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1. The Hunt (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

8.3
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77 Metascore

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 246,112 | Gross: $0.69M

2. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

R | 88 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.1
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23 Metascore

Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen

Votes: 184,951 | Gross: $55.70M

3. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

PG-13 | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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81 Metascore

A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Sam Neill, Julian Dennison, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House

Votes: 89,299 | Gross: $5.20M

4. Salem (2014–2017)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

7.1
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Supernatural horror loosely based on Salem's 17th century witch trials.

Stars: Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel, Tamzin Merchant

Votes: 20,852

5. The Seventh Seal (1957)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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A man seeks answers about life, death, and the existence of God as he plays chess against the Grim Reaper during the Black Plague.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Bengt Ekerot, Nils Poppe

Votes: 145,388

6. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 90,686 | Gross: $31.50M

7. Kill the Messenger (2014)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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60 Metascore

Journalist Gary Webb, California 1996, started investigating CIA's role in the 1980s in getting crack cocaine to the black part of LA to get money and weapons to the Contras/freedom fighters in Nicaragua.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Robert Patrick, Jena Sims, Robert Pralgo

Votes: 41,633 | Gross: $2.45M

8. The Crucible (1996)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A Salem resident attempts to frame her ex-lover's wife for being a witch in the middle of the 1692 witchcraft trials.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen

Votes: 33,369 | Gross: $7.34M

9. ParaNorman (2012)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A misunderstood boy takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

Directors: Chris Butler, Sam Fell | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Tucker Albrizzi

Votes: 87,977 | Gross: $56.00M

10. Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.7
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Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter for hire, embarks on an epic journey to find his former apprentice, Ciri, before The Wild Hunt can capture her and bring about the destruction of the world.

Director: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz | Stars: Doug Cockle, Denise Gough, Jo Wyatt, Jaimi Barbakoff

Votes: 13,367

11. Dangerous Beauty (1998)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft.

Director: Marshall Herskovitz | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Oliver Platt, Fred Ward

Votes: 15,026 | Gross: $4.53M

12. Notes on a Scandal (2006)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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73 Metascore

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 71,497 | Gross: $17.51M

13. World Without End (2012)

TV-MA | 374 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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The English town of Kingsbridge works to survive as the King leads the nation into the Hundred Years' War with France while Europe deals with the outbreak of the Black Death.

Stars: Ben Chaplin, Charlotte Riley, Nora von Waldstätten, Oliver Jackson-Cohen

Votes: 7,466

14. The Beyond (1981)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.8
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A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where, following a series of supernatural "accidents", she learns that the building was built over one of the entrances to Hell.

Director: Lucio Fulci | Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John

Votes: 18,187 | Gross: $0.12M

15. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 50,006 | Gross: $27.81M

16. Black Death (2010)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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71 Metascore

Set during the time of the first outbreak of bubonic plague in England, a young monk is given the task of learning the truth about reports of people being brought back to life in a small village.

Director: Christopher Smith | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean, Carice van Houten, Kimberley Nixon

Votes: 41,407 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.9
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72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 135,367 | Gross: $21.24M

18. Witchfinder General (1968)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

6.8
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A young soldier seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch-hunter when the latter terrorizes his fiancée and kills her uncle.

Director: Michael Reeves | Stars: Vincent Price, Ian Ogilvy, Rupert Davies, Hilary Heath

Votes: 8,132

19. Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

8.3
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A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.

Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Emiri Kato, Christine Marie Cabanos

Votes: 5,905

20. Twins of Evil (1971)

R | 87 min | Horror

6.6
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A religious sect led by Gustav Weil hunts all women suspected of witchcraft, killing a number of innocent victims. Young Katy, Gustav's niece, will involve herself in a devilish cult, and become an instrument of Justice in the region.

Director: John Hough | Stars: Peter Cushing, Dennis Price, Mary Collinson, Madeleine Collinson

Votes: 4,052

21. People Will Talk (1951)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Dr. Noah Praetorius falls in love with Debra, a student who finds out that she is pregnant by her old boyfriend.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Cary Grant, Jeanne Crain, Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 5,230

22. Mark of the Devil (1970)

R | 90 min | Drama, History, Horror

6.2
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In 1700s Austria, a witch-hunter's apprentice has doubts about the righteousness of witch-hunting when he witnesses the brutality, the injustice, the falsehood, the torture and the arbitrary killing that go with the job.

Directors: Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven | Stars: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Olivera Katarina, Reggie Nalder

Votes: 2,670

23. A King in New York (1957)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston

Votes: 6,592

24. The City of the Dead (1960)

PG-13 | 78 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A young college student arrives in a sleepy Massachusetts town to research witchcraft; during her stay at an eerie inn, she discovers a startling secret about the town and its inhabitants.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Patricia Jessel, Dennis Lotis, Christopher Lee, Tom Naylor

Votes: 5,267

25. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

GP | 91 min | Horror

5.6
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In 1500s England, a cruel witch-hunting magistrate, who often tortures innocent villagers for his entertainment, runs afoul of a witch who conjures a banshee to kill the magistrate and his family.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

Votes: 1,690

26. Le Corbeau (1943)

Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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French village doctor becomes target of poison-pen letters sent to village leaders, accusing him of affairs and practicing abortion.

Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot | Stars: Pierre Fresnay, Ginette Leclerc, Micheline Francey, Héléna Manson

Votes: 7,958 | Gross: $0.03M

27. Day of Wrath (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

8.2
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The young wife of an aging priest falls in love with his son amidst the horror of a merciless witch hunt in 17th century Denmark.

Director: Carl Theodor Dreyer | Stars: Thorkild Roose, Lisbeth Movin, Sigrid Neiiendam, Kirsten Andreasen

Votes: 8,304

28. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

172 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.1
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin.

Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

Votes: 2,158

29. Devil's Bride (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, History

6.0
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Anna is a 16-year old in a village where women are accused of witchcraft. It's based on the witch hunts on Åland, Finland in the 1600s.

Director: Saara Cantell | Stars: Tuulia Eloranta, Magnus Krepper, Elin Petersdottir, Claes Malmberg

Votes: 1,018

30. Salem Witch Trials (2002 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History

6.0
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A masterful work accurately details the current consensus of what exactly occurred to prompt the colonial witch trials.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Henry Czerny, Gloria Reuben, Jay O. Sanders

Votes: 636

31. Murdered: Soul Suspect (2014 Video Game)

M | Crime, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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A detective, murdered by a serial killer, returns as a ghost and must combine his investigative skills with powerful supernatural abilities to uncover the shocking link between his own death and a series of killings terrifying the town of Salem.

Director: Yosuke Shiokawa | Stars: Jason Brooks, Cassidy Lehrman, Travis Willingham, Tiffany Espensen

Votes: 817

32. The Crucible (1957)

145 min | Drama, History

7.1
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Salem, 1692. Industrious farmer, John Proctor, has twice made love to 17-year-old Abigail, a youth he and his wife have taken in. (His wife Elisabeth has rebuffed him for seven months; she ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Rouleau | Stars: Simone Signoret, Yves Montand, Jean Debucourt, Alfred Adam

Votes: 404

33. The Bloody Judge (1970)

PG | 84 min | Biography, Horror

5.2
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Sir Christopher Lee plays the Lord Chief Justice of seventeenth century England who condemns women as witches to further his political and sexual needs.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Christopher Lee, Maria Schell, Leo Genn, Hans Hass Jr.

Votes: 877

34. Panique (1946)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

8.1
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After an elderly maid is murdered, opinions are manipulated, evidence is planted, violence erupts, and panic ensues.

Director: Julien Duvivier | Stars: Viviane Romance, Michel Simon, Max Dalban, Émile Drain

Votes: 1,054 | Gross: $0.04M

35. The Return of Captain Invincible (1983)

PG | 90 min | Musical, Fantasy, Comedy

5.8
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In World War II, Captain Invincible used his superpowers against the Nazis, and he was a hero. But when they accused him of supporting the Communists, he retired to Australia. Now, after a ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Alan Arkin, Christopher Lee, Kate Fitzpatrick, Bill Hunter

Votes: 622

36. Golden Gate (1993)

R | 91 min | Crime, Drama

5.2
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A brash 22-year-old FBI agent trumps up charges of Communist spying against a Chinese laundryman. Ten years later, he wants to make amends to the man and his teenage daughter.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Matt Dillon, Joan Chen, Elizabeth Morehead, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 678 | Gross: $0.40M

37. The Devonsville Terror (1983)

R | 82 min | Horror

4.7
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Dr. Worley investigates a 300-year-old witch's curse in the New England town of Devonsville. Three liberated, assertive women move into town, which angers the bigoted, male-dominated town ... See full summary »

Director: Ulli Lommel | Stars: Suzanna Love, Robert Walker Jr., Donald Pleasence, Paul Willson

Votes: 694

38. The Green (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Williford | Stars: Jason Butler Harner, Cheyenne Jackson, Illeana Douglas, Chris Bert

Votes: 745

39. Ouija Board (2004)

R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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Yu-jin and her blind mother move to a small village from Seoul. On her first day at the new school, Yu-jin gets picked on by her classmates. Along with other victims of hatred, Yu-jin puts ... See full summary »

Director: Byeong-ki Ahn | Stars: Gyu-ri Kim, Se-eun Lee, Yu-ri Lee, Seong-min Choi

Votes: 1,315

40. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)

Not Rated | 130 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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A mysterious creature "Kyubey" offers a young girl named Madoka Kaname the chance to have any one wish granted to her. In exchange she must battle evil creatures named "Witches" at the risk of losing her life.

Directors: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo | Stars: Aoi Yûki, Chiwa Saitô, Eri Kitamura, Kaori Mizuhashi

Votes: 1,095 | Gross: $0.18M

41. Salem Falls (2011 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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A man with a troubled past tries to settle down in a small town, finds love and then ends up being the target of a witch hunt.

Director: Bradley Walsh | Stars: James Van Der Beek, Sarah Carter, AJ Michalka, Rick Roberts

Votes: 608

42. Trumbo (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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71 Metascore

Through a focus on the life of Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), this film examines the effects on individuals and families of a congressional pursuit of Hollywood Communists after World War II. ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Askin | Stars: Dalton Trumbo, Joan Allen, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas

Votes: 952 | Gross: $7.85M

43. Dirty Pictures (2000 TV Movie)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.5
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A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: James Woods, Ann Marin, Craig T. Nelson, Diana Scarwid

Votes: 734

44. (T)ERROR (2015)

84 min | Documentary

6.6
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73 Metascore

(T)ERROR is the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation. Through the perspective of "Shariff", a 63-year-old Black ... See full summary »

Directors: Lyric R. Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe | Stars: Khalifah Ali Al-Akili, Mike Healey, Ali Kareem, Saeed 'Shariff' Torres

Votes: 723

45. Famous Love Affairs (1961)

130 min | Comedy, History, Romance

5.2
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Anthology of four love stories that have some historical basis.

Director: Michel Boisrond | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Philippe Noiret, Dany Robin, Palau

Votes: 150

46. Burned at the Stake (1982)

R | 88 min | Horror

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In 1692, a young girl in Salem, Massachusetts accuses several residents of being witches, and they are burned at the stake. In 1980, a young woman who is a descendant of the accuser finds ... See full summary »

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Susan Swift, Albert Salmi, Guy Stockwell, Tisha Sterling

Votes: 234

47. Mark of the Devil Part II (1973)

97 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.0
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A tribunal interrogates, tortures and murders "witches" and "heretics" during the Inquisition.

Director: Adrian Hoven | Stars: Erika Blanc, Anton Diffring, Percy Hoven, Lukas Ammann

Votes: 217

48. The Crucible (1967 TV Movie)

135 min | Drama, History

7.7
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In the Puritan New England town of Salem, Massachusetts, a group of girls go dancing in the forest with a black slave named Tituba. While dancing, they are caught by the local minister, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Alex Segal | Stars: George C. Scott, Colleen Dewhurst, Melvyn Douglas, Tuesday Weld

Votes: 69

49. The Ash Tree (1975 TV Short)

32 min | Short, Drama, Horror

6.5
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Man of leisure Sir Richard (Edward Petherbridge) receives notification that his Uncle has died, bequeathing him his stately country manor and all its lands. On his return to England he ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Gordon Clark | Stars: Edward Petherbridge, Preston Lockwood, Barbara Ewing, Lalla Ward

Votes: 341

50. The Investigator (1997 TV Movie)

87 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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A military police woman is given the job of tracking down and removing lesbians from the army.

Director: Chris Oxley | Stars: Helen Baxendale, Christopher Fulford, Sean Gilder, Katrina Levon

Votes: 214



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