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1. Beowulf (2007)

PG-13 | 115 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.3
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59 Metascore

The warrior Beowulf must fight and defeat the monster Grendel who is terrorizing towns, and later, Grendel's mother, who begins killing out of revenge.

Writers: Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary, Anonymous | Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Angelina Jolie, Robin Wright

2. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Writers: Robert D. San Souci, Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Dean DeBlois, John Sanford, Tim Hodge, Burny Mattinson, Barry Johnson, Ed Gombert, Chris Williams, Julius Aguimatang, Lorna Cook, Thom Enriquez, Joe Grant, Floyd Norman, Linda Woolverton, Jodi Ann Johnson, Alan Ormsby, David Reynolds, Don Dougherty, Jorgen Klubien, Denis Rich, Joe Ekers, Theodore Newton, Larry Scholl, Daan Jippes, Frank Nissen, Jeff Snow | Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Lea Salonga

3. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

7.8
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69 Metascore

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.

Writers: Homer, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman

4. The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

PG | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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46 Metascore

Master sorcerer Balthazar Blake must find and train Merlin's descendant to defeat dark sorceress Morgana le Fey.

Writers: Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal, Matt Lopez, Doug Miro, Carlo Bernard | Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jay Baruchel, Alfred Molina, Teresa Palmer

5. The Iron Giant (1999)

PG | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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85 Metascore

A boy makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that a paranoid government agent wants to destroy.

Writers: Tim McCanlies, Brad Bird, Ted Hughes | Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

6. Pumpkinhead (1988)

R | 86 min | Horror

6.2
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A man conjures up a gigantic vengeance demon called Pumpkinhead to destroy the teenagers who accidentally killed his son.

Writers: Ed Justin, Mark Patrick Carducci, Stan Winston, Richard Weinman, Gary Gerani | Director: Stan Winston | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino, Kimberly Ross

7. Beowulf & Grendel (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.9
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53 Metascore

The blood-soaked tale of a Norse warrior's battle against the great and murderous troll, Grendel. Out of allegiance to the King Hrothgar, the much respected Lord of the Danes, Beowulf leads... See full summary »

Writers: Anonymous, Andrew Rai Berzins | Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Hringur Ingvarsson, Spencer Wilding, Stellan Skarsgård, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

9. The Odyssey (1997– )

PG-13 | 176 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Drama

6.9
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This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--... See full summary »

Stars: Armand Assante, Greta Scacchi, Isabella Rossellini, Bernadette Peters

10. Mulan II (2004 Video)

G | 79 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

5.7
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Preparing for their wedding Shang and Mulan are suddenly sent off on a secret mission Mushu starts to meddle and a surprise attack by Mongolians doesn't help either.

Writers: Michael Lucker, Chris Parker, Roger S.H. Schulman | Directors: Darrell Rooney, Lynne Southerland | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, BD Wong, Mark Moseley, Lucy Liu

11. Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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In a small American town, a diabolical circus and its demonic proprietor prey on the townsfolk.

Writer: Ray Bradbury | Director: Jack Clayton | Stars: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Royal Dano

12. Beowulf (1999)

R | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.9
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A sci-fi update of the famous 6th Century poem. In a beseiged land, Beowulf must battle against the hideous creature Grendel and his vengeance seeking mother.

Writers: Anonymous, Mark Leahy, David Chappe | Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Rhona Mitra, Oliver Cotton, Götz Otto

13. The Man from Snowy River (1982)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.2
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Jim Craig has lived his first 18 years in the mountains of Australia on his father's farm. The death of his father forces him to go to the low lands to earn enough money to get the farm ... See full summary »

Writers: A.B. 'Banjo' Paterson, Cul Cullen, John Dixon | Director: George Miller | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Tom Burlinson, Terence Donovan, Tommy Dysart

14. Jabberwocky (1977)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.2
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61 Metascore

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Charles Alverson, Terry Gilliam | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Michael Palin, Harry H. Corbett, John Le Mesurier, Warren Mitchell

15. The Tommyknockers (1993 TV Mini-Series)

R | 181 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutates.

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton, Allyce Beasley

16. The Raven (1963)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

6.7
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A magician who has been turned into a raven turns to a former sorcerer for help in this film loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe poem.

Writers: Richard Matheson, Edgar Allan Poe | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

17. Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (1993 Video)

R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller

4.3
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Thrill-seeking teenagers resurrect a demon from his grave and a bloody rampage for revenge begins.

Writers: Andrew Osborne, Constantine Chachornia, Ivan Chachornia | Director: Jeff Burr | Stars: Andrew Robinson, Ami Dolenz, Soleil Moon Frye, J. Trevor Edmond

18. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, War

7.6
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Writers: Joel Sayre, Fred Guiol, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Rudyard Kipling | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

19. Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006 TV Movie)

R | 91 min | Horror

4.4
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A small backwoods community has discovered that the local mortician has been cutting corners by dumping the bodies of their loved ones in a nearby swamp as opposed to cremating them as ... See full summary »

Writers: Barbara Werner, Jake West | Director: Jake West | Stars: Doug Bradley, Lance Henriksen, Lisa McAllister, Tess Panzer

20. Song of Hiawatha (1997)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Drama

5.8
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Writers: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Earl W. Wallace | Director: Jeffrey Shore | Stars: Graham Greene, Litefoot, Irene Bedard, Russell Means

21. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

TV-G | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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A major countermands orders and attacks to revenge a previous massacre of men, women and children.

Writers: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Michael Jacoby, Rowland Leigh | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

22. Love & Savagery (2009)

95 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland arouses scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent.

Writer: Des Walsh | Director: John N. Smith | Stars: Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene, Louise Nicol, Martha Burns

23. The Set-Up (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Film-Noir, Sport

7.7
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Over-the-hill boxer Bill 'Stoker' Thompson insists he can still win, though his sexy wife Julie pleads with him to quit. But his manager Tiny is so confident he will lose, he takes money ... See full summary »

Writers: Art Cohn, Joseph Moncure March | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

24. The Wild Party (1975)

R | 95 min | Drama, Comedy

5.6
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An aging silent movie comic star tries for a comeback by staging a wild party that turns into a sexual free-for-all. The comic ends up killing his mistress and her latest boyfriend.

Writers: Walter Marks, Joseph Moncure March | Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Coco, Raquel Welch, Perry King, Tiffany Bolling

25. Pumpkinhead: Blood Feud (2007 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Horror

4.7
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In a Virginia forest village, true love between Ricky McCoy and Jodie Hatfield is sabotaged by their families' long-standing bitter feud. Despite sheriff Dallas Pope's grim warning, ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Hurst | Director: Michael Hurst | Stars: Bob Gunter, Amy Manson, Bradley Taylor, Claire Lams

26. The Raven (1935)

Approved | 61 min | Horror

7.1
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A brilliant surgeon obsessed with Poe saves the life of a beautiful dancer and goes mad when he can't have her.

Writers: Edgar Allan Poe, David Boehm | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lester Matthews, Irene Ware

27. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

G | 103 min | Drama, War

7.4
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During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they?

Writers: Alexander Jacobs, Eric Bercovici, Reuben Bercovitch | Director: John Boorman | Stars: Lee Marvin, Toshirô Mifune

28. Sappho (2008)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

4.9
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Sappho, a newly wed American wife, with her husband on the Greek island Lesbos, goes through the pain of unrequited love to a young woman, very much like the namesake poet in ancient times.

Writer: Robert Crombie | Director: Robert Crombie | Stars: Avalon Barrie, Todd Soley, Lyudmila Shiryaeva, Bogdan Stupka

29. Whisperin' Bill (1933)

Approved | 10 min | Drama, Short

6.6
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A candidate for Congress visits Mr. Bowman at his farm to ask for his vote. In reply, Mr. Bowman recites the title poem. It tells the story of his son, Bill, who answered his country's call... See full summary »

Writer: Irving Bacheller | Director: Ben Holmes | Star: Charles 'Chic' Sale

30. The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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London based American nurse, Lady Susan Ashwood, is at the hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of injured soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood II, who ... See full summary »

Writers: Alice Duer Miller, Claudine West, Jan Lustig, George Froeschel, Robert Nathan | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan

31. The Haunted Palace (1963)

Passed | 87 min | Horror

6.8
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Charles Dexter Ward arrives at a small village to visit the house he inherited from his ancestor who died there 100 years ago.

Writers: Charles Beaumont, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft | Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Vincent Price, Debra Paget, Lon Chaney Jr., Frank Maxwell

32. Dante's Inferno (I) (1911)

68 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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Loosely adapted from Dante's Divine Comedy and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Doré the original silent film has been restored and has a new score by Tangerine Dream.

Writer: Dante Alighieri | Directors: Francesco Bertolini, Adolfo Padovan, Giuseppe de Liguoro | Stars: Salvatore Papa, Arturo Pirovano, Giuseppe de Liguoro, Pier Delle Vigne

33. Heer Raanjha (1970)

142 min | Musical, Romance, Drama

6.9
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Tragic love story. Punjabi "Romeo and Juliet".

Writers: Chetan Anand, Kaifi Azmi | Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Raaj Kumar, Priya Rajvansh, Pran, Prithviraj Kapoor

34. Gawain and the Green Knight (1973)

93 min | Adventure, Fantasy

5.4
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The medieval legend of a supernatural knight who challenges the king's men to kill him.

Writers: Philip M. Breen, Stephen Weeks | Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Murray Head, Ciaran Madden, Nigel Green, Anthony Sharp

35. Odissea (1968 TV Mini-Series)

GP | 109 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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Odysseus' journey told in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. After fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus spends years trying to return home to Itaka.

Stars: Bekim Fehmiu, Leonard Steckel, Irene Papas, Renaud Verley

36. The Day the Earth Froze (1959)

67 min | Adventure, Fantasy

3.1
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Based on Finnish mythology, this movie traces the exploits of Lemminkainen as he woos the fair Annikki and battles the evil witch Louhi. Louhi kidnaps Annikki to compel her father to build ... See full summary »

Writers: Viktor Vitkovich, Grigori Yagdfeld, Väinö Kaukonen | Director: Aleksandr Ptushko | Stars: Urho Somersalmi, Anna Orochko, Ivan Voronov, Andris Oshin

37. Ulysses (1967)

123 min | Drama

6.6
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Dublin; June 16, 1904. Stephen Dedalus, who fancies himself as a poet, embarks on a day of wandering about the city during which he finds friendship and a father figure in Leopold Bloom, a ... See full summary »

Writers: Fred Haines, James Joyce, Joseph Strick | Director: Joseph Strick | Stars: Barbara Jefford, Milo O'Shea, Maurice Roëves, T.P. McKenna

38. Animated Epics: Beowulf (1998 TV Short)

27 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.4
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Writers: Anonymous, Murray Watts | Director: Yuri Kulakov | Stars: Derek Jacobi, Joseph Fiennes, Timothy West, Anna Calder-Marshall

39. The Business of Fancydancing (2002)

103 min | Drama, Music

6.8
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49 Metascore

Seymour Polatkin is a successful, gay Indian poet from Spokane who confronts his past when he returns to his childhood home on the reservation to attend the funeral of a dear friend.

Writer: Sherman Alexie | Director: Sherman Alexie | Stars: Evan Adams, Michelle St. John, Gene Tagaban, Swil Kanim

40. A Man There Was (1917)

48 min | Drama

7.1
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Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on Terje's beneficence, Terje must ... See full summary »

Writers: Henrik Ibsen, Gustaf Molander, Victor Sjöström | Director: Victor Sjöström | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Edith Erastoff, August Falck, Bergliot Husberg

41. A Fool There Was (1915)

67 min | Drama

6.0
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A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman.

Writer: Porter Emerson Browne | Director: Frank Powell | Stars: Runa Hodges, Mabel Frenyear, Edward José, May Allison

42. Wild Flowers (2000)

81 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.4
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Seven seemingly unconnected fairy tales - glued together only by folklore, mood, color and light - make up this Czech collection of visual poetry. The original piece of literature, written ... See full summary »

Writers: Karel Jaromír Erben, Milos Macourek, F.A. Brabec, Deana Horváthová | Director: F.A. Brabec | Stars: Martina Bezousková, Sylvie Kraslová, Sára Vorísková, Anna Bezousková

43. Mummys Island (2006)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.8
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Sudsakorn is a curious young man, raised in the ancient traditions of magic by his mystical grandfather. He never knew his farther. His mother, a beautiful mermaid is pained by his sadness ... See full summary »

Writer: Namchoke Daengput | Director: Krisorn Buramasing | Stars: Charlie Trairat, Sorachai Sang-aakaat, Vorawit Phonginsee, Suchao Pongwilai

44. The Blacksmith (1922)

21 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Buster Keaton shoes horses and repairs cars, with mixed results.

Writers: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair | Directors: Buster Keaton, Malcolm St. Clair | Stars: Buster Keaton, Virginia Fox, Joe Roberts

45. Die Nibelungen, Teil 2 - Kriemhilds Rache (1967)

110 min | Adventure

6.3
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Now Brunhild knows by which treason she was won for king Gunther of Burgund by Siegfried of Xanthen, and has been revenged by his foul murder by Hagen, more bloody revenge is inevitable. ... See full summary »

Writers: Harald G. Petersson, Harald Reinl, Ladislas Fodor | Director: Harald Reinl | Stars: Rolf Henniger, Siegfried Wischnewski, Maria Marlow, Christian Rode

47. La belle dame sans merci (2005)

15 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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Based on the John Keats poem of the same name, this adaptation tells the story of a knight who encounters a mysterious lady and falls in love with her, but becomes paralyzed when her true form horrifies him.

Writers: John Keats, Hidetoshi Oneda, Mark Smylie | Director: Hidetoshi Oneda | Stars: Natassia Malthe, Jack Donner, Lucas Babin, Zale Morris

48. The Face on the Barroom Floor (1914)

14 min | Short, Comedy

5.2
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The plot is a satire derived from Hugh Antoine D'Arcy's poem of the same title. The painter courts Madeleine but loses to the wealthy client who sits for his portrait. The despairing artist... See full summary »

Writer: Hugh Antoine d'Arcy | Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Cecile Arnold, Jess Dandy, Vivian Edwards

49. The Raven (2007 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

2.8
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Roderick throws a masquerade ball inside a creepy mansion with a dark past. An infamous mass-murder happened there fifty years ago to the night, but that's part of the fun for the posh ... See full summary »

Writers: Matthew Jason Walsh, Edgar Allan Poe, David DeCoteau | Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Andre Velts, Brian Mitchell, Litha Booi, André Dellow

50. Zvahlav aneb Saticky Slameného Huberta (1971)

14 min | Animation, Short

7.0
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Lewis Carroll's poem is read and followed by a free-form animated depiction of images and toys from childhood, repeatedly overturned by a live cat.

Writers: Lewis Carroll, Jan Svankmajer | Director: Jan Svankmajer