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

PG | 115 min | Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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91 Metascore

A troubled child summons the courage to help a friendly alien escape Earth and return to his home world.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote, Dee Wallace

Votes: 301,789 | Gross: $434.95M

2. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy

6.9
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37 Metascore

A goofy detective specializing in animals goes in search of the missing mascot of the Miami Dolphins.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Courteney Cox, Sean Young, Tone Loc

Votes: 229,966 | Gross: $72.22M

3. The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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56 Metascore

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki

Votes: 207,201 | Gross: $45.43M

4. Beetlejuice (1988)

PG | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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70 Metascore

When a recently-deceased ghost couple find their now-vacant home invaded by an obnoxious family, they hire a sleazy ghost who gets rid of humans to help them.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Michael Keaton, Annie McEnroe

Votes: 204,111 | Gross: $73.33M

5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 137 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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92 Metascore

After an encounter with U.F.O.s, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 148,801 | Gross: $128.30M

6. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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48 Metascore

When an alien spacecraft of enormous power is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

Votes: 67,694 | Gross: $82.30M

7. Splash (1984)

PG | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.2
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A young man is reunited with a mermaid who saves him from drowning as a boy and falls in love not knowing who/what she is.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy

Votes: 57,912 | Gross: $69.80M

8. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

Votes: 53,019

9. Punisher: War Zone (2008)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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30 Metascore

After hunting down and killing hundreds of violent criminals, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher, faces his most deadly foe yet: Jigsaw.

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Ray Stevenson, Dominic West, Julie Benz, Doug Hutchison

Votes: 51,772 | Gross: $7.95M

10. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)

G | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.8
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47 Metascore

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Number 53 - the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own - puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Hines, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 38,522 | Gross: $66.00M

11. MacGyver (1985–1992)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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The adventures of a secret agent armed with almost infinite scientific resourcefulness.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Dana Elcar, Bruce McGill, Robin Mossley

Votes: 29,587

12. Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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45 Metascore

When a hypochondriac learns that he is dying, he accepts an offer to throw himself in a volcano at a tropical island, and along the way there, learns to truly live.

Director: John Patrick Shanley | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack

Votes: 29,391 | Gross: $39.40M

13. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.9
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34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 26,525

14. Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)

PG | 91 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.7
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64 Metascore

The Looney Tunes search for a man's missing father and the mythical Blue Monkey diamond.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Heather Locklear

Votes: 26,425 | Gross: $20.95M

15. Firefox (1982)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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A pilot is sent into the Soviet Union on a mission to steal a prototype jet fighter that can be partially controlled by a neuralink

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman, Warren Clarke

Votes: 21,095 | Gross: $46.70M

16. Piranha (1978)

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

5.9
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When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 15,097

17. Cocoon: The Return (1988)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

5.3
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The old age pensioners that left at the end of the first film come back to earth to visit their relatives. Will they all decide to go back to the planet where no-one grows old, or will they be tempted to stay back on earth?

Director: Daniel Petrie | Stars: Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Courteney Cox, Hume Cronyn

Votes: 12,812 | Gross: $18.92M

18. Outsourced (2010–2011)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

7.5
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A manager is sent to India to oversee a staff of customer service representatives.

Stars: Ben Rappaport, Anisha Nagarajan, Diedrich Bader, Parvesh Cheena

Votes: 10,846

19. Surface (2005–2006)

60 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A marine biologist, an insurance salesman and a teen-aged boy find their lives fundamentally changed by the emergence of a new, and often dangerous, species of sea life, while government agents work to keep the affair under wraps.

Stars: Lake Bell, Jay R. Ferguson, Carter Jenkins, Leighton Meester

Votes: 8,957

20. Little Monsters (1989)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.1
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A boy discovers an incredible and gruesome world of monsters under his bed.

Director: Richard Greenberg | Stars: Fred Savage, Howie Mandel, Daniel Stern, Margaret Whitton

Votes: 8,680 | Gross: $0.79M

21. Alligator (1980)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.9
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A baby alligator is flushed down a Chicago toilet and survives by eating discarded laboratory rats injected with growth hormones. The small reptile grows gigantic, escapes the city sewers, and goes on a rampage.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Robert Forster, Robin Riker, Michael V. Gazzo, Dean Jagger

Votes: 8,423

22. Chopping Mall (1986)

R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.6
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Eight teenagers are trapped after hours in a high tech shopping mall and pursued by three murderous security robots out of control.

Director: Jim Wynorski | Stars: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd, Karrie Emerson

Votes: 6,823

23. Sublime (2007 Video)

R | 113 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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On the day after his fortieth birthday, the family man and computer analyst George Grieves goes to the Mt. Abaddon Hospital for a routine procedure of colonoscopy with Dr. Sharazi. Along ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Krantz | Stars: Tom Cavanagh, Kathleen York, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Kat Coiro

Votes: 6,381

24. The Flash (1990–1991)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

7.3
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A police forensic scientist, Barry Allen, battles crimes as the super-fast superhero "The Flash".

Stars: John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Alex Désert, Vito D'Ambrosio

Votes: 4,992

25. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)

TV-G | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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The adventures of the greatest of the female superheroes.

Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil, Richard Eastham

Votes: 4,910

26. Galaxy of Terror (1981)

R | 81 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.1
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SciFi suspense thriller in which a rescue space ship crew meets up with horrors projected by their own imaginations.

Director: Bruce D. Clark | Stars: Edward Albert, Erin Moran, Ray Walston, Bernard Behrens

Votes: 4,541

27. Those Who Kill (2014)

60 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.2
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Follows Catherine Jensen, a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer, a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the ... See full summary »

Stars: Chloë Sevigny, James D'Arcy, James Morrison, Bruce Davison

Votes: 3,073

28. Creature (1985)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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A expedition to Titan uncovers an alien being, that goes on a rampage.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Stan Ivar, Wendy Schaal, Lyman Ward, Robert Jaffe

Votes: 2,550

29. Parasomnia (2008)

R | 103 min | Horror, Thriller

5.3
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A horror-thriller centered on a woman (Wilson) suffering from a medical condition that causes her to sleep her life away, waking briefly on rare occasions.

Director: William Malone | Stars: Sean Young, Patrick Kilpatrick, Dylan Purcell, Cherilyn Wilson

Votes: 2,042

30. Day of Resurrection (1980)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

6.4
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After a virus devastates the global human population, survivors in Antarctica desperately try to find a cure and save the human race.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Masao Kusakari, Tsunehiko Watase, Isao Natsuyagi, Shin'ichi Chiba

Votes: 1,644

31. Vanished (2006– )

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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A senator's wife goes missing.

Stars: John Allen Nelson, Joanne Kelly, Margarita Levieva, John Patrick Amedori

Votes: 1,552

32. Justice (2006–2007)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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A powerful Los Angeles law firm handles high-profile, media-circus cases.

Stars: Victor Garber, Kerr Smith, Rebecca Mader, Eamonn Walker

Votes: 1,474

33. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Sabrina, Down Under (1999)

120 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.4
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Offshoot of the popular TV show finds the teen witch (Melissa Joan Hart) on a trip with her friend (Tara Charendoff). There she finds romance with a merman.

Director: Kenneth R. Koch | Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Tara Strong, Scott Michaelson, Lindsay Sloane

Votes: 1,310

34. Field of Lost Shoes (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, War

5.7
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28 Metascore

Based on a true story of the American Civil War, culminating at the Battle of New Market, May 1864. A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must ... See full summary »

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Jason Isaacs, Lauren Holly, Tom Skerritt, Keith David

Votes: 1,220

35. The Flash (1990–1991)
Episode: Pilot (1990)

TV-PG | 94 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.7
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A laboratory accident endows a police scientist with the ability to move at superhuman speed which he uses to battle a menacing gang as a superhero.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: John Wesley Shipp, Amanda Pays, Alex Désert, Paula Marshall

Votes: 1,180

36. Time Walker (1982)

PG | 83 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.0
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An alien, buried in King Tut's tomb, terrorizes a college campus.

Director: Tom Kennedy | Stars: Ben Murphy, Nina Axelrod, Kevin Brophy, Robert Random

Votes: 1,128

37. Intruders (1992– )

163 min | Biography, Horror, Mystery

6.5
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All over the world, people report they've been visited by aliens, taken aboard spaceships and medically examined. The authorities appear to know all about these visits but won't acknowledge... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Crenna, Mare Winningham, Susan Blakely, Daphne Ashbrook

Votes: 1,032

38. Munchies (1987)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

3.8
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Simon Watterman, a space archaeologist, discovers the "Munchies" in a cave in Peru. Cecil Watterman, Simon's evil twin brother and snack food entrepreneur, kidnaps the creature. What Cecil ... See full summary »

Director: Tina Hirsch | Stars: Harvey Korman, Charlie Stratton, Nadine Van der Velde, Alix Elias

Votes: 1,014

39. The Slayer (1982)

R | 80 min | Horror

4.6
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Siblings, Eric & his surreal artist sister Kay, her doctor husband David, her sister-in-law Brooke along with pilot Marsh become stranded on a rugged isle face off against a supernatural beast drawn to Kay who dreams of its killings.

Director: J.S. Cardone | Stars: Sarah Kendall, Frederick Flynn, Carol Kottenbrook, Alan McRae

Votes: 934

40. Nightflyers (1987)

R | 89 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

3.9
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Professor hires a spaceship to get to the source of weird signals from deep space. The trip is cut short however when the ship's computer gets jealous because the captain is in love with one of the female passengers and it gets homicidal.

Director: Robert Collector | Stars: Catherine Mary Stewart, Michael Praed, John Standing, Lisa Blount

Votes: 783 | Gross: $1.15M

41. Hollywood Boulevard (1976)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Thriller

6.2
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In this satire on 70s B-movie industry, a young ditsy pretty blond arrives in Hollywood to try her luck as an actress. After some mishap, a shady agent finds her a job with a sleazy B-movie crew plagued by strange deadly accidents.

Directors: Allan Arkush, Joe Dante | Stars: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, George Wagner, Jonathan Kaplan

Votes: 730

42. On the Air (1992– )

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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In the 1950s, a group of television performers attempt to put together a live variety program and often find disastrous results.

Stars: Ian Buchanan, Nancye Ferguson, Miguel Ferrer, Gary Grossman

Votes: 729

43. The Scream Team (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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Excentric Frank Carlyle ran a horror shop in small town Steeple Falls, which takes pride in and profit from its Halloween traditions. Frank's widower grandson Richard grudgingly returns ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Mark Rendall, Kat Dennings, Robert Bockstael, Eric Idle

Votes: 678

44. The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.6
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When THRUSH steals a nuclear weapon and demands a ransom delivered by Napoleon Solo, UNCLE recalls him and his partner to duty.

Director: Ray Austin | Stars: Robert Vaughn, David McCallum, Patrick Macnee, Tom Mason

Votes: 517

45. Rage of Honor (1987)

R | 92 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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Tanaka, a DEA agent, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Tanaka follows the culprit, a sadistic drug lord, down to Argentina.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Shô Kosugi, Lewis Van Bergen, Robin Evans, Gerry Gibson

Votes: 470

46. Up from the Depths (1979)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror

2.7
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A giant shark-like creature preys on a Hawaiian tourist community.

Director: Charles B. Griffith | Stars: Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye, Kedric Wolfe

Votes: 462

47. Ghost Warrior (1984)

R | 81 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A deep-frozen 400-year-old samurai is shipped to Los Angeles, where he comes back to life. Dazed and confused, he goes on a rampage. Can the female scientist and her colleague who revived him stop him before it's too late?

Director: J. Larry Carroll | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, John Calvin, Janet Julian, Charles Lampkin

Votes: 454

48. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
Episode: Ho'apono (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.3
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McGarrett places himself in the middle of a hostage situation on the USS Missouri. The hostage-taker is an ex-Navy SEAL suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, who is the prime suspect in the murder of his wife.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

Votes: 433

49. Scared to Death (1980)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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An ex-cop, now working as a hack novelist, is called out of retirement to help investigate a string of deaths that appear to be the work of a serial killer but soon are revealed to be the ... See full summary »

Director: William Malone | Stars: John Stinson, Diana Davidson, David Moses, Toni Jannotta

Votes: 350

50. Enid Is Sleeping (1990)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Crime

5.6
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Enid is horrible, her husband and younger sister are having an affair. When Enid walks in on them 'enjoying' themselves, she is furious. A fight develops and Enid is hit over the head with ... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Phillips | Stars: Elizabeth Perkins, Judge Reinhold, Jeffrey Jones, Maureen Mueller

Votes: 327