Thriller/horror/mystery- films

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1. Dark Circles (2013)

R | 87 min | Horror

Alex and Penny are sick of the hectic city life and decide a move out to the country to raise their newborn child. But they don't expect the horrors threatening their relationship and family.

Director: Paul Soter | Stars: Brett Beoubay, Jamie Bernstein, Ashley Braud, Philippe Brenninkmeyer

Votes: 3,939

2. Dark Touch (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

64 Metascore

In a remote town in Ireland, eleven-year-old Niamh finds herself the sole survivor of a bloody massacre that killed her parents and younger brother. Suspecting a gang of homicidal vandals, ... See full summary »

Director: Marina de Van | Stars: Missy Keating, Marcella Plunkett, Pádraic Delaney, Charlotte Flyvholm

Votes: 3,878

3. Memory Lane (III) (2012)

Not Rated | 70 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An orphaned war veteran routinely travels between our world and the afterlife in search of his fiancée's killer by stopping and starting his own heart.

Director: Shawn Holmes | Stars: Michael Guy Allen, Meg Braden, Julian Curi, Zac Snyder

Votes: 1,247

4. Boxing Helena (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

26 Metascore

A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 10,999 | Gross: $1.80M

5. The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003 TV Movie)

R | 88 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The wife of an oil tycoon becomes engrossed in the sinister evil residing within her Seattle mansion home.

Director: Craig R. Baxley | Stars: Lisa Brenner, Steven Brand, Kate Burton, Tsidii Leloka

Votes: 3,419

6. Pickman's Muse (2010)

77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An artist, Robert Pickman, becomes obsessed by visions of unworldly horror, revealed to him through an ancient artifact discovered in an abandoned church.

Director: Robert Cappelletto | Stars: Barret Walz, Maurice McNicholas, Tom Lodewyck, Joyce Porter

Votes: 293

7. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

Votes: 86,699 | Gross: $15.05M

8. Intacto (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

59 Metascore

An enigmatic tale of four incredibly lucky people whose lives are intertwined by destiny are subject to the laws of fate. They discover that they cannot afford to be without luck as they ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Max von Sydow, Eusebio Poncela, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Mónica López

Votes: 12,431 | Gross: $0.30M

9. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

61 Metascore

When an archeologist uncovers a strange skull in foreign land, the residents of a nearby town begin to disappear, leading to further unexplainable occurrences.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 9,439 | Gross: $1.19M

10. Blow Out (1981)

R | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller

85 Metascore

A movie sound recordist accidentally records the evidence that proves that a car accident was actually murder and consequently finds himself in danger.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz

Votes: 39,873 | Gross: $13.75M

11. The Blood Spattered Bride (1972)

R | 82 min | Horror

Newlywed Susan is haunted by visions of Mircalla Karnstein, a centuries-old bride who murdered her husband on their wedding night.

Director: Vicente Aranda | Stars: Simón Andreu, Maribel Martín, Alexandra Bastedo, Dean Selmier

Votes: 1,488

12. Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

California State Police Captain Sam Surcher investigates a string of teenage girl murders at Oceanfront High School.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Rock Hudson, Angie Dickinson, Telly Savalas, John David Carson

Votes: 1,842

13. Where the Truth Lies (2005)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

47 Metascore

Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, David Hayman

Votes: 16,565 | Gross: $0.87M

14. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

70 Metascore

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Ricky Jay

Votes: 21,032 | Gross: $10.20M

15. House of Games (1987)

R | 102 min | Crime, Thriller

78 Metascore

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala

Votes: 19,442 | Gross: $2.59M

16. Liebestraum (1991)

R | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

The successful writer and professor of architecture Nick Kaminsky returns from New York to Elderstown to visit his biological mother Lillian Anderson Munnsen that is terminal. Nick does not... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Kevin Anderson, Bill Pullman, Kim Novak, Pamela Gidley

Votes: 1,422 | Gross: $0.13M

17. Deceived (1991)

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

A man is murdered when checking authenticity of ancient Egyptian jewelry at a museum. Adrienne finds out after the death of her husband, that he was using a fake name. Are the 2 deaths linked?

Director: Damian Harris | Stars: Goldie Hawn, John Heard, Damon Redfern, Charles Kassatly

Votes: 6,214 | Gross: $28.74M

18. The Temp (1993)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

Nice guy junior exec Peter doesn't play dirty but unfortunately, some of his colleagues do. In comes Kris, his new temp, who is bright and efficient and saves him. She's willing to play dirty for Peter.

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Timothy Hutton, Lara Flynn Boyle, Dwight Schultz, Oliver Platt

Votes: 2,950 | Gross: $6.42M

19. Hideaway (1995)

R | 106 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Hatch gets a special resuscitative medicine after "dying" in a car accident. His wife and daughter only get minor injuries. He gets strange nightmares such as killing a teen girl. Is it just dreams?

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Christine Lahti, Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy Sisto

Votes: 6,093 | Gross: $12.20M

20. Deadly Betrayal (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

International reporter Jeff Randal spends half of his time abroad. His wife Donna feels neglected. When their preteen daughter Melinda's hunky teacher Adam Hamilton notices, Donna becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Hreno | Stars: Nicollette Sheridan, Andrew Jackson, Robert Seeliger, Amanda Tilson

Votes: 314

21. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

91 Metascore

A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 38,457 | Gross: $12.60M

22. Silent Fall (1994)

R | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An autistic boy witnesses his parents' double murder. A controversial therapist seeks to probe the child's mind in order to solve the case.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Linda Hamilton, John Lithgow, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 3,396 | Gross: $3.18M

23. Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

80 Metascore

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin

Votes: 90,912 | Gross: $10.73M

24. The I Inside (2004)

R | 90 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

An amnesiac discovers himself leaping through time between 2000 and 2002 as his past returns to him.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Polley, Piper Perabo, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 10,143

25. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

Votes: 260,320 | Gross: $67.36M

26. Wake in Fright (1971)

R | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

88 Metascore

After a bad gambling bet, a schoolteacher is marooned in a town full of crazy, drunk, violent men who threaten to make him just as crazy, drunk, and violent.

Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Gary Bond, Chips Rafferty, Sylvia Kay

Votes: 9,118 | Gross: $0.05M

27. Dead Calm (1989)

R | 96 min | Horror, Thriller

70 Metascore

After a tragedy, John Ingram and his wife Rae are spending some time isolated at sea, when they come across a stranger who has abandoned a sinking ship.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane, Rod Mullinar

Votes: 34,852 | Gross: $7.83M

28. The Game (1997)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

61 Metascore

After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Votes: 325,118 | Gross: $48.32M

29. Straw Dogs (1971)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

A young American and his English wife come to rural England and face increasingly vicious local harassment.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Susan George, Peter Vaughan, T.P. McKenna

Votes: 53,575

30. The Crush (1993)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl, who proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances.

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 15,316 | Gross: $13.61M

31. Perfect Alibi (1995)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Melanie is married to Keith Bauers, she has two beautiful children and she is rich. She decides to engage a girl au pair, Janine, who arrives from France. Everything seems to run perfectly.... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Meyer | Stars: Teri Garr, Hector Elizondo, Alex McArthur, Lydie Denier

Votes: 233

32. Fallen (1998)

R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 70,835 | Gross: $25.19M

33. Sisters (1972)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A fledgling Staten Island journalist witnesses a brutal murder in the neighboring apartment of a French-Canadian model, but the police do not believe that the crime took place. With the help of a private detective, she seeks out the truth.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, William Finley

Votes: 14,029

34. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 335,788 | Gross: $11.29M

35. True Story (I) (2015)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

50 Metascore

When disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel meets accused killer Christian Longo - who has taken on Finkel's identity - his investigation morphs into a game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Rupert Goold | Stars: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Felicity Jones, Maria Dizzia

Votes: 57,423 | Gross: $4.72M

36. When a Stranger Calls Back (1993 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young babysitter, all alone in the house with two children asleep above, is bothered by a stranger. Unfortunately, the phone's dead...

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Jill Schoelen, Gene Lythgow

Votes: 2,665

37. Tell No One (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

82 Metascore

An accidental discovery near a doctor's estate stirs up some painful memories eight years after his wife's hideous murder, and now, things are bound to take a turn for the unexpected. Does the good doctor know more than he's letting on?

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 47,769 | Gross: $6.18M

38. Inside (2007)

R | 82 min | Horror

Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.

Directors: Alexandre Bustillo, Julien Maury | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Jean-Baptiste Tabourin, Claude Lulé, Dominique Frot

Votes: 35,476

39. Awake (2007)

R | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

33 Metascore

A wealthy young man undergoing heart transplant surgery discovers that the surgical team intend to murder him.

Director: Joby Harold | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin

Votes: 70,675 | Gross: $14.38M

40. The Broken (2008)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

After seeing herself drive down the street, Radiologist Gina McVey unravels a mystery centered around a broken mirror.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Lena Headey, Ulrich Thomsen, Melvil Poupaud, Michelle Duncan

Votes: 10,068

41. Absentia (I) (2011)

R | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery