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1. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

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

7.8
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69 Metascore

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

Director: Jon Watts | Stars: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Marisa Tomei

Votes: 184,457 | Gross: $388.53M

2. I Am Mother (2019)

TV-14 | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.8
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64 Metascore

In the wake of humanity's extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.

Director: Grant Sputore | Stars: Luke Hawker, Rose Byrne, Maddie Lenton, Summer Lenton

Votes: 48,555

3. Wes Craven's New Nightmare (1994)

R | 112 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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64 Metascore

A demonic force has chosen Freddy Krueger as its portal to the real world. Can Heather Langenkamp play the part of Nancy one last time and trap the evil trying to enter our world?

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Jeff Davis, Miko Hughes

Votes: 47,144 | Gross: $18.09M

4. Holy Motors (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.1
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84 Metascore

From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar.

Director: Leos Carax | Stars: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Eva Mendes, Kylie Minogue

Votes: 37,457

5. Hustle (2004–2012)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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A motley group of London con artists pulls off a series of daring and intricate stings.

Stars: Robert Glenister, Robert Vaughn, Rob Jarvis, Adrian Lester

Votes: 20,691

6. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Thriller

6.7
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71 Metascore

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Votes: 16,242 | Gross: $20.60M

7. Face Off (2011– )

TV-PG | 44 min | Game-Show, Reality-TV

8.2
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Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination which allows them to create amazing works of living art. ... See full summary »

Stars: McKenzie Westmore, Glenn Hetrick, Ve Neill, Michael Westmore

Votes: 5,841

8. Mission: Impossible (1988–1990)

47 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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An elite covert operations unit carries out highly sensitive missions subject to official denial in the event of failure, death or capture.

Stars: Peter Graves, Thaao Penghlis, Antony Hamilton, Phil Morris

Votes: 3,168

9. The Stunt Man (1980)

R | 131 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

A fugitive stumbles on a movie set just when they need a new stunt man, takes the job as a way to hide out and falls for the leading lady.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback, Barbara Hershey, Allen Garfield

Votes: 8,114 | Gross: $7.06M

10. Operation Avalanche (2016)

R | 94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.1
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69 Metascore

In 1967, four undercover CIA agents were sent to NASA posing as a documentary film crew. What they discovered led to one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

Director: Matt Johnson | Stars: Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Andrew Appelle, Jared Raab

Votes: 6,101 | Gross: $0.06M

11. When Worlds Collide (1951)

G | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

Votes: 6,386

12. The Dark Place (2014)

Not Rated | 87 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.6
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Keegan Dark returns to the the heart of California's wine valley to make peace with his long-estranged family. Instead, he finds a harrowing mystery that endangers his life and those he loves.

Director: Jody Wheeler | Stars: Blaise Godbe Lipman, Timo Descamps, Sean Paul Lockhart, Eddy Rioseco

Votes: 260

13. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact a scientist as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 6,442

14. F/X2 (1991)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller

5.9
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48 Metascore

F/X man Rollie Tyler (Bryan Brown) is now a toy maker. Mike Brandon (Tom Mason), the ex-husband of Rolly's girlfriend Kim(Rachel Ticotin), is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Rachel Ticotin, Joanna Gleason

Votes: 8,102 | Gross: $21.08M

15. The Dungeonmaster (1984)

PG-13 | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.4
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A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

Directors: David Allen, Charles Band, John Carl Buechler, Steven Ford, Peter Manoogian, Ted Nicolaou, Rosemarie Turko | Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll, Leslie Wing, Gina Calabrese

Votes: 1,674

16. 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: 3,261

17. Scare Campaign (2016)

80 min | Horror

5.8
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A group of people run a TV show where they set up locations to scare people. Things go horribly wrong when the producer wants them to get darker as they set up an asylum to spook the new target: a creepy guy who used to work there.

Directors: Cameron Cairnes, Colin Cairnes | Stars: Meegan Warner, Ian Meadows, Olivia DeJonge, Josh Quong Tart

Votes: 2,548

18. Supertrain (1979– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

4.6
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The adventures of a nation-spanning train and its passengers.

Stars: Edward Andrews, Harrison Page, Robert Alda, Patrick Collins

Votes: 149

19. The Matrix Revisited (2001 Video)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary

7.3
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An "extras-only" DVD, packed with documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of the ground-breaking 1999 movie "The Matrix". Includes a rare interview with the elusive ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Oreck | Stars: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Joel Silver, Bill Pope, Owen Paterson

Votes: 3,009

20. King of Crime (2018)

102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.9
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When the biggest player in British cyber-crime faces destruction by some deadly serious Islamic extremists, he knows it's time to settle old scores and play the biggest scam of his life - before bailing out fast.

Director: Matt Gambell | Stars: Mark Wingett, Claire King, Rachel Bright, Nicholas Brendon

Votes: 64

21. Inside the Labyrinth (1986 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Music

7.6
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A behind-the-scenes look at the David Bowie film Labyrinth (1986), also featuring director Jim Henson and co-star Jennifer Connelly.

Director: Desmond Saunders | Stars: Jim Henson, David Bowie, Charles Augins, Brian Henson

Votes: 469

22. Crack in the World (1965)

Not Rated | 96 min | Sci-Fi

6.0
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A dying scientist pushes forward his project to tap through to the Earth's magma layer, with results that threaten to destroy the Earth as we know it.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Dana Andrews, Janette Scott, Kieron Moore, Alexander Knox

Votes: 1,944

23. Socket (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

4.1
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Dr. Bill Matthews is struck by lighting. While recovering at the hospital where he works, he begins an intimate relationship with Dr. Craig Murphy, who invites Bill to join a strange group of lightning survivors.

Director: Sean Abley | Stars: Derek Long, Matthew Montgomery, Alexandra Billings, Rasool J'Han

Votes: 500

24. Full Tilt Boogie (1997)

R | 97 min | Documentary

6.6
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A documentary about the production of From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and the people who made it.

Director: Sarah Kelly | Stars: Rick Stribling, Ken Bondy, Amy Minda Cohen, Elizabeth Avellan

Votes: 2,519 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Wu Tang vs. Ninja (1987)

88 min | Action, Fantasy

6.4
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Abbot Withe of the Wu Tang clan has teamed up with the Ninjas in order to destroy Shaolin this making him the most powerful fighter in the Martial world.

Director: Kuo-Ren Wu | Stars: Alexander Rei Lo, Kuan-Wu Lung, William Yen, Chiang Wang

Votes: 231

26. The H-Man (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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When a narcotics deal goes sour and a suspect disappears, leaving only his clothes, Tokyo police question his wife and stake out the nightclub where she works. His disappearance stumps the ... See full summary »

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Yumi Shirakawa, Kenji Sahara, Akihiko Hirata, Eitarô Ozawa

Votes: 1,048

27. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1943)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting.

Director: Josef von Báky | Stars: Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Michael Bohnen, Hans Brausewetter

Votes: 1,713

28. Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction? (2017– )

TV-PG | Action, Adventure, Reality-TV

7.6
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Each episode our hosts take a scene from a TV show or Movie where a weapon is used, and test that weapon using real world conditions to see if it's Fact or Fiction.

Stars: Terry Schappert, Larry Zanoff, Pompeyo Cepeda, Andre G. Ellingson

Votes: 198

29. La classe américaine (1993 TV Movie)

70 min | Comedy

8.1
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George Abitbol, "the Most Classy Man on Earth", dies sputtering his famous last words: "cr*ppy world!" What the heck did he mean? Reporters Steven, Peter and Dave investigate. La Classe ... See full summary »

Directors: Michel Hazanavicius, Dominique Mézerette | Stars: Lionel Abelanski, Jean-Eric Bielle, Marc Cassot, Alain Chabat

Votes: 2,145

30. 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

31. Cyberpunk (1990 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

6.1
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Stylistic documentary about the cyberpunk movement. William Gibson, author of cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, and Timothy Leary, famous advocate of psychedelic drugs, share their thoughts on the future of society and technology.

Director: Marianne Trench | Stars: William Gibson, Timothy Leary, David Stagnari, Annette Hunt

Votes: 65

32. Thir13en Ghosts Revealed (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Documentary

7.6
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Stars: Matthew Lillard, Joel Silver, Tony Shalhoub, F. Murray Abraham

Votes: 30

33. Inner Depravity: Vol 1 (2005)

10 min | Short, Horror

6.1
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A masked man practices various tortures on women while some dark ambient music plays.

Stars: Rémy Couture, Amellya, Anne Marie D., Sophie R.

Votes: 49

34. 30 Days in Hell: The Making of 'The Devil's Rejects' (2005 Video)

145 min | Documentary

8.1
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An exhaustive, detailed documentary on the 30-day film shoot of "The Devil's Rejects"

Stars: Marco Black, Mike Elliott, Brent Morris, Wayne Toth

Votes: 245

35. SFX Retaliator (1987)

85 min | Action

4.5
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Special effects producer Steve Baker helps a woman being chased by the Mafia, but then they follow him and his wife.

Director: Jun Gallardo | Stars: Christopher Mitchum, Gordon Mitchell, Linda Blair, David Light

Votes: 66

36. The Making of 'Jurassic Park' (1995 Video)

51 min | Documentary

7.8
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Behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Jurassic Park" narrated by James Earl Jones.

Director: John Schultz | Stars: James Earl Jones, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Stan Winston

Votes: 517

37. The Making of 'Jaws' (1995 Video)

125 min | Documentary

7.8
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Excellent and very detailed documentary on the making of a classic. Filled with appealing trivia, exhaustive interviews with cast and crew members, and never before seen footage.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Steven Spielberg, Peter Benchley, David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck

Votes: 658

38. Invasion Force (1990)

R | 83 min | Action

4.6
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A film crew shooting a movie finds itself battling against terrorists trying to take over a city.

Director: David A. Prior | Stars: Renée Cline, Walter Cox, Douglas Harter, Richard Lynch

Votes: 70

39. 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: 455

40. The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings' (2002 Video)

Documentary

7.7
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Documentary of the making of Peter Jackson's adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic work of fantasy.

Director: Costa Botes | Stars: Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 563

41. 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: 519

42. Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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The life and work of the renowned film visual effects artist and producer.

Director: Gilles Penso | Stars: Ray Harryhausen, Peter Jackson, Terry Gilliam, Guillermo del Toro

Votes: 1,108

43. Making of Guinea Pig (1986 Video)

44 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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The making of Sai Enterprise's Guinea Pig, Ginî piggu 2: Chiniku no hana, and Ginî piggu 3: Senritsu! Shinanai otoko.

Director: Jyunko Okamoto | Stars: Shinsuke Araki, Hideshi Hino, Masayuki Hisamot, Ivu

Votes: 154

44. La isla mínima: Making of (2015 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Director: Luis Melgar | Stars: Alberto Rodríguez, Raúl Arévalo, Javier Gutiérrez, Antonio de la Torre

Votes: 63

45. Court of Lonely Royals (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Thriller

4.5
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A group of disaffected twenty-somethings occupy a dystopic, hyper-urban Australia. They spend their time eating udon noodles, listening to Swedish pop music and committing mass executions for the police.

Director: Rohan Michael Hoole | Stars: Damon Gameau, Samantha Noble, Leah de Niese, Ayse Tezel

Votes: 139

46. 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

47. The Making of 'Band of Brothers' (2001 TV Short)

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Interviews made of the various actors and cast members that provide the knowledge and production skills and sets required to make the film a success.

Stars: Tom Hanks, David Leland, Tony To, Frank John Hughes

Votes: 374

48. Sleepless Nights: Revisiting the Slumber Party Massacres (2010)

62 min | Documentary

7.2
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30 years after the original feminist slasher film The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) hit theaters, cast & crew revisit the scene of the crime and its sequels.

Director: Jason Paul Collum | Stars: Amy Holden Jones, Debra De Liso, Brinke Stevens, Michael Villella

Votes: 38

49. 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

50. Despiser (2003 Video)

R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror

4.0
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Having just been fired and dumped by his wife, life couldn't possibly be worse for independent artist GORDON HAUGE (Mark Redfield)--until he wrecks his car and finds himself in purgatory ... See full summary »

Director: Philip J. Cook | Stars: Mark Redfield, Doug Brown, Gage Sheridan, Frank Smith

Votes: 241



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