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1. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy

7.3
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89 Metascore

Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Chester

Votes: 337,270 | Gross: $128.51M

2. Obsessed (2009)

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

5.0
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25 Metascore

A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Jerry O'Connell

Votes: 27,749 | Gross: $68.26M

3. Mr. Brooks (2007)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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45 Metascore

A well-respected businessman is sometimes controlled by his murder and mayhem-loving alter ego.

Director: Bruce A. Evans | Stars: Kevin Costner, Demi Moore, William Hurt, Dane Cook

Votes: 138,197 | Gross: $28.48M

4. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)

Not Rated | 67 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 51,623

5. 3 Ninjas (1992)

PG | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Family

5.3
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36 Metascore

Each year, three brothers visit their grandfather for the summer. He is highly skilled in ninjutsu, and for years he has trained the boys in his techniques.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Victor Wong, Michael Treanor, Max Elliott Slade, Chad Power

Votes: 19,119 | Gross: $29.00M

6. Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

2.6
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Amidst his parents' impending divorce, Kevin McCallister must foil his old nemesis Marv and his wife Vera's plot to kidnap a Crown Prince despite opposition from his dad Peter, Peter's fiancee Natalie, and Natalie's butler Mr. Prescott.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: French Stewart, Erick Avari, Barbara Babcock, Jason Beghe

Votes: 30,820

7. The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

PG | 123 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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61 Metascore

A German plot to kidnap Sir Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter

Votes: 17,599

8. Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.1
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55 Metascore

A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun.

Director: Jason Eisener | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Pasha Ebrahimi, Robb Wells, Brian Downey

Votes: 42,499 | Gross: $0.70M

9. Holy Smoke (1999)

R | 115 min | Drama, Comedy

5.9
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57 Metascore

Ruth's been brainwashed by a guru in Delhi, India. Her parents in Sydney hire a specialist in reversing this. Ruth is tricked to return to Australia and is isolated in an outback cabin with the specialist. It gets messy.

Director: Jane Campion | Stars: Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel, Julie Hamilton, Sophie Lee

Votes: 13,374 | Gross: $1.76M

10. Charlotte's Web (1973)

G | 94 min | Animation, Family, Musical

6.9
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A gentle and wise grey spider with a flair for promotion pledges to save a young pig from slaughter for dinner food.

Directors: Charles A. Nichols, Iwao Takamoto | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Henry Gibson, Paul Lynde, Rex Allen

Votes: 15,767 | Gross: $5.23M

11. The Doorway to Hell (1930)

Passed | 78 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Despite his efforts to go straight, a young gangster keeps falling back into crime.

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Lew Ayres, James Cagney, Charles Judels, Dorothy Mathews

Votes: 872

12. Everyone Has Their Own Style (1994)

PG | 160 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

8.2
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Two slackers competing for the affections of an heiress, inadvertently become her protectors from an evil criminal.

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi | Stars: Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor

Votes: 46,491

13. The Killer (1989)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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82 Metascore

A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss.

Director: John Woo | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Danny Lee, Sally Yeh, Kong Chu

Votes: 43,736

14. Eyewitness (1981)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Eccentric Vietnam War vet turned janitor claims to have witnessed a murder of a man tied to international political underground in order to get the attention of a TV reporter he has a huge crush on. The cops suspect his loser best friend.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Plummer, James Woods

Votes: 3,959 | Gross: $6.40M

15. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)

Passed | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.3
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In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.

Director: Wallace Worsley | Stars: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester

Votes: 4,451 | Gross: $2.22M

16. Safe House (2015– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A married ex police couple are asked by a police officer and their close friend to turn their remote Guest House into a Safe House.

Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Marsha Thomason, Paterson Joseph, Jason Merrells

Votes: 1,590

17. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1956)

PG | 104 min | Drama, History

6.7
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The timeless tale of the seductive gypsy Esmeralda and the tortured hunchback Quasimodo.

Director: Jean Delannoy | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Anthony Quinn, Jean Danet, Alain Cuny

Votes: 2,267

18. The Clan (2015)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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73 Metascore

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale, Peter Lanzani, Stefanía Koessl

Votes: 11,057 | Gross: $0.19M

19. Batgirl (1967 TV Short)

8 min | Short

6.8
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At the Gotham City library, Barbara Gordon helps Bruce Wayne find a book on butterflies so he can prove a point to a friend, a millionaire explorer. As Bruce and his youthful ward, Dick ... See full summary »

Stars: Yvonne Craig, William Dozier, Neil Hamilton, Tim Herbert

Votes: 229

20. Deewangee (2002)

169 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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Raj is one of city's top lawyer known never to loose a case.He his introduced to Sargam during the launch of her new album by Ashwin Mehta owner of a music company.Next day Ashwin is found ... See full summary »

Director: Anees Bazmee | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Urmila Matondkar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,281

21. Jewel Thief (1967)

186 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

8.0
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A Police Commissioner's son comes under suspicion for being a jewel thief.

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Ashok Kumar, Dev Anand, Vyjayanthimala, Tanuja

Votes: 1,548

22. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Disfigured man Quasimodo (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is feared and tormented by the townspeople of Notre Dame, but he has a sensitive nature of which few are aware.

Directors: Michael Tuchner, Alan Hume | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist

Votes: 1,004

23. Kaavalan (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Meera starts calling bhoomi, her bodyguard just to fool him by telling him she loves him. Problems arise when bhoomi falls in love with her not knowing who she is.

Director: Siddique | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Asin, Raj Kiran, Vadivelu

Votes: 4,164

24. Sisters (2001)

83 min | Crime, Drama

7.1
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Two young girls, Sveta and Dina, go on the run to avoid being kidnapped by the former associates of Dina's recently released gangster father.

Director: Sergey Bodrov | Stars: Oksana Akinshina, Katya Gorina, Roman Ageev, Tatyana Kolganova

Votes: 2,767

25. The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.1
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While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Suki Kaiser, Brenda James

Votes: 758

26. The Quatermass Experiment (1953– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

7.2
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Professor Bernard Quatermass, Director General of the British Experimental Rocket Group, launches the first manned space flight from Australia. A malfunction sends the rocket and its three ... See full summary »

Stars: Reginald Tate, Isabel Dean, Hugh Kelly, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Votes: 261

27. Hajde da se volimo (1987)

87 min | Comedy, Musical

4.8
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Story of Lepa Brena, and her journey and adventures during one of her tours through Yugoslavia.

Director: Aleksandar Djordjevic | Stars: Lepa Brena, Dragomir Bojanic-Gidra, Milutin 'Mima' Karadzic, Svetislav 'Bule' Goncic

Votes: 580

28. Surakshaa (1995)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

4.2
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The diamond ring worn by Kiran catches the attention of two rival outlaws, Jagtap and Dhanraj. Dhanraj dispatches his two men Kiran's Uncle Laxman Singh and Vikram Singh while Jagtap hires ... See full summary »

Directors: Anand, Raju Mavani | Stars: Saif Ali Khan, Aditya Pancholi, Sunil Shetty, Sheeba

Votes: 156

29. Executive Target (1997)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.6
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A stunt driver heading for prison on a minor charge is freed against his will by a terrorist gang. Then by kidnapping his wife, he is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.

Director: Joseph Merhi | Stars: Michael Madsen, Roy Scheider, Keith David, Angie Everhart

Votes: 979

30. Patthar Aur Payal (1974)

150 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Ajit Singh is a leader of gang of bandits. He has his younger brother, Ranjeet, also in the gang. Ranjeet meets with a beautiful young woman named Aasha, and decides he does not want to be ... See full summary »

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna, Ajit

Votes: 46

31. Violent Naples (1976)

95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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An uncompromising cop gets transferred to Naples on account of this city's atrocious crime levels. His no-hold-barred police methods are considered to be the perfect anti-dote.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Maurizio Merli, John Saxon, Barry Sullivan, Elio Zamuto

Votes: 806

32. Ghulam-E-Musthafa (1997)

Not Rated | 162 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A gangster shuns the path of crime after his lover is killed by his rivals but soon he is dragged by his boss once again in the criminal world to do one last job.

Director: Partho Ghosh | Stars: Nana Patekar, Raveena Tandon, Paresh Rawal, Aruna Irani

Votes: 1,014

33. Rajput (1982)

Action, Drama, Romance

6.3
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Unable to handle the taking of his kingdom by an Indian Government decree, the Maharaja kills himself. His son, Jaipal, takes over as the Maharaja, turns rebel, and refuses to hand over his... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 125

34. Cartes sur table (1966)

85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A mad scientist uses his army of mechanical monsters to control people who have Type O blood.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Françoise Brion, Fernando Rey, Mara Laso

Votes: 173

35. Pyar Ka Devta (1990)

Not Rated | 148 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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After the death of their parents, Vijay takes it upon himself to look after his sisters Sharda, Sujata and Sangeeta until they became old enough to take care of the house while working as a... See full summary »

Director: K. Bapaiah | Stars: Mithun Chakraborty, Madhuri Dixit, Bharat Bhushan, Nirupa Roy

Votes: 92

36. Murder in the Private Car (1934)

Passed | 63 min | Mystery, Romance

6.3
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Ruth Raymond works on the switchboard and her boyfriend is John Blake. It has taken 14 years, but a detective named Murray has found her and confirmed that she is Ruth Carson. As a child, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Charles Ruggles, Una Merkel, Mary Carlisle, Russell Hardie

Votes: 411

37. Fury at Showdown (1957)

Passed | 75 min | Drama, Western

6.3
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After serving a year for a killing in self-defense, gunfighter Brock Mitchell tries to help his younger brother save his ranch but a crooked lawyer has other ideas.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: John Derek, John Smith, Carolyn Craig, Nick Adams

Votes: 223

38. Mohabbat Ke Dushman (1988)

Action, Thriller

5.2
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During the 18th Century, India; the beauty of Shamajaan is caught by many; one of which is the notorious Shahbaaz Khan, who wants to include her in his harem of wives. When this is brought ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Mehra | Stars: Raaj Kumar, Hema Malini, Sanjay Dutt, Farha Naaz

Votes: 37

39. The Giraffe (1998)

Unrated | 103 min | Thriller

6.3
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Lena Katz, who is German, and David Fish, who is American, are Jews who live in New York. When Lena's mother, who arrives from Germany, meets her at a hotel, she finds an almost-dead woman ... See full summary »

Directors: Dani Levy, Maria Schrader | Stars: Maria Schrader, Dani Levy, David Strathairn, Nicole Heesters

Votes: 351

40. Laugh and Get Rich (1931)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy

5.6
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Man takes his wife's stashed money and is conned into investing it in an oil well.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Edna May Oliver, Hugh Herbert, Dorothy Lee, Russell Gleason

Votes: 152

41. The Deadly Game (1954)

Not Rated | 63 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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An American on vacation in Spain gets mixed up with a smuggling ring.

Director: Daniel Birt | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Finlay Currie, Maureen Swanson, Simone Silva

Votes: 68

42. Fabienne (2011)

92 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with ... See full summary »

Director: José Alcala | Stars: Catherine Frot, Karim Seghair, Marie Raynal, Liliane Rovère

Votes: 150

43. Aaya Toofan (1964)

Not Rated | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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After his father is killed by a bandit by the name of Bharat of Chandravan, Naagsen is crowned King, and he rules his kingdom along with his wife, Rani Kundala, and sister, Rajkumari Chanda... See full summary »

Directors: Mohammed Hussain, Kedar Kapoor | Stars: Dara Singh, Helen, Indira, Shyam Kumar

Votes: 12

44. To Kidnap a Princess (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama, History

5.7
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A Docu-drama exploring the events leading up to the attempted kidnapping of Princess Anne in 1974 by schizophrenic loner Ian Ball. The programme looks at Ball's life leading up to the ... See full summary »

Director: John Alexander | Stars: Ian Golding, C.P. Hallam, Russell Mabey, Jenna Renshaw

Votes: 9

45. Moriah (2016)

8 min | Short, Action

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When a 10-year-old girl wanders from her yard to chase down an ice cream truck, she finds herself running from a couple that's desperate to replace their deceased daughter.

Director: Andrew Jacob Brown | Stars: Moriah Brown, Angie Brown, Christopher Shane Lowry, Diana Bjork

46. Shôgakusei no yûkai bôshi: Yumi-chan abunai yo! (1991 Video)

15 min | Animation, Short

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Director: Katsumi Endô | Stars: Satomi Kôrogi, Eiko Yamada, Shigeru Nakahara, Ryô Horikawa

47. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: A Matter of Time (1991)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.3
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Reaching Panthara IV after an asteroid wreaks havoc of catastrophic proportions, the Enterprise crew deals with trying to save the planet as well as deal with someone who claims to be a historian from the future.

Director: Paul Lynch | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,785

48. Covington Cross (1992– )
Episode: Blinded Passions (1992)

Adventure, History

5.3
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Baron Mullens' plot to kidnap Eleanor Grey is foiled by an unlikely rescuer - an apprentice blacksmith called Lucas who dreams of becoming a knight. Sir Thomas' widowed sister-in-law visits... See full summary »

Director: Joe Napolitano | Stars: Nigel Terry, Cherie Lunghi, James Faulkner, Jonathan Firth

Votes: 7

49. The Mentalist (2008–2015)
Episode: Bloodshot (2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Patrick is temporarily blinded by a bomb blast just before the CBI are called in to investigate the murder of a stock-broker.

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman

Votes: 1,044

50. Greatest Mysteries (2013– )
Episode: Buckingham Palace (2014)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography, History

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Host Don Wildman explores Buckingham Palace. He delves into the salacious tale of a beloved monarch's forbidden romance, examines the methods of a brazen intruder, and examines treasonous acts of an adviser to the Queen.

Stars: Don Wildman, Louise Hulland, Rav Wilding, Kate Williams



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