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1. Evil Dead (2013)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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57 Metascore

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

Votes: 150,194 | Gross: $54.24M

2. The Drop (2014)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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69 Metascore

Bob Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living - no matter the cost.

Director: Michaël R. Roskam | Stars: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts

Votes: 136,021 | Gross: $10.72M

3. Fast Color (2018)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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64 Metascore

After years in hiding, a woman is forced to go on the run when her superhuman abilities are discovered. Years after having abandoned her family, the only place she has left to hide is home.

Director: Julia Hart | Stars: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Strathairn, Lorraine Toussaint, Saniyya Sidney

Votes: 2,588 | Gross: $0.08M

4. Blossom (1990–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.0
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A teenage girl living in a house run by men dreams what life would be like if she lived in a more conventional family.

Stars: Mayim Bialik, Jenna von Oÿ, Joey Lawrence, Ted Wass

Votes: 6,353

5. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 32,426 | Gross: $1.05M

6. Deliver Us from Evil (I) (2014)

R | 118 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

New York police officer Ralph Sarchie investigates a series of crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest, schooled in the rites of exorcism, to combat the possessions that are terrorizing their city.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Eric Bana, Edgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Chris Coy

Votes: 66,150 | Gross: $30.58M

7. Super (I) (2010)

R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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50 Metascore

After his wife falls under the influence of a drug dealer, an everyday guy transforms himself into Crimson Bolt, a superhero with the best intentions, but lacking in heroic skills.

Director: James Gunn | Stars: Rainn Wilson, Ellen Page, Liv Tyler, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 72,144 | Gross: $0.32M

8. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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82 Metascore

A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, Heather Graham

Votes: 30,506 | Gross: $4.73M

9. Don't Knock Twice (2016)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.1
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45 Metascore

A mother desperate to reconnect with her troubled daughter becomes embroiled in the urban legend of a demonic witch.

Director: Caradog W. James | Stars: Katee Sackhoff, Lucy Boynton, Richard Mylan, Nick Moran

Votes: 11,521

10. American Gothic (2016)

40 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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The members of a prominent Boston family suspect that one of their own is working with an infamous serial killer.

Stars: Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr, Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch

Votes: 4,030

11. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The police are after a drug lord named Naser Khakzad, but when they finally manage to catch him, he tries whatever he can think of to escape and save his family.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 3,836

12. Bless the Child (2000)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.1
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17 Metascore

Cody, a little girl abandoned by her mother and raised by her aunt, a nurse, is kidnapped. The girl's guardian, aided by an F.B.I. agent, learn that Cody has supernatural abilities, and the abductees are a Satanic cult willing to do anything to gain them.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Rufus Sewell, Holliston Coleman

Votes: 13,489 | Gross: $29.37M

13. Little Fish (2005)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.2
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77 Metascore

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman (Blanchett) trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Director: Rowan Woods | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson

Votes: 8,071 | Gross: $0.01M

14. The Promotion (2008)

R | 86 min | Comedy

5.6
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51 Metascore

Two assistant managers of a corporate grocery store vie for a coveted promotion.

Director: Steve Conrad | Stars: Seann William Scott, John C. Reilly, Chris Conrad, Rick Gonzalez

Votes: 17,662 | Gross: $0.41M

15. The Cleaner (2008–2009)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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A guy transforms his life by taking control over his addictions and using his story to help others.

Stars: Grace Park, Benjamin Bratt, Amy Price-Francis, Esteban Powell

Votes: 1,660

16. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.8
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65 Metascore

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 7,146 | Gross: $0.44M

17. Repeaters (2010)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Three twenty-somethings find themselves in an impossible time labyrinth, where each day they awaken to the same terrifying day as the preceding one.

Director: Carl Bessai | Stars: Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Richard de Klerk, Alexia Fast

Votes: 6,057

18. Peep World (2010)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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27 Metascore

Four siblings implode after the release of a book written about them.

Director: Barry W. Blaustein | Stars: Michael C. Hall, Sarah Silverman, Rainn Wilson, Lewis Black

Votes: 3,529 | Gross: $0.01M

19. The Culling (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Horror, Thriller

3.5
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A terrifying supernatural thriller in which a group of college friends on a road trip find themselves fighting off dark forces at a remote farmhouse after a chance encounter with a strange little girl.

Director: Rustam Branaman | Stars: Jeremy Sumpter, Elizabeth Di Prinzio, Brett Davern, Chris Coy

Votes: 1,585

20. Eastern Plays (2009)

83 min | Drama

7.2
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Through Georgi (a juvenile) and Itso (an adult), we take a quick glance (about one and a half hour quick) at what happens in post cold-war Bulgaria.

Director: Kamen Kalev | Stars: Christo Christov, Ovanes Torosian, Saadet Aksoy, Nikolina Iancheva

Votes: 2,689

21. Rewind (I) (2010)

80 min | Thriller

4.9
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Karen, a recovering addict, has settled into a successful new life with her husband and young daughter. When Karl, an old boyfriend recently released from prison, turns up unexpectedly, ... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Dillon | Stars: Allen Leech, Amy Huberman, Owen McDonnell, Orlaith Rafter

Votes: 152

22. Every Act of Life (2018)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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The life of Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime): 60 years of groundbreaking plays and musicals, the struggle for LGBT rights, addiction and recovery, finding ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Kaufman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Lynn Ahrens, Jon Robin Baitz, Christine Baranski

Votes: 94

23. All Ages Night (2009)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.6
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A teenage rock band believe one night on stage will change their life

Director: Nancy Montuori Stein | Stars: Django Stewart, Katherine Carlsberg, Billy Evans, Liz Nicole Abrams

Votes: 68

24. Kerry Katona: Coming Clean (2010 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Claudette Baker | Stars: Sian Polhill-Thomas, Kerry Katona

25. Happy to Be Here (2009)

72 min | Drama

6.1
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Dorian Winters is miserable. His Father, an ex-professional wrestler by the name of Butch "the Beefcake" Winters is in the hospital in a coma. His brother, Barry, is a recovering addict, ... See full summary »

Director: Sean MacPherson | Stars: Sean MacPherson, John Parlett, Adam Lolacher, Susanna Kjundzic

Votes: 9

26. Blank Canvas: Creating a New Life (2007)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Ashley Phelps

27. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Abiquiu (2010)

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

8.5
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Skyler gets more involved in Walt's business, much to his chagrin, as Hank struggles with his recovery. Meanwhile, Jesse takes an active role in his new enterprise, leading him to a startling discovery.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 11,572

28. Miami Vice (1984–1989)
Episode: Amen... Send Money (1987)

TV-14 | 46 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The wife of a televangelist is arrested on drug charges by Tubbs who finds himself the target of preacher's vengeance. However, a rival televangelist makes his play.

Director: James Quinn | Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Michael Talbott

Votes: 199

29. CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Episode: American Dreamers (2004)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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A skeleton of a teenage boy is found on a tour bus, completely dressed up. Evidence shows that he has been dead for at least a decade.

Director: Rob Bailey | Stars: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 260

30. So You Think You Can Dance (2005– )
Episode: Auditions #5 and #6/Vegas Callbacks, Part 1 (2010)

TV-PG | 120 min | Game-Show, Music, Reality-TV

6.8
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Auditions end in Dallas and Nashville. Then Las Vegas week begins.

Director: Nigel Lythgoe | Stars: Cat Deeley, Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy, Adam Shankman

Votes: 16

31. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Bound for Glory (1990)

TV-PG | 48 min | Drama

6.9
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Kelsey stands before Judge Grace Van Owen in a wrongful death suit in representing the parents of a deceased black youth, killed by a skinhead, who are suing the skinhead's parents. ... See full summary »

Director: Win Phelps | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

Votes: 15

32. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Burnt and Purged Away (2011)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.2
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SAMCRO negotiates with the Irish Kings to secure the future of the club.

Director: Paris Barclay | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,588

33. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Call of Duty (2011)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.1
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SAMCRO is at risk of being pushed out of their own business when a powerful adversary arrives and poses a threat to their business relations with the Cartel.

Director: Gwyneth Horder-Payton | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,526

34. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Deep Fried and Minty Fresh (2009)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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The unit takes on cases involving two employees killed after hours in a chicken restaurant, and a struggling mortgage broker's wife who was killed from swallowing a lethal amount of toothpaste

Director: Alec Smight | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Eric Szmanda

Votes: 524

35. EWTN Bookmark (1998– )
Episode: Dion: The Wanderer Talks Truth (Stories, Humor & Music) (2011)

30 min | Family, Talk-Show

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Doug's guest is rock 'n roll legend Dion DiMucci ("The Wanderer," "Runaround Sue"), co-author of Dion: The Wanderer Talks Truth. Doug and Dion discuss fame, music, addiction, recovery, ... See full summary »

Directors: Mike Holmes, Fred Williams | Stars: Doug Keck, Dion DiMucci

36. Justified (2010–2015)
Episode: For Blood or Money (2011)

TV-MA | 39 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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Raylan helps Rachel find her brother in law, who has left a halfway house without permission to see his son on his birthday. He also begins investigating the oxy bus shooting and makes contact with the Dixie Mafia.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Nick Searcy, Joelle Carter, Jacob Pitts

Votes: 877

37. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Kafkaesque (2010)

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

8.5
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Skyler hatches a plan as Hank's hospital bills stack up. Meanwhile, Walt and Gus come to a better understanding as Jesse, looking for more independence, pursues a new opportunity.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 11,695

38. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Make Me a Perfect Murder (1978)

TV-PG | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.5
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An Emmy-winning TV executive kills her lover (who is also her boss); Lt. Columbo is on the case.

Director: James Frawley | Stars: Peter Falk, Trish Van Devere, Laurence Luckinbill, James McEachin

Votes: 1,441

39. CSI: NY (2004–2013)
Episode: Necrophilia Americana (2006)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The body of a woman, half eaten by beetles, is found in a museum exhibit. The only eye-witness is a young boy who refuses to talk. Danny works solo on the case of a dead urban golfer found dead on a construction site.

Director: Steven DePaul | Stars: Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes, Carmine Giovinazzo, Anna Belknap

Votes: 191

40. The Resident (2018– )
Episode: Peking Duck Day (2019)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama

8.1
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Upon dubbing Thanksgiving "the most dangerous day of the year," Devon and Irving are inundated with patients in the ER. When an A-list celebrity enters the hospital after swallowing a wish ... See full summary »

Director: David Crabtree | Stars: Matt Czuchry, Emily VanCamp, Manish Dayal, Shaunette Renée Wilson

Votes: 102

41. Major Crimes (2012–2018)
Episode: Personal Day (2014)

Not Rated | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A man out on parole claims he did not commit the murder that sent him to prison, but he is killed himself soon afterwards. Meanwhile, Sharon has a meeting with Rusty's mother.

Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 178

42. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Post Mortem (2006)

TV-PG | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Greg has his day in court for running over and killing a street gang member right before his own beating, and a second crime scene replica is found--this time after the murder of an elderly woman.

Director: Richard J. Lewis | Stars: William Petersen, Marg Helgenberger, Gary Dourdan, George Eads

Votes: 611

43. Barnaby Jones (1973–1980)
Episode: School of Terror (1979)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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A counselor at a Fresh Start program for kids with drug problems dies in an accident after allegedly getting high on drugs. J.R. goes undercover as his replacement to find out who has been smuggling those drugs into their school.

Director: Kenneth Gilbert | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Lee Meriwether, Mark Shera, Ed Harris

Votes: 17

44. Mod Squad (1968–1973)
Episode: Survival House (1970)

TV-PG | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Guest star Sammy Davis Jr. plays Billy Lee Watson, a recovered drug addict who is accused of statutory rape by his alleged victim's father, who wants to close down the halfway house Billy ... See full summary »

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Michael Cole, Clarence Williams III, Peggy Lipton, Tige Andrews

Votes: 21

45. The West Wing (1999–2006)
Episode: Take Out the Trash Day (2000)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

8.5
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In preparation for the Friday night briefing for the Saturday papers and news broadcasts -- nicknamed "take out the trash day" because it disposes of all the stories the White House doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Ken Olin | Stars: Rob Lowe, Moira Kelly, Dulé Hill, Allison Janney

Votes: 629

46. The Listener (2009–2014)
Episode: The Bro Code (2012)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Oz unwittingly puts his life in danger after he convinces Toby to help a childhood friend who witnessed a murder.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Craig Olejnik, Lauren Lee Smith, Ennis Esmer, Peter Stebbings

Votes: 44

47. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Cost (2002)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.2
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Avon, Stringer and Wee-Bey discuss how best to deal with Omar after the attempted hit on Avon, deciding to let him think they want peace, whilst secretly planning to kill him. As such, Omar... See full summary »

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 3,284

48. How to Make It in America (2010–2011)
Episode: The Friction (2011)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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It's all about economic opportunities that may be elusive. Yosi offers Ben and Cam a deal that catches them off guard: Cam rejects it out of hand, and Ben talks to Nancy about it. He also ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Leiner | Stars: Bryan Greenberg, Victor Rasuk, Lake Bell, Eddie Kaye Thomas

Votes: 69

49. The Wire (2002–2008)
Episode: The Hunt (2002)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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While Greggs' life hangs in the balance, the entire department attempts to hunt down Savino. When Wallace flips, willing to testify that Stringer, Wee-Bey and Bird killed Brandon, Daniels ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Shill | Stars: Dominic West, John Doman, Idris Elba, Frankie Faison

Votes: 2,926

50. Lilyhammer (2012–2014)
Episode: The Mind Is Like a Monkey (2014)

TV-MA | 44 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Torgeir wants to participate in the 20th anniversary of the Lillehammer Winter Olympics while Roar returns to Rio.

Director: Øystein Karlsen | Stars: Steven Van Zandt, Trond Fausa, Steinar Sagen, Robert Skjærstad

Votes: 201



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