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1. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.5
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75 Metascore

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

Votes: 927,758 | Gross: $204.84M

2. The Green Mile (1999)

R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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61 Metascore

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

Votes: 1,044,234 | Gross: $136.80M

3. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 1,031,178 | Gross: $128.01M

4. Halloween (2007)

R | 109 min | Horror

6.1
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47 Metascore

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Brad Dourif

Votes: 103,989 | Gross: $58.27M

5. Mama (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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57 Metascore

A young couple take in their two nieces only to suspect that a supernatural spirit named Mama has latched itself to their family.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse

Votes: 161,577 | Gross: $71.63M

6. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.0
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2 skeptical reporters are sent to Transylvania to find the Frankenstein monster - or get fired. They are laughed at there but something suspicious is going on - maybe there are monsters, vampires, mummies and werewolves.

Director: Rudy De Luca | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane

Votes: 5,960 | Gross: $7.20M

7. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 101 min | Action, Horror, Mystery

6.1
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50 Metascore

A race of space vampires arrives in London and infects the populace, beginning an apocalyptic descent into chaos.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 20,512 | Gross: $11.60M

8. Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

An Oxford graduate takes up a job in a mental asylum, only to discover that the "revolutionary" new treatments are inhumane, and that there is more going on than meets the eye.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson

Votes: 47,090

9. Joker (2012)

Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

2.4
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A space scientist working on a project to communicate with aliens visits a village called Paglapur. To improve the plight of the inhabitants of Paglapur, he comes up with a novel idea.

Director: Shirish Kunder | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Shreyas Talpade, Minissha Lamba

Votes: 4,701 | Gross: $0.13M

10. The Ward (2010)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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38 Metascore

An institutionalized young woman becomes terrorized by a ghost.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh

Votes: 38,740

11. Devil's Pass (2013)

R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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49 Metascore

A group of 5 students go the location of the infamous "dyatlov pass incident", to make a documentary but things take a turn for the worse to reveal the secrets as to what happened there.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Holly Goss, Matt Stokoe, Luke Albright, Ryan Hawley

Votes: 21,203

12. The Devil Inside (2012)

R | 83 min | Horror

4.2
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18 Metascore

In Italy, a woman becomes involved in a series of unauthorized exorcisms during her mission to discover what happened to her mother, who allegedly murdered three people during her own exorcism.

Director: William Brent Bell | Stars: Fernanda Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, Ionut Grama

Votes: 33,838 | Gross: $53.26M

13. Don't Say a Word (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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38 Metascore

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 46,358 | Gross: $55.00M

14. StageFright (1987)

Unrated | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.7
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A group of stage actors lock themselves in the theater for a rehearsal of their upcoming musical production, unaware that an escaped psychopath has sneaked into the theater with them.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: David Brandon, Barbara Cupisti, Domenico Fiore, Robert Gligorov

Votes: 6,093

15. Strait-Jacket (1964)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John

Votes: 4,468

16. Deadgirl (2008)

R | 101 min | Horror

5.6
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36 Metascore

Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

Directors: Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel | Stars: Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Candice King, Eric Podnar

Votes: 17,822

17. Frankie & Alice (2010)

R | 101 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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47 Metascore

A drama centered on a go-go dancer with multiple personality disorder who struggles to remain her true self and begins working with a psychotherapist to uncover the mystery of the inner ghosts that haunt her.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Halle Berry, Stellan Skarsgård, Phylicia Rashad, Chandra Wilson

Votes: 4,762 | Gross: $0.69M

18. Alone in the Dark (1982)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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A quartet of murderous psychopaths break out of a mental hospital during a power blackout and lay siege to their doctor's house.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Jack Palance, Donald Pleasence, Martin Landau, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 4,068

19. The Institute (2017)

R | 90 min | Thriller

4.1
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In 19th century Baltimore, a girl stricken with grief from her parents' untimely death voluntarily checks herself into the Rosewood Institute, and is subjected to bizarre and increasingly ... See full summary »

Directors: James Franco, Pamela Romanowsky | Stars: Allie Gallerani, James Franco, Joe Pease, Scott Haze

Votes: 2,331

20. Spider (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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83 Metascore

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave

Votes: 34,025 | Gross: $1.64M

21. Beyond: Two Souls (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.5
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Live the life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through her psychic link to a mysterious invisible entity.

Director: David Cage | Stars: Ellen Page, Willem Dafoe, Eric Winter, Kadeem Hardison

Votes: 9,242

22. Shock Corridor (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best

Votes: 10,064

23. What the Peeper Saw (1972)

R | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.0
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A wealthy author's second wife begins to suspect that her 12 year old stepson may have murdered his mother, who mysteriously died in a bathtub accident.

Directors: James Kelley, Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Mark Lester, Britt Ekland, Hardy Krüger, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 582

24. Scared Stiff (1987)

R | 83 min | Horror

4.4
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Strange visions come to haunt a singer when she, her son, and her psychiatrist-turned-boyfriend move into an old colonial house that is haunted by the ghost of a ruthless slave owner.

Director: Richard Friedman | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Mary Page Keller, David Ramsey, Josh Segal

Votes: 382

25. Waterland (1992)

R | 95 min | Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Tom Crick, a high school history teacher, is having trouble connecting - with his class, with his wife. He ventures into telling his class stories about his young adulthood in the Fens ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, Ethan Hawke, Grant Warnock

Votes: 1,997 | Gross: $1.03M

26. All Light Will End (2018)

TV-MA | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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When a capricious young author hiding a dark secret returns home for her brother's graduation, she finds herself haunted by the past and tormented by grim night terrors.

Director: Chris Blake | Stars: Sarah Butler, Andy Buckley, John Schuck, Sam Jones III

Votes: 968

27. Nice Dreams (1981)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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54 Metascore

Disguised as ice cream vendors, Cheech and Chong make--and subsequently lose--millions of dollars selling a batch of marijuana with an unusual side effect.

Director: Tommy Chong | Stars: Cheech Marin, Tommy Chong, Benita Barrie, Sandra Bernhard

Votes: 6,594 | Gross: $33.98M

28. The Dentist 2 (1998)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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Dr. Caine, the murdering dentist from the original movie, has escaped from the mental hospital where he has been since being caught. Hoping to resume a normal life, he makes his way to a ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jillian McWhirter, Jeff Doucette, Susanne Wright

Votes: 3,128

29. Outlast (2013 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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Freelance journalist, Miles Upshur, is requested by an anonymous individual to investigate the Mount Massive Asylum, only to find it overrun by the asylum's deranged patients.

Stars: Shawn Baichoo, Chimwemwe Miller, Andreas Apergis, Alex Ivanovici

Votes: 2,921

30. The Girl on the Broomstick (1972)

76 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Saxana has the enthusiasm, but lacks the right talent to become a witch. So she's kept in for 300 years - nothing unusual for a sorceress' school. Being bored, she skims through the ... See full summary »

Director: Václav Vorlícek | Stars: Petra Cernocká, Jan Hrusínský, Jan Kraus, Vlastimil Zavrel

Votes: 983

31. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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An amnesiac World War I veteran falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-war life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 6,453 | Gross: $10.14M

32. Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Pia Zadora, Craig Sheffer, Tom Nolan, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 494

33. 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

34. Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jessica Errero, Alexandra Lucas, Robert Leroy

Votes: 2,869 | Gross: $0.02M

35. Humshakals (2014)

Not Rated | 159 min | Comedy

1.8
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A comedy centered around three people who each have a lookalike of a lookalike, all with the same name.

Director: Sajid Khan | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu

Votes: 7,183

36. Neverwas (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.6
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A well-educated psychiatrist leaves an academic career to work at an institution where his father, a novelist, lived before writing a renowned children's book. Acclimating to his position, ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Michael Stern | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ian McKellen, Brittany Murphy, Nick Nolte

Votes: 6,273

37. Deepwater (2005)

R | 93 min | Fantasy, Mystery

5.4
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A drifter comes to the town of Deepwater and is seduced into a twisted game of deceit and murder.

Director: David S. Marfield | Stars: Lucas Black, Peter Coyote, Mía Maestro, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 1,876

38. The Year of the Cannibals (1970)

GP | 88 min | Drama

6.3
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The streets of a big city are full of dead bodies but people seem not to notice and pass by indifferently. At the behest of the authorities, the bodies of those citizens who were killed ... See full summary »

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Britt Ekland, Pierre Clémenti, Tomas Milian, Delia Boccardo

Votes: 252

39. Deadly Strangers (1975)

R | 88 min | Thriller

6.5
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Amidst public warnings of a dangerous patient who's escaped from a mental hospital, a young Belle Adams hitches rides on the highway with various assortment of motorists.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Hayley Mills, Simon Ward, Sterling Hayden, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 469

40. Yaarana (1981)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.1
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Multi-millionaire Bishan Kumar and orphan Kishan are inseparable friends and live in the same house with Bishan's widowed mother and a maid servant. Bishan's father was responsible for the ... See full summary »

Director: Rakesh Kumar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Neetu Singh, Tanuja, Aruna Irani

Votes: 1,414

41. Ferat Vampire (1982)

90 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.8
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A doctor Marek is shocked when his beloved nurse Mima signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat, in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A fellow doctor makes him believe ... See full summary »

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Jirí Menzel, Dagmar Havlová, Jana Brezková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 388

42. 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: 913

43. Julia and Julia (1987)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

5.7
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Julia, an American woman living in Italy, becomes depressed and traumatized after her husband Paolo is killed in a car accident on their wedding day. Six years later, Julia inexplicably ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Del Monte | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Gabriele Ferzetti, Gabriel Byrne, Angela Goodwin

Votes: 718 | Gross: $0.90M

44. X-Rated Girl (1971)

R | 110 min | Comedy

6.4
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A frustrated musician makes a career out of his wife's beautiful body.

Director: Pasquale Festa Campanile | Stars: Lando Buzzanca, Laura Antonelli, Ferruccio De Ceresa, Elsa Vazzoler

Votes: 359

45. Steak (2007)

82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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George is the scapegoat of his classmates. One day he cracks and shoots them. His best and only friend Blaise is accused in his place and sentenced to 7 years in a psychiatric hospital. At ... See full summary »

Director: Quentin Dupieux | Stars: Eric Judor, Ramzy Bedia, Jonathan Lambert, Vincent Belorgey

Votes: 1,977

46. Anima persa (1977)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Bizarre events keep occurring in an old mansion in Venezia, and it's soon obvious that something mysterious is up in the attic.

Director: Dino Risi | Stars: Vittorio Gassman, Catherine Deneuve, Danilo Mattei, Anicée Alvina

Votes: 649

47. The Crowded Sky (1960)

105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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Disaster movie about a Navy jet and a commercial airliner heading for a mid air collision.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., John Kerr

Votes: 556

48. 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 is trying 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: 2,675

49. 29 February (2006)

90 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Ji-yeon, a tollgate ticket girl, is frightened by a mysterious black car, which hands over a bloodstained ticket as a fee at midnight. Her fear deepens after her colleague, Jong-sook, tells... See full summary »

Director: Jong-hoon Jung | Stars: Eun-jin Baek, Yoon-jeong Choi, Ho Im, Hyeon-kyeong Im

Votes: 725

50. Guna (1991)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Romance

8.2
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A neurodivergent individual escapes the family he despises and the asylum he is kept in by creating fantasies.

Director: Santhana Bharathi | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Roshini, Rekha, Varalakshmi S.

Votes: 2,259



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