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1. Gone Girl (2014)

R | 149 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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79 Metascore

With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

Votes: 766,608 | Gross: $167.77M

2. Never Been Kissed (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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60 Metascore

A newspaper reporter enrolls in high school as part of research for a story.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Arquette, Michael Vartan, Molly Shannon

Votes: 77,923 | Gross: $55.47M

3. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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94 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 99,936

4. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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85 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 87,944 | Gross: $4.42M

5. Klute (1971)

R | 114 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A small-town detective searching for a missing man has only one lead: a connection with a New York prostitute.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Charles Cioffi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 19,226

6. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

3.4
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11 Metascore

The Russian government hires the veterans of the Police Academy (1984) to help deal with the Mafia.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: G.W. Bailey, George Gaynes, Michael Winslow, David Graf

Votes: 29,445 | Gross: $0.13M

7. Rubicon (2010– )

45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Will Travers is an analyst at a New York City-based federal intelligence agency who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Jessica Collins, Lauren Hodges, Dallas Roberts

Votes: 9,769

8. Sleuth (2007)

R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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49 Metascore

On his sprawling country estate, an aging writer matches wits with the struggling actor who has stolen his wife's heart.

Director: Kenneth Branagh | Stars: Michael Caine, Jude Law, Harold Pinter, Kenneth Branagh

Votes: 29,068 | Gross: $0.34M

9. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

Votes: 13,339 | Gross: $23.00M

10. My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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Henry Durand is a young federal agent who is given a difficult assignment: spy on his mother and her boyfriend who is suspected of leading a gang of art thieves.

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Meg Ryan, Colin Hanks, Selma Blair

Votes: 10,521

11. Close to the Enemy (2016– )

Drama

5.9
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A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.

Stars: Lucy Ward, August Diehl, Jim Sturgess, Julian Bleach

Votes: 939

12. Closure (2007)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.6
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After surviving a gang rape and mugging, a middle aged businesswoman and her 23 year old boyfriend plot to murder their attackers, but find themselves conflicted about carrying out their plans.

Director: Dan Reed | Stars: Danny Dyer, Gillian Anderson, Adam Rayner, Antony Byrne

Votes: 6,416

13. Someone's Watching Me! (1978 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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A woman is being watched in her apartment by a stranger, who also calls and torments her. A cat-and-mouse game begins.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Lauren Hutton, David Birney, Adrienne Barbeau, Charles Cyphers

Votes: 3,078

14. Penelope (1966)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

6.4
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Comedy about a flighty, bored, kleptomaniac wife of a banker who robs her husband's bank of sixty thousand dollars.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Natalie Wood, Ian Bannen, Dick Shawn, Peter Falk

Votes: 1,320

15. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

7.5
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72 Metascore

Danish soldiers are sent to Afghanistan in 2009 for 6 month, to help stabilize the country against Taliban. They're stationed on Armadillo military base in Helman province. Unlike other war movies, this is the real deal - no actors.

Director: Janus Metz

Votes: 8,932 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Decoys (2004)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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Luke and Roger are just another couple of college guys trying to lose their virginity. But when Luke sees something unusual, he begins to suspect that the girls on campus aren't exactly human.

Director: Matthew Hastings | Stars: Corey Sevier, Stefanie von Pfetten, Kim Poirier, Elias Toufexis

Votes: 4,382

17. Alone with Her (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.1
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65 Metascore

A quiet but disturbed young man puts the life of a woman he's obsessed with under a virtual microscope when he installs hidden cameras throughout her house.

Director: Eric Nicholas | Stars: Ana Claudia Talancón, Colin Hanks, Jordana Spiro, Jonathon Trent

Votes: 3,643 | Gross: $0.01M

18. The Adventures of Tartu (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.1
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1940. Captain Terence Stevenson with the British Army is part of the bomb disposal unit in London, his primary job to defuse them. Despite having no experience as a spy, he is asked by his ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla, Glynis Johns

Votes: 796

19. Going Undercover (1985)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.4
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Forever bungling private investigator Henry Brilliant has been hired by Maxine de la Hunt to protect her stepdaughter Marigold during her trip to Denmark. A real caring parent should have ... See full summary »

Director: James Kenelm Clarke | Stars: Chris Lemmon, Jean Simmons, Lea Thompson, Viveca Lindfors

Votes: 129

20. Cornered! (2009)

R | 87 min | Horror

4.3
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During their nightly poker game, a group of lowlifes are terrorized in their own convenience store by a masked killer.

Director: Daniel Maze | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, James Duval, Liz Nicole Abrams, Peter Story

Votes: 1,151

21. Postmark for Danger (1955)

84 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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A woman's painted portrait and a post card with a sketch of a woman's hand holding a Chianti bottle are the main clues used by the Scotland Yard to solve a string of murders connected to a diamond-smuggling ring.

Director: Guy Green | Stars: Terry Moore, Robert Beatty, William Sylvester, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 248

22. Shadow of the Holy Book (2007)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.8
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A look at how multinational corporations curried favor with Saparmurat Niyazov (1940-2006), the despot of oil- and gas-rich Turkmenistan, primarily through translating "Ruhnama," his ... See full summary »

Director: Arto Halonen | Star: Nastaran Nasirzadeh

Votes: 212

23. Stick It (2014)

5 min | Short, Romance, Sport

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The single channel video STICK IT combines television footage of women's gymnastics with recordings of the artist attempting the same routines. Merging himself and the young gymnasts of the... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Ramirez Perez

24. Three-Fifty (2008)

Short, Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A guy tries to weasel out of his late fees at the local video store only to discover the video store's database has access to intimate details of his past - and his future.

Director: Maurice Chauvet | Stars: Evin Grensted, Michael Angelo Stuno, Melinda Augustina, Paul McKinney

Votes: 36

25. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)
Episode: Big Brother (2005)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Documentary

7.1
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Penn and Teller look at how the Patriot Act was rushed into law following 9/11 and what power this gave to the government. It also looks at how we are increasingly being monitored in our day to day life.

Directors: Star Price, Scott Firestone, Tim Rogan, Ted Saad, Chip Selby | Stars: Penn Jillette, Teller, Mark Ciglar, Michael Goudeau

Votes: 90

26. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Caballo sin Nombre (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.7
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Walter, Jr. is having a rough time accepting his parents' separation. Jesse buys his old house from his parents. Meanwhile, two mysterious men have come into town looking for Walt.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 10,656

27. Galaxy Park (2011– )
Episode: Episode #1.17 (2011)

Family, Sci-Fi

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Still confident Femke only plays hard to get before dating him, Os offers to let her drive his motorbike or even touch his even more jealously guarded hair, but she turns him down again ... See full summary »

Director: Gertjan Booy | Stars: Nicolas Caeyers, Immanuel Lemmens, Soy Kroon, Alex Van Haecke

28. Caught Red Handed (2013– )
Episode: Episode #6.20 (2018)

29 min | Documentary, Crime

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A blind man uses an electronic eye to see what his own eyes cannot. A clumsy crook trying to cut it as a burglar ends up cutting his own hand.

Director: Andy Miles | Star: Dominic Littlewood

29. The Hunger (1997–2000)
Episode: Menage a Trois (1997)

TV-MA | 27 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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The new nurse of a wheel-chair bound woman becomes involved with the house's handyman.

Director: Jake Scott | Stars: Terence Stamp, Karen Black, Lena Headey, Daniel Craig

Votes: 129

30. Bugs (1995–1999)
Episode: Out of the Hive (1995)

Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Helicopter pilot Ed, electronics expert Ros Henderson and government agent Nick Beckett find themselves working together in an attempt to prevent the theft of a powerful satellite device from a government agency.

Director: Brian Farnham | Stars: Craig McLachlan, Jaye Griffiths, Jesse Birdsall, William Chubb

Votes: 24

31. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Playback (1975)

TV-PG | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A gadget-happy inventor murders his mother-in-law; Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Peter Falk, Oskar Werner, Gena Rowlands, Robert Brown

Votes: 1,479



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