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1. Sciography (2000– )
Episode: Battlestar Galactica (2000)

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Stars: Dirk Benedict, John Dykstra, Richard Hatch, Glen Larson

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

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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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

3. Django Unchained (2012)

R | 165 min | Western

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81 Metascore

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington

4. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

Writer: Quentin Tarantino | Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

5. Empire of Dreams: The Story of the 'Star Wars' Trilogy (2004 Video)

151 min | Documentary, History

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This documentary chronicles the making of the original Star Wars trilogy from start to finish. We get some background on George Lucas' start in the business and then continue with the ... See full summary »

Writer: Ed Singer | Directors: Edith Becker, Kevin Burns | Stars: Robert Clotworthy, Kenny Baker, Jim Bloom, Leo Braudy

6. Movie Magic (1994– )

30 min | Documentary, History

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Documentary series dealing with every aspect of special effects in movies, from low-budget make-up to multi-million-dollar computer-generated graphics. The clear presentation includes ... See full summary »

Creators: Gary R. Benz, Stephen Rocha, Lise Romanoff | Stars: James Cameron, Richard Edlund, Rick Baker, Ken Ralston

7. X-Men: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III.

Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer | Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

8. The 50th Annual Academy Awards (1978 TV Special)

Family

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Writers: William Ludwig, Leonard Spigelgass | Director: Marty Pasetta | Stars: Bob Hope, Jack Albertson, Irwin Allen, Edward Anhalt

9. Attack of the Show! (2005– )

60 min | News

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There's the inside track, and then there are those who pave the inside track. Attack of the Show gets you inside, underneath, around, and behind the newest tech, the hottest games, the ... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin Pereira, Olivia Munn, Candace Bailey, Zach Selwyn

10. Ray Harryhausen: The Early Years Collection (2005 Video)

233 min | Documentary

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Director: Ray Harryhausen | Stars: Forrest J Ackerman, Jim Aupperle, Rick Baker, Craig Barron

11. The Art of Imagination: A Tribute to Oz (2005 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Writer: Tim Prokop | Director: Mac Kenny | Stars: Sydney Pollack, Randy Newman, Peter Jackson, Sean Astin

12. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
Episode: Saga of a Star World (1978)

133 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

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The Twelve Colonies of man are annihilated by the Cylons. Adama, commanding the last surviving Battlestar, takes it upon himself to lead all remaining survivors aboard 220 ships to find a ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Directors: Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

13. Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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Writers: Leslie Iwerks, Jeff Stephenson | Director: Leslie Iwerks | Stars: Tom Cruise, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard

14. Children of the Atom: Filming X-Men: First Class (2011 Video)

70 min | Documentary

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The making of X-Men: First Class (2011) with interviews by the cast and crew.

Stars: Bernd Angerer, Kevin Bacon, Jay Barton, Rose Byrne

15. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Fantasy

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83 Metascore

Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, Michael Chabon, Alvin Sargent | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Alfred Molina, James Franco

16. Caddyshack (1980)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Sport

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An exclusive golf course has to deal with a brash new member and a destructive dancing gopher.

Writers: Brian Doyle-Murray, Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney | Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, Ted Knight

17. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

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Alice is in Looking Glass land, where she meets many Looking Glass creatures and attempts to avoid the Jabberwocky, a monster that appears due to her being afraid.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Paul Zindel | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Natalie Gregory, Sheila Allen, Sharee Gregory, Red Buttons

18. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Fantasy

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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Writers: Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, David Koepp | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

19. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
Episode: Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 2 (1978)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

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As Apollo and the team of convicted specialists brave the snowy mountain to blow up the Ravashol Pulsar, the criminals plan their escape. Starbuck is still determined to make a detour and ... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

20. In the Blink of an Eye (I) (2005)

90 min | Drama

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Writer: Jaime Gomez | Director: Jaime Gomez | Stars: Jaime Gomez, Brian Krause, Zoska Aleece, Barbara Anzaldo

21. Sewer Shark (1992 Video Game)

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Writers: Rob Fulop, Ken Melville | Director: John Dykstra | Stars: David Underwood, Robert Costanzo, Kari G. Peyton, Stevie Sterling

22. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)
Episode: Gun on Ice Planet Zero: Part 1 (1978)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

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A special task force, mostly made up out of convicts, is dispatched to destroy a giant Cylon operated pulsar cannon on the planet Aracta directly in the Colonial Fleet's path. Having lost a... See full summary »

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Director: Alan J. Levi | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

23. Out on a Limb (1987– )

235 min | Biography, Drama

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The supposed true story of Shirley MacClaine's experience with a spiritual awakening.

Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Charles Dance, John Heard, Anne Jackson

24. Battlestar Galactica (1978–1979)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

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The last major Colonial fighter carrier leads a makeshift fleet of human refugees on a desperate search for the legendary planet Earth.

Creator: Glen A. Larson | Stars: Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

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

21 min | Documentary, Short

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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

26. Clint Eastwood: Director (1982 TV Movie)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Iain Johnstone, Clint Eastwood, Craig Thomas, Warren Clarke

27. The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008 TV Special)

TV-14 | 197 min

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In the annual awards presentation, the nominated films include Atonement (2007), Juno (2007), Michael Clayton (2007), No Country for Old Men (2007), and There Will Be Blood (2007).

Writers: Rory Albanese, Rachel Axler, Kevin Bleyer, Rich Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, J.R. Havlan, David Javerbaum, Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Rob Kutner, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Jason Ross, Bruce Vilanch | Director: Louis J. Horvitz | Stars: Jon Stewart, Jan Aaris, Amy Adams, Casey Affleck

28. Something Is Out There (II) (1988 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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Two police officers investigate a series of brutal murders in which the victims have had bodily organs removed. When one of them questions a young woman who has been seen at the crime ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Cortese, Maryam d'Abo, George Dzundza, Gregory Sierra

29. Amazing! Exploring the Far Reaches of Forbidden Planet (2006 Video)

27 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Dennis Muren, Joe Dante, Leslie Nielsen, Alan Dean Foster

30. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Behind the Ultimate Spin: The Making of 'Spider-Man' (2002)

25 min | Documentary

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Director: Greg Socher | Stars: Avi Arad, Ian Bryce, Don Burgess, Willem Dafoe

31. Silent Running (1972)

GP | 89 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.

Writers: Deric Washburn, Michael Cimino, Steven Bochco | Director: Douglas Trumbull | Stars: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint

32. Making the Amazing (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 127 min | Documentary

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A comprehensive 12-part documentary on the making of "Spider-Man 2," covering everything from pre-production to premiere. Available on Disc 2 of the "Spider-Man 2" Special Edition DVD.

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: James Acheson, Avi Arad, Lydia Bottegoni, Dan Bradley

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

22 min | Documentary, Short

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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

34. Battlestar Galactica (1978)

PG | 148 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

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After the destruction of the human colonies, the last major fighter carrier leads a makeshift refugee fleet in a search for Earth.

Writer: Glen A. Larson | Directors: Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi | Stars: Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

35. Hancock (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Fantasy

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A hard-living superhero who has fallen out of favor with the public enters into a questionable relationship with the wife of the public relations professional who's trying to repair his image.

Writers: Vincent Ngo, Vince Gilligan | Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman, Jae Head

36. Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

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

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When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Alan Dean Foster, Harold Livingston | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan

37. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

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Behind-the-scenes look at upcoming feature films, featuring interview commentary with their casts and crews.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, Matt Damon

39. Robby the Robot: Engineering a Sci-Fi Icon (2006 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Joe Dante, Alan Dean Foster, Ben Burtt, Earl Holliman

40. 8 Arms to Hold You (2004 Video)

Not Rated | 22 min | Documentary, Short

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An "Ock-umentary" exploring the character of Doc Ock and the way he as well as his tentacles were brought to life on the silver screen.

Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: James Acheson, Avi Arad, Grant Curtis, John Dykstra

41. Lifeforce (1985)

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

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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

42. Stuart Little (1999)

PG | 84 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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61 Metascore

The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.

Writers: E.B. White, M. Night Shyamalan, Greg Brooker | Director: Rob Minkoff | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki

43. The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005 TV Special)

194 min | Music

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Films nominated for the annual awards include The Aviator (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ray (2004) and Sideways (2004).

Writers: Hal Kanter, Buz Kohan, Rita Cash, Chris Rock, Lance Crouther, Nick DiPaolo, Richard Jeni, Carol Leifer, Ali LeRoi, Jon Macks, Chuck Martin, Bill Scheft, Frank Sebastiano, Chuck Sklar, Jeff Stilson, Rich Vos, Mario Joyner | Directors: Louis J. Horvitz, Roger Goodman | Stars: Chris Rock, Alan Alda, Jo Allen, Alejandro Amenábar

44. Firefox (1982)

PG | 136 min | Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi

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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

Writers: Alex Lasker, Wendell Wellman, Craig Thomas | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Freddie Jones, David Huffman, Warren Clarke

45. Batman Forever (1995)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Batman must battle Two-Face and The Riddler with help of an amourous psychologist and a young circus acrobat who becomes his sidekick, Robin.

Writers: Bob Kane, Lee Batchler, Janet Scott Batchler, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman

46. Invaders from Mars (1986)

PG | 100 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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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

47. My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »

Writers: Jerico, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris, Jonathan Reynolds | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan

48. The Unholy (1988)

R | 102 min | Horror

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A priest battles a demon that kills sinners in the act of sinning.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Fernando Fonseca | Director: Camilo Vila | Stars: Ben Cross, Hal Holbrook, Ruben Rabasa, Nicole Fortier

49. Starflight: The Plane That Couldn't Land (1983 TV Movie)

115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

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The fictional story of the first "hypersonic" commercial passenger plane, which can make the flight from New York to London in a mere four hours. On the maiden flight of this plane, a minor... See full summary »

Writers: Robert M. Young, Peter R. Brooke | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Lee Majors, Hal Linden, Lauren Hutton, Ray Milland

50. Avalanche Express (1979)

PG | 88 min | Action, Thriller

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When a senior Russian official, Gen. Marenkov, decides to defect to the west, CIA agent Harry Wargrave is sent to lead the team to get him out. Malenkov reveals that the Russians are trying... See full summary »

Writers: Abraham Polonsky, Colin Forbes | Directors: Mark Robson, Monte Hellman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Robert Shaw, Linda Evans, Maximilian Schell