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1. Maleficent (2014)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.0
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56 Metascore

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land.

Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville

Votes: 312,527 | Gross: $241.41M

2. Robin Hood (2018)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

A war-hardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

Director: Otto Bathurst | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Ben Mendelsohn, Eve Hewson

Votes: 50,675 | Gross: $30.82M

3. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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68 Metascore

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 213,577 | Gross: $158.85M

4. Death Wish (2018)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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31 Metascore

Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone

Votes: 53,827 | Gross: $34.02M

5. Conan the Barbarian (1982)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.9
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43 Metascore

A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow, Sandahl Bergman

Votes: 129,940 | Gross: $39.57M

6. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 311,946 | Gross: $77.91M

7. Big Hero 6 (2014)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.8
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74 Metascore

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller

Votes: 379,959 | Gross: $222.53M

8. Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

PG | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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72 Metascore

A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives.

Director: Rich Moore | Stars: John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 353,253 | Gross: $189.42M

9. Faster (2010)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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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: 94,713 | Gross: $23.24M

10. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

R | 105 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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42 Metascore

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, discovers vampires are planning to take over the United States. He makes it his mission to eliminate them.

Director: Timur Bekmambetov | Stars: Benjamin Walker, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 144,297 | Gross: $37.52M

11. The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

R | 103 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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50 Metascore

Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

Director: James DeMonaco | Stars: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez

Votes: 128,285 | Gross: $71.96M

12. The First Wives Club (1996)

PG | 103 min | Comedy

6.4
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58 Metascore

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Director: Hugh Wilson | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith

Votes: 39,362 | Gross: $105.49M

13. Ride Lonesome (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Western

7.2
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A bounty hunter escorts a killer to be tried for murder, but allows the man's outlaw brother to catch up with them to have a showdown over a previous shocking murder.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, Karen Steele, Pernell Roberts, James Best

Votes: 4,080

14. Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser

Votes: 276,517 | Gross: $139.85M

15. Trust (I) (2010)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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60 Metascore

A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Liana Liberato, Jason Clarke

Votes: 39,723 | Gross: $0.12M

16. Lionheart (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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41 Metascore

An Ex-French Soldier begins participating in underground street fights in order to make money for his brother's family.

Director: Sheldon Lettich | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Harrison Page, Deborah Rennard, Lisa Pelikan

Votes: 30,447 | Gross: $24.08M

17. Big Fat Liar (2002)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.4
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36 Metascore

After a young boy's school essay erroneously finds its way into the hands of a Hollywood producer who turns the idea into a hit film, the boy travels to Los Angeles to claim his credit.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti, Amanda Detmer

Votes: 33,047 | Gross: $47.81M

18. Quest for Camelot (1998)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit, and a goofy two-headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Andrea Corr, Bryan White

Votes: 13,682 | Gross: $22.72M

19. Jane Got a Gun (2015)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Western

5.9
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49 Metascore

A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 19,431 | Gross: $1.51M

20. Witchfinder General (1968)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.8
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch-hunter when the latter terrorizes his fiancée and kills her uncle.

Director: Michael Reeves | Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

Votes: 8,229

21. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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Miss Marple comes to solve the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 6,270

22. Bound to Vengeance (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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27 Metascore

A young girl, chained in the basement of a sexual predator, escapes and turns the tables on her captor.

Director: José Manuel Cravioto | Stars: Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson, Bianca Malinowski, Kristoffer Kjornes

Votes: 5,151

23. La Reina Soy Yo (2019– )

Drama

6.9
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Yamelí Montoya returns to Mexico City for revenge after being wrongfully convicted in a U.S. prison for 17 years.

Stars: Michelle Renaud, Lambda García, Mane De La Parra, Polo Morin

Votes: 18

24. Witnesses (2014– )

52 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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Set in a small coastal village in France, this is a quiet thriller of crime and dark secrets. The opening sequence takes place in a house just put out for sale. In it, the discovery of what... See full summary »

Stars: Marie Dompnier, Jan Hammenecker, Alexandre Carrière, Florence Bolufer

Votes: 2,130

25. Lady Snowblood (1973)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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A young girl is born and raised to be an instrument of revenge.

Director: Toshiya Fujita | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Toshio Kurosawa, Masaaki Daimon, Miyoko Akaza

Votes: 10,944

26. April Fool's Day (2008 Video)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

3.7
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A year after an April Fool's Day prank which resulted in the death of one of their set, a group of friends find themselves targeted by someone who is out for revenge.

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores | Stars: Taylor Cole, Josh Henderson, Scout Taylor-Compton, Joe Egender

Votes: 3,558

27. Red Hill (2010)

R | 95 min | Thriller, Western

6.4
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62 Metascore

A young police officer must survive his first day's duty in a small country town.

Director: Patrick Hughes | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tommy Lewis, Claire van der Boom

Votes: 7,933 | Gross: $0.02M

28. Cornered (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.7
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Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel, Nina Vale

Votes: 1,736

29. Le marginal (1983)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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The story is about Commissioner Jordan who arrives in Marseille to combat drug trafficking activities in his own unique way.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henry Silva, Carlos Sotto Mayor, Pierre Vernier

Votes: 2,159

30. One Deadly Summer (1983)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Oozing sensuality, a young woman arrives in a small town and gets married to the local mechanic. Was it love at first sight? What links her enigmatic presence to the family's piano? Is it curiosity or is it something far more sinister?

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon, Suzanne Flon, Jenny Clève

Votes: 3,826

31. Rancho Notorious (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Western

7.0
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After the murder of his fiancée, a Wyoming ranch hand sets out to find her killer.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Marlene Dietrich, Arthur Kennedy, Mel Ferrer, Gloria Henry

Votes: 3,571

32. The Girl Most Likely to... (1973 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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An ugly girl undergoes plastic surgery and becomes beautiful. She then takes revenge on all the people who mistreated her when she was ugly.

Director: Lee Philips | Stars: Stockard Channing, Edward Asner, Jim Backus, Joe Flynn

Votes: 1,141

33. Posse from Hell (1961)

Approved | 88 min | Western

6.7
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Banner Cole is a tough sheriff's deputy who forms a small posse to go after 4 death cell escapees who killed the sheriff , along with 3 other men, and kidnapped a woman with rape in mind.

Director: Herbert Coleman | Stars: Audie Murphy, John Saxon, Zohra Lampert, Vic Morrow

Votes: 736

34. Decision at Sundown (1957)

Approved | 77 min | Western

6.9
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Bart Allison and sidekick Sam arrive in the town of Sundown on the wedding day of town boss Tate Kimbrough, whom Allison blames for his wife's death years earlier.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Randolph Scott, John Carroll, Karen Steele, Valerie French

Votes: 2,111

35. The 8 Diagram Pole Fighter (1984)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama

7.4
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The Yang family was the loyal strong-arm of the Imperial army. But a jealous General betrays the Eilte Spearman and their father to the opposing Mongol army. After an ambush of a battle, ... See full summary »

Director: Chia-Liang Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Sheng Fu, Lily Li, Kara Wai

Votes: 2,320

36. Die Nibelungen: Kriemhild's Revenge (1924)

Not Rated | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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After Siegfried's dead, Kriemhild marries Etzel, the King of the Huns. She gives birth to a child, and invites her brothers for a party. She tries to persuade Etzel and the other Huns, that... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Margarete Schön, Gertrud Arnold, Theodor Loos, Hans Carl Mueller

Votes: 3,626

37. Inner Sanctum II (1994)

R | 82 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

3.6
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After a traumatized woman kills her rich husband in self defense, his family and friends show up to secure a piece of the inheritance for themselves even if it means driving the poor woman insane - or worse.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Michael Nouri, Tracy Brooks Swope, Sandahl Bergman, David Warner

Votes: 194

38. Sans mobile apparent (1971)

PG | 100 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A strange series of murders are being committed in Nice on the French riviera. The commissionaire Carella is in charge and tries desperately to find a missing link between all of these ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Labro | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Dominique Sanda, Sacha Distel, Carla Gravina

Votes: 572

39. Delusions of Grandeur (1971)

PG | 85 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

7.3
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In Spain of 17th century Minister of Finance try to dishonor the queen. But his plan was too much intricate.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Louis de Funès, Yves Montand, Alice Sapritch, Karin Schubert

Votes: 5,820

40. The Perfect Sleep (2009)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.6
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27 Metascore

Against the backdrop of a noirish dreamscape, a tortured man returns to the city he swore he would never return to, in order to save the woman he has always loved yet can never have.

Director: Jeremy Alter | Stars: Anton Pardoe, Anthony Dilio, David Beck, Ken Clark

Votes: 1,063

41. Acorralada (2007–2008)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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a guy falls for a girl with ups and downs in their relationship

Stars: Alejandra Lazcano, David Zepeda, Maritza Rodríguez, Jorge Luis Pila

Votes: 199

42. The Kid from Texas (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.4
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In New Mexico, Billy the Kid is involved in the Lincoln County War, kills many rivals and eventually becomes a wanted fugitive.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Audie Murphy, Gale Storm, Albert Dekker, Shepperd Strudwick

Votes: 473

43. Black Moon (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Horror

6.1
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A young girl who lives on a tropical island loses her parents to a voodoo sacrifice, but although she manages to escape the island, a curse is put on her. Years later, as an adult, she ... See full summary »

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Jack Holt, Fay Wray, Dorothy Burgess, Cora Sue Collins

Votes: 466

44. Revenge Porn (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Documentary

4.6
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This film investigates the dark side of sexting, revealing what can happen when your most intimate photos get into the wrong hands. For young people today, sharing intimate or sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Rees | Stars: Anna Richardson, Heather Robertson, Emma Short, Folami

Votes: 95

45. Revenge (I) (2000)

R | 94 min | Thriller

4.6
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A serial killer, whose victims are men with similar pasts, is tracked by a policewoman.

Director: Marc S. Grenier | Stars: Alexandra Paul, Vlasta Vrana, Anthony Michael Hall, Michelle Johnson

Votes: 209

46. Ladykiller (1996)

R | 83 min | Thriller

4.9
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A string of murders begin occurring on a campus by an embittered husband betrayed by his wife, who now punishes those he sees as being guilty of sins of the flesh.

Director: Terence H. Winkless | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Alex McArthur, Stephen Davies, Terri Treas

Votes: 219

47. Betrayal (II) (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.7
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Vazgen "Vaz", a Mobster turned businessman, is pulled back into his past life, when his eldest son is accused of killing a Russian gangster. Now he must find a way to save his family and ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Topalian | Stars: Jack Topalian, Eric Roberts, Oleg Taktarov, Scott L. Schwartz

Votes: 136

48. The Wise Guys (1965)

G | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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An ex-con with ulterior motives convinces the struggling inheritor of a sawmill to use convicts as affordable lumberjacks.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Bourvil, Lino Ventura, Marie Dubois, Jess Hahn

Votes: 748

49. Back to the Wall (1958)

93 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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A wealthy industrialist discovers his wife is having an affair and decides to exact revenge by blackmailing her under an assumed identity.

Director: Édouard Molinaro | Stars: Jeanne Moreau, Gérard Oury, Philippe Nicaud, Claire Maurier

Votes: 246

50. Damaged (I) (2015)

97 min | Drama

5.9
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Damaged is the endearing tale of a friendship in the most remarkable of circumstances.

Director: Maha Wilson | Stars: Nicholas Burton, Kabir Singh, Maha Wilson, Matthew Clarke

Votes: 11



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