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2,441 Ratings

Basic Instinct

Directed by Paul Verhoeven
United States, 1992
Thriller, Mystery, Crime


An unstable police detective in San Francisco investigates a string of homicides involving an ice pick but ends up falling for the main suspect, a seductive novelist whose recent book also features a killer who uses an ice pick to murder their victims.

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Basic Instinct Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival


Academy Awards

1993 | 2 nominations including: Best Film Editing

San Sebastián International Film Festival


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