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1. Iron Man (2008)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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79 Metascore

After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Votes: 889,138 | Gross: $318.41M

2. Room (I) (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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86 Metascore

Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 331,137 | Gross: $14.68M

3. Caligula (1979)

Unrated | 156 min | Adult, Drama, History

5.4
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Details the graphic and shocking, yet undeniably tragic story of Rome's most infamous Caesar, Gaius Germanicus Caligula (Malcolm McDowell).

Director: Tinto Brass | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O'Toole, Helen Mirren, Teresa Ann Savoy

Votes: 31,925 | Gross: $23.44M

4. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

5.9
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22 Metascore

During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Votes: 47,445

5. Sword Art Online (2012– )

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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In the year 2022, thousands of people get trapped in a new virtual MMORPG and the lone wolf player, Kirito, works to escape.

Stars: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Haruka Tomatsu, Bryce Papenbrook, Cherami Leigh

Votes: 31,140

6. Martyrs (2008)

R | 99 min | Horror

7.1
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A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Morjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine Bégin, Robert Toupin

Votes: 76,894

7. 31 (2016)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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35 Metascore

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, hellish compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 16,576 | Gross: $0.78M

8. Triple Threat (2019)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

5.5
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60 Metascore

When a billionaire's daughter intent on bringing down a major crime syndicate is targeted by a group of professional assassins, a team of mercenaries must stop them before they kill her.

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Tony Jaa, Tiger Hu Chen, Iko Uwais, Scott Adkins

Votes: 7,179 | Gross: $0.08M

9. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.7
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63 Metascore

Grief-stricken mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) takes on the L.A.P.D. to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 226,410 | Gross: $35.74M

10. Wildling (2018)

R | 92 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.5
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58 Metascore

A blossoming teenager uncovers the dark secret behind her traumatic childhood.

Director: Fritz Böhm | Stars: Bel Powley, Brad Dourif, Liv Tyler, Collin Kelly-Sordelet

Votes: 9,955

11. Boxing Helena (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

4.7
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26 Metascore

A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 10,934 | Gross: $1.80M

12. Wolf Creek (2005)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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54 Metascore

Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are plunged in a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture by a sadistic psychopathic local.

Director: Greg McLean | Stars: Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi, John Jarratt

Votes: 64,593 | Gross: $16.19M

13. The Beguiled (1971)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.2
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66 Metascore

While imprisoned in a Confederate girls' boarding school, an injured Union soldier cons his way into each of the lonely women's hearts, causing them to turn on each other, and eventually, on him.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris

Votes: 14,549

14. Captivity (2007)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

4.7
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24 Metascore

A man and a woman awaken to find themselves trapped in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Michael Harney

Votes: 22,125 | Gross: $2.63M

15. The Collector (I) (2009)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

6.4
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29 Metascore

Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Andrea Roth, Juan Fernández, William Prael

Votes: 54,195 | Gross: $7.71M

16. Bad Samaritan (2018)

R | 110 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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42 Metascore

A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Director: Dean Devlin | Stars: David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, Carlito Olivero

Votes: 15,079 | Gross: $3.44M

17. Saw IV (2007)

R | 93 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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36 Metascore

Despite Jigsaw's death, and in order to save the lives of two of his colleagues, Lieutenant Rigg is forced to take part in a new game, which promises to test him to the limit.

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman | Stars: Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Louis Ferreira, Costas Mandylor

Votes: 133,742 | Gross: $63.30M

18. I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

3.6
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16 Metascore

A young woman who was missing reappears, but she claims to be someone else entirely.

Director: Chris Sivertson | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Julia Ormond, Neal McDonough, Bonnie Aarons

Votes: 25,284 | Gross: $7.50M

19. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

7.6
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83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 32,025 | Gross: $0.85M

20. House Arrest (1996)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Family

5.8
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A group of children, desperate to keep their various parents from getting divorces, kidnap them and hold them prisoner in a basement in order to force them to reconcile.

Director: Harry Winer | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Kyle Howard, Herbert Russell

Votes: 7,604 | Gross: $6.97M

21. The Collection (II) (2012)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

6.1
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38 Metascore

A man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as "The Collector" is then forced to help rescue an innocent girl from the killer's booby-trapped lair.

Director: Marcus Dunstan | Stars: Josh Stewart, Emma Fitzpatrick, Christopher McDonald, Randall Archer

Votes: 43,193 | Gross: $12.84M

22. The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.3
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49 Metascore

A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 16,768 | Gross: $3.44M

23. Open Grave (2013)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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33 Metascore

A man wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer.

Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego | Stars: Sharlto Copley, Thomas Kretschmann, Josie Ho, Joseph Morgan

Votes: 26,268

24. Blackfish (2013)

PG-13 | 83 min | Documentary, News

8.1
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83 Metascore

A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Tilikum, Dave Duffus, Samantha Berg, Dean Gomersall

Votes: 57,960 | Gross: $2.07M

25. The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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In an abandoned house in Poughkeepsie, New York murder investigators uncover hundreds of tapes showing decades of a serial killer's work.

Director: John Erick Dowdle | Stars: Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, Ivar Brogger

Votes: 13,073

26. See No Evil (2006)

R | 84 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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17 Metascore

A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain - a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago - band together to survive against the brutal killer.

Director: Gregory Dark | Stars: Glenn Jacobs, Christina Vidal, Michael J. Pagan, Samantha Noble

Votes: 24,824 | Gross: $15.03M

27. Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Bubby has spent thirty years trapped in the same small room, tricked by his mother. One day, he manages to escape, and, deranged and naive in equal measures, his adventure into the modern and nihilistic life begins.

Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Nicholas Hope, Claire Benito, Ralph Cotterill, Syd Brisbane

Votes: 11,586

28. Demon Seed (1977)

R | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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55 Metascore

A scientist creates Proteus--an organic super computer with artificial intelligence which becomes obsessed with human beings, and in particular the creators wife.

Director: Donald Cammell | Stars: Julie Christie, Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 7,477

29. Tales from the Crypt (1972)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.0
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Five strangers get lost in a crypt and, after meeting the mysterious Crypt Keeper (Sir Ralph Richardson), receive visions of how they will die.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Joan Collins, Peter Cushing, Ralph Richardson, Geoffrey Bayldon

Votes: 8,906

30. Private Obsession (1995 Video)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

5.1
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Emanuelle, a world famous fashion model, is held captive by Richard Tate, a crazed fan. Richard wants her for himself but Emanuelle uses her assets to try and escape.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Michael Christian, Shannon Whirry, Bo Svenson, Tony Burton

Votes: 405

31. The Collector (1965)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, Thriller

7.6
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A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Terence Stamp, Samantha Eggar, Mona Washbourne, Maurice Dallimore

Votes: 8,891

32. The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A shipwrecked survivor discovers a remote island owned by a crazed scientist who is carrying out sinister experiments on the island's inhabitants.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Michael York, Nigel Davenport, Barbara Carrera

Votes: 5,225 | Gross: $8.00M

33. Megan Is Missing (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Two teenage girls encounter an Internet child predator.

Director: Michael Goi | Stars: Amber Perkins, Rachel Quinn, Dean Waite, Jael Elizabeth Steinmeyer

Votes: 7,841

34. Cleveland Abduction (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A single mother who becomes the first victim of kidnapper Ariel Castro finds herself trapped in his home for 11 years, where she eventually becomes a friend and sister to two other women who are taken captive by Castro.

Director: Alex Kalymnios | Stars: Taryn Manning, Raymond Cruz, Katie Sarife, Samantha Droke

Votes: 4,187

35. Bad Guy (2001)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

6.8
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49 Metascore

One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags".

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Jae-Hyun Cho, Won Seo, Yun-tae Kim, Duk-moon Choi

Votes: 8,631

36. Grotesque (2009)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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A doctor kidnaps a young couple and forces them into a game of torment that slowly extinguishes their hopes for survival.

Director: Kôji Shiraishi | Stars: Kotoha Hiroyama, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Shigeo Ôsako

Votes: 5,500

37. French Connection II (1975)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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68 Metascore

"Popeye" Doyle travels to Marseille to find Alain Charnier, the drug smuggler who eluded him in New York.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Fernando Rey, Bernard Fresson, Philippe Léotard

Votes: 15,601 | Gross: $12.48M

38. Mad Mom (2019 TV Movie)

90 min | Thriller

5.4
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Amber Vickers is ecstatic that she will finally be making the walk down the aisle with her prince charming Luke. After multiple failed relationships, she was beginning to think that ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-François Rivard | Stars: Romy Rosemont, Kari Matchett, Victoria Diamond, Matthew Raudsepp

Votes: 354

39. The Monster of Mangatiti (2015 TV Movie)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.2
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Heather Walsh tells her story of the time she was an emotional prisoner of Bill Cornelius at his remote farm.

Directors: Riccardo Pellizzeri, Philly de Lacey | Stars: Greta Gregory, Mark Mitchinson, Flynn Allan, Mark Warren

Votes: 755

40. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

5.0
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In the 19th century, an expert marine biologist is hired by the government to determine what's sinking ships all over the ocean. His daughter follows him. They are intercepted by a mysterious captain Nemo and his incredible submarine.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Crenna, Ben Cross, Julie Cox, Paul Gross

Votes: 738

41. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 7,105 | Gross: $0.03M

42. Basket Case 3 (1991)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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Duane recovers from his delusional breakdown to find his freakish basket-bound brother Belial will soon become a father. But not everything is joyous as the once tight knit brothers no longer seem to trust each other.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Annie Ross, Gil Roper, Dan Biggers

Votes: 2,897

43. Vincere (2009)

Unrated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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85 Metascore

The story of Mussolini's secret lover, Ida Dalser, and their son Albino.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Fausto Russo Alesi, Michela Cescon

Votes: 5,041 | Gross: $0.62M

44. Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama

6.7
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Two documentary filmmakers go back in time to the pre-Civil War American South, to film the slave trade.

Directors: Gualtiero Jacopetti, Franco Prosperi | Stars: Stefano Sibaldi, Dick Gregory, Gualtiero Jacopetti, Ernest Kubler

Votes: 1,269

45. The Book of the Three Hans (2006–2007)

TV-Y | 60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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An epic based on the myth of Jumong, founder of the ancient Korean kingdom of Goguryeo in 37 B.C.

Stars: Il-guk Song, Hye-jin Han, Seung-su Kim, Kwang-ryul Jun

Votes: 1,503

46. Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)

R | 105 min | Horror

3.7
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13 Metascore

Tells the story of a fashion photographer whose vocation is murder.

Director: Nick Palumbo | Stars: Sven Garrett, Cerina Vincent, Tony Todd, Gunnar Hansen

Votes: 3,880

47. Mountains of the Moon (1990)

R | 136 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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The legendary true-story of Capt. Richard Francis Burton and Lt. John Hanning Speke's tumultuous expedition to find the source of the Nile river.

Director: Bob Rafelson | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Iain Glen, Richard E. Grant, Fiona Shaw

Votes: 3,218 | Gross: $4.01M

48. Garbage (I) (2018)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

3.3
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A woman has been chained to the wall of an apartment. She is being kept as a slave. Taxi driver Phanishwar, her master, spreads his hatred on social networks. One day he meets a young woman... See full summary »

Director: Qaushiq Mukherjee | Stars: Tanmay Dhanania, Trimala Adhikari, Satarupa Das, Gitanjali Dang

Votes: 831

49. Against a Crooked Sky (1975)

G | 89 min | Adventure, Family, Western

5.4
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When Charlotte Sutter is kidnapped by Apaches her brother Sam aided by an old drunk prospector goes searching for her.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Richard Boone, Stewart Petersen, Henry Wilcoxon, Clint Ritchie

Votes: 414

50. Follow (I) (2015)

TV-MA | 74 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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A man who receives an early Christmas present from his girlfriend blacks out only to wake up in a terrifying nightmare.

Director: Owen Egerton | Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Don Most, Noah Segan, Olivia Grace Applegate

Votes: 591



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