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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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78 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

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

PG | 134 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 Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

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

3. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary, History

8.4
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Horizon is BBC Two's flagship 50-minute science documentary series. In September 2004 it celebrated its 40th anniversary and it continues to enjoy outstanding critical acclaim. Recognised ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Vaughan, Jack Fortune, Dilly Barlow, Martin Jarvis

4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure

8.3
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65 Metascore

When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis.

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, George Lucas, Menno Meyjes, Philip Kaufman | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

5. Movie Magic (1994– )

30 min | Documentary, History

8.2
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Documentary series dealing with every aspect of special effects in movies, from low-budget make-up to multi-million-dollar computer-generated graphics. The clear presentation includes ... See full summary »

Creators: Gary R. Benz, Stephen Rocha, Lise Romanoff | Stars: James Cameron, Richard Edlund, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston

6. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.0
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show.

Writer: Andrew Niccol | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

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

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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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

8. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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60 Metascore

A group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Chris Columbus | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

9. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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72 Metascore

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Writers: Max Allan Collins, Richard Piers Rayner, David Self | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Paul Newman

10. Bringing History to the Silver Screen (2001 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

7.7
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The making of the motion picture "Thirteen Days".

Director: Alita Holly | Stars: Peter O. Almond, Kevin Costner, Steven Culp, Roger Donaldson

11. 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

12. Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (1982 TV Movie)

95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.6
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Flash Gordon, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov travel to the planet Mongo to fight the evil emperor Ming the Merciless.

Writers: Samuel A. Peeples, Alex Raymond | Stars: Robert Ridgely, Diane Pershing, Bob Holt, Ted Cassidy

13. The Light and Magic of 'Indiana Jones' (2003 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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The men from ILM who contributed to the special effect work of the first three Indiana Jones pictures look back and reveal some of their secrets.

Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: George Lucas, Frank Marshall, Richard Edlund, Steven Spielberg

14. Thirteen Days (2000)

PG-13 | 145 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

A dramatization of President Kennedy's administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962.

Writers: David Self, Ernest R. May, Philip D. Zelikow | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

15. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | 111 min | Comedy

7.3
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53 Metascore

A naive business graduate is installed as president of a manufacturing company as part of a stock scam.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Sam Raimi | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Tim Robbins, Paul Newman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Charles Durning

16. Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003 Video)

127 min | Documentary

7.3
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Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Lawrence Kasdan, Tom Selleck

17. Willow (1988)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.

Writers: George Lucas, Bob Dolman | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

18. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

John McClane, officer of the NYPD and hero of the Nakatomi Hostage Crisis, attempts to avert disaster as rogue military officials seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Writers: Walter Wager, Steven E. de Souza, Doug Richardson | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

19. Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two lonely, retired septuagenarians, an unkempt, hard-drinking Irish sea captain, and a fussy, well-mannered Cuban barber form an uneasy friendship.

Writer: Steve Conrad | Director: Randa Haines | Stars: Robert Duvall, Richard Harris, Shirley MacLaine, Sandra Bullock

20. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.0
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71 Metascore

An alien takes the form of a young widow's husband and asks her to drive him from Wisconsin to Arizona. The government tries to stop them.

Writers: Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

21. Get Shorty (1995)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.9
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82 Metascore

A mobster travels to Hollywood to collect a debt and discovers that the movie business is much the same as his current job.

Writers: Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

22. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.9
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A young Space Command officer fights the evil space lord Dragos and his minions in his jurisdiction of the universe.

Creator: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Craig Littler, Sid Haig, Charlie Dell, Susan Pratt

23. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

24. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

Writers: Gregory Allen Howard, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

25. Dragonslayer (1981)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

Writers: Hal Barwood, Matthew Robbins | Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: Peter MacNicol, Caitlin Clarke, Ralph Richardson, John Hallam

26. Rush (1991)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama

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Two small town Texas cops go undercover to catch a major drug dealer and are sucked into the drug culture, compromising their assignment.

Writers: Kim Wozencraft, Peter Dexter | Director: Lili Fini Zanuck | Stars: Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Max Perlich

27. Demolition Man (1993)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.6
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34 Metascore

A cop is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent enemy who is loose in a nonviolent future society.

Writers: Peter M. Lenkov, Robert Reneau, Daniel Waters | Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

28. Fraternity Row (1977)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.5
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Story of an upper class college in the early '50s and how a "harmless" hazing resulted in a student's death.

Writer: Charles Gary Allison | Director: Thomas J. Tobin | Stars: Angela Aber, Scott Brown, Colleen Casey, Cher Chelton

29. Rat Race (2001)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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52 Metascore

A Las Vegas casino magnate, determined to find a new avenue for wagering, sets up a race for money.

Writer: Andy Breckman | Director: Jerry Zucker | Stars: Breckin Meyer, Amy Smart, Whoopi Goldberg, Vince Vieluf

30. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.4
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61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Writer: Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

31. Orange County (2002)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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48 Metascore

A guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcripts to Stanford University under the name of an over-achieving high schooler.

Writer: Mike White | Director: Jake Kasdan | Stars: Colin Hanks, Jack Black, Schuyler Fisk, Bret Harrison

32. Waterworld (1995)

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

6.0
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56 Metascore

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

33. Murder at 1600 (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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47 Metascore

At a time of international incident, the body of a young female staffer is found in a White House wash room. Homicide detective Harlan Regis is called in to investigate the murder only to ... See full summary »

Writers: Wayne Beach, David Hodgin | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller

34. Pushing Tin (1999)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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47 Metascore

A feud develops between two air traffic controllers: one cocky and determined while the other is restrained and laidback, which inevitably affects their lives.

Writers: Darcy Frey, Glen Charles, Les Charles | Director: Mike Newell | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie

35. Mr. Baseball (1992)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.8
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A fading baseball player is traded to a Japanese team and has trouble fitting into the society.

Writers: Theo Pelletier, John Junkerman, Gary Ross, Kevin Wade, Monte Merrick | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysbert

36. Die Harder: The Making of 'Die Hard 2' (1990 TV Movie)

23 min | Action, Short, Documentary

5.8
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In depth look into the making of the sequel to Die Hard (1988), Die Hard 2 (1990). Most of this television-aired making of features interviews with director Renny Harlin and star Bruce ... See full summary »

Writer: Marshall Brutus Drazen | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Al Di Sarro, Dennis Franz, Renny Harlin

37. The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985 TV Special)

Documentary

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Writer: Larry Gelbart | Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Jack Lemmon, F. Murray Abraham, Debbie Allen, Gene Allen

38. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.6
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45 Metascore

The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only super-powered beings in the universe when they square off against the powerful Silver Surfer and the planet-eating Galactus.

Writers: Don Payne, Mark Frost, John Turman, Stan Lee, Jack Kirby | Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

39. Michael (1996)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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38 Metascore

Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.

Writers: Peter Dexter, Jim Quinlan, Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron | Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins

40. 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

41. Eragon (2006)

PG | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.1
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38 Metascore

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

Writers: Peter Buchman, Christopher Paolini | Director: Stefen Fangmeier | Stars: Ed Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich

42. Abandon (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

4.8
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36 Metascore

A senior at an elite college, already under severe pressure to complete her thesis and land a prestigious job, must confront the sudden reappearance of her old boyfriend, after his two year... See full summary »

Writer: Stephen Gaghan | Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: Katie Holmes, Benjamin Bratt, Charlie Hunnam, Zooey Deschanel

43. Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home (1995)

PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

4.8
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Jesse becomes reunited with Willy three years after the whale's jump to freedom as the teenager tries to rescue the killer whale and other orcas from an oil spill.

Writers: Keith Walker, Karen Janszen, Corey Blechman, John Mattson | Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Jason James Richter, Michael Madsen, Francis Capra, Mary Kate Schellhardt

44. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.5
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A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.

Writers: Steve Gerber, Willard Huyck, Gloria Katz | Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

45. Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

3.7
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41 Metascore

While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.

Writers: Analisa LaBianco, Jeffrey Bushell | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Drew Barrymore, George Lopez, Piper Perabo, Manolo Cardona

46. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: Battle for Freedom (1979)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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Creator: Arthur H. Nadel | Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Craig Littler, Charlie Dell, John Russell, Sid Haig

47. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: Beyond the Stars! (1979)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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Creator: Arthur H. Nadel | Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Craig Littler, Charlie Dell, John Russell, Sid Haig

48. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: Face to Face (1979)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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Creator: Arthur H. Nadel | Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Craig Littler, Charlie Dell, John Russell, Sid Haig

49. Movie Magic (1994– )
Episode: Falling Effects: Falling Stars (1994)

Documentary, History

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Stars: Peter Chesney, Michael J. McAlister

50. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: Frozen in Space (1979)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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A deadly Freeze Ray threatens Star Command. Jason and Samantha land on a remote planetoid and discover Dragos is behind the evil threat.

Creator: Arthur H. Nadel | Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Craig Littler, Charlie Dell, John Russell, Sid Haig