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1. Back to the Future (1985)

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

8.5
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86 Metascore

A teenager 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

2. Shogun (1980 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.1
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A English navigator becomes both a player and pawn in the complex political games in feudal Japan.

Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Toshirô Mifune, Yôko Shimada, Frankie Sakai

3. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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60 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Writers: J.G. Ballard, Tom Stoppard | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

4. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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The life and trials of a young African American woman.

Writers: Alice Walker, Menno Meyjes | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

5. Stalkers (2000)

15 min | Short

7.8
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Add a Plot

Director: Jesse Weathington | Stars: Dawn Herriott, Brigitta Dau, Marc Bolton

6. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is an addict.

Writers: Simon Moore, Stephen Gaghan | Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

PG | 104 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.7
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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

8. A Woman Called Golda (1982 TV Movie)

200 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The story of the Russian-born, Wisconsin-raised woman who rose to become Israel's prime minister in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Writers: Harold Gast, Steve Gethers | Director: Alan Gibson | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Ned Beatty, Franklin Cover, Judy Davis

9. Witness (1985)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.5
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76 Metascore

A young Amish boy is sole witness to a murder; policeman John Book goes into hiding in Amish country to protect him until the trial.

Writers: William Kelley, Pamela Wallace, Earl W. Wallace | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Lukas Haas, Josef Sommer

10. Noises Off... (1992)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy

7.5
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A travelling theater group find so much action going on behind-the-scenes, they almost ruin the performances.

Writers: Michael Frayn, Marty Kaplan | Director: Peter Bogdanovich | Stars: Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Denholm Elliott, Julie Hagerty

11. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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63 Metascore

An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

12. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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55 Metascore

Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

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

13. Love Jones (1997)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just ... See full summary »

Writer: Theodore Witcher | Director: Theodore Witcher | Stars: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole Carson

14. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: The Quality of Mercy (1983)

60 min | Drama

7.4
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Unless their truce holds, Bobby learns that only a miracle could put him ahead of J.R. in their fight for Ewing Oil with the showdown only a few days away.

Writers: David Jacobs, Leonard Katzman | Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

15. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.3
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64 Metascore

A freewheeling Detroit cop pursuing a murder investigation finds himself dealing with the very different culture of Beverly Hills.

Writers: Daniel Petrie Jr., Danilo Bach | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher

16. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: Eye of the Beholder (1984)

Drama

7.3
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Miss Ellie changes her mind about marrying Clayton and J.R. is delighted. Clayton broods over Ellie's decision about their wedding and then shows up at Southfork demanding an explanation but J.R. meets him with a gun.

Writers: David Jacobs, Arthur Bernard Lewis | Director: Leonard Katzman | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

17. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: Fools Rush In (1984)

Drama

7.3
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J.R. gleefully operates behind the scenes to enmesh Cliff in an untenable financial situation he can use to his own advantage.

Writers: David Jacobs, David Paulsen | Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

18. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: Hush, Hush, Sweet Jessie (1984)

60 min | Drama

7.3
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J.R.'s snooping into Clayton and Jessica's past makes him realize his mother may be in grave danger. The concern of the Ewings for Miss Ellie's safety increases after it is learned that she... See full summary »

Writers: David Jacobs, David Paulsen | Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

19. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: Peter's Principle (1984)

Drama

7.3
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Sue Ellen has to fight her own emotions to try and convince Peter that he should not jeopardize his future because of her. She is concerned that Peter might try something desperate and goes to his apartment to see him.

Writers: David Jacobs, Arthur Bernard Lewis | Director: Patrick Duffy | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

20. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: The Oil Baron's Ball (1983)

Drama

7.3
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Emotions spill over at the Oil Baron's Ball as the Ewing and Barnes' parties confront each other. J.R. is delighted to see Bobby and Pam with other dates but shocked when Cliff is named Oil Man of the Year.

Writers: David Jacobs, Leonard Katzman | Director: Leonard Katzman | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

21. The Lost Boys (1987)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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63 Metascore

After moving to a new town, two brothers are convinced that the area is frequented by vampires.

Writers: Janice Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest, Barnard Hughes

22. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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Basil, the rodent Sherlock Holmes, investigates the kidnapping of a toy-maker and uncovers its link to his arch-enemy, Professor Ratigan.

Writers: Peter Young, Vance Gerry, Steve Hulett, Ron Clements, John Musker, Bruce Morris, Matthew O'Callaghan, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, Mel Shaw, Eve Titus, Paul Galdone | Directors: Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, David Michener, John Musker | Stars: Vincent Price, Barrie Ingham, Val Bettin, Susanne Pollatschek

23. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: To Catch a Sly (1983)

Drama

7.2
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J.R.'s determination to discover how Cliff is getting information about Ewing Oil's operations pays off when Sly falls into his trap. When J.R. confronts his secretary, she tells him how ... See full summary »

Writers: David Jacobs, David Paulsen | Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

24. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: Blow Up (1984)

Drama

7.1
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Pam tries to rush Mark into a quick marriage but he wants a big wedding and Miss Ellie insists on her own small nuptial event with Clayton at Southfork.

Writers: David Jacobs, David Paulsen | Director: Patrick Duffy | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

25. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: The Long Goodbye (1983)

Drama

7.1
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Southfork, and the Ewing relationships, undergo rebuilding after the fire and other recent events. Away from the ranch, Mickey regains consciousness. Bobby asks Pam to come back and they ... See full summary »

Writers: David Jacobs, Leonard Katzman | Director: Leonard Katzman | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

26. Dallas (1978–1991)
Episode: When the Bough Breaks (1984)

Drama

7.1
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Sue Ellen leaves the hospital unsure of who got her pregnant. J.R. and Peter are each convinced that he fathered the child Sue Ellen lost in the accident.

Writers: David Jacobs, Leonard Katzman | Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Barbara Bel Geddes, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, Larry Hagman

27. North Dallas Forty (1979)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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A semi-fictional account of life as a professional Football (American-style) player. Loosely based on the Dallas Cowboys team of the early 1970s.

Writers: Peter Gent, Frank Yablans, Ted Kotcheff | Director: Ted Kotcheff | Stars: Nick Nolte, Charles Durning, Mac Davis, Dayle Haddon

28. Dallas (1978–1991)

60 min | Drama

6.9
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

29. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Scrooge McDuck searches for a magic lamp that holds a genie. But an evil wizard is after it too.

Writer: Alan Burnett | Director: Bob Hathcock | Stars: Alan Young, Christopher Lloyd, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor

30. Ruthless People (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.

Writers: Dale Launer, O. Henry | Directors: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker | Stars: Bette Midler, Danny DeVito, Judge Reinhold, Helen Slater

31. City Slickers (1991)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Western

6.7
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On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest.

Writers: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Billy Crystal, Jack Palance, Daniel Stern, Bruno Kirby

32. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Writers: Stephen King, Steven E. de Souza | Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

33. Running Scared (1986)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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Two street-wise Chicago cops have to shake off some rust after returning from a Key West vacation to pursue a drug dealer that nearly killed them in the past.

Writers: Gary DeVore, Jimmy Huston | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Gregory Hines, Billy Crystal, Steven Bauer, Darlanne Fluegel

34. 2 Days in the Valley (1996)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime

6.5
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48 hours of intersecting lives and crimes in Los Angeles.

Writer: John Herzfeld | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Teri Hatcher, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Charlize Theron

35. Chances Are (1989)

PG | 108 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.4
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Louie Jeffries is happily married to Corinne. On their first anniversary, Louie is killed crossing the road. Louie is reincarnated as Alex Finch, and twenty years later, fate brings Alex ... See full summary »

Writers: Perry Howze, Randy Howze | Director: Emile Ardolino | Stars: Cybill Shepherd, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan O'Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson

36. An American Tail: Fievel Goes West (1991)

G | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.4
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A family of Emigre mice decide to move out to the west, unaware that they are falling into a trap perpetrated by a smooth talking cat.

Creator: David Kirschner | Directors: Phil Nibbelink, Simon Wells | Stars: James Stewart, John Cleese, Amy Irving, Phillip Glasser

37. Little Darlings (1980)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Two 15-year old girls from different sides of the tracks compete to see who will be first to lose their virginity while at camp.

Writers: Kimi Peck, Dalene Young | Director: Ronald F. Maxwell | Stars: Tatum O'Neal, Kristy McNichol, Armand Assante, Matt Dillon

38. Spies Like Us (1985)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Dave Thomas, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel | Director: John Landis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, Donna Dixon

39. Lock Up (1989)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.3
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52 Metascore

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Smith, Jeb Stuart, Henry Rosenbaum | Director: John Flynn | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Sonny Landham

40. Summer Rental (1985)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

6.1
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Jack Chester, an overworked air traffic controller, takes his family on vacation to the beach. Things immediately start to go wrong for the Chesters, and steadily get worse. Jack ends up in... See full summary »

Writers: Jeremy Stevens, Mark Reisman | Director: Carl Reiner | Stars: John Candy, Richard Crenna, Rip Torn, Karen Austin

41. Needful Things (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Writers: Stephen King, W.D. Richter | Director: Fraser Clarke Heston | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer

42. Firstborn (1984)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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Because he's the oldest, Jake has been the man of the house, since his parents divorce. When Mom starts seeing Sam, who always seems to be trying some new way to get rich quick, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Ron Koslow | Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Teri Garr, Peter Weller, Christopher Collet, Corey Haim

43. Norma Jean & Marilyn (1996 TV Movie)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama

6.1
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This film follows Norma Jean from her simple, ambitious youth to her superstar pinnacle and back down. She moves from lover to lover in order to further her career. She finds fame but never happiness, only knowing seduction but not love.

Writers: Anthony Summers, Jill Isaacs | Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, Josh Charles, Ron Rifkin

44. Senseless (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.

Writers: Greg Erb, Craig Mazin | Director: Penelope Spheeris | Stars: Marlon Wayans, David Spade, Brad Dourif, Esther Scott

45. Passed Away (1992)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy

5.9
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A bunch of eccentric relatives gather for their patriarch's funeral.

Writer: Charlie Peters | Director: Charlie Peters | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Jack Warden, William Petersen, Diana Bellamy

46. Marked for Death (1990)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Chicago DEA agent John Hatcher has just returned from Colombia, where his partner was killed in the line of duty by a drug dealer who has since been taken down. As a result of his partner's... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Grais, Mark Victor | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Steven Seagal, Joanna Pacula, Basil Wallace, Keith David

47. Dying Young (1991)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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After she discovers that her boyfriend has betrayed her, Hilary O'Neil is looking for a new start and a new job. She begins to work as a private nurse for a young man suffering from blood ... See full summary »

Writers: Marti Leimbach, Richard Friedenberg | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst

48. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, William Broyles Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

49. The Runner (1999)

R | 94 min | Drama, Crime, Thriller

5.7
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A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.

Writers: Dustin Lee Abraham, Anthony E. Zuiker | Director: Ron Moler | Stars: Ron Eldard, John Goodman, Joe Mantegna, Courteney Cox

50. The Marrying Man (1991)

R | 115 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

5.6
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Rich playboy Charley Pearl meets Vicki Anderson, singer at a nightclub in Las Vegas. But she's a gangster's-moll, Bugsy Siegel's, and when he finds the two of them in bed, he forces them to... See full summary »

Writer: Neil Simon | Director: Jerry Rees | Stars: Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Robert Loggia, Elisabeth Shue