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1. Hook (1991)

PG | 142 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.7
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52 Metascore

When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan must return to Neverland and reclaim his youthful spirit in order to challenge his old enemy.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins

Votes: 196,108 | Gross: $119.65M

2. Young Frankenstein (1974)

PG | 106 min | Comedy

8.0
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80 Metascore

An American grandson of the infamous scientist, struggling to prove that he is not as insane as people believe, is invited to Transylvania, where he discovers the process that reanimates a dead body.

Director: Mel Brooks | Stars: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle

Votes: 123,242 | Gross: $86.30M

3. Ella Enchanted (2004)

PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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53 Metascore

Ella is under a spell to be constantly obedient, a fact she must hide from her new step-family in order to protect the prince of the land, her friend for whom she's falling.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Anne Hathaway, Hugh Dancy, Cary Elwes, Joanna Lumley

Votes: 51,633 | Gross: $22.92M

4. The AristoCats (1970)

G | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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With the help of a smooth talking tomcat, a family of Parisian felines set to inherit a fortune from their owner try to make it back home after a jealous butler kidnaps them and leaves them in the country.

Director: Wolfgang Reitherman | Stars: Phil Harris, Eva Gabor, Sterling Holloway, Scatman Crothers

Votes: 72,296 | Gross: $55.68M

5. George of the Jungle (1997)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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53 Metascore

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 60,131 | Gross: $105.26M

6. Angels in the Outfield (1994)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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When a boy prays for a chance to have a family if the California Angels win the pennant, angels are assigned to make that possible.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Danny Glover, Brenda Fricker, Tony Danza, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 23,933 | Gross: $50.24M

7. Quest for Camelot (1998)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.2
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An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit and a goofy two headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Andrea Corr, Bryan White

Votes: 12,140 | Gross: $22.72M

8. Baby Geniuses (1999)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

2.6
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6 Metascore

Scientist hold talking, super-intelligent babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall, Peter MacNicol

Votes: 21,153 | Gross: $27.14M

9. Meet Dave (2008)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

4.9
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43 Metascore

A crew of miniature aliens operate a spaceship that has a human form. While trying to save their planet, the aliens encounter a new problem, as their ship becomes smitten with an Earth woman.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Banks, Gabrielle Union, Scott Caan

Votes: 33,498 | Gross: $11.80M

10. Happily Ever After (1990)

G | 75 min | Family, Animation, Musical

5.1
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The Evil Queen is dead and Snow White is on her way to see the 7 dwarves when Lord Maliss, the Queen's brother, sees her in the looking glass. He attacks her in the form of a dragon, taking... See full summary »

Director: John Howley | Stars: Edward Asner, Irene Cara, Carol Channing, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 1,873 | Gross: $3.30M

11. Star Kid (1997)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family

5.4
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Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when a meteor falls into a local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - an exoskeleton with AI from another galaxy. Spencer puts on the ... See full summary »

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Joey Simmrin, Alex Daniels, Arthur Burghardt

Votes: 2,061 | Gross: $7.02M

12. The Adventures of Mark Twain (1985)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.5
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Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher and Huck Finn join Mark Twain on his airship to meet Halley's Comet.

Director: Will Vinton | Stars: James Whitmore, Michele Mariana, Gary Krug, Chris Ritchie

Votes: 2,043 | Gross: $0.85M

13. Bugs and Thugs (1954)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.2
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When Bugs calls a cab he doesn't know it's the getaway car for a couple of bankrobbers (he does know the capital of Nevada).

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 1,118

14. Fallen Arches (1933)

19 min | Comedy, Short

7.0
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Told to "hike" out to his company's West Coast headquarters, Charley does exactly that.

Director: Gus Meins | Stars: Charley Chase, Billy Gilbert, Muriel Evans, Eddie Dunn

Votes: 28

15. The Power of Thought (1948)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.1
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Heckle and Jeckle know something other animated toilers don't: they're cartoons. That means unlimited power, which they use to outwit a bulldog cop.

Director: Eddie Donnelly | Star: Dayton Allen

Votes: 25

16. è solo questione di tempo (2013)

72 min | Comedy

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A Treasure Hunt in the vein of 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World', with 2 million dollars as prize and four greedy peoples to the rescue in the city of Naples.

Director: Brando Improta | Stars: Brando Improta, Roberto Ormanni, Martina Tremante, Maria Laura Passaro

17. Get Smart (1965–1970)
Episode: Anatomy of a Lover (1966)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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KAOS uses Hymie as a robotic assassin against the Chief.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, Edward Platt, Dick Gautier

Votes: 94

18. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: Attack of the Jack-O'-Lanterns (1996)

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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When Drew's friends, Shane and Shana, pay her a visit, they offer to help her scare local bullies, Tabitha and Lee on Halloween. However, the evening turns terrifying when two jack-o'-lantern headed ghouls attack.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Erica Luttrell, Aidan Desalaiz, Maria Paikin, Gino Giacomini

Votes: 170

19. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Bass to Mouth (2011)

TV-MA | 23 min | Animation, Comedy

7.6
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Kids at South Park Elementary School become enthralled with a new website called EavesDropper, which updates daily with secrets students don't want to get out. After news of a student ... See full summary »

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Adrien Beard, April Stewart

Votes: 1,128

20. Rugrats (1990–2006)
Episode: Brothers Are Monsters/Cooking with Susie (1999)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.7
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Oh, for peeps sake! Crawl on over for some pint-sized adventures in Rugrats Volume 5! Join the gang as they try and stay up through naptime, cure Tommy's baldness, and help Chuckie manage his newest fear--the carwash! Plus much more!

Directors: John Holmquist, Jeff Scott | Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Tara Strong

Votes: 25

21. Rugrats (1990–2006)
Episode: Chuckie Loses His Glasses/Chuckie Gets Skunked (1992)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.9
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Angelica steals Chuckie's glasses during a game of hide and seek. Chuckie is sprayed by a skunk.

Director: Pete Michels | Stars: Michael Bell, Christine Cavanaugh, Melanie Chartoff, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 48

22. Blue Mountain State (2010–2011)
Episode: Controversy (2010)

TV-MA | 24 min | Comedy, Sport

7.8
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In response to last season's dismal outcome, Coach Daniels brings in a new star QB who turns out to be a loose cannon, taking Alex on an increasingly dangerous adventure.

Director: Lev L. Spiro | Stars: Darin Brooks, Alan Ritchson, Frankie Shaw, Page Kennedy

Votes: 217

23. Family Guy (1998– )
Episode: Dr. C and the Women (2015)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

6.6
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Cleveland becomes an unlicensed therapist and gives Lois marriage advice that Peter does not like, and Quagmire gets Meg a job working in airport security.

Directors: Mike Kim, Dominic Bianchi, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 516

24. Sesame Street (1969– )
Episode: Episode #1.3 (1969)

TV-Y | Animation, Comedy, Family

8.5
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Big Bird attempts to make a sweater for Susan as a gift he forgotten to give to her on Susan's last year's birthday. Meanwhile Mr. Hooper tries to convince Gordon that his "Super Duper ... See full summary »

Stars: James Catusi, Brian Henson, Jim Henson, Will Lee

Votes: 13

25. Rugrats (1990–2006)
Episode: Game Show Didi/Toys in the Attic (1993)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.5
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Didi competes on a game show; Tommy and Angelica send the weekend with Didi's parents.

Directors: Jim Duffy, Norton Virgien | Stars: Michael Bell, Christine Cavanaugh, Melanie Chartoff, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 49

26. Rugrats (1990–2006)
Episode: Grandpa's Bad Bug/Lady Luck (1997)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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The Rugrats think that Lou ate a bug and try several home remedies to cure him. / Grandpa Lou brings the Rugrats to a bingo game at a Senior Center.

Stars: Michael Bell, Christine Cavanaugh, Melanie Chartoff, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 35

27. Gargoyles (1994–1996)
Episode: High Noon (1995)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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The clan is attacked by an inexplicable alliance of Demona, Macbeth and Coldstone.

Director: Dennis Woodyard | Stars: Keith David, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis

Votes: 54

28. Rugrats (1990–2006)
Episode: Home Movies/The Mysterious Mr. Fiend (1993)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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While Stu shows boring slides of his family's vacation, the rugrats draw their own "slides" which come alive as they narrate their own "day in the life" stories.

Stars: Michael Bell, Christine Cavanaugh, Melanie Chartoff, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 50

29. The Super Hero Squad Show (2009–2011)
Episode: Oh, Brother! (2010)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.3
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Loki borrows some of Doom's henchmen to start a war in Asgard, leaving the Lethal Legion headquarters less well defended. This prompts Iron Man to try and get at the villains' fractal stash.

Directors: Patty Shinagawa, Mitch Schauer | Stars: Charlie Adler, Alimi Ballard, Ted Biaselli, Steve Blum

Votes: 20

30. Justice League (2001–2004)
Episode: Paradise Lost (2002)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.7
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Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island after her abrupt departure, only to find the Amazons turned to stone. Sorcerer Felix Faust demands three mystical artifacts as the ransom.

Director: Dan Riba | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg, Carl Lumbly, George Newbern

Votes: 339

31. The Super Hero Squad Show (2009–2011)
Episode: Pedicure and Facial of Doom! (2011)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

7.3
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When Doc Doom returns to Latveria, he finds his mother has turned castle Doom into a luxurious spa. And the among the chilled out guest are several members of the Super Hero Squad.

Director: Patty Shinagawa | Stars: Charlie Adler, Steve Blum, Grey DeLisle, Mark Hamill

Votes: 10

32. Rugrats (1990–2006)
Episode: Reptar 2010/Stu Gets a Job (1993)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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When the "Reptar 2010" videotape breaks, the rugrats each supply their own ending to the story, describing a Reptar that resembles their own characters. / Stu, trying to break through his "... See full summary »

Directors: Jim Duffy, Norton Virgien | Stars: Michael Bell, Christine Cavanaugh, Melanie Chartoff, Cheryl Chase

Votes: 39

33. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)
Episode: Roger Moore (1980)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.3
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Director: Peter Harris | Stars: Roger Moore, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 47

34. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Gothowitz Deviation (2009)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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Sheldon attempts to covertly alter Penny's habits, while Howard and Raj try their luck meeting women at a Goth-style club.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,067

35. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Lizard-Spock Expansion (2008)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Leonard and Howard's friendship is jeopardised when Leonard steals a girl from Howard.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,109

36. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Luminous Fish Effect (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Sheldon's mother is called to intervene when he delves into numerous obsessions after being fired for being disrespectful to his new boss.

Director: Mark Cendrowski | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 2,561

37. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Spaghetti Catalyst (2010)

TV-14 | 20 min | Comedy, Romance

8.3
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Sheldon is forced to go behind Leonard's back to spend time with Penny following their breakup.

Director: Anthony Rich | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg

Votes: 1,875

38. Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990–2000)
Episode: The Tale of the Carved Stone (1994)

Not Rated | 22 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.9
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A new girl in town trying to makes friends buys a magic stone, which causes her to go back in time to the 1890s to meet another lonely child who lived in the house.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Frank Gorshin, Richard Dumont, John White, Aidan Pendleton

Votes: 183

39. Kidd Video (1984– )
Episode: To Beat the Band (1984)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Fantasy, Music

7.4
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The Kidd Video band have their first adventure on the Flipside. The evil Master Blaster has kidnapped Lionel Richie and made all the Flipside citizens prematurely old.

Directors: Bernard Deyriès, Bud Schaetzle | Stars: Bryan Scott, Gabriela Nelson, Robbie Rist, Steve Alterman

Votes: 5