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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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91 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a wookiee and two droids to save the universe from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station, while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 666,584

2. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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83 Metascore

The commercial vessel Nostromo receives a distress call from an unexplored planet. After searching for survivors, the crew heads home only to realize that a deadly bioform has joined them.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 414,212

3. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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87 Metascore

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?

Writers: James Cameron, David Giler, Walter Hill, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 374,919

4. Prometheus (I) (2012)

R | 124 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Writers: Jon Spaihts, Damon Lindelof, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 362,028

5. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

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

Votes: 195,574

6. Total Recall (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

6.3
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43 Metascore

A factory worker, Douglas Quaid, begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall - a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led - goes wrong and he finds himself on the run.

Writers: Kurt Wimmer, Mark Bomback, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, Gary Goldman | Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 166,254

7. Alien³ (1992)

R | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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Ripley continues to be stalked by a savage alien, after her escape pod crashes on a prison planet.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Vincent Ward, David Giler, Walter Hill, Larry Ferguson | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Votes: 159,701

8. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/Alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the Aliens.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Joss Whedon | Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 131,648

9. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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29 Metascore

During an archaeological expedition on Bouvetøya Island in Antarctica, a team of archaeologists and other scientists find themselves caught up in a battle between the two legends. Soon, the team realize that only one species can win.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Jim Thomas, John Thomas, Paul W.S. Anderson | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 115,714

10. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

4.7
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29 Metascore

Warring alien and predator races descend on a small town, where unsuspecting residents must band together for any chance of survival.

Writers: Shane Salerno, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis

Votes: 77,231

11. The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.3
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When two bumbling employees at a medical supply warehouse accidentally release a deadly gas into the air, the vapors cause the dead to rise again as zombies.

Writers: Rudy Ricci, John A. Russo, Russell Streiner, Dan O'Bannon | Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 33,059

12. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A glowing orb terrorizes a young girl with a collection of stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Writers: Daniel Goldberg, Len Blum, Dan O'Bannon, Richard Corben, Bernie Wrightson, Angus McKie | Director: Gerald Potterton | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 19,603

13. Screamers (1995)

R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

6.4
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(SIRIUS 6B, Year 2078) On a distant mining planet ravaged by a decade of war, scientists have created the perfect weapon: a blade-wielding, self-replicating race of killing devices known as... See full summary »

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Dan O'Bannon, Miguel Tejada-Flores | Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin, Andrew Lauer

Votes: 17,231

14. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.6
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In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.

Writers: John Carpenter, Dan O'Bannon | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich, Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm

Votes: 13,933

15. Lifeforce (1985)

R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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A race of space vampires arrive in London and infect the populace.

Writers: Colin Wilson, Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 12,852

16. Blue Thunder (1983)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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The cop test pilot for an experimental police helicopter learns the sinister implications of the new vehicle.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Don Jakoby | Director: John Badham | Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Votes: 10,533

17. Dead & Buried (1981)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery

6.6
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A suspense horror film set in a small coastal town where, after a series of gory murders commited by mobs of townspeople against visiting tourists, the corpses begin to come back to life.

Writers: Jeff Millar, Alex Stern, Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon | Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Dennis Redfield

Votes: 5,987

18. Batman: Dead End (2003)

Not Rated | 8 min | Short, Action, Crime

7.5
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The Joker has escaped from Arkham and Batman must once again bring him in - once and for all. Unfortunately for the bat, there is something even more sinister than the Joker waiting in the alley for the dark knight detective..

Writer: Sandy Collora | Director: Sandy Collora | Stars: Clark Bartram, Andrew Koenig, Kurt Carley, Jake McKinnon

Votes: 4,872

19. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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In this remake of the classic 50s SF tale, a boy tries to stop an invasion of his town by aliens who take over the the minds of his parents, his least-liked schoolteacher and other ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Blake, Don Jakoby, Dan O'Bannon | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

Votes: 3,928

20. Hemoglobin (1997)

R | 89 min | Horror

3.7
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A man travels to an island with his girlfriend in search of his relatives but he finds maybe more than what he wanted to know.

Writers: Charles Adair, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett | Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Gillian Ferrabee, Pascal Gruselle, Roy Dupuis, Kristin Lehman

Votes: 2,106

21. A Little Bit Zombie (2012)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Infected by a virus, a mild mannered HR manager attempts to fulfill his overwhelming desire for brains, all while trying to keep it together so as not to incur the wrath of his bridezilla-to-be.

Writers: Trevor Martin, Christopher Bond | Director: Casey Walker | Stars: Kristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts, Kristen Hager

Votes: 1,823

22. Shatterbrain (1991)

R | 108 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Charles Dexter Ward's wife enlists the help of a private detective to find out what her husband is up to in a remote cabin owned by his family for centuries. The husband is a chemical ... See full summary »

Writers: H.P. Lovecraft, Brent V. Friedman | Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Robert Romanus

Votes: 1,749

23. Delivering Milo (2001)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.7
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A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort.

Writers: David Hubbard, Heidi Levitt, Diana Wagman | Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott

Votes: 813

24. Alien vs. Predator (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Play as either the Predators or Marines in a battle to destroy the Xenomorph.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Jim Thomas, John Thomas

Votes: 694

25. Blue Thunder (1984– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.

Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 482

26. The 'Alien' Saga (2002 TV Movie)

108 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Brent Zacky | Stars: John Hurt, Jay Benedict, Michael Biehn, Martin Bower

Votes: 302

27. More Brains! A Return to the Living Dead (2011 Video)

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

7.6
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Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

Writers: Thommy Hutson, Christian Sellers, Gary Smart | Director: Bill Philputt | Stars: Jules Brenner, Don Calfa, James Dalesandro, J. Trevor Edmond

Votes: 290

28. The Beast Within: The Making of 'Alien' (2003 Video)

178 min | Documentary

7.7
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This made-for-DVD documentary treats horror and science fiction film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alien, the terrifying classic about a spaceship crew trapped with a ... See full summary »

Writer: Charles de Lauzirika | Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Bolaji Badejo, Martin Bower, Gordon Carroll, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 276

29. The Alien Legacy (1999 Video)

68 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Michael Matessino | Stars: Nick Allder, Bolaji Badejo, Mia Bonzanigo, Bob Burns

Votes: 219

30. Alien Evolution (2001 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

7.1
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Mark Kermode brings a tribute to the successful Alien series, featuring interviews with the cast members and directors, including Sigourney Weaver and Ridley Scott.

Writer: Mark Kermode | Directors: Andrew Abbott, Russell Leven | Stars: Mark Kermode, Michael Biehn, Ralph Brown, James Cameron

Votes: 198

31. Area 51: The Alien Interview (1997 Video)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

6.1
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A documentary about aliens and UFOs with re-enactments of alien interviews and video of a supposedly real video of an alien being interviewed by government officials.

Writer: Robert Benson | Director: Jeff Broadstreet | Stars: Steven Williams, Bob Lazar, Sean David Morton, Rick Baker

Votes: 183

32. Moebius Redux: A Life in Pictures (2007 TV Movie)

68 min | Documentary

7.2
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French artist and author Jean Giraud is one of the most famous and influential comic strip illustrators and authors of all time. He achieved his greatest fame as Moebius - not so much a ... See full summary »

Writer: Hasko Baumann | Director: Hasko Baumann | Stars: Enki Bilal, Philippe Druillet, H.R. Giger, Jean Giraud

Votes: 141

33. Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors (1986 Video)

60 min | Documentary, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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Actors, directors and special effects technicians are interviewed at a horror-film convention.

Directors: Mike Hadley, Kerry O'Quinn | Stars: Forrest J Ackerman, Rick Baker, John Carl Buechler, Michael Burnett

Votes: 94

34. Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 (2007 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking 2001: A Space Odyssey opened the door to all the films and filmmakers who followed it. Through interviews with directors such as George Lucas, Steven ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: John Baxter, Ben Burtt, John Calley, Jay Cocks

Votes: 76

35. The Horror Hall of Fame (1990 TV Movie)

Documentary, Horror

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Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Forrest J Ackerman, Rick Baker, Linda Blair, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 68

36. Alien³ (1992 Video Game)

Unrated | Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

6.9
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Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett

Votes: 66

37. Vision of a Future Passed: The Prophecy of 2001 (2007 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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In 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick showed us what the future might look like. How true was his vision? This documentary employs interviews with filmmakers, screenwriters and authors ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Leva | Stars: John Baxter, John Calley, Arthur C. Clarke, Rob Coleman

Votes: 50

38. Let There Be Light: The Odyssey of Dark Star (2010 Video)

Unrated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, Sci-Fi

6.6
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Exploring the controversial story behind John Carpenter (Halloween & The Thing) and writer Dan O Bannon's (Alien & Return of the Living Dead) from first feature film. From its humble ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Griffith | Stars: Jeff Burr, John Carpenter, Ron Cobb, Jack H. Harris

Votes: 36

39. Bloodmyth (2006)

96 min | Horror, Thriller

4.8
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Juliet Corman, instructor for a survival training company invites her sister Holly along to the first course in a new centre in Kent woodland, unaware that waiting for them is a killer ... See full summary »

Writer: John Rackham | Director: John Rackham | Stars: Ian Attfield, Natalie Clayton, Henry Dunn, Keith Eyles

Votes: 32

40. Return of the Living Dead: Designing the Dead (2002 Video)

Not Rated | 14 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Director: Greg Carson | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, William Stout

Votes: 30

41. Last Breath (2001)

8 min | Short

5.5
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Writer: Joe Wehinger | Director: Joe Wehinger | Stars: Edward Asner, Jeff Linnartz, Sara Lise, Shari Berkowitz

Votes: 25

42. Ride with the Angels: Making 'Blue Thunder' (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: John Badham, Philip Harrison, Sydney Z. Litwack, Frank Morriss

Votes: 19

43. The AckerMonster Chronicles! (2012)

90 min | Documentary

8.6
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**2014 RONDO HATTON AWARD WINNER: BEST DOCUMENTARY** +++++ Nudism. Esperanto. KING KONG. Sci-Fi. What do all of these things have in common? Simple: Forrest J Ackerman! Who's that? Glad you... See full synopsis »

Writer: Jason Brock | Director: Jason Brock | Stars: Forrest J Ackerman, Greg Bear, Ray Bradbury, Joe Dante

Votes: 18

44. Hollywood History (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.3
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Stars: Peter Firth, Donald Richie, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Canutt

Votes: 17

45. Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon (1993 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.0
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There are other worlds...but they are in this one.

Director: Paul Oremland | Stars: Frances Tomelty, Robert Silverberg, Paul Verhoeven, Arthur C. Clarke

Votes: 13

46. Circus Maximus (2009 Video)

80 min | Animation

7.7
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This is the fifth film from the Donkey Ollie Adventures the donkey brothers join a gang and are captured as punishment they are sent to Rome to be eaten by lions.

Writer: Brian Stewart | Director: Douglas Aberle | Stars: Alexander Aberle, Douglas Aberle, Hilary Aberle, Amber Foreman

Votes: 11

47. Blue Thunder (1984– )
Episode: Second Thunder (1984)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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Before an assembly of police brass that includes his boss Captain Braddock, LA chopper pilot Frank Chaney demonstrates the Blue Thunder, an advanced attack helicopter with powerful ... See full summary »

Writers: David Moessinger, Jeri Taylor, Fred McKnight | Director: Gilbert M. Shilton | Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 10

48. Dan O'Bannon: Crafting Fear (2003 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

4.9
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Director: David Gregory | Star: Dan O'Bannon

Votes: 8

49. Hollywood History (2002– )
Episode: Science Fiction (2002)

Documentary

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Stars: Peter Firth, Peter Bogdanovich, Natalya Bondarchuk, Rob Coleman

Votes: 7

50. Blue Thunder (1984– )
Episode: A Clear and Present Danger (1984)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Writers: Mike Robe, James Patrick, Don Safran | Director: Charlie Picerni | Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 5