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1. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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63 Metascore

An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

2. 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 nine-year-old son, John, 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

3. The Boxtrolls (2014)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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61 Metascore

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from an evil exterminator. Based on the children's novel 'Here Be Monsters' by Alan Snow.

Writers: Irena Brignull, Adam Pava, Alan Snow | Directors: Graham Annable, Anthony Stacchi | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Jared Harris, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade

4. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.3
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63 Metascore

Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

Writers: J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves | Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris

5. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

PG | 98 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

8.2
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74 Metascore

A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed.

Writers: William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders, Cressida Cowell | Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Craig Ferguson

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

PG | 153 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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78 Metascore

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Writers: Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling | Director: David Yates | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon

7. Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family

4.2
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Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fend off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.

Writer: John Hughes | Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen

8. Holes (2003)

PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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71 Metascore

A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.

Writer: Louis Sachar | Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Tim Blake Nelson

9. Mercy (I) (2014)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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A single mom and her two boys help take care of their grandmother with mystical powers.

Writers: Matt Greenberg, Stephen King | Director: Peter Cornwell | Stars: Dylan McDermott, Mark Duplass, Frances O'Connor, Chandler Riggs

10. The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.5
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38 Metascore

A boy dreams up shark-boy and lava-girl and the horror that lies within their planet.

Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Marcel Rodriguez, Racer Rodriguez | Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Cayden Boyd, George Lopez, Kristin Davis, David Arquette

11. Chicken Little (2005)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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48 Metascore

After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion.

Writers: Mark Dindal, Mark Kennedy, Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, Ron Anderson, Robert L. Baird, Daniel Gerson, Sara Parriott, Josann McGibbon, David Reynolds, Sandra Tsing Loh | Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Garry Marshall, Don Knotts

12. Leprechaun (1993)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.6
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An evil, sadistic Leprechaun goes on a killing rampage in search of his beloved pot of gold.

Writer: Mark Jones | Director: Mark Jones | Stars: Warwick Davis, Jennifer Aniston, Ken Olandt, Mark Holton

13. The Client (1994)

PG-13 | 119 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.7
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65 Metascore

A young boy who witnessed the suicide of a mafia lawyer hires an attorney to protect him when the district attorney tries to use him to take down a mob family.

Writers: John Grisham, Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell | Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker

14. Arthur and the Invisibles (2006)

PG | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.0
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39 Metascore

Ten-year-old Arthur, in a bid to save his grandfather's house from being demolished, goes looking for some much-fabled hidden treasure in the land of the Minimoys, a tiny people living in harmony with nature.

Creators: Patrice Garcia, Georges Bouchelagem, Philippe Rouchier, Nicolas Fructus | Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Madonna, Ron Crawford

15. The Flyboys (2008)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure

6.9
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Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob.

Writers: Gregory C. Haynes, Jason deVilliers, Rocco DeVilliers, Richard Dutcher | Director: Rocco DeVilliers | Stars: Jesse James, Reiley McClendon, Stephen Baldwin, Tom Sizemore

16. Watchers (1988)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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Based on a novel by Dean Koontz. A boy takes in a stray dog, later finding out that its an ultra-intelligent runaway from a genetic research lab. Unknow to him, the dog is being stalked by ... See full summary »

Writers: Dean R. Koontz, Bill Freed, Damian Lee | Director: Jon Hess | Stars: Corey Haim, Michael Ironside, Christopher Cary, Graeme Campbell

17. Ace Wonder: Message from a Dead Man (2014)

PG | Adventure, Family, Mystery

6.4
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Ace Wonder is a 10-year-old detective, struggling to find a storyline for his latest novel. When his path tangles with Derek Morton, a simple family mystery becomes a very real case of ... See full summary »

Writer: John Robert Moore | Director: John Robert Moore | Stars: Gator Moore, Derek Moreland, Jeff Moreland, Robert Grossman

18. 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

19. The Window (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.5
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To avoid the heat of a sweltering summer night a 9 year old Manhattan boy decides to sleep on the fire escape and witnesses a murder, no one will believe him.

Writers: Mel Dinelli, Cornell Woolrich | Director: Ted Tetzlaff | Stars: Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart

20. Vengeance (1977)

R | 94 min | Western

4.8
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A prospector whose gold was stolen by an outlaw teams up with a kid whose parents were murdered and sister kidnapped by the same outlaw.

Writers: Ken Globus, Bud Robbins, James Telfer | Director: Joseph Manduke | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Jim Brown, Leif Garrett, Glynnis O'Connor

21. Astro Boy (2003– )

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Astro Boy tells the story of a youthful robot boy - Astro - modeled after the deceased son of a research scientist, Dr. Tenma. Originally intended to be kept a secret, the atomic-powered ... See full summary »

Creator: Osamu Tezuka | Stars: Tabitha St. Germain, Olivia Hack, Candi Milo, Wally Wingert

22. The Crumbs (1991)

85 min | Comedy, Family

5.7
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Writers: Thøger Birkeland, John Stefan Olsen | Director: Sven Methling | Stars: Laus Høybye, Dick Kaysø, Karen-Lise Mynster, Line Kruse

23. Hue and Cry (1947)

82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

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A gang of street boys foil a master crook who sends commands for robberies by cunningly altering a comic strip's wording each week, unknown to writer and printer. The first of the Ealing ... See full summary »

Writer: T.E.B. Clarke | Director: Charles Crichton | Stars: Alastair Sim, Frederick Piper, Harry Fowler, Vida Hope

24. Adventure Scouts (2010)

83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.6
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A group of kids take down a motorcycle gang.

Writer: Jim Fitzpatrick | Director: Jim Fitzpatrick | Stars: Jim Fitzpatrick, Jodi Knotts, Jim Kelly, Corbin Timbrook

25. Final Approach (2005 Video)

92 min | Family

5.1
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A kid is convinced that the plane he p is riding in is being hijacked.

Writer: James Becket | Director: James Becket | Stars: Veronica Alicino, Tom Ayers, Allen Barton, Jordi Caballero

26. Hiruko the Goblin (1991)

89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.9
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A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance ... See full summary »

Writers: Daijirô Morohoshi, Koji Tsutsumi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Kenji Sawada, Masaki Kudou, Hideo Murota, Naoto Takenaka

27. Tom und Hacke (2012)

90 min | Adventure, Crime, Family

6.6
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The story of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, placed in the years right after the Second World War in Germany. A tale about friendship and courage.

Writers: Rudolf Herfurtner, Mark Twain | Director: Norbert Lechner | Stars: Benedikt Weber, Xaver-Maria Brenner, Julia Forstner, Yannick Kuhl

28. The Robber Hotzenplotz (2006)

94 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

5.4
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Writers: Claus Peter Hant, Ulrich Limmer, Otfried Preußler | Director: Gernot Roll | Stars: Armin Rohde, Martin Stührk, Manuel Steitz, Rufus Beck

29. Treasure Island (1985)

115 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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Raoul Ruiz's surrealistic modern-day riff on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novel.

Writers: Raoul Ruiz, Robert Louis Stevenson | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Vic Tayback, Martin Landau, Anna Karina, Jean-Pierre Léaud

30. Pajama Sam: No Need to Hide When It's Dark Outside (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

9.1
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Fed up with his fear of the dark, Sam transforms himself into Pajama Sam-world's youngest superhero-and resolves to confront Darkness! With help from King the mine car, Otto the boat, and a... See full summary »

Stars: Pamela Adlon, Kathy Levin, Jody Hahn, Krisha Fairchild

31. Galtar and the Golden Lance (1985–1986)

30 min | Action, Animation, Fantasy

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A first season component of the Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera, Galtar and the Golden Lance was an outer space sword and sorcery affair featuring a light-hearted blonde warrior named ... See full summary »

Stars: Lou Richards, Joe Alaskey, Bob Arbogast, Michael Bell

32. Tim Tyler's Luck (1937)

Approved | 212 min | Adventure

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A 12-episode serial in which Tim Tyler goes to Africa in search of his father in gorilla country. He meets up with Laura, who is after Spider Webb who has framed her brother. Webb causes ... See full summary »

Writers: Wyndham Gittens, Norman S. Hall, Ray Trampe | Directors: Ford Beebe, Wyndham Gittens | Stars: Frankie Thomas, Frances Robinson, Jack Mulhall, Al Shean

33. Necessary Parties (1988 TV Movie)

96 min | Family, Drama

6.9
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Fourteen-year-old Chris Mills goes to court to prevent his parents from ending their marriage.

Writers: Barbara Dana, Alan Arkin | Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Taylor Fry, Julie Hagerty, Geoff Pierson

34. King of Bandit Jing (2002 TV Mini-Series)

Animation, Action, Adventure

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Story about master-thief Jing and his exploits to steel everything he deems valuable in the world. His also has a talking albatross Kir for a sidekick.

Stars: Ron Berry, Joey Hood, Edwin Neal, Eric Abbott

35. Darkest Africa (1936)

Approved | 269 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.5
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A 15-episode serial in which Beatty goes to darkest Africa to rescue the Goddess of Joba, who is being held by the high priest.

Writers: John Rathmell, Barney A. Sarecky, Ted Parsons, Tracy Knight | Directors: B. Reeves Eason, Joseph Kane | Stars: Clyde Beatty, Manuel King, Elaine Shepard, Lucien Prival

36. Manuel on the Island of Wonders (1984 TV Mini-Series)

130 min | Drama

8.3
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Manuel's fantasy travel through Time goes from Long Ago (Episode 1 - O jardim proibido / Le Jardin interdit) through Now (Episode 2 - O pique-nique dos sonhos / Le Pique-nique des rêves), ... See full summary »

Stars: Armanda Bacelar, Isabel Branco, Aurélie Chazelle, Luis Gaspar da Silva

37. The Tender Warrior (1971)

G | 85 min | Adventure

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The sheriff of a small Georgia town on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp does nothing to stop a family of white-trash moonshiners from trapping and killing defenseless animals. But Sammy, a ... See full summary »

Writers: David DaLie, Stewart Raffill | Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Dan Haggerty, Charles Lee, Liston Elkins, David DaLie

38. Anointed Fighters (2013– )

22 min | Animation | Post-production

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Tommy Truinski has a problem with bullies. Once his eyes are opened to the spiritual world around him, he must learn who his real enemy is, as well as the only way to defeat them.

Stars: Matt Bilen, Braden Heckman, McKenzie Kerr, Tim Pollard

39. Tetsujin nijûhachi-go (1963– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.3
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Scientists and police fight crime with the help of little boy Shôtarô Kaneda, and his remote-controlled robot, Ironman # 28, built by his father during WWII.

Creator: Mitsuteru Yokoyama | Stars: Kazue Takahashi, Kôsei Tomita, Minoru Yada, Yuzuru Fujimoto

40. Behold the Raven (2004 Video)

77 min | Action

5.3
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For centuries, a masked hero known as the Raven has battled the forces of darkness. primarily the supernatural syndicate called SERPENT.

Writer: Lou Aguilar | Directors: J. Alan Tripp, J.A. Tripp, J.L. Pollock | Stars: Bobby Browning, Janet Lynn, April Billingsley, Gina Thompson

41. The Custard Boys (1979)

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Writers: Colin Finbow, Kiran Garcha, John Rae | Director: Colin Finbow | Stars: Chris Chescoe, Eric Milliet, Ben Clennell, Andrew Atkinson

42. Ce monde est fou (2013 TV Movie)

Comedy, Drama

6.5
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After a silly argument at school between two best friends, a merciless war begins between the respective mothers when one of them files charges for assault.

Writers: Badreddine Mokrani, Bernard Stora | Director: Badreddine Mokrani | Stars: Christine Citti, Sophie Le Tellier, Filipe Vargas, Laurent Bateau

43. Alec to the Rescue (1999)

100 min | Adventure

5.8
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Writers: Derrick Louw, John Daly | Director: Derrick Louw | Stars: Barbara Carrera, Oliver Tobias, Cindy Marshall-Day, Ben Jeffery

44. The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour (1983 TV Movie)

60 min | Adventure

7.8
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Linda Craig's grandfather is kidnapped with the intention of ransoming him for Tom Swift's latest invention, a hand-held carbon dater, which would enable the crooks to identify the oldest ... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Michaelian, Katharyn Powers | Director: Harry Harris | Stars: Willie Aames, Lori Loughlin, Christopher Blande, George DiCenzo

45. Pals of the Prairie (1929)

Passed | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

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Old timer Hank Robbins (Frank Rice) and his young pal,"Red" Hepner (Buzz Barton) ride into the town of Cajon, Mexico and find it under a reign of terror imposed by a mysterious outlaw known... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Howard Clark, Oliver Drake, Helen Gregg | Director: Louis King | Stars: Buzz Barton, Frank Rice, Thomas G. Lingham, Duncan Renaldo

46. The Lone Defender (1934)

Mystery, Western

6.1
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Feature version of the same-titled 1930 serial, with re-shot and added material.

Writers: William P. Burt, Bennett Cohen | Stars: Rin Tin Tin, Walter Miller, June Marlowe, Buzz Barton

47. Dugan of the Badlands (1931)

Passed | 56 min | Western

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The first of the series known as (and called such by Monogram) the "Bill 'n Andy" series with western star Bill Cody and a young Andy Shuford. Not a series in the usual sense as neither ... See full summary »

Writer: Robert N. Bradbury | Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bill Cody, Andy Shuford, Blanche Mehaffey, Ethan Laidlaw

48. Scotty of the Scouts (1926)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Mystery

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Writer: Robert Dillon | Director: Duke Worne | Stars: Ben Alexander, Paddy O'Flynn, Mary Jane Irving, Ben Hall

49. Orphan of the Sage (1928)

Western

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Writers: Oliver Drake, Helen Gregg | Director: Louis King | Stars: Buzz Barton, Frank Rice, Thomas G. Lingham, Annabelle Magnus

50. Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair (1988 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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Director: Ryuichi Nishizawa