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1. Suicide Squad (2016)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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40 Metascore

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis

Votes: 536,438 | Gross: $325.10M

2. Ocean's Eight (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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61 Metascore

Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City's yearly Met Gala.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling

Votes: 147,917 | Gross: $139.38M

3. Wentworth (2013– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison.

Stars: Kate Atkinson, Robbie Magasiva, Katrina Milosevic, Celia Ireland

Votes: 14,516

4. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 439,094 | Gross: $54.12M

5. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.7
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurface and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protect a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

Votes: 142,047

6. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

PG-13 | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

The daughter of an Imperial scientist joins the Rebel Alliance in a risky move to steal the Death Star plans.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen

Votes: 482,085 | Gross: $532.18M

7. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)

R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller

6.3
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27 Metascore

A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Sarah Butler, Jeff Branson, Andrew Howard, Daniel Franzese

Votes: 68,938 | Gross: $0.09M

8. T-34 (2018)

TV-14 | 139 min | Action, War

6.3
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In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.

Director: Aleksey Sidorov | Stars: Alexander Petrov, Irina Starshenbaum, Viktor Dobronravov, Vinzenz Kiefer

Votes: 3,702

9. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 218,506 | Gross: $34.19M

10. Riddick (2013)

R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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49 Metascore

Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick's past.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 145,349 | Gross: $42.03M

11. The Lone Ranger (2013)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.4
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37 Metascore

Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 209,581 | Gross: $89.30M

12. I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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19 Metascore

An aspiring writer is repeatedly gang-raped, humiliated, and left for dead by four men whom she systematically hunts down to seek revenge.

Director: Meir Zarchi | Stars: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols

Votes: 23,976

13. I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013)

R | 106 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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When Katie innocently accepts an offer to have new photos taken for her portfolio, the experience quickly turns into a nightmare of rape, torture and kidnapping. Now, she will have to find the strength to exact her brutal revenge.

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Jemma Dallender, Joe Absolom, Yavor Baharov, George Zlatarev

Votes: 24,255 | Gross: $0.00M

14. Megan Is Missing (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Two teenage girls encounter an Internet child predator.

Director: Michael Goi | Stars: Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite, Jael Elizabeth Steinmeyer

Votes: 7,699

15. Karla (2006)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.5
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Based on real events, Paul Bernardo and his wife, Karla Homolka, kidnap, sexually abuse, and murder three young girls.

Director: Joel Bender | Stars: Laura Prepon, Misha Collins, Patrick Bauchau, Emilie Jacobs

Votes: 5,443

16. Lady Vengeance (2005)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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75 Metascore

After being wrongfully imprisoned for thirteen years and having her child taken away from her, a woman seeks revenge through increasingly brutal means.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Yeong-ae Lee, Min-sik Choi, Shi-hoo Kim, Yea-young Kwon

Votes: 64,809 | Gross: $0.21M

17. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines.

Director: Don Edmonds | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph, Tony Mumolo, Maria Marx

Votes: 6,600

18. The Night Porter (1974)

R | 118 min | Drama

6.8
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After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, Holocaust survivor Lucia (Charlotte Rampling) and Nazi officer Max (Sir Dirk Bogarde), who tortured her, resume their sadomasochistic relationship.

Director: Liliana Cavani | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 10,179

19. The Lair of the White Worm (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.9
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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: 8,902 | Gross: $1.19M

20. Sugar & Spice (2001)

PG-13 | 81 min | Comedy, Crime

5.7
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48 Metascore

A popular high-school cheerleader becomes pregnant by the star quarterback and turns to crime to support her desired lifestyle.

Director: Francine McDougall | Stars: Marla Sokoloff, Marley Shelton, Melissa George, Mena Suvari

Votes: 12,820 | Gross: $13.28M

21. 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: 12,660

22. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Furkan Bayraktar, Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean

Votes: 29,029

23. Reach Me (2014)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

4.9
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21 Metascore

A motivational book written by a mysterious man quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes a journalist, his editor, a former inmate, a hip-hop mogul, an actor and ... See full summary »

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Lauren Cohan, Kyra Sedgwick, Thomas Jane, Kevin Connolly

Votes: 2,330

24. Alex Cross (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.1
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30 Metascore

A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled hired killer who specializes in torture and pain.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns

Votes: 31,001 | Gross: $25.89M

25. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 23,551

26. The Bunny Game (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Horror

3.5
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A prostitute looking for her next meal hitches a ride with a trucker that leaves her praying for her next breath.

Director: Adam Rehmeier | Stars: Rodleen Getsic, Jeff F. Renfro, Drettie Page, Coriander Womack

Votes: 1,911

27. Death Race: Inferno (2013 Video)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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Convicted cop-killer Carl Lucas, aka Frankenstein, is a superstar driver in the brutal prison yard demolition derby known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom for himself and his pit crew.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Tanit Phoenix Copley, Danny Trejo, Ving Rhames

Votes: 17,428

28. Deadgirl (2008)

R | 101 min | Horror

5.7
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36 Metascore

Two high school boys discover an imprisoned woman in an abandoned mental asylum who cannot die.

Directors: Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel | Stars: Shiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Candice King, Eric Podnar

Votes: 17,649

29. Bad Girls (1999–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

Stars: Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, Helen Fraser, Jack Ellis

Votes: 1,717

30. In Her Skin (2009)

R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The parents "Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto" of a missing girl launch a frantic search for their daughter, unaware that the child's former baby sitter "Ruth Bradley" has murdered her. A true tale of jealousy turned to murder.

Director: Simone North | Stars: Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto, Ruth Bradley, Sam Neill

Votes: 4,370

31. Nothing But the Truth (I) (2008)

R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.2
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64 Metascore

In Washington, D.C., a female reporter faces a possible jail sentence for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Kate Beckinsale, Matt Dillon, Vera Farmiga, Angela Bassett

Votes: 34,276 | Gross: $0.00M

32. The Big Doll House (1971)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.0
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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Judith Brown, Brooke Mills

Votes: 1,961 | Gross: $10.00M

33. Mercenaries (2014)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Adventure

3.7
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The President's daughter is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Zoë Bell, Kristanna Loken, Vivica A. Fox, Brigitte Nielsen

Votes: 2,121

34. Tenko (1981–1984)

50 min | Drama, History, War

8.6
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After the Japanese invasion of Singapore in February 1942, a group of British, Dutch and Australian women are held in a Japanese internment camp on a Japanese-occupied island between Singapore and Australia.

Stars: Ann Bell, Stephanie Cole, Claire Oberman, Emily Bolton

Votes: 532

35. V: The Final Battle (1984)

TV-14 | 272 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A small group of human resistance fighters fight a desperate guerilla war against the genocidal extra-terrestrials who dominate Earth.

Stars: Jane Badler, Michael Durrell, Robert Englund, Faye Grant

Votes: 6,618

36. High Heels (1991)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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51 Metascore

A girl's mother returns after 15 years to find her daughter has married one of her (the mother's) old boyfriends. They try to mend their broken mother/daughter relationship and deal with ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Victoria Abril, Marisa Paredes, Miguel Bosé, Anna Lizaran

Votes: 12,351 | Gross: $1.71M

37. Bangkok Hilton (1989)

240 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a... See full summary »

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Denholm Elliott, Hugo Weaving, Joy Smithers

Votes: 4,267

38. And God Created Woman (1988)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.3
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In this variation on director Vadim's own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out... See full summary »

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Vincent Spano, Frank Langella, Donovan Leitch Jr.

Votes: 1,598 | Gross: $0.72M

39. Black Mama White Mama (1973)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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When two troublemaking female prisoners (one a revolutionary, the other a former harem-girl) can't seem to get along, they are chained together and extradited for safekeeping. The women, ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig, Lynn Borden

Votes: 2,410

40. Chained Heat (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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Young Carol Henderson ends up in prison where she must learn how to survive in an environment plagued by violence, murder, rape, racism, drugs and staff corruption and brutality.

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson

Votes: 1,924 | Gross: $6.15M

41. The Beast in Heat (1977)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, War

3.4
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A beautiful, nefarious senior female SS officer/doctor creates a genetic, mutant human Beast. The Beast is a rapacious, squat, mongoloid sex fiend which she uses to torture and molest female prisoners while the Nazis watch.

Director: Luigi Batzella | Stars: Macha Magall, Gino Turini, Edilio Kim, Xiro Papas

Votes: 1,320

42. The Gestapo's Last Orgy (1977)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, War

4.4
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A Jewish WWII survivor revisits the ruins of a hellish concentration camp, and the memories are still vivid. How did she escape the humiliation, the tortures, and the destruction of human flesh? How did she flee from Gestapo's last orgy?

Director: Cesare Canevari | Stars: Adriano Micantoni, Daniela Poggi, Maristella Greco, Fulvio Ricciardi

Votes: 1,090

43. Violette (1978)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-François Garreaud

Votes: 1,925

44. Women in Cages (1971)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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American women prisoners in a foreign country. Sex and action.

Director: Gerardo de Leon | Stars: Judith Brown, Roberta Collins, Jennifer Gan, Pam Grier

Votes: 1,174

45. Pets (1973)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.1
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Naive, but brash and sultry teenage runaway Bonnie finds herself lost and adrift in America. The lovely young lass runs afoul of a colorful array of evil oddballs who all treat her like an ... See full summary »

Director: Raphael Nussbaum | Stars: Ed Bishop, Joan Blackman, Candice Rialson, Teri Guzman

Votes: 265

46. Devil Hunter (1980)

Not Rated | 102 min | Horror

3.3
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A Vietnam veteran heads to an island inhabited by cannibals to save a kidnapped model not only from her kidnappers, but also from the cannibals' lurking Devil god.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Ursula Buchfellner, Al Cliver, Antonio Mayans, Antônio do Cabo

Votes: 1,026

47. Female Agents (2008)

TV-MA | 117 min | Drama, War

6.8
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London, 1944: SOE's section for French ops parachute 4 women into France, plus a woman there, to free an English geologist and kill SS colonel Heindrich.

Director: Jean-Paul Salomé | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie Gillain

Votes: 6,464

48. Paradise Road (1997)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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48 Metascore

A group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II use music as relieve their misery.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 4,810 | Gross: $1.92M

49. Terminal Island (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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It's every man and woman for himself on an island where convicted murderers are dumped, rather than kept in prison.

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen

Votes: 685

50. Slave Girls from Beyond Infinity (1987)

R | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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Lovely and resourceful Daria and Tisa escape a space gulag only to crash land on a nearby world where a guy in tight pants named Zed is playing The Most Dangerous Game. Zed turns the girls ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Dixon | Stars: Elizabeth Kaitan, Cindy Beal, Don Scribner, Brinke Stevens

Votes: 1,019



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