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1. Fringe (2008–2013)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A television drama centered around a female FBI agent who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.

Creators: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Jasika Nicole, John Noble

2. Star Trek (2009)

PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.0
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83 Metascore

The brash James T. Kirk tries to live up to his father's legacy with Mr. Spock keeping him in check as a vengeful, time-traveling Romulan creates black holes to destroy the Federation one planet at a time.

Writers: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Gene Roddenberry | Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Leonard Nimoy

3. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

Passed | 102 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.1
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100 Metascore

Dorothy Gale is swept away to a magical land in a tornado and embarks on a quest to see the Wizard who can help her return home.

Writers: Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf, L. Frank Baum | Directors: Victor Fleming, George Cukor, Mervyn LeRoy, Norman Taurog, King Vidor | Stars: Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr

4. The Butterfly Effect (2004)

R | 113 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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30 Metascore

A young man blocks out harmful memories of significant events of his life. As he grows up, he finds a way to remember these lost memories and a supernatural way to alter his life.

Writers: J. Mackye Gruber, Eric Bress | Directors: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Amy Smart, Melora Walters, Elden Henson

5. Terra Nova (2011– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.7
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Centers on the Shannons, an ordinary family from 2149 when the planet is dying who are transported back 85 million years to prehistoric Earth where they join Terra Nova, a colony of humans with a second chance to build a civilization.

Creators: Kelly Marcel, Craig Silverstein | Stars: Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams, Allison Miller

6. John Dies at the End (2012)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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53 Metascore

A new street drug that sends its users across time and dimensions has one drawback: some people return as no longer human. Can two college dropouts save humankind from this silent, otherworldly invasion?

Writers: Don Coscarelli, David Wong | Director: Don Coscarelli | Stars: Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown

7. Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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48 Metascore

The sailor of legend is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus.

Writer: John Logan | Directors: Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson | Stars: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joseph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer

8. Digimon: Digital Monsters (1999–2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.9
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A group of young teens is unexpectedly sent to the mysterious Digital World and paired up with their own powerful, morphing monster called the Digimon. Together the entire group set out on an adventure to fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Steve Blum, Tifanie Christun, Mona Marshall, Derek Stephen Prince

9. House (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.2
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A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.

Writers: Fred Dekker, Ethan Wiley | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Richard Moll

10. The Quiet Earth (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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A man named Zac Hobson awakens to find himself alone in the world, and In a desperate attempt to search for other's he finds only two who have their own agenda .

Writers: Craig Harrison, Bill Baer, Bruno Lawrence, Sam Pillsbury | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Bruno Lawrence, Alison Routledge, Pete Smith, Anzac Wallace

11. Turtles Forever (2009 TV Movie)

90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles meet their match -- Literally! The modern, gritty Ninja Turtles must team up with their classic cartoon counterparts to stop two Shredders and their plans of multi-dimensional scale.

Writers: Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird, Robert David, Matthew Drdek, Lloyd Goldfine | Directors: Roy Burdine, Lloyd Goldfine | Stars: Michael Sinterniklaas, Vinnie Penna, Sam Riegel, Gregory Abbey

12. Paradox (2009 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi | Active

7.2
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Creator: Lizzie Mickery | Stars: Tamzin Outhwaite, Emun Elliott, Mark Bonnar, Chiké Okonkwo

13. Exiles (2013)

23 min | Short, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Forsaking everything she has ever known, a young girl braves punishment and death to join her condemned husband in exile. Reunited and finally free of their blood-stained past, the two ... See full summary »

Writer: Troian Bellisario | Director: Tommy Bertelsen | Stars: Troian Bellisario, Shane Coffey

14. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (2012 Video Game)

E | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.2
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The Mad Doctor returns, claiming to have mended his evil ways, but Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is suspicious and, with the help of Mickey Mouse, tries to uncover the truth behind this reformation.

Director: Warren Spector | Stars: Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett, Julianne Buescher, Corey Burton

15. Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.9
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Sergeant Cortez is on a mission back in time to save all of humanity...if time doesn't end up killing him first. Sent to undo the TimeSplitter threat before the threat manifests in the ... See full summary »

Writer: Andrew Lawson | Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Sarah Mennell, Wayne Forester, Les Spink

16. Epic Mickey (2010 Video Game)

E | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.4
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You play Mickey Mouse who must undo the damage he did to another world with the aid of his estranged half-brother, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.

Writer: Steve Powers | Director: Warren Spector | Stars: Benoît Allemane, Tony Anselmo, Jeff Bennett, Susanne Blakeslee

17. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.4
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The game takes place roughly 100 years after "Majora's Mask" and is described on the back of the box as being before the first two games, as these characters are the "predecessors of Link ... See full summary »

Writers: Kensuke Tanabe, Dan Owsen, Hiro Yamada, Susanne Pohlmann, Atsuko Matsumoto, Nate Bihldorff, Bill Trinen | Directors: Takashi Tezuka, Hidemaro Fujibayashi | Star: Fujiko Takimoto

18. Timesplitters 2 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.7
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Directors: David Doak, Stephen Ellis | Stars: Tom Clarke Hill, Anna Burford, Kevin Clarke, Imme Dahlberg

19. SMA: Sailor Moon Abridged (2007– )

M | Comedy

8.5
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Creator: Corinne Sudberg | Stars: Corinne Sudberg, Kris Woodside, Eric Pietrangolare, Christian Bellucci

20. The Detective Memoirs of Chief Straw Hat Luffy (2005 TV Movie)

42 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.5
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It's the Fuedal Era in Japan. And all the characters you know and love are living in their own different life styles of this time period. Nami(Onami) & Sanji run their own restaurant called... See full summary »

Writer: Eiichiro Oda | Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Jin Domon, Moriya Endo, Masato Heiya

21. Written By (2009)

85 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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A lawyer who is killed in a car accident finds himself resurrected as a character in his daughter's novel.

Writers: Ka-Fai Wai, Kin-Yee Au | Director: Ka-Fai Wai | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Kelly Lin, Mia Yam, Ying-kit Chung

22. Mai otome (2005– )

Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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My-Otome's story takes place in the distant future on the planet Earl, colonized by immigrants from Earth centuries ago. "Old technology" has survived in the form of nanomachines that allow... See full summary »

Stars: Mika Kikuchi, Kiyomi Asai, Kumiko Higa, Akira Ishida

23. Strongbad_email.exe: Disc Five (2007 Video)

Unrated | 131 min | Animation, Comedy

8.2
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This fifth entry in the Strong Bad Email DVD line has the next 30 emails: from 131 to 160, plus audio commentaries and an email not seen on the website.

Writers: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman | Directors: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman | Stars: Matt Chapman, Mike Chapman, Melissa Palmer, Ryan Sterritt

24. The Old Son (2007)

43 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.6
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An elderly mortal man, after realizing he is dying of cancer, returns to his childhood home in hope of reconciling himself with his family who are all immortal and never die.

Writers: Jong Hwang, Norman Spinrad | Director: Jong Hwang | Stars: Alan Gaskill, Matthew Hysell, Jamie Lane, David Lee McKinney

25. Liegui Aisha (1986–1988)

Animation, Fantasy, Horror

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Aisha, a girl of a mystical civilization and her cloaked reptilian partner/protector/friend, Philostedes, trying to learn more about their civilization and the links between Planet Earth, ... See full summary »

Stars: Sihung Lung, Francis Ng, Judy Ongg, Kwan-Li Shen

26. Methuselah (2006)

10 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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Writer: James Scholfield | Director: Clint Worthington | Stars: Jessica Andersen, Emily Bregenzer, Andrew Cook, Michael Foster

27. Welcome (II) (2010)

5 min | Short

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Writer: Gary Harrington | Director: Gary Harrington | Stars: Paula Christensen, Rodney Littlebird, Dana Hawke, Jo Ann Dillon

28. Swallow (2008)

10 min | Short, Horror

8.0
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Heath Ramsauyer awakes at 3 am to find his bedroom filled with a host of grizzly characters. Confronted by each phantasmal creature, he must face his personal addictions which have brought ... See full summary »

Writer: Heather Jacobs | Directors: Shawn Wight, Heather Jacobs | Stars: Rob Hazel, Anthony Campanella, Thomas Gleicher, Jamie Pulliam

29. Nostalgia Timeless (2008)

PG-13 | 1 min | Short, Sci-Fi

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Regardless of nostalgic past, passionate present or ominous future, a woman comes to realize that the only thing that is timeless is her passion for a perfume called Nostalgia.

Writer: Pablo Ponce de Leon | Director: Pablo Ponce de Leon | Stars: Julia Rosado, Ivan Tancredi

30. Welcome to Sparkeyville

Comedy | Announced

A Senator up for re-election plans to vote down a bill to legalize marijuana for all 50 states. But on the eve before his vote, he wakes up in an alternate universe where not only is marijuana is legal, everyone has to smoke it.

Writer: Ana Zins | Director: Ana Zins

31. Drifter: Broken Road (2012– )

Drama, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Five years after a brutal second civil war, a figure known as Drifter befriends the owners of a trading post on her trail to revenge.

Stars: Vanessa Leinani, Ryan Smith, Hannah Duncan, Todd Hansard

32. Gabriel 6 (1999)

35 min | Sci-Fi, Short, Crime

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In an alternate universe, humankind has become a victim to its own technology. As the world crumbles around them, humans fight to regain their hold on the planet. One young man, stricken by... See full summary »

Writer: Brett Bagenstose | Directors: Brett Bagenstose, Tony Kopetchny | Stars: John Carmello, Ivan Collazo, Sean Owens

33. Lord of Zombie City (2008)

33 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

7.5
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Zombie City is a place like no other. It harbors a dark underworld full of shady criminals of an unlikely type: Zombies. These zombies will not go out of their way to eat humans, but they ... See full summary »

Writer: Gabe Conroy | Director: Gabe Conroy | Stars: Jana Gueck, Zander Bailey, Jason Ericson, Nick Walker

34. 4-D Warriors (1985 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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35. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Army of Ghosts (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.6
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As the ghosts of loved ones appear, the whole world celebrates. But as the Doctor investigates he believes that there is a more sinister motive behind their appearence. And deep within the ... See full summary »

Writers: Russell T. Davies, Terry Nation, Kit Pedler, Gerry Davis | Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke

36. Being Erica (2009– )
Episode: Erica's Adventures in Wonderland (2011)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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It's the day of Dave and Ivan's wedding, and Erica, seeing two people in love, is reflective of her recent relationships. That reflection is also due in part to having Kai be her date to ... See full summary »

Creator: Jana Sinyor | Director: Paul Fox | Stars: Erin Karpluk, Adam Fergus, Reagan Pasternak, Kathleen Laskey

37. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )
Episode: If/Then (2012)

TV-14 | Drama, Romance

7.8
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What if Meredith had had a happy childhood? What if Ellis Grey had never gotten sick? What if Derek and Addison had stayed together? Then what would have happened? We see the very different... See full summary »

Creator: Shonda Rhimes | Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson

38. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: Is Time Travel Possible? (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, Family, Mystery

8.2
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Since Einstein developed the theory of relativity physicists could no longer take time for granted and have been struggling ever since to understand it. This program examines the current ... See full summary »

Writer: Kurt Sayenga | Director: Kurt Sayenga | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Elijah Emuge, Richard Gott

39. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)
Episode: Last of the Wild Horses (1994)

TV-14 | Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.1
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A cowboy winds up in the middle of a turf war between a rancher and his neighbors in Last of the Wild Horses (1948). An invention from the Mads goes awry and creates mirror versions of ... See full summary »

Creator: Joel Hodgson | Director: Kevin Murphy | Stars: Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy, Jim Mallon, Frank Conniff

40. X-Men (1992–1997)
Episode: Mojovision (1994)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Family

5.8
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On a world ruled by Television, an alien named Mojo is master. When he abducts the X-Men and forces them to be action heroes in his shows, he may have to deal with more than he bargained ... See full summary »

Writers: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Brooks Wachtel | Directors: Larry Houston, Richard Bowman | Stars: Cathal J. Dodd, Norm Spencer, Alison Sealy-Smith, Lenore Zann

41. Futurama (1999– )
Episode: The Late Philip J. Fry (2010)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

9.0
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Fry agrees to travel one minute into the future in Farnsworth's new time machine right before a big date with Leela, but they wind up going far into the future with no way to go back in time.

Creators: Matt Groening, David X. Cohen | Director: Peter Avanzino | Stars: Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, Tress MacNeille

42. Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003–2004)
Episode: The Wild Wipeout (2003)

TV-Y7 | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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Tori is transported to another dimension where the Rangers are evil. She teams up with Lothor and his forces to defeat the Rangers and restore peace to the city.

Writer: Saburo Yatsude | Director: Andrew Merrifield | Stars: Pua Magasiva, Sally Martin, Glenn McMillan, Adam Tuominen

43. Through the Wormhole (2010– )
Episode: What Happened Before the Beginning? (2010)

TV-PG | Documentary, Family, Mystery

8.4
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Following a review of the discovery and evidence for the Big Bang this program examines the progress of scientists trying to determine what went on before the Big Bang that could have caused it.

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Martin Bojowald, Alan Guth, David Spergel