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1. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

8.2
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72 Metascore

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 735,418 | Gross: $83.01M

2. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 339,801 | Gross: $244.08M

3. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Horror

7.2
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48 Metascore

Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly seek temporary refuge in a truck stop populated by vampires, with chaotic results.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis, Quentin Tarantino

Votes: 269,615 | Gross: $25.75M

4. Hook (1991)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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52 Metascore

When Captain James Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan (Robin Williams) must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 218,716 | Gross: $119.65M

5. 12 Monkeys (1995)

R | 129 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.0
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74 Metascore

In a future world devastated by disease, a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Joseph Melito

Votes: 548,122 | Gross: $57.14M

6. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

A greedy film producer assembles a team of moviemakers and sets out for the infamous Skull Island, where they find more than just cannibalistic natives.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 373,341 | Gross: $218.08M

7. Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

7.5
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65 Metascore

Affable hillbillies Tucker and Dale are on vacation at their dilapidated mountain cabin when they are mistaken for murderers by a group of preppy college students.

Director: Eli Craig | Stars: Tyler Labine, Alan Tudyk, Katrina Bowden, Jesse Moss

Votes: 156,980 | Gross: $0.22M

8. Dances with Wolves (1990)

PG-13 | 181 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

8.0
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72 Metascore

Lieutenant John Dunbar, assigned to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.

Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, Rodney A. Grant

Votes: 225,295 | Gross: $184.21M

9. Burnt (I) (2015)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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42 Metascore

Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) is a chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Director: John Wells | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Riccardo Scamarcio

Votes: 98,775 | Gross: $13.65M

10. King Kong (1976)

PG | 134 min | Adventure, Horror

5.9
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61 Metascore

A petroleum exploration expedition comes to an isolated island and encounters a colossal giant gorilla.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange, John Randolph

Votes: 28,032 | Gross: $52.61M

11. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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86 Metascore

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation, which turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen, Sully Boyar

Votes: 222,271 | Gross: $50.00M

12. Stockholm (I) (2018)

R | 92 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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54 Metascore

Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

Director: Robert Budreau | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl

Votes: 5,848 | Gross: $0.30M

13. The Crying Game (1992)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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90 Metascore

A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 48,206 | Gross: $62.55M

14. Midnight Run (1988)

R | 126 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.5
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78 Metascore

An accountant is chased by bounty hunters, the F.B.I., and the Mafia after jumping bail.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Robert De Niro, Charles Grodin, Yaphet Kotto, John Ashton

Votes: 66,330 | Gross: $38.41M

15. In Order of Disappearance (2014)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

When his son is mistakenly murdered, a snowplow driver starts seeking revenge, which ignites a war between two gangsters.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro

Votes: 22,362 | Gross: $0.05M

16. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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35 Metascore

Upon being fired, a desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss. Two angels are sent to Earth to check if love is possible in this case.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 33,250 | Gross: $4.27M

17. Bandolero! (1968)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Mace Bishop masquerades as a hangman in order to save his outlaw brother from the gallows, runs to Mexico chased by the Sheriff's posse and fights against Mexican bandits.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: James Stewart, Dean Martin, Raquel Welch, George Kennedy

Votes: 4,130

18. The Debt (I) (2010)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

In 1965, three Mossad agents cross into East Berlin to apprehend a notorious Nazi war criminal. Thirty years later, the secrets the agents share come back to haunt them.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 61,950 | Gross: $31.18M

19. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 43,730 | Gross: $2.38M

20. Black Lagoon (2006)

TV-MA | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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A Japanese businessman, captured by modern-day pirates, is written off and left for dead by his company. Tired of the corporate life, he opts to stick with the mercenaries that kidnapped him, becoming part of their gang.

Stars: Megumi Toyoguchi, Daisuke Namikawa, Maryke Hendrikse, Brad Swaile

Votes: 10,261

21. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

NC-17 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Loles León, Julieta Serrano

Votes: 22,320 | Gross: $4.09M

22. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Native Americans and fighting with General Custer.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

Votes: 31,099 | Gross: $31.56M

23. Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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60 Metascore

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity

Votes: 63,055 | Gross: $41.58M

24. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger

Votes: 13,037

25. The Ref (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.9
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A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Votes: 22,224 | Gross: $11.44M

26. Into the West (2005)

TV-14 | 552 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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Tales from the American West in the 19th century, told from the perspective of two families, one of white settlers and one of Native Americans.

Stars: Joseph M. Marshall, Irene Bedard, Gil Birmingham, John Terry

Votes: 6,180

27. Swept Away (2002)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

3.6
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18 Metascore

A snooty socialite is stranded on a Mediterranean island with a communist sailor.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Madonna, Adriano Giannini, Bruce Greenwood, Elizabeth Banks

Votes: 14,838 | Gross: $0.01M

28. Two Rode Together (1961)

Not Rated | 109 min | Western

6.8
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A corrupt marshal is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of white captives of the Comanches, but finds that their reintegration into society has its consequences.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

Votes: 4,861

29. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | Western

6.9
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After a cavalry patrol is ambushed by the Cheyenne, the two survivors, a soldier and a woman, must reach the safety of the nearest fort.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson

Votes: 4,579

30. The Collector (1965)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

Votes: 8,866

31. A Man Called Horse (1970)

M | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.9
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46 Metascore

In 1825, an English aristocrat is captured by Native Americans. He lives with them and begins to understand their way of life. Eventually, he is accepted as part of the tribe and aspires to become their leader.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Richard Harris, Judith Anderson, Jean Gascon, Manu Tupou

Votes: 7,684

32. I Know My First Name Is Steven (1989)

180 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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The harrowing true account of Steven Stayner, who was kidnapped by a perverted pseudo-priest and his lackey during the 1970s. As he gets older, he realizes that he needs to try to make an escape and get back home.

Stars: Cindy Pickett, John Ashton, Corin Nemec, Luke Edwards

Votes: 2,217

33. The Hunting Party (1971)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

6.3
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A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Oliver Reed, Candice Bergen, Gene Hackman, Simon Oakland

Votes: 2,323

34. The Anderson Tapes (1971)

GP | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Martin Balsam, Ralph Meeker

Votes: 6,280 | Gross: $10.90M

35. Cecil B. DeMented (2000)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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57 Metascore

An insane independent film director and his renegade group of teenage filmmakers kidnap an A-list Hollywood actress and force her to star in their underground film.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Stephen Dorff, Alicia Witt, Adrian Grenier

Votes: 12,841 | Gross: $1.28M

36. The Strange Ones (2017)

R | 81 min | Drama, Thriller

5.0
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57 Metascore

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

Directors: Christopher Radcliff, Lauren Wolkstein | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, James Freedson-Jackson, Emily Althaus, Gene Jones

Votes: 2,053

37. Highway (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.6
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40 Metascore

Right before her wedding, a young woman finds herself abducted and held for ransom. As the initial days pass, she begins to develop a strange bond with her kidnapper.

Director: Imtiaz Ali | Stars: Alia Bhatt, Randeep Hooda, Durgesh Kumar, Pradeep Nagar

Votes: 24,076 | Gross: $0.53M

38. Catchfire (1990)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster, Dean Stockwell, Vincent Price

Votes: 3,075

39. Hostages (2013–2014)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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A premiere surgeon is blackmailed in a plot to assassinate the president after her family is taken hostage by a rogue federal agent.

Stars: Toni Collette, Tate Donovan, Rhys Coiro, Sandrine Holt

Votes: 9,336

40. The Island (1980)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.3
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In New York City, journalist Blair Maynard convinces his editor to travel to Florida to investigate the mysterious disappearance of ships in the Bermuda Triangle area. Maynard is divorced, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 3,602 | Gross: $15.72M

41. Against a Crooked Sky (1975)

G | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Western

5.4
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When Charlotte Sutter is kidnapped by Apaches her brother Sam aided by an old drunk prospector goes searching for her.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, Henry Wilcoxon, Clint Ritchie

Votes: 413

42. Oedipus orca (1977)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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After her harrowing kidnap ordeal in La orca (1976), Alice tries to return to her normal life, but her memories still haunt her twisting her psyche even further as no one realizes that she's in need of some serious help.

Director: Eriprando Visconti | Stars: Rena Niehaus, Gabriele Ferzetti, Carmen Scarpitta, Michele Placido

Votes: 146

43. Held Up (1999)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy

5.2
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21 Metascore

After a falling out with her fiance leads a woman to head for the airport in disgust, her boyfriend desperately tries to catch up but is waylaid by a convienience store robbery in the Arizona desert.

Director: Steve Rash | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Nia Long, Barry Corbin, John Cullum

Votes: 3,313 | Gross: $4.69M

44. The Devil's Honey (1986)

R | 78 min | Thriller

5.4
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A young woman abducts and subjects a doctor to various sexual torture acts whom she holds responsible for the death of her boyfriend.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Brett Halsey, Corinne Cléry, Blanca Marsillach, Stefano Madia

Votes: 732

45. The Illustrated Man (1969)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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In 1930s, a psychotic drifter who's after the mystery woman who covered his whole body in illustrations that foresee distant future shows three of them (The Veldt, The Long Rain and The Last Night of the World) to a mesmerized traveler.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Robert Drivas, Don Dubbins

Votes: 2,589

46. Patty Hearst (1988)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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62 Metascore

In the 1970s, Patricia Hearst is abducted by American revolutionaries, but eventually joins their cause instead.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Natasha Richardson, William Forsythe, Ving Rhames, Frances Fisher

Votes: 1,249 | Gross: $1.22M

47. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 3,072

48. Tiger Bay (1959)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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A twelve-year-old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend, but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: Hayley Mills, Horst Buchholz, John Mills, Yvonne Mitchell

Votes: 2,118

49. The Abduction of Jennifer Grayson (2017)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
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A kidnapping leads to a love affair and complicates meaning for a young woman, a kidnapper, and a police detective in pursuit.

Director: Corynn Egreczky | Stars: James Duval, Rachel Jane Conn, Tommy Dreamer, Nick Principe

Votes: 353

50. 100 Bloody Acres (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.0
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63 Metascore

Reg and Lindsay run an organic fertiliser business. They need a fresh supply of their "secret ingredient" to process through the meat grinder. Reg comes across two guys and a girl with a broken-down vehicle on their way to a music festival.

Directors: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes | Stars: Damon Herriman, Angus Sampson, Anna McGahan, Oliver Ackland

Votes: 3,529 | Gross: $0.01M



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