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1. Shutter Island (2010)

R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.1
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63 Metascore

In 1954, a U.S. Marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderer who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 1,079,962 | Gross: $128.01M

2. District 9 (2009)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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81 Metascore

Violence ensues after an extraterrestrial race forced to live in slum-like conditions on Earth finds a kindred spirit in a government agent exposed to their biotechnology.

Director: Neill Blomkamp | Stars: Sharlto Copley, David James, Jason Cope, Nathalie Boltt

Votes: 625,933 | Gross: $115.65M

3. High Life (2018)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

5.8
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77 Metascore

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

Votes: 24,230 | Gross: $1.23M

4. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

8.0
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80 Metascore

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that his grandfather was not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 138,902 | Gross: $86.30M

5. The Skin I Live In (2011)

R | 120 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.6
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70 Metascore

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes

Votes: 132,827 | Gross: $3.19M

6. Sleeping Beauty (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.3
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57 Metascore

A haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.

Director: Julia Leigh | Stars: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Bridgette Barrett

Votes: 30,353 | Gross: $0.04M

7. The Fountain (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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51 Metascore

As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas, Ellen Burstyn

Votes: 223,414 | Gross: $10.14M

8. Flatliners (2017)

PG-13 | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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27 Metascore

Five medical students, obsessed by what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring experiment: by stopping their hearts for short periods, each triggers a near-death experience - giving them a firsthand account of the afterlife.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton

Votes: 39,324 | Gross: $16.87M

9. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.8
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74 Metascore

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

Votes: 118,954 | Gross: $52.10M

10. Rabid (2019)

Not Rated | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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43 Metascore

The quiet Rose works in women's fashion clothing, hoping to be a designer. A traffic accident damages her face. She gets experimental stem cell treatment, leaving her stronger and prettier than ever - but there's a side effect.

Directors: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska | Stars: Laura Vandervoort, Benjamin Hollingsworth, Ted Atherton, Hanneke Talbot

Votes: 2,922

11. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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The new kid in Cradle Bay, Washington stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler

Votes: 20,367 | Gross: $17.41M

12. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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73 Metascore

After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 53,707 | Gross: $2.02M

13. From Beyond (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 21,409 | Gross: $1.26M

14. Fire in the Sky (1993)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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42 Metascore

An Arizona logger mysteriously disappears for five days in an alleged encounter with a flying saucer in 1975.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Robert Patrick, Craig Sheffer, Peter Berg

Votes: 20,555 | Gross: $20.10M

15. Three Identical Strangers (2018)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they're triplets who were separated at birth. But their quest to find out why turns into a bizarre and sinister mystery.

Director: Tim Wardle | Stars: Robert Shafran, Michael Domnitz, Howard Schneider, Ellen Cervone

Votes: 21,924 | Gross: $12.32M

16. Thirst (2009)

R | 134 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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73 Metascore

Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Ok-bin Kim, Hee-jin Choi, Dong-soo Seo

Votes: 40,925 | Gross: $0.30M

17. Taken (2002)

877 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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Three families experience alien abductions over a period of five decades.

Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue

Votes: 18,892

18. Flatliners (1990)

R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.6
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55 Metascore

Five medical students experiment with "near death" experiences, until the dark consequences of past tragedies begin to jeopardize their lives.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin

Votes: 77,817 | Gross: $61.49M

19. The Crimson Rivers (2000)

R | 106 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.9
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49 Metascore

A murder detective must follow the footsteps of a brutal killer within the secrets of a classist college.

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz | Stars: Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel, Nadia Farès, Dominique Sanda

Votes: 56,558 | Gross: $0.63M

20. Superhero Movie (2008)

PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy

4.5
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33 Metascore

Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.

Director: Craig Mazin | Stars: Drake Bell, Leslie Nielsen, Sara Paxton, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 62,163 | Gross: $26.64M

21. Rabid (1977)

R | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A young woman develops a taste for human blood after experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into blood-thirsty zombies, leading into a city-wide epidemic.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Marilyn Chambers, Frank Moore, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan

Votes: 14,936

22. Bug (2006)

R | 102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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62 Metascore

An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Lynn Collins

Votes: 32,232 | Gross: $7.01M

23. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.1
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Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines.

Director: Don Edmonds | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph, Tony Mumolo, Maria Marx

Votes: 6,883

24. V/H/S/2 (2013)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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49 Metascore

Searching for a missing student, two private investigators break into his house and find collection of VHS tapes. Viewing the horrific contents of each cassette, they realize there may be dark motives behind the student's disappearance.

Directors: Simon Barrett, Jason Eisener, Gareth Evans, Gregg Hale, Eduardo Sánchez, Timo Tjahjanto, Adam Wingard | Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Kelsy Abbott, Adam Wingard, Hannah Hughes

Votes: 35,025 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Doctors Herbert West and Dan Cain discover the secret to creating human life and proceed to create a perfect woman from dead tissue.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Claude Earl Jones, Fabiana Udenio

Votes: 13,087

26. Control (2004)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.2
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A sociopath on death row is given a chance to live if he agrees to take part in a chemical behavioral modification program.

Director: Tim Hunter | Stars: Ray Liotta, Willem Dafoe, Michelle Rodriguez, Stephen Rea

Votes: 7,065

27. Kafka (1991)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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46 Metascore

Kafka works during the day at an insurance company, where events lead him to discover a mysterious underground society with strange suppressive goals.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Theresa Russell, Joel Grey, Ian Holm

Votes: 9,290 | Gross: $1.06M

28. Beyond Re-Animator (2003)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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After 13 years in prison, the mad scientist from Re-Animator (1985) gets a new chance to experiment with the arrival of a young prison doctor, who secretly hopes to learn to reanimate dead people. Good intentions turn to horror.

Director: Brian Yuzna | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Tommy Dean Musset, Jason Barry, Bárbara Elorrieta

Votes: 10,755

29. The Facility (2012)

TV-MA | 80 min | Horror

4.8
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Eight volunteers find themselves fighting for their lives when a drug trial goes horribly wrong.

Director: Ian Clark | Stars: Aneurin Barnard, Alex Reid, Amit Shah, Chris Larkin

Votes: 1,884

30. Charly (1968)

M | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.0
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50 Metascore

An intellectually disabled man undergoes an experiment that gives him the intelligence of a genius.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Leon Janney

Votes: 6,032 | Gross: $15.83M

31. Something the Lord Made (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 110 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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A dramatization of the relationship between heart surgery pioneers Alfred Blalock and Vivien Thomas.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Alan Rickman, Yasiin Bey, Kyra Sedgwick, Gabrielle Union

Votes: 11,771

32. The Serpent's Egg (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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Berlin, 1923. Following the suicide of his brother, American circus acrobat Abel Rosenberg attempts to survive while facing unemployment, depression, alcoholism and the social decay of Germany during the Weimar Republic.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Liv Ullmann, David Carradine, Gert Fröbe, Heinz Bennent

Votes: 5,000

33. 2099: The Soldier Protocol (2019)

85 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.5
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Matt volunteers for an experiment that promises to return mobility to his legs but he does not know at what price.

Director: Dee McLachlan | Stars: David Arquette, Jackson Gallagher, Kendal Rae, Belinda McClory

Votes: 212

34. The Grey Zone (2001)

R | 108 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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58 Metascore

A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkommando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews, find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: David Arquette, Velizar Binev, David Chandler, Michael Stuhlbarg

Votes: 10,090 | Gross: $0.52M

35. Discarnate (2018)

Not Rated | 84 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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A neuroscientist's obsession with a drug that expands the human mind inadvertently unleashes a deadly supernatural force on his team.

Director: Mario Sorrenti | Stars: Thomas Kretschmann, Nadine Velazquez, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Josh Stewart

Votes: 688

36. The Body Snatcher (1945)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Thriller

7.3
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A ruthless doctor and his young prize student find themselves continually harassed by their murderous supplier of illegal cadavers.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater

Votes: 7,914

37. The German Doctor (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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62 Metascore

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening, Alan Daicz

Votes: 6,315 | Gross: $0.41M

38. Ex Drummer (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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36 Metascore

Three handicapped losers who form a band ask famous writer Dries to be their drummer. He joins the band and starts manipulating them.

Director: Koen Mortier | Stars: Dries Vanhegen, Norman Baert, Gunter Lamoot, Sam Louwyck

Votes: 9,493

39. Body Parts (1991)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

5.6
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After losing his arm in a car accident, a criminal psychologist has it replaced with a limb that belonged to a serial killer.

Director: Eric Red | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Lindsay Duncan, Kim Delaney, Zakes Mokae

Votes: 3,862 | Gross: $9.19M

40. Resurrection (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.3
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A woman enters the afterlife briefly after a car crash that kills her husband. But she survives - and finds herself possessing strange powers.

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Ellen Burstyn, Sam Shepard, Richard Farnsworth, Roberts Blossom

Votes: 2,605 | Gross: $3.91M

41. Britannia Hospital (1982)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Britannia Hospital is not preparing for a visit from Queen Elizabeth I, who died in 1603. The visitor is a fictional representation of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Malcolm McDowell, Brian Pettifer, John Moffatt

Votes: 2,243

42. Nazis at the Center of the Earth (2012 Video)

R | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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Researchers in Antarctica are abducted by a team of masked storm troopers. They are dragged deep underground to a hidden continent in the center of the earth. Here Nazi survivors, their ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph J. Lawson | Stars: Dominique Swain, Jake Busey, Joshua Michael Allen, Christopher Karl Johnson

Votes: 3,482

43. Warning Sign (1985)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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A woman working as a security guard in an agricultural research facility finds herself and her co-worker Schmidt fighting to survive against their former friends.

Director: Hal Barwood | Stars: Sam Waterston, Kathleen Quinlan, Yaphet Kotto, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 2,167 | Gross: $1.92M

44. Night Skies (2007)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.6
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March 13, 1997. Five friends bound for Las Vegas accidentally hit a stalled truck belonging to an ex-soldier. Stranded together on an isolated country road, they are about to witness one of the largest UFO sightings in history.

Director: Roy Knyrim | Stars: Jason Connery, A.J. Cook, George Stults, Ashley Peldon

Votes: 2,607

45. Villmark 2 (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Horror

5.2
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Five contract workers have taken on the task of tracking a huge old sanatorium for hazardous waste before demolishing. They realize that the job is more than a search for asbestos and mercury. The enormous building has much darker secrets.

Director: Pål Øie | Stars: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Tomas Norström, Baard Owe

Votes: 2,302

46. Heart of a Dog (1988 TV Movie)

PG | 136 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.7
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In the wake of the Russian revolution, Professor Preobrazhensky rescues a starving dog from the gutter, and attempts to transform him into a man. Based on Mikhail Bulgakov's novel of the same name.

Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Evgeniy Evstigneev, Vladimir Tolokonnikov, Boris Plotnikov, Roman Kartsev

Votes: 6,494

47. Disco Raja (2020)

Not Rated | 141 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Attacked and frozen to death, a dead man is revived by a group of doctors with the help of a technology that brings back dead people alive.

Director: Vi Anand | Stars: Ravi Teja, Payal Rajput, Tanya Hope, Bobby Simha

Votes: 763

48. The Midwife (2015)

119 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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A Finnish midwife falls in love with a German-Finnish SS-officer during the Lapland War, in the middle of WWII.

Director: Antti Jokinen | Stars: Krista Kosonen, Lauri Tilkanen, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Tommi Korpela

Votes: 1,128

49. Neverlake (2013)

86 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

5.3
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On a trip home to Italy to visit her father, Jenny is thrown into a world of mystery, horror and legend as she is compelled to discover the truth behind all his secrets and lies.

Director: Riccardo Paoletti | Stars: Daisy Keeping, David Brandon, Joy Tanner, Martin Kashirokov

Votes: 2,102

50. Splatter: Naked Blood (1996)

Unrated | 76 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A scientist taints his mother's scientific experiment with his own drug that transforms pain into a pleasurable experience. Unfortunately for the three women involved in the experiment, the drug works a little bit too well.

Director: Hisayasu Satô | Stars: Misa Aika, Yumika Hayashi, Mika Kirihara, Sadao Abe

Votes: 1,803



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