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1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.6
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68 Metascore

A substance, designed to help the brain repair itself, gives rise to a super-intelligent chimp who leads an ape uprising.

Writers: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Pierre Boulle | Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

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

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.1
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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

3. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Adventure, Fantasy | Post-production

The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug's lair; but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Evangeline Lilly

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

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

8.8
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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

5. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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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

6. The Last Airbender (2010)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Family

4.4
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20 Metascore

The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

Writer: M. Night Shyamalan | Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone, Dev Patel

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

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

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

8. King Kong (2005)

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

7.3
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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

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

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

8.8
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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

10. The Lovely Bones (2009)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.7
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42 Metascore

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from purgatory. She must weigh her desire for vengeance against her desire for her family to heal.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Alice Sebold | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Saoirse Ronan, Susan Sarandon

11. I Am Legend (2007)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

Years after a plague kills most of humanity and transforms the rest into monsters, the sole survivor in New York City struggles valiantly to find a cure.

Writers: Mark Protosevich, Akiva Goldsman, Richard Matheson, John William Corrington, Joyce Hooper Corrington | Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield

12. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.8
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Writers: Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs, David S. Goyer | Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

13. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.6
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In the post-apocalyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits.

Writers: Terry Hayes, George Miller, Brian Hannant | Director: George Miller | Stars: Mel Gibson, Bruce Spence, Michael Preston, Max Phipps

14. The Water Diviner (2014)

Drama, War | Post-production

An Australian man travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons.

Writers: Andrew Anastasios, Andrew Knight | Director: Russell Crowe | Stars: Russell Crowe, Jai Courtney, Olga Kurylenko, Isabel Lucas

15. Babe (1995)

G | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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83 Metascore

Babe, a pig raised by sheepdogs, learns to herd sheep with a little help from Farmer Hoggett.

Writers: Dick King-Smith, George Miller, Chris Noonan | Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski, Christine Cavanaugh, Miriam Margolyes

16. Happy Feet (2006)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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77 Metascore

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Writers: George Miller, John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman | Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris | Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

17. Great Performances (1971– )

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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Creators: Marion J. Caffey, Daniel Ezralow, Josh Groban | Stars: Julie Andrews, Walter Cronkite, Plácido Domingo, Chita Rivera

18. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.8
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Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Writers: George Miller, Judy Morris, Mark Lamprell, Dick King-Smith | Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

19. Death Defying Acts (2007)

PG | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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48 Metascore

On a tour of Britain in 1926, Harry Houdini enters into a passionate affair with a psychic out to con the famous magician.

Writers: Tony Grisoni, Brian Ward | Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Guy Pearce, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan

20. Shine a Light (2008)

PG-13 | 122 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.2
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76 Metascore

A career-spanning documentary on the Rolling Stones, with concert footage from their "A Bigger Bang" tour.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Ron Wood

21. Healing (I) (2014)

Drama

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At the tail end of a 16-year sentence, an inmate is sent to a low-security, pre-release prison with a special program that pairs men with injured game birds.

Writers: Craig Monahan, Alison Nisselle | Director: Craig Monahan | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Don Hany, Xavier Samuel, Mark Leonard Winter

22. Two If by Sea (1996)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

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Frank O'Brien, a petty thief, and his 7-year-long girlfriend Roz want to put an end to their unsteady lifestyle and just do that _last_ job, which involves stealing a valuable painting. ... See full summary »

Writers: Denis Leary, Mike Armstrong, Ann Lembeck | Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary, Stephen Dillane, Yaphet Kotto

23. Patrick (1978)

PG | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.0
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A comatose hospital patient harasses and kills though his powers of telekinesis to claim his private nurse as his own.

Writer: Everett De Roche | Director: Richard Franklin | Stars: Susan Penhaligon, Robert Helpmann, Rod Mullinar, Bruce Barry

24. Bran Nue Dae (2009)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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54 Metascore

In the Summer of 1969 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the ... See full summary »

Writers: Reg Cribb, Rachel Perkins, Jimmy Chi, Kuckles, Garry Gower, Patrick Duttoo Bin Amat, Michael Manolis Mavromatis, Stephen Pigram, Adrian Russell Wills | Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, 'Missy' Higgins

25. Farewell to the King (1989)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told... See full summary »

Writers: Pierre Schoendoerffer, John Milius | Director: John Milius | Stars: Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae, Gerry Lopez

26. Love's Brother (2004)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Despairing of ever finding love, the insecure Angelo uses a photo of his handsome brother Gino to convince a beautiful Italian girl across the sea to marry him. Gino is delighted for Angelo... See full summary »

Writer: Jan Sardi | Director: Jan Sardi | Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Adam Garcia, Joe Petruzzi, Rodney Afif

27. Dark Age (1987)

91 min | Adventure, Horror

6.1
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In the Australian outback, a park ranger and two local guides set out to track down a giant crocodile that has been killing and eating the local populace. During the hunt, one of the guides... See full summary »

Writers: Sonia Borg, Stephen Cross, Tony Morphett, Grahame Webb | Director: Arch Nicholson | Stars: John Jarratt, Nikki Coghill, Max Phipps, Burnham Burnham

28. The 13th Floor (1988)

R | 88 min | Horror

4.9
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As a child, a girl witnesses her father electrocute a young boy. When she grows into an adult, the ghost of the murdered boy appears to her, and together they set out to expose the crimes of her father.

Writer: Chris Roache | Director: Chris Roache | Stars: Kylie Clare, Tony Blackett, Allen Leong, Matthew Nicholls

29. Bodyline (1984 TV Mini-Series)

330 min | Drama, History, Sport

8.2
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Dramatization of the 1932/33 Test cricket series between England and Australia. Played in Australia, the series gained notoriety in Australian and worldwide cricketing history for the fact ... See full summary »

Stars: Hugo Weaving, Gary Sweet, Jim Holt, Rhys McConnochie

30. The Delinquents (1989)

101 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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A small town in Australia, in the late 1950s: Brownie and Lola are deeply in love. But because they are under-age, their parents are against their relationship and try to separate them.

Writers: Clayton Frohman, Mac Gudgeon, Criena Rohan | Director: Chris Thomson | Stars: Kylie Minogue, Charlie Schlatter, Bruno Lawrence, Todd Boyce

31. Dead End Drive-In (1986)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama, Horror

5.9
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In the near future, drive-in theatres are turned into concentration camps for the undesirable and unemployed. The prisoners don't really care to escape because they are fed and they have a ... See full summary »

Writers: Peter Carey, Peter Smalley | Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Ned Manning, Natalie McCurry, Peter Whitford, Wilbur Wilde

32. Fair Game (1986)

R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A young woman running a wildlife sanctuary in the Australian outback is in for trouble when she is confronted by three kangaroo hunters. Bored with killing kangaroos, they decide to kill ... See full summary »

Writer: Rob George | Director: Mario Andreacchio | Stars: Cassandra Delaney, Peter Ford, David Sandford, Garry Who

33. The Long and Short of It (2003)

5 min | Short, Drama

6.8
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A workman gets some unexpected help from two people of vastly different sizes.

Writers: Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan | Director: Sean Astin | Stars: Andrew Lesnie, Praphaphorn 'Fon' Chansantor, Paul Randall, Sophie Brewster

34. The Getting of Wisdom (1978)

101 min | Drama

6.6
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Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry Handel Richardson, Eleanor Witcombe | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Julia Blake, Dorothy Bradley, Kay Eklund, Max Fairchild

36. Fatal Past (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

4.6
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A mobster's mistress and her bodyguard share a forbidden love and discover they may be doomed by an ominous past life.

Writer: Richard Ryan | Directors: Clive Fleury, Richard Ryan | Stars: Costas Mandylor, Katarzyna Figura, Terence Cooper, Steven Grives

37. Temptation of a Monk (1993)

118 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.9
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Near the beginning of the Tang dynasty, in 7th century China, General Shi Yan-sheng is tricked into leaving the crown prince unguarded. The crown prince is murdered by one of his brothers ... See full summary »

Writers: Eddie Ling-Ching Fong, Pik Wah Lee | Director: Clara Law | Stars: Joan Chen, Hsing-kuo Wu, Fengyi Zhang, Ming-yang Li

38. Incident at Raven's Gate (1988)

R | 94 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.4
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Ex-con Eddie Cleary gets a job working on his older brother's isolated farm. It's not long before bizarre things start happening--dead birds falling out of the sky, family pets attacking ... See full summary »

Writers: Marc Rosenberg, Rolf de Heer, James M. Vernon | Director: Rolf de Heer | Stars: Steven Vidler, Celine O'Leary, Ritchie Singer, Vincent Gil

39. Now and Forever (1983)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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A couple's seemingly "perfect" marriage is shaken when the husband is charged with rape.

Writers: Richard Cassidy, Danielle Steel | Director: Adrian Carr | Stars: Cheryl Ladd, Robert Coleby, Carmen Duncan, Christine Amor

40. The Comeback (1980)

78 min | Documentary, Action

6.0
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After an absence of five years, six times Mr Olympia winner Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a comeback and attempts to take the World Body Building Championship for the 7th time.

Writer: Geoff Bennett | Director: Kit Laughlin | Stars: Samir Bannout, Boyer Coe, Franco Columbu, Ed Corney

41. Discovering 'The Last Airbender' (2010 Video)

58 min | Documentary

5.8
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Stars: Christian Alzmann, Ben Cooke, Steve Cremin, Michael Dante DiMartino

42. Spider & Rose (1994)

94 min | Comedy

6.8
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Spider and Rose are on the road to Coonabarabran. It's Spider's last day working as an ambo, and he's in a hurry. Rose has been in a car crash and would prefer they take their time. Along ... See full summary »

Writer: Bill Bennett | Director: Bill Bennett | Stars: Ruth Cracknell, Simon Bossell, Max Cullen, Lewis Fitz-Gerald

43. The Girl Who Came Late (1992)

82 min

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Writer: Saturday Rosenberg | Director: Kathy Mueller | Stars: Miranda Otto, Martin Kemp, Gia Carides, Anne Looby

44. Doing Time for Patsy Cline (1997)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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Writer: Chris Kennedy | Director: Chris Kennedy | Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Miranda Otto, Matt Day, Tony Barry

45. The Sugar Factory (1998)

91 min | Drama

7.1
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A disturbed loner teen has to be sent to a halfway house for disturbed teens after a young child whom he was supposed to be watching dies after playing hide and seek by hiding inside a ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert Carter | Director: Robert Carter | Stars: Matt Day, Rhondda Findleton, Anthony Hayes, John Waters

46. The Killing of Angel Street (1981)

96 min | Thriller

6.4
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Jessica Simmonds returns from overseas to find her retired professor father in a bitter public fight to save the historic Sydney waterfront houses on Angel Street. After her father's ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Craig, Cecil Holmes, Evan Jones | Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Elizabeth Alexander, John Hargreaves, Reg Lye, David Downer

47. The Saint: Fear in Fun Park (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Simon Templar thwarts a Hong Kong syndicate's takeover of a businessman's Australian fun park.

Writer: Leslie Charteris | Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Simon Dutton, Rebecca Gilling, Ed Devereaux, Nikki Coghill

48. Cyclone Tracy (1986 TV Mini-Series)

120 min | Drama

7.4
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Drama serial based on the devastation wreaked by Cyclone Tracy on an area of Darwin on 24th December 1974.

Stars: John Alansu, Tony Barry, Aileen Britton, Linda Cropper

49. Wonder World! (1979–1986)

24 min | Reality-TV

4.7
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A hosted television current affairs program, about the world, and how it works from widgets to rock and roll.

Stars: Adam Bowen, Angela Catterns, Brett Clements, Jonathan Coleman

50. Shotgun Wedding (1993)

94 min | Crime

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Writer: David O'Brien | Director: Paul Harmon | Stars: Aden Young, Zoe Carides, John Walton, Marshall Napier