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1. Watchmen (2009)
R | 162 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.
2. Donnie Darko (2001)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
3. Star Trek (2009)
PG-13 | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
4. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
A malfunctioning time machine at a ski resort takes a man back to 1986 with his two friends and nephew, where they must relive a fateful night and not change anything to make sure the nephew is born.
5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.
7. Citizen Kane (1941)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery
Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.
8. Source Code (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.
9. 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.
10. Never Let Me Go (2010)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
A love triangle develops between three friends who came of age at a mysterious, secluded boarding school and are destined to lead brief lives.
11. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
12. Little Big Man (1970)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, History, Western
Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.
13. Dogma (1999)
R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.
14. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.
16. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.
17. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Captain Picard and his crew pursue the Borg back in time to stop them from preventing Earth's first contact with an alien species. They also make sure that Zefram Cochrane makes his famous maiden flight at warp speed.
18. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy
The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
19. The Postman (1997)
R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.
20. Taken (2002 TV Mini-Series)
877 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
Taken spans five decades and four generations, centering on three families: the Keys, Crawfords, and Clarkes. World War II veteran Russell Keys is plagued by nightmares of his abduction by ... See full summary »
21. History of the World: Part I (1981)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Musical
Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.
22. The Kid (2000)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears.
23. Stargate: Continuum (2008 Video)
98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.
24. Lone Star (1996)
R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
26. Time After Time (1979)
PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
H.G. Wells pursues Jack the Ripper to the 20th Century when the serial murderer uses the future writer's time machine to escape his time period.
27. Viva Zapata! (1952)
113 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata, who led a rebellion against the corrupt, oppressive dictatorship of president Porfirio Diaz in the early 20th century.
28. Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)
106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War. Germany has corralled all European countries into a single state called Germania, and ... See full summary »
29. White Man's Burden (1995)
R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller
The story takes place in alternative America where the blacks are members of social elite, and whites are inhabitants of inner city ghettos. Louis Pinnock is a white worker in a chocolate ... See full summary »
30. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War
Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
31. Spellbinder (1995– )
24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
When a prank at a school camp goes drastically wrong, 15-year-old Paul Reynolds is blasted into an alternative reality and has to try to find a way home.
32. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (2000 Video Game)
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
You play either side of a new Allied/Soviet war when the real villian is an evil master of mind control.
33. Went the Day Well? (1942)
92 min | Thriller, War
An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.
34. Curse of the Blair Witch (1999 TV Short)
Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short, Horror
A documentary exploring the life of the Blair Witch and the three missing student filmmakers.
35. Up Pompeii (1971)
R | 90 min | Comedy
Roman slave Lurkio inadvertently becomes the possessor of a scroll naming the proposed assassins of the Emperor Nero. Administering to the participants of his master's orgy guests seems ... See full summary »
36. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed emperor: while the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.
38. Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord (1997– )
24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
When 14 year old Australian teenager, Kathy Morgan, discovers a mysterious boat during a family vacation, she decides to investigate - little realising that the boat is actually a ... See full summary »
39. Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
David Herdeg's participation in a failed 1943 experiment in radar invisibility has propelled him 40 years into the future. An aberration in his genetic makeup enabled him to pass through ... See full summary »
40. Legend (1995– )
60 min | Western, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Ernest Pratt, a dime-store novelist in the old west, lives with his scientist friend Professor Janos Bartok in the small town of Sheridan, Colorado. The people of Sheridan mistakenly ... See full summary »
41. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
R | 102 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy
A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty.
42. The Spirit of '76 (1990)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Future Americans decide to time travel to 1776 to ask the founding fathers for the solutions to their problems. A glitch in the time machine changes their destination to 1976. Still ... See full summary »
43. A Study in Terror (1965)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.
44. Dead Man's Letters (1986)
87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
The world after the nuclear apocalypse. Pale light lits the scenery of total destruction. The surviving humans vegetate in wet cellars under the nuclear winter. But somehow human spirit ... See full summary »
45. It Happened Here (1965)
93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, ... See full summary »
46. Timequest (2000)
R | 92 min | Sci-Fi
A story about a man who travels back in time to Fort Worth, Texas on November 22, 1963 and prevents the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
47. The Nasty Girl (1990)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, History
When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.
48. Retroactive (1997)
R | 91 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.
49. The King 2 Hearts (2012– )
Action, Drama, Romance
The crown-prince of South Korea is forced to work alongside a female North Korean military officer. Political and emotional complications lead to an uneasy marriage engagement.
50. 2009 Loseuteu maemorijeu (2002)
R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A failed assassination attempt in Harbin, China in 1909 changes the course of history. Now two JBI agents must find the connections between it and an ancient Korean artifact.