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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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81 Metascore

After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Master Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 916,476 | Gross: $290.16M

2. Horizon (1964– )

50 min | Documentary

8.8
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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

Votes: 780

3. Movie Magic (1994– )

30 min | Documentary, History

8.7
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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 »

Stars: James Cameron, Richard Edlund, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston

Votes: 121

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

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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53 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 751,046 | Gross: $309.13M

5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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 to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Alison Doody, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 558,729 | Gross: $197.17M

6. The Truman Show (1998)

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

8.1
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90 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 729,337 | Gross: $125.60M

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

12 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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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

Votes: 31

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

11 min | Documentary, Short

8.0
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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

Votes: 22

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

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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91 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 301,940 | Gross: $434.95M

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

95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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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.

Stars: Robert Ridgely, Diane Pershing, Bob Holt, Ted Cassidy

Votes: 235

11. The Goonies (1985)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.8
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60 Metascore

In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman

Votes: 191,330 | Gross: $61.40M

12. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

Votes: 211,831 | Gross: $104.05M

13. Horizon (1964– )
Episode: How to Film the Impossible (1985)

Documentary

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Stars: Roger Mills, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Dennis Muren

Votes: 7

14. 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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 357,538 | Gross: $179.87M

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

127 min | Documentary

7.6
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George Lucas and Steven Spielberg tell the struggles and the passion for making the Indiana Jones Trilogy.

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

Votes: 381

16. Willow (1988)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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47 Metascore

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

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Warwick Davis, Jean Marsh

Votes: 85,188 | Gross: $57.27M

17. Thirteen Days (2000)

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

7.3
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67 Metascore

A dramatization and a fictionalized account of the Kennedy administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Shawn Driscoll, Drake Cook

Votes: 47,367 | Gross: $34.57M

18. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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.

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

Votes: 68,176 | Gross: $2.87M

19. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 285,876 | Gross: $117.54M

20. 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.

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

Votes: 2,534 | Gross: $0.23M

21. Starman (1984)

PG | 115 min | Romance, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Jaeckel

Votes: 35,297 | Gross: $28.70M

22. 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.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, John Travolta

Votes: 65,695 | Gross: $72.08M

23. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, 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.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 96,753 | Gross: $33.08M

24. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 82,542 | Gross: $58.18M

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.

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

Votes: 11,656 | Gross: $6.00M

26. Rush (1991)

R | 120 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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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.

Director: Lili Fini Zanuck | Stars: Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Max Perlich

Votes: 6,635 | Gross: $7.24M

27. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.7
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A young Space Command officer fights the evil space lord Dragos and his minions in his jurisdiction of the universe.

Stars: Craig Littler, Sid Haig, Charlie Dell, Susan Pratt

Votes: 270

28. Demolition Man (1993)

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

6.6
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34 Metascore

A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Nigel Hawthorne

Votes: 132,193 | Gross: $58.06M

29. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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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.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 154,208 | Gross: $172.62M

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

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.5
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Dragos kidnaps the Commander so Jason tries to free him from his asteroid prison. Can Jason's courage overcome the evil of Dragos at last?

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

Votes: 6

31. 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.

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

Votes: 96,966 | Gross: $56.61M

32. Fraternity Row (1977)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.4
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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.

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

Votes: 162

33. 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.

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

Votes: 42,602 | Gross: $41.03M

34. 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.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

Votes: 152,195 | Gross: $88.25M

35. Murder at 1600 (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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47 Metascore

A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town, is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find evidence suppressed by the ... See full summary »

Director: Dwight H. Little | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller

Votes: 24,702 | Gross: $25.83M

36. 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.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Angelina Jolie

Votes: 25,581 | Gross: $8.41M

37. Mr. Baseball (1992)

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

5.9
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Jack Elliot, once a great baseball player, is forced to play in Japan where his brash, egotistical ways cause friction with his new teammates and friends.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Tom Selleck, Ken Takakura, Aya Takanashi, Dennis Haysbert

Votes: 8,539 | Gross: $20.88M

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

160 min | Documentary

5.9
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Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Jack Lemmon, F. Murray Abraham, Debbie Allen, Gene Allen

Votes: 117

39. Die Harder: The Making of 'Die Hard 2' (1990 TV Short)

23 min | Action, Short, Documentary

5.9
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The making of Die Hard 2.

Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Al Di Sarro, Dennis Franz, Renny Harlin

Votes: 60

40. Michael (1996)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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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.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 36,127 | Gross: $95.35M

41. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

Votes: 221,936 | Gross: $131.92M

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

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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Dragos sends an undercover agent into Star Command to kidnap Professor Parsafoot.

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

Votes: 5

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

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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Jason and his crew are trapped in another dimension with a mortal enemy. Only by supporting each other can they survive.

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

Votes: 5

44. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: Little Girl Lost (1979)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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Jason and Samantha discover a young girl called Heidi and her doll in the wreckage of a crashed spaceship.

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

Votes: 5

45. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: Mimi's Secret (1979)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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Dragos and Star Command vie for the secrets hidden in Heidi's doll.

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

Votes: 5

46. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: Phantom Force (1979)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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After Samantha rescues a young boy from a lost spacecraft, Star Command is plagued by a series of strange incidents.

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

Votes: 5

47. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: Secret of the Ancients (1979)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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In order to save Jason, Professor Parsafoot must help Dragos read the secrets of the Tantalusian powerdisk.

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

Votes: 5

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

94 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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Marauders raid the Ewok village and steal a power supply they believe to be magical. Wicket helps Cindel escape the evil witch Charal, and they befriend a hermit who may help them save the village.

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

Votes: 6,759

49. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: The Power of the Star Disk (1979)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.4
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Banished into limbo by Dragos, Jason and the Commander meet a Tantalusian ghost.

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

Votes: 5

50. Jason of Star Command (1978–1981)
Episode: Through the Stargate (1979)

22 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.4
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A spacefarer seeks help repairing his ship from Star Command but his cargo sends Jason, Samantha and Parsafoot into another dimension.

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

Votes: 5