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1. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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94 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Votes: 331,090 | Gross: $15.70M

2. Tremors (1990)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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65 Metascore

Natives of a small isolated town defend themselves against strange underground creatures which are killing them one by one.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Kevin Bacon, Fred Ward, Finn Carter, Michael Gross

Votes: 89,745 | Gross: $16.67M

3. Escape Plan (2013)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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49 Metascore

When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 177,075 | Gross: $25.12M

4. The Last Stand (2013)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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54 Metascore

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 113,952 | Gross: $12.03M

5. Reindeer Games (2000)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.7
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37 Metascore

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, James Frain

Votes: 31,046 | Gross: $23.36M

6. F/X (1986)

R | 109 min | Action, Thriller

6.6
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71 Metascore

A movie special effects man is hired to fake a real-life mob killing for a witness protection plan, but finds his own life in danger.

Director: Robert Mandel | Stars: Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy, Diane Venora, Cliff De Young

Votes: 13,363 | Gross: $20.60M

7. Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Western

6.5
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J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boys want to get his attention they decide to rob... See full summary »

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen | Stars: John Wayne, George Kennedy, Gary Grimes, Neville Brand

Votes: 4,294

8. Gun Fury (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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In Arizona, Frank Slayton's gang robs a stagecoach and kidnaps Ben Warren's fiancée, prompting Warren to pursue Slayton.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Philip Carey, Roberta Haynes

Votes: 862

9. Incident at Phantom Hill (1966)

88 min | Adventure, Western

6.2
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After a convoy carrying a million dollars in gold is ambushed, an army captain is sent on a secret mission to retrieve the bullion with the reluctant help of one of the robbers.

Director: Earl Bellamy | Stars: Robert Fuller, Jocelyn Lane, Dan Duryea, Tom Simcox

Votes: 162

10. Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937)

Passed | 60 min | Western

5.9
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The old west range war story transported to Georgia, with Autry as the hero.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette, Betty Bronson, LeRoy Mason

Votes: 77

11. Knight of the Plains (1938)

Approved | 60 min | Western

4.5
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Peterson has a plan to obtain all the ranches in the valley. He gives Carson a phony Spanish land grant and has him pose as the Mexican owner. When Fred and Fuzzy have their cattle stolen ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Fred Scott, Al St. John, Marion Weldon, John Merton

Votes: 32

12. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Babes Behind Bars (2000)

Crime, Drama

8.4
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Yvonne corrals the girls into joining her new money-making scheme: the "Babes Behind Bars" phone sex hot line. Zandra's medical test results are revealed. Shell's mum comes to visit.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Joe Shaw, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Nathan Constance, Lara Cazalet

Votes: 15

13. Gotham (2014– )
Episode: Beasts of Prey (2015)

TV-14 | 40 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.2
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Gordon and Bullock inspect a cold case involving "the Ogre", a serial killer who targets young women in Gotham City. Meanwhile, Fish plots her escape from the Dollmaker, and Bruce and Selina confront Reggie.

Director: Eagle Egilsson | Stars: Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue, David Mazouz, Zabryna Guevara

Votes: 1,777

14. Marcella (2016– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2016)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.0
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An attack on an elderly man gives the police a new lead in the Grove Park case. Fearing he may have seen her on the night of the murder, Marcella searches for the taxi driver who was outside Grace's house.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Anna Friel, Nicholas Pinnock, Andrew Lancel, Ray Panthaki

Votes: 87

15. Lizard Lick Towing (2011– )
Episode: Episode #2.5 (2012)

TV-14 | 30 min | Reality-TV

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Dwight sets the stakes for the New Orleans trip as Ron and Bobby scramble to tie up loose ends around the office. Ron and Bobby enlist the help of Big Juicy for a tricky repo. A traumatic accident leaves Ron and Bobby's trip in jeopardy.

Director: Jonathan Wyche | Stars: Bobby Brantley, Brian Lee, Amy Shirley, Ron Shirley

16. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Fight or Flight (2002)

Crime, Drama

7.9
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Virginia's murder investigation begins. Karen suspects the mounting number of allegations against Fenner may be true. Yvonne takes desperate measures with the help of Josh and the two Julies.

Director: Jo Johnson | Stars: Claire King, Owen Oakeshott, Graham Turner, Jack Ellis

Votes: 16

17. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)
Episode: Fly Hard (1994)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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Criminals burst into the Daily Planet offices and take most of the employees there prisoner. Only Jimmy manages to escape, eventually finding his way into the ventilation ducts. The ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Sgriccia | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Michael Landes

Votes: 119

18. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)
Episode: Hard Knight's Day (1987)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.3
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Peter takes his date to the Cloisters in New York, warrior spirits spew forth from the tapestries with only one goal to take Peter's date back into the tapestries with them, where she will remain forever.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Maurice LaMarche, Lorenzo Music, Laura Summer

Votes: 15

19. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: Never Give a Trucker an Even Break (1978)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.2
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While hitchhiking, Banner is picked up by a young woman desperate to get her rig back from the men who stole it from her.

Director: Kenneth Gilbert | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Darling

Votes: 97

20. The Net (1998–1999)
Episode: North by Northwestern (1998)

Thriller

7.9
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Angela sets off an x-ray machine at Columbus Airport in Ohio and is arrested by the police who suspect she poses a bomb threat. She confides in her court appointed lawyer, and asks for his ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Charleston | Stars: Brooke Langton, Joseph Bottoms, Tim Curry, Jeff Yagher

Votes: 7

21. The Incredible Hulk (1978–1982)
Episode: Stop the Presses (1978)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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David is washing dishes at Bruno's Restaurant, whose owners are being targeted by a sleazy journalist from The National Register. When Banner's picture is taken, he has to break into the building where Jack McGee works to get it back.

Director: Jeffrey Hayden | Stars: Bill Bixby, Jack Colvin, Lou Ferrigno, Julie Cobb

Votes: 67

22. Wonder Woman (1975–1979)
Episode: The Girl with a Gift for Disaster (1979)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.8
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A young woman with destructive psychokinetic powers unknowingly helps a thief steal priceless historical documents.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Jane Actman, Ina Balin

Votes: 47

23. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: The Great Escape (2001)

Crime, Drama

8.2
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Helen is still reeling from her sexual assault. A reality TV crew arrives at Larkhall to document life on G Wing. Fenner concocts an escape plan for Shell.

Director: Jo Johnson | Stars: Helen Fraser, Tracey Wilkinson, Lisa Turner, Jack Ellis

Votes: 13

24. The Mysteries of Laura (2014–2016)
Episode: The Mystery of the Dysfunctional Dynasty (2014)

TV-14 | 40 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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Laura and the team investigate to determine if a religious motive was at play when a couple is found murdered in their apartment. Meanwhile, at home, a familiar if not so friendly face ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Fields | Stars: Debra Messing, Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, Janina Gavankar

Votes: 107

25. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)
Episode: The Old College Spirit (1987)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

5.9
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Peter's old fraternity, Tri Cuppa Brew, is in trouble when the new members are blamed for the pranks being pulled by ghosts of past students that never made it to graduation.

Stars: Arsenio Hall, Maurice LaMarche, Lorenzo Music, Laura Summer

Votes: 16

26. The Real Ghostbusters (1986–1991)
Episode: The Slob (1990)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Comedy

3.8
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A New York garbage strike on the hottest day of the year prompts the appearance of Glob, who joins forces with Professor Dweeb. The Professor wants to bust his baby brother Sleaze out of the Ghostbusters' Containment Unit.

Directors: Stan Phillips, Will Meugniot | Stars: Dave Coulier, Buster Jones, Maurice LaMarche, Kath Soucie

Votes: 10

27. Bad Girls (1999–2006)
Episode: Tug of Love (2000)

Crime, Drama

8.3
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Zandra gives birth and battles with her addiction, putting her future with her baby at risk, she climbs on to the roof in protest. Fenner gets his feet under the table as Wing Governor only... See full summary »

Director: Mike Adams | Stars: Mandana Jones, Joe Shaw, Jack Ellis, Roland Oliver

Votes: 17

28. The A-Team (1983–1987)
Episode: West Coast Turnaround (1983)

TV-PG | 49 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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The team are hired to help a watermelon farmer deliver his crop to market.

Director: Guy Magar | Stars: George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Melinda Culea, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 140