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1. Fantastic Four (2015)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.3
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27 Metascore

Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

Director: Josh Trank | Stars: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell

Votes: 111,416 | Gross: $56.11M

2. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 88,212 | Gross: $33.08M

3. 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.

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller

Votes: 280,684 | Gross: $222.49M

4. Tomorrowland (2015)

PG | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.5
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60 Metascore

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy

Votes: 129,170 | Gross: $93.42M

5. Amadeus (1984)

R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.3
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93 Metascore

The incredible story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri - now confined to an insane asylum.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Roy Dotrice

Votes: 271,598 | Gross: $51.60M

6. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.7
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51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 185,292 | Gross: $61.66M

7. Magnolia (1999)

R | 188 min | Drama

8.0
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77 Metascore

An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jason Robards, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 241,511 | Gross: $22.45M

8. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 201,129 | Gross: $100.85M

9. The Hangover Part II (2011)

R | 102 min | Comedy

6.5
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44 Metascore

Two years after the bachelor party in Las Vegas, Phil, Stu, Alan, and Doug jet to Thailand for Stu's wedding. Stu's plan for a subdued pre-wedding brunch, however, goes seriously awry.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha

Votes: 376,844 | Gross: $254.46M

10. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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75 Metascore

An estranged family of former child prodigies reunites when their father announces he is terminally ill.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller

Votes: 209,709 | Gross: $52.35M

11. Remember Me (2010)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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40 Metascore

A romantic drama centered on two new lovers: Tyler, whose parents have split in the wake of his brother's suicide, and Ally, who lives each day to the fullest since witnessing her mother's murder.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Caitlyn Rund, Moisés Acevedo

Votes: 114,240 | Gross: $19.06M

12. Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
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64 Metascore

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

Votes: 130,328 | Gross: $118.15M

13. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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41 Metascore

At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese

Votes: 40,031 | Gross: $40.90M

14. Safe (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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55 Metascore

Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon, Robert John Burke

Votes: 83,400 | Gross: $17.12M

15. August Rush (2007)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Music

7.5
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38 Metascore

A drama with fairy tale elements, where an orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan | Stars: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Terrence Howard

Votes: 87,484 | Gross: $31.66M

16. Doogie Howser, M.D. (1989–1993)

30 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.5
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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 »

Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Max Casella, Belinda Montgomery, Lawrence Pressman

Votes: 6,234

17. A.N.T. Farm (2011–2014)

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

4.8
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A musical prodigy, gets into a gifted program called Advanced Natural Talents at the local high school.

Stars: China Anne McClain, Sierra McCormick, Jake Short, Stefanie Scott

Votes: 4,232

18. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.7
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In the early 21st century, mankind has colonized the oceans. The United Earth Oceans Organization enlists Captain Nathan Bridger and the submarine seaQuest DSV to keep the peace and explore the last frontier on Earth.

Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Ted Raimi, Roy Scheider

Votes: 4,780

19. Balls of Fury (2007)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

5.3
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38 Metascore

Down-and-out former professional ping-pong phenom, Randy Daytona, is sucked into a maelstrom when FBI Agent Ernie Rodriguez recruits him for a secret mission. Randy is determined to bounce back and win, and to smoke out his father's killer -- arch-fiend Feng.

Director: Robert Ben Garant | Stars: Dan Fogler, Christopher Walken, George Lopez, Maggie Q

Votes: 35,462 | Gross: $32.88M

20. Shine (1996)

PG-13 | 105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.7
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87 Metascore

Pianist David Helfgott, driven by his father and teachers, has a breakdown. Years later he returns to the piano, to popular if not critical acclaim.

Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Justin Braine, Sonia Todd

Votes: 43,120 | Gross: $35.81M

21. Mercury Rising (1998)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

Director: Harold Becker | Stars: Bruce Willis, Miko Hughes, Alec Baldwin, Chi McBride

Votes: 54,427 | Gross: $32.94M

22. Finding Forrester (2000)

PG-13 | 136 min | Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham, Anna Paquin

Votes: 73,125 | Gross: $51.77M

23. Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

PG | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.

Director: Doug Atchison | Stars: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong

Votes: 15,368 | Gross: $18.81M

24. Like Sunday, Like Rain (2014)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

6.9
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43 Metascore

Surrounded by wealth and living with abundant resources in Manhattan, 12-year-old cello prodigy Reggie, lives a solitary life lacking only frequently absent parents and friends. Estranged from family, having slacker boyfriend troubles, and fired from her waitressing job, sometimes musician 23-year-old Eleanor needs a new place to live and a new job.

Director: Frank Whaley | Stars: Julian Shatkin, Olga Merediz, Debra Messing, Wayne Pretlow

Votes: 2,949 | Gross: $0.03M

25. Immortal Beloved (1994)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.5
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The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege

Votes: 18,744 | Gross: $14.35M

26. Joshua (2007)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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69 Metascore

The arrival of a newborn girl causes the gradual disintegration of the Cairn family; particularly for 9-year-old Joshua (Kogan), an eccentric boy whose proper upbringing and refined tastes both take a sinister turn.

Director: George Ratliff | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston

Votes: 10,194 | Gross: $0.48M

27. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance, Mystery

7.7
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 26,881 | Gross: $9.47M

28. Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)

PG | 109 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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A prepubescent chess prodigy refuses to harden himself in order to become a champion like the famous but unlikable Bobby Fischer.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Ben Kingsley, Max Pomeranc, Joan Allen

Votes: 23,588 | Gross: $7.27M

29. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | 139 min | Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin

Votes: 12,564 | Gross: $32.86M

30. The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014)

105 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

8.1
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72 Metascore

The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who took his own life at the age of 26.

Director: Brian Knappenberger | Stars: Aaron Swartz, Tim Berners-Lee, Cindy Cohn, Gabriella Coleman

Votes: 10,245 | Gross: $0.05M

31. Little Man Tate (1991)

PG | 99 min | Drama

6.6
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71 Metascore

Dede is a sole parent trying to bring up her son Fred. When it is discovered that Fred is a genius, she is determined to ensure that Fred has all the opportunities that he needs, and that ... See full summary »

Director: Jodie Foster | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dianne Wiest, Adam Hann-Byrd, Alex Lee

Votes: 11,468 | Gross: $25.01M

32. Smart Guy (1997–1999)

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

7.5
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Ten-year-old genius (Tahj Mowry) has skipped six grades into high school. This incredible promotion somewhat aggravates his teenage siblings.

Stars: Tahj Mowry, John Marshall Jones, Jason Weaver, Omar Gooding

Votes: 3,392

33. What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.6
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75 Metascore

A documentary about the life and legend Nina Simone, an American singer, pianist, and civil rights activist labeled the "High Priestess of Soul."

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: James Baldwin, Stokely Carmichael, Walter Cronkite, Stanley Crouch

Votes: 6,278

34. Bee Season (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

5.5
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54 Metascore

A wife and mother begins a downward emotional spiral, as her husband avoids their collapsing marriage by immersing himself in his 11 year-old daughter's quest to become a spelling bee champion.

Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel | Stars: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella

Votes: 6,004 | Gross: $1.18M

35. Monster in the Closet (1986)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

4.9
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Monster is a spoof of horror/monster films. After several people and a dog are found dead in their closets a "mild-mannered" reporter, a college professor, her son and a befuddled professor... See full summary »

Director: Bob Dahlin | Stars: Donald Grant, Denise DuBarry, Claude Akins, Howard Duff

Votes: 1,790

36. Tokyo Sonata (2008)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi, Yû Koyanagi, Kai Inowaki

Votes: 6,951 | Gross: $0.28M

37. Jesus Henry Christ (2011)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

6.4
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41 Metascore

At the age of ten, Henry James Herman, a boy who was conceived in a petri-dish and raised by his feminist mother, follows a string of Post-It notes in hopes of finding his biological father.

Director: Dennis Lee | Stars: Jason Spevack, Toni Collette, Michael Sheen, Samantha Weinstein

Votes: 5,054 | Gross: $0.01M

38. The Edison Twins (1982–1986)

30 min | Family, Comedy

7.7
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The Edison kids are a pair of sibling prodigies who have many adventures where their vast knowledge of science comes in very handy.

Stars: Andrew Sabiston, Marnie McPhail, Sunny Besen Thrasher, Elva Mai Hoover

Votes: 112

39. Phenom (1993–1994)

30 min | Comedy

6.8
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A young tennis pro (Angela Goethals) must struggle with the challenges of life, along with her single mother (Judith Light), her bratty little sister (Ashley Johnson), her insecure brother (... See full summary »

Stars: Judith Light, Angela Goethals, Ashley Johnson, Todd Louiso

Votes: 104

40. Bobby Fischer Against the World (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.4
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76 Metascore

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus | Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy, Susan Polgar

Votes: 5,621

41. The Short Game (2013)

PG | 99 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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51 Metascore

The best 7 year old golfers from around the world descend on the world famous Pinehurst Golf course in North Carolina to determine the next world champion and who might become golf's next ... See full summary »

Director: Josh Greenbaum | Stars: Amari Avery, Jed Dy, Allan Kournikova, Zamokuhle Nxasana

Votes: 908 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Bruno (2000)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.2
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Bruno is the story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno (Alex D. Linz), whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey. By the time he ... See full summary »

Director: Shirley MacLaine | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Shirley MacLaine, Gary Sinise, Joey Lauren Adams

Votes: 1,195

43. Dream High (2011– )

Comedy, Music, Romance

7.8
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Dream High tells the story of six students at Kirin Art High School who work to achieve their dreams of becoming music stars in the Korean music industry. Go Hye Mi is a student who sings ... See full summary »

Stars: Jin-young Park, Suzy Bae, Iu, Jin-woon Jung

Votes: 994

44. Mahler (1974)

PG | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.2
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Composer Gustav Mahler's life, told in a series of flashbacks as he and his wife discuss their failing marriage during a train journey.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Robert Powell, Georgina Hale, Lee Montague, Miriam Karlin

Votes: 1,626

45. Antonia's Line (1995)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A Dutch matron establishes and, for several generations, oversees a close-knit, matriarchal community where feminism and liberalism thrive.

Director: Marleen Gorris | Stars: Willeke van Ammelrooy, Jan Decleir, Veerle van Overloop, Els Dottermans

Votes: 6,800 | Gross: $4.82M

46. Vitus (2006)

PG | 123 min | Drama, Music

7.7
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63 Metascore

The film tells the story of a highly-gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him - they want him to become a pianist. However, one day the boy, Vitus, is no longer ... See full summary »

Director: Fredi M. Murer | Stars: Fabrizio Borsani, Bruno Ganz, Teo Gheorghiu, Julika Jenkins

Votes: 4,138 | Gross: $0.19M

47. Mozart's Sister (2010)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.4
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71 Metascore

A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right.

Director: René Féret | Stars: Marie Féret, Marc Barbé, Delphine Chuillot, David Moreau

Votes: 1,221 | Gross: $0.71M

48. Anna to the Infinite Power (1983)

101 min | Sci-Fi

6.7
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Anna Hart was always an odd child, a genius, a shoplifter, desperately afraid of flickering lights, with strange prophetic dreams. Simultaneously, several strange things begin to happen. A ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wiemer | Stars: Dina Merrill, Martha Byrne, Mark Patton, Donna Mitchell

Votes: 342

49. My Kid Could Paint That (2007)

PG-13 | 82 min | Documentary, Family, Mystery

7.2
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74 Metascore

A look at the work and surprising success of a four-year-old girl whose paintings have been compared to the likes of Picasso and has raked in hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Director: Amir Bar-Lev | Stars: Marla Olmstead, Laura Olmstead, Mark Olmstead, Amir Bar-Lev

Votes: 2,846 | Gross: $0.23M

50. Gadkie lebedi (2006)

105 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A father travels with a UN envoy to the isolated town of Tashlinsk in search of his daughter, who has been institutionalized by a group of "non-humans". He must race against time before the... See full summary »

Director: Konstantin Lopushanskiy | Stars: Gregory Hlady, Leonid Mozgovoy, Aleksey Kortnev, Rimma Sarkisyan

Votes: 1,012