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1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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78 Metascore

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

Writers: Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

2. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

3. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.6
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90 Metascore

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, John Rhys-Davies

4. Movie Magic (1994– )

30 min | Documentary, History

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Documentary series dealing with every aspect of special effects in movies, from low-budget make-up to multi-million-dollar computer-generated graphics. The clear presentation includes ... See full summary »

Creators: Gary R. Benz, Stephen Rocha, Lise Romanoff | Stars: James Cameron, Richard Edlund, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston

5. Angels in America (2003– )
Episode: Part 1 Millennium Approaches (2003)

TV-MA | 66 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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Louis abandons a hospitalized Prior; Joe and Roy confide in each other over drinks. Later, Prior hears voices from his hospital bed while Louis solicits sex from strangers, and Joe makes a drunken confession to his mother.

Writer: Tony Kushner | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

6. Angels in America (2003– )
Episode: Part 2 Perestroika (2003)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.6
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A fight with Joe leaves Louis badly scarred; Roy plays a final practical joke on Ethel; Prior wrestles the Angel and then addresses a review board in Heaven; Harper heads out West; Prior, ... See full summary »

Writer: Tony Kushner | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

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

Not Rated | 28 min | Comedy, Crime, 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

8. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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52 Metascore

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the rebels attempt to destroy the second Death Star, while Luke struggles to make Vader shake off of the dark side of the Force.

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas | Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

9. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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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.

Writer: Ed Singer | Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Jim Bloom, Leo Braudy

10. Die Hard (1988)

R | 131 min | Action, Thriller

8.3
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70 Metascore

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save wife Holly Gennaro and several others, taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Writers: Roderick Thorp, Jeb Stuart, Steven E. de Souza | Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

11. Angels in America (2003 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy

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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

12. The Creep Behind the Camera (2014)

111 min | Documentary, Animation, Biography

8.3
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An exploration of the making of b-movie sci-fi cult classic "The Creeping Terror" and its con-man director Art "A.J." Nelson/Vic Savage.

Writer: Pete Schuermann | Director: Pete Schuermann | Stars: Laurel Harris, Meggie Maddock, Brian McCulley, Richard Edlund

13. Toy Masters (2012)

97 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

8.3
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When two friends attempt to discover who created their favorite childhood action figure, they end up uncovering a heated battle for credit that's lasted 30 years and is filled with more ... See full summary »

Writers: Corey Landis, Roger Lay Jr. | Directors: Corey Landis, Roger Lay Jr. | Stars: Paul Cleveland, Mark Dicamillo, Lawrence G. DiTillio, Richard Edlund

14. Hollywood Stuntmakers (1991– )

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Stars: James Coburn, Christopher Reeve, Rick Baker, Bob Gurr

15. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Movie)

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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

16. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

8.0
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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

17. The Making of 'Alien³' (2003 Video)

161 min | Documentary

7.9
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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 »

Writer: Charles de Lauzirika | Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Martin Asbury, Michael Biehn, Ralph Brown, Greg Cannom

18. Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection (2005 Video)

233 min | Documentary

7.9
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Director: Ray Harryhausen | Stars: Forrest J Ackerman, Jim Aupperle, Rick Baker, Craig Barron

19. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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67 Metascore

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

20. Visions of Light (1992)

92 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Cameramen and women discuss the craft and art of cinematography and of the "DP" (the director of photography), illustrating their points with clips from 100 films, from Birth of a Nation to... See full summary »

Writer: Todd McCarthy | Directors: Arnold Glassman, Todd McCarthy, Stuart Samuels | Stars: Conrad L. Hall, John Bailey, Vilmos Zsigmond, Charles Lang

21. The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' (2003 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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The men from ILM who contributed to the special effect work of the first three Indiana Jones pictures look back and reveal some of their secrets.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: George Lucas, Frank Marshall, Richard Edlund, Steven Spielberg

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

Not Rated | 27 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.8
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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

23. Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

7.7
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Writers: Leslie Iwerks, Jeff Stephenson | Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Tom Cruise, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard

24. Raiders: The Melting Face! (2008 Video)

8 min | Short

7.5
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A recreation of the amazing physical effect of the villain's melting face in "Raiders of the Lost Ark."

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Richard Edlund, Steven Spielberg, Chris Walas

25. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror

7.4
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A family's home is haunted by a host of ghosts.

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

26. The China Syndrome (1979)

PG | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

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A reporter finds what appears to be a cover-up of safety hazards at a nuclear power plant.

Writers: Mike Gray, T.S. Cook, James Bridges | Director: James Bridges | Stars: Jane Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas, Scott Brady

27. Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic (1993 Video)

58 min | Documentary

7.4
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The story behind the masterpiece.

Writer: Mary Adair Kaiser | Director: Scott Benson | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Rudy Behlmer, Gore Vidal, J.J. Cohn

28. Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight (2005 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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An overview of the making of Batman Returns (1992).

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Tim Burton, Michael Keaton, Denise Di Novi, Sam Hamm

29. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Man Who Was Death (1989)

Not Rated | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

7.4
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After the death penalty is abolished, an executioner continues his former job through freelancing...

Writers: Walter Hill, Robert Reneau | Director: Walter Hill | Stars: William Sadler, J.W. Smith, Roy Brocksmith, David Wohl

30. Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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An All-American trucker gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle in Chinatown.

Writers: Gary Goldman, David Z. Weinstein, W.D. Richter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong

31. Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2014)

107 min | Documentary, Action, History

7.3
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A one-of-a-kind story about two-of-a-kind men who (for better or worse) changed film forever.

Writer: Mark Hartley | Director: Mark Hartley | Stars: Olivia d'Abo, Molly Ringwald, Dolph Lundgren, Marina Sirtis

32. The Hand Behind the Mouse: The Ub Iwerks Story (1999)

G | 90 min | Documentary

7.3
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A documentary on the life of the under-appreciated animator Ub Iwerks, who played a major role in the creation of Mickey Mouse.

Writer: Leslie Iwerks | Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Mark Kausler, John Lasseter, Russell Merritt

33. Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003 Video)

127 min | Documentary

7.3
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Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Kasdan, Tom Selleck

34. Decoding Die Hard (2013 Video)

Documentary

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Writer: Jeffrey Lerner | Director: Jeffrey Lerner | Stars: William Atherton, Hart Bochner, Mark Bomback, Jan de Bont

35. Gone with the Wind: Restoring a Legend (2004 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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DVD featurette on the restoration of Gone With The Wind (1939)

Director: Joel Johnston | Stars: Rob Hummel, Richard Edlund, Janet Wilson, Ned Price

36. 21 Jump Street (2012)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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69 Metascore

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Writers: Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill, Patrick Hasburgh, Stephen J. Cannell | Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Brie Larson

37. The Monster Squad (1987)

PG-13 | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

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A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his army of monsters.

Writers: Shane Black, Fred Dekker | Director: Fred Dekker | Stars: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht, Duncan Regehr

38. 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

39. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Writers: Aaron Sorkin, George Crile | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

40. Fright Night (1985)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

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When a teenager learns that his next door neighbour is a vampire, no one will believe him.

Writer: Tom Holland | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall

41. Ghost (1990)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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After being killed during a botched mugging, a man's love for his partner enables him to remain on earth as a ghost.

Writer: Bruce Joel Rubin | Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Goldwyn

42. Earth Star Voyager (1988 TV Mini-Series)

240 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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The Earth Star Voyager is a spaceship sent to another solar system to prepare it for colonization. Earth itself is horribly polluted, so the mission is vitally important. But as the ... See full summary »

Stars: Duncan Regehr, Brian McNamara, Julia Montgomery, Jason Michas

43. The Making of 'Alien 3' (1992 TV Movie)

PG-13 | Documentary

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This made-for-TV documentary details the work that went into the production of Alien 3, David Fincher's 1992 continuation of the classic series about the battle between starship crewman ... See full summary »

Writer: Patricia Sullivan | Stars: Michael Biehn, Ralph Brown, James Cameron, Veronica Cartwright

44. SPFX: The Empire Strikes Back (1980 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

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A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the special effects in the second Star Wars installment.

Writer: Richard Schickel | Director: Robert Guenette | Stars: Mark Hamill, Bob Anderson, Ben Burtt, Peter Diamond

45. 2010 (1984)

PG | 116 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

Writers: Arthur C. Clarke, Peter Hyams | Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Roy Scheider, John Lithgow, Helen Mirren, Bob Balaban

46. Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 (2007 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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In 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick showed us what the future might look like. How true was his vision? This documentary employs interviews with filmmakers, screenwriters and authors ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: John Baxter, John Calley, Arthur C. Clarke, Rob Coleman

47. Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)

R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

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A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.

Writers: Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris, Mark Bishop | Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Billy Zane, William Sadler, John Kassir, Jada Pinkett Smith

48. Battlestar Galactica (1978)

PG | 148 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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After the destruction of the twelve human colonies, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift refugee fleet in a search for Earth.

Writer: Glen A. Larson | Directors: Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

49. Reflections on 'Citizen Kane' (1991 TV Movie)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Robert Wise, Ruth Warrick, Ridley Scott, John Frankenheimer