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1. Alice in Wonderland (1985 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 187 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
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.
2. The Prince and the Surfer (1999)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The classic Twain story "The Prince and the Pauper" gets a modern slant when Prince Edward of Gelfland switches places with Southern California surfer Cash Canty. Both discover a new world ... See full summary »
3. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
PG | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Dorothy Gale is swept away from a farm in Kansas to a magical land of Oz in a tornado and embarks on a quest with her new friends to see the Wizard who can help her return home in Kansas and help her friends as well.
Votes: 323,561 | Gross: $22.20M
4. Hook (1991)
PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.
Votes: 199,914 | Gross: $119.65M
5. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
The spectre of a dead child rapist haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.
Votes: 81,098 | Gross: $63.08M
6. Sorority Row (2009)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery
A group of sorority sisters try to cover up the death of their house-sister after a prank gone wrong, only to be stalked by a serial killer.
Votes: 25,601 | Gross: $11.96M
7. Hansel and Gretel (1987)
Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Musical, Fantasy
Based on the fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm. Hansel and Gretel are trapped in the deceptively decorated house of the witch Griselda who wishes to fatten Hansel so that he may be baked ... See full summary »
8. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.
9. Friday the 13th (2009)
R | 97 min | Horror
A group of young adults discover a boarded up Camp Crystal Lake, where they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and his deadly intentions.
Votes: 82,543 | Gross: $65.00M
10. Peter Pan (1960 TV Special)
100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In this magical tale about the boy who refuses to grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. With a sprinkling ... See full summary »
11. Pinocchio (1976 TV Movie)
73 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A television musical adaptation of Carol Collodi's popular fairy tale.
12. The Phantom of the Opera (1989)
R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Music
A young soprano becomes the obsession of a horribly disfigured composer, who has plans for those who oppose him or the young singer.
Votes: 3,117 | Gross: $3.95M
13. Phantom of the Rue Morgue (1954)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
After several women are murdered, the police are baffled who the suspect is. All evidence points to Dupin, but soon it becomes apparent that it is something that is stronger and more deadlier than man.
Votes: 646 | Gross: $1.45M
14. Bye Bye Birdie (1995 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Rock-and-roll icon Conrad Birdie is about to go into the Army, and plans are being made to arrange his final going-away concert.
15. Masters of the Universe (1987)
PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The heroic warrior He-Man battles against lord Skeletor and his armies of darkness for control of Castle Grayskull.
Votes: 30,968 | Gross: $17.34M
16. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland (1989)
G | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young boy whose dreams transcend reality is sucked into his own fantasy, which is everything he has dreamed of until he unleashes a century old secret that may not only destroy this ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,891 | Gross: $1.37M
17. Ye ban ge sheng (1995)
100 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In 1936 China, a nearly bankrupt drama troupe starts performing in a burned-out theater where the great actor Song Danping was killed. One of the actors, Wei Qing, starts seeing strange ... See full summary »
18. Babes in Toyland (1986 TV Movie)
G | 140 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A young girl wakes up in the realm of Toyland, where she teams up with her family and friends to overthrow the evil villain named, Barnaby.
19. Beauty and the Beast (1991)
G | 84 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell.
Votes: 354,429 | Gross: $218.97M
20. Funny Games (2007)
R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.
Votes: 77,578 | Gross: $1.29M
21. Gnomeo & Juliet (2011)
G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
The neighboring gardens of Montague and Capulet are at war, but the gnomes, Gnomeo and Juliet, are in love.
Votes: 45,959 | Gross: $99.97M
22. Peter Pan (2003)
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Darling family children receive a visit from Peter Pan, who takes them to Never Never Land where an ongoing war with the evil Pirate Captain Hook is taking place.
Votes: 58,150 | Gross: $48.46M
23. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Alice (Fiona Fullerton) falls down a rabbit hole and into a magical dream world populated by surreal characters and bewildering adventures. It's a journey of self-discovery for Alice as she... See full summary »
24. The Mummy's Hand (1940)
Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
An ancient mummy is revived to destroy the invaders of the 3,000 year-old tomb of an Egyptian princess.
25. The Italian Job (2003)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.
Votes: 306,594 | Gross: $106.13M
26. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (I) (1923)
Unrated | 133 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
In fifteenth century Paris, the brother of the archdeacon plots with the gypsy king to foment a peasant revolt. Meanwhile, a freakish hunchback falls in love with the gypsy queen.
Votes: 3,922 | Gross: $1.02M
27. Chaos (I) (2005)
Not Rated | 74 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Exstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the... See full summary »
28. King Kong (2005)
PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
Votes: 345,548 | Gross: $218.08M
29. The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Music
Terror strikes the London Opera House as a new opera is disrupted by the actions of a deformed specter of the show's past who has an obsession with one of the production's chorus girl.
30. Alice Through the Looking Glass (1966 TV Movie)
Unrated | 72 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
A made-for-television musical following the further adventures of Alice in Wonderland. This time, she's transported to a magical world through a large looking glass with the help of a ... See full summary »
31. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family.
32. The Hitcher (2007)
R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Horror
A serial killer pins his crimes on two college students who gave him a ride.
Votes: 37,047 | Gross: $16.47M
33. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.
34. Rear Window (1998 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Modern remake of Rear Window in which the lead character is paralyzed and lives in a high-tech home filled with assistive technology.
35. Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
R | 91 min | Horror
When Cyrus Kriticos, a very rich collector of unique things dies, he leaves it all to his nephew and his family. All including his house, his fortune, and his malicious collection of ghosts!
Votes: 70,108 | Gross: $41.87M
36. Snow White (1987)
PG | 85 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
Dame Diana Rigg (TV's "The Avengers"), Billy Barty ("Willow") and Sarah Patterson ("The Company of Wolves") as Snow White star in this feature-length, live-action, musical version of the classic fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.
37. The Little Vampire (2000)
PG | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
A lonely boy becomes best friends with a vampire.
Votes: 8,042 | Gross: $13.56M
38. She Freak (1967)
Unrated | 83 min | Horror
Claire Brennen stars as a waitress who leaves the greasy-diner business for the excitement of the carnival. She quickly discovers that she despises freaks and human oddities.
PG | 143 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion.
Votes: 316,316 | Gross: $291.71M
40. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
PG | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
A preteen's life turns upside down when he befriends the new girl in school and they imagine a whole new fantasy world to escape reality.
Votes: 122,117 | Gross: $82.27M
41. Dark Water (2005)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.
Votes: 53,715 | Gross: $25.47M
42. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
R | 98 min | Horror
After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.
Votes: 116,539 | Gross: $80.57M
43. Bewitched (2005)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Thinking he can overshadow an unknown actress in the part, an egocentric actor unknowingly gets a witch cast in an upcoming television remake of the classic sitcom Bewitched (1964).
Votes: 62,184 | Gross: $62.25M
44. Batman Begins (2005)
PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from the corruption that Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.
Votes: 1,097,640 | Gross: $206.85M
45. Notorious (1946)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A woman is asked to spy on a group of Nazi friends in South America. How far will she have to go to ingratiate herself with them?
Votes: 79,965 | Gross: $10.46M
46. Batman (1989)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure
The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.
Votes: 293,836 | Gross: $251.19M
47. Night of the Living Dead (1990)
R | 92 min | Horror
The unburied dead return to life and seek human victims.
Votes: 33,728 | Gross: $5.84M
48. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
PG | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Pevensie siblings return to Narnia, where they are enlisted to once again help ward off an evil king and restore the rightful heir to the land's throne, Prince Caspian.
Votes: 165,887 | Gross: $141.62M
49. Gaslight (1944)
Not Rated | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.
50. Rumpelstiltskin (1987)
G | 84 min | Fantasy, Family, Musical
A musical version of the classic story about a miller's daughter who recieves help from a mischievous dwarf, then ends up over her head. Now, she and a mute servant girl may be the only ... See full summary »
Votes: 452 | Gross: $0.36M
51. The Fly (1986)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong.
Votes: 132,868 | Gross: $40.46M
52. The Nativity Story (2006)
PG | 101 min | Drama, Family, History
A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.
Votes: 8,887 | Gross: $37.63M
53. The Eye (2008)
PG-13 | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A woman receives an eye transplant that allows her to see into the supernatural world.
Votes: 46,921 | Gross: $31.42M
54. Halloween (2007)
R | 109 min | Horror
After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.
Votes: 95,046 | Gross: $58.27M
55. When a Stranger Calls (2006)
PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
During a babysitting gig, a high-school student is harassed by an increasingly threatening prank caller.
Votes: 37,907 | Gross: $47.86M
56. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
A family vacationing in Morocco accidentally stumble on to an assassination plot and the conspirators are determined to prevent them from interfering.
Votes: 47,451 | Gross: $10.25M
57. Red Riding Hood (1988)
Unrated | 81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The faithful little girl must brave the forest and the big, bad wolf to bring her grandmother a basket of goodies in this musical version of the classic fairytale.
58. Ring (1999)
108 min | Horror
After the mysterious death of her niece and other three teenagers on the same hour and with the symptoms of heart attack, the journalist Sun-ju decides to investigate their last moments. ... See full summary »
59. The Lake House (2006)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A lonely doctor, who once occupied an unusual lakeside house, begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.
Votes: 122,850 | Gross: $52.33M
60. Dreamchild (1985)
PG | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $1.22M
Great Performances (1971– )
Alice in Wonderland
Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Music
From the elaborate Broadway revival of the 1932 Eva Le Gallienne/Florida Friebus production comes a whimsical retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic.
62. Man in the Attic (1953)
Unrated | 82 min | Mystery, Thriller
After an enigmatic, self-described pathologist rents the attic room of a Victorian house, his landlady begins to suspect her lodger is Jack the Ripper.
63. The Fog (2005)
PG-13 | 100 min | Horror
A thick mist full of vengeful spirits haunts a prosperous island town off the coast of Oregon, and it's inhabitants tries to learn a dark secret to their town's history in order to stop it.
Votes: 31,294 | Gross: $29.51M
64. The Hunt for the BTK Killer (2005 TV Movie)
R | 82 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
After 31 years at-large, detectives in Wichita, Kansas home in on the serial killer known as BTK.
65. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
R | 83 min | Horror
Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
Votes: 110,259 | Gross: $30.86M
66. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 107 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
Votes: 246,006 | Gross: $45.51M
67. House of Wax (1953)
GP | 88 min | Horror
An associate burns down a wax museum with the owner inside, but he survives only to become vengeful and murderous.
Votes: 13,154 | Gross: $23.75M
68. House of Wax (2005)
R | 108 min | Horror
A group of unwitting teens are stranded near a strange wax museum and soon must fight to survive and keep from becoming the next exhibit.
Votes: 101,867 | Gross: $32.06M
69. The Departed (2006)
R | 151 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An undercover cop and a mole in the police attempt to identify each other while infiltrating an Irish gang in South Boston.
Votes: 982,559 | Gross: $132.38M
70. Ringu (1998)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery
A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.
71. Charlotte's Web (2006)
G | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.
Votes: 30,994 | Gross: $82.99M
72. Marie Antoinette (2006)
PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History
The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen, and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
Votes: 87,444 | Gross: $15.96M
8 or 9/10
73. Race to Witch Mountain (2009)
PG | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 47,523 | Gross: $67.17M
8 or 9/10
74. Darkness Falls (2003)
PG-13 | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A vengeful spirit has taken the form of the Tooth Fairy to exact vengeance on the town that lynched her 150 years earlier. Her only opposition is the only child, now grown up, who has survived her before.
Votes: 27,527 | Gross: $32.55M
8 or 9/10
75. April Fool's Day (2008 Video)
Unrated | 91 min | Horror
A year after an April Fool's Day prank which resulted in the death of one of their set, a group of friends find themselves targeted by someone who is out for revenge.
8 or 9/10
76. Scrooged (1988)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 71,352 | Gross: $60.33M
8 or 9/10
77. The Phantom of the Opera (1990– )
168 min | Drama, Music, Mystery
Count de Chagnie has discovered Christine's singing talent on a market place and sent her to his friend Carriere, the director of the Parisian opera. However just when she arrives ... See full summary »
78. A Christmas Carol (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Votes: 84,226 | Gross: $137.86M
79. An American Haunting (2005)
PG-13 | 83 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Based on the true events of the only case in US History where a spirit caused the death of a man.
Votes: 23,117 | Gross: $16.30M
80. The Little Mermaid (1989)
G | 83 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain with an unscrupulous sea-witch in order to meet a human prince on land.
Votes: 192,659 | Gross: $111.54M
81. Aladdin (1992)
G | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When a street urchin vies for the love of a beautiful princess, he uses a genie's magic power to make himself off as a prince in order to marry her.
Votes: 293,155 | Gross: $217.35M
82. Drake and Josh Go Hollywood (2006 TV Movie)
TV-G | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Drake and Josh mistakenly send Megan on the wrong plane to L.A. so they follow her and get caught in something bigger than they expected.
83. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
PG-13 | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. He kidnaps the soprano and forces the owners of the play to keep her as the lead role of the play.
Votes: 103,772 | Gross: $51.27M
84. Sleeping Beauty (1987)
G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
Feature-length, live-action musical version of the classic fairy tale by Charles Perrault.
85. The Scarecrow (2000)
G | 81 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
In the time of the Pilgrims, a scarecrow, who comes to life as long as he wears a feather in his cap, endeavors--with the help of an enchanted broomstick and a wisecracking mouse--to rescue... See full summary »
The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Hansel and Gretel
104 min | Music
A live Metropolitan Opera Christmas Day broadcast of Humperdinck's opera.
87. Nutcracker (1986)
G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy, Music
The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as ... See full summary »
Votes: 644 | Gross: $0.78M
88. The Nutcracker (1993)
G | 92 min | Family, Fantasy, Music
On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie (Cohen) falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself (or does she?) into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,347 | Gross: $2.12M
89. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)
TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.
90. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.
Votes: 163,827 | Gross: $260.04M
91. The Lion, the Witch, & the Wardrobe (1988– )
Unrated | 171 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Four kids travel to the magical land of Narnia where they must battle an evil queen with the direction of the lion, Aslan.
92. One Missed Call (2008)
PG-13 | 87 min | Horror, Mystery
Several people start receiving voice-mails from their future selves - messages which include the date, time, and some of the details of their deaths.
Votes: 28,207 | Gross: $26.88M
93. Schneewittchen und die sieben Zwerge (1955)
Unrated | 76 min | Family, Fantasy, Romance
Snow White's mother, the Queen dies when she is born. Her father, the King, remarries a beautiful but vain lady. The new Queen has a magic mirror that she asks every day, who is the fairest... See full summary »
94. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
R | 105 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.
Votes: 289,712 | Gross: $101.07M
95. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.
Votes: 39,870 | Gross: $22.55M
96. Muppet Treasure Island (1996)
G | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Muppets' twist on the classic tale.
Votes: 17,680 | Gross: $33.61M
97. Hansel and Gretel (1992 TV Movie)
Family, Fantasy, Music
98. Peter Pan (2000 TV Special)
Not Rated | 105 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical
The fabled children's story show from Broadway produced for television.
99. The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True (1995 TV Movie)
95 min | Documentary, Comedy, Family
This production consists an abbreviated script and highlights most musical numbers from the 1939 film.