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1. 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

2. Cloud Atlas (2012)

R | 172 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

7.5
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55 Metascore

An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.

Writers: David Mitchell, Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski | Directors: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving

3. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)

R | 138 min | Action, Sci-Fi

7.2
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62 Metascore

Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

4. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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47 Metascore

The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith.

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

5. The Time Machine (2002)

PG-13 | 96 min | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action

5.9
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42 Metascore

Hoping to alter the events of the past, a 19th century inventor instead travels 800,000 years into the future, where he finds humankind divided into two warring races.

Writers: H.G. Wells, David Duncan, John Logan | Director: Simon Wells | Stars: Guy Pearce, Yancey Arias, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law

6. Treasure Planet (2002)

PG | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.0
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60 Metascore

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.

Writers: Robert Louis Stevenson, Ron Clements, John Musker, Rob Edwards, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio | Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short, Roscoe Lee Browne

7. The Time Machine (1960)

Approved | 103 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

7.6
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A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species.

Writers: David Duncan, H.G. Wells | Director: George Pal | Stars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

8. Mutant Chronicles (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

5.2
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28th century soldier Mitch Hunter leads a fight against an army of underworld Mutants.

Writer: Philip Eisner | Director: Simon Hunter | Stars: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki, Sean Pertwee

9. Wizards (1977)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

6.5
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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest.

Writer: Ralph Bakshi | Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Jesse Welles, Bob Holt, Richard Romanus, David Proval

10. Millennium (1989)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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An NTSB investigator seeking the cause of an airline disaster meets a warrior woman from 1000 years in the future.

Writer: John Varley | Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy

11. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )

Animation, Family, Comedy

5.6
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An animated series based loosely on the TV show "Happy Days". Richie, Ralph, The Fonz and Mr. Cool (The Fonz's dog) meet a time traveler named Cupcake and accidentally get stuck in her time... See full summary »

Stars: Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Don Most, Didi Conn

12. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs (1987–1988)

Not Rated | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.6
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In the distant future, a team of four high tech Star Sheriffs defends frontier space colony Yuma from outlaws, as well as Outriders, an army of humanoid alien beings called Vapors, led by mysterious Nemesis, who need Yuma's resources.

Stars: Townsend Coleman, Pat Fraley, Pat Musick, Rob Paulsen

13. Space Patrol (1950–1955)

30 min | Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure

7.6
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Commander Corey and youthful Cadet Happy roam the 30th century universe in their ship "Terra" fighting super-villains Mr. Proteus and Prince Baccarratti and other badguys. Captured badguys ... See full summary »

Creator: Mike Moser | Stars: Ed Kemmer, Lyn Osborn, Nina Bara, Ken Mayer

14. Freelancer (2003 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

9.0
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You play a freelance pilot who makes a living as a mercenary who gets targeted in a conspiracy for alien artifacts.

Writers: Adam Foshko, Jorg Neumann, Chris Todd | Directors: Carole Ruggier, Harry A. Jarvis III | Stars: Ian Ziering, Jennifer Hale, John Rhys-Davies, Michael T. Weiss

15. Meikyû monogatari (1987)

50 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.2
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A trilogy of three separate stories.

Writers: Taku Mayumura, Rintaro, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro, Katsuhiro Ôtomo | Stars: Hideko Yoshida, Masane Tsukayama, Yû Mizushima, Iemasa Kayumi

16. The Time Machine (1978 TV Movie)

99 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.4
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A scientist builds a machine that will enable him to travel back and forth in time, but when he puts it in motion, he gets more than he bargained for.

Writers: Wallace C. Bennett, H.G. Wells | Director: Henning Schellerup | Stars: John Beck, Priscilla Barnes, Andrew Duggan, Rosemary DeCamp

17. Privateer 2: The Darkening (1996 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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Ser Lev Arris wakes up in a hospital on the planet Crius and has no idea who he is and where he is coming from. He is told by a doctor that he had been frozen 10 or more years ago because ... See full summary »

Writers: Diane Duane, Nick Elms, Phillip Meller, Peter Milligan, Erin Roberts | Directors: Steve Hilliker, Erin Roberts | Stars: John Rowe, Clive Owen, John Hurt, Jürgen Prochnow

18. Savage Planet (2007 TV Movie)

Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi

2.3
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A team of scientists explore a new planet and find much more than expected.

Writers: Jeff Hare, Declan O'Brien, Kevin Moore | Director: Andrew Wild | Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Reagan Pasternak, Joel Keller, Roman Podhora

19. The Gunslinger Grifter Logan (2015)

73 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Post-production

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Writer: Stephen Rubac | Director: Stephen Rubac | Stars: Steve Polites, Vincent De Paul, Kelly Southerland, Lawrence Whitener

20. The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time (1998 Video Game)

K-A | Sci-Fi, Adventure, Comedy

9.0
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Gage Blackwood (Jerry Rector and the player) of the Temporal Security Agency must go back in time to the lost cities of Atlantis, El Dorado, and Shangri La to save the world from hostile ... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Dallaire, David Flanagan, Victor Navone, Phil Saunders, Greg Uhler, Tommy Yune, Matt Weinhold | Directors: Phil Saunders, Tommy Yune | Stars: Jerry Rector, Michele Scarabelli, Daniel Mann, David Fenner

21. Avenger (2003– )

25 min | Animation, Action, Drama

6.5
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Years into the future, colonies have been established on Mars. Resources on the dying red planet are thin, and the domed cities have resorted to a gladiator contest to determine which of ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroshi Yanaka, Sumi Shimamoto, Megumi Toyoguchi, Mika Kanai

22. Dragonriders: Chronicles of Pern (2001 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

8.1
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On a planet Pern that resembles Earth during the Middle Ages, dragons and their riders defend the planet from a deadly space spore every few centuries. One dragonrider, D'Kor, must investigate a suspicious sudden viral outbreak.

Writers: Stephen Burge, Rob Fortune, Alan Jaques, Steve Smith, Oliver Sykes | Stars: Patrick Albenque, Paul Bandey, Paul Barrett, Kim Michelle Broderick

23. First They Came for... (2008)

5 min | Short, Drama

7.6
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Inspired by the poem by Reverend Martin Niemoller of the same name, First They Came for...is set in a not so distant future where a nondescript regime takes away innocent people while one ... See full summary »

Writers: Kate Chaplin, Martin Niemöller | Director: Kate Chaplin | Stars: Scott Ganyo, Gavin Rulon, Michael Z. Williamson, Dane Rogers

24. The Last Schnitzel

Short, Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

In the year 2267, Kamil, Chief Presidential Assistant, is faced with the hardest task of his life: Make a chicken schnitzel in a world, where chickens and all solid food are extinct, or the whole Turkish nation might face a sinister end.

Writers: Kaan Arici, Onur Koralp, Ismet Kurtulus | Directors: Kaan Arici, Ismet Kurtulus

25. A Thing as Big as the Ocean (2009)

85 min | Drama

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Lemmy is headed westward on a greyhound bus, away from his previous life in New Orleans - his travels fueled by one of FEMA's recent check payouts for approximately 834,000 hurricane ... See full summary »

Writer: Joseph Cashiola | Director: Joseph Cashiola | Stars: Jeff Harms, Thai Tyler

26. World Heroes (1992 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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Director: Kenji Sawatari

27. Ecco: The Tides of Time (1993 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Animation

7.7
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Ecco must save all of the world's sea-life from a futuristic threat.

Director: Ed Annunziata

28. Galaxian³ (1990 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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29. Forgotten Worlds (1988 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

7.0
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In the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are one of the few places with such a wide diversity of species. Discovered in the 16th century, they became a refuge for pirates and seamen. ... See full summary »

30. Space Lords (1992 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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31. Legendary Wings (1986 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Director: Takashi Nishiyama

32. RayForce (1994 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

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Directors: Yukio Ishikawa, Tatsuo Nakamura

33. Casimiro (2009)

Short, Drama

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Casimiro tells the story of an illegal immigrant living in central Texas. As Casimiro tries to write a comforting letter to his family back home, we experience the truth about his days in ... See full summary »

Writers: Sergio Rabczuk, Yuta Yamaguchi | Director: Sergio Rabczuk | Stars: Pablo D. Flores, Mario Valdez Zamora

34. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: All This and Timbuktu (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writer: Diane Duane | Directors: George Gordon, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Chris Cuddington, Ray Patterson | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

35. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Arabian Knights (1980)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: Duane Poole, Tom Swale | Directors: George Gordon, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

37. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Bye-Bye, Blackbeard (1980)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: Duane Poole, Tom Swale | Directors: George Gordon, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

38. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Double Jeopardy (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Directors: George Gordon, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Chris Cuddington, Ray Patterson | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

39. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Fjords and Sorcery (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writer: Diane Duane | Directors: George Gordon, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Chris Cuddington, Ray Patterson | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

41. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Gone with the Wand (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: Duane Poole, Tom Swale | Directors: George Gordon, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

42. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Greece Is the Word (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: Duane Poole, Tom Swale | Directors: George Gordon, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

43. Justice League (2001–2006)
Episode: Hereafter: Part II (2003)

TV-PG | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.5
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Superman has been transported into the distant future. With no powers, he must find a way to get back to the present, he finds an unexpected ally in Vandal Savage, the Earth's lone human ... See full summary »

Writer: Dwayne McDuffie | Director: Butch Lukic | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Maria Canals-Barrera, Susan Eisenberg, Phil LaMarr

45. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: It's a Jungle Out There (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: Duane Poole, Tom Swale | Directors: George Gordon, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

46. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Kelp! (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writer: Diane Duane | Directors: George Gordon, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Chris Cuddington, Ray Patterson | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

47. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: King for a Day (1980)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: Duane Poole, Tom Swale | Directors: George Gordon, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora | Stars: Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, Don Most, Didi Conn

48. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: May the Farce Be with You (1980)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: Duane Poole, Tom Swale | Directors: George Gordon, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

49. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Ming Fu to You, Too! (1980)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Writers: Duane Poole, Tom Swale | Directors: George Gordon, Ray Patterson, Rudy Zamora | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver

50. The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980– )
Episode: Perilous Pauline (1981)

Animation, Family, Comedy

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Directors: George Gordon, Carl Urbano, Rudy Zamora, Chris Cuddington, Ray Patterson | Stars: Marlene Aragon, Rene Auberjonois, Didi Conn, Kathy Garver