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1. X: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start World War III.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

Votes: 547,531 | Gross: $146.41M

2. Sucker Punch (2011)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Fantasy

6.1
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33 Metascore

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather, retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, envisioning a plan to help her escape.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone

Votes: 204,238 | Gross: $36.38M

3. Predator (1987)

R | 107 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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36 Metascore

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Carl Weathers, Kevin Peter Hall, Elpidia Carrillo

Votes: 304,700 | Gross: $59.74M

4. Lone Survivor (2013)

R | 121 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster

Votes: 217,938 | Gross: $125.07M

5. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

PG-13 | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.3
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42 Metascore

The Autobots learn of a Cybertronian spacecraft hidden on the moon, and race against the Decepticons to reach it and to learn its secrets.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Tyrese Gibson, Josh Duhamel

Votes: 337,435 | Gross: $352.36M

6. Clear and Present Danger (1994)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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74 Metascore

CIA Analyst Jack Ryan is drawn into an illegal war fought by the US government against a Colombian drug cartel.

Director: Phillip Noyce | Stars: Harrison Ford, Willem Dafoe, Anne Archer, Joaquim de Almeida

Votes: 72,618 | Gross: $122.01M

7. Lethal Weapon (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.6
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67 Metascore

A veteran policeman, Murtaugh, is partnered with a younger, suicidal officer, Riggs. They both have one thing in common: hating working in pairs. Now they must learn to work with one another to stop a gang of drug smugglers.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitchell Ryan

Votes: 199,947 | Gross: $65.21M

8. Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, War

7.9
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The inmates of a German World War II prisoner of war camp conduct an espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders.

Stars: Bob Crane, Werner Klemperer, John Banner, Robert Clary

Votes: 6,271

9. Haywire (2011)

R | 93 min | Action, Thriller

5.8
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67 Metascore

A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Michael Angarano

Votes: 74,454 | Gross: $18.93M

10. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 181,638 | Gross: $39.38M

11. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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32 Metascore

An elite military unit comprised of special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Channing Tatum, Marlon Wayans, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Votes: 179,617 | Gross: $150.17M

12. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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41 Metascore

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Byung-hun Lee

Votes: 151,615 | Gross: $122.51M

13. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.6
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74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 182,898 | Gross: $47.38M

14. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 123,516 | Gross: $150.42M

15. The Losers (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.4
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44 Metascore

A CIA special forces team are betrayed and left for dead by their superiors, galvanizing them to mount an offensive on the CIA.

Director: Sylvain White | Stars: Idris Elba, Zoe Saldana, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chris Evans

Votes: 77,260 | Gross: $23.53M

16. Spies Like Us (1985)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.4
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Two bumbling government employees think they are U.S. spies, only to discover that they are actually decoys for Nuclear War.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Forrest, Donna Dixon

Votes: 36,316 | Gross: $60.10M

17. Rambo III (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.7
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36 Metascore

Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan and Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the invading Russian forces.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 97,006 | Gross: $53.72M

18. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)

R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams

Votes: 92,438 | Gross: $66.64M

19. The Ghost Writer (2010)

PG-13 | 128 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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77 Metascore

A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in jeopardy.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, Olivia Williams, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 137,476 | Gross: $15.52M

20. The Sum of All Fears (2002)

PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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45 Metascore

CIA analyst Jack Ryan must stop the plans of a Neo Nazis faction that threatens to induce a catastrophic conflict between the United States and Russia's newly elected president by detonating a nuclear weapon at a football game in Baltimore.

Director: Phil Alden Robinson | Stars: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, Ian Mongrain, Russell Bobbitt

Votes: 89,418 | Gross: $118.47M

21. Basic (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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34 Metascore

A DEA agent investigates the disappearance of a legendary Army ranger drill sergeant and several of his cadets during a training exercise gone severely awry.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Connie Nielsen, Tim Daly

Votes: 51,753 | Gross: $26.54M

22. U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), who has been accused of a double-murder.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 80,916 | Gross: $57.82M

23. D.E.B.S. (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.3
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42 Metascore

Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie

Votes: 12,620 | Gross: $0.10M

24. Executive Decision (1996)

R | 133 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.4
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When terrorists seize control of an airliner, an intelligence analyst accompanies a commando unit for a midair boarding operation.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Kurt Russell, Halle Berry, Steven Seagal, John Leguizamo

Votes: 42,362 | Gross: $68.75M

25. Above the Law (1988)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A former Special Operations Vietnam vet works as a Chicago cop and uncovers CIA wrongdoing.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Steven Seagal, Pam Grier, Henry Silva, Ron Dean

Votes: 23,467 | Gross: $18.87M

26. Duplicity (2009)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.2
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69 Metascore

Two ex-government agents turned rival industrial spies have to be at the top of their game when one of their companies prepares to launch a major product. However, they distract each other in more ways than one.

Director: Tony Gilroy | Stars: Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 42,659 | Gross: $40.56M

27. Soldiers of Fortune (2012)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

4.3
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19 Metascore

Wealthy thrill-seekers pay huge premiums to have themselves inserted into military adventures, only this time things don't go exactly to plan.

Director: Maxim Korostyshevsky | Stars: Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan

Votes: 6,399 | Gross: $0.04M

28. Fair Game (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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69 Metascore

CIA operative Valerie Plame discovers her identity is allegedly leaked by the government as payback for an op-ed article her husband wrote criticizing the Bush administration.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Naomi Watts, Sean Penn, Sonya Davison, Vanessa Chong

Votes: 40,022 | Gross: $9.53M

29. MacGruber (2010)

R | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.5
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43 Metascore

Former special operative MacGruber is called back into action to take down his arch-enemy, Dieter Von Cunth, who's in possession of a nuclear warhead and bent on destroying Washington, D.C.

Director: Jorma Taccone | Stars: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 37,154 | Gross: $8.46M

30. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.7
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17 Metascore

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan, Chris Klein

Votes: 20,335 | Gross: $8.74M

31. Slacker (1991)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 15,944 | Gross: $1.23M

32. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

8.5
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84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 42,075 | Gross: $0.87M

33. Air America (1990)

R | 113 min | Action, Comedy

5.7
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33 Metascore

A young pilot finds himself recruited unwittingly into a covert and corrupt CIA airlift organization operating in Vietnam War Era Laos.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis, Ken Jenkins

Votes: 22,807 | Gross: $31.05M

34. Blood: The Last Vampire (2009)

R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

5.3
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28 Metascore

A vampire named Saya, who is part of covert government agency that hunts and destroys demons in a post-WWII Japan, is inserted in a military school to discover which one of her classmates is a demon in disguise.

Director: Chris Nahon | Stars: Ji-hyun Jun, Allison Miller, Liam Cunningham, JJ Feild

Votes: 13,436 | Gross: $0.26M

35. Topaz (1969)

PG | 143 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Dany Robin, John Vernon, Karin Dor

Votes: 13,318

36. The Dogs of War (1980)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Hugh Millais

Votes: 6,467

37. Missing (1982)

PG | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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When an idealistic American writer disappears during the Chilean coup d'état in September 1973, his wife and father try to find him.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Jack Lemmon, Sissy Spacek, Melanie Mayron, John Shea

Votes: 14,725

38. Ultimate Force (2002–2006)

74 min | Action, War

7.7
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This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Kemp, Miles Anderson, Christopher Fox, Danny Sapani

Votes: 1,555

39. Megaforce (1982)

PG | 99 min | Sci-Fi, Action

3.5
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Story about a rapid deployment defense unit that is called into action whenever freedom is threatened.

Director: Hal Needham | Stars: Barry Bostwick, Michael Beck, Persis Khambatta, Edward Mulhare

Votes: 2,645 | Gross: $5.33M

40. The Package (1989)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Experienced Green Beret sergeant Johnny Gallagher is escorting a prisoner, Airborne Ranger Thomas Boyette, back to the US, but Boyette escapes and Gallagher must risk life and limb to catch him.

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joanna Cassidy, John Heard

Votes: 6,813 | Gross: $10.65M

41. The Holcroft Covenant (1985)

R | 112 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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The son of a German General becomes part of a mysterious conspiracy to gain hidden Nazi funds.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Michael Caine, Anthony Andrews, Victoria Tennant, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 2,196

42. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,142 | Gross: $0.37M

43. The Rescue (1988)

PG | 97 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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A group of kids venture into enemy territory in an ambitious attempt to rescue their Navy Seal fathers who were captured during a failed mission in North Korea.

Director: Ferdinand Fairfax | Stars: Kevin Dillon, Christine Harnos, Edward Albert, Ellen Barber

Votes: 869 | Gross: $5.86M

44. Chill Factor (1999)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.2
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33 Metascore

A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.

Director: Hugh Johnson | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Peter Firth, David Paymer

Votes: 8,529 | Gross: $11.23M

45. The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Approved | 103 min | War, Drama

7.4
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True story of a British attempt to trick the enemy into weakening Sicily's defenses before the 1943 attack, using a dead man with faked papers.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Clifton Webb, Gloria Grahame, Robert Flemyng, Josephine Griffin

Votes: 3,339

46. The Soldier (1982)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.2
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Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them.

Director: James Glickenhaus | Stars: Ken Wahl, Alberta Watson, Jeremiah Sullivan, William Prince

Votes: 777

47. Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Thriller

4.5
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Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...

Director: James Dodson | Stars: Nicholas Gonzalez, Matt Bushell, Keith David, Denis Arndt

Votes: 4,978

48. Dead Bang (1989)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A cop is gunned down on Xmas eve. Jerry Beck, the homicide cop given the job of hunting the killer, investigates some leads which bring him into contact with a group of white supremacy ... See full summary »

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Don Johnson, Penelope Ann Miller, William Forsythe, Bob Balaban

Votes: 2,648 | Gross: $8.13M

49. Extreme Justice (1993)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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A rogue cop joins an elite LAPD unit who secretly operate as a vigilante death squad, but soon begins to question their methods.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Chelsea Field, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 923

50. Prep & Landing (2009 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Mason Vale Cotton, David DeLuise

Votes: 2,024