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1. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

Not Rated | 25 min | Horror

8.0
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Tales of horror based on the gruesome EC horror comics of the 1950's.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

2. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)
Episode: The Ventriloquist's Dummy (1990)

Not Rated | 24 min | Horror

7.8
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Wanting to improve his craft, a ventriloquist seeks out his long retired idol and discovers a shocking secret.

Writers: William M. Gaines, Frank Darabont | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Don Rickles, Bobcat Goldthwait, John Kassir, Shelley Taylor Morgan

3. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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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

4. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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51 Metascore

Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

Writers: Edward Neumeier, Robert A. Heinlein | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

5. Tremors (1990)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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65 Metascore

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Writers: S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Ron Underwood | Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

6. John Q (2002)

PG-13 | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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30 Metascore

A down-on-his luck father, whose insurance won't cover his son's heart transplant, takes the hospital's emergency room hostage until the doctors agree to perform the operation.

Writer: James Kearns | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Gabriela Oltean, Kimberly Elise

7. Alpha Dog (2006)

R | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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53 Metascore

A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list.

Writer: Nick Cassavetes | Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Willis

8. The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.9
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60 Metascore

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

Writers: Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz | Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis

9. Jumanji (1995)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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39 Metascore

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde

10. Panic Room (2002)

R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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65 Metascore

A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.

Writer: David Koepp | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam

11. X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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40 Metascore

A look at Wolverine's early life, in particular his time with the government squad Team X and the impact it will have on his later years.

Writers: David Benioff, Skip Woods | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston

12. Darkman (1990)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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65 Metascore

A brilliant scientist left for dead returns to exact revenge on the people who burned him alive.

Writers: Sam Raimi, Chuck Pfarrer, Ivan Raimi, Daniel Goldin, Joshua Goldin | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels, Larry Drake

13. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Writers: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick | Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

14. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

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

6.3
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63 Metascore

200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/Alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the Aliens.

Writers: Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Joss Whedon | Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

15. Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

6.3
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The Gremlins are back, and this time, they've taken total control over the building of a media mogul.

Writers: Chris Columbus, Charles S. Haas | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, John Glover, Robert Prosky

16. The Blob (1988)

R | 95 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A strange lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows.

Writers: Theodore Simonson, Kay Linaker, Irvine H. Millgate, Chuck Russell, Frank Darabont | Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Shawnee Smith, Kevin Dillon, Donovan Leitch Jr., Jeffrey DeMunn

17. The Exorcist III (1990)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.3
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A police lieutenant in Georgetown mourns the anniversary of a priest's death as a serial killer strikes.

Writer: William Peter Blatty | Director: William Peter Blatty | Stars: George C. Scott, Ed Flanders, Brad Dourif, Jason Miller

18. Alien Nation (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

6.3
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45 Metascore

A few years from now, Earth will have the first contact with an alien civilization. These aliens, known as Newcomers, slowly begin to be integrated into human society after years of quarantine.

Writer: Rockne S. O'Bannon | Director: Graham Baker | Stars: James Caan, Mandy Patinkin, Terence Stamp, Kevyn Major Howard

19. Wolf (1994)

R | 125 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

6.2
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Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Writers: Jim Harrison, Wesley Strick | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan

20. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

6.1
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In anthology style, a child tells three stories of horror to keep from being eaten by a witch.

Writers: Michael McDowell, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stephen King, George A. Romero | Director: John Harrison | Stars: Deborah Harry, Matthew Lawrence, Christian Slater, David Johansen

21. Evolution (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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40 Metascore

A firefighting cadet, two college professors, and a geeky-but-sexy government scientist work against an alien organism that has been rapidly evolving ever since its arrival on Earth inside a meteor.

Writers: Don Jakoby, David Diamond, David Weissman | Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott

22. Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.0
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43 Metascore

Teenager, Darren Shan, meets a mysterious man at a freak show who turns out to be a Vampire. After a series of events Darren must leave his normal life and go on the road with the Cirque Du Freak and become a Vampire.

Writers: Paul Weitz, Brian Helgeland, Darren Shan | Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Chris Massoglia, John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Josh Hutcherson

23. Dead Heat (1988)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

6.0
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Two cops are brought back to life to chase down supernatural criminals.

Writer: Terry Black | Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo, Lindsay Frost, Darren McGavin

24. The 6th Day (2000)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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49 Metascore

Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.

Writers: Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley | Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Rapaport, Tony Goldwyn, Michael Rooker

25. Tremors II: Aftershocks (1996 Video)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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When an army of Graboids - giant, carnivorous underground worms - threaten the Petromaya oil refinery in Mexico, its owners call on Earl Bassett, who once helped kill four of the creatures ... See full summary »

Writers: Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Ron Underwood | Director: S.S. Wilson | Stars: Fred Ward, Chris Gartin, Helen Shaver, Michael Gross

26. Hollow Man (2000)

R | 112 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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24 Metascore

Scientists discover how to make people invisible, but their test subject becomes an insane killer who stalks them.

Writers: Gary Scott Thompson, Andrew W. Marlowe | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens

27. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.7
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52 Metascore

A Las Vegas cabbie enlists the help of a UFO expert to protect two siblings with paranormal powers from the clutches of an organization that wants to use the kids for their nefarious plans.

Writers: Matt Lopez, Mark Bomback, Alexander Key | Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig

28. Leviathan (1989)

R | 98 min | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

5.7
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Underwater deep-sea miners encounter a Soviet wreck and bring back a dangerous cargo to their base on the ocean floor with horrifying results. The crew of the mining base must fight to ... See full summary »

Writers: David Webb Peoples, Jeb Stuart | Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Peter Weller, Richard Crenna, Amanda Pays, Daniel Stern

29. Return of the Living Dead II (1988)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Horror

5.7
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Curious kids unearth the barrels that helped revive the dead of the first film, which proves the second time's an undead charm.

Writer: Ken Wiederhorn | Director: Ken Wiederhorn | Stars: James Karen, Thom Mathews, Michael Kenworthy, Thor Van Lingen

30. Communion (1989)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Horror

5.7
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Whitley Strieber goes with his family and some friends to his holiday home in the forest. They experience some weird occurances, are they UFO activity? Whitley is abducted and then faces a ... See full summary »

Writer: Whitley Strieber | Director: Philippe Mora | Stars: Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse, Frances Sternhagen, Andreas Katsulas

31. Failure to Launch (2006)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

5.6
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47 Metascore

A thirtysomething slacker suspects his parents of setting him up with his dream girl so he'll finally vacate their home.

Writers: Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember | Director: Tom Dey | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates, Terry Bradshaw

32. Michael (1996)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.6
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38 Metascore

Two tabloid reporters checking out a report of the Archangel Michael living with an old woman find that it's true. But that's not the only surprise.

Writers: Peter Dexter, Jim Quinlan, Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron | Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: John Travolta, Andie MacDowell, William Hurt, Bob Hoskins

33. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.5
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48 Metascore

Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

Writers: Don Rhymer, Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick | Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

34. Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (2001 Video)

PG | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.4
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Third entry in series returns to the small desert town of Perfection, Nevada seen in the first and briefly in the second.

Writers: S.S. Wilson, Brent Maddock, Nancy Roberts, John Whelpley | Director: Brent Maddock | Stars: Michael Gross, Shawn Christian, Susan Chuang, Charlotte Stewart

35. Meet the Applegates (1990)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.3
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Giant preying mantis living in a south American jungle decide to move into suburban USA. Disguised as humans, the mantis are planning something.. Could it be connected to dad's job in the ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Lehmann, Redbeard Simmons | Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Ed Begley Jr., Stockard Channing, Dabney Coleman, Robert Jayne

36. Scanners II: The New Order (1991 Video)

R | 104 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.1
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A scanner discovers a plot by renegade elements in the city government to take power with the help of evil scanners.

Writers: David Cronenberg, B.J. Nelson | Director: Christian Duguay | Stars: David Hewlett, Deborah Raffin, Yvan Ponton, Isabelle Mejias

37. 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.

Writers: Shane Salerno, Dan O'Bannon, Ronald Shusett, Jim Thomas, John Thomas | Directors: Colin Strause, Greg Strause | Stars: Reiko Aylesworth, Steven Pasquale, John Ortiz, Johnny Lewis

38. Night Angel (1990)

R | 90 min | Horror

4.3
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An evil spirit assumes the disguise of a beautiful young woman, so it can seduce and kill men.

Writers: Joe Augustyn, Walter Josten | Director: Dominique Othenin-Girard | Stars: Isa Jank, Linden Ashby, Debra Feuer, Helen Martin

39. Return to Horror High (1987)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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A few years ago, a mysterious serial-killer caused panic on Crippen High School. The killer was never caught. A movie company, Cosmic Pictures, has decided to make a feature movie about ... See full summary »

Writers: Bill Froehlich, Mark Lisson, Dana Escalante, Greg H. Sims | Director: Bill Froehlich | Stars: Lori Lethin, Brendan Hughes, Alex Rocco, Scott Jacoby