20. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
> Directed by: Robert Aldrich
> Starring: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono
> Runtime: 134 min.
The thriller “What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?” relaunched the storied careers of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford and prompted similar melodramas in the mid-1960s such as “Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte.” Davis plays an aging child vaudeville star living in a decrepit Hollywood mansion with her crippled sister, played by Crawford, herself a former star actress, whom Davis torments out of jealousy.
19. Get Out (2017)
> Directed by: Jordan Peele
> Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
> Runtime: 104 min.
Jordan Peele directed a modern classic with his 2017 feature debut, “Get Out.” The movie is both frightening and funny — Peele previously co-created the sketch comedy show “Key and Peele” — and is loaded with social commentary. The movie was a huge success at the domestic box office, grossing more than $176 million on a $4.5 million budget.
18. Don’t Look Now (1973)
> Directed by: Nicolas Roeg
> Starring: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason
> Runtime: 110 min.
British director Nicolas Roeg dabbled in the horror genre with his 1973 film “Don’t Look Now” about a married couple’s anguish in the wake of the loss of their daughter. The movie — based on a story by Daphne du Maurier, whose writing was also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” (1963) — has been declared one of the 10 best British films ever made, based on polls taken by both the British Film Institute and Time Out London.
17. The Invisible Man (1933)
> Directed by: James Whale
> Starring: Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart, William Harrigan
> Runtime: 71 min.
Claude Rains, known for his roles as a debonair sophisticate, made his starring debut in this classic directed by horror maestro James Whale that was based on the H.G. Wells novel. Rains plays enigmatic scientist Jack Griffin, who experiments with a formula that renders him invisible. The formula’s side effects cause him to go insane, prompting him to go on a reign of terror. Gloria Stuart, who would appear in “Titanic” some 64 years later, stars as Griffin’s fiancée.
16. Peeping Tom (1960)
> Directed by: Michael Powell
> Starring: Karlheinz Böhm, Anna Massey, Moira Shearer
> Runtime: 101 min.
Directed by English filmmaker Michael Powell, “Peeping Tom” portrays a homicidal cameraman as he films his murders. The movie was critically disparaged upon its release due to its subject matter, but it has since been embraced. Director Martin Scorsese has stated that with “Peeping Tom,” Powell was the first to show “how close moviemaking can come to madness.”