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3. Psycho (1960)
R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.
Votes: 637,295 | Gross: $32.00M
4. 1922 (2017)
TV-MA | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
A simple yet proud farmer in the year 1922 conspires to murder his wife for financial gain, convincing his teenage son to assist. But their actions have unintended consequences.
5. House of Wax (2005)
R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller
A group of teens are unwittingly stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Votes: 120,787 | Gross: $32.06M
7. The Great Train Robbery (1978)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
England, 1850s. A master criminal aims to rob a train of a large sum of gold. Security is incredibly tight and the task seems an impossible one. However, he has a plan and just the right people to carry it out.
Votes: 17,062 | Gross: $13.03M
8. Dark Places (2015)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Libby Day was only eight years old when her family was brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. Almost thirty years later, she reluctantly agrees to revisit the crime and uncovers the wrenching truths that led up to that tragic night.
9. Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Not Rated | 133 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An aging, reclusive Southern belle plagued by a horrifying family secret descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.
Votes: 14,006 | Gross: $7.63M
10. The Newton Boys (1998)
PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.
Votes: 11,048 | Gross: $10.30M
11. Topaz (1969)
M/PG | 143 min | Drama, Thriller
A French Intelligence Agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.
Votes: 17,661 | Gross: $8.37M
12. Good People (2014)
R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Discovering a stash of cash in their dead tenant's apartment, a couple in debt take the money and find themselves the target of a deadly adversary - the thief who stole it.
13. A New Leaf (1971)
G | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
Henry Graham lives the life of a playboy. When his lawyer tells him one day that his lifestyle has consumed all his funds, he needs an idea to avoid climbing down the social ladder. So he intends to marry a rich woman and - murder her.
14. Band of Outsiders (1964)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.
Votes: 24,157 | Gross: $0.04M
15. Mirage (1965)
Approved | 108 min | Mystery, Thriller
An accountant suddenly suffers from amnesia. This appears related to the suicide of his boss. Now some violent thugs are out to get him. They work for a shadowy figure known simply as The Major.
Votes: 4,954 | Gross: $3.27M
16. To Kill a Clown (1972)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A young hippie couple rent a secluded cabin on the beach in an attempt to re-connect with each other and save their marriage. Unfortunately, the man they rented the cabin from is a ... See full summary »
17. The Victim (1972 TV Movie)
73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A wealthy woman is trapped during a storm in a house with no electricity or phone. A killer has murdered her sister, stuffed the body in the basement, and is now after her.
18. Bad Kids of Crestview Academy (2017)
R | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
5 high school students get Saturday detention. One tries to find her sister's killer. When hit by a computer virus, the school goes on lockdown and the killing continues.
19. Any Number Can Win (1963)
118 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Charles (Jean Gabin), a sixtyish career criminal fresh out of jail, rejects his wife's plan for a quiet life of bourgeois respectability. He enlists a former cellmate, Francis (Alain Delon)... See full summary »
Votes: 3,376 | Gross: $1.00M
20. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1991 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama, Thriller
An elderly, bedridden former movie star is "cared for" by her sister, who hates her and keeps her a virtual prisoner in the family mansion.
22. A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Stanislas Previne is a young sociologist, preparing a thesis on criminal women. He meets in prison Camille Bliss to interview her. Camille is accused to have murdered her lover Arthur and ... See full summary »
23. Someone Is Bleeding (1974)
105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
On a beach in Nice, François meets the mysterious Peggy and falls in love with her. Following her to a villa, he meets Marc, a lawyer who has a strange relationship with the girl. Marc tells François that Peggy is a drug addict: she kills men who approach her.
24. Martha (I) (1974 TV Movie)
116 min | Drama, Thriller
After the death of her abusive father, the lonely librarian Martha marries an equally vile businessman - Helmut. The cruel and torturous nature of their relationship leads Martha to believe Helmut might be trying to kill her.
28. The Moonshine War (1970)
GP | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A federal agent attempts to make some real money before the alcohol ban is lifted so he sets his sights on the whiskey cache of an old army buddy.
29. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)
PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.
32. Adela Has Not Had Supper Yet (1978)
102 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
When the famous detective Nick Carter visits Prague, he becomes involved in strange case of a missing dog and even stranger carnivorous plant. He becomes convinced that he is standing ... See full summary »
34. The Manor (1999)
115 min | Comedy, Mystery
During a snowstorm, Patrick Roarke, a manservant, is found dead at the bottom of the main staircase in a gothic English mansion. Inspector Hatcher is sent to investigate the death. When he ... See full summary »
35. How Awful About Allan (1970 TV Movie)
PG | 73 min | Thriller
After an eight-month stay in a mental hospital, a tormented man comes home to live with his sister; but a mysterious boarder may be trying to kill him.
36. Smart Philip (2003)
95 min | Comedy, Crime
Inspired by the stories of the American writer Raymond Chandler, the classical hero is private detective Phil Marlowe, a romantic cowboy, who takes the law into his own hands in the rough ... See full summary »
37. Phantom Raiders (1940)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
An insurance company tasks Carter and Beeswax to Panama as cargo ships are mysteriously exploding and sending their valuable cargoes to the bottom with all hands.
38. Adventures of Nick Carter (1972 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A detective discovers that a colleague's death is tied into the disappearance of a wealthy playboy's wife.
39. Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939)
Passed | 59 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
Detective Nick Carter is brought in to foil spies at the Radex Airplane Factory, where a new fighter plane is under manufacture.
40. Sky Murder (1940)
Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A body is found in a locked airplane compartment and a German female refugee is a suspect. Passenger detective Nick Carter is convinced she didn't do it and works to solve the mysterious murder.
41. License to Kill (1964)
95 min | Action, Drama, Crime
Didier Formenter, the French scientist, has just put the final touch on an invention that will be able to destroy to destroy any sort of flying apparatus. An international crime gang is ... See full summary »
42. Crawlspace (1972 TV Movie)
74 min | Horror, Thriller
A childless middle-age couple adopt a troubled youth they find living in their crawlspace and attempt to get him to rejoin society with tragic results.
43. The Hostage (1967)
G | 84 min | Thriller
Pesky little boy Davey Cleaves stows away on a moving truck that's driven by volatile psychopath Bull and his meek partner Eddie. Naturally, Davey finds himself in considerable danger after he's discovered by the two no-count criminals.
44. I Hate Actors (1986)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Hollywood in the 1940s. A tyrannical producer, a paranoid director, a starlet engaged twenty-four times, an actor who refuses to age - all against a backdrop of a series of murders.
47. The Hangman (1964)
12 min | Animation, Short, Horror
A town is doomed to endless torment by the Hangman, who continues to kill off the town one by one. As more die, the town becomes more and more in disarray as the gallow grew each day.
49. The Man in the Net (1973 TV Movie)
99 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
The small American town of Stoneville is home to a painter named John and his unstable wife Linda. One day Linda, who is admired by everyone, mysteriously disappears and the suspicion of ... See full summary »