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1. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel while succumbing to greed.

Writer: Oliver Stone | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

2. Finding Nemo (2003)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.2
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90 Metascore

After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring him home.

Writers: Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson, David Reynolds | Directors: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich | Stars: Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, Willem Dafoe

3. Jumanji (1995)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.8
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39 Metascore

When two kids find and play a magical board game, they release a man trapped for decades in it and a host of dangers that can only be stopped by finishing the game.

Writers: Jonathan Hensleigh, Greg Taylor, Jim Strain, Chris Van Allsburg | Director: Joe Johnston | Stars: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Jonathan Hyde

4. The Holy Mountain (1973)

R | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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This film gives the omniscient view of what social engineering caused by greed has done to the modern world, but shows us how to live and not give in to a material world.

Writer: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Horacio Salinas, Zamira Saunders, Juan Ferrara

5. The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13 | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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50 Metascore

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.

Writers: John Grisham, Alan J. Pakula | Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard

6. Popeye (1980)

PG | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.1
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48 Metascore

The adventures of the sailor man and his friends in the seaside town of Sweethaven.

Writers: Jules Feiffer, E.C. Segar | Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley

7. Nim's Island (2008)

PG | 96 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.0
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55 Metascore

A young girl inhabits an isolated island with her scientist father and communicates with a reclusive author of the novel she's reading.

Writers: Joseph Kwong, Paula Mazur, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett, Wendy Orr | Directors: Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin | Stars: Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin, Michael Carman

8. Lord of the Flies (1963)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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Shipwrecked on an island, the castaway boys eventually revert to savagery despite the few rational kids' attempts to prevent that.

Writer: William Golding | Director: Peter Brook | Stars: James Aubrey, Tom Chapin, Hugh Edwards, Roger Elwin

9. Racing Stripes (2005)

PG | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.2
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43 Metascore

An abandoned zebra (voice of Frankie Muniz) grows up believing he is a racehorse, and, with the help of his barnyard friends and a teenage girl (Hayden Panettiere), sets out to achieve his dream of racing with thoroughbreds.

Writers: David Schmidt, Steven P. Wegner, Kirk De Micco, Frederik Du Chau | Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Frankie Muniz, David Spade, Snoop Dogg, Bruce Greenwood

10. Open Water (2003)

R | 79 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

5.7
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63 Metascore

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Writer: Chris Kentis | Director: Chris Kentis | Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson

11. Flipper (1996)

PG | 95 min | Family, Adventure

5.1
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Sandy Ricks is sent by his mom to Coral Key, a rustic island in the Florida keys, to spend the summer with his uncle Porter Ricks. Sandy dislikes everything about his new environment until ... See full summary »

Writers: Ricou Browning, Jack Cowden, Arthur Weiss, Alan Shapiro | Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Banks, Robert Deacon

12. Passion Fish (1992)

R | 135 min | Drama

7.4
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May-Alice Culhane was a successful soap opera star, but a car accident has left her bound to a wheelchair. She returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana which she had ... See full summary »

Writer: John Sayles | Director: John Sayles | Stars: Mary McDonnell, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Lenore Banks

13. Clash by Night (1952)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.

Writers: Alfred Hayes, Clifford Odets | Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe

14. How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965)

93 min | Comedy, Musical

4.2
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Frankie, on naval-reserve duty in Tahiti, doesn't trust Dee Dee to stay faithful, so he hires Bwana, a witch doctor, to help. Bwana conjures up a floating bikini, "stuffs" it with Cassandra... See full summary »

Writers: William Asher, Leo Townsend | Director: William Asher | Stars: Annette Funicello, Dwayne Hickman, Brian Donlevy, Harvey Lembeck

15. Busted (1997 Video)

R | 85 min | Comedy

3.2
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In the town of Amity, the cops take crime off of the streets and put it into the police station where it belongs.

Writers: Ronald Jacobs, Maria James | Director: Corey Feldman | Stars: Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Dominick Brascia, Mariana Morgan

16. The Mermaid Chair (2006 TV Movie)

TV-PG | Drama, Romance

5.4
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A married woman (Basinger) falls in love with a Benedictine monk.

Writers: Sue Monk Kidd, Suzette Couture | Director: Steven Schachter | Stars: Kim Basinger, Alex Carter, Bruce Greenwood, Roberta Maxwell

17. Earthflight (2011–2012)

59 min | Documentary

8.5
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A nature documentary about a bird's-eye view of the natural world, joining the journeys of snow geese, cranes, albatrosses, eagles and other birds across six continents. Beginning in North ... See full summary »

Star: David Tennant

18. Storm Boy (1976)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Family

7.2
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Storm Boy is a rambunctious Australian youth, living along the coastline with his freewheeling father. At the behest of an aging aborigine, Storm Boy takes care of an uncared-for nest of pelicans.

Writers: Sonia Borg, Sidney L. Stebel, Colin Thiele | Director: Henri Safran | Stars: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick

19. Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004)

74 min | Documentary

7.5
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72 Metascore

Renowned cult film director John Waters narrates this quirky exploration of the Salton Sea, the massive Southern California lake that was created by accident a century ago, became a popular... See full summary »

Writers: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer | Directors: Chris Metzler, Jeff Springer | Stars: Sonny Bono, John Waters, Norm Niver, Petre Melvin

20. Nicostratos the Pelican (2011)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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Yannis is a 14 year old boy who lives an isolated life with his dad on a small Greek island. After the death of his mother, two of them didn't talk much. One day, Yannis finds a young ... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Boisset, Olivier Horlait | Director: Olivier Horlait | Stars: Emir Kusturica, Thibault Le Guellec, François-Xavier Demaison, Jade-Rose Parker

21. Winged Migration (2001)

G | 89 min | Documentary

8.0
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82 Metascore

Documentary on the migratory patterns of birds, shot over the course of three years on all seven continents.

Writers: Jean Dorst, Stéphane Durand, Guy Jarry, Valentine Marvel, Jacques Perrin, Francis Roux | Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud, Michel Debats | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Philippe Labro

22. The Boatniks (1970)

G | 99 min | Family, Comedy

5.3
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Young and awkward, The Coast-Guard's ensign Thomas Garland suffers from the comparison with his late father, a war hero. Which does not prevent him from falling for pretty Kate Fairchild, a... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur Julian, Martin Roth | Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Robert Morse, Stefanie Powers, Phil Silvers, Norman Fell

23. The Sea Gypsies (1978)

G | 102 min | Adventure, Family

6.1
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A man and a woman and 3 children start to sail around the world. They are shipwrecked near an uninhabited isle. This island is full of wild animals and it is very dangerous for them in the ... See full summary »

Writer: Stewart Raffill | Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Robert Logan, Mikki Jamison, Heather Rattray, Cjon Damitri Patterson

24. The Family (1970)

R | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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A hitman is double-crossed by his girlfriend and barely escapes a murder attempt. He then sets out to take his revenge on the woman and the gang boss who put her up to it.

Writers: Massimo De Rita, Gianfranco Galligarich, Arduino Maiuri, Sauro Scavolini, Sergio Sollima, Lina Wertmüller | Director: Sergio Sollima | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Michel Constantin, Telly Savalas

25. Riffraff (1936)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Fisherman Dutch marries cannery worker Hattie. He quits his poorly paid job to concentrate on getting better working conditions as union leader. Unfortunately, the union members disagree ... See full summary »

Writers: Frances Marion, H.W. Hanemann, Anita Loos | Director: J. Walter Ruben | Stars: Jean Harlow, Spencer Tracy, Una Merkel, Joseph Calleia

26. Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

Passed | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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A young comic plays second-rate nightclubs and chintzy resorts in his struggle to break into the big time.

Writers: Melville Shavelson, Jack Rose, Max Shulman, Richard Mealand, Arnold Horwitt, Sylvia Rosales | Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Milton Berle, Virginia Mayo, Ruth Roman, Bert Lahr

27. Noah's Ark (1959)

Approved | 19 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.7
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Noah gets the word: build an ark in seven days. His sons cut the necessary trees in three days, and much furious sawing and hammering follows. But there's no rest, as they need to round up ... See full summary »

Writer: T. Hee | Director: Bill Justice | Stars: Jerome Courtland, Jeanne Bruns, Paul Frees, James MacDonald

28. Pelikaanimies (2004)

90 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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Wanting to know the ways of people, a pelican turns into a gawky young man who soon learns to speak, thanks to his outstanding talent in imitation. He befriends Emil and Elsa, two children ... See full summary »

Writers: Liisa Helminen, William Aldridge, Annina Enckell, Helena Anttonen, Leena Krohn | Director: Liisa Helminen | Stars: Kari Ketonen, Roni Haarakangas, Inka Nuorgam, Jonna Järnefelt

29. Elmer Elephant (1936)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

7.0
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The other children at a birthday party mock Elmer Elephant for his big nose, but it proves useful when he needs to save the birthday girl from a fire in her tree house.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Star: Bernice Hansen

30. Freddi Fish and the Case of the Missing Kelp Seeds (1994 Video Game)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.0
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Grandma Grouper's kelp seeds are missing and without them all of the sea creatures will go hungry! Good thing Freddi Fish and her finny friend Luther are on the case, and, thanks to a ... See full summary »

Writer: Larry Kay | Stars: Annette Toutonghi, Michael McAuliffe, Haley Austin, Jim Bach

31. Father Noah's Ark (1933)

8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

6.8
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Noah, his family (wife, 3 sons, their wives), and various animals all help build the ark. The rains come, and the skunks barely miss the boat (not that anyone was particularly looking for ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson

32. Greedy Humpty Dumpty (1936)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

6.9
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Greedy Humpty Dumpty's wall of gold is not enough. He wants all the gold in the sun, too.

Director: Dave Fleischer | Star: Mae Questel

33. The Whalers (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Animation, Family, Comedy

7.2
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Mickey, Donald, and Goofy are crewing a whaling ship. Their mishaps include Donald fighting off some hungry birds, Mickey and a bucket of water that keeps doing a boomerang impression, and ... See full summary »

Directors: David Hand, Dick Huemer | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

34. Trigger, Jr. (1950)

Approved | 68 min | Western

6.3
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Evil Grant Withers lets a killer horse loose to ruin valuable horses on nearby ranches. He hopes to shake down the ranchers for his "protection". Roy tracks down the bad guys, but is ... See full summary »

Writer: Gerald Geraghty | Director: William Witney | Stars: Roy Rogers, Trigger, Dale Evans, Pat Brady

35. Congo Jazz (1930)

6 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.7
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Bosko hunts in the jungle, but ends up playing music with the animals.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

36. Wild Waves (1929)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.0
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Mickey Mouse is a singing lifeguard. Minnie Mouse is the damsel he must rescue before she is swept out to sea.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner, Carl W. Stalling

37. Porky & Daffy (1938)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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Daffy Duck, who only seems to awaken to the sound of a struck platter cover, is a boxer (managed by Porky Pig), who boxes against a champion rooster in a widely commercialized event. His ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clampett | Star: Mel Blanc

38. Lighthouse Keeping (1946)

7 min | Family, Animation, Comedy

7.1
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Donald is a lighthouse keeper. He shines the light on a sleeping pelican; the angry bird comes into the lighthouse and tries to put out the light. Donald and the bird do battle through the rest of the picture.

Writers: Harry Reeves, Jesse Marsh | Director: Jack Hannah | Star: Clarence Nash

39. Goofy Goat (1931)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.3
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Goofy Goat thwarts a road hog in order to make it to the glee club on time and play the accordion in an amateur talent show.

Director: Ted Eshbaugh

40. Tackle Happy (2000)

75 min | Documentary

6.4
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Director: Mick Molloy | Stars: Simon Morley, David Friend, Darren Chow, Stephen Curry

41. Cracked Ice (1938)

Approved | 8 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.6
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It's ice skating time. After a few generic ice-skating gags, we get to the main story. An animal falls through the ice, and a pig doing W.C. Fields (W.C. Squeals, apparently) calls for help... See full summary »

Writer: Jack Miller | Director: Frank Tashlin | Stars: Mel Blanc, Tedd Pierce, Dave Weber

42. The New Adventures of Little Toot (1992 Video)

Animation

6.2
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A talking tugboat and some animals help two little pups find their marooned father.

Writers: Pierre DeCelles, Hardie Gramatky | Director: Doug Parker | Stars: Kathleen Barr, Garry Chalk, Gwyneth Harvey, Sam Vincent

43. A Day at the Beach (1938)

Approved | 10 min | Animation, Family, Short

5.0
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The whole family is at the beach for an outing, and each is having their own little adventure. The Captain fights the sun with his beach umbrella, in an attempt to nap. Grandpa tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Friz Freleng | Star: Billy Bletcher

44. Aesop's Fable: The First Flying Fish (1955)

Approved | 6 min | Animation, Short

4.8
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According to Aesop, Philip, a little fish who lives at the bottom of the sea with his dogfish, catfish, shark and other classmates in the school of fish, desires to become the first flying ... See full summary »

Writer: Tom Morrison | Director: Connie Rasinski

45. Tugboat Mickey (1940)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.2
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Mickey is performing routine maintenance on his tugboat (with interference from a pelican) when a call comes on the radio that there's a sinking ship needing assistance. Sadly, Mickey's ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Clarence Nash

46. Wild Cargo (1934)

Passed | 96 min | Adventure, Documentary

6.2
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A sequel to Frank Buck's 1932 "Bring 'em Back Alive", has Buck capturing just about one of everything that moves (homo-sapiens excepted) in the jungles of Malaya, with details of the ... See full summary »

Writers: Frank Buck, Edward Anthony, Courtney Ryley Cooper | Director: Armand Denis | Star: Frank Buck

47. Ain't Nature Grand! (1931)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

5.3
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Bosko fishes, and sings and dances with frogs. But two ladybugs use a wasp as an airplane, and a beehive and tree branch as a machine gun to drive him away.

Directors: Hugh Harman, Rudolf Ising | Star: Johnny Murray

48. Dog Tired (1942)

7 min | Family, Animation, Short

6.5
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The Two Curious Puppies get into mischief at the zoo.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Mel Blanc

49. Freddi Fish 3: The Case of the Stolen Conch Shell (1998 Video Game)

Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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Writer: Larry Kay | Stars: Annette Toutonghi, Michael McAuliffe, Ken Boynton, Craig English

50. Half-Pint Pygmy (1948)

Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.0
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George and Junior hunt for the world's smallest pygmy.

Writer: Heck Allen | Director: Tex Avery | Stars: Tex Avery, Dick Nelson