Highest Rated Titles With Peter Kuran

1. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Metascore: 78/100 (15 reviews)

After the rebels have been brutally overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker takes advanced Jedi training with Master Yoda, while his friends are pursued by Darth Vader as part of his plan to capture Luke.

2. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Metascore: 91/100 (13 reviews)

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.

3. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)
134 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Metascore: 52/100 (14 reviews)

After rescuing Han Solo from the palace of Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels attempt to destroy the Second Death Star, while Luke Skywalker tries to bring his father back to the Light Side of the Force.

4. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
135 min | Biography, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Metascore: 72/100 (33 reviews)

After a brilliant but asocial mathematician accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

5. The Thing (1982)
109 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills.

6. Wonders Are Many (2007)
92 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A documentary on the making of Dr. Atomic, a modern opera about the making of the atomic bomb.

7. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Metascore: 74/100 (19 reviews)

An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful adolescent girl.

8. Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie (1995 Video)
92 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A documentary presenting mankind's most ambitious effort at perfecting the means to its own annihilation. Featuring newly unclassified atomic test footage.

9. Airplane! (1980)
88 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

An airplane crew takes ill. Surely the only person capable of landing the plane is an ex-pilot afraid to fly. But don't call him Shirley.

10. Atomic Journeys: Welcome to Ground Zero (1999 Video)
52 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A tour of U.S. atomic test sites in Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Mississippi, and Alaska.

Writer: Peter Kuran |  Director: Peter Kuran |  Star: William Shatner
11. Nukes in Space (1999 Video)
53 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

U.S. nuclear tests in space, and the development of the military intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Writer: Val Keller |  Director: Peter Kuran |  Star: William Shatner
12. RoboCop (1987)
102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Metascore: 67/100 (16 reviews)

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

13. Dracula (1992)
128 min | Horror, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Metascore: 57/100 (17 reviews)

The vampire comes to England to seduce a visitor's fiancée and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

14. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
73 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mike Nelson and his robot companions watch and give their comments about "This Island Earth".

15. The Thing: Terror Takes Shape (1998 Video)
83 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A revealing and insightful look into the making of this underrated horror film.

16. August: Osage County (2013)
121 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Metascore: 58/100 (45 reviews)

A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

17. Beetlejuice (1988)
92 min | Comedy, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Metascore: 67/100 (13 reviews)

A couple of recently deceased ghosts contract the services of a "bio-exorcist" in order to remove the obnoxious new owners of their house.

18. Atomic Filmmakers: Behind the Scenes (1999 Video)
46 min | Documentary, History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
19. Thirteen Days (2000)
145 min | Drama, History, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Metascore: 67/100 (31 reviews)

A dramatization of President Kennedy's administration's struggle to contain the Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962.

20. Shooting 'RoboCop' (1987 Video)
8 min | Documentary, Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
21. Starship Troopers (1997)
129 min | Action, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Metascore: 51/100 (20 reviews)

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

22. Men in Black (1997)
98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Metascore: 71/100 (22 reviews)

A streetwise NYPD detective joins a secret organization that polices extraterrestrial affairs on Earth.

23. Defiance (I) (2008)
137 min | Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Metascore: 58/100 (34 reviews)

Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters and endeavor to build a village in order to protect themselves and about 1,000 Jewish non-combatants.

24. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Metascore: 65/100 (18 reviews)

On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.

25. Get the Gringo (2012)
96 min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.

26. Nixon (1995)
192 min | Biography, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Metascore: 66/100 (22 reviews)

A biographical story of former U.S. president Richard Milhous Nixon, from his days as a young boy to his eventual presidency which ended in shame.

27. By Dawn's Early Light (1990 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Thriller, Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The crew of a nuclear bomber attack the Soviet Union while the President of the United States tries desperately to regain control of his military after his helicopter crashes during a ... See full summary »

28. The Making of 'Star Wars' (1977 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ever wonder how they ever managed to make a movie like Star Wars? Well, bickering droid duo C-3PO and R2-D2 host this tour of the mind of creator George Lucas and what inspired him to make ... See full summary »

29. Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
120 min | Action, Biography, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A lionized account of the life of the martial arts superstar.

30. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
129 min | Action, Fantasy, Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Metascore: 43/100 (10 reviews)

A vengeful barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his tribe and his parents whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his warriors when he was a boy.

31. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
104 min | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Metascore: 51/100 (31 reviews)

The comic 'Bluntman and Chronic' is based on real-life stoners Jay and Silent Bob, so when they get no profit from a big-screen adaptation they set out to wreck the movie.

32. Basic Instinct (1992)
127 min | Mystery, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Metascore: 34/100 (20 reviews)

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

33. The Addams Family (1991)
99 min | Comedy, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

34. The Company Men (2010)
104 min | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Metascore: 69/100 (34 reviews)

The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

35. The 'Burbs (1989)
101 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An overstressed suburbanite and his paramilitaric neighbor struggle to prove their paranoid theory that the new family in town is a front for a cannibalistic cult.

Writer: Dana Olsen |  Director: Joe Dante |  Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman
36. The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)
95 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A Hollywood filmmaker (Mike Jittlov) makes a short for an evil film studio. Unbeknownest to him, the producer has placed a bet of $25,000 that he won't come up with anything with a use. ... See full summary »

37. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' in particular.

38. Dragonslayer (1981)
109 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young wizarding apprentice is sent to kill a dragon which has been devouring girls from a nearby kingdom.

39. Leaving Normal (1992)
110 min | Comedy, Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A female buddy picture whose initial run was handicapped by being released after "Thelma and Louise." The film chronicles Marianne and Darly's cross country adventure, the hardships and ... See full summary »

40. Xin shu shan jian ke (1983)
95 min | Horror, Adventure, Action, Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Chinese soldiers in an ancient civil war get caught up in a fantastical quest to save the universe.

41. Nuclear Rescue 911: Broken Arrows & Incidents (2001 Video)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Writer: Peter Kuran |  Director: Peter Kuran |  Star: Adam West
42. Love & Other Drugs (2010)
112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Metascore: 55/100 (38 reviews)

A woman suffering from Parkinson's befriends a drug rep working for Pfizer against 1990s Pittsburgh backdrop.

43. Session 9 (2001)
97 min | Horror, Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Metascore: 58/100 (16 reviews)

Tensions rise within an asbestos cleaning crew as they work in an abandoned mental hospital with a horrific past that seems to be coming back.

44. Courage Under Fire (1996)
117 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Metascore: 77/100 (19 reviews)

A US Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.

45. The Howling (1981)
91 min | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After a bizarre and near fatal encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

46. Battlestar Galactica (1978)
148 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

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

47. Nightbreed (1990)
102 min | Fantasy, Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A community of mutant outcasts of varying types and abilities attempts to escape the attention of a psychotic serial killer and redneck vigilantes with the help of a brooding young man who ... See full summary »

48. Ghostbusters II (1989)
108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Metascore: 56/100 (14 reviews)

The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business.

49. Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
101 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Metascore: 38/100 (6 reviews)

Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series.

50. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Adventurer/surgeon/rock musician Buckaroo Banzai and his band of men, the Hong Kong Cavaliers, take on evil alien invaders from the 8th dimension.