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1. The Avengers (2012)

PG-13 | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.2
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69 Metascore

Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a team if they are to stop the mischievous Loki and his alien army from enslaving humanity.

Writers: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn | Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner

2. X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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58 Metascore

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

Writers: Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn | Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen

3. The Incredible Hulk (2008)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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61 Metascore

Bruce Banner, a scientist on the run from the U.S. Government must find a cure for the monster he emerges whenever he loses his temper. However, Banner then must fight a soldier whom unleashes himself as a threat stronger than he.

Writer: Zak Penn | Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt

4. X-Men 2 (2003)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.5
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68 Metascore

The X-Men band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy is attacked by military forces.

Writers: Zak Penn, David Hayter, Bryan Singer, Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen

5. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, War, Drama

6.4
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49 Metascore

A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.

Writers: Jim Thomas, John Thomas, David Veloz, Zak Penn | Director: John Moore | Stars: Gene Hackman, Owen Wilson, Gabriel Macht, Charles Malik Whitfield

6. Alphas (2011–2012)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Dr. Lee Rosen leads a team of "Alphas", (human beings with enhanced abilities) who investigate the death of a witness in a court case. They soon uncover more than they had bargained for.

Creators: Michael Karnow, Zak Penn | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

7. Antz (1998)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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72 Metascore

A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.

Writers: Todd Alcott, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz | Directors: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson | Stars: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone

8. Last Action Hero (1993)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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44 Metascore

With the help of a magic ticket, a young film fan is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action film character.

Writers: Zak Penn, Adam Leff, Shane Black, David Arnott | Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, F. Murray Abraham, Art Carney, Charles Dance

9. Elektra (2005)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

4.8
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34 Metascore

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Writers: Mark Steven Johnson, Frank Miller, Zak Penn, Stu Zicherman, Raven Metzner | Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Kirsten Prout

10. PCU (1994)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy

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A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stay at the wildest house on campus in this classic tale of anti-political-correctness.

Writers: Adam Leff, Zak Penn | Director: Hart Bochner | Stars: Jeremy Piven, Chris Young, Megan Ward, Jon Favreau

11. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 126 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Writer: Werner Herzog | Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier

12. Pacific Rim 2 (2017)

Action, Sci-Fi | Announced

Follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'.

Writers: Travis Beacham, Zak Penn, Guillermo del Toro | Director: Guillermo del Toro

13. Osmosis Jones (2001)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.2
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57 Metascore

A policeman white blood cell, with the help of a cold pill, must stop a deadly virus from destroying the human they live in, Frank.

Writer: Marc Hyman | Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Chris Rock, David Hyde Pierce, Brandy Norwood

14. Inspector Gadget (1999)

PG | 78 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.1
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36 Metascore

A security guard's dreams come true when he is selected to be transformed into a cybernetic police officer.

Writers: Andy Heyward, Jean Chalopin, Bruno Bianchi, Dana Olsen, Kerry Ehrin, Zak Penn | Director: David Kellogg | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg

16. Suspect Zero (2004)

R | 99 min | Crime, Thriller

5.9
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37 Metascore

A mysterious serial killer is hunting other serial killers - and one FBI agent suspects there may be more to the vigilante than they imagine.

Writers: Zak Penn, Billy Ray | Director: E. Elias Merhige | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss, Harry Lennix

17. The Grand (2007)

R | 104 min | Comedy

6.0
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57 Metascore

An improvisational comedy using a handful of actors playing characters competing in an actual poker tournament.

Writers: Zak Penn, Matt Bierman | Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Woody Harrelson, David Cross, Dennis Farina, Cheryl Hines

18. Chuck & Buck (2000)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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76 Metascore

An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

Writer: Mike White | Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Mike White, Chris Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros, Beth Colt

19. Incident at Loch Ness (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

6.6
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62 Metascore

A documentary exploring the myth of the Loch Ness monster.

Writer: Zak Penn | Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Werner Herzog, Kitana Baker, Gabriel Beristain, Russell Williams II

20. Star Maps (1997)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

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Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can... See full summary »

Writers: Miguel Arteta, Matthew Greenfield | Director: Miguel Arteta | Stars: Douglas Spain, Efrain Figueroa, Kandeyce Jorden, Martha Velez

21. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )

Talk-Show | Active

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Creator: Kourosh Taj | Stars: Carrie Keagan, Shark Firestone, Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper

22. Dakota (2012– )

Drama

6.9
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A female poker player on a short losing streak is invited to a high stakes home game, but the stakes for her young son are what matter most.

Stars: Jena Malone, David Heckel, Emmett Heckel, Wilfred Biggs

23. Ozzy & Drix (2002–2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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The further adventures of Osmosis Jones and Drix as they defend the body of a young boy.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Alanna Ubach, Jeff Bennett, Justin Cowden

24. Avengers Assemble in the Playroom (2012 Video)

3 min | Short, Action, Comedy

7.0
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Stars: Jessica Fildes, James Fildes

25. Tales from the Script (2009)

105 min | Documentary

7.1
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War stories and life lessons from the industry's top writers.

Writers: Peter Hanson, Paul Robert Herman | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Allison Anders, Jane Anderson, Doug Atchison, John August

26. Fantastic Four (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Writers: Zak Penn, Martin Signore, Nick Wiger | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis

27. X-Men: The Official Game (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Writers: Jens Hartvig Andersen, Chris Claremont, Brice Cox Jr., Stan Lee, Zak Penn | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Alan Cumming, Shawn Ashmore

28. Black Chapter

Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

An FBI agent is recruited to work on a top secret astral projection program run by the military.

Writers: Danny McBride, Zak Penn | Director: Len Wiseman

29. Signal to Noise (2014– )

Documentary | Active

A documentary series centering on the video game industry.

30. Dirty Dozen

Action, Drama, War | Announced

A U.S. Army major is assigned to lead a squad of twelve condemned soldier-prisoners on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines in WWII.

Writers: Josh Appelbaum, E.M. Nathanson, André Nemec, Zak Penn, Scott Rosenberg

31. On Story (2011– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Damon Lindelof, Roberto Orci, Michael Brandt, John Turman

32. Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound (2008 TV Movie)

59 min | Documentary

7.1
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Starz Inside takes a look at film adaptation of comics books. It interviews some of the biggest names in the industry to discuss the history and appeal of comic book movies.

Stars: Neal Adams, Scott Agostoni, Avi Arad, Shari Springer Berman

33. Last Action Hero (1992 Video Game)

Action

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Writers: David Arnott, Shane Black, Adam Leff, Zak Penn

34. Conversations with Hollywood (2011– )

Talk-Show

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Screenwriters, producers and entertainment industry professionals share inside perspectives on writing, filmmaking and navigating show business - along with practical tips on breaking into Hollywood and stories of their journey to success.

Stars: Bill Lundy, David Alex Kurtz, Michael Engel, Mark Fergus

35. X-Men: The Excitement Continues (2006 Video)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.6
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A behind the scenes look at the making of X-men: The Last Stand.

Stars: Avi Arad, Halle Berry, Chris Claremont, Daniel Cudmore

36. Writers on Genre: Action/Adventure/Thriller (2009 Video)

Documentary

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Writers active in the action and adventure sphere discuss how they keep us on the edge of our seats, biting our nails.

Stars: David S. Goyer, Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn, Daniel Petrie Jr.

37. The Argonauts

Drama | Announced

An original take on the classic Greek tale of Jason leading a crew of sailors on a search for the Golden Fleece.

Writer: Zak Penn

38. Untitled Chris Morgan/Zak Penn Sci-Fi Project

Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot undisclosed.

Writer: Zak Penn | Director: Zak Penn

39. More Tales from the Script (2010 Video)

47 min | Documentary

8.2
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Fascinating unheard stories from top screenwriters.

Writer: Peter Hanson | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: John August, John D. Brancato, John Carpenter, Larry Cohen

40. Hero Factor (2008– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Joshua Gomez, Zak Penn

41. Advice for New Screenwriters (2010 Video)

9 min | Documentary, Short

5.5
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Priceless tips and inspiration for beginners.

Writer: Peter Hanson | Director: Peter Hanson | Stars: Jane Anderson, John August, John D. Brancato, Joe Forte

42. Ozzy & Drix (2002–2003)
Episode: A Cold Day in Hector (2004)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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Writers: Ray De Laurentis, Marc Hyman | Directors: Del Barras, Dennis Woodyard | Stars: Jeff Bennett, Phil LaMarr, Justin Cowden, Rob Paulsen

43. Ozzy & Drix (2002–2003)
Episode: A Growing Cell (2003)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Family

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Writer: Steven Darancette | Directors: Del Barras, Dennis Woodyard | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jeff Bennett, Justin Cowden, Charles Adler

44. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: A Short Time in Paradise (2011)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Dr, Rosen is forced to challenge his most cherished values when he encounters an alpha leading a personality cult who sincerely wants to create a paradise for all humanity, a dream his ... See full summary »

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: John F. Showalter | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

45. Dakota (2012– )
Episode: Almost Up $6,640 (2012)

8 min | Drama

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Dakota plays her last hand of the night, with a little help.

Writer: Ami Canaan Mann | Director: Ami Canaan Mann | Stars: Jena Malone, Wilfred Biggs, David Heckel, Emmett Heckel

46. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Alpha Dogs (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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An investigation leads Harken and Hicks to go undercover in a secret, underground Alphas-only Fight Club where they meet "Kat", an energetic fellow Alpha whose can instantly memorize any physical or mental skill.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

47. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Alphaville (2012)

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Rosen and his team travel to a remote village of Alphas to ask Skylar Adams to look into the function of the photo stimulator. But Parish has people in the village, and soon the lives of both Skylar and her daughter, Zoe, are in jeopardy.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada

48. Ozzy & Drix (2002–2003)
Episode: An Out of Body Experience: Part 1 (2003)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Writer: Douglas Langdale | Directors: Del Barras, Dennis Woodyard | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jeff Bennett, Justin Cowden, Vivica A. Fox

49. Ozzy & Drix (2002–2003)
Episode: An Out of Body Experience: Part 2 (2003)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.3
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Writers: Marc Gutman, Douglas Langdale, Alan Burnett | Directors: Del Barras, Dennis Woodyard | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Jeff Bennett, Justin Cowden, Vivica A. Fox

50. Alphas (2011–2012)
Episode: Anger Management (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.4
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The team moves to new offices following the attack on Rosen; violent riots break out on the east coast, which are linked to a runaway teen.

Creators: Zak Penn, Michael Karnow | Director: Nick Copus | Stars: David Strathairn, Ryan Cartwright, Warren Christie, Azita Ghanizada