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1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

PG-13 | 164 min | Action, Thriller

8.5
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78 Metascore

Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, the Dark Knight, with the help of the enigmatic Catwoman, is forced from his imposed exile to save Gotham City, now on the edge of total annihilation, from the brutal guerrilla terrorist Bane.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman

Votes: 1,148,146 | Gross: $448.13M

2. Ghostbusters (1984)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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67 Metascore

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis

Votes: 272,176 | Gross: $229.24M

3. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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69 Metascore

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

Votes: 269,860 | Gross: $251.19M

4. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 546,039 | Gross: $403.71M

5. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

Votes: 187,648 | Gross: $21.38M

6. Spider-Man 3 (2007)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.2
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59 Metascore

A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker and causes inner turmoil as he contends with new villains, temptations, and revenge.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 384,194 | Gross: $336.53M

7. Batman Returns (1992)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action

7.0
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68 Metascore

When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken

Votes: 215,878 | Gross: $162.83M

8. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 404,082 | Gross: $250.15M

9. Sherlock Holmes (2009)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.6
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57 Metascore

Detective Sherlock Holmes and his stalwart partner Watson engage in a battle of wits and brawn with a nemesis whose plot is a threat to all of England.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, Mark Strong

Votes: 478,413 | Gross: $209.02M

10. Superman (1978)

PG | 143 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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86 Metascore

An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando

Votes: 126,708 | Gross: $134.22M

11. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.8
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57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 341,230 | Gross: $118.50M

12. Red Dragon (2002)

R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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60 Metascore

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is imprisoned criminal genius Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 204,424 | Gross: $92.93M

13. Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.8
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76 Metascore

A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 122,986

14. Manhunter (1986)

R | 119 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

7.2
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78 Metascore

Former FBI profiler Will Graham returns to service to pursue a deranged serial murderer named "the Tooth Fairy" by the media.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox

Votes: 50,033 | Gross: $8.62M

15. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 123,924 | Gross: $122.82M

16. The Omen (1976)

R | 111 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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Mysterious deaths surround an American ambassador. Could the child that he is raising actually be the Antichrist? The Devil's own son?

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Gregory Peck, Lee Remick, Harvey Stephens, David Warner

Votes: 81,166

17. The Fisher King (1991)

R | 137 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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61 Metascore

A former radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a terrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was an unwitting victim of that mistake.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams, Adam Bryant, Paul Lombardi

Votes: 63,462 | Gross: $41.90M

18. Out of Time (I) (2003)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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63 Metascore

A Florida police chief must solve a vicious double homicide before he himself falls under suspicion.

Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Denzel Washington, Sanaa Lathan, Eva Mendes, Dean Cain

Votes: 46,000 | Gross: $40.91M

19. Seeking Justice (2011)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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38 Metascore

After his wife is assaulted, a husband enlists the services of a vigilante group to help him settle the score. Then he discovers they want a 'favor' from him in return.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau

Votes: 38,844 | Gross: $0.04M

20. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Two cops are framed and must clear their names.

Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

Votes: 75,525 | Gross: $63.41M

21. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Votes: 39,654 | Gross: $50.01M

22. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.6
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22 Metascore

The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper

Votes: 33,646 | Gross: $15.68M

23. Police Academy: Mission to Moscow (1994)

PG | 83 min | Comedy, Crime

3.3
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The Russian government hires the veterans of the Police Academy (1984) to help deal with the Mafia.

Director: Alan Metter | Stars: G.W. Bailey, George Gaynes, Michael Winslow, David Graf

Votes: 25,037 | Gross: $0.13M

24. He Got Game (1998)

R | 136 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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63 Metascore

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Milla Jovovich, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson

Votes: 36,187 | Gross: $21.55M

25. Short Circuit 2 (1988)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.6
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Robot Johnny Five comes to the city and gets manipulated by criminals who want him for their own purposes.

Director: Kenneth Johnson | Stars: Fisher Stevens, Michael McKean, Tim Blaney, Cynthia Gibb

Votes: 18,401 | Gross: $21.63M

26. Lean on Me (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama

7.4
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Beverly Todd, Robert Guillaume, Alan North

Votes: 14,607 | Gross: $31.91M

27. Brewster's Millions (1985)

PG | 102 min | Comedy

6.5
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A minor-league baseball player has to spend $30,000,000 in thirty days in order to inherit $300,000,000. However, he's not allowed to tell anyone about the deal.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Richard Pryor, John Candy, Lonette McKee, Stephen Collins

Votes: 28,439 | Gross: $38.80M

28. Police Academy 6: City Under Siege (1989)

PG | 84 min | Comedy, Crime

4.1
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Those bumbling cadets take to the streets when three inept goons successfully orchestrate a metropolitan crime wave.

Director: Peter Bonerz | Stars: Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook

Votes: 21,975 | Gross: $11.57M

29. The Challenger (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Sport

5.7
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A Bronx boxer fights his way to a better life.

Director: Kent Moran | Stars: Kent Moran, Michael Clarke Duncan, S. Epatha Merkerson, Justin Hartley

Votes: 796 | Gross: $0.02M

30. The Chamber (1996)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.0
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45 Metascore

A young man fresh out of law school tries to win a reprieve for his racist grandfather who is on death row.

Director: James Foley | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert Prosky

Votes: 10,467 | Gross: $14.40M

31. The January Man (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.5
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Nick and Frank Starkey were both policemen. A scandal forced Nick to leave the force, now a serial killer has driven the police to take him back. A web that includes Frank's wife, bribery, ... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Susan Sarandon, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,137 | Gross: $4.61M

32. Santa with Muscles (1996)

PG | 97 min | Family, Comedy

2.4
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An evil millionaire believes he is Santa Claus after an accident renders him amnesiac.

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Don Stark, Robin Curtis, Garrett Morris

Votes: 7,824 | Gross: $0.20M

33. Comedian (2002)

R | 82 min | Documentary, Comedy

7.0
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62 Metascore

A look at the work of two stand-up comics, Jerry Seinfeld and a lesser-known newcomer, detailing the effort and frustration behind putting together a successful act and career while living a life on the road.

Director: Christian Charles | Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling, Greg Giraldo

Votes: 5,189 | Gross: $2.74M

34. The Bank Dick (1940)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy

7.4
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Henpecked Egbert Sousè has comic adventures as a substitute film director and unlikely bank guard.

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: W.C. Fields, Cora Witherspoon, Una Merkel, Evelyn Del Rio

Votes: 5,266

35. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 2,204

36. Unlawful Killing (2011)

Documentary

7.5
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A documentary about the allegedly conspiratorial killing of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed

Director: Keith Allen | Stars: Keith Allen, Piers Morgan, Mohamed Al-Fayed, Howard Stern

Votes: 259

37. Farewell Mr. Kringle (2010 TV Movie)

Comedy, Romance

5.9
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A magazine journalist who no longer celebrates Christmas visits the quaint town of Mistletoe to blog about an inspirational - albeit questionably delusional - man who parades around pretending to be the real Santa Claus.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Christine Taylor, Christopher Wiehl, William Morgan Sheppard, Lin Shaye

Votes: 331

38. The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.6
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A.C. Gilbert figures out a way to keep Christmas alive after the war threatens to take it away in his name.

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Jason Alexander, Kelly Rowan, Ari Cohen, C. David Johnson

Votes: 374

39. One Step to Eternity (1954)

95 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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Francois Roques, a power-and-money-mad editor of a Paris newspaper (who justifies his actions by calling attention to his poverty-stricken childhood), invites four women to a housewarming ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Decoin | Stars: Danielle Darrieux, Michel Auclair, Corinne Calvet, Gérard Buhr

Votes: 69

40. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: A Solitary Place (1979)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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In Mexico, David 'Baily' has secluded himself from other people to keep his rage in check. But Gail Collins, another doctor on the run stumbles upon his hiding place. Now McGee and others are looking for both of them.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Kathryn Leigh Scott

Votes: 48

41. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Baby's First Paragraph (1966)

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

8.5
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After Endora hears Gladys rant about how smart her nephew is, she casts a spell and has the infant Tabitha talking.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Alice Pearce

Votes: 107

42. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Common Criminal (2001)

Crime, Drama

7.8
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No-one takes kindly to Charlotte, the supercilious new arrival on G Wing. Crystal is back at Larkhall after being framed by Shell, and the devious Di is appointed as her personal officer. A newspaper reporter makes a deal with Buki.

Director: Mike Adams | Stars: Joanne Mitchell, Kate Steavenson-Payne, Sara Lloyd, Paul Opacic

Votes: 12

43. 24 (2001–2010)
Episode: Day 5: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

9.2
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The Russian and US Presidents are set to sign an anti-terror treaty when assassinations rock Los Angeles, a call from a distressed Chloe forces Jack into action and President Logan's wife believes there may be a conspiracy.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard

Votes: 970

44. Rapport till himlen (1994)
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1994)

59 min | Drama

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Victor is the suspected murderer on the run, hiding in the deep freezer of the Ice Cream Palace.

Director: Ulf Malmros | Stars: Johan Widerberg, Lina Englund, Stellan Skarsgård, Kjell Bergqvist

45. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Episode #7.6 (2005)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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Sylvia's in a quandary over Aunty Margaret's will stipulation, unaware of Malcolm's gold digging intentions. Buxton enlists Janine's help to get out of lock up. Kerrigan wastes no time exacting revenge on Sister Thomas.

Director: Laurence Moody | Stars: Liz May Brice, Philip McGough, Helen Fraser, Jack Ellis

Votes: 8

46. EastEnders (1985– )
Episode: Episode dated 26 September 1996 (1996)

TV-PG | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Director: Nigel Douglas | Stars: Michelle Collins, Adam Woodyatt, Steve McFadden, Gillian Taylforth

47. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Fastest Gun on Madison Avenue (1966)

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

7.7
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Samantha helps Darrin defend himself with a bit of magic when he has a misunderstanding with a prize fighter.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Alice Pearce

Votes: 115

48. Bored to Death (2009–2011)
Episode: Gumball! (2011)

TV-MA | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.8
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Jonathan wants to prove his innocence as the police pursue him.

Director: Michael Lehmann | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, Ted Danson, Heather Burns

Votes: 133

49. How to Get Away with Murder (2014– )
Episode: He Deserved to Die (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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Annalise and her team throw themselves into defending Rebecca, with all sides playing dirty. Meanwhile, Michaela receives a surprising request, Laurel considers a career change, and the flash forward reveals more about Sam's death.

Director: Eric Stoltz | Stars: Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch, Jack Falahee

Votes: 1,021

50. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: Hippie, Hippie, Hooray (1968)

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

7.9
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Serena has gone hippie and ends up on the front page of the newspaper and Darrin has to explain to the Tates about her identical cousin. After hurting Serena's feelings, Darrin can't ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Erin Murphy

Votes: 115