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1. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

8.0
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A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 100,526 | Gross: $0.05M

2. Millennium Actress (2001)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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70 Metascore

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Shôzô Îzuka, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa

Votes: 20,152 | Gross: $0.19M

3. Star Trek: Short Treks (2018– )

10 min | Short, Action, Adventure

7.1
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A series of stand-alone short films featuring characters and storylines from Star Trek: Discovery (2017).

Stars: Aldis Hodge, Doug Jones, Mary Wiseman, Rainn Wilson

Votes: 732

4. Martian Child (2007)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.8
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48 Metascore

A science-fiction writer, recently widowed, considers whether to adopt a hyper-imaginative 6-year-old abandoned and socially rejected boy who says he's really from Mars.

Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Bobby Coleman, Sophie Okonedo

Votes: 19,315 | Gross: $7.49M

5. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History, Sci-Fi

8.3
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An in-depth making of documentary about the original Star Wars trilogy, covering the productions of the three films and their impact on popular culture.

Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Walter Cronkite, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg

Votes: 3,244

6. Identification of a Woman (1982)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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The movie director Niccolo has just been left by his wife. This gives him the idea of making a movie about women's relationships. He starts to search for a woman who can play the leading ... See full summary »

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni | Stars: Tomas Milian, Daniela Silverio, Christine Boisson, Lara Wendel

Votes: 2,396

7. Machete Maidens Unleashed! (2010)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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A fast moving odyssey into the subterranean world of the rarely explored province of Filipino genre filmmaking.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Roger Corman, John Landis, Pete Tombs, Mark Holcomb

Votes: 1,464

8. Star Trek: Enterprise - In a Time of War (2014)

90 min | Documentary

7.1
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Newly produced multi-part documentary featuring all-new interviews with the show's cast and crew as well as behind the scenes archival content. This retrospective documentary gives fans an ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Lay Jr. | Stars: Scott Bakula, Rick Berman, John Billingsley, Chris Black

Votes: 111

9. Doctor Who Confidential (2005–2011)

30 min | Documentary

8.0
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Behind the scenes of the making of Doctor Who with the cast, crew and directors.

Stars: Russell T. Davies, David Tennant, Steven Moffat, Phil Collinson

Votes: 715

10. Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! (2008)

R | 103 min | Documentary

7.7
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76 Metascore

The story of the Australian exploitation genre cinema of 1970s and 80s.

Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Phillip Adams, Glory Annen, Christine Amor, Victoria Anoux

Votes: 3,741 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Terror in the Aisles (1984)

R | 84 min | Documentary, Horror, Thriller

6.5
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A compilation of scenes from many science fiction, crime drama and horror films of the 1930s through 1980s.

Director: Andrew J. Kuehn | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Nancy Allen, Fred Asparagus, Lainie Cooke

Votes: 1,623 | Gross: $10.00M

12. The Independent (2000)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.9
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52 Metascore

A notorious B-movie director tries for a comeback by seeking out the film rights to the life story of a serial killer who wants his biography film to be a musical.

Director: Stephen Kessler | Stars: Jerry Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Max Perlich, Ted Demme

Votes: 1,082 | Gross: $0.24M

13. Darkwave: Edge of the Storm (2016)

24 min | Short, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Escaping capture on a distant planet, a young family stumble across a burning outpost, only to discover terrible secrets amongst the wreckage.

Director: Darren Scales | Stars: Nathalie Cox, Shane Rimmer, Robin Kirwan, Ben Shahin-Scales

Votes: 80

14. The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004 TV Movie)

125 min | Documentary

5.1
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Through revealing interviews with M. Night Shyamalan's childhood friends and neighbors, Academy Award nominated filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn seeks to uncover the director's most intimate ... See full summary »

Director: Nathaniel Kahn | Stars: Billy Arrowood, Adrien Brody, Deepak Chopra, Johnny Depp

Votes: 789

15. Lost in Space Forever (1998 TV Movie)

Documentary

7.5
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The resolution to lost in space in this TV movie documentary.

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: John Larroquette, Angela Cartwright, Mark Goddard, Jonathan Harris

Votes: 131

16. Zenith (2010)

93 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.6
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A retro-futuristic steam-punk thriller, about two men in two time periods, whose search for the same grand conspiracy leads them to question their own humanity.

Director: Vladan Nikolic | Stars: Peter Scanavino, Jason Robards III, Ana Asensio, Didier Flamand

Votes: 1,119 | Gross: $0.01M

17. The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003 Video)

178 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.2
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This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a ... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Bolaji Badejo, Martin Bower, Gordon Carroll, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 518

18. Coming Soon (1982 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Scenes and trailers from fifty of Universal's greatest horror films.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Acquanetta, John Agar, Louise Allbritton

Votes: 147

19. Star Trek: GENESIS (2012)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A movie about star trek with trekkians

Stars: Mollyana Ward, Suzy DeVore, Donny Watrous, Samantha Vaneman

Votes: 120

20. Alien Battlefield (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.1
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On a desperate quest to find her missing brother, Marianna reluctantly picks up a mysterious stranger with no memory, John. Together they must get to a rendezvous point on the west coast ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Dixon | Stars: Clint Hummel, Maria Aceves, Joshua DesRoches, Brantley Black

Votes: 178

21. The World of Hammer (1990– )

25 min | Documentary

7.1
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Series narrated by Oliver Reed featuring the finest moments from Hammer's classic horror movies alongside clips from the company's acclaimed war films, costume dramas, comedies and much more.

Star: Oliver Reed

Votes: 75

22. 50 Years of Star Trek (2016 TV Movie)

84 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The cast , crew , creators & critics discuss the impact of Star Trek from its creation by Gene Roddenberry to the present into today and the future. Showing clips from the original unaired ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Roumain | Stars: J.J. Abrams, Mark A. Altman, John Barrowman, Robert Beltran

Votes: 133

23. Blade Runner 2049 Movie Special (2017 TV Short)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

7.6
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The making of Blade Runner 2049.

Stars: Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Ana de Armas, Harrison Ford

Votes: 17

24. The Making of 'Alien³' (2003 Video)

161 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.7
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The creation of the film Alien³ (1992) is covered here in this feature-length documentary in exhaustive detail. Many interviews with the cast and crew give us an idea of how hard of a time ... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Martin Asbury, Michael Biehn, Ralph Brown, Greg Cannom

Votes: 454

25. Blood, Boobs & Beast (2007)

75 min | Documentary

7.0
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Blood, Boobs and Beast tells the compelling story of Don Dohler, whose movies have been called everything from oddly brilliant to some of the worst films of all time. Despite his critics, ... See full summary »

Director: John Kinhart | Stars: Don Dohler, J.J. Abrams, Robert Long II, Mitch Klein

Votes: 244

26. The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 50 min | Documentary

7.5
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C-3PO and R2-D2 explore the creation of the film that made them famous.

Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: William Conrad, Anthony Daniels, George Lucas, Mark Hamill

Votes: 549

27. How William Shatner Changed the World (2005 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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William Shatner presents a light-hearted look at how the "Star Trek" TV series have influenced and inspired today's technologies, including: cell phones, medical imaging, computers and ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Jones | Stars: William Shatner, Jon Adler, Martin Cooper, Rob Haitani

Votes: 407

28. The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys (1996 Video)

88 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary following Terry Gilliam through the creation of "12 Monkeys" (1995)

Directors: Keith Fulton, Louis Pepe | Stars: Keith Fulton, Terry Gilliam, Charles Roven, Lloyd Phillips

Votes: 919

29. Saving Star Wars (2004)

Comedy

5.4
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Two Star Wars fans venture to deliver a letter to George Lucas.

Director: Gary Wood | Stars: Joe Urban, Jim Peterson, David Prowse, Lee Ann Millen

Votes: 108

30. Frazetta: Painting with Fire (2003)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

7.7
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For over 50 years, Frank Frazetta dominated the art world with his images of fierce warriors, helpless princesses, and fantastical creatures set in the most lavish landscapes. His impact ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Laspina | Stars: Eleanor Frazetta, Frank Frazetta, Heidi Frazetta, Forrest J. Ackerman

Votes: 349

31. Invasion Iowa (2005– )

Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.8
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William Shatner spoofs/punks a whole midwestern town, (Riverside, Iowa, aka: the birth place of his Star Trek character, Captain Kirk) who think he is in town to shoot a big-budget, action-adventure film.

Stars: William Shatner, Desi Lydic, Ryan Baumbach, Ernie Grunwald

Votes: 90

32. Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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64 Metascore

A documentary on speculative fiction writer and essayist Harlan Ellison.

Director: Erik Nelson | Stars: Harlan Ellison, Robin Williams, Neil Gaiman, Edie Adams

Votes: 550

33. Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens' (2003 Video)

185 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

8.1
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This feature-length documentary, made especially for the 2003 Aliens (1986) DVD release, is incredibly informative with all its interviews with both the cast and crew, as well as behind the... See full summary »

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Simon Atherton, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, James Cameron

Votes: 490

34. AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003 TV Special)

TV-14 | Documentary

7.2
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The American Film Institute celebrates 100 years of film by recognizing the top 50 film heroes and top 50 film villains of all time.

Directors: Gary Smith, Dann Netter | Stars: Kathy Bates, Anthony Hopkins, Hayden Christensen, Glenn Close

Votes: 219

35. Slimed (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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An atheist park ranger and a bible salesman find themselves thrown into a slimy conspiracy that threatens to destroy not just the woods - but the entire world.

Directors: Eric Manche, Jeff Nitzberg | Stars: Jordan Lee, Dustin Triplett, Jessica Borusky, Emily Edmiston

Votes: 40

36. Building Star Trek (2016 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 92 min | Documentary

6.7
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In this documentary props and other items from the original Star Trek series are tracked down and others are restored for display at various locations throughout the U.S.

Director: Mick Grogan | Stars: Jim Conrad, Gerald Gurian, Nichelle Nichols, Simon Pegg

Votes: 86

37. The Best of Superman (2013 Video)

264 min | Action

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A compilation of the best of Superman.

Stars: Tim Daly, Jason Marsden

38. Stargate SG-1: True Science (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Director: Tim Usborne | Stars: Amanda Tapping, Kevin Warwick, Brad Wright

Votes: 109

39. From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga (1983 TV Movie)

Unrated | 65 min | Documentary

7.7
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Ever wonder how they ever made Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi? Well this documentary explains it all as we're taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of the making of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Hamill, George Lucas, Anthony Daniels, Harrison Ford

Votes: 558

40. Déjà Vu (2013– )

10 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.9
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Sebastian is a young man who can see tragedies before they happen and therefore has the opportunity to change them.

Stars: Julián Trujillo, Clara Mejía, Alejandro Aguilar, César Saleh

Votes: 19

41. Doctor Who: The Fan Show (2015– )

5 min | Documentary

7.5
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Weekly entertaining documentary series companion to Doctor Who (2005).

Stars: Christel Dee, Luke Spillane, Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 30

42. Star Wars at 30 (2007 TV Special)

90 min

8.3
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30th anniversary of star Wars at the Los Angeles convention center at Star Wars Celebration IV. Where tens of thousands of fans had gathered to support the Star Wars Universe.

Director: Genji Keen | Stars: Amy Allen, Michonne Bourriague, Jeremy Bulloch, Blair Butler

Votes: 30

43. Doctor Who at the Proms (2009 TV Movie)

95 min | Music

8.5
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Highlights from the first ever Doctor Who Prom, hosted by Freema Agyeman, which featured music from the series - performed by the BBC Philharmonic and London Philharmonic Choir.

Directors: Rhodri Huw, Rhian Williams, Euros Lyn | Stars: Freema Agyeman, Catherine Tate, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke

Votes: 103

44. The Movies (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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You play the head of a movie studio who must produce movies, manage your personnel and market your product as the technology of the medium changes over the years.

Director: Peter Molyneux | Stars: Benedict Caeser, Ben Cullum, Jamie Cullum, Kyle Eastwood

Votes: 474

45. Star Wars: Star Warriors (2007)

84 min | Documentary

7.4
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Some Star Wars fans want to collect action figures... these fans want to be action figures! A tribute to the 501st Legion, a global organization of Star Wars costume enthusiasts, this ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Burns | Stars: Karen Sarna, Michael Bender, Stacey Bender, Luis Boileve

Votes: 82

46. Phantasmagoria (2005 Video)

97 min | Documentary

7.6
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the four Phantasm films, including creation of the spheres, visual effects, Alternate and Deleted scenes and more.

Director: Jake West | Stars: Paul Pepperman, Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm, Dac Coscarelli

Votes: 127

47. Classic Creatures: Return of the Jedi (1983 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Kenny Baker, David Alan Barclay

Votes: 209

48. Méliès, los Orígenes (1996 Video)

45 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

6.8
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Directors: Georges Méliès, Segundo de Chomón | Stars: Sergio Capelo, Rafael Ordóñez Arrieta

Votes: 10

49. From Stargate to Atlantis: Sci Fi Lowdown (2004 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: John Murphy | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 182

50. The Making of 'Silent Running' (1974)

49 min | Documentary

7.7
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An on-set documentary about the making of the classic science fiction film "Silent Running".

Director: Charles L. Barbee | Stars: Joan Baez, Scott Beach, Dick Dawson, Bruce Dern

Votes: 62



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