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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

Votes: 845,675

2. Transformers 5 (2017)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot is unknown.

Writers: Andrew Barrer, Lindsey Beer, Gabriel Ferrari, Akiva Goldsman, Matt Holloway, Robert Kirkman, Art Marcum, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner | Star: Peter Cullen

3. 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

Votes: 335,328

4. 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

Votes: 294,749

5. 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

Votes: 355,865

6. 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

Votes: 96,208

7. 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

Votes: 64,931

8. 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

9. 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

Votes: 113,925

10. 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

Votes: 23,259

11. Ready Player One

Sci-Fi | Announced

When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his billions. A contest users are willing to kill to win.

Writers: Ernest Cline, Zak Penn, Eric Eason | Director: Steven Spielberg

12. 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

Votes: 21,681

13. 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

Votes: 80,454

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

Votes: 33,432

15. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 120 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

Votes: 78,652

16. The Karate Kid 2

Action, Drama | Announced

Plot is unknown.

Writers: Jeremiah Friedman, Nick Palmer, Zak Penn, Ethan Reiff, Cyrus Voris | Stars: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith

17. PCU (1994)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy

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A high school senior visits college for the weekend, and stays 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

Votes: 9,956

18. 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

Votes: 15,661

19. Atari: Game Over (2014)

66 min | Documentary

6.9
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A crew digs up all of the old Atari 2600 game cartridges of "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" that were tossed into a landfill in the 1980s.

Director: Zak Penn | Stars: Zak Penn, Joe Lewandowski, Robert Rentschler, Paul Sanchez

Votes: 1,674

20. 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

Votes: 4,828

21. Untitled Transformers Spin-off

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot undisclosed.

Writers: Akiva Goldsman, Matt Holloway, Robert Kirkman, Art Marcum, Zak Penn, Jeff Pinkner

22. Ozzy & Drix (2002–2003)

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

7.0
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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

Votes: 407

23. 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

Votes: 4,568

24. Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007– )

Talk-Show

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

Votes: 109

25. 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

Votes: 3,132

26. Dakota (2012– )

Drama

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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

Votes: 43

27. Star Maps (1997)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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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

Votes: 852

28. Avengers Assemble in the Playroom (2012 Video)

3 min | Short, Action, Comedy

6.5
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Panic breaks out in the playroom and the Avengers are assembled to save the day.

Stars: Jessica Fildes, James Fildes

Votes: 14

29. 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

Votes: 679

30. 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

31. 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

Votes: 1,175

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

T | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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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

Votes: 337

33. 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

34. On Story (2011– )

27 min | Talk-Show

7.9
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Stars: Damon Lindelof, Álvaro Rodríguez, Matthew Weiner, Roberto Orci

Votes: 13

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

59 min | Documentary

7.0
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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

Votes: 104

36. Last Action Hero (1992 Video Game)

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

37. The Insiders on TheLipTV (2014– )

Talk-Show

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Stars: Sebastian Twardosz, Trevor Groth, Gregg Bishop, Max Borenstein

38. 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

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

Sci-Fi | Announced

Plot undisclosed.

Writer: Zak Penn | Director: Zak Penn

40. 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.

41. 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

42. Hero Factor (2008– )

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Joshua Gomez, Zak Penn

43. 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

Votes: 9

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

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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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

Votes: 14

45. 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

Votes: 6

46. 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

Votes: 23

47. 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

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

TV-14 | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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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

Votes: 234

49. 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

50. 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

Votes: 162