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1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

PG | 118 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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57 Metascore

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan, Amrish Puri

Votes: 346,098 | Gross: $179.87M

2. Galaxy Quest (1999)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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70 Metascore

The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help.

Director: Dean Parisot | Stars: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 127,102 | Gross: $71.42M

3. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.5
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As Phyllis, a Beverly Hills housewife, is in the middle of a divorce, she tries to find focus in her life by taking over her daughter Hannah's Wilderness Girl troop. Among the girls are ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross

Votes: 7,656 | Gross: $8.51M

4. Captains Courageous (1937)

Passed | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

8.0
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Harvey Cheyne is a spoiled brat used to having his own way. When a prank goes wrong onboard an ocean liner Harvey ends up overboard and nearly drowns. Fortunately he's picked up by a ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Freddie Bartholomew, Lionel Barrymore, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 6,904

5. Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.7
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The misadventures of a wealthy Manhattan family who adopted the children of their late African American housekeeper from Harlem.

Stars: Gary Coleman, Todd Bridges, Conrad Bain, Dana Plato

Votes: 6,893

6. Pee-wee's Big Adventure (1985)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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47 Metascore

When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

Votes: 42,527 | Gross: $40.90M

7. Hounddog (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama, Music

6.3
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31 Metascore

A drama set in the American South, where a precocious, troubled girl finds a safe haven in the music and movement of Elvis Presley.

Director: Deborah Kampmeier | Stars: Dakota Fanning, David Morse, Piper Laurie, Granoldo Frazier

Votes: 5,286 | Gross: $0.13M

8. Dunston Checks In (1996)

PG | 88 min | Comedy, Adventure, Family

5.3
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A young boy befriends a larcenous orangutan in a luxury hotel.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Jason Alexander, Faye Dunaway, Eric Lloyd, Rupert Everett

Votes: 10,073 | Gross: $18.84M

9. The Sound of Music Live! (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 180 min | Biography, Drama, Family

5.8
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A live telecast of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Directors: Rob Ashford, Beth McCarthy-Miller | Stars: Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Laura Benanti, Christian Borle

Votes: 3,256

10. The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)

G | 100 min | Family, Comedy, Western

6.3
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Three orphan children strike gold in 1878 California.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Bill Bixby, Susan Clark, Don Knotts, Tim Conway

Votes: 3,744

11. The Famous Jett Jackson (1998–2001)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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After having spent years in California working as the TV action hero Silverstone, Jett Jackson decides to move the show to his hometown in hopes of pursuing a more normal life.

Stars: Lee Thompson Young, Kerry Duff, Ryan Sommers Baum, Gordon Greene

Votes: 1,193

12. The Day of the Locust (1975)

R | 144 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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An art director in the 1930s falls in love and attempts to make a young woman an actress despite Hollywood who wants nothing to do with her because of her problems with an estranged man and her alcoholic father.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Karen Black, Burgess Meredith, William Atherton

Votes: 4,126

13. Trust Me (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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51 Metascore

In an attempt to sign a Hollywood starlet, struggling talent agent and former child star Howard Holloway must contend with her volatile father, a scheming long-time rival, and a producer and casting director who despise him.

Director: Clark Gregg | Stars: Clark Gregg, Felicity Huffman, Allison Janney, William H. Macy

Votes: 2,840

14. Le dernier métro (1980)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

Director: François Truffaut | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu, Jean Poiret, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 9,530

15. Problem Child 3: Junior in Love (1995 TV Movie)

87 min | Comedy, Family

3.1
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Junior Healy is back as a preteen, and he falls in love with a girl from school.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: William Katt, Justin Chapman, Sherman Howard, Carolyn Lowery

Votes: 2,595

16. Life with Mikey (1993)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family

5.5
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Michael Chapman was once a child TV star. But when he grew up, he couldn't get work. So he and his brother, Ed start their own talent agency that specializes in child acts. They can't seem ... See full summary »

Director: James Lapine | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane, Cyndi Lauper

Votes: 4,591 | Gross: $12.44M

17. Suddenly (1954)

Unrated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

Votes: 4,510

18. Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994–1995)

45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

8.3
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A mock of a TV show where the host is rude to many of his guests.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber, Steve Brown

Votes: 4,091

19. Lovin' Lakin (2012– )

Comedy

5.0
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Mockumentary on child actor Christine Lakin's return to Hollywood.

Stars: Patrick Duffy, Christine Lakin, Kristen Bell, Kyle Bornheimer

Votes: 59

20. Guidance (2014)

81 min | Comedy

6.3
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66 Metascore

Fabricating credentials to score a last-ditch job as a high school guidance counsellor, a boozing, drug-addled former child star becomes an improbable hit with his students by dispensing the worst advice possible.

Director: Pat Mills | Stars: David Alexander, Don Allison, Alexandria Benoit, Zahra Bentham

Votes: 726

21. The Comeback Kids (2014– )

Comedy

8.3
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Richie Eisenberg & Gary Fischer were child stars in the 80's. Now in their 40's, they're giving their big dream another chance. The problem, Hollywood has changed and they both struggle to make sense of a business they once conquered.

Stars: Richard Steven Horvitz, Joe Cipriano, Keith Coogan, Melissa Disney

Votes: 10

22. See You in September (2010)

91 min | Comedy, Romance

4.7
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See You in September is an original romantic comedy set in current day Manhattan. The film centers around Lindsay, a beautiful woman who seemingly has it all, but is deeply afraid of ... See full summary »

Director: Tamara Tunie | Stars: Justin Kirk, Estella Warren, Liza Lapira, David Eigenberg

Votes: 610

23. Diamante Lobo (1976)

R | 94 min | Western

5.0
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A priest and his twin brother take turns defending a small town from the vicious Clayton gang.

Director: Gianfranco Parolini | Stars: Lee Van Cleef, Jack Palance, Richard Boone, Sybil Danning

Votes: 987

24. The Last Voyage (1960)

Approved | 91 min | Drama

6.7
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After a boiler explosion aboard an aging ocean liner, a man struggles to free his injured wife from the wreckage of their cabin and ensure the safety of their four-year-old daughter as the ship begins to sink.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, George Sanders, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 1,393

25. War Babies (1932)

Passed | 11 min | Short, Comedy, War

4.9
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A group of soldiers in a café watch a dancer as she entertains them, but later two of them become rivals over her.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Shirley Temple, Georgie Billings, Eugene Butler, Philip Hurlic

Votes: 284

26. The Ransom of Red Chief (1998 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Western

5.7
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Two hobos strike on a get-rich quick scheme to kidnap an overly-energetic 9-year-old son of a local banker. Based on the classic story by O'Henry.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Michael Jeter, Alan Ruck, Kaitlin Hopkins

Votes: 257

27. Return of the Ewok (1982 Video)

24 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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Young Warwick Davis decides he wants to be in pictures, so he gets himself an agent. The agent gives him an Ewok outfit and points him towards Elstree Studios. There Warwick wanders from set to set looking to find the other Ewoks.

Director: David Tomblin | Stars: Warwick Davis, Jeremy Bulloch, Patricia Carr, Anthony Daniels

Votes: 209

28. 'Neath the Arizona Skies (1934)

Unrated | 52 min | Western

5.1
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Chris Morrell, the guardian of half-Indian girl Nina, is helping her find her missing white father. so she can cash in on her late mother's oil lease. Outlaw Sam Black is after the girl and... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: John Wayne, Sheila Terry, Shirley Jean Rickert, Jack Rockwell

Votes: 666

29. Childstar (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Taylor Brandon Burns, a conflicted twelve-year-old TV star from the U.S., runs away from the set - and his problems - while shooting a big-budget film in Canada. His reluctant limo-driver, ... See full summary »

Director: Don McKellar | Stars: Don McKellar, Peter Paige, Gil Bellows, Victoria Fodor

Votes: 917

30. Dummie de Mummie (2014)

77 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.2
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In a dull village where nothing ever happens, a boy finds a living mummy in his room. It's the start of an amazing friendship, learning the boy more than any friend could.

Director: Pim van Hoeve | Stars: Julian Ras, Yahya Gaier, Roeland Fernhout, Ton Kas

Votes: 156

31. 75 (2017)

Crime, Drama | Post-production

A crash victim, a housewife and two repressed teens are connected by hard-working therapist Viola, who helps them battle their addictions while two disillusioned detectives struggle with the mounting war against heroin in Cincinnati.

Director: Joe Zappa | Stars: Louie Cowan, Shannon Faith, Marcus Jackson, Kip Bennett

32. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

7.8
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71 Metascore

In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »

Director: Craig McCall | Stars: Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese, Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 932 | Gross: $0.02M

33. The Texas Rangers (1951)

Approved | 74 min | Western

6.2
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It's 1874 and the Texas Rangers have been reorganized. But Sam Bass has assembled a group of notorious outlaws into a gang the Rangers are unable to cope with. So the Ranger Major releases ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: George Montgomery, Gale Storm, Jerome Courtland, Noah Beery Jr.

Votes: 151

34. Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Diff'rent Strokes' (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 88 min | Drama

5.6
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The story of the popular situation comedy and its ill fated child stars.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Bruce A. Young, Lorena Gale, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Robert Bailey Jr.

Votes: 111

35. Life After Tomorrow (2006)

PG-13 | 73 min | Documentary

7.4
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Women who have played orphans in "Annie" are brought together in this documentary.

Directors: Gil Cates Jr., Julie Stevens | Stars: Martha Byrne, Jennine Babo, William Berloni, Theda Stemler Blackwood

Votes: 190

36. Boy Meets Girl (1938)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy

6.2
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Two lazy screenwriters need a story for the studio's cowboy star. A studio waitress turns out to be pregnant. This gives them the idea for a movie about a cowboy and a baby. The waitress's ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Marie Wilson, Ralph Bellamy

Votes: 464

37. Wax On, Fuck Off (2010)

4 min | Short, Comedy

7.5
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Ralph Macchio, once a former teen idol, once on the top the world of the 80s. Now he is a family man with a loving wife and the nicest man in Hollywood....That is the problem. Because he ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Shane Arenal, Peter Cameron, Kevin Connolly, Brian Edwards

Votes: 177

38. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood (1945)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy

7.0
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When two bumbling barbers act as agents for a talented but unknown singer, they stage a phony murder in order to get him a plum role.

Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Frances Rafferty, Bob Haymes

Votes: 1,872

39. Hanni & Nanni 3 (2013)

87 min | Family

5.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Dagmar Seume | Stars: Jana Münster, Sophia Münster, Katharina Thalbach, Suzanne von Borsody

Votes: 104

40. Jordan (2010)

83 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Five-year-old Jordan walks miles through the night in the wake of a car accident on an isolated mountain road. But when small-town Sheriff Gil Lujan finally locates the girl's missing ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Hynson Culpepper | Stars: Gregory Zaragoza, Liezl Carstens, Angelique Midthunder, Christian Baste

Votes: 63

41. Witches Don't Exist (2014)

81 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

5.7
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On her 13th birthday Katie, a talented young girl, receives a magical amulet. This amulet was on a quest to find the fifth and last witch to complete the order of the star witches. Because ... See full summary »

Directors: Aramis Tatu, Adel Adelson | Stars: Aliyah Kolf, Senna Borsato, Leontine Ruiters, Vincent Banic

Votes: 90

42. Crayola Kids Adventures: The Trojan Horse (1997 Video)

Adventure, Comedy, History

5.3
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This is a more kid-friendly version of the Illiad

Director: Michael Kruzan | Stars: Adam Wylie, Cody Anders, Georgie Cranford, Cara DeLizia

Votes: 60

43. The San Antonio Kid (1944)

Approved | 59 min | Western

6.5
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Red Ryder tries to expose murderous crooks who are terrorizing ranchers into selling their land because they contain secret, oil rich deposits.

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Bill Elliott, Robert Blake, Alice Fleming, Linda Stirling

Votes: 37

44. A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967)

G | 85 min | Adventure

5.5
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Robin, a young Norman nobleman, is falsely accused by his cousin of murdering another cousin. His accuser is actually in league with the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to seize control of ... See full summary »

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Barrie Ingham, James Hayter, Leon Greene, Peter Blythe

Votes: 365

45. ANNIE: It's the Hard-Knock Life, from Script to Stage (2013 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, Family, Music

7.5
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It's the Hard-Knock Life is a feature length documentary that provides an insider's look at the Tony-nominated revival of the musical Annie. The film documents the production through the ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Seftel | Stars: Andy Blankenbuehler, Lilla Crawford, Madi Rae DiPietro, Katie Finneran

Votes: 30

46. The Road to Sundance (2008)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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Story of a road to sundance

Director: Susan diRende | Stars: Robert Petrarca, Simone Missick, Thomas Fraser, Teissia Treynet

Votes: 11

47. Say What (2007–2008)

30 min | Comedy, Family

6.5
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A behind-the-scenes look at a fictional sketch-comedy TV show for kids.

Stars: Stephanie Kennealy, Jordan Parrott, Jonathan Young, Czia Bennett

Votes: 101

48. Blake of Scotland Yard (II) (1937)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

3.7
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Sir James Blake has retired from Scotland Yard so that he can assist his niece Hope and her friend Jerry in developing an apparatus they have invented. Sir James thinks that their invention... See full summary »

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Herbert Rawlinson, Joan Barclay, Lloyd Hughes

Votes: 64

49. Wanderlust (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 28 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Follows the making of Tarsem Singh's film The Fall (2006).

Director: Nico Soultanakis | Stars: Leo Bill, Julian Bleach, Aiden Lithgow, Lee Pace

Votes: 55

50. Playing Patti (1998)

Comedy

6.4
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Dark-humored documentary about television child actress Patti Cohoon and how, on the occasion of her 40th birthday, she reflects on having attained her greatest creative and financial success before she reached the age of 19.

Director: Adam Friedman | Stars: Richard Beymer, Patti Cohoon-Friedman, Raymond Cruz, Brad Dourif

Votes: 11