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1. The Hypnotic Eye (1996–1999)

Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

9.0
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A hosted horror, science fiction movie and television series show, hosted by Icon, the Hypnotic Eye.

Stars: Joe Riley, Barbara Cohen, Jason Cohen, Kenneth Weinert

Votes: 7

2. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)

25 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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In this science-fiction anthology series host Truman Bradley introduces stories extrapolated from actual scientific data available in the 1950's, concentrating on such concepts as space ... See full summary »

Stars: Truman Bradley, Marshall Thompson, Michael Fox, Peter Hansen

Votes: 301

3. This Is Your Life (1971–1973)

30 min | Biography, Reality-TV

8.1
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Stars: Ralph Edwards, Carol Channing, Nanette Fabray, Bette Davis

Votes: 98

4. The Adventures of McGraw (1957–1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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McGraw is a solitary type who manages to get entangled in the stopping of criminal activity despite not having any official capacity. He often doesn't carry a weapon, especially if an attractive woman is involved.

Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Jean Willes, James Flavin, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 33

5. Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | 137 min | Drama, Horror

8.0
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96 Metascore

A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 177,214

6. Man with a Camera (1958–1960)
Episode: Closeup on Violence (1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Kovac takes a crowd shot at a fire scene, inadvertently recording the daughter of an aged mobster, hiding out in a tough neighborhood. The old man is being protected by a gang of young hoods, or so he thinks.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Charles Bronson, Ludwig Stössel, Angie Dickinson, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 27

7. The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.6
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Votes: 24,186 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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An anthology of suspense dramas concentrating on individuals confronted with supernatural occurrences.

Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Sheila Larken, Meg Foster, Don 'Red' Barry

Votes: 340

9. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: Time of Terror (1972)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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Terror ensues when Ellen Alexander wakes up alone in a hotel room, with no sign of her husband, Harry. Inquiries at the front desk yield the answer that he has checked out without her, and ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Patricia Neal, Craig Stevens, Alice Ghostley

Votes: 56

10. Man with a Camera (1958–1960)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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Former combat cameraman Mike Kovac is now a freelance photographer in New York City, specializing in difficult and dangerous assignments where he can get the kinds of pictures that other ... See full summary »

Stars: Charles Bronson, James Flavin, Ludwig Stössel, Michael Harris

Votes: 171

11. Target (1958– )

30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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This anthology program featured shows about horror and suspense.

Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Troy Melton, Charles Davis, Frank Warren

Votes: 14

12. The Court of Last Resort (1957–1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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The Court of Last Resort was founded by Erle Stanley Gardner in the 1950s. The team sought to reveal whether someone already found guilty might really be innocent. The show dramatized the ... See full summary »

Stars: Lyle Bettger, Carleton G. Young, Robert H. Harris, S. John Launer

Votes: 35

13. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: House of Evil (1972)

30 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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When Grandpa arrives for a visit, he brings 2 special gifts for his granddaughter, Judy, a deaf mute; one's a special doll house 1 an exact replica of the one Judy lives in with her family.... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Melvyn Douglas, Mildred Dunnock, Joan Hotchkis

Votes: 71

14. This Is Your Life (1952–1987)

30 min | Biography, Family, Reality-TV

7.4
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Each week, an unsuspecting celebrity would be lured by some ruse to a location near the studio. The celebrity would then be surprised with the news that they are to be the featured guest. ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Edwards, Bob Warren, Jack Benny, Penny Singleton

Votes: 198

15. Une légende une vie: Citizen Welles (1974 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.3
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Director: Maurice Frydland | Stars: Orson Welles, John Houseman, Richard Barr, Hilman Brown

Votes: 6

16. The Californians (1957–1959)

30 min | Western

7.2
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San Franciscans during the goldrush of the 1850s attempt to maintain law and order in their wild city. Newly arrived Matthew Wayne becomes sheriff, then marshal, and organizes the city ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Coogan, Sean McClory, Adam Kennedy, Nan Leslie

Votes: 48

17. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: The Dead We Leave Behind (1972)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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When Ranger Elliott Brent's pretty young wife Joanna complains of boredom, he buys her a television set. Unfortunately, she starts spending all of her time watching television, to the ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Jason Robards, Stella Stevens, Jack Kelly

Votes: 79

18. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,637 | Gross: $17.79M

19. Penny Serenade (1941)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 5,804

20. Men of Annapolis (1957– )

30 min | Drama

7.1
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An anthology series about the happenings and experiences of midshipmen attending the US Naval Academy. Sometimes humorous as in kidnapping school mascots but more often the difficulties facing future officers.

Stars: Art Gilmore, Mason Alan Dinehart, Bill Swan, John Brinkley

Votes: 25

21. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: Doorway to Death (1973)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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When a family moves into a new apartment in San Francisco, young Robert starts exploring, and discovers the empty apartment upstairs. He opens a door and sees a cabin in the woods with a ... See full summary »

Director: Daryl Duke | Stars: Barry Nelson, Susan Dey, Henry Jones, Leif Garrett

Votes: 50

22. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: The Phantom of Herald Square (1973)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.1
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Art student Holly Brown is sketching in Central Park one day when James Barlow introduces himself to her. He offers to take her to lunch, and, intrigued, she accepts. Holly is charmed by ... See full summary »

Director: James H. Brown | Stars: David Soul, Sheila Larken, Murray Matheson, Victor Jory

Votes: 44

23. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: Touch of Madness (1972)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Janet inherits her mother's house when her mother dies in a mental institution. When she first arrives at the house, she meets her cousins Hattie and Jonathon, who welcome her warmly. She ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Geraldine Page, Rip Torn, Lynn Loring

Votes: 43

24. House on Haunted Hill (1959)

Not Rated | 75 min | Horror, Mystery

6.9
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A millionaire offers $10,000 to five people who agree to be locked in a large, spooky, rented house overnight with him and his wife.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long, Alan Marshal

Votes: 21,179

25. She's a Soldier Too (1944)

67 min | Drama

6.9
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Wartime workers deal with homefront dramatics.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Beulah Bondi, Nina Foch, Jess Barker, Percy Kilbride

Votes: 14

26. Mia and Roman (1968)

23 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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Shot during the making of "Rosemary's Baby". Features footage of Roman Polanski directing the film's cast on set.

Director: Hatami | Stars: Lauren Bacall, Sidney Blackmer, Michael Caine, John Cassavetes

Votes: 101

27. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: Alter-Ego (1972)

48 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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Bobby is a very bright, but very sickly boy with a particular fondness for chess. As he starts fifth grade, he is delighted to find that his teacher is the very popular Miss Gilden, with ... See full summary »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Helen Hayes, Charles Aidman, Gene Andrusco

Votes: 62

28. Strait-Jacket (1964)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.8
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After a twenty-year stay at an asylum for a double murder, a mother returns to her estranged daughter where suspicions arise about her behavior.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John

Votes: 4,517

29. Homicidal (1961)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce

Votes: 2,648

30. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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US Treasury agent George Morton persuades convicted criminal Johnny Evans to help him destroy a drug smuggling ring in exchange for early parole.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Howard Duff, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Tony Curtis

Votes: 338

31. The Mark of the Whistler (1944)

Unrated | 60 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Porter Hall, Paul Guilfoyle

Votes: 192

32. The Plot Thickens (1963 TV Special)

30 min | Short, Game-Show, Mystery

6.8
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An unsold pilot for a game where four panelists in a set roughly resembling a court room sit opposite four suspects. They watch a film that runs about ten minutes showing a murder story. ... See full summary »

Directors: Robert Dwan, William D. Russell | Stars: Jay Adler, Arthur Batanides, Linda Bennett, James T. Callahan

Votes: 19

33. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: Dark Vengeance (1973)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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While working at a construction site, Frank unearths a curious box, which has no latch for opening. He takes it home, and finally opens it, only to discover a broken mirror and a toy horse.... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Kim Darby, Martin Sheen, Shelly Novack, January L'Angelle

Votes: 62

34. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: Earth, Air, Fire and Water (1973)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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A collective of six artisans find a trunk containing six colorful glass containers. Each chooses one, and soon, one by one, their art becomes more disturbing until the artist vanishes.

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: Frank Converse, Joan Blackman, Tim McIntire, Tyne Daly

Votes: 58

35. Circle of Fear (1972–1973)
Episode: The New House (1972)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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A young couple move into a home that is haunted by a girl who had been hanged there many years ago and vowed never to be evicted from the site.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: David Birney, Barbara Parkins, Sam Jaffe, Jeanette Nolan

Votes: 145

36. The Tingler (1959)

Not Rated | 82 min | Horror

6.7
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An obsessed pathologist discovers and captures a parasitic creature that grows when fear grips its host.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts

Votes: 6,621

37. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,385

38. When Strangers Marry (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.7
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A naive small-town girl comes to New York City to meet her husband, and discovers that he may be a murderer.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Kim Hunter, Dean Jagger, Neil Hamilton

Votes: 793

39. Undertow (1949)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Scott Brady, John Russell, Dorothy Hart, Peggy Dow

Votes: 360

40. Hollywood Story (1951)

Passed | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1929 unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Conte, Julie Adams, Richard Egan, Henry Hull

Votes: 300

41. He Stayed for Breakfast (1940)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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In Paris, the estranged wife of a wealthy banker hides a fiery communist fugitive in her apartment.

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: Loretta Young, Melvyn Douglas, Alan Marshal, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 91

42. The Man Called X (1956–1957)

30 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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The Man Called X was Agent Ken Thurston who took on dangerous cases in a variety of exotic locations. He was sent all around the world by the Intelligence Bureau to gather information and protect U.S interests. His code name is simply X.

Stars: Barry Sullivan, Byron Keith, Don C. Harvey, Lynn Cartwright

Votes: 19

43. Dillinger (1945)

Approved | 70 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.6
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John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Edmund Lowe, Anne Jeffreys, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 1,623 | Gross: $4.00M

44. Mysterious Intruder (1946)

Approved | 61 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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The fifth entry in the Columbia series based on the CBS radio program, "The Whistler", opens with kindly old music store owner Edward Stillwell (Paul E. Burns) hiring private detective Don ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Barton MacLane, Nina Vale, Regis Toomey

Votes: 397

45. It Could Happen to You (1937)

Approved | 71 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.6
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(1937, Republic) Alan Baxter, Andrea Leads, Owen Davis, Astrid Allwyn. Captivating story of two brothers, one good, one bad. The good one becomes a lawyer while the bad one resorts to crime and ultimately...

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Alan Baxter, Andrea Leeds, Owen Davis Jr., Astrid Allwyn

Votes: 20

46. North to the Klondike (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Two friends in the Klondike come to the aid of settlers who are being terrorized by an outlaw gang.

Director: Erle C. Kenton | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Evelyn Ankers, Andy Devine, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 36

47. Coney Island (1939)

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A nine-minute tour of the world-famous Coney Island amusement park in Brooklyn, New York, concentrating mainly on the numerous types of rides and the many sideshows.

Director: William Castle

Votes: 5

48. The Adventures of McGraw (1957–1958)
Episode: Time for Dying (1958)

30 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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A manicurist sees an Albert Anastasia-type murder and goes into hiding. McGraw links the case to another killing, figuring both were revenge for being in death sentence case jurors. The witness must be used as bait to lure the murderer out.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Doris Dowling, Rachel Ames, Robert Patten

Votes: 5

49. Science Fiction Theatre (1955–1957)
Episode: Who Is This Man? (1956)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Tommy Cooper's shyness is so crippling, he's failing his college courses. At the request of his sister, Dr. Bentley of the psychology department puts Tommy under hypnosis to find the cause ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Truman Bradley, Bruce Bennett, David Alpert, Harlow Wilcox

Votes: 17

50. The Whistler (1944)

Passed | 59 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir

6.5
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A depressed man hires an assassin to kill him when he least expects it, but when his life takes an upward turn, he finds he now wishes to live.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Richard Dix, Gloria Stuart, J. Carrol Naish, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 722



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