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1. Bones (2005–2017)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.9
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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan and cocky F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth build a team to investigate murders. Quite often, there isn't more to examine than rotten flesh or mere bones.

Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne

Votes: 130,043

2. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.9
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79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 229,572 | Gross: $32.73M

3. The Man from Earth (2007)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An impromptu goodbye party for Professor John Oldman becomes a mysterious interrogation after the retiring scholar reveals to his colleagues he has a longer and stranger past than they can imagine.

Director: Richard Schenkman | Stars: David Lee Smith, Tony Todd, John Billingsley, Ellen Crawford

Votes: 160,517

4. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.7
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46 Metascore

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott

Votes: 111,050 | Gross: $75.07M

5. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Votes: 123,287 | Gross: $8.11M

6. Altered States (1980)

R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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58 Metascore

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Votes: 29,378 | Gross: $19.85M

7. The Haunting (1963)

G | 112 min | Horror

7.6
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74 Metascore

A scientist doing research on the paranormal invites two women to a haunted mansion. One of the participants soon starts losing her mind.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 31,435 | Gross: $2.62M

8. The Relic (1997)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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55 Metascore

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore

Votes: 22,564 | Gross: $33.96M

9. Horror Express (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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68 Metascore

In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train.

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa

Votes: 7,908

10. Fierce People (2005)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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54 Metascore

A massage therapist looking to overcome her addictions and reconnect with her son, whose father is an anthropologist in South America studying the Yanomani people, moves in with a wealthy ex-client in New Jersey.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Diane Lane, Donald Sutherland, Anton Yelchin, Chris Evans

Votes: 6,068 | Gross: $0.09M

11. The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

R | 98 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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64 Metascore

An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumors about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae, Paul Winfield

Votes: 20,340 | Gross: $19.60M

12. Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals (1977)

85 min | Adventure, Horror

5.2
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A hedonistic photojournalist and an anthropologist traverse the Amazon Jungle to unearth the origins behind a mysterious woman, reputed to have been raised by a cannibal tribe.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Nieves Navarro, Donald O'Brien

Votes: 2,317

13. Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

PG | 96 min | Horror

6.0
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Johnny Alucard raises Count Dracula from the dead in London in 1972. The Count goes after the descendants of Van Helsing.

Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Christopher Neame

Votes: 4,802

14. Boxcar Bertha (1972)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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61 Metascore

During the Great Depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Barbara Hershey, David Carradine, Barry Primus, Bernie Casey

Votes: 7,512

15. Maggie's Plan (2015)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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76 Metascore

Maggie wants to have a baby, raising him on her own, but when she gets romantically involved with John, a married man, things get complicated and all the balance of Maggie's plans may collapse.

Director: Rebecca Miller | Stars: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Maya Rudolph

Votes: 14,314 | Gross: $3.35M

16. Nomads (1986)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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A French anthropologist specializing in nomadic groups moves to Los Angeles with his wife, and starts following a group of sinister street punks who seem to live and move around in a black van. But they aren't what they seem.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Lesley-Anne Down, Pierce Brosnan, Anna Maria Monticelli, Adam Ant

Votes: 3,473 | Gross: $2.28M

17. Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror

5.2
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Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Lorraine De Selle, Danilo Mattei, Zora Kerova

Votes: 8,251

18. Instinct (1999)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

6.6
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43 Metascore

When noted anthropologist Dr. Ethan Powell (Sir Anthony Hopkins), who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to young psychiatrist Theo Caulder (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) to get through to him.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney

Votes: 30,278 | Gross: $34.10M

19. Mogambo (1953)

Approved | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.7
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On a Kenyan safari, white hunter Victor Marswell has a love triangle with seductive American socialite Eloise Kelly and anthropologist Donald Nordley's cheating wife Linda.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Clark Gable, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Donald Sinden

Votes: 6,830

20. Night School (1981)

R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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Who's been decapitating the innocent girls at a local night school? The police are baffled.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Leonard Mann, Rachel Ward, Drew Snyder, Joseph R. Sicari

Votes: 1,858 | Gross: $1.17M

21. A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

4.4
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A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot.

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Samuel Fuller, Ricky Addison Reed, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 2,982

22. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, Wendy Barrie

Votes: 8,580

23. Jane (II) (2017)

PG | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

The life and work of the renowned primatology scientist, Jane Goodall, especially on her research about chimpanzees.

Director: Brett Morgen | Stars: Jane Goodall, Hugo Van Lawick, Hugo Eric Louis van Lawick

Votes: 3,050 | Gross: $1.72M

24. On the Town (1949)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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71 Metascore

Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

Votes: 14,647

25. Gargoyles (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 74 min | Horror

6.3
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An anthropologist/paleontologist and his daughter, while travelling through the southwestern U.S., stumble upon a colony of living, breathing gargoyles.

Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jennifer Salt, Grayson Hall, Bernie Casey

Votes: 2,179

26. The Lost World (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison, Claude Rains

Votes: 3,180

27. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 56,101 | Gross: $13.00M

28. Boy on a Dolphin (1957)

Not Rated | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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A woman finds a treasure and is torn between two men: one who wants to sell it and one who wants to gift it to Greece.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, Sophia Loren, Alexis Minotis

Votes: 1,223

29. Wild in the Streets (1968)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.0
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A young man gains significant political influence as the leader of a counterculture rock band with his rallying cry of voting rights for teenagers.

Director: Barry Shear | Stars: Christopher Jones, Shelley Winters, Diane Varsi, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 1,722

30. Zombie Holocaust (1980)

R | 84 min | Horror

5.3
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An expedition in the East Indies, encounters not only the cannibals they were looking for, but also an evil scientist and his zombie army.

Director: Marino Girolami | Stars: Ian McCulloch, Alexandra Delli Colli, Sherry Buchanan, Peter O'Neal

Votes: 4,684

31. Trog (1970)

GP | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A sympathetic anthropologist uses drugs and surgery to try to communicate with a primitive troglodyte who is found living in a local cave.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Crawford, Michael Gough, Bernard Kay, Kim Braden

Votes: 1,946

32. Beach Party (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.8
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"Beach Party" was the first of of a series of seven related AIP beach party films. The others are Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, Beach Blanket Bingo, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini and The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Robert Cummings, Dorothy Malone, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello

Votes: 1,675

33. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.2
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Set in the late 1870's - A woman hires an anthropologist/adventurer to track down her husband, who has disappeared while searching for an elusive passage to the center of the earth.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Ricky Schroder, Victoria Pratt, Peter Fonda, Steven Grayhm

Votes: 1,502

34. Night of the Demon (1980)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

4.8
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Professor Nugent and his students try to track down Bigfoot, but end up uncovering something more sinister at work.

Director: James C. Wasson | Stars: Michael Cutt, Joy Allen, Bob Collins, Jody Lazarus

Votes: 1,406

35. The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror

6.0
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While lecturing in China, Van Helsing agrees to help seven kung fu trained siblings reclaim their ancestral mountain village, now the domain of seven powerful vampires and their army of undead slaves.

Directors: Roy Ward Baker, Cheh Chang | Stars: Peter Cushing, David Chiang, Julie Ege, Han Chen Wang

Votes: 3,389

36. Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

4.9
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An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne, Gregory Smith

Votes: 4,998 | Gross: $7.51M

37. Show Me Yours (2004–2005)

30 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

4.6
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With a new book deal, a fabulous apartment and a stable relationship, psychologist turned sex expert Kate Langford is living her dream. But when her publisher pairs her up with the arrogant... See full summary »

Stars: Rachael Crawford, Adam J. Harrington, Jeff Seymour, Rachel Wilson

Votes: 229

38. Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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49 Metascore

A young woman frets upstairs in her family's country manor on her wedding day, fearful she's about to marry the wrong man. Downstairs, both her fiancé and her former lover grow increasingly anxious.

Director: Donald Rice | Stars: Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway, Elizabeth McGovern, James Norton

Votes: 2,051 | Gross: $0.00M

39. Unnatural History (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A young man is sent to live with his uncle and cousin in Washington DC by his anthropologist parents. In the process, he must use the skills he learned around the world in order to solve various crimes and conspiracies.

Stars: Kevin G. Schmidt, Jordan Gavaris, Italia Ricci, Martin Donovan

Votes: 1,308

40. Jimmy P. (2013)

Unrated | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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58 Metascore

A troubled Native American veteran forms an extraordinary friendship with his maverick French psychoanalyst as they try to find a cure to his suffering.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Mathieu Amalric, Gina McKee, Larry Pine

Votes: 2,546 | Gross: $0.02M

41. Lady Terminator (1989)

R | 82 min | Action, Horror

5.6
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The spirit of an ancient evil queen posesses the body of a young anthropological student, who then goes on a murderous rampage.

Director: H. Tjut Djalil | Stars: Barbara Anne Constable, Christopher J. Hart, Claudia Angelique Rademaker, Joseph P. McGlynn

Votes: 1,310

42. The Green Inferno (1988)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

3.9
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Four friends head into the jungle to locate a lost professor but instead face off against treasure hunters who are torturing and killing natives.

Director: Antonio Climati | Stars: Marco Merlo, Fabrizio Merlo, May Deseligny, Pio Maria Federici

Votes: 625

43. The Cannibal in the Jungle (2015)

84 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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The two-hour scripted feature THE CANNIBAL IN THE JUNGLE follows the story of an American scientist who was convicted of killing and cannibalizing two colleagues in the jungles of Flores, Indonesia in 1977.

Director: Simon George | Stars: Richard Brake, Jim Sturgeon, Tim Ahern, Neil D'Souza

Votes: 304

44. Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (2017)

119 min | Drama

6.5
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Adi (40), a shy and introverted anthropologist, who got recently dumped by his girlfriend, moves to Ferentari, the poorest and most notorious neighborhood of Bucharest. He wants to write a ... See full summary »

Director: Ivana Mladenovic | Stars: Dan Bursuc, Sorin Cocis, Cezar Grumazescu, Kana Hashimoto

Votes: 302

45. Atlantis Interceptors (1983)

Unrated | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.8
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A team of scientists working to raise a sunken Russian nuclear submarine on an ocean platform off the coast of Miami, Florida, unearth an ancient Atlantean relic from the sea floor and ... See full summary »

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Christopher Connelly, Gioia Scola, Tony King, Stefano Mingardo

Votes: 1,157

46. The Last Man (2000)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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32 Metascore

Apocalyptic comedy finds a socially-challenged grad school student as one of the last two men on Earth with a beautiful woman. However, the other remaining man is his superior in every ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Ralston | Stars: David Arnott, Jeri Ryan, Dan Montgomery Jr.

Votes: 547

47. The Hypnotized (2004)

104 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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A psychiatrist fails to help a mental patient during her stay in hospital. The doctor becomes obsessed with his former patient, seeks her on the outside and uses hypnosis to fulfill his sexual desires.

Director: In-shik Kim | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Tae-woo Kim, Chang Yun, Jeong-su Han

Votes: 409

48. House on the Rocks (1974)

97 min | Drama, Romance

5.1
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Eleni, the wife of a very rich man, spends the summer on an island in the Aegean Sea, doing archaeological research. One day her stepson comes to visit. The sea, the sun, the shepherds with... See full summary »

Director: George Zervoulakos | Stars: Bente Børsum, Christo Spyropoulos, Andreas Barkoulis, Anda Vartholomeou

Votes: 42

49. Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)

108 min | Comedy, Western

6.2
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A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 693

50. The Real Macaw (1998)

G | 91 min | Family, Adventure

5.7
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An ancient talking macaw named Mac becomes the saving grace for an elderly man threatened with a nursing home, when it is discovered that the talking bird knows the whereabouts of a buried ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Jamie Croft, Deborra-Lee Furness, Joe Petruzzi, John Waters

Votes: 393



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