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1. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

R | 133 min | Drama

8.7
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83 Metascore

A criminal pleads insanity and is admitted to a mental institution, where he rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Will Sampson, Michael Berryman

Votes: 855,372 | Gross: $112.00M

2. It (1990)

TV-PG | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson

Votes: 109,369

3. The Wolfman (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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43 Metascore

Upon his return to his ancestral homeland, an American man is bitten, and subsequently cursed by, a werewolf.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Simon Merrells

Votes: 99,512 | Gross: $61.98M

4. Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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48 Metascore

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the Sun. Can Ted Striker save the day and get the shuttle back on track - again?

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Raymond Burr

Votes: 46,046 | Gross: $27.15M

5. Don't Say a Word (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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38 Metascore

When the daughter of a psychiatrist is kidnapped, he's horrified to discover that the abductors' demand is that he break through to a post traumatic stress disorder suffering young woman who knows a secret...

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 46,565 | Gross: $55.00M

6. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)

Approved | 90 min | Horror

5.5
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In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling | Stars: André Morell, John Phillips, David Buck, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 1,616

7. Sorority House Massacre (1986)

R | 74 min | Horror

4.5
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College student Beth and her sorority sisters are stalked by an escaped psychopathic killer who shares a strange telepathic link with her.

Director: Carol Frank | Stars: Angela O'Neill, Wendy Martel, Pamela Ross, Nicole Rio

Votes: 2,422

8. Maniac (1963)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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An American painter has an affair with a bar owner in a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.

Director: Michael Carreras | Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston, Liliane Brousse

Votes: 867

9. Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Aliens land in the town of "Speelburgh" searching for the source of rock & roll. They find trouble with Dee Dee, Frankie and the pack.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Pia Zadora, Craig Sheffer, Tom Nolan, Ruth Gordon

Votes: 497

10. Committed (I) (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

5.1
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44 Metascore

A young woman goes in search of her midlife crisis suffering husband who left her.

Director: Lisa Krueger | Stars: Heather Graham, Casey Affleck, Luke Wilson, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 3,551 | Gross: $0.04M

11. On the Edge (2001)

R | 85 min | Drama

7.1
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On the Edge is about suicidal patients discovering their true selves while going through therapy in a treatment center.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Tricia Vessey, Martin Carney, Paul Hickey

Votes: 3,670

12. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969)

PG-13 | 101 min | Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Baron Frankenstein, with the aid of a young doctor and his fiancée, kidnaps the mentally sick Dr. Brandt in order to perform the first brain transplant operation.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward

Votes: 3,914

13. L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975)

Not Rated | 95 min | Horror

4.6
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A madman conducts a private inquisition to exorcise demons by torturing women to death.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Catherine Lafferière, Jesús Franco, Lynn Monteil

Votes: 703

14. Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967)

TV-13 | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

8.4
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A young student Shurik comes to a remote mountainous region in search of ancient legends and traditions. Fooled by the corrupt local governor, he helps him to kidnap a beautiful young girl, but soon realizes what he's done.

Director: Leonid Gaidai | Stars: Aleksandr Demyanenko, Natalya Varley, Ruslan Akhmetov, Yuriy Nikulin

Votes: 9,737

15. Deadly Strangers (1975)

R | 88 min | Thriller

6.5
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Amidst public warnings of a dangerous patient who's escaped from a mental hospital, a young Belle Adams hitches rides on the highway with various assortment of motorists.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Hayley Mills, Simon Ward, Sterling Hayden, Ken Hutchison

Votes: 477

16. El sádico de Notre-Dame (1979)

94 min | Horror

5.6
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An ex-priest escapes from an asylum and kills people in God's name. This is a re-edited Spanish-language version of L'éventreur de Notre-Dame (1975) and XXX version Sexorcismes (1975) with newly shot scenes.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Jesús Franco, Lina Romay, Olivier Mathot, Pierre Taylou

Votes: 84

17. Rosa salvaje (1987– )

20 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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Poor girl encounters a wealthy young man and falls in love with him and his family does not approve

Stars: Verónica Castro, Guillermo Capetillo, Liliana Abud, Armando Calvo

Votes: 267

18. Where Truth Lies (1996)

R | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

4.1
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Driven to drink by his wife's death, a tormented doctor is committed to an experimental rehab.

Director: William H. Molina | Stars: John Savage, Kim Cattrall, Malcolm McDowell, Candice Daly

Votes: 210

19. Sally (2000)

R | 79 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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An imaginary dream woman is the object of desire for a drifter and an escaped mental patient.

Director: David Goldsmith | Stars: Michael Weston, Rachael Leigh Cook, David Goldsmith, Fatmir Haskaj

Votes: 196

20. Rene hjerter (2006)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

6.5
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Kriss lives at a mental institution, where he spends all day watching an old black-and-white film called "Rene hjerter". One day he and his friend, Willy, escapes the institution to find the star of "Rene hjerter", Ulla Vilstrup.

Director: Kenneth Kainz | Stars: Anders Matthesen, Laura Bro, Morten Suurballe, Lisbet Dahl

Votes: 760

21. What Became of Us (2009)

116 min | Crime, Drama

5.9
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Have you ever wondered how your old schoolmates are? Perhaps the guy next to you, who is doing time in jail at the moment, still thinks you are his best and only friend. Perhaps your first ... See full synopsis »

Director: Miika Ullakko | Stars: Olli Similä, Miika Ullakko, Maria Uusikylä, Emilia Räisänen

Votes: 286

22. The House of Lost Souls (1967)

85 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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Escaped inmate of a mental home Franz Moose has been found shot dead in the forest. In the course of their investigation, District Commander Havel (Jirí Adamíra) and Lieutenant Mares (... See full summary »

Director: Jirí Hanibal | Stars: Jirí Adamíra, Miroslav Zounar, Jana Stepánková, Alexandra Myskova

Votes: 20

23. Threshold (2005–2006)
Episode: Blood of the Children (2005)

Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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An incident at a fast-food restaurant leads the Threshold team to a military academy, and the discovery that the infection has spread beyond the original Big Horn crew.

Director: Bill Eagles | Stars: Carla Gugino, Brian Van Holt, Brent Spiner, Rob Benedict

Votes: 117



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