150 Movies You Should Die Before You See (by Steve Miller)

by Lexx-2 | created - 03 Nov 2011 | updated - 03 Nov 2011 | Public

A collection of assorted filmic guilty pleasures, Steve Miller's 150 Movies You Should Die Before You See (Adams Media, 2010) is an amusing look at trashy cinema. There are some odd choices at times (Suspiria?), but the selections are mostly on the money. Titles are presented in the order they are listed in the book.

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1. Battlefield Earth (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

2.4
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9 Metascore

After enslavement and near extermination by an alien race in the year 3000, humanity begins to fight back.

Director: Roger Christian | Stars: John Travolta, Forest Whitaker, Barry Pepper, Kim Coates

Votes: 68,554 | Gross: $21.47M

2. Bride of the Monster (1955)

Not Rated | 69 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.1
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A mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen.

Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy, Loretta King

Votes: 5,662

3. Creature with the Atom Brain (1955)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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An ex-Nazi mad scientist uses radio-controlled atomic-powered zombies in his quest to help an exiled American gangster return to power.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Richard Denning, Angela Stevens, S. John Launer, Michael Granger

Votes: 842

4. Hideous! (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Horror

4.7
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A group of rival collectors of severely deformed freakish human beings and the FBI agents that are investigating them must battle against some of their collections which aren't as dead as ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Michael Citriniti, Rhonda Griffin, Mel Johnson Jr., Jacqueline Lovell

Votes: 704

5. Troll 2 (1990)

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

2.8
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A family vacationing in a small town discovers the entire town is inhabited by goblins in disguise as humans, who plan to eat them.

Director: Claudio Fragasso | Stars: Michael Paul Stephenson, George Hardy, Margo Prey, Connie Young

Votes: 26,587

6. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

Votes: 65,894 | Gross: $22.52M

7. The Conqueror (1956)

Approved | 111 min | Adventure, Biography, History

3.4
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Mongol chief Temujin battles against Tartar armies and for the love of the Tartar princess Bortai. Temujin becomes the emperor Genghis Khan.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 2,649 | Gross: $4.50M

8. Heaven's Gate (1980)

R | 325 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

6.8
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57 Metascore

A dramatization of the real-life Johnson County War in 1890 Wyoming, in which a Sheriff born into wealth, attempts to protect immigrant farmers from rich cattle interests.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Christopher Walken, John Hurt, Sam Waterston

Votes: 11,060 | Gross: $3.48M

9. Howard the Duck (1986)

PG | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.6
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28 Metascore

A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his homeworld to Earth where he must stop a hellish alien invasion with the help of a nerdy scientist and a cute struggling female rock singer who fancies him.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Lea Thompson, Jeffrey Jones, Tim Robbins, Ed Gale

Votes: 36,440 | Gross: $16.30M

10. Hudson Hawk (1991)

R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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17 Metascore

A cat burglar is forced to steal Da Vinci works of art for a world domination plot.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn

Votes: 45,987 | Gross: $17.22M

11. Ishtar (1987)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.2
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52 Metascore

Two terrible lounge singers get booked to play a gig in a Moroccan hotel but somehow become pawns in an international power play between the CIA, the Emir of Ishtar, and the rebels trying to overthrow his regime.

Director: Elaine May | Stars: Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin

Votes: 9,147 | Gross: $14.38M

12. Sahara (2005)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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41 Metascore

Master explorer Dirk Pitt goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War battleship known as the "Ship of Death" in the deserts of West Africa while helping a WHO doctor being hounded by a ruthless dictator.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy

Votes: 82,062 | Gross: $68.67M

13. The Spirit (2008)

PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy

4.8
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30 Metascore

Rookie cop Denny Colt returns from the beyond as The Spirit, a hero whose mission is to fight against the bad forces in Central City.

Director: Frank Miller | Stars: Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jaime King

Votes: 55,834 | Gross: $19.78M

14. Black Dragons (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Thriller, War

4.2
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A cabal of American industrialists, all fifth-columnists intent on sabotaging the war effort, are methodically murdered by the malevolent Monsieur Colomb. It is only until detective Dick ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore

Votes: 832

15. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Horror

7.0
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A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno

Votes: 19,971 | Gross: $1.30M

16. The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Englishmen race to find the tomb of Genghis Khan before the sinister Fu Manchu does.

Directors: Charles Brabin, Charles Vidor | Stars: Boris Karloff, Lewis Stone, Karen Morley, Charles Starrett

Votes: 2,558

17. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

6.4
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55 Metascore

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 44,529 | Gross: $38.38M

18. Trapped by Television (1936)

Approved | 64 min | Drama

5.9
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An inventor looking for backing for his television invention gets involved with a crooked businessman and gangsters who try to steal his invention.

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Mary Astor, Lyle Talbot, Nat Pendleton, Joyce Compton

Votes: 178

19. Zombies on Broadway (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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Two bumbling press agents must search for a zombie to fulfill a commitment to their ex-gangster boss's new nightclub or face the consequences.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Wally Brown, Alan Carney, Bela Lugosi, Anne Jeffreys

Votes: 609

20. Amityville Dollhouse (1996 Video)

R | 93 min | Horror

4.1
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A children's doll house, which is a miniature of the infamous haunted Long Island house, is given to a young girl where the demonic evil soon comes out to cause more terror.

Director: Steve White | Stars: Robin Thomas, Starr Andreeff, Allen Cutler, Rachel Duncan

Votes: 1,647

21. The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Not Rated | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.3
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A scientist, aided by an old hag and her two sons, kills virginal brides, steals their bodies, and extracts gland fluid to keep his ancient wife alive and young.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Luana Walters, Tristram Coffin, Elizabeth Russell

Votes: 2,313

22. The House on Skull Mountain (1974)

PG | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

4.7
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Murders occur at the southern estate of a voodoo priestess when four relatives gather to hear her will.

Director: Ron Honthaner | Stars: Victor French, Janee Michelle, Jean Durand, Mike Evans

Votes: 523

23. Lady Frankenstein (1971)

R | 99 min | Horror

5.0
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When Dr. Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall's ... See full summary »

Directors: Mel Welles, Aureliano Luppi | Stars: Joseph Cotten, Rosalba Neri, Paul Muller, Peter Whiteman

Votes: 1,290

24. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)

Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror

6.0
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During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.

Director: Ruggero Deodato | Stars: Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi

Votes: 42,731

25. Cemetery Man (1994)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Horror

7.3
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A cemetery man must kill the dead a second time when they become zombies.

Director: Michele Soavi | Stars: Rupert Everett, François Hadji-Lazaro, Anna Falchi, Mickey Knox

Votes: 17,377 | Gross: $0.25M

26. Braindead (1992)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Horror

7.5
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54 Metascore

A young man's mother is bitten by a Sumatran rat-monkey. She gets sick and dies, at which time she comes back to life, killing and eating dogs, nurses, friends, and neighbors.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody, Ian Watkin

Votes: 82,493 | Gross: $0.24M

27. Deep Red (1975)

Not Rated | 126 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Macha Méril

Votes: 23,712

28. Demons (1985)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror

6.7
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A group of random people are invited to a screening of a mysterious movie, only to find themselves trapped in the theater with ravenous demons.

Director: Lamberto Bava | Stars: Urbano Barberini, Natasha Hovey, Karl Zinny, Fiore Argento

Votes: 16,104

29. The Machine Girl (2008)

Not Rated | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.9
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Maimed while seeking revenge, a girl becomes stronger than ever.

Director: Noboru Iguchi | Stars: Minase Yashiro, Asami, Nobuhiro Nishihara, Kentarô Shimazu

Votes: 9,044

30. Re-Animator (1985)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A dedicated student at a medical college and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue when an odd new student arrives on campus.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale

Votes: 44,968 | Gross: $2.02M

31. The Ruins (2008)

R | 90 min | Horror

5.9
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44 Metascore

A group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they, along with a fellow tourist, embark on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle where something evil lives among the ruins.

Director: Carter Smith | Stars: Shawn Ashmore, Jena Malone, Jonathan Tucker, Laura Ramsey

Votes: 62,980 | Gross: $17.43M

32. The Street Fighter (1974)

X | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.1
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Tough karate master Terry Tsurugi takes it upon himself to protect a late businessman's daughter from the Yakuza.

Director: Shigehiro Ozawa | Stars: Shin'ichi Chiba, Goichi Yamada, Etsuko Shiomi, Fumio Watanabe

Votes: 3,899

33. Suspiria (1977)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror

7.5
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A newcomer to a prestigious ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amidst a series of grisly murders.

Director: Dario Argento | Stars: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé

Votes: 53,124

34. The Traveler (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 105 min | Horror

4.8
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A nice drive in the country turns out to be a night of terror for The Chestersons when they meet The Traveler. Their car breaks down and they are forced to spend the night the "Death House". Only one can survive.

Director: Jonathan R. Skocik | Stars: Shawn Burke, Jonathan R. Skocik, Melanie D'Alessandro, David L. Penn

Votes: 121

35. Urban Flesh (1999)

80 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.7
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Four cannibals hunting in the city. One cop out to stop them. The nightmare of every regular citizens... Inspector Vincent Blake is in charge of capturing a group of cannibal murderers who ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandre Michaud | Stars: Martin Dubreuil, Marc Vaillancourt, Marie-Ève Petit, Anthony Pereira

Votes: 108

36. April Fool's Day (1986)

R | 89 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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Nine college students staying at a friend's remote island mansion begin to fall victim to an unseen murderer over the April Fool's Day weekend.

Director: Fred Walton | Stars: Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal, Clayton Rohner, Jay Baker

Votes: 11,600 | Gross: $12.95M

37. My Bloody Valentine (1981)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
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46 Metascore

A decades-old folk tale surrounding a deranged murderer killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day turns out to be true to legend when a group defies the killer's order and people start turning up dead.

Director: George Mihalka | Stars: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Keith Knight

Votes: 13,911 | Gross: $5.67M

38. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

2.6
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The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 9,516

39. Satan's Little Helper (2004)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Horror

5.3
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A naive young boy unknowingly becomes the pawn of a serial killer.

Director: Jeff Lieberman | Stars: Alexander Brickel, Katheryn Winnick, Stephen Graham, Amanda Plummer

Votes: 5,018

40. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)

R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.3
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A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.

Director: Theodore Gershuny | Stars: Patrick O'Neal, James Patterson, Mary Woronov, Astrid Heeren

Votes: 2,196

41. Bad Taste (1987)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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The population of a small town disappears and is replaced by aliens that chase human flesh for their intergalactic fast-food chain.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Terry Potter, Pete O'Herne, Craig Smith, Mike Minett

Votes: 38,912

42. The Bloody Brood (1959)

Unrated | 80 min | Crime, Drama

4.7
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Two beatniks get their kicks by dealing drugs and violence.

Director: Julian Roffman | Stars: Barbara Lord, Jack Betts, Peter Falk, Ron Hartmann

Votes: 292

43. Cannibal! The Musical (1993)

R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Musical

7.2
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The sole survivor of an ill-fated mining expedition tells how his taste for gold was replaced by that of human flesh.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Stephen Blackpool, Stan Brakhage

Votes: 10,654

44. Dementia 13 (1963)

Unrated | 75 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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A scheming widow hatches a daring plan to get her hands on her late husband's inheritance, unbeknownst to her that she is targeted by an axe-wielding murderer who lurks within the family's estate.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: William Campbell, Luana Anders, Bart Patton, Mary Mitchel

Votes: 5,698

45. Hangmen (1987)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller, Adventure

3.0
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Rob Greene has information about an undercover terror team inside the CIA led by Joe Connelly. To stay alive with the knowledge, he is advised to stay undercover by his supervisor Andrews. ... See full summary »

Director: J. Christian Ingvordsen | Stars: Rick Washburn, Dog Thomas, Keith Bogart, J. Christian Ingvordsen

Votes: 855

46. Kiss Daddy Goodnight (1987)

R | 90 min | Thriller

4.1
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At night, baby-face Laura dresses up as a vamp and lets random guys at bars pick her up, just to drug and rob them later. But then someone starts stalking her, and a person close to her is ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Ily Huemer | Stars: Uma Thurman, Paul Dillon, Paul Richards, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 543

47. Return to Horror High (1987)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Horror

4.2
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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 »

Director: Bill Froehlich | Stars: Lori Lethin, Brendan Hughes, Alex Rocco, Scott Jacoby

Votes: 2,360 | Gross: $1.19M

48. Snake Fist Fighter (1973)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.3
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Young Jackie was intrigued by Kung-Fu since an early age, but his father strictly forbade its practice. One day, he meets an old beggar who offers to teach Jackie how to fight. Jackie grows... See full summary »

Directors: Mu Chu, Hai-Feng Wei | Stars: Jackie Chan, Siu Tin Yuen, Hung Lieh Chen, Dean Shek

Votes: 1,462

49. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.9
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34 Metascore

Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

Votes: 27,128 | Gross: $31.76M

50. Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

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

3.6
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19 Metascore

Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

Director: Wych Kaosayananda | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Talisa Soto, Gregg Henry

Votes: 17,367 | Gross: $14.29M

51. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.7
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28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 204,083 | Gross: $107.33M

52. Catwoman (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime

3.3
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27 Metascore

A shy woman, endowed with the speed, reflexes, and senses of a cat, walks a thin line between criminal and hero, even as a detective doggedly pursues her, fascinated by both of her personas.

Director: Pitof | Stars: Halle Berry, Sharon Stone, Benjamin Bratt, Lambert Wilson

Votes: 94,151 | Gross: $40.20M

53. City Heat (1984)

PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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A slick private eye and tough police lieutenant--once partners, now bitter enemies--reluctantly team up to investigate a murder.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Burt Reynolds, Jane Alexander, Madeline Kahn

Votes: 7,554 | Gross: $38.35M

54. The Love Guru (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

3.8
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24 Metascore

Pitka, an American raised outside of his country by gurus, returns to the States in order to break into the self-help business. His first challenge is to settle the romantic troubles and subsequent professional skid of a star hockey player whose wife left him for a rival athlete.

Director: Marco Schnabel | Stars: Mike Myers, Jessica Alba, Romany Malco, Jessica Simpson

Votes: 45,230 | Gross: $32.24M

55. On Deadly Ground (1994)

R | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

4.4
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Mystical martial artist/environmental agent takes on a ruthless oil corporation.

Director: Steven Seagal | Stars: Steven Seagal, Michael Caine, Joan Chen, John C. McGinley

Votes: 19,348 | Gross: $38.59M

56. The Reaping (2007)

R | 99 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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36 Metascore

A former Christian missionary, who specializes in debunking religious phenomena, investigates a small town which seems to be suffering from the 10 biblical plagues.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Hilary Swank, David Morrissey, AnnaSophia Robb, Idris Elba

Votes: 39,181 | Gross: $25.12M

57. The Black Cat (1934)

65 min | Adventure, Crime, Horror

7.1
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American honeymooners in Hungary become trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Julie Bishop

Votes: 7,262 | Gross: $0.24M

58. From Beyond (1986)

R | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton, Ted Sorel, Ken Foree

Votes: 17,100 | Gross: $1.26M

59. Modesty Blaise (1966)

119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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A spy spoof in the 60s tradition featuring the comic book heroine Modesty Blaise set in the Italian Mediterranean.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Monica Vitti, Terence Stamp, Dirk Bogarde, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,067

60. Moonraker (1979)

PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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66 Metascore

James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale, Richard Kiel

Votes: 75,730 | Gross: $70.31M

61. The Punisher (1989)

89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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When Frank Castle's family is murdered by criminals, he wages war on crime as a vigilante assassin known only as the Punisher.

Director: Mark Goldblatt | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Louis Gossett Jr., Jeroen Krabbé, Kim Miyori

Votes: 18,031

62. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Horror

7.1
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

Votes: 3,586

63. Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Approved | 62 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.5
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A backwoods game warden and a local doctor discover that giant leeches are responsible for disappearances and deaths in a local swamp, but the local police don't believe them.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet

Votes: 3,285

64. Attack of the Giant Leeches (2008)

Not Rated | 78 min | Horror

1.5
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.5/10 X  

In a small town, the silence is shattered by a rash of disappearances at the swamp near the old deserted factories. Bodies are being discovered with no blood left in their bodies. It's up ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Kelly | Stars: Mark Courneyea, Kerri Draper, Kevin Preece, Shawna McSheffrey

Votes: 171

65. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! (1978)

PG | 83 min | Adventure, Comedy, Horror

4.6
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of scientists band together to save the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

Director: John De Bello | Stars: David Miller, George Wilson, Sharon Taylor, J. Stephen Peace

Votes: 10,516

66. Bite Me! (2004 Video)

R | 85 min | Horror

4.7
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When a hybrid strain of bio-engineered marijuana is delivered to a secluded strip club, it brings with it a monstrous army of insect creatures and a renegade U.S. federal agent with a big ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Piper | Stars: Erin Brown, Julian Wells, Rob Monkiewicz, Erika Smith

Votes: 331

67. Boogeyman (2005)

PG-13 | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

4.1
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
32 Metascore

A young man tries to deal with the childhood terror that has affected his life.

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless, Skye McCole Bartusiak

Votes: 27,530 | Gross: $46.75M

68. Cry of the Banshee (1970)

R | 91 min | Horror

5.6
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In Elizabethan England, a wicked lord massacres nearly all the members of a coven of witches, earning the enmity of their leader, Oona. Oona calls up a magical servant, a "banshee", to ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Vincent Price, Essy Persson, Hilary Heath, Carl Rigg

Votes: 1,449

69. Die Hard Dracula (1998)

88 min | Comedy, Horror

2.0
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2/10 X  

A modern-day updating of the Dracula legend that finds Steven, a good-looking American hero devastated by the death of his girlfriend, wandering through Europe and looking for happiness. A ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Horak | Stars: Bruce Glover, Denny Sachen, Kerry Dustin, Ernest M. Garcia

Votes: 3,139

70. Evil Bong (2006)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Horror

4.1
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Straight-laced nerd Alistair moves into a college dorm with hardcore marijuana users Brett, Larnell, and Bachman. Larnell orders an old giant bong that proves to have strange magical powers... See full summary »

Director: Charles Band | Stars: David Weidoff, John Patrick Jordan, Mitch Eakins, Brian Lloyd

Votes: 2,052

71. La furia del Hombre Lobo (1972)

PG | 90 min | Horror

3.3
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A man has had a werewolf curse cast upon him. If he doesn't get rid of it, he turns into a killer werewolf when the moon is full.

Director: José María Zabalza | Stars: Paul Naschy, Perla Cristal, Verónica Luján, Miguel de la Riva

Votes: 531

72. The Giant Claw (1957)

Approved | 75 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.2
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Global panic ensues when it is revealed that a mysterious UFO is actually a giant bird that flies at supersonic speed and has no regard for life or architecture.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum, Louis Merrill

Votes: 2,424

73. Humanoids from the Deep (1980)

R | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Scientific experiments backfire and produce horrific mutations: half man, half fish, which terrorize a small fishing village by killing the men and raping the women.

Directors: Barbara Peeters, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Doug McClure, Ann Turkel, Vic Morrow, Cindy Weintraub

Votes: 5,446

74. Jack Frost (1997 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.6
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After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed

Director: Michael Cooney | Stars: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel, F. William Parker

Votes: 6,331

75. Jeepers Creepers (2001)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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49 Metascore

A brother and sister driving home through isolated countryside for spring break encounter a flesh-eating creature which is in the midst of its ritualistic eating spree.

Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Gina Philips, Justin Long, Jonathan Breck, Patricia Belcher

Votes: 96,377 | Gross: $37.90M

76. Wu long tian shi zhao ji gui (1981)

R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.1
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A criminal comes to town in order to kill Billy Chong over a past dispute. But instead of getting his own hands dirty, he hires a Taoist wizard to animate some zombies to do the job for him... See full summary »

Director: Shan Hua | Stars: Billy Chong, Lau Chan, Kang-Yeh Cheng, Kei-Ying Cheng

Votes: 293

77. The Manster (1959)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.4
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An American reporter in Japan is sent to interview an eccentric Japanese scientist working on bizarre experiments in his mountain laboratory. When the doctor realizes that the hapless ... See full summary »

Directors: George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane | Stars: Peter Dyneley, Jane Hylton, Tetsu Nakamura, Terri Zimmern

Votes: 955

78. Monsturd (2003 Video)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Horror

3.7
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A serial killer mutates with a chemical inside a sewer, to become a monster made of human waste just as the FBI and police are onto him.

Directors: Rick Popko, Dan West | Stars: Paul Weiner, Beth West, Dan Burr, Dan West

Votes: 813

79. The Mummy's Shroud (1967)

Approved | 90 min | Horror

5.6
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In 1920 an archaeological expedition discovers the tomb of an ancient Egyptian child prince. Returning home with their discovery, the expedition members soon find themselves being killed ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling | Stars: André Morell, John Phillips, David Buck, Elizabeth Sellars

Votes: 1,304

80. Return of the Living Dead: Rave to the Grave (2005)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

3.2
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A college student creates a drug called "Z" and sells it on campus, inadvertently resurrecting the living dead, who wreak havoc at a Halloween rave.

Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: Peter Coyote, Aimee-Lynn Chadwick, Cory Hardrict, John Keefe

Votes: 3,550

81. Snowbeast (1977 TV Movie)

Unrated | 86 min | Horror

4.7
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A Colorado ski resort is besieged by a sub-human beast that commits brutal murders on the slopes.

Director: Herb Wallerstein | Stars: Bo Svenson, Yvette Mimieux, Robert Logan, Clint Walker

Votes: 1,241

82. Sound of Horror (1966)

Unrated | 91 min | Horror

5.2
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When a group of isolated people in the Greek mountains set off a cave explosion, they are menaced by an invisible shrieking dinosaur that had been buried for eons.

Director: José Antonio Nieves Conde | Stars: James Philbrook, Arturo Fernández, Soledad Miranda, José Bódalo

Votes: 286

83. The Era of Vampires (2003)

R | 90 min | Horror, Action

4.6
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
33 Metascore

Martial arts/horror movie from critically-acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark. In 19th century China, an evil monk awakens a nest of vampires hell-bent on devouring human life. Now, a ... See full summary »

Director: Wellson Chin | Stars: Ken Chang, Michael Man-Kin Chow, Suet Lam, Kwok-Kwan Chan

Votes: 1,251

84. Undead or Alive: A Zombedy (2007)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Horror, Western

5.3
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Elmer Winslow is a soldier on the run from the Union Army, and Luke Budd is a cowboy with a broken heart. When the two misfits rob the corrupt sheriff of an old west town, they have no idea that a plague of zombies is sweeping the country, or that Geronimo's sexy niece may be their only hope of survival.

Director: Glasgow Phillips | Stars: Lew Alexander, Todd Anderson, Richard Barela, Matt Besser

Votes: 1,869

85. The Wasp Woman (1959)

Not Rated | 63 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.6
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps, failing to anticipate the typical hoary side effects.

Directors: Roger Corman, Jack Hill | Stars: Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, William Roerick

Votes: 3,018

86. Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961)

Approved | 83 min | Horror, Mystery

4.8
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At a girls' school, several students are murdered by a snarling, wolf-man-like creature. Suspicion falls upon a newly arrived teacher.

Director: Paolo Heusch | Stars: Barbara Lass, Carl Schell, Curt Lowens, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 754

87. Zombies of Mora Tau (1957)

Approved | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.1
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Zombie-like, dead crewmen of a sunken ship have always prevented salvagers from claiming the wreck's legendary box of diamonds, but will a new group of treasure hunters succeed?

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Gregg Palmer, Allison Hayes, Autumn Russell, Joel Ashley

Votes: 709

88. Gamera vs. Guiron (1969)

Unrated | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.8
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Aliens kidnap two children and take them to another planet for the purpose of getting knowledge from their brains, but Gamera follows and tries to rescue them.

Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Nobuhiro Kajima, Miyuki Akiyama, Christopher Murphy, Yuko Hamada

Votes: 1,876

89. Iga ninpôchô (1982)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.7
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A fortuneteller prophesizes that whoever marries the beautiful Ukio will become the ruler of the world. Naturally, this makes her very popular with those vying for power, particularly the ... See full summary »

Director: Kôsei Saitô | Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Noriko Watanabe, Jun Miho, Yuki Kazamatsuri

Votes: 402

90. Sing si lip yan (1993)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.5
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Extremely silly comedy about a self-indulgent private investigator who winds up on a cruise ship full of rich patrons, gorgeous women, murderous terrorists, and scarce food.

Director: Jing Wong | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Joey Wang, Kumiko Goto

Votes: 8,028

91. Dragon Attack (1983)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.9
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Similar to "The Dirty Dozen" or one of that nature. Japan is trying to take over the world and the generals of the allied forces trying to stop the Japanese have been taken prisoner. A ... See full summary »

Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Brigitte Lin, Yu Wang, Yueh Sun

Votes: 1,303

92. For Y'ur Height Only (1981)

88 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mr. Giant has kidnapped the brilliant Dr. Van Kohler and is planning to use the Doctor's invention, the N-bomb, to hold the world hostage. The only one who can foil Mr. Giant's evil scheme ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Nicart | Stars: Weng Weng, Yehlen Catral, Carmi Martin, Anna Marie Gutierrez

Votes: 786

93. Gammera the Invincible (1966)

Unrated | 86 min | Family, Sci-Fi

5.1
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An atomic explosion awakens Gammera--a giant, fire-breathing turtle monster--from his millions of years of hibernation. Enraged at being roused from such a sound sleep, he takes it out on Tokyo.

Directors: Sandy Howard, Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Albert Dekker, Brian Donlevy, Diane Findlay, John Baragrey

Votes: 743

94. Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
78 Metascore

In Shanghai, China in the 1940s, a wannabe gangster aspires to join the notorious "Axe Gang" while residents of a housing complex exhibit extraordinary powers in defending their turf.

Director: Stephen Chow | Stars: Stephen Chow, Wah Yuen, Qiu Yuen, Siu-Lung Leung

Votes: 107,880 | Gross: $17.11M

95. Ninja Champion (1986)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action

3.2
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A couple camping in the woods is attacked by a trio of thugs and the wife is beaten and raped. A few months after the assault, she is hunting down the three (who happen to be diamond ... See full summary »

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Bruce Baron, Pierre Tremblay, Phillip Ching, Jack Lam

Votes: 200

96. Project Ninja Daredevils (1986)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Crime

3.8
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Two brothers, Warren and David, try to defeat the evil forger who is making their lives a misery.

Director: Godfrey Ho | Stars: Richard Harrison, David Bowles, Warren Chan, Morna Lee

Votes: 365

97. Reincarnation (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

6.2
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 5,511

98. Onna hissatsu ken (1974)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime

6.3
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Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring responsible for importing heroin from Japan to Hong Kong. When he is identified and ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuhiko Yamaguchi | Stars: Etsuko Shiomi, Shin'ichi Chiba, Asao Uchida, Sanae Ôhori

Votes: 856

99. The Ape Man (1943)

Approved | 64 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

4.5
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford, Henry Hall

Votes: 910

100. Buttcrack (1998)

R | 68 min | Comedy, Horror

3.2
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The gun-totin', Bible-thumpin' Preacher Man Bob must right the universal karma accidently set wrong when Brian inadvertantlty kills his obnoxious butt-cleavaged roommate, Wade.

Director: Jim Larsen | Stars: Doug Ciskowski, Caleb Kreischer, Rob Hayward, Kathy Wittes

Votes: 494