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1. The Ring (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1
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57 Metascore

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

Votes: 274,997 | Gross: $129.13M

2. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)

R | 83 min | Horror

7.5
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75 Metascore

Two siblings visit their grandfather's grave in Texas along with three of their friends and are attacked by a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain

Votes: 106,784 | Gross: $30.86M

3. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Music

8.0
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85 Metascore

Spinal Tap, one of England's loudest bands, is chronicled by film director Marty DiBergi on what proves to be a fateful tour.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Rob Reiner, Michael McKean, Christopher Guest, Kimberly Stringer

Votes: 111,830 | Gross: $0.19M

4. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.2
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70 Metascore

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

Votes: 157,051 | Gross: $148.17M

5. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 253,518 | Gross: $22.46M

6. Daredevil (2003)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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42 Metascore

A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.

Director: Mark Steven Johnson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 185,262 | Gross: $0.43M

7. Dead Silence (2007)

R | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

6.2
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34 Metascore

A young widower returns to his hometown to search for answers to his wife's murder, which may be linked to the ghost of a murdered ventriloquist.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman

Votes: 72,984 | Gross: $16.81M

8. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.0
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31 Metascore

Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 64,508 | Gross: $12.63M

9. Accepted (2006)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

6.5
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47 Metascore

A high school slacker who's rejected by every school he applies to opts to create his own institution of higher learning, the South Harmon Institute of Technology, on a rundown piece of property near his hometown.

Director: Steve Pink | Stars: Justin Long, Jonah Hill, Blake Lively, Adam Herschman

Votes: 110,700 | Gross: $36.32M

10. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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52 Metascore

After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 112,788 | Gross: $72.59M

11. MythBusters (2003– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

8.3
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A weekly documentary in which two Hollywood special effects experts attempt to debunk urban legends by directly testing them.

Stars: Robin Banks, Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Robert Lee

Votes: 47,369

12. Goldfinger (1964)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.8
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87 Metascore

Investigating a gold magnate's smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 147,496 | Gross: $51.08M

13. Candyman (1992)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

6.6
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The Candyman, a murderous soul with a hook for a hand, is accidentally summoned to reality by a skeptic grad student researching the monster's myth.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Virginia Madsen, Xander Berkeley, Tony Todd, Kasi Lemmons

Votes: 53,977 | Gross: $25.79M

14. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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Remake of the 1958 sci-fi horror classic about a deadly blob from another planet which consumes everything in its path. Teenagers attempt without success to warn the townspeople, who refuse to take them seriously.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 24,876 | Gross: $8.25M

15. The Mothman Prophecies (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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52 Metascore

A reporter is drawn to a small West Virginia town to investigate a series of strange events, including psychic visions and the appearance of bizarre entities.

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, David Eigenberg, Bob Tracey

Votes: 66,900 | Gross: $35.75M

16. Good Luck Chuck (2007)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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19 Metascore

In order to keep the woman of his dreams from falling for another guy, Charlie Logan has to break the curse that has made him wildly popular with single women: Sleep with Charlie once, and the next man you meet will be your true love.

Director: Mark Helfrich | Stars: Dane Cook, Jessica Alba, Dan Fogler, Connor Price

Votes: 77,552 | Gross: $34.93M

17. Urban Legend (1998)

R | 99 min | Horror, Mystery

5.5
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35 Metascore

A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends.

Director: Jamie Blanks | Stars: Jared Leto, Alicia Witt, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael Rosenbaum

Votes: 50,534 | Gross: $38.07M

18. Hey Arnold! (1994–2004)

TV-Y7 | 15 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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The everyday life of Arnold, a 4th-grader in a nameless city that resembles Brooklyn, New York, who lives in a multi-racial boarding house with his grandparents and a motley assortment of neighbors and friends.

Stars: Francesca Marie Smith, Jamil Walker Smith, Dan Castellaneta, Justin Shenkarow

Votes: 24,713

19. Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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Six tourists hire an extreme tour guide who takes them to the abandoned city Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. During their exploration, they soon discover they are not alone.

Director: Bradley Parker | Stars: Jesse McCartney, Jonathan Sadowski, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Nathan Phillips

Votes: 55,614 | Gross: $18.12M

20. Gargoyles (1994–1996)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.1
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A clan of heroic night creatures pledge to protect modern New York City as they did in Scotland long ago

Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jeff Bennett, Frank Welker

Votes: 11,427

21. American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009 Video)

R | 93 min | Comedy

4.8
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Ten years after the first American Pie movie, three new hapless virgins discover the Bible hidden in the school library at East Great Falls High. Unfortunately for them, the book is ruined,... See full summary »

Director: John Putch | Stars: Bug Hall, Kevin M. Horton, Brandon Hardesty, Eugene Levy

Votes: 36,333

22. The Burning (1981)

R | 91 min | Horror

6.5
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A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement.

Director: Tony Maylam | Stars: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayres, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua

Votes: 11,764

23. National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985)

PG-13 | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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47 Metascore

The Griswolds win a vacation tour across Europe where the usual havoc ensues.

Director: Amy Heckerling | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Dana Hill, Jason Lively

Votes: 46,696 | Gross: $49.40M

24. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 53,355 | Gross: $3.97M

25. Intruders (I) (2011)

R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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45 Metascore

Two children living in different countries are visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them.

Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo | Stars: Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, Izán Corchero, Ella Purnell

Votes: 18,518 | Gross: $0.07M

26. The Gate (1987)

PG-13 | 85 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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Kids, left home alone, accidentally unleashes a horde of malevolent, pint-sized demons from a mysterious hole in their suburban backyard.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Christa Denton, Louis Tripp, Kelly Rowan

Votes: 11,410 | Gross: $13.54M

27. Ringu (1998)

Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

7.3
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A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 54,313

28. The Tall Man (2012)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.9
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52 Metascore

When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.

Director: Pascal Laugier | Stars: Jessica Biel, Jodelle Ferland, William B. Davis, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 33,570

29. Amusement (2008)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

5.1
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Three women are stalked by a killer with a grudge that extends back to the girls' childhoods.

Director: John Simpson | Stars: Katheryn Winnick, Laura Breckenridge, Jessica Lucas, Keir O'Donnell

Votes: 9,705

30. When a Stranger Calls (1979)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.6
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A psychopathic killer terrorizes a babysitter, then returns seven years later to menace her again.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 7,359 | Gross: $21.41M

31. Batman: Year One (2011 Video)

PG-13 | 64 min | Animation, Action, Crime

7.4
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A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Jon Polito

Votes: 24,692

32. Superman (1996–2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.2
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The last son of the planet Krypton protects his adoptive home of Earth as the greatest of the superheroes.

Stars: Tim Daly, Joseph Bologna, Dana Delany, David Kaufman

Votes: 10,476

33. Smiley (2012)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

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25 Metascore

After discovering an urban legend of a demented serial killer, who has nothing but a carved "smiley" on his face, a mentally fragile teenager must figure out if she is going insane - or if she could be the next victim.

Director: Michael J. Gallagher | Stars: Caitlin Gerard, Melanie Papalia, Shane Dawson, Andrew James Allen

Votes: 7,558

34. Alligator (1980)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

Votes: 8,525

35. ATM (I) (2012)

R | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

4.7
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34 Metascore

On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man.

Director: David Brooks | Stars: Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty, Mike O'Brian

Votes: 20,120 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers (1988)

R | 80 min | Comedy, Horror

5.8
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Angela, supposedly reformed and living under an assumed surname, is working at a summer camp. However, when the campers start misbehaving, she soon reverts to her old ways.

Director: Michael A. Simpson | Stars: Pamela Springsteen, Renée Estevez, Tony Higgins, Valerie Hartman

Votes: 7,725

37. Dead Man on Campus (1998)

R | 96 min | Comedy

6.1
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27 Metascore

Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.

Director: Alan Cohn | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Poppy Montgomery, Lochlyn Munro

Votes: 12,250 | Gross: $15.06M

38. Urban Legends: Final Cut (2000)

R | 97 min | Horror, Mystery, Romance

4.1
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16 Metascore

A film school is the center of a fresh spate of killings based on urban legends.

Director: John Ottman | Stars: Jennifer Morrison, Matthew Davis, Hart Bochner, Loretta Devine

Votes: 13,739 | Gross: $21.47M

39. 1000 Ways to Die (2008–2012)

TV-14 | 23 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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Several different deaths based on true stories.

Stars: Alisdair Simpson, Ron Perlman, Khyber Zaffarkhan, Boyd Flinders

Votes: 2,694

40. The Witness (I) (2015)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.1
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79 Metascore

The brother of Kitty Genovese investigates the circumstances of her murder and the truth of the story that dozens of locals witnessed the crime and did nothing to intervene.

Director: James D. Solomon | Stars: William Genovese, Shannon Beeby, Kitty Genovese, Catherine Pelonero

Votes: 2,459

41. Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

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On a prom-night dare, a trio of high school friends chant an incantation, unleashing an evil spirit from the past with deadly consequences.

Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Kate Mara, Robert Vito, Tina Lifford, Ed Marinaro

Votes: 6,597

42. Gehenna: Where Death Lives (2016)

105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A group visits Saipan to search for locations for their company's newest resort. As they find what they think is the perfect spot, they discover a hidden bunker on the property which they ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Katagiri | Stars: Doug Jones, Lance Henriksen, Patrick Gorman, Simon Phillips

Votes: 61

43. Nightmares (1983)

R | 99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Anthology of four horror tales with a supernatural twist based on urban legends.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Cristina Raines, Joe Lambie, Anthony James, Clare Nono

Votes: 2,254 | Gross: $6.67M

44. Ghost Witch (2015)

97 min | Horror

5.4
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A group of rag-tag paranormal investigators get more than they bargain for when they research an old local urban legend for a disturbed local girl.

Director: Joseph Lavender | Stars: Chase Steven Anderson, Mandi Christine Kerr, Josh Sinyard, Christina Pykles

Votes: 18

45. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (1995)

R | 93 min | Horror

5.2
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The Candyman arrives in New Orleans and sets his sights on a young woman whose family was ruined by the immortal killer years before.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Tony Todd, Kelly Rowan, William O'Leary, Bill Nunn

Votes: 8,110 | Gross: $13.94M

46. Spiral (2000)

90 min | Drama, Horror

6.2
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62 Metascore

The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals.

Director: Higuchinsky | Stars: Eriko Hatsune, Fhi Fan, Hinako Saeki, Eun-Kyung Shin

Votes: 6,161

47. Babysitter Wanted (2008)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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In a small college town, a young girl working on a babysitting job in a rural farm is terrorized throughout the night.

Directors: Jonas Barnes, Michael Manasseri | Stars: Tina Houtz, Sarah Thompson, Nana Visitor, Jillian Schmitz

Votes: 6,291

48. Lemon Tree Passage (2014)

84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.4
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A couple of Australians introduce three American backpackers to the local legend of Lemon Tree Passage where a ghost of a motorcyclist warns young drivers to slow down. After seeing the ... See full summary »

Director: David Campbell | Stars: Jessica Tovey, Nicholas Gunn, Pippa Black, Tim Phillipps

Votes: 3,821

49. Fingerprints (2006)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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Fresh out of rehab, a young woman moves back in with her parents and sister, and soon becomes involved in a mystery that has left people in her town paralyzed.

Director: Harry Basil | Stars: Leah Pipes, Kristin Cavallari, Josh Henderson, Andrew Lawrence

Votes: 2,272

50. London After Midnight (1927)

Unrated | 69 min | Horror

6.9
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The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall, Percy Williams

Votes: 1,026