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1. Pulp Fiction (1994)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.9
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94 Metascore

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.8
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92 Metascore

A meek hobbit of the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

3. Batman (1989)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure

7.6
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66 Metascore

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

Writers: Bob Kane, Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

4. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

G | 160 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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86 Metascore

Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter

5. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Fantasy

8.9
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94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Writers: J.R.R. Tolkien, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson | Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

6. Blade Runner (1982)

R | 117 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

8.2
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88 Metascore

A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

Writers: Hampton Fancher, David Webb Peoples, Philip K. Dick | Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

7. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.6
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56 Metascore

In an alternate 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Writers: David Hayter, Alex Tse, Dave Gibbons | Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

8. Fargo (1996)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.2
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85 Metascore

Jerry Lundegaard's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of the quite pregnant Marge Gunderson.

Writers: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare

9. Spring Breakers (2012)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.3
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63 Metascore

Four college girls hold up a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation. While partying/drinking/taking drugs they are arrested only to be bailed out by a drug and arms dealer.

Writer: Harmony Korine | Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine

10. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)

PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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51 Metascore

Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to reclaim their old glory.

Writer: George Lucas | Director: George Lucas | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd

11. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

8.4
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78 Metascore

After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Roger Avary | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn

12. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.3
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68 Metascore

A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Frederic Raphael, Arthur Schnitzler | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack

13. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

8.1
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74 Metascore

A film that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Writer: Frank Miller | Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

14. Mystic River (2003)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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84 Metascore

With a childhood tragedy that overshadowed their lives, three men are reunited by circumstance when one has a family tragedy.

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Dennis Lehane | Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Emmy Rossum

15. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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41 Metascore

A police detective is in charge of the investigation of a brutal murder, in which a beautiful and seductive woman could be involved.

Writer: Joe Eszterhas | Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

16. Event Horizon (1997)

R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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35 Metascore

A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.

Writer: Philip Eisner | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson

17. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

8.1
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79 Metascore

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Writers: Peter Benchley, Carl Gottlieb | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

18. Poltergeist (1982)

PG | 114 min | Horror

7.4
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As a family moves into their new home, they notice strange events that mostly affect their young daughter.

Writers: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight

19. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

R | 118 min | Comedy

7.7
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41 Metascore

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Writers: Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Tony Grisoni, Tod Davies, Alex Cox | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin

20. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Writer: Russell Gewirtz | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

21. Planet of the Apes (2001)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.7
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50 Metascore

An Air Force astronaut crash lands on a mysterious planet where evolved, talking apes dominate a race of primitive humans.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, William Broyles Jr., Lawrence Konner, Mark Rosenthal | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter, Tim Roth, Michael Clarke Duncan

22. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.

Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Elmore Leonard | Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

23. Spaceballs (1987)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.1
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46 Metascore

Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

Writers: Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan, Ronny Graham | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman

24. Crash (1996)

NC-17 | 100 min | Drama

6.3
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47 Metascore

After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.

Writers: J.G. Ballard, David Cronenberg | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger

25. Collateral (2004)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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71 Metascore

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim.

Writer: Stuart Beattie | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

26. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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73 Metascore

Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire.

Writers: Nicholas Pileggi, Martin Scorsese | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

27. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

7.4
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A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank.

Writers: Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

28. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.0
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74 Metascore

An uncommonly gentle young man, who happens to have scissors for hands, falls in love with a beautiful girl.

Writers: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall

29. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, War

8.5
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96 Metascore

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Terry Southern, Peter George | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn

30. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Writer: Dustin Lance Black | Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

31. Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Musical

6.7
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A spoof of Robin Hood in general, and 'Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves' in particular.

Writers: J.D. Shapiro, Evan Chandler, Mel Brooks | Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Cary Elwes, Richard Lewis, Roger Rees, Amy Yasbeck

32. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R | 91 min | Horror

7.5
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78 Metascore

Several people are hunted by a cruel serial killer who kills his victims in their dreams. When the survivors are trying to find the reason for being chosen, the murderer won't lose any chance to kill them as soon as they fall asleep.

Writer: Wes Craven | Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, John Saxon

33. Sleepy Hollow (1999)

R | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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65 Metascore

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of 3 people with the culprit being the legendary apparition, the Headless Horseman.

Writers: Washington Irving, Kevin Yagher, Andrew Kevin Walker | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon

34. Blade II (2002)

R | 117 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.7
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52 Metascore

Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires.

Writers: Marv Wolfman, Gene Colan, David S. Goyer | Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela

35. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity of a ruthless terrorist. But the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.

Writers: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary | Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

36. Spider (2002)

R | 98 min | Drama

6.9
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83 Metascore

A mentally disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood.

Writer: Patrick McGrath | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Miranda Richardson, Gabriel Byrne, Lynn Redgrave

37. The Descent (2005)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Horror

7.3
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71 Metascore

A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators.

Writer: Neil Marshall | Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder

38. Machete (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.7
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60 Metascore

After being set-up and betrayed by the man who hired him to assassinate a Texas Senator, an ex-Federale launches a brutal rampage of revenge against his former boss.

Writers: Robert Rodriguez, Álvaro Rodríguez | Directors: Ethan Maniquis, Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba

39. The Evil Dead (1981)

NC-17 | 85 min | Horror

7.6
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70 Metascore

Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons.

Writer: Sam Raimi | Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Richard DeManincor, Betsy Baker

40. Blue Velvet (1986)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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75 Metascore

The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child.

Writer: David Lynch | Director: David Lynch | Stars: Isabella Rossellini, Kyle MacLachlan, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern

41. Dead Snow (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Horror

6.4
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61 Metascore

A ski vacation turns horrific for a group of medical students, as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.

Writers: Tommy Wirkola, Stig Frode Henriksen | Director: Tommy Wirkola | Stars: Jeppe Beck Laursen, Charlotte Frogner, Jenny Skavlan, Vegar Hoel

42. Ed Wood (1994)

R | 127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.9
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70 Metascore

An ambitious but troubled movie director tries his best to fulfill his dream, despite his lack of support.

Writers: Rudolph Grey, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette

43. Brazil (1985)

R | 132 min | Sci-Fi

8.0
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88 Metascore

A bureaucrat in a retro-future world tries to correct an administrative error and himself becomes an enemy of the state.

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Tom Stoppard, Charles McKeown | Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond

44. Gremlins (1984)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Horror

7.2
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A boy inadvertantly breaks 3 important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Writer: Chris Columbus | Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, John Louie

45. The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

6.9
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53 Metascore

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Writer: Rob Zombie | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe

46. 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.

Writers: Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens, Michael Varhol | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton, Diane Salinger

47. Ghost World (2001)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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88 Metascore

With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.

Writers: Daniel Clowes, Terry Zwigoff | Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro

48. Cry-Baby (1990)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Musical

6.5
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In 1950s Baltimore, a bad-boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good-girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

Writer: John Waters | Director: John Waters | Stars: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell

49. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | 89 min | Horror

6.0
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31 Metascore

Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

Writer: Rob Zombie | Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie

50. Disaster Movie (2008)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy

1.9
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15 Metascore

Over the course of one evening, an unsuspecting group of twenty-somethings find themselves bombarded by a series of natural disasters and catastrophic events.

Writers: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Directors: Jason Friedberg, Aaron Seltzer | Stars: Carmen Electra, Vanessa Lachey, Nicole Parker, Matt Lanter