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Daylight Robbery

2008 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Alex hatches a plan to steal millions in untraceable cash that's stacked in the London Exchange Bank's underground vaults and awaiting incineration. But his plan seems doomed from the start and begins to spin wildly out of control.
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A Lonely Place to Die

2011 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Five mountaineering friends on vacation in the Scottish Highlands stumble upon a tiny chamber in the woods, in which a young Serbian girl is trapped. But when they free her and try to take her to safety, they become the kidnappers' next targets.
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The Constant Gardener

2005 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Justin Quayle, a member of the British High Commission based in Africa, launches a quest for the truth and begins his own international investigation when his wife is murdered. But he uncovers a conspiracy more dangerous than he could have imagined.
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The October Man

1947 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

After surviving an accident that left a girl dead, Jim Ackland (John Mills) struggles to recover from a brain injury. Upon his release from the hospital, he stumbles into a murder plot involving Molly Newman (Kay Walsh), a mysterious woman pursued by the criminal underground. Ackland is soon framed for murder and must clear his name while maintaining his tenuous grip on reality. Unfortunately, he can't be certain that he's innocent.
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Why Didn't They Ask Evans?

1980 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

This intriguing story is set in the 1930s at a country house, where two amateur sleuths, Bobby Jones and Lady Frankie Derwent, try to unravel the mystery behind a tale of murder, suspense and false identities. And the only clues the two have to go on are the puzzling last words of a dying man. Featuring characters created by Agatha Christie, Why Didn't They Ask Evans is a classic crime thriller sure to please murder-mystery fans.
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Black Orchid

1953 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Caught in a loveless marriage, Dr. John Winnington (Ronald Howard) can't stop himself from falling for his wife's (Mary Laura Wood) younger sister, Christine (Olga Edwardes). But when he suddenly becomes the prime suspect in his wife's tragic murder, John relies on his friend Eric (John Bentley) to clear his name. This classic murder mystery encourages viewers to evaluate all of the clues and guess the killer's identity.
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Murder by Decree

1979 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Famed sleuth Sherlock Holmes (Christopher Plummer) is on the trail of serial killer Jack the Ripper in this intriguing mystery featuring a superb cast that includes Donald Sutherland, John Gielgud and James Mason as loyal Dr. Watson. While probing the murders of several London prostitutes, Holmes and Watson discover a labyrinthine conspiracy that stretches from the bordellos to the mental asylums to the halls of parliamentary power.
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1998 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

A seedy young Brit obsessed with following people -- harmlessly at first -- meets a like-minded bloke, and the pair soon graduate to breaking and entering. But they meet their match in a tough blonde dame who may have dubious plans of her own.
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Sexy Beast

2001 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Ben Kingsley is unforgettably menacing in this intense crime drama as sociopathic gangster Don Logan, who tries to recruit an ex-partner for a high-stakes heist and won't take no for an answer -- even when the retired criminal refuses.
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1972 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Unemployed London bartender Richard Blaney (Jon Finch) is suspected of killing his ex-wife in a string of serial strangulations in this Hitchcock thriller. Viewers learn early on that Bob Rusk (Barry Foster) is really the murderer, and suspense builds as Rusk's strangulation spree continues. Police inspector Oxford (Alec McCowen) must bear his wife's attempt at gourmet food as he tries to solve the case, doubtful that Blaney's the strangler.
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Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery

1981 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Two inexplicable murders occur at the grand rural estate of Chimneys. When Lady Eileen Brent begins investigating the deaths, she soon finds evidence of a secret society in this high-quality adaptation of a whodunit from the prolific author.
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The Commissioner

1998 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Shortly after assuming his new duties as British commissioner to the European Union, James Morton (John Hurt) is approached by scientist Hans Koenig (Armin Mueller-Stahl), who reveals that the company he works for builds chemical weapons and is controlled by an ex-Nazi. Morton promptly halts the corporation's new merger, leading to Koenig's arrest for espionage and attempts on his life. Alice Krige co-stars in this tense political thriller.
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2007 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

In modern-day London, Dr. Jekyll's last living descendant believes he can control his dark side, but a secret society that's followed the Jekyll family line for a hundred years has plans for both halves of his personality.
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Monroe: Class of '76

2005 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Though eyewitnesses recount Pat Fisher hysterically dodging cars on a busy highway, Detective Inspector Tom Monroe suspects there's more to the case than the accidental death of a mentally disturbed man.
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In the Cold Light of Day

1996 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

A troubled former cop uses an innocent young woman as the unsuspecting bait in his plan to catch a serial killer. A well-crafted thriller featuring gripping performances from a talented cast.
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A Place of One's Own

1945 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

When married and old Henry (James Mason) and Emilie (Barbara Mullen) Smedhurst take possession of a dilapidated house, really strange things start to occur. After young Annette Allenby (Margaret Lockwood) arrives to keep Emilie company, death seems almost certain -- but for who? The soul of a dead girl who once lived there takes over Annette's mind, leading her to insanity and to reveal the home's tragic history.
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2006 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

The tough teen inmates of a juvenile institution are dropped in a dense forest, where they're expected to learn how to work as a team. But their backwoods rehabilitation hits a snag when a crazed archer starts picking off the delinquents one by one.
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Personal Affair

1953 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

This intense drama highlights the evils of gossip as teenage schoolgirl Barbara Vining (Glynis Johns) develops a passionate crush on her teacher, Stephen (Leo Genn), prompting his wife, Kay (Gene Tierney), to confront her, an action that haunts her after Barbara disappears. When the townspeople assume that Barbara has fallen victim to foul play and that Stephen is responsible, the resulting strain threatens his career, freedom and marriage.
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Dead Man's Shoes

2004 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Richard comes home from the army bent on revenge against the local gang of dealers and thugs that brutalized his mentally disabled brother, Anthony. Richard terrorizes the bullies, who begin to turn on one another as he eliminates them one by one.
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Blanche Fury

1948 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Through her marriage to Laurence (Michael Gough), penniless but ambitious governess Blanche (Valerie Hobson) rises to become the mistress of a vast estate. But with prodding from her headstrong lover, Philip (Stewart Granger), Blanche imprudently agrees to help murder her husband. Full of passion, tragedy and intrigue, this gothic melodrama, based on a novel by Joseph Shearing, features striking Technicolor cinematography.
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The Hole

2001 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Four prep school students ditch a field trip and spend a weekend partying in an abandoned bunker near campus. But before long, they discover that they're locked in, and hours quickly turn into days.
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New Town Killers

2008 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

When two arrogant investment bankers (Alastair Mackenzie and Dougray Scott) offer scrappy orphan Sean Macdonald (James Anthony Pearson) a huge sum of cash to hide in the streets of Edinburgh overnight, Sean accepts -- only to discover that he has now become the prey in a twisted and lethal urban safari. Now Sean must slip undetected through the city's back alleyways while the pair hunt him down. Richard Jobson directs this thriller.
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2012 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Living in the shadow of their police chief father, two detective brothers commit the ultimate crime while interrogating a suspect, and the fear of being caught turns their lives into a downward spiral of guilt and paranoia.
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Bonded by Blood

2010 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

This thriller follows the careers of Tony Tucker, Pat Tate and Craig Rolfe, three notorious crooks who ruled southern England's drug trafficking underworld -- until they were gunned down in their car in a high-profile triple homicide.
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2007 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

In modern-day London, Dr. Jekyll's last living descendant believes he can control his dark side, but a secret society that's followed the Jekyll family line for a hundred years has plans for both halves of his personality.
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