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1. A Cure for Wellness (2016)

R | 146 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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47 Metascore

An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness center" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps, but soon suspects that the spa's treatments are not what they seem.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Ivo Nandi

Votes: 80,038 | Gross: $8.11M

2. Daredevil (2003)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Crime

5.3
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42 Metascore

A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 202,965 | Gross: $102.54M

3. Shortbus (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson

Votes: 31,339 | Gross: $1.99M

4. Armed Response (2017)

R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

3.7
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13 Metascore

A remote facility, built as prison with a secret super lie detector, is compromised and the 5 guarding it possibly dead. An armed team of 6 investigates, what's wrong.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Anne Heche, Dave Annable, Colby Lopez

Votes: 2,086

5. Altered States (1980)

R | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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58 Metascore

A Harvard scientist conducts experiments on himself with a hallucinatory drug and an isolation chamber that may be causing him to regress genetically.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: William Hurt, Blair Brown, Bob Balaban, Charles Haid

Votes: 30,918 | Gross: $19.85M

6. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.7
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66 Metascore

The next great psycho horror slasher has given a documentary crew exclusive access to his life as he plans his reign of terror over the sleepy town of Glen Echo.

Director: Scott Glosserman | Stars: Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethals, Zelda Rubinstein, Robert Englund

Votes: 20,789 | Gross: $0.07M

7. I Heart Huckabees (2004)

R | 107 min | Comedy

6.6
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55 Metascore

A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Naomi Watts, Mark Wahlberg

Votes: 61,470 | Gross: $12.78M

8. Darkness Falls (2003)

PG-13 | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.0
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23 Metascore

A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Chaney Kley, Emma Caulfield Ford, Antony Burrows, Lee Cormie

Votes: 29,637 | Gross: $32.55M

9. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

8.2
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83 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 22,128

10. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.4
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 14,512 | Gross: $0.27M

11. The Atticus Institute (2015)

Not Rated | 83 min | Horror

5.5
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The story of a 1970's psychology lab in Pennsylvania where a case of demonic possession took place.

Director: Chris Sparling | Stars: Rya Kihlstedt, William Mapother, Sharon Maughan, Harry Groener

Votes: 8,024

12. The Mind Benders (1963)

99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Dedicated British scientist Dr. Henry Laidlaw Longman (Sir Dirk Bogarde) tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife Oonagh (Mary Ure).

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements, Michael Bryant

Votes: 499

13. Rape Climax! (1987)

64 min | Drama, Horror

5.6
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The story follows a female artist who attends a meditation center that advertises a relaxation session in a large tank filled with water. She is drugged by the clinic's doctor who rapes her in the tank and film's the act.

Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Yutaka Ikejima, Shôichirô Sakata

Votes: 47

14. The Ganzfeld Haunting (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

3.2
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In a world where past meets present and the present gets lost in time, reality is blurred for 4 College psychology students who are pushing all boundaries during an ESP experiment over a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Oblowitz | Stars: Taylor Cole, Ryan Donowho, Toby Hemingway, Rumer Willis

Votes: 633

15. Possible Worlds (2000)

93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Crime

6.8
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A man lives in parallel worlds, falling in love with the same woman, while the police hunt down a serial killer who steals brains.

Director: Robert Lepage | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Tom McCamus, Sean McCann, Gabriel Gascon

Votes: 1,841

16. The Five Senses (1999)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.5
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56 Metascore

Interconnected stories examine situations involving the five senses. Touch is represented by a massage therapist who is treating a woman, while her daughter accidentally loses the woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Molly Parker, Gabrielle Rose, Elize Frances Stolk, Nadia Litz

Votes: 2,947 | Gross: $0.50M

17. The Blackout Experiments (2016)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Horror

4.2
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49 Metascore

This documentary follows a group of people who discover the ultra-scary, psycho-sexual horror experience Blackout, and develop an obsession that hijacks their lives and blurs the line between reality and paranoid fantasy.

Director: Rich Fox | Stars: Andrew Gallagher, Allison Fogarty, Bob Glouberman, Abel Horwitz

Votes: 284

18. Tyranny (2008– )

Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Tyranny is about a young artist and mathematician, Daniel McCarthy, who, after volunteering in a brain mapping experiment, begins seeing puzzling images he believes are visions of future ... See full synopsis »

Stars: John Beck Hofmann, Kieren van den Blink, Nathan Marlow, Olga Kurylenko

Votes: 105

19. Triggers (2014)

Short, Action, Thriller

8.6
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In a future where people are turned into slaves via subliminal messaging, a normal man has to destroy his senses to regain his freedom.

Director: Jayant R. Harnam | Stars: Tygo Gernandt, Vincent van Ommen, Martin Swabey, Iris Hesseling

Votes: 8

20. Obliteration (1984)

40 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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An experiment with a new kind of hallucinatory-drug from Africa goes terribly wrong for college student Jim Allen, and horrifically right for Professor Von Dorm. Jim is transported into ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bunnell | Stars: Terrance Hines, Richard D. White, Paul Bunnell, Patricia Messina

Votes: 32

21. The Decomposition of the Soul (2002)

82 min | Documentary

7.5
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65 Metascore

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Directors: Massimo Iannetta, Nina Toussaint | Stars: Sigrid Paul, Hartmut Richter

Votes: 15

22. Torture: The Guantanamo Guidebook (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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Director: Tim Carter | Stars: Chris Guelff, Gregory Hartley, Josh Tabor, Donald Rumsfeld

Votes: 36

23. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Amber 31422 (2010)

TV-14 | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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In the parallel universe, a man releases his twin brother from an area in quarantine, removing him from the amber. The Fringe Division investigates the case that is classified since The ... See full summary »

Director: David Straiton | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,518

24. Frasier (1993–2004)
Episode: An Affair to Forget (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.9
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One of Frasier's callers, a German woman named Gretchen, suspects that her husband is having an affair with his client. Frasier suspects that the woman is Maris. When Niles finds out, he challenges the (very large) man to a duel.

Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin

Votes: 717

25. Legion (2017–2019)
Episode: Chapter 11 (2018)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.7
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After being in the tank to talk to Farouk, David realizes something has changed in Division 3.

Director: Sarah Adina Smith | Stars: Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Bill Irwin

Votes: 1,725

26. Stranger Things (2016– )
Episode: Chapter Seven: The Bathtub (2016)

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

9.1
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The government comes searching for Eleven. Eleven looks for Will and Barb in the Upside Down.

Directors: Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer | Stars: Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown

Votes: 15,406

27. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Charlie Rules the World (2012)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy

8.4
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The gang starts playing an online video game and Charlie becomes obsessed with becoming the best player in the game. Meanwhile, Dennis is upset everyone else is playing the game all the time and not out enjoying the real world.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 1,438

28. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: Cocoon (1968)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Red Chinese agent Wo Fat uses a sensory deprivation chamber to procure information from U.S. agents. McGarrett, head of Hawaii's state police force, poses as "control," possessor of the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Jack Lord, Nancy Kwan, Leslie Nielsen, Andrew Duggan

Votes: 400

29. Beyond (2016–2018)
Episode: F.G.B. (I) (2018)

TV-14 | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.9
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Faced with a frightening threat from the Realm, Holden attempts to fix what is broken-getting assistance from an unexpected source. Luke and Willa make a horrifying discovery that has ... See full summary »

Director: Steven A. Adelson | Stars: Burkely Duffield, Dilan Gwyn, Jeff Pierre, Jonathan Whitesell

Votes: 77

30. Phineas and Ferb (2007–2015)
Episode: Ferb Latin/Lotsa Latkes (2011)

TV-G | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

8.0
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Phineas and Ferb decide to create their own language - Ferb Latin - and later end up creating a hybrid race while addressing a potato famine caused by Doofenshmirtz.

Directors: Robert Hughes, Jay Lender | Stars: Vincent Martella, Ashley Tisdale, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Caroline Rhea

Votes: 101

31. Weird or What? (2010– )
Episode: Freaks of Nature (2011)

TV-PG | 51 min | Documentary

6.9
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Weird or What looks at freakish weather and other strange natural phenomena. It goes to Bell Island in Newfoundland where a number of people experienced a series of earth shattering booms ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Scott, Sean Turrell | Stars: William Shatner, Darin Bickford, Jim Farrell, Brian Dunning

Votes: 7

32. Robson Arms (2005–2008)
Episode: Gila Monster (2008)

Comedy, Drama

6.5
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Robson Arms' new owners, Chuck and Trixie Hoskins, hold a meet and greet courtyard party for all the tenants. The Hoskins are Texans recently transplanted from the Mexican desert where they... See full summary »

Director: James Genn | Stars: Dave Foley, Alisen Down, Allison Hossack, Gabrielle Miller

Votes: 6

33. House (2004–2012)
Episode: House's Head (2008)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery

9.8
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A bus that House was riding crashes. House claims there's a victim on the bus that's dying, but not from the bus accident. He stops at nothing to figure out who the patient is and what is ailing them.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Omar Epps, Robert Sean Leonard

Votes: 7,782

34. StarTalk (2015– )
Episode: Joe Rogan and the Science of Primitive Man (2018)

TV-PG | 47 min | Talk-Show

8.2
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Neil features his interview with UFC commentator and podcaster, Joe Rogan.

Director: Peter Fackler | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Sasheer Zamata, Jonathan Gottschall, Joe Rogan

Votes: 13

35. Hawaii Five-0 (2010–2020)
Episode: Ka owili oka'i (2018)

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

8.0
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After Steve's CIA agent friend is killed, McGarrett lets himself be captured by the group he thinks is responsible and endures a torturous sensory deprivation tank to find the killer.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Ian Anthony Dale, Meaghan Rath

Votes: 313

36. Roomies (1987)
Episode: Obsession (1987)

Comedy

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Matthew hooks up with a girl who's as obsessed with plants as he is with fish, but a mishap causes suspicion, threatening their romance.

Director: Jim Drake | Stars: Burt Young, Corey Haim, Jane Daly, Sean Sullivan

37. Elementary (2012–2019)
Episode: Our Time Is Up (2018)

TV-PG | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Watson considers making a major life change after reading her own therapy file while Holmes and she investigate the murder of her former psychologist.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Jon Michael Hill, Aidan Quinn

Votes: 451

38. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Pilot (2008)

TV-14 | 82 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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After a plane from Hamburg returns with no survivors, FBI agent Olivia Dunham goes after the only person that might shed some light on the incident - a scientist that has been in a mental hospital for the last 17 years.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 3,553

39. Modern Family (2009–2020)
Episode: Royal Visit (2018)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Haley's brilliant astrophysicist boyfriend and Alex's simple but heroic fireman hunk meet the family. Jay and Gloria meet Joe's pal's perfect parents. On couples retreat, anechoic chamber traumatizes Mitch and Cam meets his baseball idol.

Director: Gail Mancuso | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 636

40. Scorpion (2014–2018)
Episode: Sci Hard (2017)

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

8.2
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Team Scorpion is taken hostage during a tech convention.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Elyes Gabel, Katharine McPhee, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jadyn Wong

Votes: 247

41. Dangerous Persuasions (2013– )
Episode: Seven Year Slave (2013)

Documentary, Drama

8.5
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Director: Stephen Kemp | Stars: Chloe Sullivan, Joseph Wynne, Lorna Wright, Zoe Cleland

Votes: 11

42. The Occult (2014– )
Episode: Struggle Is Eternal (2017)

Talk-Show

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Styx expounds on the eternal struggle of Man.

Star: Styxhexenhammer666

43. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Boy Must Live (2013)

TV-14 | 42 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Young Observer's origin is revealed. And his existence and an additional time travel are necessary to change the history of Observers' invasion.

Director: Paul Holahan | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

Votes: 1,336

44. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Dreamscape (2008)

TV-14 | 49 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.0
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The Fringe division investigate the questionable fall of a Massive Dynamic executive analyst. John helps Olivia crack the case. Peter meets up with an old girlfriend.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,818

45. The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019)
Episode: The Inspiration Deprivation (2019)

TV-PG | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

7.0
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Contemplating what it would mean to all women if she were to win a Nobel Prize causes Amy to have a meltdown. Koothrappali and Wolowitz try to relive the good old days after Wolowitz buys a scooter that looks like the one he had years ago.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,371

46. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: The Transformation (2009)

TV-14 | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A man undergoes a painful and ultimately fatal transformation aboard a plane. Meanwhile, Nina Sharp and Broyles reveal more information about John Scott to Olivia.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 1,788

47. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015)
Episode: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Dead (2011)

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

7.2
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When two people who were thought to be dead come back to life, the evidence leads CSI back to a discredited ex-professor who conducted bizarre death-related experiments in the 1970s.

Director: Paul McCrane | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Marg Helgenberger, George Eads, Jorja Fox

Votes: 506

48. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Where Is Everybody? (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.0
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Mike Ferris finds himself alone in the small Oakwood town and without recollection about his name, where he is or who he is. Mike wanders through the town trying to find a living soul. The tension increases and Mike has a breakdown.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Earl Holliman, James Gregory, Paul Langton, James McCallion

Votes: 4,533



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