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1. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.7
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92 Metascore

Luke Skywalker joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookiee and two droids to save the galaxy from the Empire's world-destroying battle-station while also attempting to rescue Princess Leia from the evil Darth Vader.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness

Votes: 1,013,690 | Gross: $322.74M

2. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)

PG | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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53 Metascore

After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.

Director: Richard Marquand | Stars: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 772,037 | Gross: $309.13M

3. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)

PG | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.6
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54 Metascore

Ten years after initially meeting, Anakin Skywalker shares a forbidden romance with Padmé, while Obi-Wan investigates an assassination attempt on the Senator and discovers a secret clone army crafted for the Jedi.

Director: George Lucas | Stars: Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Christopher Lee

Votes: 517,275 | Gross: $310.68M

4. War of the Worlds (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.5
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73 Metascore

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto

Votes: 361,105 | Gross: $234.28M

5. The NeverEnding Story (1984)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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46 Metascore

A troubled boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach, Gerald McRaney

Votes: 109,722 | Gross: $20.16M

6. Barbarella (1968)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.9
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51 Metascore

Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 26,922

7. Logan's Run (1976)

PG | 119 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.8
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An idyllic sci-fi future has one major drawback: life must end at the age of 30.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Roscoe Lee Browne

Votes: 43,605 | Gross: $25.00M

8. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.7
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A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 25,938

9. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.8
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Hugh Marlowe, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 68,415

10. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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Charles Dreyfus, who has finally cracked over inspector Clouseau's antics, escapes from a mental institution and launches an elaborate plan to get rid of Clouseau once and for all.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down, Burt Kwouk

Votes: 23,798 | Gross: $33.83M

11. The War of the Worlds (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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A small town in California is attacked by Martians, beginning a worldwide invasion.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Gene Barry, Ann Robinson, Les Tremayne, Robert Cornthwaite

Votes: 27,443 | Gross: $4.36M

12. Mom and Dad Save the World (1992)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.3
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Emperor Tod Spengo sees Marge Nelson and using a giant magnet, kidnaps her and her husband Dick, hoping to make her his bride before blowing up the Earth. He and other inhabitants of his ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Teri Garr, Jeffrey Jones, Jon Lovitz, Thalmus Rasulala

Votes: 3,693 | Gross: $2.03M

13. Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941)

Passed | 216 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

7.6
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To protect a magic talisman from being used for evil, a teenage boy named Billy Batson is given the power to become an adult superhero, Captain Marvel, with a single magic word: "Shazam!"

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Tom Tyler, Frank Coghlan Jr., William 'Billy' Benedict, Louise Currie

Votes: 767

14. Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956)

Unrated | 83 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Extraterrestrials traveling in high-tech flying saucers contact scientist Dr. Russell Marvin as part of a plan to enslave the inhabitants of Earth.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Joan Taylor, Donald Curtis, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 5,720

15. Superman (1941)

Passed | 10 min | Animation, Short, Action

7.4
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The Man of Steel fights a mad scientist who is destroying Metropolis with an energy cannon.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Stars: Bud Collyer, Joan Alexander, Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer

Votes: 2,291

16. Robot Monster (1953)

Approved | 66 min | Sci-Fi

2.9
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The monstrous Ro-Man attempts to annihilate the last family alive on Earth, but finds himself falling for their beautiful daughter.

Director: Phil Tucker | Stars: George Nader, Gregory Moffett, Claudia Barrett, Selena Royle

Votes: 3,822 | Gross: $1.00M

17. Uchu kara no messeji (1978)

PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

4.9
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In this Star Wars take-off, the peaceful planet of Jillucia has been nearly wiped out by the Gavanas, whose leader takes orders from his mother (played by a comic actor in drag) rather than... See full summary »

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Vic Morrow, Shin'ichi Chiba, Philip Casnoff, Peggy Lee Brennan

Votes: 913

18. Deathsport (1978)

R | 82 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

3.8
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Futuristic Science Fiction about a sport to the death, using "destructocycles".

Directors: Allan Arkush, Nicholas Niciphor, Roger Corman | Stars: David Carradine, Claudia Jennings, Richard Lynch, William Smithers

Votes: 1,130

19. Teenagers from Outer Space (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

3.6
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A young alien and a teenage earthling fall in love, and plot to stop the alien's race from using Earth as a food-breeding ground for giant lobsters from their planet.

Director: Tom Graeff | Stars: David Love, Dawn Bender, Bryan Grant, Harvey B. Dunn

Votes: 2,635

20. Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars (1938)

Approved | 299 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.4
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When a deadly Nitron ray strikes Earth, Flash Gordon and his friends travel to Mars to battle Ming the Merciless and his new ally Queen Azura.

Directors: Ford Beebe, Robert F. Hill, Frederick Stephani | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Jean Rogers, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon

Votes: 689

21. Devil Girl from Mars (1954)

Approved | 77 min | Sci-Fi

5.0
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An uptight, leather-clad female alien, armed with a ray gun and accompanied by a menacing robot, comes to Earth to collect Earth's men as breeding stock.

Director: David MacDonald | Stars: Patricia Laffan, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds

Votes: 896

22. The Colossus of New York (1958)

Unrated | 70 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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A brilliant surgeon encases his dead son's brain in a large robot body, with unintended results...

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: John Baragrey, Mala Powers, Otto Kruger, Robert Hutton

Votes: 784

23. The Invisible Ray (1936)

Approved | 80 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.7
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A scientist becomes murderous after discovering, and being exposed to the radiation of, a powerful new element called Radium X.

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Frances Drake, Frank Lawton

Votes: 1,707

24. Dr. Otto and the Riddle of the Gloom Beam (1986)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Dr. Otto grows a hand out of the top of his head and tries to destroy the world.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Glenn Petach, Myke R. Mueller, Jackie Welch

Votes: 389

25. Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.5
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A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer... See full summary »

Director: George Pal | Stars: Sal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, John Dall, William Smith

Votes: 1,228

26. Mission Mars (1968)

G | 95 min | Sci-Fi

4.7
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Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: Darren McGavin, Nick Adams, George De Vries, Heather Hewitt

Votes: 193

27. Tesla: Master of Lightning (2000 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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Biography of electrical inventor and visionary genius Nikola Tesla.

Director: Robert Uth | Stars: Stacy Keach, Elisabeth Noone, Leland I. Anderson, John Jacob Astor

Votes: 794

28. Kamikaze (1986)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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A crazy old and bored scientist invents a system which allows him to reach through the airwaves and transform live TV cameras into weapons to kill whoever is being filmed.

Director: Didier Grousset | Stars: Richard Bohringer, Michel Galabru, Dominique Lavanant, Romane Bohringer

Votes: 380

29. Destroy All Humans! (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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You are Cryptospordium-137, a Furon sent to Earth to collect Furon DNA embedded in humans.

Director: Brad Welch | Stars: J. Grant Albrecht, Richard Steven Horvitz, André Sogliuzzo, Nika Futterman

Votes: 537

30. Mission Stardust (1967)

G | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

3.9
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A team of astronauts is sent to the moon to rescue an alien who is seeking help to save her dying race. They are attacked by a force of bandit robots and discover that enemy spies are out to kill the alien.

Director: Primo Zeglio | Stars: Lang Jeffries, Essy Persson, Luis Dávila, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 474

31. The Phantom Empire (1935)

Approved | 245 min | Musical, Sci-Fi, Western

6.4
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When the ancient continent of Mu sank beneath the ocean, some of its inhabitant survived in caverns beneath the sea. Cowboy singer Gene Autry stumbles upon the civilization, now buried ... See full summary »

Directors: Otto Brower, B. Reeves Eason | Stars: Gene Autry, Frankie Darro, Betsy King Ross, Dorothy Christy

Votes: 354

32. 1. April 2000 (1952)

Approved | 84 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.0
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It is the year 2000 and the World Global Union is in charge, although other countries are allowed to elect their own government leaders, as long as they support the Union. When Austria's ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Hilde Krahl, Josef Meinrad, Waltraut Haas, Judith Holzmeister

Votes: 151

33. Chandu the Magician (1932)

Unrated | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

6.3
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When delusional madman Roxor kidnaps a scientist in hopes of using his death ray to achieve world dominance, he is opposed by Chandu, a powerful hypnotist and yogi.

Directors: William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Irene Ware, Bela Lugosi, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 720

34. Island of Lost Women (1959)

71 min | Adventure

5.1
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A plane crash-lands on a jungle island inhabited by a scientist and his nubile young daughters. Complications ensue.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Jeff Richards, Venetia Stevenson, John Smith, Diane Jergens

Votes: 149

35. Danger!! Death Ray (1967)

Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

2.2
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Secret Agent Bart Fargo chases the kidnappers of the inventor of a death ray.

Director: Gianfranco Baldanello | Stars: Gordon Scott, Delfi Mauro, Nello Pazzafini, Alberto Dalbés

Votes: 548

36. Ace Drummond (1936)

Approved | 255 min | Adventure, Action

7.1
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This 13 chapter serial is based on the comic strip character Ace Drummond created by Eddie Rickenbacker. Ace is a 'G-Man of the sky' working out of Washington D.C. He is sent to Mongolia to... See full summary »

Directors: Ford Beebe, Clifford Smith | Stars: John 'Dusty' King, Jean Rogers, Noah Beery Jr., Guy Bates Post

Votes: 335

37. Uchu kara no messeji: Ginga taisen (1979– )

23 min | Sci-Fi

7.4
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The 15th solar system is invaded by the Stressos. Two men, Ryû and Ayato, and a man-ape, Baru, organize the resistance. They are helped by Eolia, a mysterious woman traveling on a three masted space ship.

Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Akira Oda, Ryô Nishida, Yôko Akitani

Votes: 96

38. The Whispering Shadow (1933)

Passed | 225 min | Action, Crime, Horror

5.5
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A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays. Jack Norton, whose brother was murdered by The Whispering ... See full summary »

Directors: Colbert Clark, Albert Herman | Stars: Bela Lugosi, Viva Tattersall, Malcolm McGregor, Henry B. Walthall

Votes: 121

39. The Lost City (I) (1935)

Approved | 240 min | Sci-Fi

5.1
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An evil scientist plots to take over the world from his base in Africa, where he has invented a machine that can cause earthquakes.

Director: Harry Revier | Stars: William 'Stage' Boyd, Kane Richmond, Claudia Dell, Josef Swickard

Votes: 202

40. Death Ray 2000 (1981 TV Movie)

100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

5.1
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TV-movie pilot for the TV series "T.R. Sloane."

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Robert Logan, Dan O'Herlihy, Penelope Windust, Ann Turkel

Votes: 41

41. The Great Alaskan Mystery (1944)

Approved | 223 min | Adventure

6.8
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An adventurer goes after Nazi spies who have a new death ray called the Paratron.

Directors: Lewis D. Collins, Ray Taylor | Stars: Milburn Stone, Marjorie Weaver, Edgar Kennedy, Samuel S. Hinds

Votes: 48

42. The Death Ray of Dr. Mabuse (1964)

90 min | Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.4
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The evil Dr. Mabuse develops a death ray with which he threatens the world.

Directors: Hugo Fregonese, Victor De Santis | Stars: Peter van Eyck, O.E. Hasse, Yvonne Furneaux, Rika Dialyna

Votes: 225

43. Murder by Television (1935)

Approved | 53 min | Mystery, Thriller

4.2
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James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send ... See full summary »

Director: Clifford Sanforth | Stars: Bela Lugosi, June Collyer, Huntley Gordon, George Meeker

Votes: 439

44. Queen of the Jungle (I) (1935)

197 min | Adventure

4.0
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An expedition sets off for the last land of Mu, where legend has it that a killer death ray is emitted from the eye of a golden idol.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Mary Kornman, Marilyn Spinner, Reed Howes, Dickie Jones

Votes: 43

45. Jack Armstrong (1947)

Not Rated | 279 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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Jack Armstrong, the All-American Boy, battles the evil Dr. Grood, who has placed a death ray aboard his spaceship orbiting Earth.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: John Hart, Rosemary La Planche, Claire James, Joe Brown Jr.

Votes: 37

46. Spook Louder (1943)

Unrated | 17 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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The stooges are salesman selling a weight reducing machine. They have no luck until they show up at the house of an eccentric inventor where they are hired as caretakers. When the scientist... See full summary »

Director: Del Lord | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Stanley Blystone

Votes: 356

47. Dick Barton at Bay (1950)

68 min | Crime, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Special Agent Dick Barton has been assigned to recover a kidnapped professor and de-activate a death ray before catastrophe occurs and World War III is declared.

Director: Godfrey Grayson | Stars: Don Stannard, Tamara Desni, George Ford, Meinhart Maur

Votes: 80

48. The Fighting Devil Dogs (1938)

Approved | 204 min | Adventure

7.2
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The US marine corps must battle a would-be world conqueror who uses electricity as a weapon.

Directors: John English, William Witney | Stars: Lee Powell, Bruce Bennett, Eleanor Stewart, Montagu Love

Votes: 75

49. The Vanishing Shadow (1934)

Passed | 242 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.5
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A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Onslow Stevens, Ada Ince, Walter Miller, James Durkin

Votes: 41

50. Murder at Dawn (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.3
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Mad scientist works on a death ray in his mountain hideaway.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Josephine Dunn, Jack Mulhall, Eddie Boland, Marjorie Beebe

Votes: 73