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1. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.6
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61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 137,029 | Gross: $183.37M

2. The Sound of Music (1965)

G | 174 min | Biography, Drama, Family

8.0
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A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, Richard Haydn

Votes: 163,597 | Gross: $163.21M

3. Chicago (2002)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.2
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82 Metascore

Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Director: Rob Marshall | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Taye Diggs

Votes: 186,752 | Gross: $170.69M

4. The Princess Diaries (2001)

G | 111 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

6.3
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52 Metascore

Mia Thermopolis has just found out that she is the heir apparent to the throne of Genovia. With her friends Lilly and Michael Moscovitz in tow, she tries to navigate through the rest of her sixteenth year.

Director: Garry Marshall | Stars: Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway, Hector Elizondo, Heather Matarazzo

Votes: 105,083 | Gross: $108.25M

5. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 272,277 | Gross: $22.86M

6. Insidious (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

A family looks to prevent evil spirits from trapping their comatose child in a realm called The Further.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye

Votes: 229,557 | Gross: $54.01M

7. 31 (2016)

R | 102 min | Horror, Thriller

5.0
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35 Metascore

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Director: Rob Zombie | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sheri Moon Zombie

Votes: 12,505 | Gross: $0.78M

8. Pinocchio (1940)

Approved | 88 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.5
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A living puppet, with the help of a cricket as his conscience, must prove himself worthy to become a real boy.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, T. Hee, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, Ben Sharpsteen | Stars: Dickie Jones, Christian Rub, Mel Blanc, Don Brodie

Votes: 103,102 | Gross: $84.25M

9. The Arrival (1996)

PG-13 | 115 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.3
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56 Metascore

Zane, an astronomer, discovers intelligent alien life. But the aliens are keeping a deadly secret, and will do anything to stop Zane from learning it.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Shane

Votes: 27,981 | Gross: $14.05M

10. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror

6.6
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49 Metascore

A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director: Chuck Russell | Stars: Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, Craig Wasson, Patricia Arquette

Votes: 56,565 | Gross: $44.79M

11. Chappelle's Show (2003–2006)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.7
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Comedian Dave Chappelle hosts this sketch-comedy show that parodies many of the nuances of race and culture.

Stars: Dave Chappelle, Donnell Rawlings, Rudy Rush, Charlie Murphy

Votes: 41,342

12. Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.1
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Aliens who look like clowns come from outer space and terrorize a small town.

Director: Stephen Chiodo | Stars: Grant Cramer, Suzanne Snyder, John Allen Nelson, John Vernon

Votes: 25,844 | Gross: $15.63M

13. Vanity Fair (2004)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama

6.2
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53 Metascore

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai, James Purefoy, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Votes: 18,267 | Gross: $16.14M

14. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)

TV-G | 50 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.

Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Peter Dyneley, David Graham, Shane Rimmer

Votes: 3,146

15. The Double Life of Veronique (1991)

R | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy, Music

7.9
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86 Metascore

Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected.

Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski | Stars: Irène Jacob, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Halina Gryglaszewska, Kalina Jedrusik

Votes: 32,318 | Gross: $2.00M

16. Powder Blue (2009)

R | 106 min | Drama

6.3
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Four Los Angelenos -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest, and a stripper -- are brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

Director: Timothy Linh Bui | Stars: Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne, Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta

Votes: 12,931

17. Gloria (II) (2013)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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83 Metascore

A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Paulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Fontecilla, Fabiola Zamora

Votes: 6,699 | Gross: $2.11M

18. Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.4
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Two mysterious orphan children have extraordinary powers and are chased by a scheming millionaire. But where do these kids really call home?

Director: John Hough | Stars: Eddie Albert, Ray Milland, Donald Pleasence, Kim Richards

Votes: 7,707 | Gross: $20.00M

19. Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2013)

PG | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

5.5
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25 Metascore

Shortly after a tornado rips through her Kansas home, Dorothy returns to Oz to save her friends from a villainous jester.

Directors: Will Finn, Dan St. Pierre | Stars: Lea Michele, Kelsey Grammer, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi

Votes: 5,274 | Gross: $8.46M

20. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy

4.8
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28 Metascore

A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him.

Director: Roman Coppola | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Katheryn Winnick

Votes: 4,320

21. Stingray (1964–1965)

30 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.4
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The missions of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol, particularly the crew of its most advanced combat submarine, the Stingray.

Stars: Ray Barrett, Robert Easton, David Graham, Don Mason

Votes: 763

22. Attack of the Puppet People (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

4.7
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Lonely, deranged puppet-master designs a machine that shrinks people.

Director: Bert I. Gordon | Stars: John Agar, John Hoyt, June Kenney, Susan Gordon

Votes: 1,593

23. Blue Like Jazz (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

5.9
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48 Metascore

Don, a nineteen-year-old sophomore at a Texas junior college, tries to escape his Bible Belt upbringing for life in the Pacific Northwest at the most godless campus in America.

Director: Steve Taylor | Stars: Marshall Allman, Claire Holt, Tania Raymonde, Justin Welborn

Votes: 2,713 | Gross: $0.59M

24. Strings (2004)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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A prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father not aware his father wasn't murdered and in-reality committed suicide and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman.

Director: Anders Rønnow Klarlund | Stars: James McAvoy, Catherine McCormack, Julian Glover, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 3,716

25. Neco z Alenky (1988)

Not Rated | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

7.5
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A surrealistic revision of Alice in Wonderland.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Kristýna Kohoutová, Camilla Power

Votes: 9,350

26. Thunderbirds Are GO (1966)

G | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage, and decides to call on the services... See full summary »

Director: David Lane | Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Alexander Davion, Peter Dyneley

Votes: 1,634

27. Max (I) (2002)

R | 106 min | Drama, War

6.6
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56 Metascore

A film studying the depiction of a friendship between an art dealer named Rothman and his student, Adolf Hitler.

Director: Menno Meyjes | Stars: John Cusack, Noah Taylor, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker

Votes: 6,516 | Gross: $0.53M

28. Drunken Angel (1948)

Unrated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.8
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A drunken doctor with a hot temper and a violence-prone gangster with tuberculosis form a quicksilver bond.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, Reizaburô Yamamoto, Michiyo Kogure

Votes: 7,644

29. Time Raiders (2016)

124 min | Adventure

5.0
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A tomb raider and a warrior must stop an ancient being from wreaking havoc on the world.

Director: Daniel Lee | Stars: Boran Jing, Han Lu, Sichun Ma, Jack Tu

Votes: 530

30. Thunderbird 6 (1968)

G | 89 min | Family, Sci-Fi

6.4
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The International Rescue team is faced with one of its toughest challenges yet, as the revolutionary lighter-than-air craft Skyship One is hijacked while on her maiden voyage around the ... See full summary »

Director: David Lane | Stars: Peter Dyneley, Sylvia Anderson, Shane Rimmer, Jeremy Wilkin

Votes: 1,081

31. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)

R | 127 min | Drama

6.9
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65 Metascore

This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »

Director: James Ivory | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Kris Kristofferson, Barbara Hershey, Jane Birkin

Votes: 2,129 | Gross: $1.76M

32. Le voyage du ballon rouge (2007)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Family

6.7
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86 Metascore

A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Hippolyte Girardot, Simon Iteanu, Fang Song

Votes: 3,556 | Gross: $0.46M

33. The Spirit of Christmas (1950 TV Short)

27 min | Family, Short

8.7
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In this family film short, a nearly all marionette cast perform a dramatization of "The Night Before Christmas" and a performance of the Nativity.

Director: Mabel Beaton | Stars: Mabel Beaton Marionettes, Alexander Scourby

Votes: 199

34. Vikes (2017)

86 min | Comedy, Romance

8.4
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High school kid, Thorvald, influenced by a girl he likes, Ida, campaigns to change his school's mascot, the Viking, to something less offensive to the Scandinavian community. It's a love story.

Director: Tenney Fairchild | Stars: Aidan Alexander, Sydney Sweeney, Noah Munck, Miguel A. Núñez Jr.

Votes: 11

35. Ballet of Blood (2015)

TV-14 | 98 min | Horror

2.6
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Two ballerinas plan a gruesome attack on the ballet school that mistreated them.

Director: Jared Masters | Stars: Julia Faye West, Dallas Chandler, Kimberly Cohen, Jesse Aaron

Votes: 136

36. The Howdy Doody Show (1947–1960)

30 min | Family

8.1
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The original children's TV program and a prototype for what followed. Buffalo Bob Smith hosts while likable puppet, Howdy Doody, stars. Bob voiced the puppet only when Bob was off-camera. Later, Allen Swift voiced Howdy from off-camera.

Stars: Bob Smith, Bill LeCornec, Lew Anderson, Nick Nicholson

Votes: 152

37. The House (1997)

120 min | Drama

7.1
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A ramshackle mansion in the woods: individuals of all type, age and condition eat, roam or rest inside. But always in strict silence.

Director: Sarunas Bartas | Stars: Francisco Nascimento, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Alex Descas, Leos Carax

Votes: 372

38. The Legend of Tillamook's Gold (2006)

107 min | Family

5.2
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Julie, a lonely fourteen year old girl, moves to Manzanita, an Oregon seaside town, from Los Angeles after her writer father, Robert, loses his job. Her family, including mother Kathryn and... See full summary »

Director: Jane Beaumont Hall | Stars: Brian McNamara, Julia Campbell, Brian Thompson, Suzanne Marie Doyon

Votes: 219

39. The Errand Boy (1961)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry Lewis | Stars: Jerry Lewis, Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Dick Wesson

Votes: 1,522

40. The Magic Toyshop (1987)

107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.1
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After her parents are killed, a young girl is sent to London to live with her uncle and his family. Her uncle, who is a toymaker, secretly has the power to make his toys come to life, but ... See full summary »

Director: David Wheatley | Stars: Caroline Milmoe, Tom Bell, Kilian McKenna, Patricia Kerrigan

Votes: 154

41. Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

PG-13 | 87 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

5.2
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Paris...at the turn of the century. Inspector Vidocq investigates a series of unexplained murders at a Grand Guignol-type theatre...where the players have suddenly become real-life victims. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe.

Director: Gordon Hessler | Stars: Jason Robards, Herbert Lom, Christine Kaufmann, Adolfo Celi

Votes: 854

42. Naughty Marietta (1935)

G | 105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.0
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In order to avoid a prearranged marriage, a rebellious French princess sheds her identity and escapes to colonial New Orleans, where she finds an unlikely true love.

Directors: Robert Z. Leonard, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Jeanette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Frank Morgan, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 879

43. Faust (1994)

97 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Petr Cepek, Jan Kraus, Vladimír Kudla, Antonin Zacpal

Votes: 2,974

44. Dick Tracy (1937)

Approved | 290 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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A master criminal called The Spider puts the famous detective's brother under a hypnotic spell and turns him against Dick.

Directors: Alan James, Ray Taylor | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Kay Hughes, Smiley Burnette, Lee Van Atta

Votes: 474

45. A String of Blue Beads (1953 TV Movie)

27 min | Drama

8.6
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A young man with everything to live for is crushed to learn of the death of his fiancée in a fire on Christmas Eve. For three years he wallows in self-pity until a young girl reminds him of the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Alan Dinehart | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Ellen Cobb-Hill, Margaret Hamilton, Elaine Lynn

Votes: 178

46. The Nomi Song (2004)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

7.4
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71 Metascore

Having failed to break into professional opera in his native Germany (where, as an usher in West Berlin's Deutsche Oper, he would serenade the staff after the 'real' performances were over)... See full summary »

Director: Andrew Horn | Stars: Klaus Nomi, Ann Magnuson, David Bowie, Gabriele Lafari

Votes: 946 | Gross: $0.07M

47. Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

7.5
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72 Metascore

A documentary on the life and current times of artist Wayne White.

Director: Neil Berkeley | Stars: Wayne White, Mimi Pond, Paul Reubens, Mark Mothersbaugh

Votes: 979

48. Pinocchio (2012)

75 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.0
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Geppetto the carpenter carves the object of his hidden desires out of a log: a puppet that will keep him company and will be like a son to him. He will call him Pinocchio. Imagine his ... See full summary »

Director: Enzo D'Alò | Stars: Gabriele Caprio, Mino Caprio, Maricla Affatato, Maurizio Micheli

Votes: 194

49. Nightbreaker (1989 TV Movie)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama

6.5
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Dr. Alexander Brown (Martin Sheen) arrives in Las Vegas, awarded for his recent medical invention. An ex-G.I. tells Brown he was a test subject during the 1950's, exposed to atomic bomb ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Lea Thompson, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 375

50. Capriccio all'italiana (1968)

95 min | Comedy

6.9
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The film consists of six short stories created by different directors, but all the stories share one thing: a warm irony to current events.

Directors: Mauro Bolognini, Mario Monicelli, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Steno, Pino Zac, Franco Rossi | Stars: Totò, Ugo D'Alessio, Regina Seiffert, Dante Maggio

Votes: 359