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1. Spider-Man (2002)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure

7.3
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73 Metascore

When bitten by a genetically modified spider, a nerdy, shy, and awkward high school student gains spider-like abilities that he eventually must use to fight evil as a superhero after tragedy befalls his family.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Willem Dafoe, James Franco

Votes: 574,340 | Gross: $403.71M

2. My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.2
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An alien is sent on a secret mission to Earth, where she appears as a gorgeous, attractive, and single lady. Her mission is to make contact with a rather nerdy young scientist, who's quite ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Kim Basinger, Jon Lovitz, Alyson Hannigan

Votes: 21,945 | Gross: $13.85M

3. The Zero Theorem (2013)

R | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

6.1
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50 Metascore

A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Christoph Waltz, Lucas Hedges, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis

Votes: 37,450 | Gross: $0.22M

4. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

Votes: 26,515 | Gross: $10.36M

5. The Nutty Professor (1996)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.6
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62 Metascore

Grossly overweight yet good-hearted professor Sherman Klump takes a special chemical that turns him into the slim but obnoxious Buddy Love.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Coburn, Larry Miller

Votes: 91,043 | Gross: $128.77M

6. Flubber (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.2
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37 Metascore

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine

Votes: 68,111 | Gross: $92.97M

7. Zoom (2006)

PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.3
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26 Metascore

Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase, Spencer Breslin

Votes: 15,811 | Gross: $11.63M

8. The Nutty Professor (1963)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

6.7
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To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman

Votes: 12,600

9. The Strongest Man in the World (1975)

G | 92 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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Dexter Riley and his friends accidently discover a new chemical mixed with a cereal seems to give anyone temporary superhuman strength

Director: Vincent McEveety | Stars: Kurt Russell, Joe Flynn, Eve Arden, Cesar Romero

Votes: 1,994

10. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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70 Metascore

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Rebecca Pidgeon

Votes: 19,236 | Gross: $10.20M

11. The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

Approved | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.8
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A college professor invents an anti-gravity substance which a corrupt businessman wants for himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Tommy Kirk

Votes: 5,731

12. Now You See Him, Now You Don't (1972)

G | 88 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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A chemistry student invents a spray that makes its wearer invisible. A crook finds out about it, and plans to steal it for himself.

Director: Robert Butler | Stars: Kurt Russell, Cesar Romero, Joe Flynn, Jim Backus

Votes: 1,334

13. Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

4.4
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New York City, Dr. Richard Jacks is a creator of perfumes. He spends all of his days try to invent the next best thing in the industry. His girlfriend, Sarah, sometimes gets pushed to the ... See full summary »

Director: David Price | Stars: Sean Young, Tim Daly, Lysette Anthony, Stephen Tobolowsky

Votes: 2,345 | Gross: $2.76M

14. Clambake (1967)

99 min | Comedy, Musical

5.5
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The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money.

Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Will Hutchins, Bill Bixby

Votes: 1,844

15. Carry on Spying (1964)

87 min | Comedy

6.3
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A top secret chemical formula has been stolen by STENCH (the Society for the Total Extinction of Non-Conforming Humans), and so Agent Simpkins and his three trainees are hot on the trail, ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Cribbins, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 1,820

16. Horror High (1973)

PG | 85 min | Horror

5.1
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A nerdy high school super whiz experiments with a chemical which will transform his guinea pig "Mr. Mumps" from a gentle pet into a ravenous monster. In a fit of rage against his tormentors... See full summary »

Director: Larry N. Stouffer | Stars: Pat Cardi, Austin Stoker, Rosie Holotik, John Niland

Votes: 589

17. Bottoms Up (1974)

81 min | Comedy

4.5
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Two secret Agents are determined to retrieve a microfilm containing a revolutionary formula that transforms cow manure into fuel, but first, they must put into action a hot inspection procedure.

Director: Franz Josef Gottlieb | Stars: Alena Penz, Alexander Grill, Rinaldo Talamonti, Alexander Miller

Votes: 132

18. Alice Adams (1935)

Approved | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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The misadventures of two social-climbing women in small town America.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Fred MacMurray, Fred Stone, Evelyn Venable

Votes: 2,965

19. Believers (2007 Video)

R | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.2
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Two paramedics responding to an emergency call find themselves kidnapped by a religious sect whose great obsession is to stop the end of the world by committing suicide and killing people.

Director: Daniel Myrick | Stars: Johnny Messner, Jon Huertas, Daniel Benzali, Erik Passoja

Votes: 2,063

20. Golden Earrings (1947)

Approved | 95 min | Adventure, Romance, War

6.7
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On the eve of World War II (1939) English officer Ralph Denistoun is in Nazi Germany on an espionage mission to recover a poison gas formula from Prof. Krosigk. He is helped by Lydia and ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ray Milland, Marlene Dietrich, Murvyn Vye, Bruce Lester

Votes: 818

21. Silent Assassins (1988)

91 min | Action

4.8
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The evil criminal leader Kendrick has kidnapped an elderly biochemist who holds the secret to creating a biological superweapon. The only person who can possibly stop Kendrick and his gang ... See full summary »

Directors: Doo-yong Lee, Scott Thomas | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Linda Blair, Jun Chong, Phillip Rhee

Votes: 155

22. I, Monster (1971)

PG | 75 min | Horror

5.8
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Christopher Lee stars in the Amicus production of "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" where the names have been changed to Dr. Marlowe and Mr. Blake. Lee as Dr. Marlowe experiments with intravenous ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Weeks | Stars: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Mike Raven, Richard Hurndall

Votes: 936

23. The Man with Nine Lives (1940)

Approved | 74 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.5
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A medical researcher visits the deserted home of a pioneer in cryogenic science who disappeared 10 years earlier and finds him frozen in ice but still alive.

Director: Nick Grinde | Stars: Boris Karloff, Roger Pryor, Jo Ann Sayers, Stanley Brown

Votes: 393

24. The London Connection (1979)

100 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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Family spy adventure sees secret agent Luther Starling hoping to have a vacation in England to visit his friend Roger. However, a professor is kidnapped by Omega and Luther is soon on the case taking Roger with him.

Director: Robert Clouse | Stars: Jeffrey Byron, Larry Cedar, Roy Kinnear, Lee Montague

Votes: 63

25. Shadow Creature (1995)

R | 90 min | Horror

4.2
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Detective Brighton investigates a series of unusually gruesome murders and is soon caught in a web of intrigue involving a mad scientist, a beautiful woman, a power mad politician, and one ... See full summary »

Director: James P. Gribbins | Stars: Shane Minor, Tracy Godard, Dennis Keefe, Anthony Chrysostom

Votes: 76

26. Illegal Entry: Formula for Fear (1993)

R | Thriller

5.1
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A masked killer has murdered a young girl's parents and is now stalking her. It seems that her father had developed a secret formula that would end world hunger. The killer--or whoever sent him--wants it and believes that she has it.

Director: Henri Charr | Stars: Sabryn Genet, Gregory Vignolle, Barbara Niven, Carol Hoyt

Votes: 31

27. The Falcon's Adventure (1946)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds. Her father's murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Tom Conway, Madge Meredith, Edward Brophy, Robert Warwick

Votes: 235

28. Free for All (1949)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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An inventor comes up with a pill that turns water into gasoline. Complications ensue.

Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Robert Cummings, Ann Blyth, Percy Kilbride, Ray Collins

Votes: 32

29. Henry's Night In (1969)

75 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

5.7
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A nerdy guy mixes up a magic formula and becomes invisible whenever he sneezes. He uses his power of invisibility to sneak into his neighbors' bedrooms at night when their husbands aren't ... See full summary »

Stars: Harvey Shain, Barbara Kline, Steve Vincent, Phyllis Stengel

Votes: 47

30. Ninja's Force (1984)

Adventure, Action

4.0
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After a dangerous top-secret formula is stolen, a government agent traces the thieves back to a mysterious island and a secret-society of Ninja's.

Directors: Romano Kristoff, Teddy Page | Stars: Romano Kristoff, Mike Monty, Ken Watanabe, Gwendolyn Hung

Votes: 69

31. Valley of Hunted Men (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Western

7.5
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It's 1941 and three Nazis escape from a Canadian prison. Two are killed but the third kills Paul Schiller and assumes his identity. This leads him to the Three Mesquiteers ranch where his ... See full summary »

Director: John English | Stars: Bob Steele, Tom Tyler, Jimmie Dodd, Edward Van Sloan

Votes: 55

32. Superdragon vs. Superman (1975)

Action, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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Scientist Dr Ting has invented a secret formula that will help the world's food crisis, but refuses an offer to sell it. When Dr Ting is later kidnapped by a sinister organization, Alice's ... See full summary »

Director: Chia Chun Wu | Stars: Bruce Li, Fei Lung, Lu Wen Lu, Foe Brown

Votes: 68

33. The Worm Turns (1937)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.2
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Mad scientist Mickey has just brewed up a potion; to test it out, he squirts it on a fly that's been trapped by a spider, a (regular) mouse being harassed by a cat, then the cat when Pluto ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Billy Bletcher, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

Votes: 398

34. Big Calibre (1935)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

5.5
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Intent on avenging his father's murder, Roy Neal and his sidekick Rusty find themselves in the border town of Gladstone where Neal is mistakenly arrested for the robbery of a mail truck. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert N. Bradbury | Stars: Bob Steele, Peggy Campbell, Forrest Taylor, John Elliott

Votes: 20

35. Stürmisch verliebt (2005 TV Movie)

93 min | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi

5.7
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Director: Josh Broecker | Stars: Jana Pallaske, Roman Knizka, Florentine Lahme, Jürgen Tarrach

Votes: 20

36. Hidden Power (1939)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Dr. Garfield gets so involved in his research for an antitoxin for severe burns that he completely neglects his wife, Virginian, and their young son, Steve. Virginia divorces him and takes ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Jack Holt, Gertrude Michael, Dickie Moore, William B. Davidson

37. Land of Hunted Men (1943)

Approved | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Western

6.2
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The Range Busters arrive to see if they can find out who has been robbing the stage of the mine payrolls. Crash is a big winner in Faro Wilson's card game and when the winning bills are ... See full summary »

Director: S. Roy Luby | Stars: Ray Corrigan, Dennis Moore, Max Terhune, Elmer

Votes: 17

38. Copposites (2012)

94 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.3
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A cop and a crook are exposed a DNA altering formula that switches them into each other's bodies and forces them to work together in order to switch back.

Director: Oliver Rodger | Stars: Rob van Vuuren, Sivuyile Ngesi, Lukhanyo Bele, Precious Kofi

Votes: 25

39. A Lady of Chance (1928)

Passed | 78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Seasoned grifter Dolly Crandall returns to the 'badger game' but has a change of heart when she falls in love with a young man she believes is a rich Southerner.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: Norma Shearer, Lowell Sherman, Gwen Lee, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 324

40. The Fabulous Suzanne (1946)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Romance

7.8
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Suzanne, a waitress, comes up with a sure-fire method for winning at the racetrack and, later, when she inherits a fortune from a customer of the restaurant, she use the same system for ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Barbara Britton, Rudy Vallee, Otto Kruger, Richard Denning

Votes: 13

41. Nancy Drew: The Deadly Device (2012 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Mystery

8.0
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Teen detective Nancy Drew investigates after a theoretical physicist is found electrocuted in a Colorado laboratory.

Director: Tim Burke | Stars: Lani Minella, Katherine Grant-Suttie, Marc Biagi, Sara Mountjoy-Pepka

Votes: 18

42. Hurricane Hutch (1921)

Passed | Action, Adventure, Crime

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Story concerns a paper mill, a mortgage and the struggle to obtain the lost formula for making paper from seaweed. Star is given opportunity to introduce many daredevil features.

Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Charles Hutchison, Warner Oland, Lucy Fox, Diana Deer

43. The Sagebrush Family Trails West (1940)

Approved | 59 min | Western

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Begin with setting the record straight for those uninformed sources that insist on tagging this film as a Producers Releasing Corporation entry. It was produced by Sigmund Neufeld's ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Bobby Clack, Earle Hodgins, Nina Guilbert, Joyce Bryant

45. Zocta: Sólo en la Tierra se puede ser extraterrestre (1988 Video)

83 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.2
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Director: Joe Rígoli | Stars: Joe Rígoli, Pepe Regueira, Rafael Taibo, José Carabias

Votes: 6

46. Cat-Choo (1951)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short

6.9
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Katnip has a cold and reads that eating a fresh crow is a sure cure. Cros didn't come any fresher than Buzzy, and when Katnip spies him ice-skating, he decides to eat him. But Buzzy has no ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jackson Beck, Sid Raymond

Votes: 16

47. Radioactive Garden (2011)

31 min | Short, Comedy

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Alex who is made fun of by everyone in school, must find a way to make peace with the plants before they kill his friends.

Director: Jackson Alexander | Stars: Jackson Alexander, Casey Balda, Victor Maestas, Gabriel Meza

48. Dekalog (1989–1990)
Episode: Dekalog, jeden (1989)

TV-MA | 55 min | Drama

8.6
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"I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt have no other God but me." Ten-year-old Pawel and his father Krzysztof run their lives on their beloved home computer, while Pawel's aunt worries that his... See full summary »

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Henryk Baranowski, Wojciech Klata, Maja Komorowska, Artur Barcis

Votes: 4,441

49. Fringe (2008–2013)
Episode: Earthling (2009)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Strange deaths by a mysterious shadow leads the Fringe Team to the scene where they learn that a Russian astronaut was possessed by an alien and his brother is convincing Dr. Bishop to solve the equation to free him.

Director: Jon Cassar | Stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown

Votes: 1,251

50. Craig Kennedy, Criminologist (1952– )
Episode: Formula for Murder

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Criminologist Craig Kennedy, aided by his friends Police Inspector J. J. Burke and Evening Star reporter Walt Jameson, investigate the murder of a friend who was engaged to marry an actress... See full summary »

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Donald Woods, Sydney Mason, Lewis Wilson, Suzanne Dalbert