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1. Child's Play (1988)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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58 Metascore

A single mother gives her son a much sought-after doll for his birthday, only to discover that it is possessed by the soul of a serial killer.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif

Votes: 77,064 | Gross: $33.24M

2. Society (1989)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror

6.5
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An ordinary teenage boy discovers his family is part of a gruesome orgy cult for the social elite.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Billy Warlock, Devin DeVasquez, Evan Richards, Ben Meyerson

Votes: 11,323

3. Death Becomes Her (1992)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.5
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56 Metascore

When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 94,119 | Gross: $58.42M

4. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.3
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95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 128,809 | Gross: $5.72M

5. In the Dark (2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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As she deals with an unexpected pregnancy, D.I. Helen Weeks must return to the hometown she loathes to help her childhood best friend, who finds herself at the centre of a media frenzy following the abduction of two teenage girls.

Stars: Ben Batt, MyAnna Buring, Matt King, David Leon

Votes: 1,752

6. The Swimming Pool (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Lovers Marianne and Jean-Paul spend their vacation in a villa on the French Riviera near St-Tropez. Marianne invites her former lover, Harry, and his teenage daughter to stay. Tension rises between them, especially when Jean-Paul seduces Penelope.

Director: Jacques Deray | Stars: Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Maurice Ronet, Jane Birkin

Votes: 6,487 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Careful What You Wish For (2015)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

5.7
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32 Metascore

A guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.

Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum | Stars: Nick Jonas, Kiki Harris, David Sherrill, Graham Rogers

Votes: 6,663

8. Coma (1978)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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60 Metascore

When a young female doctor notices an unnatural amount of comas occurring in her hospital she uncovers a horrible conspiracy.

Director: Michael Crichton | Stars: Michael Douglas, Rip Torn, Geneviève Bujold, Elizabeth Ashley

Votes: 15,754

9. The Final Conflict (1981)

R | 108 min | Horror

5.6
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34 Metascore

The now adult Antichrist plots to eliminate his future divine opponent while a cabal of monks plot to stop him.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Sam Neill, Rossano Brazzi, Don Gordon, Lisa Harrow

Votes: 16,812 | Gross: $20.47M

10. Big Game (2014)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.4
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53 Metascore

A young teenager camping in the woods helps rescue the President of the United States when Air Force One is shot down near his campsite.

Director: Jalmari Helander | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevenson, Victor Garber

Votes: 28,624 | Gross: $0.02M

11. The Perfect Guy (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.6
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36 Metascore

After breaking up with her boyfriend, a professional woman gets involved with a man who seems almost too good to be true.

Director: David M. Rosenthal | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy, Morris Chestnut, L. Scott Caldwell

Votes: 9,005 | Gross: $57.02M

12. The Naked City (1948)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Two New York City detectives investigate the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart, Don Taylor

Votes: 10,795

13. Brighton Rock (1948)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course. When Pinkie murders a journalist called Fred Hale whom he believes is responsible for... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, William Hartnell, Harcourt Williams

Votes: 4,736 | Gross: $0.22M

14. Hollywood Vice Squad (1986)

R | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.6
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A mother goes to Hollywood to find her runaway daughter. The Vice Squad discovers that a dangerous gangster has turned the girl into one of his junkie teen prostitutes. The Squad also investigates illegal betting and a BDSM pornographer.

Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Ronny Cox, Frank Gorshin, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Trish Van Devere

Votes: 349

15. Secret Smile (2005)

180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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Charming Brendan Block dates Miranda Cotton and gets seriously committed. But she dumps him, claiming he invaded her privacy. A few weeks later, Brendan gets engaged to Miranda's sister and... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Goose, Kate Ashfield, David Tennant, Jill Baker

Votes: 1,386

16. The Killing Kind (1973)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.3
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Young Terry Lambert returns home from serving a prison term for a gang-rape he was forced to participate in. He seeks revenge on his lawyer and the girl who framed him. But his real problem... See full summary »

Director: Curtis Harrington | Stars: Ann Sothern, John Savage, Ruth Roman, Luana Anders

Votes: 644

17. Something for Everyone (1970)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Prince | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis

Votes: 742

18. The Bad Twin (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Thriller

5.6
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Psychological thriller in which two twin sisters move in with their aunt after their mother is placed in psychiatric care.

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: Haylie Duff, Grace Van Dien, Jacy King, Scott Bailey

Votes: 394

19. A Reflection of Fear (1972)

PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.1
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A disturbed young girl starts believing that there is something very sinister at work after her estranged father visits her at her mother and grandmother's house with the woman he plans to marry.

Director: William A. Fraker | Stars: Robert Shaw, Sally Kellerman, Mary Ure, Sondra Locke

Votes: 425

20. 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: 566

21. Ruby Cairo (1992)

PG-13 | 90 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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After her businessman husband dies suspiciously in a Mexican plane crash, his widow begins to investigate his labyrinthine financial dealings, not all of which are legal.

Director: Graeme Clifford | Stars: Andie MacDowell, Liam Neeson, Viggo Mortensen, Jack Thompson

Votes: 1,996 | Gross: $0.61M

22. Red Wedding (1973)

PG | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Lucienne Delamare and Pierre Maury are having an affair. Lucienne's husband Paul is the mayor, and a French deputy. Pierre's wife Clotilde has been weak and sickly for years. Lucienne's ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Stéphane Audran, Michel Piccoli, Claude Piéplu, Clotilde Joano

Votes: 1,430

23. Violette (1978)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-François Garreaud

Votes: 1,835

24. Boyfriend Killer (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

5.3
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A grieving mother suspects her son's ex girlfriend may have been involved in his death.

Director: Alyn Darnay | Stars: Barbie Castro, Patrick Muldoon, Kate Mansi, Yancy Butler

Votes: 298

25. A Quiet Place to Kill (I) (1970)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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A race-car driver whose life, both personal and professional, is in a rapid downfall is invited by her ex-husband's new wife to stay at their plush estate. The two women form a bond, and ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Carroll Baker, Jean Sorel, Luis Dávila, Alberto Dalbés

Votes: 462

26. A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and ... See full summary »

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Bernadette Lafont, Claude Brasseur, Charles Denner, Guy Marchand

Votes: 1,975

27. Entertaining Mr Sloane (1970)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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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: 501

28. Hastrman (2018)

Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.6
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A strange nobleman returning after years abroad to a small Bohemian village in the beginning of 19th century. The nobleman feels closer to animals despite looking like a human. He is a ... See full summary »

Director: Ondrej Havelka | Stars: Karel Dobrý, Jirí Lábus, Vladimír Polívka, David Novotný

Votes: 87

29. Poulet au vinaigre (1985)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery

6.7
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When a small town begins losing its citizenry in a series of grisly murders, out-of-town police inspector Jean Lavardin (Jean Poiret) is sent to investigate. Could the killers be a bullied ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Jean Poiret, Stéphane Audran, Michel Bouquet, Jean Topart

Votes: 1,329

30. Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)

Approved | 82 min | Thriller

7.1
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Clever fortune-hunter Edward Bare (Sir Dirk Bogarde), with a penchant for murder, does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife, and manages to get away with it. After an investigation results... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison

Votes: 1,129

31. Peppermint Frappé (1967)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

7.2
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Julian, a middle-aged single doctor, meets his childhood friend Pablo again. The latter is back from Africa and has just married a beautiful young blonde, Elena. Julian falls in love with ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: Geraldine Chaplin, José Luis López Vázquez, Alfredo Mayo, Emiliano Redondo

Votes: 997

32. Garage Sale Mystery: The Art of Murder (2017 TV Movie)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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While setting up a charity garage sale, Jennifer Shannon discovers a body in the attic of a nearby home. Using her eye for detail, as well as her experience with antiques and murder, Jennifer puts together clues that help catch a killer.

Director: Kristoffer Tabori | Stars: Lori Loughlin, Sarah Strange, Steve Bacic, Eva Bourne

Votes: 674

33. No Pockets in a Shroud (1974)

125 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Michel Dolannes resigns from a major newspaper as a journalist to launch a new journal 'Le Cosmopolite' which reveals all kinds of shady deals.One day, he is killed but who is the killer ?

Director: Jean-Pierre Mocky | Stars: Jean Carmet, Michel Constantin, Michel Galabru, Daniel Gélin

Votes: 145

34. The Great Swindle (1971)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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A seductive woman gets involved in relationships with several people. All of the characters play games of deceit with one another and things get more and more dangerous.

Director: José Antonio Nieves Conde | Stars: Marisa Mell, Stephen Boyd, Fernando Rey, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 91

35. Strigoi (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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When the villagers killed Constantin Tirescu, they thought it was justice. Vlad Cozma thinks it was murder. Now Constantin thinks pickles might go nice with blood.

Director: Faye Jackson | Stars: Catalin Paraschiv, Rudy Rosenfeld, Constantin Barbulescu, Roxana Guttman

Votes: 1,085

36. Wildflower (2017–2018)

TV-MA | 30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.7
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It follows the story of Ivy Aguas, a beautiful and smart heiress who is seeking justice for her parent's death against the family of Ardiente.

Stars: Tirso Cruz III, Aiko Melendez, Maja Salvador, Zsa Zsa Padilla

Votes: 25

37. Seeds (1968)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Horror

4.9
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An angry and alcoholic matriarch tyrannizes her spoiled, grown-up, children during an unwanted family get-together, where someone begins killing them one by one.

Director: Andy Milligan | Stars: Maggie Rogers, Candy Hammond, Anthony Moscini, Lucy Silvay

Votes: 241

38. Tango 2001 (1974)

93 min | Crime, Thriller

6.1
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Joachim is an impotent man who who secretly films his friend Stathis having sex with girls from the Tango Club. When Stathis kills the lesbian that he catches with his girlfriend, the death is caught on film. Necrophilia soon follows.

Director: Kostas Karagiannis | Stars: Lakis Komninos, Erika Raffael, Dorothy Moore, Jennifer Wynne

Votes: 109

39. Assignment to Kill (1968)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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A private eye is hired by an insurance company to investigate a shipping magnate suspected of deliberately sinking his own ships for the insurance money. He finds himself involved in a web of deception, double-crossing, and murder.

Director: Sheldon Reynolds | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, Joan Hackett, John Gielgud, Herbert Lom

Votes: 253

40. Le dernier tournant (1939)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Frank, a hobo, ends up in a garage-truck stop in the middle of nowhere. Nick Marino, its older, kind and naive owner, is married to Cora, a sexy and mercenary woman half his age. Frank, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Chenal | Stars: Fernand Gravey, Michel Simon, Marcel Vallée, Auguste Bovério

Votes: 188

41. Lumière d'été (1943)

112 min | Drama

6.8
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A shimmering glass hotel at the top of a remote Provençal mountain provides the setting for a tragicomic tapestry about an obsessive love pentangle, whose principals range from an artist to... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon | Stars: Madeleine Renaud, Pierre Brasseur, Madeleine Robinson, Paul Bernard

Votes: 453

42. Crimson Dynasty (1935)

96 min | Drama, History

6.1
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Vignerte, a preceptor at the court of a German principality, falls in love with Princess Aurore, whose first husband died under mysterious circumstances. Vignerte suspects the deceased's brother to be responsible for the death.

Director: Maurice Tourneur | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Elissa Landi, John Lodge, Antonin Artaud

Votes: 52

43. Law of the Pampas (1939)

Passed | 72 min | Adventure, Western

7.1
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Hoppy and Lucky are headed to South America to deliver a herd of cattle. Bad guy Ralph Merritt gets in their way. For a while.

Director: Nate Watt | Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Sidney Toler, Steffi Duna

Votes: 101

44. Sa kabila ng lahat (1991)

122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A Newsreporter Is Involved In A Extra-Marital Affair With A City Mayor,However Things Starting To Get Worse When He Suffered A Heart Attack.The Scandal Shatters Her Career,And So Her Life ... See full summary »

Director: Lino Brocka | Stars: Dina Bonnevie, Tonton Gutierrez, Nanette Medved, Celeste Legaspi

Votes: 7

45. The Clinton Chronicles (1994 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.3
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A documentary accusing Bill Clinton of crimes in Arkansas.

Director: Patrick Matrisciana | Stars: Jim Johnson, Nora Waye, Larry Nichols, Doc DeLaughter

Votes: 93

46. The Gray Horizon (1919)

50 min

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Director: William Worthington | Stars: Sessue Hayakawa, Bertram Grassby, Eileen Percy, Mary Jane Irving

47. City's Jungle (1970)

97 min | Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Athens, 1964. A police reporter, Nick Avgeris has journalistic mission to cover a suspicious car accident that claimed the life in a maximum state official. From his research revealed that ... See full summary »

Director: Stavros Tsiolis | Stars: Kostas Prekas, Mairi Hronopoulou, Manos Katrakis, Spyros Kalogirou

Votes: 44

48. Ztrácím te, lásko (1978 TV Movie)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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Director: Eva Sadková | Stars: Jana Hlavácová, Viktor Preiss, Petr Hanicinec, Frantisek Vicena

Votes: 12

49. Mannix (1967–1975)
Episode: A Sleep in the Deep (1969)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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A widow hires Mannix to try and prove murder when two scuba divers drown her husband and make it look like an accident.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Mike Connors, Gail Fisher, Skip Homeier, Paul Stewart

Votes: 37

50. Forensic Files (1996–2011)
Episode: All Wet (2003)

TV-14 | 22 min | Documentary, Crime

6.9
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A woman's death in Pennsylvania triggers a homicide investigation into another woman's death in North Carolina. The similarities in the two cases are shocking, and medical examiners must ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jordan | Stars: Peter Thomas, Maryann Boczkowski, Randy Boczkowski, Sandy Boczkowski

Votes: 34



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