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1. Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.4
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76 Metascore

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 503,742 | Gross: $412.56M

2. Star Trek Beyond (2016)

PG-13 | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.1
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68 Metascore

The crew of the USS Enterprise explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a new ruthless enemy, who puts them, and everything the Federation stands for, to the test.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana

Votes: 213,690 | Gross: $158.85M

3. Jurassic World (2015)

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

7.0
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59 Metascore

A new theme park, built on the original site of Jurassic Park, creates a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur, the Indominus Rex, which escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Judy Greer

Votes: 548,432 | Gross: $652.27M

4. Searching (III) (2018)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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71 Metascore

After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her.

Director: Aneesh Chaganty | Stars: John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La

Votes: 111,416 | Gross: $26.02M

5. San Andreas (2015)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.0
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43 Metascore

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

Director: Brad Peyton | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Colton Haynes

Votes: 196,973 | Gross: $155.19M

6. Ladder 49 (2004)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

A firefighter, injured and trapped in a burning building, has flashbacks of his life as he drifts in and out of consciousness. Meanwhile, fellow firefighters led by the Chief attempt to rescue him.

Director: Jay Russell | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, John Travolta, Jacinda Barrett, Robert Patrick

Votes: 53,102 | Gross: $74.54M

7. PAW Patrol (2013– )

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.4
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Led by a boy named Ryder, a team of six playful rescue dogs use their individual talents to protect the seaside town of Adventure Bay. The pups are occasionally joined by newer helpers: Cap'n Turbot, Robo-Dog, Everest, and Tracker.

Stars: Kallan Holley, Devan Cohen, Ron Pardo, Samuel Faraci

Votes: 1,599

8. 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: 16,001 | Gross: $30.08M

9. The 5th Wave (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.2
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33 Metascore

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth in ruin. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders

Votes: 92,567 | Gross: $34.91M

10. The Finest Hours (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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58 Metascore

The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana

Votes: 57,095 | Gross: $27.55M

11. Airport '77 (1977)

PG | 114 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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Art thieves hijack a 747, hit fog and crash into the ocean, trapping them and the passengers under one hundred feet of water.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Joseph Cotten, Olivia de Havilland

Votes: 8,812 | Gross: $30.00M

12. The Core (2003)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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48 Metascore

The only way to save Earth from catastrophe is to drill down to the core and set it spinning again.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Bruce Greenwood

Votes: 87,159 | Gross: $31.19M

13. World Trade Center (2006)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

5.9
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66 Metascore

Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 74,917 | Gross: $70.28M

14. Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)

PG-13 | 86 min | Action, Comedy

6.6
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"Rambo" parody in which Topper Harley leads a rescue team into Iraq to save Iraqi war prisoners and all of their previous rescue teams.

Director: Jim Abrahams | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges, Valeria Golino, Richard Crenna

Votes: 79,438 | Gross: $38.91M

15. Two Rode Together (1961)

Not Rated | 109 min | Western

6.8
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A corrupt marshal is pressured by his army friend into negotiating the release of white captives of the Comanches, but finds that their reintegration into society has its consequences.

Director: John Ford | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Widmark, Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal

Votes: 4,837

16. Volcano (1997)

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

5.5
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55 Metascore

A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle

Votes: 68,549 | Gross: $49.32M

17. The Guardian (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's "A" School, where legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller

Votes: 84,005 | Gross: $55.01M

18. Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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54 Metascore

When their country is invaded and their families are taken, eight unlikely teenagers band together to fight.

Director: Stuart Beattie | Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Lincoln Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz

Votes: 29,444

19. 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: 25,008

20. Miracle Mile (1988)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young man hears a chance phone call telling him that a nuclear war has started and missiles will hit his city in 70 minutes.

Director: Steve De Jarnatt | Stars: Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, John Agar, Lou Hancock

Votes: 8,435 | Gross: $1.15M

21. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993)

PG | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.8
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40 Metascore

The turtles find themselves transported back in time to ancient Japan.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Elias Koteas, Paige Turco, Stuart Wilson, Sab Shimono

Votes: 29,125 | Gross: $42.66M

22. Stealth (2005)

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

5.1
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35 Metascore

Deeply ensconced in a top-secret military program, three pilots struggle to bring an artificial intelligence program under control before it initiates the next world war.

Director: Rob Cohen | Stars: Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx, Sam Shepard

Votes: 50,002 | Gross: $32.12M

23. Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

R | 103 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

7.7
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62 Metascore

When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri | Stars: Andrew Philpot, John Rafter Lee, Pamela Adlon, Wendee Lee

Votes: 27,272 | Gross: $0.15M

24. Infini (2015)

R | 110 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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An elite 'search and rescue' team transport onto an off-world mining-facility to rescue Whit Carmichael, the lone survivor of a biological outbreak.

Director: Shane Abbess | Stars: Daniel MacPherson, Grace Huang, Luke Hemsworth, Luke Ford

Votes: 13,285

25. The Snow Walker (2003)

PG | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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A pilot and his passenger struggle for survival after crashing in the Arctic tundra.

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Barry Pepper, Annabella Piugattuk, James Cromwell, Kiersten Warren

Votes: 9,638

26. Snowbeast (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror

4.7
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A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan, Clint Walker

Votes: 1,489

27. Island in the Sky (1953)

Approved | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

6.9
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A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Quebec, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: John Wayne, Lloyd Nolan, Walter Abel, James Arness

Votes: 2,927

28. Mountain Men (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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46 Metascore

Mountain Men is a comedy/drama that follows two estranged brothers, Toph and Cooper, as they journey to a remote family cabin in the mountains to evict a squatter. Buried resentment and ... See full summary »

Director: Cameron Labine | Stars: Chace Crawford, Tyler Labine, Christine Willes, Britt Irvin

Votes: 1,423

29. Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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80 Metascore

Khaled, Mahmoud and Subhi volunteer with the White Helmets trying to save lives of hundreds of victims in the besieged city of Aleppo during the Syrian Civil War.

Directors: Feras Fayyad, Steen Johannessen | Stars: Khaled Umar Harah, Batul, Mahmoud, Abu Umar

Votes: 2,334 | Gross: $0.01M

30. The Guard (2008–2009)

60 min | Drama

5.2
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Drama series portraying the professional and personal lives of several Canadian Coast Guard workers specializing in search and rescue operations in the Pacific Ocean.

Stars: Steve Bacic, Jeremy Guilbaut, Zoie Palmer, Gordon Michael Woolvett

Votes: 236

31. High Mountain Rangers (1987– )

60 min | Action, Adventure

7.1
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The adventures of a family based elite wilderness law enforcement and rescue force.

Stars: Robert Conrad, Christian Conrad, Shane Conrad, Tony Acierto

Votes: 107

32. The Charge at Feather River (1953)

Approved | 95 min | Western

6.2
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In Colorado territory, Miles Archer is asked by the cavalry at Fort Bellows to aid in rescuing two white women abducted by the Cheyenne and to provide security for the railroad construction teams.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Guy Madison, Vera Miles, Frank Lovejoy, Helen Westcott

Votes: 495

33. Lost in the Desert (1969)

G | 81 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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After a plane crash a young boy and his dog wander through the Kalahari desert.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: Wynand Uys, Jamie Uys, Lady Frolic of Belvedale, Wilhelm Esterhuizen

Votes: 346

34. Ordeal in the Arctic (1993 TV Movie)

PG | 96 min | Drama

5.4
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A Canadian military flight from Greenland to Canada crashes in the frozen arctic, nearby Alert base in Nunavut, and the survivors must endure for 32 hours until rescued.

Director: Mark Sobel | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Catherine Mary Stewart, Melanie Mayron, Scott Hylands

Votes: 200

35. Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.2
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Take on the role of Lieutenant James Patterson. You are the Allied force's most reliable military special agent. From storming the front lines of Normandy Beach as an infantryman to becoming an elite intel officer.

Stars: Andreas Beckett, Antoinette Boers, Steve Bulen, Neil Dickson

Votes: 1,378

36. On the Ice (2011)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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59 Metascore

In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.

Director: Andrew Okpeaha MacLean | Stars: Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, John Miller, Teddy Kyle Smith

Votes: 917 | Gross: $0.07M

37. Survive This (2009–2010)

PG | 22 min | Action, Adventure, Reality-TV

6.7
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8 teens from the Toronto area head into the wilderness to survive.

Stars: Holden Adams, Adam Deganis, Becca Mehaffey, Becky Tran

Votes: 60

38. Intrepid (2000)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.4
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When a tsunami created by a nuclear explosion capsizes a cruise ship, a special agent must help the surviving passengers reach the surface when it becomes apparent that there's a group of terrorists on board.

Director: John Putch | Stars: James Coburn, Costas Mandylor, Finola Hughes, Alex Hyde-White

Votes: 333

39. The Air Rescue Team (1997–2007)

45 min | Drama

6.3
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Every member of Hamburg's Air Rescue Team - emergency doctor, pilot, mechanic and medics - has nerves of steel and is ready for action within seconds, whenever there are serious casualties to be rescued in and around Hamburg.

Stars: Oliver Hörner, Pierre René Müller, Marlene Marlow, Holger Umbreit

Votes: 96

40. Colors of Wind (2017)

119 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Before Ryo's girlfriend dies, she tells him that a woman who looks identical to her is in Hokkaido. To find out, Ryo travels to Hokkaido.

Director: Jae-young Kwak | Stars: Takemi Fujii, Yûki Furukawa, Yoshihiko Hakamada, Maiko Itô

Votes: 128

41. Undercurrent (2010)

95 min | Drama

6.3
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The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this ... See full summary »

Director: Árni Ásgeirsson | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Gísli Örn Garðarsson

Votes: 331

42. Scent of Danger (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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FBI agent Carol Blue was unwilling to take local help in the case of the kidnapping of little Zoe Hendricks, but ex-cop Chris Milos' private investigation bureau proves just too good. His ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Sherilyn Fenn, Costas Mandylor, Emma Campbell, James McGowan

Votes: 176

43. Warhead (1977)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, War

4.4
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Palestinian guerrillas, Israeli commandos and an American colonel fight to keep a nuclear warhead mistakenly dropped in the Jordanian desert by a U.S. Air Force nuclear bomber.

Director: John O'Connor | Stars: David Janssen, Karin Dor, Christopher Stone, Art Metrano

Votes: 184

44. Point Last Seen (1998 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 96 min | Drama

5.9
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Fact-based story about a tracker who searches for a little girl who was lost in the desert, but suffers internally because her own children were kidnapped by her ex-husband.

Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Linda Hamilton, Kevin Kilner, Sam Hennings, Kieren van den Blink

Votes: 280

45. Lost Holiday: The Jim & Suzanne Shemwell Story (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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In Idaho, an estranged couple are trapped in a blizzard while on vacation just before Christmas.

Director: Gregory Goodell | Stars: Jami Gertz, Dylan Walsh, Aaron Pearl, Julia Maxwell

Votes: 179

46. Eyes in the Dark (2010)

77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.5
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Secret video files just discovered on an FBI server prove that the government has been hiding unexplained disappearances and a dangerous presence in the Pacific Northwest wilderness.

Director: Bjorn Anderson | Stars: Wayne Bastrup, Melissa Goad, John Soren, Maureen Francisco

Votes: 362

47. The Riddle of the Stinson (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.6
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In 1937, a routine passenger and mail flight crashes during bad weather on a flight between Brisbane and Sydney. A local bushman begins a search, and finds the wreckage and two survivors ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Jack Thompson, Helen O'Connor, Mary Haire, Kendall Monaghan

Votes: 57

48. Nowhere Alaska

Mystery | Completed

Derek, Scott, and Kevin search an island off the coast of Alaska for Derek's missing wife. In the aftermath of their search and rescue gone wrong, Detective Walters questions the sole survivor to uncover the truth.

Director: Cory Carroll | Stars: Conner Floyd, Danny Royce, Jonez Cain, Aaron Phifer

49. The Great Northern Candy Drop (2017 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.2
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The pilot of an arctic community's candy air-drop is confronted by a visiting government bureaucrat who disapproves of the Christmas tradition.

Directors: Phil Lafrance, Jamie LeClaire | Stars: Lorne Cardinal, Tantoo Cardinal, Neil Crone, Seán Cullen

Votes: 14

50. Iron Ridge (2008)

Not Rated | 84 min | Adventure, Drama

4.0
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When two friends from the city take a vacation to the wilds of Montana, they find themselves lost in the depths of the big sky country.

Director: Stu Brumbaugh | Stars: Casey Anderson, Randy Barrett, Brutus the Bear, Dan Bertus

Votes: 23



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