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1. Big Hero 6 (2014)

PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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74 Metascore

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Writers: Jordan Roberts, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, Duncan Rouleau, Steven T. Seagle, Joseph Mateo, Paul Briggs | Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller

Votes: 185,339

2. X-Men: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.

Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer | Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 448,179

3. Malcolm in the Middle (2000–2006)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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A gifted young teen tries to survive with his dimwitted, dysfunctional family.

Creator: Linwood Boomer | Stars: Frankie Muniz, Jane Kaczmarek, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Masterson

Votes: 85,847

4. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.1
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66 Metascore

After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.

Writers: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko | Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Irrfan Khan

Votes: 399,057

5. Knight and Day (2010)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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46 Metascore

A young woman gets mixed up with a disgraced spy who is trying to clear his name.

Writer: Patrick O'Neill | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 134,032

6. Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.6
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A teenaged genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all this on top of being a licensed physician in a ... See full summary »

Creators: Steven Bochco, David E. Kelley | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 5,714

7. Kyle XY (2006–2009)

60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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A family takes in a formerly institutionalized teen savant who is missing standard human behaviors such as anger, joy and love.

Creators: Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber | Stars: Matt Dallas, Marguerite MacIntyre, Bruce Thomas, April Matson

Votes: 23,278

8. Eight Legged Freaks (2002)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.4
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53 Metascore

A variety of horrible poisonous spiders get exposed to a noxious chemical that causes them to grow to monumental proportions.

Writers: Ellory Elkayem, Randy Kornfield, Jesse Alexander | Director: Ellory Elkayem | Stars: David Arquette, Kari Wuhrer, Scott Terra, Scarlett Johansson

Votes: 40,637

9. The Pretender (1996–2000)

60 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery

7.5
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A specially gifted man, with the ability to instantly master any skill, escapes from a secret agency and travels the country taking on a different jobs and helping strangers.

Creators: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 11,997

10. Dexter's Laboratory (1996–2003)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.0
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The misadventures of a boy genius and his annoying sister.

Creator: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett, Christine Cavanaugh, Frank Welker

Votes: 25,280

11. Explorers (1985)

PG | 109 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.6
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A boy obsessed with 50s Sci-Fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws to his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?

Writer: Eric Luke | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Ethan Hawke, River Phoenix, Bobby Fite, Bradley Gregg

Votes: 13,088

12. Astro Boy (2009)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Family

6.4
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53 Metascore

When an android replica of a boy is rejected by his aggrieved creator, he goes off to find his own identity in an adventure that would make him his time's greatest hero.

Writers: Osamu Tezuka, David Bowers, Timothy Harris | Director: David Bowers | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Nicolas Cage, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron

Votes: 23,238

13. Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001)

G | 82 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.0
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65 Metascore

An 8-year-old boy genius and his friends must rescue their parents after the adults are abducted by aliens.

Writers: John A. Davis, Steve Oedekerk, David N. Weiss, J. David Stem, Dan Schneider | Director: John A. Davis | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo

Votes: 21,677

14. The Jetsons (1962–1988)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.0
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The misadventures of a futuristic family.

Stars: George O'Hanlon, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Penny Singleton

Votes: 9,565

15. Minutemen (2008 TV Movie)

TV-G | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A comedy/sci-fi/adventure about three high school kids who invent a time machine to spare others just like them from the humiliation they've endured.

Writers: John Killoran, David Diamond, David Weissman | Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Jason Dolley, Luke Benward, Nicholas Braun, Chelsea Kane

Votes: 3,296

16. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002–2006)

TV-Y7 | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Follows Jimmy Neutron, his faithful robotic dog, Goddard, and his eclectic friends and family as they experience life in Retroville. Jimmy is a typical kid, who just happens to be a genius.... See full summary »

Creators: John A. Davis, Steve Oedekerk, Keith Alcorn | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Mark DeCarlo

Votes: 5,200

17. Thunderpants (2002)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

3.6
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An 11-year-old boy's amazing ability to break wind leads him first to fame and then to death row, before it helps him to fulfill his ambition of becoming an astronaut.

Writers: Peter Hewitt, Phil Hughes | Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Simon Callow, Stephen Fry, Celia Imrie, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 4,370

18. Mumford (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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62 Metascore

In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.

Writer: Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Jason Lee, Alfre Woodard

Votes: 7,996

19. Twisted (1986)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

4.6
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One evening the Collins find their maid Mrs. Murdock at the end of their steps: dead, neck broken. Obviously she had an accident. Consequently they need a new babysitter for an upcoming big... See full summary »

Writers: Jack Horrigan, Glenn Kershaw, Bruce Graham | Director: Adam Holender | Stars: Lois Smith, Christian Slater, Dina Merrill, Tandy Cronyn

Votes: 281

20. Village of the Giants (1965)

81 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.3
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Delinquent teen-agers ingest a substance and grow thirty feet tall, then proceed to take over a small town.

Writers: H.G. Wells, Alan Caillou, Bert I. Gordon | Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: Tommy Kirk, Johnny Crawford, Beau Bridges, Joy Harmon

Votes: 1,514

21. The Pretender 2001 (2001 TV Movie)

96 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.6
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Jarod reunites with two old friends and unleashes some powerful Centre revelations. Also Jarod and Miss Parker learn more about their pasts.

Writers: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle | Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 1,439

22. Entrusted (2003 TV Movie)

130 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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Hoping to entrap Maria von Gall, who runs a courageous underground railroad for Jews in France, the Nazis kidnap her son Thomas, a brilliant 11-year-old chess master. An exchange ... See full summary »

Writers: Giacomo Battiato, Loup Durand, Nicola Lusuardi | Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Claire Keim

Votes: 513

23. The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour (2004 TV Movie)

50 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Thanks to Timmy Turner's Fairy Godparents Cosmo & Wanda, he and Jimmy Neutron switch universes and have zany adventures therein.

Writers: Rico Hill, Gene Grillo, Butch Hartman, Steve Marmel, John A. Davis | Directors: Keith Alcorn, Butch Hartman, Wincat Alcala, Sarah Frost | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Tara Strong, Megan Cavanagh, Mark DeCarlo

Votes: 598

24. The Pretender: Island of the Haunted (2001 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 91 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Through a series of bizarre circumstances, Jarod and Miss Parker find themselves trapped together on a strange island in a life and death situation, out of which come some of the most ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Long Mitchell, Craig W. Van Sickle | Director: Frederick King Keller | Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Andrea Parker, Patrick Bauchau, Jon Gries

Votes: 1,086

25. The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 3: The Jerkinators! (2006 TV Movie)

50 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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Third crossover of "The Fairly OddParents" and "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius."

Writers: Rico Hill, Steve Marmel, Jed Spingarn, John A. Davis, Butch Hartman | Directors: Keith Alcorn, Mike Gasaway, Butch Hartman | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Tara Strong, Jeff Garlin, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 287

26. Here Come the Double Deckers! (1970– )

30 min | Family, Comedy

7.5
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The adventures of a gang of seven kids whose clubhouse is an abandoned double decker bus in a London junkyard. Usually involves a bit of singing, a bit of dancing and general fun times.

Creator: Roy Simpson | Stars: Peter Firth, Brinsley Forde, Gillian Bailey, Michael Audreson

Votes: 118

27. The Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 2: When Nerds Collide (2006 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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Timmy Turner and Jimmy Neutron's worlds clash once again. Hilarity ensues.

Writers: Rico Hill, Gene Grillo, Steve Marmel, Jed Spingarn, Jack C. Thomas, John A. Davis, Butch Hartman | Directors: Keith Alcorn, Mike Gasaway, Butch Hartman, Ken Bruce, Gary Conrad | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Tara Strong, Rob Paulsen, Jeffrey Garcia

Votes: 441

28. Jimmy Neutron: Win, Lose and Kaboom (2004 TV Movie)

TV-Y | 90 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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Retroville becomes ground zero for a meteor engraved with a mysterious alien message, which only the best and brightest(naturally, Jimmy) can translate. When he finally figures the message ... See full summary »

Creator: John A. Davis | Director: Mike Gasaway | Stars: Tim Allen, Alyssa Milano, Carlos Alazraqui, Jeff Bennett

Votes: 359

29. The Solitude of Prime Numbers (2010)

118 min | Drama

6.4
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Non-linearly follows two kids, rejected by their peers, who become friends. They separate later in life and dedicate to their careers. Still, they feel as if something is missing.

Writers: Paolo Giordano, Saverio Costanzo | Director: Saverio Costanzo | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Marinelli, Martina Albano, Vittorio Lomartire

Votes: 2,289

30. Lightning: Fire from the Sky (2001 TV Movie)

91 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.3
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Overwhelmed by a disastrous lightning storm that his son predicted, a man must learn to trust his son in order to save his family and the whole community.

Writer: David Giancola | Director: David Giancola | Stars: John Schneider, Jesse Eisenberg, Michele Greene, Gary Sandy

Votes: 363

31. Jimmy Neutron's Nicktoon Blast (2003)

5 min | Short, Adventure, Animation

6.9
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Add a Plot

Director: Mario Kamberg | Stars: Debi Derryberry, Rob Paulsen, Frank Welker, Paul Greenberg

Votes: 61

32. Gamera vs. Viras (1968)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Family, Sci-Fi

4.7
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Gamera the Flying Turtle falls under the spell of evil aliens, but two children free him and he returns to fight the aliens' monster, Viras.

Writer: Niisan Takahashi | Director: Noriaki Yuasa | Stars: Kôjirô Hongô, Tôru Takatsuka, Carl Craig, Michiko Yaegaki

Votes: 757

33. Dirty Laundry (1987)

PG-13 | 79 min | Comedy, Thriller

4.1
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A young man and his girlfriend unwittingly come into possession of a bag containing one million dollars belonging to a drug-smuggling ring. The mobsters try to catch the couple and retrieve their money.

Writers: Brad Munson, William Webb | Director: William Webb | Stars: Leigh McCloskey, Jeanne O'Brien, Robbie Rist, Frankie Valli

Votes: 54

34. The Gifted One (1989 TV Movie)

96 min | Fantasy

7.7
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A young boy can transfer his body energy into ESP and heal sick people. While the subject of scientists' studies, he runs away to try to find out about his past and why he is the way he is.

Writers: Lisa James, Richard Rothstein | Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Peter Kowanko, John Rhys-Davies, G.W. Bailey, Wendy Phillips

Votes: 82

35. Mason (1977 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
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A boy genius constantly befuddles his parents and sister.

Creators: Austin Kalish, Irma Kalish | Director: Jack Shea | Stars: Barry Nelson, Barbara Stuart, Mason Reese, Lee Lawson

Votes: 6

36. Dexter's Laboratory (1995)

6 min | Animation, Short, Family

8.1
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Dexter and Dee Dee wreck havok using Dexter's latest invention: a hand-held device that turns people into various animals.

Creator: Genndy Tartakovsky | Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Christine Cavanaugh, Allison Moore, Kath Soucie

Votes: 710

37. The Loss of Nameless Things (2004)

103 min | Documentary

8.5
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In 1978 Oakley Hall lll was a promising playwright on the verge of national recognition when a mysterious fall from a bridge took his artistic life away. He suffered horrific head injuries,... See full summary »

Director: Bill Rose | Stars: Bruce Bouchard, Patricia Charbonneau, Bob Currier, Sofia Landon Geier

Votes: 81

38. Missing Link (1999)

88 min | Family, Comedy

5.8
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  • (Dutch with English subtitles) FAMILY (2000) A young boy develops a passion for archeology and tries to unravel the truth about his ancestry.


Writers: Timo Veltkamp, Ger Poppelaars, Pierre De Clercq | Director: Ger Poppelaars | Stars: Nick van Buiten, Tamar van den Dop, Johan Leysen, Thomas Acda

Votes: 158

39. Pé Na Porta (2007– )

20 min | Comedy

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Three teenage brothers are left alone at home after their parents made an unexpected trip. They decide to invite some friends for a party. Things go crazy when more guests show up than they've expected.

Creators: Solon Brochado, Davi de Oliveira Pinheiro, Jerri Dias, Felipe Longhi, Grace Luzzi, Marcos Piangers | Stars: Rafael Cardoso, Fernanda Petit, Eduardo Sandagorda, Marcos Verza

41. Dragnet 1967 (1967–1970)
Episode: Burglary Auto: Juvenile Genius (1969)

30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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There have been a number of business burglaries the latest of which is a chemical supply firm. If properly combined, chemicals that were taken can be made into explosives such as TNT and ... See full summary »

Creator: Jack Webb | Director: Jack Webb | Stars: Jack Webb, Harry Morgan, Bert Holland, Don Ross

Votes: 28

42. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Dalek (2005)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.7
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The Doctor and Rose travel to the year 2012 and land in a museum of extra-terrestrial objects accumulated by the very wealthy Henry van Statten. He's an avid collector - the TARDIS lands on... See full summary »

Creator: Sydney Newman | Director: Joe Ahearne | Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, Steven Beckingham, Corey Johnson

Votes: 3,025

43. Land of the Giants (1968–1970)
Episode: Genius at Work (1969)

60 min | Sci-Fi

6.6
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Barry and Fitzhugh befriend a 12-year old scientific genius named Jodar (Jody) who has invented a substance which causes growth. While talking to the boy, Barry's dog Chipper eats some of ... See full summary »

Creator: Irwin Allen | Director: Sobey Martin | Stars: Gary Conway, Don Matheson, Stefan Arngrim, Don Marshall

Votes: 8

44. Columbo (1971–2003)
Episode: Mind Over Mayhem (1974)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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The director of a government institute that employs various scientific geniuses commits a clever murder. But another kind of genius is on the case: Lt. Columbo.

Creators: Richard Levinson, William Link | Director: Alf Kjellin | Stars: Peter Falk, José Ferrer, Lew Ayres, Robert Walker Jr.

Votes: 898