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1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

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

12 min | Documentary, Short

7.8
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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

6. The 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, Liam Aiken

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Drama

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

15. 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

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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 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.

Writers: Peter Rader, David Twohy | Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dennis Hopper, Tina Majorino

20. 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

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

PG | 95 min | 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

22. 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

23. Movie Magic (1994– )

30 min | Documentary, History

8.6
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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

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

Documentary, History

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Stars: Peter Chesney, Michael J. McAlister

25. 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.

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

26. 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

27. 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

28. Rush (1991)

R | 120 min | 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.

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

29. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

7.1
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67 Metascore

John McClane, officer of the N.Y.P.D. 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

30. 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

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. 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 treasure.

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

35. 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

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

160 min | Documentary

5.6
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Writer: Larry Gelbart | Directors: Marty Pasetta, Harrison Engle | Stars: Jack Lemmon, F. Murray Abraham, Debbie Allen, Gene Allen

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

Documentary, History

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Writer: Edward Goldwyn | Stars: Roger Mills, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Dennis Muren

38. 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

39. 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

40. 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 struggles to make Vader shake off of the dark side of the Force.

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

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

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

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

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

95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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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

43. 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

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

PG | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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

45. 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

46. 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

47. 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

48. 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

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

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