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1. The Princess Bride (1987)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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77 Metascore

While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Chris Sarandon

Votes: 379,675 | Gross: $30.86M

2. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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62 Metascore

Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 401,670 | Gross: $138.29M

3. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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86 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 216,623 | Gross: $12.10M

4. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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75 Metascore

After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

Votes: 176,183 | Gross: $61.28M

5. 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: 161,379 | Gross: $33.40M

6. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.8
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53 Metascore

An idyllic science fiction future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of thirty.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 50,170 | Gross: $25.00M

7. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 21,379 | Gross: $1.26M

8. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)

R | 92 min | Horror

4.4
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33 Metascore

A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura

Votes: 71,007 | Gross: $0.18M

9. Excalibur (1981)

PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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56 Metascore

Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Nigel Terry, Helen Mirren, Nicholas Clay, Cherie Lunghi

Votes: 55,681 | Gross: $34.97M

10. The Flintstones (1994)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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38 Metascore

In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: John Goodman, Rick Moranis, Rosie O'Donnell, Halle Berry

Votes: 73,585 | Gross: $130.51M

11. The New Guy (2002)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

5.9
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24 Metascore

A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.

Director: Ed Decter | Stars: DJ Qualls, Lyle Lovett, Eliza Dushku, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 32,948 | Gross: $28.97M

12. The Black Hole (1979)

PG | 98 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.0
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52 Metascore

A research vessel finds a missing ship, commanded by a mysterious scientist, on the edge of a black hole.

Director: Gary Nelson | Stars: Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms

Votes: 22,536

13. Children of the Corn (1984)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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45 Metascore

A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.

Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin

Votes: 45,503 | Gross: $14.57M

14. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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70 Metascore

A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Emma Bading

Votes: 20,790 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Chopping Mall (1986)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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22 Metascore

A group of young shopping mall employees stay behind for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock-down before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions, and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson

Votes: 10,947

16. Skyline (2010)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.4
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26 Metascore

Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Eric Balfour, Donald Faison, Scottie Thompson, Brittany Daniel

Votes: 85,333 | Gross: $21.37M

17. Eye of the Needle (1981)

R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War

7.1
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61 Metascore

A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Stephen MacKenna, Philip Martin Brown

Votes: 9,144 | Gross: $17.58M

18. Clockstoppers (2002)

PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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40 Metascore

A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Jesse Bradford, French Stewart, Paula Garcés, Michael Biehn

Votes: 13,089 | Gross: $36.99M

19. Love Exposure (2008)

Unrated | 237 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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78 Metascore

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô, Yutaka Shimizu

Votes: 11,004

20. The Last Detail (1973)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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89 Metascore

Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison, but decide to show him one last good time along the way.

Director: Hal Ashby | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Otis Young, Clifton James

Votes: 21,253

21. Lock Up (1989)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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52 Metascore

With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Sonny Landham

Votes: 36,971 | Gross: $22.10M

22. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

8.1
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During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 32,768 | Gross: $0.17M

23. A Man Escaped (1956)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama

8.3
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A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from a Nazi prison in France.

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: François Leterrier, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Roland Monod

Votes: 17,800

24. Baby Geniuses (1999)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

2.6
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6 Metascore

Scientists hold super intelligent talking babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 24,617 | Gross: $27.14M

25. Homecoming (2009)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Sport

5.3
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21 Metascore

A jilted ex-girlfriend plots revenge after her former beau comes back to their hometown with a new lover.

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Mischa Barton, Matt Long, Jessica Stroup, Michael Landes

Votes: 4,109 | Gross: $8.50M

26. Private Obsession (1995 Video)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Emanuelle, a world famous fashion model, is held captive by Richard Tate, a crazed fan. Richard wants her for himself but Emanuelle uses her assets to try and escape.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Michael Christian, Shannon Whirry, Bo Svenson, Tony Burton

Votes: 485

27. The Protector (1985)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.8
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Two New York City cops, Billy Wong and Danny Garoni, head to Hong Kong after the daughter of a rich businessman is kidnapped by the drug lord, Mr. Ko.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Jackie Chan, Danny Aiello, Sandy Alexander, Victor Arnold

Votes: 3,875 | Gross: $0.98M

28. Dr. Giggles (1992)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

5.2
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A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Larry Drake, Holly Marie Combs, Cliff De Young, Glenn Quinn

Votes: 5,586 | Gross: $8.40M

29. The Killing Room (2009)

R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Nick Cannon, Clea DuVall, Timothy Hutton, Chloë Sevigny

Votes: 13,423

30. Son of the Pink Panther (1993)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

3.9
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33 Metascore

Charles Dreyfus encounters Jacques Gambrelli, who reminds him painfully of Inspector Clouseau, the man who drove him insane. With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Herbert Lom, Claudia Cardinale, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 4,709 | Gross: $2.46M

31. The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985 TV Movie)

95 min | Action, War

5.1
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During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Reisman to pick 12 soldiers from the military prison for the dangerous mission of killing a Nazi General.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Ken Wahl, Larry Wilcox

Votes: 2,092

32. That Cold Day in the Park (1969)

R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen, one day invites a homeless young man from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there. However, she has no intention of ever letting him leave again.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Sandy Dennis, Michael Burns, Susanne Benton, David Garfield

Votes: 1,327 | Gross: $1.06M

33. The Beast Must Die (1974)

PG | 93 min | Horror, Mystery

5.8
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Eight people have been invited to an island estate for the weekend. One of them is a werewolf. Can you guess which one?

Director: Paul Annett | Stars: Calvin Lockhart, Peter Cushing, Marlene Clark, Charles Gray

Votes: 2,593

34. Andersonville (1996)

167 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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The story of the most notorious Confederate prisoner of war camp in the American Civil War.

Stars: Jarrod Emick, Frederic Forrest, Ted Marcoux, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 1,770

35. The Hurricane (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 2,223

36. Real Time (2008)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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Andy, a hyperactive compulsive gambler, has just been given one hour to live before a hit eliminates him for overdue gambling debts. With the deadline looming, Andy chooses to spend his last hour in more than one unusual way.

Director: Randall Cole | Stars: Randy Quaid, Jay Baruchel, Jayne Eastwood, Lucy Filippone

Votes: 2,374

37. A Woman's Face (1941)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen

Votes: 2,614

38. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)

R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Rod Taylor, Susie Porter, Dee Smart

Votes: 1,774 | Gross: $0.04M

39. Savage Sam (1963)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.2
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Travis, Arliss, and Lisbeth are captured by Apaches while Old Yeller's son, Sam, tracks their trail.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Brian Keith, Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Dewey Martin

Votes: 922 | Gross: $6.54M

40. The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Action, War

5.3
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During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Wright to pick 12 condemned soldiers from the brig and parachute into occupied France where they must destroy a Nazi nerve gas facility and extricate the foreign scientists working there.

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Vince Edwards, Bo Svenson

Votes: 905

41. Territories (2010)

91 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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Five friends return home from a marriage in Canada to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity.

Director: Olivier Abbou | Stars: Cristina Rosato, Michael Mando, Roc LaFortune, Sean Devine

Votes: 2,139

42. The Ghost Galleon (1974)

R | 89 min | Horror

4.6
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The living corpses of the Satan-worshiping Knights Templar hunt for human victims in a 16th century galleon.

Director: Amando de Ossorio | Stars: Maria Perschy, Jack Taylor, Bárbara Rey, Carlos Lemos

Votes: 2,266

43. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.8
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Marshal Jake Wade aids outlaw Clint Hollister escape jail but Clint wants to know where Wade hid an old hold-up loot taken while both men were outlaws in the same gang.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Widmark, Patricia Owens, Robert Middleton

Votes: 2,052

44. The Dark Past (1948)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.3
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An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: William Holden, Nina Foch, Lee J. Cobb, Adele Jergens

Votes: 976

45. The Banker (1989)

R | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.8
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High-priced prostitutes are being systematically murdered, their corpses mutilated, and a bizarre South American symbol painted in blood is found at the scene. The cop investigating is out to solve the crime before his ex wife, a reporter, becomes the next victim.

Director: William Webb | Stars: Robert Forster, Shanna Reed, Duncan Regehr, Jeff Conaway

Votes: 332

46. Phantasmagoria (1995 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror

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A young successful author and her photographer husband buy a stunning and mysterious mansion on the outskirts of a small town in New England, but soon enough start to experience maddening horrors of its previous owner.

Director: Peter Maris | Stars: Victoria Morsell, David Homb, Robert Miano, Taylor Bernard

Votes: 600

47. My Brother Is an Only Child (2007)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

Two brothers come of age in a small Italian town in the '60s and '70s.

Director: Daniele Luchetti | Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Angela Finocchiaro, Massimo Popolizio

Votes: 6,038 | Gross: $0.25M

48. Abducted (1986)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
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A woman jogger is abducted by a crazy mountain man, and taken to his cabin.

Director: Boon Collins | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Roberta Weiss, Lawrence King-Phillips, William Nunn

Votes: 251

49. Gunaah (2002)

135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

3.3
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Tough cop Prabha (Bipasha Basu) is haunted by the demons of her past. Being an illegitimate daughter of a prostitute, she has had a very bad childhood and there once occurred an incident in... See full summary »

Director: Amol Shetge | Stars: Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea, Ashutosh Rana, Banjara

Votes: 335

50. The Criminal Code (1930)

Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.0
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After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Walter Huston, Phillips Holmes, Constance Cummings, Boris Karloff

Votes: 878



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