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1. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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48 Metascore

The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 83,572 | Gross: $110.50M

2. Annihilation (2018)

R | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.9
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79 Metascore

A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don't apply.

Director: Alex Garland | Stars: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong

Votes: 238,286 | Gross: $32.73M

3. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.8
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83 Metascore

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 1,058,175 | Gross: $760.51M

4. Dante's Peak (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley

Votes: 74,994 | Gross: $67.13M

5. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

5.7
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63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 80,099 | Gross: $24.45M

6. Okja (2017)

TV-MA | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A young girl risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend - a fascinating beast named Okja.

Director: Joon-ho Bong | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Seo-hyun Ahn, Jake Gyllenhaal

Votes: 74,966

7. Quantum of Solace (2008)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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58 Metascore

James Bond descends into mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization from eliminating a country's most valuable resource.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench

Votes: 381,036 | Gross: $168.37M

8. The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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47 Metascore

Jack Hall, paleoclimatologist, must make a daring trek from Washington, D.C. to New York City to reach his son, trapped in the cross-hairs of a sudden international storm which plunges the planet into a new Ice Age.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emmy Rossum, Dash Mihok

Votes: 390,962 | Gross: $186.74M

9. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 191,086 | Gross: $93.93M

10. Stalker (1979)

Not Rated | 162 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

8.2
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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Alisa Freyndlikh, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Nikolay Grinko

Votes: 100,447 | Gross: $0.23M

11. Our Planet (2019)

TV-G | 403 min | Documentary

9.4
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Documentary series focusing on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Star: David Attenborough

Votes: 16,929

12. The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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40 Metascore

A remake of the 1951 classic science fiction film about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates, Jaden Smith

Votes: 157,056 | Gross: $79.37M

13. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 350,898 | Gross: $229.09M

14. Soylent Green (1973)

PG | 97 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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66 Metascore

In the world ravaged by the greenhouse effect and overpopulation, an NYPD detective investigates the murder of a big company CEO.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Chuck Connors

Votes: 53,110

15. Planet Earth (2006)

TV-PG | 538 min | Documentary

9.4
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Emmy Award-winning, 11 episodes, five years in the making, the most expensive nature documentary series ever commissioned by the BBC, and the first to be filmed in high definition.

Stars: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver, Huw Cordey, Doug Allan

Votes: 152,680

16. Utopia (I) (2013–2014)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.

Stars: Adeel Akhtar, Paul Higgins, Neil Maskell, Fiona O'Shaughnessy

Votes: 36,145

17. Free Willy (1993)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.9
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79 Metascore

When a boy learns that a beloved killer whale is to be killed by the aquarium owners, the boy risks everything to free the whale.

Director: Simon Wincer | Stars: Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Michael Madsen, Jayne Atkinson

Votes: 63,606 | Gross: $77.70M

18. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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53 Metascore

A ten-year-old scientist secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother, escapes home, and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Judy Davis, Callum Keith Rennie, Kyle Catlett

Votes: 15,637 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Red Planet (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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34 Metascore

Astronauts, and their robotic dog AMEE (Autonomous Mapping Evaluation and Evasion), search for solutions to save a dying Earth by searching on Mars, only to have the mission go terribly awry.

Director: Antony Hoffman | Stars: Val Kilmer, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tom Sizemore, Benjamin Bratt

Votes: 52,921 | Gross: $17.48M

20. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

Votes: 70,891 | Gross: $100.77M

21. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

PG | 117 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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86 Metascore

Warrior and pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Sumi Shimamoto, Mahito Tsujimura, Hisako Kyôda, Gorô Naya

Votes: 130,421 | Gross: $0.50M

22. Local Hero (1983)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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82 Metascore

An American oil company sends a man to Scotland to buy up an entire village where they want to build a refinery. But things don't go as expected.

Director: Bill Forsyth | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Peter Riegert, Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson

Votes: 18,968 | Gross: $5.90M

23. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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86 Metascore

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 121,341 | Gross: $20.81M

24. Watership Down (1978)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.

Director: Martin Rosen | Stars: John Hurt, Richard Briers, Ralph Richardson, Michael Graham Cox

Votes: 31,405

25. Prophecy (1979)

PG | 102 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.5
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A log company's waste mutates the environment, creating a giant killer bear-monster.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart

Votes: 3,824 | Gross: $18.39M

26. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 48,814 | Gross: $3.17M

27. Fly Away Home (1996)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.8
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A father and daughter decide to attempt to lead a flock of orphaned Canada Geese south by air.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Anna Paquin, Dana Delany, Terry Kinney

Votes: 22,251 | Gross: $24.51M

28. The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear (1991)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

6.9
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65 Metascore

Lieutenant Frank Drebin discovers that his ex-girlfriend's new beau is involved in a plot to kidnap a scientist who advocates solar energy.

Director: David Zucker | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, George Kennedy, O.J. Simpson

Votes: 97,683 | Gross: $86.93M

29. The East (2013)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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68 Metascore

An operative for an elite private intelligence firm finds her priorities changing dramatically after she is tasked with infiltrating an anarchist group known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations.

Director: Zal Batmanglij | Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgård, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 47,115 | Gross: $2.27M

30. Silent Running (1972)

G | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.7
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In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

Votes: 24,913

31. Slacker (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 18,308 | Gross: $1.23M

32. The Bay (II) (2012)

R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.6
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65 Metascore

Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Will Rogers, Kristen Connolly, Kether Donohue, Frank Deal

Votes: 23,651 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Hoot (2006)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.5
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46 Metascore

A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Director: Wil Shriner | Stars: Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 7,517 | Gross: $8.08M

34. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.0
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Teenager Jesse becomes reunited with Willy two years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Jason James Richter, Michael Madsen, Francis Capra, Mary Kate Schellhardt

Votes: 15,864 | Gross: $30.08M

35. The Odyssey (2016)

PG | 122 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

6.6
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The aquatic adventure of the highly influential and fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher, and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich in achievements life.

Director: Jérôme Salle | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Pierre Niney, Audrey Tautou, Laurent Lucas

Votes: 4,288

36. Big Miracle (2012)

PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.5
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61 Metascore

In small-town Alaska, a news reporter recruits his ex-girlfriend - a Greenpeace volunteer - on a campaign to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, John Pingayak, Ahmaogak Sweeney

Votes: 17,778 | Gross: $20.11M

37. Salt and Fire (2016)

98 min | Thriller

4.1
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44 Metascore

A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Veronica Ferres, Michael Shannon, Gael García Bernal, Volker Michalowski

Votes: 2,094

38. Frozen Planet (2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.0
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Focuses on life and the environment in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Stars: David Attenborough, Alec Baldwin, Chadden Hunter, Ted Giffords

Votes: 23,256

39. Ice (2011)

184 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.6
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It is 2020. Findings by environmental scientist Professor Thom Archer suggest that Halo, the corporate energy company drilling on the Greenland Glacier are causing it to melt. Archer's ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Frances O'Connor, Claire Forlani, Ben Cross

Votes: 1,101

40. Sea of Shadows (2019)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary, Crime, History

7.5
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78 Metascore

The vaquita, the world's smallest whale, is near extinction as its habitat is destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese mafia, who harvest the swim bladder of the totoaba fish, the "cocaine ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Ladkani, Sean Bogle, Matthew Podolsky | Stars: Romel Eduardo Ledezma Abaroa, Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, Hector Capetillo, Andrea Crosta

Votes: 135

41. Let Sleeping Corpses Lie (1974)

R | 93 min | Horror

6.8
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A cop chases two hippies suspected of a series of Manson family-like murders; unbeknownst to him, the real culprits are the living dead, brought to life with a thirst for human flesh by chemical pesticides being used by area farmers.

Director: Jorge Grau | Stars: Cristina Galbó, Ray Lovelock, Arthur Kennedy, Aldo Massasso

Votes: 6,691

42. Anthropocene: The Human Epoch (2018)

87 min | Documentary

7.2
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Filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humans have made on the planet.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier | Star: Alicia Vikander

Votes: 444

43. The Pillow Book (1996)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama

6.7
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64 Metascore

A woman with a body writing fetish seeks to find a combined lover and calligrapher.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Vivian Wu, Ewan McGregor, Yoshi Oida, Ken Ogata

Votes: 11,771 | Gross: $2.29M

44. The Swarm (1978)

PG | 116 min | Horror, Thriller

4.5
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A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people.

Director: Irwin Allen | Stars: Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain

Votes: 6,315 | Gross: $10.00M

45. Once Upon a Forest (1993)

G | 71 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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A young mouse, mole and hedgehog risk their lives to find a cure for their badger friend, who's been poisoned by men.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: Michael Crawford, Ben Vereen, Ellen Blain, Benji Gregory

Votes: 4,599 | Gross: $10.00M

46. The Devil, Probably (1977)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.2
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Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bresson | Stars: Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano

Votes: 3,068 | Gross: $0.03M

47. School's Out (2018)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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When Pierre Hoffman integrates the prestigious College St Joseph, it finds among 3th 1 of strange behavior, a hostility diffuse, a deaf violence. Is it because their professor of French has... See full summary »

Director: Sébastien Marnier | Stars: Laurent Lafitte, Emmanuelle Bercot, Luàna Bajrami, Victor Bonnel

Votes: 678

48. The Food of the Gods (1976)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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A group of friends travel to a remote Canadian island to hunt, only to be attacked by giant killer animals which have populated the place.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher

Votes: 3,209

49. Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.7
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16-year-old Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate.

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry

Votes: 8,667 | Gross: $3.52M

50. Return to Nim's Island (2013)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.9
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Return to Nim's Island to see how things are going with Nim and her Father. One day they get a message that some people will be buying the island to build an attraction there, but Nim will ... See full summary »

Director: Brendan Maher | Stars: Bindi Irwin, Toby Wallace, John Waters, Matthew Lillard

Votes: 1,513



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