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1. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

PG | 115 min | Action, Adventure

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90 Metascore

Archeologist 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

2. The Thing (1982)

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

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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

3. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)
Episode: Hurling Day (1991)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Family

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It is a dinosaur custom that when they turn 72, they are to be hurled off a cliff into a tar pit. Ethyl's time is coming near, and Earl (as the ceremonial son-in-law) is looking forward to ... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Jacobs, Bob Young | Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Stuart Pankin, Allan Trautman

4. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)
Episode: High Noon (1991)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Family

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At the market, a t-rex named Gary hits on Fran, then-- according to dinosaur law-- shows up outside the house one day to challenge Earl to a fight to the death. The prize: Fran.

Creators: Michael Jacobs, Bob Young | Director: Tom Trbovich | Stars: Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Stuart Pankin, Allan Trautman

5. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)
Episode: The Howling (1991)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Family

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The Howling is a sacred dinosaur tradition in which, to avert prophesied disaster, male dinosaurs of age climb a cliff and howl at the moon. But when Robbie refuses to participate, it looks... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Jacobs, Bob Young | Director: Jay Dubin | Stars: Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Stuart Pankin, Allan Trautman

6. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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71 Metascore

With the aid of the Enterprise crew, Admiral Kirk must stop an old nemesis, Khan Noonien Singh, from using his son's life-generating device, the Genesis Device, as the ultimate weapon.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Harve Bennett, Jack B. Sowards | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

7. Ramayana: The Legend of Prince Rama (1992)

170 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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An anime adaptation of the Hindu myth the Ramayana, where the avatar Sri Ram combats the wicked king Ravana.

Writers: Krishna Shah, Valmiki | Directors: Ram Mohan, Yûgô Sakô, Koichi Saski | Stars: Jane Alan, Catherine Battistone, Richard Cansino, Bryan Cranston

8. Halloween: 25 Years of Terror (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary

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A documentary that follows the evolution of the 'Halloween' movies over the past twenty-five years. It examines why the films are so popular and revisits many of the original locations used... See full summary »

Writers: Stefan Hutchinson, Anthony Masi | Director: Stefan Hutchinson | Stars: Moustapha Akkad, Ana Alicia, Brian Andrews, Tom Atkins

9. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)
Episode: The Mating Dance (1991)

TV-PG | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Fran grows sick of her marital life, but Earl has no idea what the real problem is. So she leaves for a while in order for Earl to better himself, which he does by taking a class on the so-called "Mating Dance."

Creators: Michael Jacobs, Bob Young | Director: Reza Badiyi | Stars: Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Stuart Pankin, Allan Trautman

10. Mastergate (1992 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Comedy

7.7
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Based on a satirical play about the U.S. Senate Watergate hearings in 1973-74.

Writer: Larry Gelbart | Director: Michael Engler | Stars: Tim Reid, Marcia Strassman, Buck Henry, Richard Kiley

11. The Little Mermaid (1989)

G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

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A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.

Writers: John Musker, Ron Clements, Hans Christian Andersen, Howard Ashman, Gerrit Graham, Sam Graham, Chris Hubbell | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes

12. The Hunt for Red October (1990)

PG | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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58 Metascore

In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war?

Writers: Tom Clancy, Larry Ferguson, Donald Stewart | Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn, Sam Neill

13. Army of Darkness (1992)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

7.6
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57 Metascore

A man is accidentally transported to 1300 A.D., where he must battle an army of the dead and retrieve the Necronomicon so he can return home.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Embeth Davidtz, Marcus Gilbert, Ian Abercrombie

14. Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror, Romance

7.5
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57 Metascore

The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

Writers: Bram Stoker, James V. Hart | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

15. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, 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

16. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Creators: Michael Jacobs, Bob Young | Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

17. Monsters (1988–1990)

30 min | Horror

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A horror anthology about a family of monsters watching a different horror story every week on their TV. Each tale is separate, often cautionary with occasional dark humor and irony and features various deadly creatures.

Stars: John Bolger, Pamela Dean Kelly, Michael J. Anderson, Carlos Lauchu

18. Big John (2006 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

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

19. 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

20. Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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55 Metascore

Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson

21. Barbarians at the Gate (1993 TV Movie)

R | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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The president of a major tobacco company decides to buy the company himself, but a bidding war ensues as other companies make their own offers.

Writers: Bryan Burrough, John Helyar, Larry Gelbart | Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: James Garner, Jonathan Pryce, Peter Riegert, Joanna Cassidy

22. Planet Terror (2007)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Horror

7.3
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After an experimental bio-weapon is released, turning thousands into zombie-like creatures, it's up to a rag-tag group of survivors to stop the infected and those behind its release.

Writer: Robert Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodríguez, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton

23. 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

24. They Live (1988)

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

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

25. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

PG | 119 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

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67 Metascore

To save Earth from an alien probe, Admiral Kirk and his fugitive crew go back in time to 20th century Earth to retrieve the only beings who can communicate with it, humpback whales.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy, Harve Bennett, Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Leonard Nimoy | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

26. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Writers: Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel, Edward Bunker, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

27. Halloween: Harvest of Souls 1985 (2013)

Horror

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Writers: Jay Burleson, John Carpenter, Debra Hill, Lane Hughes | Director: Jay Burleson | Stars: Tom Hagale, Hadley Wells, Leilani Jade Flannagin, Lane Hughes

28. The Search for Signs of Inteligent Life in the Universe (1991)

PG-13 | 120 min | Comedy

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Writer: Jane Wagner | Director: John Bailey | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Clay Walker

29. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Writer: Chris Columbus | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

30. Escape from New York (1981)

R | 99 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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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

31. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

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

7.2
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65 Metascore

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy, Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Nicholas Meyer, Denny Martin Flinn | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

32. Stargate (1994)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.0
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42 Metascore

An interstellar teleportation device, found in Egypt, leads to a planet with humans resembling ancient Egyptians who worship the god Ra.

Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich | Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Kurt Russell, James Spader, Jaye Davidson, Viveca Lindfors

33. Heartbeat (1987 Video)

65 min | Drama, War, Musical

7.0
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Surrealistic journey into the experiences and reflections of a documentary filmmaker as he evaluates the people and places that have made up his life

Writers: Francis DellaVecchia, Gil Evans, Don Johnson | Director: John Nicolella | Stars: Don Johnson, Maria Johnson, Paul Shaffer, Giancarlo Esposito

34. John Carpenter: Fear Is Just the Beginning... The Man and His Movies (2004 Video)

60 min | Documentary

7.0
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Chronicles the work of cult director John Carpenter through interviews with him and his associates, with emphases on the earlier work.

Director: Garry S. Grant | Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, John Carpenter, Nick Castle, Alice Cooper

35. The Rescuers Down Under (1990)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

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The R.A.S. agents, Miss Bianca and Bernard, race to Australia to save a boy and a rare golden eagle from a murderous poacher.

Writers: Jim Cox, Karey Kirkpatrick, Byron Simpson, Joe Ranft, Margery Sharp | Directors: Hendel Butoy, Mike Gabriel | Stars: Bob Newhart, Eva Gabor, John Candy, Tristan Rogers

36. 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

37. DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Scrooge McDuck searches for a magic lamp that holds a genie. But an evil wizard is after it too.

Writer: Alan Burnett | Director: Bob Hathcock | Stars: Alan Young, Christopher Lloyd, Terence McGovern, Russi Taylor

38. The Waterdance (1992)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.9
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A film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehabilitation centre with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies' man, and ... See full summary »

Writer: Neal Jimenez | Directors: Neal Jimenez, Michael Steinberg | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Helen Hunt, Wesley Snipes, William Allen Young

39. The Prince of Light (2000)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Drama, Adventure

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The great Indian legend of Ramayana.

Writers: Yûgô Sakô, Krishna Shah | Director: Yûgô Sakô | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Edie Mirman, Tom Wyner, Richard Cansino

40. The Mask (1994)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.8
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56 Metascore

Bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss is transformed into a manic super-hero when he wears a mysterious mask.

Writers: Michael Fallon, Mark Verheiden, Mike Werb | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Peter Riegert, Peter Greene

41. Duet for One (1986)

R | 107 min | Drama

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Stephanie, a famous violin player married to a composer becomes ill from multiple sclerosis. Her whole life goes to pieces : her career ends abruptly and her husband betrays her with ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Kempinski, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Jeremy Lipp | Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Julie Andrews, Alan Bates, Max von Sydow, Rupert Everett

42. Brutal (I) (2012)

85 min | Horror

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Writer: Michael Patrick Stevens | Directors: Darla Rae, Michael Patrick Stevens | Stars: A. Michael Baldwin, Jamie McCall, Annie Molnar, Camryn Molnar

43. Dreamer (2000)

Action, Short

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A Native American Medicine man has a vision of the future to come.

Writer: Ray Spiess | Director: Ray Spiess | Star: Saginaw Grant

44. 'Halloween 4' Final Cut (2001 Video)

17 min | Documentary, Short

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Retrospective documentary on the making of "Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers."

Director: Mark Cerulli | Stars: Dwight H. Little, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, George P. Wilbur

45. The Final Countdown (1980)

PG | 103 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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A modern aircraft carrier is thrown back in time to 1941 near Hawaii, just hours before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Writers: Thomas Hunter, Peter Powell, David Ambrose, Gerry Davis | Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino

46. Prince of Darkness (1987)

R | 102 min | Horror

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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

47. House at the End of the Drive (2014)

R | 91 min | Horror, Thriller

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Can a 36 year old mass-murder haunt four people enough to rip open a doorway to the past and catapult them back in time to the night of one of Hollywood's most horrible ritual slayings? The... See full summary »

Writers: David Oman, Jim Vines | Director: David Worth | Stars: James Oliver, Jonathan Mangum, Alison Raimondi, Angela Jones

48. Stand Alone: The Making of Halloween III (2012 Video)

33 min | Horror

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Retrospective documentary on the making of "Halloween III: Season of the Witch."

Director: Michael Felsher | Stars: Tom Atkins, Dean Cundey, Alan Howarth, Stacey Nelkin

49. The Running Man (1987)

R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show.

Writers: Stephen King, Steven E. de Souza | Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown

50. 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