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1. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

8.8
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82 Metascore

Forrest Gump, while not intelligent, has accidentally been present at many historic moments, but his true love, Jenny Curran, eludes him.

Writers: Winston Groom, Eric Roth | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

2. Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974–1975)

51 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

8.6
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A newspaper reporter investigates strange supernatural occurrences in Chicago.

Stars: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Jack Grinnage, Ruth McDevitt

3. Looking Back at the Future (2006)

Not Rated | Documentary

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Director: Doc Crotzer | Stars: Norman Alden, John Bell, Clyde E. Bryan, Neil Canton

4. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: What's Cookin' (1992)

Not Rated | 28 min | Horror

8.6
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Married couple Fred and Erma's restaurant has seen better days. But things change once a stranger walks in, with a rather unique steak recipe...

Writers: William M. Gaines, A L Katz, Gilbert Adler | Director: Gilbert Adler | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Bess Armstrong, Art LaFleur, Meat Loaf

5. Back to the Future (1985)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.5
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86 Metascore

A young man is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr. Emmett Brown, and must make sure his high-school-age parents unite in order to save his own existence.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover

6. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Yellow (1991)

Not Rated | 37 min | Horror

8.5
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The year is 1918. During World War I, somewhere in France, it's the 49th day of continuous battle on the front lines. Lieutenant Martin Kalthrob doesn't want to be in the army anymore and ... See full summary »

Writers: Gilbert Adler, A L Katz, Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eric Douglas, Lance Henriksen, Dan Aykroyd

7. Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime (2011 Video Game)

Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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Having gotten young Emmett back on track and away from Edna Strickland's ways, Marty wakes in the Brown's garage to find Emmett gone... See full synopsis »

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Andy Hartzell | Director: Dennis Lenart | Stars: A.J. Locascio, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, James Arnold Taylor

8. Perversions of Science (1997– )
Episode: Anatomy Lesson (1997)

R | 25 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A young man with homicidal tendencies faces down a bearded figure who has been appearing to him since childhood.

Writers: William M. Gaines, Kevin Rock | Director: Gilbert Adler | Stars: Jeremy London, Jeff Fahey, Joanna Gleason, Jim Metzler

9. Perversions of Science (1997– )
Episode: Snap Ending (1997)

R | 24 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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Writers: William M. Gaines, Kevin Rock | Director: Sean Astin | Stars: Jennifer Hetrick, Kathleen Wilhoite, Sean Astin, Wil Wheaton

10. Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown (2011 Video Game)

Adventure, Sci-Fi

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Marty returns to 1986 only to discover that Hill Valley has been turned into a brainwashed society led by an alternate version of Doc.

Writers: Bob Gale, Andy Hartzell, J.D. Straw, Robert Zemeckis | Director: Eric Parsons | Stars: A.J. Locascio, Christopher Lloyd, Andrew Chaikin, Rebecca Schweitzer

11. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Television Terror (1990)

Not Rated | 21 min | Horror

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A TV shock journalist gives an on-air tour of an eerie haunted house.

Writers: Randall Jahnson, G.J. Pruss | Director: Charlie Picerni | Stars: Morton Downey Jr., Dorothy Parke, Peter Van Norden, John Kassir

12. Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1, It's About Time (2010 Video Game)

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Six months after the events in Back to the Future Part III (1990), Marty McFly is adjusting to life without his best friend Doc Brown. As Doc left everything behind, the bank has foreclosed... See full summary »

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Michael Stemmle, Andy Hartzell | Director: Dennis Lenart | Stars: A.J. Locascio, Christopher Lloyd, Andrew Chaikin, Mark Barbolak

13. AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration (2011– )

TV-PG | Documentary, Talk-Show

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Stars: Steven Spielberg, John Williams, David O. Russell, Mark Wahlberg

14. Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2, Get Tannen (2011 Video Game)

Adventure

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In order to prevent the Tannen crime family from taking over Hill Valley, Marty must return to 1931 and get Kid Tannen arrested.

Writers: Bob Gale, Andy Hartzell, Robert Zemeckis | Director: Peter Tsaykel | Stars: A.J. Locascio, Christopher Lloyd, Andrew Chaikin, Roger Jackson

15. Perversions of Science (1997– )
Episode: Planely Possible (1997)

R | 27 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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Writers: William M. Gaines, Peter Atkins | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: George Newbern, Vincent Schiavelli, Joyce Brothers, Elizabeth Berkley

16. Payback in Bolts (2010)

4 min | Animation, Short, Crime

8.1
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A struggling family must survive in a city of robot crime lords.

Writers: Tony Papesh, Casey Scott | Director: Tony Papesh

17. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Abra Cadaver (1991)

Not Rated | 29 min | Horror

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A former potential surgeon sets out to wreak revenge on the brother who's cruel practical joke prevented him from realizing his dream.

Writer: Jim Birge | Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Beau Bridges, Tony Goldwyn, Tom Wright, John Kassir

18. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Death of Some Salesmen (1993)

Not Rated | Horror

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A conniving con-man posing as a salesman gets more than he bargained for when he comes knocks at the door of the wrong family.

Writers: Gilbert Adler, A L Katz | Director: Gilbert Adler | Stars: Tim Curry, Ed Begley Jr., Yvonne De Carlo, John Kassir

19. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Go to the Head of the Class (1986)

PG-13 | 60 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

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In this hour-long episode, a teenage horror buff (Coffey) is so smitten with a sexy classmate (Masterson) that he helps her use black magic on their loathsome English teacher, with shocking... See full summary »

Writers: Mick Garris, Tom McLoughlin, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Scott Coffey, Mary Stuart Masterson, Tom Bresnahan

20. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The New Arrival (1992)

Not Rated | 25 min | Horror

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An abnormally difficult child tests a psychologist.

Writer: Ron Finley | Director: Peter Medak | Stars: David Warner, Joan Severance, Zelda Rubinstein, Twiggy

21. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Horror

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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

22. Parker Lewis Can't Lose (1990–1993)

30 min | Comedy

8.0
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For a cool high school kid and his friends, thwarting authority figures and other enemies is not a problem.

Creator: Clyde Phillips | Stars: Corin Nemec, Billy Jayne, Troy W. Slaten, Melanie Chartoff

23. Biography (1987– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Creator: Agnes Nixon | Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith, Roddy McDowall

24. Idle (2003)

10 min | Short

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Rambling home late one afternoon, Walter is forced to wait at a desolate intersection by two dedicated road workers, Smith and Jones. Although Walter claims he cannot take no for long, Smith and Jones know something Walter does not...

Writer: Megan Peterson | Director: Megan Peterson | Stars: King Stuart, Scott Cain, Nicholas T. King

25. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: And All Through the House (1989)

Not Rated | 22 min | Horror

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A greedy woman makes the mistake of murdering her husband while an escaped mental patient dressed in a Santa Claus outfit is on the loose.

Writer: Fred Dekker | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: John Kassir, Mary Ellen Trainor, Larry Drake, Marshall Bell

26. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Forever Ambergris (1993)

Not Rated | 25 min | Horror

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A jaded, has-been photographer plots the demise of his younger, talented protégé when they go on assignment in Central America.

Writer: Scott Rosenberg | Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Roger Daltrey, Steve Buscemi, Paul Dooley, Marshall Bell

27. Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4, Double Visions (2011 Video Game)

Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.9
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After escaping from Citizen Plus, Marty and Citizen Brown return to 1931 to prevent Emmett from making the worst mistake of his life.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Andy Hartzell | Director: Dave Grossman | Stars: A.J. Locascio, Christopher Lloyd, Rebecca Schweitzer, Shannon Nicholson

28. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Cutting Cards (1990)

Not Rated | 20 min | Horror

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Reno and Sam are a pair of hardcore gamblers who don't play for fun, who challenge each other in a sample game of cards and the end result could be deadlier then they could've ever bargained for.

Writers: Walter Hill, Mae Woods | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Kevin Tighe, John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith

29. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: People Who Live in Brass Hearses (1993)

Not Rated | Horror

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Hot-tempered convict Billy DeLuca gets out of prison after serving a two year sentence. Billy convinces his dim-witted brother Virgil to help him rob a warehouse as a means of getting ... See full summary »

Writer: Scott Nimerfro | Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Bill Paxton, Lainie Kazan, Brad Dourif, Michael Lerner

30. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985... without interfering with his first trip.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

31. Charlie Rose (1991– )

60 min | News, Talk-Show

7.8
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Stars: Charlie Rose, Mark Halperin, Al Hunt, Thomas Friedman

32. Johnny Bago (1993– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

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After a Federal faux pas, small-time mobster John Tenuti flees West across the U.S., pursued by bumbling goons from his Jersey outfit plus his rabid ex-wife, a Fed herself (Rose Abdoo). As ... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Stack, Peter Dobson, Richard Romanus, John Edell

33. Call This a Cry for Help (2007 Video)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

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Cole is trying to find himself before the end of the world.

Writers: Tyler Nisbet, Addie Richardson | Director: Tyler Nisbet | Stars: Addie Richardson, Alia Fahey, Phil Stratton, Bec Doyle

34. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Ventriloquist's Dummy (1990)

Not Rated | 24 min | Horror

7.8
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Wanting to improve his craft, a ventriloquist seeks out his long retired idol and discovers a shocking secret.

Writers: William M. Gaines, Frank Darabont | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Don Rickles, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Kassir, Shelley Taylor Morgan

35. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Top Billing (1991)

Not Rated | 28 min | Horror

7.8
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An unattractive and unlucky actor can't get a role because of his looks. His agent and girlfriend leave him. But he doesn't intend to give up - he wants the role of Hamlet.

Writers: Myles Berkowitz, William M. Gaines | Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Jon Lovitz, Bruce Boxleitner, John Astin, Louise Fletcher

36. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Two for the Show (1993)

Not Rated | Horror

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A man murders his beautiful younger wife when she threatens to leave him. He then packs her body in a big suitcase and boards a train, where he is stalked by an inquisitive detective.

Writers: Gilbert Adler, A L Katz | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: David Paymer, Vincent Spano, Traci Lords, John Kassir

37. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: You, Murderer (1995)

Not Rated | 27 min | Horror

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Plastic surgery makes a criminal look like Humphrey Bogart.

Writers: William M. Gaines, A L Katz, Gilbert Adler | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Lithgow, Isabella Rossellini, Sherilyn Fenn

38. Cast Away (2000)

PG-13 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama

7.7
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73 Metascore

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

Writer: William Broyles Jr. | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White

39. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

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83 Metascore

A toon hating detective is a cartoon rabbit's only hope to prove his innocence when he is accused of murder.

Writers: Gary K. Wolf, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Cassidy, Charles Fleischer

40. Tales from the Cryptkeeper (1993–1999)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

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The popular cult horror comic books from the 1950's are adapted in this modern cartoon anthology series.

Stars: John Kassir, Elizabeth Hanna, David Hemblen, Stuart Stone

41. Star Wars Droids: The Jawa Adventure (2012)

6 min | Short, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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C-3PO and R-2D2 embark on a rollicking adventure when the Jawas hijack an experimental Mon Calamari starship. Enjoy this Star Wars fan film created by the June 2012 graduating class of the Digital Animation and Visual Effects School.

Writers: Carol Chiodini, Brad Murphy | Director: Brad Murphy | Stars: Jason M. Brown-Skovira, Scott Castellano, Tom Kane, Daniel L. Smith

42. Back to the Future... The Ride (1991)

Unrated | 4 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Short

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Sitting in a flying DeLorean, the audience gets rocked when traveling through several times.

Writers: Peter N. Alexander, John Groves | Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Thomas F. Wilson, David de Vos, Stephanie de Vos

43. Weird Science Whatever (2008)

26 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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Writer: George Retelas | Directors: Brandon Hunt, George Retelas | Stars: George Retelas, Brandon Hunt, Rachael Ferris, Rudy Solis

44. Perversions of Science (1997– )
Episode: Boxed In (1997)

R | 26 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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A pilot has been in space fighting a war for the longest time with nobody except the ship-issued attractive sexual relief android for both company and help with ship repairs. However, he is... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Miller, Kevin Rock | Director: William Shatner | Stars: Heather Elizabeth Parkhurst, Kevin Pollak, Melanie Shatner, William Shatner

45. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Creep Course (1993)

Not Rated | 30 min | Horror

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Stella Bishop is a full blown geek taking a course on Egyptian mythology led by the pompous Professor Finley, who also happens to be a collector of Egyptian antiquity and one undead, horny ... See full summary »

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, William M. Gaines | Director: Jeffrey Boam | Stars: Jeffrey Jones, Anthony Michael Hall, Nina Siemaszko, John Kassir

46. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: House of Horror (1993)

Not Rated | Horror

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Three pledges for a fraternity on probation run by a soft-spoken leader and his two sidekicks are visited by a beautiful young sorority gal, who is looking for a frat to pledge her own ... See full summary »

Writer: Bob Gale | Director: Bob Gale | Stars: Keith Coogan, Michael DeLuise, Courtney Gains, Brian Krause

47. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Assassin (1994)

Not Rated | Horror

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A happy housewife is pitted against three CIA agents, who have come to kill her husband, a supposed rogue agent.

Writer: Scott Nimerfro | Director: Martin von Haselberg | Stars: Shelley Hack, Chelsea Field, Jonathan Banks, Marshall R. Teague

48. Milius (2013)

103 min | Documentary

7.6
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59 Metascore

A look at the life of filmmaker,John Milius.

Directors: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson | Stars: John Milius, Dennis Aaberg, Peter Bart, Bill Cody

49. The Directors (1999– )

60 min | Documentary, Biography

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Stars: Harrison Ford, Dave Mann, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep

50. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: Carrion Death (1991)

Not Rated | 27 min | Horror

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A sadistic serial killer has unforeseen complications when pursued by a determined motorcycle cop in a barren desert.

Writer: Steven E. de Souza | Director: Steven E. de Souza | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, George DelHoyo, John Kassir