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1. Under the Hood (2009 Video)

PG | 38 min | Short, Action, Adventure

A television interview with Hollis Mason, The first Nite-Owl, about his life and the superhero community.

Director: Eric Matthies | Stars: Ted Friend, Stephen McHattie, William S. Taylor, Glenn Ennis

Votes: 1,462

2. Thor: Tales of Asgard (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 77 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The young Norse god Thor embarks on a quest with his brother Loki to find and recover a legendary sword.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Matthew Wolf, Rick Gomez, Tara Strong, Alistair Abell

Votes: 4,814

3. Jane's Journey (2010)

TV-G | 107 min | Documentary, Biography

49 Metascore

More than 20 years ago, Dr. Jane Goodall, now 75, decided to give up her career as a primatologist, as well as her private life, in order to devote all her energy to saving our endangered ... See full summary »

Director: Lorenz Knauer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Pierce Brosnan, Jane Goodall, Hugo Van Lawick

Votes: 277 | Gross: $0.03M

4. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,525 | Gross: $5.23M

5. Tabloid (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

74 Metascore

A documentary on a former Miss Wyoming who is charged with abducting and imprisoning a young Mormon Missionary.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Joyce McKinney, Peter Tory, Troy Williams, Jackson Shaw

Votes: 6,441 | Gross: $0.68M

6. Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

There's a mystery afoot in Gotham City, and Batman must go toe-to-toe with a mysterious vigilante, who goes by the name of Red Hood. Subsequently, old wounds reopen and old, once buried memories come into the light.

Director: Brandon Vietti | Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Jensen Ackles, John DiMaggio, Neil Patrick Harris

Votes: 51,545

7. Harlan: In the Shadow of Jew Suess (2008)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Though almost forgotten today, Veit Harlan was one of Nazi Germany's most notorious filmmakers. His most perfidious film was the treacherous anti-Semitic propaganda film Jud Süß ... See full summary »

Director: Felix Moeller | Stars: August Zirner, Alice Harlan, Lotte Harlan, Nele Harlan

Votes: 246 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Family

A good version of Lex Luthor from a parallel Earth comes to the Justice League's dimension for help to fight their evil counterparts.

Directors: Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery | Stars: William Baldwin, Mark Harmon, Chris Noth, Gina Torres

Votes: 22,955

9. Planet Hulk (2010 Video)

PG-13 | 81 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The Incredible Hulk, ejected from Earth in a spaceship, crash-lands on a planet ruled by a tyrant, who forces him to fight in a coliseum against other powerful creatures. The Hulk reluctantly befriends the combatants on his team.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Rick D. Wasserman, Lisa Ann Beley, Mark Hildreth, Liam O'Brien

Votes: 11,401

10. The Master's Touch: Hitchcock's Signature Style (2009 Video)

57 min | Documentary

Discover what makes a Hitchcock film Hitchcockian. When it comes to thrillers and tales of suspense, there is no greater artist than Alfred Hitchcock.

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Lawrence, William Friedkin, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 81

11. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009 Video)

PG-13 | 67 min | Animation, Action, Drama

When Lex Luthor gets elected US President, he uses the threat of an oncoming kryptonite meteor striking Earth as a rationale to frame Superman.

Director: Sam Liu | Stars: Clancy Brown, Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 20,320

12. Unmistaken Child (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

In Nepal, a venerable monk, Geshe Lama Konchog, dies and one of his disciples, a youthful monk named Tenzin Zopa, searches for his master's reincarnation. The film follows his search to the... See full summary »

Director: Nati Baratz | Star: Tenzin Zopa

Votes: 690 | Gross: $0.30M

13. Tales of the Black Freighter (2009 Video)

R | 26 min | Animation, Short, Action

A mariner survives an attack from the dreaded pirates of the Black Freighter, but his struggle to return home to warn it has a horrific cost.

Directors: Daniel DelPurgatorio, Mike Smith | Stars: Gerard Butler, Cam Clarke, Siobhan Flynn, Jared Harris

Votes: 5,837

14. G.I. Joe: Resolute (2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

The terrorist organization Cobra unleashes a new scheme to take over the world, and it's up to the G.I. Joe elite commandos to stop them.

Stars: Steve Blum, Eric Bauza, Grey Griffin, Charlie Adler

Votes: 773

15. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 46,226 | Gross: $0.87M

16. The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)

150 min | Documentary

Slavoj Zizek examines famous films in a philosophical and a psychoanalytic context.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,995

17. Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008)

R | 98 min | Animation, Action, Horror

Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield must battle a rogue warrior seeking revenge after unleashing the deadly G-Virus, whilst a mutated monster goes on a rampage.

Director: Makoto Kamiya | Stars: Paul Mercier, Alyson Court, Laura Bailey, Roger Craig Smith

Votes: 28,132

18. Hellboy: In Service of the Demon (2008 Video)

155 min | Documentary

The documentary is an all inclusive look into the making of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Watch visionary director Guillermo del Toro in action as he and his crew begin to take on all ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Soto | Stars: Guillermo del Toro, Mike Mignola, Ron Perlman, Lloyd Levin

Votes: 30

19. Batman: Gotham Knight (2008 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Crime

A collection of key events mark Bruce Wayne's life, as he journeys from beginner to Dark Knight.

Directors: Yasuhiro Aoki, Futoshi Higashide, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hiroshi Morioka, Jong-Sik Nam, Shôjirô Nishimi, Yûichirô Hayashi | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Jason Marsden, Scott Menville, George Newbern

Votes: 25,189

20. Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

73 Metascore

A portrait of the late gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, Joe Cairo, David Carlo

Votes: 7,316 | Gross: $1.25M

21. Star Trek: Of Gods and Men (2007 Video)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

It is the year 2306. Thirteen years have passed since Captain James T. Kirk was swept away by the Nexus, after saving the crew of the USS Enterprise-B. The remaining crew members of the ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Russ | Stars: Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Alan Ruck, Garrett Wang

Votes: 1,186

22. Superman/Doomsday (2007 Video)

PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When LexCorps accidentally unleash a murderous creature, Doomsday, Superman meets his greatest challenge as a champion. Based on the "The Death of Superman" storyline that appeared in DC Comics' publications in the 1990s.

Directors: Lauren Montgomery, Bruce Timm, Brandon Vietti | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Anne Heche, James Marsters, John DiMaggio

Votes: 19,353

23. Shoot Down (2007)

PG-13 | 85 min | Documentary

Excellent documentary describing events leading up to the February 1996 shoot down by Cuban Air Force Migs of 2 U.S. registered Cessna 337 aircraft operated by the Cuban exile organization Brothers To The Rescue based in Miami, USA.

Director: Cristina Khuly | Stars: Roberto Escobar, Marlene Alejandre-Triana, Leonel Morejon Almagro, Francisco Angones

Votes: 58 | Gross: $0.05M

24. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 8,013 | Gross: $1.43M

25. In the Shadow of the Moon (2007)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, History

84 Metascore

The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong, Viola Armstrong

Votes: 6,401 | Gross: $1.13M

26. My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Family, Mystery

74 Metascore

A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Marla Olmstead, Laura Olmstead, Mark Olmstead, Amir Bar-Lev

Votes: 3,089 | Gross: $0.23M

27. Ultimate Avengers II (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 73 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When the Chitauri invaders are sighted in the African kingdom of Wakanda, the Avengers covertly enter the advanced nation to investigate.

Directors: Will Meugniot, Dick Sebast, Bob Richardson | Stars: Justin Gross, Grey Griffin, Michael Massee, Marc Worden

Votes: 8,490

28. Ultimate Avengers (2006 Video)

PG-13 | 72 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

To confront an alien menace, General Fury assembles a team of superheroes lead by a recently resuscitated Captain America.

Directors: Curt Geda, Steven E. Gordon, Bob Richardson | Stars: Justin Gross, Grey Griffin, Michael Massee, Marc Worden

Votes: 11,672

29. 'Hellboy': The Seeds of Creation (2004)

143 min | Documentary

In-depth documentary about the history of the Hellboy comic book, the history of the character and the making of the 2004 movie adaptation of the same name.

Director: Javier Soto | Stars: Nick Allder, Shadi Almassizadeh, Velvy Appleton, Kevin Baillie

Votes: 148

30. Van Helsing: The London Assignment (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Action

In this animated prequel to Van Helsing (2004), Van Helsing travels to Victorian London to catch the mysterious, inhuman serial killer, Mr. Hyde.

Director: Sharon Bridgeman | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Robbie Coltrane, David Wenham, Grey Griffin

Votes: 2,837

31. Super Size Me (2004)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Daryl Isaacs, Chemeeka Walker, Dania Abu-Rmaileh

Votes: 98,405 | Gross: $11.53M

32. La Jetée (1962)

Not Rated | 28 min | Short, Drama, Romance

The story of a man forced to explore his memories in the wake of World War III's devastation, told through still images.

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Étienne Becker, Jean Négroni, Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich

Votes: 27,758

33. Rendezvous with Rama (2003 Video)

4 min | Animation, Short, Sci-Fi

Rama is a vast alien spacecraft that enters the Solar System, A perfect cylinder some fifty kilometres long, spinning rapidly, racing through space, Rama is a technological marvel, a ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron M. Ross | Star: Jens Rasmussen

Votes: 144

34. Bowling for Columbine (2002)

R | 120 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Filmmaker Michael Moore explores the roots of America's predilection for gun violence.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Charlton Heston, Marilyn Manson, Salvador Allende

Votes: 137,164 | Gross: $21.24M

35. Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The Joker is back with a vengeance, and Gotham's newest Dark Knight needs answers as he stands alone to face Gotham's most infamous Clown Prince of Crime.

Director: Curt Geda | Stars: Will Friedle, Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Angie Harmon

Votes: 22,176

36. My Best Fiend (1999)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Biography

70 Metascore

In the 1950s, an adolescent Werner Herzog was transfixed by a film performance of the young Klaus Kinski. Years later, they would share an apartment where, in an unabated, forty-eight-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Justo González

Votes: 9,897 | Gross: $0.10M

37. Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

G | 105 min | Documentary, Music

81 Metascore

Aging Cuban musicians whose talents had been virtually forgotten following Castro's takeover of Cuba, are brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder, who travelled to Havana in order to bring the musicians together, resulting in triumphant performances of extraordinary music, and resurrecting the musicians' careers.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Octavio Calderon

Votes: 15,867 | Gross: $7.00M

38. The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998 Video)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Simba's daughter is the key to a resolution of a bitter feud between Simba's pride and the outcast pride led by the mate of Scar.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Rob LaDuca | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Neve Campbell, Andy Dick, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 58,022

39. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Animation, Action, Crime

When Mr. Freeze, desperate to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Director: Boyd Kirkland | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 12,671

40. Aladdin and the Return of Jafar (1994 Video)

G | 69 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Jafar comes for revenge on Aladdin, using a foolish thief and Iago's treachery to find a way back into power.

Directors: Toby Shelton, Tad Stones, Alan Zaslove | Stars: Jonathan Freeman, Scott Weinger, Dan Castellaneta, Jason Alexander

Votes: 25,384

41. Roger & Me (1989)

R | 91 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

Director Michael Moore pursues GM CEO Roger B. Smith to confront him about the harm he did to Flint, Michigan with his massive downsizing.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Rhonda Britton, Fred Ross

Votes: 25,132 | Gross: $6.71M

42. Vincent (1982)

G | 6 min | Animation, Short, Family

Young Vincent Malloy dreams of being just like Vincent Price and loses himself in macabre daydreams which annoys his mother.

Director: Tim Burton | Star: Vincent Price

Votes: 21,058

43. The Atomic Cafe (1982)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, History

Disturbing collection of 1940s and 1950s United States government-issued propaganda films designed to reassure Americans that the atomic bomb was not a threat to their safety.

Directors: Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty, Pierce Rafferty | Stars: Paul Tibbets, Harry S. Truman, W.H.P. Blandy, Brien McMahon

Votes: 3,789 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Gimme Shelter (1970)

GP | 91 min | Documentary, Music, Thriller