Movies better than they seemby pep-umbert | created - 08 Sep 2012 | updated - 21 Aug 2013 | Public
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1. Johnny Handsome (1989)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
After being double crossed and thrown in jail, a deformed gangster gets a new face and rehabilitation, but his desire for revenge looms.
Votes: 8,372 | Gross: $7.24M
2. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armoured car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug.
Votes: 17,470 | Gross: $7.43M
4. The Ugly Ones (1966)
Approved | 95 min | Western
Escaped outlaw Jose Gomez returns to his home town pursued by bounty killer Luke Chilson. The towns people protect Gomez, unaware, at first, that he is now a changed and dangerous man.
7. Dollars for a Fast Gun (1966)
99 min | Comedy, Western
In a desert region, Martin, bound to a wheelchair, is served by a gang of bandits to collect rents and kill anybody who resists. Then Lassiter arrives, telling Martin that he knows where Frank is, the man who made him a cripple.
8. Dead Are Countless (1969)
84 min | Western
As a small boy Johnny saw his father killed by soldiers. Years later he has grown up to be an outlaw and is killing soldiers whenever he can. Lieutenant Garringo (Steffen) is sent out to arrest Johnny (Lawrence) and bring him back alive.
12. Snake Eyes (1998)
R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.
Votes: 72,657 | Gross: $55.59M
13. Phone Booth (2002)
R | 81 min | Crime, Thriller
Publicist Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle. Unable to leave or receive outside help, Stuart's negotiation with the caller leads to a jaw-dropping climax.
Votes: 240,735 | Gross: $46.57M
14. Falling Down (1993)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An unemployed defense worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them.
Votes: 159,346 | Gross: $40.90M
16. Silver Streak (1976)
PG | 114 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
On a long-distance train trip, a man finds romance but also finds himself in danger of being killed, or at least pushed off the train.
17. Stir Crazy (1980)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime
Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.
Votes: 23,340 | Gross: $101.30M
18. See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime
Dave is deaf, and Wally is blind. They witness a murder, but it was Dave who was looking at her, and Wally who was listening.
Votes: 44,948 | Gross: $46.91M
19. The Final Countdown (1980)
PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
Votes: 19,720 | Gross: $16.65M
20. The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
A United States Navy destroyer escort participates in a Navy "invisibility" experiment that inadvertently sends two sailors forty years into the future.
Votes: 13,312 | Gross: $8.10M
21. Quigley Down Under (1990)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.
Votes: 18,313 | Gross: $21.41M
22. Magnum Force (1973)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) is on the trail of vigilante Police Officers who are not above going beyond the law to kill the city's undesirables.
23. The Enforcer (1976)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
San Francisco Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) must foil a terrorist organization made up of disgruntled Vietnam veterans. But this time, he's teamed with female partner Inspector Kate Moore (Tyne Daly), with whom he's not too excited to be working.
Votes: 38,847 | Gross: $46.20M
24. Sudden Impact (1983)
R | 117 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A rape victim is exacting revenge on her aggressors in a small town outside San Francisco. "Dirty" Harry Callahan, on suspension for angering his superiors (again), is assigned to the case.
Votes: 38,050 | Gross: $67.64M
25. Tightrope (1984)
R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
New Orleans single dad and cop Wes Block (Clint Eastwood) goes after a serial rapist-killer, but when he gets too close to the target, the hunter suddenly becomes the hunted.
Votes: 14,651 | Gross: $48.14M
26. The Gauntlet (1977)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A hard but mediocre cop is assigned to escort a prostitute into custody from Las Vegas to Phoenix, so that she can testify in a mob trial. But a lot of people are literally betting that they won't make it into town alive.
Votes: 19,654 | Gross: $35.40M
27. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.
Votes: 107,802 | Gross: $43.00M
28. Where Eagles Dare (1968)
PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, War
Allied Agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding American Brigadier General George Carnaby (Robert Beatty) prisoner, but that's not all that's really going on.
29. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
With the help of an irreverent young sidekick, a bank robber gets his old gang back together to organize a daring new heist.
Votes: 20,705 | Gross: $25.00M
30. Pale Rider (1985)
R | 115 min | Drama, Western
A mysterious preacher (Clint Eastwood) protects a humble prospector village from a greedy mining company trying to encroach on their land.
Votes: 49,043 | Gross: $41.41M
33. Raw Deal (1986)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A former FBI agent turned small-town sheriff agrees to help the FBI chief infiltrate the Chicago mafia when the FBI chief's son is killed by them.
Votes: 28,553 | Gross: $16.21M
34. Eraser (1996)
R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A Witness Protection specialist becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.
Votes: 98,949 | Gross: $101.30M
35. Flic Story (1975)
112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective ... See full summary »
36. Two Men in Town (1973)
Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Drama
A former bank robber is released after 10 years in prison. He gets help from a social-worker, but gets harassed by an old cop from his past.
37. Fantomas (1964)
Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Adventure
The best men of France - a brave journalist and an extremely energetic commissioner - attack the trail of a mysterious criminal mastermind.
38. Fantomas Unleashed (1965)
Not Rated | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
When Professor Marchand, a famous scientist, mysteriously disappears, the commissioner, Juve, immediately suspects Fantomas.
39. Fantomas vs. Scotland Yard (1967)
PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Famous but unlucky pursuers of Fantomas from France go to weird Scotland for a final attempt to bring the impudent criminal to justice.
40. Something Wild (1986)
R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
A free-spirited woman "kidnaps" a yuppie for a weekend of adventure. But the fun quickly takes a dangerous turn when her ex-convict husband shows up.
Votes: 14,941 | Gross: $8.36M
42. Miami Blues (1990)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An ex-con's first act of freedom is moving to Miami where he restarts his old criminal ways with even more potency.
Votes: 7,305 | Gross: $9.89M
44. Armored (2009)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A newbie guard for an armored truck company is coerced by his veteran coworkers to steal a truck containing $42 million. But a wrinkle in their supposedly foolproof plan divides the group, leading to a potentially deadly resolution.
Votes: 28,939 | Gross: $15.99M
45. The Challenge (1982)
R | 108 min | Action, Drama