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1. The Irishman (2019)

R | 209 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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94 Metascore

A mob hitman recalls his possible involvement with the slaying of Jimmy Hoffa.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 118,449

2. Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019)

R | 110 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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52 Metascore

A chronicle of the crimes of Ted Bundy from the perspective of Liz, his longtime girlfriend, who refused to believe the truth about him for years.

Director: Joe Berlinger | Stars: Lily Collins, Zac Efron, Angela Sarafyan, Sydney Vollmer

Votes: 58,945

3. The House That Jack Built (2018)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.8
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42 Metascore

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Votes: 44,733 | Gross: $0.09M

4. 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: 100,445 | Gross: $13.01M

5. Hellraiser (1987)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

7.0
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57 Metascore

An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; the demonic cenobites are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld.

Director: Clive Barker | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Sean Chapman

Votes: 95,585 | Gross: $14.56M

6. Bloodline (III) (2018)

R | 97 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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50 Metascore

Evan values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Director: Henry Jacobson | Stars: Seann William Scott, Mariela Garriga, Dale Dickey, Christie Herring

Votes: 2,913

7. The Voices (2014)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.4
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58 Metascore

A likable guy pursues his office crush with the help of his evil talking pets, but things turn sinister when she stands him up for a date.

Director: Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 49,782

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: 37,870 | Gross: $4.00M

9. Tragedy Girls (2017)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

6.0
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58 Metascore

A twist on the slasher genre, following two death-obsessed teenage girls who use their online show about real-life tragedies to send their small mid-western town into a frenzy, and cement their legacy as modern horror legends.

Director: Tyler MacIntyre | Stars: Brianna Hildebrand, Alexandra Shipp, Jack Quaid, Kevin Durand

Votes: 7,448 | Gross: $0.06M

10. Frankenhooker (1990)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street prostitutes.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: James Lorinz, Joanne Ritchie, Patty Mullen, J.J. Clark

Votes: 8,199 | Gross: $0.21M

11. The Boy (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

An intimate portrait of a 9-year-old sociopath's growing fascination with death.

Director: Craig William Macneill | Stars: David Morse, Jared Breeze, Rainn Wilson, Bill Sage

Votes: 4,373

12. Boiling Point (I) (1993)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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A pair of sociopath killers take on the police and the mob in order to make one last big score.

Director: James B. Harris | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Dennis Hopper, Lolita Davidovich, Viggo Mortensen

Votes: 5,287 | Gross: $10.06M

13. The Green Man (1956)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

7.3
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Work has been going with a bang for freelance assassin Hawkins but a job in England is a different matter. His apparently easy target, a pompous government minister, is off for some ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Day, Basil Dearden | Stars: Alastair Sim, George Cole, Terry-Thomas, Jill Adams

Votes: 1,219

14. 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: 613

15. The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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When David discovers that his best friend Emily is being forced to leave their caravan park home, he agrees to help her to run away. But after their plan starts to unravel, secrets come to light that transform his life in ways he never imagined.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Thomas Turgoose, Holliday Grainger, Ruth Wellman, Ewen MacIntosh

Votes: 817

16. You're Killing Me (2015)

Unrated | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

5.2
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Joe just told his boyfriend, George, that he is a serial killer. George thinks that his boyfriend, Joe, is hilarious... and he just saw Patricia Arquette at Target!!! In the horror/comedy ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Hansen | Stars: Shaughn Buchholz, James Cerne, Mindy Cohn, Ranney Draper

Votes: 272

17. Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.4
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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: 512

18. 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: 743

19. In Broad Daylight (1971 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A blind actor discovers his wife is cheating on him with his best friend, and hatches a plot to murder them both.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Richard Boone, Suzanne Pleshette, Stella Stevens, John Marley

Votes: 117

20. 6ixtynin9 (1999)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

A woman, fired from a financial coorporation during the Asia crisis, returns home with no money. However, she finds a box with a fortune in front of her door, and decides to keep it. ... See full summary »

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang | Stars: Tasanawalai Ongartittichai, Black Phomtong, Lalita Panyopas, Sirisin Siripornsmathikul

Votes: 1,876

21. The Strangler (1964)

Approved | 89 min | Horror

6.6
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An overweight lab technician with low self esteem, brought on by his dominant mother, becomes a serial killer of female nurses.

Director: Burt Topper | Stars: Victor Buono, David McLean, Diane Sayer, Davey Davison

Votes: 601

22. A Slight Case of Murder (1999 TV Movie)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.0
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A film critic accidentally kills his lover during a spat in which she falls and hits her head. In panic, he immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment. A private ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: William H. Macy, Adam Arkin, Felicity Huffman, James Cromwell

Votes: 1,245

23. MOTH (Man of the House) (2014)

R | 10 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A story about a 9 year old boy who tries to take care of his sick mother in a world that has fallen into chaos.

Director: O-T Fagbenle | Stars: Tom Burgering, Tamzin Outhwaite, Emma Cunniffe, Steve Medlin

Votes: 17

24. Death of Hitch-Hikers (1979)

87 min | Crime, Thriller

6.4
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Maniac, a driver, sits on the track women, which then rape and kill. For loved ones, he is an ordinary person who has a wife and child. When exposed, he does not stop before killing his ... See full summary »

Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Vilém Besser, Marek Perepeczko, Zdenek Buchvaldek, Jana Janeková

Votes: 94

25. Him Indoors (2012)

11 min | Short, Comedy, Horror

7.0
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Gregory Brewster is a serial killer, only problem is, he's agoraphobic.

Director: Paul Davis | Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Pollyanna McIntosh, David Schofield, Seelan Gunaseelan

Votes: 367

26. Unknown Hour (2009)

94 min | Crime, Thriller

6.5
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Hynek Michánek wants to study medicine but fails his entrance exams five times. He starts a job as an orderly in a district hospital where one of the doctors on the examining board works as... See full summary »

Director: Dan Svátek | Stars: Václav Jirácek, Ivan Franek, Marián Geisberg, Stanislav Zindulka

Votes: 81

27. Hana Zagorová: Bludicka Julie (1969 Video)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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Julie, a female serial killer of men who believes that she's a wisp, explains her modus operandi.

Director: Marie Manolová | Star: Hana Zagorová

Votes: 9

28. Milos Kopecký: Mackie Messer (1962 Video)

3 min | Short, Crime, Music

9.1
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A gruesome ballad about English serial killer 'Mack the Knife' from Kurt Weill's The Three-Penny Opera, sung by Czech actor Milos Kopecký.

Director: Ladislav Rychman | Stars: Jana Kopecká, Milos Kopecký

Votes: 13

29. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Maniac at Large (1992)

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.0
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A mousy librarian over-react reports of a serial killer.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Blythe Danner, Salome Jens, Clarence Williams III, Obba Babatundé

Votes: 473

30. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: None But the Lonely Heart (1992)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.3
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A con-man who meets and marries rich old widows through a dating service, then murders them and takes the inheritance, finally gets the date of his dreams - the very worst of them.

Director: Tom Hanks | Stars: Treat Williams, Frances Sternhagen, Henry Gibson, Tom Hanks

Votes: 584

31. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Two for the Show (1993)

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

7.7
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A man murders his beautiful younger wife when she threatens to leave him. He then packs her body in a big suitcase and boards a train, where he is stalked by an inquisitive detective.

Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: David Paymer, Vincent Spano, Traci Lords, John Kassir

Votes: 456



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