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1. Hugo (2011)

9 | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.5
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83 Metascore

In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret, who lives in the walls of a train station, is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Votes: 280,485 | Gross: $73.86M

2. The Last Samurai (2003)

16 | 154 min | Action, Drama, History

7.7
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55 Metascore

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, Billy Connolly, William Atherton

Votes: 363,828 | Gross: $111.11M

3. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

12 | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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65 Metascore

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Lily Cole, Heath Ledger, Andrew Garfield

Votes: 137,219 | Gross: $7.69M

4. The Elephant Man (1980)

12 | 124 min | Biography, Drama

8.2
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77 Metascore

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 196,672

5. Freaked (1993)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A vain actor, his best friend, and an activist end up at a mutant freak farm run by a weirdo scientist.

Directors: Tom Stern, Alex Winter | Stars: Brooke Shields, William Sadler, Eduardo Ricard, Henry Carbo

Votes: 5,445 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Freaks (1932)

64 min | Drama, Horror

7.9
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A circus' beautiful trapeze artist agrees to marry the leader of side-show performers, but his deformed friends discover she is only marrying him for his inheritance.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Wallace Ford, Leila Hyams, Olga Baclanova, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 37,584

7. Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920)

76 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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Hypnotist Dr. Caligari uses a somnambulist, Cesare, to commit murders.

Director: Robert Wiene | Stars: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover

Votes: 48,563

8. Santa Sangre (1989)

16 | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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A former circus artist escapes from a mental hospital to rejoin his armless mother - the leader of a strange religious cult - and is forced to enact brutal murders in her name as he becomes "her arms".

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Axel Jodorowsky, Blanca Guerra, Guy Stockwell, Thelma Tixou

Votes: 16,556

9. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)

111 min | Drama, War

7.9
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71 Metascore

In this tragic, dark, anti-war satire, a patriotic young American in WW1 is rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack. Trapped in what's left of his body, he desperately looks for a way to end his life.

Director: Dalton Trumbo | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards

Votes: 13,896

10. Beloved (1998)

R | 172 min | Drama, History, Horror

5.9
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57 Metascore

Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of a mysterious young woman

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Yada Beener, Emil Pinnock

Votes: 6,623 | Gross: $22.85M

11. X (1963)

79 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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A doctor uses special eye drops to give himself x-ray vision, but the new power has disastrous consequences.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt

Votes: 5,334

12. On the Town (1949)

98 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

7.6
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Three sailors on a day of shore leave in New York City look for fun and romance before their twenty-four hours are up.

Directors: Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly | Stars: Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller

Votes: 14,279

13. The Man Who Laughs (1928)

110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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When a proud noble refuses to kiss the hand of the despotic King James in 1690, he is cruelly executed and his son surgically disfigured.

Director: Paul Leni | Stars: Mary Philbin, Conrad Veidt, Julius Molnar, Olga Baclanova

Votes: 4,627

14. Sssssss (1973)

99 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A college student becomes lab assistant to a scientist who is working on a serum that can transform humans into snakes.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Strother Martin, Dirk Benedict, Heather Menzies-Urich, Richard B. Shull

Votes: 2,948

15. Ride the High Country (1962)

12 | 94 min | Western

7.5
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An ex-union soldier is hired to transport gold from a mining community through dangerous territory. But what he doesn't realize is that his partner and old friend is plotting to double-cross him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott, Mariette Hartley, Ron Starr

Votes: 10,776

16. The Five People You Meet in Heaven (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.4
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An elderly amusement park maintenance man, Eddie, is trapped in purgatory and the only way out is to confront five people from his past. Unfortunately, dark secrets from his service in the Philippines begin to haunt him.

Director: Lloyd Kramer | Stars: Jon Voight, Ellen Burstyn, Jeff Daniels, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 5,400

17. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

16 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.3
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28 Metascore

Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the Countess", sends ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 6,660 | Gross: $1.71M

18. The Evil of Frankenstein (1964)

84 min | Horror

6.1
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Upon returning to his home village to continue his experimental research, the destitute Dr. Frankenstein revives his old creature, but a hypnotist wants the monster to control for himself.

Director: Freddie Francis | Stars: Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Duncan Lamont, Sandor Elès

Votes: 3,072

19. Playboy: Voluptuous Vixens II (1998 Video)

56 min | Documentary

6.7
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Another series of vignettes featuring busty women in the buff, hosted by director and noted 'breast man' Russ Meyer.

Director: Scott Allen | Stars: Russ Meyer, Barocca, Tracy Dali, Art De La Torre

Votes: 172

20. Gun Crazy (1950)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: John Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 9,938

21. Basket Case 2 (1990)

90 min | Comedy, Horror

5.4
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Duane and his basket-bound mutant brother are taken in by a secret home for wayward freaks with journalists hot on their tail.

Director: Frank Henenlotter | Stars: Kevin Van Hentenryck, Judy Grafe, Annie Ross, Heather Rattray

Votes: 3,836

22. Meridian (1990 Video)

85 min | Horror

5.3
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Two American girls in Italy are drugged and raped by an evil magician and his twin brother who suffer from a curse that turns them into beastmen each day. One of the girls falls for the good twin and decides to help him break the curse.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Malcolm Jamieson, Charlie Spradling, Hilary Mason

Votes: 1,145

23. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.8
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The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan

Votes: 6,229

24. The Circus (1928)

72 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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The Tramp finds work and the girl of his dreams at a circus.

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Merna Kennedy, Al Ernest Garcia, Harry Crocker

Votes: 22,412

25. Ghoulies II (1988)

16 | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

4.4
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The Ghoulies wreak havoc at an amusement park, disposing of those who mistake them for mere fairground attractions.

Director: Albert Band | Stars: Damon Martin, Royal Dano, Phil Fondacaro, J. Downing

Votes: 3,857

26. Faustrecht der Freiheit (1975)

123 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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A young West German working-class man wins the lottery and initiates a relationship with a man above his social standing.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Adrian Hoven

Votes: 4,292

27. 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)

100 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Western

7.3
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A mysterious circus comes to a western town bearing wonders and characters that entertain the inhabitants and teach valuable lessons.

Director: George Pal | Stars: Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, Arthur O'Connell, John Ericson

Votes: 3,975

28. The Offspring (1987)

99 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.9
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In a small Tennessee town, an historian relates four horror stories to a reporter.

Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser, Harry Caesar

Votes: 1,652 | Gross: $1.36M

29. Wolf Girl (2001 TV Movie)

12 | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.0
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Tara Talbot is afflicted with the rare genetic condition hypertrichosis-- she is covered head to toe in hair. She lives her life in Harley Dune's Travelling Freak Show, on display as the '... See full summary »

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Shelby Fenner, Shawn Ashmore, Tony Denman, Nate Dushku

Votes: 787

30. Dante's Inferno (1935)

89 min | Drama

6.8
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Jim Carter moves in on the McWade's carnival concession which shows scenes from Dante's "Inferno". He makes it a going concern, marrying Betty along the way. An inspector calls the ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Lachman | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Claire Trevor, Henry B. Walthall, Alan Dinehart

Votes: 627

31. The Spider Woman (1943)

63 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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Sherlock Holmes investigates a series of so-called "pajama suicides". He knows the female villain behind them is as cunning as Moriarty and as venomous as a spider.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Gale Sondergaard, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 3,611

32. Road to Rio (1947)

AL | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

7.3
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Two inept vaudevillians stow away on a Brazilian-bound ocean liner and foil a plot by a sinister hypnotist to marry off her niece to a greedy fortune hunter.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 2,847 | Gross: $4.50M

33. Houdini (1953)

106 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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The spectacular but tragically short career of magician and illusionist Harry Houdini whose tricks defied explanation and safety.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Torin Thatcher, Angela Clarke

Votes: 2,662

34. The Rainbow Thief (1990)

R | 87 min | Fantasy, Drama

6.1
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A petty crook, in search of the clichéd pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, hopes to cash in by befriending the heir to a huge fortune.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Christopher Lee, Jude Alderson

Votes: 1,111

35. De straat der verloren zielen (1947)

110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.8
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The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall.

Director: Edmund Goulding | Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker

Votes: 6,150

36. The Fantasticks (1995)

PG | 86 min | Musical, Romance

5.7
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48 Metascore

A mysterious fair come to a small community in the countryside, which could make real the illusions of two kids.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Joel Grey, Barnard Hughes, Jean Louisa Kelly, Joey McIntyre

Votes: 1,062 | Gross: $0.04M

37. When Zachary Beaver Came to Town (2003)

PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.8
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Zachary Beaver, a sideshow attraction known as the world's fattest boy, arrives in the sleepy town of Granger, Texas.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: Jonathan Lipnicki, Cody Linley, Jesse Pennington, Jane Krakowski

Votes: 740

38. Freakshow (2007 Video)

85 min | Horror

3.3
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In a modern retelling of Tod Browning's "Freaks" (1932), "Freakshow" tells the story of a group of criminals who chose to hide out by working security at a traveling circus. At first, they ... See full summary »

Director: Drew Bell | Stars: Christopher Adamson, Rebekah Kochan, Dane Rosselli, Sharon Edrei

Votes: 1,012

39. The Woman for Joe (1955)

91 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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A sideshow owner and his main attraction, a midget, fall for the same woman.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Diane Cilento, George Baker, Jimmy Karoubi, David Kossoff

Votes: 82

40. The Ring (I) (1927)

116 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.3
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Two boxers compete for the love of a woman.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey

Votes: 2,800

41. A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992 TV Movie)

107 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Lawrence and Feisal go to argue for Arab independence at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Alexander Siddig, Denis Quilley, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 430

42. Wetherby (1985)

102 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director: David Hare | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench, Marjorie Yates

Votes: 1,265 | Gross: $1.30M

43. Firecracker (2005)

112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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A young boy who lives in a dysfunctional home went to the carnival and met a singer. Shortly after, a murder took place. The town's sheriff is seeking answers. The singer is trying to ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Balderson | Stars: Karen Black, Mike Patton, Susan Traylor, Kathleen Wilhoite

Votes: 868

44. Buffalo Bill (1944)

90 min | Biography, Romance, Western

6.5
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The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Joel McCrea, Maureen O'Hara, Linda Darnell, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 1,169

45. The Elephant Man (1982 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

7.2
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A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.

Director: Jack Hofsiss | Stars: Philip Anglim, Kevin Conway, Penny Fuller, Richard Clarke

Votes: 230

46. The Pied Piper (1972)

86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.6
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In 1349, while the Black Plague threatens Germany, the town of Hamelin hires a wandering pied-piper to lure rats away with his magic pipe but then refuses to pay for his services, causing him to lure the town's children away.

Director: Jacques Demy | Stars: Keith Buckley, Patsy Puttnam, Arthur Hewlett, Paul Hennen

Votes: 494

47. 100 Tears (2007 Video)

NC-17 | 90 min | Horror

4.2
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Two journalists are on the trail of a demented serial killer who may be much closer than they think.

Director: Marcus Koch | Stars: Georgia Chris, Joe Davison, Raine Brown, Jack Amos

Votes: 1,376

48. Het geheim van de Rue Morgue (1932)

61 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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A mad scientist seeks to mingle human blood with that of an ape, and resorts to kidnapping women for his experiments.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Sidney Fox, Leon Ames, Bert Roach

Votes: 3,175

49. The Unholy Three (1925)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A sideshow ventriloquist, midget, and strongman form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" and commit a series of robberies.

Director: Tod Browning | Stars: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 1,493 | Gross: $0.70M

50. The Winning Team (1952)

98 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Doris Day, Ronald Reagan, Frank Lovejoy, Eve Miller

Votes: 750



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