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1. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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56 Metascore

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 249,793 | Gross: $45.45M

2. Joey (2004–2006)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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In this spin-off of Friends (1994), Joey Tribbiani moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.

Stars: Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo, Drea de Matteo, Andrea Anders

Votes: 39,724

3. Kim Possible (2002–2007)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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A high school cheerleader and her accident-prone best friend balance their duties as global crime-fighters with the typical challenges of adolescence.

Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 21,668

4. Kim Possible (2019 TV Movie)

TV-G | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

3.5
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Heroes Kim and Ron face the problems of starting high school as freshmen when their team gets an addition. Every hero needs a villain and one's just been sprung from prison. Will Kim save the world again or will high school bog her down?

Directors: Zach Lipovsky, Adam B. Stein | Stars: Sadie Stanley, Sean Giambrone, Ciara Riley Wilson, Todd Stashwick

Votes: 1,899

5. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

Votes: 77,556 | Gross: $32.48M

6. The Box (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

5.6
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47 Metascore

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella, James Rebhorn

Votes: 86,667 | Gross: $15.05M

7. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

PG | 81 min | Comedy, Family

6.2
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54 Metascore

Alexander's day begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by more calamities. However, he finds little sympathy from his family and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him, his mom, dad, brother and sister - who all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette

Votes: 38,559 | Gross: $66.95M

8. The Good German (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.0
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49 Metascore

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges

Votes: 23,410 | Gross: $1.31M

9. The Russia House (1990)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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An expatriate British publisher unexpectedly finds himself working for British intelligence to investigate people in Russia.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox

Votes: 13,634 | Gross: $23.00M

10. Close to the Enemy (2016– )

59 min | Drama

5.9
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A British intelligence officer has to ensure that a captured German scientist helps the British develop jet aircraft.

Stars: Lucy Ward, August Diehl, Jim Sturgess, Julian Bleach

Votes: 978

11. Moving Violations (1985)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy

5.8
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24 Metascore

The goofy students of a remedial drivers education class find themselves butting heads with their abusive police instructors.

Director: Neal Israel | Stars: John Murray, Jennifer Tilly, James Keach, Brian Backer

Votes: 3,514 | Gross: $10.60M

12. Kim Possible: So the Drama (2005 TV Movie)

TV-G | 71 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.1
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Kim's heart is quickly captured by the new boy, Eric, who soon becomes her boyfriend. Unknown to Kim, her best friend and sidekick, Ron has developed stronger feelings toward her.

Director: Steve Loter | Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 3,671

13. Missile to the Moon (1958)

Approved | 78 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

3.9
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Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his... See full summary »

Director: Richard E. Cunha | Stars: Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, K.T. Stevens, Tommy Cook

Votes: 916

14. Space (1985)

780 min | Drama

7.3
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A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970's.

Stars: James Garner, Susan Anspach, Blair Brown, Bruce Dern

Votes: 194

15. Venus Flytrap (1970)

Unrated | 94 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

2.8
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A mad scientist uses thunder and lightning to turn carnivorous plants into man-eating creatures.

Director: Norman Earl Thomson | Stars: James Craig, Tota Kondo, Lawrence O'Neill, Al Ricketts

Votes: 464

16. Monster from Green Hell (1957)

Approved | 71 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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A scientific expedition in Africa investigates wasps that have been exposed to radiation and mutated into giant, killing monsters.

Director: Kenneth G. Crane | Stars: Jim Davis, Robert Griffin, Joel Fluellen, Barbara Turner

Votes: 759

17. A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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64 Metascore

The book is a collection of stories about life in modern China and the United States.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Henry O, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Feihong Yu, Vida Ghahremani

Votes: 1,010 | Gross: $0.08M

18. Kim Possible: The Secret Files (2003 Video)

72 min | Animation, Family, Action

7.3
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The first video compilation of four episodes of Kim Possible.

Directors: Chris Bailey, Steve Loter | Stars: Christy Carlson Romano, Will Friedle, Nancy Cartwright, Tahj Mowry

Votes: 736

19. The Last Escape (1970)

G | 90 min | Action, Drama, War

5.2
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The end of WW2. Allied forces enter a well-guarded German rocket base and kidnap among others the rocket scientist Dr. Von Heinken. When they try to get away they are followed both by ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Stuart Whitman, John Collin, Martin Jarvis, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 127

20. Quatermass II (1955– )

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

7.3
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Professor Quatermass is trying to perfect a dangerously unstable nuclear-powered rocket engine. After a disastrous test firing in Australia, his soon-to-be son-in-law, Captain John Dillon, ... See full summary »

Stars: John Robinson, Monica Grey, Hugh Griffith, John Stone

Votes: 346

21. The Rocket Post (2004)

112 min | Drama

6.7
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A German rocket scientist arrives on a small Scotish island in the mid 1930s. He's there to run tests on a new type of rocket that is to be used for mail delivery between the island and the... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Whittaker | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Shauna Macdonald, Gary Lewis, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 327

22. The White Cliffs Mystery (1957)

32 min | Crime, Short

7.0
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Scotland Yard detectives investigate the suspicious death of a rocket scientist and discover the man was being blackmailed by his secretary, who intern was threatened by foreign agents.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: Edgar Lustgarten, Russell Napier, Julian Strange, Alan Robinson

Votes: 25

23. Ukroshcheniye ognya (1972)

166 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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About Russian space program and missile industry, and it's founder Sergei P. Korolev, from the 1920s to the first man in space in 1961.

Director: Daniil Khrabrovitsky | Stars: Kirill Lavrov, Ada Rogovtseva, Igor Gorbachyov, Andrei Popov

Votes: 333

24. Did We Go? (2005 Video)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy

4.0
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Documentary filmmaker Aron Ranen travels across the USA to interview former astronauts, mission controllers, scientists and others, in an attempt to prove that NASA actually sent men to the... See full summary »

Director: Aron Ranen | Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Carroll O. Alley, Eugene Cernan, Clancy Hatleberg

Votes: 7

25. Hitler's Space Rocket (2015 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 46 min | Documentary

7.0
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The Nazis knew it was their last chance. The British knew it was the deadliest threat they'd ever face. And the Americans knew it could fall into the wrong hands. The V2 rocket quickly ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Gutzeit | Stars: Nico Birnbaum, Christian Harting, Ralf Tempel, Volkram Zschiesche

Votes: 12

26. Destination: 9th Heaven (1997)

91 min | Drama

5.4
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A Chinese space scientist shows his loyalty to his career and family.

Director: Chun-Man Wong | Stars: Sunny Chan, Winston Chao, Gigi Lai, Tony Ka Fai Leung

Votes: 8

27. She Said Lenny (2010)

8 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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Ellen's first date with the 'man of her dreams' is almost perfect. 'Prince Charming' is young, stylish, witty ... but a woman.

Director: Jim Donovan | Stars: Michelle Giroux, Kate Hewlett, Jean-Michel Le Gal

Votes: 56

28. La maison haute (2005 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Through a first-person narrator, archival footage and photographs, and a contemporary camera, Pavel Lounguine uses the Moscow skyscraper where he grew up as a touchstone for looking back to... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin

Votes: 8

29. What's Going on Up There? (2007)

Not Rated | 56 min | Documentary

7.5
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People have been talking about space since the first humans lifted their eyes to ponder the stars above. Today opinions about space exploration are as vast as the universe itself. Like many... See full summary »

Director: Maryanne Galvin | Stars: Eric Adkins, Shubber Ali, Maryam Aljoann, Nigel Bird

Votes: 6

30. The Mighty Saturns Part II: The Saturn V (2004 Video)

Documentary, History

7.5
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The history, development and testing, specifications, accomplishments, and launch footage of the world's largest heavy-lift space launch vehicle, the Saturn V moon rocket.

Stars: John Willyard, Ed Buckbee

Votes: 8

31. Popular Science, Featuring Moon Rocket (1947)

Approved | 10 min | Documentary, Short

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Rocket research with German V-2's at White Sands, New Mexico (with flight camera footage). Also: bathroom gadgets; a one-man hay baler.

Star: Gayne Whitman

32. Astronaftes (1962)

79 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A scientist decides it's time to start a space program for Greece. He aims to launch a ship with a new rocket fuel he has perfected. He enlists a handyman to help build the ship, his ... See full summary »

Director: Sokrates Kapsaskis | Stars: Thanasis Vengos, Stavros Xenidis, Kostas Voutsas, Efi Oikonomou

Votes: 43

33. The Mighty Saturns Part I: The Early Saturns (2003 Video)

Documentary, History

7.0
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The history, development, specifications, accomplishments, and launch footage of America's first heavy-lift space launch vehicles, the Saturn I and Saturn IB rockets.

Stars: John Willyard, Ed Buckbee, Jay Foster, Bob Lindstrom

Votes: 7

34. Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy (2008 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Mystery, Romance

8.2
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Teen detective Nancy Drew searches for her friend's missing fiancé at a remote castle in the Irish countryside.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Evan Mosher, Alycia Delmore, Matt Shimkus

Votes: 43

35. Goliath (2016– )
Episode: Beauty and the Beast (2016)

TV-MA | 59 min | Drama

8.6
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With danger mounting around every corner, Billy has to decide whether to head directly to trial or take his chances with a continuance.

Director: Lawrence Trilling | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 715

36. MythBusters (2003– )
Episode: Confederate Rocket (2005)

TV-PG | 50 min | Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

7.5
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The American Civil War was fought with polished bayonets, unreliable muskets and bulky cannons. But was that all? Not according to the Mythbusters: Adam, Jamie and the build team join ... See full summary »

Stars: Jamie Hyneman, Adam Savage, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara

Votes: 127

37. Goliath (2016– )
Episode: Cover Your Ass (2016)

TV-MA | 56 min | Drama

8.3
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As both sides begin their depositions, more secrets start to come to the surface, threatening to destroy everyone involved.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 705

38. Beauty and the Geek (2006)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (2006)

60 min | Comedy, Reality-TV

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Director: Angelo Abela | Stars: David Mitchell, Alex Purves, Edmund Bolton, Elissa Friday

39. Misfits (2009–2013)
Episode: Episode #3.1 (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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Whilst Kelly has trouble convincing people of her new power, the skills of a rocket scientist and Curtis finds his new gift, the ability to change sex useful when pursued by the police, the... See full summary »

Directors: Alex Garcia Lopez, Wayne Yip | Stars: Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Votes: 779

40. Misfits (2009–2013)
Episode: Episode #3.2 (2011)

TV-14 | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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Banned from athletics for drug use Curtis sees the opportunity to still compete as his new gender swap identity Melissa, whilst falling for fellow runner Emma. Emma is bi-sexual and is ... See full summary »

Directors: Alex Garcia Lopez, Wayne Yip | Stars: Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Votes: 602

41. Misfits (2009–2013)
Episode: Episode #3.3 (2011)

TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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In his alter ego as Super Hoodie Simon saves comic book fan Peter from a mugging. Later Peter recognizes his protector from his voice and the boys become friends, Simon explaining his ... See full summary »

Director: William Sinclair | Stars: Joseph Gilgun, Iwan Rheon, Lauren Socha, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett

Votes: 552

42. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 1 December 1954 (1954)

News

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Lesueur and Cioffi interview Minton Rosen, the head of Naval Research Laboratories rocket development. Topics include rockets, satellites, space travel, moon exploration and flying saucers.

Stars: Lou Cioffi, Larry LeSueur, Minton Rosen

43. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 16 August 1954 (1954)

News

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Lesueur and Crawford interview J. Gordon Baethe, a space researcher working for the Office of Naval Research. Topics include the possibility of building a space platform, rocket development... See full summary »

Stars: J. Gordon Baethe, Kenneth Crawford, Larry LeSueur

44. I Spy (1965–1968)
Episode: Father Abraham (1966)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Some heroes are motivated by duty. Others just want to impress their father. Whatever the reason, Alex and Kelly receive one of their dirtiest assignments; to train a young rocket scientist... See full summary »

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Robert Culp, Bill Cosby, Tony Bill, Austin Willis

Votes: 25

45. Unchained Reaction (2012– )
Episode: Fire and Ice (2012)

TV-PG | 43 min | Reality-TV

6.9
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Judges Adam and Jamie of Mythbusters challenge a team of rocket scientists and a family of special effects artists to build a Fire and Ice themed multi-step machine. In the end, they will ... See full summary »

Director: David Dryden | Stars: James Flynn, Charles Haine, Jamie Hyneman, Jesse Noel

Votes: 8

46. Galactica 1980 (1980)
Episode: Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 2 (1980)

60 min | Sci-Fi

5.8
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The thrilling adventures of "BATTLESTAR GALACTICA" continue in Part Two of "Galactica Discovers Earth, " when Commander Adama (Lorne Greene) dispatches two young pilots, Capt. Troy (Kent ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Kent McCord, Barry Van Dyke, Robyn Douglass, Lorne Greene

Votes: 118

47. Galactica 1980 (1980)
Episode: Galactica Discovers Earth: Part 3 (1980)

60 min | Sci-Fi

5.5
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Troy and Dillon leap back with Jamie to 1944 to stop Xaviar's attempt to help the development of the V-2 rocket at Peenemunde. Later they return to 1980 CA but need to secure their impounded Vipers from U.S. military inspection.

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Kent McCord, Barry Van Dyke, Robyn Douglass, Lorne Greene

Votes: 119

48. Goliath (2016– )
Episode: Game On (2016)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama

8.6
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The judge gives Billy only a day to make a compelling offer of proof before he dismisses the lawsuit.

Director: Bill D'Elia | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Maria Bello, Olivia Thirlby

Votes: 817

49. Foreign Intrigue (1951–1955)
Episode: Guided Missiles (1953)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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Cannon helps the police of a newly formed nation rescue one of their country's top scientists from kidnappers.

Director: Marcel Cravenne | Star: Jerome Thor

50. Excused (2011– )
Episode: It Ain't Rocket Science (2011)

Reality-TV

9.0
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Director: Robert Michael Kelly | Star: Iliza Shlesinger

Votes: 8



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