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1. Suzanne's Career (1963)

Not Rated | 54 min | Drama, Romance

The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Catherine Sée, Philippe Beuzen, Christian Charrière, Diane Wilkinson

Votes: 2,598

2. Suzanne's Career (1963)

Not Rated | 54 min | Drama, Romance

The friendship of Bertrand and Guillaume is complicated when the womanizing Guillaume begins to pursue a charming girl named Suzanne.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Catherine Sée, Philippe Beuzen, Christian Charrière, Diane Wilkinson

Votes: 2,598

3. Possessed (1931)

Passed | 76 min | Drama, Romance

An ambitious factory girl meets a handsome, wealthy lawyer, but he's interested in her as a mistress, not a wife.

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Wallace Ford, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher

Votes: 1,550

4. The Cry Baby Killer (1958)

TV-14 | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A teenage boy panics and takes hostages when he thinks he's committed murder. Jack Nicholson's film debut as the juvenile delinquent.

Director: Justus Addiss | Stars: Harry Lauter, Jack Nicholson, Carolyn Mitchell, Brett Halsey

Votes: 450

5. The Battle of Shaker Heights (2003)

PG-13 | 79 min | Drama, Romance, Comedy

33 Metascore

2 high school guys, reenacting historic battles, use the learned strategy and team for war on a school bully. One falls for the other's sister/A.Smart.

Directors: Efram Potelle, Kyle Rankin | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Elden Henson, Amy Smart, Anson Mount

Votes: 4,109 | Gross: $0.28M

6. Black Mirror (2011– )
Episode: Metalhead (2017)

TV-MA | 41 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

In the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Scottish Moors, a woman attempts to survive the land full of "dogs."

Director: David Slade | Stars: Maxine Peake, Jake Davies, Clint Dyer

Votes: 29,554

7. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: The Riddle of the Sphinx (2017)

TV-MA | 31 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A professor at the University of Cambridge attempts to teach a student how to solve a cryptic crossword.

Director: Guillem Morales | Stars: Alexandra Roach, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith

Votes: 990

8. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Empty Orchestra (2017)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

The show breaks format with a lighter episode with no twists. At an 80's-themed karaoke party for their boss, a group of office workers expresses their feelings through their choice of songs. Rivalries escalate as news of layoff arrive.

Director: Guillem Morales | Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Tamzin Outhwaite, Sarah Hadland, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 826

9. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Once Removed (2018)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

According to the Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale, the three most stressful experiences in life are the death of a spouse, divorce, and imprisonment. Moving house is only 32nd on the list. But anything could happen in the last ten minutes.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Monica Dolan, Nick Moran, Reece Shearsmith, David Calder

Votes: 870

10. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: The Bill (2017)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A group of friends go out for tapas after a day of golfing; but tempers escalate quickly when they can't agree on how to settle the bill. Who will pay the ultimate price?

Director: Guillem Morales | Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Ellie White, Steve Pemberton, Jason Watkins

Votes: 939

11. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: The 12 Days of Christine (2015)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

When Christine brings a man home from a costume party, her life begins to unravel. Her happiness slowly turns to sorrow.

Director: Guillem Morales | Stars: Sheridan Smith, Tom Riley, Stacy Liu, Michele Dotrice

Votes: 1,995

12. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Cold Comfort (2015)

TV-MA | 28 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

Andy takes a job at Comfort Support Line's call center, a helpline for the lonely and desperate. Will he be able to cope with the emotional stress after he becomes the target of a stalker?

Directors: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Stars: Steve Pemberton, Jane Horrocks, Reece Shearsmith, Nikki Amuka-Bird

Votes: 1,066

13. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Nana's Party (2015)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

It's Nana's 79th birthday and she's to spend the afternoon with her whole family. But events take an unexpected turn.

Directors: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith | Stars: Christopher Whitlow, Claire Skinner, Eve Austin, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 882

14. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Tom & Gerri (2014)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A man enters a downward spiral when he befriends a mysterious tramp.

Director: David Kerr | Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Gemma Arterton, Steve Pemberton, Conleth Hill

Votes: 1,331

15. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: Sardines (2014)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror

A family team-building game of sardines (similar to hide and seek) in a rural country mansion leads to a dark and sinister discovery.

Director: David Kerr | Stars: Katherine Parkinson, Tim Key, Luke Pasqualino, Steve Pemberton

Votes: 1,433

16. Inside No. 9 (2014– )
Episode: The Referee's A W***er (2020)

TV-MA | Comedy, Drama, Horror

The final day of the football season and it has all come down to the last match - the crunch clash between United and Rovers - all safely in the hands of the four match officials.

Stars: Ioanna Kimbook, Ralf Little, David Morrissey, Dipo Ola

17. Berserk (1997–1998)
Episode: Kenpû (1997)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

Guts is now a commander in Griffith's army, and is taking risks in battle. Griffith is knighted as a viscount in the Midland court to the nobles' dismay. Guts saves the Hawks in battle, to Casca's chagrin.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Marc Diraison, Carrie Keranen, Toshiyuki Morikawa

Votes: 195

18. Berserk (1997–1998)
Episode: Kuroi kenshi (1997)

TV-14 | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Black Swordsman, known as Guts, enters a small village and begins clashing with an army led by evil apostles.

Stars: Nobutoshi Canna, Marc Diraison, Carrie Keranen, Kan Tokumaru

Votes: 258

19. The Thick of It (2005–2012)
Episode: Episode #1.1 (2005)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Minister for Social Affairs Cliff Lawton is about to be sacked if the press is to be believed. Conniving political advisor Malcolm Tucker comes up with a solution. He must resign before he ... See full summary »

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Chris Langham, Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 429

20. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 27,362

21. Unedited Footage of a Bear (2014 TV Short)

TV-14 | 10 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

An unedited shot of a bear (albeit with commercial interruption).

Directors: Ben O'Brien, Alan Resnick | Stars: Kerry Donelli, Jacqueline Donelli, Jackson Manning, Jamie Norcross

Votes: 991

22. In Absentia (2000)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Animation

A woman sits alone on a chair at a table in a room on one of the top floors of an asylum. Bright spot lights dot the night, sometimes shining on her window. She sharpens pencils and writes ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Quay, Timothy Quay | Star: Marlene Kaminsky

Votes: 630

23. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: Beyond the Sea (1994)

TV-14 | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Scully believes that the pyschic predictions of a death row inmate are the only hope in the kidnapping of two college students.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Brad Dourif, Don S. Davis

Votes: 4,529

24. The X-Files (1993–2018)
Episode: War of the Coprophages (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

While looking for signs of alien ships in the sky above a small town, Mulder learns of a series of deaths supposedly caused by metallic cockroaches. He turns to sexy entomologist Bambi for help, which makes Scully angrily rush to his aid.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Bobbie Phillips, Raye Birk

Votes: 3,715

25. The Cosmopolitans (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy

A look at the lives and loves of a group of young ex-patriates living in Paris.

Director: Whit Stillman | Stars: Carrie MacLemore, Benoît Chauvin, Adriano Giannini, Adam Brody

Votes: 684

26. Peter Pan (1953)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

76 Metascore

Wendy and her brothers are whisked away to the magical world of Neverland with the hero of their stories, Peter Pan.

Directors: Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, Jack Kinney | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried, Bill Thompson

Votes: 117,677 | Gross: $87.40M

27. The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers.

Directors: Irving Pichel, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Joel McCrea, Fay Wray, Leslie Banks, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 9,613 | Gross: $0.97M

28. Deseo (2013)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Humorous succession of erotic encounters weaved into a daisy chain of delightful sensuality. DESEO is a modern-day adaptation of Reigen (La Ronde), the controversial stage-play by the ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Zavala Kugler | Stars: Ari Borovoy, Leonor Varela, Gerardo Taracena, Paulina Gaitan

Votes: 248

29. Orpheus (II) (2015)

8 min | Short, Drama

The myth of Orpheus, set in the music industry, in a hellish version of Los Angeles.

Director: Bret Easton Ellis | Stars: Brian Byrnes, Leslie Coutterand, Skyler Hart

Votes: 19

30. The Table (1973)

10 min | Short, Drama

A couple row at the breakfast table about the wife's apparent infidelity.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Kate Williams, Derek O'Connor, Louis Lyne

31. Mr. Smith (1976)

38 min | Short, Drama

A day of quiet frustration for the mild-mannered Mr. Smith ends with him committing suicide.

Director: Adrian Lyne | Stars: Peter Barkworth, Graham Ashley, Victoria Burgoyne, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 18

32. Fallen Angels (1993–1995)
Episode: Murder, Obliquely (1993)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Annie, in true noir fashion, fatalistically falls in love with a millionaire who is quite bewitched by another lover and is not afraid to show it. In flashback narrative Annie explains that... See full summary »

Director: Alfonso Cuarón | Stars: Laura Dern, Alan Rickman, Diane Lane, Robin Bartlett

Votes: 78

33. Coming Down the Mountain (2007 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama

An original drama by novelist Mark Haddon about two teenage brothers: angst-ridden David and Ben, who has Downs Syndrome.

Director: Julie Anne Robinson | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Tommy Jessop, Julia Ford, Neil Dudgeon

Votes: 460

34. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: You Got to Have Luck (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

During a massive manhunt for escaped convict Sam Cobbett, Cobbett invades a house where young housewife Mary Schaffner is home alone.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Cassavetes, Marisa Pavan, Lamont Johnson

Votes: 621

35. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Throwback (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Enid's boyfriend Eliot presses her, she finally admits that she has been seeing another man, Cyril Hardeen. She agrees to break it off with Cyril whom she describes as a older, gentler... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Scott Marlowe, Murray Matheson, Joyce Meadows

Votes: 147

36. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Better Bargain (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A middle-aged mobster suspects his young wife is cheating on him. He gets in touch with Harry Silver, the best hitman in the business.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Middleton, Henry Silva, Don Hanmer

Votes: 330

37. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Don't Interrupt (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Radio warns of a mental patient escaped from a hospital into a severe New Mexico blizzard. At the rail-stop near the sanitarium, a huge, old cowboy boards the train & calms a rattled family... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Chill Wills, Cloris Leachman, Biff McGuire

Votes: 255

38. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Crooked Road (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Harry Adams and his wife are driving cross-country through a rural Deep South town when a local speed trap ensnares the young couple. The corrupt redneck police officer, Chandler, arrests ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Kiley, Walter Matthau, Patricia Breslin

Votes: 291

39. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Murder Me Twice (1958)

TV-14 | Comedy, Crime, Drama

At a house party, Lucy Prior allows herself to be hypnotized by Miles Farnham. While under his spell, she claims to be a woman living in 1853 and in the process of describing what she did, ... See full summary »

Director: David Swift | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Phyllis Thaxter, Tom Helmore, Alan Marshal

Votes: 216

40. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Out There - Darkness (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Miss Fox is a rich old widow who falsely identifies one of the building's employees as the guy who robbed her, and later she wants to help him but it may be too late.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bette Davis, James Congdon, Frank Albertson

Votes: 438

41. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Last Dark Step (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Brad Taylor is a real-estate entrepreneur who is engaged to Janice Wright. Unbeknownst to her, Brad is still seeing an old flame, Leslie Lenox, a writer. Leslie doesn't take to Brad's ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Horton, Fay Spain, Joyce Meadows

Votes: 233

42. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Banquo's Chair (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A retired detective plans to make a suspect in a murder think he's seeing the victim's ghost on the anniversary of her death in the home she was murdered in. Others are invited to pretend they see nothing, hoping to jar a confession.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Kenneth Haigh, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 269

43. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Diamond Necklace (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A jewelry firm casts out the last of a family who've been employees for 117 years, and the company won't hire the last of the line because she's a woman. Faithful service goes unrewarded ... See full summary »

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Claude Rains, Betsy von Furstenberg, Alan Hewitt

Votes: 239

44. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: A True Account (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A nurse claiming she suspects her very rich husband of killing his first wife, seeks advice from a lawyer, instead of going to the police.

Director: Leonard J. Horn | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Jane Greer, Kent Smith, Robert Webber

Votes: 183

45. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man from the South (1960)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In a Las Vegas casino, an unpleasant little man hopes to use a young man's wish to impress the young woman he has just met to pressure the young fellow into accepting a macabre bet.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre, Neile Adams

Votes: 640

46. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Deathmate (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A handsome gigolo is seduced by a beautiful rich young woman to kill her older boring husband.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Lee Philips, Gia Scala, Russell Collins

Votes: 134