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1. The 5th Wave (2016)

PG-13 | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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33 Metascore

Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Zuk, Gabriela Lopez, Bailey Anne Borders

Votes: 56,812 | Gross: $34.91M

2. The 11th Hour (I) (2007)

PG | 95 min | Documentary

7.3
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63 Metascore

A look at the state of the global environment including visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet's ecosystems.

Directors: Leila Conners, Nadia Conners | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kenny Ausubel, Thom Hartmann, Wangari Maathai

Votes: 4,970 | Gross: $0.70M

3. Phase 7 (2011)

R | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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Inside a quarantined apartment building a man must protect his pregnant wife from his new neighbors.

Director: Nicolás Goldbart | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Jazmín Stuart, Yayo Guridi, Federico Luppi

Votes: 2,741

4. History of the World in 2 Hours (2011 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A rapid-fire history of our world, from the beginning of time as we know it to present day. This two-hour CGI-driven special delves into the key turning points: the formation of earth, ... See full summary »

Director: Douglas Cohen | Stars: Corey Burton, Alex Filippenko, Peter Ward, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 595

5. Animal Armageddon (2009– )

Documentary, Animation, History

7.7
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This documentary series explores the causes behind six major extinction events in Earth's history. It also speculates on the next such event.mm.

Stars: Peter Ward, Michael Carroll, Craig Chesner, Michael Benton

Votes: 146

6. What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire (2007)

123 min | Documentary

7.5
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Director: Timothy S. Bennett | Stars: Hannah Bennett, Thomas Berry, William R. Catton, Gerald Cecil

Votes: 113

7. First Apocalypse (2009 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

6.5
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Some scientists challenge the meteor impact theory as the cause of the extinction of the dinosaurs. This program lays out the evidence and considers alternative explanations. The program ... See full summary »

Stars: David Brin, Michio Kaku, James Lurie

Votes: 22

8. Critical Path (1994 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.8
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After an apocalyptic event, a surviving commando team crash lands on an isolated island. Help your comrade Kat escape the tropical island controlled by mad General Minh and his army of lunatics.

Director: Gene Thomas | Stars: Eileen Weisinger, Brian Bernasconi, Al Qualls, Min Yee

Votes: 5

9. Amazing Earth (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 94 min | Documentary

7.3
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Catastrophic events alter the planet's appearance.

Director: Brian Skilton | Star: Patrick Stewart

Votes: 49

10. The Powers of the Universe (2004 Video)

Documentary

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Brian Swimme, the mathematical cosmologist, discusses eleven powers of the universe: seamlessness, centration, allurement, emergence, homeostasis, cataclysm, synergy, transmutation, transformation, interrelatedness and radiance.

11. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Arctic Dinosaurs (2008)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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Dinosaurs are generally considered tropical animals. So what are their fossils doing north of the arctic circle? Paleontologists battle the fierce climate to find out if the arctic was ... See full summary »

Directors: Ruth Berry, Jackie Mow, Chris Schmidt | Star: Jay O. Sanders

Votes: 22

12. Jurassic Fight Club (2008– )
Episode: Armageddon (2008)

45 min | Documentary, History

6.2
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Explains the tragedy an opportunity of mass extinctions then simulates the events before, during and after the chicxulub impact.

Star: Erik Thompson

Votes: 10

13. Mega Disasters (2006– )
Episode: Asteroid Apocalypse (2006)

45 min | Documentary

6.8
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Many scientists now believe that a "killer asteroid" wiped out the dinosaurs and 70% of all living things 160-million years ago. How likely is it that a similar event can occur again? In ... See full summary »

Stars: J.V. Martin, Roger Tilling

Votes: 6

14. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Asteroid Attack (2010)

44 min | Documentary, History

6.1
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This program repeatedly hammers home the catastrophic impact of a large asteroid impact on earth. Several known large impacts of the past are recounted as well as some recent near hits. ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Beemer | Stars: James F. Bell, Bruce Betts, Laura Danly, Alex Filippenko

Votes: 43

15. Catastrophe (2008– )
Episode: Asteroid Strike (2008)

43 min | Documentary

7.8
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Dinosaurs arose as rulers of the Earth 250 million years ago, but their reign soon ended in catastrophe, paving the way for mammals and eventually humans to flourish. Evidence shows that a ... See full summary »

Directors: Sid Bennett, Simon Bennett | Stars: Tony Robinson, Philip Currie, Dan Durda, Jaelyn Eberle

Votes: 5

16. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.3
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In the early Paleozoic Australia is a coastal region of the super-continent Gondwana making it the scene of life's invasion of the land. But not all the action was on land as fish began to ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Paxman, Richard Smith, Kate Trinajstic, Lisa Worrall

Votes: 35

17. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Australia's First 4 Billion Years: Monsters (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary, Biography

7.5
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Until recently there were very few known dinosaur fossils in Australia. But there are highways full of footprints which along with the recently found skeletal fossils tell uniquely ... See full summary »

Stars: David Elliott, Judy Elliott, Tim Flannery, Scott Hocknull

Votes: 37

18. Naked Science (2004– )
Episode: Colliding Continents (2006)

TV-G | Documentary, Adventure

8.1
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The history and a projection of the future of the Earth's land masses caused by continental drift is explain by the theory of plate tectonics.

Director: Tom Stubberfield | Stars: Ronald C. Blakey, Samuel A. Bowring, Páll Einarsson, Alex F.M. Kisters

Votes: 7

19. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Cosmic Collisions (2008)

45 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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Collisions between relatively minor bodies in the solar system can have far reaching effects. Astronomers are trying to trace meteors that caused mass extinctions back to the event that ... See full summary »

Stars: Clifford V. Johnson, Erik Thompson

Votes: 57

20. How the Earth Was Made (2009– )
Episode: Earth's Deadliest Eruption (2010)

43 min | Documentary, History

7.5
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The causes of the million year volcanic eruption in the Siberian Traps and the resulting effects that lead to the largest mass extinction in earth's history are recounted.

Director: Kate Dart | Stars: Corey Johnson, Jonathan Keeble, Lee Kump, Paul Wignall

Votes: 13

21. Mega Disasters (2006– )
Episode: Hypercane (2008)

44 min | Documentary

7.5
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65 million years ago a massive asteroid crashed into Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. 75% of all life on earth vanished; but could a single asteroid have been the lone killer? Theories about ... See full summary »

Stars: J.V. Martin, Roger Tilling

Votes: 6

22. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Nemesis: The Sun's Evil Twin (2011)

45 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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The theory of a Nemesis star that orbits the sun and causes catastrophic events every 26 million years is explored.

Stars: Mike Brown, Laura Danly, Alex Filippenko, Clifford V. Johnson

Votes: 52

23. The Natural World (1983– )
Episode: On the Eighth Day (1984)

Documentary

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Stars: Tom Ackerman, Vladimir Aleksandrov, Paul Ehrlich, Dan Gregory

24. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Origins: Where Are the Aliens? (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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This program reviews the Drake equation to provide an updated estimate of the likelihood that there is another civilization close enough to Earth for us to talk with. And it ponders the ... See full summary »

Directors: Julia Cort, Mark Everest, Alice Harper, Larry Klein, Thomas Levenson | Star: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Votes: 44

25. Catastrophe (2008– )
Episode: Planet of Fire (2008)

Documentary

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The most catastrophic extinction event in the history of the earth was the Permian Extinction 250 million years ago. Scientists believe this was caused by a massive half million year ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Nelson | Stars: Tony Robinson, Michael J. Benton, Lee Kump, Ira Leifer

26. The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Episode: Resurrection (1996)

45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

7.7
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In a post-human dystopian future, android class society ruled by ruthless sentries has developed. Rebellious android scientist and his female android assistant clone a human to lead an uprising and repopulate Earth.

Director: Mario Azzopardi | Stars: Heather Graham, Nick Mancuso, Patrick Keating, Dana Ashbrook

Votes: 171

27. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014– )
Episode: Some of the Things That Molecules Do (2014)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

9.1
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Artificial selection is one example, eyes another, of the well-documented and inescapable process of evolution--change in a population of species over time--by natural selection. These are some of the things that molecules do.

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan, Bill Pope | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nadia Rochelle Pfarr, Carl Sagan

Votes: 1,329

28. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (2014– )
Episode: The World Set Free (2014)

TV-PG | 41 min | Documentary

9.2
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Degrasse discusses our nearest neighboring planet Venus and its climate, the climate change on Earth and if it is caused by humans.

Directors: Brannon Braga, Ann Druyan, Bill Pope | Stars: Neil deGrasse Tyson, John F. Kennedy, Carl Sagan, Paul Sorvino

Votes: 659

29. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Unexplained Mysteries (2008)

45 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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A few of the astronomical mysteries that bother scientists and the progress toward understanding them are described.

Star: Erik Thompson

Votes: 56

30. The Universe (2007– )
Episode: Worst Days on Planet Earth (2011)

44 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Earth may seem like the most hospitable planet in the solar system. But look again. Startling new discoveries reveal the blue planet has been plagued by more chaos and destruction than ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Verklan

Votes: 39