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Gladiator (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 252 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $187.67M

When a Roman General is betrayed, and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.


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Memento (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 251 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $25.53M

A man juggles searching for his wife's murderer and keeping his short-term memory loss from being an obstacle.


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The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 245 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $227.14M

Jason Bourne dodges a ruthless CIA official and his agents from a new assassination program while searching for the origins of his life as a trained killer.


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The Sting (1973)

Aggregate Rating: 227 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $159.60M

In Chicago in September 1936, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker.


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L.A. Confidential (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 225 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $64.60M

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.


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Halloween (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 224 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $47.00M

Fifteen years after murdering his sister on Halloween night 1963, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to the small town of Haddonfield to kill again.


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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 218 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $249.36M

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.


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From Russia with Love (1963)

Aggregate Rating: 213 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: $24.80M

James Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy involving a naive Russian beauty in order to retrieve a Soviet encryption device that was stolen by SPECTRE.


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The Green Mile (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $136.80M

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.


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Il conformista (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 205 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 100 | Earnings: null

A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.


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Shutter Island (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 198 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 63 | Earnings: $127.97M

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


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Chinatown (1974)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 86 | Earnings: null

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.


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Looper (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 195 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $66.47M

In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.


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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 193 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $45.95M

A mother personally challenges the local authorities to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.


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Léon (1994)

Aggregate Rating: 193 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $32.35M

Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.


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Minority Report (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 193 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $132.01M

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.


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The Fugitive (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 190 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $183.88M

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt lead by a seasoned US Marshall.


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Horrible Bosses (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 188 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $117.53M

Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.


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Casino (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 187 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $42.44M

A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire and over a fast living and fast loving woman.


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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

Aggregate Rating: 184 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $154.22M

A toon-hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.



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