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1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

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58 Metascore

A reluctant hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home - and the gold within it - from the dragon Smaug.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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92 Metascore

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG-13 | 179 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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88 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Stephen Sinclair, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

6. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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81 Metascore

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Merian C. Cooper, Edgar Wallace | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

7. Waterworld (1995)

PG-13 | 135 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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In a future where the polar ice caps have melted and most of Earth is underwater, a mutated mariner fights starvation and outlaw "smokers," and reluctantly helps a woman and a young girl try to find dry land.

Writers: Peter Rader, David Twohy | Directors: Kevin Reynolds, Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

8. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Robert A. Heinlein | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

9. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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62 Metascore

The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.

Writers: Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, C.S. Lewis | Director: Andrew Adamson | Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, William Moseley

10. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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When a man goes for virtual vacation memories of the planet Mars, an unexpected and harrowing series of events forces him to go to the planet for real, or does he?

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, Gary Goldman | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

11. The Abyss (1989)

PG-13 | 139 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

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A civilian diving team are enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.

Writer: James Cameron | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Michael Biehn, Leo Burmester

12. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.

Creators: Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Eddie Jones

13. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

R | 107 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science.

Writers: Stephen King, Brett Leonard, Gimel Everett | Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Jeff Fahey, Pierce Brosnan, Jenny Wright, Mark Bringelson

14. Mystery Men (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

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65 Metascore

A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city.

Creator: Bob Burden | Director: Kinka Usher | Stars: Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria

15. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

16. Snake Eyes (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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52 Metascore

A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.

Writers: Brian De Palma, David Koepp | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino

17. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

PG | 96 min | Family, Adventure, Fantasy

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On his ninth birthday a boy receives many presents. Two of them first seem to be less important: an old cupboard from his brother and a little Indian figure made of plastic from his best ... See full summary »

Writers: Lynne Reid Banks, Melissa Mathison | Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins

18. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

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A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Writers: Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum, Dan O'Bannon, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Angus McKie | Director: Gerald Potterton | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

19. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Writers: Theodore Simonson, Kay Linaker, Irvine H. Millgate, Chuck Russell, Frank Darabont | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

20. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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After Mighty Joe Young is brought to America for safety reasons, he escapes and rampages through Hollywood, spurred by tormentors out for revenge.

Writers: Merian C. Cooper, Ruth Rose, Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

21. Grand Canyon (1991)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama

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64 Metascore

Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, Meg Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Danny Glover, Kevin Kline, Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell

22. Battlestar Galactica (1978)

PG | 148 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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After the destruction of the 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.

23. Warlock (1989)

R | 103 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

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A warlock flees from the 17th to the 20th century, with a witch-hunter in hot pursuit.

Writer: David Twohy | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Julian Sands, Lori Singer, Richard E. Grant, Mary Woronov

24. Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)

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

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Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would connect all the computers in the world into one network, which Walker would control and ... See full summary »

Writers: Farhad Mann, Michael Miner | Director: Farhad Mann | Stars: Patrick Bergin, Matt Frewer, Austin O'Brien, Ely Pouget

25. Freejack (1992)

R | 110 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Bounty hunters from the future transport a doomed race-car driver to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a dead billionaire.

Writers: Robert Sheckley, Steven Pressfield, Ronald Shusett, Dan Gilroy | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Emilio Estevez, Mick Jagger, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins

26. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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A 20th century astronaut emerges out of 500 years of suspended animation into a future time where Earth is threatened by alien invaders.

Writers: Glen A. Larson, Leslie Stevens, Philip Francis Nowlan | Director: Daniel Haller | Stars: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Pamela Hensley, Henry Silva

27. Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

R | 90 min | Horror

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A disturbed boy kills his father with his farm tractor and his arm is mangled in the process. He's taken to a mental hospital where he's outfitted with a hook to replace his lost hand and, ... See full summary »

Writers: Larry Alexander, Marc B. Ray | Director: Marc B. Ray | Stars: Fred Holbert, Leigh Mitchell, Robert Knox, Ron Bastone

28. Powers of Ten (1977)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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A scientific film essay, narrated by Phil Morrison. A set of pictures of two picnickers in a park, with the area of each frame one-tenth the size of the one before. Starting from a view of ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames | Star: Philip Morrison

30. Panzer 88

Action, Fantasy, Thriller | Announced

A five-man German tank crew encounters a supernatural entity as they motor across Russia.

Writers: Peter Briggs, James Cowen, Aaron Mason | Director: Peter Briggs

31. Avalanche (1994 TV Movie)

110 min | Thriller

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Duncan is a murderous thief. When he jumps out of his plane, it crashes into the Rockies and produces an avalanche. A quiet family trapped inside their house will rescue him. They will have... See full summary »

Writer: Tim Redman | Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Michael Gross, Deanna Milligan, Myles Ferguson, David Hasselhoff

33. RKO Production 601: The Making of 'Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World' (2005 Video)

159 min | Documentary

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An in-depth look at the genesis, production, and legacy of King Kong, one of the most influential films ever made.

Writers: Ron Magid, Phil Savenick | Stars: Rick Baker, Craig Barron, Rudy Behlmer, Daniel Bennett

34. The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (1991 TV Special)

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Writers: Billy Crystal, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, David Steinberg, Bruce Vilanch, Robert Wuhl | Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Danny Aiello, Ann-Margret, Anne Archer

35. Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong' (2006 Video)

187 min | Documentary

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Following the immense success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson directs King Kong (2005). This documentary follows him, and the immense project from start to finish. It turns ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Peter Jackson, Christian Rivers, Matt Aitken, Gray Horsfield

36. The Black Ships (1970)

8 min | Short, History

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Commodore Perry's expedition to Japan is explored via Japanese artwork of the time.

Writers: Charles Eames, Ray Eames | Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames

37. Tops (1969)

7 min | Documentary, Short

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Various kinds of tops are shown spinning.

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames

38. Mystery Lodge (1994)

Unrated | Short

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The smoke rising from the fire, twists and shapes itself to form the ghosts and demons of the Storyteller's yarn in this spine-tingling, but life-affirming tale about the relationships ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Bartlett | Stars: Bill Cranmer, Gloria Cranmer Webster

39. The Fiberglass Chairs: Something of How They Get the Way They Are (1970)

9 min | Documentary, Short

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The process of manufacturing fiberglass chairs is shown through visuals only, with no narration.

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames

40. Big-atures (2003)

Not Rated | 22 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Alex Funke, Richard Taylor, Alan Lee, Peter Jackson

41. Big-atures (2004 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Alex Funke, Alan Lee, Barrie M. Osborne

42. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)
Episode: Fire Man (1981)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Tony is accused of arson, and Bill and Ralph must find evidence to clear his name.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, Mark Withers

43. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)
Episode: Here's Looking at You, Kid (1981)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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A military aircraft with a top-secret prototype targeting system is stolen, and Bill recruits Ralph to help him find the gun-sight, during which Ralph discovers a new superpower that he is ... See full summary »

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Robert C. Thompson | Stars: William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, June Lockhart

44. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)
Episode: My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys (1981)

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Ralph retires the suit after his super-heroics result in a near-tragedy. Bill desperately needs Ralph to help him crack a corrupt cop caper masterminded by a war buddy. Can the Lone Ranger remind Ralph of a hero's great responsibility?

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, John Hart

45. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)
Episode: Pilot (1993)

TV-PG | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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After Clark gets a job at the Daily Planet, he joins Lois in investigating space shuttle sabotage, which he must thwart as Superman.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Michael Landes

46. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)
Episode: Reseda Rose (1981)

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Ralph and Pam's plans (all of them) take a back seat when Rhonda's Mom Rose is kidnapped, opening the door to a Soviet operation to steal U.S. secrets.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Gabrielle Beaumont | Stars: William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, E.J. Peaker

47. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)
Episode: Saturday Night on Sunset Boulevard (1981)

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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FBI agents and Russian killers pursue a man and woman, Ralph's students are disillusioned and preparing to drop out of school, and Bill is given a lie detector test where he is caught ... See full summary »

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, William Bogert

48. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)
Episode: The Best Desk Scenario (1981)

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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Pam and Ralph get promotions, and Bill begins to worry about his mistakes and mortality. Pam's new boss is mixed up with the mob, and the team must rescue her and Bill's career.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Robert C. Thompson | Stars: William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, Eugene Peterson

49. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)
Episode: The Greatest American Hero (1981)

96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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The Pilot episode of the series. School teacher Ralph Hinkley meets FBI agent Bill Maxwell on a field trip to the desert, where they are met by a UFO that gives them a mission and a red ... See full summary »

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, Michael Paré

50. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)
Episode: The Hit Car (1981)

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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Ralph's class prepares to perform Shakespeare while he works with Bill to dodge professional killers and transport a beautiful and flirtatious FBI informant to testify against her drug-dealing mobster boyfriend.

Creator: Stephen J. Cannell | Director: Rod Holcomb | Stars: William Katt, Robert Culp, Connie Sellecca, Gwen Humble