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1. Felon (2008)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols, Vincent Miller, Anne Archer

Votes: 72,736 | Gross: $0.04M

2. Alive (1993)

R | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

A Uruguayan rugby team stranded in the snow swept Andes are forced to use desperate measures to survive after a plane crash.

Director: Frank Marshall | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Vincent Spano, Josh Hamilton, Bruce Ramsay

Votes: 46,849 | Gross: $36.73M

3. Midnight Express (1978)

R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli

Votes: 67,067 | Gross: $35.00M

4. Anaconda (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

37 Metascore

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Director: Luis Llosa | Stars: Jon Voight, Jennifer Lopez, Eric Stoltz, Ice Cube

Votes: 89,022 | Gross: $65.89M

5. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

Votes: 24,774 | Gross: $7.94M

6. The Bridge to Nowhere (2009)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama

Centers on the rise and fall of four blue-collar men who team with a destitute prostitute to create a high-priced escort service.

Director: Blair Underwood | Stars: Ving Rhames, Bijou Phillips, Danny Masterson, Ben Crowley

Votes: 944

7. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 518,230 | Gross: $260.00M

8. The Edge (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 64,343 | Gross: $27.78M

9. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

A young F.B.I. cadet must receive the help of an incarcerated and manipulative cannibal killer to help catch another serial killer, a madman who skins his victims.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 1,163,089 | Gross: $130.74M

10. Frozen (I) (2010)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

43 Metascore

Three skiers stranded on a chairlift are forced to make life-or-death choices, which prove more perilous than staying put and freezing to death.

Director: Adam Green | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Emma Bell, Kevin Zegers, Ed Ackerman

Votes: 63,290 | Gross: $0.24M

11. Possession (1981)

R | 124 min | Drama, Horror

72 Metascore

A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister.

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 21,219 | Gross: $1.11M

12. God Told Me To (1976)

R | 91 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

A New York detective investigates a series of murders committed by random New Yorkers who claim that "God told them to."

Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Tony Lo Bianco, Deborah Raffin, Sandy Dennis, Sylvia Sidney

Votes: 4,047

13. Beyond the Darkness (1979)

Unrated | 94 min | Horror

Grief-struck after the death of his wife, a young man attempts to keep her with him forever - by gutting her, stuffing her and replacing her eyes with glass eyes, turning her into a doll. But his bouts of insanity are just beginning.

Director: Joe D'Amato | Stars: Kieran Canter, Cinzia Monreale, Franca Stoppi, Sam Modesto

Votes: 4,025

14. Easy Money (2010)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

When JW becomes a drug runner in order to maintain his double life, his fate becomes tied to two other men: Jorge, a fugitive on the run from both the Serbian mafia and the police, and mafia enforcer Mrado, who is on the hunt for Jorge.

Director: Daniel Espinosa | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Lisa Henni

Votes: 15,835 | Gross: $0.19M

15. Rampage: President Down (2016)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Bill Williamson is back, alive and well and doing a recon mission around D.C. This time he wants to cause a major population disruption within the USA which result in devastating ... See full summary »

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Bruce Blain, Loretta Walsh, Zain Meghji

Votes: 2,475

16. Capital Punishment (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Lochlyn Munro, Mike Dopud, Michaela Mann

Votes: 5,897

17. Rampage (2009)

R | 85 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A man with a thirst for revenge builds a full body armor from Kevlar and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Shaun Sipos, Michael Paré, Matt Frewer

Votes: 17,442

18. The Devil's Advocate (1997)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

60 Metascore

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 307,228 | Gross: $60.98M

19. Shin Godzilla (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

67 Metascore

Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi | Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Osugi

Votes: 19,349 | Gross: $1.91M

20. A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire | Stars: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Pornchanok Mabklang, Panya Yimmumphai

Votes: 16,286

21. Cold in July (2014)

R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller

73 Metascore

When a protective father meets a murderous ex-con, both need to deviate from the path they are on as they soon find themselves entangled in a downwards spiral of lies and violence while having to confront their own inner psyche.

Director: Jim Mickle | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson, Vinessa Shaw

Votes: 32,573 | Gross: $0.41M

22. Martin (1977)

R | 95 min | Drama, Horror

68 Metascore

A young man, who believes himself to be a vampire, goes to live with his elderly and hostile cousin in a small Pennsylvania town where he tries to redeem his blood-craving urges.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Amplas, Lincoln Maazel, Christine Forrest, Elyane Nadeau

Votes: 9,129 | Gross: $0.10M

23. Lord of War (2005)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

An arms dealer confronts the morality of his work as he is being chased by an INTERPOL Agent.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan

Votes: 281,022 | Gross: $24.15M

24. Impulse (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

After a small earthquake in a tiny, quiet town, local citizens start to exhibit bizarre, violent and self-destructive behaviour.

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Tim Matheson, Meg Tilly, Hume Cronyn, John Karlen

Votes: 1,127 | Gross: $2.50M

25. The Frozen Dead (1966)

Unrated | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

A crazed scientist keeps the heads of Nazi war criminals alive until he can find appropriate bodies on which to attach them so he can revive the Third Reich.

Director: Herbert J. Leder | Stars: Dana Andrews, Anna Palk, Philip Gilbert, Kathleen Breck

Votes: 649

26. Pontypool (2008)

Not Rated | 93 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

54 Metascore

A radio host interprets the possible outbreak of a deadly virus which infects the small Ontario town he is stationed in.

Director: Bruce McDonald | Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly, Hrant Alianak

Votes: 27,280 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Lethal Vows (1999 TV Movie)

120 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A seemingly upstanding, caring husband and father, Dr. David Farris, is accused of foul play by his ex-wife Ellen regarding the mysterious death of his subsequent wife Lorraine. To prove ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: John Ritter, Marg Helgenberger, Megan Gallagher, Lawrence Dane

Votes: 955

28. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 376,845 | Gross: $138.29M

29. The House That Jack Built (2018)

R | 152 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

42 Metascore

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan

Votes: 42,364 | Gross: $0.09M

30. The Conformist (1970)

R | 113 min | Drama

100 Metascore

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio

Votes: 23,980

31. The Secret Life: Jeffrey Dahmer (1993)

99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Based on the life of notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and ate many of them before he was caught in 1991.

Director: David R. Bowen | Stars: Carl Crew, Cassidy Phillips, Donna Stewart Bowen, Jeanne Bascom

Votes: 575

32. Confessions of a Serial Killer (2012 TV Movie)

88 min | Documentary, Crime

Stone Phillips presents never-before-seen footage from his "Dateline NBC" interview with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer recorded in 1994.

Stars: Jeffrey Dahmer, Lionel Dahmer, Shari Jordan, Stone Phillips

Votes: 90

33. Wild beasts - Belve feroci (1984)

Unrated | 92 min | Horror

The water supply for a large city zoo becomes contaminated with PCP, and the animals go crazy and get loose.

Director: Franco Prosperi | Stars: Lorraine De Selle, Antonio Di Leo, Ugo Bologna, Louisa Lloyd

Votes: 773

34. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 501,373 | Gross: $64.62M

35. Schindler's List (1993)

R | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History

94 Metascore

In German-occupied Poland during World War II, industrialist Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley, Caroline Goodall

Votes: 1,114,390 | Gross: $96.90M

36. Space: 1999 (1975–1977)
Episode: Collision Course (1975)

50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

After destroying an asteroid on a collision course with the moon, an even larger obstacle appears - an entire planet! On a recon mission, John Koenig encounters an inhabitant who convinces ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Martin Landau, Barbara Bain, Barry Morse, Margaret Leighton

Votes: 224

37. Network (1976)

R | 121 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Faye Dunaway, William Holden, Peter Finch, Robert Duvall

Votes: 134,276

39. David Cole Interviews Dr. Franciszek Piper (1992)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, History

Video documentary by Holocaust-denier David Cole made in support of the discredited claim that the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was actually built after the war for propaganda purposes.

Director: David Abravanel Stein | Stars: David Abravanel Stein, Franciszek Piper

Votes: 68

40. Black Tar Heroin: The Dark End of the Street (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

This documentary follows the lives of a number of heroin addicts in the U.S.A. It shows their heroin life stories.

Director: Steven Okazaki | Stars: Tracey Helton, Alice McMunn

Votes: 919

41. Faces of Death (1978)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Horror

A collection of death scenes, ranging from TV-material to home-made super-8 movies The common factor is death by some means.

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, Samuel Berkowitz, Mary Ellen Brighton, Thomas Noguchi

Votes: 5,778 | Gross: $35.00M

42. Faces of Death II (1981)

85 min | Documentary, Horror

This movie continues in the same vein as F.O.D. 1 with short scenes of death related material. Mortuarys, accidents, police work are filmed by TV crews and home video cameras. Some of the ... See full summary »

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, James Brady, Mickey Crowe, Thomas K. Delahanty

Votes: 1,590

43. Faces of Death III (1985)

91 min | Documentary, Horror

The third installment of the Faces of Death series.

Director: John Alan Schwartz | Stars: Michael Carr, Veronica Lakewood, James B. Schwartz, John Alan Schwartz

Votes: 1,225

44. Faces of Death IV (1990)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Horror

Follows the same pattern of the other Faces of Death movies. In this one we see many staged and not so staged looking deaths ranging from bungee jumping accidents and magic tricks gone bad.

Directors: John Alan Schwartz, Susumu Saegusa, Andrew Theopolis | Stars: James B. Schwartz, John Zimmerman, John Alan Schwartz

Votes: 990

45. Graphic Sexual Horror (2009)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

Graphic Sexual Horror takes a peek behind the terrifying facade behind the most notorious of bondage websites, exploring the dark mind of its artistic creator and asking hard questions ... See full summary »

Directors: Barbara Bell, Anna Lorentzon | Stars: Peter Ackworth, Claire Adams, Cyd Black, Princess Donna

Votes: 588

46. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 49,014 | Gross: $3.17M

47. Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

86 min | Documentary, History

79 Metascore

Featuring never-before-seen footage, this documentary delivers a startling new look at the Peoples Temple, headed by preacher Jim Jones who, in 1978, led more than 900 members to Guyana, where he orchestrated a mass suicide via tainted punch.

Director: Stanley Nelson | Stars: Rebecca Moore, Janet Shular, Tim Carter, Stanley Clayton

Votes: 4,752

48. Man on Wire (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, History

89 Metascore

A look at tightrope walker Philippe Petit's daring, but illegal, high-wire routine performed between New York City's World Trade Center's twin towers in 1974, what some consider, "the artistic crime of the century".

Director: James Marsh | Stars: Philippe Petit, Jean François Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix

Votes: 49,957 | Gross: $2.96M

49. The Killing of America (1981)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Crime