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1. Our Mother's House (1967)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

When their deeply religious mother dies, the seven Hook children bury her in the garden and continue life as normal. Then their absent father, Charlie, reappears...

Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Leclere, Pamela Franklin, Louis Sheldon Williams

Votes: 1,520

2. The Crucible (1957)

145 min | Drama, History

Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Rouleau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Jean Debucourt, Alfred Adam

Votes: 412

3. The Road Builder (1971)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

The dreary existence of middle-aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of young handyman Billy Jarvis, but there is more to Billy than meets the eye.

Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay, Jean Anderson

Votes: 771

4. The Man in Half Moon Street (1945)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A scientist who has found a way to prolong life (he is 120 years old) finds himself in a dilemma: he has fallen in love, and he has also discovered that if he doesn't get new glands, he will die.

Director: Ralph Murphy | Stars: Nils Asther, Helen Walker, Reinhold Schünzel, Paul Cavanagh

Votes: 87

5. Venom (1981)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

Terrorists in the process of kidnapping a child get trapped in a house with an extremely deadly snake.

Director: Piers Haggard | Stars: Klaus Kinski, Oliver Reed, Nicol Williamson, Sarah Miles

Votes: 2,246 | Gross: $5.23M

6. The Amazing Mr. Blunden (1972)

G | 99 min | Family, Mystery, Fantasy

A mysterious, very old solicitor Mr. Blunden visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in her squalid, tiny Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the ... See full summary »

Director: Lionel Jeffries | Stars: Laurence Naismith, Graham Crowden, Dorothy Alison, Benjamin Smith

Votes: 964

7. The Asphyx (1972)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

English country squire Sir Hugo Cunningham searches for immortality by literally 'bottling up' the Spirit of the Dead, or Asphyx.

Director: Peter Newbrook | Stars: Robert Powell, Robert Stephens, Jane Lapotaire, Alex Scott

Votes: 1,981

8. The Haunted Strangler (1958)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Mystery, Horror

A researcher investigating a notorious serial killer who was hanged 20 years earlier seemingly becomes possessed by the long dead strangler.

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anthony Dawson, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan

Votes: 1,085

9. The Face at the Window (1939)

Approved | 65 min | Drama, Horror

Set in France in 1880. A series of murders is attributed to a Wolf Man.

Director: George King | Stars: Tod Slaughter, John Warwick, Aubrey Mallalieu, Marjorie Taylor

Votes: 339

10. All the Colors of the Dark (1972)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

A woman recovering from a car accident in which she lost her unborn child finds herself pursued by a coven of devil worshipers.

Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: George Hilton, Edwige Fenech, Ivan Rassimov, Julián Ugarte

Votes: 2,664

11. Ganja & Hess (1973)

R | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After being stabbed with an ancient, germ-infested knife, a doctor's assistant finds himself with an insatiable desire for blood.

Director: Bill Gunn | Stars: Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn, Sam L. Waymon

Votes: 1,148 | Gross: $0.02M

12. Vampyres (1974)

R | 87 min | Horror

A lesbian vampire couple waylay and abduct various passers-by, both male and female, to hold them captive at their rural manor in the English countryside in order to kill and feed on them to satisfy their insatiable thirst for blood.

Director: José Ramón Larraz | Stars: Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Murray Brown, Brian Deacon

Votes: 2,781

13. The House That Vanished (1973)

R | 96 min | Horror

A young model and her petty thief boyfriend find their way through the English fog to a backwoods manor in hopes of looting it. What they find instead is murder, and when the model attempts... See full summary »

Director: José Ramón Larraz | Stars: Andrea Allan, Karl Lanchbury, Maggie Walker, Peter Forbes-Robertson

Votes: 389

14. The Trigger Effect (1996)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

A blackout leaves those affected to consider what is necessary, what is legal, and what is questionable, in order to survive in a predatory environment.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Elisabeth Shue, Dermot Mulroney, Richard T. Jones

Votes: 5,728 | Gross: $3.59M

15. Friday Night Lights (2004)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

Based on H.G. Bissinger's book, which profiled the economically depressed town of Odessa, Texas and their heroic high school football team, The Permian High Panthers.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jay Hernandez, Derek Luke, Lucas Black

Votes: 54,992 | Gross: $61.19M

16. The Late Show (1977)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

A grumpy semi-retired private investigator partners with a quirky female client to catch the people who murdered his partner.

Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Art Carney, Lily Tomlin, Bill Macy, Eugene Roche

Votes: 2,015

17. The Impatient Alchemist (2002)

Not Rated | 111 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Based on the critically acclaimed thriller by Lorenzo Silva, El Alquimista Impaciente will puzzle your mind from beginning to end. Ironic and intriguing story of two detectives in a society... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Ferreira | Stars: Ingrid Rubio, Roberto Enríquez, Chete Lera, Adriana Ozores

Votes: 356

18. Poachers (1975)

82 min | Drama

Angel is a poacher who lives in the forest with his domineering mother. One day he goes to the city and meets Milagros, an escapee from a reform school and the lover of a known criminal so he takes her to his house in the mountains.

Director: José Luis Borau | Stars: Lola Gaos, Ovidi Montllor, Alicia Sánchez, Ismael Merlo

Votes: 644

19. Thirteen Chimes (2002)

Not Rated | 108 min | Thriller

Jacobo is a young sculptor that returns to native city, Santiago of Compostela, to see his mother, locked up a psychiatric hospital for to kill to her husband, when he believed she dead ... See full summary »

Director: Xavier Villaverde | Stars: Juan Diego Botto, Luis Tosar, Marta Etura, Elvira Mínguez

Votes: 406

20. Utopía (2003)

106 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The orphan Adrián Vega has the ability of foreseeing the future and is adopted by the bookseller Samuel. He joins Samuel's group of clairvoyants called Utopia that protects people that will... See full summary »

Director: Maria Ripoll | Stars: Leonardo Sbaraglia, Najwa Nimri, Tchéky Karyo, José Garcia

Votes: 449

21. Flying Saucers (2003)

99 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

Extraterrestrials call us: we belong to infinity.

Director: Óscar Aibar | Stars: Ángel de Andrés López, Jordi Vilches, José Luis Adserías, Àngels Poch

Votes: 273

22. The Island Inside (2009)

93 min | Drama

The story of three siblings who try, each in his or her own way, to fight off the curse they have inherited: schizophrenia. Their father's genetic legacy, which they have schlepped around ... See full summary »

Directors: Dunia Ayaso, Félix Sabroso | Stars: Candela Peña, Alberto San Juan, Cristina Marcos, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 154

23. Learning to Drive (2014)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's company they find the courage to get back on the road and the strength to take the wheel.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley, Grace Gummer, Samantha Bee

Votes: 6,876 | Gross: $3.45M

24. Yesterday Never Ends (2013)

108 min | Drama

Barcelona, 2017. Ex-partners meet again after five years of not seeing each other and having gone through difficult times in their lives. Just when they thought they had left the past ... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Javier Cámara, Candela Peña, Tamara Cunill, Carla Sospedra

Votes: 418

25. A los que aman (1998)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama, Romance

A secret and deep passion marks the life of a young doctor, and threatens the existence of those around him.

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Julio Núñez, Patxi Freytez, Olalla Moreno, Monica Bellucci

Votes: 489

26. Things I Never Told You (1996)

93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ann's boyfriend calls her from Prague. Twenty-five days after leaving her at the airport, he confesses he does not love her any more and that he is with another girl. Ann calls a telephone ... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Lili Taylor, Peggy West, Leslie Mann

Votes: 1,195

27. Demasiado viejo para morir joven (1989)

103 min | Drama

Barcelona: two friends just find any temporary jobs to get by. One of them quits his job as a waiter to move to work as a messenger; the other is working as a taxi driver. The messenger, in... See full summary »

Director: Isabel Coixet | Stars: Gerardo Arenas, Emma Suárez, Emilio Lain, Carme Elias

Votes: 67

28. Forever Young (2010)

104 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Xavi goes down to his family holiday home in Spain where he meets his best friends. As a gang they enter a race to win the magic tree house where Xavi can wish for his Dad to come back ... See full summary »

Director: Pau Freixas | Stars: Eva Santolaria, Alex Brendemühl, Emma Suárez, Lluís Homar

Votes: 690

29. Cámara oscura (2003)

Not Rated | 106 min | Thriller

A freelance photographer, Sara, hires divers, Iván and Edgar, and they head to the open sea in a small motor boat with Drui, a teenager, the pregnant Thais and her husband Victor. When Iván... See full summary »

Director: Pau Freixas | Stars: Silke, Unax Ugalde, Adrià Collado, Andrés Gertrúdix

Votes: 515

30. Memorias del ángel caído (1997)

90 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A group of parishioners die poisoned upon receiving communion, during the investigation of the event the priests of the parish begin to have visions. Everything rushes when the dead are ... See full summary »

Directors: David Alonso, Fernando Cámara | Stars: Santiago Ramos, José Luis López Vázquez, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Asunción Balaguer

Votes: 231

32. Todo lo que tú quieras (2010)

101 min | Drama

Leo is immediately set adrift by his new found responsibilities as a single parent, a feeling that is made doubly distressing when Dafne, herself understandably confused and heartbroken by ... See full summary »

Director: Achero Mañas | Stars: Juan Diego Botto, José Luis Gómez, Ana Risueño, Pedro Alonso

Votes: 473

33. 10.000 noches en ninguna parte (2013)

113 min | Drama

A story full of dreams, fears, love... a race to freedom.

Director: Ramón Salazar | Stars: Andrés Gertrúdix, Susi Sánchez, Rut Santamaría, Lola Dueñas

Votes: 176

34. Sunday's Illness (2018)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama

92 Metascore

A high-class old lady receives the unexpected visit of her long-time stranded daughter that she had left over thirty years ago, asking a strange request: to spend ten days the two together.

Director: Ramón Salazar | Stars: Bárbara Lennie, Susi Sánchez, Greta Fernández, Bruna González

Votes: 2,175

35. 20 Centimeters (2005)

Unrated | 112 min | Comedy, Musical

58 Metascore

A narcoleptic transvestite who yearns to become a transsexual dreams up elaborate musical numbers in which she's the star.

Director: Ramón Salazar | Stars: Mónica Cervera, Pablo Puyol, Miguel O'Dogherty, Concha Galán

Votes: 1,724 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Stones (2002)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama

"In life, we first organize large stones (Piedras) such as love, friendship, family, and a career." In this way, we will find space between these to fit smaller stones, our small ... See full summary »

Director: Ramón Salazar | Stars: Antonia San Juan, Najwa Nimri, Vicky Peña, Ángela Molina

Votes: 1,475

37. Holy Camp! (2017)

108 min | Musical

María and Susana, two rebellious teens spend their summer in a catholic camp. With music as their common denominator, teen rebellion and ecclesiastic order will collide, creating a hymn to freedom and first love.

Directors: Javier Ambrossi, Javier Calvo | Stars: Macarena García, Anna Castillo, Belén Cuesta, Gracia Olayo

Votes: 3,123

38. Diamond Flash (2011)

128 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

Violeta is willing to do anything to find her missing kid. Elena keeps a strange secret. Lola wants to settle her debts with the past. Juana needs someone who loves her unconditionally and ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Vermut | Stars: Maria Cuéllar, Inma Isla, Ramos López, Alba Guerrero

Votes: 593

39. El hombre que quiso ser Segundo (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The special life of the cinema Spanish pioneer Segundo de Chómon

Director: Ramón Alòs Sanchez | Stars: Ramón Langa, Enrico Vecchi, Maribel Bayona, Blanca Carvajal

Votes: 15

40. Bless the Child (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

17 Metascore

Cody, a little girl abandoned by her mother and raised by her aunt, a nurse, is kidnapped. The girl's guardian, aided by an F.B.I. agent, learn that Cody has supernatural abilities, and the abductees are a Satanic cult willing to do anything to gain them.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Rufus Sewell, Holliston Coleman

Votes: 13,407 | Gross: $29.37M

41. Half Light (2006)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Rachel Carlson, a successful novelist moves to a small Scottish village to move on with her life after the death of her son. Strange things start to happen when she is haunted by ghosts and real life terror.

Director: Craig Rosenberg | Stars: Demi Moore, Henry Ian Cusick, Nicholas Gleaves, James Cosmo

Votes: 12,792

42. The Reaping (2007)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

36 Metascore

A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb, Idris Elba

Votes: 40,980 | Gross: $25.12M

43. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

45 Metascore

A 6 y.o. Inuit boy runs off a snowy roof in Copenhagen and dies. Smilla, a half Inuit who lives in the building and knows the boy, looks into it. What makes an acrophobic boy run up on the roof? The clues take her to Greenland.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Julia Ormond, Ona Fletcher, Agga Olsen, Patrick Field

Votes: 13,042 | Gross: $2.22M

44. Toto the Hero (1991)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Thomas and Alfred were born around the same time; a fire in the nursery had nurses scrambling to save the newborns. Because he felt that he deserved Alfred's good fortune at being born into... See full summary »

Director: Jaco Van Dormael | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Mireille Perrier, Jo De Backer, Thomas Godet

Votes: 5,080 | Gross: $1.23M

45. Storm Warning (2007)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

A yuppie couple lost in a thick, brush-filled marsh seek refuge at an isolated farmhouse only to discover they've jumped out of the frying pan into the fire.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Nadia Farès, Robert Taylor, David Lyons, Mathew Wilkinson

Votes: 6,122

46. Long Weekend (2008)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A vacationing couple in the wilderness learns what happens when they disrespect nature.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Claudia Karvan, Star, John Brumpton

Votes: 5,394

47. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

Votes: 44,335 | Gross: $9.53M

48. Fair Game (1986)