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1. Contact (1997)

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

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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

2. Melancholia (2011)

R | 130 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.1
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80 Metascore

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Writer: Lars von Trier | Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård

3. Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (2014– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

9.4
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A documentary series that explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.

Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Carl Sagan, Stoney Emshwiller, Piotr Michael

4. 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

5. K-PAX (2001)

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

7.4
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49 Metascore

Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away Planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations.

Writers: Gene Brewer, Charles Leavitt | Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack, Alfre Woodard

6. 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 hope of pursuing freedom while falling in love with his mistress, the famous philosophy and mathematics professor Hypatia of Alexandria.

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

7. Wish Upon a Star (1996 TV Movie)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.9
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A younger sister wishes to switch places with her popular older sister and the two bickering siblings awaken to find the wish has come true.

Writer: Jessica Barondes | Director: Blair Treu | Stars: Katherine Heigl, Danielle Harris, Donnie Jeffcoat, Scott Wilkinson

8. Roxanne (1987)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Based on the play "Cyrano de Bergerac", large nosed C.D. Bales falls for the beautiful Roxanne while she falls for his personality but another man's looks.

Writers: Edmond Rostand, Steve Martin | Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Rick Rossovich, Shelley Duvall

9. 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

10. The Arrival (1996)

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

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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

11. Satyricon (1969)

R | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy, History

6.9
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A series of disjointed mythical tales set in first century Rome.

Writers: Petronius, Federico Fellini, Bernardino Zapponi, Brunello Rondi | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Martin Potter, Hiram Keller, Max Born, Salvo Randone

12. 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

13. 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

14. Through the Wormhole (2010– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Family, Mystery

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Hosted by Morgan Freeman, Through the Wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence - the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. What are we made of? What was there ... See full summary »

Stars: Morgan Freeman, Sean Carroll, Will Wright, Frank Tipler

15. A Brief History of Time (1991)

G | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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78 Metascore

A film about the life and work of the cosmologist, Stephen Hawking, who despite his near total paralysis, is one of the great minds of all time.

Writer: Stephen Hawking | Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Stephen Hawking, Isobel Hawking, Janet Humphrey, Mary Hawking

16. The Killers (1946)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Writers: Anthony Veiller, Ernest Hemingway | Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

17. Stephen Hawking's Universe (2010– )

Documentary

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In this comprehensive cosmology series Stephen Hawking looks at the entire universe, from the Big Bang to the end of time.

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Hawking, Melissa Ricci, Christopher Goh

18. Mammoth (2009)

125 min | Drama

6.9
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51 Metascore

While on a trip to Thailand, a successful American businessman tries to radically change his life. Back in New York, his wife and daughter find their relationship with their live-in Filipino maid changing around them. At the same time, in the Philippines, the maid's family struggles to deal with her absence.

Writer: Lukas Moodysson | Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Michelle Williams, Marife Necesito, Sophie Nyweide

19. Cosmos (1980– )

60 min | Documentary

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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

20. A Touch of Spice (2003)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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48 Metascore

"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »

Writer: Tassos Boulmetis | Director: Tassos Boulmetis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Ieroklis Michaelidis, Renia Louizidou, Tamer Karadagli

21. Dark Matter (I) (2007)

R | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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49 Metascore

Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.

Writers: Billy Shebar, Shi-Zheng Chen | Director: Shi-Zheng Chen | Stars: Meryl Streep, Ye Liu, Peng Chi, Aidan Quinn

22. When Worlds Collide (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Family, Sci-Fi

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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

23. Donovan's Echo (2011)

PG-13 | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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A series of uncanny déjà vu events force a man to re-examine his tragic past, memory, instinct, and future.

Writers: Jim Cliffe, Melodie Krieger | Director: Jim Cliffe | Stars: Danny Glover, Kyarra Willis, Karen Holness, Bruce Greenwood

24. Fraternity Vacation (1985)

R | 94 min | Comedy

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Fraternity Vacation is solely remembered for the scene with Barbara Crampton and Kathleen Kinmont as breast friends Chrissie and Marianne when each one took the other's bikini off and the ultimate result being them completely naked.

Writer: Lindsay Harrison | Director: James Frawley | Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Sheree J. Wilson, Cameron Dye, Leigh McCloskey

25. Foxfire (2012)

143 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.

Writers: Robin Campillo, Laurent Cantet, Joyce Carol Oates | Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Ali Liebert, Michelle Nolden, Tamara Hope, Kent Nolan

26. The Universe (2007– )

45 min | Documentary, History

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This educational show explores many scientific questions and topics about the universe (Big Bang, the Sun, the planets, black holes, other galaxies, astrobiology etc.) through latest CGI, data and interviews with scientists.

Stars: Erik Thompson, Clifford Johnson, Alex Filippenko, Laura Danly

27. Tesna koza (1982)

92 min | Comedy

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In this light, fluffy comedy, a low-level clerk cannot make ends meet because his brood is in no way economically cooperative: his daughter is a lawyer looking for work, unsuccessfully; his... See full summary »

Writers: Ljiljana Pavic, Sinisa Pavic | Director: Mica Milosevic | Stars: Nikola Simic, Milan Gutovic, Rahela Ferari, Ruzica Sokic

28. The Man from Planet X (1951)

Approved | 70 min | Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi

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As a mysterious planet hurls itself toward earth, an enigmatic extraterrestrial scout arrives on a remote Scottish island with unknown intentions.

Writers: Aubrey Wisberg, Jack Pollexfen | Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Robert Clarke, Margaret Field, Raymond Bond, William Schallert

29. Cube (2014)

18 min | Documentary, Short, History

The past, present and future of the CubeSat microsatellite technology is explored, with a particular emphasis upon the efforts of venturing beyond our own world by the Center for Advanced Energy Studies by Idaho National Laboratory.

Writers: Samuel Horton, Matthew Ziegler | Director: Matthew Ziegler | Stars: Steve Howe, Troy Howe, Nathan Jerred, Darrell Kilgore

30. 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

31. Nightfall (2000 Video)

82 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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When a distant planet's six suns slowly disappear, the population is overwhelmed with fear and superstition.

Writers: Isaac Asimov, John William Corrington, Michael B. Druxman, Gwyneth Gibby | Director: Gwyneth Gibby | Stars: Jennifer Burns, Winsome Brown, Joseph Hodge, David Carradine

32. Pavilion of Women (2001)

R | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

5.9
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26 Metascore

With World War 2 looming, a prominent family in China must confront the contrasting ideas of traditionalism, communism and Western thinking, while dealing with the most important ideal of all: love and its meaning in society.

Writers: Pearl S. Buck, Luo Yan, Paul Collins | Director: Ho Yim | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Luo Yan, Sau Sek, John Cho

33. Post Impact (2004)

R | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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After a meteor strike starts a new ice age, a group of survivors tries to find a device that could give mankind new hope

Writers: Torsten Dewi, Christoph Schrewe | Director: Christoph Schrewe | Stars: Dean Cain, Bettina Zimmermann, Joanna Taylor, Nigel Bennett

34. Nightfall (1988)

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

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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

35. Frankie Starlight (1995)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance, War

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This is a story of a man (Walker), suffering from dwarfism, who writes an autobiographical account of his life. In flashbacks, we see how he was conceived to a woman (Parillaud) at the end ... See full summary »

Writers: Ronan O'Leary, Chet Raymo | Director: Michael Lindsay-Hogg | Stars: Matt Dillon, Anne Parillaud, Gabriel Byrne, Corban Walker

36. The City Dark (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, News

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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

37. 10 Rules (2014)

Comedy, Romance

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The hero of the new film comedy Marek is a typical example of a young Mimone, living in his own universe. It's smart and kind astrophysics student, whose greatest love is not only stars, ... See full summary »

Writers: Cristiano Bortone, Fausto Brizzi, Karel Janák | Director: Karel Janák | Stars: Kristína Svarinská, Miroslav Donutil, Veronika Kubarová, Anna Sisková

38. The Invisible Ray (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.

Writers: John Colton, Howard Higgin, Douglas Hodges | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton

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

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.0
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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

40. 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

41. The Lady in Question (1940)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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A juror in a murder trial takes pity on the recently acquitted dependent and invites her to move into his family's home and his son soon falls in love with her.

Writers: Lewis Meltzer, Marcel Achard | Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Brian Aherne, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Irene Rich

42. Moon Shot (1994 TV Movie)

188 min | Documentary

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Writers: Jay Barbree, Howard Benedict, Rushmore DeNooyer, Sarah Kerruish, Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton, Dana Rae Warren | Director: Kirk Wolfinger | Stars: Barry Corbin, Buzz Aldrin, Jay Barbree, Sam Beddingfield

43. 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

44. Journey to the Edge of the Universe (2008 TV Movie)

91 min | Documentary

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Writers: Nigel Henbest, Billie Pink | Director: Yavar Abbas | Stars: Alec Baldwin, Sean Pertwee

45. The Transit of Venus (1874)

Documentary, Short

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Record of the transit of the planet Venus across the Sun.

Director: P.J.C. Janssen

46. Quatermass II (1955 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

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Several years after the previous serial took place, Professor Quatermass is trying to perfect a dangerously unstable nuclear-powered rocket engine. After a disastrous test firing in ... See full summary »

Stars: John Robinson, Monica Grey, Hugh Griffith, John Stone

47. The Suitor (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy

7.3
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Pierre is a shy man whose sole focus in life is studying astrology in solitude, which is often difficult since he still lives at and studies in his parent's house. His parent's would rather... See full summary »

Writers: Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carrière | Director: Pierre Étaix | Stars: France Arnel, Pierre Étaix, Laurence Lignères, Claude Massot

48. Warning from Space (1956)

Unrated | 87 min | Sci-Fi

4.5
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UFO's are seen around Tokyo. Because they look like giant starfish the aliens cannot approach us without creating panic. Hence one of them sacrifices itself and takes the form of a popular ... See full summary »

Writers: Jay Cipes, Gentaro Nakajima, Hideo Oguni, Edward Palmer | Director: Koji Shima | Stars: Keizô Kawasaki, Toyomi Karita, Bin Yagisawa, Shôzô Nanbu

49. The Heavenly Body (1944)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.

Writers: Jacques Théry, Harry Kurnitz, Michael Arlen, Walter Reisch | Directors: Alexander Hall, Vincente Minnelli | Stars: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig, Fay Bainter

50. Gorath (1962)

83 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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Japanese disaster film about a giant meteor on a collision course with the Earth. The dubbed American version of this film is missing a giant walrus which appeared briefly in the Japanese ... See full summary »

Writers: Takeshi Kimura, Jôjirô Okami | Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Yumi Shirakawa, Akira Kubo, Kumi Mizuno