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

PG | 131 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 return from the dark side of the Force.

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

Votes: 638,977

2. Avatar (2009)

PG-13 | 162 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.9
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83 Metascore

A paraplegic marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

Writer: James Cameron | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Votes: 850,744

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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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79 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

Votes: 788,230

4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

8.5
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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

Votes: 629,403

5. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Writers: Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz, George Lucas | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 313,038

6. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.8
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94 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home-world.

Writer: Melissa Mathison | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 269,461

7. Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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50 Metascore

A spaceship arrives in Arizona, 1873, to take over the Earth, starting with the Wild West region. A posse of cowboys and natives are all that stand in their way.

Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Damon Lindelof, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Steve Oedekerk, Scott Mitchell Rosenberg | Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 167,325

8. Coraline (2009)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Fantasy

7.7
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80 Metascore

An adventurous girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.

Writers: Henry Selick, Neil Gaiman | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Votes: 137,077

9. Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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80 Metascore

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Scott Frank, Jon Cohen | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

Votes: 385,353

10. The Ring (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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57 Metascore

A journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Writers: Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

Votes: 238,889

11. Let Me In (2010)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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79 Metascore

A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian.

Writers: Matt Reeves, John Ajvide Lindqvist | Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Votes: 88,601

12. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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56 Metascore

Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Gerry Bednob

Votes: 146,512

13. War Horse (2011)

PG-13 | 146 min | Drama, War

7.2
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72 Metascore

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

Writers: Lee Hall, Richard Curtis, Michael Morpurgo, Nick Stafford | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Benedict Cumberbatch

Votes: 112,326

14. My Bloody Valentine (2009)

R | 101 min | Horror, Thriller

5.5
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51 Metascore

Tom returns to his hometown on the tenth anniversary of the Valentine's night massacre that claimed the lives of 22 people. Instead of a homecoming, Tom finds himself suspected of committing the murders, and it seems like his old flame is the only one that believes he's innocent.

Writers: Todd Farmer, Zane Smith, John Beaird, Stephen A. Miller | Director: Patrick Lussier | Stars: Jensen Ackles, Jaime King, Kerr Smith, Betsy Rue

Votes: 44,532

15. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.0
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50 Metascore

When Sid's attempt to adopt three dinosaur eggs gets him abducted by their real mother to an underground lost world, his friends attempt to rescue him.

Writers: Peter Ackerman, Michael Berg, Yoni Brenner, Jason Carter Eaton, Mike Reiss | Directors: Carlos Saldanha, Mike Thurmeier | Stars: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Eunice Cho

Votes: 156,986

16. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

R | 129 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.8
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43 Metascore

Sam Childers is a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who found God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been forced to become soldiers.

Writer: Jason Keller | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker

Votes: 51,413

17. Zoom (2006)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.2
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26 Metascore

Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.

Writers: Adam Rifkin, David Berenbaum, Jason Lethcoe | Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase, Spencer Breslin

Votes: 14,486

18. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Writers: David Benioff, Khaled Hosseini | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

Votes: 66,836

19. The Mexican (2001)

R | 123 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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43 Metascore

A man tries to transport an ancient gun called The Mexican, believed to carry a curse, back across the border, while his girlfriend pressures him to give up his criminal ways.

Writer: J.H. Wyman | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 85,061

20. People Like Us (2012)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.1
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49 Metascore

While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices.

Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jody Lambert | Director: Alex Kurtzman | Stars: Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer, Olivia Wilde

Votes: 33,362

21. The Soloist (2009)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.7
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61 Metascore

A Los Angeles journalist befriends a homeless Juilliard-trained musician, while looking for a new article for the paper.

Writers: Susannah Grant, Steve Lopez | Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander

Votes: 43,165

22. Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985 TV Movie)

94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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The army of the Marauders, led by by King Terak and the witch Charal attack the Ewoks village. The parents and the brother of Cindel all die in this attack. Cindel and the Ewok Wicket ... See full summary »

Writers: Ken Wheat, Jim Wheat, George Lucas | Directors: Jim Wheat, Ken Wheat | Stars: Wilford Brimley, Warwick Davis, Aubree Miller, Siân Phillips

Votes: 6,191

23. Feast (2005)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.4
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43 Metascore

Patrons locked inside of a bar are forced to fight monsters.

Writers: Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton | Director: John Gulager | Stars: Navi Rawat, Krista Allen, Balthazar Getty, Judah Friedlander

Votes: 24,995

24. Two Lovers (2008)

R | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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74 Metascore

A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor.

Writers: James Gray, Ric Menello | Director: James Gray | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw, Anne Joyce

Votes: 28,971

25. Envy (2004)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy

4.8
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31 Metascore

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.

Writer: Steve Adams | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Rachel Weisz, Amy Poehler

Votes: 25,902

26. Leaves of Grass (2009)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.5
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58 Metascore

An Ivy League professor is lured back to his Oklahoma hometown, where his twin brother, a small-time pot grower, has concocted a scheme to take down a local drug lord.

Writer: Tim Blake Nelson | Director: Tim Blake Nelson | Stars: Edward Norton, Keri Russell, Henry Max Nelson, Lucy DeVito

Votes: 23,689

27. Happily N'Ever After (2006)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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28 Metascore

An alliance of evil-doers, led by Frieda, looks to take over Fairy Tale Land. But when Ella realizes her stepmother is out to ruin her storybook existence, she takes a dramatic turn and blossoms into the leader of the resistance effort.

Writers: Robert Moreland, Douglas Langdale | Directors: Paul Bolger, Yvette Kaplan | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Patrick Warburton, George Carlin

Votes: 8,550

28. Home Movie (II) (2008)

R | 77 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.8
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In the remote woods of Upstate New York, David and Clare Poe are attempting to live an idyllic life. However, their twin children's bizarre behavior might just tear the family apart.

Writer: Christopher Denham | Director: Christopher Denham | Stars: Adrian Pasdar, Cady McClain, Amber Joy Williams, Austin Williams

Votes: 3,093

29. Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009)

80 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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44 Metascore

A graduate student (Nicholson) copes with a recent breakup by conducting interviews with various men.

Writers: John Krasinski, David Foster Wallace | Director: John Krasinski | Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Ben Shenkman, Timothy Hutton, Michael Cerveris

Votes: 2,836

30. Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

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

6.4
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An officially "dead" cop is trained to become an extraordinarily unique assassin in service of the US president.

Writers: Richard Sapir, Warren Murphy, Christopher Wood | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Fred Ward, Joel Grey, Wilford Brimley, J.A. Preston

Votes: 8,475

31. Iron Monkey (1993)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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79 Metascore

A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.

Writers: Tan Cheung, Richard Epcar, Tai-Mok Lau, Elsa Tang, Hark Tsui | Director: Woo-Ping Yuen | Stars: Rongguang Yu, Donnie Yen, Jean Wang, Sze-Man Tsang

Votes: 12,947

32. Quantum Quest: A Cassini Space Odyssey (2010)

45 min | Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure

5.2
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Quantum Quest centers on the story of Dave, a young photon, who is forced out of the Sun on a journey of discovery. He must get to the Cassini Space Craft and save it from the forces of the... See full summary »

Writer: Harry 'Doc' Kloor | Directors: Harry 'Doc' Kloor, Daniel St. Pierre | Stars: Chris Pine, Amanda Peet, Samuel L. Jackson, Hayden Christensen

Votes: 252

33. More American Graffiti (1979)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, War

5.2
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College graduates deal with Vietnam and other issues of the late '60s.

Writers: Bill Norton, George Lucas, Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck | Director: Bill Norton | Stars: Candy Clark, Bo Hopkins, Ron Howard, Paul Le Mat

Votes: 3,080

34. Bernard and Doris (2006)

103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairness Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune.

Writer: Hugh Costello | Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Asher, Don Harvey

Votes: 2,657

35. Please Give (2010)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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78 Metascore

In New York City, a husband and wife butt heads with the granddaughters of the elderly woman who lives in the apartment the couple owns.

Writer: Nicole Holofcener | Director: Nicole Holofcener | Stars: Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Elizabeth Keener

Votes: 9,699

36. The Darwin Awards (2006)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

5.9
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To investigate bizarre insurance claims that transpired in either accidents, death or both, a former cop and an insurance investigator travel throughout the country to look at the cases up close.

Writer: Finn Taylor | Director: Finn Taylor | Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, David Arquette, Ty Burrell

Votes: 8,520

37. The Extra Man (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy

5.9
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56 Metascore

A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

Writers: Robert Pulcini, Jonathan Ames, Shari Springer Berman | Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, Marian Seldes

Votes: 4,064

38. Skateland (2010)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

5.7
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51 Metascore

In the early 1980s, in small-town Texas, dramatic events force a 19-year-old skating rink manager to look at his life in a very new way.

Writers: Anthony Burns, Brandon Freeman, Heath Freeman | Director: Anthony Burns | Stars: Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene, Heath Freeman, Brett Cullen

Votes: 1,936

39. Final Fantasy IX (2000 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.9
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When bandits try to kidnap the princess, they discover that it's the princess who wants to be kidnapped. But they are chased by an evil queen and an even more powerful entity.

Writer: Hironobu Sakaguchi | Director: Hiroyuki Itô

Votes: 2,886

40. Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)

128 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

Writers: Harutoshi Fukui, Satoshi Suzuki | Directors: Shinji Higuchi, Cellin Gluck | Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Toshirô Yanagiba, Yû Kashii

Votes: 593

41. Southside (2003)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.5
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Two friends are torn apart by passion and ambition in the violent world of amateur boxing.

Writers: Richard Crowe, Richard Zajdlic, Billy Hayes | Director: Billy Hayes | Stars: Brian Austin Green, Bret Roberts, Wendy Fowler, Greg Mullavey

Votes: 181

42. Bayside Shakedown 2 (2003)

138 min | Crime, Action, Comedy

6.0
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Writer: Ryôichi Kimizuka | Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Yûji Oda, Toshirô Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 392

43. Latch Key (2011)

12 min | Short, Drama

8.2
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This film is about a fourteen year old girl named EMMA and her first day back to school after her mothers sudden death. Due to her inability to cope with the loss, she pretends it literally... See full summary »

Writer: Jaime King | Director: Jaime King | Stars: Trevor Duke-Moretz, Dawn Harvey, Alex Jegeris, Kyle Newman

Votes: 6

44. Planting Melvin (2005)

99 min | Drama

5.2
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A battered woman flees her abusive husband and escapes to a remote community where she finds friendship in a dying old man.

Writer: Kari Nevil | Director: Kari Nevil | Stars: Irene Bedard, Yvette Freeman, Alma Martinez, Tammy Massa

Votes: 9