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1. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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42 Metascore

Security guard Larry Daley infiltrates the Smithsonian Institution in order to rescue Jedediah and Octavius, who have been shipped to the museum by mistake.

Writers: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon | Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Hank Azaria

2. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

Writers: Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

3. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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40 Metascore

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Writers: Bruce Joel Rubin, Michael Tolkin | Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

4. Agora (2009)

R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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55 Metascore

A historical drama set in Roman Egypt, concerning a slave who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

Writers: Alejandro Amenábar, Mateo Gil | Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom

5. Adam (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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56 Metascore

Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth.

Writer: Max Mayer | Director: Max Mayer | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving

6. Cosmos (1980– )

60 min | Documentary

9.3
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Astronomer Carl Sagan leads us on an engaging guided tour of the various elements and cosmological theories of the universe.

Stars: Carl Sagan, Jaromír Hanzlík, Jonathan Fahn, Alan Belod

7. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.8
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

8. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.3
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Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Writer: David Twohy | Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

9. Addicted to Love (1997)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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49 Metascore

Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple.

Writer: Robert Gordon | Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tchéky Karyo

10. The Leopard (1963)

PG | 187 min | Drama, History

8.1
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100 Metascore

The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.

Writers: Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Suso Cecchi D'Amico, Pasquale Festa Campanile, Enrico Medioli, Massimo Franciosa, Luchino Visconti | Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Claudia Cardinale, Paolo Stoppa

11. Brightest Star (2013)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.1
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32 Metascore

After the heartbreaking end of his first love, a recent college graduate sets out to win back the girl of his dreams only to discover a greater journey awaits him.

Writers: Maggie Kiley, Matthew Mullen | Director: Maggie Kiley | Stars: Chris Lowell, Rose McIver, Jessica Szohr, Alex Kaluzhsky

12. A Trip to the Moon (1902)

TV-G | 13 min | Short, Adventure, Fantasy

8.2
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A group of astronomers go on an expedition to the moon.

Director: Georges Méliès | Stars: Georges Méliès, Jules-Eugène Legris, Victor André, Bleuette Bernon

13. When Worlds Collide (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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As a new star and planet hurtle toward a doomed Earth, a small group of survivalists frantically work to complete the rocket which will take them to their new home.

Writers: Sydney Boehm, Edwin Balmer, Philip Wylie | Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Richard Derr, Barbara Rush, Peter Hansen, John Hoyt

14. Alien Trespass (2009)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.7
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48 Metascore

After crash landing near a desert town, an alien enlists the help of a local waitress to re-capture a monster that escaped from the wreckage of his space ship.

Writers: Steven P. Fisher, James Swift | Director: R.W. Goodwin | Stars: Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird, Robert Patrick, Dan Lauria

15. Invaders from Mars (1953)

Approved | 78 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

Writer: Richard Blake | Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, Leif Erickson

16. It Came from Outer Space (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.6
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A spaceship from another world crashes in the Arizona desert, and only an amateur stargazer and a schoolteacher suspect alien influence when the local townsfolk begin to act strange.

Writers: Harry Essex, Ray Bradbury | Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Joe Sawyer

17. Meteor (1979)

PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid "Orpheus" is heading toward Earth. If it hits, it will cause an incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish... See full summary »

Writers: Stanley Mann, Edmund H. North | Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith

18. Supernova (2005 TV Movie)

172 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

3.6
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A scientific possibility becomes a terrifying reality when the most powerful force in the universe threatens to hurtle home.

Writers: Steven H. Berman, Don Keith Opper | Director: John Harrison | Stars: Luke Perry, Tia Carrere, Peter Fonda, Clemency Burton-Hill

19. War of the Worlds (2005 Video)

R | 93 min | Sci-Fi

3.3
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In this modern retelling of H.G. Wells' sci-fi classic, civilization is laid to ruin when a race of super aliens invades Earth.

Writers: H.G. Wells, David Michael Latt, Carlos De Los Rios | Director: David Michael Latt | Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Rhett Giles, Andrew Lauer, Tinarie van Wyk Loots

20. Earthstorm (2006 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A massive asteroid impact on the moon begins causing storms on earth due to the sudden changes in ocean tides. But when further examination is conducted it's discovered that the moon's ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Konyves | Director: Terry Cunningham | Stars: Stephen Baldwin, Amy Price-Francis, John Ralston, Dirk Benedict

21. Rocketship X-M (1950)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

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An astronaut crew of 4 men and one woman on their way to the Moon, are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead.

Writers: Orville H. Hampton, Kurt Neumann | Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery Jr.

22. Nightfall (1988)

PG-13 | 83 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

2.5
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Far across the cosmos from our world lies a planet bathed in perpetual daylight. Soon nightfall will come and bring with it tremendous destruction. Science struggles against superstition in... See full summary »

Writers: Isaac Asimov, Paul Mayersberg | Director: Paul Mayersberg | Stars: David Birney, Sarah Douglas, Alexis Kanner, Andra Millian

23. Asteroid (1997 TV Movie)

122 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.7
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With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to ... See full summary »

Writers: Robbyn Burger, Scott Sturgeon | Director: Bradford May | Stars: Michael Biehn, Annabella Sciorra, Zachary Charles, Don Franklin

24. The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam (2005)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.1
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43 Metascore

Kamran is a 12 year old boy in the present day who discovers that his ancestor is the 11th Century Mathematician, Astronomer, Poet of Persia, Omar Khayyam. The story has been passed down in... See full summary »

Writers: Belle Avery, Kayvan Mashayekh | Director: Kayvan Mashayekh | Stars: Adam Echahly, Bruno Lastra, Moritz Bleibtreu, Rade Serbedzija

25. Red Planet Mars (1952)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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An American scientist is able to contact and communicate with Mars with shattering political, economic, and spiritual repercussions.

Writers: John L. Balderston, Anthony Veiller, John Hoare | Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Peter Graves, Andrea King, Herbert Berghof, Walter Sande

26. The City Dark (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, News

7.0
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THE CITY DARK is a feature documentary about the loss of night. After moving to NYC from rural Maine, filmmaker Ian Cheney asks a simple question - do we need the stars? - taking him from ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Cheney

27. The Blue Hour (2007)

Drama

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Several strangers in Los Angeles weave their stories of loss and hope, not knowing that their lives have brushed up against each others in small but sometimes profound ways.

Writer: Eric Nazarian | Director: Eric Nazarian | Stars: Ellen Albertini Dow, Eric Burdon, Paul Dillon, Catherine Garedakis

28. Nostalgia for the Light (2010)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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85 Metascore

In Chile's Atacama Desert, astronomers peer deep into the cosmos in search for answers concerning the origins of life. Nearby, a group of women sift through the sand searching for body ... See full summary »

Writer: Patricio Guzmán | Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Gaspar Galaz, Lautaro Núñez, Luís Henríquez, Miguel Lawner

29. A Fire in the Sky (1978 TV Movie)

150 min | Sci-Fi, Drama

6.2
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Astronomers discover a comet that they believe will crash into Phoenix, Arizona. They attempt to warn officials, but no one believes them.

Writers: Michael Blankfort, Paul Gallico, Dennis Nemec | Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Richard Crenna, Elizabeth Ashley, David Dukes, Joanna Miles

30. Amazon (2000)

88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

4.6
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On an observatory set high on a mountain, astronomers make a stunning discovery somewhere out in the galaxy. A flying object in the depths of the cosmos is showing signs of life, emitting an intelligent signal. The UFO has just landed on Earth somewhere in the midst of a rainforest. Margot, the enthusiastic young woman heading up the research team, decides to go to the spot and check out this ... See full summary »

Writers: Philippe de Broca, Serge Frydman | Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Arielle Dombasle, Patrick Bouchitey, Thylda Barès

31. Supernova (2005–2006)

29 min | Comedy

7.2
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British astronomer Paul Hamilton leaves London for a new life in a remote Australian settlement.

Stars: Rob Brydon, Hollie Andrew, Tim Draxl, Damion Hunter

32. The Mafu Cage (1978)

102 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.4
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Two strange sisters live in a crumbling mansion, where they keep a pet ape, which belonged to their late father, locked in a cage. While one of the sisters seems to be keeping her head on ... See full summary »

Writers: Don Chastain, Éric Wesphal | Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Lee Grant, Carol Kane, Will Geer, James Olson

33. The Brainiac [TV] (1962)

77 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.0
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In 1661 Mexico, the Baron Vitelius of Astara is sentenced to be burned alive by the Holy Inquisition of Mexico for witchcraft, necromancy, and other crimes. As he dies, the Baron swears ... See full summary »

Writers: Federico Curiel, Adolfo López Portillo | Director: Chano Urueta | Stars: Abel Salazar, Ariadna Welter, David Silva, Germán Robles

34. Cape of Good Hope (2004)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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59 Metascore

A Drama revolving around 3 women's lives and how they are intertwined.

Writers: Suzanne Kay Bamford, Mark Bamford | Director: Mark Bamford | Stars: Debbie Brown, Farouk Valley-Omar, Parinita Jeaven, David Isaacs

35. The 400 Tricks of the Devil (1906)

17 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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Two travellers are tormented by Satan from inn to inn and eventuly experience a buggy ride through the heavens courtesy of the Devil before he takes one of them down to hell and roasts him ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

36. End of the World (1931)

54 min | Sci-Fi

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Writers: Jean Boyer, Camille Flammarion, Abel Gance, H.S. Kraft | Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Abel Gance, Colette Darfeuil, Sylvie Gance, Jeanne Brindeau

37. The Purple Monster Strikes (1945)

Approved | 201 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.3
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A Martian spacecraft crash-lands near the observatory of Cyrus Layton, designer of Earth's first spaceship. The survivor, forerunner of an invasion, can assume the form of any earthman. ... See full summary »

Writers: Royal K. Cole, Albert DeMond, Basil Dickey, Lynn Perkins, Joseph F. Poland, Barney A. Sarecky | Directors: Spencer Gordon Bennet, Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Dennis Moore, Linda Stirling, Roy Barcroft, James Craven

38. The Astronomers (1991– )

57 min | Documentary

8.4
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A look at the work and worlds of leading scientists and astronomers who are helping to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Stars: Vera C. Rubin, Tony Tyson, John Lowry Dobson, John E. Conway

39. Kosmicheskiy reys: Fantasticheskaya novella (1935)

70 min | Sci-Fi

7.1
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The science fiction film "Kosmicheskii Reis" was first shown in Soviet theaters in January 1936. Soviet cinematographers created a progressively realistic image of a journey to the moon in ... See full summary »

Writers: Aleksandr Filimonov, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky | Director: Vasily Zhuravlyov | Stars: Sergey Komarov, K. Moskalenko, Vassili Gaponenko, Nikolay Feoktistov

40. The British UFO Files (2004 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Since the 1940's the British Government has been investigating the Flying Saucer phenomenon. High ranking military and government personnel, speak out for the first time, offering unique eye witness accounts and inside information.

Writer: David Howard | Director: David Howard | Stars: Michael Sheard, Dennis Edwards, Lisa Osmond, Peter Mattison

41. Parade of the Planets (1984)

97 min | Drama, Fantasy

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Writer: Aleksandr Mindadze | Director: Vadim Abdrashitov | Stars: Oleg Borisov, Sergey Shakurov, Sergey Nikonenko, Aleksandr Pashutin

42. Terra (2003)

7 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Writer: Aristomenis Tsirbas | Director: Aristomenis Tsirbas | Stars: Cricket Leigh, Steve Weingartener

43. The Eclipse: Courtship of the Sun and Moon (1907)

Not Rated | 9 min | Short, Fantasy, Romance

6.6
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An astronomer of age, wealth, and erudition conducts classes in his home. His students are not always respectful, and he suffers their pranks and high jinks. Then, at noon, everything ... See full summary »

Director: Georges Méliès | Star: Georges Méliès

44. Alien Earths (2009 TV Movie)

45 min | Documentary

7.6
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Astronomers discover wobbling stars with planets where the ice is hot and the rain is made of iron.

Writers: Dana Berry, Steven Reich, Ray Villard | Director: Dana Berry

45. The Krone Experiment (2005)

108 min | Sci-Fi, Mystery

6.4
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A group of scientific intelligence experts must track down the source of a mysterious seismic signal that is causing pinpoints of destruction around the globe. When a Russian ship is ... See full summary »

Writers: J. Craig Wheeler, J. Robinson Wheeler | Director: J. Robinson Wheeler | Stars: Tom Weirich, Darbi Worley, Benjamin Pascoe, Robert Graham

46. Blondinka za uglom (1983)

83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.6
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An unemployed astrophysicist finds a job of a docker at a grocery store, where he falls in love with a street-wise saleswoman in the produce department. But the groom runs away at the wedding reception.

Writer: Aleksandr Chervinsky | Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Tatyana Dogileva, Andrey Mironov, Mark Prudkin, Yevgeniya Khanayeva

47. Early Warning (1981)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

4.9
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Writer: David R. Elliott | Director: David R. Elliott | Stars: Delana Michaels, Christopher Wynne, Joe Chapman, Alvy Moore

48. What Goes Up (2005)

Not Rated | 6 min | Short, History, Music

7.3
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A "Musical Trance Fusion" tribute to human power of imagination and accomplishment starring aviation and space heroes.

Writer: Vanna Bonta | Director: Vanna Bonta | Stars: Christopher Lee Getman, Vanna Bonta, Orlando McGuire, Felix Baumgartner

49. Nostradamus Says So! (1953)

Approved | 11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

5.5
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The life of the French seer and some of his selected quatrains are reviewed.

Writer: Richard H. Landau | Director: Peter Ballbusch | Stars: Carey Wilson, John Burton, Duke of Windsor, Hermann Göring

50. For Beauty's Sake (1941)

61 min | Comedy

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A woman-hating astronomy professor, Bertram Dillsome, inherits a swank beauty salon in a New York hotel from his aunt. His New York arrival beings an unexpected fanfare of publicity ... See full summary »

Writers: Walter Bullock, Ethel Hill, Clarence Budington Kelland, Wanda Tuchock | Director: Shepard Traube | Stars: Ned Sparks, Marjorie Weaver, Ted North, Joan Davis