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1.
Short Circuit (1986)
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Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes. (98 mins.)
Director: John Badham
 
2.
Weird Science (1985)
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Two high school nerds attempt to create the perfect woman, but she turns out to be more than that. (94 mins.)
Director: John Hughes
 
3.
The Goonies (1985)
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In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient valuable treasure. (114 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
4.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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The Stoneman family finds its friendship with the Camerons affected by the Civil War, both fighting in opposite armies. The development of the war in their lives plays through to Lincoln's assassination and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan. (195 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
5.
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
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A barbarian warrior sets off to avenge his parents and his tribe whom were slain by an evil sorcerer and his henchmen when he was a boy. (129 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
6.
Cliffhanger (1993)
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A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. (112 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
7.
Timecop (1994)
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Max Walker, an officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who's intent on changing the past to control the future. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
8.
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
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Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. While the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep. (91 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
9.
Baby Boy (2001)
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This is the story of Jody, an unemployed young black man, who's been living with his mother for several years... (130 mins.)
Director: John Singleton
 
10.
TMNT (2007)
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When the world is threatened by an ancient evil, the four adolescent turtles must reunite and overcome their faults in order to stand against it. (87 mins.)
Director: Kevin Munroe
 
11.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
 
12.
Mulan (1998)
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To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
 
13.
Dead Alive (1992)
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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. (104 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
14.
Space Jam (1996)
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In a desperate attempt to win a basketball match and earn their freedom, the Looney Tunes seek the aid of retired basketball champion, Michael Jordan. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Pytka
 
15.
Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)
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An eight year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens. (82 mins.)
Director: John A. Davis
 
16.
Miracle (2004)
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Miracle tells the true story of Herb Brooks (Russell), the player-turned-coach who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team to victory over the seemingly invincible Russian squad. (135 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
 
17.
The Sandlot (1993)
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In the summer of 1962, a new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his rowdy team, resulting in many adventures. (101 mins.)
 
18.
The Karate Kid (1984)
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A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager. (126 mins.)
 
19.
The Mighty Ducks (1992)
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A self-centered Minnesota lawyer is sentenced to community service coaching a rag tag youth hockey team. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephen Herek
 
20.
Barbarella (1968)
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Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy. (98 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
 
21.
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
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The Fellowship of the Ring embark on a journey to destroy the One Ring and end Sauron's reign over Middle-earth. (132 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
22.
The Hobbit (1977 TV Movie)
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A homebody hobbit in Middle Earth gets talked into joining a quest with a group of dwarves to recover their treasure from a dragon. (77 mins.)
 
23.
Supergirl (1984)
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After losing a powerful orb, Kara, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth to retrieve it and instead finds herself up against a wicked witch. (105 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
 
24.
Logan's Run (1976)
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An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30. (119 mins.)
 
25.
Hellraiser (1987)
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An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover; demons are pursuing him after he escaped their sadomasochistic underworld. (94 mins.)
Director: Clive Barker
 
26.
The NeverEnding Story (1984)
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A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book. (102 mins.)
 
27.
The Outsiders (1983)
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The rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other. (91 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
 
28.
Flubber (1997)
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An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber", a rubber-like super-bouncy substance. (93 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
 
29.
Casper (1995)
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A paranormal expert and his daughter bunk in an abandoned house populated by three mischievous ghosts and one friendly one. (100 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
 
30.
Showdown in Little Tokyo (1991)
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Two cops have to work together to bring down the yakuza, while trying to protect a beautiful women. (79 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
31.
Zombie (1979)
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Strangers searching for a young woman's missing father arrive at a tropical island where a doctor desperately searches for the cause and cure of a recent epidemic of the undead. (91 mins.)
Director: Lucio Fulci
 
32.
Slither (2006)
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A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters. (95 mins.)
Director: James Gunn
 
33.
Doom (2005)
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Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines. (105 mins.)
 
34.
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
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A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again. (121 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
35.
Labyrinth (1986)
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A 16-year-old girl is given 13 hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
 
36.
Stone Cold (1991)
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A tough Alabama cop is blackmailed by the FBI into going undercover in a violent Mississippi biker gang. (92 mins.)
Director: Craig R. Baxley
 
37.
The Flight of Dragons (1982 Video)
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A young Boston writer goes back in time into an era where wizards and dragon reign and science is just barely known. (96 mins.)
 
38.
The Return of the King (1980 TV Movie)
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Two Hobbits struggle to destroy the Ring in Mount Doom while their friends desperately fight evil Lord Sauron's forces in a final battle. (98 mins.)
 
39.
Wizards (1977)
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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest. (80 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
40.
Good Burger (1997)
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Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry. (103 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins