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1. Videodrome (1983)

R | 87 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

60 Metascore

When he acquires a different kind of show for his station, a sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a terrifying new reality.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky

Votes: 78,225 | Gross: $2.12M

2. The Dead Zone (1983)

R | 103 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

69 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

Votes: 57,067 | Gross: $20.77M

3. Never Talk to Strangers (1995)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Sarah Taylor, a criminal psychologist, embarks on a torrid affair with a seductive stranger. However, she begins doubting whether she can trust him when a mysterious stalker begins harassing her.

Director: Peter Hall | Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Antonio Banderas, Dennis Miller, Len Cariou

Votes: 6,085 | Gross: $6.85M

4. Bloody Mama (1970)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

69 Metascore

A psychologically-disturbed matriarch presides over her damaged family of bank-robbing misfits.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Shelley Winters, Don Stroud, Pat Hingle, Diane Varsi

Votes: 2,796

5. Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Romance, Western

A con artist arrives in a mining town controlled by two competing companies. Both companies think he's a famous gunfighter and try to hire him to drive the other out of town.

Director: Burt Kennedy | Stars: James Garner, Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan

Votes: 4,756

6. The Godfather (1972)

R | 175 min | Crime, Drama

100 Metascore

The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, Diane Keaton

Votes: 1,509,703 | Gross: $134.97M

7. Dillinger (1973)

R | 107 min | Action, Biography, Crime

John Dillinger and his gang go on a bank robbing spree across the midwest, but one G-Man is determined to bring him down.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Warren Oates, Ben Johnson, Michelle Phillips, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 4,413 | Gross: $2.00M

8. The Towering Inferno (1974)

PG | 165 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

At the opening party of a colossal, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Faye Dunaway

Votes: 36,995 | Gross: $116.00M

9. Sleeper (1973)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

77 Metascore

A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Votes: 38,447

10. The Missouri Breaks (1976)

PG | 126 min | Drama, Western

65 Metascore

Tom Logan is a horse thief. Rancher David Braxton has horses, and a daughter, worth stealing. But Braxton has just hired Lee Clayton, an infamous "regulator", to hunt down the horse thieves; one at a time.

Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson, Randy Quaid, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 8,954 | Gross: $14.00M

11. The Fury (1978)

R | 118 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

A former CIA agent uses the talents of a young psychic to help retrieve his telekinetic son from terrorists, who want to use his mental powers for evil.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, Carrie Snodgress, Charles Durning

Votes: 12,708

12. The House on Sorority Row (1982)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

50 Metascore

After a seemingly innocent prank goes horribly wrong, a group of sorority sisters are stalked and murdered one by one in their sorority house while throwing a party to celebrate their graduation.

Director: Mark Rosman | Stars: Kate McNeil, Eileen Davidson, Janis Ward, Robin Meloy

Votes: 6,616 | Gross: $1.29M

13. Tenebrae (1982)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Giuliano Gemma, Christian Borromeo, Mirella D'Angelo

Votes: 18,978

14. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991)

R | 97 min | Horror, Romance

Horror film set in 1492 Toledo, Spain, depicting the cruel deeds of a monk named Torquemada, Grand Inquisitor of the Spanish Inquisition.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Stephen Lee, William Norris, Mark Margolis

Votes: 3,857 | Gross: $0.00M

15. The Hell's Gate (1989 TV Movie)

90 min | Horror

As part of a science experiment, a man has spent a record-breaking length of time alone down a hole, but an hour before he's due to re-emerge, something goes wrong and his colleagues has to go in to rescue him.

Director: Umberto Lenzi | Stars: Barbara Cupisti, Pietro Genuardi, Lorenzo Majnoni, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 239

16. Opera (1987)

R | 107 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A young opperata is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi

Votes: 13,601

17. A Blade in the Dark (1983)

Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

A killer stalks a composer staying at a posh Tuscany villa while writing the score to a horror film which has an incriminating clue to the killer's identity.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Andrea Occhipinti, Anny Papa, Fabiola Toledo, Michele Soavi

Votes: 2,783

18. La scorta (1993)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A dedicated, tightly-knit group of bodyguards take on additional duties while safeguarding an honest judge designated to investigate official corruption in Sicily.

Director: Ricky Tognazzi | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Enrico Lo Verso, Claudio Amendola, Ricky Memphis

Votes: 789 | Gross: $0.15M

19. The House of the Laughing Windows (1976)

110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

Stefano, a young restorer, is commissioned to save a controversial mural located in the church of a small, isolated village.

Director: Pupi Avati | Stars: Lino Capolicchio, Francesca Marciano, Gianni Cavina, Giulio Pizzirani

Votes: 4,404

20. Mystère (1983)

84 min | Thriller

Assassins are after a prostitute who has come into possession of a cigarette lighter that, unbeknownst to her, contains the negatives that show a politician's assassination.

Director: Carlo Vanzina | Stars: Carole Bouquet, Phil Coccioletti, Duilio Del Prete, John Steiner

Votes: 156

21. The Adventures of Hercules (1985)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Hercules searches for the Seven Thunderbolts of Zeus, which have been stolen by renegade gods.

Director: Luigi Cozzi | Stars: Lou Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci, Sonia Viviani, William Berger

Votes: 1,097

22. Sangraal, la spada di fuoco (1982)

R | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A swordsman's wife is murdered by followers of the evil Goddess Rani. He vows vengeance upon the cult and journeys to the Ark of the Templars to get a magic crossbow that will help him accomplish his mission.

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Pietro Torrisi, Yvonne Fraschetti, Mario Novelli, Xiomara Rodriguez

Votes: 280

23. Bye Bye Monkey (1978)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

A man walking on the beach near New York City finds the corpse of King Kong. He also finds Kong's orphaned son, and takes it to a friend who lives in the city, and they decide to raise it.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Marcello Mastroianni, James Coco, Geraldine Fitzgerald

Votes: 1,022

24. Shaolin and Wu Tang (1983)

Unrated | 87 min | Action

Two friends from rival schools are turned against one another by a jealous chief who wants to eliminate those whose fighting styles may rival his own.

Director: Chia-Hui Liu | Stars: Chia-Hui Liu, Adam Cheng, Li Ching, Idy Chan

Votes: 751

25. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

55 Metascore

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of achieving.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 50,074 | Gross: $0.02M

26. The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

60 Metascore

A family moves to the country to run a rustic mountain inn when, to their horror, the customers begin befalling sudden and unlikely fates.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Keiko Matsuzaka, Shinji Takeda, Naomi Nishida

Votes: 7,956

27. Zebraman (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

A down-and-out school teacher receives the calling to become the real life personification of an old television superhero, Zebraman.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Atsuro Watabe, Yui Ichikawa

Votes: 3,091

28. Masters of Horror (2005–2007)
Episode: Imprint (2006)

TV-MA | 63 min | Horror

In the 1800s, an American returns to Japan to find the prostitute he fell in love with, but instead learns of the psychical and existential horror that befell her after he left.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Billy Drago, Shihô Harumi, Michié, Magy

Votes: 6,638

29. Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (2009)

Not Rated | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

Layton and Luke are caught up in an adventure, when a masked figure steals an entire opera house and forces those in attendance to play a high-stakes game. The winner will receive eternal life, but it could mean death for the losers.

Director: Masakazu Hashimoto | Stars: Yô Ôizumi, Maki Horikita, Nana Mizuki, Atsuro Watabe

Votes: 1,239

30. Zebraman 2: Attack on Zebra City (2010)

106 min | Action, Sci-Fi

Zebraman awakens fifteen years in the future, unclear on what has happened to him, and quickly discovers that the evil Zebra Queen has a hold on Tokyo.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Shô Aikawa, Riisa Naka, Tsuyoshi Abe, Masahiro Inoue

Votes: 654

31. Caterpillar (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, War

75 Metascore

During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier... but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle in mainland China. All ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu | Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Keigo Kasuya, Emi Masuda, Sabu Kawahara

Votes: 991 | Gross: $0.00M

32. Dragon Head (2003)

R | 122 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A teenage boy wakes up and finds himself on a train. He vaguely remembers being on a class trip when something terrible happened, and he is one of the few survivors.

Director: Jôji Iida | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Sayaka Kanda, Takayuki Yamada, Naohito Fujiki

Votes: 748

33. Graveyard Shift (1990)

R | 89 min | Horror

28 Metascore

In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.

Director: Ralph S. Singleton | Stars: David Andrews, Kelly Wolf, Stephen Macht, Andrew Divoff

Votes: 9,253 | Gross: $11.58M

34. The Wicked Lady (1983)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Drama

Caroline is to be wed to Sir Ralph and invites her sister Barbara to be her bridesmaid. Barbara seduces Ralph, however, and she becomes the new Lady, but despite her new wealthy situation, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Faye Dunaway, Alan Bates, John Gielgud, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 1,018 | Gross: $0.72M

35. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

A research team in Antarctica is hunted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of its victims.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

Votes: 347,296 | Gross: $13.78M

36. Dracula (1979)

R | 109 min | Horror, Romance

67 Metascore

In 1913, the charming, seductive and sinister vampire Count Dracula travels to England in search of an immortal bride.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Frank Langella, Laurence Olivier, Donald Pleasence, Kate Nelligan

Votes: 8,611 | Gross: $20.16M

37. The Sentinel (1977)

R | 92 min | Horror

A young woman moves into an apartment in a building which houses a sinister evil.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Cristina Raines, Ava Gardner, Chris Sarandon, Martin Balsam

Votes: 8,526

38. Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)

R | 117 min | Horror

39 Metascore

A teenage girl once possessed by a demon finds that it still lurks within her. Meanwhile, a priest investigates the death of the girl's exorcist.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Richard Burton, Linda Blair, Louise Fletcher, Max von Sydow

Votes: 20,588 | Gross: $30.75M

39. The Island (1980)

R | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A journalist takes his son with him to investigate pirate activity off the coast of Florida. But he gets stranded on a mysterious island--where he might not be alone.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Michael Caine, David Warner, Angela Punch McGregor, Frank Middlemass

Votes: 3,641 | Gross: $15.72M

40. The Birds (1963)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

88 Metascore

A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette

Votes: 161,172 | Gross: $11.40M

41. Family Plot (1976)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A phony psychic/con artist and her taxi driver/private investigator boyfriend encounter a pair of serial kidnappers while trailing a missing heir in California.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris, William Devane

Votes: 19,237

42. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 4,691 | Gross: $17.79M

43. Frenzy (1972)

R | 116 min | Thriller

91 Metascore

A serial murderer is strangling women with a necktie. The London police have a suspect, but he is the wrong man.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Jon Finch, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Anna Massey

Votes: 38,586 | Gross: $12.60M