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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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92 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 907,842 | Gross: $460.94M

2. Alien (1979)

R | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

8.5
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83 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, their landing on the source planet finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform. Continuing their journey back to Earth with the attacked crew having recovered and the critter deceased, they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 561,751 | Gross: $78.90M

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?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 486,966 | Gross: $85.20M

4. Prometheus (I) (2012)

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

7.0
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65 Metascore

Following clues to the origin of mankind a team journey across the universe and find a structure on a distant planet containing a monolithic statue of a humanoid head and stone cylinders of alien blood but they soon find they are not alone.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron

Votes: 455,314 | Gross: $126.46M

5. Total Recall (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Sci-Fi

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?

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin

Votes: 239,587 | Gross: $119.41M

6. Alien 3 (1992)

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

6.4
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59 Metascore

After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Charles S. Dutton, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Votes: 206,978 | Gross: $55.47M

7. Total Recall (I) (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.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Colin Farrell, Bokeem Woodbine, Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale

Votes: 201,909 | Gross: $58.88M

8. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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

6.3
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63 Metascore

Two centuries after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the aliens.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 169,589 | Gross: $47.75M

9. AVP: Alien vs. Predator (2004)

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

5.6
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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.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Raoul Bova, Ewen Bremner

Votes: 143,279 | Gross: $80.28M

10. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (2007)

R | 94 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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.

Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, Shareeka Epps, John Ortiz

Votes: 92,579 | Gross: $41.80M

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.

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: Clu Gulager, James Karen, Don Calfa, Thom Mathews

Votes: 39,678

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.

Director: Gerald Potterton | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 23,439

13. Screamers (1995)

R | 108 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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 »

Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: Peter Weller, Roy Dupuis, Jennifer Rubin, Andrew Lauer

Votes: 20,147 | Gross: $5.78M

14. Dark Star (1974)

G | 83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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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.

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

Votes: 16,862

15. Lifeforce (1985)

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

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

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Steve Railsback, Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay

Votes: 15,481

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.

Director: John Badham | Stars: Roy Scheider, Warren Oates, Candy Clark, Daniel Stern

Votes: 12,427 | Gross: $42.30M

17. Dead & Buried (1981)

R | 94 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Gary Sherman | Stars: James Farentino, Melody Anderson, Jack Albertson, Dennis Redfield

Votes: 7,006

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..

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

Votes: 5,325

19. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A boy tries to stop aliens who have taken over his town and are attempting to brainwash its inhabitants.

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Karen Black, Hunter Carson, Timothy Bottoms, Laraine Newman

Votes: 5,167 | Gross: $4.88M

20. Shatterbrain (1991)

R | 108 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.4
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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 »

Director: Dan O'Bannon | Stars: John Terry, Jane Sibbett, Chris Sarandon, Robert Romanus

Votes: 2,324

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.

Director: Casey Walker | Stars: Kristopher Turner, Crystal Lowe, Shawn Roberts, Kristen Hager

Votes: 2,299

22. Hemoglobin (1997)

R | 89 min | Horror

3.8
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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.

Director: Peter Svatek | Stars: Gillian Ferrabee, Pascal Gruselle, Roy Dupuis, Kristin Lehman

Votes: 2,249

23. Delivering Milo (2001)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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A guardian angel has 24 hours to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth the effort.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Anton Yelchin, Albert Finney, Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott

Votes: 923

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.

Votes: 845

25. Blue Thunder (1984)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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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: 788

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

Not Rated | 120 min | Documentary

7.7
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Retrospective documentary about the making of the horror cult classic "The Return of the Living Dead."

Director: Bill Philputt | Stars: Jules Brenner, Don Calfa, James Dalesandro, J. Trevor Edmond

Votes: 390

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

178 min | Documentary

8.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 365

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

108 min | Documentary

7.6
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The special edition of the Alien saga.

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

Votes: 327

29. The Alien Legacy (1999 Video)

68 min | Documentary

7.3
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The best bits of the Alien franchise.

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

Votes: 265

30. Alien Evolution (2001 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary

7.3
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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.

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

Votes: 201

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.

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

Votes: 197

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

68 min | Documentary

7.3
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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 »

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

Votes: 171

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

21 min | Documentary, Short

7.4
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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: George Lucas, Caleb Deschanel, Dennis Muren, Ben Burtt

Votes: 109

34. 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, Nancy Allen, Rick Baker, Linda Blair

Votes: 98

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

Documentary, Horror

7.3
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Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Forrest J. Ackerman, Rick Baker, Linda Blair, Marilyn Burns

Votes: 70

36. Alien³ (1992 Video Game)

Unrated | Animation, Sci-Fi, Action

7.2
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Votes: 65

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

22 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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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: Arthur C. Clarke, John Baxter, Anthony Frewin, Dennis Muren

Votes: 65

38. Special Collector's Edition (2010– )

9 min | Comedy, History

7.2
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Stars: David Díaz, Luis Rodrigo, Gabriel Fernández-Gil, Daniel Retuerta

Votes: 47

39. 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: 47

40. 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 »

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

Votes: 38

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

Not Rated | 14 min | Documentary, Short

6.1
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Director: Greg Carson | Stars: Dan O'Bannon, William Stout

Votes: 34

42. Alien Encounters: Superior Fan Power Since 1979 (2014)

85 min | Documentary

8.7
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This entirely new ALIEN documentary is a tribute to the cast and crews of the Alien films by the audience themselves - the fans. Featuring cast and crew members from the franchise including... See full summary »

Director: Andrew David Clark | Stars: John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn

Votes: 31

43. Last Breath (2001)

8 min | Short

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

Votes: 25

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

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary

7.2
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Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: John Badham, Philip Harrison, Sydney Z. Litwack, Frank Morriss

Votes: 18

45. Blue Thunder (1984)
Episode: Second Thunder (1984)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Gilbert M. Shilton | Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 18

46. The AckerMonster Chronicles! (2012)

90 min | Documentary

9.0
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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 »

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

Votes: 17

47. Hollywood History (2002– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Peter Firth, Donald Richie, Peter Bogdanovich, Joe Canutt

Votes: 17

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

60 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.3
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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

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

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Charlie Picerni | Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 12

50. Blue Thunder (1984)
Episode: Arms Race (1984)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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Director: Gilbert M. Shilton | Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 12