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1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

PG-13 | 161 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.0
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66 Metascore

The dwarves, along with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, continue their quest to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from Smaug. Bilbo Baggins is in possession of a mysterious and magical ring.

Writers: Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro, J.R.R. Tolkien | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott

2. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

8.3
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70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his war on crime to free the crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption that the Scarecrow and the League of Shadows have cast upon it.

Writers: Bob Kane, David S. Goyer, Christopher Nolan | Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

3. Twin Peaks (1990–1991)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

9.0
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An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks.

Creators: Mark Frost, David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick, Dana Ashbrook

4. 24 (2001–2010)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, races against the clock to subvert terrorist plots and save his nation from ultimate disaster.

Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard, Dennis Haysbert

5. Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.8
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When an old enemy, the Cylons, resurfaces and obliterate the 12 colonies, the crew of the aged Galactica protects a small civilian fleet - the last of humanity - as they journey toward the fabled 13th colony of Earth.

Stars: Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonnell, Jamie Bamber, James Callis

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. Batman (1966–1968)

TV-G | 30 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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The Caped Crusader battles evildoers in Gotham City in a bombastic 1960s parody of the comic book hero's exploits.

Creator: William Dozier | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Alan Napier, Neil Hamilton

8. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Writers: Michael Crichton, David Koepp | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

9. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.3
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53 Metascore

Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Writers: Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio, Stuart Beattie, Jay Wolpert | Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport

10. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

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

8.6
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Time and Space traveling adventures of a Gallifreyan Time Lord only known as the Doctor and his companions, traveling through time and space.

Creator: Sydney Newman | Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

11. Flowers in the Attic (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.0
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After the sudden death of their father, four children face cruel treatment from their ruthless grandmother.

Writers: Kayla Alpert, Virginia C. Andrews | Director: Deborah Chow | Stars: Heather Graham, Ellen Burstyn, Kiernan Shipka, Mason Dye

12. Dallas (1978–1991)

60 min | Drama

7.0
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The soapy, backstabbing machinations of Dallas oil magnate J.R. Ewing and his family.

Stars: Larry Hagman, Ken Kercheval, Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray

13. North by Northwest (1959)

Approved | 136 min | Mystery, Thriller

8.4
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A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.

Writer: Ernest Lehman | Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Cary Grant, Eva Marie Saint, James Mason, Jessie Royce Landis

14. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.3
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60 Metascore

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Writers: John Long, Michael France, Sylvester Stallone | Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner

15. The Rocketeer (1991)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

6.4
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A young pilot stumbles onto a prototype jetpack that allows him to become a high flying masked hero.

Writers: Dave Stevens, Danny Bilson, Paul De Meo, William Dear | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, Alan Arkin, Timothy Dalton

16. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012)

R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.0
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15 Metascore

When her father disappears, Heather Mason is drawn into a strange and terrifying alternate reality that holds answers to the horrific nightmares that have plagued her since childhood.

Writers: Michael J. Bassett, Laurent Hadida | Director: Michael J. Bassett | Stars: Adelaide Clemens, Kit Harington, Sean Bean, Carrie-Anne Moss

17. All Cheerleaders Die (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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45 Metascore

A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school football team, but a supernatural turn of events thrusts the girls into a different battle.

Writers: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson | Directors: Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson | Stars: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Tom Williamson

18. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle, and befriends his cousin who's the same age. But his cousin begins showing increasing signs of violent behavior.

Writer: Ian McEwan | Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

19. Vantage Point (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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40 Metascore

The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Writer: Barry L. Levy | Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Forest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Bruce McGill

20. Maverick (1994)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Bret Maverick, needing money for a poker tournament, faces various comic mishaps and challenges, including a charming woman thief.

Writers: Roy Huggins, William Goldman | Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, James Garner, Graham Greene

21. The Italian Job (1969)

G | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.

Writer: Troy Kennedy-Martin | Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Raf Vallone

22. Invasion (2005–2006)

60 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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In the aftermath of a hurricane, a Florida Park Ranger and his family deal with strange occurrences, including luminescent creatures in the water and people that somehow seem to have ... See full summary »

Creator: Shaun Cassidy | Stars: William Fichtner, Eddie Cibrian, Kari Matchett, Lisa Sheridan

23. Beyond Paradise (2015)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

Haunted by a tragic past, Shahrzad, a stunning music student flees Iran and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.

Writer: J.J. Alani | Director: J.J. Alani | Stars: Daphne Zuniga, Ryan Guzman, Francia Raisa, Spencer Grammer

24. Batman (1943)

Approved | 260 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.7
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Japanese spymaster Prince Daka operates a covert espionage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo which turns American scientists into pliable zombies.

Writers: Bob Kane, Victor McLeod, Leslie Swabacker, Harry L. Fraser | Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson

25. Clone High (2002–2003)

TV-14 | Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi

8.3
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The greatest minds of the world have been cloned and are now attending high school together.

Creators: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Will Forte, Phil Lord, Michael McDonald, Christa Miller

26. Ergo Proxy (2006– )

25 min | Animation, Adventure, Crime

8.1
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In a post-apocalyptic future humans live in peace with androids in a domed city. However, a strange series of murders has intruded into bored inspector Re-l Mayer's life.

Stars: Rachel Hirschfeld, Taliesin Jaffe, Liam O'Brien, Karen Thompson

27. Sapphire & Steel (1979–1982)

30 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.3
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Complex, involved science-fiction series about a special force of interdimensional operatives whose task is to protect the universe from evil forces trying to gain a foothold by disrupting ... See full summary »

Creator: Peter Hammond | Stars: David McCallum, Joanna Lumley, David Collings, Gerald James

28. Captain America (1944)

Approved | 244 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.2
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Superhero Captain America battles the evil forces of the archvillain called The Scarab, who poisons his enemies and steals a secret device capable of destroying buildings by sound vibrations.

Writers: Royal K. Cole, Ronald Davidson, Basil Dickey, Jesse Duffy, Harry L. Fraser, Grant Nelson, Joseph F. Poland | Directors: Elmer Clifton, John English | Stars: Dick Purcell, Lorna Gray, Lionel Atwill, Charles Trowbridge

29. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

Passed | 216 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.7
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To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a boy is given the power to become an adult superhero with a single magic word.

Writers: Ronald Davidson, Norman S. Hall, Arch Heath, Joseph F. Poland, Sol Shor | Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict, Louise Currie

30. Atom Man vs. Superman (1950)

Approved | 252 min | Sci-Fi

7.1
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Superman battles Lex Luthor who is using a teleportation device and a new identity as Atom Man in his criminal plans.

Writers: George H. Plympton, Joseph F. Poland, David Mathews | Director: Spencer Gordon Bennet | Stars: Kirk Alyn, Noel Neill, Lyle Talbot, Tommy Bond

31. Don't Make Waves (1967)

Approved | 97 min | Comedy

6.1
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New York tourist Tony Curtis falls asleep on a Southern California beach on his first night in the West and wakes up to The New Phantasmagoria--catamarans, surfers (including a dog), ... See full summary »

Writers: George Kirgo, Maurice Richlin, Ira Wallach | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Tony Curtis, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Webber, Joanna Barnes

32. Radar Men from the Moon (1952)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.5
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Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

Writer: Ronald Davidson | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: George Wallace, Aline Towne, Roy Barcroft, William Bakewell

33. Automaton Transfusion (2006)

75 min | Action, Horror

3.8
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Three teens find themselves in a town over run with zombies. Deciding to fight back, they go on a punch you in the throat, action packed, non stop ride through the city, woods, and schools.

Writer: Steven C. Miller | Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Garrett Jones, Juliet London, William Howard Bowman, Rowan Bousaid

34. The Adventures of Paula Peril (2014)

82 min | Adventure

8.3
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Sexy and determined reporter Paula "Peril" Perillo investigates brutal mobsters and supernatural villains.

Writers: Eric Pai, Chris Schulte, James Watson, Jason Winn | Director: Jason Winn | Stars: Valerie Perez, Stephen Hanthorn, Marla Malcolm, James Connor

35. The Three Musketeers (1933)

Passed | 210 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

5.4
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Tom Wayne rescues Clancy, Renard and Schmidt in the Arabian desert and they join him in going after El Shaitan, a bad guy who is never seen as he tries to wipe out the Foreign Legion.

Writers: Alexandre Dumas père, Norman S. Hall, Colbert Clark, Barney A. Sarecky, Bennett Cohen, Wyndham Gittens | Directors: Colbert Clark, Armand Schaefer | Stars: Jack Mulhall, Raymond Hatton, Ralph Bushman, John Wayne

36. Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941)

Passed | 78 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.1
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The happy tranquility of Buggsville is shattered when the populace learns that a colossal skyscraper is to be built over their tiny town.

Writers: Dave Fleischer, Dan Gordon, Tedd Pierce, Izzy Sparber, Carl Meyer, Graham Place, Bob Wickersham, Bill Turner, Cal Howard | Directors: Dave Fleischer, Shamus Culhane | Stars: Kenny Gardner, Gwen Williams, Jack Mercer, Tedd Pierce

37. The Phantom (1943)

Passed | 299 min | Action, Adventure

7.2
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Professor Davidson (Frank Shannon) and his daughter Diana (Jeanne Bates)search Africa for the Lost City of Zoloz, reputed to be the source of a large hidden treasure. Also searching is a ... See full summary »

Writers: Morgan Cox, Victor McLeod, Sherman L. Lowe, Leslie Swabacker, Lee Falk, Ray Moore | Director: B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Tom Tyler, Jeanne Bates, Ernie Adams, John Bagni

38. King of the Rocket Men (1949)

Passed | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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Jeff King in his experimental rocket suit battles the evil Dr. Vulcan.

Writers: Royal K. Cole, William Lively, Sol Shor | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty, House Peters Jr.

39. The Vault (2011– )

Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.7
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The Vault is a reality television show set in the year 2016, where 150 contestants get more than they bargained for.

Stars: Shane Spalione, Adam Epelbaum, Alexia Dox, Carlo Maghirang

40. The Crimson Ghost (1946)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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A criminal mastermind known as The Crimson Ghost is out to steal a device called the Cyclotrode, which can short-circuit all electrical current on the planet.

Writers: Albert DeMond, Basil Dickey, Jesse Duffy, Sol Shor | Directors: Fred C. Brannon, William Witney | Stars: Charles Quigley, Linda Stirling, Clayton Moore, I. Stanford Jolley

41. Broken Saints (2003)

Not Rated | 720 min | Animation, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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Creator: Brooke Burgess | Director: Brooke Burgess | Stars: Janyse Jaud, Kirby Morrow, Michael Dobson, Colin Foo

42. Clutch Cargo (1959– )

4 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.1
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Creator: Clark Haas | Stars: Richard Cotting, Hal Smith, Margaret Kerry

43. Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952)

Approved | 167 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.8
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The invaders come to Earth to create an H-bomb to blast Earth out of orbit so that Mars can take its place.

Writer: Ronald Davidson | Director: Fred C. Brannon | Stars: Judd Holdren, Aline Towne, Wilson Wood, Lane Bradford

44. The Phantom Creeps (1939)

Approved | 265 min | Sci-Fi

4.5
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A military intelligence officer and a pretty reporter try to find a scientist whose inventions can destroy the world.

Writers: Wyllis Cooper, George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, Mildred Barish | Directors: Ford Beebe, Saul A. Goodkind | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Robert Kent, Dorothy Arnold, Edwin Stanley

45. Jungle Queen (1945)

Approved | 219 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.6
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A young girl journeys to Africa to find her father, an explorer who vanished in the jungle.

Writers: George H. Plympton, Ande Lamb, Morgan Cox | Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Edward Norris, Eddie Quillan, Douglass Dumbrille, Lois Collier

46. The Green Archer (1940)

Approved | 285 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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Columbia's 12th serial of 57 total (following 1940's "Deadwood Dick" and ahead of 1941's "White Eagle") is another of director's James Horne's "classics" where he evidently figured that the... See full summary »

Writers: Morgan Cox, John Cutting, Jesse Duffy, James W. Horne, Edgar Wallace | Director: James W. Horne | Stars: Victor Jory, Iris Meredith, James Craven, Robert Fiske

47. The Wolf Dog (1933)

Passed | 240 min | Action, Adventure

5.5
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Frank Courtney is the heir to great wealth, but his guardian Norman Bryan secretly plots to do the boy in and steal the inheritance. Only Frank's friend, radio operator Bob Whitlock, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Barney A. Sarecky, Sherman L. Lowe, Al Martin, Wyndham Gittens, Colbert Clark | Directors: Colbert Clark, Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Rin Tin Tin Jr., Frankie Darro, Boots Mallory, George J. Lewis

48. The Curse of Dracula (1979– )

20 min | Horror, Thriller

8.1
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Count Dracula is alive and well and teaching college in 1979.

Stars: Michael Nouri, Stephen Johnson, Carol Baxter, Antoinette Stella

49. Custer's Last Stand (I) (1936)

Approved | 328 min | Adventure, History, Romance

4.7
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When some men are attacked by Indians, a survivor obtains an Indian medicine arrow. An Indian tells Blade he has found gold but will not tell him where until he has that arrow. So Blade ... See full summary »

Writers: George Arthur Durlam, Eddie Granemann, William Lively | Director: Elmer Clifton | Stars: Rex Lease, Lona Andre, William Farnum, Ruth Mix

50. The Spider's Web (1938)

Approved | 300 min | Crime, Action, Drama

7.1
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A crime fighter known as The Spider battles a villain called The Octopus, who is out to sabotage America and install his own government.

Writers: Robert E. Kent, George H. Plympton, Basil Dickey, Mart Ramson | Directors: James W. Horne, Ray Taylor | Stars: Warren Hull, Iris Meredith, Richard Fiske, Kenne Duncan