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1. Donnie Darko (2001)

R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.1
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71 Metascore

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.

Writer: Richard Kelly | Director: Richard Kelly | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Holmes Osborne

2. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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56 Metascore

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.

Writers: David Hayter, Alex Tse, Dave Gibbons | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

3. 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

4. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore the recently discovered Stargates.

Creators: Jonathan Glassner, Brad Wright | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

5. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

R | 137 min | Action, Sci-Fi

8.5
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68 Metascore

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.

Writers: James Cameron, William Wisher Jr. | Director: James Cameron | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick

6. Source Code (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.5
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74 Metascore

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.

Writer: Ben Ripley | Director: Duncan Jones | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Jeffrey Wright

7. Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

R | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.5
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63 Metascore

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.

Writers: Josh Heald, Sean Anders, John Morris | Director: Steve Pink | Stars: John Cusack, Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, Clark Duke

8. Marie Antoinette (2006)

PG-13 | 123 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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65 Metascore

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.

Writer: Sofia Coppola | Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Rip Torn, Judy Davis

9. Never Let Me Go (2010)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.2
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69 Metascore

A love triangle develops between three friends who came of age at a mysterious, secluded boarding school and are destined to lead brief lives.

Writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Alex Garland | Director: Mark Romanek | Stars: Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Izzy Meikle-Small

10. Citizen Kane (1941)

Approved | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance.

Writers: Herman J. Mankiewicz, Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

11. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, Jo Swerling, Philip Van Doren Stern | Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

12. Dogma (1999)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.4
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62 Metascore

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.

Writer: Kevin Smith | Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Bud Cort

13. Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.

Creator: Donald P. Bellisario | Stars: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt, Dennis Wolfberg

14. Sliders (1995–2000)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.

Creators: Tracy Tormé, Robert K. Weiss | Stars: Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cleavant Derricks

15. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.6
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71 Metascore

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.

Writers: Gene Roddenberry, Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Ronald D. Moore | Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

16. The Postman (1997)

R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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29 Metascore

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.

Writers: David Brin, Eric Roth, Brian Helgeland | Director: Kevin Costner | Stars: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams

17. The Kid (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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45 Metascore

An unhappy and disliked image consultant gets a second shot at life when an eight year old version of himself mysteriously appears.

Writer: Audrey Wells | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Bruce Willis, Spencer Breslin, Emily Mortimer, Lily Tomlin

18. Taken (2002 TV Mini-Series)

877 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.9
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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 »

Creator: Leslie Bohem | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl, Heather Donahue

19. History of the World: Part I (1981)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Musical

6.9
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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.

Writer: Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, Gregory Hines, Dom DeLuise, Madeline Kahn

20. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.1
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85 Metascore

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 »

Director: Banksy | Stars: Banksy, Space Invader, Mr. Brainwash, Debora Guetta

21. Lone Star (1996)

R | 135 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.6
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78 Metascore

When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Peña, Stephen Mendillo, Stephen J. Lang

22. Little Big Man (1970)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, History, Western

7.7
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63 Metascore

Jack Crabb, looking back from extreme old age, tells of his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

Writers: Thomas Berger, Calder Willingham | Director: Arthur Penn | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, Chief Dan George, Martin Balsam

23. Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.3
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Peggy Sue faints at a high school reunion. When she wakes up, she finds herself in her own past, just before she finished school.

Writers: Jerry Leichtling, Arlene Sarner | Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Barry Miller, Catherine Hicks

24. Stargate: Continuum (2008 Video)

98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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Ba'al travels back in time and prevents the Stargate program from being started. SG-1 must somehow restore history.

Writer: Brad Wright | Director: Martin Wood | Stars: Ben Browder, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Michael Shanks

25. Time After Time (1979)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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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.

Writers: Karl Alexander, Steve Hayes, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Nicholas Meyer | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner, Charles Cioffi

26. Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)

106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Robert Harris, Stanley Weiser, Ron Hutchinson | Director: Christopher Menaul | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Miranda Richardson, Peter Vaughan, Michael Kitchen

27. Viva Zapata! (1952)

113 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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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.

Writer: John Steinbeck | Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Marlon Brando, Jean Peters, Anthony Quinn, Joseph Wiseman

28. C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.4
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62 Metascore

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.

Writer: Kevin Willmott | Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: Greg Kirsch, Renee Patrick, Molly Graham, William Willmott

29. White Man's Burden (1995)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

5.2
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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 »

Writer: Desmond Nakano | Director: Desmond Nakano | Stars: John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch, Margaret Avery

30. F for Fake (1973)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

7.8
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A documentary about fraud and fakery.

Writer: Orson Welles | Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Oja Kodar, Joseph Cotten, François Reichenbach

31. Retroactive (1997)

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

6.3
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A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Writers: Michael Hamilton-Wright, Robert Strauss, Phillip Badger | Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: James Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley

32. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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60 Metascore

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.

Writers: Simon Leys, Kevin Molony, Alan Taylor, Herbie Wave | Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Tim McInnerny, Tom Watson

33. Philadelphia Experiment II (1993)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.5
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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 »

Writers: Wallace C. Bennett, Don Jakoby, Kim Steven Ketelsen, Kevin Rock, Nick Paine | Director: Stephen Cornwell | Stars: Brad Johnson, Marjean Holden, Gerrit Graham, John Christian Graas

34. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (2000 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.6
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You play either side of a new Allied/Soviet war when the real villian is an evil master of mind control.

Writers: Jason Henderson, John Hight, Donny Miele | Director: Joseph D. Kucan | Stars: Ray Wise, Udo Kier, Barry Corbin, Kari Wuhrer

35. Spellbinder (1995– )

24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

8.2
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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.

Creators: Mark Shirrefs, John Thomson | Stars: Zbych Trofimiuk, Gosia Piotrowska, Brian Rooney, Michela Noonan

36. Curse of the Blair Witch (1999 TV Short)

Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short, Horror

6.3
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A documentary exploring the life of the Blair Witch and the three missing student filmmakers.

Writers: Daniel Myrick, Ben Rock, Eduardo Sánchez | Directors: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Frank Pastor, Rachel Braaten, Elaine Stebbins, Tom Williams

37. Went the Day Well? (1942)

92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Writers: Graham Greene, John Dighton, Diana Morgan, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

38. Up Pompeii (1971)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Sid Colin, Talbot Rothwell | Director: Bob Kellett | Stars: Frankie Howerd, Michael Hordern, Barbara Murray, Patrick Cargill

39. Spellbinder: Land of the Dragon Lord (1997– )

24 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.8
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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 »

Stars: Lauren Hewett, Ryan Kwanten, Leonard Fung, Anthony Brandon Wong

40. Legend (1995– )

60 min | Western, Sci-Fi, Adventure

7.5
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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 »

Creators: Bill Dial, Michael Piller | Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, John de Lancie, Mark Adair-Rios, Jarrad Paul

41. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)

R | 102 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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59 Metascore

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.

Creator: Mamoru Oshii | Director: Hiroyuki Okiura | Stars: Yoshikazu Fujiki, Sumi Mutoh, Hiroyuki Kinosha, Yukio Hiroda

42. Pisma myortvogo cheloveka (1986)

87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.7
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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 »

Writers: Konstantin Lopushanskiy, Vyacheslav Rybakov, Boris Strugatskiy | Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Iosif Ryklin, Viktor Mikhaylov, Aleksandr Sabinin

43. The Spirit of '76 (1990)

PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.9
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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 »

Writers: Roman Coppola, Lucas Reiner | Director: Lucas Reiner | Stars: Mark Mothersbaugh, Gerald V. Casale, Carl Reiner, Nancye Ferguson

44. It Happened Here (1965)

93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War

6.8
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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 »

Writers: Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo, Dinah Brooke, Jonathan Ingrams | Directors: Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo | Stars: Pauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Bart Allison, Reginald Marsh

45. Deadland (2009)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.2
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A man must cross post-world war III terrain and the new martial-law to save his missing wife.

Writer: Gary Weeks | Director: Damon O'Steen | Stars: Gary Weeks, Brian Tee, William Katt, Harrison Page

46. The Nasty Girl (1990)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.5
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When a young woman investigates her town's Nazi past, the community turns against her.

Writer: Michael Verhoeven | Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Lena Stolze, Hans-Reinhard Müller, Monika Baumgartner, Elisabeth Bertram

47. Timequest (2000)

R | 92 min | Sci-Fi

5.3
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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.

Writer: Robert Dyke | Director: Robert Dyke | Stars: Victor Slezak, Caprice Benedetti, Vince Grant, Bruce Campbell

48. 2009: Lost Memories (2002)

R | 136 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.2
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40 Metascore

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.

Writers: Sang-hak Lee, Si-myung Lee, Carl Macek | Director: Si-myung Lee | Stars: Dong-gun Jang, Tôru Nakamura, Jin-ho Seo, Goo Shin

49. A Study in Terror (1965)

95 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.7
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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson join the hunt for the notorious serial killer, Jack The Ripper.

Writers: Donald Ford, Derek Ford, Arthur Conan Doyle | Director: James Hill | Stars: John Neville, Donald Houston, John Fraser, Anthony Quayle

50. Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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You play either the Soviet or Allied sides as you do battle against the mad scientist, Yuri.

Writers: John Hight, Wynne McLaughlin | Director: Joseph D. Kucan | Stars: Athena Massey, Udo Kier, Aleksandra Kaniak, Kari Wuhrer