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1. Orphan Black (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 96,466

2. The Bourne Identity (2002)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

7.9
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68 Metascore

A man is picked up by a fishing boat, bullet-riddled and suffering from amnesia, before racing to elude assassins and attempting to regain his memory.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Franka Potente, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen

Votes: 490,066 | Gross: $121.66M

3. The Naked Gun (1988)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.6
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76 Metascore

Incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, O.J. Simpson, Ricardo Montalban

Votes: 143,359 | Gross: $78.76M

4. Zoolander (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

6.5
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61 Metascore

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell

Votes: 238,757 | Gross: $45.17M

5. Johnny English Reborn (2011)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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46 Metascore

Johnny English goes up against international assassins hunting down Chinese Premier Xiang Ping.

Director: Oliver Parker | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Roger Barclay

Votes: 115,340 | Gross: $8.31M

6. Dollhouse (2009–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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A futuristic laboratory has erased the identities of lost young people, and now imprints them with the temporary identities they need to fulfill assignments for clients.

Stars: Eliza Dushku, Harry Lennix, Fran Kranz, Tahmoh Penikett

Votes: 45,233

7. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.6
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76 Metascore

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Denzel Washington, Liev Schreiber, Meryl Streep, Kimberly Elise

Votes: 99,808 | Gross: $65.96M

8. Conspiracy Theory (1997)

R | 135 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.7
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49 Metascore

A taxi driver with a pension for conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of these theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart

Votes: 90,526 | Gross: $75.98M

9. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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94 Metascore

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 69,236

10. Telefon (1977)

PG | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A Russian officer is sent to the U.S. to try and stop sleeper agents who will mindlessly attack government entities when they hear certain coded words.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Charles Bronson, Lee Remick, Donald Pleasence, Tyne Daly

Votes: 4,852

11. I, the Jury (1982)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.0
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A PI investigates the murder of his one-armed friend, a PI working on a case. Clues lead to a sex clinic. Bodies pile up.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera, Laurene Landon, Alan King

Votes: 1,372 | Gross: $1.52M

12. The Fourth Man (2007)

107 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.3
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A man awakens from a two-month-long coma with total amnesia and sets out to discover the truth about his identity.

Director: Dejan Zecevic | Stars: Nikola Kojo, Dragan Petrovic-Pele, Bogdan Diklic, Marija Karan

Votes: 3,775

13. XX: Beautiful Hunter (1994 Video)

85 min | Action

5.0
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Shion is the most merciless assassin of the Magnificat crime group. However, when her hand and heart hesitate to murder the man she loves, her superior marks her for death. Torn from the ... See full summary »

Director: Masaru Konuma | Stars: Makiko Kuno, Johnny Ohkura, Katsuo Tokashi, Jessica Calvello

Votes: 125

14. Kenneyville (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Thriller

2.5
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There is something seriously wrong with Kenneyville. When, a young woman, KIM (Kelsey Oluk), from Toronto goes missing and police mysteriously drop the case earlier than expected, two ... See full summary »

Director: Brooks Hunter | Stars: Dany Gehshan, Vanessa Broze, Michael Murray Scratch, Doran Damon

Votes: 100

15. Control Factor (2003 TV Movie)

84 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.2
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An average everyman discovers he's the unwitting target of an ultra secret domestic black-op centering on mind control.

Director: Nelson McCormick | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Elizabeth Berkley, Tony Todd, Conrad Dunn

Votes: 965

16. Cartes sur table (1966)

85 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.8
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A mad scientist uses his army of mechanical monsters to control people who have Type O blood.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Eddie Constantine, Françoise Brion, Fernando Rey, Mara Laso

Votes: 181

17. No Dead Heroes (1986)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action

3.5
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A US lieutnant is turned into a guinea pig for deadly KGB experiments.

Director: Junn P. Cabreira | Stars: Max Thayer, John Dresden, Nick Nicholson, David Anderson

Votes: 113

18. Queensrÿche: Video Mindcrime (1989 Video)

40 min | Short, Crime, Drama

9.2
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Compilation of music videos for the US heavy metal band Queensrÿche's classic 1988 concept album Operation: Mindcrime about disillusioned Nikki, brainwashed by sinister Dr. X to kill for him. Nikki falls for one of his targets - nun Mary.

Directors: Chris Painter, Marc Reshovsky | Stars: Chris De Garmo, Paul Greenstein, Dennis Henning, Eddie Jackson

Votes: 72

19. Dangerous Persuasions (2013– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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Following extraordinary and terrifyingly true tales of psychological manipulation, Dangerous Persuasions explores everyday people who were brainwashed into making remarkable sacrifices and ... See full summary »

Stars: Krista Bridges, J. Adam Brown, Megan Fahlenbock, Stephanie Langton

Votes: 78

20. Lost Girl (2010–2016)
Episode: Adventures in Fae-bysitting (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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Bo and Kenzi become entangled in the schemes of a gated community when a babysitter begs for help proving her employer has met a foul end. Meanwhile, Lauren faces a difficult - and dangerous - decision.

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer

Votes: 180

21. Alias (2001–2006)
Episode: Color Blind (2001)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Trapped in the Romanian asylum run by the Russian spy group, K-Directorate, Sydney befriends amnesiac agent Mark Shephard. Sloane and Alliance representative Alain Christophe come to conclusion that SD-6 has mole(s) and plan a trap.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper

Votes: 388

22. Puppets Who Kill (2002–2006)
Episode: Cuddles the Manchurian Candidate (2005)

TV-Y | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

8.0
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Cuddles gets brainwashed by the Canadian military to be a killer zombie when triggered by a code word. Unfortunately, something sets Cuddles off and Dan has to figure out how to stop him.

Stars: Bill Cameron, Art Hindle, Peter MacNeill, Layton Morrison

Votes: 9

23. American Dad! (2005– )
Episode: Haylias (2007)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

7.5
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Stan's plan to brainwash Hayley and get her married could have disastrous and perhaps deadly consequences for Stan, and Roger and Steve become competing private investigators.

Directors: Brent Woods, Ron Hughart, Anthony Lioi | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane

Votes: 492

24. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Homerland (2013)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.8
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Homer returns from a nuclear power convention a changed man, and Lisa begins to suspect that he has become a domestic terrorist.

Directors: Bob Anderson, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 964

25. Bull (2016– )
Episode: Make Me (2017)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Tac investigates a spiritual learning center to find the person who brainwashed Troy Dickerson (Brendan Dooling) into killing his father. While bull tries to prove his clients innocence with a temporary insanity plead.

Director: Tricia Brock | Stars: Michael Weatherly, Freddy Rodríguez, Geneva Carr, Jaime Lee Kirchner

Votes: 322

26. Weird or What? (2010– )
Episode: Mind Control (2012)

51 min | Documentary

7.0
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Weird or What examines mind control. It looks at a Colorado man who discovers a mysterious object in his body and believes aliens might be monitoring him. It goes to St. Louis where a ... See full summary »

Directors: Stephen Grant, Ryan Marley | Stars: William Shatner, Tim Cullen, Derrel W. Sims, Michael Shermer

Votes: 7

27. Counterstrike (1990–1993)
Episode: Mindbender

Action, Adventure

Luke is kidnapped, brainwashed and hypnotized by Russian Military Intelligence (GRU) to became an assassin. When he returns to his old life, his behavior makes Peter and Nicole suspicious. Can they find out what Luke is up to?

Director: Allan Eastman | Stars: Simon MacCorkindale, Cyrielle Clair, Stephen Shellen, Christopher Plummer

28. Continuum (2012–2015)
Episode: Minute to Win It (I) (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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Kiera is still looking for the killer who killed the earlier version of herself. Alec learns that Escher was his father, something that is confirmed by his mother. He's inherited Escher's ... See full summary »

Director: Pat Williams | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 409

29. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Oeuf (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

8.0
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A series of family murders takes place, and Will determines they were conducted by each of the families' missing children, who were abducted and brainwashed into killing their old families ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Medak | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Hettienne Park

Votes: 3,776

30. Continuum (2012–2015)
Episode: Playtime (I) (2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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When two murder-suicides happen in the same day, Kiera and Carlos investigate the only tie between the two, a video game company.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Rachel Nichols, Victor Webster, Erik Knudsen, Stephen Lobo

Votes: 657

31. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: Spies Reminiscent of Us (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.8
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With the help of Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd, Stewie and Brian discover that Mayor West is a Cold War sleeper agent; Peter and the guys start an improv group.

Directors: Cyndi Tang, James Purdum, Peter Shin | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 1,083

32. Crime Stories (1998– )
Episode: Terror by Text (2009)

46 min | Documentary, Crime

8.2
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On a wintry morning in Sweden, Alexandra Fossmo, wife of pastor Helge Fossmo, was found shot to death in her bed. Soon after, their former nanny Sara Svensson confessed. However, ... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Allen, Chris Triffo | Stars: Bill Courage, Sven-Olof Ahlgren, Elin Blank, Göran Fornbrandt

Votes: 5

33. V (1984–1985)
Episode: The Conversion (1985)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Ham and Kyle are captured by Visitors, and Charles, the Leader's special envoy, assumes command of the alien forces.

Director: Gilbert M. Shilton | Stars: Jane Badler, June Chadwick, Jennifer Cooke, Robert Englund

Votes: 145

34. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Great Louse Detective (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

7.3
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Homer has to use Sideshow Bob in order to track down a potential assassin.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,084

35. InSecurity (2011)
Episode: The Ligerian Candidate (2011)

Comedy

5.4
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N'udu's best friend, Masud, is rescued from a war-torn Ligeria and brought back to Canada by NISA. But someone is still out to kill Masud. Unfortunately, it's N'udu.

Director: Robert de Lint | Stars: Natalie Lisinska, William deVry, Rémy Girard, Matthew MacFadzean

Votes: 14

36. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: The Mind's Eye (1991)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.8
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Geordi is brainwashed by the Romulans to assassinate a Klingon governor.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,910

37. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Winged Terror: Part II (1969)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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West departs Raven's headquarters in a bid to ruin the organization's plot to kill a Mexican official. The Secret Service agent, though, doesn't realize he has been programmed to ... See full summary »

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, William Schallert, Christopher Cary

Votes: 68

38. Lost Girl (2010–2016)
Episode: Truth and Consequences (2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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The Ash attempts to make Bo his messenger of death, and Kenzi must decide between the love of her life - and life with the Fae.

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Zoie Palmer

Votes: 206



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