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1. Gladiator (2000)

R | 155 min | Action, Drama

8.5
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64 Metascore

When a Roman general is betrayed and his family murdered by an emperor's corrupt son, he comes to Rome as a gladiator to seek revenge.

Writers: David Franzoni, John Logan, William Nicholson | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Oliver Reed

2. Crossbones (2014– )
Episode: Blackbeard (2014)

Adventure, Drama

8.4
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Fire rains down on Santa Campana as Blackbeard risks all against William Jagger's maniacal attack. Lowe must choose between saving the people he loves, the man he admires and the legacy Edward Teach has built.

Creators: Neil Cross, James V. Hart, Amanda Welles | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

3. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2008)

25 min | Documentary

8.3
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Stars: Johnny Depp, Tim Burton, Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter

4. Catch Me If You Can (2002)

PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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76 Metascore

A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr., who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars' worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor.

Writers: Jeff Nathanson, Frank Abagnale Jr., Stan Redding | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen

5. Crossbones (2014– )
Episode: Crossbones (2014)

Adventure, Drama

8.0
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Under pressure from a mysterious, powerful warlord, Blackbeard dispatches Rider, Nenna and Tom Lowe to carry out a daring raid on a Spanish stronghold. But Lowe is far from welcome on this mission.

Creators: Neil Cross, James V. Hart, Amanda Welles | Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

6. Crossbones (2014– )
Episode: A Hole in the Head (2014)

Adventure, Drama

7.9
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Balfour overhears Lowe confess to Kate of being an English spy sent to kill Blackbeard and he tells Selima, who sends pirates to find Lowe. Antoinette's torture continues at the hands of ... See full summary »

Creators: Neil Cross, James V. Hart, Amanda Welles | Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

7. Crossbones (2014– )
Episode: Beggarman (2014)

Adventure, Drama

7.9
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With few alllies left in Santa Compana, things take a turn for the worse for Lowe when Nenna's plans for escape puts him in her deadly crosshairs. Meanwhile, Balfour makes an unexpected ... See full summary »

Creators: Neil Cross, James V. Hart, Amanda Welles | Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

8. Road to Perdition (2002)

R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.8
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72 Metascore

Bonds of loyalty are put to the test when a hitman's son witnesses what his father does for a living.

Writers: Max Allan Collins, Richard Piers Rayner, David Self | Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Tom Hanks, Tyler Hoechlin, Rob Maxey, Liam Aiken

9. Men in Black: The Series (1997–2001)
Episode: The Alpha Syndrome (1997)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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K's mentor Alpha, a renegade agent who combined his body with alien organs, returns to menace K and procure an alien's heart.

Creators: Duane Capizzi, Jeff Kline, Richard Raynis | Director: Michael Goguen | Stars: Keith Diamond, Jennifer Lien, Charles Napier, Ed O'Ross

10. Men in Black: The Series (1997–2001)
Episode: The Long Goodbye Syndrome (1997)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Jay makes a rookie mistake and it costs him. An Alien race of slug-like beings want him dead! It's up to his partner Kay to make things right and save him from annihilation.

Creators: Duane Capizzi, Jeff Kline, Richard Raynis | Director: Frank Paur | Stars: Keith Diamond, Jennifer Lien, Charles Napier, Ed O'Ross

11. Minority Report (2002)

PG-13 | 145 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.7
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80 Metascore

In a future where a special police unit is able to arrest murderers before they commit their crimes, an officer from that unit is himself accused of a future murder.

Writers: Philip K. Dick, Scott Frank, Jon Cohen | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow

12. Awakenings (1990)

PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama

7.7
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74 Metascore

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.

Writers: Oliver Sacks, Steven Zaillian | Director: Penny Marshall | Stars: Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Julie Kavner, Ruth Nelson

13. Crossbones (2014– )
Episode: Antoinette (2014)

Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Having learned of Blackbeard's plans to attack innocent civilians in Jamaica, Lowe devises a way to report back to his spymaster, William Jagger. But having done so, Lowe discovers that ... See full summary »

Creators: Neil Cross, James V. Hart, Amanda Welles | Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

14. Crossbones (2014– )
Episode: The Return (2014)

Adventure, Drama

7.7
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Lowe plots to kidnap Blackbeard and deliver him to the English authorities, believing this to be the only way to save the people of Santa Compana from the mad wrath of William Jagger. ... See full summary »

Creators: Neil Cross, James V. Hart, Amanda Welles | Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

15. The Kite Runner (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama

7.6
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61 Metascore

After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Writers: David Benioff, Khaled Hosseini | Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Ahmad Khan Mahmoodzada, Atossa Leoni, Shaun Toub

16. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)

R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Musical

7.5
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83 Metascore

The infamous story of Benjamin Barker, AKA Sweeney Todd, who sets up a barber shop down in London which is the basis for a sinister partnership with his fellow tenant, Mrs. Lovett. Based on the hit Broadway musical.

Writers: John Logan, Hugh Wheeler, Christopher Bond | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall

17. The California Reich (1975)

PG | 55 min | Documentary

7.5
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A documentary about the Nazi party in America.

Directors: Keith Critchlow, Walter F. Parkes | Stars: Allen Vincent, Ken McAllister, Paul Raymond, Wayne Raymond

18. Strength and Honor: Creating the World of 'Gladiator' (2005 Video)

197 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Charles de Lauzirika | Stars: Tomas Arana, Simon Atherton, Rosemary Burrows, Kathleen Coleman

19. Unmasking Zorro (2001 Video)

45 min | Documentary

7.5
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A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film The Mask of Zorro (1998), including a brief history of the iconic character.

Writer: Laurent Bouzereau | Director: Laurent Bouzereau | Stars: Bob Anderson, Antonio Banderas, Martin Campbell, Doug Claybourne

20. Crossbones (2014– )
Episode: The Covenant (2014)

Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Blackbeard's plans are complicated when a popular Pirate Captain comes to town and violently disagrees with his grand design. For his master plan to survive, Blackbeard must weigh the risks... See full summary »

Creators: Neil Cross, James V. Hart, Amanda Welles | Director: Ciaran Donnelly | Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

21. Flight (I) (2012)

R | 138 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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76 Metascore

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Writer: John Gatins | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle, John Goodman

22. The Terminal (2004)

PG-13 | 128 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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55 Metascore

An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.

Writers: Andrew Niccol, Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride, Stanley Tucci

23. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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71 Metascore

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

Writers: Lowell Cunningham, Ed Solomon | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

24. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.2
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63 Metascore

About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt.

Writer: David Franzoni | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

25. Crossbones (2014– )
Episode: The Devil's Dominion (2014)

TV-14 | Adventure, Drama

7.2
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The Longitude Chronometer, a device that will change the world, is stolen from HMS Petrel by pirates working for the legendary but supposedly long dead Edward Teach - better known as ... See full summary »

Creators: Neil Cross, James V. Hart, Amanda Welles | Director: David Slade | Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

26. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

PG-13 | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

A highly advanced robotic boy longs to become "real" so that he can regain the love of his human mother.

Writers: Brian Aldiss, Ian Watson, Steven Spielberg | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Sam Robards

27. The Ring (2002)

PG-13 | 115 min | Horror, Mystery

7.1
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57 Metascore

A young journalist must investigate a mysterious videotape which seems to cause the death of anyone in a week of viewing it.

Writers: Ehren Kruger, Kôji Suzuki | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, Brian Cox, David Dorfman

28. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Writers: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes | Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

29. Sneakers (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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Complex but lighthearted thriller about computers and cryptography, government and espionage, secrets and deception and betrayal.

Writers: Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes | Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, Sidney Poitier, Jo Marr

30. The Lookout (2007)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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73 Metascore

Chris is a once promising high school athlete whose life is turned upside down following a tragic accident. As he tries to maintain a normal life, he takes a job as a janitor at a bank, where he ultimately finds himself caught up in a planned heist.

Writer: Scott Frank | Director: Scott Frank | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Matthew Goode, Isla Fisher

31. Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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72 Metascore

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel.

Writer: Derek Connolly | Director: Colin Trevorrow | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, Karan Soni

32. Men in Black: The Series (1997–2001)
Episode: The Big Bad Bug Syndrome (1998)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Creators: Duane Capizzi, Jeff Kline, Richard Raynis | Director: Chris Dozois | Stars: Keith Diamond, Jennifer Lien, Charles Napier, Gregg Berger

33. Men in Black: The Series (1997–2001)
Episode: The Buzzard Syndrome (1997)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Creators: Duane Capizzi, Jeff Kline, Richard Raynis | Director: Nathan Chew | Stars: Keith Diamond, Jennifer Lien, Charles Napier, Ed O'Ross

34. The Island (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.9
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50 Metascore

A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a "harvestable being", and is being kept as a source of replacement parts, along with others, in a Utopian facility.

Writers: Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

35. Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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58 Metascore

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Writers: Etan Cohen, Lowell Cunningham | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement

36. The Burning Plain (2008)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.9
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45 Metascore

A drama with a two-tiered storyline concerning a mother and daughter who try to form a bond after the young woman's difficult childhood.

Writer: Guillermo Arriaga | Director: Guillermo Arriaga | Stars: Charlize Theron, John Corbett, José María Yazpik, Robin Tunney

37. Men in Black: The Series (1997–2001)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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The continuing adventures of Agents K and J as they deal with problems with extraterrestrials in New York City.

Stars: Keith Diamond, Charles Napier, Patrick Pinney, Pat Fraley

38. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: Just Like Heaven (2005)

Documentary

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Writer: Hope Manna | Stars: Jon Heder, Donal Logue, Laurie MacDonald, Daryn Okada

39. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.8
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62 Metascore

When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.

Writers: Robert Gordon, Daniel Handler | Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Streep, Liam Aiken

40. Just Like Heaven (2005)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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47 Metascore

A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of the beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment.

Writers: Peter Tolan, Leslie Dixon, Marc Lévy | Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Spybey-Waters

41. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

A young thief, seeking revenge over the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who is also seeking a vengeance of his own.

Writers: Johnston McCulley, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Randall Jahnson, John Eskow | Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

42. True Believer (1989)

R | 108 min | Drama, Crime

6.7
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A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Writer: Wesley Strick | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

43. HBO First Look (1992– )
Episode: The Making of 'The Ring Two' (2005)

Documentary

6.7
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Writer: Nicole Wrathall-Higgins | Stars: Rick Baker, Simon Baker, Peter Chesney, David Dorfman

44. Crossbones (2014– )

60 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Set during the golden age of piracy in the 1700s and centers on legendary pirate Blackbeard.

Stars: John Malkovich, Richard Coyle, Claire Foy, Yasmine Al Massri

45. The Uninvited (2009)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

6.4
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43 Metascore

Anna Rydell returns home to her sister (and best friend) Alex after a stint in a mental hospital, though her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her cruel stepmother, aloof father, and the presence of a ghost in their home.

Writers: Craig Rosenberg, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard, Kim Jee-woon | Directors: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard | Stars: Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel, Elizabeth Banks, David Strathairn

46. Be Kind Rewind (2008)

PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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52 Metascore

Two bumbling store clerks inadvertently erase the footage from all of the tapes in their video rental store. In order to keep the business running, they re-shoot every film in the store with their own camera, with a budget of zero dollars.

Writer: Michel Gondry | Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jack Black, Mos Def, Danny Glover, Mia Farrow

47. To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy

6.3
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Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

Writer: Douglas Carter Beane | Director: Beeban Kidron | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing

48. Little Giants (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.3
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Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Writers: James Ferguson, Robert Shallcross, Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg | Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa

49. HBO First Look (1992– )

13 min | Documentary

6.3
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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

50. Twister (1996)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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68 Metascore

Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.

Writers: Michael Crichton, Anne-Marie Martin | Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz