

100 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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Lupin must rescue a young girl from a mysterious doomsday cult, who wants a book of prophecies hidden by the girl's father.

Directors: Shun'ya Itô, Takeshi Shirato, Nobuo Tomizawa | Stars: Kan'ichi Kurita, Brice Armstrong, Laura Bailey, Dameon Clarke

Votes: 524

29. Patch Town (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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29 Metascore

After years in a loving home, Jon, a toy, was forgotten, deserted and ultimately betrayed by his adoptive mother.

Director: Craig Goodwill | Stars: Zoie Palmer, Julian Richings, Rob Ramsay, Suresh John

Votes: 433

30. Do You Know This Voice? (1964)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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In England, two criminals kidnap a child for ransom and make their ransom demands in a disguised voice from a phone booth.

Director: Frank Nesbitt | Stars: Dan Duryea, Isa Miranda, Gwen Watford, Peter Madden

Votes: 174

31. It's a Mad, Mad, Mad World (1987)

100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.6
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Bill, a TV news reporter, tries to make ends meet to support himself, his wife and three daughters in urban Hong Kong. In the mist of the misadventures of Bill and his family, their luck ... See full summary »

Director: Clifton Ko | Stars: Bill Tung, Lydia Shum, Elsie Chan, Loletta Lee

Votes: 172

32. Andel Páne 2 (2016)

99 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Petronel, an angel, is still working at the Heaven's gates but is confident that he deserves a better function. His everlasting tempter Uriah, a devil, takes up tempting him. All one has to... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Strach | Stars: Ivan Trojan, Jirí Dvorák, Vica Kerekes, Anna Ctvrtnícková

Votes: 317

33. The Hussy (1979)

90 min | Drama

6.8
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Misfit François kidnaps young Mado and takes her to live with him in the attic of his parents' home. A strange relationship evolves till the police comes upon them.

Director: Jacques Doillon | Stars: Claude Hébert, Madeleine Desdevises, Paulette Lahaye, Juliette Le Cauchoix

Votes: 358

34. Everything Will Be Okay (2015)

30 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A divorced father picks up his eight-year-old daughter Lea. It seems pretty much like every second weekend, but after a while Lea can't help feeling that something isn't right. So begins a fateful journey.

Director: Patrick Vollrath | Stars: Simon Schwarz, Julia Pointner, Marion Rottenhofer, Daniel Keberle

Votes: 972

35. Mountain Cry (2015)

107 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Set in a remote village, the story begins with the sudden death of a husband and father whose family is new to the village's tight-knit traditional community. In the aftermath of that ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Yang | Stars: Yueting Lang, Ziyi Wang, Jin Guo, Taishen Cheng

Votes: 314

36. Penny Dreadful (2013)

18 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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A novice crook gets involved in a ransom plot, but winds up kidnapping the wrong girl.

Director: Shane Atkinson | Stars: Oona Laurence, David H. Stevens, Marnie Schulenburg, Rick Zahn

Votes: 204

37. Stop Me Here (2015)

94 min | Drama

6.4
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Samson Cazalet is a cab driver who finds himself accused of kidnapping the daughter of a woman he drove back to her home. He's abruptly jailed and left alone, heading toward a trial who seems already lost.

Director: Gilles Bannier | Stars: Reda Kateb, Léa Drucker, Gilles Cohen, Erika Sainte

Votes: 186

38. À moi seule (2012)

91 min | Drama

6.0
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The girl Gaëlle Faroult is kidnapped at school when she is about eight by Vincent Maillard that imprisons her at the basement of his isolated house but provides everything she needs. Along ... See full summary »

Director: Frédéric Videau | Stars: Agathe Bonitzer, Reda Kateb, Hélène Fillières, Noémie Lvovsky

Votes: 310

39. Echo (2007)

80 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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A divorced policeman loses custody of his young son, only to kidnap his boy and retreat to a remote cottage, where his plan soon turns into a nightmare.

Director: Anders Morgenthaler | Stars: Kim Bodnia, Villads Milthers Fritsche, Stine Fischer Christensen, Peter Stormare

Votes: 409

40. The Imp (1981)

75 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.4
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Nukitsamees (English title: Bumpy) is a family musical which somewhat echoes the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. A brother and sister called Kusti and Iti get lost in a forest while ... See full summary »

Director: Helle Karis | Stars: Egert Soll, Anna-Liisa Kurve, Ülari Kirsipuu, Ines Aru

Votes: 411

41. Shikaku tantei Higurashi Tabito (2015 TV Movie)

Mystery

5.8
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Higurashi Tabito has lost all his senses, save one, following an occurrence in the past. he can see, but he cannot hear, smell, taste or feel. Incredibly, he is a detective owing to a ... See full summary »

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi | Stars: Tôri Matsuzaka, Asami Usuda, Gaku Hamada, Manami Hashimoto

Votes: 9

42. Aberrações de Uma Prostituta (1988)

94 min | Crime, Thriller

3.1
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The gardener Cabral stumbles with the grave of his boss Dr. Marcio in the garden of his small ranch and tells his discovery to his wife and neighbors. When his boss returns to the ranch, ... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Cavalcanti

Votes: 7

43. Iqbal, a Tale of a Fearless Child (2015)

87 min | Animation, Family

6.2
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Directors: Michel Fuzellier, Babak Payami | Stars: Bruno Solo, Yvan Le Bolloc'h, Victor Quilichini, Jacques Bouanich

Votes: 54

44. Lust for Revenge (1976)

100 min | Crime, Drama

5.2
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Father takes revenge on kidnappers after paying a ransom.

Director: Andreas Katsimitsoulias | Stars: Lakis Komninos, Olga Politou, Lefteris Giftopoulos, Giannis Kandilas

Votes: 8

45. Back for Your Life (1996)

Action, Crime

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After she and her son were kidnapped by a man who lost his family due to drug traffickers, a woman sympathizes with her kidnapper and finds herself involved in his quest for revenge.

Director: Kin-sang Lee | Stars: Tsung-Hua To, Man Cheung, Kar-Ying Law, Elvis Tsui

46. Shinobi (1987 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Fantasy

7.6
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The Ninja children of the Iga clan were kidnapped by Zeed, a syndication of evil Ninjas and outlaws. Joe Musashi, a master of Ninjutsu amd other martial arts must penetrate single-handedly ... See full summary »

Votes: 142

47. Gyerekrablás a Palánk utcában (1985)

96 min | Comedy, Family

7.1
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Director: Sándor Mihályfy | Stars: Ildikó Bánsági, Róbert Koltai, Nóra Tábori, Ádám Szirtes

Votes: 57

48. Roadworthy: The Invisible Children Tour (2011– )

Documentary, Reality-TV

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Documenting the adventures of millennial youth, whose desire for individual purpose melds with the corporate purpose of Invisible Children, as they discover that world peace comes with personal sacrifice.

Stars: Zach Barrows, Angela Diange, Alex Naser-Hall, Adam Palumbo

49. Yotlungerdal (2015)

26 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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An award-winning, black/white, silent short film that details the madcap pursuit of a mythical creature by villagers seeking to retrieve a kidnapped infant.

Director: Wesley Gunn | Stars: Jeffrey Ashkin, Lacy Baxter, Henry Bear, Matthew Benzinger

50. Forfeit of Grace (2010)

16 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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When a man discovers a kidnapped girl in a secluded motel, he struggles to save her and find redemption for his violent past.

Director: Kane Senes | Stars: Michael Q. Schmidt, Fred Ponzlov, Bill Oberst Jr., Elle Labadie

Votes: 34



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