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1. Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 153 min | Drama, War

8.5
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90 Metascore

During the U.S.-Viet Nam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe.

Writers: John Milius, Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

2. Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (1954–1992)

Unrated | 120 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

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Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees, Slim Pickens

3. Batman Begins (2005)

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

8.3
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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

4. The Thing (1982)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

Writers: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr. | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David, Richard Masur

5. October Sky (1999)

PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.8
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71 Metascore

The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.

Writers: Homer H. Hickam Jr., Lewis Colick | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen

6. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.5
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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Writers: Washington Irving, Kevin Yagher, Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

7. Big John (2006 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Julien Dunand | Stars: John Carpenter, Larry J. Franco, Keith Gordon, Debra Hill

8. Straight Time (1978)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Bunker, Alvin Sargent, Jeffrey Boam | Directors: Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Theresa Russell, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton

9. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Batman Begins: An Origin Story (2005)

13 min | Documentary

7.4
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Writer: Curtis Paine | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, David Forman, Larry J. Franco

10. 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

11. They Live (1988)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.3
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52 Metascore

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

Writers: Ray Nelson, John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster, George 'Buck' Flower

12. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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In 1997, when the US President crashes into Manhattan, now a giant max. security prison, a convicted bank robber is sent in for a rescue.

Writers: John Carpenter, Nick Castle | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence

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

30 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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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

14. 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

15. Elvis (I) (1979 TV Movie)

150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.1
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Biographical movie about the famous rock singer Elvis Presley.

Writer: Anthony Lawrence | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Kurt Russell, Shelley Winters, Bing Russell, Robert Gray

16. Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Fantasy

7.0
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When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

Writers: Bob Kane, Daniel Waters, Sam Hamm | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

17. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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71 Metascore

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

Writers: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

18. Anonymous (I) (2011)

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

6.9
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50 Metascore

The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her.

Writer: John Orloff | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Rhys Ifans, Vanessa Redgrave, David Thewlis, Sebastian Armesto

19. Cutter's Way (1981)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Richard spots a man dumping a body, and decides to expose the man he thinks is the culprit with his friend Alex Cutter.

Writers: Newton Thornburg, Jeffrey Alan Fiskin | Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Heard, Lisa Eichhorn, Ann Dusenberry

20. The Rose (1979)

R | 125 min | Drama, Music

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The tragic life of a self-destructive female rock star who struggles to deal with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager.

Writers: Bo Goldman, Bill Kerby | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: Bette Midler, Alan Bates, Frederic Forrest, Harry Dean Stanton

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

14 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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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

22. Beyond Batman: Gotham City Revisited - The Production Design of Batman Returns (2005 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A look at the production design work for the film Batman Returns (1992).

Director: Constantine Nasr | Stars: Denise Di Novi, Bo Welch, Tim Burton, Tom Duffield

23. Jumanji (1995)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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39 Metascore

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde

24. The Fog (1980)

R | 89 min | Horror

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A Northern California fishing town, built 100 years ago over an ancient leper colony, becomes shrouded by a killer fog containing zombie-like ghosts seeking revenge for their deaths.

Writers: John Carpenter, Debra Hill | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Janet Leigh, John Houseman

25. Foul Play (1978)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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A shy San Francisco librarian and a bumbling cop fall in love as they solve a crime involving albinos, dwarves, and the Catholic Church.

Writer: Colin Higgins | Director: Colin Higgins | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Burgess Meredith, Rachel Roberts

26. Black Sunday (1977)

R | 143 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An Israeli anti-terrorist agent must stop a disgruntled Vietnam vet cooperating in a plot to commit a terrorist plot at the Super Bowl.

Writers: Thomas Harris, Ernest Lehman, Kenneth Ross, Ivan Moffat | Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert Shaw, Bruce Dern, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver

27. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

6.7
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50 Metascore

A research team finds a mysterious cylinder in a deserted church. If opened, it could mean the end of the world.

Writer: John Carpenter | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Lisa Blount, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong

28. The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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62 Metascore

Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

Writers: Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles, Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly Black | Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, David Strathairn, Mary-Louise Parker

29. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it.

Writers: Stephen King, Bill Phillips | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

30. White House Down (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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52 Metascore

While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders.

Writer: James Vanderbilt | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke

31. The Rocketeer (1991)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.4
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A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.

Writers: Dave Stevens, Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, William Dear | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton

32. Hulk (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Fantasy

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Set shortly after the movie, while on the run; Bruce Banner is contacted by his old mentor Professor Crawfrod, who claims to have developed a device called the Gamma Orb which can cure the ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeff Houde | Director: Mark James | Stars: Eric Bana, Katie Bennison, Michael Donovan, Michael Dobson

33. The Special Effects of 'Jurassic Park III' (2001 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Joe Johnston, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Lantieri, Téa Leoni

34. Mars Attacks! (1996)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.3
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52 Metascore

Earth is invaded by Martians with unbeatable weapons and a cruel sense of humor.

Writers: Len Brown, Woody Gelman, Wally Wood, Bob Powell, Norman Saunders, Jonathan Gems | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Sarah Jessica Parker, Annette Bening

35. Two Bits (1995)

PG-13 | 85 min | Drama

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It's a hot summer day in 1933 in South Philly, where 12-year old Gennaro lives with his widowed mom and his ailing grandpa, who sits outside holding tight to his last quarter, which he's ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph Stefano | Director: James Foley | Stars: Al Pacino, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Jerry Barone, Patrick Borriello

36. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

37. March or Die (1977)

PG | 107 min | Drama, War, Adventure

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Foreign Legion Major Foster (Hackman), an American haunted by his memories of the recently-ended Great War, is assigned to protect a group of archaeologists at their dig. Foster's unit ... See full summary »

Writers: David Zelag Goodman, Dick Richards | Director: Dick Richards | Stars: Gene Hackman, Terence Hill, Catherine Deneuve, Max von Sydow

38. The Sound and Music of 'Jurassic Park III' (2001 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Christopher Boyes, Don Davis, Tony Eckert, Joe Johnston

39. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Two cops are framed and must clear their names.

Writer: Randy Feldman | Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

40. The Art of 'Jurassic Park III' (2001 Video)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Rodolfo Damaggio, Joe Johnston, Kathleen Kennedy, David Lowery

41. Jurassic Park III (2001)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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42 Metascore

A decidedly odd couple with ulterior motives convince Dr. Alan Grant to go to Isla Sorna (the second InGen dinosaur lab.), resulting in an unexpected landing...and unexpected new inhabitants on the island.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Peter Buchman, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Sam Neill, William H. Macy, Téa Leoni, Alessandro Nivola

42. 2012 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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49 Metascore

A frustrated writer struggles to keep his family alive when a series of global catastrophes threatens to annihilate mankind.

Writers: Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: John Cusack, Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet

43. The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

G | 92 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

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Dexter Riley and his friends accidently discover a new chemical mixed with a cereal seems to give anyone temporary superhuman strength

Writers: Joseph L. McEveety, Herman Groves | Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Eve Arden, Cesar Romero

44. Hulk (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Bruce Banner, a genetics researcher with a tragic past, suffers an accident that causes him to transform into a raging green monster when he gets angry.

Writers: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, James Schamus, John Turman, Michael France | Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Eric Bana, Jennifer Connelly, Sam Elliott, Josh Lucas

45. Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976)

PG | 115 min | Crime, Comedy

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Two hoplessly out of their class con-men attempt to pull off the largest bank heist of the l9th century. They gain the enmity of the most famous bank Robber in the world and the affection ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Devlin, John Byrum, Robert Kaufman | Director: Mark Rydell | Stars: James Caan, Elliott Gould, Michael Caine, Diane Keaton

46. Lions and Monkeys and Pods... Oh My!: The Special Effects of 'Jumanji' (1999 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short, Family

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Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Mark S. Miller, Tom Woodruff Jr., Alec Gillis, Carl N. Frederick

47. The Making of 'Hulk' (2003 Video)

24 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Eric Bana, Colin Brady, Jennifer Connelly, Charles Croughwell