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

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

8.9
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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

Votes: 1,210,475 | Gross: $377.02M

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

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

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit and eight companions set out on a journey 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

Votes: 1,233,595 | Gross: $313.84M

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

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

8.7
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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

Votes: 1,095,600 | Gross: $340.48M

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

159 min | Documentary

8.5
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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

Votes: 166

5. Tops (1969)

7 min | Documentary, Short

8.4
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Various kinds of tops are shown spinning.

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames

Votes: 34

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

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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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, Jack Ging

Votes: 33

7. Powers of Ten (1977)

9 min | Documentary, Short

8.1
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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

Votes: 1,585

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

TV-PG | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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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.

Creator: Deborah Joy LeVine | Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Michael Landes

Votes: 231

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

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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66 Metascore

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

Votes: 481,446 | Gross: $258.36M

10. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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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

Votes: 635,087 | Gross: $303.00M

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

96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.9
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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

Votes: 78

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

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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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

Votes: 26

13. The Abyss (1989)

PG-13 | 145 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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62 Metascore

A civilian diving team is 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

Votes: 130,824 | Gross: $54.22M

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

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.6
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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

Votes: 40

15. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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57 Metascore

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

Votes: 239,410 | Gross: $119.41M

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

187 min | Documentary

7.5
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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

Votes: 31

17. Big-atures (2003)

Not Rated | 22 min | Documentary, Short

7.5
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Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Alex Funke, Richard Taylor, Alan Lee, Peter Jackson

Votes: 18

18. The Greatest American Hero (1981–1983)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A teacher is asked to be a superhero using a special alien suit with powers he can barely understand or control.

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

Votes: 2,912

19. Big-atures (2004 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: John Baster, Michael Daczynski, Alex Funke, Belindalee Hope

Votes: 25

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

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.4
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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

Votes: 27

21. The End of All Things (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 22 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Matt Aitken, Jeremy Bennett, Paul Broucek, Brent Burge

Votes: 31

22. From Book to Script (2002 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

7.3
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Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 51

23. King Kong (2005)

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

7.2
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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

Votes: 315,143 | Gross: $218.05M

24. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi, War

7.2
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51 Metascore

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

Votes: 220,936 | Gross: $54.70M

25. Weta Workshop (2002 Video)

43 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Elijah Wood, Christopher Lee, Barrie M. Osborne, Gino Acevedo

Votes: 20

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

50 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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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

Votes: 29

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

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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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

Votes: 32

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

49 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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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

Votes: 27

29. Storyboards and Pre-viz: Making Words Into Images (2002 Video)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: Randall William Cook, Marion Davey, Alex Funke, Peter Jackson

Votes: 35

30. Grand Canyon (1991)

R | 134 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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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

Votes: 12,689 | Gross: $33.24M

31. Big-atures (2002 Video)

16 min | Documentary

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Writer: Michael Pellerin | Director: Michael Pellerin | Stars: John Baster, Alex Funke, Peter Jackson, Mary MacLachlan

Votes: 32

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

9 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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The process of manufacturing fiberglass chairs is shown through visuals only, with no narration.

Directors: Charles Eames, Ray Eames

Votes: 12

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

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In addition to fighting evil, Superman has a burning romance with Lois Lane in both his identities.

Creators: Deborah Joy LeVine, Joe Shuster, Jerry Siegel | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, K Callan

Votes: 15,422

34. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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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

Votes: 23,414

35. Battlestar Galactica (1978)

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

6.7
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After the destruction of the Twelve Colonies of Mankind, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift fugitive fleet in a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

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

Votes: 6,036

36. The Black Ships (1970)

8 min | Short, History

6.7
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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

Votes: 31

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

PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.6
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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

Votes: 149,289 | Gross: $141.61M

38. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)

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

6.6
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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

Votes: 3,196

39. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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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

Votes: 22,717 | Gross: $8.25M

40. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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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

Votes: 40,747 | Gross: $68.75M

43. 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

Votes: 11,637 | Gross: $9.09M

44. 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

Votes: 299

45. Waterworld (1995)

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

6.1
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56 Metascore

In a future where the polar ice-caps have melted and Earth is almost entirely submerged, 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 | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

Votes: 143,857 | Gross: $88.25M

46. Mystery Men (1999)

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

6.0
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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

Votes: 53,854 | Gross: $29.66M

47. Snake Eyes (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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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

Votes: 64,008 | Gross: $55.59M

48. The Indian in the Cupboard (1995)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

5.9
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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

Votes: 20,635 | Gross: $35.62M

49. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him.

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

Votes: 22,897 | Gross: $50.63M

50. The Lawnmower Man (1992)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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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

Votes: 27,733 | Gross: $32.10M