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1. Deadpool (2016)
R | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge.
Votes: 709,565 | Gross: $363.07M
2. Power Rangers (2017)
PG-13 | 124 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A group of high-school students, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.
Votes: 79,043 | Gross: $85.07M
3. Iron Man (2008)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark creates a unique weaponized suit of armor to fight evil.
Votes: 780,496 | Gross: $318.41M
PG | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Two Jedi Knights escape a hostile blockade to find allies and come across a young boy who may bring balance to the Force, but the long dormant Sith resurface to claim their old glory.
Votes: 611,262 | Gross: $474.54M
6. Spider-Man (2002)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 601,326 | Gross: $403.71M
7. Casino Royale (2006)
PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.
Votes: 514,106 | Gross: $167.45M
8. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After Peter Parker is bitten by a genetically altered spider, he gains newfound, spider-like powers and ventures out to solve the mystery of his parent's mysterious death.
Votes: 495,960 | Gross: $262.03M
9. Monsters University (2013)
G | 104 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at Monsters University -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Votes: 268,557 | Gross: $268.49M
10. Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
PG | 130 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he will have to fulfill a prophecy to become the king, and release the land from the Wicked Witches using his great (but fake) powers.
Votes: 186,347 | Gross: $234.91M
11. Superhero Movie (2008)
PG-13 | 75 min | Action, Comedy
Orphaned high school student Rick Riker is bitten by a radioactive dragonfly, develops super powers (except for the ability to fly), and becomes a hero.
Votes: 56,750 | Gross: $26.64M
14. The Muppet Movie (1979)
G | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Kermit and his newfound friends trek across America to find success in Hollywood, but a frog legs merchant is after Kermit.
Votes: 27,798 | Gross: $76.66M
16. My Girl 2 (1994)
PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
Vada Sultenfuss must go to LA to stay with her Uncle Phil to do some research on her mother's life, but finds much more...
Votes: 16,246 | Gross: $17.36M
17. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010 Video)
PG-13 | 78 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Batman discovers a mysterious teen-aged girl with super-human powers and a connection to Superman. When the girl comes to the attention of Darkseid, the evil overlord of Apokolips, events take a decidedly dangerous turn.
18. Justice League: The New Frontier (2008 Video)
PG-13 | 75 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
In the 1950s, a new generation of superheroes must join forces with the community's active veterans and a hostile US government to fight a menace to Earth.
19. Halo: The Fall of Reach (2015)
TV-14 | 64 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
Animated series adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach. It's an explanation and backstory of the shaping and creation of Spartan 117, The Master Chief.
20. Easter (2018)
Not Rated | 200 min | Music | Pre-production
In an effort to save both his reputation and family, retired detective, Easter (Joe Leland), finds himself in a war pitted against the most formidable foe - hatred.
21. The Specials (2000)
R | 82 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The sixth or seventh best superhero team in the world pursue their rightful place in the harshly competitive world of toy tie-ins and fighting evil.
Votes: 2,028 | Gross: $0.01M
23. Dracula: The Impaler (2013)
TV-MA | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Seven high-school friends begin their Euro-trip at the actual castle of Vlad the Impaler where he supposedly sold his soul to the devil over 500 years earlier, but the decrepit castle's past envelopes them in a bloody ritual.
24. Prototype (2009)
80 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Growing up in the shadow of Sin City Alex Mackendrick lives a pretty ordinary life devoid of excitement. Alex has never had the power to stand up for himself. Since the death of his mother,... See full summary »
25. The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990 TV Movie)
Unrated | 100 min | Adventure, Biography, War
The Secret Life of Ian Fleming follows the exciting life of a dashing young Ian Fleming, the mastermind behind the highly successful James Bond books and movies. As a womanizer and a ... See full summary »
26. Kermit's Swamp Years (2002 Video)
G | 82 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.
28. Ich war neunzehn (1968)
115 min | Biography, Drama, War
April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted ... See full summary »
29. Witchblade (2000 TV Movie)
TV-14 | 94 min | Action, Fantasy, Mystery
Witchblade is the story of New York detective, Sara Pezzini, whose search for justice leads her to an arcane weapon that grants her the power to battle Earth's darkest evil forces.
31. Garfield: His 9 Lives (1988 TV Movie)
60 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
This sometimes very funny and sometimes highly emotional anthology follows Garfield's nine lives throughout history, from his first life as a prehistoric cat-Neanderthal to his ninth life as an astronaut in a jam.
32. The Avenging Spider-Man (2015)
Not Rated | 48 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Peter Parker meets his old friend Eddie Brock for the first time in 5 years. Eddie tells him that he's moved back to inherit his and Peter's dead dads' work.
33. Styx: Master of Shadows (2014 Video Game)
M | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
Dark fantasy stealth game about Styx, a goblin with amnesia who infiltrates the flying Tower of Akenash to rescue a friend he can't recall and locate the heart of the World Tree that's keeping the tower in the air and can create life.
34. Captain Future
Action, Adventure, Fantasy | Announced
Curtis Newton is raised by intelligent machines in a secret moon base. When the prodigy is discovered by other humans he has to survive his first Space Adventure in order to become the legendary "Captain Future."
36. Ian Fleming: Bondmaker (2005 TV Movie)
60 min | Drama
A look at the life of Ian Fleming from when he was in Naval Intelligence as a Commander until his death in 1964. This docudrama gives an insight into what Fleming was really like and how he wrote the Bond novels.
41. Just So Stories (1991– )
8 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
Animated adaptation of the Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling's collection of short stories for kids called Just So Stories about animal adventures as well as the fictional origin of some animal traits and human customs.
Star: Geoffrey Matthews
43. Frost-E (2013)
14 min | Short, Action, Adventure
When a secret government project called FROST-E breaks loose, they turn to the only man who can help: Major Paul Jansen. Set in the 1940s, this story documents what some believe to be the origins of Frosty the Snowman.
46. The Generator (2007 Video)
14 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi
A coming of age story about a boy who discovers he has the ability to generate energy, a power he inherited through his mother's death at childbirth.
47. The Awesome Adventures of Victor Vector & Yondo: The Cyberplasm Formula (1995 Video Game)
Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Fourth in the series of four interactive comic book adventure games featuring Victor Vector and Yondo. In the future, the world is still recovering from the tech crash of 2093 that wiped ... See full summary »