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1. The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13 | 152 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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82 Metascore

When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine

2. Inception (2010)

PG-13 | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.8
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74 Metascore

A thief who steals corporate secrets through use of dream-sharing technology is given the inverse task of planting an idea into the mind of a CEO.

Writer: Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe

3. The MisInventions of Milo Weatherby (2009)

22 min | Short, Adventure, Comedy

8.8
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While working on his new invention the "Reverse Microwave", Milo Weatherby soon discovers that he has accidentally created a time machine. Convinced by his best friend, Levi Donaldson, the ... See full summary »

Writer: William Whirity | Director: William Whirity | Stars: Charlie Bazzell, Matthew Levy, Bruce Jarchow, Suzy Brack

4. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 165 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

8.6
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight must return to defend Gotham City against the enigmatic jewel thief Catwoman and the ruthless mercenary Bane as the city teeters on the brink of complete annihilation.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

5. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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66 Metascore

The rivalry between two magicians becomes more exacerbated by their attempt to perform the ultimate illusion.

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Christopher Priest | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

6. Memento (2000)

R | 113 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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80 Metascore

A man, suffering from short-term memory loss, uses notes and tattoos to hunt for the man he thinks killed his wife.

Writers: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

7. Frontline (1983– )

60 min | Documentary

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Investigative journalist documentaries.

Stars: Will Lyman, Arun Rath, Sarah Childress, Martin Smith

8. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Writers: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

9. Batman Begins (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

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You play as Batman and unleash your terror into the heart of criminals battling against foes such as Dr. Crane/Scarecrow, Ras Al Ghul and Carmine Falcone.

Writers: David S. Goyer, Bobby Johnson, Bob Kane, Christopher Nolan, J.T. Petty | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes

10. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Inception (2010)

13 min | Documentary

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Writer: Richard Brehm | Stars: Chris Brigham, Michael Caine, Chris Corbould, Marion Cotillard

11. The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009 TV Special)

TV-14 | 210 min

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Annual awards presentation honoring the best film achievements of 2008.

Writers: Jon Macks, Jenny Bicks, Bill Condon, John Hoffman, Phil Alden Robinson, Bruce Vilanch, Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Ben Schwartz, Joel Stein, Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce, Robert Cohen | Directors: Roger Goodman, Allen P. Haines | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Alan Arkin

12. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.0
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82 Metascore

A documentary on the life, music, and legacy of Bob Marley.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee 'Scratch' Perry

13. MSN Exclusives (2012– )

Biography, Talk-Show | Active

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A Canadian talk show.

Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Benedict Cumberbatch

14. Tanner '88 (1988– )

Not Rated | 353 min | Comedy

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Stars: Michael Murphy, Pamela Reed, Daniel Jenkins, Matt Malloy

15. My Valentine (I) (2012)

3 min | Short, Music

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The song, "My Valentine," is translated into sign language.

Director: Paul McCartney | Stars: Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman

16. The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy (2013 Video)

77 min | Documentary

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Stars: Eion Bailey, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Nathan Crowley

17. Side by Side (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary

7.7
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82 Metascore

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Writer: Christopher Kenneally | Director: Christopher Kenneally | Stars: Derek Ambrosi, Michael Ballhaus, Andrzej Bartkowiak, Dion Beebe

18. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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87 Metascore

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Writers: Steven Zaillian, Aaron Sorkin, Stan Chervin, Michael Lewis | Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

19. Paul McCartney: My Valentine (2012 Video)

3 min | Short, Music

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Director: Paul McCartney | Stars: Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman

20. Made in Hollywood (2011)

52 min | Documentary

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Writer: Anne Feinsilber | Director: Anne Feinsilber | Stars: Mike Medavoy, Wally Pfister, Oren Aviv, Benedict Coulter

21. Batman: The Journey Begins (2005 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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An overview of how Batman Begins (2005) was taken from concept to realization.

Stars: Christian Bale, Nathan Crowley, David Forman, David S. Goyer

22. Glory, Glory (1998 TV Movie)

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Writer: Judith Paige Mitchell | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Scott Ward, Rick Forrester, Stefan Hajek, Michael Hayden

23. Wild Palms (1993 TV Mini-Series)

300 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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A multi-national corporation attempts to take over America while small pockets of resistance hold out against rampant technology.

Stars: James Belushi, Dana Delany, Robert Loggia, Kim Cattrall

24. Insomnia (2002)

R | 118 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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78 Metascore

Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen.

Writers: Hillary Seitz, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Al Pacino, Robin Williams, Hilary Swank, Martin Donovan

25. Cinematographer Style (2006)

86 min | Documentary

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110 of the world's top cinematographers discuss the art of how and why films look the way they do.

Writers: Volker Bahnemann, Jon Fauer | Director: Jon Fauer | Stars: Remi Adefarasin, Russ T. Alsobrook, Howard A. Anderson III, Howard A. Anderson

26. Anatomy of a Scene (2001– )

30 min | Documentary

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This monthly series examines the creation of a scene from a new feature film from the point of view of the director and other key collaborators.

Stars: Edward Burns, James Lyons, Craig Armstrong, Juan Ruiz Anchía

27. Gotham City Rises (2005 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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An overview of the production design work for the film Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Christian Bale, Chris Corbould, Nathan Crowley, Larry J. Franco

28. Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Sally Field hosts this thorough documentary about actress Barbara Stanwyck. Highlights include Ball of Fire (1941), Double Indemnity (1944) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948).

Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Richard Schickel | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Richard Chamberlain, Gary Cooper, Wendell Corey

29. Batman: The Tumbler (2005 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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An overview of the design process of the Batmobile for the film Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Dean Bailey, Christian Bale, Chris Corbould, George Cottle

30. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: The Dark Knight: Escalation (2008)

Documentary

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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of this blockbuster sequel to Batman Begins (2005). Starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger.

Writer: Richard Brehm | Stars: Wayne Baker, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Nathan Crowley

31. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

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51 Metascore

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

Writer: Mike Myers | Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers

32. The Italian Job (2003)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.0
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68 Metascore

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.

Writers: Troy Kennedy-Martin, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers | Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Mark Wahlberg, Edward Norton, Charlize Theron

33. Rustin (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min

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Billy Stagen is a former professional football player and present-day sheriff in his hometown, the picturesque Rustin, Alabama.

Writer: Jon Lucas | Director: Rick Johnson | Stars: Rick Johnson, Meat Loaf, Ashley Johnson, Zachery Ty Bryan

34. Batman Begins: Path to Discovery (2005 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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A look behind the scenes at the making of Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Christian Bale, Chris Corbould, Nathan Crowley, Larry J. Franco

35. Saving Gotham City (2005 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at the effects work for the film Batman Begins (2005).

Stars: Steven Begg, Chris Corbould, Paul J. Franklin, Katie Holmes

36. Scotland, Pa. (2001)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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49 Metascore

A modernized retelling of "MacBeth" set in 1970s suburban Pennsylvania. Joe McBeth, an unambitious hamburger stand employee, is driven to success by his scheming wife.

Writers: William Shakespeare, Billy Morrissette | Director: Billy Morrissette | Stars: James Le Gros, Maura Tierney, Christopher Walken, Kevin Corrigan

37. The Director's Notebook (2007 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Mark Rance | Stars: Christian Bale, Joan Bergin, Michael Caine, Nathan Crowley

38. Unstrung Heroes (1995)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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70 Metascore

Steven Lidz, unhappy with his home life since his mother got sick, goes and lives with his two crazy Uncles. There he changes and gets closer to his Uncles, but his parents want him home ... See full summary »

Writers: Franz Lidz, Richard LaGravenese | Director: Diane Keaton | Stars: Andie MacDowell, John Turturro, Michael Richards, Maury Chaykin

39. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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67 Metascore

Ticket collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother

Writers: Daniel G. Sullivan, Fredric LeBow | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle

40. Sharing the Secret (2000 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

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A teenage girl who feels she must always seem happy for her parents and friends secretly binges and purges.

Writer: Lauren Currier | Director: Katt Shea | Stars: Mare Winningham, Alison Lohman, Lawrence Monoson, Mary Crosby

41. Willie Nelson at the Teatro (1998)

Music

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Writer: Wim Wenders | Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Daniel Lanois, Bobby Nelson

42. Turbo (2013)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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58 Metascore

A freak accident might just help an everyday garden snail achieve his biggest dream: winning the Indy 500.

Writers: Darren Lemke, Robert D. Siegel, David Soren | Director: David Soren | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson

43. Instinct (1999)

R | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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43 Metascore

When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him.

Writers: Gerald Di Pego, Daniel Quinn | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., Donald Sutherland, Maura Tierney

44. Laurel Canyon (2002)

R | 103 min | Drama

6.5
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61 Metascore

When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.

Writer: Lisa Cholodenko | Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Frances McDormand, Alessandro Nivola, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale

45. V.I.P. (1998–2002)
Episode: Diamonds Are a Val's Best Friend (1998)

Action, Comedy, Crime

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Walter Parsegian hires Val as armed escort for him and especially his recently acquired super-modified diamond Star of Neptune at a Beverly Hills party. It gets stolen using a sound device.... See full summary »

Creator: J.F. Lawton | Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Pamela Anderson, Molly Culver, Shaun Baker, Natalie Raitano

46. Transcendence (2014)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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42 Metascore

A scientist's drive for artificial intelligence, takes on dangerous implications when his consciousness is uploaded into one such program.

Writer: Jack Paglen | Director: Wally Pfister | Stars: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy

47. Phenomenon (1996)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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An ordinary man sees a bright light descend from the sky, and discovers he now has super-intelligence and telekinesis.

Writer: Gerald Di Pego | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: John Travolta, Kyra Sedgwick, Forest Whitaker, Robert Duvall

48. White Dwarf (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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In a distant future New York medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into ... See full summary »

Writer: Bruce Wagner | Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Paul Winfield, Neal McDonough, Ele Keats, Giuseppe Andrews

49. Rhapsody in Bloom (1998 TV Movie)

92 min | Romance, Drama

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Artist Lilah Bloom's life is upended when her widowed brother decides to remarry a strong-willed business woman. Humor and self-awareness emerge as she ventures out to start a new life with... See full summary »

Writer: Eric Tuchman | Director: Craig M. Saavedra | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Ron Silver, Craig Sheffer, Caroline Goodall

50. Mousehunt (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

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54 Metascore

Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Writer: Adam Rifkin | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin