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1. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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84 Metascore

A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 423,899 | Gross: $176.04M

2. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 1,030,397 | Gross: $128.01M

3. Doctor Strange (2016)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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72 Metascore

While on a journey of physical and spiritual healing, a brilliant neurosurgeon is drawn into the world of the mystic arts.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong

Votes: 537,035 | Gross: $232.64M

4. Criminal (2016)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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36 Metascore

In a last-ditch effort to stop a diabolical plot, a dead CIA operative's memories, secrets, and skills are implanted into a death-row inmate in hopes that he will complete the operative's mission.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman

Votes: 53,392 | Gross: $14.27M

5. Isle of Dogs (2018)

PG-13 | 101 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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82 Metascore

Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban

Votes: 115,782 | Gross: $32.02M

6. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 191,632 | Gross: $93.93M

7. The Bucket List (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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42 Metascore

Two terminally ill men escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos before they die.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Sean Hayes, Beverly Todd

Votes: 217,359 | Gross: $93.47M

8. Planet of the Apes (1968)

G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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79 Metascore

An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans

Votes: 157,728 | Gross: $33.40M

9. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.2
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52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 207,978 | Gross: $58.61M

10. 22 July (2018)

R | 143 min | Crime, Drama, History

6.7
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69 Metascore

A three-part story of Norway's worst terrorist attack in which over seventy people were killed. 22 July looks at the disaster itself, the survivors, Norway's political system and the lawyers who worked on this horrific case.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Jonas Strand Gravli, Jon Øigarden, Maria Bock

Votes: 21,516

11. The Book of Henry (2017)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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31 Metascore

With instructions from her genius son's carefully crafted notebook, a single mother sets out to rescue a young girl from the hands of her abusive stepfather.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Martell, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 20,967 | Gross: $4.22M

12. Saw III (2006)

R | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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48 Metascore

Jigsaw abducts a doctor in order to keep himself alive while he watches his new apprentice put an unlucky citizen named Jeff through a brutal test.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh

Votes: 168,704 | Gross: $80.24M

13. Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988)

R | 97 min | Horror, Thriller

6.5
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41 Metascore

Kirsty is brought to an institution after the death of her family, where the occult-obsessive head resurrects Julia and unleashes the Cenobites once again.

Director: Tony Randel | Stars: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Clare Higgins, Kenneth Cranham

Votes: 38,221 | Gross: $11.09M

14. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

Votes: 72,053 | Gross: $35.75M

15. Amour (2012)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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94 Metascore

Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud

Votes: 86,237 | Gross: $6.74M

16. Chicago Hope (1994–2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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The lives and trials of the staff of a major hospital in Chicago.

Stars: Mandy Patinkin, Adam Arkin, Hector Elizondo, Peter Berg

Votes: 3,444

17. Z (1969)

M/PG | 127 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.3
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Following the murder of a prominent leftist, an investigator tries to uncover the truth while government officials attempt to cover up their roles.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Yves Montand, Irene Papas, Jean-Louis Trintignant, François Périer

Votes: 21,767 | Gross: $0.08M

18. The Sea of Trees (2015)

PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.1
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23 Metascore

A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts, Ken Watanabe, Ryoko Seta

Votes: 11,884 | Gross: $0.02M

19. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2009)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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60 Metascore

Lisbeth is recovering in a hospital and awaiting trial for three murders when she is released. Mikael must prove her innocence, but Lisbeth must be willing to share the details of her sordid experiences with the court.

Director: Daniel Alfredson | Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Annika Hallin

Votes: 64,080 | Gross: $5.19M

20. The Hollars (2016)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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53 Metascore

A man returns to his small hometown after learning that his mother has fallen ill and is about to undergo surgery.

Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Anna Kendrick

Votes: 10,425 | Gross: $1.02M

21. The Dead Pit (1989)

R | 95 min | Horror

5.4
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A renegade doctor is shot dead and entombed with his fiendish experiments in the basement of an abandoned wing of a mental hospital. Twenty years later, a mysterious woman is admitted with ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeremy Slate, Cheryl Lawson, Stephen Gregory Foster, Danny Gochnauer

Votes: 1,843

22. Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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24 Metascore

At the snobby Crawford Academy, Virginia's group of friends start to go missing years after horrible events that happened to her as a child around her birthday.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Melissa Sue Anderson, Glenn Ford, Lawrence Dane, Sharon Acker

Votes: 7,536

23. Accidental Love (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

4.1
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20 Metascore

A small town waitress gets a nail accidentally lodged in her head causing unpredictable behavior that leads her to Washington, D.C., where sparks fly when she meets a clueless young senator who takes up her cause - but what happens when love interferes with what you stand for?

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jessica Biel, Raymond L. Brown Jr., Jenny Gulley, Beverly D'Angelo

Votes: 7,198

24. Candy (1968)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.4
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Candy Christian (Ewa Aulin), an innocent high-schooler, encounters numerous colorful characters and humorous sexual situations while attempting to find meaning in life.

Director: Christian Marquand | Stars: Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Charles Aznavour, Marlon Brando

Votes: 2,486

25. Fantastic Voyage (1966)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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72 Metascore

A scientist is nearly assassinated. In order to save him, a submarine is shrunken to microscopic size and injected into his blood stream with a small crew. Problems arise almost as soon as they enter the bloodstream.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Raquel Welch, Edmond O'Brien, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 15,998

26. Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A man named Billy Pilgrim tells the story of how he became unstuck in time and was abducted by aliens.

Director: George Roy Hill | Stars: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans

Votes: 11,431

27. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

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

5.9
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47 Metascore

Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet

Votes: 86,426 | Gross: $20.98M

28. Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

Approved | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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54 Metascore

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, Albert Dekker

Votes: 12,786 | Gross: $13.90M

29. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

PG-13 | 101 min | Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Baron Frankenstein is once again working with illegal medical experiments. Together with a young doctor, Karl and his fiancée Anna, they kidnap the mentally sick Dr. Brandt, to perform the ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward

Votes: 3,856

30. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 17,602

31. Barbara (I) (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Nina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Rainer Bock, Christina Hecke

Votes: 11,578

32. The Man with Two Brains (1983)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.4
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61 Metascore

A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.

Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: Steve Martin, Kathleen Turner, David Warner, Paul Benedict

Votes: 22,775 | Gross: $10.10M

33. Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002 Video)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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46 Metascore

A shady businessman attempts to piece together the details of the car crash that killed his wife, rendered him an amnesiac, and left him in possession of a sinister puzzle box that summons monsters.

Director: Rick Bota | Stars: Dean Winters, Ashley Laurence, Doug Bradley, Rachel Hayward

Votes: 10,438

34. Brain Dead (1990)

R | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.0
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In a showdown of man versus machine, Martin plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from the megalomaniacal corporation.

Director: Adam Simon | Stars: Bill Pullman, Bill Paxton, Bud Cort, Nicholas Pryor

Votes: 3,413 | Gross: $1.63M

35. Charly (1968)

M | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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50 Metascore

An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney

Votes: 5,865 | Gross: $15.83M

36. Kingdom Hospital (2004)

608 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. A great disaster threatens a haunted hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

Stars: Jamie Harrold, Diane Ladd, Bruce Davison, Jack Coleman

Votes: 6,849

37. The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1962)

Approved | 82 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A doctor experimenting with transplant techniques keeps his girlfriend's head alive when she is decapitated in a car crash, then goes hunting for a new body.

Director: Joseph Green | Stars: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Anthony La Penna, Adele Lamont

Votes: 5,731

39. The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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When Ygor brings the Monster to Dr. Ludwig Frankenstein for care, Ludwig gets the idea of replacing the Monster's current criminal brain with a normal one.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Lon Chaney Jr., Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 5,030

40. Muppets from Space (1999)

G | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.3
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53 Metascore

Gonzo is contacted by his alien family through his breakfast cereal. But when the men in black kidnap him, it's up to Kermit and the gang to rescue Gonzo and help him reunite with his long-lost family.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Bill Barretta, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 17,090 | Gross: $16.63M

41. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 9,029 | Gross: $1.06M

42. Night Train to Terror (1985)

R | 98 min | Horror

4.2
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God and Satan are on a train discussing the fate of three individuals. The stories of the people in question are told in a trio of very strange vignettes. One involves an insane asylums ... See full summary »

Directors: John Carr, Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, Gregg G. Tallas | Stars: Barbara Wyler, Jamie Scoggin, Stacey Lyons, Linda Maderas

Votes: 1,844

43. Dark Victory (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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A young socialite is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and must decide whether or not she'll meet her final days with dignity.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 9,131

44. Molly (1999)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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21 Metascore

A bachelor becomes the unwilling guardian of his autistic, intellectually disabled sister; then an experimental treatment works a dramatic change in her brain and his attitude.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Aaron Eckhart, Jill Hennessy, Thomas Jane

Votes: 2,574 | Gross: $0.02M

45. Sour Grapes (1998)

R | 91 min | Comedy

5.8
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Two cousins and friends, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City to gamble. Richie loses all he has at slot machines and asks Evan for two more coins for a last attempt. That last attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Larry David | Stars: Steven Weber, Craig Bierko, Jack Burns, Viola Harris

Votes: 2,606 | Gross: $0.22M

46. Zombie High (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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A woman goes to a previously all-male boarding school on a scholarship. She begins to separate herself from her boyfriend in order to devote more time to her new environment. Over time, she... See full summary »

Director: Ron Link | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Richard Cox, Kay E. Kuter, James Wilder

Votes: 845 | Gross: $0.02M

47. Horror Hospital (1973)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Jason, a member of a 1960's pop group, decides he needs a break at a country retreat. On the train he meets Judy, niece of Aunt Harris who owns the place with her husband Dr Storm and who ... See full summary »

Director: Antony Balch | Stars: Michael Gough, Robin Askwith, Vanessa Shaw, Ellen Pollock

Votes: 1,132

48. Flowers for Algernon (2000 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Charlie Gordon is mentally handicapped and all he wants in life is to be a genius. When he gets picked for experimental surgery it looks like his dream may finally come true. But the ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Bleckner | Stars: Matthew Modine, Kelli Williams, Richard Chevolleau, Jeff Pustil

Votes: 1,372

49. Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell (1974)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Baron Frankenstein works with a mental patient to reanimate the dead.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Shane Briant, Madeline Smith, David Prowse

Votes: 2,897

50. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

R | 153 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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86 Metascore

Mr. Lãzãrescu, a dying old man, is shuttled from hospital to hospital by a loyal paramedic as doctors refuse to operate and no one can agree on a diagnosis.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Doru Ana, Monica Barladeanu, Alina Berzunteanu, Dorian Boguta

Votes: 12,389 | Gross: $0.08M



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