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1. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

41 Metascore

A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder that might involve a manipulative and seductive novelist.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 160,103 | Gross: $117.73M

2. Basic Instinct 2 (2006)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

26 Metascore

Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, David Thewlis, Stan Collymore

Votes: 35,681 | Gross: $5.97M

3. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

75 Metascore

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 169,611 | Gross: $61.28M

4. Her Alibi (1989)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

24 Metascore

A writer of BAD detective novels is in full writers' block. He pretends to be the alibi of a beautiful woman who was arrested for murder at first thinking her innocent, but as she shows ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Tom Selleck, Paulina Porizkova, William Daniels, James Farentino

Votes: 6,463 | Gross: $18.70M

5. The Changeling (1980)

R | 107 min | Horror

70 Metascore

A man staying at a secluded historical mansion finds himself being haunted by the presence of a spectre.

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Melvyn Douglas, Jean Marsh

Votes: 27,502

6. The Tommyknockers (1993)

R | 181 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover... See full summary »

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley

Votes: 10,156

7. The Dark Half (1993)

R | 122 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

A writer's fictional alter ego wants to take over his life...at any price.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Amy Madigan, Michael Rooker, Julie Harris

Votes: 14,860 | Gross: $9.58M

8. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

46 Metascore

A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.

Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

Votes: 172,951 | Gross: $48.02M

9. Cell (I) (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Drama, Horror

38 Metascore

When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

Director: Tod Williams | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Isabelle Fuhrman, Clark Sarullo

Votes: 22,972

10. My Future Boyfriend (2011 TV Movie)

73 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

An archaeologist from 1000 years in the future uncovers a romance novel written in our time. Curious, he journeys back to find out about this thing called "love" from the novel's author.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Sara Rue, Barry Watson, Fred Willard, Enisha Brewster

Votes: 2,208

11. The Night Flier (1997)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

36 Metascore

A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

Director: Mark Pavia | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss

Votes: 8,911 | Gross: $0.13M

12. 1408 (2007)

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

64 Metascore

A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 245,400 | Gross: $71.99M

13. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006– )

TV-14 | 480 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney

Votes: 4,495

14. The Shining (1980)

R | 146 min | Drama, Horror

66 Metascore

A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 815,634 | Gross: $44.02M

15. The Shining (1997)

Not Rated | 273 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff, Courtland Mead

Votes: 14,691

16. Salem's Lot (1979)

PG | 200 min | Horror

A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.

Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

Votes: 19,101

17. Big Driver (2014 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

A famous mystery writer sets out for revenge after a brutal attack.

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Maria Bello, Ann Dowd, Will Harris, Joan Jett

Votes: 5,150

18. 11.22.63 (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A high school teacher travels back in time to prevent John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Stars: James Franco, Sarah Gadon, George MacKay, Chris Cooper

Votes: 63,231

19. 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: 503,093 | Gross: $64.62M

20. Adaptation. (2002)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

83 Metascore

A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton

Votes: 167,707 | Gross: $22.25M

21. A Walk in the Woods (2015)

R | 104 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy

51 Metascore

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen

Votes: 22,564 | Gross: $29.47M

22. Somewhere in Time (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

29 Metascore

A Chicago playwright uses self-hypnosis to travel back in time and meet the actress whose vintage portrait hangs in a grand hotel.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour, Christopher Plummer, Teresa Wright

Votes: 25,079 | Gross: $9.71M

23. Forces of Nature (1999)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A soon-to-be-married man encounters an exciting stranger after his plane suffers an accident on takeoff.

Director: Bronwen Hughes | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Ben Affleck, Maura Tierney, Steve Zahn

Votes: 30,822 | Gross: $52.89M

24. Genius (2016)

PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Drama

56 Metascore

A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

Director: Michael Grandage | Stars: Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Laura Linney

Votes: 16,222 | Gross: $1.36M

25. Coffee Shop (2014)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

When a young coffee shop owner is threatened with repossession she must take a chance with life and love as she fights to save her business.

Director: Dave Alan Johnson | Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Cory M. Grant, Rachel Hendrix, Jason Burkey

Votes: 1,798

26. Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders (2016 TV Movie)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Antiques expert Jennifer Shannon thinks two clues found at the scene of a murder are really clues from a mystery novel.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Lori Loughlin, Sarah Strange, Steve Bacic, Eva Bourne

Votes: 756

27. Relative Strangers (2006)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

On a mission to locate his biological parents, a tightly wound professional (Livingston) is befuddled to find that the couple who conceived him aren't exactly upper-class.

Director: Greg Glienna | Stars: Danny DeVito, Kathy Bates, Ron Livingston, Neve Campbell

Votes: 3,654

28. Sundays at Tiffany's (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama, Romance

A grown woman's imaginary friend from childhood returns with some advice about her upcoming marriage.

Director: Mark Piznarski | Stars: Alyssa Milano, Eric Winter, Kristin Booth, Emily Alyn Lind

Votes: 3,717

29. Slipstream (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

47 Metascore

Aging screenwriter Felix Bonhoeffer has lived his life in two states of existence: in reality and his own interior world. While working on a murder mystery script, and unaware that his brain is on the verge of implosion, Felix is baffled when his characters start to appear in his life, and vice versa.

Director: Anthony Hopkins | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Stella Hopkins, Christian Slater, John Turturro

Votes: 4,489 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.

Director: Audrey Wells | Stars: Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 44,114 | Gross: $43.61M

31. Definitely, Maybe (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A political consultant tries to explain his impending divorce and past relationships to his 11-year-old daughter.

Director: Adam Brooks | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Rachel Weisz, Abigail Breslin, An Nguyen

Votes: 148,555 | Gross: $31.97M

32. Sex and the City (2008)

R | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A New York City writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis

Votes: 111,851 | Gross: $152.65M

33. Sex and the City 2 (2010)

R | 146 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

27 Metascore

While wrestling with the pressures of life, love, and work in Manhattan, Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte join Samantha for a trip to Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), where Samantha's ex is filming a new movie.

Director: Michael Patrick King | Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 70,585 | Gross: $95.35M

34. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

67 Metascore

An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 210,133 | Gross: $40.14M

35. A Kind of Murder (2016)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

50 Metascore

In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.

Director: Andy Goddard | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Haley Bennett, Vincent Kartheiser

Votes: 6,132 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Death on the Nile (1978)

PG | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Mia Farrow, Simon MacCorkindale, Jane Birkin

Votes: 25,441

37. Evil Under the Sun (1982)

PG | 117 min | Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith, Colin Blakely

Votes: 12,448 | Gross: $6.11M

38. Murder by Death (1976)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

62 Metascore

Five famous literary detective characters and their sidekicks are invited to a bizarre mansion to solve an even stranger mystery.

Director: Robert Moore | Stars: Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, Eileen Brennan

Votes: 30,967

39. Murder in Three Acts (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The cause seems to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Tony Curtis, Emma Samms, Jonathan Cecil

Votes: 1,466

40. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 118,543 | Gross: $41.68M

41. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.

Director: Liev Schreiber | Stars: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Lyoskin, Jonathan Safran Foer

Votes: 55,349 | Gross: $1.71M

42. The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

30 Metascore

Leo the dishwasher falls in love with a bride on the day of her wedding - to another man.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Kristen Hager, Maria Menounos, Jamani

Votes: 9,078 | Gross: $0.00M

43. Marley & Me (2008)

PG | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.

Director: David Frankel | Stars: Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Eric Dane, Kathleen Turner

Votes: 139,049 | Gross: $143.15M

44. Driven to Kill (2009 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

An ex-Russian mobster who is now a crime novelist must confront his past when his family is targeted by violence.

Director: Jeff King | Stars: Steven Seagal, Mike Dopud, Igor Jijikine, Robert Wisden

Votes: 5,255

45. Dead Man's Folly (1986 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Peter Ustinov, Jean Stapleton, Constance Cummings, Tim Pigott-Smith

Votes: 1,497

46. Seven Psychopaths (2012)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

Director: Martin McDonagh | Stars: Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken

Votes: 227,671 | Gross: $15.02M

47. Suburban Girl (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A Manhattanite book editor finds her take on the game of romance changed after she lures the attention of an influential older man.

Director: Marc Klein | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alec Baldwin, Maggie Grace, James Naughton

Votes: 7,158