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1. Smallville (2001–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.4
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A young Clark Kent struggles to find his place in the world as he learns to harness his alien powers for good and deals with the typical troubles of teenage life in Smallville, Kansas.

Stars: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, Kristin Kreuk

Votes: 110,100

2. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 649,221 | Gross: $403.71M

3. Labyrinth (1986)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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50 Metascore

A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud, Shelley Thompson

Votes: 114,969 | Gross: $12.73M

4. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 28,110 | Gross: $4.05M

5. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War

7.6
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94 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Votes: 396,987 | Gross: $17.02M

6. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.3
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100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 246,816 | Gross: $44.82M

7. Sleepaway Camp (1983)

R | 84 min | Horror

6.3
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58 Metascore

Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.

Director: Robert Hiltzik | Stars: Felissa Rose, Jonathan Tiersten, Karen Fields, Christopher Collet

Votes: 22,909 | Gross: $11.00M

8. U Turn (1997)

R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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54 Metascore

A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Billy Bob Thornton

Votes: 46,914 | Gross: $6.63M

9. Fantasia 2000 (1999)

G | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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59 Metascore

An update of the original film with new interpretations of great works of classical music.

Directors: James Algar, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Hendel Butoy, Francis Glebas, Eric Goldberg, Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt | Stars: James Levine, Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Quincy Jones

Votes: 32,609 | Gross: $60.66M

10. Amigo (2010)

R | 124 min | Drama, War

5.8
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63 Metascore

A fictional account of events during the Philippine-American War.

Director: John Sayles | Stars: Joel Torre, Chris Cooper, Garret Dillahunt, Arthur Acuña

Votes: 519 | Gross: $0.18M

11. Strangers Within (2017)

95 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.0
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Sam and her friends are terrorised during a party by a group of young men on a desperate hunt for something in her house.

Director: Liam Hooper | Stars: Elana Di Troya, Owen Bleach, Rosie Taylor-Ritson, Flynn Horne

Votes: 132

12. Hopeless (2010)

17 min | Short, Crime, Drama

4.2
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Two young lovers on the run.

Director: Andrew Napier | Stars: Amanda Fuller, Joe Williamson, Ross Alden, Cenk Uygur

Votes: 13

13. Southern dysComfort (2012)

37 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

7.7
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A white male from the South, reared and mentored by a black nanny, navigates his way through upscale excess while surrounded by dysfunctional family and friends.

Director: Patrick McEveety | Stars: Michael Alton Lowder, Lynne Newton, Kathy Bell Denton, Robin Alden Douglass

Votes: 30

14. An Apology to the Dead (2006)

87 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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An ethics professor ironically finds himself caught in a dangerous ethical dilemma when he attempts to intervene on behalf of a bright but troubled student who appears to be a victim of physical abuse.

Directors: Tim Gunn, Jon Worful | Stars: Rockey Black, Tonya Chapman, Lisa Sodman Elzinga, Mark France

Votes: 17

15. Room of Ghosts (2008)

12 min | Short, Drama

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Carol, suffers from amnesia and believes that she is being haunted by the Ghost of her recently dead husband, Elliot. The story is an artistic drama about a woman who lives trapped in her ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Morales | Stars: Angela Ware, Steven Chester Prince, Terah Belle Burnett, Joe Azzato

16. Simply Untitled (2004)

Unrated | 25 min | Drama, Short

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Two sisters, both creative. Only one may survive when the obstacles of life challenge them in ways they never expected.

Director: Robert X. Golphin | Stars: Nikia Kali, Bella Nabiyah, Robert X. Golphin, Lloyd Morgan

17. Historias para no dormir (1966–1982)
Episode: El asfalto (1966)

34 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.9
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Director: Narciso Ibáñez Serrador | Stars: Narciso Ibáñez Menta, Joaquín Dicenta, Manuel Aguado, Ángel Álvarez

Votes: 41

18. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: Miss Forrest (1973)

50 min | Drama

8.5
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In the spring of 1912, Lady Marjorie prepares to visit Elizabeth in New York and James takes an interest in Richard's comely and respectable new secretary, Miss Forrest.

Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Simon Williams, Gordon Jackson, Jean Marsh, Rachel Gurney

Votes: 57



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