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1. Venom (2018)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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35 Metascore

A failed reporter is bonded to an alien entity, one of many symbiotes who have invaded Earth. But the being takes a liking to Earth and decides to protect it.

Director: Ruben Fleischer | Stars: Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed, Scott Haze

Votes: 278,162 | Gross: $213.52M

2. Halloween (I) (2018)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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67 Metascore

Laurie Strode confronts her long-time foe Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andi Matichak, James Jude Courtney

Votes: 89,317 | Gross: $159.34M

3. The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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43 Metascore

Young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist find themselves caught in a web of spies, cybercriminals and corrupt government officials.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Claire Foy, Beau Gadsdon, Sverrir Gudnason, LaKeith Stanfield

Votes: 28,500 | Gross: $14.84M

4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

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

5.8
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31 Metascore

When a kingpin threatens New York City, a group of mutated turtle warriors must emerge from the shadows to protect their home.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Noel Fisher

Votes: 192,333 | Gross: $191.20M

5. Left Behind (I) (2014)

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

3.1
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12 Metascore

A small group of survivors are left behind after millions of people suddenly vanish and the world is plunged into chaos and destruction.

Director: Vic Armstrong | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Lea Thompson, Cassi Thomson, Chad Michael Murray

Votes: 33,574 | Gross: $14.00M

6. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 70,096 | Gross: $100.77M

7. Citizenfour (2014)

R | 114 min | Documentary, Biography, Thriller

8.1
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88 Metascore

A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, William Binney, Jacob Appelbaum

Votes: 48,054 | Gross: $2.80M

8. Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.9
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2 skeptical reporters are sent to Transylvania to find the Frankenstein monster - or get fired. They are laughed at there but something suspicious is going on - maybe there are monsters, vampires, mummies and werewolves.

Director: Rudy De Luca | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Joseph Bologna, Ed Begley Jr., Carol Kane

Votes: 5,770 | Gross: $7.20M

9. The Odessa File (1974)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Following the suicide of an elderly Jewish man, a journalist in possession of the man's diary investigates the alleged sighting of a former S.S. Captain, who commanded a concentration camp during World War II.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell, Mary Tamm

Votes: 9,078

10. Dicte: Crime Reporter (2013–2016)

60 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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Dicte is a dedicated reporter and refuses to give up before she has her story. Her stubbornes gives her problems immediately with the policeman John Wagner, and they often get into clashes with each other.

Stars: Iben Hjejle, Lærke Winther, Dar Salim, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 2,348

11. End Game (2006)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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A secret Service agent and a news reporter investigate the conspiracy behind the assassination of the President.

Director: Andy Cheng | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Angie Harmon, James Woods, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 4,913

12. Superman/Doomsday (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.

Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters, John DiMaggio

Votes: 18,601

13. Shock Corridor (1963)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

7.5
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Bent on winning a Pulitzer Prize, a journalist commits himself to a mental institution to solve a strange and unclear murder.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best

Votes: 9,858

14. An Eye for an Eye (1981)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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Sean Kane is forced to resign from the San Francisco Police Department's Narcotics Division when he goes berserk after his partner is murdered. He decides to fight alone and follows a trail... See full summary »

Director: Steve Carver | Stars: Chuck Norris, Christopher Lee, Richard Roundtree, Matt Clark

Votes: 3,219 | Gross: $7.68M

15. Outlast (2013 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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Freelance journalist, Miles Upshur, is requested by an anonymous individual to investigate the Mount Massive Asylum, only to find it overrun by the asylum's deranged patients.

Stars: Shawn Baichoo, Chimwemwe Miller, Andreas Apergis, Alex Ivanovici

Votes: 2,733

16. The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Romance

7.2
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When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern, Michael Goodliffe

Votes: 4,123

17. Forever (II) (2015)

R | 94 min | Drama

5.3
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Alice is a young investigative reporter. She suffers a sorrowful loss but finds an enigmatic commune where she starts to find her will to live and love again.

Director: Tatia Pilieva | Stars: Deborah Ann Woll, Luke Grimes, John Diehl, Rhys Coiro

Votes: 498

18. Complicity (2000)

R | 99 min | Thriller, Drama

5.9
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Cameron Colley is a young Scottish journalist, with an interest in exposing the wrongs committed by the rich and powerful. Life is comfortable enough but uneventful, until someone starts ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Brian Cox, Keeley Hawes, Paul Higgins

Votes: 731

19. Funland (2005– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Carter Krantz arrives in Blackpool to investigate who killed his mother. He gets a job in the local strip club. He soon realizes that the town has many dark secrets and that the killer may even be his boss - the club's owner.

Stars: Daniel Mays, Ian Puleston-Davies, Sarah Smart, Kris Marshall

Votes: 477

20. The Tesla Files (2018– )

Documentary, History, Mystery

7.5
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Researcher Marc Seifer, astrophysicist Travis Taylor and investigative journalist Jason Stapleton investigate the mysteries surrounding the life and work of Nikola Tesla, one of the most important and eccentric scientists in history.

Stars: Marc Seifer, Jonathan Adam

Votes: 142

21. Supernova (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 172 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.7
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A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home.

Director: John Harrison | Stars: Luke Perry, Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda, Clemency Burton-Hill

Votes: 1,557

22. Fever Pitch (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama

4.2
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An investigative journalist gets hooked on the subject of his inquiry - professional gambling.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Catherine Hicks, Giancarlo Giannini, Bridgette Andersen

Votes: 230 | Gross: $0.62M

23. The Norliss Tapes (1973 TV Movie)

72 min | Horror

6.5
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An investigative reporter stumbles onto an artist that has made a pact to come back after his death to sculpt a statue of a demon using human blood and clay. Once the demon is awakened he will be granted immortality.

Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Roy Thinnes, Don Porter, Angie Dickinson, Claude Akins

Votes: 1,020

24. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,107

25. Frank Serpico (2017)

Unrated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography

6.8
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68 Metascore

In his own words, Frank Serpico tells the story of his one-man crusade for police reform in the NYPD during the early 1970s.

Director: Antonino D'Ambrosio | Stars: Frank Serpico, Stanislao Pugliese, Janet Panetta, John O'Connor

Votes: 207 | Gross: $0.01M

26. The Riddle (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.3
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A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Foley | Stars: Mark Asante, Julie Cox, Vera Day, 'Long Bob' Elvin

Votes: 1,754

27. All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

7.2
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63 Metascore

A look at the life and work of American journalist, I.F. Stone, who leads a one-man crusade against government deception.

Director: Fred Peabody | Stars: I.F. Stone, Chris Hedges, Leslie Moonves, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 372

28. The Clearstream Affair (2014)

106 min | Thriller

6.6
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Journalist Denis Robert sparked a storm in the world of European finance by denouncing the murky operations of banking firm Clearstream. His quest to reveal the truth behind a secret world ... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Garenq | Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Charles Berling, Laurent Capelluto, Florence Loiret Caille

Votes: 757

29. Rage (1995)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A corrupt right-wing militia group chooses a California teacher as the ideal specimen to clone for its army.

Director: Joseph Merhi | Stars: Gary Daniels, Kenneth Tigar, Fiona Hutchison, Jillian McWhirter

Votes: 507

30. Ripper (1996 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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You play reporter Jake Quinlan in this modern interpretation of the Ripper legend. Three acts and the possibility of four different endings lead up to an explosive climax in cyber space.

Director: Phil Parmet | Stars: Christopher Walken, Burgess Meredith, Karen Allen, David Patrick Kelly

Votes: 203

31. Vampire Cop (1990)

R | 89 min | Action, Horror

3.2
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A cop, who's actually a vampire, teams up with a hot investigative journalist to stop a posh crime boss.

Director: Donald Farmer | Stars: Ed Cannon, Melissa Moore, Mal Arnold, Joey Thrower

Votes: 99

32. The 11th Hour (1995 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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It has been 62 years ever since the murders of the six guests in Henry Stauf's abandoned mansion of puzzles. The year is 1995, and you are reporter Carl Denning, for a TV forensic program, ... See full summary »

Director: David Wheeler | Stars: Robert Hirschboeck, Douglas O'Keeffe, Suzy Joachim, Frances King

Votes: 76

33. All Over the Town (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In West England, two crusading reporters revive a failing newspaper and expose local corruption, in this engaging romantic comedy.

Director: Derek N. Twist | Stars: Norman Wooland, Sarah Churchill, Cyril Cusack, Ronald Adam

Votes: 145

34. Thursday the 12th (2003 TV Movie)

200 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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In this two-part Rashomon-esque mini-series, a TV journalist investigates a rich politician and his family after a dead body is found on their property and they all have different story about the day of the incident.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Jon Glover, Ciarán Hinds, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Ralph Ineson

Votes: 91

35. The Journalist (2019)

Drama | Completed

It is the job of the press to cover corporate crime, government plots and society. It is in this context that young female reporter on the beat Erika rolls up her sleeves and goes to work ... See full summary »

Director: Michihito Fujii | Stars: Eun-kyung Shim, Tôri Matsuzaka

36. De Affaire (2015– )

50 min | Drama

7.0
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Tom Waardenburg and Dana Lievens, two opinionated investigative journalists, try to shed new light on existing, high-profile affairs. But how far are they allowed to go to uncover the truth?

Stars: Peter Blok, Kiki van Deursen, Margo Dames, Sinan Eroglu

Votes: 19

37. Fantômas: The Dead Man Who Killed (1913)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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After a body disappears from inside the prison, a series of crimes take place, all seemingly by the dead man. With Juve presumed dead, Fandor must investigate alone. Will Fantomas finally be brought to justice?

Director: Louis Feuillade | Stars: René Navarre, Edmund Breon, Georges Melchior, André Luguet

Votes: 980

38. Opt-in (2019)

63 min | Drama, Thriller

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An idealistic engineer lands his dream job at the biggest social media company in the world. But when he discovers the dark side of the business, he must decide whether to stay silent or risk everything to expose the truth.

Director: Gabriel Gambetta | Stars: Aaron Royce Jones, Gabriel Gambetta, Stuart Selesnick, Kiel Hooker

39. Keisari Aarnio (2018– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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Stars: Kirsi Ylijoki, Pilvi Hämäläinen, Kari Hietalahti, Mikko Leppilampi

Votes: 160

40. Deep Water: The Real Story (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.3
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Up to 80 murders, 30 unsolved cases, thousands of assaults. In the 1980s and 1990s a murderous epidemic grips Sydney. The attackers are united by contempt. Their targets united by their ... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Blue | Stars: David McMahon, Sue Thompson, Peter Russell, Ted Russell

Votes: 58

41. The Strangler (1970)

93 min | Drama

6.8
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Unhappy women are being murdered by Emile (Jacques Perrin), a psychotic young man suffering from the delusion that his acts are mercy killings. The detective (Julien Guiomar) assigned to ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Vecchiali | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Julien Guiomar, Eva Simonet, Paul Barge

Votes: 138

42. Kolchak: Crackle of Death (1974 TV Movie)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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In this first of two Kolchak compilation TV films, reporter Carl Kolchak investigates a ghostly arsonist and an evil Native American spirit haunting a hospital.

Directors: Alexander Grasshoff, Don Weis | Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, William Smith, Elaine Giftos

Votes: 62

43. The Phantom of Morrisville (1966)

89 min | Comedy, Mystery

7.3
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Inspector Brumpby (Jaroslav Marvan) and the young crime reporter Allan Pinkerton (Vít Olmer) attend wedding of Sir Hannibal Morris (Oldrich Nový) with beautiful Clarence (Kveta Fialová). ... See full summary »

Director: Borivoj Zeman | Stars: Oldrich Nový, Kveta Fialová, Jana Novaková, Vít Olmer

Votes: 307

44. Barrow Hill: The Dark Path (2016 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

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Ten years after the events of the first game, you return during another Autumn Equinox to Barrow Hill, a haunting ancient foresty hamlet in Cornwall, to save Mia, a girl possessed by Baibin, the evil druidic female spirit of the forest.

Director: Matt Clark | Stars: Emma Harry, Amy Kenny, Jonathan Boakes, Matt Clark

45. The Legacy of I.F. Stone (2015 Video)

42 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Jeff Cohen, Glenn Greenwald, Peter Jennings, Lyndon B. Johnson

46. Laura Loomer's Twitter Ban (2018 Video)

39 min | Short, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Laura Loomer, Stefan Molyneux

47. Gary Webb: In His Own Words (2002)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Anthony Lappé, Stephen Marshall | Star: Gary Webb

48. Ark of Time (1997 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

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Sports journalist Richard Kendall is tasked to find archaeology professor Caldwell and his team, who went missing while searching for clues about the location of mythical Atlantis somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.

Stars: Regina Candler, Clayton Mark, Bill Zone

49. Gameballcz (2012– )
Episode: 2 Boys 1 Outlast - Výprava do Uhrínevsi (2015)

29 min | Comedy

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Director: Karel Kovár | Star: Karel Kovár

50. Pacific Heat (2016–2017)
Episode: A Return to Evil (2017)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Comedy

5.9
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A String of baffling murders leads the team to suspect a serial killer. But evidence left by the victim points them toward a familiar face.

Stars: Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Rebecca Massey, Lucia Mastrantone

Votes: 16



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