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1. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 548,784 | Gross: $32.00M

2. Peeping Tom (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.7
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror.

Director: Michael Powell | Stars: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer, Maxine Audley

Votes: 27,463 | Gross: $0.08M

3. The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)

76 min | Horror

6.6
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In 19th century London, a woman weds a doctor with necrophiliac tendencies, and whose first wife died under mysterious circumstances - and might be coming back from the grave to torment her successor.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli, Maria Teresa Vianello

Votes: 1,046

4. The Spiral Staircase (1946)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith

Votes: 8,228

5. Evil Eye (1963)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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A mystery novel-loving American tourist witnesses a murder in Rome, and soon finds herself and her suitor caught up in a series of killings.

Director: Mario Bava | Stars: John Saxon, Letícia Román, Valentina Cortese, Titti Tomaino

Votes: 3,417

6. The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz (1955)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The delirious journey of a mental disordered man, who is obsessed in making the perfect crime.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Ernesto Alonso, Miroslava, Rita Macedo, Ariadne Welter

Votes: 4,275

7. The Grim Reaper (1962)

Not Rated | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When a woman is killed in a park, the police bring in everyone suspected of being there when the incident occurred and question them. One of them is the killer.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Francesco Ruiu, Giancarlo De Rosa, Vincenzo Ciccora, Alfredo Leggi

Votes: 1,948

8. The Unsuspected (1947)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

7.2
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The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter, Constance Bennett

Votes: 2,169

9. 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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A blind American writer living in London stumbles upon a criminal conspiracy involving kidnapping and extortion.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Van Johnson, Vera Miles, Cecil Parker, Patricia Laffan

Votes: 1,749

10. The Killer Is Loose (1956)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle.

Director: Budd Boetticher | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rhonda Fleming, Wendell Corey, Alan Hale Jr.

Votes: 1,416

11. Jack the Ripper (1959)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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A serial killer is murdering women in the Whitechapel district of London. An American policeman is brought in to help Scotland Yard solve the case.

Directors: Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman | Stars: Lee Patterson, Eddie Byrne, Betty McDowall, Ewen Solon

Votes: 574

12. La mano de un hombre muerto (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Horror

6.0
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When violent crime strikes a tiny hamlet, the townsfolk suspect the distant relative of a sadistic 17th century baron who cursed the village.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Ana Castor, Howard Vernon, Paula Martel, Georges Rollin

Votes: 465

13. The Carpet of Horror (1962)

Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Crime, Drama

5.3
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An evil genius uses poison gas to avenge himself on his enemies.

Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Karin Dor, Eleonora Rossi Drago, Antonio Casas

Votes: 150

14. The Witch's Curse (1962)

91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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Maciste travels to Hell to find a witch and make her undo a curse she put on the surface world.

Director: Riccardo Freda | Stars: Kirk Morris, Hélène Chanel, Vira Silenti, Angelo Zanolli

Votes: 354

15. Hypnosis (1962)

86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.8
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A hypnotist is murdered in his dressing room. His ventriloquist dummy seemingly the only witness to the crime. A boxer and part-time delivery boy is blamed for the murder. Soon another ... See full summary »

Director: Eugenio Martín | Stars: Jean Sorel, Götz George, Heinz Drache, Margot Trooger

Votes: 110

16. Lipstick (1960)

89 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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The twelve year old Silvana De Carli falls in love with the thirty year old Gino.

Director: Damiano Damiani | Stars: Pierre Brice, Giorgia Moll, Pietro Germi, Bella Darvi

Votes: 173

17. Who Killed Who? (1943)

8 min | Animation, Mystery, Comedy

7.4
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A man is murdered, and the detective tries to find out whodunit. But the house he's investigating is decidedly haunted, and he never knows just what's round the next corner...

Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Sara Berner, Billy Bletcher, Richard Haydn

Votes: 718

18. Mannequin in Red (1958)

108 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A model is murdered at a famous fashion house and the Hillmans start to investigate. Kajsa Hillman is employed as a model and discovers that several people had motives to kill the model who... See full summary »

Director: Arne Mattsson | Stars: Anita Björk, Lillebil Ibsen, Nils Hallberg, Gio Petré

Votes: 292

19. The Curse of Nostradamus (1961)

78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.1
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An aristocratic vampire swears an oath to kill the enemies who killed his father. In order to terrify them even further, he warns each one when he is coming for them.

Directors: Federico Curiel, Stim Segar | Stars: Germán Robles, Julio Alemán, Domingo Soler, Aurora Alvarado

Votes: 55

20. Densô ningen (1960)

85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Men are being murdered by a psycho called "The Telegian," who uses a matter-transmitting device to locate his victims.

Director: Jun Fukuda | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Yumi Shirakawa, Seizaburô Kawazu, Yoshio Tsuchiya

Votes: 138

21. I'll See You in Hell (1960)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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When a diamond heist goes wrong, the three would-be robbers go on the run from the law. They soon find themselves involved with a beautiful woman who may wind up being even more trouble for them than the botched robbery.

Director: Piero Regnoli | Stars: Eva Bartok, John Drew Barrymore, Massimo Serato, Antonio Pierfederici

Votes: 20

22. Giallo (1934)

68 min | Thriller

6.3
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A woman becomes convinced that her husband is an infamous wife-killer intent on adding her to his list of victims.

Director: Mario Camerini | Stars: Assia Noris, Sandro Ruffini, Elio Steiner, Giulio Gemmò

Votes: 25

23. Passport for a Corpse (1962)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Director: Mario Gariazzo | Stars: Alberto Lupo, Hélène Chanel, Linda Christian, Erno Crisa

Votes: 22

24. Night Train to Milan (1962)

90 min | Thriller

6.7
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A gritty little intrigue thriller with Palance as an ex-nazi doctor in hiding. While riding on a train, he is recognized by passengers who remember him from their prisoner of war camp days.... See full summary »

Director: Marcello Baldi | Stars: Jack Palance, Yvonne Furneaux, Andrea Checchi, Tina Di Carlo

Votes: 29

25. Cortocircuito (1943)

85 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Director: Giacomo Gentilomo | Stars: Vivi Gioi, Umberto Melnati, Guglielmo Barnabò, Bianca Doria

26. Harlem (1943)

80 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Massimo Girotti, Amedeo Nazzari, Vivi Gioi, Elisa Cegani

Votes: 12

27. Un alibi per morire (1962)

84 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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Paul loves Margaret but she has her eyes on Graziano, a night-club owner. Desperate to prove himself to Margaret, Paul begins planning an elaborate robbery. With the assistance of a corrupt... See full summary »

Directors: Roberto Bianchi Montero, Piero Costa | Stars: Alberto Lupo, Susanne Loret, Pierre Brice, Folco Lulli

Votes: 5

28. Brivido (1941)

82 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

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Director: Giacomo Gentilomo | Stars: Umberto Melnati, María Mercader, Carlo Campanini, Clara Calamai

29. Delitto al luna park (1952)

90 min | Drama

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Silvia, a singer and dancer, is a member of an overworked company that puts on shows in a theme park. She welcomes the advances of a young musician called Roberto but one day, following an ... See full summary »

Director: Renato Polselli | Stars: Franca Marzi, Olga Gorgoni, Renato Baldini, Harry Feist

30. Chiamate 22-22 tenente Sheridan (1960)

96 min | Crime, Drama

5.0
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Cathrine has been sentenced to the gas chamber but Police Lieutenant Sheridan does not believe she is guilty of the murder she has been accused of. He has twenty-four hours to prove her ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgio Bianchi | Stars: Ubaldo Lay, Tilde Damiani, Nadia Sanders, Umberto Orsini

Votes: 7

31. Lo sgarro (1962)

84 min | Crime

7.8
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Director: Silvio Siano | Stars: Charles Vanel, Gérard Blain, Saro Urzì, Ettore Annunziata

Votes: 6

32. Anche l'inferno trema (1958)

95 min

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A man escaped from the prison where he was imprisoned for a crime not committed, kills those who reported him. Then he takes refuge in an isolated house inhabited by a man and his blind ... See full summary »

Director: Piero Regnoli | Stars: Carla Gravina, Franco Fabrizi, Gianni Loti, Gilla Bentivoglio

33. Il cappello da prete (1944)

90 min

6.3
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Director: Ferdinando Maria Poggioli | Stars: Roldano Lupi, Lída Baarová, Luigi Almirante, Carlo Lombardi

Votes: 6



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